Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Miso Salmon

Want a super easy recipe that has only 5 ingredients, takes <5 minutes to prep, and only 10 minutes to cook?? Then look no further!!!! May I present, miso salmon!!! All you need is salmon fillet, brown sugar, shoyu, miso, and hot water. Pop that thing in the broiler for 10 minutes and voilĂ !! The recipe calls for a butter sauce, but it tastes good without it.... and makes it healthier! This has definitely been my go-to recipe for the past couple of months just cause it's so easy and I don't really have the time to make complex dishes.

Bon appetit!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

London 2012

"LONDON BABY!!!!!" (Friends reference anyone???? Love that show.)

Can't wait to watch the Olympics this year. I love the summer games.... love gymnastics and volleyball mostly. And with it being in London.... it's really gonna make me want to visit there even more!!! Hope my DVR doesn't max out. Ahhh with such a busy weekend coming up and still having to deal with Noah, I hope I have the time to watch.

Maybe I'll just have to make these pancakes....

What's your favorite summer games sport? Do you like the summer games more than the winter sports?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Throwback Thursday

This is Noah at 8 days old. I know it was only less than 4 months ago, but look how small he is!! Throwback for me!! Can you tell I have NO idea how to hold a baby???

Monday, July 23, 2012

Happily Eva Afta

Troy and I took his 9-year-old cousin to see "Happily Eva Afta," the final installment of Lisa Matsumoto's "Once Upon One Time" trilogy. Troy and I were actually lucky enough to see all three of them throughout the years and they are such a joy to watch!! I wish they would film these and turn them into DVDs because they are absolutely hilarious... and family friendly!! You would definitely need to live in Hawaii to understand the comedy since the whole thing is in pidgin and there are references to things only people in Hawaii would understand. But she takes classic fairy tales and puts her own local spin to them.  You meet characters like Da Six Menehune (above), Da Tree Fairies, Da Wicked Queen, Da Filipino Shoe Makers, and Da Hagemogi Fairy (above). Can't go wrong... SERIOUSLY.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Inspirational Quotes for New Parents

Pregnant Chicken posted this blog today which lists 15 inspirational quotes for new parents. LOVE THEM. Here's a few of my faves...

And I'm loving this one just because things have been so crazy lately...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Scrapbooking & Card Making

My sister has always been a scrapbooker and I've always told her she's nuts for spending so much time and money making her pages and books. I must admit though... with all the time she spends making ONE page, they come out super nice. My sister-in-law is a Stampin' Up demonstrator and she's the one who actually got me hooked/addicted to card making and scrapbooking. I bought a whole bunch of things from her one time and figured since I bought it all, might as well use it. So I would just make cards from time to time... nothing serious. I definitely was ambitious though. Things escalated when I bought a Cricut for myself a few Black Fridays ago (never ever going to Walmart on Black Friday again.... I was seriously scared for my life!!!!). So now, I scrapbook and make cards when I can. Started my scrapbooking with my wedding and have been documenting things ever since! Oddly enough, I love getting the chance to do it and I wish I had more time to do it. With Noah around, I definitely have limited moments when I can scrapbook just ONE page. I'm almost caught up with things... just need to do my pregnancy and things in 2012!! Okay so I'm 6 months behind, but my sister is still scrapbooking things from 2009!! Makes me feel better. :)

Troy's cousin's 9th birthday was last week and had a party this weekend. So I whipped up this card in 15 minutes. Not too shabby if I may say so myself.... haha nah I know it's pretty simple. Wish I had more of a creative mind though. Oh well, practice makes perfect permanent!!

Can't wait until Noah gets a little older and hopefully I'll have more time to use ALL the things I've bought!!! (It's actually pretty insane how much stuff I've accumulated... papers, stamps, stamp pad colors, brads, stickers, etc.)

Friday, July 13, 2012


10 points to who can guess what friggatriskaidekaphobia is...... fear of (blank)...

(Jeopardy song playing....)

Okay time's up.

Any good guesses?

C'mon now...

Answer is.....

Fear of Friday the 13th! For some odd reason, I wikipedia'd it. How odd, yes I know.

To all the moms, expectant moms, or anyone who wants/needs to buy baby/children clothes, toys, games, decorations, etc. out there.... DEAL ALERT!
I've gotten so sucked into zulily. They have such cute stuff and the prices are pretty decent. But of course since I live in Hawaii, shipping ain't that great. EXCEPT that you get free shipping for a couple of days once you put in your first order. So of course I've purchased some totally unnecessary things, but just couldn't resist!! Click on this link for an invite. The deals only go on for a few days (sometimes even one) and there's limited quantities, so gotta act fast!

Any friggatriskaidekaphobia victims out there?

Sunday, July 8, 2012

3 month well

Noah had his 3 month well check yesterday and here's his stats:
Weight: 12 pounds, 15 ounces (50th percentile)
Height: 24 3/4" (80th percentile)
Head Circumference: 43 cm (85th percentile)

Even with his big fat head, Noah's loving turning over onto his stomach. Also lifts his head pretty high for some tummy time. Loves to talk story, especially with his Aunty Terri. Starting to grab a lot of things, hair included (gotta make sure to keep mine tied up.... don't need Noah to pull out my hair... he's been giving me reasons to do that to myself!!). He's also pretty awesome at fighting his sleep, which makes Troy and I go crazy, especially at night. I've been lucky enough to take him into work with me. It truly is a blessing, I know, but sometimes it's just so hard to do my work and pay attention to a baby. And I try to make sure he doesn't make too much noise so it doesn't bother my coworkers. Again, blessing, yes I know, but sometimes it's just so effing hard. Been trying to figure out if we should get a babysitter for him maybe twice a week. That'd make things a little easier.

Yesterday, attended 'Iolani's Grooves and Grindz event where they had live entertainment and several food trucks. Music was great (Noah loves music... gonna be a musician like his daddy perhaps?). Food was onolicious. (Koi Catering's garlic ahi was amazeballs.) The company was fantastic (one of my best friends just moved home from Cali... stoked!!). My cousin and her friend had a cupcake/dessert truck there. You should check them out on their facebook page... The Girls Who Bake Next Door.

All in all, such a great weekend!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cookies & Cream Cookies

Because my friends and I love Pinterest so much, we've had a couple of Pinterest parties.... aka make food from recipes we found on Pinterest. Basically, we love food so much that we make a pretty darn good excuse to get together and eat. Who's gonna complain about that, right??? So anyways, one of my friends made these cookies and cream cookies and they are seriously TO DIE FOR. I am SO in love with them. I've made them a couple of times for my family (we have Sunday dinner at my grandma's house and I usually make desserts every week) and they go head over heals for them! Pure heaven.

Don't they look great? If you said no, I promise they taste better than they look. Just as long as you like white chocolate and Oreos. :)