Travel Quote

“Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible…Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples laugh, cry, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try to understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou

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I read this quote in one of my textbooks but I thought it’d be great to share as I love inspiring quotes and I love travel! Its so true, the more you travel, the more you realize that we have alot more in common with each other than you originally thought, and have more understanding of each other too! I am getting antsy for my next travel fix, but no vaca time in the near future though!

FYI: The photo above was taken in Gwangju, South Korea, nearby their Democracy Memorial. I love finding these “May Peace Prevail” polls whereever I travel. You can see the collection I have in my Etsy Shop.

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Latest Line of Jewelry – Cute as a Button Earring Studs

Here is my latest jewelry additions, cute surgical stainless steel earring studs, perfect for children and sensitive ears! Click on the photo above to see their listings on how you can purchase them. They are listed in my Etsy shop under the “Earrings” section.

I was inspired to make them when I was just browsing the “promotions” section, and decided to do my first “buy and replace” game. So I bought some of these adorable buttons, and decided to turn them into affordable (only $3.50!), cute earrings! I then went crazy and bought up lots of cute earrings. I bought ladybugs, daisies, strawberries, squirrels, even yellow submarine buttons! I’ll slowly but surely add these onto my site too! If you’re interested in them sooner, feel free to contact me, and I can make you a special listing! (either post on the blog here, convo me in Etsy, or email me…same user name @gmail.com)

Chinese New Year SALE! 新年快樂!

Xin Nian Kuai Le, Gong Xi Fa Cai! One of the best holidays where you just sit around with family, eat massive amounts of food (it puts Thanksgiving to shame), and of course getting those lucky red envelopes “hong bao” with money inside! Its a time to wish each other a happy new year that will be filled with good fortune and blessings! I find it a great concept, to wish others for good fortune, and literally to give them some money to kick start the year! Well, in that similar mentality, I am offering a special sale for all my items in my “Chinese Inspired” section of my Etsy. All those items will be 16% off (because the #8 is very lucky, as it also sounds like “good fortune” and Chinese believe that saying things twice is double the happiness or luck, so 88 is an auspicious number…so 8+8 = 16, so you’ll all get 16% off your order!). This sale will last until midnight of Saturday, Feb. 9th midnight EST.

Here are some of the items up for sale, click on the photo to direct you to the Etsy listing, or else checkout this link to see them all together:


Super Bowl Sunday, Super Tuesday, Marti Gras, Ash Wednesday, Chinese New Year!

Wow, so many big events going on in just one week! The Super Bowl was a sad day indeed, I love the Patriots, and usually I root for the underdog, but man when you have an undefeated season, you just gotta win the Super Bowl to cap off that kind of accomplishment…but alas, it was a rough game to sit through, but especially the last 3 minutes were painfully nerve wrecking! We scored a TD in like last 2 mins, then they scored in under 1 min left…but then, alas, sadness….oh wells. They did have some fun commercials though:

As for the Primaries today…we’ll see how it goes, I hate talking about politics, so I”m going to avoid opening that can of worms, but it seems like it’s a tight race all around!

I dont normally give up anything for Lent, but it is interesting to think about what you must give up for a whole 40 days, kinda crazy! Maybe I should give up Facebook, its so addicting!

As for the best celebration out of all these, its by far Chinese New Year! I’m going down to NYC to visit my grandma, not sure if they’ll have any continued celebrations into the weekend, but here’s to hoping to weather wont be as rainy/snowy as its predicted to! it’ll be fun to see her again as I’m sure she loves having visitors, eating lots and lots of food, and also shop around Soho and what not. I’m also on the look out for some inspiration for my Etsy items as well! I’ve found some really cute hong baos (red envelopes)…man why werent they this cool when I was a kid??

I’ve also made some cute jewelry using some of the Chinese New Year cards my parents get too! Click on the picture to see the item in my Etsy Shop.