Our Pick: Summer Shoes

Apr
16
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Our go-to shoes during the hot months of spring and summer are definitely Native Shoes. I admit I bought our little guy a few pairs of Crocs before even though they're not the most fashionable shoes. But truth is, every parent needs an easy-to-slip-on pair of shoes for their kids for those "jump in the car right now!!" moments or the we're-just-going-for-a-quick-walk/outing moments. And when the weather gets warmer, socks are really unnecessary, but so are stinky feet (aka wear sneakers sans socks).

Food Stampeed

Apr
14
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Stampeed as in Stamp-NEED. I used to buy so many rubber stamps when I first got into the whole crafting thing. Yeah, probably not the best way to spend money, but discovering the art of crafting was so exciting at the time. I couldn't believe it took me over 25 years to realize I was so passionate about something! But like with most things, the excitement died down and my stamps sat in a box in some corner of our office shelf until... S discovered his love for art-making and crafting!

When Shadows Come To Life

Apr
7
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I was so tempted to grab a pack of each of these shadow puppet kits by Moulin Roty (Les Petites Merveilles) when I saw them in the bookstore. Our little boy LOVES stories, and he especially loves the ones I make up. But the thing he doesn't know is that I love the ones he makes up even more!

Favorite Toys At 5

Mar
17
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These days we buy so many random things and toys for our little ones, but they always end up only playing with a few of their favorite things. Would be nice if we can test out the toys and return the ones our kids aren't interested in huh? At the age of 5, I feel like S's preferences have become more apparent. There are a few things he plays with over and over again everyday, sometimes I'm amazed he doesn't get sick of those things. But I'm not complaining! I love watching him play and he gets more and more creative as he grows up.

A Fleury Of Paper Art

Mar
12
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I've seen the beautiful work of Chloe Fleury around, but only recently found her name and website, so it's an exciting day!

Delightful Books: Sparky!

Feb
24
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Sparky! Stars a pet who has more to offer than meets the eye and is a perfect book for young animal lovers. I literally read it in the store today and ordered it right away for the little dude. We always hear about kids who beg their parents for a pet but the parents say no for various reasons like the feeding, the cleaning, the walking... so wait till you see what pet the narrator picks!

There's No Place Like Bed

Feb
19
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I'm one of those people who think that my bed is THE best place in the whole wide world. If I had a choice, I could probably lay in bed all day. The soft sheets, fluffy duvet and warmth and comfort of my bed.. they're all calling me right now. Especially when we travel. that moment you sit on your hard airplane seat and sleepiness overcomes you and all you wish for in the world is to return to your own comfortable bed. There's no place like it.

Brownies For Breakfast

Feb
17
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I wish this post was just me sharing a great brownie recipe with everyone, but it is much much more than that. Today, I'm sharing with you an important reminder: to be deeply grateful for all the people you love, to be grateful for their good health and their presence, and to love them in any way you know how... always. We're human, and more often than not, we get wrapped up in petty little things that, in the big picture, really aren't worth our time.

Our Life Photographed: Japan New Year Trip

Feb
12
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So we've been back from our Japan trip for exactly a month today, but we're still talking about all the wonderful things we did and all the things we miss. It was my brother-in-law's first "real" time to Japan (he went once when he was little and doesn't remember much), but he insists that he will be moving to Japan after this memorable trip. What can I say, how can one not love Japan with all it's vending machine, warm toilet seat and amazingly cute everything - glory.

5th Birthday Party!

Feb
2
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We had just returned from our winter trip to Japan, and it was only one week away from his fifth birthday. My parents (S's grandma and grandpa from Taiwan) came to visit a few days after we got back home. So it was all kinds of crazies, and that coupled with jetlag meant that I knew I wouldn't be able to plan a party. But then I've always thrown him birthday parties and he was turning FIVE. I mean, how often does that happen?! Once. That's right.

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