Monday, March 30, 2015


{ eating lots of pineapple } 

{ downtown library had lots of good spanish books, I'm in love with Gorilita | it's a great birthday book and I will definitely be purchasing it, you can find the english edition as well }

{ missing the beach | I collected these from last trip, a couple of weeks ago }

{ seen at our local world market }

{ friday night dinner, vietnamese salad | hubby had the egg rolls }

{ saturday morning treat after 2 weeks of coffee sans sugar | coconut latte at the park }

{ fast food, no larabars to save the day | quick roll will do, shared the thai tea with the husband }

Hadn't done one of these posts in a while because I've been sharing all corresponding pictures in a monthly post but here are a few shots of lately. I have a ton of pictures to share for this month and will probably do a pre-easter post before that because well, we are pretty excited for Easter over here (and by we I mean I am).

Friday, March 27, 2015


{ Photo cred. goes to my little | We hear a "cheeese" and see a flash then turn to find Maximiliano photographing his luchadores, not too shabby for an almost three year old haha }

Here is what I've been into this week:

This new album by my all time favorite band unfortunately sans my favorite musician on vocals, but still good.
Also by Porter, the beautifully executed video to their single Huitzil.
This cover of one of my favorite songs.
On irrational parenting/ parenting trends. What works for some doesn't work for others.
This healthy eggplant parmesan is on my soon to make list.

Thank God it's Friday. What weekends mean to me: date night, family adventures and relaxing. Really looking forward to possibly having some avocado rolls and miso soup today. Hope your weekend is lovely! XOXO

Friday, March 20, 2015

LINKS | Happy Weekend!

{ Blurry photo I took while walking to the park | I love my city, there is beauty all around }

I'm going to jump on the bandwagon and start sharing my favorite links of the week every Friday. I love seeing other people's picks, I always find really interesting things/ recipes/ photos/ videos.

Here is what I've been keeping my eye on this week:

Ever in the mood for some rain? This site is your answer.
Just discovered the cutest florist in San Diego. Going to pick up some flowers from her, soon!
For future brunch parties, insanely easy way to poach a dozen eggs at once.
These chicken hand pies look so good.
Want to make this sunflower seeded brittle asap.
This is totally happening when I move out.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, had a date with the husband today that involved a bit of shopping and vietnamese food. Saturday and Sunday will be all dedicated to Maximiliano. Tomorrow will probably consist of an early picnic, flying kites and cupcakes (none for me). Xoxo, Lidia.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Listening To

Leon Larregui and Vance Joy. I clean to this, cook to this, relax to this. Beach music, road trip music, dancing under the moon music, music that makes you fall in love. Don't mind me, I'm just dreaming of bonfires, camping, starry nights, late night waves crashing and summer.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Maximiliano Abishai

This was taken on December 27th. My baby sister (also known as Maximiliano's favorite aunt) bought him a cupcake for his half birthday and we sang happy birthday to him before he blew out the candle. It's kind of a tradition now for her to celebrate his half birthday, last year she baked him a cake. Now we are about three months away from his 3rd birthday and this is what he's been up to...

He has a thing for closed doors. Always closing opened doors and usually locking them as well. We now have to keep an extra key to our bedroom close by, I've been locked out a few times. Oh also my husband has to pick the lock to the bathroom every now and then too.

He asks to visit the zoo every. single. day. Some days is "I want monkeys" others is "I want tigey" and then swtiches off to "I want koala", but lately his favorite has been the pandas. Over all he says, "Mama, I like animals".

His absolute favorite thing at the moment are surprise eggs. Sometimes I will fill up our Easter eggs from last year with small random toys (that he already owns) or alphabet letters and the occasional candy and he sits there so excited and opens them all. I think it's the element of surprise that he likes so much. He's going to go nuts this Easter since eggs are his jam and all.

Randomly will grab my hand and kiss it. Run up to my leg and hug it. Say " I luh mama". Grab my face and cover me in kisses.

When he doesn't want people to leave, he will say "no! cold!" and cross his arms across his chest while shivering.

Can't leave the house without one of his hats.

After burping it's always "oopsie cuse me". When going to sleep it's "night night".

He has energy that I cannot explain, I have trouble with bed time, is literally non stop all day long. Some days are hard. Like today, Mondays when Papa has band practice and I can't get my work out in because he's climbing on my back when trying to do my push ups or throwing all the couch pillows at me when trying to do my cardio and I can't even get 10 minutes to myself for a shower. Some days are hard, but just one single kiss makes up for all the hard days to come.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

A Happy List

10 things that make me terribly happy:

1. Maximiliano's kisses, especially the ones I don't ask for.
2. Sunny skies + warm weather.
3. The beach/ ocean.
4. Coffee, especially when I don't have to make it myself.
5. Exploring my city.
6. Nature.
7. A good book.
8. Uninterrupted morning alone time.
9. Uninterrupted dinner cooking.
10. Maximiliano's smile/laughter.

Inspired by coffeeandkinfolk

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

February In Pictures

Clearly I took a lot of pictures the month of February. February consisted of Zoo trips, sister brunch dates, early morning park trips, tree climbing, lot's of coffee, 7 year dating anniversary with one too many drinks (not pictured), sick toddler, chocolate surprise eggs (Maximiliano's favorite thing at the moment), lot's of avocado eating, bird watching and ended with rain, warm miso soup and sushi rolls. Glad to report we are back to sunny skies, nothing makes me happier!

I'm so happy how things are going this year, it's only the beginning but already is looking so good! I mentioned a few times before how bad last year was for us in a lot of aspects. Hope all is going lovely for you as well! Cheers to happy days in March, let's make the best of it.

XOXO, Lidia