Happy Birthday Riley!

Riley our mini schnauzer turns 4 today! We had a simple celebration yesterday with my In Laws. We ate pizza and cupcakes. Riley loved all the attention and gifts he got from everybody. While writing this post,the birthday boy is just sun bathing in the yard. He really think he’s a little human being! The funniest and ┬ámost adorable dog in the world!

MOD pizza! was really good pizza:)
MOD pizza! was really good pizza:)
family!
family!
excited to see his gifts
excited to see his gifts
Yummy cupcakes for the birthday boy!
Yummy cupcakes for the birthday boy!
The Puss turns 4!
The Puss turns 4!
We love you Puss!
We love you Puss!

Grocery Haul!

It’s been a while since I posted my grocery haul, with my sisters visit last week I didn’t shop at all because we ended up eating out most of the time. I also decided to join Smith Brother’s Farm Milk delivery (they’re a local company). I noticed a lot of our neighbors have this service so I wanted to check it out. This is our second week of delivery and though it’s pricey compared to our local grocery, I think it’s worth the price for me and the milk taste “fresher” in my opinion. So far I’m liking the idea of our milk delivered and I don’t have to get it from our grocery store and who knows how long it’s been in their refrigerator. I only shopped once this week because I still have a lot of meat in our freezer, so I bought mostly produce this time. Happy shopping and savings friends!

Fred Meyer: $21.55
Fred Meyer: $21.55
Smith Brother's milk delivery: $10.86
Smith Brother’s milk delivery: $10.86

Sister’s Visit to Seattle (part 2!)

More pictures of our fun activities while sis and her friends were here last week!

While sis did the EMP,Hubs and I did the SAM.
While sis did the EMP,Hubs and I did the SAM.
Hubs
Hubs
Richard and I at the porcelain room (Seattle Art Museum!)
Richard and I at the porcelain room (Seattle Art Museum!)
This is my favorite exhibit in SAM
This is my favorite exhibit in SAM
outside SAM
outside SAM
Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 54
Seattle Great Wheel at Pier 54
We did the Argosy cruise and this is our view!
We did the Argosy cruise and this was our view!
I love Seattle
I love Seattle
friends
sis and friends
silly kids
silly kids
Seattle
Seattle
backyard dinner
backyard dinner
we're grilling pork and tuna belly
we’re grilling pork and tuna belly
pork belly get in my belly!
pork belly get in my belly!
tuna belly!
tuna belly!
i LOVE this pic of Riley staring at the smores my sis is eating
i LOVE this pic of Riley staring at the smore my sis is eating
Freemont Troll
Fremont Troll
We had sushi and ramen after!
We had sushi and ramen after!
coffee time at The Lodge
coffee time at The Lodge
dinner at Earl's (Bellevue)
dinner at Earl’s (Bellevue)
yummy steak
yummy steak
another filipino breakfast! dried fish and eggs
another filipino breakfast! dried fish and eggs
meatballs and spaghetti,guacamole and chips for our last dinner with them
meatballs and spaghetti,guacamole and chips for our last dinner with them

 

 

Sister’s Visit in Seattle!

My sister joined the Seattle Rock n Roll last weekend (she’s from New York). Two of her friends joined her because they’ve never been to Seattle. It was so much fun doing the touristy things with them and spending time with family and friends. We miss them already ,but hopefully we’ll see them again later this year!

enjoying the view of Seattle in Alki Beach
enjoying the view of Seattle in Alki Beach
with my Lovey!
with my Lovey!
dinner at Duke's! we enjoyed the sunset while having dinner here.
dinner at Duke’s! we enjoyed the sunset while having dinner here. This is my crab cake dinner:)
hanging out after dinner!
hanging out after dinner!
We filipinos like to eat our breakfast!
We filipinos like to eat our breakfast!
We are proud of you!
We are proud of you!
outside Century Link field
outside Century Link field
enjoying Piroshky at Pike Place market
enjoying Piroshky at Pike Place market
John Howie steak dinner
John Howie steak dinner
day of the race! early morning to avoid traffic in Seattle!
day of the race! early morning to avoid traffic in Seattle!
Ready for the Rock n Roll Seattle!
Ready for the Rock n Roll Seattle!
Pier 54 after the race!
Pier 54 after the race!

Our Garden!

It’s been a busy couple of days here because my sister and two of her friends visited us (sis joined the Rock and Roll Seattle marathon last Saturday) and we showed them around Seattle and we had a great time. I will post more of her visit this week. I wanted to show the new developments in my garden and goodness it’s thriving very well. I’ve been using a lot of my herbs in my cooking and I’m looking forward to eating a lot of salad this week too. My favorite harvest this morning was the strawberries, I plan to make the home made version of Starbuck’s strawberry creme drink. My hydrangea plant is growing like crazy too and I’ve been enjoying having fresh flowers all over the house. I love being in my yard this time of year:)

My hydrangeas
My hydrangeas
fresh flowers in our dining table
fresh flowers for our dining table
everyday dining table with fresh hydrangea
everyday dining table with fresh hydrangea
so sweet!
so sweet!
lettuces galore!
lettuce galore!
parsley and basil
parsley and basil and chives peaking!

i added fresh herbs when we had meatballs and spag last night

my tomatoes are doing well too.
my tomatoes are doing well too.

 

What we’ve been eating lately!

Hello all! I’ve been wanting to post some of the food we’ve been eating lately but I’m kinda lazy in the posting department:) We try to eat real food and less processed food in our house, but let’s be honest Hubs and I over indulge with treats and junk food (hello ice cream!) more than we should. As a homemaker, it’s my job to make sure we are eating healthy and well balanced meals. Happy cooking and eating friends!

Pinakbet (famous Filipino dish)
Pinakbet (famous Filipino dish)
Roast Chicken (lots of lemongrass)
Roast Chicken (lots of lemongrass)
chicken inasal
chicken inasal
after shopping at costco! the pulled pork is pretty decent:)
after shopping at costco! the brisket is pretty decent:)
super nachos from our fave mexican place
super nachos from our fave mexican place
beef bulgogi from trader joe's
beef bulgogi from trader joe’s
Flat Iron dinner with my In Laws
Flat Iron dinner with my In Laws
Tinolang manok (Filipino version of Chicken soup)
Tinolang manok (Filipino version of Chicken soup)
spicy pork belly dish(takeout from a chinese restaurant)
spicy pork belly dish(takeout from a chinese restaurant)
Nilagang beef (Filipino beef soup)
Nilagang beef (Filipino beef soup)
Hubby had Jimmy John sandwich while I had the soup
Hubby had Jimmy John sandwich while I had the soup
Carne Asada
Carne Asada
sushi lunch after church
sushi lunch after church
Vietnamese sandwich for Hubs
Vietnamese sandwich for Hubs
Steaks
Steaks
sidedishes
side dishes
steak sandwich and guacamole
steak sandwich and guacamole
grilled shrimp and aioli
grilled shrimp and aioli
grilled salmon
grilled salmon
shrimp tacos and salmon
shrimp tacos and salmon
shrimp taco!
shrimp taco!

Weekend Fun!

I hope you had a great weekend all. It was a quite and relaxing one for us. We are dog sitting my In Law’s dog Lexy, I don’t mind it because she s such a good Havanese. We watched the new Tom Cruise / Emily Blunt movie (Edge of Tomorrow), lots of play time with the doggies, watched a couple of documentaries on Netflix(Fat,sick,and nearly dead; Killer at Large; Forks Over Knives). My SIL also visited us and had Sunday dinner with us. We enjoyed Thai food from my favorite local restaurant. Scenes from our weekend:

we had mexican food friday night
we had mexican food friday night
beef taquitos! so good:)
beef taquitos! so good:)
walking the doggies
walking the doggies
cuddletime!
cuddletime!
Good deal at Krispy Kreme to celebrate national doughnut day!
Good deal at Krispy Kreme to celebrate national doughnut day!
Sunday dinner (part of)
Sunday dinner (part of)
Thai food for sunday dinner
Thai food for Sunday dinner
YUM!
YUM!

 

Our Garden 2014

I’ve been enjoying planting and growing our garden since last month. I really do enjoy it and consider it one of my hobbies. But I’m not saying that I’m an expert because surely I’m not and I’ve killed a couple of veggies and flowers since I started gardening (through the years). Last month my Mom In-Law helped me pick flowers and we went to her favorite nursery where the plants are “nicer” compared to what I’ve seen in our local Home Depot and Lowes. I will plant more of the veggies I bought this week (green beans,pac choy, swiss chard). My herbs are also doing pretty well. The chives are out of control and we’ve been using them a lot. I’m so looking forward to “harvesting” tomatoes this summer, last year we were successful and grew lots of tomatoes and were able to share them with our family and friends. Here’s some of the pics:

I'm prepare to be disappointed in this because I started late..
I’m prepared to be disappointed in this because I started late..
Shopping at the nursery with my MIL!
Shopping at the nursery with my MIL!
pretties waiting!
pretties waiting!
my hanging basket!
my hanging basket!
Just me and my fertilizer!LOL
Just me and my fertilizer!LOL
front yard
front yard
pretty!
pretty!
my garden buddy
my garden buddy
Hydrangeas galore! so looking forward to harvest this pretty flowers in the coming weeks..
Hydrangeas galore! so looking forward to harvest these pretty flowers in the coming weeks..
I've been enjoying it inside the house! fresh flower from our yard..
I’ve been enjoying them inside the house! fresh flowers from our yard..
forgot the name of this flower,but the color is pretty
forgot the name of this flower,but the color is pretty
chives..
chives..
my tomatoes,garlic, lettuces
my tomatoes,garlic, lettuces