Labor Day Ideas

Friday, August 31, 2012

Labor Day is almost upon us, many people like to plan a barbecue or a simple get together. I've put together a few tips from the web to help you celebrate this holiday. Enjoy!

1. Check the fabulous menu options from Rachael Ray Magazine, everything looks delicious and simple to make. Here are some of the options: Honey-Soy Chicken, Tomato and Feta Salad, Lemon Layer Cake and many more options. Be sure to check it out!

Honey-Soy ChickenTomato and Feta SaladLemon Layer Cake
(Photos source: Rachael Ray Magazine)

2. At Catch My Party, they offer a free Labor Day BBQ printables. It has a cool retro look, they are perfect looking for a great barbecue. Take a look:

(Source: Catch My Party)

3. And if you would like to send invites, be sure to check it out Envite. It's a great site that sends free online invitations, perfect for any occasions. Check it out:

(Source: Envite)

A Happy and Save Labor Day to All!

Sophia is 2!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Exactly two years ago, I was at the hospital waiting 
anxiously for the arrival of my first child. 
After months preparing for her arrival; 
arranging her room; 
picking the perfect name; 
imagining how she would look like; 
time finally came on August 28th, 2010 at 1:21 p.m.

My beautiful Sophia finally arrived! 
A beautiful, healthy, precious child - in other words
my gift from God. She fills our home with laughter, joy and so much love. 
She's my ray of sunshine, my cutie pie.

Happy 2nd Birthday, Sophia!

Things My Kids Do...

Thursday, August 9, 2012

I love to watch and observe my kids, I love watching their mannerism and behavior, the simple little things they do without even noticing and how everything brings a smile to my face. The little things they do are so simple and yet so precious and endearing.

Things my kids do:

They each sleep with a little blanket to help them fall asleep; and wherever we go, I have to bring the blanket along. If I need to wash it, I've to get it from Sophia without her seeing it cause otherwise she cries. I think it's quite interesting because one of my favorite characters from Peanuts is Linus, and he would always be with his blanket, I think it's kind of cutie that my kids do this.

Sophia can balance a spoon on her nose. Don't ask me how my-almost-two-year-old simply learned to do this because I don't know. But here's the proof:

When I make Ian laugh, he laughs so hard until he gets hiccups! And his favorite toy to play with is his little plush monkey that he loves to squeeze.

Sophia named her doll Monka, which means Monica! It took me a little while to figure it out but that's what it is. I can understand most of the things that she says, she speaks more clearly now but other things I've to pretty much discover on my own. Another thing, she calls her binky, bibi.

Ian goes into a laughing frenzy whenever he sees Sophia jumping, and I mean a good-deep-belly-laugh. It's quite hysterical!

Sophia loves to pretend to be asleep and even does snoring noises. She knows how to use her imagination, that's for sure.

So, what are some of the things your kids do?

Blackberry Cobbler

Thursday, August 2, 2012

I've always felt intimidated to make a cobbler but after seeing this recipe at Pioneer Woman, it seemed pretty easy to make and I decided to give a try. I must confess it was the easiest thing I've ever baked! Now, I can make cobbler anytime I want. Plus, I love the fact that I have a big blackberry bush in our backyard, am I lucky or what?

Recipe from Pioneer Woman

1 stick of butter, melted
1 1/4 cup of sugar
1 cup self-rising flour (or 1 cup flour, 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder, and 1/2 tsp. salt)
1 cup milk
2 cups blackberries (rinsed and pat dry)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in a microwavable dish. In a bowl, add 1 cup sugar and flour; whisking in milk. Pour in melted butter, continue whisking until well combined. Pour the batter into a buttered baking dish. Sprinkle blackberries evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the top. Bake 1 hour, or until golden and bubbly.

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