Space Ship 2.0

cardboard spaceship

I have shared my amateur craftiness with cardboard boxes here before, when I’ve repurposed them into various kid toys including a pet cat and a spaceship (1.0). As an adult with a smallish house, I can’t stand the look of big, plastic-y, brightly colored commercial toys littered everywhere (and believe me when I say that like the […]

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My Creative Space


I recently picked up a copy of Grace Bonney’s IN THE COMPANY OF WOMEN which is a compilation of Q&A with 100 women in various artistic and creative fields. Some of these women like Genevieve Gorder, and Joy Cho are famous and I already know, but most are unfamiliar faces from around the world. It’s been an eye […]

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Outdoor Photography Class


These days, as part of my new year’s resolution, I am trying to narrow the gap between wishing and doing. One such thing that I have been wishing to do more and better of is photography. Like all novices, I didn’t waste any time in collecting the fancy gadgets. The follow through however didn’t come as quickly as I […]

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A Vintage Vanity Makeover

Vintage Vanity Makeover. Furniture

I am a bit of a furniture junkie! I love buying old pieces with good bones and refinishing them into something that is sold for a lot of money at design stores. When I lived in Chicago, the two things that stopped me from pursuing this hobby more was, 1) living on a third story walk-up condo, […]

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When Life Gives You Lemons

dried orange dipped in dark chocolate

Here is a great snack to accompany your inauguration viewing party today. Not quite lemons exactly, but these dried orange slices dipped in dark chocolate, are a good reminder of the good things in life that continue to be.

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OBAMA and the kids

Oct. 26, 2012
"The President to be caught in Spider-Man's web as he greets the Nicholas Tamarin, 3, just outside the Oval Office. Spider-Man had been trick-or-treating for an early Halloween with his father, White House aide Nate Tamarin in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. I can never commit to calling any picture my favorite, but the President told me that this was HIS favorite picture of the year when he saw it hanging in the West Wing a couple of weeks later."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

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The only thing more cute than Obama and Michelle, is seeing Obama with kids! So lucky for these children to have met President Obama in such a fun and loving way. And since children don’t shy from showing true emotion, their pure fascination with him is just so darn cute and heartwarming!!

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OBAMA and the Mrs.

white house flickr. obama

No President can be as good as President Bartlet I had thought. But then Barak Obama came long and suddenly the reality was a million times better than the TV show. It’s hard saying goodbye to President Obama, but the farewell speech was a reminder that time is coming anyway. With his presidency also ends my […]

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