Lemonade at Fashion Island, Newport Beach

It’s a rare treat to be able to step out and enjoy my lunch outside of work. Most days, I pack  my lunch and will do a working lunch or take thirty minute break outside of my office. I get really happy when I find a healthy, not too expensive and quick & convenient place […]

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pool is open for the summer


I really want to be consistent with writing on the blog, my way of documenting our summer. Before I would get myself overwhelmed with trying to post all the stuff we were doing because I didn’t have the time to sit down and draft a long post, I still don’t have the time most days, […]

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{recipe} grain free chocolate granola

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One of my favorite snacks in the afternoon is greek yogurt with nuts, fruits or granola. I’m also trying to add different variety of greek yogurt, and using plain yogurt instead of the flavored ones. I find that a little hint of honey goes a long way. Recently, I made a grain free granola. I’m […]

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happy sunday – in this crazy life


  This weekend, we are celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary. I still love the lyrics to our first dance, which was “Everything” by Michael Buble. A lot of it still holds true to this day, and no matter how crazy life gets,  I am glad I found a partner in my husband who is there to get […]

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around here


  We learned that Baby H’s day care is closing, with a month’s notice, we are scrambling to find a new school. Luckily, I was able to tour 2 schools and we are going to choose next week. We are really sad to leave the teachers we’ve come to love. It’s been 9 months since […]

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flower fields / carlsbad, ca


Whenever I see a picture of a flower field, it reminds of books I’ve read where people roam along the fields and during simpler times. I don’t see anything like it here in Cali except in Carlsbad. You can see it from the freeway and very hard to miss, especially during spring season. Although Carlsbad’s […]

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happy sunday – slowing things down


  I’m inspired by quotes I read and love saving them so I can be reminded of them in the future. Picture below was taken at the flower fields in Carlsbad, a full afternoon just enjoying the flowers…..slowing things down.

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motivated with fitbit

I recently started wearing a fitbit flex, it’s a bracelet that tracks your activity for the day. I am tracking my steps, and since I work a desk job,  my daily goal is 9,000 steps (I changed it from the factory setting of 10,000 steps). It’s achievable but I have to actively find ways to […]

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seeking adventures


I do a lot of thinking in my car during my commute to work. I thought one day that I need to intentionally seek out adventures. I need to plan ahead, need to plan fun trips and need to take some time off.   I am ready to take on new adventures. Actually, I’ve been […]

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{recipe} baked oatmeal

One of the easiest thing for me to make for breakfast is oatmeal. It’s even easier when it’s prepared ahead of time. I try to make a few dishes on Sundays, I call it my Sunday-prep-time, for us to eat throughout the week. Now that the temps are heating up around here, it is best […]

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