Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Lately

Hello. It feels like I haven't blogged in forever. Here are some pictures from last month and some from this month.

I'm on day 6 of whole 30 and I'm physically feeling really good, the mild headaches are gone BUT none the less I'm still feeling VERY moody at times. I don't know... I might just do a whole 30 post and talk about it. What I'll say now is that I honestly feel like I could eat this way forever with of course indulging once in while. The thing I miss THE most is creamer in my coffee forget the sugar give me my creamer! Also surprisingly the thing I've occasionally had a craving for are pancakes... I don't usually eat pancakes often and they are not my favorite food.

Here's what I've been up to lately: zoo trip, girls day out while boys go to the park with dads, hanging out with my sisters, some shopping and birthday planning/ crafting but mostly LOTS of procrastinating. 

 { Maxi went to the fridge, took out an egg and cracked it in here all while I took a two minute bathroom brake. }



 { Local gourmet tacos from Sauld!. If you're in San Diego I recommend checking this place out on taco tuesday since they have a 3 for 5$ deal. Everything was really good and they have hand made tortillas! }

 { Playing dress up with mommy's hat + sunglasses }

 { Missing warm days, can it please start feeling like summer already! }

 { I'm always building forts for Maxi but he seems to show no interest for them yet. He likes them for like a second then moves on to the next thing. }

 { Mint iced mojito coffee and fresh flowers from the market. }
 { Here we were at the whaley house in old town San Diego. It's supposed to be haunted and the creepy thing is that Maximiliano started talking about a kid ghost and pointing. }


  { Cinco de Mayo celebrations. }






Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Mother's Day


Hope you all had a lovely mother's day. Our Sunday was definitely dedicated to all the moms in our life. When I woke up Damian had flowers for me AND (this was literally what made my morning) my favorite Iced coconut latte, it's the little things. I decided to make brunch for my mom just like last year. I made pancakes, eggs, bacon, mimosas and a had lots of fruit for us. It was nice to have brunch together and have my mom relax for a bit, she is always busy doing one thing or another. She literally does not even sit to eat so I was happy to prepare everything and do all the dishes as well, while she got to relax and enjoy herself. My only request for mother's day was to go to Hammond's for some ice cream so Damian took me there after we had brunch. It was pretty amazing, can't wait to go again! After, we visited my mother in law to wish her a happy mother's day and drop off a little present and then it was back to my mom's where my sister cooked a carnitas feast for us. It was the perfect mother's day.





{ Starting from top left going clockwise: thai tea, toasted coconut, kona coffee, banana storm, white chocolate coconut macadamia nut, butter pecan }

{ I couldn't get this little guy to take a picture with me, I thank him for making me the happiest mom even though there are times when he drives me completely nuts, he is my sunshine. }



Friday, May 8, 2015

Links


It's Friday! It's been raining over here today so I'll post this picture of last week when it was starting to feel like summer. Chalk, water balloons and lots of bubble blowing. 

Last weekend I talked about wanting to start whole 30, I was talking to my mom about it and she said she wanted to join me. She also said she was going to tell my little sister about it, apparently we are all doing it together and I'm excited! My mom set the date, from May 15 to June 13. I though it was perfect since it's after mother's day but before Maximiliano's birthday. Also we plan on going to the fair right after whole 30.

No date night today since Damian is playing a show, we just went out for some quick mexican food and to get Maxi a little bug kit. We then captured some snails, fed them some leaves and they will be released before we go to bed. Saturday we plan on heading over to the farmer's market, last Saturday day we were there and after we ended up in old town where there was a cinco de mayo celebration we weren't even aware of, it was lots of fun! Still no plans for Sunday so we'll see where we end up maybe we can head over to that ice cream place I've been wanting to try out also maybe pick up a new plant. We'll see.

This weeks favorites:

DIY leather and brass hanging planter. These planter diy's keep on getting better!
Favorite songs this week: This one & This one.
Trio of habanero salsas. Definitely will be making some.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Mother's Day Brunch Inspiration


Still no plans for Sunday. Seems like that's pretty much my life lately. Nothing planned. Funny because I'm the kind who organizes and plans everything in advanced but lately I've been letting things happen. Except of course Maxi's birthday, I've been planning that since months ago. Last year my sisters and I had a nice brunch for my mom, since usually every place is packed for brunch we figured that would be the best way to go. This year all I know is there will be tequila involved.

Here are some links I gathered for a perfect Mother's Day brunch or get together:

Winesicles with edible flowers.
Kiwi mint mojitos.
This simple mother's day breakfast.
Elegant make-ahead brunch. Anything make-ahead is kinda my favorite.
This mother's day brunch looks amazing.
I'm debating between making this cherry beer-garita or these strawberry margarita jello shots. But I'm most likely going to make both.

Happy Mother's Day to all you amazing mothers out there! We have the hardest and yet most wonderful and rewarding responsibility. Cheers!
XOXO, Lidia

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Our Favorite Books | 01

If there is one thing we don't ever mind spending on over here, that thing would definitely be books. Every time we go somewhere, I most likely end up picking up a book for Maxi. We like the library but there is nothing like having your own little library at home. As a kid, I was definitely a reader. I remember sitting for hours going through those big short story books. I remember one of the first books I read completely on my own, la gallinita roja. Little golden books has this version with beautiful illustrations and it's on my list. 

Some of my fondest memories are being in elementary school and having story time, how we would all gather around the teacher sitting on the carpet. Lights off and nothing but the sun beaming through the window while I completely transported myself to another place. Pretty darn magical.

There are so many books we love over here but I will share our favorites at the moment.



These are Maximiliano's picks for morning, nap time and bedtime reading which is when we do the most reading because he will actually sit still during these times. Some of these have been in rotation since he was a little tiny new born baby. One of them being the classic where the wild things are which also happens to be his absolute favorite at the time, mostly because he relates to Max which he also calls Maxi by the way. He loves to growl and roar along to this one. Oh the mischief that goes on at this house!

1. The Big Purple Book Of Beginner Books by P.D. Eastman and Peter Eastman | 2. Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss | 3. Dr. Seuss's ABC | 4. Pancakes, Pancakes! by Eric Carle | 5. The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle | 6. Go, Dog Go! by P.D. Eastman | 7. Bunnies' ABC by Golden Books | 8. I am Bunny by Ole Risom | 9. Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed by Eileen Christelow | 10. Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak 

These three are some of my top picks because they instantly transport me to my childhood. I've been reading el pez arco iris to Maximiliano since he was in my belly and it was his absolutely favorite as a baby. Siempre te que querre or love you forever is a must for every mother-son duo, it's the sweetest book out there.

11. Siempre Te Querre by Robert Munsch | 12. Corduroy by Don Freeman | 13. El Pez Arco Iris by Marcus Pfister 

These three are Maximiliano's favorite animal books and they are really good for those little animal lovers out there. Maximiliano loves opening these up and pointing to all the animals while he recites their names, they keep him entertained for a while and he literally knows every. single. animal. He even corrects me at time when I say cheetah instead of jaguar or eagle instead of falcon, this kid knows his animals! haha.




Book recommendations are more than welcomed here as we are always looking for new books to add to our collection. 
XOXO