That Awesome Feeling to Serve in our Mission Trip to the Philippines, April 2017

I can’t believe it all happened! It was just last year I was telling my handsome cutest hubby that I wanted to do a mission trip, and has been included in my prayers and God made it all happened! 🙂

We all have that longing to serve, and to help, (Yea you do!) simply because we are all created in the image of God, and God wants to help you if you want to be helped and believe in Him thats what He said in John 3:18,

 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son ❤

I don’t know where to start how to tell you but the photos uploaded will help me tell the story :).

First of all I have to tell you that this Mission Trip  was “fun fulfilling hard-work”. We’ve organised a POP-up Shop, shown below my handwritten awesome quotes sold in the pop-up-shop and all the stuff some of my friends and church has donated.

And the SHE (Strong Highly Favoured and Empowered) Walk for a Cause love in Action.

And of course thankful to my spiritual Nanay and Tatay together with their daughter Fideliz who orchestrated and has the heart to serve and started helping unfortunate children and community in the Philippines also here in Australia.

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Sharing you videos and photos from Mission Trip 🙂

Showing you the highlight of our Mission trip the,mass wedding, all expense paid by the fundraising, Nanay Betty, Tatay Teo and Baylife Church.

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I just couldn’t thank God enough for this magical experience that He made to happen, something that I will treasure all my life. One of my favourite question I ask myself is “Is there not a cause???” I know we all have different goals and wants in life but start with asking yourself that question when you’re up to doing something, have a cause in all that you do and I pray that in all that you do let it all be done in Love <3.

DIY Paper Leaf and Flower Garland

fullsizerender-100fullsizerender-102Here again to help you out create an easy DIY paper leaf and flowers to add beauty on your occasion coming up! 🙂 Its so easy and cheap I bet you can’t wait to do this one yourself, so grab all the things you need and lets get creating!

Materials Needed:

  • Scissors
  • Tissue paper (got mine from Coles about 99 cents)
  • Any green paper of your choice (so long as it is thin)
  • Sewing machine (to sew the leaf together)
  • Leaf Template (get it here)

Making the Paper Leaf

  1. Trace the template to the green paper and cut it out.
  2. Sew the Paper Leaf in an alternate way or criss cross for a natural look.
  3. Sew until you reach your desired length and your all done! 🙂

Making the Tissue Leaf

As shown below, once you’ve done all three steps, its important that you need to make pleats when rolling the tissue for it to bloom! Cheap and easy ❤

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At home sweet home decoration ❤
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In here you will see the garland being used on the cross to add beauty, and me as an emcee on a SHE (strong, highly-favoured,empowered) movement conference, November, 2016

 

 

Personalized Easy DIY Zipper Makeup Pouch

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Loving this new pouch that I made myself for my beauty makeup weapons! Haha! First of all, thanks for dropping by and in this blog I will show you how to make this, it’s so easy I promise you! 🙂

Go grab the things needed, listed below;

  • Two outer Fabric of your choice 10″x7″ in size
  • Two lining Fabric 10″x7″ in size
  • Zipper 10″ in size (cut to fit in the size of your fabric)

Start Creating! 🙂

You want to make sure the zipper you have is the same size of the pouch you will be making and if the zipper you have is too long just cut to as the same size as your fabric as shown below and make sure do a stitch at the end of the zipper where it has been cut like below.fullsizerender-78fullsizerender-76

Now after you’ve got the right size of the zipper you will then sew the zipper unto the fabric as shown below, you will need to use a zipper foot in sewing this.

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You will now need to get the lining fabric to sew on the other side, same stitching as what you did to your outer fabric.

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Next step is to top stitch the outer fabric, just make sure when you do the top stitch not to include the lining fabric

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In this step, you will sew the fabric together leaving a gap in the lining fabric to reverse it later on, as shown below make sure to to fold the zipper teeth toward the lining

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I have cut the edges of the fabric shown below then turn the pouch inside out.

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After turning the pouch inside out, you will need to top stitch or hand sew the fabric for closure.

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Now heres the best part! For me anyways! haha! Personalising your pouch! I have chosen a Cotton organic Natural cotton specifically for this so I could write on it 😉

You will need to choose what you want to write on it, and practice first before you write on your fabric. The pen I have used for this is the Sharpie Stained fabric Marker

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Voila! Too cute ❤

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Now you can put your fave makeup items in it ❤

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5 Best Nursing Shoes on Trend You Need to be Wearing

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Me at work wearing Adidas Pure Boost ZG Unlimited
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Me wearing Crocs Busy Day Duet shoes

So why am I writing this??? Because its just too important for nurses! And if you’re a nurse you know how it is right?? We give medications, we go back and forth to check our beloved patients, then we run at times just to get something to save patients lives, then… we go back and forth again! This is why sometimes we forget to pee! Haha! Because it’s all happening in the ward! Hehe. I am only talking about Nurses on the go 😉 as some works at the facility like the triage Nurses call centre and on research jobs, but most Nurses would know how important this is!

I have been working as a Nurse for nearly 10 years now including overseas, and finding the right shoes for comfort, support and stability for long hours is needed, and as I have experienced to try on different shoes in search for the perfect one I would like to share with you and some of my colleagues best shoes to wear. So here are the lists!

Ecco Rise GTX Slip On

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These are the perfect good looking, most comfortable shoes, I have ever worn! I have lots of good comments from this specially from the patients, I had my pair for more than 3 years now and still looks new! You can literally be up and walking on this for more than 8 hours and you don’t feel hurt on your back and calves and foot, so this is highly recommended. With this one you get what you paid for as it will cost you around $149-249. I bought mine at amazon for $149

Description from website: Elegant and highly wearable, this classic shoe is ideal for every day wear. Stretchy textile combined with a soft leather upper gives great flexibility and comfort. 100% waterproof thanks to its GORE-TEX® membrane. Removable leather inlay sole molds to the shape of your foot.

Available at  au.shop.ecco.com,  amazon.comtheathletesfoot.com.au

Adidas Pure Boost Unlimited ZG

Pure boost are considered the best running shoes ever made, and ill tell you now it is “THE BEST” working comfortable shoes youll walk on and a lot of reviews will tell you. We do run at work right?? 🙂 I’m only talking about the Pure Boost Unlimited ZG because it is what I have tried on and have worn for work but I’m pretty sure all the pure boost made are, I was going to buy the Ultra Boost but for the price of $240?? I will prolly not! Haha! I also have the NMD’s which are comfortable to wear too! And too darn good looking! I have worn this for months now and won’t disappoint!

Description from Website:

Run fast. Run natural. Run extreme. Experience zero gravity in these women’s lightweight running shoes. An EVA outsole and full boost™ midsole evoke a floating sensation, keeping every step charged with an endless supply of light, fast energy. An adidas Primeknit upper in this neutral runner is carefully engineered to naturally expand with your foot, providing an ultra-comfortable fit.

Available at adidas.com.au

Crocs Women’s Duet Busy Day 2.0 Satya A-line

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I love the comfort of this shoes! It’s also lightweight. Initially it will feel a little bit tight but will eventually fit in on your foot comfortably well. I recommend ordering one size up for this one as they run small. I have worn this for nearly 2 years now and they are amazing! This looks good on and I get compliment a lot. It has really good arch support too.

Description from Website: Your go-anywhere, do-anything shoe just got better. The uppers are made with a stretchy fabric that feels like your yoga pants. They’re comfortable, versatile and move with you. The big news is the footbed — we’ve added more arch support and a cushioned heel for even more comfort. The foam footbed has a sink-into-it softness while still giving you excellent rebound and shock absorption. Just what you need when you’re running around all day. We’ve also made the styling less athletic looking, making it more versatile for wherever you’re running off to next.

Available at crocsaustralia.com.au

 

Crocs Women’s Cap Toe Flat

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Not all flats are comfortable to wear for long hours, so if you’re looking for a comfortable, lightweight, waterproof and with arch support shoes all day long, then this shoes is really good, had worn this for nearly two years and bought two pairs, I also wear them on some occasions going out, its so versatile and looks good on!

Description from website: For decades, this has been a wardrobe’s “go-to” shoe, thanks to its timeless style and versatility. But with a more modern twist, our lightweight Croslite™ material makes these cap toe flats as comfortable as they are cute. Perfectly caps off a pair of skinny jeans or cropped pants.

Available at crocsaustralia.com.au

 

Nike Airmax 2016

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Me at working wearing Adidas Pure Boost ZG Unlimited

Another running shoes you could wear and run with is this “feels like you’re walking on cloud” effect shoes! (yep, this is how you’ll feel 😉 It’s just pure comfort and awesomeness! Haha! You could walk on this for long hours and still feel the comfort on your calves and foot. As you can see at the bottom of the sole is made out of clouds! …jokes! Some air in it so you kinda feel like youre bouncing when walking on it and it does feels amazing! Man all this reviews I feel like Nike owe me a shoes now haha! So yea go get a pair of these, It wont disappoint too like the pure and ultra boost adidas!

Website Description: The full-length Max Air unit is designed with a tubular construction that enhances flexibility while putting more air underfoot for an ultra-smooth ride. Engineered mesh provides ventilation for your forefoot while supporting your midfoot. The partial mesh inner sleeve enhances breathability while offering a sock-like fit.Flywire cables integrate with the laces and wrap your arch for an adaptive, supportive fit.

Available at store.nike.com

So there you go guys! I am betting my nursing degree for it! haha! The shoes you need to be wearing now really for your comfort! You probably have the shoes that you wear now but give those a try and you will know what I’m talking about ;), comment below if there’s a shoes that you find most comfortable to wear that is not on the list, and thanks in advance! 🙂 I salute you Nurses! Keep saving people’s lives and keeping them happy and cared for ❤ Much love, Kristine 🙂

 

 

DIY Decoupage Office Chair, or any Chair you want! :)

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Woo! Here it is guys! Been wanting to do this project and thought I will share it with you awesome peeps :), I bought this chair so cheap at IKEA many years ago and I find it boring now so thought of giving it a new makeover! The fabric that I have used for this chair is from Salvation Army Shop which cost nothing at all and bought it few years back, it is a Japanese Inspired fabric that I could not resist buying and did not think I will use for this chair! This isn’t hard to do at all, let me take you to steps in doing it.

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  • Scissors
  • Your favourite Fabric
  • Mod Podge
  • Clear Finishing Sealer
  • Gold Spray paint
  • Brush

*I bought the paint brush, spray paint and sealer at Bunnings 🙂

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I’m loving gold accents at the moment so I thought of spray painting the chairs’ legs with what else??? GOLD 🙂 Love the sparkly result of this one!

I have pre-measured the cloth that I’m gonna be using for the chair and figured out how to place it on the chair. Choose a fabric for your liking and one that will suit your happy place! :), this is the fun part!

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Now Time to Decoupage the Chair

In here you’ll need a paint brush to make it easier to spread the Mod Podge on the chair. I covered mostly the top of the chair first then place the fabric on the chair, and when you have placed the fabric, you will need to smoothen out the fabric onto the chair making sure its nice and flat, the Mod Podge is good to work with as it doesn’t dry quickly so you can smoothen the fabric quite easily onto the chair.

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Once you’ve covered the whole chair with Mod Podge, smooth out the rest of the fabric, focusing not on the edges yet as you have to cut a piece of Fabric to smoothly fit in the chair.

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As shown below you will have to pinch a piece of the fabric, just enough to connect the fabric together and you will need to cut the excess which you think will fit in together.

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Next is the edges, as shown below you will need to just cut to fit nice and perfect onto the chair, don’t worry about the glue drying out quickly you will have enough time to smoothen it. Cut the extra hanging fabric then use the paint brush and paint some more Mod Podge to smoothen the edges with the fabric.

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Wait for about half an hour for the chair to be completely dry. I used a clear finishing sealer below for the last part and you will need about an hour for the chair to be completely dry, and after you will get the excitement of putting it in your work area or office or wherever you want! haha! Thats how I felt anyways 😉 Voila! Tada! From a cheapo chair to the chair of your dreams! Go on and do your own! Feel free to ask me questions, happy to help. Have fun creating! 🙂

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Becoming a Registered Nurse in Australia from Overseas

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I love to share this to you, as a Registered Nurse myself I know the frustrations when I was applying to be a Registered Nurse in Australia, now my country of Citizenship. There are hurdles and I tell you, you will go through a lot of process and requires dose of patience, and persistence but promise you it’s all worth it 😉

Apart from High Annual Income, once registered, you are a priority in getting your permanent residence because of shortage of Nurses in Australia, ability to enhance your Nursing Skills in worlds “Best Practice” health facilities, high quality of life, improve your life expectancy and health, live a happy, fulfilling, peaceful life and be in “the world’s dream destination”. So let me take you to the process in making those dreams into reality.

First Qualification You Need to Have

Before you even gather all your documents make sure you can and would need to pass the English exam, there are 3 exams that you could take, You need to achieve the required minimum scores in one of
the following English language tests and meet the requirements for test results specified in this standard:

  • IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • OET with a minimum score of B in each of the four components (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking).
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum total score of 94 and the following minimum score in each section of the test: 24 for listening 
,24 for reading 
,27 for writing, and 
23 for speaking.

Gather All Your Documents

The next thing you need to provide while preparing for your English exam are the documents needed, which are listed at the AHPRA (click on this for documents needed) website where you can find all the documents you need to procure and guidelines in providing the right documentation.

After you have completed your documentation you will have to await response from AHPRA and you will receive a letter of refusal for Registration and be referred to enroll at either ACN (Australian College of Nursing) or ETEA (Employment Training and Education Australia) to complete the bridging course, once approved they will send you a letter of documents needed to complete prior enrolment. Some Countries would not need to do a bridging course, this can be verify at AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency) website.

Other Alternative 

I have interviewed some Registered Nurses from overseas that have gotten their qualification here in Australia just recently and another way to get your qualification is to apply for a student visa related to a Nursing degree and from here you can apply while studying, they would accommodate/prioritise your application base on your experience overseas as a Registered Nurse, and if you have relatives that are currently residing here in Australia.

I recommend that you apply independently, using an agency will only cost you more money, as your application will all be dependent on your qualifications and documents anyway. Incidentally, you will need about $10000 or more for enrolling to complete the bridging course. If you have any questions feel free to comment below, I hope this helps you 🙂

How to Personalise Your Boring Bag, Patch it :)

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I love to personalise my stuff! 🙂 ❤ And so here I am sharing with you guys how I made this cute patches on my bag. Patches are so on trend at the moment, you can see them on jeans, jackets, top, bags, shoes, even on phone cases! Oh so love them (smiley emoji with popping heart eyes).

I bought this bag as I needed them for my new motorbike, yes! I just recently bought my new Honda Grom which I might talk about here later on :). Anyways, so I bought this bag at CultureKings at Sydney CBD, brand Herschel and I thought it was just too plain for me and so the creativity strikes once again, so here it is how I made it.

You Will Need:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric or Felt (You can buy felt at a cheap dollar shop or art shop like eskersleys or lincraft)
  • Fabric Pencil/ordinary marking pen
  • Scissors

Choose Your Design

This part is totally up to you, what letter or what design you want to embed on your new plain bag. After choosing, make sure to practice to draw on blank paper first what design so when you draw on the actual fabric or felt you wouldn’t have much trace of the pencil, alternatively you can draw your pattern on a cardboard to trace to your choice of felt. Cut it out then your ready to embroider the side to make it stand out.

Embroider Your Patch

I only used a regular sewing machine to do this, you might need some practice at first using a scrap fabric/felt to get the right thickness that you want. I have used a cream felt to embroider the design to add background and space to embroider, but its totally up to you.

Attaching the Patch

Some patch I have to hand sew on to the bag itself as it can’t be reached using the sewing machine, but the top part was sewn using the machine. Alternatively there are some pre-made cute patches available that you can buy from Etsy .

Totally enjoy making this one :), I hope its something inspirational for you to do! Go ahead! Make your own mark! Comment if you’ve done one yourself and go on inspire me too 🙂 Keep Creating!