Living by Design: a Creative Journey

Praying for Ukraine

Thinking about Ukraine today and praying for peace…

Ukranian Flag

Hey, Mosaic!

Mosaic
Photo: http://www.heymosaic.com/

Honestly, it’s the little things in life that really matter. The Mosaic app is a prime example of that. I saw a sponsored link for the app in my Facebook feed, and I instantly downloaded it. The beautiful cover design really caught my attention.

It was right before Father’s Day. I love snapping iPhone photos of my son and my husband as they interact with each other and spend quality time together. I thought it would be a perfect gift to make a collage of all the little moments… Read more »

Wine-Infused Chocolate Strawberry Parfait Cake

Wine-Infused Chocolate Strawberry Parfait Cake

It all began with a Trifle Bowl… I got mine a while back from Pier 1, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to use it. I’ve always liked parfait-style desserts because they look so beautiful in a glass bowl or in a wine glass. There are so many ways to make this type of dessert, but I sort of got inspired by seeing different recipes. One major inspiration for this dessert was an episode of Rachael Ray with Kate Hudson as a guest. Kate showed off her personal recipe for a similar Trifle cake. She used a Betty Crocker sponge cake, and what stood out was that she marinated her berries in wine to make a perfect “mom dessert.” So, I’ve been wanting to make a similar cake with wine added to it, and here is what I came up with: Read more »

Google Glass – The Future Is Here!

You have probably already heard of Google’s new product Google Glass – still in development but ready to be released before the end of the year. Although this cool gadget will not be affordable for everyone ($1,500) right away, this is only the beginning, and we can possibly foresee Google Glass become more mainstream in the years to come.

Google Glass

Google Glass, photo via Google

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Facebook’s Mobile Gifting – a Sweet Delight!

Facebook Gift

Happy Valentine’s Day! So, I got on Facebook this morning, and there was a pleasant surprise. At the top of my feed, a message popped up encouraging me to give a Valentine’s gift to someone special. It really made me curious. So, I decided to satisfy my curiosity and see what it’s all about. Read more »

Family “Tacky Christmas Sweater” Project

Tacky Sweater

Tacky Sweater

Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope you all have enjoyed the holiday season. This year seemed a lot more eventful for me with lots of parties, events and crafty projects. This Christmas, my family was invited to a Tacky Sweater party, so I decided to create my own sweaters for each member of my family. Read more »