• Food + Drinks

    Dalgona Coffee

    Have you tried the new Dalgona Coffee trend?? Dalgona Coffee is the new internet/tiktok sensation coffee drink. You use equal parts instant black coffee, sugar, and hot water (2tbsp recommended). Then you whisk until it’s SUPER thick like whipped cream. You can pour the dalgona coffee mix over your choice of milk (Oat Milk has been a popular choice). Here is what it is supposed to look like below, along with a recipe from AZCenteral. Some other cool idea spin offs from the Dalgona Coffee are the Matcha Dalgona Latte and the Thai Tea Dalgona Coffee! Here are the recipes below~ If you’re going stir crazy at home just like…

  • Kids

    Pandemic Parenting: Toy Guide

    It’s been a while since I came on here. The Pandemic is kicking my ass and I feel like survival is the only thing I’ve been doing since March. Can you believe it’s almost OCTOBER already too?? I feel like I blinked and four months went by. Sigh. Anyway, I thought I would share some fun things that have kept my girls really happy and busy these few months that we’ve been indoors. If you’re about to pull your hair out, maybe some of these items below will help! (affiliate links below) Intex Rainbow Cloud Pool: the girls LOVE splashing around when it’s hot (and we are having some heat…

  • Holidays,  Kids

    Easter Crafts for Kids

    Well…in true Esther fashion this post is LATE, LATE LATE. This last Easter was strange since we were still under quarantine and could not see any of our friends and family. No big Easter Egg hunt, no Easter Sunday Service, Easter Family Dinner, No Easter Bunny Photos (srsly so devastated)…nothing. Sugar Cookies to hand out to our neighbors. Um…these came out TERRIBLY. I do not know to cook or bake. I tried a cookie AFTER we handed them all out and they were ROCK HARD. Like I legit couldn’t even bite into it. *eye roll* We mailed out these little bunnies and Charlotte was SOOO excited and happy to pick…

  • Holidays

    Palm Sunday Activities for Kids

    As we’re all quarantined at home, I was thinking about the best way to teach my girls about Palm Sunday. I found a few youtube children’s videos that are a fun way to explain the spcieal story, and a few crafts to reinforce the story on pinterest. Just in case you’re interested in doing the same, here are some resources I found! xo Happy Palm Sunday Friends! YouTube Video Suggestions: Here are a few fun crafts to help reinforce Palm Sunday and what is to come this week: Hosana Wave Branchers Palm Sunday Word Search Palm Sunday Coloring Pages Holy Week Timeline

  • Family

    Safer at Home Quarantine

    Is anyone else going completely nutso during this “safer at home” order? I am normally a home body, I LOVE my family, and I have always wanted to work from home full-time. What is NOT to love right now, right? WRONG. Turns out…I need AMPLE amounts of alone time. I didn’t realize it but I do. I need time to listen to podcast, be grumpy in the car from lack of sleep/long day, I need time to THINK, and…overall…I need time to zone the fuck out if I want to. But being home in a small two bed/two bath just does not allow for it. AND I normally enjoy doing…

  • Events/Parties,  Family

    100 Days Celebration

    Last August we celebrated Dylan’s 100-days. I could not believe time had flown by so quickly. The first two months were a total blur b/c I wasn’t sleeping. The third month I felt like I was finally getting the hang of a newborn again. By the time Dylan’s 100-days came around I just was just starting to feel human. For Charlotte I was intent on making everything from scratch and making it as traditional as possible. For Dylan, I literally threw money at the party/event and hoped I could get one photo that made me look skinny (we did not). Looking back now, I can’t even believe I put this…

  • Events/Parties

    Hello Kitty Theme Baby Shower

    This last weekend my friends and I threw my bestie the most adorable baby shower. Every details was so thoughtfully planned by her friends that when it all came together~ it really reflected the group and the parents-to-be. For my part, I stressed HARRRRD. Like obsessively googled and pinterest-ed and had some mini craft meltdowns. LOLL I have no idea why I do this to myself, but I LOVE to planning a party and all the insane stress that goes with it. doh. Here are photos and details from the beautiful shower below.

  • Family

    Free Museum Day in Los Angeles!

    Um… how amazing is this??? FREE museum day is here and there are over 40 in Los Angeles that you and your friends/family can go to! For our family, we will be hitting up kid friendly ones like Kidspace, Skirball, La Brea Tar Pits, Cayton Children’s Museum, etc. For a list of the museums, check out these links below! LA Times: Free Museum Day is Back https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2020-01-24/free-museum-day-southern-california?_amp=true SoCal Museums: Museums Annual Free For All Day Annual Free-for-All Day

  • MISC

    2020 Good Wishes and Goals

    i know there are a ton of people who hate to set goals and resolutions for the new year, but i love it. i love the reset feeling of starting fresh AND i love setting intentions up for the year in hopes of achieving them. like have a focus or theme for the upcoming year. in Hawaii i had some downtime to finally THINK about our family, where we spend our time and what i hope for us this upcoming year. my goals and intentions for our family are to… –let go of our things and simplify our lives. aka have way less to clean and fuss over. after living…

  • Family,  Holidays

    Holiday Recap

    Oh my goodness. Life is just flying by these days. The holidays were pretty amazing as a family of four and I tried to really be present for all the new “firsts” we all experienced. This year I bought a small tree with princess ornaments for the girls’ room. I loved the idea that they could have a tree in their room, they could decorate it each year, and it would be something special for just the two of them to share. We continued our family tradition of Hawaii for winter break. I loved every second we were able to spend as a family. I feel like we’re ALWAYS rushing…