{weekend wandering} snow in palm springs

In January, we took a road trip to Palm Springs and rode the aerial tramway to go see and play with snow. There were 3 cars total on this road trip, so it was a big group with my sisters, brothers and kiddos. For my brothers and my little guy, this was their first time […]

{recipe} chocolate & oatmeal mini bites

I try to stock our freezer with healthier treats. You know, for those times when I walk in the door in the evenings and dinner is not ready, and I just need one little snack to tide me over. Not just any snack, but a sweeter snack and eating a fruit will not squash the […]


  having  a surprisingly busy week and month, more than I anticipated or prepared for getting a mani and pedi. When I feel depleted at the end of the week, I always make sure there is something I’m doing to take care of myself and getting my nails done is one of my go to […]


Here’s what we have been up to lately….. We try to spend a few hours over the weekend to visit my sister, brothers and nephew. We are all grieving my mom’s death differently but for me, spending time with family as much as I can feels good. My mom used to live with my sister, […]

{recipe} easy chocolate cake

  I wanted to share this cake recipe that I’ve made a few times already, in time for Valentine’s Day festivities.   This is a semi-homemade recipe because it uses a cake mix, and with the addition of the right ingredients, it transforms into a dense, moist and extra chocolaty cake. It’s the ultimate chocolate […]


  keeping busy during rainy days by doing arts & crafts with H. We started our first subscription to Koala Kiwi Crate during Christmas and this is the first one we’ve done together. He is still too young to do the crafts by himself, so there’s plenty of assistance needed from mama. checking out books […]

{recipe} orange and dark chocolate bread

I feel like I’m getting my baking mojo back. I didn’t bake much during the holidays, which usually is the busiest time in my kitchen, so maybe I’m making up for it now?  It’s also because I’ve organized my pantry and now all my baking supplies are in one place and gathering all the ingredients […]