11 February 2013

Gung Hay Fat Choy & Random Loveliness of the Week


Happy Lunar New Year! We celebrated with these red paper lanternsa big Chinese dinner, and mochi ice cream. Plus, I didn't sweep. That one was hard. It was fun and I look forward to incorporating new elements and traditions next year. How was your weekend?
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An introduction to floral waters.

After you see this, you too will be dreaming of Love Tea & Lavender Truffles.

Need a bookmark?


Did you hear about Barbie's house? Am I the only one wondering what her next house will be like?

I'm thinking of making these Cherry Blossom Cookies for my honey this Valentine's.

These may be one of the cutest measuring cups ever

83 comments :

  1. Happy Lunar New Year! I'm glad to hear that you had fun.

    And AWWW, thank you for sharing my post! :) I'm honored! And I definitely want to eat those truffles... Oh, and I pinned this Cherry Blossom Cookies recipe earlier in the week too. I also really want to try making them.

    Happy monday, Juju!

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    1. My honor. In fact this week I picked up some dandelion tea. I think you've inspired me to look into plants and herbs more.
      :)

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  2. Oh, thank you for that cookie recipe!!! My hubby loves sugar cookies and cherries, so those will be perfect for him. :D

    Until your post a couple of days ago, I didn't even know what Anthropologie was. Isn't that sad?! But, now I've already fell in love with several items at their website! Very cute.

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    1. Ooo yes indeed!

      Not at all. It makes me happy that I was able to introduce you. :)

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  3. Happy Lunar New Year to you!! I love that you all are celebrating and embracing new traditions and other cultures!

    PS: Those bookmarks are pretty cool and iCant with Barbie selling the dream house. Too funny!

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    1. Thank you :)
      We do too.
      It's fun and I can't wait to have Baby Whimsy help me with the crafts.

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  4. Happy new year, Juju! Pretty lanterns, they're so festive and fun. :) We ordered dumplings take out this weekend as a nod to the holiday, hah.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

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  5. ~ Ahhh love the printable bookmarks!
    ~ Those cookies look great! I printed it out, I think I might make these for the hubby for V-day.
    ~ And, yes those are the cutest measuring cups ever!!!!

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  6. I love the printable bookmarks. I am always looking for good bookmarks. Also, those cherry blossom cookies look sooo good and so do those lavender truffles...yum!

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  7. Happy Chinese New Year!!!! My family is celebrating next week when my brother comes out to visit. I'm so excited because we'll be getting dim sum and all sorts of wonderful Asian treats.

    Thanks for sharing the bookmarks! SO CUTE! :D

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  8. I love the measuring cups! Thanks for sharing these random lovelies! Also I'm glad to see you blogging more :)

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    1. Me too :)

      Aww thanks. I have been rather busy on here this week. :)

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  9. I could certainly go for the lovely Chinese dinner! hehe :)

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  10. Those measuring cups are adorable and that recipe looks delish!

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  11. I love the lanterns! Why didn't you sweep?

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    1. Thank you :)

      You're suppose to clean before the New Year but not on it so as to not sweep away any of the good luck you just received in the New Year.
      :)

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  12. Sounds like so much fun and lantern is gorgeous! :)

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  13. Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I love the bookmarks and measuring cups.

    I don't think I can afford Barbie's house lol

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  14. Kung Hei Fat Choi, sweety! May the year of the snake bring you lots more loveliesssss :)

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  15. Happy Lunar New Year! I am glad you enjoyed yourself. :D

    Am I the only one who really hopes Barbie's next house is not so very pink? She needs to branch out a little.

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    1. Thanks :)

      No! I feel ya. LOL maybe if the pink was more pale and not so bright and in your face. ;)

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  16. Happy CNY! I love the traditions and customs that they do to celebrate the New Year! I bet it's hard not to sweep. HaHaHa
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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    1. Me too :)

      OMG it was really hard not to sweep. Especially since I have a black lab. ;)

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  17. Oooo I want those cookies. And those measuring cups. SO ADORABLE. My kitchen needs them immediately:)

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  18. Happy New Year! Paper lanterns are gorgeous. If I had it my way, they'd be up and around all year. ;)

    Thanks for sharing those links!

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  19. I looooove those measuring cups!!!

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    1. It was my first time and I must say, it's rather delicious!

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  21. Oh, how I love your random loveliness posts! I want some of these Cherry Blossom cookies and those lanterns are beautiful!

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  22. Great post Juju! Especially loving the bookmarks though. Gotta grab some card stock and print those babies out! ^_^

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  23. I love when you do these posts...so much fun...go ahead and make those cookies!

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    1. I shall. I was just making my shopping list today.

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  24. I love that link about floral waters! We use witch hazel for everything: cuts, bruises, sensitive, skin, my dog's skin since he is a Chihuahua and has pretty sensitive skin. My mom uses it for her eczema. But I had no idea it had anti-aging properties. Gonna check that out.

    Barbie is crazy. lol And on the topic of healing stuff, green tea is now my savior when it comes to my sinuses.

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    1. Right on! I use witch hazel as a skin astringent too but I had no idea all the other things I could use it for.

      You take green tea for your sinuses? Tell me more! :)

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  25. I love your Random Lovliness of the week. I will need to remind myself to check back every week and see what you are up to!

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    1. Yayyyy! I love hearing that.

      Please do. You know I heart you Michelle.

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  26. That is a gorgeous red lantern, and I see you had mochi ice cream in your celebration. I have green tea mochi ice cream often! From Trader Joes.

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    1. Trader Joes!
      LOVE them.
      That's where I got mine.
      I totally need to try the green tea.
      We had chocolate.
      Thank you for coming by and commenting :)

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  27. THOSE COOKIES!!! oh my those look divine!!!!

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    1. Don't they :) I just picked up the ingredients today. *fingers crossed*

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  28. So sweet of you, Juju, to link to my post. Thank you so much. I love your posts of Random Loveliness.

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    1. No prob! :) It was an awesome posts.

      Thank you and thanks for popping by.

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  29. Happy new year! I can think of no better way to celebrate a happy occasion than with mochi ice cream. YUM. :-)

    Thanks for the links—I am totally making those cookies, they look delicious. And oh my gosh Barbie—I hope she goes more low key this time. Maybe a condo in Manhattan or a cottage in England. No more manses!

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    1. :)
      Yay! Glad to hear.

      Right? I like the way you think. Maybe she'll go with a pale pink flat in Paris? ;)

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  30. I really have to try making those cookies!

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  31. Hey my dear, Just dropping you a line. I am hoping to come back in the next month or so. :) I hope you have a wonderful Valentines day

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    1. LIZ!
      OMG how are you darling?
      It's been ages!
      I can't wait to see you around.
      A very Happy Valentine's to you too!

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  32. The truffles and those Blossom Sugar Cookies...ohmygoodgracious. I <3 them. Thanks for the links to all the prettiness! Barbie's house made me smile. :0)

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    1. It makes me smile too ;)
      Thank you for coming by doll.

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  33. You're making me wish I had used the excuse of the new year this weekend to have Chinese food because I love it the most! But I didn't think. Love those lanterns, too! Thanks for the links! I'm left feeling hungry by this post, haha!

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  34. I need those measuring cups and I hope you make the cookies.

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  35. I love paper lanterns. I always think they are so pretty.

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  36. What a fun way to celebrate Lunar New Year! Those cookies look delish and I adore those measuring cups!

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  37. Barbie is one lucky girl! Travel all around the world to search for her dream house. Oh wow!

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  38. My mom has been trying to find good info about floral healing and remedies. I just showed her the page and she told me to say a big old 'Thank you!'
    I am completely in love with those measuring cups! I love that there's the splash of color on the insides!
    I did hear about Barbie's new house being in the works, I'm curious to see it! :)

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    1. Yay! Glad I could help.

      I think I'm going to start reading up on it myself. That post definitely sparked my interest.

      :)

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  39. Fun, fun! It's a big celebration in Korea, too. It's called Seollal. Gosh, I should have made a post about it!

    Have you seen Tangled? I know it's not set in Asia, but hearing about paper lanterns always makes me think about the scene in the movie with the lanterns. I want to try Mochi ice cream! But I'm allergic to dairy :( Have you tried Rice Bean Cakes? They are sooo yummy and totally addicting.

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    1. Oooo I did not know that.

      Oh yes! I LOVE that scene in Tangled. *le sigh* I would love to see something like that in person.

      I'm lactose intolerant but went for it anyway. ;)

      Rice Bean Cakes? I have not! Are they scrumptious? Do you recommend a certain flavor?

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