Posted at 1:16 pm , on June 2, 2019
Everybody becomes obsessed watching and waiting.
And me of course…
All for moments like these:
In Spanish, hummingbird is called Chuparosa which literally translates to flower licker. Not sure why I find that so funny.
Posted at 3:16 pm , on June 1, 2019
I recently saw Sr. Elizondo’s son using an app to actually change his physical features on a picture before putting it on Instagram. He laughed and said, “Don’t judge. Everyone does it”. Really? I hope “Everyone” posting isn’t thinking what they truly look like isn’t good enough.
I’m officially 7 months on my road to silver sisterhood. The pics below are me after I just rolled out of bed. Dye free, makeup free, filter free, all me.
Posted at 8:49 am , on May 30, 2019
While I’m a big fan of trying French beauty products, there are products that I love and can get at the drugstore right down the street.
Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit wash and exfoliator are technically for acne prone skin, but I still like them. Because the cleanser can be drying, I only use it 2-3x per week. They make my skin feels clean, smooth and tighter without causing redness.
Dr. Teal’s Body Wash Ginger & Clay smells amazing. If you like Origins ginger line of products, you will like this too. It’s perfect if you need a little help getting energized in the morning.
Posted at 9:15 am , on May 29, 2019
Posted at 2:12 pm , on May 28, 2019
In case you’re thinking of trying to eat the Keto way, here’s a list of staples I ALWAYS have and use on a daily basis.
- Almond and Coconut Flour
- Stevia or whatever alternative to sugar you use
- Coconut Oil/Olive Oil
- Cacao/Cocoa powder
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Almond Milk
Here’s my normal Keto daily menu options:
Breakfast: Smoothie; eggs, bacon/sausage; waffles; muffins.
Lunch: Veggie Soup; sandwich w/keto bread; chicken/meat; keto pizza. A slice of Almond Yogurt Cake
Dinner: Almost always a big salad with cheese and sometimes meat/chicken.
Desert: A slice of Almond Yogurt Cake; Fat bomb; yogurt popsicle or a couple spoonfuls of Lemon Curd.
Snacks: Fat bombs, cheese, nuts.
*Almond Yogurt Cake is my biggest go-to. Recipe is under Cravings.
***Not sure if this meets the Keto pyramid guidelines, and I don’t count the cal/carbs/sugar ratios. I’m just doing what makes my body feel good and work well.
Posted at 8:51 am , on May 27, 2019
Have you heard of the speaker/author/storyteller Brené Brown? She’s been around for awhile, but I’ve just discovered her. She is a multi-degreed, shame/vulnerability researcher. I’m currently reading The Gift of Imperfection which is the book she recommends to read first. Instead of self help “How to…”, she’s more of what’s in your way type of gal, with a down to earth way of talking and lots of stories.
If you’re interested, but don’t want to pick up a book, she currently has a special on Netflix, “The Call to Courage”. It’s worth a watch. There are also multiple videos on YouTube.
Posted at 11:23 am , on May 26, 2019
Yesterday, a good friend’s daughter of Sr. Elizondo got married. It was a beautiful event as they always are here. There’s definite differences between weddings here and wedding back in the U.S based on my experience.
Weddings are typically a much more formal affair in Mexico than in the United States. The weddings here have a full mass, attire is always formal with most women wearing midi or long gowns. There are normally 250-500 people who attend, and the wedding can last until early morning with breakfast sometimes served!
Some other differences are Mexican weddings have no bridal parties, they start in the evenings and the dinner isn’t normally served until around 9:30-10:00pm. The first thing done at the reception is the “first dance” and immediately after is the garter and bouquet toss. The reception decor is elaborate with ALOT of toys handed out such as light up sticks, whistles, boas, hats, etc. The elaborate affairs become more like raves after a certain hour. They do not give out favors; however, flip flops or slippers given to women seems to be the norm. The cake cutting happens late in the evening and it’s not the attention grabbing event that it is in the States. Actually, I don’t think I’ve actually seen any cutting of the cake by the bride and groom. One last thing I am thinking of is a Mexican wedding would never have you pay for your drinks. They always have an open bar.
My favorite part of the wedding we went to was the fireworks during the couple’s first dance. It was so pretty.
Posted at 1:41 pm , on May 25, 2019
Sr. Elizondo loves jokes. He receives and sends them on a daily basis to family and friends. Here’s a few I received this week form him that made me giggle.
“We don’t eat lactose, eggs, cane, or gluten. What do you recommend? A taxi.”
“Father, with all the changes in the (Catholic) church, will we see priests marry? Not us, but our sons will”.
“Clear proof of global warming!”
Have a great weekend!
Posted at 9:05 am , on May 24, 2019
My 5 new blouses for summer.
This bold blouse is so out of the norm for me and I love it. It’s a really pretty blue in person and I’m a polka dot enthusiast. Polka dot blouse number 4 for me. (Zara)
Im a sucker for a white eyelet/lace blouse and this one is a perfect fit. (Stradivarius)
Gettin’ trendy with the tie dye. The straps on this tank lean inward toward the neck which is flattering. (Stradivarius)
When you know you’re probably going to live in it, it’s best to buy more than one. It’s an olive green blouse on the right. (Bershka)
Posted at 6:14 pm , on May 23, 2019
It’s been 5 weeks eating the Keto way and I wanted to get my blood work done to see if anything is looking bad. I have to admit eating so much fat and eggs concerns me. (BTW: In the past, my bloodwork tests always have come back in the normal range.)
This morning, Sr. Elizondo and I woke up early to be the first people at the lab. (We were the second.) It was a quick blood draw with same day results. It turns out my blood tests once again turned out normal. My cholesterol, triglycerides, magnesium, etc all okay. Two thumbs up to that.
Next week will be my last week on Keto before adding carbs back into my diet.