Showing posts from April, 2016

Outdoor Inspiration

If you're playing along at home an follow me elsewhere, you already know that we moved recently and have been slowly but surely turning this new space into a home of our own. After all the boxes are unpacked my next project will be the outdoor space.
It's different than any space we've ever had. While it's about the same size as our last location, it's laid out differently and has way more grass and space for a plant bed / herb garden so that's really cool. I've been saying for years I want to grow an herb garden w/ Sweet Pea and Baby Ninja but we just barely got the grass growing at the last place so it's been a slooooow, process getting me to the garden stage. I have delusions of grandeur but I'm hoping this new space will take me beyond inspiration and straight into action. 

At some point in the last two years we bought a blow up pool but never had enough grass (or time) to get it set up and utilize it. This summer though, it's going down. I…

7 Uncommon Gifts I'd Love to Get & Gift

It's no secret I'm low-key obsessed with online shopping and as a self-proclaimed shopping ninja I am perpetually looking for new places to score unique goods. I love the idea of artisan style pieces that are unique and have a story behind them while also being extremely cool. At least in my opinion.
And while shoes and books are what I love, it's not always what I want to get. Those are more things I want to buy for myself. But a dope gift from a friend? That's kind of my jam. So when I stumbled across UnCommon Goods, a Brooklyn based business, and I was both pissed and pleased. Pissed because how the hell have I been missing out on this site for so long? 
I mean, they have a mixtape pillow and a taco kit for cryin' out loud!  A taco kit + storage. Y'all. Again, HOW HAVE I MISSED THIS???

Shop the set below:
Bar tool / Drinkware / Indoor outdoor throw pillow / One11 Imports DIY Cinema Lightbox / Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box | taco holders, serving kit |... / Mi…

Strawberry Fields Forever Ever

You might recall last month I was over the moon about my visit to a strawberry farm. We got to learn about the process of growing them, pick them and of course, eat them.  Then there was lunch. While devouring a well cooked sirloin we talked food and recipes as they related to all things strawberry.
Our hosts were gracious enough to send us all home with a flat (read 8 clam shells) of my favorite fruit and I was beyond excited about it. The whole ride home was filled with thoughts of all the delicious strawberry treats I was going to make. 

I hoped I could get to use them all or freeze them before they went bad ( Mr. Hernandez suggested no more than 5 days in the fridge). However, the sheer amount was enough to intimidate even this strawberry lover so I happily made a few deliveries to other berry loving friends.

Then while perusing my cookbooks searching for things to include in the weeks meal plan, I came across a recipe for tacos that happily included a strawberry salsa. What luck! An…

What I Want From Target Right Now

Y'all know I'm low-key obsessed with Target. I don't what it is but they have gone from an errand that I don't mind going to a weekly trip whether I "need" something or not. Don't get me wrong, there times when I go weeks without setting foot inside the establishment. 
But the way my life is set, I end up in the vicinity of one at least once a week (usually on #TargetTuesday) and find myself wandering the aisles; a perk of Baby Ninja being in pre-school full time. Hallelujah, praise the Lord and begin the errand running.

And I always findsomethingthat's not on my list that I wouldn't mind adding to my cart. I may not always be able to BUY ALL THE THINGS I can absolutely daydream and make a list of things I'd like to have. And then, if I play my cards just right, I might end up with said item when I have a little "fun money" and it goes on sale.  So I thought I'd share what I've got my eye on RIGHT NOW.

Black bedding / Threshold…

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