{recipe} sweet and sour pork stir-fry

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I haven’t been cooking or baking in the last few weeks, it is just too hot around here and I get sweaty just thinking about me standing in the kitchen. There have been lots of Trader Joe’s salads, sandwiches, fish tacos and anything that can be cooked or re-heated on the toaster oven. I recently […]

{book report} eleanor & park and suddenly royal

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    Eleanor & Park Synopsis:  Two misfits. One extraordinary love. Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. Wow, I loved, loved this book. This is now in my top […]

lately

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Our neighborhood had a block party and we had a fun time getting to know more of our neighbors. It’s hard to interact with our neighbors because we are all out of the house for work and daycare most of the week and on weekends, we do family time together. This was a great way […]

{wanderlust} – big sur waterfall & bixby creek bridge

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I’m travelling at the end of the week to Northern California with my sisters, San Francisco to be exact. I am inspired to post these travel pictures from 2011, to dust them off from my computer and finally post them on the blog. My youngest sister Hazel hasn’t visited Big Sur yet, but I’m encouraging […]

my “about me” page as of August 2015

  My “about me” page is going to be updated soon, just posting my old one as a blog post so I have a way to archive it. A lot of things have changed since I started my blog in 2010 (I got married, I became a new mom, we bought a new house and […]

currently

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  – We had back-to-back-to-back pool parties this past holiday weekend. It was great to invite our families and friends, and to spend time with them all day at the pool. We love having the kids over and summer is a great time in between the holiday season, for us to get together including our […]

mini sugar cookie cups with mango

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  I’m posting these mini sugar cookie cups to revive an old recipe, just in time for Labor Day this weekend.  I topped these with fresh mango that were shaped into flower petals. These were refreshing and light as dessert. You can see this post for all the different ways I’ve served these cookie cups. […]