I’m definitely a steak salad! What’s yours?
Cold and flu season as a mom can be very demanding, but thanks to my brand partner Rainbow Light, I can take care of myself while taking care of my kids as well. Every morning I take my Women’s One multivitamin, and my kids eat their Vitamin C Gummies to help boost our immune system this season.
This Jade Gua Sha Crystal Beauty Tool enhances your natural beauty by stimulating circulation while de-puffing, lifting, and sculpting the face. An ancient facial therapy ritual used in Traditional Chinese Medicinel, gua sha smooths, tightens, and firms skin while offering natural therapeutic benefits.
My babies are not babies anymore. I used to dress them in matching outfits, but they’ve grown up with their own style and personality. So those matching days in this household are rare. Luckily, they share the love for Converse! And I love how they go well with any outfit or occasion. Hope this is something they can continue as they get older.
I got their Converse shoes at EasyKicks - the first subscription shoe service for kids. Starting at only $20/month you get to pick from brands like Nike and Converse. Fresh kicks arrive in a customized box for each kid, filled with tons of surprises and fun. Once your new kicks arrive, send your old pair back to them for donation or recycling. I love how they make shoe-shopping fun for parents with kids!
This post is sponsored by EasyKicks.
This post is sponsored by Gorton’s Seafood.
It’s football season and I love having friends and family over to watch the game on Sundays. I always think of appetizers that don’t require much prep time, yet are really tasty. Here my three easy and healthy appetizers with Gorton’s fish sticks and fillets. Enjoy!
Fish and Chips
1 bag of Gorton's Fish Sticks
1 bag small yellow potatoes
1 bag blended cheese
1 teaspoon of kosher salt
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1/2 cup of sriracha aioli
2 tablespoons of olive oil
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish sticks are cooking, cut the potatoes in half and season them with salt, black pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, and onion powder. Bake them on 375ºF for 20 -25 minutes. Remove fish sticks from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Assemble the fish and chip by scooping some of the potatoes out, then place the fish sticks in the middle. Sprinkle some blended cheese then put them back to the oven for another 5 minutes till the cheese is melted. Serve with sriracha aioli sauce. These are definitely healthier than the classic fish and chips.
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish sticks in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. While the fish sticks are cooking, cut the celery in 3 inches length. Spread aioli mayo on and place the cooked fish sticks on top. Optional: you can garnish them with cherry tomatoes. These are fun for adults and kids!
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place the fish fillets in the oven and bake for 20-23 minutes. To assemble cut the dinner rolls in half, spread tartar sauce on both sides, add a tablespoon of coleslaw, place the fish fillet on top and serve. They are so good. You can’t have just one!
If you want to scape from the crowd at Oxbow Market, walk over to CIA at Copia and visit the Food Hall right in the main lobby. Choose from wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, gourmet cheeses, dim sum, and ramen. You can also purchase seasonal produce grown on the CIA’s Napa Valley farms and gardens. Currently I’m obsessed with their pork ramen. Seriously it’s the best in town! Go try it yourself.
Leopard is crazy on trend right now. I won’t lie, there was a time in my life I avoided leopard, was just too loud and took some thinking when styling it. Now days I love styling it with pops of red, black and denim. So happy is Friday though. Can’t wait to spend some quality time with the familia!
Have a wonderful weekend y’all!
If you haven’t heard, ButcherBox delivers grass fed beef, free range organic chicken and heritage pork directly to your door. All of the meat is free of antibiotics and hormones. They arrive on dry ice so you can just pop it in your freezer and defrost as needed. Super convenience and perfect for this mom-on-the-go!
1. Curated Box (ButcherBox selects the meats for you)
Classic Box: $129/month, 8-11 lbs meat
Big Box: $238/month, 16-22 lbs meat
2. Custom Box (You choose what you want)
Classic Box: $149/month, 9-14 lbs meat
Big Box: $270/month, 18-26 lbs meat
I think it’s totally worth the price. Between the convenience, amazing quality, and fair price – it seems like a no brainer to me.
This post is sponsored by Butcher Box.
Photography by Aurora Heitman.
Hump day happiness comes in a form of the perfect cupcake! Meet my friend Abrah from Sweet Abe’s Baking Company. She is a self-taught baker with a delicious mission - to create and cater a treat for every sweet tooth. Whether you are dairy free, gluten free, vegan, or paleo.. she has something for you!
She makes the most delicious dessert. This “Put the Lime in da Coconut” vegan cupcake is out of this world! It was so good.. I literally ate the whole cupcake in one bite. Definitely check her out!
When my tween daughter asked me to get deodorant for her, I freaked out a little. In my head I asked: Aren't you still a baby? And why are you asking me to get you something that I have never used in my life? (Yes, I'm very lucky to inherit good genes). The reality is that my baby girl is not a baby anymore. My protective mommy mode was in full swing and I started researching for products that don't contain harmful chemicals. Studies show that aluminum is linked to breast cancer and Alzheimer's and guess what, it's found in most regular deodorants. Yikes!
Most regular deodorants include artificial fragrances and are made to stop you from sweating. But all that does it block your pores and sweat glands from doing their job. Our bodies are supposed to sweat and get our toxins out. Luckily I found Primally Pure all natural deodorant that truly works. This charcoal deodorant does it all, powerfully protecting against odor while nourishing even the most sensitive skin.
Here are the benefits:
- Natural deodorant contains a small amount of baking soda (less than the original formula and a tad bit more than the sensitive formula) and is fortified with kaolin clay (powerful detoxifier) and non-nano zinc oxide (soothes irritation + combats odor).
- Contains other good-for-you organic ingredients including grass-fed tallow, fair trade coconut oil, arrowroot powder, beeswax and essential oils.
- Activated coconut charcoal contains added detoxifying benefits while also deodorizing and disinfecting.
- Goes on clear and doesn't stain clothes.
Primally Pure believes fewer is better and using only the most pure and powerful ingredients our planet has to offer. They believe in daily baths, taking time to establish a good-for-the-soul morning routine, spending time in the great outdoors and giving back and serving others. Above all, they believe that beauty goes much deeper than simply skincare - that true beauty is caring for oneself and others, while cherishing and nurturing the gift of life. And that's why I love supporting this amazing company!
This post is sponsored by Primally Pure.
Photography by Aurora Heitman
Long weekends always sneak up on me specially after back to school and I always forget to make plans ahead of time. We'll be relaxing at home all weekend but in my mind we'll be at our imaginary lake house living up the last of summer. Feel free to bring wine and meet us there or mi casa.
Have a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! and thank you for stoping by!
Photography by Aurora Heitman
I received my first FabFitFun fall box and I’m in love! This box is filled with amazing lifestyle and beauty products from brands like Glamglow, Beautyblender, and Grownalchemist. My favs are the vegan leather tote bag from Vincecamuto and the wireless earbuds. You get over $200 worth of products for only $49.99! (Get discount code below).
The Fall Box supports Christina Applegate's non-profit, Right Action For Women which provides financial assistance for women with increased risk for breast cancer. Another reason to get a box and start spreading kindness!
Boy was this a busy weekend. I’m ready for some good night sleep. But first I’m excited to try Sio Beauty patches that help build collagen, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and maintain radiant skin while you sleep. They work in one night and over time! Even if you are not in your 40’s like me, you can start using these now to prevent wrinkles or from going under the knife.