Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Gardening, Photography & Home-Cooking are just a few of what I love doing!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year! Welcome 2017!

Just a quick post to wish my family and friends across the globe a prosperous New Year! May 2017 will bring each one of us peace, happiness, health and most of all  more love to share with one another!! Thank you GOD for a wonderful 2016 and looking forward to make the best of this New Year!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Just Sitting Around Waiting To Be Played!

My oldest son showed interest in learning how to play a keyboard a couple of years ago. He mentioned it to me and my husband and my mother-in-law! He was all geared up about learning how to play. So my mother-in-law decided to buy him and my other son keyboards. The younger one got a mini keyboard while the older one got a 76 key keyboard. They were all happy and excited and played it every day until the new wore out. And now they hardly touch it. It is just sitting around in their bedroom waiting to be played! It is just ashamed to just let it sit in the corner when it is a perfectly good keyboard! Maybe my youngest daughter would be interested in playing it when she gets a little older! Hopefully!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Perfect Pan De Sal Taste For Me!

I am so glad to be back posting another entry on this blog! It has been a while since the last time I posted on here, that's for sure! I have been very busy lately, I just didn't have the urge to post anything at all until tonight. I will be talking about this Filipino bread that we call in the Philippines, Pan de Sal! This bread is one of the most popular bread we have there. It is usually eaten in the morning for breakfast as a substitute if you don't feel like eating rice, and I tell you, it is best eaten with coffee! It is also eaten in the afternoon as a snack, and of course, it is always well paired with coffee!

Anyway, I've made this bread like three times already but I wasn't satisfied with how it tasted, it is just not the same taste as what I remembered it in the Philippines! Well, until a few days ago when I made it for the fourth time! This time the bread tasted perfect and the fluffiness and the texture were just right! I am so thrilled that I finally got it right at last and I will be able to enjoy this bread whenever I want it! I am also taking orders for it and other Filipino bread, so if my friends who are missing Filipino bread will be able to satisfy their cravings, well that is if, they like the taste of what I made. Everybody has different taste, so I don't really expect everyone to like what I'm selling, and if they don't, they don't have to order again, right?!😉😉

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

His Very First Guitar!

I have mentioned in the previous post that my husband is into playing electric guitar. He used to be in a band when he was a lot younger. His very first guitar is the ibanez roadstar ii! He still has it in the house together with other two electric guitars, one used to be his oldest daughter's but she wasn't interested in it anymore, so he kept it and the other one is what he built from a kit! He still plays with all of them at least once a week! He said it really brings back memories when he used to play in the band!

Taking Orders For Filipino Snacks/Foods

The picture above was my first major orders that were made by my friends to me last week! I decided over a week ago that I am going to start taking orders making Filipino snacks/foods. A lot of my friends have urged and encouraged me to take orders but I was too timid to do it for fear that they won't like the taste! 

This one friend that made an order of Siopao from me told me that she really loved it that I should really start taking orders. With her encouragement and the need to earn extra money, I decided to do it. I never thought that it would be a hit! So above was my first major orders, this was just half of it! And I have more orders to fill in the next couple of weeks! It is a lot of work, I am not going to lie but I am just so glad and thankful for all the encouragements or I wouldn't have been braved enough to do it. Now I have another way of earning extra income for the family!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ProLogix Percussion Practice Pad

For those of you who are looking for an affordable percussion practice pad, here is a nice and a reasonable price on prologix percussion practice pad to stock up on while it's still available. You can't go wrong with this brand with its baltic birch pad base for durability as one of its many features! Plus it is 100% made in USA! So go check it out and read more of its features!

Monday, August 29, 2016

A Little Harvest From Our Little Garden This Year!

This year, we weren't able to have a big garden like we planned to do, it just didn't happen due to the fact that I got so busy taking care of my now 4 months old baby girl and the husband could hardly get a break from getting sick. By the time we realized that we didn't plant many vegetables this year, it was a bit too late to do it! Summer is now almost over and the Fall season will be here before we know it!

Anyhow, in spite of our hectic schedule, my husband was able to set up his hydroponics and we were able to plant a few vegetables consists of Roma and Brandywine tomatoes, green bell pepper and eggplants. I also have some Yardlong beans and some other Filipino veggies planted in the yard. So I am very much happy that we at least have some veggies planted and we are able to enjoy the freshly harvested vegetables even if it's just a little. Next year for sure, we will have a big garden!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Beautiful Bouquet of Gladiolas From My Garden

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I love that I can just pick fresh flowers whenever I want to from my garden! These beautiful bouquet of Gladiolas pictured above came freshly picked from my garden. Aren't they beautiful?

The picture doesn't do it justice! In person, the colors are so vibrant! I am so glad that in spite of not taking care of them this year, they are still thriving! I just do not have that much time to dedicate to my plants outside with a new baby to take care of!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Crest Audio Amplifier

A high-quality amplifier should be reliable enough to last for years and years! If you are looking for one to not only to last a while, but also you can depend to produce a high-quality sound, this crest audio is the perfect amplifier for you! This is one powerful amplifier that you can be sure of to produce the finest audio quality for your next tour!

Heart-Shaped Father's Day Leche Flan

I made this heart-shaped leche flan for my husband on Father's day! Leche Flan is basically an egg custard made with simple ingredients, the main ingredients are egg yolks and condensed milk. There are so many recipes online but this particular recipe is my favorite which I am going to list below..

Leche Flan Recipe

10 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup evaporated milk
A drop or 2 of vanilla extract
1 cup of brown or white sugar

If you are using multiple molds, split sugar equally and put in the individual molds and heat on the stove until sugar melts and caramelized. Set aside and in a separate bowl, mixed remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour in the mold with caramelized sugar, cover with aluminum foil and put in the steamer for 30 to 35 minutes. Flan is done when toothpick inserted comes out clean!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Audiofly In-Ear Monitors Headphones

The Audiofly In Ear Monitors are the perfect headphones for anybody who is looking for a much better quality piece that will give a beautiful sound and clarity in music! This is why a lot of professional musicians and audio-engineers prefer this headphone because of it's one of a kind features and performance!

Light Airy Poncho

I've been crocheting a lot of stuff for my baby girl, the boys and other people. I have not made anything for myself until the other day, I decided to make this very cute light airy poncho that I found the pattern for free online! I usually watch videos on Youtube when I decide to crochet something, but the poncho tutorials that are on there I didn't like the style. So, I decided to look for a free pattern and instruction online and found this style to be very cute and voila! I made it for myself!

The colors weren't planned! I originally want it to be just the Royal blue color but I ran out and I didn't want to wait to finish it until I can buy another skein of yarn. So I decided to use the Turquoise blue that I already have. I really think it's much cuter being a two-toned color rather than just a solid Royal blue! ;)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Cozy Winters Reviews On BBB

If you happen to stumble upon this shopping website called Cozy Winters and would like to buy from them, but you're having second thoughts about their legality, you can always check Cozy Winters Reviews on BBB or Better Business Bureau! You should be able to see what other people thinks about the site as well as finding the business phone numbers, address, maps and directions!

Sauteed Water Spinach and Mung Bean Soup

I fixed these sauteed water spinach and mung bean soup the other night, paired with white rice of course. I feel lucky that my family loves to eat Filipino dishes with me, except for my husband who doesn't like dried fish like most Americans who are married to Pinays, but everything else he'll eat! I've adapted to American foods pretty well, but I do still crave for my native food, although I don't fix them often. I am glad that I do not have to have rice in every meal like we do in the Philippines, so I would say that I've adjusted pretty well. I've known some Filipinos that had been here for over 20 years and they still have to have rice with every meal! So I am proud of myself that I don't crave for rice all the time! ;)

Friday, May 13, 2016

Woods and Brass Winds

There's no better place to buy high-quality wind instruments than at woods and brass winds. They carry all kinds of professional quality wind instruments from saxophone, clarinet or flutes. If you are on the hunt for any of these instruments, then this is the perfect place to buy one or two, plus they carry all kinds of accessories that you might need for your current instruments!