I am:

  • a happily married Mommy of 2 dear little ones
  • a DIY enthusiast - sewing, jewelry-making, knitting, and crocheting
  • a shopaholic / deal-hunter who got into DIYing to get looks for a much lower price
  • a burgeoning foodie willing to travel great distances for good food
  • petite in stature (5'2")


Mom's Kitchen: Chinese Egg Custard Dessert

Between our recent trip to Hong Kong, a broken toe, and craziness at work, I've been rather absent in the blogosphere. ...more

DIY Roundup: Holiday Decor & Gifts

I found these beautiful holiday DIYs and couldn't resist sharing these! Glitter Mason Jar Candles DIY (cakerypapery tutorial here) High-impact, gorgeous candles in only 5 minutes! Snow Globe Terrariums (pinkpistachio tutorial here) Create a stunning scene on your mantle! ...more

DIY Roundup: Upcycle & Refashion

For those who celebrate, I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! If you're looking to breathe new life into older items, here are a few fun ideas to try out :) Repurpose a sweater for a cozy, luxe feel on your footstool (source and tutorial here) Paint a border on your dress for an edgier look (source and tutorial here) Add elbow and back patches to your sweater for a whole new look (source and tutorial here) Happy DIY'ing! ...more

Dessert Crawl: Honey Toast & Shaved Ice

On the weekends, we tend to go overboard with eating. ...more

DIY Roundup: Cold Weather Wear

It's been a week and I'm no closer to finishing my projects. ...more

Brocaded Box Pleats & Future Posts

The holiday season is here, and along with that, comes holiday sewing. ...more

Gone (Fabric) Shopping

I've been slooooowwww with the sewing lately and am working on some holiday sewing projects that aren't yet ready for sharing. ...more

15-Minute Turtleneck Cape DIY Tutorial

This tutorial is perfect for beginner sew-ists. ...more

Inspiration: Hoods and Capes

The recent heatwave has finally subsided, and though it's still far from cold, the 60-70 degree days have been enough to spur thoughts of outerwear DIYs. ...more

Eats: Beyond Pho

Growing up in Indiana, I didn't learn of pho until college (yeah, I know). ...more