Qingyang Temple + Insomnia Struggles

Over Chinese New Year we went to the local Taoist temple. It was interesting to say the least! Outside of the temple, people had their fortunes told, and beggars lay on the sidewalk with missing limbs. Trenton referred to these statues as dragons, but I thought they looked more like lions. They look terrifying because […]

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Chinese New Year: Festival of Lights!

Happy Chinese New Year!! After weeks of anticipation, the day has finally come. Last night at midnight, we watched fire works light up the sky from our balcony. And today, we headed out to celebrate the new year- the year of the dog! Trenton and I, along with twelve other expats, went to the Festival […]

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Cozy Winter Outfit Under $30

I don’t know about ya’ll but I love a cozy outfit to wear during these cold, winter days. Whenever I go shopping to buy winter clothes, I often find it so hard to find good-quality yet affordable clothing that will keep me warm. If you look inside my closet right now, you’ll see endless long […]

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Because I’m Happy…

Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof … ♥ Do you ever just wake up feeling motivated and ready to start a new week?! Well that is how I’m feeling today! I’ve been so happy all day, I feel like a pep squad leader getting ready for a big game. With my […]

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China Diaries: A Day In The Life

It snowed today! Trenton and I woke up to snow flurries falling from the sky. I walked out onto my balcony and saw white roof tops and the park in the distance drizzled with a spritz of snowy magic. Part of me wanted to spend the day snuggled up inside, away from the cold, but […]

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China Diaries: Learning, Observing, and Soaking It All In

As I spent my last few moments in the states, I couldn’t help but find myself savoring the faces of the Americans around me. I knew once I exited the plane I was about to board, everything would be different. I took note of the guy across from me in the camo jacket reading a […]

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