Arts & crafts



  • Arts & crafts

    DIY: Hanging Succulent Planters

    Yay to Katie’s inaugural guest post on an arts & crafts topic. Throughout Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home, she’s been cooking yummy foods, volunteering, and being outdoors, but…

  • Travel

    Christmas in La Jolla

    San Diego is a popular day trip for the family, and this time I brought along my relatively new Zuiko 45mm f1.8mm lens. The day was split between Del Mar and…

  • Misc

    Volunteering Roundup

    Every other week or so of SIP, Katie tells me about her new volunteer event. I encouraged her to share her experiences & the opportunities others can also partake in during…

  • Food

    Plum Jam

    Katie’s been really rocking these jam sessions lately (all the puns intended). For Week 15 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home, she covers another recipe from her Boise…

  • Travel

    Two Days, Two National Parks

    In Week 14 of guest blogging, Katie introduces her cousin to one of the best things about this country: its National Parks. Check out their long weekend adventures below, and what else Katie’s been up to in her Day…

  • DIY doormat lettering
    Arts & crafts

    DIY: Custom Skinny Doormat

    Like any good Asian, the thought that popped into mind when I saw small steps to my new apartment was, Where to wipe shoes before going inside? Thanks to Etsy, I…

  • Travel

    Balboa Park, San Diego: Masks Edition

    A day trip to Balboa Park in San Diego has been the furthest I’ve explored as shelter-in-place continues to put a damper on summer travels.  Reunited with my 50mm prime (and…

  • Misc

    Summer Solstice Hike

    Week 13 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home covers 2 of my favorite topics: summer and hiking. Yet my only comment to Katie’s guest post would be: TFTI…

  • Food

    Apricot Jam (NOT Sugar Free)

    A fitting 12 jars of jam guest blog for Week 12 of Day in the Life: Katie Shelters At Home. Katie has become quite the jamming (& canning) connoisseur since our…

  • Food

    Frozen S’mores

    For Week 11, guest blogger Katie introduces an OCD’s (or just my) dream snack: a clean way to prepare & enjoy s’mores. Check out her prolific baking and other shelter-in-place adventures…