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  1. Rachel came to visit me last weekend. We both enjoy the same movies series (Hunger Games and Divergent) so whenever the movies come out, we switch off visiting each other. We saw Insurgent! I remember last year when I had just seen Divergent and was so excited I couldn’t wait til Insurgent came out. I have to say, I thought the first movie was way better. There wasn’t much Theo in this second one ;) I did like all the action in it though but I felt that they left out some key parts and the first one didn’t leave out as much.
  2. Not a fan of coconut milk creamer. I think I was hoping that I’d get more of a coconut flavor from it but it was just flavorless and thicker than half and half. I guess I’ll stick to my regular half and half. I’m intrigued with trying out almond milk in my coffee though. Have you tried it? Does it taste good?
  3. Omg, I don’t know where I’ve been all my life with Greek yogurt. I thought Chobani was the end all be all for Greek yogurt but I recently gave Fage a shot and it makes me feel like I’ve been eating crappy Greek yogurt the past few years. Chobani is more tart and tangier than Fage and just has a weird overall flavor compared to Fage. Fage is so smooth and perfect. I bet if I had tried Fage as my first Greek yogurt, I wouldn’t have had to go through the ‘adjustment’ period. I want to buy all the Fage’s now. Too bad they’re so expensive. Looks like couponing is in my future!

  1. How to increase your happiness by incorporating the littlest things!
  2. I keep reading about the Germanwings flight. So so sad and scary :(
  3. I received a cookbook in the mail early this week and I can’t put it down. It’s called The Food of Taiwan by Cathy Erway. It’s something I will constantly turn to to bring me back to my country. The food, the culture, and the history of Taiwan is so rich and beautiful. It’s deeply rooted in the food and you can find out so much about one’s culture through food.
  4. I’ve been trying to find curtains for our guest bedroom. Finally stumbled upon some at World Market that I loved but wasn’t sure if it was the right length. Came home to measure and then went back and it was sold out :( now it’s discontinued!! Bummer.
A fun way to eat asparagus and carrots! Pasta-like or a unique salad, either way you look at it, this is a delicious new way to incorporate veggies in your meals!
Shaved Asparagus and Carrot Salad
Cruising with Princess Cruises on the Regal Princess. A photo tour of the ship!
Princess Cruises Regal Princess Ship Photo Tour

shelly (cookies and cups)

Thursday 2nd of April 2015

omg I SO agree about Fage... I have eating that forever.. and when Chobani blew up I decided to try it and was like "blech". Fage for life :)


Sunday 29th of March 2015

Yeahp-- almond milk is fine cold. But when it's heated up it is terribly burnt-tasting. I usually get almond milk for iced cappuccinos and it tastes great, but once ordered it for hot cappuccino and I was very very very sad. Having said this, I've found that cooking/baking with almond milk is okay, just not when it's heated up and is the primary ingredient (or added to hot beverages).


Saturday 28th of March 2015

I put almond milk in my coffee, but first I shake it. :) I place some in a small mason jar and shake until it doubles in volume. It gets thicker and frothy that way; so you can have an almond milk latte. Oh, I also usually add either vanilla or almond extract to it also.


Monday 30th of March 2015

Interesting! I might have to try this your way!

erin m.

Friday 27th of March 2015

i am not a fan of almond milk in my's nasty and i'm not sure why. I agree...Fage is far better than any other Greek yogurt I've tried.


Friday 27th of March 2015

SO fun to read,.. thank you for sharing :)