Why you should play Candy Swipe (and not candy crush saga)

I jumped off the love seat and dove across my living room. I tore through my laptop case until I had a hold of my lifeline: a power cord for my Samsung Galaxy tablet which had just alerted me with a low battery notice as soon as I was about to win level 38 on Candy Crush Saga. Continue reading

1990s wedding veil

My wedding veil and some thoughts on the 90s bride

One November 2013 evening (o-em-gee, the wedding was getting closer!) as my mom and I scrolled through veils on Pinterest, I said to her,

“I saw this adorable idea on a wedding blog. They suggested brides gather all the bows and ribbon from the bridal shower and use them as a bouquet at the rehearsal. Wouldn’t that be original?”

Mom smiled at the thought back in time.

“Oh, I know that one. It’s been a tradition at least since your grandma got married.”

Ha! My mom let me in on a bit of reality about some of these clever ideas I’d been reading that are really not new.

While planning my wedding, I searched for the perfect balance of modern originality (see my post with some trendy centerpieces http://wp.me/p3DajE-4X) and vintage looks worthy of Daisy Buchanan herself. I hailed everything I saw on Pinterest as novel or new. A lot of these ideas came from somewhere.

So, how long have people been brewing hot cocoa in their crock pots anyway?

In my ignorance, I forgot to ask my mother what long-standing traditions our family ought to remember. My wedding aesthetic plans took a turn that night. They transformed from just picking out the best clippings from my Bride’s magazine to something personal.

In the process of making a meaningful aesthetic, I started to lean toward the “90’s Bride”. I did not realize what I was doing until about halfway through and I was comparing two very different veils I wanted to make. On one hand, I had a Pin of a minimalist layer of tulle held down by a flower wreath.


It was simple, modern

And quite woodland fairy if you ask me.

Or this:

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Lego Bento: a loving lunch for my hubby

With our Lego shaped bento box, I planned to make fun bento lunches for my hubby to encourage myself to make his lunch everyday. Also, so he would have something cute and funny to show off to the other teachers at school (work). While working at a theme park (this is where it becomes very apparent where I worked), I could not resist buying this awesome Lego brick bento box while shopping after my shift. Hubby and I have been married for over a month now and he finally gets his first bento lunch! He loved his lunch and felt very loved by me ^_^

Lego Bento Lunch

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