August 10, 2017 DiklaLF 16Comment

  This post is my way of pinching myself just to make sure I am not dreaming. As you may know, I am a Pearl Jam Fan, I wrote about it here, here and here.  Which is why I am sharing how AWESOME it was to realize that the band RG one of my Instagram pictures. Needless to say that I did not plan it or expect it so for a while after I was mostly confused. It was kind of like trying to answer  Emily’s question “how long is one hour?”. (If you have an answer that will satisfy a…

July 12, 2017 DiklaLF 8Comment

Chocolate Cheese Cake is why C is my favorite letter. That, and also because “C is for Cookie”  (Cookie Monster). Last week I treated myself to TWO books that are all about Chocolate. I got them in Williamsburg VA. Colonial Williamsburg to be more precise during a week vacation with the family. Colonial Williamsburg is where “history comes alive”, literally. The 18th-century landmark is restored as a Colonial American City that comes to life and takes you on a journey to a time where women were hats, men wore wigs and no one was worried about their Facebook profile. It was…

June 29, 2017 DiklaLF 6Comment

  Here’s a short tale about the time I baked these Poop Emoji CupCakes. You know how they say  “It takes a village to raise a child”? In the suburbs, miles and miles away from the village, it takes lots and lots of “Enrichment Activities” to raise a child.  As a result, a new title is giving to the parents: “Soccer Mom”, “Dance Mom”,” Coach Daddy”. I am a “Martial Arts Mom” or “Tae Kwon Do” Mom.  I LOVE the school Emily trains at. Owns and runs by three amazing masters! These guys are A to the W to the…

June 25, 2017 DiklaLF

At the end of this post, you will find the recipe for these amazing Chocolate Cake squares.  But first, a short introduction anecdote: I am a mother of two, Emily 6 and Juliet 1. When I first became a parent I was overwhelmed by the lists of rules and instructions. But as a music enthusiast, I was especially thrilled when I heard that babies and young children respond to music, and the idea was to try and implement it as much as possible.  Little did I know how  “Three Little Mittens” and “A Dog Named Bingo” can take over my…