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My Crafty, Creative, and (Almost) Balanced Holiday Season

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your Christmas day and celebrating with family and/or friends.  I hope you’ve had a moment to take a breath after all the frenzy that has become our modern day holiday season. When I was growing up, Christmas, like it is for most kids, was my favorite holiday […]

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Handmade Vintage Christmas Kitsch

I sell on eBay, and as a seller, I am constantly on the lookout for things to resell.  I sell mostly secondhand, and that includes a lot of holiday items and vintage items.  Recently I was at a local flea market, the Alameda Point Antiques Faire, one of the largest around here in the Bay […]

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Potato Pancakes, Chinese-style

It’s funny how time colors our memories, especially our memories of food.  Case in point – When I was growing up, my grandma lived with us until I was in college.  She used to get free food items from the government.  They weren’t like the corporate donations that we have today with a lot of […]

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As American as Pizza Pie and Dim Sum

I love to eat and have been obsessed with food since I was a child.  In fact when I was growing up, my mom used to always tease me about the two moles on my face – one near my mouth and the other near my left eye.  The one near my mouth, she dubbed […]

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Creating Is in the Genes

When I look back at my life growing up, I can see the beginnings of my crafty, creative life. Being both immigrants, my mom and grandma knitted, crocheted, and sewed out of necessity and frugality.  My mom even worked as a seamstress. My Paw Paw, maternal grandmother, lived with us, and I remember watching her […]

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