Monday, July 21, 2014

Treasure Find Tuesday

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I was hoping to try out a pin this week to feature but since I had some unexpected things come up in our life this week, I just have another list for you. But I promise, this list is still filled with fun finds and I hope you find your treasure!

BEAUTY

6 DIY Skin Care Recipes is so appealing to me--I always need to pay a little more attention to my skin and being able to make the product at home would be fun (there's a lip balm recipe calling my name!). 
The Thinking Closet's 6 DIY Skin Care Recipes

PARENTING

Patch seems to be transitioning from 3 naps to two naps and let me tell you, it's not simple. There are some frustrating mornings when he seems to need the nap but doesn't want to take it. I'm sure whatever the issue is, it'll resolve itself, but meanwhile, I found some tips to help us get through the rough spot!

STYLE

I am a scarf addict. I don't think you can have too many and they make ordinary outfits a little more fun. I think I'm drawn to them because I can still wear comfy t-shirts and throw on a scarf and look like I tried. This scarf has me craving fall and I've added it to my fall/winter wardrobe must-haves list. 

HOME

Tyler and I are talking about making a new headboard for our bed and I think we've decided on what we want to do, but I can't help but to still look at different ideas. Hometalk has some pretty neat DIY headboard ideas. 

RECIPES

You can't have too many pasta recipes!

HEALTH

I'm trying to get back into a workout routine and I found this inspirational text to be really encouraging. 

FOR THE KIDS
This Sand Slime looks like a messy kind of fun--perfect for a 3 year old little guy! 

Homemade Tomato Salsa

Do you love salsa as much as I do?

I'm a slight addict and I need help. If there are chips and salsa in the house I will eat more than a normal person should and it's awful. I honestly don't buy chips and salsa very often for that reason. But I made salsa recently and well, now I have a bigger problem. Homemade salsa beats store bought salsa and I'm in love.

Go check out this recipe I shared on Dainty Jewell's, try it, fall in love like I did, and let's eat chips and salsa together.

Homemade Tomato Salsa


Thursday, July 17, 2014

Perfect Summer Nights

Summer nights are some of my favorite times of the year. Yes, it's usually crazy hot, but fill up a pool, and put the kids in swim clothes--the heat will be little more tolerable.

That's it for this post, just a little nudge from me to take your kids outside, turn on the water, and enjoy these summer nights. 





Chicken and Cabbage Salad Tacos


It's hot. I know that's stating the obvious, but goodness, it is hot outside. 

And while I can't completely avoid the oven, when I find a recipe that let's me, I get a little excited. 

I came across a Mexican Street Salad in the Jamie Oliver Cookbook--Jamie's America and it looked really appetizing. I changed it up a bit, simplifying the recipe even more, and then added some chicken to make it into a meal. Corn tortillas really are the best tortillas for tacos and within a few minutes I had dinner on the table and a cool kitchen. I was a happy lady. 

If you're looking for a way to cool down your house, then turn off your stove and give this recipe a try!

Chicken and Cabbage Salad Tacos

Source: Salad Adapted from Jamie's America

Corn Tortillas
1/2 Rotisserie Chicken, shredded
1 Bag Coleslaw/Cabbage Mix
6 Radishes, sliced
2 Jalapenos, seeded and diced
Zest of 2 Lemons
Juice of 2 Lemons
1-2 Tbsp Olive Oil
Salsa, Sour Cream, Taco Sauce, or any other taco garnishes you prefer. 

Excluding the tortillas and taco garnishes, mix all of the other ingredients together. Taste and add salt as needed. If you prefer more heat to your tacos, add chili powder 1 tsp at a time until you find your heat. 
Warm up corn tortillas, fill with chicken and cabbage salad, top with your garnishes and enjoy!

I'm linking up at A Dish of Daily Life

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Nuby Fun Drinking Cups

**Disclaimer: I'm a Nuby Mommy Blogger which means I am sent products from Nuby in exchange for a review on my blog. However, all opinions are my very own**  


Let's be honest. I don't look forward to kids drinking without lids on the cups. Well, maybe it's just me. Maybe you're fine with the learning process and all of that, but I just prefer handing my child a cup with a lid. I know, spills still happen even with lids but really, it's not as likely and the spill isn't nearly the same amount. 

But Co keeps asking us to take off his lid so he can drink like us and I know that it's my job to make sure my child can be a decent citizen one day and to drink without a guard. 


I could just take the lids off of his straw cups, but they have a lip on them and that seems like it's going to make a mess (I'm not anti-mess, I'm just pro-less-mess) and our regular cups are huge are too heavy. 

I love these Nuby Fun Drinking Cups because they're small and are the perfect size for Co to manage. His hands fit perfectly around it and it's easy for him to drink without spilling, this makes me a happy momma. 

I'm not any less neurotic though--he still only gets an open cup at dinner time and it's really only filled half-way. I suppose I'll ease up more as he gets older, but we still have to reinforce the hands-don't-go-in-the-drink rule, the it's-best-if-you-don't-let-your-cup-teeter-on-the-edge-when-there's-no-lid principle, and the set-the-cup-down-softer-to-avoid-the-splashing-out-of-your-cup knowledge. But he is learning!


It is fun to watch him get excited about using a cup without a lid. When we're setting the table and we ask what he wants to drink he'll say, "Milk, and nooo lid, okay? No lid on my green cup." 

So, if you're child is like mine and looking for his/her next independent step in life, give the lidless cup a try. And you might as well start with the Nuby Fun Drinking Cups because they're awesome. 


And if you want to pick one up you can find them at www.buybabydirect.com, Amazon, and www.diapers.com

Nuby has a lot of other really cool products and you can find out more about them on Nuby's Facebook PageInstagramPinterest, and Twitter.  

Monday, July 14, 2014

Treasure Find Tuesday

Image courtesy of Pong / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I don't know about y'all, but I find so many cool things online that I want to try, buy, or make. I pin them, like them on Bloglovin, screenshot them to my photo albums, email myself links and anything else just to bookmark and save those ideas. 

So, I thought it would be fun to start featuring some of my treasured finds on Tuesdays! Some weeks it'll be a list like below, and somedays I'll actually feature something I finally tried to make or do. 

Regardless of how I present it, I hope every Tuesday you can find a treasure too!

BEAUTY

I noticed my hair has been a little dry lately and I found this DIY Hot Oil Treatment. Im actually in the process of doing it right now as I type so cross your fingers that it works!
Sweet Stella's DIY Hot Oil Treatment 

PARENTING

This post is so simple, yet still profound. Every family should strive for peace. 

STYLE

Oh my word, this dress is stunning and affordable! I need this in my life. Too bad it's out of stock right now. 

HOME

I'm looking for pillows to add to my bed and these would be perfect. 

RECIPES

Yum. Who doesn't love dessert?

HEALTH

I'm researching essential oils and debating on making the leap and I love how this post gives the more scientific reason for how they work. I've been trying to tell my husband about them and I need a better answer than, "A lot of people use them and they like them." Haha not very convincing!

FOR THE KIDS

We love books in our house and this list has some fun ideas to add to our shelves.

Changing Up Meal Ideas

This week over on the Dainty Jewell's Blog I wrote about some fun tips to change up everyday recipes to avoid kitchen burnout!

 Image courtesy of rakratchada torsap / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I also feature some tips from other San Antonio Bloggers who had some great ideas.

mage courtesy of Witthaya Phonsawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net