Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Pinterest Favorite's

I am a big Pinterest fan and I thought I would share some of my favorites pics from this week. Since I live in a small town there are not many items available to me that I would be able to just pick up at the store like in the states. So many of my pins are just that, items that I dream of making, or wearing, or creating for my baby girl. So here goes... and if anyone else wants to share a blog post of their favorites, leave a link to your blog here so we can all share in the fun.


Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad | Cooking Classy


Food
Grilled-Ginger Sesame Chicken Chopped Salad 
This yummy looking salad was created by Cooking Classy. I know it might sound weird, but man have I been craving a good salad. We of course have lettuce available to us here in Jalisco, but not a lot of variety of dressings. Good thing this salad has a dressing that I would be able to create all by myself. The best part of this salad is that it not only looks tasty, but is healthy for you too. 









Kids

DIY Sand Impressions Keepsake


Not your normal hand or footprint keepsake. I ran across this cute idea  this week and found out all about it over at Paging Fun Mums with Louis and Jenni. I was thinking I should do something like this for the hubby before Ms. Lexi gets any bigger. Great job girls cant wait to check out your blog a little more and share your great ideas.











cherry layer cakeDessert

This pin of Cherry Layer Cake comes from Laura's Sweet Spot, I saw this pic and could not keep my mouth from watering. Maybe it is because I have been trying to eat better this week, but either way it looks de-lish. If you decide to visit Laura's page you will find that she has now moved on to her new blog The Green Forks where she is making healthier choices in her life and is once again sharing her recipes with all of us.  


Healthy

apple cookieApple Cookies, these yummy looking snacks can be found at Rachel Schultz. Now I have to admit I am not the biggest Peanut butter fan, but I think I would have to try these out. 












Crafty

I found a pin for this awesome looking bird bath. It was actually put together by Debbie over at Me and My DIY by using old DVD's. I thought she did a great job and that it looks so beautiful. I was even thinking this same idea could be used for other things such as mirrors or picture frames. Very cool.








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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Hair Bow Day

So I have mentioned before that I love crafts and to try new things. So I decided that I would try my hand at making hair bows and headbands for little girls. Well I wish I could say that all this work was done in one day, but with my little one running around, whining from teething, and keeping me busy all day everyday these bows were completed over a few weeks. 
The people here in the small town of Jalisco where we live are all about blinging out baby. I have seen some gigantic headbands that are actually bigger than the poor baby's head. I started out making cute little bows, but figured that I better go big and add some sparkle or if when I got the courage to sell them they would not go quickly or even at all. 
So here are a few examples of my work let me know what you think, are they worthy of being sold? 
Any tips or ideas? 













Monday, March 9, 2015

Liebster Award



Last Week I was nominated by Travel the Unbeaten Path for a Liebster Award. I am so excited that I was chosen because I have now made a new friend and hope to make many more and connect more mommies together.  

A Liebster award is passed around the blogging community to support, encourage and get to know each other and our growing blogs. Here’s how it works: I answer 11 questions posed to me by the person who nominated me. Then, I nominate 11 other bloggers who have less than 200 followers and ask them 11 new questions. I let them know via social media. Then, they thank and link me, and do the same!

My Answers:

1. How did you come up with your blog’s name?
In the last four years I have made a lot of changes in my life from moving  to a new country, getting married, and having a baby. There are a lot of adventures I've had and lessons I've learned and I thought that sharing all these transitions in my life with others would help me connect with other moms out there. 

2. Of all the posts you wrote until now, which one is your most favorite and why? (Add a link!)
Well I only have four so far lol, so lets see I guess it would be the A Little Bit About Me page. It made me look at my life again and think about the things I do have, and to remember to appreciate those thing. Also to look back at the person I was before and the relationship me and hubby had before, it will be nice to get back to that person I once was and try and get back the romance me and hubby once had lol. It is easy to forget about everything else in get stuck in an every day rut. 

3. What's one of your favorite personal qualities/characteristics?
I like to give to others. It is always nice to be able to give and do things for others and watch them smile and be filled with happiness.

4. What's your love language?
I would have to say either gift giving or acts of services.

5. Are you a planner? Or are you spontaneous?
I like to believe that I am a planner. I like to know what's going on so I can be prepared for what coming. Then again I think I would be ready at any moment to get out of the house and take a road trip or travel somewhere if the chance came up. This was one thing I loved as a kid, my dad would wake us up one day and say get dressed we are leaving and we would be going on some big adventure for the day or weekend.

6. What is your idea of a perfect trip?
Being able to travel with my whole family together. I usually have to travel back to the states alone, and now I have Lexi to take with me, but I would like to go pretty much anywhere with my baby girl and my hubby at the same time. Having enough money would help out too lol. 

7. Who's a source of inspiration for you?
I have to tell you just getting back into blogging and meeting all you great mommies out there on sites such as Mom Bloggers Club and The Best Mom Blogs has been such an inspiration for me. It is so nice to find you ladies who are able to do it all and still come home or stay at home with your kids and still keep it together. I don't feel so alone in the process anymore. So Thank You!

8. What is your favorite quote and by whom?
"Try not to take thing personally. What people say about you is a reflection of them not you."
This is one thing I must remind myself of daily.

9. What's one piece of advice you are tired of hearing from others?
I got a lot of advice when I was preggers, but the one thing I could not stand hearing any more was "don't worry the morning sickness only last a few months, it will get go away soon." Well let me tell you it didn't. From the moment I found out I was prego till the moment Ms. Lexi was born I was sick as a dog.

10. And what's one that you would like to share.
"It will get better soon" The first year of raising my lil girl was not the easiest especially since she was born with acid reflux, I thought I would never sleep again in my life. I remember crying everyday and my aunt margo always telling me don't worry "It will get better soon" over and over, and it was hard to believe but it did get better. So far all you new mommies out there remember this one thing. 

11. What's your guiltiest pleasure?
Eating chocolate. I never really like chocolate before Ms. Lexi arrived, but now at times I feel like I just need that chocolate fix. 

Here are the questions for my nominees:

1. If you could make a movie what would it be about?

2.Do you consider yourself frugal or a big spender?

3.Name four things on your bucket list.

4. What do you do to de-stress? 

5. How many children do you have? Anymore, or were you planning for this many?

6. What at home chore do you absolutely hate doing?

7. Most embarrassing moment with your child. 

8. One thing you always said you would never do when you had kids. 

9. Whats you favorite childhood tradition? Do you continue this with your kids.

10. If you could only visit one website daily what would it be?

11. Are you content?


Here are the lucky nominees :













Thursday, March 5, 2015

Recent Reads


So one of my favorite things to do is read. That is when my little ball of energy Ms. Lexi gives me a little break during nap time. Man I remember when I used to be able to finish one book in a day or two, now it takes me a week or two lol. This past year I have not had too much time to sit down and pick up a book but this last month I was finally able to do that and the first book I found in my closet was Summer by the Sea  by Susan Wiggs. 

I know romance novels are not everyone's cup of tea or first choice, but for me the happy endings take my mind off of everything else that is going on around me, which is usually chaotic. So for the fifteen minutes or if I'm lucky hour that I get away I am now going to spend reading and of course here working on my blog. 

Any who, Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs was a great read for me. It was funny, romantic, heartwarming, and centered around family and friends. Main characters Rosa Capoletti and Alex Montgomery are from two very different worlds but quickly become childhood friends. Rosa's father is actually the gardener of the wealthy Montgomery family but the fact that their social backgrounds are completely opposite does not become a problem until the summer they finally fall in love. After Rosa gives her heart to Alex completely, he for reasons unknown to Rosa tells her they should not see each other any more and leaves town. Twelve years later Rosa has found herself the owner of one of the most popular restaurants around and content with her life, that is until Alex walks back into the picture. Her life is turned upside down once again and it is now Rosa who must decide if she is willing to lay her heart on the line and trust the man she once fell head over heals for.

Besides the engaging story, Susan Wiggs also decides to add in a few mouthwatering touches of Rosa's Italian culture with some Recipes. Even if you do not fall in love the with the small town feel, lovely characters, or the romantic story line, the Italian inspired recipes are enough to satisfy your appetite .

This Book is available on Amazon in Kindle form, Paperback. and Hardcover.


Sunday, March 1, 2015

Fun Facts...

OK so today is the day to learn a little more about each other. When I was writing on my old blog From one Country to Another I used to host a fun facts day. I will post and answer 8 questions about my self. This was always a fun way to meet and learn more about my followers. If you feel like participating and adding a link to your blog your welcome to.

1. Are you a Mommy? If so how many lil ones?

I am a mom to my one year old lil girl. It was not the easiest pregnancy and my poor baby was born with acid reflux, needless to say it was a rough few months trying to find medications that would help her feel better and milk that worked with her digestion. So I am still a little traumatized lol and not planning on having another lil one for a few more years. 

2. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?

I wish I was a more patient person. I am learning to be, especially with a new little one running around, but my living situation does not make it easy to raise my little girl the way I want and sometimes my buttons get pushed very easily. I am hoping with age I will calm down a little and learn to let everything go, all the little things that should not matter so much. 

3. In 2010 I made a choice to move to Mexico, away from my family and everything I knew. Would you be able to pick up everything in your life and move to a new country, culture and have to learn a new language.

Let me tell you this was not an easy decision to make. I am very close to my family, I talk to my mom if not every day, every other day. I knew a few words in Spanish from family and what I remembered from school but not enough to have a full conversations. I would consider myself more fluent now. There are some words I still do not know, but I am able to respond to peoples questions and have a conversations with my husbands family. It is still hard not being able to drive down the street to get fast food, go to target or eat out at a nice restaurant, but we have found ways to make up for it.

4. What is your occupation?

When living in Cali I received my license to be a RDA Registered Dental Assistant. Since moving I have not been able to practice my job, but I still retain my license and hope to be able to use it again one day.

5. What is the name of your blog and why did you start it?

We obviously know my blog name is Transitions into Mommy-Hood. This blog I started for myself. It is not easy living away from family and friends and this is a way for me to connect to other mommy's, make new friends, and learn from others how to be a better mom and person in general.

6. List five places you have traveled to.

1.Cancun ( I live in Mexico but sadly this is not the location)
2.Texas
3. Hawaii
4. Utah
5. Nevada

7. Do you Love reading, If so list three of your favorite Authors.

1.Susan Mallery
2.Sheryl Woods
3.Susan Wiggs

8. What is on either your T.V. Radio, or electronic device right now?

 I am actually watching Teen Mom. Don't Judge lol, I like to watch the drama and there is always something to learn for me especially being a new mommy.



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