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Thursday, February 11, 2016

♡ How to: Bacon caramel Valentine's Day chocolates ♡



Happy Valentine's Day guys!

Or well ... almost Valentine's. This year I decided to get a kick start on the holiday by making my bf something from scratch! Now in most recent times, I've been playing quite the housewife I must say. I stay home and cook dinner almost every night, hell, I even make my own breads and dough now. Wtf? I know.

... but overall, I don't mind it.

I've always been a fan of cooking shows and TBH there's nothing more satisfying than seeing a person you care about eat and enjoy something you've made with your own two hands.

With this sort of mentality, I really thought that the idea of making my own chocolate for Sean would be that little bit of "umph" in terms of gift giving. Plus it's cheap inexpensive!

The recipe itself is quite easy ... just time consuming. More so than I anticipated. I had to drive to the grocer, hobby store, and I ruined one pan (I think?). Yes. There were cookware casualties, but all in all I think it all turned out quite well!

Read after the jump for the full recipe ♡

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

♡ Taobao and Taobao Ring ♡

Well hello there everyone and welcome to a new year!! And not only THAT, but it's also already ... February. Holy shit. I guess when they say that time flies the older you get, they weren't joking. Lol.

Anyhow ...

To kick of the new year I've decided to do a review on items that I purchase from Taobao via the site Taobao Ring.

Click on the link to the video I posted to view the clothes I bought!



In the mean time, in the post below I'll be going over more of the details of the service I used as well as how to use Taobao with links to all the items I purchased.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Long time no see      

Seeing as it's been eons since my last post, I've come quite a ways. Much has happened in the past few years and  couldn't find the time to actively post like I wanted to. Especially while finishing up my degree in college I really wanted studies to be my main focus.

Since graduating last year and heading into the slow season at work (aka off season), I am now finding myself with a renewed sense of energy to get back at it. 

So Mai, what HAVE you been up to?

In the past couple of years that I've been off of the blog grid:
  • I've moved in with my boyfriend (we've been together now about 3.5 years) to an apartment closer to the coast
  • I have a new pomeranian puppy.  I named him Kratos.
  • I'm graduated and I now have my degree, yay!
  • Buying lots of clothes! Yay lol
  • Potato-ing ... which is what I like to call sitting on the couch on my days off in my panties eating chips and playing video games. Attractive I know. 
TBH, that's really it. Maybe I'm down-playing myself. But to be entirely honest I've been playing housewife for the most part for the past two years. My cooking has improved (at least I think so LOL) and in terms of partying and etc that's calmed down as well.

I guess this is what they call growing up?

Oh! Oh! I have new and better equipment that I've accrued as of late so I'm really excited to use it to better my blog. As a result, I've made all my old posts private as a way to start anew, especially since they've grown outdated. 

So, cheers to a fresh new start. 

PS: I also did make a new layout! I wanted to go for a very minimalist look while keeping a girly aesthetic. 

Happy 2016


With love,