Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Where have you gone, July?

July's resolution was learn to play the banjo, way back in the optimism of 2013. July's resolution in practice has been a job hunt. I apply for at least one job everyday, often more. It's funny the way the year shifts and changes, away from the life you grasped at in the past.

My June resolution was more of a success. I promised to cook a meal once a week. Instead I cooked breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner for myself, everyday. I have never been much of a cook, but I'm enjoying my new culinary independence. June was a resolution well done, because the habit has stuck.

I have quite a few posts scheduled here, fear not. The hiatus was a natural result of moving across the world.

Talk to you all soon.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Weekend Washi

I, much like every other crafty white girl blogger, love washi tape. Between running my Etsy and visiting Japan (at the amazing Itoya store--more on that later), I've built up a nice collection. Today, I decided to do a quick project I've been contemplating for a while: upgrading my planner. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014


I am slowly but surely settling back into life at home. I have nothing written for now, but I do have some photos. 

In summer, the sun sets through these trees.


The sun reflected so beautifully off these water droplets. They evaporated as I photographed them. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Art supplies are so satisfying and comforting to look at. Paint, washi tape, and yarn are my favorites.
My resolution this month is nothing worth blogging about, and I'm moving soon, so I don't have much time to spare for writing. Hope to be back next month.

Monday, March 24, 2014

12 in 2014: Winding Down March

More time to breathe.
March is almost gone already. Compared to February it flew by. Spring weather is slowly asserting itself in Shanghai, and there have been some lovely days for long walks. There have been some cozy, rainy days too, perfect for a warm cup of coffee and an afternoon of painting.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


I love plants. This is Heinrich, the Sedum japonica, or Gold Dots Sedum. I name all my plants.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Compromise of Living

Last night in America

Around February, the Man and I made a bit of a drastic decision. Aching with wanderlust, and encouraged by our professors, we decided to uproot our lives, and relocate to China for a year. Four months later, we bid goodbye to our friends and families, and hopped on a plane.