All posts filed under: Asian

Bolster Pillow

I’ve been looking at this pillow since 2017. I finally decided to at least entertain the idea of purchasing it so I ordered a few fabric swatches (Loom Decor will send them for free). Two years ago I found these two blue and white lumbar pillows at HomeGoods and I like them but I decided they might look better in the recliners beside the window. So whatever fabric I chose for the bolster needed to at least coordinate with the blue and white lumbar pillows. Loom Decor had a few chinoiserie style fabrics to choose from but none of those would coordinate with my rug or blue and white decor. The blue color of the koi pattern I ended up choosing leans purple but I don’t think it looks bad because all the blues in the room vary in shades and undertones. Loom Decor pillows are definitely pricey but as I have mentioned before, I can’t sew. I spent two years searching for a less expensive option but never found any extra long bolsters or …

Makeover In Progress: Den

The walls of the house are various shades of cream and tan. I am thankful everything is pretty neutral but in general, everything is much warmer than I would prefer. All the walls, trim, ceilings, and cabinets need painting. But, after painting the laundry room, I remembered, I hate painting. This house, like most in the surrounding area, has an upstairs living area, sometimes referred to as a game room. This is slowly becoming our den (the formal living room, downstairs, is completely empty and will be quite the project). Just like every other room in the home, we are happily using the hand-me-down furniture and decor we have had for years. This room is also housing the rustic, Restoration Hardware inspired, coffee table my husband and brother made. But I worry that this room looks random (Asian, rustic, and traditional mixed together) though I have been pretty deliberate choosing what I put in this room and where I put it.  I am calling this room a colorful and eclectic mix of pieces. I have …

Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba

I love yakisoba. My grandmother and my mom make it and use the Bulldog Worcestershire Sauce . You can make your own yakisoba sauce but if you can find the Bulldog brand, I highly recommend it. I was taught to make yakisoba with cabbage, egg, onion, and hotdog weenies (it is also good with chicken). I only had carrot and onion this particular day so that’s what I used with the spaghetti squash noodles. Next time I will scramble an egg and add meat. This was a super quick and easy way to make a healthier version of yakisoba. Of course, if you’re concerned with the amount of sodium, use less sauce than me. I cooked the spaghetti squash in my slow cooker the day before but you can microwave or bake the squash. INGREDIENTS 1 Spaghetti Squash (cooked and shredded) 1/2 Onion (chopped or sliced) 1 Carrot (julienned) 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil 1/4 Cup Yakisoba Sauce (or to taste) DIRECTIONS Cook and shred spaghetti squash. If you want to cook and shred the squash beforehand instead of …