I’m Janice, and I’m terribly lucky that you’ve found my new speck of a blog when there is a bazillion of them out there!
I’m a terribly forgetful stay-at-home mom to a feisty 5-year-old daughter and a 7-month old bubbling saliva of a son. I am also a wife to a compassionate lawyer who keeps me out of jail; he thinks I shouldn’t be driving at all under the influence of my emotions. At work, he’s used to getting my frantic phone calls at random times of the day and reassures me that crying, because my cereals were drowning in milk, is pretty much normal. Ok, I had a bun in the oven that one time. *giggles*
We love going out to watch movies, as well as the comfort of being able to watch TV series and Japanese animes on our bed, in our pajamas, with some munchies and drinks. We love to eat out whenever we can afford, because, while hubby says he likes my cooking, we are foodies at heart and we desire to taste all the other ways of how food can be prepared. 🙂
I am grateful for having a husband who supports me in the silliest of my activities and is fine with doing some of the house chores while I’m busy with whatever I was up to at the moment (eg. this blog). We’ve been a solid couple for 16 years, married for 7 years, and I couldn’t be any happier. *hugs 17-year-old Hello Kitty doll gifted by my then 18-year-old hubby*
Even though I have a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, I had a lot of stints in various industries: a project manager for a design firm, a business development officer for an executive search firm, a fashion stylist, a magazine executive, a cake baker/designer (yes, I’m a pastry chefy too!)… and even a flight attendant for Emirates Airlines! Talk about exploring my passions huh? 🙂
I am also all other things I like to be. I love being a homemaker. I love being creative like I breathe Art. I love making beautiful (and yummy) things with my hands and making other people happy with them. *gives you a box of pink french macarons and sprinkles rose petals on your head*
My initial goal for this blog is to document my life of balancing my roles as a wife, mom, homemaker, and businesswoman, without losing the real “me” in the process. *shyly covers half of face with a cream-colored napkin* But then I realized, this blog is more about you than me. And you deserve more than that.
My wish for this blog is to be a source of encouragement and inspiration for other homemakers like me who also want a simple, beautiful, relaxed, happy, and nurturing environment in which to raise their family. Think of me as a friend who would hold your hand and cheer you on as you endeavor to live your best life in the most beautiful and calming way possible. *swishes ceremonial grade matcha with a chasen and offers you the bowl*
I wish you find what you are looking for. As a gift of our friendship, I’d like you to have access to my secrets and resources for homemaking, as well as my personal notes on how I’m growing and monetizing this blog.
If you have any questions with any of my posts, just shoot me an email. I’ll try my hardest to make time for you.