Category Archives: Cards

back to back birthdays

It was back to back birthdays this weekend.  Yesterday was Jess’ birthday, but since she’s all the way in NY, I didn’t get to spend it with her.  I did ship her something though… (shhh.. it should be arriving on Tuesday). I don’t want to ruin the surprise so I’ll post up her gift as soon as she opens it.

Today’s my cousin’s birthday.  Happy Birthday Yvonne!  I made her a little something something to hang on her wall…

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Happy Chinese New Year

Happy Year of the Dragon!

新年快裂!恭喜發財!Xin Nian Kuai Le! Gong Xi Fa Cai!

There are so many traditions that go along with Chinese New Year, most to give you luck for the new year.  So if you need that extra luck as I do….

  • wear red
  • wear new underwear
  • clean your house before the new year
  • pay off all debts
  • eat radish cake
I’m not sure how accurate this list is, but I’ve heard all of these through different sources and they kind of stuck with me  (I’m superstitious).

I hope everyone has a wonderful new year!  Enjoy the festivities!  Who’s up for mahjong?

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Happy Birthday Terry

I sent her a birthday package to her office (which arrived on Saturday) but she hasn’t received her mail yet.  Ter, don’t you have an intern/assistant to get mail for you? Send them to the mail room first thing tomorrow morning. Here’s a little preview…

brown paper packages tied up with string

One more day til Christmas!  Are all your presents purchased? Gifts wrapped? Cards mailed out? There’s always that ONE person’s gift you pushed back til last minute, just so you could enjoy the holiday rush at the malls.  When rushed, these quick and easy Christmas cards will save you more time than running into the store.  Just cut out shapes of different paper in different sizes and stick them all together.  It will look like you spent a lot of time on it.

The minimalist should appreciate that single stamp.

naughty or nice?

A nice little card for that naughty friend of yours.

snow business

We made at an attempt to go ice skating on an outdoor rink at Nokia LIVE in downtown LA but the rink was so tiny, it didn’t work out.  There’s a huge outdoor rink in Woodland Hills but it’s a bit far.  I think it’s worth the festives.  Who’s down to go?

Frosted window panes…

Less than one week til Christmas and I still have a lot on my check list:

  • buy secret santa gift
  • buy white elephant gift
  • Disneyland
  • ice skating
  • watch Love Actually
Things that I can check off:
  • sent out Christmas cards
  • bought NYE outfits (no typo, I have three outfits.  Hey, a girl needs options.)
Are you guys ready for Christmas?

rustic winter

Annually since 2003, my girlfriends and I do a secret santa gift exchange and for almost half the time, my bestie, Tracy always draws my name.  In recent years, we’ve gone digital and websites will select our names.  Both elfster.com and secretsanta.com have assigned my name to her. This year, we decided to mix things up and use drawnames.com. If she gets me again (which will make it 4 years in a row), it will be confirmed that all these websites use the same algorithm to assign names (or we’re just meant for each other).

Tracy, I’ll help you out this year.  Here is my pinterest: Chritsmas wish list, in case you’re stuck on what to get me.  As for the rest of you, feel free to browse as well (my birthday is coming up!)