I just got back from a weekend trip to the Bay Area. I love visiting Northern California, it’s such a beautiful and scenic place. It’s climate and natural habitat feels a world away from Southern California. Brisk air, being mostly surrounded by water, and awe-inspiring architecture gives both San Francisco and Oakland a cool, eclectic […]
Ah, summer. Now that we’re near the end of May, I need (not want, but need) a beach day in my life. The yearning to ditch work to go hang out at the beach is real. Oh, but what to pack? Nobody wants to call in sick to work, drive (or fly) all the way to […]
In today’s post, I’m going to share how to make coffee without a coffee maker. Backstory: I donated my Keurig machine after it randomly began spitting out at me in the middle of brewing. Luckily I didn’t get burned! I also felt like I needed less “stuff” in my life, and the Keurig took up counter […]
Cheers to six years of this blog. On March 1, 2012, I bought the yo-toi.com domain. I don’t remember what I had in mind at the time, other than that I wanted to have a website documenting things that I like. In hindsight, it feels like I needed a vehicle to create or perhaps hone […]
I recently did another big chop on my heat damaged hair (this is my fourth chop). While it wasn’t the most drastic cut, it’s noticeably shorter. I snipped off three or so inches of split ends that refused to blend with the rest of my curls. It’s more important to me to have healthy hair […]
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