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  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Living and Sharing Authentically

    As someone who uses and shares on social media daily, I have been thinking a lot about what and how I share on social media, particularly Instagram. I first began blogging back in 2018 with my sisters; we documented our adventures around the Triangle Area under the account name Three Shinsters. A little over a year later, Three Shinsters became Better with Ju. Authenticity is a value I’ve held close to my heart my entire life. Being genuinely “me” is incredibly important to me and I take pride in being “me.” In the last year or so, I have had this sense of unease because sometimes I am not sure…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Top Posts of 2021

    As another year comes to an end, I am taking some time to reflect on 2021. One of my blogging goals for this year was to publish more blog posts and to write about different topics. In 2021, I published 60(!) blog posts and started a couple of new series such as “Things I Bought Recently” and “Week in Outfits” posts while keeping up with my monthly book review roundups. When I started writing blog posts regularly in 2020, I set a weekly publishing schedule as a motivation to keep up with the blog. This year, I threw the posting schedule out the window to give myself freedom and flexibility.…

  • LIFESTYLE,  PERSONAL

    Holiday Season Gratitude

    Hi, friends! I initially shared a shorter version of this on Instagram but I am sharing it again on the blog because I want to live here as well. I have been reflecting more during this holiday season and wanted to share the gratitude I am feeling. My family went to Angus Barn this past Friday and crossed it off our North Carolina bucket list! It’s decorated beautifully for the holiday season this time of the year, and it was quite magical and a little bit surreal being there. Christmas Dinner at Angus Barn was one of those things my family was vaguely aware of but couldn’t fathom the idea of…

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    Mumbles 11.14.2021

    Hi, friends! I didn’t get to take a photo of my outfits this past week (though I did put on real clothes most of the day) but I wanted to share some highlights from this past week(end) nonetheless. I am calling this Mumbles like my Monthly Mumbles–I might just renamed the “Week in Outfit” series as Mumbles in case this last week is indicative of many upcoming weeks haha. Not pictured but Alex and I last minute decided to go to trivia at a brewery nearby. We ended up getting there right on time and had trouble finding parking because they were so busy! We have been there a few…

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    Celebrating Chuseok

    If you’re new or can’t tell by my name, I am Korean! My family moved to the States back in 2006 and while it’s just the five of us (mom + four of us children), we love celebrating Korean holidays. Chuseok is one of the two major Korean holidays along with New Year’s Day. A celebration of the harvest season, Chuseok is a time of gathering and abundance. This year, Chuseok is September 21st but my family celebrated early this weekend! Since it’s just the five of us in the States, sometimes it would a bit silly to make all the traditional holiday dishes for Chuseok. We had a few…