A Place for Everything. Everything in its Place

This is my mantra. It makes life so much easier when things are where they should be. It's also pleasing to the eyes. I love home organization... if I haven't said so yet.

The Fridge

Noodles and tea bags

Lunch boxes

First Attempt at Bento

My Mini Shabu is not so mini anymore. He started Grade 1 this school year, and it's his first year in big school. It's also my first time to pack lunches and snacks for him. Inspired by http://www.lunchinabox.net/, I geared towards bento making. In the absence of bento gadgets, I just work with what I have. Here's 2 weeks' worth.


Kitchen: Before & After

As our goal was an inexpensive renovation, we kept the existing layout of our kitchen, and just updated the cabinet doors, countertop and backsplash. The appliances were last thing on our mind, but there was a promotion we couldn't pass, they became the first things we changed. It wasn't grand. It's basic, easy to use, and low maintenance.


Granite countertop - http://www.artinite.ca/
Faucet - Rona collection
Lights - Rona
GE Appliances - Lowe's
Cabinet doors - Lowe's
Door & drawer handles - Ikea

Bathroom: Before & After

We have a tiny master bathroom and it was the builders-kind of bathroom, so we had it updated. It was not an expensive renovation. Most of the items were sourced from big box stores like RONA and Home Depot, even IKEA.


Lilangen sink & vanity - Ikea
Uberhaus faucet - Rona
Godmorgon mirror cabinet - Ikea
Uberhaus toilet - Rona
Lights - Home Depot

Uberhaus shower head - Rona
Oyster bamboo porcelain tiles - The Tile Shoppe
Glass mosaic tiles - The Tile Shoppe