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Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Yasmin of @im_nettyy

You might have seen snaps of Yasmin’s home published in a couple of Singapore home and decor publications. So when it comes to home styling, this mom clearly knows what she is doing. Follow us along and learn her tips and tricks on making her home always awe-inspiring.

Hey, Yasmin! Could you tell us more about yourself?

Hi, I am Yasmin Yap. I am an educator, financial advisor, a florist, a cook, a cleaner, a discipline mistress, an all-rounder. OK, to put it simply, I am a Stay at Home Mom ✌ I have 4 boys at home - 2 wonderful and energetic twins boys, a cat son named Shiro and an adult boy, Mr. Husband. I used to be in the working world as an Ops Manager for 6 years before I decided to switch to a more challenging role, a stay at home mom.

Yasmin Yap - Izra & Mika Bistro 

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We love every corner of your home! How would you describe your interior style in 3 words?

I love chic, natural living, and versatile spaces.

Basically, my style is just a compilation of things that I like. I like to rearrange stuff around the house every now and then just to make it a more conducive environment, esp for my boys as they are growing up and everyday learning. 

Yasmin Yap - Izra & Mika

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Where do you find inspiration for your home styling? Any blogs/websites/Pinterest/Instagram accounts that we should know about?

Instagram is my main source of inspiration. I love clean spaces with slow living feel. You should check out @playfulmodernkids, @lepetitfika, and @roseyroselan accounts. I adore them.

Yasmin @im_netty home

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Growing a family often means toys and trinkets can take over our homes. Do you have any tips on keeping the house still looking stylish?

I have to admit that sometimes the house does get messy. But my main trick is having stylish storage options. I have different storage baskets to store various types of toys. It makes it easier for the boys to clean up after their ‘projects’ at the end of the day. These baskets can really hide the mess while adding style notes to the room too 🤗

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Lastly, we also adore your gorgeous breakfast bowls very much. How do you manage to make picture-perfect breakfast in the hectic mornings? And would you mind sharing one of your favourite recipes?

My daily life is pretty much a routine. I would get the boys ready for school first thing in the morning. Once the boys are in school, that is when I will make myself breakfast smoothie - my ME time to perk up my day.

Here’s a recipe for my favourite Blackberry Banana Smoothie:

To get nice creamy texture, we will need 2 frozen banana, about 6-8 frozen blackberries, 1/4 cup of milk and a tablespoon of agave syrup. Blend everything together and top it with your favourite fruits!

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Meet Oh Happy Fry Brand Reps: Gina of @_hello_g_

Hop over to her Instagram page and you will be greeted with pictures of beautifully arranged trinkets, drool-worthy desserts, and the cutest cafes. Follow us as we chat with Gina, one of our Brand Reps, about her daily life, inspirations and flatlay how-to. 

Hi Gina! First thing first, could you tell us more about yourself?

I'm a working mum to two wonderful kids with a passion for coffee, tea & flowers - all which can be seen through my Instagram. 

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I started Instagram with just photos of my kids. Then I discovered there was more to Instagram than just posting personal photos. I found many inspiring and interesting feeds which motivated me to be creative in my photos. 

I bring sincerity and positivity in my post, with hopes that those who view my feed will feel happy and encouraged too. 

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Your Instagram feed is filled with pictures of cute hangout spots and pretty desserts! It makes us wonder how does a day in the life of Gina look like?

My weekdays are pretty boring as we have our usual schedule of work and school. Some mornings, if I'm up early, I would shoot a flatlay or two. But it's usually weekends that we have time to explore cute cafes with pretty desserts and when I shoot photos for my feed or collaborations. 

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We find your pictures and messages inspiring and encouraging. What inspires you the most though?

Thank you! I'm so happy to hear that! That is really how I want for people to feel when looking through my feed. I'm inspired by the beautiful photos on many wonderful feeds about parenting, food, travel, fashion, etc. 

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There are countless gorgeous flatlays on your Instagram feed. What’s your first step in creating a flatlay? Do you think of a certain theme or colours? Could you share with us the steps and secrets in creating the perfect flatlay?

Yes, I think of my colours for the week. It's usually pastels that I tend to favour. 

Gather objects that complement the colours then arrange them as neat or as casual as you like. I love adding flowers to my flatlays as I love flowers. 

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Three essential items you would recommend to a flatlay beginner are…

1. Space with natural light. Best time for shooting is in the morning or late afternoon. 

2. Neutral background ideally white, it could be wooden floor, table tops, bed or even a white cardboard. 

3. Choose a theme & colour palate for your flatlay so that everything matches. 

4. [Bonus tip!] Experiment with different layouts, remember to leave space in between the items. 

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Do you edit your flatlay pictures afterwards? Any app recommendations for editing pictures and make them more Insta-worthy? 

Yes, definitely. Editing is very important to give your photo that extra spark! I like to use Camera 360, VSCO & Snapseed. 

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