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Boba's Birthday Bash

Like the crazy dog mom I am, I wanted to throw boba a birthday party in the park and we did! I designed an invite and this past weekend we had a party in Golden Gate Park next to the beautiful Conservatory of Flowers.

For the party, I made the tea the day before, bottled them up and used a gold paint marker to label them. I bought black tapioca pearls from and cooked them in the morning of according to this blog and they came out delicious. I also made some simple syrup for people to be able to sweeten their boba milk tea their way. I got some Strauss whole milk, the best milk, and Califia almond milk as well as some ice. I had some boba cups and straws from my party last time, which was convenient. I just added some cups from Target and some party supplies from the Oh Happy Day Party Shop. They have such a great selection of party supplies and since they were in San Francisco, I would get them next day. 

I had ambitions to make a cool balloon setup with some black sphere balloons, a rainbow balloon, a heart balloon, an emoji balloon, and Boba spelled in large gold foil balloons, but I lost some balloons on our way to the park and I popped a B, so that failed. It was too windy anyways to have my balloon setup meet the vision I had in mind. 


I also ordered a peanut butter cake, which actually comes with beef liver and bacon, from Paw Patch Pastries for Boba and her friends and I had a trés leche cake from Tartine for the humans. The dog cake came out great and the dogs seemed to love it. Lastly, I put out some of my Boba pins for people to take. I didn't do a good job of taking pictures, but good times were had. It was a great day for all. 

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Fourth of July Week

Grant and my family were able to come visit me in DC this past week. It was so great to have them around. I had fun showing them the sites. Here are some of the highlights.

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2313.0"]East Wing East Wing[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="4200.0"]West Wing West Wing[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2244.0"]Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley Harry S. Truman Bowling Alley[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="2448.0"]Library of Congress Library of Congress[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1613.0"]Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn Fourth of July celebration on the South Lawn[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="1502.0"]As close as I got to the Obamas and Bruno Mars. As close as I got to the Obamas and Bruno Mars.[/caption]

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Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads and dad-like figures out there, especially my dad! Thanks for being such an inspiration and teaching me to work hard, be independent, kind, and silly. I love you dad!

My dad came to America from Thailand with $70 in his pocket almost 40 years ago, and went through many random jobs to survive to get to where he is today. I am so proud of him and need to record and document his stories. I can't wait to see him and the rest of my family in a week and a half! Hope everyone has a lovely Sunday!

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Pretty in Pins: Margaritas

I've had a bar cart with supplies to make some fancy drinks for some time now, but really haven't had any occasion to make fancy drinks. I'd make a gin and tonic every now and then. With Cinco de Mayo coming up next Tuesday, I though this week's pins should be themed accordingly. I decided to look for some tasty looking margarita recipes on Pinterest. Here's what I found. Cheers to the week being more than half over! Have a lovely rest of the week!

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Pretty in Pins: Baking

I don't bake very often, or at all really, but Pinterest has me making a board of sweets I want to try making. I do enjoy baking, I just don't know what to do with all the sweets once I make them. Anyways, I thought I would do this week pins on baking in case you need some ideas of sweets you could make for your mother for Mother's Day on May 9th. I can't believe it's already going to be May! Enjoy and have a sweet Friday!

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Pretty in Pins: Stylin'

Happy International Women's Day! I am so inspired everyday by the women around me and on the internet. I love the can-do attitude, and it gives me hope in my endeavors.

This week's pins are of some stylin' ladies to give you some fashion inspiration for the week ahead. To find more inspiration, check out my stylin' board on Pinterest. Looking at these ladies, it makes we want to do more color blocking and wear more pumps. I have some pumps, but I'm just so bad at wearing them and I feel too fancy sometimes. I'll have to give them another try. Anyways, hope everyone had a great weekend. Have a stylish week! XOXO.

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