Fall Pick Your Own Fruits

Prior to making the apple cake in the last post, Keith and I had so much fun picking our own apples at a local farm (the apples were sooooooo delicious!). We also picked raspberries (we were surprised to find raspberries this late in the year) and Concord grapes, and cut a bouquet of gorgeous dahlias. […]

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. :)

Chagrin Falls

It had been a while since we went to Chagrin Falls. Friday evening was perfect for a slow walk around the village, admiring the flowers, houses, and waterfalls. ❤️

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, […]