From Sand to Gemstones

Refining Life's Ragged Edges


October 2016

Baliguat Bloodline

I didn't have time to cook this weekend. I originally wanted to cook this awesome guacamole plated as palu (throw up) coming from a jack-o-lantern. It was supposed to be for Bunco, which was tonight. Every last Saturday of the month.... Continue Reading →

Fiddling Through

Late should be my middle name. I didn't get to work until 10a. To be fair, while I would have been at least a half hour late, I opted to run errands instead. Unlike yesterday, I couldn't find a way... Continue Reading →

Against the Odds

The day is nearly over. Finally. Today I started my day off a little better than I have in a long time. I haven't been feeling well lately so I've been struggling to get up in the mornings. My body... Continue Reading →

Walking Dead Party

It's that time again. Tonight is The Walking Dead premier. I don't know what it is about zombies but, I love them. They're gruesome and gross and totally dead but they just are so dumb. And so I partied like... Continue Reading →

The Power of Yet

My husband and I are habitual people. While we are opposites we are alike in so many ways. We are both introverts and homebodies. We don't often try new things because it messes with our mojo in life. We require... Continue Reading →

Human Toxicity

I was sitting in a conference room waiting for a meeting to begin when I heard the moaning and complaining of someone. While I may not know this person I could feel the negative vibes from them. The room where... Continue Reading →


I am not a mother to a breathing child. I do not know what it's likes to be a mother to my own child. But, here's the thing. I love like a mother. I think like a mother. I speak like... Continue Reading →

Open Letter to a Spouse

I don't claim to be the best spouse. I have my good days and bad days. What I do know is, no matter what has happened in the past, my future is not a future without my husband. I would... Continue Reading →

Easy Yellow Cake w/ Buttercream Nutella Frosting

When I was younger living in Hawaii I evoked my creative need to be in the kitchen. It wasn't because my dad was a chef or a baker. It wasn't because my family liked to eat. It was because one day... Continue Reading →

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