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

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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 […]

{recipe} blueberry crisp

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  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: […]

{this week} highlights and pictures

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      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 […]

{recipe} baked buffalo chicken taquitos

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  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 […]

what I read / may 15

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My reading have slowed down a bit, I recently started watching Chicago PD, so I’ve been binge watching the past seasons   Watching the show and catching up on my project life scrapbooking, has taken away some of my reading time.  It’s just the current ebb and flow of life, so I’m hoping to pick […]

work wear / 2

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My goal in taking pictures of my workout outfits, was to find out which items I wear often, fits me well and etc., so I can simplify my wardrobe and get rid of excess. The ultimate goal is to create a wardrobe capsule that will make things simple when getting ready for work. Well, I […]

{recipe} broccoli slaw

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  What are you looking forward to this summer? I’m torn between keeping things simple and not to plan every weekend in the summer, but I also want to take advantage of the season and want to socialize every weekend. I’m sure I’ll find the right balance.  Usually when we have people over for pool […]

life lately: summer (1)

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  Visiting my mom/sister’s house this past weekend, and H enjoying playing with my nephew’s train collection. He is really into trains right now and can play in this area for awhile, which gives me a chance to catch up with my family   After my niece and my other sister arrived, we headed out […]

celebration : brunch for H 2nd birthday

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My  little man turned 2 in March. Last year we threw a huge party, so to change the pace, we kept it simple this year. We invited immediate family over for a late morning brunch and cake. At 24 months, H knows that the week was a special week of celebration for him, balloons and […]

{recipe} churro cupcakes

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I’m posting these delicious churro cupcakes today to help celebrate Cinco De Mayo tomorrow (or to celebrate all week). I made mini versions of these cupcakes and brought them to work a few years ago and they were gobbled up. I originally made these when we hosted a dinner party for our 1st year wedding […]