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My boss’s first handmade Father’s Day gift!

Father’s Day is tomorrow!! I have been thinking how my boss could make for his super dad:
A card?  It’s too easy.
Decorating a cake? Not sure if it’s eatable.
Painted golf balls? Maybe next year..
A painted T-shirt? Don’t think his dad will wear it outside.
A painted necktie? Ding ding ding!!!

The neckties are something his dad wears every workday, and it’s ok to make them obstruct and artistic. I bought two darker color ties; one is to make the handprint tie ,and the other is for the freestyle painting.

The freestyle painting tie: we used Q-tips as the brushes. It’s easier for young kids to hold and to make dots. I loved my boss’s color choices , and the results was so beautiful and elegant.

 

The handprint tie: we used my boss’s handprints and our dog’s paw prints for this one! I also loved his color choices for this. The color palettes were more fun and bolder than the first one, and it was perfect for the handprints.  I just wished the ties can soaked more painted because the handprints were not very clear. Well, we both were pleased with the results. ( my dog didn’t care that much :))

To wrap all the gifts, we re-used a gift box and decorated it with tapes, paints, and stickers.

We gave his daddy the gift on Friday night, and he loved them so much! Yeah~ I was a little worried he may not want to wear them, but he was so happy to put them on and said they looked great with his suits!!

Happy Father’s Day, our super daddy. We loved you so much and thanks for being our super dad!xoxo~

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Animals Letter Design Collection!

Our latest design: Animals Letter Design Collection!

My boss loves learning alphabets and spelling letters. He and his friends felt proudly to spell out their names. He always loved animals and wanted to know the animals alphabet phonic. Therefore, here is our latest design collection. I have been worked on this for a while and very proud to share the design with you. Hope you like them as much as we do. Xoxo~

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Celebrating Dragon Boat Festival!

The Dragon Boat Festival, also called Double Fifth Festival, is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth moon of the lunar calendar. It will be on Tuesday May, 30th this year.  It’s one of the most important Chinese festivals in Taiwan and the one with the longest history. You can find out more here. Chris and I are both from Taiwan, so it’s important for Ryker to be similar with the Chinese culture and history.

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My Little Bartender

 

Before becoming a parent, I liked to fix a drink for Chris and myself on Fridays to celebrate the beginning of the weekends. Now my boss is big enough, so I think we can continue the fun with a kid friendly twist. We are making the healthy cocktail and mocktail together for the first time!

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Mother’s Day Necklaces made by my boss!

It’s Mother’s Day this Sunday, and I have been thinking ideas of handmade gifts for all Ryker’s important women. Sending flowers is the most popular way, but I want something easy for kids to make, more practical, and last longer.

First I thought of using dry flowers for the jewelry, but drying flowers takes time and also too fragile for young kids to touch. After researching, I fund a great idea of pressed flowers prints with a hammer. It’s easy to prepare and boy-friendly!

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How to take young kids to the art exhibitions

I got couple friends asked me how to take young kids to the art museums?


Here is my experience:
I started taking my boss to the art gallery/ museum since he was 7 month old. I talked to him about color or objects that shown on the art pieces. It’s always less than 20 mins and took him outside for fresh air or somewhere he could crawl around. It was easier to control him when he was a baby. When he was a toddler, I chose the exhibition that he might be interested, such us, simple art shape, vivid color, or interactive art. Outdoor art exhibition was also a good choice.

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R.I.P our amazing friend, Uulu.

uOne of our favorite friends in San Francisco Zoo, Uulu, passed away last Friday. She was one of the oldest polar bears housed in any zoo across the globe. We have been visiting the Zoo more than 35 times since my boss was 1 year old, and the polar bear was the must visited animal on our list every time. My boss called her “dirty polar bear” because her fur was always yellowy instead of pure white. We loved to visit her during her lunch time and watched her swimming in her little pool to get the meal.

We were shocked to hear the sad news while we were still in Taiwan. Once we got back, we made our memorial gift and visit the zoo asap. Thank you, Uulu for giving us so many good memories; we miss you very much. Rest in pace, dear friend.

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