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Because of the wildfire up north, most people stayed indoors to avoid the poor air quality. We spent most of the day at home catching up with homework, projects, chores, etc. We had some time gutting the pumpkins and roasted its seeds.IMG_6423The boys love roasted pumpkin seeds! It’s something they look forward to every year after Halloween. These are their favorite flavors.IMG_6424

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A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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Happy Halloween, everyone! Halloween has always been my favorite holiday because of all the creative energy within. This year, I decided to bake myself a birthday cake (thank you Preppy Kitchen for the inspiration). It was a lot of work but totally worth it.

P.S. Here’s my little secret, the only reason why I bake cakes is to decorate it. IMG_6115

I used Ina Garten’s recipe for chocolate cake with Italian Meringue buttercream. I spent quite some time on the buttercream, but my family didn’t really appreciate it so most of it went to waste. Boo.

Our costumes this year – we went out as social media family. These were simple to make, and boys are willing to “put these on.” Just like in the past, we met up with my sisters to TOT in her neighborhood. Thankfully, the weather was nice tonight!

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At home today because of my cold. We are also having late dinner because Dai Bee has violin lessons. With so much time on my hands, once again, I playfully whip up our scary Halloween meal with baked pork chops over rice. img_6101.jpg

Baked these “witch finger” treats for the Halloween party tomorrow. So I stuck a couple in the meal just for fun.

Whipping up a fun fried cauliflower rice (mixed with fried tofu squares, Chinese broccoli and mushrooms) for tonight’s meatless Monday meal. Threw in the (black cat) onigiri last minute since the boys would appreciate some carbs. IMG_6012

I’m under the weather and Mr. Piggy helped with the spare ribs (via Instant Pot) for dinner. While waiting, I decided to play with food again (making skeletons with rice balls). In case you haven’t noticed, Halloween is near.img_5983.jpgIMG_5985

A Friday ritual.

A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week.

A simple, special, extraordinary moment.

A moment I want to pause, savor and remember – {this moment}

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It’s that time of year again – roasted pumpkin seeds. Normally we would wait around one more week to clear out the seeds of the pumpkins. Since our schedule is wide opened, we decided to make the snack today. The boys decided to have: (a) salt and pepper, (b) garlic butter and (3) soy sauce for the pumpkin seeds this year.  IMG_0292IMG_0291

Our homemade Halloween costume this year! Simple, but fun…WE did get a lot of attention while T-o-Ting. IMG_0265Like previous years, we went to my sister’s neighborhood to do trick or treating. Surprised my boys are still up for it. Here’s their loot!IMG_0278

Showing off our 2017 pumpkins!IMG_0213