Category Archives: Art

Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016! This year marks the end of my job at GB as an Engineer and the beginning of something new. I don’t know yet what that looks like but I feel blessed to have this opportunity to spend my days with Immy while working on some projects. In the meantime, I decided to keep […]


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Immy’s First Birthday

We celebrated Immy’s First Birthday today at Kruger’s Farm in Sauvie Island. Everybody had a great time! Check out the entire photo gallery here.


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ETSY Shop

My ETSY shop is now open 🙂 I only have a couple of things there but I am quite proud of them. I designed them from scratch and had my shop technician do the fabrication. Check it out! Update: I made my first sale on November 14th, only five days after I opened!


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Creative Designer Marie

This post was taken from the Pacific Northern website with permission from Marie who was featured on their blog. Marie is my lovely sister-in-law, wife of my youngest brother Francis. PN Designer Feature: Creative Designer Marie Mangona Creative Designer Marie Mangona knew from an early age that art was her destiny. When it was time […]


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Leche Flan (Caramel Custard)

Leche Flan is one of my favorite Filipino desserts. Unfortunately it is so high in cholesterol and sugar I rarely make it. An appearance is only warranted when we can share it with a hundred other people. This is not one of those times but I have some homemade ube (purple yam) ice cream sitting […]


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Abby and Ethan’s Corner

With all the technology available today, we are able to stay in touch with family as if we all live in the same town. My nieces and nephews are a source of joy and laughter so I am starting a series to feature them. This is a guest post from my brother Eric who writes […]


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Tiramisu Cupcakes

This is a re-post from my former food blog Purple Yamhill. I finally decided that I am not cut out for food blogging. I like the freedom of writing about anything and everything I can think of rather than about just one topic. Tiramisu is one of my favorite desserts but whenever I order it […]


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Happy New Year!

Our annual collage for 2013. I know it is now February (almost March!) but there is always room for more positive thoughts. I wish you a wonderful 2014! Over the holidays I’ve been thinking about this blog and the direction I wanted to take it. I was posting on Facebook for a while and have […]


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Vashon Island, Ocean Shores, and Seattle

Here are some highlights from our Memorial Weekend trip to Washington. I kind of missed living there but all in all I think Portland suits us more. These pictures were from my phone. It makes it easier for me to post regularly. View from West Seattle Getting on the ferry to Vashon Island Minglement – […]


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May 2012 Part 1

I can’t believe it is now July and I have not posted anything in May and June! Here are some pictures from May… Our urban farm in progress The Bruce Lee from Prickly Ash Seasonal Sandwich from The Big Egg Falafel from Wolf & Bear’s I got a haircut at West Slope Salon A new […]


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