Earlier this year we moved into our new home. We absolutely loved it! It was move in ready. No major improvements needed. Just some minor tweak's my husband and I wanted to touch up to make it feel more like home. The first thing I notice was all the walls in the entire house were white. We have two small kids and I knew these walls were a huge empty canvas's in my kids eyes. I needed to get it painted. But this actually was not our first project we tackled. It was the kitchen. We wanted to add a backsplash.
So here is the before photo.
And the after.
Eventually we are going to splash some paint onto those boring walls.
This year I had a little help decorating for Halloween. I wanted to keep it simple and yet a little spooky for the kids this year. Since joining Pinterest, I have found so many great ideas to help me find just what I wanted to do.
Here are the list of Halloween finds, with tutorials that I used, from Pinterest.
I believe it was last year for Christmas, my sister gave me a book called "Deceptively Delicious" by Jessica Seinfeld. Let me tell you, my daughter is one picky eater. This book has helped me to help my daughter get her nutrients one way or another.
Here are a few of the things I have made from the book. Some were winners and some were not so lucky.
Brownies (with carrot and spinach)
Not surprised this was a winner. She loves anything chocolate. Ha! Just like her mama.
Macaroni and Cheese (with cauliflower)
This did not pass the test. Although I did enjoy it.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Dip (with carrot)
My daughter ate the entire apple and put the dip aside. But again, I liked it. Not so bad.
Pancakes (with sweet potato)
This is a winner. Her absolute favorite! She request this almost EVERY morning. Yeah! What a great way to start the day.
French Toast (with sweet potato and blueberries)
She didn't quite like this one but she did enjoy eating those blueberries!
We've been doing this for about a year and we are slowly, but surely, eating our vegetables one spoonful ate a time. :)
Hello summer! I love summer. Technically the California summers. Its where I grew up at. Summers here in Vegas is a little different. Its where I live now. Vegas summers is more like having to stay indoors to survive the deathly heat and hoping the 3 long months would go by quickly. But in California, the place to stay cool was near water. Whether it be the pool, lake, river or at the beach that's where I was at and wishing the summers never end.
A couple weeks ago I decided to make a Nautical theme dress to get in the spirit of summer. White and Navy blue are the colors that came to my mind when designing this dress.
I bought a bundle of white frills, when I last went to the garment district in LA and decided to use it for the skirt. I like it. And I think my daughter likes it too.
I added a polka dotted fabric in the back of the skirt to fashionably hold the elastic in place.
Unlike my daughter, I'd rather be near the water and she rather be near the horses. Hence the cowboy boots. She insisted on wearing this. She's my little cowgirl and not my little beach bum.
Wherever we might be this summer, let's stay fashionably cool!
I am a mother to a lovely daughter and handsome son and wife to a sexy computer guru. I was born and raised in California and love everything by the sea especially sailing. So welcome aboard our tiny blog site and we invite you to come sail away with us as we venture out to the sea of life.