How to love yourself even if you lack time and motivation.
For a very long time I knew I needed to work on doing daily affirmations to have a more optimistic outlook in life and to love myself more. Yet being a mom can be so so time...
Mascarpone Triple Berry Trifle Recipe
Triple Berry Trifle Recipe made from scratch.
Strawberries and Cream Dessert
Every spring I order a ton of strawberries so that I can make home made jam for the year for our family. Whenever our box arrives I also cannot resist the urge to eat a bunch of...
Cream Puffs Recipe
There is something about this dessert. It’s just so so light and yet so satisfying. It’s so intimidating, but did you know that all it requires is 4 ingredients? I’d say the...
Italian Pastry Cream Recipe (Crema Pasticcera)
Cream for pastries. This Italian pastry cream is often used to fill cakes, cream puffs, and as a regular dessert that can be eaten by the spoon.
7 Steps to Make Your Kitchen Pantry Organized
Organizing! It looks simple, but it’s not as easy as one would think. You know that feeling you get when you are good at something, but when someone’s asks. you how you...
#YumYum! Make Your Own Potato Leek Soup in Just Minutes
How to make a potato and leek soup?
This Vegan Leek Potato Soup it’s delicate in flavor, but also a comforting meal for winter days.
I will be also covering what goes well with leek and potato soup.
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 to 5 medium russet potatoes (1 pound, peeled and roughly chopped)
3 large leeks (1 pound, cleaned and thinly sliced)
6 cups vegetable stock (or light chicken stock)
Kosher salt (to taste)
1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 cup vegan cream cheese
1/2 cup crème fraiche or vegan cream cheese
1/3 cup minced parsley or chives
Reese Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe
These cookies are an awesome alternative to break up the traditional chocolate chip cookie. Made with miniature peanut butter cups. A simple recipe for happy tummies.
Fish Recipes Kids Will Eat
Fish! Such a sensitive subject at our home. Our household is kind of divided in half when it comes to this one. I grew up absolutely hating fish. I didn’t like the smell of it or...
A Carrot Cake Recipe and Italian Easter Treats
This healthier version of a Carrot Cake is made with Vegan Frosting, Monkfruit, Apple Sauce, and Coconut whipped Cream.
Facing Your Worst Fears
I found an old journal entry about fear from starting one of our own businesses. I wrote how God helped us along the way and how growth comes from facing our fears.
Mini Chocoflan Recipe
Chocolate Flan Recipe
Italian Christmas Traditions, what is it like to have Christmas in Italy
holiday traditions and family games
Recipe for Tiramisù
This authentic and classic delicate tiramisu recipe. Made with barley powder to avoid coffee. It’s quick and simple and delicious.
Super Moist Cheesecake Pumpkin Bars
Super moist and easy to make pumpkin bars. Topped with creamcheese. With no butter. Perfect dessert for the colder fall and halloween days.
Small and portable outdoor chairs and blankets, easy to carry and travel friendly
Happy weekend everyone. School has started. We decided to homeschool one more year. Our two oldest kids are the only ones doing it for right now so we took two extra weeks...
Our favorite finds for our second home on the lake
Recently we had to redecorate our condo in Utah County. We love Utah County. We have lived there for the past 14 years. Close to the same amount of time I have lived in my native...
14 tips for parents who are starting to homeschool
A few tips and tricks for parents trying to begin homeschooling.
Thriving not just surviving
It’s mid summer already. Like many things in life sometimes we wait for them to come and before we know it those moments come and go. I have been trying to enjoy each day of...
Las Vegas Reopening and best prices ever on hotels
Vegas trip during this not busy time at all and had the best time.
I shared a few deals on hotels and for shopping to get points back on online purchases. They are all free services!
Favorite Summer Swimsuits 2020
Sharing my two favorite swim suits. One is high wasted and one is a one piece swimsuit. Happy summer to everyone!
Dinosaur Smoothie Recipe
A kid friendly snack.
DREAM MINIMALIST IDEAS FOR GARAGE STORAGE
A few organizational solutions for the garage. From shoes, to tools, to toys. Perfect solutions for a clutter free space. Bicycles can be hang, too. Perfect spring garage organizational storage ideas and tips. Flowwall to shoe closet hangups to keep shoes off the floor.
Triple Berry Fiber Smoothie
A great protein and fiber rich smoothie perfect as a breakfast or afternoon snack.
Staying Positive During Times of Uncertainty
Ring the bells because “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, and it’s not even June. Yes, with everything going on lately I have often caught myself playing Christmas tunes in my head.
Delicious and Healthy Spinach Puff Pastry – Easy Recipe
Looking for an easy and delicious recipe for spinach puff pastry? Learn how to make a healthy and vegetarian-friendly meal from scratch with our step-by-step instructions. With a few simple ingredients, you can achieve the perfect flaky texture for your spinach puff pastry. Give it a try now!
An italian classic recipe. Takes 5 minutes to make. I grew up eating this dish as a side all the time during lunch and dinner in Italy
How I shop with a fixed monthly budget & fave spring dresses 2020
Sharing how I have been saving my budget over the months to purchase a few higher brand dresses. Sharing my favorite finds for this spring and summer season.
6 fun and educational homeschool activities
Tips for teaching your children. How to stay motivated as a parent, and programs for children especially when managing different children at different ages. Activities such as the Osmo pad and the Osmo Little Genius, Play Doh recipe, and Magnetic Sand to keep the little ones entertained.
5 Ways to Simplify and Enrich your Life During Hard Times
Life is a journey where we are given the chance to find out how we can have joy through any circumstances So what are some ways that we can find joy through tough times? How can...
My dad’s super easy Apple and Orange Jam Cake
I grew up with my dad making this apple cake recipe. We make it often and it brings back so many memories for us. My dad went through a stage after discovering it, where he would...
Pantry items for storing food for long term
Many times in history we have witnessed our world suffering. In a modern world where things were constantly improving, some things we have not quite conquered yet. As children of...
Easy Hair Do for Kids with Curly Hair
I shared today a little easy up do I like to do for my little girl with curly hair together with my favorite products to use to keep her hair moisturized and soft.
Recipe of Yogurt Cake
This cake is seriously so easy to make and so delicious. Here is a quick video of the day where we made it with the kids. I was having a tough time managing all the kids at...
Light Oatmeal Carmelitas Recipe
Recipe for Carmelita. Enriched with fiber and made with reduced sugar and butter.
3 PAIRS OF JEANS THAT WILL LAST YOU FOREVER
3 pair of jeans and a few favorites to go with them. Perfect for a day at home and also a night out.
Lite Homemade Honey Cornbread
Why do we like cornbread recipes? Because it reminds me of dessert for dinner. But at least it doesn't have all that sugar. I love to pair this recipe for cornbread with chili....
Never stay in pajamas
I know we all want to be real and a perfect life doesn’t exist. Yet there is something about putting yourself together for the day. You...
Italian Fluffy Chocolate Cake
Italian fluffy chocolate cake. With no butter. A light and airy cake perfect for breakfast or for an afternoon cake. Similar to a bundt cake but light and airy in consistency and less calorie dense.
Mom you can do peel & stick wallpaper
I recently finished our first project and it involved wallpaper. I made a quick video for you guys in case wallpaper scares you away. It was a lot more fun than I thought it...
How to start creating a new stylish wardrobe
I remember about two years ago that I realized that I wasn't in love with my clothes. I had bought all the clothes that were now sitting in my own closet. I would see big...
THE TOP 20 CHILDREN’S BOOKS OF ALL TIME
Our all time favorite books that we like to read over and over again.
Egg salad sandwiches loaded with veggies
I love a good egg salad sandwich. What I love even more is that I can get my kids to eat celery without them knowing it every time I make this recipe. They are perfectly...
Lifetime learning will improve your confidence
"Life is busy, but I continue learning!" We all know the struggles of finding any personal time after being done with our formal school education. Whether it's because we start...
Depression is the devil stopping you from doing the great that’s inside of you
Depression's dark. And only people who have witnessed it can truly comprehend it. I often didn’t understand it until I was out of it. But when I rise past those bad moments, I am...
Cheese Stuffed Hamburger Patty Recipe
I wanted to share some love with you all by sharing something that I love. So from my kitchen to you one of my favorite ways to cook up a hamburger at home. It’s quick, mess free, and that stuffed cheese inside is the icing on the cake for hamburgers.
FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
Decadent chocolate smoothie. Perfect for winter days and the perfect protein smoothies for weight loss.
Italian Homemade Pasta Recipe
Home made pasta made from scratch. I am sharing one of the things I love so much from my home country.
Orange Bundt Cake Recipe With Natural Sweetener
Ever had left over oranges lingering around the house? What to do with them? We usually are pretty good at cutting and eating fruit, but sometimes we hide certain foods in the...
Enjoy More the Present Moment to Find Pure Joy
Today I was sitting in the nursery's rocking chair with my two year old Zara while trying to put her to sleep, when my four year old (Dorian) walked in the room and started...
My story on depression
I recently found the right words to share some of my personal stories on depression. I published it on another blog. I am linking it here. I hope it will help you in someway to...
Why sometimes is best to don’t talk about your problems
Opening up about my problems is something I am not so good about. I see all the time how so many women are good at being true and honest about their struggles. What happens when...
Where ‘em manners? And what are they exactly.
Growing up in Italy manners where so important. Italians play a lot of emphasis on teaching children manners. Everyone helps with it. A waiter at the restaurant expects children...
Quinoa Rice Salad
I don't ever buy hot dogs at our home. I know they are not healthy so I avoid them as much as I can. Every once in a blue moon though I head over to a local butcher and there...
10 New Parenting Advice Tips
Parenting is the most rewarding thing you will ever do. I always tell my husband that I want to report to God some day and know that I did everything in my power to be THE BEST...
Cafe Rio Tomatillo Dressing with Mexican Salad
This delicious tomatillo cilantro recipe is one of my favorite for lunch salads.
How to teach your kids a foreign language
Have you ever wanted to teach your kids a new language or learn one yourself?Let me share a little bit about how I did it and how you could do it too.I was born in Italy so...
Traveling on lonelier roads
We watched this wonderful video of the story of the birth of Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve with our family and friends.
Tiramisú Stuffed Panettone
Homemade Christmas Italian Classic Recipe.
5 things to crush depression away
I have suffered from depression on and off throughout my life. To help me learn to cope with it, I have often sought help from licensed therapists and done research by reading...
HOW TO OVERCOME THE DEATH OF A LOVED ONE
This is something that is very dear to me since I lost my mom when I was 17. I know that to many this may not seem as difficult as their own loss. I know that everyone's...
A Merry Minimalist Christmas
With this wonderful Christmas season fast approaching, it is easy to get lost on spending and feeling overwhelmed with all the decor, and the things that we could get our hands on. I wrote a few tips from our family on how to avoid overbuying, and on what we can focus on to remember the true meaning of Christmas.
15 fun homeschool activities! Psst, half of these kids can do on their own!
My favorite programs that we have used to home school our kids and teach academics at home while in elementary school.
How to use perfectionism to your advantage
Perfectionism. We all have heard of it. It's something that can drive many people to despair and inadequacy. Society has been making a big push to help everyone cast away the...
Why I chose to become a mom
I often ask myself: When did I choose that I wanted to be a mother? For me I knew I would love being a mom as early as when I was a teenager. I remember learning by studying the...
I started practicing minimalism, how our life has improved and what we have discovered
A while back I posted a little bit about minimalism. I know quite a few people said they'd like to find out more about it. So I wanted to share our experience and how we have...
A Mom lesson I teach my kids: Leave Things Better Than How You Found Them
I love teaching my kids life lessons our family has passed down from generations. One lesson my mom always taught me was to respect other’s property, clean up after myself, and...
My Fully Detailed Stay at Home Mom Routine
I wish sometimes I could have someone follow me around for one day to take a few snapshots of our life right now. Not for fame reasons, but more so to remember some day the...
The best foods to freeze to save you loads of time on meal prep
I think most people have something that they dread doing. When I talk to other moms it often seems to be dishes or folding laundry. For me it's chopping vegetables. It's not...
How as moms we can teach kids emotional intelligence
Today I was trying o to comfort my daughter who woke up late at night. She was really mad for some reason and nothing I did seemed to work. Oftentimes I end up putting her back...
12 Easiest Tips to be a Fit Mom without any Sacrifice
The easiest way to stay slim without having to deprive yourself and suffer any pain? Impossible. Yet, I have realized that there are some things that I have learned over the...
Live Intentionally to Achieve your Deepest Dreams
I used to think that if I dreamt something eventually it would happen. That is true but ultimately we need to set a plan in motion and steps in order to get there. The secret is...
6 SOLUTIONS TO HELP MOMS COMBAT DEPRESSION
Being a mom is hard work, and can be very exhausting. Moms love their families and children. And in return often also neglect themselves. Mom’s bodies also go through so...
Learning as moms to be true to ourselves under pressure
I often hear people talk about being true to yourself. How can you live well while staying true to yourself? Especially as moms there can be a lot of unspoken expectations. ...
Red Women Suit: A Timeless Classic for Any Occasion
Women's Suit Sets: A Fashionable and Practical Purchase When it comes to dressing for success, women's suit sets are a timeless and practical choice. Whether you're...
Packing Smart: A Comprehensive Family Vacation Packing List
This blog post will help your family create a comprehensive packing list for your upcoming vacation. We’ll provide tips and tricks to make sure you are packing smart so that you...
The Complete Guide to Traveling with a Family of 6
Traveling with a family of six can be a daunting task. Learn how to manage the stress of long flights and layovers with these helpful tips for packing light, bringing comfort items, and planning for jet lag. Enjoy the adventure, explore the world and make memories with the whole family!
All You Need to Know About Riding Boots for Women
Discover all you need to know about riding boots for women, from types and materials to the best brands available. Find the perfect riding boots for you today!
How to Style Women’s Casual Blazer for a Classy, Cool Look
Looking for the perfect casual blazers for women? We’ve got you covered! Find out what to consider when looking for a casual blazer, and get tips & recommendations on blazers that will elevate your style and comfort. Get all the information you need here!
Up Your Winter Style Game with a Cozy Snow Suit!
Comprehensive guide to snow suits. what to look for when shopping for snow suits, how to care for them, best practices for wearing them, and much more.
Keep warm and cozy all winter long in the perfect snow suit for you. Check out our complete guide to snow suits for women, covering what to look for, how to care for them, best practices for wearing them, and more. Shop and layer up for winter today!