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Interests: I am a trailing spouse enjoying my life in Singapore. I love creating altered art and collages, making jewelry, traveling around the world, digging for treasures at flea markets, shopping, eating, and blogging. Please send me a note and let me know you are out there!
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Happy Thanksgiving! Wishing you good times and good food with family and friends... I will be enjoying an all American Thanksgiving in the USA! The only thing missing is D - he is in Hong Kong... probably no turkey for him! Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at ma vie trouvée
Sapa Vietnam - Bac Ha Market October 2014 The Sunday Bac Ha Market isn't really for tourists. The Flower H'mong tribe sells live animals, food, and handicrafts. Wonderful for photography. I haven't had much time to play with PS lately. I miss it. Lots of traveling to exotic places. So... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I was memorized by the bees I saw at the resort where we stayed in Bandung (click here to visit our travel blog to see this beautiful town in Indonesia). After hours of research I decided it is a Xylocopa caerulea or carpenter bee. There is not much information... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I am so proud of my friend Helena. When we met in 2012, she was just starting to write. Just two years later, she has a short story in a published book! The crazy thing is that when we planned our girls trip to Bali, it turned out to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Last week I had breakfast on the beach of Temor Leste. This week I am on the other side of the world. In virginia, enjoying an autumn breakfast of pumpkin bread and pumpkin coffee - yummy... Sharing with my friends over at Texture Tuesday. Stop by Kim's to see many... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Wait til you see this one! My long time blog-buddy Kathy, over at Kluless, created this personalized vintage journal book as her swap - it is absolutely beautiful! And I know it took her hours to create - I feel very special that she gave it to me! Each page... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
A few months ago I participated in an art blog swap called "pay it forward" with several of my blog buddies. Last week a package arrived in the mail wrapped in a colorful batik cloth. It was from Earl over at Earl K Designs2 whom many of you know from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
life is very good - relaxing in Timor Leste fresh mueslix with homemade yogurt and bananas and a fresh fruit plate for breakfast... on the beach. coffee and a muffin too.... the chefs... the view... with hundreds of sands crabs, busy at their daily chore ... of digging up sand... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Timor Leste, a new country for us. Really, a new country to the world. The nation declared independence from Portugal on November 28, 1975 and became a country May 20, 2002. It is only 12 years old. Timor-Leste (the Portuguese name for East Timor) shares the island of Timor with... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
beads from bali, a silver buddha head, and a red buddha necklace... they make me happy sharing over at friday finds with kim and friends. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
just returned from a four-day "girls" trip to bali words cannot describe.... still on my bali-buddha high I used Kim's new texture Monday, along with Magic. Happy Tuesday! Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
an old scale in chinatown, bangkok in an old shop with an old man Sharing over at Kim's Texture Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
wow - I would have stopped at layer 5 : ) thanks for sharing - so fun to watch you work. and yes - you do make it "look" easy. Cheers from Singapore : )
Visiting from SG - this book is AWESOME! I need to go buy this the dragon is my year : ) Thanks for the inspiration!
Toggle Commented Sep 26, 2014 on StencilGirl: Stenciled and Shaped Books at Gwen
When we were at the temples in Borobudur, Indonesia we saw this colorful, exotic bird. I have never seen anything like it. I learned that it is a a flightless bird called a cassowary. They are native to the tropical forests of New Guinea and Northeastern Australia. They are becoming... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I am a fall girl - I love my autumn colors, boots, and scarves. I miss this. Here in Singapore, we do not have a change of seasons. Our sun rises at the exact same time every day, all year, and it sets the same. Our temperature is in the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Great frame project! So many layers. and such a fun giveaway.
Toggle Commented Sep 20, 2014 on StencilGirl Blog Hop: Spray it Again Sam! at Gwen
How do you make ice cream from cream in just a few minutes? Use liquid Nitrogen! I have read about this "new trend" but this is the first time we have tried it. We visited Ron's Laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia. The shop is designed to resemble a real lab. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I have two favorite new drinks, both coffee based. The first and my absolute favorite right now - coffee, avocado, chocolate syrup, & ice cream. I know it sounds odd - but oh my - heaven in a cup! In Singapore we have the chocolate and avocado version, but no... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
I have never admitted it on-line, but I am a huge fan of Hello Kitty! I want to fly on this plane! Taiwan’s EvaAir has a special Hello Kitty-themed chartered flight from Singapore to Taipei. I am usually not big on using photos that are not my own - but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
a view from the pier Linking up to Texture Tuesday @ Kim's. Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Wife Cake (or Sweetheart Cake: Lao Po Bing) is a traditional Chinese pastry sold in Hong Kong. They say one of the best shops to buy them is at Hang Heung Cake Shop. I bought a box of six and they came in this pretty red box. There are many... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Borobudur Temple Indonesia Sharing with my friends over at Texture Tuesday. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
This post is for all you cat lovers out there... The Cat Store in Hong Kong, also known as the Cat Cafe, is just that - a cafe with lots of cats! I am pretty sure you will never see this in the United States due to health regulations. First... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2014 at ma vie trouvée
Hong Kong Island - August 2014 *a view from my corner room* After a few days of rain - the sun is finally here! We were here many years ago (twelve or so). It was the first Asian city we ever visited. I forgot how striking the city is -... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2014 at ma vie trouvée