{side dish} – zucchini & carrots

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As the weather heats up, my time in the kitchen is becoming less and less.  I try to make Sunday the designated cooking day, which means, it’s the hottest day in the house. But there are times where I really want to bake and can’t get myself to turn on the oven when I get […]

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this is what summer looks like (1)

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 “because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing”. (journaling card for project life from Studio Calico) We are making great memories this summer. We are definitely feeling the heat and try to find ways to stay cool, like visiting the library during story time, grilling indoors if dad’s not home and […]

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{currently loving} print art

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I am on a mission to hang things on our walls. Besides printing  pictures, I have been collecting print arts that I’ve found online these past few months. I am inspired to build a gallery wall, and have been pinning ideas on how I want it to be arranged. These are the print arts that […]

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{summer bucket list} / visit the aquarium

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Our summer bucket list this year involves a lot of planned family time, with a few family road trips together and some wish list of places to visit. Visiting an aquarium was on our list and since our little hula girl/my niece had a performance at the Long Beach aquarium with her dance group, it […]

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{recipe} quinoa vegetable muffins

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As baby H transitioned from pureed food to solid foods to regular table foods, the recipes I made in the kitchen also transitioned to make them toddler friendly. I just made little adjustments to make sure that whatever food I prepared for the hubby and I, that I was able to adapt and feed to […]

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Oreo cupcakes

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I tried a new cupcake recipe and I’m glad I found this in time for summer. We have a lot of social events we are looking forward to this summer, which makes me excited to see our friends and family, as well as bake new treats to share. I love experimenting in the kitchen, and […]

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{current favorite}–chop chop salad

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  I have a current favorite salad. I eat this when I don’t get a chance to pack my own lunch, and these days, it has been happening more often. I asked the restaurant for all the ingredients so I can try to replicate it at home. What I find unique about this salad is […]

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currently– {june 2014)

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  celebrating the great weather and enjoying the small moments slowing things down, and being intentional with our time creating my reading nook in our house (picture above) borrowing books from the library and reading instead of watching tv in the evenings looking forward to receiving this hammock for our backyard drinking iced coffee and […]

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simple asian cucumber salad

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I love cucumber and I’m working on finding ways to incorporate them into summer dishes.  Besides a staple in my salads, I’ve also used cucumber weekly to put in my water bottles. Other than that, I don’t really use them any other ways. If there are options for cucumber salads when we are dining out, […]

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Lemonade at Fashion Island, Newport Beach

It’s a rare treat to be able to step out and enjoy my lunch outside of work. Most days, I pack  my lunch and will do a working lunch or take thirty minute break outside of my office. I get really happy when I find a healthy, not too expensive and quick & convenient place […]

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