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Style Your Xauv ‘Silver Hmong Necklace’ + Professional Conference Attire

My husband and I recently went to Fresno for the Hmong National Development (HND) Conference in early April. I presented on how to get in to pharmacy school with one of my students + Hmong Herbal Medicines. Send me a … Continue reading

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DIY Wedding Programs

How to make your own programs. 1) Purchase cardstock: I purchased 120 Martha Stewart programs which were on sale at Michael’s. The paper from Martha Stewart was difficult to print on because they were already folded. For the future, I … Continue reading

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Style: Stripes + Purple, ‘Txoj Phuam Txoom Suab’ Hmong Purple Hat

Inspired by: ‘Txoj Phuam Txoom Suab’, Hmong purple hat. This headpiece is the part of traditional Hmong dress. The traditional colors of the Hmong hat are purple with black + white stripes. Now, there are several brighter colors (red/green/gold/pink, etc.). … Continue reading

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Our Wedding Trailer + Tips: Choosing the Videographer

Here is our Hmong-American wedding celebration trailer by Lee from vaughterweddings.com. I flew in from 70 degrees + sunshine in Northern California to 40 degree weather + rain in Wisconsin. For our wedding day, we were blessed with wonderful weather. Lee was … Continue reading

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Coworker Arm Candy

Here are some photos I previously posted on my facebook and instagram with my coworker’s arm candy. The tw0-toned gold/silver bracelet reminded me of the Hmong bracelets from when we were younger. She does an amazing job with her arm candy! … Continue reading

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Style: Stripes + ‘Xauv’ Silver Hmong Necklace

I own 2 other ‘xauv’ which I posted on instagram (Come follow me @ihearthmong) and facebook previously. Here is how I styled it! See the previous ‘xauv’ post here. Casual Shopping Day with the love: Featuring black & white striped … Continue reading

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Releasing Your Inner Swirl

I discovered Inner Swirl through her etsy shop here.     Tell me about yourself. “Puddle jumping sums up my background properly. I’m continually sucked into one path after another. I started seeing a pattern echoed throughout, people and people’s minds fascinate … Continue reading

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Style: ‘Xauv’ Silver Hmong Necklace

‘Xauv’: pronounced “sow” is a silver Hmong necklace worn with traditional Hmong outfits. Below is a photo of a ‘xauv’ that my mother-in-law gave me. This photo was shot by Pretty Geeky for our engagement photoshoot. Below are two ‘xauv’ that … Continue reading

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The Creator of Pretty Rock’ Girl Collection

Happy ♡ day! While browsing facebook, I came across a custom jewelry designer. What was your inspiration? “My inspirations comes from everything and anything. I naturally flourish in coming up with an idea and then building a world of imagination around … Continue reading

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Wedding Inspiration!

ROYAL WEDDING INSPIRATION Last July 2011, my fianceé and I were “culturally” married. In the Hmong culture, there are 2 ways to get married. 1) Get kidnapped (sounds dangerous! but is actually the “easiest” way to get married) 2) Groom … Continue reading

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