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Wednesday
Sep242014

PARTY CLOCK INVITATION PRINTABLE FOR OH HAPPY DAY

I designed the Party Clock Invitation Printable as a fun invitation that can be used for any occasion. You can customize the printable with your party details and even set the clock to reflect the party start time. I chose a bright yellow paper circle for the clock but you can use any color or patterned print.

You can download the Party Clock Invitation Printable and find the full instructions over here on Oh Happy Day.

Thursday
Sep112014

PRETTY PACKAGES: WASHI TAPE GLASSINE BAG DIY

Many of the projects from my book, Pretty Packages: 45 Creative-Gift Wrapping Projects, can be used for party favors. One cute and simple project from the book is the Washi Tape Glassine Bag. With just a few materials you can transform plain glassine bags into party favors or little thank you gifts. Fill them up with candy, confetti, or a small gift. 

The color and pattern combinations are endless thanks to the wide variety of washi tape out there. I love the idea of selecting a color palette and mixing up the patterns and solid colored washi tapes so that each bag is unique. Cute Tape is my favorite online resource for washi tape. You can find the exclusive Thank You Washi Tape Glassine Bag tutorial I created for Chronicle Books Blog here. And if you would like your own THANK YOU stickers you can download them below.

 

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Tuesday
Sep092014

PRETTY PACKAGES BOOK & PACKAGING KIT GIVEAWAY

I am happy to share that my book, Pretty Packages: 45 Creative Gift-Wrapping Projects, is officially on sale on-line and in stores. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the book and for sharing in my excitement about Pretty Packages. The support I have received from family, friends, and blog readers has meant the world to me. I really wish I were in the States right now so I could see copies of Pretty Packages in stores in person, but for now I am still pinching myself that the book is out! 

As I mentioned before, Pretty Packages is a wonderful resource for people who appreciate good packaging as well as for those who would love to make their gifts more special. With 45 step-by-step gift-wrapping projects as well as basic how-to instructions on deciding how to wrap a gift and various ribbon tying techniques, Pretty Packages provides the reader with multiple ways to create a truly unique gift. And almost all of the techniques in the book can be easily translated in to packaging ideas for parties, weddings, and even business branding. 

To celebrate the release of Pretty Packages, I am giving away a signed copy of Pretty Packages and a special packaging kit to three lucky people. Below is a sneak peek of what will be included in the packaging kit, which I created with the packaging aficionado in mind. I want the recipients to be surprised, but there will be many packaging goodies that I picked up here in Korea and on my travels to Japan. 

 

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Monday
Sep082014

SEOUL / SEPTEMBER 2014

The boys did not have school last Friday and have Monday and Tuesday off for Chuseok (Korean Thanksgiving) so we headed up to Seoul for the long weekend. We love taking the KTX (high speed train) up to Seoul because it is so convenient. We like to arrive at Busan Station a little early so we can enjoy kimchi udon before our journey. I always bring my laptop so I can squeeze in some work and the 2 hours and 45 minutes goes by in a flash. The boys and I have been to Seoul numerous times so we have a routine and like to visit our favorite spots as well as try out a few new places during each visit. It was a little hot this trip so we opted to spend more time relaxing indoors instead of exploring the sites. Here are some highlighs of our trip.

+ Two lunches at Vatos, one of our favorite restaurants in Seoul. I like the Sinsa branch because it is less crowded and has better lighting. Plus it happens to be located on Garosugil, a cute tree-lined street filled with small shops and cafes. We always order tacos, kimchi carnitas fries, and a big virgin margarita for the boys to split.

+ The boys are good about sitting on a chair/sofa inside the shops while I browse around. A small electronic device or reward of dessert always helps!

+ This time we checked out Coffee Chu, a cafe that specializes in a variety of churros. The chocolate filled churro and sundaes were big hits! 

+ We always like to pick up some baked goods at Dean & Deluca (located in Shinsegae Department Store) to snack on at the hotel.

+ Tried soondubu jjampong for the first time. It was SO spicy!

+ Reunited with Appah as he flew in Saturday morning from Singapore.

+ Purchased a selfie stick. Loved the comments I received on Instagram about this little device.

+ Walked the streets of Itaewon, which is the most diverse area of Seoul. Love all the variety of restaurants in this neighborhood.

+ Visited the Sewol ferry disaster memorial at the City Park Plaza. Each yellow ribbon is inscribed with a message or the names of loved ones who perished in the tragic accident.

+ Discovered some cute new shops on the side streets of Garosugil.

+ Ate at Left Coast Artisan Burgers for the first time. Good food and very nice folks running the show, who happen to be fellow Korean-Americans and Cal grads. I really liked the Kalbi Jjim Bao Buns.

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Friday
Aug292014

CHRONICLE BOOKS & SHOP BAN.DO PHOTO CONTEST

So excited to see my book, Pretty Packages, a part of the Chronicle Books and ban.do photo contest goody bag. You can win five books from Chronicle Books (including my book) and a bunch of cute ban.do goodies. The contest ends on Friday, August 29 at 5pm PST, so hurry up and enter! To enter, post a photo on Instagram showing what #hoorayhooraybooks means to you. Tag it with the hashtag #hoorayhooraybooks, @chroniclebooks, and @shopbando and you are entered. Five winners will be chosen.

Top right and bottom images from Chronicle Books. Top left image from Shop Bando Instagram.

Monday
Aug112014

BACK TO SCHOOL 2014

It is hard to believe the summer has come to an end at Casa Shim. Although we had an amazing summer in the States, it is good to be home and back to a regular routine. Today the boys went back to school and they were happy to see all their friends and meet new teachers and classmates. One of the absolute best things about a new school year is school supply shopping. I have fond memories of school supply shopping when I was younger and am so happy to be able to relive the memories with my boys. We are lucky to live in Korea where it is easy to find cute and functional supplies for school. Here are some of the goodies we picked up for the boy's back to school supply kit. And even if you don't live in Korea many of them are available online (links below).

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