Our Christmas Tree + new ornaments


Before I met my husband, I’ve never had fresh and live Christmas tree. I grew up using a fake tree that we re-used every year.  I guess it was easier for my dad to rely on a boxed tree that he can assemble easily. Having five girls in the house, he really did not have […]

Homemade Gifts – Gifts In A Jar


When my girlfriends and I get together during our annual holiday party, it has become a tradition to give each other small and thoughtful gifts. Instead of bringing one big gift for secret santa gift exchange, we share the love with everyone with our small gifts. After we eat and have desserts and chit chat, […]

Scenes From Christmas


Scenes from our Christmas… Eye Candy   More eye candy for your sweet tooth…. Celebrating with Friends – Holiday Party with college friends in San Diego. Our group is expanding. We have two newborn babies this year. Gifts {home} made with love. Small and thoughtful gifts were given to each other.

Holiday Comfort


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Holiday Magic – Main Street at Disneyland


I hope this post will get you into the Christmas spirit….. Let the {holiday} memories begin. Being surrounded by so many Christmas lights can cheer me up any day. I’m feeling the holiday magic very early this year.  I’ve been feeling it since mid-November. I can’t help it. Do you remember how Christmas makes you […]

That Is All


After Christmas, I purposely did not make any plans so I can have some downtime. A much needed downtime. I’ve spent a few days like no other days during the year. Just relaxing. Relaxing like staying in my pajamas all day, eating my meals in my pajamas all day and watching movies in my pajamas all day. […]

Christmas Day


After my family’s Christmas Eve party, I woke up early on Christmas Day ready to greet the day :)   I was the first one to wake up. So I made a pot of coffee and sat down near the fireplace and just relaxed. Ahhhhh, I love the smell of Christmas and being surrounded by […]

The Joy of Christmas


It is our family’s tradition to celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. ‘Twas the night before Christmas, our families gathered to celebrate together. With food a plenty… like traditional food such as whole roasted pig (lechon) and noodles (pancit palabok)   and of course desserts.   We had some healthy snacks too. I ate my heart out […]

Candy Cane Lane


On my days off from work, I play chauffeur to my mom and my aunt. They love to plan the places they would like to visit and tell me their to-do list. They get excited when I’m not working so that they can have their playtime outside of the house. With the rain pouring for […]

Feel The Burn + Sugar Cookies


It was raining all night last night and all day today. It was really cozy inside the house and the perfect day for baking :) I was planning to eat breakfast burrito today but since I woke up with rain outside, I did a switcheroo and ate my usual breakfast lately, protein oatmeal with melted peanut […]