Author: Edil Mari

Thai Red Curry… It’s what’s for #dinner.

I’m going to be honest with you. I really don’t have “recipes” for many of the dishes I know how to make. Anyone else like this? Growing up, my family rarely had a recipe — a piece of paper with exact measurements and directions was a foreign concept to us. Rather everything is by taste or by tikim; the Filipino… Read more →

Filipino Beef Fajitas… It’s what’s for #dinner.

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! Haha, I’ve been watching too many Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episodes. Today, I’m sharing with you one of my favorites. To be honest, I have many Filipino favorites. It’s a nostalgia thing, I think. My maternal grandparents lived with us for the bulk of my childhood, and I loved coming home to my Nanay’s comforting… Read more →

‘Spark Joy’

Howdie friends! Like many people, I got sucked into watching Marie Kondo on Netflix. If you haven’t seen her Netflix show, or don’t have Netflix, or just don’t know who the heck she is, Marie Kondo is the queen of tidying up and known for creating the KonMari Method. This method can be summed up in four words, “Does it… Read more →

Our 1st Family Portraits… FINALLY!

I think there should just be an unspoken rule that I’m going to be late to everything because I’m 1) a mom and 2) can’t seem to get anywhere or do anything on time for a wide range reasons/excuses. These portraits for example. I’ve had them since March 2018. It’s now February 2019… Yeah, I’m late… Very late. I’m so… Read more →

Lamb Naan Wraps… It’s what’s for #dinner.

HELLOOOO LOVELIES. Damn, I haven’t done one of these in so long!!! I’m so caught up with Lil Bean and work and being a wifey that I’ve neglected my blog… But let’s be honest, I probably only have one reader (hi, Mom!). Hahaha. Alright, so in order to maximize my time and be efficient with our meal preps I’ve resorted… Read more →

Lil Bean’s 1st Birthday

Pardon the tardiness of this much needed post. I’ve been busy — mommyhood + full-time work = no time for myself. I haven’t figured out how to squeeze in ‘writing’. Though I really want to. I also haven’t figured out how to restart my ‘…it’s what’s for dinner’ series up again. Honestly, how do some moms do it?! Share your… Read more →

My (Almost) 1 Year Old

My (almost) 1 year old is all-around crazy. Crazy fun. Crazy smart. Crazy loud. Crazy radiant. Crazy beautiful. Crazy sweet. Crazy strong. Crazy brave. I look at her and I ask myself “how did I get so lucky?”. How did the universe know that I was ready? Ready to redirect my time and energy into raising someone so brilliant and… Read more →

Our First Family Vacation

It’s been almost 3 months since our first family vacation and I’m still smitten about it. Lil Bean got a chance to meet so many Disney characters. My parents and D’s parents got their first taste of Disney World. And D and I made some wonderful memories with our baby girl. It was magical and I can’t wait to go… Read more →

Disney World with a Baby

The House of Mouse takes our money every even year. And we don’t mind. No, seriously. D and I love Disney World. We love Florida. We love vacations. So we budget well, and we make it happen. This year we went above our typical “you and me” getaway and included our daughter and our parents! That’s right. Our first family… Read more →

9 Months of Lil Bean

Where is my newborn!? Our tiny Lil Bean is 9 months old now. D and I are in the beginning stages of planning her 1st birthday. Every time I think about it, the more and more I yearn for those first few days. Why? She was sleeping all the time, so I had time to do things! She was content… Read more →