a new mantra

Hi friends! Happy almost-Friday. What are you up to this morning? Thank you so much to those of you who have chimed in with your advice and tips on the Family page. I can’t believe that we’re getting close. :)

We had some great Tuesday night adventures. My friend Jess asked if Liv wanted to go over to her house so the girls could play and the Pilot and I could have a little date night. At first I was like, “Wait, but I want to hang out with you, too” but after a little encouragement and reminder to enjoy some time as a couple, we went for it. Liv had a blast, and the Pilot and I checked out a nearby Mexican restaurant, Casa de Bandini.

Date night

While we waited for our table, we walked around the Form shops, which is an amazing outdoor mall. I always feel like we need to live close to San Diego proper until we venture to surrounding areas and realize that they, too, have EVERYTHING. (Everything = a natural grocery store, a yoga studio, some good restaurants, and an Orangetheory. OTF studios are popping up like Starbucks and I love it.) I’m so used to living in smaller towns so this consistently blows my mind. 

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Seis de Mayo

Just giving it a little love. 😉 How’s it going? Thank you so much for your awesome giveaway entries this morning… and for making me hungry with all of these brunch options and ideas. Apparently I need to seek out a place called SNOOZE— it seems like a majority favorite. Keep those giveaway entries coming! […]

Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes

Helloooooo! How’s the afternoon treating ya? It’s been a fun and busy one over here. Standard Monday with spin, Liv’s gymnastics class, BODYPUMP and running around with errands. We’re going on a little trip this weekend, so I’m trying to get some things together now so it’s not the usual end-of-the-week scramble. I’m also trying […]

Bring on the madness

March Madness is officially heeeeeeere. I look forward to this all year, and it always go by so quickly! Trying to savor it. I’ve spent some time this morning working on my bracket, and do this every time a Sportscenter announcer says they believe Arizona will make it to the Final Four.   (This is […]

Is Zumba dead?

Hi friends! How’s your evening going? Tuesday nights are a little treat because I don’t teach; it’s just a fun evening to hang out with the fam. We went to take Bell and Caro to the dog park, but we couldn’t find Bella’s harness ANYWHERE. After searching high and low, the Pilot and Liv set […]

National Margarita Day + Meals and fitness

Hi friends! Happy Sunday, and Happy National Margarita Day. I’m never really into those national food holidays… unless they include chocolate or cocktails. 😉 The Pilot and I enjoyed this sweet and spicy concoction last night: Frozen strawberries with a jalapeño-infused honey simple syrup, fresh lime, triple sec, and tequila. Quite the fiesta in your […]

Healthy Cinco de Mayo recipe roundup

Good morning! <3 Hope you’re having a lovely day so far. One week from today is a beloved holiday: Cinco de Drinko Mayo.  Despite our Hispanic background, my family has never been big into Cinco de Mayo celebrations. (16 de Septiembre is higher on the significance totem pole.) It wasn’t until late in college that […]

The best medicine

Hi friends <3 Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on yesterday’s post. It means so much to us, and we appreciate your love as we continue on. It’s always going to be weird no longer having her here, but I’m blessed to have someone to miss this much. During this time, […]

Homemade enchilada sauce

Enchiladas are the beautiful type of meal that is hard to mess up. This is why they’re a gem for cooking newbies; just wrap something in a tortilla, cover it with sauce and cheese, and bake it. It will be delicious. It’s kind of like a stir fry: you add whatever you want, and somehow, […]

all things good

Hi friends! Hope you’ve had a wonderful day. Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday wishes! It was a perfect day spent with everyone I love so much. Madre came over to the house this morning and cut my hair, which was a special treat. I was going to stop by her salon with […]

Hey manchego

We finally bit the bullet and ordered one of those cool hanging hammock chairs from Rue LaLa. (My friend Julie got me hooked, and I may or may not check the app every morning when I wake up.) I want to live in the chair! When Liv is sleeping, I’ll make an iced rose tea […]

Around T-town

Hi friends Hope you’re having a great morning! I’m still on my motivated high from the IDEA conference and even though it looked doubtful, I made this week’s longer run happen. My friend Monica set up a training plan for me, and when I saw 5 miles on the agenda for Sunday, I knew there […]

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