Friday Favorite Five Edition 15
Hey friends! First of all, Happy February! Happy Lunar New Year! Happy Black history month! January felt like a long month didn’t it? There is a lot of fun stuff happening around the blog and I’m excited to share it with you. For this week’s Friday Favorite Five Edition 15, it’s all over the place. You know I love mixing it up and it’s a combination of foods, celebrations, projects, and tips that will hopefully make your life easier. I’m sharing about our beautiful new year’s holiday traditions, a free kids’ craft, a way to organize your board games, an electric blanket my kids always steal, and an easy egg salad recipe.
Favorite #1: Happy Lunar New Year
February 1st marks the start of Lunar New Year. The new year normally starts at the end of January with the first new moon and spans the first 15 days until the new full moon appears.
Lunar New Year is a big deal for many Asian countries. Koreans eat delicious rice cake soup and dumplings, mung bean pancakes, and other yummy assortments of rice cakes. We wear our hanboks and play fun folk games like yutnoori or hatu.
2022 is the year of the tiger and so Emmy and I made these cute DIY pellet drums. You can see the whole tutorial on my IG stories. My parents even joined in on all the fun! Hamboks aren’t normally the most comfortable thing to wear but they sure are beautiful! Look how cute Emmy is with my parents! My dad’s dancing was a huge hit on Instagram. 🙂
Emmy and I tried our hand at making Injeomi rice cake for the first time and it came out delicious!
Favorite #2: Electric Throw Blanket
This is for anyone who is always cold like me. I wear slippers, have a space heater, and always dress warmly in the house. BUT, this is my most favorite thing. Every night, I snuggle on the couch with my electric throw. It’s so soft and warms me up instantly. As you can see, I’m not the only one who loves this thing and have to steal it back from my kids every night.
Favorite #3: Delicious egg salad
I can’t remember if I’ve shared this egg salad recipe or not but it only has three ingredients and it’s become one of my favorite lunch options. Take some hard-boiled eggs, a little mayo, and these hot and sweet jalapeños from Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have one near you, you can also pay a little extra and order them from Amazon. These jalapeños are delicious with everything.
I cut everything in a container with scissors because who needs a knife and cutting board! Add black pepper to taste and you’re done!
It’s sooo good over toast or crackers. You can make it to have on top of a bunch of greens.
Favorite #4: Board Game Organizer Bags
I recently saw this from one of my friends’ IG. Thanks jonathanandjemma! Our tv console was full of boxes of board games and puzzles on both sides.
I ordered these organizer bags in two sizes including the 11×14 for the larger board games and 10×14 for the medium-sized games. The great thing about this setup is how we can easily take them on vacation. The bags are water-resistant but you can also easily see what’s inside each one. For the smaller games, I combined them into one bag.
Favorite #5: Free Kids’ Workshop
Don’t forget to pick up your free Valentines’ Day kids workshop kit tomorrow! It’s available on the first Saturday of each month at your local Home Depot. It’s a great way to have quality time with your kids and teach them how to use basic tools. If you don’t want to go into the store, you can also order one online for $4.98.
You can even find the whole tutorial on the Home Depot website where Emmy and I share the directions. You’ll be able to build your own Valentine’s Day photo boxes.
If you also want to learn a little more about Korean culture, you can read this post on Emmy’s first birthday!
Thanks for reading and I hope you have the most wonderful weekend! Stay warm, friends!
Let all that you do be done in Love. 1 Corinthians 16:14
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