Cold Storage Kids Run 2015

Media Invite

Cold Storage Kids Run 2015 marks the very first time our family of four ran in the race together!


All decked out in our Cold Storage race tee and our Skechers shoes, ready for the run!

Nakayla and I were in the Jolly Kiwi category, which had an earlier start time to Sean and Blake’s Merry Berry category. But we decided to try our luck and wait it out together so that we can run together as a family of four. And we managed to do it! Nakayla and I joined the boys in their category! Hehe.

Despite the coordination effort we put in to ensure we ran together, the moment they flagged us off, Sean and Blake zoomed past ahead of everyone else. It probably took a minute maximum before they were completely out of our sight! Needless to say, with all the running the boys were doing, there weren’t any photos taken.

According to Sean, Blake ran all the way and didn’t want to stop. He went all out, even after passing the finishing line! So proud of my baby boy! :’)

Nakayla did her best too! She ran as fast and far as her little legs could carry her.

And when she realized that Sean and Blake were out of sight, she kept calling out, “Daddy! Where are you?” Haha. It was such a cute sight. And every time I asked her where Sean and Blake were, her immediate reaction and answer would be…


“There!”

Which were followed immediately by a sprint from her, in an attempt to catch up with her daddy and brother.


While us girls were still in the run, Blake went to play some carnival games with Sean!

Half way through the race, Nakayla got distracted by some of the sights (bouncing castle, flowers) and gradually slowed down, reducing her run to a walk. I’m guessing that she’s probably tired by then too (the weather was blazing hot!), but Nakayla completed the run all on her own! At no point did she ask me to carry her. She was happy to be able to run free, without holding my hands! Hehe. From start to finish, she ran/jog/walk all 800m on her own!


All eyes on her!

I’m so proud of her! This definitely marks the beginning of more runs and races for us! Both children did so well! :D


A family that runs together, sticks together!

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Highlights from the day in video

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A photographer by the name of Sotong from Running Shots, managed to snap a shot of Sean and Blake!

And a couple of Nakayla and me!

Thank you, Mr Photographer! :D

Disclaimer: We were invited to run in Cold Storage Kids Run 2015 and Skechers very kindly sponsored our running shoes for the race! Sean and Blake wore running shoes from Skechers’ new GoRUN 4 series (Men and Boys series respectively), Nakayla wore a pair from their Playtime Memory Foam series for girls, and I wore a pair from their latest GoRUN Ride 4 series for ladies.

Pilates Fitness: 28 Days Pilates Challenge

Sponsored

Once work and family duties got caught up with me late last year, I neglected exercising. It was reduced to a mere 1-day-1-song workout based on a game. Haha!

I don’t know if they somehow knew I was in some kind of exercise slump, but my sponsor, Pilates Fitness, recently issued me a challenge to up my fitness game!


Image from Pilates Fitness FB Page

This 28 Days Pilates Challenge is open to everyone and anyone living in Singapore from the period of 1 June 2015 to 31 August 2015.

If you’re keen to challenge yourself, all you will have to do is:

1. Register at any studio reception (You can read about my reviews for their classes and see photos of their two studios here)

2. Ensure you have enough classes to get started. If you have existing bundle classes with them, you can use those for this challenge. If you don’t, you can make a purchase of the 28 Days Pilates Challenge Class Bundle at any studio reception.

3. Book your classes, track your body analysis and redeem your free health and beauty bag.

4. Track your weekly score.

5. Attend 28 days of classes within the 3 month period mentioned above and win prizes.

Besides challenging yourself, pushing yourself towards a healthier lifestyle, you can also look forward to winning $1000 in cash and prizes worth $2000 if you perform the best in the challenge! What an awesome motivation, right? Keep fit, win cash and prizes at the same time! Just make sure you read up on the rules to ensure you’re on the right track to win the prizes.

There are also awards for individuals who excel in these categories, which include the influencer, the challenger, the motivator, best customer and the completion reward!

While it’s still a few weeks before the challenge starts in June, I’m attending classes now to whip my body back in shape! And also to clear the prerequisites needed to attend their new HIIT classes (starts in June, can’t wait!). Hehe.


So, to my dear sponsor, Pilates Fitness…
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!
28 Days Pilates Challenge, HERE I COME!

Disclaimer: This is part of a series of posts with classes sponsored by Pilates Fitness for the purpose of review and documenting my fitness journey with them. I’d like to thank the staff at Pilates Fitness for helping me capture these moments on camera :)

For Your Indulgence

Media Invite + Sponsored

About 3 weeks ago, I was invited to the soft launch of For Your Indulgence (FYI) – an online bags and accessories store from Singapore.


Having a ball of a time shopping at @fyindulgence! #amazinglystill #sporemombloggers #sponsored

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After a brief introduction of their launch collection – the necklaces and earrings are handmade, painstakingly bead by bead! – we were told to shop away! Like music to my ears!


These are the colours available for just one design!


I managed to get a mini sneak preview of the next collection too :P

And boy, was I like a kid in a candy store! Hehe.

With over 100 necklaces in designs and colours to choose from, it’s really difficult to choose without bringing everything home!

I struggled a little (cos I want to bring every piece home!) and eventually, decided that what works best for me and my style are necklaces that are not too chunky and good for daily wear.

I shall now present to you, my selection of necklaces from the mini series which we have all coined as The Monday to Sunday! Hehe.


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (LGreen/ Red), $9.90
Doesn’t this remind you of Christmas? Hehe.


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (Green/ Orange), $9.90
I was so drawn to this particular shade of green and orange combination!


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (White/ Blue/ Red), $9.90
This piece was my first choice the moment I laid my eyes on it!


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (Black/ White), $9.90
The one necklace I’m confident will match any outfit!


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (Black/ White/ Yellow), $9.90
A slight variation from the earlier Blake and White version.
It sure brings on a brighter mood!


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (Blue/ White/ Red), $9.90
I had to get this because…
Doesn’t it remind you of Optimus Prime? Hehe.


Handmade Exotic Beaded Necklace (Yellow/ Black), $9.90
And if you have Optimus Prime, surely you cannot leave Bumblebee out! :P

These necklaces may have the same overall design with the main difference being the colours, but it is also the very reason why I picked them. They are able to give me a different look every day, to match my different moods. And looking through my wardrobe, these will definitely be able to add some variations to my daily wear!

Besides the necklaces, I have also picked out a bag from the launch collection!


Reversible Tote Bag with Added Sling Bag (Green/Red), $69.90

Truth be told, I had quite a tough time deciding what colours to get. There were just too many to choose from! I had thought of going with a really safe colour combination, but as I looked through the bags over and over again, I somehow had a moment of clarity. And in that moment, I picked this particular bag up and went, “I want this!” Haha!

And the best part? It comes with a sling bag!


Weee! TWO BAGS!

At the price of $69.90, some might feel that it’s a little expensive for two synthethic leather bags. But think of it this way, you’re not just getting two bags. You’re getting 3 bags! It just so happens that you got to flip one of the bags inside out to get your third bag. Hehe. Ain’t this tote bag(s) just brilliant? I love it so much!

And that tote bag marks the end of my loot from my shopping spree at For Your Indulgence (FYI). Needless to say, I went home a happy, happy girl! :D


Thanks for all the lovely bag and accessories, For Your Indulgence (FYI)!

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DISCOUNT CODE ALERT!

Shop at For Your Indulgence (FYI) and key in amazinglystill before you check out to enjoy 10% off your purchases! Valid till 30th June 2015.

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

One lucky winner will walk away with SGD$100 gift voucher to shop at For Your Indulgence (FYI)! All you’ll have to do is to follow the steps as provided in the widget below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For Your Indulgence Shopping Voucher Giveaway Terms and Conditions:
– Giveaway ends 15 May 2015, Monday 2359 hours (Singapore time)
– Limited to one winner per household
– Winners will be selected by me on 16 May 2015 (based on most impressionable answer)
– Incomplete or invalid entries will be automatically disqualified without notice
– This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook
– Winners will be contacted by For Your Indulgence (So please make sure you fill up the correct details in the contest!)
– Collection details will be provided by PONEY Singapore
– All personal details provided in this contest will be kept confidential. Only details of the winners will be shared with For Your Indulgence to facilitate the collection of prize.
– We may or may not announce the winner(s) on our social media platforms. Permission will be seek from the winner(s) first.
– We reserve the right to amend the terms and conditions without prior notice

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Suitable for women of all ages, For Your Indulgence (FYI) carries a range of exclusive handmade accessories and bags that are thoughtfully designed and aesthetically stylish too.

FYI products are trendy and versatile, meant to be stunning visual art pieces that brighten up any of your outfits. FYI designs their accessories to complement a variety of occasions, be it casual day wear or party wear. They are all exclusive pieces, produced in limited numbers.

At FYI, shopping is as enjoyable for you as the team who sources for and creates these products.

For more information about For Your Indulgence, you may wish to visit their Facebook Page, follow their Instagram and/or visit their website.

FYI products can also be purchased at Active Hive (by appointment only), earrings included.

Active Hive
65 Ubi Road 1 #02-88
Oxley Bizhub
Singapore 408729

Tel: 6384 2758

Operating hours (by appointment only):
• Mon to Fri: 10am to 8pm
• Sat & Sun: 10am to 6pm
• Public Holidays: Closed

Disclaimer: I was invited to the launch of For Your Indulgence on behalf of AT Marketing Consultancy and received shopping credits for the purpose of this review.