Homemade Mexican Rice Bowl

Woke up with a little anxiety over all the things that have to be done this week and, well, with a big craving. You know how crazy I am about huevos rancheros but with the lack of tortillas and abundance of left over pollada (deep fried Peruvian chicken), I knew Izkai and I would be…

Document EVERYTHING! 

His face at the end makes every sweat drop worth it! 💙  Getting back into shape after birth is a HUGE challenge but it’s possible with patience and positivity. Allow your body to have the break it deserves after all the work it’s done. Your machine is still beautiful it just now needs maintenance and…

DIY wall tree for our First Christmas! 

A little bamboo, some left over lights, homemade ornaments, lots of mini instax and you’ve got a memorable baby’s first Christmas!   At least I won’t ever forget it.  It’s our first Christmas with Baby Kai and I cannot emphasize how big this is for us, how grateful & blessed we are for all the love…

Well-Dressed Distress

My brother’s wedding is this week and that means last minute touch-ups and finalizing are in order. My soon-to-be sister-in-law had a wonderful idea to use a bird cage. Of course when she said bird cage I envisioned something very tall, round, and big enough to fit a few doves. (The Jersey in me comes…

I•Z•K•A•I

Baby Kai has been thriving in his development but he’s not a fan of grabbing things for too long nor is he interested in extending his arms (which makes it a battle during changing time). I’m sure it’ll develop with time but since I know baby play gyms are helpful I figured it’s time to…

The Extras

Having extra fabric around is something I’ve been trying to really minimize since it will most likely end up getting thrown out. So, when I found some beautiful fabric for my accent chair I only bought what was needed. (Biggest Mistake)  I loved it so much that I decided to also use it on my…

If you can’t glitter, you Gold Leaf

  I had shared in the past the refurbishing of my dining room chairs which I was very please with.  Unfortunately my set of 6 chairs was down to 5 with our recent move.  With my upcoming baby shower and remodeling of my room I decided to take chair #5 and accent it to be used…

Love is Pizza

No matter the shape, size, or time; the right ingredients, intentions, and companions make it’s taste perfection.  For a crunchy thin crust taste bake @450 degrees for 20 minutes we have fresh mozzarella topped with sliced tomatoes crushed garlic cloves and oregano over chunky pizza sauce.  **would normally add fresh basil but didn’t have any**…

House Dressing 

Ever go to places and they offer you the house balsamic dressing?! It’s one of my favorites to try and rarely am I disappointed.  I love love love homemade balsamic dressing.   Unfortunately, this pregnancy has made me very particular about what I’d like to eat and salads that have balsamic dressing aren’t one of…

When you fail, try again

Getting a new dining room set is always exciting but a very expensive decision.  Paying so much for mediocre design, detail, and wood turns out into a nightmare.  Then, the thought of where my furniture may end up reaches an entirely different stress level.  Save the furniture. I figured lets put some work to peel…