The Salsa That Took Me Years to Perfect

A girl doesn’t live in San Antonio, Texas, for 13 years without perfecting a quick and easy salsa recipe. I’m not boasting. I’m simply stating a fact about Texas girls! Right, my Texas girlfriends? So today I thought I’d share the salsa that took me years to perfect. It doesn’t get simpler or tastier! Ingredients -one can of fire-roasted diced tomatoes (you can use regular diced tomatoes, but I personally think the fire roasted tomatoes are the reason this salsa is {Read More}

Glittered Pumpkin Centerpiece – diy

Here in the California desert, it doesn’t feel much like fall yet. So I’ve decided to celebrate autumn indoors with some fall decorations. This week I set out dress up the ordinary and make a glittered pumpkin centerpiece for our kitchen table. This is a pretty simple project you can complete in one an evening. Supplies from Michael’s (unless otherwise noted) -Decorative white pumpkin -Krylon Metalic gold paint -Loose gold glitter -Mod Podge  -Krylon spray sealer -Martha Stewart Crafts pouncers {Read More}

Healthy, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly Banana Bread

I love banana bread. Who doesn’t? But for years, it’s been on my “do not eat” list because of the flour and sugar. But now I can enjoy it again, guilt-free. And guess what? T likes it, too! This recipe is quick and easy to make. I usually slice it, freeze it and then warm it up when we want a piece. Give it a try. I bet your family won’t even taste the difference! Ingredients for Healthy, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly {Read More}

New Empty Nester? Five Ways to Transition Well

The first few months of your empty nester season can easily define what your next ten years look like. New habits are quick to make and hard to break. Now’s the time to make sure you and your husband start the season right!   When I became an empty nester, I committed to start doing one thing in each category below. Does that sound overwhelming? Then just pick one or two! The important thing is to do it now… no {Read More}

Must-Have, Fun, Fall Style

We’ve survived our first summer in the California desert. Well, we’ve ALMOST survived it. The heat isn’t leaving just yet. But that doesn’t mean I can’t start thinking of must-have, fun, fall style! My summer wardrobe here has mostly consisted of strapless dresses or shorts and a tank. I’m ready to expand my options! Here’s one look I’m going to try!   1/2/3/4/5/6 I’m a huge fan of mixing patterns, so the leopard sneakers combined with camo are perfect. The {Read More}

Trader Joe’s Quick & Healthy Family Dinner

My motto is that weeknight meals must be healthy, quick and simple. Weekends — not weeknights— are for more complicated and time-consuming recipes. When I want to grab something to fit my weeknight criteria, I head to Trader Joe’s. Today I chose Sausage & Peppers with Zoodles. You will love the simplicity of making this meal, and your family will love eating it! Quick & Healthy Family Dinner Ingredients 1 bag Trader Joe’s frozen Fire Roasted Peppers and Onions (also {Read More}