Explore and Adore with Leena

About me
My happiness drives from my own inner positivity and spirit along with good people, the beauty of creativity  and nature and the lifestyle I live."
Hi everyone! My name is Leena and I am the gal behind
Explore and Adore. (Explore and Adore with Leena)
I'm a creative content creator from the outskirts of Houston from a small town called Rosharon. It'll take you a good 45 minutes to one hour to reach this side of the woods. As much as I love the city and exploring all of its fabulous finds, my heart remains with the simple, nature-driven beauty of the country.

My family: Andy, Kato, Nathan and Sadie (our yorkie) now live in
Santa Fe, TX. We've been here for about a year and a half now. I keep myself busy with DIY home improvement projects as well as yard work. 

I am first generation Cambodian/American who couldn't be any prouder to be a Texan! Gratefully, my parents found refuge here in America as they, like many other Cambodian/American families, were victims of the Khmer Rouge regime in the 70s. It is a tough subject to speak upon but one that should remain to be heard, please research about it.

I graduated from the University of Houston - Clear Lake with my BA in Communication. Communication is a broad degree plan which included t.v./radio broadcasting, journalism, photography, videography, post editing and production, public relations, advertising, and so forth. My childhood goal was to be a reporter or anchor for a news station. In recent years, I've taken an interest in community relations and corporate communication. Although my current job is not related to my communication degree plan, I will not give up...until then this blog and my hobbies will keep me intune with my creative side.
I enjoy traveling, especially to natural places. The earth's beauty is unbelievably grand and magnificent that is leaves me marveled by its precious sight, I couldn't be more in love. When I conquer America, I plan to expand my travels internationally to see other countries.

I like to be surrounded by diversity and learn about different cultures. To get some perspective on the world, I suggest listening to the stories that your family and friends have to share because their journey is absolutely different from yours. ​

​I have a passion for creativity and enjoy making DIY home improvement projects that also involves room makeovers, home decor, arts and crafts, as well as upclycling and repurposing material. I especially love to turn "trash-to-treasure" furniture finds into something new that I love.

I am sure you will get know me better after each post I publish. Until then, feel free to contact me with any questions. 

"When given the choice to be right or kind, choose kind."
- Dr. Wayne W. Dryer

"Know that you are worth it and appreciate the people who believe so too."​ - me