Beauty Product Review:Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist

Beauty Product Review:Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist

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I just bought my second bottle of this. I was holding out, thinking I could make it without it, but I gave in.

This is Missha’s Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist. Whew- that’s a mouthful.  I’m all about most bang for the buck, and right now I can’t be spending big bucks on SKII’s essence- so I opted for an alternative.

I was introduced to this by a friend who is also a skincare product junkie like myself.  She told me I was missing out! So of course, I had to try it.

WHY I LOVE IT SO MUCH:

Immediately, I began to notice a change in the texture of my skin.  I’m getting closer to 40, and I can definitely see a change in the texture of my skin. Depending on sleep, hydration, and multiple other factors, my skin condition fluctuates. But while using this product, my skin would remain supple and soft- and I mean visibly! It was amazing!

After restarting the product just a week ago, my skin is already looking so much better! I definitely think this is a Holy Grail essence for me.

The superstar ingredient in this essence is the fermented yeast from Himalayan purple barley- and the claim to fame is exactly what I experienced- “plumping the skin, refining texture, and reducing pigmentation.”

You can find it at Sokoglam or any online K-beauty shop. If you can believe it, I bought mine at Target in store.  I couldn’t find it online to give you guys the link, but check your local stores.  The cost is $50 and it’s totally worth every penny!

 

Try it and let me know how you like it!

 

Thanks guys!

 

Love,

Michelle

 

QUICK Meal Plan for the week of Feb 25

QUICK Meal Plan for the week of Feb 25

Hey fam!

It’s already Tuesday night going on Wednesday! I winged meals last week after returning from my business trip because I was so so tired. We literally ate out EVERY night. This is not usual for us, but it was a nice break for me.

This is a quick meal plan for this week since we are already two days into it!

Monday: 

Lunch: kids bought

Dinner: Oxtail soup and bunch of pre-made soups and meats from the Korean market

Tuesday:

Lunch: Mini Pizzas, Carrots, Tangerine

Dinner: Chicken Curry & Kimchi

Wednesday: 

Lunch: Mac & Cheese w broccoli

Dinner: Dinner with Friends

Thursday: 

Lunch: Corn Dog

Dinner: Souplantation ( Celebrating our twins’ 5th birthday! This restaurant is at their request.)

Friday:

Lunch: Mandoo, fruits

Dinner: DIY Pizza night! Should be a fun activity with the kids…

 

Some HITS from previous weeks’ meals…

1.  Bean Sprout Bibimbab ( 콩나물 비빔밥)

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All over a bowl of rice

 

2.  Homemade Meatballs – These were for our Valentine’s party at home. The meatballs came out SOOO delicious. I will post up a recipe of it soon.

 

 

And lastly- I leave you some food pictures from my work trip in NOLA.

Chargrilled Oysters were the most AAAAHmazing food I had there… my mouth is still watering thinking about them.

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Meal Planning for the Week of Feb 11

Meal Planning for the Week of Feb 11

Kids had the day off today, so we did left overs for lunch and finished with In-n-Out.

This week, I’ll be going on a work trip for about four days, leaving my husband with the kids! It’s been almost ten years since I went on a solo work trip, so I’m super excited!

Thought I’d plan ahead and prepare a couple meals for the hubby to make it easier.

Here we go-

Tuesday: 

Lunch: Fried Dumplings/Mandoo

Dinner: 된장찌개(Bean Paste Stew), Mackerel

Wednesday: 

Lunch: Mini Pizzas, fruit

Dinner: 콩나물 비빔밥 (Bean Sprout Bibimbap)

Thursday: 

Lunch: Turkey/Ham Sandwich, carrots

Dinner: Family Valentine’s Party! Thinking about doing a formal dinner party with the kids- apple cider, dancing, and all! Pasta, salad, garlic bread…

Friday: 

Lunch: Buying lunch

Dinner: Pizza for the kids and Wings for Daddy on Keto!

Saturday:

Lunch: Chicken Curry

Dinner: Chili(Instant Pot) with Rice

Sunday:

Lunch: Chicken Tenders( Trader Joe’s is so good) & Sweet potato fries, fruit

Dinner: Buying Out

Monday: 

Lunch: Buying

Dinner: 미역국 (Seaweed Soup) & Marinated beef/kalbi

 

Have a great week guys!

 

Love,

Michelle

 

 

 

 

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

How is it already Monday???

My week went by so fast. I recently returned to working as a Realtor more regularly, and it is kicking my butt!  But seeing the fruits of my labor is giving me strength to keep pushing through…

Here’s another week’s worth of meals, including kids’ lunches.

Monday: 

Lunch: Grilled Ham & Cheese, kids picked own snacks (bunch of not healthy ones)

Dinner: Chicken Curry,

Keto dinner for Bryan: Seasoned chicken breast( cooked in an air fryer), over salad with cooked carrots and onions

Tuesday: 

Lunch: Left over Curry (Yes!!)

Dinner: Ox-Tail Soup – yes, ladies and gentlemen, that right there is TWO packets of oxtail from the market. Our family is so big, husband is keto, hence the enormous amount of meat.

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Wednesday: 

Lunch: Mandoo

Dinner: Spicy Chicken Stew: 닭볶음탕 (My fav)

Side note: We traveled the foreign lands of New Zealand for two months. This was the one dish I had on rotation because we missed Korean food so much. I carried red pepper paste and red pepper powder every place we went!! I’ll link a recipe here.

Thursday:

Lunch: Buying lunch

Dinner: Dinner with my parents

Friday:

Lunch: Chicken tenders, fruit

Dinner:  Steak & veggies! I’m hungry I think…

 

Here’s to another great week!

Let’s do this!

 

Love,

Michelle

 

Green Onion Korean Egg Omelette (게란마리)

Green Onion Korean Egg Omelette (게란마리)

This is one of my favorite way to eat eggs at dinner. Nothing fancy, but it’s the simplicity of the dish that makes it such a great complement to flavorful Korean soups and stews.

All you need is:

( Serving size 4-6 people)

1 tablespoon cooking oil of choice (for pan)

5 eggs, cracked in a mixing bowl

1 teaspoon of salt ( I guesstimate on my salt measurement, so use your own scale of how salty you like your food)

1/4 cup of sliced green onions

Instructions:

  1. Mix eggs, salt, and green onions in a bowl with whisk.
  2. Preheat pan with on low-medium heat.
  3. When pan is heated, add oil.
  4. Add 1/2 of egg mixture and spread evenly across pan.
  5. As egg slowly cooks, using spatula, begin to fold the egg over onto itself in 2-inch increments.
  6. Fold egg onto itself. (Read below for detailed steps)
  7. Continue this process until the egg is cooked through and eventually looks like a flattened burrito.
  8. Move egg to platter and slice into pieces.

 

Folding the egg

The key to this dish is the folding over of the egg. You start with one layer of egg mixture like an omelette and when it’s half-way cooked, you begin to carefully fold it over to look like the rolled side on the right below. It’s not the best version I’ve done, but for demonstration, it will work.

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You keep rolling the first layer and then when there is room left on the pan, pour the rest of the mixture.

It seems simple enough, but you gotta try it to know what I’m talking about. Practice makes perfect! Enjoy this egg dish with a big bowl of Kimchi & Pork Stew, and your mouth and stomach will thank you for it!

 

Enjoy and let me know how it turns out!

 

 

 

Meal Planning

Meal Planning

I’m back! It’s been about six months since we have returned from our nine month sabbatical, and I’ve been winging it in the food department.

For the sake of my family and my sanity, I’m back to meal planning on this blog!  I’ve got some other posts I’ve been wanting to write, so look out for those.

Let’s get right to it! Meal plan for this week.

Monday:

Kids’ Lunch: Mini Pizzas & carrots, various snacks

Dinner: Kimchi Stew (김치찌개), Green Onion Omelette Roll (계란마리)

Tuesday:

Kids’ Lunch: Ham Sandwich, carrots, fruit

Dinner: Beef Curry with Rice

Wednesday: 

Kids’ Lunch: Charcuterie (Salami, cheese, crackers, fruit)

Dinner: Bibimbap & Korean Miso Soup

Thursday:

Kids’ Lunch: Udon

Dinner: Chicken Soup & Rice

Friday:

Kids’ Lunch: Buying lunch

Dinner: Bean Paste Soup ( 된장찌개),  Pre-seasoned mackerel

 

‘Till next time!

 

 

 

Menu Planning: Week of Dec. 1

Menu Planning: Week of Dec. 1

It’s been a long time! Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Can’t believe it’s already December…

Life is finally settling down with the twins. Sleeping through the night, sitting on their own- they are growing leaps and bounds! They are no longer premature in size- seems as though they have caught up to other nine month-olds.  I decided to post today because I can no longer live day to day, eating store bought food anymore! It’s not good for our bodies or our checkbook! Planning is hard and not natural for me but I realize that I must do it in order to survive with four kids. Pushing myself to just do it!

This is a rough plan to help me come up with a grocery list for my husband to shop for me, and for me to refer to on a daily basis, since my memory fails me throughout the week.  Although I would like to price shop and go to different markets, my employee, a.k.a the husband, is only willing to go to one market. Hence, I must make do and menu plan accordingly. This week, he will be shopping at Sprouts. Next week, will be the Korean market.  I’m also adding a baby menu because they have started solids now! Snack ideas for the big kids are also included at the end.

Here we go!

Monday: 

Breakfast: Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Sandwich, or Cereal, Banana, Apples / Babies- Oatmeal, bananas

Kids’ Lunch- Mac & Cheese W/Broccoli, grapes/ Babies- Meat, veggies, rice

Dinner- Kimchi Fried Rice / Babies-yogurt, fruit

Tuesday:

Breakfast- Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Sandwich, or Cereal, Banana, Apples / Babies- Oatmeal, apples

Kids’ Lunch-Chicken Nuggets, carrots, applesauce / Babies- Sweet potatoes, carrots

Dinner- Taco Tuesday, Ground beef, avocado, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream/ Babies- avocado, tofu

Wednesday:

Breakfast- Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Sandwich, or Cereal, Banana, Apples/ Babies- Oatmeal, Banana

Kids’ Lunch- Fried Mandoo, persimmon / Babies- Squash

Dinner- Mihyuk Soup, side dishes / Babies- Meat, rice

Thursday:

Breakfast- Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Sandwich, or Cereal, Banana, Apples / Babies- Oatmeal, Peaches, Yogurt

Kids’ Lunch– Grilled Cheese & Spinach / Babies- Mangos, Black beans

Dinner- Pasta, salad, garlic bread / Babies- Tofu, Edamame

Friday:

Breakfast- Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Sandwich, or Cereal, Banana, Apples / Babies- Oatmeal, Pears

Kids’ Lunch-Kim bahp, myulchi, / Babies- Sweet potato

Dinner- Eat out/ Babies-Green beans, rice

Saturday: 

Breakfast- Pancakes, sausage, eggs, bacon, fruit / Babies- Yogurt, Mangoes, Oatmeal

Lunch- Birthday Party/ Babies- Meat, rice,

Dinner- Eat out

Kids’ Snacks- 

Applesauce, popcorn, carrots, raisins, yogurt sticks, cheese & crackers, apples & peanut butter, ants on a log (celery, peanut butter, raisins), hard-boiled eggs, sweet potato, hummus, pears, smoothies, almonds,

Let’s see how this week goes!

Happy cooking and happy December!