Hello, my name is Annie, and welcome to my little corner of the internet.

I was born and bred in Taiwan, although I’ve lived the majority of my life in the United States.  After living in California, Indiana, and Illinois, I am currently located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I started this blog in 2014 when I was attending graduate school in my early 20s and I got into cooking and baking as a survival tactic for braving the Midwest winter.  I wanted to chronicle my trials and errors in the kitchen.  Over the years, “adulting” happened, I moved several times to various parts of the country, got married, bought two houses, and went back to school (again).  Today, I write about whatever I find wonderful, like food, home renovation, DIY, travel, and everyday life.

Offline, I am a pianist, teacher, and music education consultant.  In my spare time, I enjoy reading, hiking, and hanging out with my husband, dog & cat.