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Farmer’s Market Haul

When Russ and I took a day off for our anniversary, we mostly walked around San Diego to visit random sites and eat lots of food. One of the stops we had was unplanned but I really wanted to look around – it was a street fair farmer’s market. I am a sucker of homegrown food and handmade items so we decided to look around.

We didn’t buy any produce but we did walk away with a great (small) haul. Here they are:

Laundry Detergent  

Got Russ some natural deodorant because it scares me to know how many chemicals are in deodorant – and it goes directly into your skin and soaks into your pores in order to stop sweat. So instead, why not go natural?

This one is from a family who have a little farm in inland San Diego. I don’t think this is my (or Russell’s) favorite natural deodorant brand, because it actually seeps through your shirt and leaves a white mark. But I do like the man we met when buying this. He was very genuine about his products.

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Craft Fairs

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I’m sure many of you know this already, but Russ and I have a little Etsy account where we sell wooden home decor and jewelry. Once in a while, we’ll do art and craft shows and sell a few of our things. I enjoy these shows because we get to meet people who actually buy our things (still geeking out about that). We also meet a lot of people who don’t buy anything but say very kind things about our work. Both bring so much joy to our hearts. Believe me, we’re not making a load of money off of this – if anything, it just helps sustain Russell’s woodworking hobby (which is a blessing!). It’s a great side hobby that also helps us meet new people.

This year, my goal was to do more of these art shows in an effort to meet more customers and get our name out there. There’s something about being a vendor at a craft fair (more…)

Day Trip to Lake Arrowhead

On Friday, April 1st, Russ and I decided to go on a day trip to Lake Arrowhead. One of the perks of both working from home as freelancers is time flexibility. Of course, there are some downsides as well, but we’re trying to find more upsides so that we don’t get discouraged from all the work we’re doing.

One goal we’ve talked about is taking more day trips. Whether that’s to the beach, a lake, the mountains, etc., we want to take more weekdays off once in a while and just spend time together. Also, it doesn’t hurt that we live in a beautiful place where we get to explore different scenes and crowds easily.

Lake Arrowhead

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End of March Life Summary

Hello! This blog has been neglected because lots of big events happened in March. Here’s a quick recap of these said events:

Monday, March 21
My little brother turned 19! And as is with Filipino culture, he took us all out to dinner and paid. We ate at a steakhouse so James ended up using his entire paycheck to pay for us. Welcome to adulthood, little brother!

Thursday, March 24
My brother-in-law got married! I cried a lot, I smiled a lot, I laughed a lot. It was a wonderful day seeing two great people marry each other. They had a photobooth during the reception so here are some fun pics:

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids + Russell

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