• Seol i Slime 셜이슬라임

    2019 March UPDATE: Seol i Slime is now closed. So last Friday I was lucky enough to participate and attend the opening of a SLIME cafe. This SLIME CAFE thing is so BIG in Korea right now. Even adults go in and play with slime for an hour. The concept of the CAFE is that you make your own slime, add the desired parts and sprinkles. Then play with it

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  • After Thanksgiving, Before Christmas

    Designed by Valeria_aksakova Okay, so my mom never did the whole Thanksgiving dinner back at home. We always had people over, but it was more like a buffet of Korean food and a turkey made by someone else. All the other food would be done by mom but the turkey was always brought by someone else. So when it comes to Thanksgiving, I never actually miss my moms’ turkey, I

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  • Why I haven’t been so ACTIVELY blogging

    My whole blogging thing started back in 2001 I had a boyfriend back then (yeah yeah like everyone does) and I just wanted to keep a record of all of the things we did together. I wanted to keep a record of all pictures and events, neatly somewhere that we both could see. He didn’t like the idea. I don’t know I just assumed he didn’t like it. Anyways, that’s

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  • Loving Fanola No Yellow Shampoo

    So it’s been over 6 months since I got my hair done at Studio Monique. Usually, when people get their hair bleached and highlights done, they go back in about 3 months for touch-ups. For me, that’s something that is almost impossible. And because of that, I try and keep my hair from going all brassy and yellow at home. Right now I’m using Fanola No Yellow Shampoo and it’s

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  • Another phase in life (HOMESICK)

    Life was always just simple for me. No super duper high and exciting moments. No way way down moments. It was always just manageable. Nothing really hit me too hard. Nothing really grabbed me aside (knock on wood). But lately, I’ve been so down and low it’s been driving me nuts. I always wanted to travel. I never imagined living abroad or getting married to someone abroad. Well, I did

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  • Turning Thirty Five. Officially.

    Yeap. It happened. The day I turned thirty five. Every year, my birthday seemed to pass without worry or any complicated thoughts of getting old. Nothing really made me feel old. Nothing (except the kids) really put my daily routine and my life into a “OMG I’m getting old” kind of phase. I liked becoming a year older. I liked being in my thirties and I loved turning thirty. It made

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  • Artboard Layout for Designing

    Some of you have been asking me how I start my design process and what tools I use to design. To tell you a long story short, I use Adobe Illustrator CS6 for the initial START of designing everything (except websites). Then I bring it into Indesign or Photoshop. But for most COLLATERAL (print materials) I stay in Illustrator. This is how I start my artboard layouts.   It’s really

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