In our home, we eat a fresh cooked meal almost everyday. There are days that we go out to eat. And then there are days when I’m feeling lazy! As a result, I scramble through Pinterest for inspiration and ideas.
Yesterday, was one of those days. Since it was a holiday, instead of Monday it felt like a weekend day. Even with both girls at home, the day was moving slow and there I was feeling lazy.
Not knowing what to make for dinner. I thought a soup would be a good and easy meal. So I got to work and whipped up a quick chicken tortilla soup.
If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen posts from my busy holiday vacation. I started out driving from Texas to Georgia – making a one night layover in Mississippi – to spend Christmas with my family. Then from Georgia, I flew to Panama with my husband. A vacation that we had been looking forward to, for months. Somewhat of a honey moon for us, since our littles stayed back in Georgia with my family.
We planned a ten day itinerary, although the first and last day were spent traveling. Why Panama?! We chose this destination because it is still home for me, I have family and friends there too. Also, because my husband had visited once before and fallen in love with it. But this trip was a little different since we visited a few new places and ventured further away from the city. Our plans included a visit Aguadulce and Bocas del Toro, but ended up adding Colón and Coronado to the list.
I came across so many cute holiday throw pillows and covers online this month. Unfortunately, I had a promise to keep. In my last post, I shared how I vowed not to get carried away decorating our home this year. And I planned to keep this promise. But honestly, I was feeling a little down about this, the couch needs holiday cheer (I kept telling myself). And being the DIYer that I am, I got to doing some research and was able to pull off making some DIY throw pillows. That’s right!
They are not perfect but hey I had a lot of fun making them and the family loves using them when we hang out in the living room.
I can’t believe Christmas day is only in a few days. My little one is so excited and beyond all the chaos in my head, I am too. We will be spending part of the holidays with my family and knowing this, I promised my husband not to get carried away with decorating. Surprisingly, I kept this very promise and have managed to only add a few bits of holiday cheer around our home.
I will share some of the photos I have taken. And a peek into some DIYs I was able to complete as well.
This is a partial shot of the living room, where I added throw pillows that I made. I will share a tutorial on this in a later post this week, so stay tuned. Read More
As it finally starts to cool down in Houston, I found myself remising about the warmer days of fall. And thought about sharing this fall wreath I had made.
I have to admit that I am a hoarder of materials! And this DIY was made possible by this hoarding condition! Some of the materials that I used are from a previous DIY that I will later share.
I wanted a new wreath but I wasn’t sure what I wanted or how much I wanted to spend. So, I thought about making one. And once I get an idea rolling, it’s hard to pump the breaks (my husband can attest to this). I’m a DIY-holic! Wait, is this even a term?
Back to the wreath, I couldn’t talk myself out of wanting a new wreath. I mean, my door has rocked the same fall wreath for a few years (thanks to my mamá, who gifted it to me). But I figured I could same money by repurposing this same wreath. I pulled a metal ring that I had from the previous DIY I mentioned and the wreath that my mom had given me.
As you are getting to know me, you’ll realize that I cook a lot. Especially, if you follow me on Instagram, where I will usually post videos and photos of what I’m making for the day.
I truly enjoy cooking! Even on days that I have no idea what to make and feel like I’m in an episode of Chopped; as I scramble to make dinner for my husband, six year old, myself (and sometimes my one year old). You see, the one year old is one picky eater, I feed her of course, but sometimes it takes multiple offerings for her to agree to even taste what I’ve cooked. And most times, she realizes I was offering a tasty meal anyway.