Birthdays, holidays and celebrations; what makes them extra special is an adorable little gift, all wrapped up, ready to tear into! But store-bought gifts are a surefire way to make a dent in your bank account! So why not make your own?
The best thing about hand-made gifts is that they are customisable. You can cater to your gift-receiver’s sensibilities by adding a personal touch to your gifts, it is sure to win them over, and ensure that your bank account remains intact!
I bring to you, three personalised gifts that I made for my dear pal, Kuma’s birthday!
by Peach and Kuma
We can all agree that Ice-cream is the perfect treat to beat the heat! Our Matcha Chia Popsicles will bring an authentic Asian flavour to your palate!
Chia seeds are super rich in fibre and keep you feeling full for a long time! They also act as a thickening agent in this recipe, so you can keep the heavy cream back in the fridge!
Matcha is a great substitute for coffee, and we all know how that shit goes down!
The highlight of this recipe is that it’s super healthy! It can be made vegan and gluten free!
Two words, Mint and Chocolate. Just put those two together and I’m happy to sign off my assets (my bookshelf) over to the next person.
Mint lovers, like Peach and I, would not be disappointed once I’m done with my recipe for today, i.e. Mint Chocolate Blocs!
These blocs are gooey, melty, chocolate chunks, with a powerful hit of mint to your senses! What more could you ask for! ✿ ✿
Do you need a storage solution to your behemoth pile of nail polishes? The answer lies in chocolates, my friend. Ferrero Rocher chocolates, to be exact!
If you’re wondering what on earth those two could have in common, have you ever laid your eyes on the boxes these delicious treats come in, before scarfing them down your face? They are adorable little plastic boxes that are just the right size to store your nail polishes in!
If only food was always the answer. ^_^
Nobody can deny the excitement one feels, while receiving presents on their birthdays, anniversaries, or graduation, or Christmas, or… Add on top of that, a thoughtful and invested presentation, and what’s inside becomes a lot more special.
When you’re about to give your best friend, your lover, or your family any sort of object or emotion as a gift, try to think beyond the price tag. Because, what it boils down to is the sheer joy of receiving something from somebody so close to you. So, why not make it even more special?
I present to you, Korean street food Tteokbokki! 떡볶이
Us K-drama fanatics have seen it being devoured by Oppas and Unnis in all the dramas! Spicy red pepper sauce, loaded with veggies, boiled eggs and rice cakes (not the Birthday kind!)
I’ve got a secret for you guys… *whispers* It’s pretty easy to make! *whispers*
If I were to tell you that ‘Winter is Coming’, would you be sad to lose summer? or would you jump with joy?
If you fall in the latter category, then I can safely assume that you too are at loggerheads with biting sunshine, warm air, constant perspiration, and engulfing humidity.
Don’t worry my cold wind loving comrades, I have here some right tips for you to live through the torture-season before you can finally embrace the goodness of chilly nights, hot chocolate, and blanky snuggles! *Winter! sob-sob* (T.T)
It’s the most humid time of the year. Whenever Kuma and I step out the door, we are welcomed by warm moist air. I’m seriously contemplating giving in to the Hermione hair and sporting a broom stick the next time I head out.
But the sticky humidity contributes to a much worse epidemic than frizzy hair. I’m talking clogged pores, people! Blackheads!
Store bought facial scrubs can only remove dirt from the surface, and are usually too harsh for the skin. Plastic micro-beads in facial scrubs can cause lacerations and allergies! Stay away from that stuff!
I bring to you, a natural, safe, cheap and far more effective way to get rid of dirt and blackheads!
And I bet that the stuff you need is already in your kitchen!
by Peach and Kuma
We all love sleepovers! It is a blast to spend time with your BFF, and gab about everything under the sun.
Sleepovers have always been about pigging out, but since we have decided to embark on an indefinite health streak, we have converted our sleepovers into a celebration of healthy living!
Here are some alternatives we have been following for a while, these not only give your precious bank account a rest, but ensure that your body goes through a long overdue cleanse!
For centuries now, we have been consuming dips and sauces as accompaniments to our potato chips, cheetos, Doritos, and even cheese crackers. But now, the times they are a changin’. With a move towards a healthier lifestyle, the need of the hour is to substitute your chip stack with fresh veggies, and other healthy, natural produce.