Monday, July 30, 2012

The Frills

For the baby shower, I decided to go with a "shower" theme.  To dress up my sister's home for the baby shower, I made pom pom clouds with rain drops falling from them. 

I learned how to make the pom poms from martha stewart's website (is there anything the woman can't do?) and when folding the tissue paper accordian style, I made it thicker in width for more of a "cloud" effect.  Then I went to the hardware store and stole some blue paint chips (is it still stealing if they were free?).  I cut them into rain drops and attached with clear string. 

It was so simple, costs less than $1.00, and they were a huge hit.  Thank you pintrest. 


Friday, July 27, 2012

Truth or Dare

Once a cheater, always a cheater?

We hear about cheating in Hollywood all the time.  Most recently Kristen Stewart cheated on her 3-year guy, Robert Pattinson, so the relationship topic this week is whether or not you can forgive a cheater. 

Though I've been lucky enough not to have been cheated on, I know way too many girls who have been cheated on.  For me, cheating is totally unacceptable and it's a dating dealbreaker.  Here's why:
  1. It shows his character flaws - if you're the type of person who can cheat on me and hurt me in that way, you don't respect me.  But fortunately for me, I would have enough self-respect to do myself a favour and leave him.  
  2. Trust issues - I tend to overthink things, I analyze and overanalyze.  If a guy cheated on me, I wouldn't be able to trust him anymore, everytime he goes out with his buddies, I'd be wondering which girl is under his arm.  Trust is a very valuable quality that is commonly overlooked in a relationship.  Once it's broken, it's really hard to get back and for me, I think I'd always have that bit of doubt.
  3. You deserve better - whatever his reasons or excuses are, the fact is that he cheated.  He lied to you and put you through all this pain.  There are good guys out there but if you keep staying with a guy who keeps lying to you, you'll never find those good guys.  The least you should get from a relationship is honesty.
While every relationship and situation is different, for me, I don't feel that I could ever trust someone who has lied to me before.  Some couples work through it but a lot of the time, he's not gonna change his ways so you're just going to get burned again.  I think in the end, you just have to ask yourself if you can fully forgive him.  As in, no more grudges, complete trust, and the topic won't be brought up in every arguement thereafter.  Can you actually drop it and let it go?  If you forgive him, can you forgive yourself?

Like I said before, I have no experience in this whole cheating business but I've seen so many girlfriends go through the pain.

Have any of you been cheated on? How did you handle it? Or how do you wish you handled it?


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Baby On Board

No, not me.  My older sis is very pregnant and last Saturday, I threw her a baby shower to celebrate her two bundles of joy!  (Yes, twins!)  So here's a little teaser pic, more to come next week and remember to check back on Friday, it's relationship 101!

Happy hump day!
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Monday, July 23, 2012


I often pride myself on finding great deals, that's why I always share the prices of my clothes with you guys.  There's nothing more satisfying that finding the perfect dress/shoes/pants/etc. and then seeing that red sticker.  However, on the rare occasion, I do splurge a little on an item that I just have to have (and that I don't think I'd find on sale later).  This dress was my splurge (and technically.. it wasn't even that expensive).  My friends, I present to you my pink lace dress.

If you've been following me for a while.. you'll remember that I was crazy about all the pastel pink that H&M's ecoline had for the summer.  I also posted a pic of this dress and said I had to have it.. Well went the collection came out.. I went to the stores on the first day to make sure I got this dress in my size.  Now that summer's ending, I see a lot of pieces from that collection on sale but I haven't seen this dress on sale.  Therefore, I conclude that my splurge was actually a good purchase because it sold out, had  I waited, I would have never got my hands on it.  And trust me.. there's nothing worse than a woman with non-purchasing regret (my boyfriend would second that).

Oh and don't forget to enter the giveaway!


pink lace dress} $35 H&M
black pumps} $30 Nine West

Monday, July 16, 2012


It's such a strange feeling I have.. sometimes I feel like I've been blogging forever and on the other hand, I feel like I just started this blog yesterday.  But lo and behold, it's been one year since I started TwentyySomething, time flies.  To celebrate our one year anniversary, I'm giving away the cute little necklace you see in the pic above.  It's my thank-you to all of you.

To enter:
  • follow this blog (see link on left sidebar) and,
  • leave a comment below with the title of your favourite TwentyySomething blog post.
Contest closes on August 2 (my birthday!) and I'll announce the winner on that date as well.  Giveaway open internationally.

Thanks so much to all my readers and followers, you guys mean so much!


*Disclaimer: the above picture was not taken by me and does not belong to me.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Please and Thank you

Yes, you're reading this correctly, relationships 101 is back! So swing by every Friday for another dose of relationship advice.  

Be Polite.

Manners are important, that’s why your parents taught them to you. So why do so many people let their manners slip when they become comfortable with their partners?  I've seen guys treat stangers nicer than how they treat their girlfriends.  There is something terribly wrong with that. 

For example, when we get comfortable, we stop holding the door for the other person.  You wouldn't walk through a door knowing there was someone behind you and let that door slam right in the stangers face. But so many people let that happen to their significant other. 

Example two, when we get too comfortable in a relationship we stop saying our please and thank yous.  It's amazing how a simple "please" can make a statement less of a demand and more of a question.  Since my boyfriend and I have been going out for so long, I often forget to say my "thank you's".  Just those two words make him feel appreciated and it acknowledges the kind gestures that he does for me. 

Sometimes, things get complicated, we get busy, and we rush through our lives.  But a lot of arguements could be spared if we just slowed down and go back to the basics.  It's one thing to be comfortable in your relationship and it's another to be down-right rude.  So always, remember the manners your mother taught you!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mirror, Mirror

Snow white.. that's what my sister said my outfit looks like.  Maybe I should have held an apple and then a prince will come in on a white horse and... well a girl can dream.

So this was my outfit for date night last night.  We went for oysters and Japanese tapas.. yum.  Of course my boyfriend, being the meat and potatoes guy that he is, made us go to McD's afterwards.  At least I got an apple pie out of it (so gooood) but I wish we had a bigger variety of pies in Canada.  When I went to Beijing they had Taro pies and pineapple pies, the taro was my favourite.  Has anyone been anywhere else?  What other flavours do they have?

yellow tank} $3.50 Forever 21
indigo skirt} $5 Old Navy
bracelets} DIY
shoes} $35 Zellers
red belt} borrowed from sister, from Forever 21
Color Blocking | Everybody, Everywear

Monday, July 2, 2012

Wide Awake

Happy belated Canada Day and Happy early Forth of July!  So, quick recap of my week: did training for a new job and I've been planning my sister's baby shower!  The baby shower isn't for another two weeks but I'm excited, I can't wait to bake all the goodies I have planned!  It's so exciting because my sister is not only having one but two little bundles of joy.  I can't wait for the twins to arrive and I'm just hoping my sis will be able to attend the shower because she's getting really big!  To see some of the ideas I plan on executing, swing by my pintrest.

blue tee} $4 GAP
shorts} $4.50 from Hong Kong
yellow belt} $1 Bluenotes
flats} $5 Bluenotes
purse} gift from sister from Michael Kors
rose gold watch} gift from boyfriend from Michael Kors