Javian doesnt like applesauce much…

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This is his first time trying anything other than formula or plain rice cereal… he wasnt too impressed! (Cracks me up everytime!)


Leave My Strawberries ALONE!



My mom was nice enough to get me a big planter last year for my birthday and built me a salsa garden… It didn’t work out as well as I had hoped because the “ingredients” were never done at the same time. So this year she got me strawberries and cherry tomatoes for my planter. Jovani loves to help water and “maintain” the garden, so he will love the little bit size foods.

The strawberries were getting close last week so I decided to check on them today. Some were ready… ready enough for the SLUGS!!! I didn’t really realize my connection to my pseudo-garden until today! I WAS MAD! How dare those nasty things eat my sons strawberries! I was thinking about it during my whole day as I was out and about.

As soon as I got home I looked up HOW TO KEEP SLUGS AWAY!! This is what I found:

  • Egg Shells… Crushed and spread around the plant. Sounds easy enough… we have eggs and I have hands, so why not crush them!
  • Oat Bran… Apparently they try to eat it and it wont digest so they die. I’m all for that but who has Oat Bran laying around? PASS!
  • Beer!… Supposedly the slugs will try to eat/drink it and drowned. I don’t think my hubby would be willing to share his “grown up juice” with the slugs!

I think I have decided to go the egg shell route… It sounds like an earth friendly option and I have the ingredients.

What tips do you have for a pseudo-gardener?



Dream. Believe. Achieve.

I feel the need to set something straight with the universe. I have a confession… I am a secret believer. Meaning, I believe in The Secret. Part of that is to put your thoughts out there… To make them happen. By putting your “visions” or your “goals” out there you are more likely to achieve them. Here is goes… This IS what I WILL have in life…

A Mother

I will be the mom that is successful. I will run my own business and have fun while I’m at it. I will be there for my kids when I am needed. I will have the house that all the kids want to hang out at and have comfort in knowing they are all safe in this wicked world. I will be a friend but more importantly a mom. An inspiration.

My Dream House

I will have a house with at least 4 bedrooms and enough room to have my family comfortable. I will have space to entertain my extended family so we can have all the holidays there, if we want. We will live in a neighborhood where we actually KNOW the neighbors and can call them to house sit when we go out of town.

My Backyard

I will have a backyard that is big enough for my boys to run around like crazy animals as much as they want. I will have the back patio that everyone loves to come over and enjoy BBQs on. I will be that grandma that is outside soaking up the rays while my grandkids run around splashing and laughing with each other.


We will go on vacations. We didn’t do this when I was growing up. We will do this with my kids… I want them to see the world! Vacations are a great way to bond and get that quality time in. The world is busy… everyone needs a break!

Our Second Home

After our kids are grown and living their successful lives… we will have one of these as a second home. We will visit every state. We will go on a food tour of america! Yes I said it… a FOOD tour! That is my dream and think what you want! I love food! 😉

While we are seeing the country I will fill up one of these…

(I love this and plan to make one for myself)

And when things start to slow down in life and we can look back at everything we have said and done… This is what I will want the most…

We will walk in the park while we talk about our boys and their families and what a good life we have had.

All we have to do is Dream. Believe. Achieve.

The small things…

Vani with Crazy Hair

Vani with Crazy Hair

As it’s near the end of the day, I’m thinking about all that happens in my day as a sahm. I’m lucky to be with my kids so much. I think about how my life has changed just in the past 2 short years. My moment of relaxation now is spent sitting on the lid of the toilet seat while my toddler enjoys his bath…

How do you spend your moments of relaxation?…

Tacoma Street Fair 2011

We moved to the Tacoma area almost 2 years ago and still haven’t explored much of the city. So we decided to go to the Tacoma Street Fair today… it was FUN!