Sunday, December 28, 2008


The mountains here are all frozen over. It's been so cold in socal lately; colder than up north, I swear.

hope you all had a nice holiday.
peace out!

-jasmine and peanut.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

why so cute?

why so much time on your hands crazy bento makers?
crazyyy. crazy cute.

happy holidays y'all.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

happy christmas eve :)

hope you are all warm, safe, and with Loved ones tonight.

Monday, December 22, 2008


making cookies.
Don't make fun of them! They do look burned don't they.

Paying my muni citation= :( Bye bye $50 dollars.

so great

this post is dedicated to my roommate who is in love with sandra lee and says i never post about him.

so great. so great. "NOTHING IS MADE FROM SCRATCH!". where did this lady get this gig and how do i cash in on writing recipe books where nothing is made from scratch? her white blonde hair and pulled pork sandwiches makes me drool too, b.
ahahahha i know i'm going to receive some hate mail from all the sandra lee fans (what kind of idiots...) out there.

Sunday, December 21, 2008


I can't believe it's Dec. 21st already. I didn't think I'd survive the winter here in SF, but here I am freezing my socks off. I don't feel like going out or doing anything; it's rainy and cold.
I start school here January 6th. Crazy.
It's nice to be in a city during the holidays though. It actually feels festive. Although it can be overwhelming it's nice to see the tree up in Union Square, ice skaters, the Macy's holiday window displays.
I'll be home this week. I'm excited. Lots of catching up to do, friends and family alike.


while shopping around the Fillmore I met Joanna Mendicino . You might've seen here ridiculously cute bird vases and such around town or on etsy. Joanna grew up here in Northern California, studied at Berkeley, and went on to pursue her interests in ceramics full time.
Joanna was super sweet, and if I had more of a holiday budget this year I would've gotten a vase for myself or someone I love. Anyhow, if you're thinking of gift ideas, her stuff is beautiful and sweet, and it's always great to support local independent artists.

making peanut brittle

bad economy+no real job=make your own holiday gifts.

Friday, December 19, 2008


he looks happy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


New show up at Rare Device.
Trish Grantham! Trish is an artist from Oregon. She collects vintage Japanese paper (Reader's Digest, etc.) and paints over it with acrylics. The gloss comes from covering her paintings with resin. Really cute stuff. Buy it online at Rare Device or come take a look at the show; it'll be up until Jan. 27!

Monday, December 15, 2008

This is cool

Energy-Generating Floors to Power Tokyo Subways

The JR in Tokyo will be using kinetic energy to power ticket gates and displays.

Read about it here.

Almost there...

My deadline is tuesday.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008


Sore throat
stomach ache
Jessica Simpson Christmas song while on hold with T-mobile
stupid monday.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

What am I up to?

So cool!

Whatever happened to muxtape? There's this now, though. Make me a mixtape!

Friday, December 05, 2008

So many

things to do.
Gotta get my act together! Transcript requests. Recommendations. Christmas and New Year's. I'm feeling the rush.

I got one of these woodburning kits yesterday at the art store.

Um. So now I can, draw on wood I guess. And solder. But wait, there's more!: Woodburning, Leather Crafting, Soldering, Stamping, Paper Crafting, Hot Knife Cutting, Pattern Transferring, Embossing, Stencil Cutting, Personalizing and so much more.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Making things

It's okay if things don't come out perfect.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


from apartment therapy.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday

I don't think I've ever worked on a black Friday. It'll probably be slow today, but NPR is keeping me company and I guess we're going to serve hot cider. Ummm...cute things we have in the store:

buy here:

*edit! Hear about this? Wal-Mart Employee Trampled to Death by Customers. Oh America.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Might start school in January. Well, not might, but most likely will.

Getting cold

(gloves from Kate Spade)
It's funny because people keep telling me the winter in SF isn't that cold. I mean, it's colder in comparison to Southern California, but for some reason it doesn't feel as cold as it was in the summer. It's supposed to rain today. We'll see. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving--time flies!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I made these with some japanese cookie cutters I got in Taiwan. The koalas are especially tasty.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Ice cream truck

This is cute. You can buy it. That's all.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Lazy. Me and Hanami feel like sloths.

I set my homepage to NPR, thinking it would help me read about any important issues or current events BEFORE I begin wasting my time and brain space on other websites. Nevertheless I always end up reading the fun stuff anyway. Here are some cool articles I read today and wanted to share:

10 best cookbooks of 2008. Good gift ideas!

For those of you disgruntled workers on monday morning.
A good playlist to start off the day? Hah.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

CSA Time again

I joined a CSA up here! If you're in the Bay Area, this is the one I joined. They have a stand in the Ferry Building for more info if you're interested. It's nice because they deliver right to your door too.
This was my first week of receiving produce. Yams, fennel, leeks, chard, broccoli, apples, satsumas, and fresh cranberries. Looking up recipe ideas right now. I tried making braised kale, but it ended up being kind of a bust. Oh well!
Today I tried using the fresh cranberries to make this recipe from Lottie+Doof. Except I'm not the best at following directions or using the right size pans and this and that. So it wasn't really an upside-down cake, but it's a cake nonetheless.
I'm also roasting some cut up yams, butternut squash, and sunchokes, just to take full advantage of the oven. It's been cold lately, so it feels good to have the oven on and the smell of caramelized vegetables is nice too.


that I like to frequent and maybe you would too:

The Small Object




fashion editorials

the end!


It's almost Thanksgiving and I haven't updated at all. Isn't this what happens to a lot of blogs? I just don't have the dedication to update daily; or maybe my life is just uneventful as of lately. Actually, I take that back. I was out of the country for a few weeks for my cousin's wedding in Taiwan. It was a nice vacation; I've had a lot of nice vacations lately. Time to get serious. :/