I know it's been awhile since I've been back on my blog. We were away for more than a month and then again for a week and a half this summer and now I can't believe summer is pretty much over! Kiggster will be starting our PHC (Preschool Homeschooling Co-op) that I started with a couple women from my church so I hope to be able to have a little bit more "me-time" to do more posts, make more crafts, and maybe even do a giveaway or two too! So this summer, my sister moved to Hong Kong, if you remember from my previous posts. Since she won't be around for Kiggster's birthday this year, I decided to celebrate early and do a Half birthday party. I actually had been wanting to do that anyways because that meant her party could be in the summer and outdoors under the warm sun! Unfortunately, Gong-Gong (my dad) couldn't make it and so we were still missing someone in our family photo. Though Kiggster still had tons of fun with my family! Hope you enjoy the pictures. I am … [Read more...]
We had a fun pre-Easter party on Friday and had our very first night time egg hunt! It was a potluck and when I asked Honey what Easter themed dish I should bring, he said, "Rabbit!" Um…no thanks Honey! I definitely don't want to be remembered as the rabbit killer so the next best thing were Carrot-Shaped Calzones! I found my inspiration on Pinterest and used this recipe from Inspired By Familia but I changed a couple things around. Ingredients: Pillsbury Pizza Dough Sausage Meat Spinach Bag of Shredded Broccoli & Carrots Parmesan Cheese Mexican Cheese Blend Stalks of Parsley for Decoration Italian Seasoning Basically I followed the instructions from Inspired By Familia except mine didn't quite come out quite as pretty looking! I think mine turned out more rounded because I used bulkier ingredients like sausage instead of pepperoni. I did nix the orange dye so that I could … [Read more...]
2013 is the Year of the Snake and I was born during the year of the Dog. What is your Chinese zodiac sign?! Since Chinese New Year (or as others know it, Asian New Year or Lunar New Year) is on Sunday, February 10th, there are tons of things to do and prepare...and even tons of things on the DO NOT do list! I pick and choose the things that I like during this time because I don't want Kiggster to lose her culture but I also know I can't keep up with all the traditions (though with some things, I see them more as superstition but depending on who you talk to, you could get a different answer)! Mostly I do things for fun and I want it to be that way for Kiggster too as she learns about her culture. So, ever wonder why during CNY (Chinese New Year), if you walk through Chinatown, you see a pattern between all the stores, vendors, and homes?! Below is a cliff notes version of some of the things that could help you get one step closer to understanding … [Read more...]
The Holiday Guide is finally here and live! I am so excited to present to you Kangaroo Mama's 2012 Holiday Guide Magazine! It's my very first time putting out a magazine and though it was a stressful process figuring out the best programs to use, it was actually very fun being able to do the layout and find the best content for the magazine. There is a ton of really great ideas in this magazine, not just gift ideas but DIY crafts, recipes, and more to help you this holiday season! I hope you enjoy it and I would love to hear what you thought about it! Open publication - Free publishing - More diy crafts If you are having trouble viewing the magazine above, you can also go here to view it. If you have a Holiday Guide on your blog, please feel free to link up below. I'd love to check them out and I'm sure others would be interested in seeing more ideas too!