Valet trays

We have been organizing our home bit by bit, and one of the small items we’ve been looking for is a small tray to place our keys and small items on our sideboard when we come home.

Been eyeing some of these pretty trays as potential valet trays…

FUTAGAMI-Brass-Stationary-Trays

{FUTAGAMI brass ihada stationery and jewelry trays}

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Looking back at our honeymoon

This past weekend, we finally moved back to our new home! We’re 31 weeks today so that gives us just a bit of time to do up our home and nursery before the little one arrives.

Things have moved fast but as one of my husband’s favorite quotes by Helen Keller goes: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing”.

I was looking through some of photos of our belated honeymoon to Perth and couldn’t help but place it on this beautiful blue sky. (I was tempted to write on it instead but both my wrists are currently injured…)

life is an adventure | micheleng.com

This was taken at Rottnest Island. We went at a time where all the flies were coming out in full force and for some reason, Dan’s face seemed to attract a ton of them. And so we walked around the island like crazy people with clothing wrapped around our faces:

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Modern wall decals that brighten up your day

We are finally moving back this weekend, fingers crossed!

My nesting instincts have also started to kick in whilst shopping for baby items. I’ve always loved wall decals as an easy way to dress up a space, but regular flower wall decals don’t seem to cut it anymore. Especially since I’ll be living with two males in the family, I really have to learn to curb my girly decor instincts!

I came across some gorgeous, fun wall decals which I am excited to share with you :)

First up, short little phrases by Made of Sundays. Instead of long quotes, these chirpy ones are sure enough to brighten your day just by catching a glimpse of them.

My kitchen is for dancing wall decal by Made Of Sundays

{My kitchen is for dancing wall decal | Made of Sundays}

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Free Valentine’s Day printable cards!

Hi everyone!

It’s been some time since I’ve designed free printable cards and when better to spread the love than Valentine’s Day? ;)

This year, my husband and I have decided on ‘simplicity’ as our 2014 motto – if you read my series of posts here, you’ll realize that our 2013 motto of ‘new beginnings’ gave us a rollercoaster ride at full throttle.

So in line with this motto, I’ve designed a series of simple cards for your use. (Even better, it’ll save you some ink compared to printable cards that have a fully colored background.)

free valentine's day printable card | micheleng.com

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New beginnings (part III)

{This is a continuation of a series of posts. To read from the beginning, click here}

The fourth new beginning: The launch of my business – Aide de Camp (November 2013)

Despite this being the fourth milestone in the past year, I’m really excited to be able to share my new business in stylish and practical camera handbags with you!

Stylish camera bags by Aide de Camp {Featuring the Rei camera bag}

Aide de Camp (ADC in short) specializes in bags that assist and empower modern women on a daily basis. The term ‘aide-de-camp’ is French for camp assistant, the foremost personal aide to a high-ranking official.

The name was suggested by my sister’s boyfriend and I fell in love with it as I envisioned our core business and design philosophies to deeply resonate with the duties of the aide-de-camp – to make life easier in general for users.

The first series is in camera handbags and I hope to expand it to other types of bags as soon as I can!

How it all began

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