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


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


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


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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currently reading / 1


These are the list of items that have caught my attention lately and found interesting, items that are currently thought provoking to me and made me take a pause. 1 /  The Stories We Tell – I will continue to document my life in photos, because I learned that I’m better with taking photos than […]

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christmas 2014


  We got our tree this year about 2 weeks before Christmas. Little man enjoyed helping out this year and running around all the trees. Here it is, in all it’s decorated glory! We picked a smaller this year because our little man is much more mobile and likes to climb and jump on things.  […]

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scenes from christmas–pictures with santa & mickey mouse


The picture with Santa below from Christmas 2013 was when Baby H was only 9 months. The picture was taken after they visited the petting zoo at Disney and was taken early in the season so there were no lines.   This year, we tried twice to see Santa at Disneyland, both times we were […]

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scenes from christmas – our evening at disneyland


There’s no place most festive around our area than Disneyland. Now that Baby H is older, we are able to spend time at disney for longer hours (currently about 4-5 hours before he poops out and needs a long nap). We braved the crowds and spent an evening at disney on a weeknight and enjoyed […]

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designing holiday cards with Minted


  I used to be indecisive, until I had baby. When you are a new mom, there is no time for being indecisive, you just do it and hope it will be good enough. It is good enough, because it was your best at the moment. So pre-baby, I used to take weeks to decide […]

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