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Local Family Fun… NHMLA

July 16, 2015



Now that we’ve decided to homeschool I find myself searching high and low for local places to visit that provide both education and fun. Not to mention somewhere that is local and has great parking. We’ve visited a few museums and I cannot begin to describe the difference between NHMLA and the others. For starters, this museum was as much fun for my husband and I as it was for our kids. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles lives up to their mission to inspire wonder, discovery and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds.

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Agua Fresca- easy, natural fruit juice

July 13, 2015

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All summer we’ve been enjoying the great taste of agua fresca. Agua fresca is a Mexican traditional all natural fruit drink. I usually buy it but recently came across an easy DIY recipes on Pinterest. My absolute favorite flavor is watermelon. Next on my DIY agua fresca list is a spinach and orange recipe. I’ll make sure to update and add the recipe here once I perfect it.

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baseball dreams

July 3, 2015

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My mama heart is exploding with excitement to get this guy on the fields. Both my husband and I are baseball fans. Jason played throughout school and so did I (fast-pitch softball of course). So imagine our excitement when JJ said he wanted to start playing baseball. And can I add, he is truly good at it. I’m sure all mama’s think their kids are amazing at every sport but seriously JJ has some skills. So cheers to my boy playing a sport that is so close to his parents hearts. Here’s to you sweet boy, mama had to document this moment.

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twining with my mini

July 1, 2015


I always hoped for a little girl. The relationship my mother and I share is BEYOND. To say we have a good relationship is an understatement. We are best friends, so imagine my excitement when I found out during my second pregnancy that we were expecting a girl. I dreamt of bows, dresses, sunnies, nail polish and pony tails. I am a girly girl to the core so days like today when we could twin are my favorite. We actually just hit this point right before she turned three. She actually gets excited about shopping and dressing up. We still haven’t mastered getting her excited about brushing her hair but who with curly hair likes getting it combed out? Just wanted to share some current favorites of ours… shoes (Pons Avarcas USA) & wraps (Solly Baby Wraps).

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sister sister… DIY animal bread with the kiddos

June 30, 2015

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I have to say I lucked out in the in-law department. This week my sister-in-law and nieces came into town and we all created some amazing memories. For starters, my sister is a teacher and a mama of 3 (two adults and one 17 year old). That means she is full of wisdom, fun projects and love. Awhile back she told stories of fun activities she did with her three when they were little, most from a book titled, “The Rainy Day Activity Book”.

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beauty… natural armpit detox

June 28, 2015

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Now that I’m officially back to blogging I thought I’d start a new category dedicated to beauty. For starters if you don’t already have ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) in your pantry it’s definitely time to go out and grab you a bottle, preferably Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. There are tons of health benefits from using ACV, everything from weight loss to relieving heartburn. Another must have in your pantry is Bentonite Clay. Bentonite Clay also has tons of natural benefits, especially when you mix with ACV.

For starters lets talk underarm funk and the many deodorant options out there both antiperspirant and natural.

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Cooking with mama. Early beginning to our homeschool journey!

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On Cooking with Children, Julia Child & Company by Julia Child, Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1978

“Influenced, perhaps, by my early experience at a Montessori school, and surely by living in a clan full of carvers, painters, carpenters, and cooks of all ages, I am all for encouraging children to work productively with their hands. They learn to handle and care for equipment with respect. It is good to give them knives, for instance, as early as you dare. A knife is a tool, not a toy. A sharp, clean knife is safer to use than a dull, rusty one- easier too; A four year old will discover that for himself as you teach him to slice a hard-boiled egg neatly and then to fillet a fish. Talk to children as you plan menus. Let their small, sensitive noses sniff the fish as you shop. Work together at the counter and let your children arrange platters. Nothing gives them more pleasure than setting things in rows and rosettes.

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La Brea Tar Pits & Musuem

June 27, 2015



Our family is currently in town from AZ so we decided to do some sightseeing. It’s amazing how much we’ve yet to see even though we live here in SoCal. So for starters, JJ has been into the movie Ice Age so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to bring him to the La Brea Tar Pits & Museum to check out their Ice Age display.

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making my own baby food

June 22, 2015

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I take pride in making my own baby food for each of my kids. Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve occasionally feed them those squeezee pouches when we are on the run, but I truly love making their food. It’s actually pretty easy and usually takes no longer than 15 minutes, most of which is the vegetable or fruit steaming.

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