I - MMXVII

Oh, hey there, beautiful! Happy February!!

I still can't believe the first month of the year is over. I guess it's true that as you get older, the time just starts to slip away before you know it.

I wanted to start a photo diary, and I'm planning to keep this going every month so I can have something to look back on in the years to come. You know, since time is of the essence these days.

2017 started out with a bang! Arthur and I got married on December 29th, so we were still in complete newly wedded bliss by the time New Year's came around. I think we even opted to stay home and watch the ball drop, instead of go out, so we could enjoy each other's company. Hah, yeah, definitely newly weds! I'm sure that will wear off soon. :p

Sidenote: getting married, I think, sparked something new within me. Something about it inspired me to follow my dreams and do what really makes me happy. That inspiration, in part, brought about the creation of this blog! I also have some other projects in the works, so be on the lookout!

I've been shopping at Central Market a lot more lately, and actually had lunch there for the first time with my co-workers. They had an epic Citrus Fest, where I picked up a few goodies and got my hands on some heirloom navel oranges. I never knew that was such a thing, thought it was just for tomatoes, but apparently not. 

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While I was venturing through the aisles, I also got inspired to make this Carrot Apple Soup with Parmesan Sage Croutons. Can I say perfection? It honestly tasted the best after it sat in the fridge for a few days. All the flavors melded together and created a beautiful harmony of crisp apples and sweet baby carrots.

I made these Open Faced Prosciutto sammies with Bacon Apple Marmalade to go with it, but just ended up devouring them before the soup was even ready. I just can't say no to goat cheese and crispy crostini.

The Mr. and I tried Korean BBQ for the first time (his choice), and it was amazing. The experience is definitely one to have. The restaurant we went to (Jin Korean BBQ) was like a buffet. You come in, sit down, choose all the meat you want (and sides too), then come back to your table and grill it up yourself. It's a fun atmosphere for the kids because they get to play a part in making their food, and they can pick and choose whatever they want. Jay and Lay loved the kimchee fried rice (surprisingly), and mama loved how easy it was on the wallet! We went back the next weekend for more! (Surprisingly, I never got a picture. I was so focused on the food!)

I found this cool spot near my job (and one of my favorite bakeries in town, it was fate!) that had an 'awesome' sign. i had a mini-photoshoot during one of my lunch breaks and snagged some cupcakes to take home to my boo-bears.

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That's enough for one month, don't you think? And plus, I'm exhausted. It's been a long day, and Arthur and I are watching reruns of the Pirates of Caribbean. Smooches!!

xo Chels

P.S. Follow along on the gram to see what the Mr., the munchkins, and I are up to! Then, you won't have to wait until the end of the month. ;)