October 30, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #36 + Goodies

Happy Halloween all! Only one more day and it's time to celebrate! I went to a Halloween party with some friends last night and ate too much candy. I also probably won't be wearing a costume to work tomorrow because apparently it's not a tradition. Oh well. Hope you all aren't slackers and have gotten your pumpkin carving done by now :) If you're still looking for last minute ideas, check out the cute tulle bats below.

I know most of you (and me) probably won't have time to do much crafting in one day, but this felt tulle bat is super fast and easy and it's sooo cute! It's probably the last and only craft I can get in before we move on to Thanksgiving :) Check it out at Pressed Down, Shaken Together.

October 25, 2011

Sweet Tooth = Sweet Personality?

Just in time for Halloween, let us ponder whether having a sweet tooth equals having a sweet personality. After all, we do use taste-related words to describe others -- in fact, I just used "sweet" to describe a type of personality :) We use words like "honey," "sweetie pie," and "cupcake" to positively describe kind and caring people, and use words like "bitter" and "salty" to describe not-so-likeable people. Once again, I've been reading The Body Odd and they've found a couple of studies that claim individuals with a sweet spot also show sweet behaviors.

Halloween Ghost Brothers Cupcake Toppers by mimicafeunion

October 23, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #35 + Goodies

Only one more week until Halloween! Perfect time to check out some fall and Halloween craft tutorials to make the big day even more fun. Of course, there are other amazing non-Halloween crafts as well :) Check out this week's super impressive line-up! I'm a bit rushed because I'm blogging at a friend's housewarming party (I am such a bad friend, I know -_-). There are also a few more features this week than usual because of the holidays. I think it's an acceptable exception.

Make this amazing yarn light with this guest post from The Crafty Scientist. I really want one of these for my living room!

October 19, 2011

China (part 2)

I came back from vacation almost 2 weeks ago and this is a continuation of pictures from my post last week, which was more about the streets of Beijing. This time I'm focusing on food because that's what we're all interested in, right? I mean, who doesn't love food? Once again, excuse the unprofessional quality of the pictures, including tilted angles :) You know, I just can't seem to stand still and take a picture at the same time.

[Warning: image heavy!]

Sugar-coated hawthorne berries on a stick! Sooooo good and probably healthy since I'm eating fruit, right?

October 16, 2011

Sunday Linky Party #34 + Goodies

Hi all! Welcome back to the Sunday Linky Party! I was gone for a couple of weeks for vacation (which you can check out here) and it's time to settle back into everyday life :) I really wish I could take vacations any time and for any length of time, but maybe I'm asking for too much.

Here are the features from the last Linky Party. It's so nice to look through everyone's submissions again :) routine is sometimes comforting. There are some great projects and recipes, as usual, and I can't wait to see all of your new stuff! I think I'm featuring a few more projects than usual this week.

Can I say that this is an amazing handbag + tutorial? It's not often you find a complete tutorial for a somewhat detailed and complicated purse like this, which is why I MUST share it with you. Check it out at R.Kay Design!

October 12, 2011

China - Beijing (part 1)

So I've been on vacation in China for a couple of weeks and now I'm back! :) Yay. It's good to be back. I've taken a ton of pictures and can't decide which ones to upload. Here are a few from Beijing-- to get a sense of the place and people. Not sure how many parts I'm going to post (there're still pictures of food and a couple of other cities!) I'll just post these for now :) Excuse the blurriness, un-straightness, and anything else weird. Trying to take pictures and walk among huge crowds while avoiding getting hit by vehicles or looking like a complete idiot results in shakiness. Oh, and I don't have a nice camera.

Yes, let us start off with this Bruce Lee themed fast food restaurant called "Kung Fu." This was in one of the 2008 Olympic buildings and I saw it in a couple of other cities too. Regrettably, I did not try the food here because I wanted to eat at non-fast-food restaurants.