Holiday Cookies with Dad & New Movie Daddy’s Home 2

Last weekend I attended an LA Mamacitas event promoting the upcoming movie “Daddy’s Home 2” with my little family. It was a fun day out with my husband, Tommy, and our soon-to-be eight month old little boy, Ben. It was a nice change being at an a event where the dads were the VIP guests for the day! LA Mamacitas always set up the most enjoyable and unique activities.

“Daddy’s Home 2” follows the story of a father and stepfather duo, Dusty and Brad, as they join forces to make the holiday season perfect for their children. It is a fun holiday movie for the whole family to love starring John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, Mark Wahlberg and John Cena.

Since this movie is all about the dads, all of our husbands/dads (aka LA Papacitos) were invited to the event. Sugar Craft LA hosted a cookie-decorating class, and had all the cookies, frosting and sprinkles set up and ready for cookie decorating with dads. Not only was this a fun way to bond, but a great way to kick off the holiday season as well!

“Daddy’s Home 2” comes to theaters this Friday, November 10th. Be sure to catch it, and enjoy the laughs with the special dad in your life or with all of your family and friends!

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Minnie Mouse Luau

I love all things Disney! Recently I was able to attend a fun family luau in Los Angeles put on by LA Mamacitas to celebrate the release of the DVD Minnie’s Happy Helpers. It was a perfect sunny day filled with pink flamingos, golden pineapples, flower crowns, tropical snacks and happy kids. Thank you so much for having my family and I ladies, and thank you Disney for making it possible! Continue reading “Minnie Mouse Luau”

Blistered Brussels and Cauliflower, 100 Years of West Coast Flavors and More!



Living in Southern California means there is always good Mexican food around. One fact about me is that I love all my food saucy! The more sauce, salsa and dips the better. In this post I am sharing three tasty and saucy recipes I recreated from the makers of LA VICTORIA® Brand. Their salsas take on the bold and unique flavors of the West Coast, and I am loving them.

LA VICTORIA® is celebrating 100 years with exciting events in Los Angeles and San Diego which you can be a part of!

I am excited to be sponsored by LA VICTORIA® to recreate and shares recipes using their flavorful ingredients. I chose to buy the Thick n’ Chunky Salsa Verde, Salsa Brava Hot Sauce and the Green Taco Sauce, and I am absolutely in love with the Salsa Brava. Continue reading “Blistered Brussels and Cauliflower, 100 Years of West Coast Flavors and More!”

DIY Monthly Baby Update Chalkboard and Photos

I am a new mama!

My husband, Tom, and I survived the first month of parenthood, and we could not be more in love with our son, Ben!

I decided I wanted to do something special to track each month of his first year. There are so many creative ideas out there, and since I love the look of a chalkboard, I decided to go with that. This is my DIY Monthly Baby Update Chalkboard and Photos. Continue reading “DIY Monthly Baby Update Chalkboard and Photos”

Santa Barbara, California Day Trip

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 In late November I took a little Mother/Daughter getaway trip with my mom, sisters and baby niece. We had such a relaxing trip to Santa Barbara and Solvang, California. We were in Santa Barbara for the day and then made our way to Solvang about 45 minutes away where we stayed. I’ll be sharing Solvang photos and details in another post.

Santa Barbara is always a beautiful place to visit, and I had not been back for almost three years since my wedding. My wedding post is here if you’d like to see some photos!

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Our Wedding Day

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Today is my three-year wedding anniversary! It’s been three years since I walked down the aisle to Andrea Bocelli’s “Somos Novios” and said I do to the kindest and most loving husband I could have ever hoped for.  Tommy, this is for you.

As I type this and look at our photos from that day I am flooded with memories, and I’m feeling a little emotional. If I had to pick a favorite part of my entire wedding day, I would say that it was the ceremony. Specifically, because we wrote letters to one other as vows, and they were read during the ceremony. We both cried like babies. We couldn’t hold in the happiness we felt, the relief that our day was finally here, the emotion behind the words we had written and the love that we felt from our friends and family members who were there to join us in our union.

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Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizza

IMG_1843Make this special Valentine’s Day pizza with your honey, your kids, your friends, family or just for yourself too! It is an easy, inexpensive and fun dish to make together. Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizza”