Friday Favorites

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hey guys! What are you up to this weekend? It's hard to believe this is the last weekend in April. We are almost halfway through 2016.  Crazy right?! This weekend I think we will take advantage of strawberry season and do some strawberry picking at this local farm. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are this week's favorites...

Favorite Recipe to Try: Paleo Salmon Taco Bowls -via Sweet C's Designs.  I always have leftover cauliflower rice, and I can't wait to try this. 
Favorite Accessory: Mama signet ring -via Nora Kogan.  This mama ring is available it several colors, and Mother's Day is around the corner! 
Favorite Manicure: 12 Spring Manis -via Brit + Co.  These neon yellow triangles are fun. 
Favorite Shoes: Coral + Lemons Soludos. I am still in search of the perfect espadrilles (and the nod to Bey's lemonade continues...).
Favorite Book: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica -via Amazon. I am a few chapters into this and I am already addicted. 
Favorite Song of the Week: Cake by the Ocean by DNCE. I can't help it, this song is catchy! 

Friday Favorites

Friday, April 22, 2016

Hey Guys! What are you up to this weekend? I got our menu all planned out for the upcoming week, as well as, groceries, so at least we will not be spending a big part of our weekend grocery shopping. Does that happen to you guys too? I am not sure what we will do with our free time, but I can think of a million things (paint Luna's dresser, work in the garden, thrifting, but most likely we will be relaxing). Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are this week's favorites...

Favorite Quote: In all things be compassionate -via Molly Jacques 
Favorite Accessory: Silk scarf as a bracelet -via theyallhateus. This looks so chic, and makes me want to go thrifting this weekend. 
Favorite Beauty: 6 Pretty Summer Looks to Try -via Allure.  I especially like this braid and bright pink lips. 
Favorite Home Decor: Touches of pink -via Rose St. Trading Co.  We do not have many bright colors in our home, but a few touches would be nice for summertime. 
Favorite Magazine: Women's Health with Gina Rodriguez.  Great mag + Latina powerhouse count me in!
Favorite Drink: Cochata (Iced Coffee + Horchata) -via The Kitchn. I have cold brew and horchata in my fridge so I'll let you all know my thoughts. 
Favorite Song of the Week: Fight Song by Rachel Platten because I love hearing Luna sing along to this. 

Luna's Big Girl Room

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The time has come to finally revamp Luna's room and get her out of her crib because I have been  holding on as long as possible. Here's a glimpse of what I am envisioning for her big girl room...

Ikea Minnen bed, Threshold gray side table, Pillowfort monogram pillow, crescent moon glow in the dark pillow, Oh Joy acrylic table, Ikea cloud pillow, Fancy Face Studio garland, Pillowfort house pinboard, Pillowfort Girls Rule sign, Ikea spice racks (books), vintage pastel globe, and Pillowfort waves blanket

Be Here Now.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

For the past few weeks, I have not been living in the "here and now."  I have been too busy thinking about the past, the future and worrying about the present.  I have been letting my mind control me. Yes, some of my feelings have been justified due to life's up and downs, but I realize I have been letting my mind sabotage me.  

Last night I had an epiphany.  I was telling my husband how I was feeling as if my ship is lost at sea, and he said your ship is here and now.  In hindsight, I have not been giving enough credit to where I am now.  

Sometimes we have to kick our mind to the curb.  Even while working on attaining our goals, we need to acknowledge and be grateful for where we are now.

Friday Favorites

Friday, April 15, 2016

What are you up to this weekend? I have been helping Luna and my husband get better all week, and I am doing all that is in my power not to catch their cold. Hopefully they will be well enough to enjoy the warm weekend weather, and we can turn on the bubble machine, heat up the outdoor grill (these salmon skewers paired with this sound delicious right?!) and relax.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are this week's favorites...

Favorite Quote: Today I am excited about everything -via Moxham. Great motto to help us stay positive! 
Favorite DIY: Succulent Garden -via The Blondielocks. I have a bunch of empty pots and I can't wait to fill them up with succulents.  I love this bowl garden for an our outdoor table centerpiece. 
Favorite Toddler Find: Glow in the Dark Crescent Pillow -via BambiAndBubble.  We are finally getting serious about updating Luna's room, and I am majorly crushing on these pillows.  
Favorite Recipe: Psychedelic Salad Rolls -via Kate Loves Kale.  I had an avocado veggie roll this week for lunch and I plan to try making them at home.  They're Delicious!  
Favorite Home Decor: City Coordinates Poster -via SITMPrintables.  These posters are so cool.  I love that you can order whatever city you like, and they're simple enough in the black or white to fit in with most decor. 
Favorite Shoes: Topshop Lasercut Flats -via Nordstrom.  I cannot deny I am all about this lace-up shoe trend.  I can't help it.  I think they make my simple jeans and tee outfits look so much better.  
Favorite Song of the Week: Cruisin' by Smokey Robinson because its a jam.  When this song comes on while I am cooking and sipping on wine it makes for the perfect moment. 

Friday Favorites

Friday, April 8, 2016

Hey guys! What are you up to this weekend? Since we were gone last weekend, I am looking forward to chillaxing.  The weather is cooling down a little so I am especially looking forward to our lazy Sunday tradition.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are this week's favorites... 

Favorite Quote: When you look at life through the eyes of gratitude, the world becomes  a magical & amazing place -Jennifer Gayle. -via Landeelu
Favorite Toddler find: Braided Princess Crown -via Cup of Jo. Luna is beginning to let me braid her hair and with the warmer days coming, I can't wait to try these Heidi braids. 
Favorite Dress: Salmon lace trim shift dress -via Nordstrom.  Coral (salmon) always makes me think of Spring. I am not big on pastels, but coral is my jam, and its time to go dress shopping. 
Favorite Beauty: Lipstick Queen in Jungle Queen (coral) -via Nordstrom. A few seasons back this was the coral lipstick famous for looking good on everyone.  
Favorite Treat: Grapefruit Popsicles -via Paper & Stitch. I have already begun making popsicles to enjoy in our backyard. 
Favorite Gift idea: Crystal collections -via Soul Makes. This friendship collection would be such a thoughtful gift, and they also have several different options like creativity and happiness
Favorite Song of the Week: My girl by The Temptations because it makes me happy! Luna and I break this down in our kitchen.  

Muir Beach + Sausalito + SF

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

This past weekend we headed to the bay, and its one of my favorite trips we've taken so far.  Our first stop was to Muir Beach Overlook, and the ton of photos I have seen do not give this place justice because it is even more breathtaking in person. 
From Muir Beach we headed to Sausilito to explore and enjoy a delicious lunch at Fish
Then over the Golden Gate Bridge we went and into our favorite city! Our friends recommended we stay at Club Quarters.  We normally stay at the Omni SF, and it was good to find a new spot.  I definitely recommend Club Quarters for families.  

Our first stop when we are in the city is always to the Ferry Building.  My husband is addicted to these sandwiches at Cowgirl Creamery, and my favorite spots are gluten-free bakery Mariposa and Delica SF.  I also have to mention Stone Korean Kitchen which we grabbed takeout from on our way back to our room and it did not disappoint. 
Our room had a small deck and a pretty decent view! We are planning to keep this as our go-to room especially when Luna is with us. 
Our last day, we had a late breakfast at Dolores Park Cafe, and spent the afternoon in Dolores Park.  Luna had french toast for the first time and got to play her heart out in the park.  She was in heaven!
Our weekend was super chill.  I love when we make no plans and skip on the tourist stuff in the city because it can end up an exhausting weekend if you go that route. We prefer to take it easy and get to know different areas of the bay.