Kids Crafts 3 Cool ideas to upcycle old cork coasters

upcycle coasters with paint and thread art

At our home, nothing gets thrown into the dustbin without the scrutiny of 3 questions: Is it still in good enough condition to donate? If it is damaged, can we fix it? If we can’t fix it – can we use it for arts and crafts, or upcycle it? As you can imagine, the filter question number 3 means I have more cardboard boxes, egg cartons and general packaging than I care for – especially …[Read more]

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Birthday ideas Advent calendar for the birthday month

diy toilet paper roll advent calendar

I had been saving up a surprise for my daugther’s 13th birthday for last few years, something unique to make her feel special on her arrival to the ‘teens’. It was to hand make a personalised advent calendar for the month of her birthday! Guess what? I couldn’t wait another year -which is when she actually turns 13- so I decided to surprise her this year when she turned 12 instead. The advent calendar gift …[Read more]

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Giving back to the society with your kids in Singapore

secondsguru contest volunteering with kids singapore

[Scroll to the end of the article to find out details on how to win a complimentary event from Gift-It-Forward. To enter the contest, simply share an experience on our FB page. The content ends 22 June, 2017]  Do you live in Singapore and have kids? I do. I also wake up every morning grateful for what we have, aware that many others do not have the life we have- either because they are differently-abled, or because …[Read more]

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Box of Joy Share the love, bring a smile

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A smile has the power to raise one’s spirits and help one bounce back from the lowest low. What if the smile is on someone else’s face and you are the reason for it- even better, right? Join us in our “Box of joy” initiative and let us bring a smile on the face of a child – as we come together to share the love from our homes with a little person who really deserves to be happy. About Box of Joy: …[Read more]