{Shopping} Quick Breakfast Choices [Whole Foods]

posted on: Thursday, August 21, 2014

Oh no! You woke up late and you realized you forgot to prep your breakfast. What do you do? You can run and grab a coffee at your local coffee shop and give in and get yourself a pastry but your hips may not forgive you for that. I woke up late so I decided on my metro ride to work that I would stop into Whole Foods and grab some breakfast. I'm very fortunate to have a Whole Foods around the corner from my office. It's a bit pricey but there are much healthier options there which I absolutely LOVE!

[ I'm sad I've misplaced my chalk markers and can't doodle on my mug. :( ]

School is back in session next week so it's been ramping up at work and starting to get hectic. I grabbed myself a Chia Pod Oats (Banana & Mango), LÄRABAR® (Blueberry Muffin) and Almondmilk from Califia Farms (Vanilla Protein). I also have a cup of Tiny Tea from Your Tea every morning. That tea is awesome, it's been helping me with bloating among other things. I've had issues ever since my thyroid was removed which I'll get into at another time.

I also grabbed some snacks for my colleagues, Petit Muffins (Whole Grain Blueberry). Okay, sometimes you just need sugar to get your mojo going. Hey, I'm not a complete health nut! 

I hope everyone has a great day! Smile! :D

{Celebrations} Happy 6th Birthday, Tyler!

posted on: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Events} A Garden of Wonders - Updates

posted on: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

We didn't take too many pictures that night. The lighting wasn't that great and plus we were having way too much fun goofing around. My outfit was comfortable and I'm not going to lie, I felt like a little princess in my tulle skirt. I definitely should have gotten it hemmed somehow for a more flattering look. Overall it was a great night and they served some delicious cocktails. 

We were even featured in K Street Magazine blog!

{Events} A Garden of Wonders

posted on: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

(source: smithsonianat8)

I haven't been out to enjoy nightlife in DC in a very long time. My friend, Fil told me about "A Garden of Wonders". Unfortunately it was too late for me to get a VIP ticket so no Sprinkles cupcake for me. 
Modern Day Alice

My friend was thinking of dressing up, at least something subtle for this "Alice in Wonderland" themed soiree. Bunny ears and a pocket watch; I can do something like that too. I didn't want to go full out in costume but at least something subtle and comfortable so I made a mood board for an outfit idea. This is also a good excuse to wear a cute tulle skirt. I wonder how many steampunk folks I'll see out that night. It is a Victorian period garden-party after all. Cheers!

{Friday Favorites}

posted on: Friday, May 23, 2014

Favorite Song: Youssoupha "On se Connaît"

Favorite Purchase: Longchamp Le Pliage
I am a commuter and I typically use my trusty North Face Isabella backpack to carry all my belongings. At the same time, I felt like a kid because I already look young and I'm commuting with other DC public school kids so I almost blend in. I wanted to look a little more grown up so I decided to get a tote that was big enough to carry my laptop in and lightweight. So far, it's been great.

Favorite Summertime Must Have: Zoku Quick Pop Maker

Favorite Potential Patio/Balcony Set: CB2

Favorite Hack: Lazy Girl Hairstyling  

{At Home} Doormats or Dirty Floors?

posted on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The one thing I dislike about having wall-to-wall carpeting is wall-to-wall carpeting. Okay, so I am not a fan. However given that it seems to be the favored option of most apartment complexes it is what I have to deal with. There is nothing more annoying than having stains on your carpet. You may want to avoid that at all costs especially if you're renting. There's nothing fun about not getting your full deposit returned to you. You could very well place area rugs over stains which I talk about here.

So one thing to help save yourself from scrubbing out stains or even hiding them is getting a good doormat. Now that won't necessarily help you from wine spills and things like that but at least you'll minimize the dirt and mud you track into your home!  There are plenty that have intricate graphics, corny phrases and many different textures.

Here are a few contenders that I am contemplating:

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What do you think about doormats?

{Tuesday Ten} 10 Way to Eat Spam

posted on: Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Okay, so I've made musubi a few times which isn't all that new to me. We have a few cans of spam in our cabinet so I decided to seek other alternatives to cook spam. Darq's  mom and sister like to send him a lot of care packages especially when he's sick so he gets meds and lots of food from them.

(source: serious eats)
1. Spam Hash

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2. Spamburger with Pineapple

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3. Kung Pao Spam

(source: serious eats)
4. Spam-chi Fried Rice

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5. Speuben 

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6. Spamgetti Carbonara

(source: serious eats)
7. Spam Wellington

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8. Spamac & Cheese

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9. Spamaco

10. Musubi - tried and true. Darq had turkey spam in his cabinet so I used that and brown rice to make musubi. Now, I don't know about you but I never knew spam came in a variety other than low sodium. I pan-fried the spam in soy sauce and sugar, added rice and furikake (we had a salmon and a wasabi kind) then wrapped it in seaweed and he actually enjoyed it and forgot we used turkey spam.

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