Thursday, February 26, 2009


, originally uploaded by desireux.

As previously hinted :)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Stew

Sunday Stew, originally uploaded by desireux.

I woke up kind of earlier than expected this morning and decided to get started on my beef stew. I've been more fond of potatoes than usual this past week or so, thus added sweet potatoes and normal red skinned potatoes. After about 7 hours in the crock pot, the potatoes were so nice. They still held their shape but were soft and so satisfying! I still have mashed potatoes in the fridge, whole uncooked potatoes on the kitchen counter, and a bag of baby potatoes with 4 cheese sauce ready to be microwaved. I guess this week is potato week?

If you are interested in what else is in the stew, just click on the photo, I've listed the ingredients on my flickr page.

Ok, goodnight. I know my Monday will be super busy just because I was supposed to work on a lab presentation this weekend but didn't. Hope your week goes well!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

i miss u <3

, originally uploaded by desireux.

Love is missing someone whenever you're apart,
but somehow feeling warm inside because you're close in heart.
~Kay Knudsen

I found this quote through google, pretty sweet isn't it?

Besides this newest addition to the store, I also have 3 cards for my new category "geekery". I've always been a fan of I Can Has Cheezburger?® and the cats never fail to make me laugh. And .... although some of you may think I'm pretty serious, sometimes I do go "O Hai" ... oh no, did I just reveal that I go "O Hai" just for fun? Anyway, do stop by the store to check out the new cards if you can guess what they are. Photos will follow soon!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

V-day / Heart day, originally uploaded by desireux.

How did you spend your Valentine's Day?

I spent the day in class learning about new venture formation as part of my module on Entrepreneurial Strategies and Technology Management. It isn't the most romantic thing to do, but I thought the topics covered today were quite interesting. Plus, in the spirit of Valentine's Day, the professor made some analogies which I found pretty funny, like how starting a successful business is like finding a wife- you may encounter quite a few no's but all you need is one YES!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

a few days of beautiful

Sunflowers make me smile, originally uploaded by desireux.

You might be wondering ... flowers... sunflowers in Urbana-Champaign in early February? Well, we didn't have sunflowers but we did have just lovely weather. I could walk around campus in just a cardigan and go to a basketball game with just a hoodie, and that was enough to make me so happy.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Feelings and Pop-Ups

Central Park, originally uploaded by desireux.

Today, I wrote a very sweet message in one of my pop-up cards on behalf of a lovely lady. It made me feel very touched, and it was so heart warming to think of people expressing their feelings for one another through the pop-up cards. Definitely an awww moment!

Anyway, it's time to sleep. Enjoy the beautiful winter scenery of Central Park in New York!

Monday, February 2, 2009


Lovebirds, originally uploaded by desireux.

First of all, thanks for the comments on my personal assistant. SLM was right ... she is a tiny bottle of water for me to seal my envelopes. Now, eating too much glue would not be good for my health, would it?

This is another of my designs for Valentine's Day. My darling lovebirds. I always wonder when I see real life lovebirds ... what they feel, if they really love each other or if it's just instinct that causes them to snuggle against each other.