Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dinner Tool

So I got an email from Nicole @ Dinner Tool and it was the best email ever..asking if I could link pages. OMFG that website is pretty damned amazing and I am so happy that I got that email. Not because of linking sites, but more because it is one more site that I have to visit daily about food and food ideas! Everyday I look for something new to make or more ideas about dinners..and I used to watch food network everyday but I haven't been watching tv much lately, so I have been running out of ideas on what I feel like cooking!

Thank you for finding me because I am now a happy cook!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bread Bread Bread

I have been making a lot of bread lately and I think I've perfected the ciabatta bread! The last time I made it is became super soft and even the second day it was so soft I was so happy!

I have tried the honey whole wheat bread but I've made it twice now with different recipes and both times, I think it needed to be better..so off to the kitchen it goes..because I am not happy with the finished product!

We did make pizza the other night..it was nice to try my own crust. It came out really yummy and I am now on the quest to find a recipe that will make a thinner crispier crust. This one came out slightly chewy even though I rolled it out thin. But it tasted yummy..I just wanted a crispier one. Z helped me make the pizza and roll out the dough. It was so cute.

I wanted to thank weelicious for me winning the BIALETTI Aeternum pan!! I threw out all my non-stick pans because of how unsafe/unhealthy they can be and mine were all scratched up. I am so happy and excited to use this pan that is safer! It came in the mail and I was so excited I have never won anything so it was like christmas!!!! And getting cooking things is what makes me extra psyched!!!

thank you again!!!!!!

my boys...they are amazing..i wish they wouldn't grow so fast

Monday, March 14, 2011

The Little We Can Do to Help

My friend's shop and a few other shops are working together to make a shirt to help those in Japan who suffered the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. It is so tragic and we wish there was more that we could do but we don't know what. So they decided to make a shirt and donate all profits to American Red Cross Japan.

Please help support this cause if you can!
here is their story


March 11, 2011

Hawaii’s based GRP HOME CO. has gotten together to raise money for our friends and family in Japan. The ALOHA FOR JAPAN Tshirt will be available at these local retailers in Hawaii and is set to release on Monday March 14 2011. The retail price for this Tshirt will be 20.00 and all profits will be donated towards the Red Cross. Available in Mens Sizes.

Available at the following locations
500 Piikoi Street
Honolulu, HI 96814

1438 Kona St. #B
Honolulu, HI 96814

1050 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 968`4

880 Kapahulu Ave.
Honolulu, HI 96816

Lets help our friends and family in Asia in this great time of need.

Aloha for Japan

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Beach Days are Here

This past weekend we went to the beach and it was really fun. As much as I hate being sandy and dirty and salty, I love how beautiful it is at the beach and the water is clear and it makes me smile. R loves it so much he just charges the ocean even if it's too deep! Crazy! Z on the other hand, is cautious and stays close to shore and loves to walls on the sand and make little pools. I am not obsessed with the ocean and want to take R there all the time. Free fun and gets the energy out. He's a bundle of energy I don't know what to do with him most of the time. I am trying my hardest to save money and not spend anything..times are extremely tough right now financially..it's the most stressful time in my life. I am back to my 18 year old days of having a roommate and only being able to eat pasta noodles with parm cheese and quesadillas..but it's not so bad because I love those things but health wise, i don't think it's all that healthy! HAHAHAHA I hope we can look back on these times and be grateful for everything else!

MY friend who got married and R at Lanikai beach

An old girlfriend of mine got married and it was probably the best wedding I've ever been to. I love them and am so happy for her. She is probably one of the few (and I mean FEW) actually best girl friends I know and even when I don't talk to her or see her for a really long time, we still pick up exactly as if time had never passed. I miss having my best girlfriends to hang out with..I only have 1 (maybe 2) here and the other few live in other states. That makes me really sad but we all grow up! LOL

Z, the ultimate photographer

My everyday life has been stressful and not. I feel like I'm in a funk that I can't get out of. A part of me dislikes myself. The outside and inside. I know that knowing is half the battle, but I don't know how to fix it or change myself to make myself a better person so I can actually like myself...=( SAVE ME