{Events} A Garden of Wonders - Updates

posted on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We didn't take too many pictures that night. The lighting wasn't that great and plus we were having way too much fun goofing around. My outfit was comfortable and I'm not going to lie, I felt like a little princess in my tulle skirt. I definitely should have gotten it hemmed somehow for a more flattering look. Overall it was a great night and they served some delicious cocktails. 

We were even featured in K Street Magazine blog!

{Events} A Garden of Wonders

posted on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

(source: smithsonianat8)

I haven't been out to enjoy nightlife in DC in a very long time. My friend, Fil told me about "A Garden of Wonders". Unfortunately it was too late for me to get a VIP ticket so no Sprinkles cupcake for me. 
Modern Day Alice

My friend was thinking of dressing up, at least something subtle for this "Alice in Wonderland" themed soiree. Bunny ears and a pocket watch; I can do something like that too. I didn't want to go full out in costume but at least something subtle and comfortable so I made a mood board for an outfit idea. This is also a good excuse to wear a cute tulle skirt. I wonder how many steampunk folks I'll see out that night. It is a Victorian period garden-party after all. Cheers!

{Friday Favorites}

posted on: Friday, May 23, 2014

Favorite Song: Youssoupha "On se ConnaĆ®t"

Favorite Purchase: Longchamp Le Pliage
I am a commuter and I typically use my trusty North Face Isabella backpack to carry all my belongings. At the same time, I felt like a kid because I already look young and I'm commuting with other DC public school kids so I almost blend in. I wanted to look a little more grown up so I decided to get a tote that was big enough to carry my laptop in and lightweight. So far, it's been great.

Favorite Summertime Must Have: Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Favorite Potential Patio/Balcony Set: CB2

Favorite Hack: Lazy Girl Hairstyling  

{At Home} Doormats or Dirty Floors?

posted on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The one thing I dislike about having wall-to-wall carpeting is wall-to-wall carpeting. Okay, so I am not a fan. However given that it seems to be the favored option of most apartment complexes it is what I have to deal with. There is nothing more annoying than having stains on your carpet. You may want to avoid that at all costs especially if you're renting. There's nothing fun about not getting your full deposit returned to you. You could very well place area rugs over stains which I talk about here.

So one thing to help save yourself from scrubbing out stains or even hiding them is getting a good doormat. Now that won't necessarily help you from wine spills and things like that but at least you'll minimize the dirt and mud you track into your home!  There are plenty that have intricate graphics, corny phrases and many different textures.

Here are a few contenders that I am contemplating:

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What do you think about doormats?

{Tuesday Ten} 10 Way to Eat Spam

posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Okay, so I've made musubi a few times which isn't all that new to me. We have a few cans of spam in our cabinet so I decided to seek other alternatives to cook spam. Darq's  mom and sister like to send him a lot of care packages especially when he's sick so he gets meds and lots of food from them.

(source: serious eats)
1. Spam Hash

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2. Spamburger with Pineapple

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3. Kung Pao Spam

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4. Spam-chi Fried Rice

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5. Speuben 

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6. Spamgetti Carbonara

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7. Spam Wellington

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8. Spamac & Cheese

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9. Spamaco

10. Musubi - tried and true. Darq had turkey spam in his cabinet so I used that and brown rice to make musubi. Now, I don't know about you but I never knew spam came in a variety other than low sodium. I pan-fried the spam in soy sauce and sugar, added rice and furikake (we had a salmon and a wasabi kind) then wrapped it in seaweed and he actually enjoyed it and forgot we used turkey spam.

{At Home} For the Love of DC!

posted on: Monday, May 19, 2014

dc art
Washington DC's Capitol Framed in Reclaimed Wood / Washington DC Metro Subway Map4 Panel Canvas Giclee Retro Teal and... / Clock Washington, DC DC Monuments Clock / Washington DC Skyline / Washington DC Neighborhoods / Washington DC State Art Silhouette Map Personalized Print / Washington DC Chevron Modern State Wall Art Home Decor Art Print Gray... / Washington DC / Washington DC. Personalized Gift or Wedding Gift

Are your walls empty? Have you ever considered hanging up a piece of art from your hometown or favorite place? I've found lots of options from sellers on Etsy. The DC metropolitan area is where I grew up. Find something you like on Etsy. :)

{Friday Favorites}

posted on: Friday, May 16, 2014

This week has been a long one. Work has really been draining on me but because I've worked so hard, today, I can take it easy. Huzzah!--I don't know why but that just sounds funny to me.

Favorite Buzzfeed Post: 28 Problems All Coffee Addicts Will Understand

I love coffee despite Darq's attempt to get me to wean off it.

Favorite DIY Pinterest I'd like to try: Spring Flower Crown

I just want to make something pretty.

Favorite Song: Elliphant "Down On Life"

Favorite Meal: Lao-style Sukiyaki

It's been a very long week and this is one of my comfort foods. My mom gave me the sauce and the rest I just improvised.

Favorite Quote

This rain is good for the pollen even if it got me to work soaking wet.

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