Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

, originally uploaded by desireux.

To all the Moms out there!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pretty paper accents

Color scheme, originally uploaded by desireux.

Here's another card for Mother's Day on May 10th. I'm always thinking of ways to give my cards a subtle hint of color- classy and not too flashy. I have a stash of pretty papers and decided play around with giving my latest cards some color accents. This pretty blue paper is by Martha Stewart and I like how the blue really goes well with the warm chocolate.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

No earthquakes this year

carefree for a moment, originally uploaded by desireux.

Compared to last year with the midwestern earthquake, this year was *peaceful* but still as meaningful. I passed my Preliminary Examinations (a major milestone in my graduate program) two days ago, and today Pop-Ups by tracychong has been online for two years.

The day I had my prelims was a very nice day, so I had a mushroom bagel, a cold bottle of vitamin water, and just sat outside slowly eating my lunch. At that time I was too tired to be overjoyed but it was so nice to just be able to sit in the sun savoring a little carefree moment. I was happy with the way my prelims went, but if I were to do it again, I would definitely handle the preparations differently. I was juggling experiments and writing at the same time right up to a few days before I had to submit my proposal and that really took a toll on me. I would have enjoyed the writing process much more and produced a better piece of work if I had just concentrated on the writing. I'm glad that I can concentrate now on experiments, I received some suggestions during the presentation and I'm so excited to try them out.

Moving on to the pop-up cards, yay for two years, thanks to the most awesome new owners of the pop-ups- you have no idea how happy I am reading the feedback that you take time to leave, many times it has made a not-so-nice day much better. To the other person behind this pop-up venture, you still continue to surprise me with your best-selling ideas, I always enjoy our discussions, thanks so much for everything!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Still can't decide which I like best.

More frozen yogurt. Looks like almost every entry here mentions frozen yogurt :P

I think I prefer the firmer texture of Cold Stone's. Coco mero's has a nice green tea one. Although I still like the tart taste of plain yogurt.

I've got to wake up early for class tomorrow, yes, on a Saturday .. and will probably spend the weekend working on pop-ups for a wedding. Hope to play some football though!

Have a good weekend everyone!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Thanks, Mom ... you're the BEST!

Mother's Day is less than a month away. I really should mail my Mother's Day card to my mom so that it reaches her by May 10th. This year I decided to be a little bolder with colors, hence the pink+green combo. I'm loving the colors but I think my favorite part are the two tiny hearts :)

Anyway, it's almost my bed time but I'm so looking forward to tomorrow. There's a new frozen yogurt place in town and it's opening at 10 am! Breakfast may be pushing it but I'm definitely having yogurt for lunch. It's going to be a self-serve place where you dispense your own yogurt and then top it up with goodies. Yums!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, originally uploaded by desireux.

Wishing all of you a lovely weekend ~

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hello April, Hello Spring.

Hello April, Hello Spring., originally uploaded by desireux.

Here's wishing you an April that's filled with sunny skies, yummy treats, baby animals and all pretty things.

These few days ice-cream has been constantly on my mind! The best custard in town, Jarling's Custard Cup is open for the season. My favorite is the plain and simple vanilla sundae + cold fudge. Then one Friday during spring break, my lab-mate suggested going to get ice-cream. So, off we went to Cold Stone. I haven't always been a fan of Cold Stone, I've actually been there only once before this trip because I find their ice-cream very sweet. But ... I tried their tart and tangy frozen yogurt + white chocolate chips and it was SO good. It tasted just home-made yogurt, just frozen, and the tangy-ness combined with the sweetness was just perfect. Guess what, I started craving it the whole weekend, and ended up having more on Sunday :P