pumpkin patch at Borchard Farms

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  We took a family road trip last week, we drove seven hours north and spent the weekend at one of my favorite coastal town, Monterey, CA. The hubby and I have made a trip there almost every year (except for the year the baby was born), and it was great to share it with […]

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{recipe} Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares

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For the last two years, I’ve done a bake sale during fall season to raise funds for charity.  We fundraise and do the 5K walk every October. As part of my contribution to my team, I like to do a bake sale so I can raise money and entice family and friends to donate to a […]

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{on motherhood} – self care

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I’ve only been on this motherhood journey for a year and a half, but I am here 18 months after my first baby with many lessons learned and many thoughts that I would like to organize in a series of posts. These are thoughts that run through my head while doing dishes, while waiting in […]

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september thru instagram

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I always ask myself at the end of the month, “what did we do this month”?”.  I won’t remember off bat  but if I look at my instagram account or my Iphone camera roll, it pretty much captures our life in pictures.  I made extra effort to be outdoors in September, knowing the colder and […]

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{recipe} mini sugar cookie fruit cups

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I love bite size food and really loved it when desserts come in mini size. I just love the thought of being able to take a bite and savoring it, without the guilt of not finishing it when the portions are too big. They say the best bite is the first one. I first discovered […]

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{recipe) cashew coconut raisin granola

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What I look forward to in September is the renewed attitude towards goals. Maybe it’s just me, but September marks a new beginning whether new routines, new outlook on things or new school year when I was younger. However, we are having a delayed heat wave here in SoCal. We are currently in the hottest […]

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{home décor} photo magnets

I love to take pictures and for years, all those pictures just stayed in my computer hard drive. How sad is that? Now, I find ways to be creative in displaying pictures all over the house, besides, you know, the typical picture frame. I’m starting to collect photo magnets using my instagram pictures. I order […]

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hey august, where did you go?

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August wrapped up most of our summer activities. We did one last hurrah of back-to-back pool party during this past Labor Day weekend, but after that, we are getting ready to say goodbye to summer. I must say, I forgot how hot it can be during the summer days in our new neighborhood. This is […]

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our little hunny turned ONE!

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Baby H’s 1st birthday party was a blast. We celebrated his first year of life, as well as our first year anniversary as parents. It was a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends and the birthday boy showed off his walking skills to all the guests. Oh, how I love this boy :) We […]

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{recipe} salmon burgers

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I am trying out the blue apron food delivery service. This was my first week and so far I am loving it. You can go on their website to find more info and pricing. I am guilty of throwing away produce at the end of the week that has gone bad. I feel horrible about […]

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