I have a wonderful little princess who is only 2 years old but I wonder what she will grow up to be like. Am I doing things right to set her on the right path? I look back to my own upbringing and reflect on my teenage years and feel so sorry for my poor mother. If I ever had to go through the stuff that I put her through, I would have a heart attack. I want her to grow up and still be able to … [Read more...] about Things I Want My Teenage Daughter to Know
Over the holidays, I tried my hand at making truffles. They seemed to be very popular, and I wanted to know what the buzz was about. I started out with some of the easier recipes, and they were super yummy. I wanted to come up with my own recipe. I decided on Butter Pecan with Maple White Chocolate Coating. They came out DELICIOUS!! They were buttery, nutty, sweet and moist - everything I look … [Read more...] about Butter Pecan Truffles Recipe
Peppermint oil is derived from the peppermint plant which can be found in North America. It has a vast range of benefits and I love that all of the oils of a variety of uses so that if you don't have one, you can always try another. If you have this oil see the 25 Ways to use peppermint essential oil in your home right now. Recommended Essential Oils Tools Don't waste time mixing oils … [Read more...] about 25 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil
The hubby wanted me to make one of his favorite Vietnamese desserts, coconut pandan sticky rice. It's not something I've had before but after I made it, it's become a favorite with everyone in the family. I used pandan extract which is made from pandan leaves which can be found at your local Asian supermarket. I'm told that pandan extract to Asian dessert is what vanilla extract is to western … [Read more...] about Coconut Pandan Sticky Rice Recipe
What are the best ways you can use lavender essential oil? I have a wonderful lavender bush in our backyard that gives off an amazing aroma. Now that we're using essential oils, I can bring that wonderful smell inside my home. Not only does it smell good, it serves so many different purposes as well. It's widely known for it's calming and soothing properties. Are you an essential oils newbie? … [Read more...] about 25 Ways to Use Lavender Essential Oil
Yes, that's right we're into essential oils now, they have been amazing. If you're wondering on how to get started with essential oils, then read on. I spent almost 2 months reading everything I could about essential oils before we jumped in just to make sure I was doing the right thing and investing in something that was worthwhile. Well, enter Pinterest, and I kept seeing essential oils come … [Read more...] about Why I Use Essential Oils and You Should Too
We live in an internet age and if you don't know what your children are doing when they are online, it can be pretty scary. I have a pre-teen soon to be teenager which is pretty scary itself as we are stepping into a new parenting era. As kids we did not have access to the internet until I was in high school. We didn't even have our own computer until the last year of high school, I was always … [Read more...] about Are Your Children Cyber Safe?
This Vietnamese dessert is my hubby's favorite, we use to go to Chinatown and he's stock up on these type of desserts. This treat feels like yummy comfort food, you have to try this Vietnamese Coconut Sticky Rice with Black Eyed Beans Recipe. You can save some time and used canned beans instead but it's not really extra work because I already have to soak the rice anyways and I usually … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Coconut Sticky Rice with Black Eyed Beans Recipe