Sugar, spice, and a pinch of GLAM

Half A Month

03.02.14 – 03.09.14

Hello, dolls!! 🙂 Let me tell you upfront that this is going to be lengthy (yup, 20++ photos ahead!). So I am squeezing this in my busy weekend.I meant to post this a few days ago but responsibilities just came knocking on my door, awesome opportunities for that matter. I think I have been overworking myself for the past 3 days that all I want to do now is lay in bed and sleep….BUUUUT I must fight this feeling cause I have another fun night ahead of me!! 🙂 I can’t believe that 2 days from now I will be here for a month already! Meaning, it has been a month since I last hugged my family!!! AAAAAH, but no drama cause I know I can make things happen and in less than a year I will see them again! I promise.

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So life has been AMAAAAHZING here, and I think this blog deserves an awesome “update”! 

I’ve been taking lots of photos with my new “baby”, resulting to me uploading 20+ photos for this entry (it’s so hard to choose!!!)

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We take our Monday dinners seriously. If we are not out in an awesome restaurant, we are in the kitchen cooking together.

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One Monday….we decided to cook pork chops.

But uhhh..I don’t normally eat pork, but I like to have it once in a while. 

“stopped” eating pork a few years ago…when I decided I do not want to look like a pig anymore.

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But see, I love too much AND I love being fit! BUTTTT I really really love food more. So yeah, I still eat what I want and try whatever it is in front of me… IN MODERATION.

Pork Chop searing perfectly.

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Love cooking with this man

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Spinach and Tomato Salad

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Greens…to not make me feel guilty all night.

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Beautifully cooked pork chops rubbed with mexican spices.

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Tender. Juicy. Medium Well.

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I am really happy that I was able to go to church during my first Sunday here. My lifestyle here is different as compared to the Philippines, and the career that I chose is not really forgiving with Sundays. I feel this certain joy whenever I get to start my Sunday at church.

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Asian stores in America is like Disneyland to Filipinos.

But yeah, this particular one serves FILIPINO BUFFET every weekend. So yeah, it was really rewarding!

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Just some of the few dishes that made me turn into a pig again!

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Went to IKEA after our sumptuous lunch and treated ourselves with more food,this time my favorite of all time, yogurt!

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…and the search for the perfect corner shelf for the bathroom is over!!!!

 

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Thursday: Ladies dinner! 🙂

Salmon x Asparagus x Wine

Uhhhh “but you don’t eat salmon”!

Well this year, I’ve decided that I will try EVERYTHING,and when I say EVERYTHING it means EVERYTHING! This year is all about me trying everything that I don’t like and haven’t tried yet. So far I’ve been doing good… I fell in love with salmon that I even got it for my dinner 2 nights ago!

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03.08 – Second Saturday

 

 

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Irish Stroll in Federal Hill

St. Patrick’s reminded me that this is my THIRD March here in the US. And every year I am here for St. Patty’s but never really got the feel for it! This year, Maria invited me to an Irish Stroll. How can I say no? This year is all about me trying new things!

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Going to an Irish Stroll is not just the new thing that I got to do that night….

I DRANK AND FINISHED A BOTTLE OF BEER…..AND DRANK FROM THE BOTTLE ITSELF!!!

If you know me, you would know that I am VERY maarte! And you would also know that I don’t drink beer, though I can say that it didn’t taste like beer at all (cause it was apple ale) BUUUUT drinking from the bottle is like “IDK-ish” for me! I don’t know if I will be doing it again but yeah it was a fun experience! haha

 

 

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Another last minute St. Patty’s outfit!

 

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So happy that we were blessed with a beautiful weather for an Irish Stroll that day! 🙂

 

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Lovely and I finished our stroll in Pub Dog

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Spinach and Mushroom Pizza with Bacon x Pub Dog Salad x Cocktails

AHMAAAAHZZING! Just made our night even better!

 

 

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I also love the rustic vibe!

 

 

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What a beautiful morning to wake up to 🙂 Maria made french toast!! YUMMMS!

xx

 R ❤

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