Vaca in the Sun

We are on vacation right now here in Daytona Beach, Florida! It’s so nice and gorgeous out here!  We’ve been to Miami before but this is our first time to visit Daytona Beach and we are heading to Orlando later this week to hangout with our friends from Hogwarts! I cannot wait:-)

Hubby checking how cold/warm the water is!
love the pool



Roasted red pepper and Tomato soup with Caprese Panini!

This is a Rachael Ray recipe that I made couple of weeks ago, the soup was decent but I prefer Ina Gartens tomato soup recipe.  What I really like about this dish is that it’s so easy and I have all the ingredients needed in my pantry so if we want “fresh” tomato soup I will most likely do this recipe.

I used my basil that I planted in this soup.
Ingredients; I used jarred roasted peppers...


  • 2 large red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can or 2 (15-ounce) cans fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1-pound ball freshly smoked mozzarella, cut into 16 thin slices
  • 1 large ripe tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
  • 8 slices Tuscan bread
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves


Char the peppers on all sides over an open flame on a gas stovetop or under a hot broiler (with the oven door cracked to avoid steam buildup in the oven). Put the charred peppers in a bowl, cover, and let them rest until cool enough to handle, about 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the extra-virgin olive oil in a soup pot. Add the garlic, carrotcelery, and onions to the pot and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook until the vegetables soften, about 10 minutes, then put them into a food processor with the diced tomatoes. Seed and peel the peppers and add them to the processor. Puree the mixture until smooth, then pour it into soup pot and stir in the stock.

Heat a panini press or a large heavy skillet. Make sandwiches using 2 slices of cheese and 2 slices of ripe tomato on 4 of the bread slices. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste, and top with some torn basil. Cover with the remaining 4 slices of bread and add them to the panini press or hot skillet. If using a skillet, top with a second smaller pan and weight it down with heavy cans. Press the sandwiches to toast and melt the cheese, a few minutes on each side or 5 minutes in a hot press.

Serve the soup in bowls with the Panini alongside.

Easter Weekend

This is my late post of our Easter weekend.  We had a great Easter, spent some time with family and attended Church service.  The weather was just perfect too.  Enjoy the pics!

Friday morning, I helped at the Church!
with the other women,helping for the Easter celebration
I attend my Women's Bible study here..
Good Friday service @Eastridge Church! Thank You Jesus for what you've done:)
sunbathing in the living room with my Rileypuss
Enjoying the nice sunny saturday at lake sammamish
little picnic
we forgot to bring his water bowl,so we used the mcdonalds box!
someone's sleepy
We love living here..such a nice community!
Enjoyed a dinner steak Hubby prepared!
Easter Brunch at Embassy Suites


My Fred Meyer shopping this week:

Retail price $53,after sales and coupons I paid 34$..

My favorite deal is the cereal, they’re on sale for 2/4, I got it for 3/$5( I used a 1/3 coupon). I think it’s good price because normally this kind of cereal cost around 4.50$ each.

The Organice Juice is Buy 1 Get 1 free,I really like mango juice so I’m excited to try this drink. The Olive oil is pretty good deal too.

I think I did well especially with what I got,organic milk,organic chicken,juice and organic bananas.I'm really getting into buying more local and organic produce, trying to be healthy here!!


I’m loving my colored jeans lately and I’ve been wearing them a lot! So comfy and very spring (bring on the colors!)

Top=Abercrombie (gift from sis),red pants=hollister,Burberry bag (gift from mom and sisters), Tory Burch wedge
stripey top=old navy,juicy couture coat, blue hollister pants,Toms wedge,Burberry bag
Hollister top,target pants and boots
Tory Burch sandal,gift from my sister Rosell! Thanks Dick I Love it:)
Top,Jeans=Hollister,Tory Burch Reva Flats,Burberry bag
Top,Belt,leggings=express, Tory Burch flats
Abercrombie sweater and jeans,juicy couture coat,Tory Burch wedge
old navy shirt,hollister sweater and jeans,Tory Burch sandals
top=shop from Philippines,skirt=Ross,Tory Burch wedge,hollister cardigan


It’s nice to be back from our little vacation and I only shopped for the basics like milk and bread this week.  We ate out a lot this week so Hubby and I are not really planning to cook for the rest of the weekend especially since we’ll eat out again this Sunday to celebrate Easter:) So this is what I got this morning after sales and coupons (I used store coupons) I paid $30.

Fred Meyer shopping!