April happenings 

Homemade Potato Hash with Spinach and Sausage

Off to the West Coast

Palm Trees in San Diego

Geisel Library on UCSD campus

La Jolla Beach right before the storm

Love this quote from Helen Keller.

Stay tuned as I will share more about our San Diego Trip.



March Happenings 

Oh my… It’s been a whole month since I’ve posted. Life certainly got even busier and crazier in March with family birthdays, life happenings, and work craziness. March was quite an emotional month. Here are some pictures from this past month.

Homemade Chicken Parmesan

We attended CARNA Centennial Conference.

Paul Brandt was a keynote speaker and gave an encouraging and awesome talk. He even sang a few songs for us.

Neil Pasricha was another keynote speaker who encourage us to be happy.

Neil Pasricha stuck around after his talk to give out autographs 🙂

March ended with Easter weekend. A wonderful reminder of what Jesus has done for you and me.

On to April …



Eating In: Gnocchi with Sausage and Spinach

A few Friday Favorites ago,  I featured a new recipe I had found on Real Simple. D and I decided to try this recipe and it was so delicious. The awesome thing was that it is an easy recipe to follow! We made a few changes to the ingredients in order to use up some items we already had at home such as using a sweet onion instead of the yellow onion in the recipe. We also left out the garlic as D and were lazy in not wanting to chop up the garlic. Here are some pictures of our cooking adventure.








The exciting thing was that I instagramed the last picture and it got featured on Gastropost on Jan 8, 2016. It’s such a small little thing, but D and I were thrilled and excited to see this picture on a website. Then on Jan 13, 2016, the same pictures had a small feature in our city newspaper. Here is a pdf version, see if you can find my picture.


Have a great week!!


photo credit: DH


5 Friday Favorites

So excited that it is Friday again. Since starting my current job, I appreciate Friday’s so much more as it does symbolize the weekend for me. Previously when I worked shift work, Friday was always something I knew people looked forward to, but for myself having to work weekends and night shifts, I was never able to appreciate it quite the same. But since joining the Monday-Friday work world, Friday’s are now treasured and look forwarded to.

Here are some favorites I found this week.

Favorite Font: Pacific Northwest Letters

Favorite New Blog found on Bloglovin’ : The Private Life of a Girl

The Private Life of a Girl

Favorite Homemade Ramen Recipe By Emma Chapman from A Beautiful Mess

Easy Homemade Ramen (via abeautifulmess.com)

Favorite Blue Cut-Out Flats via Shop Ruche

Favorite Jenn Im interview with Threadscene Vol 1 & Vol 2

Have a great weekend!!




5 Friday Favorites

So we’re back into the swing of things, back to a full week of work and life. Hope you all had a great week back to whatever you’re doing. Here are some favorite things that helped encourage me this week.

Favorite Lock Screen Verse: Joel 2:13 from She Reads Truth


Favorite Worship Song: David Crowder “Come As You Are”

Favorite New Recipe To Try: Gnocchi With Sausage and Spinach via Real Simple


Favorite DIY Clock: Decoupage Clock via Darby Smart

Decoupage clock step 4

Favorite Party Design/Entertaining Blog: The Sweetest Occasion

A beautiful website with tons of DIY projects and recipes. I love scrolling through and finding different projects to try.


We have a fresh coat of snow to enjoy this weekend. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!