weekend wandering: arboretum

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I love attending our mommy and me events but I especially love it when we have it outdoors and visit a place we have never been before. We recently met-up at an arboretum and wandered around the place, letting the little ones play, while us moms caught up with each other. I’m kind of embarrassed […]

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{recipe} peanut butter cookies with chocolate hershey kiss

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It’s February and I am surrounded by love and romance. Amy’s bridal shower was this past weekend and the celebration was beautiful. What made it extra special was the reunion among all my closest high school friends, a few travelled from San Francisco and Hawaii. Reunited and it felt so good.  We’ve all known each […]

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what I’m reading / january 15

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#GIRLBOSS  by Sophia Amoruso / I have never heard of Sophia Amoruso until I read this book. The title was what drew me in. I love the hashtag #girlboss, because I am a girl boss myself. Not in the same capacity as Sophia, but more on a smaller scale. I’ve been a girl boss since […]

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{date night} dinner, bowling and movies

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We are determined to have at least one date night every month this year. We have at least one night a month where we have a babysitter , so we are planning ahead so our date nights can happen.  No more spontaneity once you become  parents, ha! This date night was planned and on the […]

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{recipe} brussels sprout salad

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What took me so long to post a salad recipe in January?  I mean, are we all detoxing from the sugar rush of last year’s holiday season?  I know I am. I’m still trying to kick the habit of eating sweets every afternoon, even if it’s a mini-size chocolate treat. I find that if I […]

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currently

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  enjoying taking mine and Baby H’s weekly portrait, it’s my #project52 this year. A picture of both of us each week for 52 weeks. So far I’ve only taken phone pictures using the timercam app. debating whether to have a birthday party this year for our little man. We had a big celebration last […]

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{recipe} zucchini tater tots

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I’m always on the lookout for food that are toddler friendly, meaning they are bite size, so my little man’s tiny chubby hands can pick up the food and feed himself. He doesn’t like us to help him with food, my Mr. Little Independent. I also try to convert our adult food into bite size, […]

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what I’m reading / 1

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One of the reasons I felt more balanced last year was because I made time to read. There is just something so magical in getting lost in a book, an alternate universe where your imagination can wander and for the time being, being absorbed in a really good story. I had a mental list of […]

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{recipe}: chicken enchilada soup

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I hardly make soup for dinner, probably because there is a short window of time when it’s cold here in SoCal and when soup sounds appetizing, and also because I don’t like eating soup leftovers. Well, the first week of January was pretty cold, there was ice on my windshield a few times and consecutive […]

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one little word for 2015 / create

My one little word last year really helped me be more intentional throughout the year. It was my first year and it was very helpful at times when I was at a crossroad in making decisions, when I was struggling to move forward and when I needed directions. This year, my one little word is […]

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