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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

In-Sites # 19: Youniverse


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This site has a different way of analyzing what you want them to analyze. I took a test based on a referral on a blog post written by How About Orange on Youniverse's creativity. Original post click here.

I love my results. I felt it was really me. And I took the career one because I want to go back to school. But I'm not sure how I can find the time to take prerequisites again. It's go through the whole drama without touching on what I really wanted to do. So I question where I'm currently am in life. I hear about different people that left the company and the direction they are headed in and I'm like but why? Why when it isn't your passion? I guess in this economy beggers can't be choosy. It sad. I've been there. Several times in fact. *sigh*

Here are my results:

Careers That May Suit You
creative design, journalist, new business director, entrepreneur

INTERESTING. Try it out. The career one is pretty long.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

In-Sites # 18: Spoonflower


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Did you know you can print your own pattern at $18/per yard? Spoonflower can provided this service. Their site is www.spoonflower.com. I'm planning to do a few because I've taken up sewing and have been obsessed with patterns. I must say doing a seamless pattern takes a bit of a work. Anyone has any suggestions on how to go about doing them? It takes me about an hour to get it right. Maybe I should do a search on youtube.com.

Anyways I haven't used Spoonflower yet but I am registered on it. I'll try it out before printing a very important quilt. I wish I can show you the design of it but it's a surprise. I'm waiting on a few more contributors for their little autograph to put on it. AHEM!!!!!!!

For the mean time here a few patterns I've done. I wanted to do one for girls and one for boys. The girl one is taken from my laundry basket. LOL. The boy one I wanted to do a western icon. So I did a cart wheel.


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These would work perfectly for some crayon rolls I plan to make.

Monday, January 26, 2009

GUNG HAY FAT CHOY


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Happy Chinese New Year everyone. My husband forward my chinese zodiac sign description:

The Year Of The Snake
Zodiac gift items available at the Gallery Shop

1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001

People born in the Year of the Snake are deep. They say little and possess great wisdom. They never have to worry about money; they are financially fortunate. Snake people are often quite vain, selfish, and a bit stingy. Yet they have tremendous sympathy for others and try to help those less fortunate. Snake people tend to overdo, since they have doubts about other people's judgment and prefer to rely on themselves. They are determined in whatever they do and hate to fail. Although calm on the surface, they are intense and passionate. Snake people are usually good-looking and sometimes have marital problems because they are fickle. They are most compatible with the Ox and Rooster.

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Thank goodness he's an Ox. We're compatiable.
Read about yours:
http://www.c-c-c.org/chineseculture/zodiac/zodiac.html

Testing

I am trying out my new blog software on my iphone. I know I haven't been writing much but hopefully this will get me to write even the shortest entry on what have been doing.

I have been working really hard at work, trying to squeeze in some workout, read, designing, and trying to work on all relationships. Life gets so busy we forget about our love ones. I got to visit with my friends, godchildren, and family in the South Bay this past weekend. I even went did a few things with friends up here a lot lately. There aren't enough time in a day. *SIGH*

Thursday, January 22, 2009

PSA: Lovely Details Showcase


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This is the bridal faire for all you brides out there. I made a quick drop in last year and found it very cozy, beautiful, and serene compared to the other faires I've been to. It's definitely one to check out. The tablescape and floral arrangements are gorgeous. I can guarantee only the best vendors participate in this event.

For more info:
http://lovelydetailsshowcase.com/

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blog LUV award


The LUV-ly Joanna of the LotusHaus blog gave me this award and I'm so honored. And I'm here to share the Luv.

Here's the instructions for those I tag:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post. (You can highlight the photo and text of this post and copy/paste wherever you need to...start your highlight from the bottom up to get the photo)

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show GREAT ATTITUDE and/or GRATITUDE

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

Now, here is my list of LUV-LY blogs:

Who gave me the this LUV award: LotusHaus

1. Ed Pingol Photography
2. Duct Tape and Dental Floss
3. Pieces of Li
4. How about Orange
5. It's Heavenly
6. Vintage Blog
7. Stinkerpants
8. Swan of Dreamers
9. Habitual

I'll tag them tomorrow if they aren't subscribed to my blog and sees this mention. I lost part of my day due to the inauguration. Good cause of course. How many of you tear'd out there? I did. And I'm not ashamed. Habitual's blog has a copy of the speech word for word.

Today is the day when change is put into place. Thank you God and the loyal voters out there. You all heard our prayers.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

In-sites #17: Martha Quiz


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Did you know Martha Stewart have quiz to test your knowledge? I took one on crafts. My results 6 of 10. Try it.


http://quiz.marthastewart.com/quiz/125


Sorry this was a lazy post. I'm knee deep in work now. To you all later.

Monday, January 12, 2009

PSA: I've been a bad girl


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So I have a goal the end of the year to swipe my credit cards debts clean. I analyzed and prioritized my payments and stuff... and guess what I did? I'd figure I can do I big purchase because I felt I deserve it. I wanted it for my birthday and Christmas. I did well buying gifts this year and got people I didn't expect to give gifts to. So I somehow convenienced myself I deserved it. My bad conscience won me over. And at home currently this bad baby is in the box in case I decided to return it.

Click on image below to read more about it:

Friday, January 9, 2009

PSA: Think Early Valentines Day Planning

Not for the faint of heart.
It's about that time to start planning if you have a significant other. Like I for one is having my first Vday with my hubby. So I'm definitely in planning mode. Here's a few things to consider if you're organizing a romantic night.

Agent Provocateur is having a sale!

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I can't fit into their lingerie personally. But I do know they are really expensive. For it to be 50% off that's a steal.

Here's the online shopping version: http://www.agentprovocateur.com/sale.html

Magical Moments Farewell Open House

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And a local intimate shop is closing. One of my favorite to go to for bachelorette party. The customer service is geared towards women to make them comfortable shopping for intimate products minus sleazy men.

Here's a invitation from their shop:
Farewell Open House, Jan 17th 2009 Noon to 6:00
A heart felt thank you from Magical Moments
Shop Early for Valentines Day

Shop from home if you like: http://www.magicalmoments.com/

And one final before the weekend...

Dine about town is back in SF

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It's back. Check here for info: http://www.onlyinsanfrancisco.com/taste/dineabouttown/

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

In-sites #16: Stinkerpants Designs


Stinkerpant Design
is a name of a company owned by an acquaintance of mines. I met her through theknot.com as well as a lot of amazing ladies. I was in the middle of my planning when she entered the board. I have to say her planning was by far one of the most organized, original, and best outcome.

You can read about her wedding here and see her beautiful results.

She is not only an inspiring bride but an amazing illustrator. Look at a few of the work she has done for her clients:

From Scratch line (customized illustrations) :


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Half Bake line (ready-made design you can personalize):

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Scrumptious cards (greeting cards ready to be shipped):

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The reason I'm giving her a mention...Well she's doing a special until the end of the month:


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It's like the Ikea commercial "START THE CAR!!!!!!!!!" You know when the woman thinks the cashier made a mistake and before they can catch her she's yelling at her husband to "START THE CAR!!!!" It is that crazy good.

To see more work of her visit her site: www.stinkerpants.com

Or blog: www.stinkerpants.com/blog/

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Party Reviews: Double J's Bdays

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Well it's been a few months since this gathering but I'd thought I share a few photos and my reviews on Kara's Cupcakes, Roux Kitchen, and V-bar on Santana Row of San Jose, CA. Party Reviews are going to be a new blog segment that will be featured when I experiment new restaurants or party venue and give my review. These are strictly my reviews only.

Dinner:

Roux Kitchen
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This place accommodated advance group reservation without any credit card deposit. When we went I was kinda skeptical because the lack of people. But then again it was cold and it was slow practically everywhere. But for a Friday? Has the economy been that bad?

Although our table was ready we opt to wait outside for people. They have very comfy seating area outside with heat lamps. The drinks were good, live music was great, and customer service was very accommodating. I went in after a half an hour when my sister arrived with her children. Since we just walked in with no problem. The very first place I didn't have to wait for a previous party to leave nor they wouldn't hold it if we didn't grab it right away. They also didn't push us out of there which was great. We took our time. The only complaint I have was the music. It was so loud it was hard to hear. But it was practically in front of our face so how can they turn it down. Food was great but pricey. 4 stars.


Kara's Cupcake
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I heart Kara's Cupcake. Granted some of them are too sweet but the mini cupcakes were perfect for this event. It was just enough sweet to curb sweet tooth and not feel like you weigh 10 lbs after dinner. My fave is the Fleur de sel. My not so fave is any of their vanilla. The cake part is good because of the texture. However the vanilla flavor is way too strong for me. Twinkies are better flavored. 4 stars.

V Bar at Hotel Valencia
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Again I don't know if it wasn't that much people out but we manage to find an available seating in their center sofa lounge area. Drinks were a bit more than I'm used to but the service was great and we had a comfortable searting area. They had a variety of mojito and martini flavor drinks which I love. 4 stars.

So generally every place we used that night were good... just 1 or 2 minor setbacks. But to be experienced by all.

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Work: Christmas gifts

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Hi ya'll! Happy New Year again! I have a lot to report but I think I'm going to use more photos than writing to save time this year. I'm a poor writer anyways. I did a teaser last week of these pencil/crayon rolls I did as gifts for a few of my husband's and I's friends' children. It's simple easy to make. Tutorial is found on Skip to my Lou's Blog. I modified a bit for the pencil roll. I love doing these and wanted to keep it for myself.
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Try it yourself. The ones I did for my niece's baptism was the first ever project I took on my sewing machine. It's that easy to do. May take a little time with all those vertical lines but worth it in the end. Great way to practice sewing.