It’s been a minute (or two) since I have updated the blog. We just finished the Hmong Arts and Craft Fair a few weeks ago – Thank You to everyone who came out! I’m planning on a holiday craft fair so stay tuned for that. Like the FB page to stay up to date on events: www.facebook.com/hmongartsandcraftfair
Our soul lock chain necklace will be for sale at the Red Wing Arts. The necklace will coincide with the exhibit titled SEEDS OF CHANGE: A PORTRAIT OF THE HMONG AMERICAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION. These images comprise a year in the lives of Hmong American farmers working on the HAFA farm in Vermillion Township, Minnesota. The exhibit runs from August 10 to September 23. Check out the site for more info: https://redwingarts.org/upcoming-exhibits/
We believe in investing in our youth therefore we are sponsoring a student to attend HCON this year! My husband and I will be attending HCON since it will be held here in St. Paul, MN. Will you be attending? If yes, I would love to meet you! What’s HCON? HCON has a very simple goal: to build momentum in the Hmong community by investing in entrepreneurial leadership. Check out the site if you would like to attend: hmongmentum.com
On the personal life side – my husband and I are building a home! That has been keeping us busy as well. Follow me on my personal Instagram page (@amandavang0) if you want more personal life updates from me including our home building journey. Here are a few photos of our home building progress so far.
I have been on the hunt for some amazing things for our new home and since today is Amazon Prime Day (Amazon’s biggest sale day of the year!) I thought I would share some of the items that are on my wish list for my new kitchen. Click on the images to see them in Amazon.
Rachael Ray Cucina 87641 12-Piece Cookware Set, Gray, Agave Blue Handles
I love Rachael Ray and these match our house color scheme.
Rachael Ray 47022 Tools & Gadgets Silicone 3 Lazy Set, 3 Piece, Marine Blue
Because I need these to go with the cookware set!
MyGift Aqua Blue Owl Design Ceramic Cooking Utensil Holder / Multipurpose Kitchen Storage Crock
Such a cute utensil holder.
Oster Evansville 14 Piece Cutlery Set, Stainless Steel with Turquoise Handles
How cute is the knife set?
KitchenAid Shears with Soft Grip Handles, Aqua Sky
Kitchen shears are a must for us. It makes cutting up food for the kiddos so much easier.
CounterArt 'Teal Quartz' Glass Cutting Board, 15 x 12"
I usually like wood cutting boards but this one just looks gorgeous.
BLACK+DECKER 4-Slice Extra-Wide Slot Toaster, Stainless Steel, Ombré Finish
I love how this toaster has 4 slots because my husband and I both love toast and bagels. Now we can actually eat our toast together! I also love the ombre color.
Tiger JNP-S18U-HU 10-Cup (Uncooked) Rice Cooker and Warmer, Stainless Steel Gray
Tiger brand rice cookers are the best! I’m kind of surprised I found this on Amazon. Saves me a trip to the Asian store.
Secura Stainless Steel French Press Coffee Maker 18/10 Bonus Stainless Steel Screen (1000ML)
French presses make the best tasting coffee. We might be saying good bye to our Keurig.
Do you have any kitchen must haves? I would love to know!