Jan 27, 2012

Guilty Pleasure #1: Celebrity Gossip

What is it about celebrities that we are obsessed about? And by we, I mean me (and my gf Kim :) hehe ) I think I check Perez and TMZ at least twice a day. Yes, I really did just admit that. Am I guilty of having no life or just being a stalker? The most recent news that really shocked me was about Heidi Klum and Seal divorcing. Sads. They seemed to be so in love. They renewed their vows every year man! Now in retrospect, it was probably all her idea. Because we all know how our men are when it comes to planning parties and events. The only thing I put my husband in charge of was just showing up at our wedding. :)

Husband always ask me why I tell him celebrity gossip like we know these people. Maybe it's because we can all relate to them in some sense. Not the glamorous clothes, mansions, and luxuries they are able to indulge in, but the problems they encounter are often the same we endure in our own lives. Because we've all been crazy and rebelled like Lindsay before, right? And we've all had a mini meltdown like Demi recently did. DON'T LIE.

We're just fortunate enough to not have our dirty laundry on TMZ. only Facebook. That's why you must reset your settings to not have your pictures public when someone tags you people!

Jan 25, 2012

Pinterest Recipe Reviews

It's been rainy and gloomy the past two days and all I want to do is snuggle with my baby. As my return date to work is quickly approaching (next Wednesday, eek!), I'm torn with the thought of wasting the remainder of my time being a bum or doing something productive. So of course, my compromise is to be productive by attempting to do something I've pinned from Pinterest. And my "doing", I mean baking. Yes, baking. I'm keeping my resolution alive by trying out this cookie recipe I found that claims to be the most amazing chewy chocolate chip cookies on earth, in the history of mankind. The 2nd half of my compromise is that after I bake these amazing chocolately treats, I will lay in bed and snuggle with little man while eating aforementioned cookies.

I had high hopes for this receipe. I mean, look at the picture. Those cookies looked like soft billowly mounds of sweet and gooey chocolate goodness. I followed the recipe to the T, but as I was mixing away, the dough just didn't seem to look right. It did not look like the kind the Pillsbury Doughboy would approve as it just didn't stick together and looked like clumpy flour and chocolate chips. Regardless, I pressed on and stuck them in the oven. They're not very sweet, although the cookies are soft. Not a total fail in my opinion, so my confidence hasn't completely been shaken! The quest continues for another day!

Not REALLY baking, but hey, it's called a muffin and I cooked it in the oven, so I'll chalk it up as a win. This turned out really yummy and I made a batch to keep in the freezer for days that I need a quick breakfast. Also very good w/ some salsa on the side :)

Jan 23, 2012

Birthday Lust List

Before baby, I wanted to do my dirty thirty big. But now, not so much. This year, I'm keeping it low key and celebrating w/ a few close friends and feeding my belly right. That's what it's all about, right? And while I've said that I pretty much have everything I want, there's no harm in lusting over a few pretty things :)

Jan 19, 2012


For 9 months I was on a rollercoaster of emotions about becoming a mom. This definitely wasnt planned, but we were joyful of God's plans and what he had in store for us. I'm rolling with the punches and learning that shit happens. Literally. But nothing can ever trump the joys of motherhood, even poop up the back. And on the couch.

Jan 15, 2012


One word. Pinterest.

One picture just about sums it up.

Everyday i tell myself, I will NOT get on Pinterest, I will not waste my time until I actually attempt to do one of the hundreds of projects I've ooohhed, awwwed, and pinned. I've even had to talk myself out of buying a fancy KitchenAid mixer after seeing all the amazing baked goodness I've seen. For someone who's messed up brownie in a box, it's pretty much safe to say that I cannot bake if my life depended on it.

HOWEVER, as an amendment to my resolutions, I will try to improve my baking prowess slowly but surely for the sake of my son. I don't want him to be the kid whose mom brings in store bought cookies to the school bake sale. Oh the shame.

Jan 9, 2012

Dear Mama

Our house sits on a bit of a hill - our street is even called High Point - and so our driveway is higher up than our neighbor's lot resulting in a small, I guess you can call it, a ditch? Today, my dear mama backed our car into aforementioned ditch.

Did I mention it was raining? Sure enough, it got stuck there the entire day for all the neighbors to see until the husband got home. The little kids from next door even ran out of their house and squealed "how did THAT happen?!" SMH.

After the initial freakout at my mom, I couldn't help but laugh. All she wanted to do was go grocery shopping for me so I wouldn't't have to worry about it. And it reminds me once again how blessed I am to have such a selfless and wonderful woman who does nothing but put everyone else before herself. My mom and I have always been close, but ever since having little man, our relationship has grown so much more. It has become such a solid foundation and has enabled me to focus on being a better mom, daughter and wife. 

Dear Mama,

Thank you for everything. A million times over. I aspire to be the same mother to Caden as you are to me - amazing.

I love my mother as the trees love water and sunshine - she helps me grow, prosper, and reach great heights.  ~Terri Guillemets

Happy Birthday Thanh!!

The Big 3-0 for the OG

Jan 1, 2012

Goodbye 2011, Helllllo '12!

I cannot believe another year has come and gone again. 2012 - we finally meet. It's been a long time coming. I'll be the big 3-0 and as much as everyone dreads it, I've always looked forward to this milestone birthday as it marks another closed chapter of my life.

Every year I make the same resolutions - save money and lose weight. I almost always break my resolutions 2 days into the year. Why do I even set myself up for failure with all the post holiday sales? And with food? I just. can't. resist.

But this year, I resolve to find more reasons to celebrate. My little one is not even two months yet, and in that short period he's taught me a lesson that has taken almost 30 years to finally understand - to not sweat the small stuff and to find joy in the simplest of things. It really is quite powerful.

I will make myself another promise - and that is to document this year as much as possible. I remember whenever my group of gfs got together, we'd each have our camera and take 3 or 4 pictures of the same pose on each camera while we blinked, smiled, and were blinded by the flashes. Nowadays, it's a rare occasion for any of us to even whip out our phones to snap a quick photo. 

I don't want to miss or forget anything -- and it's a good thing I had my camera ready today because little man treated us to his first real smile this morning to usher in 2012. I have a feeling it'll be the best year yet.

             Happy New Year!!!