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    I’m currently in the middle of a fitness challenge called #aug15challenge, where we post our workouts everyday in a secret group we created on Facebook. It’s just for a couple of my close girlfriends, trying to keep each other motivated and hold each other accountable. Today is Day 19, and I’ve missed 1 […]

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{recipe} salmon cakes


I am trying to clean out our pantry and incorporating at least one pantry item when I’m doing menu planning for the week. I bought these canned pink salmon from Costco because I saw a few salmon cakes recipes (Paleo & Whole 30) that I wanted to try.  Well,  I tried one recipe, the one […]

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I am a visual person, and I love capturing things, places and people that makes me happy.  I love posting my pictures on Instagram, and have completely ditched Facebook for most part. I also love that I can catalogue pictures that are alike by using a hashtag. Sometimes, seeing the whole series of pictures creates […]

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{weekend wandering} – sup & brunch with the girls

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Last weekend, my girlfriends and I met at Huntington Beach to spend the morning together doing Stand Up Paddle and brunch afterwards. We were celebrating the July & August birthdays (Stef & Agnes) and it has become tradition amongst us girls to do some fun activity then brunch afterwards. We met around 11am along Pacific […]

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{family meals} 7/26/15

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  The heat is back, so I tried to make dinner without using the oven. I did use our toaster oven (we have a mini size) a few times. I had leftover Rotisserie chicken from the weekend that I shredded and mixed with our favorite BBQ sauce below. I used the chicken BBQ meat to […]

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paint nite with the girls


I’ve seen these fun paint and wine events for awhile now and I’ve always wanted to try it. A quick group text among my girlfriends and we made it happen. We got news that my friend E was flying down from San Francisco and she wanted to celebrate her birthday doing Paint Nite. The event […]

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{recipe} lemon blueberry bread


  We had plenty of rain this past weekend so I took advantage of us being forced indoors to do some baking. I also had plenty of babysitters since my mom and brothers stayed over, so I went thru my list of recipes to make and picked one that looked good at the moment. I […]

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{family meals} – 7/19/15


Last week’s family meals had lot of greens. However, it was just my toddler and I at the table for most of the days,  as the hubby was travelling at the end of the week. We hosted my mom and brothers this weekend. We had plans to go the beach and had our picnic food […]

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{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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