cco day 2

2nd day of being chief cottage officer. rainy day. I wonder what time does real housewife wakes up? 6am? 7am? that is way to early for me. I need my beauty sleep Sleepy smile

10:30am – woke up. yawn~~~

10:45am – set up my laptop on the kitchen counter, so that I can follow the youtube video below and started preparing for my bento lunch boxes.

11:00am – still cooking

11:30am – still cooking

12pm – still cooking…….who says making bento box is easy?!!!

12:30pm – finally done. packed the boxes. changed to a relax outfit.

1pm – saw the postman pad. passed the sephora package to the nice postman (save me a trip to the post office!). drove to the mr’s workplace

1:10pm – had lunch with the mr. the bento boxes are yummy. it’s hard work. I need to get some cute bento boxes on my trip to japan in january.


1:30pm – went to walmart to get some cleaning supplies while the mr went back to work. was a busy day for him.

2:20pm – went to tjmaxx. didn’t see anything I wanted except for some hangers.

2:45pm – went to homegoods. got some baskets and a starfish since I’m planning to re-organize some stuff at home.

3:30pm – went to michael’s. got another basket for mantao’s toys (they’re everywhere. he made a huge mess in my house!) and some ornaments on clearance.

4:10pm – came back home (no harassment this time). passed some snacks to my neighbor and chatted for a while.

4:30pm – browsed the web. played with mantao. watch judge judy again. hid under the blanket (it was cold).

7pm – the mr came home. heated the food from yesterday and today for dinner.

7:30pm – watched the walking dead ep3.

8:30pm – did the dishes. cleaned the bathroom sink and shower.

9pm – showered

9:30pm – surfed the web and played with mantao. got a huge scratch from him Crying face

11:30pm – made sushi box lunch for the mr

12am – ate an apple while dancing around the kitchen. that’s my workout Nyah-Nyah

12:15am – wrote this post

verdict……being a housewife ain’t easy. lots of physical activity compare to being at work where I spend 80% of the working hours sitting in my cube. tomorrow is chore day! lots of cleaning, washing, wiping, vacuuming etc.

nite peeps!

cco day 1

cco == chief cottage officer
my company shuts down for the whole week until new year. yippee~~~~ the mr. has to work aww~~~~~~ taking the opportunity to feel what it's like to be a housewife. hmm......will i like it? will i feel bored? will i hate going back to work? will i want to be a housewife? we'll know when the week ends and when we greet 2011.

i decided to write a daily blog entry to capture my week as a "housewife." ^_^

10am - woke up. fed mantao. put on some makeup. changed pjs to casual outfit

11am - left house. missed exit while daydreaming. made a u-turn.

11:30am - found a good parking spot in the mall. shopped for the mr. christmas present (i know christmas is over, but we agreed not to exchange gifts this year, but the mr. still surprised me with a gift. so, i have to get him something even thought it's late, rite?) apparently, a lot of people have the same idea. the mall was packed!

12pm - still looking for the gift.

12:15pm - found the perfect gift. give the mr. a call

12:30pm - met up with the mr. for lunch. he's office is 5 mins away from the mall

1:30pm - head over to sephora to exchange for a wrong item. i ordered a nars blusher, but they sent me a lancome concealer @_@ sa said i have to exchange the item by mail :(

2pm - shopped in forever21. got 2 scarfs and 2 winter beanie hats. they're having buy 1 get 1 free sale. next stop, body shop. they're having mother of all sale. got a set of skincare from the tea tree oil range. getting some acne lately. no fun :(

2:30pm - hopped in express, banana, abercrombie etc. didn't find anything there. final stop, pottery barn. i love everything in this store. picked up some holiday decor that were on sale.

3pm - left the mall (i only shopped at one wing of the mall). head to the grocery store

3:50pm - reached home. harassed by door-to-door salesman as i was getting out of my car. they are selling meat??!!!

4pm - played with mantao while watching judge judy lol..........wrapped the gift. not easy with mantao around.

5pm - put in fresh flowers in a vase and started preparing for dinner

6pm - done cooking. fed mantao.

6:30pm - the mr. came home and we had dinner (everything tasted good)

7pm - the mr. hunt for his present. hid it in mantao's tent. the mr. likes his present. hooray!!!! watched house and lie to me. played with mantao. cleaned up.

9pm - showered. surfed the web. chat with my family on skype.

12am - watched the walking dead. got it from amazon $4.99 for the whole season.

1am - wrote this entry.

so far, i'm loving this role, although i think i will spend more being a cco :) good nite peeps.

merry christmas!!!

the year is coming to an end. time to wrap up 2010 and highlight the cheers and jeers of this year

2010 cheers

  • a new homeowner (cushycottage for my home projects)
  • got a promotion (yay more $ to spend)
  • adopted mantao (my one of a kind feline)
  • celebrated our 6th anniversary
  • traveled to toronto, canada (for work, but it was fun)
  • finally started biking again
  • started a home decorating blog
  • revamped my beauty/fashion blog

2010 jeers

  • got my first traffic ticket for speeding
  • lost a family member (dedicate to my dearest aunt)
  • celebrated b’day alone (was away for work. I did give myself a huge treat)

can’t wait to see what 2011 has install for me!

2011 wanna-achieve

  • eat healthy and work out more
  • contribute back to the community
  • finish up my list of projects on cushycottage
  • smile and create more memories in 2011
  • forget about the sad things in the past
gift of gold
enjoy your holidays!

christmas is in the air

got a l’occitane gift set from a friend. love the quirky christmas packaging. 3 bars of soap and a huge tube of hand cream. no excuse of having dry hands this winter!Austin -November '10 383 Austin -November '10 388

mini ulta exclusive OPI christmas haul
all the berry best, gift of gold, plum full of cheer & a topcoatAustin -November '10 496 I’m not the best in applying nail polish. in fact, I sux at it Embarrassed smile
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sneak peek of my neighbor’s house. all theme up for the seasonAustin -November '10 435
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and my christmas tree
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have a nice mid- week!

gypsy picnic trailer food festival


austin had its first gypsy picnic trailer food festival. not idea why they call it gypsy…no one dressed like a gypsy in the festival. trailer food is everywhere in austin. they’re usually cheap, good and yummy. you can find all sorts of trailer food i.e. bbq, coffee, japanese, korean, vietnamese, greek, snow cones, slushies, desserts, sausages, cajun etc. it’s a BIG thing here.

OOTD IMG_6079_2

top: 1 of the shop in markham’s asian mall(love the cat prints)
shorts: american rag
tights: primark
shoes: steve madden
bag: mulberry for target(loving it as it fits my laptop)
necklace: ebay
regret not bringing a scarf or jackets as it got pretty cold at night

bird cage necklace. isn’t it lovely?IMG_6112 
pictures of the festival

so many people turned up for the festival. we had to wait in line for ~20mins at each trailer before we can sink our teeth in them. IMG_6116  IMG_6111

dessert…cake ballsIMG_6123 
coffee fixIMG_6144 IMG_6130

austin evening downtown view. they had live concert too!IMG_6137

my sephora haul is here

finally, the long awaited day has arrived. 3 boxes greeted me when i came home. thanks UPS guy!
i made 3 orders from sephora with their recent 20% f&f discounts. it’s so hard to choose what to get. i wish i could just buy everything from the website. but, nah! i’m not that greedy :) btw, this is my early christmas present from the mr. will i get more present on christmas day? i hope so. wink ;) IMG_6025box #1
Nars Orgasm Lip and Cheek set
Sephora favorites Glitz & Glam Shimmer and Shine Makeup Deluxe Sampler
3 freebies


box #2
Benefit Some Beauty to Love
DiorShow All For Your Eyes
3 freebiesIMG_6052

box #3
DKNY pureDKNY – surprisingly the scent is centered around vanilla and i dislike vanilla. the mix of floral scent somehow make it simple and pure.
Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick – Champagne Blush
3 freebiesIMG_6043 
freebies – beauty insider 500 pointsIMG_6057

freebies – tarina tarantino pearl glow primer (download the sephora app and show it to the sales associate for this freebie)
the whole haulage familyIMG_6033 
did you get anything from the recent sephora sale?

1st OOTD

i would like to introduce my 1st OOTD(Outfit Of The Day). i love dressing up when i’m not going to work. in general, my work entire is BORING. i work with “geeky” people. i don’t think anyone will notice if i wear the same top 2 days in a row. so, i tend to dress down when i’m at work. occasional i’ll wear a little nicer depends on my mood.

ladies and gentlemen, i present to you my 1st ever OOTD! obviously, not taken from a work day. my quick and lazy halloween decor in the background. just print, cut and paste :PIMG_5840 (2)top: unknown
skirt: forever21
tights: primark
shoes: topshop
necklace: ebay(it’s a bird cage. i’m loving it)


welcome to cushyblushy!! i started blogging about beauty and fashion, but i switched gear to home decorating and furnishing on cushycottage i miss blogging about beauty and fashion and decided to revamp a new blog related to these two important elements of my life(still is) :)

i'm just an explorer. trying out new products&brands, mix&match, cheap&expensive. one thing in common is i always love a good bargain. who doesn't?!!