Category Archives: Personal

August 11, 2011

Little Beauties

that was interesting to read through.

But that discovery did spur me to find a new journal. And hopefully one that I would actually stick with past the first few weeks or so. When I saw this beautiful little journal, I immediately thought, “oh, it’s like twitter in paper form! I can do that.” So here’s to boiling down the essence of a day into 2-3 sentences for the next 5 years.

And that crown? That lovely little thing. I’ve been searching for it ever since a client mentioned last year that such crowns could be found at a Napa winery. But which one? I finally stumbled upon it at the gorgeous Castello di Amorosa and I’m in love with it. Just looking at it perched on my bookcase is like a small dose of romanticism. Which I think everyone needs in their day-to-day lives.

June 7, 2011

Quarter Century Milestone

I’ve always had a funny way of dealing with my birthday, every year that it rolls around. There have been times when I’ve been completely indifferent to my birthday, other times when I felt the need to be loud, extravagant and do something outrageous, and the shamelessly self-pitying times when I wailed miserably about aging, mortality, and death. Oh yeah, I can be quite the drama llama at times. So I wonder if it’s a sign of maturity that this year all I wanted was to be pampered with a massage and eat a delicious meal. Spending a few hours crafting to boot, and I’m a happy girl.

I’ve been busily making crepe flowers and fringe streamers, following the tutorials by these two lovely ladies: A Field Journal and Oh Happy Day

Slowly putting together the pieces for a belated birthday BBQ.

To all the people who wished me well on my 25th birthday, thank you so much. It means the world to me!

May 22, 2011

Things I Adore // Pinterest

I’m sure many of my fellow crafters, bloggers, and photographers have already become addicted to this site and with good reason too. It’s brilliant. I’m a total mess when it comes to keeping track of all my desktop folders and firefox bookmarks. And it drives me up the wall when I see something lovely on a site and then completely forget which site I saw it on. Which then leads to me furiously digging through my browser history for hours, trying to figure it all out.

So just the concept of a website that could single-handedly keep track of all the little bits and pieces of the internet sounded fantastic to me. I quickly got myself an invite and have been pinning away to my heart’s content. I’ve been spending waaay too many hours pinning recipes, crafting ideas, places I want to visit, and wish lists of things I want to get my hands on.

Also have a board on their with ideas for my own future wedding. Never too early to start planning, right? 😉

Such a super useful tool for keeping track of various ideas, wants, and inspiration, with links back to the original content, and laid out beautifully for you to pore over.

If anyone wants an invite to try out Pinterest, just leave a comment! And if you want to follow my pins/boards, you can catch me here:

January 10, 2011


Every New Year, I write up a long list of accomplishments I want to achieve in the new year. Everything from learning new languages to losing 10 pounds. But not this year. This year, I am going to pour my energy not into a list of resolutions, but into one general philosophy.

For myself, my business, my photography, my clients, my family and friends. I am going to work hard and be kind, and as the wonderful Mr. Conan O’Brien assures me, amazing things will happen.

Here’s to a bright and shiny future. Happy New Year!

March 2, 2010

South Korea // Part I

A couple months ago, I had the opportunity to go spend a week in South Korea. It was a wonderful spontaneous decision that happened within the span of a couple hours. We found an insanely great promo deal with Singapore airlines that was expiring THAT DAY, and the same day I got the call from my bestest Cousin Grace that she would be in Korea at the same time which sealed the deal. So we jumped at the chance and booked the tickets that afternoon.

Turns out, we couldn’t have picked a better time to visit. The colors! Reds and golds and greens. I was blown away by how beautiful the natural surroundings of Korea were, and I was like a kid in a candy shop oohing and ahhing and snapping photos left and right.

Yes, a mosquito stung me in the eye, yes we caught the swine flu, and yes my cousin forced me to eat raw crab meat, but my overwhelming memories of this trip remain firmly rooted in the intense beauty of this country. This is only my 2nd time visiting and it definitely won’t be my last.

Korea Colors

Korea 02

Korea 03

Korea 05

Korea 08

Korea 04

Korea 16

Korea 06

Korea 12

Korea 13

Korea 07

Korea 14

Korea 09

Korea 15

More photos to come!

December 14, 2009

Chrstimas crafting

I’m one of those A-for-effort type crafters. The kind of person who adores crafts, but usually devotes hours to completely covering the dining room table with bits of paper, glitter, glue, and metal wires only to end up with a deformed looking Christmas wreath or a sticky mess of a greeting card.

But sometimes, sometimes I end up getting it right. The mess is still there, but at least the end results are pretty!

So I’ll share with you all a quick and easy Christmas ornament project I undertook on a whim. I bought some clear glass ornaments (50% off right now at Michaels), some dried stardust gypsophila and baby’s breath (fake) flowers, and a bit of string to tie it all together. Take one ball, stuff it full of the flowers, and voila, perfectly wintery homemade ornaments. Simple and beautiful.

Christmas Craft

Christmas Craft

Christmas Craft

Happy Holidays!