Summer Hair, Body, and Beauty Essentials

Summer Hair, Body, and Beauty Essentials

Summer is mostly associated with being wild and carefree, but it doesn't mean that you have to neglect your skin- and haircare altogether. In fact, it's just as important as drawing moisture into our skin, making it plump and younger-looking. In case you didn't know, too much sun exposure ages your skin, thus making you look older! Here are the products I'm using in heavy rotation this season.

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Travel Diary: Riverfront Park

Travel Diary: Riverfront Park

To travel to new places is one thing, but to return to a city you once called "home" is another. For Roan and his siblings, Spokane (pronounced as spoh-KAN) used to be that. Spokane holds a big part of their childhood since they spent some of them here in the US. It was only in 2005 when Roan left Manila for good. Before I move on to talk more about our trip, you're probably wondering where in the world Spokane is. In case you didn't know, Spokane is a city in the easternmost part of Washington state, opposite Seattle. 

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Travel Diary: Loon Lake, WA

Travel Diary: Loon Lake, WA

Other than almost missing our connecting flight from Seattle to Spokane due to last minute changes in the terminal, everything went smoothly as planned. Roan, his youngest sister, and I left San Diego on a Thursday night. We landed in Spokane a little past midnight, which was intentional, so we could have the next day all to ourselves. We stayed at Auntie Nolie's (my mother-in-law's sister) house, who'd been looking forward to see us since we advised her of our travel plans. I've only known Auntie Nolie through Roan's anecdotes about her, so finally meeting her was a bit unnerving. 

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It's a Wrap, June!

It's a Wrap, June!

And just like that, the first half of 2016 came and went. I know we don't need a constant reminder of how fast time is going, but it is what it is. All that matters is what we do to make the most out of our time. I'm fortunate to have a day job that keeps me from being bored out of my skull, but that's just me. Don't get me wrong—I was OK with being a stay-at-home wife for almost a year, but I did miss having a daily routine going to and from work. Anyway, let's start off with some exciting and current favorite things before I jump on a significant life update.

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Insta Lately: Vol. 16

Insta Lately: Vol. 16

I know what you're thinking—how come Jae managed to blog about things other than her recent trip to Washington? Trust me, I ask myself the same thing, too, but if it makes you any better, I'm already working on it.😅 Little progress is still progress, right?😁 Meanwhile, let's talk about what's on my Instagram lately.

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Wind Down with Pique Tea

Wind Down with Pique Tea

Pique Tea is a based in San Francisco, California. Unlike most conventional teas, Pique Tea is made of pure tea crystals—organic, loose leaves brewed and distilled for an exceptional cup of tea. Not only are they innovative, they're also convenient.

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An Introduction: Intentional Travel to Washington

An Introduction: Intentional Travel to Washington

After a month (of procrastinating), I finally got around with editing photos and writing about our recent trip to Washington with my two sisters-in-law. In true Jae fashion, this is going to be a multiple-part series of travel diaries since I want to share not only the photos I took, but bits and pieces of how our trip went as well. 

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What's for Dinner: Pink Salmon Patties

What's for Dinner: Pink Salmon Patties

We don't see Roan's parents a lot, but when we do, they make sure that we always bring something to keep in our kitchen pantry when we part. In this case, a stash of canned salmon (I just checked, and we still have five left). I like salmon, alright, but I prefer to eat them fresh out of the ocean (i.e., salmon sashimi/sushi or oven-baked salmon) because I find a canned salmon's smell pungent. I don't know; maybe's it's just me. 

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