Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ms Piggy's Great Aussie Break !

It's seems like ages ago that I came back from Australia.  I was there just a few months back to attend my brother's graduation and also visit my cousin in Perth and sister in Sydney.  We took the opportunity to bring my folks to Margaret River (MR) that they missed the last time round.  Overall it was a superb break.  Unfortunately, Mr B couldn't come and Baby A has to stay at home :( *sob*

Nevertheless, some random but interesting photos to capture my trip.

~~ Margaret River - Berry Farm ~~
Avocados on a tree - unseen in Singapore.

 Avocados on a tree - unseen in Singapore. 
So this is how they look like in nature.  Not in crates at the supermarket. 
Chopped wood for cooking?

Delicious raspberries bunch.

Beautiful vast vineyard

I spy grapes! 
No net can keep us out! :)

~~ SYDNEY ~~
Great coffee and the best banana cake in town with dulce de leche butter. Totally worth the wait.

Breakfast at Mrs S - Poached eggs, bacon, cornbread with maple syrup. Divine!

Studio Apartment in Sydney - deluxe holiday !
Gift for Mr B - Mighty Mug - A mug that won't fall over.  
I should have bought another one for myself!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Good Review Makes Everything Worthwhile

A wonderful customer just made my day by leaving the sweetest and most wonderful feedback.  Receiving such reviews makes everything I do worthwhile.
"Its delicate and beautiful. Thank you Alice. I love how you added so many small little details in presenting this necklace as a special piece. I am not a biblical person, but opening that package all the way down to the necklace says a lot about you, just beautiful...." - Beth from Colorado.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Piggy's Lucky Clover List

Clovers or Shamrocks are symbols of good luck and also St Patrick's Day which is just round the corner! (17 March).  
 March is a great month for me, not only that it is my birthday month, I will also be taking a trip to Australia to visit my sister and attend my brother's graduation in a week's time.  Perfect excuse to get gifts for my sister, brother and I!
  1. Crocheted Shamrock Clover Bear Hat US$26.00 - Totally adorable for your little one!  If only there is winter in Singapore, I will definitely get it for Baby A.
  2. Four Leaf Clover Victorian Wax Seal Necklace US$40.00 - There is just something about wax seal that makes it so English.  Love this beautiful necklace!
  3. Clover Ring. Shamrock Ring US$20.00 - Green against brass. makes me think of green beer!
  4. Clover of Love II Necklace US$20.00 - Another green against brass! Perfect matching necklace for the ring!
  5. Celtic Clover Soap Mold US$8.25 - Gorgeous mold to make lucky green soap for a perfect St Paddy's party!
  6. SHAMROCK Coasters US$16.00 - Another addition to the great St Paddy's party! Perfect coaster to hold that green beer.
  7. Leggings Irish Shamrock US$29.00 - These leggings would make a perfect St Paddy's outfit.
  8. 50's Vintage 4 Leaf Clover Brooch US$6.00 - Love this vintage brooch.  It is going for a great price too! (Although shipping is abit costly, might be due to the insurance) Nevertheless, the brooch is super delicate and cute.

Friday, February 28, 2014

What is your lucky charm?

Stumbled upon this interesting quiz that tells you what your lucky charm should be just by answering a few questions.  I bet it is totally made up but it is still fun to know!

Mine's a heart what's yours?

Take the quiz here.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

They're Magically Delicious!

Remember having these cereal when I was alot younger.. They are magically deeelicious!
St Patrick's Day is just round the corner... Are you ready to get lucky? 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

ETSY TREASURY // Jewelry Angles

It is a wonderful feeling whenever one of my items gets featured on Etsy Treasury.  It brings a smile to my face and also provides affirmation of my pieces and photos especially. :)   

David & Patricia of Dell Cove Spice Co.® recently create a wonderful Treasury called Jewelry Angles with featured my Pink Heart Pearl Flower Necklace.  Initially it looks like just a collection of jewelry necklaces.  However, when observed closely, it features various photography angles of jewelry taken by Etsy jewelry crafters (like myself!).  It is a wonderful collection, each with their own special angle and charm.  Great source of reference too!

Take a look and see which you prefer?


Write a Love Letter with Yahoo!

I have been a Yahoo Mail user for a long time.  Even though there are times when I contemplated of switching providers, but Yahoo Mail continues to surprise me with new features.  The latest one is quite fun to play with. 

In celebration of Valentine's Day, Yahoo has introduced a small heart icon right next to the Compose button. By pressing it, you’ll get some holiday specific letters.

You can have Yahoo Mail auto compose you a message under three categories – “Crazy in Love,” “Friendly in Love,” and “All Out of Love.”

Depending on what you choose, Yahoo will compose an e-mail for you, which can lead to pretty hilarious messages.

While love messages will start with various endearments, those sent under the “Friendly in Love” category will start with phrases such as “Dearest pal” and “To my generous friend.”

Here are some examples of the love letters that Yahoo auto compose for you.

" Dear babycakes,
To know you is to love you. My lifelong goal will be to fulfill your every wish. When we are apart, I am lost without hope. You are my hero. My love-hero.
With tender loving care, XXX "

" To my sunshine,
I can't tell you how glad I am that we met. Your loving support has made me a better person. I've seen you at your worst and it really wasn't that bad! When making my plans for this evening, I'll first ask myself what you would do.
Most sincerely, XXX "

" To whom it may concern,
At least we have each other! All by myself... don't wanna be all by myself. I'm mostly just bummed that nobody will be giving me an adorable puppy wearing a red bow (hint, hint). If you need me, I'll be in the Honeymoon Suite at the Heartbreak Hotel.
Love?! Pshhhht. XXX"

Not sure how long this feature will be available till but it's great to have fun with it while it lasts.  Happy Valentine's Day.

♥ Ms Piggy