5 Reasons You Should Wear an Apron in Japan and Everywhere

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I’ve always loved aprons. I remember trips to grandma’s house to make cookies for the holidays always involved wearing the cute little aprons she had on hand. There’s just something special about aprons. They are super easy to make, so if you have time, you should make one! With minimal sewing skills you can finish it easy peasy in an afternoon (with toddlers running around, it might take longer). Here in Japan it is common to see Japanese housewives and kindergarten teachers wearing these lovely things for a quick trip to the grocery store; I love that! Continue reading

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Budgeting Pantry Food for a Family of Four (with Toddlers) in Japan

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I am a big fan of Prepping. Not necessarily for TEOTWAWKI (The End of the World as We Know It), but for practical purposes. Budgeting your food bill is a must if you are planning to stock up your pantry with all the things you’ll need to survive a disaster in Japan. Continue reading