I’m breaking up with Jcrew: Creating an Ethical Wardrobe

So, first of all, for anyone who knows me, I love Jcrew. Deeply. A lot. Their clothes are cut for my body type, they have staples like their no.2 pencil skirt that are the perfect shape and size and I think their quality is great (though is has been falling a bit of late). Recently, I was thinking about how…

How to Make the World a Better Place: 5 Ideas for Latter-day Saints

I recently read a great post from one of my mission companions and her husband at their new blog Happiness Seekers. Take a look at it! She’s a lovely person. I was really thinking about this, because I share a lot of the same ideas! I ended up typing a really long blog comment, and just figured I might as…

Multicultural Marriages: I Married Thor

We’re doing a short series on Multicultural marriages and families! Our first contributor is my witty and fabulous friend, Enge. She and her husband and little girl recently moved back to the United States from Taiwan.  My husband has blonde hair, blue eyes and is stocky in build. I used to refer to him as Hitler’s pin-up boy but since…

Seasons Around the World: 5 Books for Little Global Citizens

Yesterday was the first day of Autumn. I love fall. It’s my season. I love everything about the way it feels. The days somehow feel warm and chilly at the same time, it’s officially pumpkin waffle season, and everything looks decorated and festive without adding anything but the gorgeous adornment nature has already provided. It’s also soup weather. Yummmmm. Fall…

Syria: 5 Lessons for a Better World

Today, I was published as a guest poster on Multicultural Kids Blogs. I wrote about 5 lessons from Syria that we can learn to create a better world. Take a look at the post– I’d love to hear your opinions, comments, and ideas. Enjoy! xo, Alex   Robert Kennedy said,“Few will have the greatness to bend history itself, but each…

Shrimp and Spinach 鍋貼: Chinese Dumplings

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival (well, almost)! In our household, we’re firm believers that holiday celebrations should start before the day of the holiday and extend beyond it. So, to kick off our celebration, we’re making dumplings. Important/embarrassing information: I am a Chinese and Taiwanese food snob. I admit it. After living there, I’m definitely that annoying person at restaurants who says,…