What Your Name Says About You

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Ever wonder what your name says about you? Well, sometimes I do. I'm always interested in this kind of thing, I think of it as another way to understanding myself. And sometimes it's amazing to know that a name could actually relate to the person's personality.

I've been browsing here and there and finally stumbled upon this name generator at blogthings. I love the website itself, blogthings really offers us many options of fun self-entertainment such as fun quizzes, astrology reading and other fun and absurd things such as "what's your name in Hawaiian", etc..

I tried the name generator and it came out quite true, after reading the result I could actually relate it to my own personality ^o^


Here is what my name means :


You Are Wild and Outrageous
You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in. You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising. You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.
You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way. And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life. You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.
You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something. You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense. You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun. You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing. You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long. You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start. You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life. You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip. People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them. You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong. You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do. You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life. You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home. You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble. You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality. You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people. You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts. You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.


And now it's your turn to try the name generator and find out what your name says about you ^o^ Click here and Have Fun!

And here's another FUN site to kill your time.
And another one for Indonesian users, since this post is in bahasa.

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Mustard Marvin

Monday, July 27, 2009


What is this, you asked? Well, this green head thing is called "Mustard Marvin" and it is actually a Mustard Container! Yes, it's a bit awesome, isn't it? No matter how gross it looks I'll bet the kids would loovee it!

Anyway, you can win this "Mustard Marvin" along with "Ketchup Charlie" (another monster head in yellow that squeeze red ketchup from his nostrils) at this site (click).
I must say that this is fantastic, though. Because I love crazy unique things like this, especially on household items! ^o^

Well, good luck to everyone!

Win these Handmade Soaps

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Another giveaway info!
Please note that all giveaway info that I post here are eligible for worldwide users, if otherwise I would put a note to the post.
This time shopbyhand.blogspot.com is giving away three bars of Rebecca's Soap Delicatessen handmade scented soaps!
I love these kind of soaps. I used to buy these handmade soaps from Lush (you can find Lush counters in big department stores in Indonesia) but it's kinda pricey so i stopped buying it ^o^
Now there's a chance that I could win free handmade soaps so I thought I'd share this good news with you all ^__^

Enter this contest to win one bar each of:
Virginia Honeysuckle Soap,
Mill Mountain Soap,
and Star City Seduction Soap.

Virginia honeysuckle

Mill mountain
Star city seduction


I'm a sucker for these handmade soaps, I love the way they look, the colors, the inserts and they always felt good to my skin no matter what the scents or the ingredients.
Go here to enter this giveaway. You have 'til July 24th to enter.
Good Luck!

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Win these Pretty Chenille Wipes

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Have I got some freebies info for you !

These are Super Soft Chenille Wipes from Henry Weston Kids. Aren't they beautiful? I love the pastel colors and pretty pattern of it. Although I don't have any babies yet but i'm sure they would be useful in my household ^o^

And for our pleasures, Sweet Cuddle Cakes is giving out 4 of these pretty wipes/washcloths !!
Yes, they're giving away not one but four wipes of your choice. I've entered mine (and I hope I win), do you wanna enter the giveaway too? then click below..

http://www.sweetcuddlecakes.blogspot.com/2009/07/henry-weston-kids-giveaway.html

Good Luck !
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SLR Camera

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Last week my brother went home with a newly bought Canon SLR Camera!!
Hubby and I have been wanting an SLR Camera for these past few months but couldn't bear to spend the money on purchasing it because we still have lots of more important monthly expenses to pay.
But now we don't have to feel "i-wish-i-could-took-pictures-with-that-SLRcamera" anymore because now that my brother owns it we could just borrow it from him ^o^
He also bought a tripod and planned to buy the macro lens next week so it's like a complete ready-to-borrow camera package ^o^
I'm so happy I started taking pictures of everything. Although I'm far from professional but with the available tools I'm sure I could learn a lot.

My first attempts of the camera :









and some more...



and the camera :



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VICTORIAN-THEMED DECORS

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Victorian era is generally agreed to stretch through the reign of Queen Victoria's reign from June 1837 to January 1901. It was a tremendously exciting period when many artistic styles, literary schools, as well as, social, political and religious movements flourished. It was a time of prosperity, broad imperial expansion, and great political reform. It was also a time, which today we associate with "prudishness" and "repression". Without a doubt, it was an extraordinarily complex age, that has sometimes been called the Second English Renaissance. It is, however, also the beginning of Modern Times.

Interior decoration and interior design of the Victorian era are noted for orderliness and ornamentation. A house from this period was idealistically neatly divided in rooms, with public and private space carefully separated.
The Parlor was the most important room in a home and was the showcase for the homeowners; where guests were entertained. A bare room was considered to be in poor taste, so every surface was filled with objects that reflected the owner's interests and aspirations.
The dining room was the second-most important room in the house. An atmospheric light, which Victorians considered most appropriate for dining, was provided by chandeliers, wall sconces, and candles. The sideboard was most often the focal point of the dining room and very ornately decorated. The decorative arts were characterized by an eclectic revival and influences from Asia and the mid-east.
The choice of paint color on the walls in Victorian homes was said to be based on the use of the room. Hallways that were in the entry hall and the stair halls were painted a somber gray so as not to compete with the surrounding rooms. Most people marbleized the walls or the woodwork. Drapes were heavy velvets, often looped back with gold tassels.
No particular style dominated the creation of Victorian furniture. Rather, the designers drew inspiration from Gothic, Tudor, Elizabethan, English Rococo, Neoclassical and other periods.


Below are some of the examples of a Victorian Era rooms / chambers.
Note : These are an unframed art print on paper created using the typical offset lithograph method by John P. OBrien (could be bought here, prices : $1.95 - $7.95).









Aren't they such pretty rooms or what?! I always love these past eras. My favorite movies are ones such as Marie Antoinette, The Duchess, Elizabeth, and the likes...
I love watching all the ladies, the queens and the courtiers with their beautiful gowns and extravagant hairs, not to mention their beautiful large manor with big gardens and rich decorations inside every rooms in their house. I wish I could go back to that era, where everything seems so much simpler.

In intention of collecting some Victorian-themed decorative items I browse one of my fave store (which I always love everything in their catalog they sent me) Past-Times where I found all these amazing things that would straightly fall into my wish list catalogue ^o^
enjoy..



The Victorians loved to turn everyday objects into highly decorative novelty items. This Victorian Purse Compact Mirror is fashioned into the shape of a purse and typically features elaborate all-over decoration.


This Forget-Me-Not photograph album is decorated with forget-me-nots flower design, one of the favourite flowers of the Victorians, meaning true love or remember me forever in their special language of flowers.


The Victorians were passionate about flowers, giving them their own special language and using them to decorate all manner of items like in this Victorian Rose Pewter Necklace Hook with rose design, a symbol of love and beauty that was a particular Victorian favourite, and this Victorian Floral Dressing Table Mirror that recalls Victorian originals.


Everything in the Victorian home, from soft furnishings and wallpaper to pottery and ornaments, was decorated in floral and naturalistic motifs. The decoration on these Victorian Pink Floral Heart Frame Bookmark and Victorian Pink Floral Perfume Bottle recalls Victorian love affair with the natural world.


In the Victorian language of flowers the rose was an everlasting symbol of love. It was used to adorn all manner of decorative items from soft furnishings to jewelry. Our Victorian Mirrored Rose Jewellery Box is printed with a distinctive rose design.


And that's not all, ladies! I couldn't satisfied myself with these adorable romantic things! And so I browse some more...

Perfect for gifts :
Victorian Handbag Magnets
Set of 3 Lavender Embroidered Handkerchiefs

Forget-me-Not Notelet Box


Anyone wants to buy me one of these decorative items? I surely won't say no to these ^o^

P.S
I also have a post about Fashion of The Past Era on my Fashion Blog : http://twothousandthings.blogspot.com (click)

and click here and here to see my other wish lists !


Other sources:
http://www.victoriaspast.com/FrontPorch/victorianera.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_decorative_arts
http://www.antiquevictorianfurnitureblog.com/

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Non-Fashion Thingy

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Usually I'm craving for Fashion items in monthly basis ^o^ But this month I'm craving for something else other than fashion-related items, it's all about "Non-Fashion Thingy" ^o^.

I love seeing cute designs or even unusual details and designs in everyday items such as household items, etc. If I had my own house I would definitely buy those cute and un-ordinary items, my guests would be so proud -lol-

Well, below are several of my wish lists.
I have collected these pics in my desktop for a couple of months now. I have this habit of downloading any pics I found and love every time I browse the internet and save it in my desktop, but now that my desktop is full I decided to throw in some of these items in my blog instead. So, here are some of them :

Cute Clip-on earrings for my I-Pod.


Go Green Grocery Bag



Jewel-shaped ice cube tray


Paper towel


Catfeinated Coffee Mug


Nail-shaped Party Food Picks for small cakes and food


Russian Doll Sewing Kit


Tree branch shaped plant watering can.



Aren't they lovely?
Well now, which one do you like?

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