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Indoor green; trending super cool house plant.

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Cleaning iron base plate using one simple step in no time!

Cleaning iron base plate using one simple step in no time!

Cleaning iron base plate especially when you just scorched your iron is essential. Fortunately for you, this burned can be cleaned easily and your iron will look brand new. Burned iron can ruin your best dress! I remember this one time when my mother in […]

Aglio e olio with shrimp recipe; so easy you can make it with eyes closed!

Aglio e olio with shrimp recipe; so easy you can make it with eyes closed!

Aglio e olio safely landed inside my tummy! Nice feeling, I tell you!

Have you ever watched this movie “Ratatouille”? I bet you did. The 80’s children are always the biggest fan of Disney movie! (Eh, yeke?). Anyways, my main point is that movie taught me to believe that EVERYONE CAN COOK! When people say cooking is a talent, I probably would redefine it as persistence and interest make one a better cook. It means if you want to be good inside the kitchen, cook daily. I happen to cook daily as I have 2 little monsters who constantly starving! Let’s make it 3; 2 little monsters and 1 big monster. LOL.

I’ve just finished cooking for our sahur delivery project and while waiting for my husband’s return from the delivery, I just thought that I should share the recipe here inside the blog. I took the recipe from rasamalaysia.com .

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

This is the simplest and the easiest spaghetti recipe to make. The name itself says aglio (garlic) and olio (oil). Basically, you top note flavor is the garlic oil. Okay, let’s go forward to the recipe.

Ingredient

  1. Spaghetti
  2. Water, for boiling
  3. Olive Oil
  4. Garlic, minced
  5. Medium-size shrimp, tail on
  6. Sausage, sliced
  7. Red pepper flakes
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Fresh parsley, roughly chopped
  10. Grated Pasta Cheese.
  11. Red capsicum, diced
  12. Tomato Cherry

Method

Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside. Save some of the pasta water.

Heat a skillet on medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds, add the shrimp, sliced sausage, chilli flakes, and salt. Cook the shrimp until both sides turn white, then add the spaghetti and water into the skillet. Stir to combine well.

Add the parsley and the red capsicum into the skillet, stir to distribute well. Turn off the heat and add the Parmesan cheese. Garnish with the tomato cherry and the remnant Parsley.

Dish out and serve immediately.

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Cyberjaya Sahur Box is offering free delivery and free sahur wake up call!!

Cyberjaya Sahur Box is offering free delivery and free sahur wake up call!!

Cyberjaya Sahur box is in town. Sahur box! Sahur box! Believe it or not, we are going to welcome Ramadhan Kareem as near as tomorrow!! My goodness! I believe every moms have already prepared a list of what to cook for 30 days and stock […]

Papparich All day Hainan Bread Set for RM8.88; delicious yet so affordable.

Papparich All day Hainan Bread Set for RM8.88; delicious yet so affordable.

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DIY Ottoman cover in less than 2 hours

DIY Ottoman cover in less than 2 hours

The idea of making the ottoman cover.. It is all began when I saw this hideous ottoman I inherited from my sister doing nothing but ruining my panorama at my living room (lol). I just couldn’t bare to let it stays but beside its look, everything seems sturdy. So I thought, maybe I should just make a cover for it. That is when I opened the Ikea website and saw this beauty at goddemet price.

The price has been killing me for days. So yesterday I just can’t stand being killed over and over again. I barged into IKEA and bought 3 meters of them.
This is the Ottoman I’ve been writing about. I nearly take it for a stroll to the disposal room.

As soon as we reached home, I can’t wait any longer and started to sew (this happens when the person doesn’t like to watch tv).

And good news to my blog, there’s an entry today!!! LOL.

SO here it goes. An easy peasy whattadilly DIY Ottoman cover in less than 2 hours.

What do you need:

  1. A fabric sufficient enough to cover your ottoman
  2. A sewing ruler
  3. A measuring tape
  4. A pen
  5. A sewing machine
  6. Matching thread
  7. A scissors

How to make ottoman cover step by step:

  1. The most important thing to do in anything is to plan. You need to know and plan in advance on how do you want it to look like. I am practical and simple at times (most of the time complicated. LOL), therefore a simple design is satisfactory.
    This is my ottoman cover’s plan. Very easy to do, more or less like making a box.

     

    2. After you have finished measuring, lay the fabric flat and start drawing your plan to the fabric using the ruler. Cut them accordingly using scissors at the seam allowance you’ve decided. I’ve decided to use approximately 1/2″ seam allowance.

    This is how the fabric looks after I cut it.

    As you can see from pictures below. I’ve made a diagonal cut at the inner corners of the fabric. This is optional, you can still sew them together even without the cut.

    3.  Ok, now run the foot pedal!! run forrest run!!!!!!!!

    First, hem the bottom of the fabric.

    After hemming all four of the fabric’s bottoms, sew the right sides together, all four of them.

Finish!!!

I just couldn’t believe how easy it was. I am planning to make matching cushion covers and cover 1/5 of our sofa using this fabric. Will update another tutorial later for you to try. For the time being, please try this.

Ayden loves it. That notion alone has made my sewing obsession on FIRE! LOL.
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What public should know about special needs children and their parents.

I came back from Brunei and was so excited to write. But the feeling immediately get consumed by people’s reaction from my sharing. We share of thinking people will be on the same page with us, but should I remind myself again people ruin beautiful things. And so today, I would like to rebuild my positive energy by writing an enlightenment of what the public should know about the special needs children and their parents.

 

Our son is a GDD.

Ayden can stand up and walk with help now. He can call mmaa (mama), poppa (papa) and abbbbu (abang Aish). He can eat solid, improved a lot in fine motor skills and he always has the ability to connect and always try to communicate with people. (2 years old today)

My second is diagnosed to have Global Developmental Delay (GDD). More on the hypotonia side. He is two today and would love if everyone else in the family or the public understand him and understand us.

Ayden is a happy baby since small. Always laughing but recently he easily gets frustrated for not getting what he wants. He is still improving his speech and his other skills. It is a little hard for him but we can wait. We are allowing ourselves to wait so we can be patient and understand the process will be long. The same process every parents who have special needs children are experiencing.

The hardest part is to deal with public’s reaction.

Keep staring, you might cure my child’s GDD. Then we can work on your social skills.

I remember all the stare we get when we are outside, the same stare that any of you get if you are handicapped, or different. As a mother, I would make the situation as relaxing as possible so my baby feels comfortable but I can’t imagine when he gets older. How he will react on such torturing stares what we usually thought we are sending our condolence through. It is devastating.

Sometimes, we get numerous healing options and pressures from many sides. As though, we as the parents do not think of that will help. We are not playing games here nor preparing for wars. We do what we think best for our son. Everybody has opinions, we respect that and in return, our decision should be respected too. We are tired parents who juggle our daily chores, a mom who still breastfeeding her two years old son and stay up all night because Ayden inner age is more or less like 10 months old. The balance that we are trying to reach is still far-fetched and let that be decided by us.

Assumptions hit home too.

I get so many opinions from the non-paed specialist (or the non paid specialist) who diagnosed my son to have autism. Even I still remember a relative mentioned that to me. To be clear, I do know what is autistic and it should be me who identify that if he is one since I am with him most of the time. I am realistic and I live with facts. We are not going to deny if it is. Be extra kind and understand we are giving our son a chance to outgrow his delay because by rights, he can. Even if he can’t, we are ready for that too, and please don’t add the worry.

How to deal with special needs children and their parents.

I know this sounds too emotional. But it is actually is. It will never can be anything else. My point to write this is to create awareness that dealing with special needs children is difficult both physically and emotionally. My hope is everyone can treat these special needs children the same and extra attention to them is not required. Let the parents be in charged of that.

I don’t have any specific tips on how to deal with us. I just hope all of you can open your mind to it and know that we are emotionally struggling. Don’t avoid us, just treat us the same and don’t be sour if we choose not to use your advice. We are thankful that you care, and we do hope for the best in everything.

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