Wednesday, April 27, 2011


this is my new obsession. i've been on pinterest for a while now and have been pinning like crazy.

what is pinterest? according to them:

Think of Pinterest as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and "follow" collections created by people with great taste. 

last year i posted about my love for google reader, but unfortunately i'm only able to "star" posts to track of my favorites. i have over 3000 starred right now and that's just from november! i'm slowly going over them again and pinning them to my boards (categorized & easy access).

check out my boards and pins here. if you want to try pinning yourself, leave me a comment with your email address and i'll send you an invitation. if you're already on, let's be friends.

Friday, April 22, 2011

trends: long skirts

i rarely buy skirts at stores now just b/c i can make my own to whatever length i want. i'm not a super big fan of leggings so i try to avoid shorter skirts. unfortunately, i'm not that tall so longer skirts tend to make me shorter unless i'm wearing heels. i have a few thrifted long skirts, still not sure if i should keep the length or shorten them.

here are a few looks i'm loving:

via pinterest
louis vuitton fall 2010

full skirt

rachel roy s/s 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

macarons are not always macaright

went to julia's house to learn the skill of making macarons. hyo and i were both rookies when it came to macarons so we were very eager and excited to learn from the expert - julia.

hyo working hard at folding the egg whites with the dry mixture

letting them rest before going into the oven

earl grey macawrongs - they're supposed to rise, not slide

the "feet" are supposed to be under, not to the side - shaved the excess on the final product

chocolate macawrongs - we weren't suppose to use water to smooth out the top which caused the sea salt to sink down to make them look like craters
hopefully the next time i try, they'll come out prettier.

Friday, April 15, 2011


sorry for my lack of posts, but i've been immersed in my current k-drama obsession:

dong yi

i promise i'll update more starting next week. i have a few things in the works....

in the meantime, enjoy a few inspirations from this week.

diy bathroom (lots of great ideas on the familyhandyman)
baby quilt (if i ever finish my first one)
totally would do this right now if only i didn't live in an apt (source)
this one made me laugh (source)