Josiah’s Doljanchi (Traditional Korean First Birthday Celebration)

The older I get, the more I am learning how to appreciate and truly enjoy my Korean heritage.Β  Two factors also help – the fact that I married a guy who was born and raised in South Korea and…my very, VERY Korean grandmother. πŸ™‚Β  For those of you with a Korean g-ma, you know what I’m talking about!

Anywho, last month was our little boy’s first birthday!Β  And I spent weeks and weeks waist-high in glitter, hot glue guns, polyester filling, and beans.Β  But it was completely worth it.Β  You’ll see what I mean below. Read more…

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December & Dark Chocolate

It’s finally and already December! Β October leaves and pumpkin spiced everything had me eagerly anticipating the holiday season, but then Thanksgiving rolled around just like that and we are now all suddenly in the mad dash towards Christmas (and everything else that needs to get done and be enjoyed by the end of the year!).

It’s easy to get caught up in the rush, but I’ve decided to (try) to do things a little differently this year – take this December like a good piece of dark chocolate (biting off a little at a time and savoring every moment of it). πŸ™‚ Read more…