DIY Jar Label

Over the weekend, the husband was out to visit his secondary school teacher so I stayed home, did some housework and had the whole house to myself!

I think it’s good to have some me-time even when we are living together. Hubs and I have different taste in shows so I got to catch up on my shows (hello The Amazing Race and Black Mirror!)

Still in the midst of arranging the stuff in the kitchen cabinet but I’m more or less there.

I also got to do a bit of #DIY!

Found this on a arohammer’s post and decided to try it. It’s really simple and can be done in 15 minutes! #dayrehomes

First, print the labels that you want!

I just did a simple one via Microsoft word.

Then, use a clear tape and tape over it.

I didn’t have a big enough clear tape so I used scotch tape and overlap them.

Do remember to overlap them if 1 later is not enough because if there’s no overlapping, they will come out in the next step!

Soak them in water.

And the rub the paper away. It should come off rather easily.

And just stick them on!

People often get confused which doorbell to press so I did this HAHAHA

The bottom one is the original from HDB but we bought a wireless doorbell instead.


Don’t have to worry about the stickiness of the tape. It will still stick on!

As simple as that!

Btw, vinegar mixture (1 part vinegar, 1 part water) is damn good for every single kind of cleaning in the house. Super love it!

vegetable soup | flowers

Another attempt at #ivyytkitchenadventure yesterday!

Pretty easy to guess what my dish was yea? #dayrecooks

Chopped all the vegetables up!

Sweet corn

My mum gave us these to make some soup!

Start by boiling 3.5 bowls of water in med-high heat.

My mum said if it’s just the 2 of us, 2 bowls will do. But.. there’s barely enough water in the pot to cook the vegetables so I added more.

Once the water boils, throw all the vegetables in. When it starts boiling again, change to low heat and let it simmer. Depends on how soft you want your vegetables to be. I let it simmer for 30 min because I like the vegetables very soft.

Threw in some vegetarian meatballs and dumplings.

I cheated by adding a little mushroom seasoning and 大菜头 because I was worried the soup will be tasteless.

It was very sweet indeed 😀 oh and a little too much for 2 pax. I have a bowl left over which will be my dinner for tonight.

It’s a very simple dish, but an achievement for me.

I’m very very scared to attempt Chinese food because I’ve never done it before. If I fail, it means either there’s no dinner, or it’s just very 难吃. Which I’m fine with, if I’m alone. But now there’s the hubs so ya.

Every small step means one step forward, more dishes learnt.

Very happy that I have a kitchen to call my own! Gradually conquering my fear of cooking (Chinese food) haha.

Got these beauties today!

Always wanted some flowers to brighten up the house.

And some thistles.

I picked the main flowers from my solemnisation bouquet.

Still loving this 2 choices!

My end product! For the dining table.

Plenty of thistles left so took some random jar and put a ribbon on. It’s on my coffee table!