Lovin’ Life

Just lovin’ my life with Jesse

Yet Another Thank-You Card September 29, 2008

Filed under: hobbies,random — Lois Sparks @ 11:12 pm
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Here’s another thank-you card I made for Mama and Papa Sparks last week (I think).


BYU-Hawaii Idol’s Nacho Libre September 22, 2008

Filed under: random — Lois Sparks @ 9:10 am

Yesterday night was yet another BYUH-Idol night on our campus. It happens every Fall. Last night was done a little differently, though. There wasn’t much of the part where the host had to announce each and every contestant. Rather, each contestant just came up on the stage and sang their song. I think that’s pretty neat because it saves up time and we ended earlier than we used to in the past. Also, each contestant had to sing a song based on the theme for the night, which was “Movie Night.” They had to sing songs from different movies. Most of the contestants sang Disney songs.

There was also a contestant yesterday that performed but it seemed he only joined the contest for fun. He performed the “Nacho Libre” parts & it was kind of hilarious. It took the judges a while to make a comment because they were laughing so hard, so he just kept on yelling, “NAAAACCCCCHOOOOOOO!!!!!!” which made the judges laugh even harder. Here’s the vid:


Scrapbooking (Non-digital and Digital) September 20, 2008

Filed under: hobbies,random — Lois Sparks @ 10:06 pm
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This week I made some scrapbooks. 3 pages digitally-made for Zeke’s birthday and one handmade for Grandma and Grandpa Sparks.

The ones I made for Zeke are ready-made templates but I edited it a little bit according to my taste, especially the second one where Sarah and John are included in the pictures. I changed that one a lot because the original template looked too “crowded” for me and redundant for the third page (it had the same “starry” background at first, too). I had to look at all the pictures of Zeke so that I have pictures to use (from the latest all the way until when he was born).

Hopefully I’ll learn to be more creative with my handmade ones, though. Enjoy!

first page

first page

second page

second page

Zeke page 1

Zeke page 1 (click to view larger image)

Zeke Page 2

Zeke Page 2 (click to view larger image)

Zeke Page 3

Zeke Page 3 (click to view larger image)


Tagged September 12, 2008

Filed under: random — Lois Sparks @ 7:10 am

I was tagged by my friend, Samantha Pipit Taylor.

Instruction: Answer the questions with one word or a little more, and then tag three friends. This is going to be fun!

1. Where is your cellphone? bedroom
2. Your significant other? Jesse
3. Your hair? Wavy
4. Your mother? Busy
5. Your Father? Funny
6. Your favorite thing? Scrapbooks
7. Your dream last night? cooking
8. Your favorite drink? pineapple juice
9. Your dream goal? Big family
10. The room you’re in? Living room
11. Your hobby? scrapbooking
12. Your fear? Spiders and reefs
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? where Jesse is
14. What you’re not? Male
15. Muffins? Probably?
16. One of your wishlist item? Cricut
17. Where you grew up? Pilipinas
18. Last thing you did? Reading
19. What are you wearing? t-shirt & shorts
20. Favorite gadget? cameras
21. Your pets? none.. yet..
22. Your computer? Dell D600
23. Your mood? Happy
24. Missing someone? Family
25. Your car? J-Lo.. Mazda 626
26. Something you’re not wearing? contacts & make-up
27. Favorite store? None
28. Like someone? Jesse
29. Favorite color? black, white
30. When was the last time you laughed? today, before lunch
31.When was the last time you cried? 2 days ago?

I tag: Mama Sparks, Jesse Sparks, and the air!


Fudge Brownies and Buffalo Chicken Wings September 7, 2008

Filed under: random,recipe / cooking / baking — Lois Sparks @ 8:23 am
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Ever since school started, Jesse had been more busy than ever! I had been really really bored, it almost drove me crazy! Last week, to keep myself busy (and to keep myself from going crazy), I started flipping through the pages of my cookbooks to find some new recipes to cook for Jesse (and me.. hehe) so that he can at least eat something else than what I usually cook. I think it was Wednesday night when I cooked ‘thai pork and vegetable curry.’ He said he liked it so I hope I would keep it on my list of “foods I know”… haha!

what was left before giving away some more

what was left before giving away some more

Today I tried baking ‘fudge brownies’ (from my little Kitchen Aid recipe book) before having our lunch. I’m glad it turned out fine. I used candy sprinkles just for fun.. hehe! I don’t want it to accumulate dust in our cupboard. It was quite a lot for Jesse and me alone so I had to give away portions of it to our married friends.

For dinner, I tried making ‘buffalo chicken wings’ for the first time using the recipe from my “Better Home and Gardens” cookbook. Their recipe is different from the recipe Jesse used when he made buffalo chicken wings on my birthday. I was supposed to make it last night but having been unfamiliar to using an oven (because we didn’t have one back home), I didn’t know what a “broiler” was. We didn’t use it in my cooking class last Winter semester so I really had no idea what it was though I’ve come across that word so many times before. I had to google it yesterday to see what it looks like and once I found it, I knew we didn’t have it. We bought it last night at Wal-mart when we went there with our friends. So I was able to make it tonight. I was nervous at first, not knowing how it would turn out. It turned out okay. The corners of the bones were burned but it didn’t affect the taste in a negative way. In fact, I loved how it turned out to be! Maybe my husband would confirm someday (even though he already did today) as how bad or how good my buffalo chicken wings were. In my opinion, it was good. It tasted like the way I wanted it to taste like.

chicken wings on marinade

chicken wings on marinade

burned or not? my husband is the judge!

burned or not? my husband is the judge!