{recipe} gluten free banana bread

When given a choice, I would like to lean towards gluten free eating. After doing Whole 30 for a month a few  years ago, I learned which food triggers reaction to my body, such as bloating and headaches. Sugar and gluten (in that order) is something I try NOT to have on a daily basis. […]

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book report / eligible & the one in a million boy

  Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld (4/5 stars) This is a re-telling of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and has been updated for the modern times, including a reality TV show mixed in. I think I would have still enjoyed the story even if it wasn’t an adaptation. This classic gets adapted often, but this is the […]

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what we ate for dinner

  For our family (maybe most families?), dinner is the only meal where we are all together. My toddler is usually hungry around 6pm, which means we eat dinner as a family around the same time. That leaves me about half an hour between getting home from work and dinner time. I try to make […]

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    making a batch of protein pancakes to eat throughout the week. I like eating it with fresh strawberries and agave syrup. enjoying a few sunny days by staying outdoors. We visit different parks and hangout by the duck pond filling our bag with library books during our visits. H chooses his own books […]

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{recipe} nutella sugar cookie cups

I made these nutella sugar cookie cups for Amy’s bridal shower. The decor for her theme looked so whimsical and romantic. I wanted to make a treat for her special celebration and I came up with these cookie cups filled with nutella mousse. I’m planning to make them again next week for Valentine’s Day. I’ve […]

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book report / big little lies by liane moriarty

  Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty “Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive” “A murder. A tragic accident…. Someone is dead. But who did what?” I wanted to read this book for awhile […]

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    thinking January was a loooong month. I’m ready for February and all the hearts and chocolates baking banana chocolate bread. Rainy days are our baking days, and we’ve had many rainy days in the past week going to the Zoo. It was cold and wet and we jumped thru a lot of muddy […]

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    visiting my parents on Sunday and bringing over breakfast. I made an oatmeal bake and roasted veggies & chicken sausage having courage to let H use the kiddie cart at Trader Joe’s for the first time. He didn’t hit anyone or break anything = success playing at Chuck E Cheese and using all […]

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book report / Landline by Rainbow Rowell

      Landline by Rainbow Rowell   This book follows a couple and their relationship, from the day they met in their college years to their married years. The main character Georgie, is realistically portrayed and I can relate to some of her inner dialogue (especially the subject of being a working mom). The […]

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    going to Home Depot’s workshop for kids. My 3 year old is a little too young for the workshop, so I helped him build the wooden crate and he did all the painting. He was very proud to receive his own apron and pin. spending time with my girlfriends after work Friday for […]

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