meal prep & what I pack for snacks

  My goal is to use Sundays as my food prep time for the week ahead (when my kiddo is napping).  I am going to plan ahead our dinner menu for the week and do grocery shopping once on the weekend. Here’s what I prep/cooked this past Sunday. Roasted veggies x 2 pans Cooked Eggplant […]

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  watching the movie SING. It was H’s first time watching a movie at the theater.  We brought some healthy snacks and sang along. He asked to go home right before the movie ended, but explained to him that the fun part is coming. So he asked to sit on my lap instead. dining out […]

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book report / when breath becomes air

  When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi This book is an inspirational and thought-provoking memoir. At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, the next he was a patient […]

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{recipe} ginger zucchini soup

Hello 2017! I’m excited for what this year is in store for us. The holidays were wonderful and filled with lots of family time. We will be keeping our Christmas decor up until the last day when the Christmas tree has to be picked-up by the trash company.  Putting the decorations away always makes me […]

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I’m adding initials next to items in my “Currently” posts. I want to include the whole family in the posts and the initials will mark who did what. My plan is to create a “year in review” picture book, which will include these posts. attending my brother’s high school choir concert. I haven’t gone to […]

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wardrobe capsule / week 8

I started this wardrobe capsule on the first week of September, so I’ve been wearing the pieces for 3+ months.  I’m planning to start another capsule for the months of January – March/April. Lately, I’ve been forgetting to take pictures of my outfits.  I take these outfit pictures at work, in a public bathroom. I […]

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    savoring and slowing down during the holiday season by being less connected to my phone and internet. I post pictures on social media, but I try not to linger and scroll mindlessly taking a trip to the mountains to play with snow and experiencing our own version of California winter planning our holiday […]

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what we ate / thanksgiving dinner

  Happy Thanksgiving week. I’m excited to spend time with family and friends as we celebrate Thanksgiving day on Thursday. I’m lucky to have majority of my family and friends nearby. We get to celebrate holidays together, which makes it more special. Hubby and I used to drive all over town to celebrate Thanksgiving at […]

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wardrobe capsule / week 7

I’ve got seven weeks of wearing my wardrobe capsule and it’s clear which items are my favorite and will be carried over to the next capsule. I find myself gravitating towards wearing more dresses because they are so quick and easy to wear but I didn’t include a lot in this capsule, the 4-5 that […]

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{recipe} starbuck’s pumpkin bread

  Whenever I travel, and most recently when I was in New York in October, I go out of my way to visit different coffee shops. I wanted to get coffee from local shops and tried to avoid chain coffee shops like Starbucks. There’s plenty of Starbuck’s at home and I can go anytime if […]

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