Showing posts from March, 2012

Tofu, Yummy Tofu!

Yes I know. Tofu... The mention of the word probably brought a chill to some spines and possibly a gag reflex to those who think tofu is simply gross or weird. Well I must tell you it's not. Tofu is really good and good for you. If you don't like tofu it may be because you had it prepared poorly. I will admit if done wrong it could turn out spongy, bland or maybe even slimy. *Shudders* For now turn your thoughts away from what you think you know about tofu and make this recipe.

My friend Jessica asked what everyone was having for dinner on Facebook and I shared that I would be having leftover manicotti made with tofu. She eats a lot of very healthy and yummy sounding foods so I wasn't surprised when she asked for the recipe. I love this recipe. My mom made it when I was growing up and now that I cook for my family I love to make it. Joe even eats it and has said that if he didn't know it was tofu he wouldn't have guessed it. Give it a try! Seriously it's good a…


My friend Christina Ambubuyog is awesome. I met her when I was working at the Blind Center when she came in to volunteer. She was a shining light from day one and even taught a yoga class for the members of the Blind Center. They loved it and it was such a great service that she would take on modifying a yoga class for the blind and visually impaired. Good stuff!

Since then we have stayed in contact meeting for lunch or saying "hi" on Facebook. (Check out Christina's Facebook page to get connected.) She is a life coach and through her learning journey I have helped her by participating in some coaching sessions. Then as her business grew I actually signed up and participated in her actual coaching program. It was wonderful and I still refer back to many of the great things I learned. You must check out her fabulous website to see what she's all about. She can work with clients anywhere as long as you have access to a phone and email. If you have ever thought about wo…

Late Night Hooking

No I haven't fallen into any unsavory business here in the city of sin... Don't worry! The late night hooking I'm messing with involves a ball of yarn and a crochet hook. WA HA HA!

Ever since I started crocheting again I must say I'm HOOKED. I love it! It's fun to try new projects and learn new stitches to see what I can make. I stumbled upon Ravelry which has been quite enabling to my newest addiction. I can browse through tons of patterns and save what I may want to attempt. It's awesome. If you knit or crochet you should check it out. It's free to join! If you sign up you can find me and add me as a friend.

One of the latest projects I attempted was for Joe's niece KamiKay for her birthday. I thought the Crochet Bow Headband was so cute and it seemed easy enough so I gave it a shot. It was rather hard to get started but luckily I browsed through the comments and found additional directions that helped me get going. In the end I liked how it turned ou…

What's your passion?

I was visiting my darling friend Kim's blog (yep the best friend of mine that I made the cute crocheted pieces for) and finally checked out the video she shared in her Post Birthday Post. I swear that girl always has just the thing I need when I don't even know what I was looking for. You MUST take a couple of minutes and watch this video!

Tell me!Tell me what is your passion? If you have to think about it, if you don't have an immediate answer and if that answer doesn't immediately make you feel happy you need to take the time to figure it out. Your passion should be what drives you. What makes you feel whole and complete as a person. The thing you love to do and would do for the rest of your life no matter what because it makes you happy.

For me my passions revolve around being creative. I love being able to create something out of nothing. To be able to take pieces of something and put it together into something that brings joy into the world. I love to cook and cra…

Birthday Inspiration

I wanted to share the inspiration I found for my gift I sent to my BFF Kim for her birthday. I decided to DIY part of her gift because it sounded like fun and would be something totally one of a kind. While on Pinterest I found THIS cute amigurumi panda ornament that led me to the amazing blog All About Ami. Her amigurumi was simply adorable but not something I could whip up since I am just relearning to crochet. I got lucky though because she had some CUTE patterns on her site that seemed like something I could tackle with my limited knowledge. Thank you internet and YouTube! HA HA HA.

The first thing I attempted was this super cute Cup Cozy. I know Kim loves to enjoy a nice cup of tea and I thought this would just be something fun to enjoy with her little cup of zen. I want to make one for myself now because it's just so cute and would be perfect so I don't burn my hands on my cup.

Now I didn't want to just send a cup of tea so I also attempted this new tutorial Stephani…

Happy Birthday Kim!

I wanted to wish my best friend Kim a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY today!

Celebrate! I am wishing you all the happiness and joy in the world. I hope all your birthday wishes come true. Cheers to another year of being fabulous!

Thanks for being my friend no matter how near or far we are. You're the bestest! Love you girl!


P.S. Kim whenever you get my gift in the mail I'll post my inspiration for a couple of your gift items. :)