This is certainly the week of freebies!
Hot on the heels of the Valentine's Day printable greeting card comes a pastel sweet Lunar New Year printable. In the spirit of love and celebration, we thought it would be really fun to share another greeting card printable to keep the words flowing!
If you are not giving out any red packets this year, why not pen some heartfelt words to your family and friends? Your card can be filled with blessings and well wishes for the year ahead or it could be a simple appreciation note to your loved ones. Whatever it is, your greeting card will add the best kind of warm fuzzy feelings to the season's festivities.
Oh gosh, we have been so quiet on our blog. It has been a whirlwind of madness since last October and time just slipped through our fingers! We will definitely do an update on what we have been up to since October 2017 but for now, we come bearing gifts!
Valentine's Day is drawing so near and we thought it would be fun to design a free printable Vday card! Everyone has someone to love in their lives. The current love in your life need not be romantic. Platonic and familial loves are just as important, and really ought to be cherished and celebrated as well!
Print this greeting card out on any paper type - we do recommend a higher quality paper for best results - and share your heart in writing with the one you love. Words last a lifetime and you will definitely make someone's day that much sweeter.
The printable greeting card is A6 in size. To access the printable PDF file, simply go to the Downloads section.
Happy Valentine's Day!
With Love, Min+Jia.
The weekend is almost here and when we are not busy with work, we like to roll up our sleeves and get our hands dirty with some DIY projects. Making or crafting things is a great therapeutic way to relieve stress and infuse creativity into spare moments. It is even better when you get crafty with your loved ones!
In the slideshow below are DIY projects that we can't wait to delve into. We have placed them into our to-do list and will be definitely checking them off one by one during the coming weekends. Take a look and let us know which projects caught your eye too!
With Love, Min+Jia.
Jia and I enjoy snacking on fries as much as we enjoy a healthy bowl of salad for lunch. We love the benefits of clean-eating but simply can’t find the time to put together a healthy lunchbox on a daily basis. Eating out has proven to be a whole lot more convenient and time-saving for us. But that also means, more money is spent on lunches that may not necessarily be the healthiest option!
And so, we decided to mix up our lunch routine. Jia and I will take turns to pack a lunchbox on Mondays as a way to spur each other to eat better, cleaner and healthier. This plan makes going to work after a weekend a whole lot more palatable and it’s just fun to pack for a picnic!
In my trusty lunchbox and bento 'bag', I overpacked lunch for both of us this week. For mains, I packed grain bowls topped with grilled shrimp, halloumi, avocado, edamame, red radishes, pomegranate with ponzu dressing. To replace our unhealthy snacks, I packed a hummus dip with celery and carrot sticks, apples, and a bottle of peach and strawberry infused green tea. Needless to say, we overate and dived right into food coma.
Here are some healthy lunchbox ideas for you and your favourite work buddy!
1 // Dips with celery and carrot sticks
We love healthy dips like regular hummus or beetroot hummus, guacamole and tzatziki. Great for sharing with other colleagues too!
2 // Pot noodles or one-pot super veggie rice
These recipes are so easy to put together that we end up eating it pretty often. I am a huge fan of this easy-peasy pot noodles while Jia loves the one-pot super veggie rice.
3 // Grain bowls
We can't and won't deny our addiction to grain bowls so it's definitely making to this list.
4 // Pasta salad
A classic of every salad bar and available in different types of flavours and textures. Cold pesto penne salad is one of our favourites!
5 // Overnight oats
If I could, I would eat breakfast all day. Overnight oats is versatile - have it sweet or savoury and it will still be so good for you. I am a fan of savoury oats so I'll pack jars of overnight oats with avocado and a poached egg.
6 // Yogurt, granola and fruit salsa
Pair fresh fruits with delicious dollops of yogurt if you fancy some sweet treats after a hearty lunch. Remember to opt for greek yogurt to reduce the hidden sugar!
7 // Sandwiches, wraps, pitas or sushi rolls
What's a picnic without sandwiches or sushi? Choose wholegrain options and load your sandwiches, wraps or sushi rolls with a 3:1 vegetable to protein ratio.
8 // Infused water
It is important to hydrate throughout the day despite sitting in an air-conditioned office space. Prepare infused water with refreshing fruits such as lemons and berries to make drinking plain water fun!
So many ideas, so little lunch breaks. Grab a lunch buddy and make a healthy change today! :)
It seems to be the season of rebranding and new launches. In the past few months, we have been working on several packaging design and branding projects, thus a significant time in the studio has been dedicated to brainstorming and researching. As always, one of our favourite preliminary methods of researching is by combing through Pinterest for ideas and inspiration.
Great packaging always reflect the product and the personality of the company behind the product. Clever packaging functions as well as it looks, and helps to sell the product, as customers are all visual creatures by nature. People are always drawn to products that look good! Here are some pins - all different and quirky in their own ways - that not only caught our eye, but also helped in creating conversations during our brainstorming sessions.
Have you seen any packaging that you really liked? Share them with us!
With Love, Min+Jia.
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