Thank Your Lucky Chinese Stars!

Purchase #1: Lucky Stars

From Wendy’s Origami on Etsy comes the 25 pack of bright Lucky Stars! Many years ago Maru showed me how fold paper Lucky Stars. They are cute and make great decorations however they are really easy to crush so when I saw these premade colorful fabric stars I just had to have them! 

The stars came in a hot pink organza bag with a little explanation card as to what they are. (The same card is displayed in all three pictures)


As you can see I got a pretty bright batch and they are a lot of fun to photograph! My favorite two would be the bright orange and the light red. 🙂stars3

What do you I use them for? I personally like to keep them in a container or sprinkle them around my workspace for visual interest. :3 

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Up Next: Purchase #2 Origami Cranes


Facebook Fried Rice

A few days ago someone had shared an easy recipe for fried rice on Facebook. This recipe is so easy that even I can make it! 🙂 (Sorry about the blurry progress photos – I chose the best available.)



Boil 2 c water. Add 1 tbs of margarine.


Measure 1 c rice


Stir in rice


Cover and Simmer your rice for 15 minutes


Set aside.

Stir-fry Vegetables


Heat pan and add 3 tbsp of sesame oil. Chop one small onion and stir-fry to translucency.


Add 1 cup of (thawed) peas and carrots (I added broccoli too). Stir-fry to preference.

Adding Egg


Lightly beat 2 eggs


Shove your vegetables to the side and add the egg. Make sure to scramble!

Pulling it Together


Measure out a 1/4 cup of Soy sauce


Add the rice and soy sauce to the pan. Mix thoroughly and fry to desired texture.


Voila! It’s done!

It was really easy and I had all the ingredients on hand! I also think it tastes way better than the fried rice at the local Chinese buffet. 🙂

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-Anna San