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family matters

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Life / Parties / Phamily / weekends

          I’ve been hanging around my sister’s house lately, trying to get lots of one on one time with the new baby before summer ends and school starts. We celebrated Olivia’s big 1 month with a party for our family. The grandparents cooked up a storm of delicious food last Saturday for their new favorite kid. Similarly to American baby showers, a Vietnamese one month party celebrates the birth of a newborn into the family. […]

baby girl

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Life / Phamily

On Thursday night, our family welcomed a beautiful baby girl into our lives. Olivia is the first grandchild in the Phamily, so there’s a very good chance she’s going to be spoiled rotten. Everyone had been anxious to meet her since my sister called and said she was going to the hospital. More so for my Dad, who surpassed the speed limits of Houston to get to the hospital and waited for hours until that […]

for Baby…

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homemade / Life / Parties / Phamily

          Last Saturday, I threw my very first baby shower for my sister. Oh yeah, did I mention that I am going to be an aunt? 🙂 This will be the very first baby in the Phamily so everyone is ready to spoil the kid rotten. (My mom has already filled a hamper full of baby clothes and socks).           For the baby shower, I decided to go with a pink and gold hot air […]

birthday dinner

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Cooking / Phamily

For my sister’s birthday this year we enjoyed our two favorite things together, shopping and cooking. After a day of shopping, I signed us both up for a cooking class creating a four course dinner inspired by Jaime Oliver’s recipes. I haven’t been a big fan of lamb ever since I had a bad tasting at a restaurant recently, but the lamb chops we learned to cook were so delicious, I might just have to […]

eat, pray, love…

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Life / Phamily

Happy Tet! Being a big fan of winter holidays myself, I often get into a slump after the New Year in January, but then February comes along and the festivities of Tet always gets me back into the spirit of things. Every year during this time, my mom cooks up a storm of vegan dishes and an explosion of yellow blooms from forsythia branches and chrysanthemums fill the house. On the eve of Tet, my […]