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Amila Wickramarachchi

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Amila Wickramarachchi is a Food & Travel blogger who writes both Food Corner and this travel blog.She resides in Singapore.

Spring
is in the air… can you feel it? The days are getting longer, the
birds are singing louder and the air is warmer. It is hard to
contain the excitement. Now Stella & Dot is celebrating spring with some delightful new arrivals!
Here is how   Stella & Dot is happy to help you celebrate. Take a look at these new spring arrivals
! The Stella & Dot Rory Necklace – Blue is the same delicate blue as a robin’s egg and looks so perfect with a scoop neck tee. The matching Stella & Dot Sardinia Bracelet – Blue and the Stella & Dot Aviva Chandeliers bring to mind a lively mix of sweet spring blossoms. Check out all of the Stella & Dot new spring arrivals and get ready to bloom!

Not only  shopping,you can become a stylist with Stella & Dot too!
Receive an extra $100 in credit when you become a Stella & Dot Stylist!

Happy (almost) Spring and happy shopping!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. 

Reebok Hosts Johny
Hendricks Chat on Twitter

Join us on March 6th at 9:00pm EST, when Reebok hosts Johny ‘Big
Rig’ Hendricks on Twitter to discuss training, diets, his upcoming welterweight
title grab and opponent, Robbie Lawler. An exciting time for Hendricks as he
challenges MMA veteran Lawler for the recently vacated welterweight title, this
is one discussion you will not want to miss.
To join the discussion, log
on to Twitter on March 6th at 9:00pm EST and follow #LIVEWITHFIRE
**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a
small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link.

purple flowers from Sri Lanka

 Another beautiful flower captured from Sri Lanka.Love this vibrant purple!I love to photograph flowers.This course on Flower Photography is in my wishlist!If you are same like me,join with their newsletter and wait for a good discount and a sale.Sometimes,this site offers more than 50% on all courses.Recently I followed this Free Photography Course on capturing portraits.It is really good!

purple flowers from Sri Lanka

purple flowers from Sri Lanka

  
Mabel’s Labels is offering 40% off select products during their Spring Spectacular Sale, starting on 3/2/14!
Are you ready for some Spring cleaning?
Then,allow Mabel’s Labels help you get organized! 
Here is another great sale!Now through March 4th, Mabel’s Labels is offering 40% off Sticky Labels

, Skinny Minis, Tag Mates and the Big Kaboodle Combo. 

No coupon code required. 
Dont forget,you will receive free shipping on all orders! 
Hurry – before this offer ends! 

FTC Disclosure Statement:
This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make
a purchase after clicking on my links.

5 Gift Ideas for a Baby on St Patrick Day

I saw some cute designs for babies over at CafePress.com and thought of sharing few of my favourites.Though I do not celebrate St Patric’s Day,I am excited by lot of related posts in other blogs.These days blogsphere is full of green posts.
If you are not familiar,CafePress is the world’s biggest collection of user-designed products ranging from T shirts to drinking glasses.Have a look into the site,you will have a good idea on how to create your custom product.
Below are some of my favourite gift ideas for a baby.(some of baby essentials for the first year)


Little Irish Bugger Baby Blanket

5 Gift Ideas for a Baby on St Patrick Day

Green Irish Lucky Four Leaf Clover Baby Hat

5 Gift Ideas for a Baby on St Patrick Day

Three shamrocks Burp Cloth

5 Gift Ideas for a Baby on St Patrick Day

Wee One Shamrock Bib

5 Gift Ideas for a Baby on St Patrick Day

Shamrock Infant Bodysuit

5 Gift Ideas for a Baby on St Patrick Day

Not only for babies,they have a good collection of designs for all in the family.
One good thing is,they have flash sales time time,even they offer 50% discounts for their items.
Have a look into the site,there are lot of products and ideas which will ease you to select a gift for this St Patrick Day!

We received this Pop Up  Farm Animals book as a gift for my baby son who is 4
months  old now.I really didn’t have any idea to teach him so early.Anyway
these days he is so curious about the things around him.Then I noticed
that he looks at the books we bought to him.This is one of his favourites.Actually this is his first book.

This Farm Animals book is fabulous and it is like a toy for my baby.He likes when each animal pops up from each page when I turn the pages.He always laughs and show the excitement by moving his legs and arms.Seems it is a good way to experience him touch and feel textures and imaginations.Also a good way to teach animal names,sounds and even the numbers.
It is a publication of DK Publishing.

I saw a similar type of book named Pop-Up Peekaboo: Farm .The reviews show that it is also a good book for young babies. I am planning to buy it,hope my baby will like it too.

Repurposed Milk Cartons as Pantry Organizers

We use Fresh Milk everyday and I throw cardboard milk cartons daily.Then in my pantry,I have a small plastic basket to keep all tea bags.(different tea bags of types like black tea,Green Tea, Oolong Tea etc). This plastic container is little bit large,so I cant close the cupboard door properly and into sealed position.My idea was to buy a container that fits to cupboard size.Anyway I came up with this idea and it worked fine.

I found that I can fit 2 milk cartons into the space in Pantry cupboard shelf which I use tea and coffee related items.
I cleaned 2 empty milk cartons.
Then I cut the top of the cartons and removed the top part.

Cleaned again and dried using a soft cloth.
Then I covered both cartons with a wrapping paper.

Anyway,I use a bottle for tea leaves.So,I only need this for tea bags.Once I tried to organize all tea in this containers,I found that I only need one.So,I labeled one with a tag ‘TEA’. Other is still remaining in my pantry shelf.I am thinking of using it for coffee with a new tag.

What do you think?I am sure you all throw Milk cartons daily,and on the other way,buy lot of plastic organizers for home.

Repurposed Milk Cartons as Pantry Organizers

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sharing with these events

Custom Hockey Equipment Labels from Mabel's Labels+25% off coupon

To celebrate the hockey finals,  Mabel’s Labels is getting into the spirit  by offering 25% off Hockey Personalized Sticky Labels with code HOCKEY25
This deal is only available from Thursday, February 20th until Sunday, February 23rd @ 11:59pm EST. 
What you can do with Custom Hockey Equipment Labels?
Below are some ideas.

Custom Hockey Equipment Labels from Mabel's Labels+25% off coupon

Custom Hockey Equipment Labels from Mabel's Labels+25% off coupon

Custom Hockey Equipment Labels from Mabel's Labels+25% off coupon

These Labels are specially created for the hockey players in the family,helping to keep all the hockey gear in order.

Some features are:
-Choice of 30 colours
-Equipment labels are laundry safe and UV resistant.
-Waterproof & sweat proof

Check  More about Hockey Labels at Mabel’s Labels

Offer: 25% off Hockey Personalized Sticky Labels
Valid: 2/20-2/23
Coupon Code: HOCKEY25 

Happy Shopping! 

FTC Disclosure:
This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make
a purchase after clicking on my links.

Cloth Diapers from ShopDiaper-Review

Cloth Diapers which available nowadays are really cute.Actually when I was searching for diapers and other baby stuffs during my pregnancy,I attracted to the cuteness and bought few Cloth Diapers as samples to try with the baby once he is arrived.Later I realized that baby is comfortable with Cloth Diapers,so we decided to continue and bought more.Here I shared why I like Cloth Diapers.


Initially I bought few different brands for different prices.Most are quite expensive.However,Cloth Diapers from ShopDiaper is reasonably priced and wanted to try it before I purchase few more to my Cloth Diapers collection.

Recently I received samples for free from ShopDiaper & here is a review of their Cloth Diapers.

The first thing I noticed is its size.Actually ShopDiaper cloth diapers are bit bigger than the diapers I use.Because these are one size pocket diapers(which we can adjust to small,medium and large sizes by adjusting the snaps),it is better if the diaper is bigger.Then we can use the cloth diapers for a long time with the growth of the baby.

Cloth Diapers from ShopDiaper-Review

Cloth Diapers from ShopDiaper-Review

Cloth Diapers from ShopDiaper-Review

Also this diaper consists of double rows of snaps.The lining of the cloth diaper is suede cloth which is better with baby skin.

Cloth Diapers -Review

The insert is of micro fibre which has a good absorbancy.I used this Cloth Diaper on my baby who is 4 months now.I didn’t find any leakages or any reddish skin during the usage.I used this on my baby few times before this review to check how it is.If I talk about the microfiber insert,it is a little bit shorter than the diaper cover.But because I didn’t find any leakage with this diaper,I guess this is not a problem.

Cloth Diaper inserts from ShopDiaper-Review

Actually it is a good buy and worth for the price and I am going to buy few more to my Cloth Diapers collection.This is a sample sent to me for free of charge.

Not only cloth diapers,they have some other diaper accessories too.If you are willing to try Cloth Diapers on your baby,have a look into their web site.Always they have offers and discounts.So you will be able to find some good Cloth Diapers for a reasonable price.

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