Thursday, October 8, 2015

Dearest Ballerina,

I was thrift shopping a few weeks ago. As always I started looking through the books to see if I could score something good for Maximiliano. I didn't find anything so I continued walking straight which led me to this isle full of plastic bags with random clustered toys inside. I looked through all of them searching for treasures but most of it was junk. Beads, loose cards, incomplete puzzles as well as table games, tiny plastic figurines, ugly stuffed animals... and then there was this bag with three worn out pairs of leather ballet shoes and a tambourine. I quickly thought oh this is cute and put them down. I found myself going back to these and looking at them and picturing a tiny little ballerina running around the house making noise with her tambourine and twirling in her little tutu. I was also wondering why anyone would give these up, they would look so beautiful framed. If they had been in better condition I would of picked them up in a heart beat and even though they weren't and I didn't, I kinda wished that I had. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pumpkin Patch Roundup

We've planned a pumpkin patch trip with our friends for this Saturday, the first of the season and I am beyond excited! After that we are headed to their house to bake, decorate and eat Halloween cookies. I've been all kinds of sappy lately seeing my boy growing so much and so fast so I put some pictures together of our first, second and third pumpkin patch trips. It's finally feeling like fall here in California, cooler temps and even rain. According to my husband it's not going to last long but I hope he's wrong, meanwhile I'm going to enjoy it.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy October!

Happy October! We've been getting ready since September haha. Halloween is definitely our favorite holiday over here. We've been reading Halloween books, watching scary movies, walking the Halloween isles at target, searching thrift stores for Halloween treasures and listening to the Misfits nonstop. I will take out the Halloween decor today and pick up a few more things this weekend, nothing too crazy.

We bought Maxi's costume last weekend, he's been wanting to be Captain America ever since he first saw the costume and I really dislike sharing costume pictures before Halloween because I feel like it takes the fun from showing pictures the actual day... but I couldn't help to share this one of my little Captain America. I waited it out, in case he changed his mind but he's stuck with it for a month so I bought it before it disappeared! He's been practically living in the thing and I hope it survives until Halloween haha. He gets so into his role, he once hid me in the room and told me to stay there because he was going to fight the "monsters".

I baked these one bowl famous chocolate cupcakes yesterday to celebrate the first of October and they were AMAZING... the only thing I wasn't really crazy about was the frosting but you can easily use your favorite frosting recipe instead. But you should definitely make these like yesterday. This will definitely be my go to chocolate recipe from now on. 

P.S. If you have a toddler and you happen to be at target pick up the book spooky pookie, Maximiliano absolutely loves it. It's a cute Halloween read, especially for ages 2-4.


Friday, September 18, 2015

Peach Crumble Pie

Hi! Summer is almost over and you may or may not have a ton of peaches around. If you do, this recipe is too simple and delicious for you to pass up... I had been craving peach pie for weeks and I just had to take a break from whole30 and eat myself some peach pie before all the peaches were gone. 

First of all I want to say that I know that the presentation of this pie is not that pretty... the crumble looks like ground beef of some sort. I was lazy and threw all the crumble ingredients in my nutri bullet. Don't be lazy like me. That being said this peach crumble pie was out of this world delicious and I went a little over board and ate like half of it. Oops. 

I wanted a recipe that was simple, these peaches were so good on their own that they didn't need much. I wanted the main star of the show to shine! Also I didn't want to peel peaches. Also amazing pie crust helps, I used this recipe. (She has great step by step instructions + pictures.) Enjoy.                                      

Peach Crumble Pie


6 fresh peaches, pitted and sliced

1/2 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

2 Tablespoons butter

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup flour

1/3 cup pecans (optional but recommended)


Have your pie dish ready to go with dough and your peaches already pitted and sliced.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Process the pecans in food processor or chop finely. Cream the sugars and the butter together, add cinnamon, flour and pecans and mix until it comes together.  Sprinkle half of crumble mixture on top of pie dough then arrange the sliced peaches over the crumble and sprinkle the rest on top.

Bake at 400 degrees for the first 15 minutes and then lower the oven to 350 degrees and continue baking for another 40 minutes or until golden brown. It's very important for you to let it sit at least 2 hours before you cut into it, after that you are free to devour half of it, like I did. I won't judge you if you scoop some vanilla ice cream right on top of your slice. I'm kind of sad I didn't do it.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

August in Pictures

August! I ate a TON of watermelon! Have you ever squeezed passion fruit all over your watermelon? It is THE best thing EVER. I also ate a bunch of nice cream because this heat. Spent mornings at the farmer's market. Had lots of beach time! Watched sunsets. Family visited from San Francisco. Drank a ton of black coffee and even more coconut water. Went to my sweet's friend baby shower. Ate whole30 compliant the whole month. Explored our city. Got a nice tan, survived this weather and got really sad over all these things that are happening in our planet. I hate the news, always have but especially after becoming a mother. The world hurts. Sometimes it's scary to think about our children's future but our hope for the future is in our children so lets raise them to be conscious loving and respectful little humans.