Ring Love and A Visit Up the Mountain

I took my littlest J off to our nearest world heritage site, Mt. Koya in Wakayama. An ancient little Buddhist city founded about 1200 years ago, I always feel a true sense of peace and grounding when there. My favorite spot on the mountain is the sacred Okunoin Cemetary with gravestones dating back about a millennium…

Holiday Gift Guide from Japan

The holidays always come faster than I realize, and before I know it, they’re here…then gone! I tell myself every year ‘I’m gonna get ahead of the game, I’m gonna be on top of it all and prepare in advance!’ This year, it’s happening! I got in touch with some of my maker friends and…

Spring is Here!

Spring has come and with it the flowers, the warmth, the sunshine, the need to get outdoors and appreciate the rebirth of life.  Japan loves the spring, especially the sakura cherry blossoms that pop out in full glory towards the end of March or start of April. This year they were later than usual due…

Christmas Giveaway Party!

🎄 2018 Christmas Giveaway Party! 🎄 Enter this awesome giveaway on Facebook to win a fabulous handmade prize! Nine hard working moms in Japan joined together offering a total of 18 prizes to 18 lucky winners! ✨ How to Enter: Follow the links to each page and leave a comment on the giveaway post pinned…

Akita fall leaves

Feeling the Fall Love

Key styling looks and tips for Autumn and Winter 2018/19 We talked to some fashionista friends in Japan about their favorite trends for fall, and got back some fantastic ideas and advice, not only fashion but home and health too! So, no more intro needed, just dive right into our fun Fall Fashion and Style…