2014 Recap and 2015 Goals

20152014 was a fantastic year! Here are a few of the highlights:
-Hosting a Lunar New Year Party and Pizza Party and Friendsgiving.
-Seeing Ellie Goulding and One Republic in concert.
-Interning at an event floral company and taking a semester-long event planning class.
-Being in the audience of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
-Seeing Kristen Bell and the Veronica Mars cast at the movie premiere.
-Going to the Austin Food & Wine Festival.
-Being a presenter of a social media webinar at work.
-Being outside: camping in a rainy forest and in Padre (where I learned to surf!), hiking Pedernales State Park, standing among tall sunflowers, and going paddle boarding.
-Take a fun trip to Greece.
-Earning an Associate of the Month award at work.
-Being a part of Sarah and Daniel’s wedding.
-Being in the presence of Neil Patrick Harris and Neil deGrasse Tyson (at separate occasions because two three-name-Neils in the same place would be wild).
-Birthday week!
-Taking a calligraphy class.
-Countless amazing food eaten. Continue reading

My Favorite Local Austin Goods

One of my favorite things to gift and receive are items you can’t really find anywhere else. For my friends, I’ve enjoyed finding and gifting fun and cute goods made here in Austin. Here are some of my favorites.

Little Low

Greeting Cards from Little Low
I’ve loved Little Low’s greeting cards for a long time and usually have some on hand for when I need it. I like the punny ones the best. They also do art prints and calendars. Continue reading

Captivations v.6

birthday cupcakes

Birthday
My birthday was a week-long celebration and as “low-key” as it was compared to years past, it was perfect. It included lots of time with friends; dinners at Monkey King Noodle Company, Olamaie, Jacoby’s and Licha’s; brunch at South Congress Café; donuts at Glazed; and cupcakes from Cupcaking Desire. My birthday timing is growing on me. It’s in-between Thanksgiving and Christmas and a timely reminder to give thanks. Continue reading

A Grand Friendsgiving

friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is growing on me. As a kid, Thanksgiving didn’t excite me, despite the break from school, because it was too close to my birthday, causing scheduling difficulties, and my family ate our normal Chinese meals except for the addition of a dry, home-cooked turkey smothered in gravy. I’ve only recently discovered the excitement of traditional Thanksgiving dishes, so I was excited to host a Friendsgiving potluck. Continue reading