How’d your Valentine’s weekend go? I hope it was all sweet and romantic. Today’s collage is all about the colours of love. You know I love pink, but red? Hmm, not so much. This weekend, while I was browsing, I saw Taylor Swift in this pretty dress, and thought, ok, let’s look at more pink and red combos. Not so bad, huh?
The holiday season means that you’ll probably be going to several parties. Some people choose to have food catered, while others go the potluck route. For the first party we attended this month, I brought potato salad to share with friends.
I can’t say that it’s the fastest salad to prepare, but it’s really good. And friends will hopefully appreciate the effort you made in making it. The steps are really simple, it just takes a bit of time. Check out how I made it.
- Celery, spring onions and potatoes
- Ham and bacon.
- Chop the greens.
- Chop the cooked ham.
- Fry the bacon.
- Boil the potatoes until the skin is close to peeling.
- Chop the bacon into small pieces.
- Peel and chop the potatoes into cubes.
- Mix them all together.
Happy December and Happy Monday! Today, I’m sharing things on my wishlist.
I don’t think we gave out our wishlists when we did our “Secret Santa” gift exchange during our grade school and high school years. We only set the minimum price of the gift. So I usually received gifts that I didn’t know what to do with, and as a giver, I found it hard to buy someone a gift that I thought they would like (most of the time, they did–I stuck to useful things like planners and pens).
When I started working, I felt kind of iffy about sending my wishlist to my Secret Santa. It’s only been in the past couple of years that I understood the power of the wishlist (or any list for that matter). It’s really practical for both sides: the giver saves a lot of time because he knows what to get, and the recipient gets what she wants.
They can be practical or not, but it’s something we desire for ourselves. But whatever you receive this holiday season, whether it’s in your wishlist of not, remember to be thankful. It’s always the thought that counts, that people remember you and appreciate you enough to give you something.
What’s your opinion on wishlists? Do you have one for this year?
Sheldon Cooper had an emergency evacuation bag he would pull out whenever he had to leave his apartment. This was hilarious, at least in the show’s context.
But in the Philippines where calamities are the norm rather than the exception, it really makes sense for families to have an emergency kit in their homes. This illustration is from Rappler, and I’m posting it here, just in case you want to make your own pack.
Red Cross Philippines has a comprehensive list of things you may want to include in your lifeline kit, it depends on your family’s needs.
When JP and I have our own house, I would probably be the one using the kitchen most of the time. I don’t want to have an ALL pink kitchen like this, but it would be nice to have a few touches of color in our appliances. Things like these.
What about you? Any special color you want your kitchen and appliances to be?
I have a “pretty pink things” board on Pinterest. Check it out and let me know what you think. Happy Monday!