Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Leatheralls

Hi guys! Been quite busy lately giving Hey Yeh a big makeover. We're switching over to a new and improved platform soon and I'm super excited to launch it! The design I want is super specific so I decided to tackle it myself with the help of my awesome tech guy/brother-in-law, Tim!

I wanted to take some time out to show you guys my latest fashion find - these awesome leather overalls. Super comfy, stretchy and funky. These are for the days where you want to look put together, but you don't want to put too much effort into it. :) 

director: Courtney Yeh
photographer: Ryan Feng
Overalls - TopShop | Sweater - Everlane | Boots - Asos (similar here)

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Thursday, January 21, 2016

DIY Marbled Jewelry Tray

I love DIY, but I'm usually too lazy (and busy) to go find materials and test things out. Somehow I feel like my hands aren't dainty enough to create things out of scratch. So we teamed up with Brit+Co and Rocksbox to bring you this awesome DIY: the Marbled Jewelry Tray Kit. Grab a kit for yourself and keep scrolling to see how we put these pretty marbled trays together! It's super easy!

Materials
white oven-bake clay
colorful oven-bake clay
gold paint pen
Tools 
(not included in kit)
Butter knife
Baking Tray
Break off one section of white and one section of colored clay and twist them around each other. 

Keep twisting and kneading your clay until you have an evenly dispersed, marbled pattern and flatten it into a circle measuring about three inches in diameter.

Grab one more section of white clay, flatten it into another circle of about the same size and layer it underneath your marbled circle.

Using a butter knife, carefully trim off the uneven edges of your two-layer clay circle and then pinch the edges of your clay circle upwards so that it forms a lip all the way around. Repeat for your second larger tray, using two white sections plus two pink sections for the marbled layer and two white sections for the white bottom layer, and bake in a 275ยบ Fahrenheit oven for about 25 minutes.
Once cooled, paint the edges of each tray with your gold paint pen.

Tada!
Which color will you choose? Make your own set of here!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

(Pan)Tone it Down

I’m not usually drawn to pastel colors as much but I couldn’t resist jumping on the Pantone colors of the year bandwagon. Part of the reason why I love this years color choice is that they were inspired by the trend of seeking mindfulness and wellbeing. I can get behind that! Anyway, I thought it would be fun to find ways to spruce up the home with just a bit of the Rose Quartz and Serenity, using them as accent colors. I thought that this would help to make them more accessible to a minimalist fiend like me.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Serenity in the City

During my time in Hong Kong, my friend Jenn (@thatworkinglife) and I decided to catch up over a visit to the Chi Lin Nunnery, which supposedly we visited together during our 5th grade field trip (I don't remember that at all). It was nice to come back and appreciate how beautiful and calm this place is. My favorite part was how you can see the high rises hovering over the temple, but couldn't hear the bustling city (see the last photo). One of my hopes for this year is to save money and travel more. We have a few trips planned during the beginning of this year and I am super excited for it! Do you have any goals for this year?

photos by Jenn Ong of That Working Life and Courtney Yeh
Sweater - TopShop | Backpack - Everlane | Bracelet - Gift from Mom (similar here)


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Adios 2015!

Hi, Courtney here! My 2015 was a rollercoaster ride filled with many road trips, making new friends, working a lot, and a few mishaps. I started the year with a fun trip to NYC visiting friends and enjoying the city for the first time with Feng. I love visiting NYC, where every corner is so photogenic but I gotta say, I really don't miss the cold!

After I came back from NYC, I caught something that took 3 doctors and 10 vials of blood to say that it was some kind of viral infection. I was bed ridden for 2 months and eventually my body was able to fight it. April rolled around and I took a quick trip to San Diego with my parents. 

Then my sisters came to visit LA for a lovely sister's trip along the coast of California. 

As my day job got more busy, the blog got more busy, bringing you guys some fun collaborations. 


To finish off the year, I sprained my ankle and was out for 5 weeks but still went to a few weddings.

I travelled home for Christmas with crutches and skipped all the long holiday lines at the airport. Wooo! My mom took me to see a Chinese doctor who does "physiotherapy", where they rub the swollen parts and force you to walk. It was so painful but I'm walking again!

- C

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I find that it’s always good to recap the happenings from the year to truly appreciate all the wonderful experiences. I definitely lose myself in the daily grind and forget how much I did in just one year.  This one has been nothing short of amazing and I’m so grateful! There were a lot of firsts for me...

First time settling into my own home and furnishing it

First time to Italy

First Yeh sisters trip EVER where we celebrated Trish's birthday in style

First Business Trip to LA :) Working late together on a Friday made working late not so bad

First time skiing with the hubs

First time in Ottawa to see our nephew and their dog Onyx

Last but not least, our first time rescuing a dog.  Introducing for the very first time, our new family member - Joey!

Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!

- E

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Another busy year done and feeling very blessed as I look back on everything that has happened in 2015. While my life is currently dominated by the kids, I was lucky enough to steal away for a few getaways this year, and especially enjoyed my trip with the sisters (our first trip with just the three of us!) and the Euro trip with Ed. Looking forward to another year of adventures (apparently, I am currently parenting a “threenager” (see this post - so true) and a "terrible two”, so that in itself is an adventure!) and new experiences!

Celebrated my birthday in LA with my sisters! Felt so young again :D

Trip with Ed to the UK and Amsterdam - our favourite place was Edinburgh and we were lucky enough to catch the Fringe Festival while we were there!


Another place we really enjoyed visiting was Bath in England

Attended six destination weddings this year! Here's Ed and I as groomsman and bridesmaid at Celeste and Oscar’s wedding in Phuket, Thailand

Survived another year with the two rugrats!

- T

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Thank you everyone for following and supporting our adventures! Hope you all had a wonderful 2015 and see you in 2016! Happy New Year! :)


Love,
the Yeh sisters