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Christmas Gift Picks by Justina of @justtey

Have you met our friend Justina? Over at her Instagram @justtey, she shares lovely snippets of her life as a homeschooling mom of four children. Yes, you heard it right. Homeschooling mom of four kids [insert jaw-dropped, hands-in-the-air, kowtow emojis here].
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We recently asked her about her picks for this festive season gifts and she gave us her list! You know it's going to be good!
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Dinosaur Snap Game
For the boys in the family! Because they all love dinosaurs. The snap game would be great for bonding, & the reverse side of the cards can be pieced together to form various puzzles, which is such an innovative idea! 
 
Bloomingville Early Learning Pull Along toy
I've seen variants which are made of plastic, but never one that is made from wood, and incorporated into a pull-along toy. Love that it can be a toy for learning math, as well as a pull-along, and the colours are lovely. This would be great for the kids starting to learn their sums!
 
Building Blocks set of 50
You can never go wrong with wooden toys, or building blocks. Love the vintage details that go along with these, from the brick walls to the people!
 
string shopping bag
These are incredibly versatile: They can be used for grocery shopping, for sand toys, for storing toys or blocks, or even as a mini laundry bag in a small bathroom! They'll make useful gifts for both the adults or kids. 
 
Feelings and emotions flashcards
These would be so good for the toddlers and threenagers who need to put a name to their big big feelings! 
 
cotton muslin swaddle
These swaddles are gorgeous and perfect as a gift for mamas who have babies or toddlers. They can double up as a pram cover or blanket, and I love the gorgeous prints!

New Meri Meri Holiday 2017 Collection

If there is a party ware brand that makes our hearts skip a beat upon seeing their new collection, it sure is Meri Meri. This time round, we are bringing you their Christmas range that will sure get you and your family in full swing festive mood!

From Advent Calendar, cake topper, to party hats, we've got you covered for this jolly season. Shop the full range of Meri Meri Christmas Collection here.

 

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 

Design Letters Cooking Class Kids Kitchen Playset available here.

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

Linen harem pants available here.

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

'Love' Neon Lights available here.

Flamingo Watering Can available here.

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 🤗

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!

 

Gold Measuring Spoon Set available here.

Design Letters Melamine Plate available here.