“The passion to see beyond what is admirable to the eye

The love that is felt deep within one's soul

The mystery captured through light and form

With honesty, humility and grace...

Only then can you tell your heart to be strong enough to love true art."

- Bibi Gefre

Friday, December 21, 2012

POEM by Guro Dan Inosanto

We are all climbing different paths through the mountain of life, 

and we have all experienced much hardship and strife. 

There are many paths through the mountain of life,

 and some climbs can be felt like the point of a knife.

 Some paths are short and others are long,

 who can say which path is right or wrong? 

The beauty of truth is that each path has its own song, 

and if you listen closely you will find where you belong. 

So climb your own path true and strong,

 but respect all other truths for your way for them could be wrong.

 - Dan Inosanto

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Wreaths Across America, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, December 15, 2012

Everything here, but the soul of man, is a passing shadow. The only enduring substance is within. 

Saturday, December 8, 2012


Ever wonder how to eat a pomegranate?

When you open one, all the seeds are so difficult to get out of the fruit membrane and eating it becomes a mess.

The trick is to soak the fruit in a bowl of cold water, and gently squeeze the seeds apart from the membranes.

The seeds will come off easily, sinking to the bottom of the bowl, while the rest of the fruit floats off.

Drain the water and remaining membranes.

Voila!  Seeds to devour without the mess.  Eat it as is, with cereal or salad, blend and strain for juice... healthy fruit for the family!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The coolest blog ever!

"Everyone has a heavy load to carry in life. Don’t be someone who goes around adding to a person’s real problems by pointing out their inconsequential ones. There is a place for honesty among friends." http://www.humansofnewyork.com/

Friday, November 16, 2012

Japanese Food is the best!

No matter what the mood or weather, nothing beats eating my favorite: Genmaicha tea, seaweed salad and Tuna maki with Wasabi and soy sauce! OISHII :)

Monday, October 15, 2012

Checkmate !!!

Palm Beach 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The prettiest smiles hide the deepest secrets, the prettiest eyes have cried the most tears, and the kindest hearts have felt the most pain.

Monday, September 3, 2012

me and my lamborghini

i love playing around with background changes on images!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

the dog days of summer are over!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

When I'm Sad

I keep my thoughts inside
Not everyone has to know
The secrets that I just hold
emotions I can't let go.

My heart may skip a beat
a whimper or a sigh
Does anyone want to listen
or let the time go by?

Silence sets me free
As you kiss the pain away
One moment at a time
to make it through the day.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012


one day i saw a flower
she whispered to my ear
"the fairies are quite pretty
she happens to be near."

i thought i saw one flying
next to my flower friend
but all i saw abuzzing
was nothing to get bent.

just butterflies pollinating
and buzzing about was a bee
oh, where could be a fairy
that i can truly see?

again the flower whispered
"the fairies are quite near"
and suddenly i just realized
she was talking about me!

-poem by bibi gefre

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Beautiful Crabapple flower blooms on our tree just in time for Easter... Thank you, God :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

got caught partying!!

don't ask what time this was. lol

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Here I am again at the kitchen with a mini photo documentary.

Let me take you back first on how I prepared the squash for this yummy dish.

... I rinsed the veggie with cold water ...

... I sliced it down into halves ...

... removed the seeds...

... and peeled off the skin ...

...now it's all ready to dice into cubes ...

... my ingredients are 4 -6 spoons melted butter, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper, and 1/2 cup brown sugar ...

... I love using parchment paper! Nothing sticks to the pan that way ...

... I placed it in the oven at 400 degrees for 50 minutes ...

... and voila! I bet adding cinnamon would also make it awesome. but that will be next time :)