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Weekly Coffee Share: A Mini-Vacation

If we were having coffee, I'd serve Iced Raspberry Lattes at home. This is my favorite post because it's an opportunity just write about anything in one post. My first guest post! I did my first guest post for The Cappuccino Traveler featuring one of my favorite coffee places in LA. Go check it out!… Continue reading Weekly Coffee Share: A Mini-Vacation

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The Self-Esteem Tag

I got a nod for the Self-Esteem Tag! Thank you, Rose Hunter! Rose is a UK-based blogger, she shares her travels, practical travel tips, beauty tips, and takes really good pictures. One of my favorites pictures she took is of the bride and groom walking through a row of sparkler for their send-off. Another favorite… Continue reading The Self-Esteem Tag

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Pause: May I take picture?

My "ooh, shiny!" moment happened this week at work. I was giving a new intern an orientation, showing her around one of our work sites. We opened this door and found this view. I've been working for my current job for more than 4 years. I've been to this site many times, climbed 4 stories… Continue reading Pause: May I take picture?

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Weekend Coffee Share: Here’s a Lemoncocco

At my house you will usually find a limited selection of beverages: water, coffee (available in hot and cold), teas (hot and cold), or some citrus beverage because we have an abundant amount of oranges and lemons in my yard. Once in a while, you'll find beer or wine and very seldom you will find… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Here’s a Lemoncocco

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Weekend Coffee Share: Instagram

No coffee today. I think today is a good day to have a pineapple cider :-). After thinking this through, I finally got around to making an Instagram for my blog. I had my reasons to not having a separate Instagram account -- I thought my personal account was enough. The truth is, I don't… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Instagram

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The Real Neat Blogger Award

I've been nominated for another award by Benjamin Lessard for the Real Neat Blog Award. Thank you so much for the honor! Please come by and check out his blog. He writes far beyond his years. When I was 15, I vaguely wrote about crushes, gossip and a lot about school. A very unhealthy amount… Continue reading The Real Neat Blogger Award

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July Breakdown, August Goals

One of my favorite parts of the month is to write about my reflections and goals for the following month. It keeps me accountable. I also love reading other people's goals because it inspires me to do the same. Also I'll be featuring a couple of photos from the beautiful Le Cuvier winery when we… Continue reading July Breakdown, August Goals

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Weekend Coffee Share: Planning a spa afternoon

If we were having coffee, it would be at my house. We'd have coffee from a conservative selection of Nespresso pods. I have Vanizio, Intenso, and Melozio for now. Which would you like? The weather has been bearable for hot coffee. Train ride to San Diego: don't let the grey fool you! It was warm!… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Planning a spa afternoon

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Weekend Coffee Share: We’ve got madeleines

The madeleine bake-a-thon came to an end of Friday. Whew! If we were having coffee, we'd be at my house and I'd serve some cold brew and eat some madeleines and macaron's from the wedding. It was a wonderful wedding -- I'd say one of the best weddings I've been to. It was nice to… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: We’ve got madeleines

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Weekend Coffee Share: Have Some Cake

If we were having coffee, it would be at my house. I would make us some Vietnamese styled iced coffee and serve this Italian style cake I baked from Food52. For some strange reason, it reminds me of my Vietnamese mother-in-law's honeycomb cake. Maybe it's the simplicity of the cake. I felt like baking a… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Have Some Cake

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Weekend Coffee Share: It’s going to be a hot weekend

If we were having coffee, it would be at my house I'll serve cold brew but you've got some options. Usually at home, the only beverages we stock up are coffee and tea. We have a Brita filter so we drink primarily water. Occasionally we have wine and beer and very rarely we have any… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: It’s going to be a hot weekend

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July Goals, June Reflections

Highline Park, New York City, July 2012 June Goals in review: 1. Complete 250 barre classes - completed 2. Instead of driving to short distance places, walk or bike there - completed I have gone car free at least 40 miles per week. I am still tallying my car-free miles for the month June whether… Continue reading July Goals, June Reflections