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    6 garden tools for the mindful gardener

    If you are planning to start gardening or maybe had bought some plants and now you’re wondering how to take care of them, I’m pretty sure this 6 garden tools for the mindful gardener will help you. This year I had been working on having a more mindful life. And I have notice that the garden it’s a great place to practice mindfulness, to slow down, meditate and to be patient. This is my second year of gardening and I gather a list of the tools that help me last year, or that I figured it out last year that I would need this year to be more mindful at…

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    Tips for flying with a 2 year old and her car seat

    Traveling with my youngest has been really “easy” until she started walking. That was the time when air traveling became my nightmare. On our trip to California I was finger crossing that she would sleep through the flight, and it was that way, the thing is she was a couple of days away of turning two and she was still flying in “lap” so I was exhausted of having her in my lap for 3 hours. I can’t complain she woke up when we were landing. On our way back, she didn’t slept and we even had bought her a seat. Let’s just say we were that family with a…

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    All about me – toddler printable book

    I had noticed that Mia really enjoyed looking at family photos and she ask me for every person’s name in our wedding album. I designed her an “All about me book” which it includes her family members and favorite things. It’s her favorite book by far. One of the reasons it’s because I used photos instead of drawings and because it includes all of her favorite things. The first time I made her the book was when she was almost 2 years old. We went on a trip to California and left the book at a Hotel. She keep asking for Mia’s book so I printed another one and decided…

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    Classic Mickey and Minnie Farm Birthday Party

    Just as last year I planned a birthday party with my daughter current favorites things. Her first birthday was all about cats and colorful pit balls, for her second birthday it’s all about Mickey, Minnie and farm animals.  I was inspired in classic Mickey and Minnie characters as well as farmer’s market designs. Almost all the items were DIY because of the unique theme. Classic Mickey and Minnie Farm Activities It was a small birthday party so I made hats for the boys with mouse ears and for the girls a Minnie mouse headband. The ears and hat were made with felt and the flower with foam. They were a…

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    Cranberry orange muffin recipe

    The story behind this Cranberry orange muffin recipe is really funny. We started a diet a few weeks ago ( the keto diet) and Cris wanted to make keto friendly crepes. He decided to make the same recipe he usually makes and just replace regular flour with coconut flour. I knew that it was going to be a totally failure, but he made them and in fact they were a failure lol. They were a mess but it tasted good. He did not gave up, he added more ingredients, pour them in cupcake tins and bake them, we were amazed by the result. It wasn’t a failure after all lol.…

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    One day in Los Angeles

    One day in Los Angeles: what to do This post It’s all about what we did in los Angeles in one day, but actually we stayed more days. The second day we went to Disneyland, and the other days we made a Pacific coast highway mini road trip  We left our house from Houston at 3am and arrive at Los Angeles airport at 7am. As soon as we arrived we were soooo tired, we met with my parents that also happened to be in Los Angeles and then our itinerary started at noon. 1. Lunch at Grand Central Market When I looked at this place on instragram, I really wanted  to squeeze…

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    Glamping at Flying Flags Resort at Buellton California

    Glamping (glamorous camping) has become one of my favorite things to do since our first glamping experience at Antigua Guatemala last summer. We went to Los Angeles for 4 days, and I wanted so badly to squeeze in our itinerary a mini road trip and drive through the amazing views of highway one. It happened to be Cristian’s birthday, so we celebrated his birthday Glamping at Flying Flags Resort at Buellton California (three and half hours away from Los Angeles). Glamping at Flying Flags Resort When we arrived we were welcome with warm chocolate chip cookies ( yes, my 2 year old daughter already felt in heaven). They offer unique accommodations…

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    Easy Marshmallow Snowman for hot chocolate

    I really enjoy making crafts, mostly during the holidays and even more for Christmas. With a 2 year old around me, I’m always searching for easy and fast crafts, because if you have one of those tiny persons in your life you totally agree with me that their attention span is really short.  I remember that I made this easy Marshmallow Snowman for the first time almost 5 years ago for Sebastian’s school Christmas party. I needed something easy back then because I had to make around 30.  This idea at pinterest really inspired me, it looked so easy, that I decided to make my own version. It was a huge…

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    Low Carb Pumpkin mousse Pie

    What’s thanks giving dinner without Pumpkin Pie? We started the KetoDiet about two weeks ago, and thank God we got to host thanksgiving at our house, that way we prepared low carb friendly food for everyone. The hardest thing with gluten free/ sugar free/ keto pastry recipes for me is to find something really tasty. I really hate the flavor of stevia, I can’t handle it. On my search for a Low carb Pumpkin Pie recipe online, I found one at Simply so healthy blog, that really caught my attention because they didn’t used stevia, but a granulated stevia/ erythritol blend. Plus the mousse had a crust just like pumpkin…

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    Pacific coast highway road trip with kids

    For the first time I had this feeling that I didn’t wanted to came back from vacations. At the end of every vacation I always have this need to come back to reality, but not this time, I don’t know if it was because it was a short vacation or because how I felt in love with California.  I started planning this trip knowing that my plan could be totally sabotaged by Mia (she is a couple of weeks from the terrific twos ). In effect my plan got sabotaged several times and we made unplanned things that turned out to be amazing. Anyway I wanted to have a plan…