book report / the time traveler’s wife & where’d you go, bernadette

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    The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger This book has been on my to-be-read list for a long long time, since I’ve watched the movie in 2009. I loved the story then and love it even more after reading the book. Even though I already knew the plot, I still had tears while […]

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celebrating Lizelle’s baby shower. We are having a baby boom this year  (2 newborns as of today already) and Lizelle’s shower is the third in our group that we celebrated this summer. I can just picture our holiday parties surrounded with babies. going to the Orange County Fair with the whole family. I think we […]

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  starting a new gallery wall in our living room. There was a set of sconce on this wall, and had to remove it because some of the glass décor broke after H was jumping on the couch. After that, we had to toddler proof the house from floor to ceiling harvesting ripe tomatoes from […]

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    playing with bubbles whenever we can, it gives us something fun to play with during this heat wave going on a date night. We had dinner at BJ’s Restaurant and watched the movie Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates painting my nails neutral color. I didn’t use get manicure and giving my nails […]

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sunday food prep

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  Here is what I prepped on Sunday. Both my husband and I work full time and often, we work long hours, so every prep I can do on the weekends helps tremendously during the week. roasted cauliflower rice boiled eggs for snacking – I usually store this in my office fridge cut up fruits […]

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{recipe} chopped greek salad

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I often find the hubby and our little man swimming in the pool when I get home from work. I’ll chat and play with them for a bit and then I head over to the garden patch and check on the tomato plants. I check on the plants a few times a week and harvest […]

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  enjoying the warm weather at the beach. We are exploring different toddler friendly beaches in the area eating a ton of peaches. I buy a full tray and we eat them throughout the week. I also made my favorite fruit crisp recipe with cut up fresh peaches and added shredded coconut with the oats […]

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    venturing out to a new-to-us beach in Newport area and so happy that it was very toddler friendly. There were no waves and it had a very cool lighthouse and nautical themed playground a few steps away from the beach showering my friend Amy and baby London Elise with love at her baby […]

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concert at the zoo

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I don’t remember the last time I used my big DSLR camera. I didn’t even bring it on our last family vacation. I want to use it more often though and I thought of the excuses I had that was preventing me from grabbing it….and the biggest gripe I had was that it was too […]

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{recipe} cream cheese veggie dip

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  With summer in full swing, we often have friends and family over at our house to swim every weekend. I’m always looking for quick snacks and dips I can serve to a hungry crowd and something that will be appetizing after being in the hot sun in the afternoon. The original recipe that I […]

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