Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Cooling Weighted Blanket from Serenity Living

And so, I had my first taste of luxury in bed. Weighted blanket is quite the rage now so I sort of decided to jump on the bandwagon and test it out for myself. Mummies as you know don't have the best rest and if anything can make me sleep better, count me in!

We got the Cooling Weighted Blanket from Serenity Living in Twilight Blue (S$288) as it was the only available colour then. But it suited our house's blue theme fine. They now have a dainty pink and dusty grey shade which I am very in love with. Deciding on the colours would have created quite a bit of problem if there were these colour choices HAHA!

Quite honestly, I expected these blankets to be very heavy. I won't say that they are light but the weight is very well-distributed. You can flip and toss around and the blanket doesn't even make a sound. I have to say the bamboo duvet cover is my favourite. It is silk-like and cooling, which is great for Singapore's humid weather. But a down side is that you need to iron it after a wash or else it would look crumply like mine!

Washing is quite a breeze. You just have to untie the sides (it is is kept in place by tying them to each side) and throw it into the washing machine. The recommended wash frequency is once a month. Overall, I did sleep soundly maybe because the weighted blanket felt like a nice, soft hug

They say mummies save the best for their child and there might be some truth in the statement because my child is enjoying it now as an extended matress. Weighted blanket make pretty good mattress too (though not its intended use) because they are quite substaintial in thickness and heavy enough not to be lifted by my young baby

Does he also sleep better? I don't know but sometimes we find him curled in the corner of the weighted blanket, sleeping calmly. But I do for sure. Because sometimes I have to sleep beside him to comfort him and this weighted blanket is a god-send. Without it, my back would probably hurt and dang I am no spring chicken. 

I would think the weighted blanket is not just a fad. Give it a try if you are looking for a better night's sleep!
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Saturday, June 12, 2021

It's tea time!

 I really miss going out, I truly do. To make myself feel better, I sort of brought the nice high-tea deliveries to the comfort of my own home. Surprisingly, I enjoy feasting in my pjs and being a messy eater, no need to be pretentious! I even turned on a movie and the air-con. Luxurious without breaking my pocket!

If you are a coffee lover, you have to check this out! Aroma Coffee released a set of 6 tea-infused coffee beverages ($42). You can't pick and choose but it is a nice set to share within the family. Flavours include the traditional Dirty Earl, Perky Peppermint and Creme Caramel. Special shoutout to the Summer Blossom (blend of fruits and white tea) as well as Mellow Melon, you probably can't find anything similar outside!

Each bottle contains a double shot of the specialty Espresso and fresh milk so you can still taste the coffee. The flavouring in no way overpowers the coffee and does enhance the taste and experience. Do try if you are looking for some pampering and indulgence. 

If your pockets are filling full, you can also order Conrad's Language of Flowers Afternoon Tea ($85.60) to go with your coffee. It is a very pretty and intricate set for sure. Top up to $100 and you can save $23.90 of delivery fees. We ended up getting the waygu and foie gras burger set ($22) so that we could get free delivery. The burgers were not fantastic though. 

Some of pieces were hits in the tea set while others were misses. I partially value a good scone and was rather upset that it wasn't up to expectation. I have a sweet tooth so I can finish up my own portion my husband felt surfieted halfway through. The good thing about having it at home...you can save it for later and share with other family members :D More bang for your bucks/ lesser waste!

Saturday, June 5, 2021

My Home Pantry: Feat. Mama Nougats

Whee~~ new stuff that you can load up in your home pantry. Quite honestly, I am pretty sian by now.  Can't wait for this Covid shit to be over. Even if it is over, we probably can't travel yet and I can be certain that all the travel funds would go into food/ snacks, so I thought this is a good time to do such reviews for the benefit of everyone)

I hope you guys like nougats cos I found a homemade place, Nougat Mama. These nougats are the soft, chewy type (like those I had in Taiwan) and is quite hard to find in Singapore. I tried out their signature and cranberry flavour.

It comes complete with the rice paper at just $9 per 100g. One thing I have realised about home bakers/ producers, their products are always packed with healthier ingredients. They don't stinge on quality for sure! Personally, I prefer the Cranberry nougats because they are sweeter and I like the contrasting flavour and fragrance between the nuts (almond and peanuts) and the cranberry.

If you are into a slightly more bitter taste of sesame, you might love the Signature. Apart from sesame, it contains walnuts, peantus and goji berries. Moving forward, the nougats will be packeted in really cute packaging and latest updates: they have free delivery till 13 June with no minimum spend, a great time to give it a try if you ask me...hehe