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Currently...

February 12, 2016

Loving... our new humidifier. We run a humidifier nightly during the winter to combat the dry heat. Our old one conked out on us after a few years so we made the switch to this ultrasonic germ defense model. The bigger tank means we don't have to refill it every night and it's super quiet too. Humidifiers are a must for keeping dry winter skin at bay and we also breathe better when we use it. Get more of my winter skincare tips.

Reading... The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing. Yes like finally. I'm totally late to the party but I get the hype. Marie Kondo's methods are both practical and useful. I applied her KonMari method to a few drawers and was amazed by how much space was created and how everything is so clearly organized now.

Watching... The Man in the High Castle and Veep. Have to admit I'm probably into the latter more than the former because of the humor. My husband has read The Man in the High Castle and the premise of it is quite interesting.

Listening... to David Bowie's Blackstar. Still hard to believe he's gone.

Eating... lots of sushi. I seem to always be craving it lately. You'd think I'd want something hot in this weather.

Drinking... Kusmi Algotea. I picked up a tin of this on a whim while replenishing my supply of Kusmi BB Detox Tea. It's a blend of green tea, mint and seaweed that I find very refreshing and comforting at the same time.

Amused... by Wordylicious. As a lover of words, this site is like candy to me.

Wearing... lots of layers. Winter is on.


Enjoying... our reorganized and purged home. It took some work but was so worth it!


Looking forward to... an early Spring. The groundhog predicted this and I'm holding him to it.

Missing... Ji Chang Wook. The last thing I watched him in was The Healer and that was a year ago. He is currently in China working on his Chinese film debut in Mr. Right.


There are still a few more days for my Asian Beauty GiveawayI'm giving away a set of K-beauty favorites valued over $80! Enter here now!

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38 comments on "Currently..."
  1. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

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  2. Nice inspiration, great post!
    Enjoy the weekend
    xxx
    www.travelera.es

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  3. I too crave sushi all the time, but i have to wait a little longer until I can actually have it. But to be honest, I always like eating sushi, no matter the season.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  4. I am craving sushi, it's been a long time since the last time I had some.
    Waiting for spring and warmer days as well.
    Happy Friday, Rowena!
    x
    Stella from a Looks & Travels

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  5. I want sushi now this is a great way spend the day.

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  6. Lovely post, It's a pleasure to learn more about you!
    I love sushi, layering and spring too!!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  7. Yes to layers! I put on an extra layer right before posting this lol.

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  8. Yum, sushi! I never get tired of sushi. I wish I could handle rice better. I'd have ti all the time too!
    I am just recovering from the second bout of flu in three weeks... and will be happy to be rid of it so I can start exercising again and enjoy Stella's school break!
    Have a great weekend Rowena!

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  9. I dont eat sushi from ages and I drool over it only to read the word!:P I didnt know that site Rowena, browsing it now so fun! Cant wait to Spring as well, lets hope for an early and lasting start everywhere! Happy weekend! xo

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  10. Ji Chang Wook....such a hottie!
    And yes to sushi:) One can never eat enough sushi.

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  11. i need to do a big clean out--loved the book. i need to work on my folding clothes like she does.

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  12. Hi Rowena. Well, I also think that humidifier is a great tool for cold months. I also try to humidify the air in the room I sleep in, putting a cup of water near on the windows sill. I haven't had sushi for a very long time, these days I've been eating only burgers and I should consider start eating healthier soon. The wordylicioys blog looks very interesting, I'm going to check it out. Congrats on the reorganized home, Rowena! Have a nice weekend!xo

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  13. Hi dear! That books sounds like a great read...and saying that I could use those tips is an understatement. I always stuggle with organizing my home. I love cleaning, but I'm not tidy....I was never one of those people who keep everything in one place so I really need to watch out for clutter. I need to read that book! I will look it up.

    Sushi? Can you believe I never had it? I did eat raw fish many times but Adriatic cusinine style (meaning with olive oil and salad) but I have never had a real sushi. I'm really looking forward to it. One day....or maybe I will get tired of waiting and make my own sushi. I saw algi and stuff in supermarkets....and how hard can it be?

    p.s I've been wearing a lot of layers too:)

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  14. Two handsome Ji Chang Wooks?! I'm in awe, such a cutie this guy. ;) A humidifier is such a fab invention, isn't it?! We need to get it next winter! Though winter and layers are still on over here too. Also can't get enough of sushi - anytime, anywhere! Haha! <3

    xoxo Ira
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  15. Oh yeah LOTS of layers, I have 4 events to go to this weekend and man wouldn't you know it is going to be the coldest weekend of the season.

    Allie of
    allienyc.com

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  16. I would read that book, I sort and organize my house and it's something I'll dedicate time these days, there is much to do! Happy weekend dear.

    www.urbanikamoda.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely post
    Love sushi

    Happy Valentine's Day

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  18. The book seems so interesting though I haven't gotten to it yet. I've been listening to "Backstar" too and the little one LOVES it, haha.

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  19. It's the winter season. :)
    Enjoy what you're currently having and doing.

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  20. I love wearing layers as well, if not I would freeze! I am not made for winter haha :)

    ARedLip&Love

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  21. Yay! I love your 'Currently' posts, Rowena. I'm also wrapping up in one million and one layers right now, winter is in full swing now in the UK!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

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  22. Great things in this post, especially love sushi! We also have a humidifier, and I agree it's essential during winter months. Those flowers are gorgeous to say the least Rowena. We just cleaned the house since we are away on the weekend, so I am quite exhausted but I know it will feel great to come back to a clean and fresh place upon arrival. Enjoy the weekend.
    FASHION TALES

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  23. He is sooooo hotttt!!!!! Fab post babe!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBlog.com

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  24. I read Spark Joy and really liked it. I need to read her other book...

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  25. I just got back from my trip and now trying to get organised again. That is about as exciting as it gets for me. I need to check out this book on organisation, I hadn't heard about her before now and I am super intrigued. I used to be good at this but as I get older it just seems to slip away from my grasp.

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  26. Well done! I absolutely had fun reading this. Happy Monday!

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  27. That humidifier looks pretty sleek and compact! Cool. Haha we don't need one here in KL as the CNY weather has been SO hot and HUMID like crazy!

    Haha you and your Ji Chang Wook, huh? Stop tempting me already, that gaze of him!! Oh really? Playing a twin? That must be fun, can't wait already!

    GONG HEY FATT CHOY and have a prosperous year of the fire monkey, Rowena!

    With love,
    Jeann
    http://luminnej.blogspot.com

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  28. As part of my declutter mission, that book is really on my radar. Would love to hear what you think about it after you read it.
    And one of my pet peeves right now is having to refill the humidifier's tank every night.

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  29. We could eat sushi every day! Thanks... now we're craving a californian roll!

    M + K
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  30. So good! I need to reorganize and purge the house too :D
    xoxo

    Novelstyle

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  31. YES!! This is the first winter I've used a humidifier and will be using one every winter from now on!! Love it!
    I've never had sushi! Too scared to try it! lol

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  32. Yes, me too! I've been reorganizing a lot lately and I love those flowers. Also, I can't wait for an early spring and I'm thinking about sushi for lunch today. Kisses, sweetie

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  33. I feel like we've mostly skipped winter this year. It's been cold and snowed a few times but maybe after last year I have different standards. I've been layering but less dramatically than most winters.

    I used the Kondo method on some drawers too but now I'm stuck with a small pile of things that have no home. I know that's totally not the point. :)

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  34. I believe in humidifiers! They really help your skin, breathing and so many other things. I have an older one, so it's a little bulky. Definitely want to purchase a slimmer one. With the home remodeling, I'm definitely purging and reorganizing things. It makes you feel so much better.
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