I’ve been meaning to follow-up on why I named my blog “VillyPoo“, so here’s my story:
As a Laotian kid, having a first and last name, totaling up to 21 characters can be quite intimidating (Nee: Vilaylack Phoummithone) – yes give it a try! I remember in kindergarten, crying in front of the librarian when she asked me to spell my name. What happened after that? Not quite sure, but let’s just say, I mastered the spelling of my name and so did the rest of my 5th grade class – topping off “Defrancisco” as another hard name to spell!
Continue reading “Would the real ‘Chrissy Teigen’ please stand up.”
As seasons change, so does my home decor. Any excuse for me to shop and redesign is my guilty pleasure. But of course, when it comes to spending, I’ve got my “Mister’ reminding me that saving for our kids’ college tuition is probably more important than a revamped living room full of fall decor and painted pumpkins.
Continue reading “Designing on a Budget”
The last time I wrote anything for fun was in college – and that was over 15 years ago. Now, most of my writing consist of work emails, technical specification documents and reference guides. Since graduation, it’s been a hustle to get into the workforce, climb the corporate ladder and start a family.
Continue reading “Welcome to My Beautiful Chaos”