We just took a much needed trip to Cabo, it was delightful. 🌴And of course my kids asked me to make an "airport find it" game..... ok I just lied. My kids didn't ask me, I wanted to make it for them so they wouldn't be connected to the machine (aka any electronic) while we waited... only then to be connected to the machine again on the 2 hour flight. In fact, I had to bribe my tweenager son to play along. But you know what? He and his bestie ended up having fun. I wished I had taken some photos of them in the airport, but I didn't. So the printables alone will have to suffice. 😀 I made three of them, as shown below! And what better time to use these with summer travel coming up right . . .
I'm a list maker. I make a list for everything. Everything. Oh, you're the same? Then perfect. (If you're not the same, then get on the list train, it is so refreshing!) And because I love you all so much, have I got the most perfect note pads (aka thought organizers) for you! KNOCK KNOCK pads are my most favorite. I use them all the time. Here are my two absolute favorites! I love this pad the MOST because it helps me plan out our meals for the week, including the kids breakfasts and lunches. I fill it out on Sundays and then make a grocery list according to what meal is planned. Aaaaand, it has magnets on the back so you can stick it to the fridge which is nice because my kids . . .
I've been very into making from scratch desserts... and thanks to Pinterest I seriously found THE BEST brownie recipe, ever. Like ever. Here is the link to the orginal recipe I found! Thank you Genius Kitchen! But before we dive into the recipe, I wanted to say that I made these brownies with Sunday the other day for our "girls date." Funny girls date request, right? She said it's because I almost always tell her no when she asks to help. Sunday DOES always ask to help bake or cook and because I don't like messeswant to "just get it done" she is right, I more often than not tell her no. This ah-ha and bitter truth moment had me stopping myself and asking why? What is more . . .
1.80% diet, 20% exercise : In college no matter how much I ran (and it was hours on the treadmill) I could never get rid of the freshman 15 I had put on. It could had been the entire box of cereal I was eating after class 🤔 or the late night Taco 🌮 Bell.... but it was all justified because "I ran 15 miles" that day, right? That cycle continued all the way into my adulthood. Even when I was eating "healthy" (sorry just cause it is vegan or gluten free, does not mean it is healthy) and yet I still could not take off the last 5-7 pounds I had kept from my pregnancy. It was not until I changed my eating to what I consider "clean" (if it comes from the earth, eat it) and portioned (you can eat . . .
Looking for some ideas for mommy dearest? I asked around on my instagram and facebook and here were the most common answers: A DAY TO HERSELF This was THE MOST common answer. Yes that means leave her alone. All alone. This does not mean we don't love you guys, but it just means we want to do things FOR OURSELVES. Like go shopping or go to workout or go to the bathroom without an audience or absolutely NOTHING. Ha! This also means she does not want to cook, clean or be asked any questions. In other words, no mom duties. AAAAND to make it easier for you I've made a coupon for you to use and print! Cute right? Download it here! 👉🏼Download SPA DAY Make an appointment at . . .
How many of you can relate? It's not only annoying but it also is just a friggin pain the ass. Stop, take off shoe, readjust, fall back off. No thanks. Being sick of the above cycle, I asked my facebook friends for some recommendations and found the answer. Now hold on to your socks (see what I did there?) this brand will knock your socks off (see what I did there, again? tee hee) BOMBAS. 👈🏼 Seriously click on that link. Sure they aren't the cheapest, but they work and you will never ever own another pair of no show socks again. This I promise you. PLUS get 20% off your first order! AND they are a local San Diego company. Wahoo to that! Now I can put a sock in all my . . .
Gluten gets a bad wrap, and it's not without reason. BUT you know who is the snipper from the side? Corn. And this is coming from a CORN LOVER. 🌽 A few quick facts about corn from gluten free society: Corn is the second most genetically modified food on the planet. (Soy is #1)Ever seen corn in your do-do? Yeah, thats because it is hard to digest.Corn syrup has mercury in itAnimals who eat corn as a staple food (cows, chickens, fish amongst many) have shorter life spansFructose delivered from corn is toxic to the liver and contributes to severe health problems. Now with all that being said... but what about chips and salsa or tortillas- don't fret- Sieste foods to the . . .
Say No to squeezed out juice from the juice box. The worst. Step 1: Pull the tabs up. Actually this is the real step 1: Tell your kids to hold their horses, you're getting their juice box. Step 2. Do the original step one. Step 3. Hand them the juice box and tell them to hold onto the 'wings'. Step 4: Don't clean up squeezed out juice. Happy Juice Box Drinking! . . .
We camp, a lot. We have been down the entire West coast and even to the Islands off Washington. Beach camping ✅Mountain camping ✅Forest camping ✅ Desert camping ✅... You name it, we've done that type of camping. Now 99.9% of the time we camp in our trailer, it is like our second home. It is rare that we camp without her, but on some occasions we leave her at home. Our first bought of glamping was when we were in the San Juan Islands. We didn't take our trailer simply because we didn't know/trust/believe that we could take our 30 foot trailer on a ferry boat to the island, i mean wahhhh??? (and for the record, it can be done. Pretty amazing) That being said, I am glad we didn't . . .
We didn't have much time (or money) to plan an extravagant trip because of my husbands fire schedule and his captains test, but what's spring break without a little get away? So in the spirit of spring break, we decided to head to a small and quaint town on the central coast of California called Solvang. I have passed this town many a times going back and forth from San Diego to San Luis and to be honest, the only memory I have of this town is the time I got pulled over for speeding. Whoops. 🤨 Although this Danish town is known for its wine tasting and shopping (both fun for the adults, not so much for the kids) we actually found plenty of neat cool things to do. Family friendly . . .