Monday, July 28, 2014

Paycheck Wishlist

Hey all,

I'm in the thick of job hunting right now. Sometimes I take a break from hunting, and daydream a little about how things will be once I'm employed. My fiancé and I budget an allowance for ourselves after all the life things are paid for, and the savings are tucked away. (Our budget is based on this brilliant read, if you're curious). Lately, I've been saving up things to spend my future allowance on, and I thought I'd share some with you, and prioritize things a bit in the process! (Picture heavy post.)

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Note


Learning manual photography, and playing around with high speed. 


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

Home

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.


Dog.

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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Note


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.