Domestic diva in training: Marion’s Kitchen

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I am far from a domestic diva. I don’t necessarily burn everything I cook. I’m not a total disaster in the kitchen really. I can read a recipe and follow directions. I know how to use Pinterest. I actually use that to find different recipes if they look pretty easy and is not one which requires five different appliances. Forget the crafty part of Pinterest… I like to browse but let’s be real; I can’t even color in the lines with my toddler so there is no way I am going to make a pretty craft or a DIY father’s day gift. Honestly, I would say I am not a creative wife or mother when it comes to “domestic” things and I am okay with that because I know there are other areas I do pretty well in. I am most definitely a “domestic diva” in training.

I had the opportunity to try something new that is supposed to make cooking very simple and delicious. I am happy to share that information with you because it was probably the easiest dinner experience I have had besides picking up the phone to order pizza.

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Poppins: Bangkok’s Ultimate Customizable Party Experience

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Parenting is great! There are ups and downs but for the most part it’s pretty fun right!? Each year, I struggle as the non-crafty, Pinterest fail mom as I try and determine what to do for my son’s birthday party. I don’t necessarily feel the pressure from my other amazingly crafty mom friends but I do envy their abilities and so I get on Pinterest and make a board to come up with ideas for the party…. The thing is I don’t really follow through with what I have pinned because let’s be real, as an expat in Bangkok to try and find all of the objects to make the Pinterest board happen means work. It’s not a one stop shop to Walmart or Target but instead multiple trips to the one party store in town, Chinatown, Big C, the malls, and this could take days. At this point, you have spent so much money you are literally about to break the bank, not to mention you still need a cake, maybe entertainment for the party, and the list goes on and on. It’s stressful but you love your kid and I personally enjoy celebrating birthdays; I think they are important and should be recognized so I want it to be special!

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