Nian Gao (Chinese New Year Cake)

Took down our Christmas decorations yesterday before the snow came and hung up a couple of lanterns outside (Keith did all that in the freezing cold just for me ❤️). I also took the opportunity to make some nian gao for the fast-approaching Chinese New Year. They are simple to put together but can be […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Yikes, I’ve been so neglectful of my blog…..I will try to do better. ❤️ P.S. If you have a Facebook or Instagram account, look me (Simple Pleasures in our Lives) up – I do a better job of keeping up with them when I lack time. :)

Kayaking on Chagrin River

Keith and I took a couple of vacation days earlier this week and we went kayaking on Chagrin River. We got close to where the river empties into Lake Erie, so cool! It was my first time kayaking, believe it or not, and I love it! I’m not sure why I didn’t do it sooner, […]