Thursday, August 23, 2012

**BIRCHBOX** August 2012

Caldrea / Hand Soap

Full size $10.50
"A delicious-smelling soap loaded with aloe vera and olive oil to soften hands."
DDF / Brightening Cleanser
 Full size $38.00
"This forming gel uses an all-star team of skin brighteners to fade discoloration and even out skintone."
Juicy Couture / Viva la Juicy La Fleur

Full size $70.00
"This modern scent is a feminine blend of wild berries, mandarin, and waterlily."

Per-fekt Beauty / Lash Perfection Gel

Full size $28.50
"Amp up your lashes with this multitasking primer, conditioner, and mascara."


Schick Hydro Silk razor

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

He is 3 month old!!

He is now 3 and half months old to be precise. 

It seems this three months past quick, but at the same time, I feel like it's been more than three months...
Because I had some problems on the way, like mastitis, ken's jaundice, eye infections....

Now everything seems going fine. 
I finally feel comfortable breastfeeding him after 2 and half months of struggle...

He's getting bigger and bigger, AND cuter and cuter... :)
He is now able to identify his daddy and mommy. 
And he knows that I'm the one who give him milk....
I know it because when he is fussy and hungry, as soon as he finds me, stares me and if I don't do anything, he starts crying for milk.

Every time he does this, I'm filled with happiness that I am his mom that I am needed.

He started talking... well cooing, gooing, and ahhhing... not really talking.. and smiles a lot.

His smile melts my heart.. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Eco Emi July Box

Chocolate Dipped Mixed Nuts crunch bar by. ThinkThin 
$1.99 per bar
Box of 10 $16.90

"Think Thin Bars are delicious, vegan, kosher, high in fiber, gluten free, high in protein and contain no refined sugar."

***Yay, Chocolate!!!!
      I cannot wait to taste it :)

Pomegranate deodorant towelettes by. Crystal Essence 
24 packs $9.99

"Made with all natural mineral salts plus natural pomegranate extracts and essential oils."

Lip Shimmer in Merlot or Rose by. DeVine Lip Shimmers 


"DeVine combines both creating a truly unique and wonderful lip balm containing both Polyphenols and Resveratrol along with 100% natural ingredients. "

***I got in Rose. It tastes good!! I cannot explain what kind of taste it is though...
     And Rose looks like a champagne pink and shimmery.

 Lavendar Essential Mists by. Hugo Natural 

8 oz $12.99
"A handcrafted blend of purified water and natural essentials oils. This mist is safe for skin and fabric. Revive your skin with a refreshing spritz on the go. Spray clothes or linens to give them an herbal scent of French Lavender. Or wear as a soft, easy fragrance."

***I love the scent. It's soft and subtle scent so I don't get headache.
   I have another one in Vanilla & Sweet Orange scent. This smells good too.

Soothing Caramel Bedtime Tea and Raspberry Passion Perfect Energy Tea by. Yogi Tea

1 box 16 bags $4.99 each

"Perfect Energy tea is a unique blend of invigoration herbs that energize the body and focus the mind. Soothing Caramel tea is formulated to support relaxation by calming the body and mind to promote a good night's sleep."

Soap in Tequila Bar and Polar Bar by Biggs & Featherbelle

$4.99 each
"Handmade with unique recipes to meet all skin types, using the properties of natural resources to heal and nourish. Every ingredient is clean & good fro you. "

***I got it in Polar bar (Eucalyptus & Lavender)
Lavender scent is strong..I don't mind though.

i-Chill relaxation drink shot by i-Chill Beverages 

2 pack $8.00
"iChill consists of Melatonin, Valerian Root, Rose Hips and B Vitamins. You relax, sleep well and wake up with no grogginess associated with other sleep aids"

Agave light Sweetener 11.75 oz $9.18
Blonde Coconut Sugar 16 oz $5.19 by Madhava

"Organic Agave and Organic Blonde coconut sugar have mild but sweet flavors and are perfect for hot and cold beverages, baking, and desserts. They are healthy, easy and completely natural."

Body Cream in Lavendar by. The Seaweed Bath Co.

6.0 fl oz $12.89
"This body cream combines the nourishing properties of seaweed with a variety of natural ingredients, including Shea Butter, Kukui Oil and Argan Oil, to soften and moisturize dry skin. Paraben free, sulfate free, gluten free and no animal tested. "

Calm plus calcium Organic Raspberry lemon flavor by Natural Vitality 

8oz $14.97
"Natural Calm Plus Calcium is excellent for athletes and anyone who works out. It assists in preventing muscle cramping and helps reduce lactic acid. This formulating is packed full of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, boron and vitamin C in a yummy Raspberry, Lemon flavor!"

Friday, August 3, 2012

Meal idea: pork chop with honey soy sauce and bean salad

Another meal idea!
It's pork chop this time.

We had this the other day and I forgot to blog about it.
Now it's 6:30 AM, I haven't slept whole night...
Whether it's because I drank almond milk tea before going to bed, or I am just a crazy mom of almost-three-month-old-baby....

Anyway, here is the recipe.... courtesy Foodnetwork

Pork chop with honey soy sauce
Ingredients for 2:
[For honey soy sauce]
1 shallot, thinly sliced
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 tablespoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
Salt and black pepper

[For pork chop]
2 pork chops
Salt and black pepper
Honey soy sauce

[For the sauce]
1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat, add the shallot and cook until soft.
    Stir in the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds.
2. Add rice vinegar, honey, and soy sauce and cook until just heated through.
    Remove from the heat and season with pepper to taste.

[For the pork chop]
1. Heat the grill to high. Brush the chops with oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper.
2. Grill until golden brown on both sides, and just cooked through.
3. Add the honey soy sauce and cook about 3 minutes, occasionally pour sauce over pork.

Bean Salad
Ingredients for 2:
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup shelled edamame
1/2 of 15oz can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed---I didn't have it so I used chickpeas
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon finely ground black pepper

In a small nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the rosemary and set aside.

Mix beans, garlic mixture, salt and pepper.