Free Finds – 5 de Mayo Printable

Free Finds

Free Cinco Printable

 

Happy 5 de Mayo everyone! A bit late but this free printable kit is awesome!

Go grab it from the ladies at:

http://www.the36thavenue.com/2013/05/party-kit-printable-5-de-mayo.html

XO, Giovanna

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Banana Choco Oats Waffles – Clean!

Food

Sunday is Pancake/Waffle day at my house… I’m all about clean eating. I love love love to eat and I look forward to my cheat days which are the weekends but I do love my clean homemade waffles too!

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Super easy to make and enjoy and your kids will love them too!

Recipe:

1/4 cup of oats (1/2 if no whey protein)

1 egg

1 tsp of baking powder

1 tbsp apple sauce – no sugar (very important so it will not be dry) you can also replace it with almond milk.

1/2 a banana or 1 full banana

1/2 scoop pf whey protein (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a blender and pour on pan or waffle maker.

For topping I added the other half of the banana and Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup, you can find it at some of your local grocery stores or online at Amazon.com or Vitacost.com for way less than many places…. oh yea and I also added maple syrup.

Enjoy!

 

XO, Giovanna

 

 

Bread + Butter

Reviews

So, I love food and I’m always on Yelp reading reviews and truing to find new places. Last night I went to Bread+Butter with my boys for dinner. Super cute place!

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I must say the food was good. I had “chicharron” for dinner which is fried pork. It was fairly small but taste great! I had fresh guava juice which was a little watery so it took away from the guava texture and taste. The bread shown here was amazing. Super soft not dry at all and it went wonderfully with the semi sweet butter.

The restaurant is Cuban with a twist. I loved the fact that its the traditional cuban food with some creative thought put to it, but I do think its a bit over priced. Being that Miami is the Cuban capital in the U.S. we get a variety of great Cuban food for more then half off the price this restaurant is charging for theres. But, they have been open since 2012 so maybe people really don’t mind how much they’re paying for a pan con lechon at Bread + Butter.

I went for dinner, but Ive been hearing they have great brunch and lunch menus. So if you’re a foody and don’t mind paying the price I’d say go try it out!

XO, Giovanna

The MOST outrageous wedding cakes on Pinterest

Cakes

The MOST outrageous wedding cakes on Pinterest

My finds on the most detailed and unique wedding cakes on Pinterest…

I LOOOVEE cakes, I have over 1000 posts of cakes on Pinterest… seriously, I do!

Go check it out!

Every week Ill make a post of my favorite types of cakes up on the blog.
I will be posting different themes every week (ex. most unusual, most colorful, most fun, etc.)

Easter Baskets

DIY

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A bit too late but, hope everyone had a fantastic Easter Sunday with family and friends… thats all it is about… appreciating our loved ones everyday.

These Easter baskets belong to my son and godson…. Not much DIY here but the ribbon, bows, and personification.

I bought the standard baskets at Target, looked in my craft office and used some left over ribbon to personalize the baskets. I had cardboard paper letters and hot glued those one. My sons is on the ribbon and I added my godsons to the bow.

There’s always a way to make a gift unique with simple touches. Both gifts were budget friendly, I always make sure that for Easter I get the kids 1-2 small toys and the rest is things they need or books. And of course the sweets!

XO Giovanna

Short Circuit Workouts

Fitness & Health

I love fitness! Yes, I am a mommy… Yes, I work. And guess what, I go to school! How do I make time for the gym.. well I don’t know, I just do it. Its my stress reliever and I am passionate about it.

One of my favorites sites is http://www.muscleandfitnesshers.com its actually my home page.

Heres the link to this awesome  short tabata style circuit The circuit does incorporate weight lifting. It is a “crossfit” type of workout.

 

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Chic Violet – Baby Shower

Baby Shower

 Baby Violets Baby Shower. All decor was handmade, I bought the cute paper decorations from an Etsy shop, but I can’t recall the name right now. When I do I will make sure to add it. I made sure to use different shades of purple. I wanted it to look fresh, modern, simple, and cute.

Violet

Violet

It was a friendly budget shower so I had to make sure it looked cute but not cheap. I bought a dozen balloons, 2 packs of 0-3 month onesies from Walmart and I ordered the purple polkadot fans from Orientaltrading.com. The plastic table cloth was bought at Party City.

Chic Violet Baby Shower

Chic Violet Baby Shower

Since, I was on a tight budget I made sure the cupcakes had some cute wrappers. Again, when I figure out the Etsy shop I will inform you all. “Violet,” are separate wooden letters bought at Michaels for about $.98 each and the lavender paint on it is one I’ve used for years (Craft Smart – Orchid acrylic paint) and it is wallet friendly. You can find them in many places but I got mine at Michaels for $.75.

Dessert Table

Dessert Table

The baby shower was a hit, the mommy to be loved the simplicity of it and of course the violet.