Yummy - chocolate truffles!!


Did you expect to see some photos of home-made truffles? LOL - sorry, I don't have any! But I'm so excited to share with you a website I just discovered while searching for some chocolate truffles recipes - the ExpertVillage.com.


Here's a series of videos by Lauren Taylor showing step-by-step to making your own choco truffles. Oh btw, you can find my profile there - of course it's zakirahzakaria as usual. See, I'm not creative with names!


Oh anyway, I want to try my hands at making truffles now. My mum & sister just got back from New Zealand and they brought home some nice kiwi truffles - so delicious. What I wanted to try my hands at is something simpler for a beginner like me - chocolate truffles, for example - perhaps not so simple after all, but I think it's worth trying. My mum's birthday is coming this December 25 and it'll be nice if we have something out of the usual things to savour on that day, isn't it?


So now, apart from learning to make truffles, I'm also in the middle of re-designing my room (the one I'm sharing with my elder sis). We both agree that it's time we try our hands at making our room looks like something in the Domino book. I know, sounds ambitious, LOL, but hey, why not? We're not gonna paint the walls, buy a chandelier. Rather, we're gonna put some life to our current furniture, namely our white drawers, cupboards. We're also gonna buy new curtains for our windows. The one we have now is a little too heavy and doesn't look light to the eyes. Our palette is a mix of neutral and zesty colours.


I wish I could share some photos but I'm short of time at the moment, so I hope I'll be able to be back with some photos.


Oh, meanwhile, the "free-w/$10-purchase" offer is now on at my store! It's running the whole month, so don't rush (but do take the opportunity - *wink*). Oh wait, I'm supposed to make you go crazy and immediately go to the store and fill your carts up. Why did I not think of that earlier? Oh ok, don't miss this opportunity, ladies, coz next month it's gonna be over and there'll be a new gorgeous kit for your $10 purchase!


For this month, you'll get this "super-modern, super-chic" kit when you spend $10 or more in my store:


Oh, and did I mention that you'll get a special savings coupon in your inbox when you purchase $5 or more? Don't you just LOVE shopping? I know I do! I just blew up my savings account last Monday on a DKNY top and skincare. It was on sale, how could a girl resist such thing. Thank God I have my own money now. Or else, I'd feel so guilty for spending my dad's money on such thing!


There's still one thing that's haunting me now though - a beautiful handbag I saw at two malls but it's so expensive, I know I have to wait for a sale somehow. It's a new arrival though so it'll be next year till I can get my hands on it. It's so embarrassing, but I've seen it since the last 3 weeks and I still can't get it out of my heads. I think a lot of people hate it because of the brand, so I won't take the risk of mentioning it here, LOL. Even if I will, I'll show the picture instead of mentioning the brand!




Have a great weekend y'all! Don't blow up your credit cards! Spend wisely this holiday season ;)

What's in store for you this month?



I have to admit that I've cooked up a lot of exciting things for you this month, what's with the festive mood I'm getting in, the crazy sales here in Malaysia, and my mother's birthday on Christmas day. I don't know where to start, but here's a little breakdown of what's in store for you this month :)




Dec. 1-14: Matahati Designs' December grab bag released

Dec. 5: December's "Free w/$10 Purchase" offer begins

Dec. 12: "12 Days of Christmas" sale; blog freebie

Dec. 14: A new kit at only $3 (one day only; w/coupon inside)

Dec. 15: December Grab Bag revealed

Dec. 19: Blog freebie

Dec 31: Savings coupon & "Free w/$10 Purchase" offer ends



So mark your calendars because some of these events only last for ONE day only! I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss them!


So, to begin with, here's my second grab bag ever (after my August grab bag) - the December Grab Bag:



If you want a sneak peek of what's inside, check out TheDailyScrapper's Christmas Edition and look for this image:


I'll be back tomorrow with some gorgeous layouts from my CT girls using my grab bag.



Have a splendid week, everyone! 

RAK Challenge #2 posted!



See you in the forum!!


p/s: ad made with my upcoming grab bag ;)