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Oh so shoes

It is three months away from Christmas. I have started on clearing up the house and sprucing it up. It is amazing at the amount of items that the kids have accumulated over the span of a year. I really need to sort out and clear up their shelves before we head on our annual trip back to Hong Kong to visit the relatives in a few months time. We will be stocking up on bigger sized clothing and shoes for the kids. Yeah!! Another shopping trip.

While clearing up the display cabinet of ours, I chanced upon the pair of baby shoes that we used for Roy when he was newborn.He only managed to use that pair of shoes twice before he outgrew them.  Doesn’t it look super cute??This is the 1st newborn baby gift that I bought for Roy.  I bought it for him during a shopping trip back to Hong Kong when he was just 4 months old in utero.

This pair of shoes has great sentimental value for me It is among the items that I keep alongside the hospital identification bands that were put on his ankles immediately after he was born.

To offer my child a unique personalized baby gift was something on my mind before he was even born. Roy, being the 2nd born, did not receive as many gifts as Ryan. We didn’t even get around taking as many videos and photos as we did the last time. However I do make it a point to keep a record of all important milestones and put side a box of “treasures” for him to rediscover when he gets older.

I chose a pair of shoes this time around as I wanted something different from the traditional personalised silver spoon. Customised baby gifts were what I wanted for for Roy. Touching the leather and wearing the shoe for the baby is more meaningful to me. It definately is more usable than a metal spoon for the newborn baby and the leather binding their feed gives them a sense of warm and affection. I always feel that babies wearing laced up shoes look much cuter then fuzzy or cloth booties. The shoes are not kicked off so easily and more protection is given to the feet as compared to a thin piece of cloth.

Custom leather baby shoes are getting more popular nowadays. At the sole of the shoe the baby’s name and birthdate are embossed in. You can also find them being packaged with the baby’s name on a pail and a cute little accompanying soft toy. The pail can be used to store all the babies toiletries or even use together with a spade when you bring him on an outing to the beach when he grows up.

Need for revamping my home office

Ever since I started on decluttering the house I have wanted to spruce up and modernize the study room with a new computer desk. My existing computer desk is not ergonomically designed and under continued long term usage may result in poor hand positioning and related illnesses under constant strain. It also doesn’t have sufficient space for the stacks of papers and books that I need to refer to while doing my research for my upcomming e-book, administrative work for the online travel company that I am assisting and other freelance projects that I have accepted. With everything within reach and at eye range it will definately save me lots of time when I need to get down to work during the precious hours the kids are away at pre-school.

I searched around on the interent and fell in love with the above computer desk on first sight. I love the uber cool glass look and the minimalist design. The expansive table space that it has is a real bonus as I will have enough space for all my stuff.

Doesn’t the above table look very chic? Being made of glass it is easy to clean and blends in easily with the existing furniture in the room without sticking out like a sore thumb. The Chrome bars add to its mordenistic design and adds some colour to the furniture.

While choosing the computer desk I also was looking at a new chair to suit it.  I wanted an ergonomic chair and fancied this particular piece. I feel that it goes well with the computer desk that I have selected. What do you think?

I found these pieces of furniture at Office Furniture UK. There are many different choices of home office furniture to suit your personal taste and style. With many various combinations which you can mix and match to fully utilise the home office space that you have. In fact they have 1000 over pieces of furniture for you to choose.  With a 5 year guarantee on the products you purchase from them it is an excellent idea to get your purhcases from this company as they are definately of quality.

Another good thing about this company is that they promise speedy delivery with stock on hand and easy credit options. This is definately a plus point when I select which company to purchase such big ticket items like chairs and tables.