{current favorites} #1


    Tessemae’s Salad Dressings – I found this dressing in January and I think I am on my 7th bottle already. My favorite is the Southwest Ranch flavor and I’m on my 3rd bottle now. The ingredients are very simple and all real food. It packs a lot of flavor and a little goes […]

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{dinner at the table} 7-10-15


  I grew up in a household with my 4 sisters and my step mom and dad. Both of my parents worked and all the kids were involved in after school activities, so evenings are the only time we all sit together and see each other. I have fond memories of my step mom cooking […]

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{book report} the geography of you and me & paris letters


I’m changing the format of my book reports. The once-a-month book reports were getting too long  and by the time I sit down and write about the books, I’ve forgotten my review already.  I’ll be posting the book reports in real time, so that they will be fresh in my mind.  I’ll post as soon […]

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berry blast popsicles


Last summer I purchased a few popsicle molds but never got to using them. This summer, I am using them constantly.  I’ve tried 3 flavors already and I am excited to try new ones. This weekend, I whipped these berry blast frozen pops and we enjoyed them while lounging pool side. I made these according […]

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4th of July weekend


We had a wonderful 3-day holiday weekend. Here are 10 things I want to remember during our 4th of July weekend. #1 – Hubby and I both had Friday off for the holiday. Since we just got back from our vacation last Monday, we only had to work 3 days during the week. Woohoo! #2 […]

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{currently} – thoughts after our first family vacation


  – We just got back last weekend from our first family vacation with a kiddo. We flew to Miami (pictured above) and cruised for a week around the Caribbean. This vacation has been in the planning since the new year. Last time the hubby and I went on a real long vacation was during […]

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{this week} highlights & pictures


  This Week: we celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary we enjoyed a special treatsfor breakfast with cinnamon buns shaped in #4 we grilled steak and veggies for dinner (my current favorite dinner) visited children’s museum, where little man played with the giant stationary bus and pretended to be a park ranger took our first dip […]

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10 books on my reading list for summer 2015


(this picture has nothing to do with my list, except I wanted to take a picture of the current popular books while at Costco) Currently I am in the season of life where I am loving reading more than anything else. I want to read  more than I want to watch TV and I look […]

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{recipe} bacon corn dip


Whenever I host friends and family for a get together, I try to be a good host and have some dip or snacks ready as soon as the first guests arrives. This summer, just like last summer, we are hosting a lot of weekend pool party and BBQ at our house.  Most of the time, […]

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{this week} highlights & pictures


“Never lose sight of the fact that just being is fun” Katharine Hepburn   This week: – I went on a hike with friends on Sunday morning and reached 26K steps on my fitbit by end of day. – We spent half a day at Disneyland and met-up with friends so we can be introduced […]

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