Thursday, January 16, 2014

Showered With Goodness

This past weekend was full of good times, good food, and good friends.  Basically, my favorite things in life! 

On Saturday afternoon we attended Dejah & Roby’s wedding shower.  They are getting married in Key West in February.  Many of their San Diego friends won’t be able to attend (us included), so this was an awesome celebration of their upcoming nuptials.


There was Indian food from our favorite place, Punjabi Tandoor


Of course there was cake.


Todd made a beautiful and humorous speech about Dejah & Roby.



There were various wedding shower games.




And there was gift opening.


All in all, we’re so excited for them to begin their lives as husband & wife!

Right after the shower, we drove straight to Costa Mesa to meet up with Peppermint, Liz, and Kami for dinner at Santouka!


Peppermint was in town for CHA and Disneyland, so we had to get together.  And she said, “I want to try the real Japanese ramen that you Asians are always raving about”. 

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After the ramen, we wanted to hang out more, so we decided to go to Panera and hang out.  Of course, everyone got on their phones to find the nearest Panera, ha!

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I feel super-blessed to see these girls again.  My scrapbooking friends whom I met online and have become good friends with!

On Sunday, we went to Karl Strauss for lunch because the NFL playoffs were on.  Go 49ers!

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I was so tempted to get a burger, but I was good and got a seared ahi salad instead.  It was really delicious!  So glad to find a good salad close to home!

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Todd got a turkey bacon sandwich and he loved it.

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Some other good things this week…  I got a new laptop at work!  I’ve fully migrated and this beauty is so fast!

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I spent about three hours on Saturday cleaning up my messy craft room.  This was the before photo.  It was mainly the tabletop that was out of control.

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Now it’s all cleaned up and ready for me to create!

I received my first Ipsy glam bag this month.  It’s a monthly beauty subscription club.  It costs $10/month and they send you samples or full-size of stuff to try, in a cute bag no less!

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Here’s what was in my Ipsy glam bag this month.


So far I like the lip balm, the foundation (happens to be a perfect shade match for me!), the makeup cleansing tissue, and the body balm.  I haven’t tried the pore minimizer yet.

And… we’ve been cooking at home on weeknights for two weeks now.  It’s just easier since I’m back on Weight Watchers.  This Halibut with Bacony Corn Saute is absolutely delicious and only 8 WW points!  Mmm… bacony corn!

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Work has been slightly stressful due to trying to get the budget to fit the target numbers that upper management handed down to us.  I’m trying to make it fit and it’s pretty bad this year.  On the personal finance side, I’m actually looking forward to doing our taxes this year, because I think we’re going to get some good amount of taxes back.  Todd went to a new job in mid-year and I think his withholdings were way too high.  Oh, I had my first orthodontist appointment yesterday.  I got x-rayed and they made mold casts of my teeth.  Next week I get the braces on!  Sigh, my second stint of braces as an adult.  Stupid misaligned bite this time.  So I guess I better take some pretty pictures of myself this weekend before the braces go on, hee hee!


  1. You are one busy lady! I have been thinking about braces in the near future too. My brother is doing Invisalign, so I am kind of waiting to see how that goes for him.

  2. Couples showers are a lot of fun. I really enjoyed mine. I'm so glad to see that your craft table looked a lot like mine did this past weekend. I am trying to clean out my entire craft room. I have boxed up many things and stored them in an extra room to use when I volunteer to lead a craft session for seniors at the Asian Community Center. It's giving me more space for the things I want to keep.

    1. I'm trying to purge stuff that I know I won't use too. That's great that you volunteer at craft sessions for seniors! What a great thing to do, June!

  3. looks like you got some great products in your ipsy bag! i used to subscribe but quit early last year.

  4. I always enjoy reading your "life" posts--I love how you clearly find the joy and celebration in everything-- from the big stuff (weddings!) to the little stuff (fun glam mail :)). It makes me happy (and hungry!) to read them.

    1. Natalie - this is actually Todd & I's life philosophy... make everything a celebration!


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