Wednesday, April 23, 2014

this week's five faves

Let's get to it...

1. 2014 calendar by ME

I use this as my desk calendar to keep track of patient census, things to do etc. I am still a list-person and crossing off to-do list gives me a sense of accomplishment.

2. Addicted to thrifting

You've seen my post before. My outfits last weekend were pretty much thrifted.

My favorite Instagram stores:
ShopKimberlee's closet

For cute vintage kids clothes: sloanscloset and luckyduckshop

I started my Ig Shop ~ check it out. It's my pre-loved clothes. Username: @disiscloset

3. New Lens

Thanks to my sister's recs ~ I am falling in love with my hand-me-down camera + new lens. I asked for it as my (early!) Mother's Day present. Thanks, hubs!

I will always be a beginner... I don't think I can be as good as my sissy. (little plug: if you are in the Indy area, check out her photog business. She will be in town for the summer!)

4. Bubble Tea
I think I am in withdrawal mode. We skipped our usual after Mass Taiwanese food + bubble tea last weekend. My favorite is the green milk tea. How about you?

source: wiki

5. Patients that make it on-time

This is me just venting. Please let me vent. I value your appointment. Please value your appointment with me.
So to all my patients who make it on-time to see me, THANK YOU. You're my favorite!

^well. He's not my patient. But he's definitely one of my favorites^
Old photo. Guess who.

Linking up with Hallie @ moxie Wife for my five faves. How about you? What are you liking this week? Do share!

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Clickables + a guest post

hello, hello...

if you haven't been to Divina's blog ~ head on over, Now... PRONTO. It's my first time guest posting on her blog. *thanks again, Divina! if you are sick and tired of Easter posts and pictures, no worries amigo. I talked about food and books. Two of my favorite things!

And just because, I love outfits and cute bowties and spring dresses. check this out ~ my lovely niece and nephew! How about the cute Hahn family?
Katie's baby - seriously. love the tutu!

and I have a lot more to share. I am sparing you... just because, I want to share these:

I guess I lied about lack of Easter pictures.

1. The battle of trying to get a decent church picture
2. See what I mean?
3. Sebastian: are you stealing my eggs?
4. Sebastian: hmmmm big basket! Me likey!
5. Reading the book: Cora cooks pancit with Lola.

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

My Bridegroom has Risen! {wiws, Sunday style}

Happy Easter!

Is it just me or Lent went by really fast? Did I accomplish all the things I want to accomplish?

We hosted Easter brunch today. And instead of going to Easter Vigil (my husband was afraid to go ~ I don't blame him), we are going to late Sunday Mass instead. My children will have double dose of Mass blessings today. Once with Lolo and Lola and again tonight.

Feast your eyes on our feast!

Veggie Casserole:italian rosemary bread ~ 6 cups, cubed. place 3 cups at the bottom of a 9x13" greased baking dish
1.5 cups of parmesan and swiss cheese, shredded
sauteed vegetables - 3-4 cups total: baby bella mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, yellow and red bell peppers, onions
add rest of italian rosemary bread
custard: 10 eggs + 3 cups of half&half + 1/2 c shredded parmesan
let it soak overnight
am: let it sit and warm to room temp to avoid glass/dish cracking.
add 1/2 cup of swiss and parmesan cheese (can never have too much right?!)
bake at 325F x 50 minutes, until set.
let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Italian sausage casserole: (follow the instructions above)
multigrain bread ~ 6 cups, 3 cups at the bottom.
1.5 cups of cheddar cheese
sauteed veggies: spinach, bell peppers, onions
sauteed sweet italian sausage ~ 3/4 lb
add rest of multigrain bread
custard: 10 eggs + 3 cups of half&half + 1/2c sun-dried tomatoes, juice drained
before baking, add another 1/2 of cheddar cheese
bake as above!


Our brunch is very much Filipino. My mom brought chicken wings and drumsticks for the children (and adults!) Berries, moscato and pull out bread for the family. And our dessert is my MIL's famous BIKO (sweet sticky rice).

Good Friday

Top ~ Loft, thrifted // skirt ~ j. Crew, thrifted // earrings ~ gift // pendant ~ axis mundi** // wedges ~ Zulily

Black Saturday {Easter egg hunt}

Top ~ loft // open-ruffle Cardi ~ kohls // floral pants ~ anthropologie, thrifted // flats ~ Mia // bangles ~ my grandma's // earrings ~ onelittlemomma

Easter Sunday ~ oh glorious day!

Dress ~ NY&co, thrifted // necklaces ~ from the Philippines // Kate Middleton nude pumps ~ naturalizer, as recommended by Laura. // bangle ~ my mom's

Linking up with finelinen and purple for what I wore Easter Sunday!

Praise God. Hallelujah! My savior has risen!

Gag reel

**use THANKS15 for 15% off on axis mundi shop**

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Good indeed...

But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that made us whole,
and with his stripes we are healed.

~Isaiah 53:5

While I was listening to the first reading on yesterday's service, this song was playing over and over in my head.

The last time I went to Good Friday service was when I was in medical school. Maybe 8 years ago... Just like a lot of things that were put on hold because of residency, taking time off to worship God during the holiest days of the year was also put aside. Last year, I was in clinic. I was seeing a patient. This year, I was with my 3 babies and husband, venerating the wooden cross.

I am thankful I have some control with my schedule now... and I am not working.... so I can spend time with these sweethearts this weekend.

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