5 Things

I want to start a new series called “5 Things” where, every Friday, I’ll share five things that I’ve enjoyed this week, one way or another, in the hopes they’ll serve you well also. Currently deeply craving Din Tai Fung’s Spicy Wontons, but I saw this recipe that might be a good alternative. Need to save $1000 in a year?…
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Obsessed with Outlander

Have you ever heard of the term “fictional boyfriend”? They’re the guys that you swoon over because they’re absolutely perfect – handsome, mysterious, courageous, chivalrous, and just the whole package. The kicker? They’re not real. Not even celebrity status real. No, they only exist in fiction in the form of books and movies. In my life, I’ve only dreamed of…
Los Angeles, California
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The Spring of San Diego

When I lived in San Diego during my high school years, we’d frequently pass by Carlsbad and there, off the freeway, you can see all the colors of the full-bloom ranunculuses covering the hills. They looked gorgeous. But I wasn’t mature enough to appreciate a flower field like that just yet. It wasn’t until I moved an hour and a…
California, United States
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How to be an American House- wife by Margaret Dilloway

Ever since the start of the holidays, I hate to admit that my schedule has been a bit of a whirlwind. And with the process of moving to a different state for my husband’s job in a week, it has gotten even busier. One of my goals at the start of the year were to produce three articles per week…
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A Christmas Carol

As Christmas-time came around this year, it dawned on me that I have yet to read the classic story of Charles Dickens’s  A Christmas Carol before. So I borrowed an older copy from the library where the cover seemed more vintage than current ones. We all know the story – a rich bitter old man is met by the spirit of the…
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