When it comes to Christmas gift I like to DIY. It adds a personal touch.
My bf don’t appreciate it as much, but with the girls, it’s quite popular. I did however, bought my bf a ninja turtle action figure for our anniversary. I picked Leonardo because he’s the “Leader” and ninja turtles was one of his favorite cartoons growing up. So, the toy was symbolic, plus sometimes it’s nice to be a kid again! Then I stuffed it with his favorite candies and snacks and attached those cute quirky sayings to them. To my surprised he said, “This is cute, I like it.” Whoa that was the first. It made me a happy girl.
As for the girls, I love to crochet them something useful like gloves or a scarf. Sometimes I like to give money to the little ones, like my nieces and nephews. I don’t like the idea of just giving then straight cash, I always like to pretty it up. I like to buy cute little wallets like this:
Anyways, hope this gives people some ideas for gifting!
I love to crochet! The other day my bf asks me, “How many 27 year olds crochet?” My reply was, “A lot.” But really, I am not sure how many people in their 20′s enjoy crocheting. To me it’s so relaxing, but my bf did mention that he might blow his brains out if he had to crochet.
Crocheting is so cool. It’s a piece of string worked until you reach an end product. Anyways, here are some of the things I created from “strings”.
Feel free to visit my esty shop babyrhee.etsy.com
Marriage is not for you. Or at least that’s what I heard on the radio today. I don’t know who this story belongs to, but the message made me think. Marriage is to find someone you want to make happy for the rest of your life. Isn’t this true? We often get married because we don’t want to die alone or we try to find someone that can do things for us. But think about this for a second. This makes sense.
Marriage is serious because it’s a job for the rest of your life, to be there for someone. Imagine that you are in an argument with your love one. No matter how angry you get at them or how much you hate them for the moment, you have to remember not to be selfish, but instead think how you can be there for them.
I am definitely going to have to agree with this. And if everyone else did, maybe there wouldn’t be so many divorcing in this world. Maybe people will marry knowing that it won’t be easy. Maybe people will marry for love. Or maybe I am just crazy.
I did see this once on pinterest:
“Marriage is finding someone you can annoy for the rest of your life.”
And…I’ll have to agree with that one too! =)
When my bf asked me if I wanted to watch “Ender’s Game,” my response was, “Is it a dork movie?” (Inside joke, because I think he’s a dork.) I agreed to watch it only to find that I was the one that was really into it. So naturally at the end of the movie I had to admit to him that I liked it.
In the beginning of our relationship our conversations about movies would be:
BF: How did you like it?
ME: Uh, it was okay.
And that would be the end. Sometimes he would keep going on and on and on about what he thought. I would think to myself, “WHAT?” where was I when he was watching all this happening…
But now we actually have conversations and we are on the same point. What really drew me in with Ender’s Game was his story, his self doubts, and his unknown capabilities of being a leader. What does it mean to be a leader and can he do it? I know he’s a fictional character but I see a lot of my bf’s struggles in him first hand. I found myself laughing in parts of the movie where not everyone can relate or find funny at all. I just love his passion and his love for people. He was definitely a natural leader.
I also learned something from Orson Scott Card:
“In the moment when I truly understand my enemy, understand him well enough to defeat him, then in that very moment I also love him. I think it’s impossible to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe, and not love them the way they love themselves. And then, in that very moment when I love them…. I destroy them.”
To understand, to love, and to defeat. It’s just crazy! I should read the books =)
Aside from having a bf who is an entrepreneur, he is also a very awesome web developer. Many people contact him with tempting high paying jobs I like to call, “other opportunities”. Some of these opportunities sound very nice, but I always have to remind him the reason why we moved to Santa Monica.
When things don’t go your way in the startup world and you have a pretty good skill on your hands, it’s very easy to deter and “other opportunities” start to look very appealing. So, I have to be the constant reminder that we came here for dreams. We live on a budget not because we have to, but because we chose to. Not having a full time job frees up a lot of your time that you can use to focus on your goals and dreams. Having a full time job lets you buy everything you want, but it doesn’t really help you with your goals. Instead it puts your goals on hold. Both things can be rewarding, but I believe that the ups and downs of a startup is a life experience and an opportunity way cooler than any “other opportunities” that may be out there. That’s just my opinion of course!
Garlic Noodles YUM YUM! There are many version, but here’s a very quick and simple one of mine. Try it!
*Chopped Garlic (As garlicky as you like)
*Al dente spaghetti noodles (Half a pack)
*Enough butter to coat your pan
*Enough Oyster to coat your noodles
*Basil leaves (optional)
*Calamari (but you can use anything)
Boil noodles to al dente. Evenly coat with oyster sauce.
Heat your pan with the butter.
When butter is melted throw in garlic. Stir fry until fragrant.
Throw in calamari (or your choice of meat or veggies) fry until cooked
Throw in the noodles and basil leaves. Toss everything together for 1-2 minutes
OMG everyone has an Etsy shop… including me. I finally decided to to press the open shop button today. Since I work full time I always give myself excuses of why I wouldn’t be able to manage an Etsy shop, as if it was that easy to gain customers. So what made me finally press that button?
Well, I love making things, especially for babies. A baby I don’t have. So I decided to check out Etsy and see if I can sell some things. The thought of having someone buy a product made by you and use it is pretty cool.
Also some of this curiosity must be from being with my bf. I get all this talk about entrepreneurship and of course it’s natural for me to follow behind those foot steps. There is one difference though. I am taking small baby safe steps as my bf is trying to make the “whole” world a better place. Anyways visit my shop if you like, BabyRhee.etsy.com
I have been taking this leadership training through my work and it has got me thinking about natural leaders and trained leaders. I live with and entrepreneur and I believe he is someone born to lead.
Every time I talk to my boyfriend I feel inspired and a want to follow in his footsteps. This is not because he’s my boyfriend but the way he talks move me into believing myself and learning that there is so much more to life than waking up and going to a 9-5 job. Before my boyfriend came along I was fine with a 9-5, it pays the bills and keeps me alive.
Our six month anniversary is coming up and I can say I am not the person that I was six years back. Sometimes a spark goes off in me and I wonder if I can be a person that have a vision and strive to be more than “ordinary”.
Everyone can have a vision, but not everyone is born to know how to lead that vision. Getting people to follow you is hard. People have to want to listen to you, follow you, and be inspired by you. A natural leader inspires others to be their own.
This program I am taking teaches us about how we can be leaders. The instructors give us the tools and the training we need to become a successful leader, but it takes hard work and practice. Yes, those that are not natural leaders have to practice. Although, we may succeed in leading others, it doesn’t necessarily mean we inspire them. This is not to discourage anyone and say that we can’t be leaders if we are not born with it, but it’s more of a reminder that being a leader takes hard work. The ones that make it seem easy are usually the naturals.
There’s a difference in just leading others and leading others through inspiration. Just sayin’.
It is so hard to find good Pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) in Santa Monica that I made my own. Getting the flavor right for Pho is a challenge, but with patience it can happen. I found some recipes online and started making my broth. The broth is the hardest part. Letting it simmer is key and then seasoning it.
My first attempt at Pho was a success! I even surprised myself a little when I took a taste. I am sure I just got lucky..so maybe if I make it again and it comes out good I will post the recipe. But for now here’s a picture of it.
So yummy on a cold day!