About a month after the initial pandemic shutdown started back in March, I slowly came to terms with the fact … Continue Reading The perfect cup of coffee
Do you like orchid flowers? Do you want them blooming in your home? Have you tried to grow an orchid … Continue Reading The Orchid Care Course – NOW AVAILABLE!
The cabinets were our first project on the kitchen reno list. Our cabinets were greasy from years of cooking without … Continue Reading Painting kitchen cabinets: not for the faint of heart.
This year we finally decided to update our kitchen! Our house was built in the 1930s and the kitchen was … Continue Reading Farewell to our 90s Kitchen
The whole world has changed since the last time we wrote, and before we go on posting about what’s been … Continue Reading Black Lives Matter
In an effort to encourage some social interaction in this time of social distancing, we created ten prompts you can … Continue Reading Put the "Social" in Social Distancing
I saw this idea in a mom group I’m in on Facebook (shoutout to my pretty good moms!) and I … Continue Reading Staying Sane while Social Distancing: Rainbow Scavenger Hunt
Almost 8 years ago, young Leslie and young Javi were walking around the Nashville Farmer’s market when we saw a … Continue Reading Our StoryCorps Experience
Having a newborn in the middle of winter has been a challenge. This year both RSV and the flu have … Continue Reading Toddler Watercolors and a Valentines Day Gift for Dad
I come from a country where, like America, eating red meat is the way to go. A few years back … Continue Reading Our New Plant-Based Diet
I am fortunate to work for an employer that offers 4 weeks of paternity leave with full pay. I was … Continue Reading Making the Most of Paternity Leave
I’m back in the throes of breastfeeding and I forgot that it’s basically a full-time job. My recent memories of … Continue Reading My Favorite Nursing Accessories for Breastfeeding Moms
Our sweet Golden Louise arrived a little over a week ago today after 41 weeks of waiting, and we have … Continue Reading Golden Louise is finally here!
Happy New Year!! Last year one of my resolutions was to write more music, and that didn’t really come to … Continue Reading A Song for Javier
Well, we are officially one week from Goldie’s due date! As I type this she’s still nice and comfy on … Continue Reading Goldie’s DIY Nursery Closet Renovation
Ok I have to take a moment to share this incredible gift that Javier gave me for our 10-year anniversary. … Continue Reading A Special 10-year Anniversary Gift
I’ve had wallpaper on my mind for over a year now thanks to blogs like A Beautiful Mess and Young … Continue Reading Wall Paper Mural – Before and After
Lest you think Javi has spent even one day this entire year without SOME kind of project in our house, … Continue Reading (Some) Home Improvement 2019
Javier’s mom and sister are in town from Chile for three whole weeks! We’ve been packing in all kinds of … Continue Reading Bernheim Forest in the Fall
We are currently spending the weekend in Nashville while I do my annual fall family photo sessions in town, and … Continue Reading Visiting Grandparents