2021 Year In Review

Happy new year! Like I did at the end of 2020, I wanted to take some time and think about my purchases, gifted items, and makes this year. I definitely spent and acquired a bit more than the prior year, especially as social calendars filled up again in…

2021 Holiday Sales Guide

Last updated on November 26th, 2021 at 11:09 amLast Updated: Friday, Nov 26 at 11am PST With each year, it seems the timeline of Black Friday sales extends earlier and earlier. Several brands have already kicked off sales with some being mobile app or VIP only, with many…

Midweek Musings: Tis the Season

Above: Photo by Beatriz Pérez Moya on Unsplash Shopping Lately Like many, I’ve started holiday shopping (and birthday, lots of December birthdays in my family) early this year given the supply chain and logistics woes. What I’ve purchased lately: Wool Bombas socks for family: I really like how…

A Weekend in Wine Country: Calistoga, CA

Despite many trips to nearby Napa and Sonoma, we only recently ventured farther north into the St. Helena & Calistoga are of Napa Valley. We spent the weekend in Calistoga, a small and quaint town packed with a lot of history and no shortage of things to do,…

function of beauty shampoo & conditioner review

Customization has become the latest hot direct-to-consumer trend. Ranging from skincare brands like Curology to haircare brands like function of beauty and Prose. For haircare, I decided to give the former a try, though admittedly I was somewhat influenced by AmandaRachLee’s mention of them in one of her…

Weekend Musings

Above: Header photo from The Kit Fashion Nostalgia: EW hosted a 15 year Devil Wears Prada reunion and it is excellent. I can’t believe it’s already been a decade-and-a-half – this movie never gets old for me. Also, I’m glad that these Zoom-style reunions are still taking place,… Woven Wood Shades & Movable Liner Review

Last updated on December 1st, 2022 at 09:07 pmAt long last, nearly a year after I began, I have finally finished installing window coverings in our place. The last set of windows in our kitchen nook stumped me for several months. They were a great source of filtered…

Midweek Musings

Header image photo by Danielle MacInnes on Unsplash I’ve been quiet around here for the past few weeks. Processing my own thoughts and feelings around the spate of Asian hate crimes (and sadly, deaths) happening across the country. And now the killing of Daunte Wright, another tragic casualty…


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