Beautiful Peonies

One of my peony plants is in full bloom and it looks like my latest peony addition produces flowers with only a single layer of petals. Love them both! A special message to my father-in-law – Happy Birthday, Dad! We love you lots! ❤️❤️❤️

Ube Birthday Cake

This was lightly adapted from my ube chiffon cake recipe. Since I was planning to bake it in a 9” x 13” dish, I knew I didn’t have to worry too much about the batter being too heavy for the pan like when I baked the chiffon version. Hence, I upped the ube powder slightly […]

Holden Arboretum

Here’s another place we visited during Alex’s spring break – the famed Holden Arboretum! We viewed the Patrick Dougherty’s Stickwork sculpture (so cool!), climbed the Emergent Tower, and strolled through the Canopy Walk. As always, there was too much to explore in one visit. We’ll be back! 😁

Headlands Beach State Park

These photos were taken during Alex’s spring break – it was another beautiful day! Of course, we had to drag Alex out of the house again, lol…..this time, to the beach where he and Keith spent most of the time skipping rocks. ❤️

Liberty Park

Here’s a belated post – it was an absolutely beautiful day on Easter and it felt like all of Northeast Ohioans were out. For us, we dragged Alex out and hiked the Ledges Trail at Liberty Park in Summit County. After we were done, he mentioned that he enjoyed the hike after all. 😁

Penitentiary Glen Reservation

The closest I have ever been to a bald eagle – what a majestic creature! This guy was injured when he was a juvenile and even after his wing recovered, he could no longer fly. He made some high-pitch sound after noticing a couple of turkey vultures flying free around the area…..I feel so sad […]

Happy Easter!

What a gorgeous day! Happy Easter to everyone who is celebrating. Here’s one extremely belated post – on the day (back in late February) when Keith bought me the miniature orchid, he bought hydroponic tulips as well, knowing that my favorite spring flowers are tulips. It was a little underwhelming at first, hahaha because they […]