Thursday, February 26, 2015

pieces of my day.


This happened by complete accident. Because Trina and I wear the same sized clothing, shoes, and socks.. we color coordinate everything. My socks are grey and hers is white. :)


Coffee makes my world go round! I’m a grumpy woman without coffee… I need at least two cups a day! Once in the morning and the other early evening or I’m KOed with Leo during his nap.

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Little curious boy watching Daddy park. :) I love moments like this when he observes his surroundings and takes it all in.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

pieces of today.


Our apartment doesn’t allow charcoal grills so we retired ol’ grilly and upgraded. Ariel grills the best steak ever and initiated Little Red (yes, I named the grill) into the family by putting him through a trial run. He did great. :)


This is how my study corner usually looks. I usually have just the Dell and Surface but I had an additional note to review for an assignment today. Some might say that this is unhealthy but this system is what works for me. I keep all of my notes synced to all my smart devices so I can review them whenever, wherever. A classmate told me that I have a lot of techs. I told him that I spend money on gadgets like how a normal woman spends money on designer purses.

Monday, February 16, 2015

16mos cloth diapering.


A cloth diapering mom’s pride is her collection. :) I’ve tried three different brands but BumGenius pocket 4.0 diapers are my favorite! It has been thrown in the dryer by mistake once or twice, but the elastic has held up considering I’ve used these for almost 16mos. The elasticity has however lost its stretch by about 30% but I wash these suckers every two days. It isn’t a huge deal however because my growing boy still fits in them fine, and if anything it no longer leaves marks on his little thighs. Do I get leaks though? No. Not yet. I double stuff it for nighttime use with a regular insert and a NB insert and it has done its job marvelously.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

b&w challenge. [02]


Here she is! The beauty that pushed me over the edge and into the abyss of the curious world of photography. My husband, Ariel, used to shoot with this back when he was in high school. I don’t know how it happened but one day she became mine. My first SLR! I mentioned in a previous post on how much I’ve always enjoyed photography, but it wasn’t until this camera that I fell in love with photography. Call me ignorant, but I never knew how creative you can get with a camera. I think I might just take this beauty out on a date next weekend. Perhaps tomorrow. :)

b&w challenge one.

Photography has always been an outlet of mine. From disposables, polaroids, point-and-shoots, SLRs to DSLRs, I have always enjoyed photography. But it wasn’t until recent that I have took it more seriously and have decided to start from scratch. To hone my skill by starting all over from the beginning. In order to do that, I have decided to focus on shooting nothing but b&w photos for the next month. A challenge, if you will. :) I don’t shoot much in b&w and only convert my photos if the colors frustrate me so this is going to be quite the challenge. I guess you can say I lack the artistic eye to see past the colors to bring out the focus of details…? I don’t know. But I am hoping that by the end of this month long challenge, I will come out a better photographer.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

a piece of my day in photos.

i turned 30 today. After I got out of class Ariel and I had dinner at Stanley and Seaforts. We haven't had time alone for ourselves in a loooooooooong time so this was such a nice time for us. thank you MIL for watching the kids. :) we both looked like the happiest duo while sharing stories and poking fun at each other. this has become a must do every month now...

basil grimlet. my official fav!
ariel and his lady drink. haha

halibut cheek. or as ariel calls it, hella-buttcheek. 
the view from our table. beautiful, isn't it?