Category Archive: Inspiration

Happy Earth Day

April 22 , 2015 by Hong - in Inspiration

In honor of Earth Day, I thought I’d give you a visual tour of the earth around me…. ¬†Lemon balm making a reappearance in the herb garden. Hellebores Moss over rockery. Hostas peeking through. And assorted fungi growing in such beautiful patterns… Happy Earth Day

Hello Spring Cake

March 20 , 2013 by Hong - in DIY, Food, Inspiration

The first day of Spring here in Seattle was presented with gusty winds, rain, sleet and sunshine. Oh Hello Spring in Seattle! However, Spring’s arrival made me smile and so I decided to honor its presence with a pink ombre cake. Doesn’t that scream Hello Spring! Start with your favorite cake. Make sure to lay […]

Practical Paris

March 11 , 2013 by Hong - in Inspiration

I don’t know about you, but when it comes to packing for any excursion, I’m terrible. I either over pack or under pack and inevitable forget something. For Paris, I went on the conservative route. I wanted to pack lightly so that I can bring back lots of chocolate…er souvenirs! Here’s a snap shot of […]


January 24 , 2013 by Hong - in Inspiration

Perfection: the sate or quality of being or becoming perfect. I’ve been having a tough time with this word lately. During this past Holiday, I had a conversation with my sister about this blog, specifically whether or not I was going to continue with it. She said something that I took as a back handed […]

Hello 2013

January 03 , 2013 by Hong - in Holiday, Inspiration

Hello 2013! This will be my motto for you: Live simply, Expect little, Give much, Love extravagantly. Happy New Year!

2012 started with a winter snow storm in Seattle. February brought new chicks into our home. I had the privilege of capturing wee one photos with their lovely mommas. Celebrations with friends and family was abundant. Spring allowed for¬† a much needed girls weekend trip to Colorado. Some well rested weekends were quintessential. The Girls […]


November 07 , 2012 by Hong - in Inspiration

I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. e.e. cummings

Giving Thanks

November 02 , 2012 by Hong - in Inspiration

The year has turned its circle, The seasons come and go. The harvest is all gathered in and chilly north winds blow. Orchards have shared their treasures, the fields, their yellow grain. So open wide the doorway- Thanksgiving comes again! Happy Weekend and Happy November!

The Word

October 09 , 2012 by Hong - in Inspiration

Down near the bottom of the crossed-out list of things you have to do today, between “green thread” and “broccoli” you find that you have penciled “sunlight.” Resting on the page, the word is as beautiful, it touches you as if you had a friend and sunlight were a present he had sent you from […]

“While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” One of the Loves of my life is celebrating is 14th birthday today. That’s him as a toddler. Isn’t he the most adorable thing? I absolutely love baby photos! When he was inutero I kept a […]

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