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About carmelamacchiato

I'm Cristina, this username was named after my husband's favorite coffee drink. In a span of less than a month in November 2015, I quit my decade old job as a news tv producer, got married to the love of my life, and flew to California, seven thousand miles from my hometown, the Philippines. Yep, thats how I roll… or how my life ricocheted.

One month has passed since the accident- and other takeaways

Exactly a month ago our lives changed in split second when an oblivious driver hit our vehicle, making our beloved and well taken care of vehicle roll over twice. By some miraculous twist of fate, despite the miserable condition of … Continue reading

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Thank you Pinterest!

A parting gift to our sweet landlady. Inspired by giftbaskets from Pinterest. I think I overdid it but heck I’d go for the dollar store basket next time lol. This whole thing costs about 60 bucks and to think they … Continue reading

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Turning off my milk intake

Bye bye dairy A week after guzzling down this amazing raw milk, i fuckin got all bloated again. Dissapointed. But moving on.

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33/100 lemonades out of lemons: maximizing raw milk

Raw milk is love and it is sold in sprouts nearby. Had to go back drinking milk but had to opt to Raw because of the incredible nutritients it provides.  It stemmed from my diagnosis from my chiropractor (more on … Continue reading

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32/100 lemonades: minor accident and we literally walked away with minor cuts

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31/100 lemonades: no thursday thai 

Cranky as fuck i wanted to eat out as soon as we got off work. Was silently seething when hubby didnt make a right turn to my fave thai place.   Then it dawned on me that the positives outweigh … Continue reading

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30 of 100 lemonades -package to the Philippines arrived ahead of time

This made my day that the package I sent to my family arrived ahead of schedule. Despite my mom’s weird pleads to not spend a lot on buying stuff and sending it to the Philippines, I know they do enjoy … Continue reading

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