Cooking & Recipes

Pesto Zucchini Noodles With Cherry Tomatoes

August 24, 2016
Pesto Zucchini Noodles With Cherry Tomatoes

My nightly goal is to eat a healthy dinner with Mau, without us taking turns holding the baby. I’m new at the mom thing, so I don’t really know how to tackle this from the mom perspective. All I know how to do at the moment is to try to plan and create meals that I can whip up super fast, so we have more time to sit down and eat, while the baby plays in his playpen, (which he can manage for about a half an hour). This gives me about 15 minutes to make dinner happen.  These pesto zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes take less than that and they’re delicious! Here is the recipe for my own personal quick fire challenge 🙂

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Beauty & Style

Skin Care Routine for the Grown Up Woman (Part 2)

August 22, 2016
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When I initially thought about creating a skin care routine, I imagined myself sitting at a vanity in a luxurious robe meticulously leathering on moisturizer, like Joan Crawford in Mommy Dearest. But, I don’t have a vanity, and on most days,  I completely forgot that I was supposed to use all of these products. My self-appointed skin care routine started to feel like a chore, that I had to remind myself about before bed. In short, I needed to see major results or simplify.

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Beauty & Style, Love & Relationships

Weekend Recap: Wedding Season

August 15, 2016

Staying home with baby FLO has some amazing perks and I feel so lucky to be able to stay home with him at the moment. But, this also means that most of our days are pretty mundane. So, when we have events on the calendar, I get incredibly excited to break out of our routine. It’s safe to say that I have been looking forward to this weekend’s wedding for an entire summer.

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Beauty & Style

July Favorites

July 29, 2016
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July was such a sweet month for me. Our baby boy and I settled into something reminiscent of a routine. I carved out time for myself, and I fit into my old jeans. Small victories all around. To celebrate, I thought I would introduce a new series to share some of my favorites things monthly. Here are the July favorites. Continue Reading…

Make & Do

Five Houseplants You Won’t Kill

July 27, 2016
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I love having a home filled with potted plants, but unlike my mom, I wasn’t blessed with a natural green thumb. So my solution was to find houseplants that could survive under my careless, yellowish thumb. Plants that would thrive, even when I forgot to water them regularly, and grow despite a lack of direct sunlight. If these houseplants didn’t die under me, you won’t kill them either.

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Love & Relationships

Beach, baby & gratitude

July 25, 2016
Beach, baby & gratitude

Our weekend started late Friday afternoon, with an appointment for baby FLO’s 4 month check up. Time is really flying by, and standing still at the same time.  We are so lucky to have a healthy and happy baby.

This weekend we didn’t have any big plans, just beach, baby & [ cafe] gratitude.
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Beauty & Style

Personal Style Overhaul

July 22, 2016

Building capsule wardrobe #besosalina

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I wasn’t one of those women that only gained weight in the belly during pregnancy, instead I got pretty plump all over and couldn’t wear anything in my closet. This gave me a long break from my clothes. Once more of my old stuff was starting to fit again, it became clear that I needed to reevaluate what’s been hanging in my closet. Here is Step 1 in my personal style overhaul journey.

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Make & Do

DIY Iced Matcha Latte

July 20, 2016

Last week with baby FLO’s 4am wake up calls, I guzzled coffee like a mad woman all day. Actually, in the last couple of months coffee stopped being a morning indulgence and instead had become a crutch to get through the day. Over-caffeinating your baby isn’t a good idea, and neither is dealing with the jarring crash that comes after the caffeine high wears off. Enter matcha. Actually, iced matcha latte, because it’s bazillion degrees outside. Continue Reading…

Travel & See

Hawaii Recap

July 18, 2016

Hawaii wasn’t quite a vacation for everyone. Mauricio had to be in Honolulu for work, and Fernando Luka and I got to join him. In general though, we definitely got a taste of what it’s like to vacation with a baby—and oh man is it different. Baby FLO had us up every morning at about 4am. Still, we got to spend really great quality time together as a family, and Hawaii disrupted our daily routine in a very good way.
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Travel & See

Traveling with Baby

July 13, 2016

We’ve now successfully completed three long flights with baby FLO, so I thought I’d share a few things that made traveling with baby not completely insane.

Everyone told us that flying with a newborn is way easier than a toddler, plus littles under two fly for free, so we weren’t as nervous.

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