{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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{recipe} homemade taco seasoning & taco salad


  When I was doing Whole30, I got really good at reading labels and it opened up my eyes. Even my seasonings and dried herb mixes had a ton of ingredients I couldn’t understand or pronounced.  I made this taco seasoning back in March and this week I made my second batch. It’s great with […]

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weekend bbq, pool and movies


We had a wonderful weekend. It was finally warm enough to dip in our pool so we invited our family over to swim, eat early dinner and watch movies. I feel like this is what summer weekends are made of. The hubby had a good fishing trip and caught several large fish, so we had […]

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{weekend wandering} pacific palisades hike and brunch at bru’s wiffle


As my friends and I have gotten older and some of us have started a family, our birthday celebrations have moved towards having day events such as hikes and brunches, instead of the late night partying events during our twenties. I actually really love this since I am a morning person, and I love spending […]

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{recipe} blueberry crisp


  I can already tell that this blueberry crisp will be my go-to summer dessert. I’ve made it several times now, I’ve made it for company and served with a side of ice cream. I’ve also made it as our breakfast for the week.     I found this recipe from the Bread and Wine: […]

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{this week} highlights and pictures


      This week: – we played with chalk after dinner and played outdoor – I bought my first bunch of peonies for the season. I can only get these beautiful flowers around 4-6 weeks in the summer. – I went on a Sunday hike with friends and had a great view of the […]

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{recipe} baked buffalo chicken taquitos


  I’ve been asked many times to list dishes that are in our current dinner rotation.  I usually draw blank and can’t get to 10 dishes, usually I remember about 5 dishes right on the spot. But later on, when I browse this blog or look at my recipe boards on Pinterest, I realize all […]

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