Posts Tagged ‘Shay Fei Fei’

Happy Mother’s Day!

May 12, 2013


Happy Mother’s Day!
(that includes moms, aunties and friends)

Flashback Friday : Branding

May 3, 2013



Flashback Friday – This is what ABL used to look like until the branding makeover.

Do you think Shay Fei Fei looks better now?

Stay tuned for an upcoming post on the evolution of Shay Fei Fei!

Macy’s Friends and Family Spring Sale

April 25, 2013


Macy’s is a great place to buy kitchen items and accessories.  It’s also spring!  If you’re replacing old items with new ones, head over with this coupon to get additional discounts.

Plus, while you’re there, make sure to enjoy the store displays as well!


*Taken from Macy’s Union Square in San Francisco.

Good Shoes = Good Investment

April 23, 2013


A comfortable pair of shoes is a good investment.

ABL went to get replacement for her checkered Vans. They are awesome comfortable slip on walking shoes.

It was a few dollars cheaper than the pair bought four years ago. Plus tax it totaled to $51.11.  That’s like approximately $13 a year.  If you choose to buy it at the Vans store, you can leave your old pair in the store and if it’s in wearable condition they can donate it.  If you choose to buy online, you can donate it yourself.

ABL TIP: Spring Cleaning Garage Sale

April 14, 2013


Spring is a time for new beginnings.

It’s also a great opportunity to clean up and get rid of stuff.

Have a garage sale or a yard sale and make it an event!

Certain areas in the Bay Area have city wide Garage Sales. ABL encourages you to make it a fun filled event. Invite a bunch of friends to entice more people to come by to check out your stuff. You can also turn it into a trade in event. Who knows, your friend may have something you have been looking for and vice versa. You can also sell home made cooked goodies.

Also if you live in a shared household, make sure to ask your spouse, partner, kids if they don’t need certain items. I do not recommend just selling someone else’s stuff without their permission.

So go through your closet and look around for stuff you don’t need anymore and jump start your Garage Sale Party!


March 18, 2013

Stress is defined as an organism’s total response to an environmental condition or stimulus, also known as a stressor. Stress typically describes a negative condition that can have an impact on an organism’s mental and physical well-being.

10 Health Problems related to STRESS

  1. Heart disease
  2. Asthma
  3. Obesity
  4. Diabetes 
  5. Headaches 
  6. Depression and anxiety
  7. Gastrointestinal problems
  8. Alzheimer’s disease
  9. Accelerated aging
  10. Premature death

Health Problems = Additional Expenses.

ABL and Nomo believe that HEALTH is WEALTH.

Nomo bought Shay Fei Fei a doughnut pillow to de-stress and Jon Kabat-Zinn’s “Wherever You Go, There You Are : Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life” .


Eat healthy, take breaks, prioritize, be mindful and help each other avoid stress!  Surprise someone with a gift to de-stress!

What’s your biggest FEAR?

March 8, 2013



What’s your biggest FEAR?
It’s usually FEAR that holds us back.
FEAR is also associated with FAILURE.
Failure is not an end result, it’s a stepping stone to success.


Do something that scares you!


March 6, 2013

Great way to spend a TUESDAY.

Exceptional Women In Publishing : Women’s Leadership Conference 2013


Conferences and meet ups are a great opportunity to meet new people and learn new things.  ABL felt empowered being surrounded by amazing women in the industry.


MEDIA is powerful.  One must use it with responsibility.


Work Out Corner

March 5, 2013


Elliptical – great thing about it is it’s small and you can plop it in front of your TV or computer
3lbs. Dumbbells
Adjustable Dumbbells (Handmydowns from Mr. Shay)
15lbs. Kettlebell
Exercise Mat

All these items available online.  If you’re creative enough you can get them cheaper at bargain stores like Ross or Marshall’s, Craigslist, a Garage Sale or Goodwill.

Did you know you pay more for your insurance if you’re overweight?

Staying fit is also saving money!

The Biggest Loser

March 4, 2013

In lieu of a gym membership and trainer, ABL has her work out corner.

For motivation, ABL watches The Biggest Loser

It’s great seeing these people transform.  See Michelle from Season 9.biggest-loser-winner-2009I enjoy watching the trainers Bob, Jillian and Dolvett motivate the contestants.  Each week is a breakthrough and a challenge.  Currently it’s on every Monday at 8pm.  If ABL misses it, she catches previous episodes on HULU.