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We just move in, in this beautiful home! Do you ever experienced while you growing up a neighborhood that knows everybody, friendly with a lot of kids playing, dogs friendly? I do. And this neighborhood reminds my childhood. I love it.

Front View

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This house is built in a half acre lot! We have a huge backyard.

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Kids in the neighborhood

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Inside the House

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S’mores Night

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Hope you enjoy it!

So Disappointed

For the past few weeks I’ve been busy watching the Las Vegas TV series. And today I finished watching the whole Season 1-5. Without reading some reviews or comment of this tv series I decided to watch it. And it left me so disappointed because there’s no finale. It left you hanging and wondering what happened next. I love the character of Delinda, Molly Sims acts so naturally, Josh Duhamel is a great actor!

We know Springs is coming when…….

I know that spring is coming when I see the geese migrating again. They heading up north! So that means, Spring is coming! Today after lunch, we decided to go sight seeing downtown. The weather is pretty decent to go out and do something. We were just driving along the Riverside Avenue, and Max our little doxie, start whining! He saw a flock of geese, wandering around the side of the river. It’s not just a 100 Geese, its like 300 or more. They all just wandering around the riverfront. I looked around where I can park, we all get off of the truck, Max start chasing the geese and they all starting to fly away. And this is some pictures that I took…

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After spending some times on the riverfront, we started to head back home. Driving along the Riverside Avenue, I saw a big bird flying around, like half mile from where we are. So I stopped again. Parked the truck. I’m thinking that it is a bald eagle, soaring around. It’s been 2 years now since we had known that there’s a group of bald eagles in our area. And since then, we always on the lookout and unfortunately, we never spotted them. But today, all stars align and we spotted them. Its was really cool seeing the bald eagle soaring about 400 ft from we are parked.

Im thinking that these Bald Eagle is still a juvie, like 2-3 years old. So they don’t have the white head yet!

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And then while watching the young bald eagle, there’s another adult eagle coming from the right, it’s kinda like I’m watching an airshow! And as you can see, the eagle from the right had a white head and white tail. I need to get a better close up pictures. But for now, I’m really happy and excited about it!

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Safe Haven

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An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman’s struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.

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Did you watch the movie last V-Day? or this weekend? If not, it’s worth of watching. Been waiting to see this movie, and I’m so blown away. The actor Josh Duhamel, really portray the character of Alex. Even Julianne Hough! A great pair! If you read the book, like me. Both book and movie is really good! There’s some changes made, but its really a good movie.

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Our little Doxie!

Our little Doxie!

We welcome our new member of our family! Max, our little Doxie! He’s so adorable. We have him for almost a year now. And since he arrived in our life, he only bring joy and happiness to our family. I love him!

Wasp Stung! oOOh boy it hurts!

Awwww…. If you have noticed that I’m MIA on my blog this past few days. For the reasons that I got stung by a wasp. This is my first time that I got stung, and boy it hurts. I don’t know if I’m allergy or not, but soon enough I noticed that I can’t breath. My daughter called the 911. And she helped me put some ice and alcohol. I still can’t believe it that I got stung by a wasp. They kept me for 5 days at the hospital. Just to make sure that I’m fine and the yellowjacket venom was out of my system. And thank God I’m fine now. But I just wanted to update my blog and share whats going on. Russ took a pictures of the wasp. I thought it’s a bee the first time. So looking back when it happened, I was wearing a bright orange t-shirt! So I thought maybe the wasp thought that my back is a flower! LOL…. I’ll be back to share my daily cooking and activities!

With a wonderful weather outside, I’m laying down in bed trying to get some rest. Enjoy the nice weather!

A Fruitful Day

I’m so sleepy when I got up this morning. I found out that the daylight saving time took place. We lost another an hour sleep. Inspite of being sleepy and tired I need to get up and make some breakfast and get ready to go to church. I was at church at 8:55 am normally I’m still sleeping that time. Church is an hour long. And after the service I attended a small group that is discussing the Purpose driven of life. And there’s a lot of things I discovered. It really stands out the question ” why on earth I’m here for?” I don’t know really my purpose in life, in this world. It got me thinking. So after an hour I went back home. I’m still tired. I lay down in the couch and starting watching the race. But I can concentrate on what I’m watching. I decided to read more on the book of the purpose driven of life. And I’m in a deep thought. Im asking myself why I’m here? What is my purpose in my earthly life? And I can’t answer that. Do you ever asked yourself these questions? I decided to do the 40 days spiritual journey and find what are the 5 purpose of my life here on earth. With all the things going on in our world. Im afraid. Not only for myself but also for my family. For the next 40 days I’m gonna share to you guys my spiritual journey.

” You were made by God and for God, and until you understand that, life will never make sense.”

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Busy Day

Today was a busy day for me. I started to do some spring cleaning. I did clean my pantry. Organize it a little bit. And I clean the patio. Put the chairs. And I did put the plants outside, outside is warm and sunny. And you can tell that spring is coming soon. Last fall I didn’t plant some tulip. I wish I did. But schedules is so hectic and I didn’t have time to plant some. So I’m gonna figure out what flowers and other plants that I’m gonna plant. I was sitting on the patio, while sipping some Brachetto, is my favorite red Italian wine grape variety grown predominantly in the Piedmont region of northwest Italy. I love the sweetness taste of it! Looking back in time. Remembering some of the good memories. Here I am 2 years ago in front of the Colesseo.

I made some Bruschetta to go along with my red wine. Bruschetta is an antipasto or appetizer. It  consists of roasted bread rubbed with garlic and topped with extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Variations may include toppings of spicy red pepper, tomato, vegetables, beans, cured meat, or cheese; the most popular recipe outside of Italy involves basil, fresh tomato, garlic and onion or mozzarella. Bruschetta is usually served as a snack or appetizer. This is very easy dish. And I know you gonna love it!

Bruschetta

  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 whole cloves of Garlic
  • 5 cloves Garlic, Finely Minced
  • 1 pint Red Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise ( I used Roma tomato, because that’s what I have on hand. But I usually make it with Grape tomato)
  • 1 Tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
  • 10 whole Basil Leaves ,chiffondale
  • Salt And Pepper To Taste
  • 1 whole Baguette
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter

Preparations:

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir, lightly frying for about a minute, removing before the garlic gets too brown (it can be golden.) Pour into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly.

Add tomatoes, balsamic, basil, and salt and pepper to the bowl. Toss to combine.

Cover and refrigerate for an hour. The longer the better. It will worth a wait.

Cut the baguette into diagonal slices to allow for the most surface area possible. Melt half the butter in a large skillet and grill half the bread on both sides, making sure they’re nice and buttery. Cook till golden brown on both sides. Rub the whole garlic into toasted buttery bread. To add a little more flavors.

Repeat with the other half of the butter and the other half of the bread.

To serve,

Stir the tomato mixture again. And put a generously amount.

Serve on a big platter .

And enjoy!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! One of New Years resolution itots start blogging. Being a housewife I found myself having an extra time. And I wanted to use those extra time  to share some of things I’m passionate about….COOKING and COUPONING. Two words that rhyme. LoL  But I’m gonna focus more on cooking. I consider myself to be lucky. I’ve been exposed……hmmm what is the right word, I was exposed to 3 different culinary  culture. European, Asian and here US of A!  3 continents with a very different way of cooking and eating habits. And I will share it to you guys the things I learned. So I hope you guys stick and bear with me!

From my family to yours. Have a wonderful Christmas. And let us all experience the true meaning of it!