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Traveling with “Me”

Let me first start by saying that David is my favorite travel buddy ever. We complement each other very well and share the same interests/priorities. Ahem, landmarks (without long history lessons) are sure’s, museums are maybe’s, zoos are almost never, but finding the best places to…

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Little Moments, Big Memories

I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months already since our Paris-London-Switzerland-New York trip! Here are some unexpected moments from the trip, whether funny or sentimental, that made me appreciate life and traveling tenfolds more. 1. We ran for cover from the…

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Apple Pear Roses

I came across the video on how to make these apple roses on Facebook. It was so cool to see how a few simple steps could lead to such a fancy food art presentation. You can find the original step-by-step recipe and video demo from…

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Rainbow Bridge

We took the Payetter River Scenic Byway in search of the Rainbow Bridge. The drive certainly lived up to its name! We drove for about 1 hour and a half. The windy roads were surrounded by the river, mountains and…

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Making New Friends

I miss my girlfriends. I miss the feeling of having friends around me. I know my closest friends are always going to be my friends, no matter where we are in the world. Yet sometimes, it’s easy to feel distant…

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Super Blood Moon

Another beautiful clear Autumn day in Boise. Watched the sun go down and the blood moon rise as it coincides with the lunar eclipse. The last time this happened was in 1982 and we won’t see this again until 2033.…

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Fall Biking: New Ride

Today is the first day of fall and I have a new bicycle! This is my first grown-up one, actually. The last time I had one was probably in elementary school. I called my dad and told him my adult bike is no…

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Home Office

This is my all-around favorite color palette now. Yes, it’s an upgrade from pink and purple princess glitter butterflies. Colors, I believe, are reflective of our own character. I love this color combination because it’s calm, pleasant, elegant and subtle,…

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Packing 20 Outfits in 1 Carry-On

We’re leaving to Europe in 3 days! I don’t normally pack this far out in advance, but we’re talking about Europe and a long 17-day trip here. When I told my dad that I’m going to fit all my…

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Salmon Cakes

This is a simple and easy dish to make! Few weeks ago, I made brunch on a whim and used whatever ingredients we had at home. I saw canned salmon that David had bought from Costco and an idea…