White + Polka Dots

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Hello and welcome. Is it just me or is summer going by really fast? With my busy work weeks, weekends are the only time I have to play with my closet. Lately, it’s been the basic California shorts and tank top attire. Before summer ends, I’d like to showcase all the outfits I’ve worn this summer. I hope I can get them all posted in the next few weeks.

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Seattle + H&M Dress

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Last month’s visit to Seattle, Washington was amazing. David and I landed in Portland, Oregon and drove 3 hours up to Seattle for the night. It was a beautiful drive on I-5 with rows and rows of green trees lining the highway. Coming from the dry and yellow San Jose hills, these trees were much appreciated. My lungs definitely enjoyed the crisp air that Seattle had to offer.

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Piggy Paint + RGB 5-Free Nail Polish Review

Once in a while I feel the urge to paint my nails and when I do, I usually turn to nail polish that are 5-free, meaning they are free of chemicals dibutyl phthalate (DBP), toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, and camphor. Regular nail polish make my nail thin and brittle, so I’ve started a mini quest to test out 5-free nail polish. My reviews start with RGB and Piggy Paint.

HIPPxRGB
RGB nail polish is made in the USA and is cruelty-free, according to their website. I purchased RGB nail Tint T1 from Amazon for $9. They usually run for $18 but I was lucky to find one for half the price. I applied 3 coats and was able to wear it for 2 weeks before it started to crack. After removing the nail polish with Piggy Paint Nail polish remover, I waited a week to see if my nails would crack. It was still pretty strong and thick. So far, I like this brand, and I would probably buy it again. I would like to test out other colors Continue reading

Zuchinni Muffin Recipe

Zuchinni Muffin
I hope everyone is having a good week. It has been extremely hot here in San Jose, Ca. With this heat and drought, I’m surprised to be harvesting any vegetables at all. I’ve had about 5 zucchinis already and most of them went to salads and stir fry’s. Last week I made my annual zucchini bread/muffin. I tried a different recipe from last year. I’m happy with the results.

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Spaghetti w/ Homemade Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

This weekend I spent some time in the kitchen concocting a pumpkin pasta sauce, and a whole lot of it. The following is a spaghetti recipe using that sauce. I hope you all enjoy it. Have an wonderful Wednesday!

Spaghetti w/ Homemade Pumpkin Sauce
Serves 4
Wheat Spaghetti w/ pumpkin sauce
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 6-8 C Pumpkin Sauce. Recipe here
  2. 3 C Kale, chopped
  3. 1 C mushroom, chopped
  4. A few cherry tomatoes
  5. Half of an onion, diced
  6. 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  7. 4 large leaves of garlic
  8. 1/4 C crushed almonds
  9. 1 fresh chili pepper for heat
  10. Salt & pepper to taste
  11. 1/2 Tbs Oil
  12. A box of whole wheat spaghetti
Instructions
  1. Cook wheat spaghetti according to package.
  2. Heat oil. Add onion, stir, then add garlic. Stir for about a minute or until fragrant.
  3. Add chili pepper. Stir.
  4. Add mushroom, kale and tomatoes. Stir for a few seconds.
  5. Add the sauce. Let it boil. Bring down the heat to low. Simmer until vegetables are cooked as desired.
  6. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  7. Pour over spaghetti and sprinkle crushed almonds on top. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. I usually add additional seasoning to my cooking depending on what I have in my pantry. Salt and pepper are just the basics.
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