I am always searching for an easy recipe to make for the kids that get them eating a protein that isn't from a frozen state. I started realizing when we got thai food they both loved beef larb and pad thai. So I decided to try and make something that combined the two. So here is one of our favorite meals in the Loera household.
If you follow my social media it is no secret that we have been enjoying ALL that the PNW has to offer. Jay and have I have taken the kids a a few little road trips since March. We had quite a few spring and summer plans pre COVID but after those trips were cancelled we decided to open up a map and look up some places in the PNW. I wanted to share some of our favorite driving vacations. Today's list is going to highlight some kid friendly and no kid recommendations for fall and winter!
Halloween pj's in our house as just as exciting as Christmas pjs. Halloween isn't that far away so here is your reminder to get your Halloween pjs TODAY! I have found quite a few that I am sharing with you today. Who knows what Halloween will look like this year but at the end of this post I share some fun ideas that could work in place of traditional trick or treating.
Hey all you cool cats and kittens....did I really plan a birthday around the Tiger King? The answer is no but it may have swayed me that way. It is so funny what your children chose as their favorite thing. We bought Leo a bunch of lion things as a baby, I mean Leo the Lion, but he had absolutely no interest in them. Then our little Roe Roe enters the world and as much as I have tried for her to live in a world full of princesses, butterflies, and unicorns, she just loves lions, tigers, bears, dinosaurs, and bugs. She has a special love for Lions since about the age of 1. I would say she is actually OBSESSED with Lions to put it mildly. I had a different planned theme for her birthday but when covid hit and we had to have something a lot smaller I knew what the theme had to be. Carol Baskin from Tiger King.... then I texted my party planning girl Kate from Posh Party Bebe and she made my dream come true!
We are in prime garden season. My tomatoes are going crazy, we have more zucchini than we know what to do with. I am always looking for new recipes with these ingredient and this one is a favorite around here. I mean add (cheese) tortellini to anything and it will be delicious, if you have an abundance of basil you can make some homemade pesto instead of store bought.
As schools begin to be called off for fall and as we prepare to "hunker down" this winter I wanted to highlight some home school items and toys. I would say it is highly likely things will get worst over the winter and we will be spending just as much time at home than ever.... I'm sorry to break that news to you. So before things sell out here are a list of some educational and play items I suggest getting. I have a feeling alot of "homeschooling" items are going to go fast. While Leo's school (private) is choosing to go back Sept 1, we are opting to keep him at home at least for the first month, but probably going to keep him home all year.
This isn't your usual Anniversary Sale post. Normally it is cute dresses, jeans, sweaters, heels and some other fun items. But this year for me it is all about comfort. I think Nordstrom took that into consideration because alot of their items were athletic, lounge wear, sneakers, and my favorite... tons of bralettes! Here is my quick picks for the sale this year.
Finally after living in my house for nearly 4 years I finally got new living room furniture. While I would of loved to be able to buy new furniture right when we moved, that wasn't in the cards for us. We decided this spring to get new furniture and oh my do you see why people hire interior designers. My style isn't the popular Joanna Gaines, target, mid centery modern style that you find everywhere, so I had to work a little harder to find items I wanted. Oh and buying all furniture sight unseen during Covid was a bit of a task. I don't think it'll surprise anyone that I love pops color, items that tend to make more of a statement, and mostly I love mixing textures. So thankfully my Aunt Joni (amazing interior designer) put up with all my text messages every time I ran into a problem or needed courage to take a chance and buy pink chairs! While my taste isn't for everyone it really fits my personality and the style of my home which is more traditional. Now let's take a little look back into how much my home has changed since we bought it in 2016.
Green the forgotten color. Everyone looks so good in jewel tones specifically green. Over the past few years I've started wearing more green. But boy is green hard to find especially a good green. I prefer more a dark green cause I feel like this color looks good with all skin tones and hair colors. I took these photos was before covid when my hair and nails were done and 2020 had a bright future. How times quickly changed. Not that anyone is in the market for new clothes but I love this green and wanted to share with you. Here are a few of my favorite green items out there.
Episode 278 of me ordering the wrong thing on clicklist. Last weeks goof up was the 13 cartons of blueberries. So blueberry recipe research began and here are a few things I came up with. A yummy fruit salad with a honey lemon drizzle, frozen yogurt covered berries for the kids to snack on, and a lemon blueberry cake with a blueberry buttercream.