You and Me Forever Book

I wanted to share this really great video! Francis Chan and his wife have been such a great encouragement throughout my walk. I continue to be really encouraged by them. I encourage you to listen to any of his sermons or to read his books. I can't wait to pick up this new book that him and his wife wrote. They both just live with such conviction! Ah! Enjoy the video :)

It's nap time!

Yesterday we went to the happiest place on earth. Whoever named it that clearly did not have children. That place is crazy enough without kids but once you throw one in the mix it's a different story. We had a blast taking Jed there for his first time. Even though he's not going to remember any of it, we wanted to take him before RJ left. It was both fun and stressful! Having to convince a 1 year old that a ride is going to be fun before it starts, while he's crying, takes a lot out of you. Did I mention it was crowded? On a Thursday! We still had such a great time, and we're so grateful that we were able to go as a family. Today I am beyond pooped, and I have a Zumbathon tonight. So instead of bringing you a brilliant blog post, I came on here to tell you that I'm really tired, too tired to write. So go take a nap for me :)

Have a great weekend!

Top 5 Magazine Subscriptions

One. Cooks Illustrated has the best recipes that I have seen in any magazine. I first found it while waiting for my husband to finish walking around ALL of Lowe's. I mean, what else can I do, besides that and hang around the paint section.

Two. Real Simple, It's a really fun magazine with easy home projects. Two thumbs up for this one.

Three. Southern Living! Who doesn't love this magazine? It has great style. Specially if you live in LA and want to live somewhere rustic.

Four. Better Homes and Garden. Need I say more!

Five. Flea Market is a new find for me, and might just be my favorite. I like to see how people makeover their flea market finds :)

I enjoy reading all of these. I mean, pinterest is fun, but I just enjoy reading magazines so much! Next time you're in Target I would recommend picking one up.

What are some of your favorite's?

Apple chile

I made a 4 ingredient chile yesterday, with some of the food we bought at the farm Saturday, and I just had to share. I love to try new recipes, something about it, makes me feel like I'm on Top chef! Although most of the time they come out tasting pretty horrendous (I have weird taste). Sometimes we get something truly magical, and I think we got that with this.

 So here's my 4 ingredient apple chile. You will need the ingredients stated above^^^ Although they are an estimate/eyeball more than an exact science, so feel free to change it.

Chop them all up, except the lemon. I peel the apple and de-seed (is that how you spell it?) the chile. Mix them together. Squeeze in the lemon, and add some salt and pepper. Taste and change depending on what you like!

I know, this isn't exactly a brilliant recipe, but it is both, husband and mother approved. Two thumbs up from some pretty picky people. So I guess It's a keeper at our house.

The Pumpkin Patch

We went to the Pumpkin patch over the weekend! It was such a blast to take Jed, and to be able to see him in a new environment. Living in LA we don't get a lot of farms, any really. So we made about an hour drive up to Forneris Farms in Mission Hills with some friends.

                                                     ^^They had a really fun corn maze!^^
We even overheard a few people who were lost. It can be very scary when you separate from your group.

They had pony rides, a petting zoo, and games for kids. They also have a train that tours the entire farm, but we forgot to try that.

The farmers market was especially fun, well for mom, anyways. We got a few goodies that we shared with our family back home. They have everything from sunflowers (my favorite), to honey, and gigantic pumpkins.

It was a pretty successful day, overall. We had a blast with everyone, and we even entered a contest (fingers crossed). Although, I'm not sure what we would do with a 100lb pumpkin. It was a family trip for the books. Which we seem to be doing a lot lately, both because we're leaving, and because dad ships off next month. Gotta fit in all of our fall activities in two weeks!

New Look!

The blog got a new look! As you can see, I completely redid the blog. Finally!! I got a new layout done  by Kay Brighton. I really like how everything looks. So what's new? The tabs on top ^^^^

We have some new categories, like thrifting, family, California. We also have a shop tab, which looks like this...
It's just a page with a few things that I'm currently using or wanting. I will update it periodically, so you can always check back!

We have social buttons to connect on different platforms (happy dance). Twitter is still tough for me, but Instagram and Pinterest are frequently visits :)

And last I'm bringing buttons back! I currently have my friends Sonia's new blog. She recently started a fashion/lifestyle blog, and I highly recommend checking it out.

Happy Friday!