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!

ENJOY!







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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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

blush dress + leopard booties

I can fully unwind now. I feel like it's Friday today!

Having to work over the weekend, then on-call again last night, I also helped out celebrate new life by hosting a baby shower! I accumulated tons of sleep debt already... It started with Sebastian getting sick last week...



To give me the "oomph" I need {besides the coffee}, I dressed up ready to party! That's what I do when I am tired.




I forgot to take a picture of the spread. My share: variation of this veggie taco dip***, and this spicy chicken dip ~ which was a hit! I prepped the chicken dip in the slow cooker during morning clinic. By lunch time, it was ready for some dipping!

Shout out to my co-hosts for bringing: chicken salad in croissants, chips for the dip, fruit, pound cake, cookies, made-from-scratch cheesecake, frozen raspberry dessert (yumm) and drinks.

And because I have to have photos for my posts, let me SHOWER you with my outfit pictures.







Details:

Dress ~ H&M, thrifted // Pearl Earrings ~ gift from my friend, Sheila // pink bangle ~ my mom's // polka dot tights ~ kohl's, similar // leopard booties ~ Mia



I love this blush dress... I survive a full day in clinic with these booties. I love them more.



Check out Lindsay and friends for more outfit inspirations.

***

My taco dip:
Combine:
1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 (8 oz) sour cream
taco seasoning (the seasoning from this recipe)


Place the mixture on the bottom of a 9x13 dish.
Layer as follows: salsa, black olives, shredded iceberg lettuce, shredded mozarella and cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes. Serve with your fave chips (maybe the lime ones!)



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