Fresh year, fresh start and a major come back

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I can’t believe that it has been more than a year since I last posted here. Life has been a roller coaster for me. I worked as a branding designer, quitted, came back to my freelance life, ran my own business and now I started again working for a start-up company.

Looking back the past 1.5 years, I have not been myself or perhaps I should say I have not met my requirement of being a better person. It sounds so cliché but maintaining a healthy lifestyle and becoming an optimistic person requires some work. And to enforce the entire process, I need to work on my writing.

Since I didn’t really have any resolution in the past two years (maybe 3), I should have one and get it checked off my list.

1. De-clutter my space:

-Minimize the things I own

-Donate things I have not used in the last 2 years

-Less attached to sentimental objects

2. Maintain an organized living space

-Pick-up after myself

-Clean at least twice per week

-Wash my dishes right after I eat

3. Meditate

4. Read at least 1 book every week

5. Do not use the computer on the weekends

6. Less facebook

7. Less instagram

8. Pay more attention to loved ones

9. Try new cafe/restaurant every week

10. Work hard but set boundaries between work and personal time

10 1/2. Eat at least 2 meals/day and take my vitamin

This year, I promise to put myself before my work. All for a healthier and happier Annie.

Hydrangea for the home
Photo by nathiya

Hydrangea for the home

Photo by nathiya







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Not only for baby girls but for big girls like me too :)

DIY Sweetheart Back Dresses. If you’ve ever wanted to make a sweetheart back for any garment, this is a good tutorial! Detailed tutorial from luvinthemommyhood here.

Not only for baby girls but for big girls like me too :)


DIY Sweetheart Back Dresses. If you’ve ever wanted to make a sweetheart back for any garment, this is a good tutorial! Detailed tutorial from luvinthemommyhood here.

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I am too lazy to put on pinterest so I’m going to reblog.


I hate being behind on projects. Once I get going on something I typically move at a decent pace and don’t stop until I’m finished. This quilt is definitely the exception- I was two years behind on getting started!

It has been in my mind to create a wedding quilt for each of my kids since they…

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May 7th

I have moved in my new place for almost 4 months already. There is a ton of work needing to be done; mostly fall into the decoration category. I figure I should make a list of things I need to buy in the next few months. One by one because it is all I can afford, in no concrete order. I am going to list only 10 things I can think of right now. When you live by yourself in your own home (finally!), it is pretty hard to pick and choose what to keep and what to give away.

1. Office Chair

2. Sewing Machine

3. Curtains / Blinds/ Shades

4. External Hard Drives, a lot of them for backing up my computer

5. Some sort of shelf system. Need to do more research on this

6. A new awesome bike. My current bike might need to be retired. I had it since 7th grade.

7. Camera gears

8. Against-the-wall little table

9. Photo frames

10. Lamps

Me, the moment I get home from work.

Me, the moment I get home from work.

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When my boyfriend leaves for work




cracked up so hard seeing this!



I always want to photograph flowers like this. Does anyone know how to do the setup?


Sometimes we walk hand in hand by the sea 
And we breathe in the cool salty air,
You turn to me with a kiss in your eyes 
And my heart feels a thrill beyond compare 
Then your lips cling to mine, it’s wonderful, wonderful 
Oh, so wonderful my love. 

Sometimes we stand on the top of a hill 
And we gaze at the earth and the sky 
I turn to you and you melt in my arms 
There we are, darling, only you and I 
What a moment to share, it’s wonderful, wonderful 
Oh, so wonderful my love 

This world is full of wondrous things it’s true 
But they wouldn’t have much meaning without you 

Some quiet evenings I sit by your side 
And we’re lost in a world of our own 
I feel the glow of your unspoken love 
I’m aware of the treasures that I own 
And I say to myself, it’s wonderful, wonderful 
Oh, so wonderful my love!


April 9

I hardly ever write anymore and when I do, it is because I cannot talk about something. It sucks. Since when does my blog become such a depressing place for me (and for any reader out there still following my tumblr). Since when there is a certain hour when I am allowed to be sad, to feel lonely, to feel empty…to actually feel anything.

As I am typing this, I haven’t decided that I should be ranting on tumblr again or suck it up inside…Well never mind, as I am typing this sentence, I already sucked the worst part of this month and swallowed it deep down inside my heart.

By the end, I am still as lonely as I am ever before. 

Gotta move on as fast as I can, be better than ever.


Shit, this girl is so talented…and so young, too. 

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Anything with cat is an instant reblog

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Rant #1 of March

It has been a month since I started my full-time job (well, another full-time job besides being a freelancer). So far, things are doing pretty well at the office and there’s not really anything important to complain about. 

However, the freelance side is so messy to the point it burns me from the inside whenever something comes up. I have been pretty lucky to deal with easy-going clients but lately there are some that are not so easy-breezy. As a freelancer, I try to balance my time between different projects; especially between design and photography. When I work in an office for 44+ hours, that means all my free time is devoted to freelance work and sleep. 

Now, I try my best to explain to clients that I am a freelancer and I have a full time job, that means it is crucial for everything to be on time. Deadlines are in a chain. If I am late for one, I will be late for everything else. If I try to be on time for my clients, I expect the same from them. It is written clearly in the contract. These particular clients of this month have been pushing my button. I feel like they don’t take my time and effort seriously. They negotiate for every single coins even AFTER I sent them the 3rd revision of the quote. They stood me up so many times because of some random reasons. All they did was a phone call to say they would cancel the appointment (RIGHT ON WHEN WE SUPPOSED to meet). Then this morning they called asking to meet up with me again, I said that they could just communicate with me via e-mail, they got pissed because I said no. Well, if you were in my shoes, what would you do? Being stood up and lost a ton of hours of evening working for someone who doesn’t even care.


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I always love these sandals but I know they will rub the bottom of my feet off :(

I always love these sandals but I know they will rub the bottom of my feet off :(

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