Sunday, June 29, 2014

Toddler's First Time Baking! - Hot Milk Cake! [VIDEO]

It took almost a week to figure out how to export this. I kept getting an error. This video is long, 24 minutes long, but it's worth it. Even if background noise and especially if you're interested in baking with your kid(s).

It's kind of hard to believe that less than three years ago, this girl was IN me and now she's baking WITH me. Hard to believe but thankful daily :>

What are you thankful for? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

First County Fair Adventure! [VIDEO]

Day After Major Haircut! [VIDEO]

In case you missed it, here's How I Cut My Hair— long to short. It was a lot of hair.

The following day, I filmed my next-day reaction— it's usually hard to tell what you think of your new haircut the same day you get it, isn't it? :>

Thanks, buzzr021531, for your really nice comments— made my day! :>
'I really like it! And major points for having the balls to do it yourself. :)'

Have something to say, leave it in the Comments, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

...I'm actually posting this about a couple of weeks after the fact. I have more plans for my 'do. Stay tuned for more changes! :> xoxo

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thomas & Friends Plush Blanket!

I have this habit of shopping for my kid during my lunch break. Stuck seated in an office all day, it's nice to take a walk outside, breath fresh air, and then browse stuff we may or may not need :>

Today, out of the blue (pun intended— Nui Nui's favorite color is blue and it's all because Thomas is :>), I decided to get her a Thomas throw because character bedding was on sale at Target. The sale was a pathetic one— $23.74 marked down from $24.99— one that I normally wouldn't fall for but Mondays are the roughest, when I'm missing my kid the most.

When I picked Nui Nui up from school, I told her I had a surprise for her. So funny. She loves surprises and doesn't get them often. Midway asking/talking to her about her day at school, she went back to the surprise. 'Mama, where's the surprise?' I told her it was in the front seat.

Today ended up being a good day for a surprise too. Nui Nui did well in school today. Her daily note said that she was very polite and well-mannered: 'Can I have pizza please?'. Score! Love school days like that.

Anyway, I filmed her opening her surprise, so hopefully that'll be up sometime soon. Until then, I'm loving seeing how happy she is in these pics :> Now, her Thomas bedding set is complete!

One unsolicited piece of advice, especially after reading the recent article: 'An Elementary Class Studied 600 Lego Sets, What They Found Has Gotten LEGO’s Attention', is that we, too, like corporations, as parents, adults, and teachers, shouldn't feed into nor pass on engrained (useless) stereotypes that were and are still fed to us daily. Thankfully, this particular bedding wasn't marketed for boys, despite all its blue (though I would have bought it either way). It's just Thomas and Friends— James and Harold, to be exact— on a blanket, for anyone who cares for (or loves) the characters, including my daughter. No qualms, just excitement and smiles for all.

When was the last time you got a surprise? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

Pan-Seared Salmon + Egg Fried Rice + Garlic Spinach!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Taste Of Summer: Garlic-Rubbed Grilled Chicken + Grilled Zucchini + Toasted Oozing Cheese Bread!

For me, this is summer: Garlic-rubbed grilled chicken (must be garlic-rubbed, there's nothing better!), grilled zucchini, and toasted melty cheese bread.

What's your favorite food of summer? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

New Favorite: Bread Pudding!

I decided to try something new at one of our recent favorite cafes around our new neighborhood. Typically, I go the croissant route but today, I opted for the bread pudding.

Bread pudding is one of those things that can be really interpretive and go any which way. I wanted the kind that wasn't dry and really resembled the moist/wet characteristics that make bread pudding, actually 'pudding'. Heated up, this bread pudding is amazing. It's like a soaked bread custard, which, imho, is an accurate description of what real bread pudding should be. Eggy, soppy, and delicious it was. Nom.

Mom had the morning bun and had some bites of mine. Her response? 'I'm going to get the bread pudding next time.' :>

What cafe carbs do you love? Share in the Comments below, we'd love to hear! :> xoxo

Mom's morning bun.

My bread pudding.

X Marks The Spot With Bacon! + Cheek-To-Cheek Sisters!

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