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When I was designing my business card, I knew that besides giving information for them to visit my blog, I wanted them to also be functional as well! I searched all over the internet for inspiration.

Not sure if you've ever been curious and just searched "clever business cards" or "business card designs" just for the heck of it, but there are some really neat ones out there!

For one, this mini business card pompom maker was inspired by Delia Creates.

How to make pompoms using a business card
Every now and then, the thought of getting business cards pops into my head. But then I think to myself, what am I going to do with them? Who am I going to give them out to?

Then, I had this amazing experience...

Creative Clever Business Card Ideas for crafters
Do you remember playing with these reusable sticker books from when you were little? They had these waxy/laminated pages where you can stick and peel off stickers without ruining/ripping them.

I really wanted to get one for BB so that she could have her own sticker collection one day! Right now, she just sticks them on me.

Most sticker pads I've encountered nowadays have the recommended age of 3 and up printed on them. However, from what I've read online, many parents introduced stickers at around 18 months (with supervision, of course) as activities to help build fine motor skills.

I personally love stickers, and couldn't wait to introduce stickers to BB as soon as I felt that she was ready for them. Mui Mui, unfortunately, is still a bit too young to appreciate them.

DIY Reusable Sticker Book / Sticker Album with Recycled Material
I didn't think much of Moana when I first saw the movie. But it definitely grows on you when your 3-year-old asks you to watch it with her three times a day. 

The movie is actually quite a masterpiece and the music is absolutely beautiful! I can listen to the soundtrack all day long!

We are heading on a family vacation to Hawaii this year and BB keeps saying that she wants to go look for the Heart of Te Fiti in Hawaii. I wish I knew where to look...?

She has been obsessed with little gems, rhinestones, and marbles for a long time now. So when there was a movie that centered around a glowing green rock, I am not surprised that she would ask for one. 

This girl just loves her bling!

Sadly, it's not exactly the easiest thing to find available commercially. But hey, I'm always up for a good DIY!

DIY Moana's Heart of Te Fiti Rock Oyumaru Plastic Clay
Christmas is almost here, which is followed by the new year a week later. Every year, I want to make it a goal of mine to start using a planner. I've bought many notebooks and planners in the past, but I always go back to using my smartphone for keeping track of my daily appointments and activities.

Lately, I've been addicted to looking at planners on Instagram. I'm admiring how people spend time decorating their planners. It must be so happy to write in such colorful planners. Unfortunately, I feel too frugal to spend all that money on stickers and washi tape on a planner that I may throw away once the year is over.

More recently, I found this journaling/planner system called Traveler's Notebook. The system is simply a journal cover with an elastic cord inside to hold notebooks and an elastic cord outside to keep it closed.

Midori is a stationery company that has made the Traveler's Notebook system famous. There are now many companies that make them. The ones that I love the most are fauxdoris made by many crafters on Etsy. They're often made using fabric and can have many designs.

However, one thing that really annoyed me about these Traveler's Notebooks was their size. In Canada, we can readily obtain the letter-size paper, which is 8.5" x 11".

When folded in half to make notebooks, it would be 8.5" x 5.5". Standard Traveler's Notebook inserts often are 8.25" x 4.3", which means that I would need to take out my paper trimmer each time I want to make inserts. That's too much work for me.

Therefore, I decided to create my own fauxdori so that I can use standard half-letter-sized notebooks. And because I made it, I'm going to name it Julidori. Feel free to name yours after yourself (yourname-dori)!

DIY Traveller's Notebook Midori / Fauxdori Journal Cover
One thing I love about having girls is that I get to dress them up! Only up until a certain age, I guess. Then they start having personalities and decide they want to pick their own outfits. 

But before that point, their outfits can be so versatile! I can dress them up in dinosaur prints, Pokemon costumes, or frilly princess dresses and they don't care. 

Well, maybe they do care, but they can't do anything about it!

No Sew Tutu Princess Buzz Lightyear Costume

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