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What’s My Jam?

I’ve been more focused on my travel journal lately and also making cards. I recorded the process of one of the cards I made and am learning to edit. We shall see how it turns out, I may or may not post it up. So for the month of April/May, I listened to the following while working…


  • Bible Belt – Diane Birch
  • 20 – Hyukoh
  • Symposium – Ken Oak Band
  • Elephants… Teeth Sinking Into Heart – Rachael Yamagata
  • Home Now – My Name Is You


  • Pretty Boy – 2NE1
  • Ugly – 2NE1
  • Don’t Stop the Music – 2NE1
  • Hold My Hand – Lee Hi
  • Breathe – Lee Hi
  • My Star – Lee Hi

Are any of you guys 2NE1 fans? It was sad when news came out that Minzy decided to leave the group. 2NE1 will not quite be the same without her, but I do wish success for both Minzy Kong and 2NE1 on their future endeavors.

So what have you guys been listening to? Please comment below, I’m always looking for new music to listen to.


Creamy Mango Coconut Popsicles

Summer is around the corner and what better way to cool off then popsicles!  Continue reading “Creamy Mango Coconut Popsicles”

Basic Face Care Routine 

Continue reading “Basic Face Care Routine “

DIY Travel Notebook

My latest DIY, the travel notebook. This is how I made mine… Continue reading “DIY Travel Notebook”

What’s My Jam?

Earlier this week, “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis played on the radio. I liked the song, but I never paid attention to the lyrics. So there I was in my car actually listening to the lyrics for the first time and when I thought about it, the lyrics came off a bit creepy. I had an image of the word “Love” bleeding.  For the rest of the week, I caught myself singing bits of the song.

Here’s my February/March Jam List:

  • Like I’m Gonna Lose You – Meghan Trainor
  • Hello Bitches – CL
  • Same Old Love – Selena Gomez
  • Love Yourself – Justin Bieber (Does that mean I’m a Bieber fan now?)

So what’s your current jam? I love trying out new music, so please comment below.

This was a very fun exercise. I had posted on social media asking for ideas on what to draw over the random shapes I had created, but no participants. Hopefully next time someone would make a suggestion.

Makeup Routine

Over the years my makeup routine has changed so much. I wished I had chronicled it. It use to be an elaborate process, but who has time for that? I’ve also gotten a lot lazier about applying. So here is my current basic routine, followed by a little more advanced. Continue reading “Makeup Routine”

Tomato Basil Soup (Thick)

Because I wanted tomato basil soup with my taquitos. 😛  Continue reading “Tomato Basil Soup (Thick)”

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Taquitos

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Now what to do with all the leftover turkey? Continue reading “Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Taquitos”

Spicy Baby Baby Mushroom Tomato & Pesto Vodka Pasta


Continuing with the ingredients from the failed mushroom hamburgers. I made a meatless pasta dish using store-bought sauces. Despite the name I gave it, this dish is not spicy just very light heat. This is enough for 1 – 2 person. Continue reading “Spicy Baby Baby Mushroom Tomato & Pesto Vodka Pasta”

Baby Baby Mushroom Omelette 

After a failed attempt at making mushroom hamburgers. I had to figure out how to use up the ingredients quickly before it spoiled. It has been 10+ years since the last time I made an omelette. Probably because I was not a fan of them in the past, but after putting this recipe together it sure has changed my mind. Continue reading “Baby Baby Mushroom Omelette “

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