Sunday, July 25, 2010

Strawberries + Chocolate = Happy Hubby

I'm not a big fan of chocolates. I tried several times to develop an appetite for it but I just don't like it. My hubby on the other hand can finish a bag of kisses in no time. We were in Belgium several years ago and there's this street where you can buy all kinds of chocolates you can imagine. He was like a kid on Christmas morning ... he can't decide which one to open first. By the end of the day he ate more than a kilo!!!

If strawberries are in season, I love making this treat for him ... juicy strawberries dipped in Belgian Chocolates!

Insert stick in strawberries.

Cut good quality Belgian chocolate in small pieces. Put in Pyrex bowl and melt on top of near boiling water. Add small amount of cream, butter and espresso on melted chocolate.

Dip strawberries in melted chocolate. Refrigerate for at least an hour.

Place individual strawberries on cupcake paper.

Serve and Enjoy!

Think happy and sweet thoughts!

Mei Ann

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Smiling From Within

Wow .... what a week!

Last month, I shared on this post that I there will be changes as far as my professional life is concerned. The change happened last July 19th ... that's when I joined a new company in a new position. Not entirely new, I should say, because I've done Product Management in not so distant past. The thing is, I am back in an office environment after being out in the field for the last 6 years!

It was quite an adjustment this week ... taking the subway everyday @ 7AM with my dear hubby instead of driving alone from one appointment to another ... sitting in my office in front of the computer with my brain spinning like there's no tomorrow ... eating my daily home-made lunch in the office lunch room ... everything is new again and I'm embracing the changes with a big smile!

Change is definitely a blessing. It will take you out of your comfort zone but it will let you see things in a different perspective. At the end of the day, you will give thanks with a big SMILE!

Have a great weekend,

Mei Ann

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Fun & Cute

Have you seen the new Card Style from Paper Craft? My golly wow, the ladies outdid themselves again!!! To celebrate the release of this "must have" magazine, Cath at Moxie Fab World is hosting a Card Style Week challenge. First on the list is "Fun and Cute Style Challenge".

I thought I'll give this a try with this card I made on a rainy afternoon.

The raindrops background, the rain boots and umbrella are just too cute! These are all in my stash and didn't give a second look at them until that rainy afternoon. I just love everything about rainy days! Don't you?

Think happy thoughts!

Mei Ann

  • Cardstock - Reflections {white}
  • PP - American Crafts (everyday line}
  • Stamp - My Favorite Things {sentiment}
  • Ink - Memento {tuxedo black}
  • Others - American Crafts {ribbon} , Fiskars puncher {boarder}, Jolee's boutique (3D stickers}

A Fabulous Saturday Afternoon

July 10, 2010 ... while almost everyone on the street was sporting the tiniest pair of shorts and tank tops to fight the sweltering heat outside, about 15 pairs of well-dressed ladies and gentlemen {including moi and my hubby :-)} gathered at the private room of The Brock House restaurant celebrating our dear friend - Pamela's "fabulous" 40th birthday!

I made this very simple yet I should say elegant invitation for Pam. The mini dress form on top of my sewing table inspired me with the focal point of the card. My friend Pam likes to dress up so I thought this simple design would be fitting {no pun intended :-)}

I embellished the front page with aqua gems in various sizes and used the same color for the cardstock inside the card. A single sunburst flower in bright yellow-orange stamped on top the of the message was the other focal point. The birthday girl loved it and so do I!

That's my dear and fabulous friend Pam .... Hey girlfriend, wishing you all the good things that truly matter! Life begins at 40!

Much love from all your "fabulous" friends!!!!!

Mei Ann

Monday, July 12, 2010

You Are My Home

We are finally back at home sweet home after a short summer break in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Oh, six days of nothing but blue skies, hot sunshine, soft white sand and gentle waves ... couldn't ask for more {or maybe I could pray for another break like this before the summer is over :-)}!

Why is it that no matter how much you enjoy your vacation, you still long for the comforts of your own home ... your so familiar bed ... your own domain? I was inspired by that thought in mind when designing this card. I guess and the beautiful colors are inspired by The Play Date Cafe Challenge 37.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope you are all enjoying your summer as much as I do!


Mei Ann

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Still on celebration mode! There's so much to be thankful for and I could not let an opportunity pass me by without capturing what I feel through papers and colors!!!


Mei Ann

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blessed @ 43

I turned 43 today. No, I refuse to fuss about my age. I would rather count my blessings from above ....

I am blessed with so much love from my wonderful family. They are the reason for my being ....

I am blessed with friendship that goes beyond seasons .... Tey, you are a gift I will forever treasure ....

I am blessed to work with beautiful, smart and kind people. They made me appreciate who I am and what I am capable of ....

I will pray tonight with gratitude for I am blessed with things that truly matter!

Thank you from my heart.

Mei Ann
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