Monday, July 18, 2016


     I wouldn't say that sushi is one of my most favorite foods, but I do like it once in a while. More so, I don't like all of it and have always wanted to learn to make my own and subsequently play with the ingredients and tastes.

     As a first time sushi maker, I didn't make anything spectacular, but it has always seemed like even the simple ones were such a difficult dish to make. Not anymore!! 

     I do have to say, after making several rolls, I much prefer sushi with seaweed on the outside, they were much easier to roll, cut, keep contained, transfer, and eat.

Monday, July 11, 2016


     When I was expecting our 6th child, I was anxious and scared and my mind was buzzing, "OMG we are going to have 6 kids!!! How am I going to do this??!" Not with this baby though. I have such peace about it and I am really looking forward to enjoying our 7 children. I must say though, God had been preparing me and opened my heart to receive this baby.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Jewelry Organizer

     It wasn't until I was 31 years old that I got my ears pierced for the first time. I had always wanted to, but my parents never allowed it, saying it was a sin. Even when I started to study the bible for myself, learning differently, Mr. Chickadee was still against it. So I went on with my life, browsing pretty earrings, wishing I could wear them. One day I sat down and made a list of all the reason I wanted to have my ears pierced and, hoping for the best, gave it to Mr. Chickadee. For the first time he actually considered it and then said, "I still don't want you to, but you can." You think I waited to get them pierced? I went the very next day!!

My earrings collection started growing slowly, creating a storage and organization problem..
With that, this lovely hanging jewelry organizer was born!

Monday, June 27, 2016

My Bucket List

Give birth at home
Become a doula
Visit Sri Lanka
Learn American Sign Language
Make a movie
Run in a 5K
Publish a book
Make a vlog and post it
Go on a romantic getaway
Ride an elephant
Cross country road trip
Visit my birth place of Moldova
Build a house
Survive in the wilderness
Shower in a waterfall
Take a photography class
Kill a deer (not for sport)
Go backpacking
Surprise someone
Be proposed to
Learn self defense
Stand up to a bully
Go on a random trip with no destination
Have a picnic somewhere unexpected 
Visit a castle
 Go on vacation alone
Design and sew a wedding dress
Own and wear a Sari
Visit Israel and walk the streets Jesus walked
Visit all 50 states:
Colored states are states I've visited..

Monday, June 20, 2016

Fathers Day 2016

     This year for fathers day I decided for another diy project and made Mr. Chickadee this fun sign and he loved it!