Category: Mamahood

Sarah is 8!

This past week, Sarah turned 8.

Sarah is silly, smart and super sassy. Some days it feels like we have a teenager living in our house. Sarah loves playing outside and going on adventures. She’s very curious about the world, but only wants to be in small groups of friends. She still loves riding her bike, with smudgy glasses and muddy hands and shoes.

Sarah likes going on some one-on-one time with me. She likes to escape with me on a Target trip or get a sweet treat.

Sarah loves making things with recycled material. She brings lot’s of beautiful “art” pieces home from school.

If she’s not playing outside with her bestie, Jules, you can find her in her room playing with her creations. She likes slime, water beads and drawing dolls in her journals.

Instead of a party this year we took the kiddos on a birthday trip to Legoland. She was most excited about the LEGO Friends section.

As our tradition goes we asked Sarah for a few of her favorite things. Here is what she said.

Favorite color: pink, purple and black

Favorite Movie: Descendants

Favorite Show: Any baking shows

Favorite sweat treat: brownies, cookies and ice cream

Favorite food: sushi

Favorite vegetable: roasted cabbage

Favorite fruit: Apples and plums

Favorite activity to do outside: Ride my bike with my neighbor Jules

Favorite activity to do inside: Play Roblox on the computer and LEGOS.

Happy 8th birthday my sweet love! Have courage and be kind.

To see previous birthdays click below.

Sarah turns 1!

Sarah turns 2!

Sarah turns 3!

Sarah turns 4!

Sarah turns 5!

Sarah turns 6!

Sarah turns 7!

What’s Up Wednesday {March 2018}

I’m linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

My lazy go to meal when I’m not feeling creative in the kitchen is roasted chicken and potatoes. I always have both on hand and frequently reach for this “recipe” when I’m just trying to feed my family. Luckily we all like this dish so it’s a family go-to.

I saw a cold pasta dish at Trader Joe’s the other day and decided to make a warm version. I boiled pasta according to the box and added TJ’s green veggie mix into the wok. Voila! Ps no one other then me ate it. Womp womp.

We celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a green board and a make your own fruit kabobs.

What I’m reminiscing about…

We recently had a St. Patricks’s Day potluck party in the neighborhood! We had a great turnout and lot’s of yummy food. We even made a little photo wall. So very thankful for my neighborhood.

What I’m loving…

My sister gave birth to a healthy and beautiful baby boy! The last time I saw Osh she was still pregnant. I can’t wait to meet my new nephew!!

What we’ve been up to…

We recently celebrated the Jewish holiday called, Purim. It’s a mixture of Halloween (we wear costumes) and Easter (we give out baskets to family and friends. Every year I like to do a theme. This year we chose ocean. Hubby and I were lifeguards, Sarah was a mermaid and Jacob was a shark.

Our mishloach manot aka baskets were also ocean themed. We had sea weed, gummy fish, blue Gatorade, shark candy, sea shells, lei and of coarse the Purim dessert, hamentashen cookies.

What I’m dreading…

The 110 temps this summer. I’m not a fan of the heat.

What I’m working on…

Our summer break plans. We are going to do a few summer camps, mini vacations and work on the house. It’s going to be a busy summer!

What I’m excited about…

We bought our townhouse recently. I can’t wait to change EVERYTHING and make it our own.

What I’m watching/reading…

What I’m listening to…

What I’m wearing…

I recently got this rain jacket in olive. It’s come in handy during all this So Cal rain. It’s lightweight, waterproof, has a hood and the color is my favorite. I love it!

What I’m doing this weekend…

Going to Legoland! Instead of birthday parties this year we opted for a vacation instead. So in between Sarah’s birthday and Jacob’s we are taking the kids for their first trip to Legoland.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Spring Break in Florida! Can’t wait to see my nephews and my family.

What else is new…

This month we celebrated Sarah’s 8th birthday and next month is Jacob’s birthday! Can’t wait!

Question of the month is: What’s your favorite Easter Passover side dish?

It’s no much a side dish, but we had lot’s of fun using this kit last year.

Happy Wednesday

10 on 10 {February 2019}

Documenting 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month. Here is a peek into our day!

ONE

I’m so thankful to my sweet hubby for hanging out with the kids on weekend mornings so that I could sleep in. I finally peeled my self out of bed and made breakfast. Breakfast was a bagel, cream cheese and hard boiled egg with coffee.

TWO

I unloaded the dishwasher and loaded it back again and went over to the couch and snuggled up to watch kids baking championship. We love this show!

THREE

I wrapped a few birthday gifts for the weekend. I love a fun pattern!

FOUR

I started my least favorite household thing, laundry. Ugh!

Five

I got dressed for the day and did my hair. My wet brush is a must to tame this beast. Plus my kids love theirs too

SIX

I popped over to Sarah’s room. She was playing with her water beads set.

SEVEN

Birthday party for Miss Aubrey. Her decor was the cutest!

EIGHT

Back home and in Pj’s. Hubby made dinner and we watched The Titan Games on the couch. After the kids went to bed, I passed out. I wasn’t feeling too well.

See past 10 on 10 posts below.

January

What’s Up Wednesday {January 2018}

I’m linking up with Shay and Sheaffer for some random monthly fun.

What we’re eating this week…

While on the plane last week I came across a recipe for Fennel Citrus Roasted Chicken in a magazine. It was delish!

What I’m reminiscing about…

Spending 5 days with my family in Florida after my sister gave birth to her beautiful baby boy!

What I’m loving…

Jacob got back into gymnastics and I’m loving watching how much fun he is having.

What we’ve been up to…

It’s been super cold (low 30’s) and rainy. Sometimes J and I park outside of Sarah’s school and just watch movies in the car while it rains. We love the sound of rain and have fun getting cozy.

What I’m dreading…

The hot temperatures! I love winter!

What I’m working on…

Our Spring Break plans. Can’t to travel again!

What I’m excited about…

After a very long and exhausting 3 months Jacob’s preschool opened back up. Due to the Woolsey fires they had to do extensive renovations, which unfortunately took a little longer then expected. He’s so happy to be back at his “old school”. So thankful for his teachers and the sweet pictures they post online.

What I’m watching/reading…

Thanks to my new smart tv I’ve been watching a lot of new shows. Check out my Netflix & Chill post here. My current favorite is Riverdale.

What I’m listening to…

I’ve been listening to Podcasts lately. My favorites are LA Cicks with my friend Sarah, Weekly Dose of BS with the girls from Housewives of Dallas and Rachel Hollis’ Rise.

What I’m wearing…

My Ugg boots on repeat. Eek it’s so cold!

What I’m doing this weekend…

Hubby and I are going to do a lot of dividing and conquering this weekend. Sarah is going to do her first Girl Scout cookie booth and Jacob is going to a birthday party.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Valentine’s Day with my sweethearts.

What else is new…

Now that Sarah is a Girl Scout she selling cookies in neighborhood. It’s been so fun and a great learning experience for Sarah.

Question of the month is: What’s your favorite family Valentine’s Day traditions?

We have a family dinner with a decorated dining room table, we send Valentine’s, send Cards For Hospitalized Kids and I make them cutesy lunches on Valentine’s Day.

Happy Wednesday!

Netflix and Chill

Thanks to my new Smart TV in my bedroom, hubby and I have been watching a lot of Netflix lately. We’ve seen some really great shows and I thought it would be fun to share some of my/our current favorites and get a new ideas from you.

Netflix

You was amazing!!! The suspense, the twists and turns! Loved every second of it. I’m also a huge Gossip Girl fan (hello early 2000) so seeing Penn Badgley in a starring role was lot’s of fun.

After all the suspense from You I needed something light. I stumbled upon Good Girls and quickly became obsessed. It’s about 3 mamas trying to help their families out. Their mishaps and family dynamics were hilarious. I highly recommended this show if you’re looking for something light and funny.

I’d like to consider myself an organized person, but after watching a season of Tidying Up I went through the house and made a call for donations pick up. It’s that good!

I’m so bummed I didn’t get to see Taylor Swift during her Reputation stadium tour so I was thrilled when I heard it was recorded and available on Netflix. Taylor is a great singer, but she’s an even better performer. This was fun to watch!

I love a good belly laugh, but I don’t find a lot of comedians funny. Sebastian Maniscalco is hilarious!!! And his Stay Hungry show was amazing! Complete belly laughs and even a few tears. Loved it!

Amazon Prime

We also watch shows on Amazon Prime so I made a separate section for those movies/shows.

Looking for a show you have to think a bit, then Homecoming is your show. It’s labeled as a physiological thriller, but it’s not scary. Just an edge of your seat kind of show. Without giving to much away, Julia Roberts plays a caseworker at a secret government facility where she starts therapy with a special soldier.


My friend, Beth told me about The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel show a couple days before my birthday. She simply said it’s a must see and I would love it. Guess what I did on my birthday weekend? Binged Mrs. Masiel and thoroughly enjoyed myself. She’s witty, quick, hilarious and a joy to watch. Can’t wait for season 3!!

What are you watching? Have any favorites we should check out? Please share below.

10 on 10 {January 2019}

Documenting 10 pictures on the 10th day of the month. Here is a peek into our day!

At 8 am the fog was super thick. I could barely see anything past the traffic light!

Back home I unloaded the dishwasher, made coffee and plopped on the couch to watch “Tidying Up” while J played independently.

I finally pealed myself off the couch and made our way into town. After we ran a couple of errands we ended at Costco.

We got my favorite almond poppy seed muffins and a whole bunch of other stuff.

We unloaded the car, made lunch and headed to pick up Sarah from school.

Thanks to a Chanukah gift, I was able to call her on her watch to let her know where we were parked.

Back home we did homework, ate a snack and went outside to play. I like to leave my phone at home from 3-5 so I don’t have any pictures from that time.

Around 5pm hubby came home and I realized I didn’t have a few items for dinner. Jacob and I walked to the store while Sarah went to the neighbor’s house.

I don’t like our townhouse but I LOVE our neighborhood. There is so much greenery everywhere and we can walk to the market.

Spotted these new “Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups” made with sunflower butter. I was intrigued but have not yet tasted them.

For dinner we had soup, salad and grilled cheese. PS if you like corn chowder soup I highly recommended this brand!

After bath, books & prayers the kiddos were in bed. Hubby and I watched the new show, The Titans and then went to bed. Anybody else watch it? We love the competition!

Happy Thursday, friends!

Friday Favorites

Today I am linking up with Erika, Narci and Andrea to share our Friday Favorites.

ONE

We started the week out with Sarah’s class holiday party. As the room mom I was in charge of putting together 4 activity stations for the kids. We had a cookie decorating, finger snowman, snowflake decorating and snowball toss. Getting to help out in Sarah’s classroom in my FAVORITE.

TWO

I met up with a friend at a new coffee shop this week and checked out the trending turmeric & ginger latte. It was so yummy! A new FAVORITE go to drink.

THREE

With all the holiday stuff in stores, I get overly surprised when I find something Jewish to add to my Chanukah stash. I found this gem at Bed, Bath & Beyond. It doesn’t really smell like anything but it’s nice to be included.

FOUR

I love sharing tidbits of my life on social media. Thank you Instagram for capturing my #topnine FAVORITES.

FIVE

Sarah and I “baked” treats for our friends this week. Baking together is our FAVORITE. Until of course she drops my food processor and breaks the attachment bowl. #tistheseason

Happy Friday, friends!

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