Category Archive: Holiday

Easter Cake

April 07 , 2015 by Hong - in Holiday, Weekend

Did you have a nice Easter celebration? Here are some photos from my weekend. We had a little celebration in our backyard, starting with firing up the grill and then an egg hunt for the wee ones. I baked this coconut cake and topped it off with the sweetest bunny. And of course my favorite […]

Happy Year of The Goat

February 19 , 2015 by Hong - in Food, Holiday

Happy New Year! We’re celebrating the Goat this year and I have a great savory recipe to get your year started off on the right hoof. 🙂 I grew up eating congee regularly. I know it as the Vietnamese version of chicken soup. My mother made it all throughout the year and dressed it up […]

Lunar New Year

January 30 , 2013 by Hong - in Holiday

Happy Lunar New Year! The official New Year  is on Sunday, February 10th, and this year we are celebrating the Snake. Year of the Snake will represent progress and attention to detail, which means you will need focus and discipline in order to set out to achieve what you want to create. Here’s how I’m […]

Hello 2013

January 03 , 2013 by Hong - in Holiday, Inspiration

Hello 2013! This will be my motto for you: Live simply, Expect little, Give much, Love extravagantly. Happy New Year!

Happy Christmas

December 28 , 2012 by Hong - in Family, Holiday

I know I’m a few days late but I suppose it’s never to late to send well wishes. It’s been an incredibly busy month and I’m excited to see what 2013 brings! Here is a photo recap of how we spent our Happy Christmas. I hosted our family and friends for a Christmas Brunch. We […]

Advent Tree

November 29 , 2012 by Hong - in DIY, Holiday

Now that Thanksgiving is officially over we are sprucing up the house for Christmas! This year for our Advent, I decided to put our driftwood sticks to good use. The finished product is pretty visually captivating. Even the boys were impressed!

Happy Thanksgiving

November 21 , 2012 by Hong - in Holiday

Happy Thanksgiving!

We spent last weekend on the Hood Canal celebrating Independence Day. I was able to take a much needed extra long weekend vacation and nothing felt better than being able to enjoy the beach. There’s a quote that I love: “The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” This was […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

February 14 , 2012 by Hong - in Holiday

May you celebrate all the LOVES in your life today. Happy Valentine’s Day.

Valentine Pie Pops

February 12 , 2012 by Hong - in DIY, Gift, Holiday

Want an alternative to the typical Valentine’s Day sweet treats? Try pie pops! I typically don’t eat pie but will make an exception when they are either 1) heavily topped with whipping cream and/or ice cream 2) served in a very cute way, ie: mason jars or 3) made miniature……These are so easy to make, […]

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  • Spent the weekend at anchor in Liberty Bay. These types of weekends alway remind me of how little we really need in life; nourishment, warmth, love, and a little attention. Happy Earth Day.
  • One of the things I love most about travel is the the discovery of universal languages such as food and an appreciation for culture. Some cities of course are better hosts than others at this but the discovery is part of the magic. This concludes my travel posts but I’ve decided to resurrect my blog to post more photos and tips specifically about Lisbon since some of you have inquired. More to come! ❤️
  • Lisbon; lively and busy but time stand stills. Modern with lots of character and respectful of traditions. Do yourself a favor and book your next trip to Lisbon. .
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