Wednesday, January 26, 2011

it's been a week

It's been a week already since my last post. I did not have the chance to write since Thursday last week because I picked up my son from school at noon. He had a bad headache and he's not feeling well. He didn't go to school last Friday so he stayed with me the whole morning. No chance to write. I just read blogs and leave comments. Weekend? Rest from blogging, family duties first. And I don't want my hubby see what I write. And today after reading Sandra's comment, I finally had the drive to post again.

So what's new? Well, just updates and changes from the older posts. From the invasion, the dark elephants are nowhere to be found in our living room but were replaced by two great elephants to whichI finally agreed with hubby. :) The dragon and horse stayed. Lucky to this two. Finally, my hubby was satisfied to his "pets" already. I'm done with the search of a good decor a.k.a. good luck charms in our small dwelling.
Isn't it weird my hubby is really concern of the displays. And as usual I don't always agree. :)

Now ,my throat hurts, maybe because of the weather, but I'm baking my second attempt of carrot cake. I baked the first attemptlast Sunday afternoon. And I don't even had a chance to take a picture of it because my family was so excited to taste and eat it. And it's so hard to concentrate on baking if all of them are here. I baked half the recipe on muffin cups and half on a square pan. As it turned out, the cake was not that moist as my hubby said but the cream cheese icing was great. The girls really liked it but my son was not impressed. He's a cheesecake fanatic.

I decided to bake again because hubby and the kids missed the taste of carrot cake. So here it is...
Finishing the icing and I'm done! Time to rest...

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

he has more...

This is true for my husband.

He has more pair of shoes than me.

I love shoes but he has more. And the thing is when he likes a pair, he buys more than 1 pair! Last December he bought 4 pairs of walking shoes. His reason? A pair just last for six months only. Since it's on sale, he better stock up. Ok, that's reasonable...

I'm thinking of buying myself a pair of flat shoes...but still thinking.

Don't think that we're an impulsive shopper, but we're not. We only buy what we need and will use. And we only buy if it's on sale.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

lovely song

another one of my favorites...
hope you like it, too.
it makes me smile today...

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


our house is invaded...

My hubby's idea... I'm not impressed. I don't like it. Really.
Just told him this morning and I think he was surprised. Sorry hubby, not a fan of dragons. Elephants are ok.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Today as I was doing FB, an old friend of mine request to have a chat on FB. She's my co-member in an organization way back in college. She told me that they will soon migrate here in Canada. We chat about how it goes here, jobs, school, life in Canada.

And my mind suddenly goes back from the time when we are just new here, two years and 3 months ago.

We were so cold that time when we arrived here and its fall that time. We wore sweaters and bonnets, and upon seeing these pictures, we looked silly.

A good neighbor gave us an ice cream cake, it's so yummy!

Time really flies...

Monday, January 10, 2011

craving for pizza

We had pizza last night. But it's not a delivery pizza. It's just a grocery bought starter kit pizza, 2 whole wheat crust and 2 packs of pizza sauce. I just added ketchup in the sauce so it will be sweeter, my kids preferred sweeter taste.

Cheese pizza for the kids and veggie pizza for the adults. I don't have the picture of cheese pizza because they had started eating it. :)

Love the crust! Brand name is Molinaro try it. It cheaper also.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Stylish Blogger Award

I'm excited about this award.
I was nominated by Polly of A working Mother's Chatter. And really thankful to her for nominating me and recognizing my blog as stylish. :)

Please do visit Polly her blog is so lovely.

Well now for the instructions:

How It Works:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

7 things about myself....OK lets go:

1. I am an athletic person- I used to play volleyball, basketball, badminton but now I don't have time to do it now as much as I want to.

2. I love to bake.

3. I'm a casual dresser, not a fan of formal wear or dressy wear.

4. Not a brand-conscious. I'm not loyal to any kind of brand of clothing or bags, if it's comfortable and functional it's ok with me.

5. I like being with my kids- playing monopoly, videoke, storytelling, chatting, watching TV with them. The simple bonding.

6. I don't buy any present for my hubby even if it's his birthday, weird, huh? It's because it's so hard to find a perfect present for him, he is hard to please and he's a very choosy and meticulous person.

7. And lastly I love jeans. It's my dress code- a top and jeans especially now that I'm a size 6 (love it!) before I was size 12 :(

And for the discovered stylish bloggers...

Polly of A working Mother's Chatter

Pearl of Window Shopping

Life in the Pitts

De Lovely Life

becca of adorable optimism

Missus Bounty Basket

Sara of Domestically Challenged

Kristine of Whimsical Life

Two of a Kind, Working on a Full House

More than Words

Anne of Anne's Antics

Four more to go and my list will be complete.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

happy new year

I know it's kind of late already but I want to greet everybody a happy new year.

This is what we did and what we have New Year's Eve and New Year's day.

We did videoke on New Year's day until our throats hurt but it's fun because my kids are doing videoke!

Happy nEw Year!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Morning song

I'm so sleepy. Maybe this will wake me up. Oh, hangover of the holidays!