Food

Tropical Winter Citrus Parfait

It’s been raining here in Southern California for almost two weeks straight, and as happy as I was to cozy up inside with my softest sweaters and a hot cup of coffee, I was definitely feeling the lack of sunshine. Finally this morning, the sun peeked out from behind the storm clouds and gave all of us a much needed day of joyous rays and some vitamin D! With the gorgeous day ahead of me, I thought it would be perfect to whip up some breakfast parfaits with a whole array of winter citrus fruits to give my family and I a vitamin C boost while we soak up this sunny day! 🙂 My Tropical Winter Citrus Parfait is a bright combination of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, lime, and fresh mango with creamy coconut yogurt and crunchy coconut-chia granola for a breakfast that will pick you up out of the winter blues!

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Motherhood

Kid’s Mini Library: Christmas Edition

The tree is up, the house is decorated, and I have been playing Christmas music as much as I can to try to get the family into the Christmas spirit! With so much hustle and bustle of fun that comes with the holidays, I really try to take some downtime each day to sit with my little ones and read together. Some days they’ll enjoy reading for almost an hour, some days it’s more like 5 minutes, but no matter! Having that quiet time with them on a regular basis really helps to calm them down when there is so much energy being exerted (emotionally and physically) during the fun of the holidays. Here are the books that we have been reading in our mini “library” that are putting us in the holiday mood 🙂

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Lifestyle · Travel

The Holidays at Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar, CA

Traditions have taken on a new meaning for me, now that I have babies of my own and have started our own holiday traditions. One of my favorite Christmas traditions growing up was to visit Roger’s Gardens in Corona Del Mar, California. This amazing garden boutique transforms for the holidays and turns into a winter wonderland that is the stuff dreams are made of! Each room in the boutique is filled with Christmas trees each with it’s own theme or color scheme and completely decked out in ornaments. Every space in the boutique is decorated with holiday decor, gifts, and trinkets in every theme for the holidays you would want. Outside in their expansive garden, they have their own fresh Christmas tree lot that is so dreamy to walk around and smell the pine scent of the holidays. As a kid, we used to love getting to stroll around at night looking at all of the beautiful ornaments, twinkling lights on the trees, and visit with Santa while enjoying a warm cup of hot chocolate. It truly is such a fun and magical place to visit to get into the spirit of the holidays, and I am so thankful I get to show my little ones one of my favorite places during Christmastime! 🙂

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*Holiday Target Dollar Spot Finds*

It’s here! It’s here! The holiday season has hit the Target Dollar Spot and the finds are adorable! There are so many fun and festive holiday items, and all different themes/color schemes for everyone’s style of decorating. I was so excited when I walked into Target and saw the shelves were stocked, I’m sure I ran with my cart not even realizing how crazy I looked. Oh well, the holidays are the perfect time to be excited, right!? Here are some of my favorite seasonal Target Dollar Spot Finds that I’ve found so far:

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Food

Autumn Glow Bowl

The autumn winds have been blustery this week, and I’m adoring being able to bundle up in all my fluffy robes, sweaters, and scarves! When the weather is chilly outside, I love to kick on my oven and cook something that will fill the whole house with the delicious scents of autumn’s seasonal goodies. I’ve been craving a nice big, healthy bowl filled with fresh veggies and vitamins to fill me up while keeping my energy up on these cold fall days. My Autumn Glow Bowl is a beautiful combination of gorgeous ruby red beets, roasted brussels sprouts, golden butternut squash, feta cheese, spicy arugula, heart-healthy walnuts, and nutrient-filled quinoa all tossed in a maple-balsamic vinaigrette. This is a soul-satisfying meal that will keep you feeling that autumn glow all season!

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