Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Last Days of Summer








Can you believe this is the first time we've been to the beach this summer? and summer is practically over... Although we did go for ice cream and a walk on the bay the other night, we even got to see fireworks before we left. Just like last summer, Maximiliano absolutely fell in love with the sand and salty water. He was soooo happy in the water and I totally didn't wear a bathing suit the first time I actually happened to get all soaked by the waves!

This year has been rough for us. My husband was stuck in a really bad job, working every. single. day. Not only did he end up having to invest everything he made right back into his job but we also didn't really get to spend much time together at all. I am happy to say that things are finally looking up for us and I have a feeling this coming year is going to be our year.

Hope your enjoying the last days of summer. Meanwhile I'll just be wishing for cooler weather over here, these past two weeks have kicked my butt! San diego has never ever been hotter! I've been slacking so much, because of this heat. All I want to do is sit in front of the fan forever.

XOXO
Lidia


Friday, September 12, 2014

Ground Beef & Broccoli (Weeknight Meals)



Hey guys! It's been a while since I shared a recipe on here. This is one of our latest favorite weeknight meals. It's super fast and easy which is perfect for those times when you wish there were more hours to the day and on top of that it's full of flavor, a meal everyone will enjoy.

Ground Beef & Broccoli
serves 3-4

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 onion, diced
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 1/2 lbs. broccoli, washed and cut into small trees
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
2-3 tablespoons of oyster sauce
salt and pepper to taste

Heat about a tablespoon of cooking oil in pan over medium heat, throw in minced garlic and cook until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add in onion, saute until translucent and then add your ground beef. Cook beef until nice and brown at this point you can add salt and pepper to taste.

Meanwhile the beef is browning, cook broccoli for 2 minutes in a pot of salted boiling water, drain and set aside. Once your beef is ready add broccoli and oyster sauce, stir to incorporate.

Serve on top of white rice with lots of sambal oelek chili paste or sriracha. Lately we've been preferring sambal oelek. You can find the sambal oelek, sriracha and oyster sauce in the asian isle or your local asian super market.



Enjoy!
XOXO
Lidia





Sunday, August 31, 2014

Maximiliano, My Heart


The way you come up to me when I'm doing dishes and hug my leg and say " I lah you ".
The way you pick flowers for me, whether it be the ones in your lego sets,
the ones from your grandma's garden, or the ones on the sidewalk when we go on walks.
The way you climb up on me when I'm sitting on the computer desk and wrap your
arms around me and put your forehead to mine to let me know it's time to get up from the desk.
The way you look up to me and smile so wide your eyes get really small.
The way your happiness is contagious, even when I'm having a rough day 
you are there to make everything better.
You are my sun, you are my moon, you are my stars, you are my heart.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Pinterest Inspo


{ these words}


{these cookies}


{this cake}




{this reminder}


{this outside area}







Thursday, August 21, 2014

Lately


  

{ cuddling at the zoo }




{ cotton candy in the sky }


                                  

{ shadows and reptiles }










{ if this isn't what your kid looks like after the park, then you're doing something wrong }













XOXO
Lidia