Archives for December 2011

Wedding In December

Yes, we are attending a wedding before the end of the year – in fact it is almost at the end of the year – it’s a wedding of a customer of the store – who turned into a friend this year.  It’s on the 30th of this month and we are all excited for him because he really has a very nice fiancee – we really liked her.  So we’ve been looking for congratulations gifts for about a month now and still can’t decide what to give.   Should we just give cash – which would make us look so impersonal but what would be a great gift for the newly wed?   Lucky for us – we found a place with many suggestions – and bought something really nice that they would both loved.  But I got side-tracked and bought some personalized memo sheet refills for my kid’s teacher.   They were so cheap and so cute – I had to get them for her.  Coming back to the wedding – I hope it wouldn’t snow at all that day and the roads are clear !  because we really wanna attend the wedding.

DIY Outdoors Light

Yes! pretty cool right?  Christmas is just 2 days away and we finally got our shed house lights up – and this is a DIY project that the spouse and I copied from another friend who lived down the road.  Actually is pretty easy but of course, we needed electrical help from a friend and it didn’t cost us anything – pretty snazzy if you asked me.

Free Finger Gloves

It’s actually called the Free Hand Gloves but I called it the free finger gloves because for text messaging or holding your camera to click and take a picture – you only need like 2 fingers !  and this has gotta be the coolest invention for all who lives in a cold country like USA and Canada.

You lift off the fingers you need to use to do your texting and clicking your camera and that’s it – you don’t have to remove your entire gloves and freeze anymore.  Pretty cool right?   Buy them from FAB for a special price now – or go to – and get it from $10 – $40. The newest and made of leather ones are a bit more pricier at $70 but the index finger and thumb caps are held back with magnets and made of real leather.  For the modern girl in you or a girlfriend who is hard to buy for this Christmas – pick this free fingers gloves and she will loved it.

Geek Shops For Christmas

So someone asked me – how do geeks shop for Christmas?  in which I had to laugh because we shop for all our gifts online – wherelse and how else right?  how can one be called a techy chick when we don’t find the best things in life on the internet.  I shop for cigars for the outlaws and the uncles on an internet cigar stores – there are so many internet cigar stores to choose from – and when you find one that you like – you order from them always.   I have some internet stores that I rely on for all my gifts – whether for myself, for the spouse or the kid – I know I can count on these stores for the perfect gift that you can’t find elsewhere.  I don’t know what we would do without the internet eh.

BuckyBalls Pink

Pink is definitely pretty – but you must be wondering what do they do right?  I wondered too – I walked around Staples the other day and saw these on sale.  So I looked at it – and it didn’t really tell me a lot.  These buckyballs has 216 neo-magnet balls and are made with nickel finish.  Well, I found a video on youtube on it – and it looked pretty fun – basically – you just turned them into things and shapes you want. Apparently, these are made to relieve stress but not for kids to play with – guess they are afraid that kids may swallow them – and I won’t rule that out – because I pushed an eraser into my nose when I was a kid.  What was I thinking right?  Pretty amusing – and it would cost you like $30 for them – after shipping.

“U” Lamp Multicolor

A very interesting lamp when lighted up but a pretty simple one too – using multi-color rubber band – the glass is made out of blown glass and definitely a great piece of decor and lamp for a corner table – but to spend $120 for a lamp – well, if i had the extra money – no problem at all.   But when it isn’t lighted up – it sure doesn’t look as beautiful nor as interesting.

Treasure Hunting On Bunkers Island

During the summer, the spouse and his nephews from Toronto went treasure hunting at the Bunkers Island with some garretts metal detectors that they had been given for Christmas last year.   So this year’s Christmas – the kid had asked for one of those metal detectors as well – in her Christmas wish list.  I’m guessing the reason why she wanted one for her own is because her cousins didn’t let her play with theirs when they had gone to Bunkers island during summer – so she didn’t have a lot of fun.  The metal detectors can be bought at a local store in the mall – and the prices range from $100 – $1000 – depending on how detailed you want the detectors to be.  I read some reviews on the metal detectors – and some were said to be very good on detection and identification of the object and I want one that is easy to use – since the kid is so young.   I also prefer a light weight metal detector for her, so that she don’t abandon it halfway through their treasure hunting.  Oh well, I want her to have fun with her cousins during the summer – so we will go ahead and get that for her.

Negotiator Tote

We all carry our laptop and some other stuff with us all the time when we are going to and fro from work – and for the busy girl like you and I – I want something stylish – and not the conventional laptop bag if possible.  I loved the Negotiator Totel by Malcolm Fontier because it’s so stylish and so functional for what I want to use it for. Since it’s padded – I can safely use it to hold my laptop and my Wacom Bamboo capture with no problem at all.

Love the color and the price from FAB at $58 instead of $145.  So if you are looking for something stylish that you can carry from the office to a date at night after work – hurry and get this.

Udraw Wii Tablet

I had so wanted to buy this udraw wii tablet for my daughter – who loves to draw for Christmas – but alas – the reviews I’ve read and seen on youtube didn’t prove to be such a good buy after all.  Sad ! coz’ I had really wanted to get this for my kid.

As you can see in this picture – it’s wired – and the wire is darn short and the surface for drawing is pretty small – therefore maneuvering the pen on the surface isn’t going to be so good.  Plus a downside of the Wii udraw tablet – they don’t have any tutorial on it – so if you are an 8 yrs old – you will need a lot of help from an adult – meaning the trials and errors the adult needs to go thru’ first.  But like any kid – they don’t want to wait to play on their new toy – they want to do it right now and play with it right now – so not really such a great gift for Christmas – so I’m going to hold back on this for now.