Family Morning Routine

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

I enjoyed filming and editing our daily routine. I don’t know if it’s good or bad but I do like the routine, I can plan things better and I can get a lot done if I know how my day goes. We have two morning routines: work day routine and weekend routine. In this video you can see our work day routine, where I get up with kids, make breakfast (3 separate breakfasts LOL :-), and take care of kids, while my husband gets ready for work. On weekends, I get to relax a little bit more since my husband is the one who takes care of the kids. Let me know if you want me to make a weekend morning routine video 🙂 I’ll be happy to!

What time do you wake up in the morning? And what is your morning routine?

xo JANE xo

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April + May Favorite Moments

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

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I’m always excited about this kind of posts because I can look back on the entire month and really appreciate everything we have and the time spent with family and friends.

I started this series of posts in March, but I skipped April because I was just so busy (still unpacking ugh)… that’s why today I’m combining April and May together in one post since we’ve had a lot of good moments in April and I want to share them with you.

Reminded of that we are responsible not only for our kids but we are responsible TO them for our choices, actions, and behavior. We should always be an example of what we want to teach them.

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Reading a lot of health related articles. David was really sick past month for 2 weeks straight, he had a hand, foot & mouth disease, viral diarrhea (therefore really bad rash), allergies and ear infection. It was really tough on him. We were prescribed antibiotics and a lot of other medicines that I didn’t want to give him 🙁 so I started to read about natural approach to treating these kinds of medical conditions and I’m happy to report that it’s been successful 🙂

We’ve watched several movies this past couple of months, but first two movies that come to mind are Legend (based on true story) and The Nice Guys. Both are good!

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Enjoying being a mommy. I enjoy daily cute conversations with Christian, I enjoy seeing how both of my kids develop and grow, I enjoy cooking for them (before it was a struggle because Christian was so picky and David wasn’t eating solids yet).

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Wanting for David to sleep through the night… oh I want it so much LOL. I kinda used to get up at nights, and I pretty much forgot what it feels like to have uninterrupted nighttime sleep, but people say it’s good, so I want to experience it again LOL.

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Listening to Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars, it’s Christian’s new favorite song 🙂

Highlights of this couple of months ↓ . Watch my April + May Favorite Moments 🙂 ↓

P.S. Finally caught up with my vlogs, so now they will be up in real time and not 2 months behind 🙂

Has anything exciting happened in your life recently? Please, share 🙂

xo JANE xo

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Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

Fashion, Fashion Inspiration, Lifestyle
Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is finally here and as always it’s a great one. A lot of designer pieces are on sale too: women’s clothing, handbags, shoes!
Don’t know what to get for Father’s Day? Check out menswear and homeware, I’m sure you’ll find a great Gift For Him.
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And if you plan to shop online don’t forget to sign up for Ebates and get 6% cash back when you shop at Nordstrom! Ebates Cash Back + Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale = Unbeatable Prices!
xo JANE xo

 




ATV Tour & Bull Riding | Vlog

Dallas, Texas, Family, Lifestyle

Everything from planting irises and volunteering at the nursing house to ATVs, Bull riding (which was the first for me) and armadillo race is in this vlog…

So many new experiences in one day! We had an amazing day with amazing people at the Beaumont Ranch, where we enjoyed delicious food, beautiful nature and fun activities.

I absolutely loved the ATV tour and the only reason I chose it over zip lining is because I thought I would just sit in the front seat while Daniel is driving LOL… And when the first group left to do zip lining and I saw that I’m the only girl left to do an ATV tour I got a little suspicious, but it was too late to change my mind. It turned out that ATV tour on 4 wheelers was more difficult and extreme than zip lining…well, I had no idea, but now I’m really happy that I got to do it because I had so much fun riding the 4 wheeler up and down the hills and seeing all the beautiful nature around us!

I knew what bull riding was, though, and I absolutely didn’t want to do that, Daniel just literally dragged me and sat me on that bull (thanks, love :/ LOL). Can’t say that I enjoyed it but I’m glad that I tried it…

Have you ever done any of this stuff? Which one did you enjoy the most?

xo JANE xo

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 12

Food/Recipes, Lifestyle

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Egg, Bacon and Avocado Quesadilla

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  • 3 rashers of streaky bacon, chopped
  • 4 flour tortillas (Note 1)
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large avocado, halved and sliced
  • ½ cup grated cheese (I used cheddar)
  • Salt and pepper
  1. Heat a skillet over high heat. Add the bacon and cook until cooked to your liking. Remove bacon onto a paper towel lined plate.
  2. Drain excess fat from the skillet and wipe away/scrape off any black bits. Return to the stove over medium heat.
  3. Place a tortilla in the skillet. Place avocado slices around the rim of half the tortilla and thinner slices across the middle to form a “ring” to hold the egg – as per the photo below. Squish the pieces close together to seal them so egg does not leak.
  4. Crack an egg into the centre, sprinkle with bacon, cheese and season with salt and pepper. Fold the tortilla over and cook for 4 minutes or until golden and crisp. I usually cook 2 in the skillet.
  5. Flip, turning over the folded edge (i.e. slide the flip under the curved edge and flip over the folded edge). Cook the other side for 3 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from the skillet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  6. Serve immediately, while hot!

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My CustomInk Experience (Behind The Scenes)

Dallas, Texas, Everything else, Lifestyle, Reviews

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Several weeks ago I was invited to take a tour at CustomInk’s Production Facility in Flower Mound, TX, and I was seriously blown away by how they make and customize t-shirts. Behind every t-shirt and every CustomInk’s product, there is so much work involved, so many people who work behind the scenes creating a perfect t-shirt. I never really give a thought to how t-shirts are actually created, especially when it’s so easy to design and order them online, using CustomInk Design Lab with 75 000 + pieces of art to choose from (or you can create your own design). They use several methods to make their t-shirts: embroidery, digital printing, and screen printing. You have to watch the whole process for yourself, and you will also see how I screen printed my own t-shirt (it was a lot of fun and took a lot of muscle work lol) ↓:

You can order CustomInk products for ANY event in your life..big or small: wedding, reunion, graduation, vacation, for your business, sports team etc. Here are several samples:  Continue reading “My CustomInk Experience (Behind The Scenes)”

House Makeover | Before & After

Dallas, Texas, DIY/How to, Everything else, Family, Lifestyle

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I’m finally posting before and after photos of our house makeover!!

We’ve recently moved to our new house and still in the process of unpacking the boxes (can’t wait to be done with that). We bought the house in February and we fell in love with it at first glance. We love everything about it: the layout, the size of the rooms, the fact that it’s a one-story house, and it has everything we want our perfect house to have including the backyard and of course, the pool (it’s Texas for God’s sake :-)).

It’s our first family house and first time to do any kind of remodeling. We were very excited to begin the process and to choose the paint colors, tile, appliances etc. It was very fun (more fun at the beginning than at the end lol), but it was also very overwhelming at the same time…we even had to choose the color of the grout (yes, I didn’t even think there were so many options of grout colors :-)).

We made all of our choices and then I began to worry if it would look good when it was all set and done. I didn’t want to pay more just to change and redo something that I chose myself at the first place.

Even though we wanted our house to look beautiful we were also trying to make practical choices like we made an office room instead of having a formal dining room because we need an office space since I work from home, and we can always have big dinners in the kitchen area.

Here are several Before and After photos. And below you will also find a Before/After Video + the fun process of remodeling.

 

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This is the kitchen. The kitchen cabinets are real wood, so we decided to just paint them white instead of completely changing them since the quality is really good. We changed the floors, countertops, backsplash, sink and appliances.

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12 Weeks Meal Plan | Week 11

Food/Recipes, Health/Body, Lifestyle

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Probably the healthiest meal plan on my blog yet 🙂

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Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Freezer Freindly Breakfast Burritos

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, adiposity divided
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 10 egg whites
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 8-ounce package fully cooked diced ham
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 10 tablespoons Sargento® Reduced Fat Mild Cheddar Shredded Cheese
  • 10 La Tortilla Factory® Low Carb, High Fiber Whole-Wheat Tortillas, Original Size
Other:
  • plastic wrap or freezer paper
  • 2 gallon size resealable bags
    1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Heat a large nonstick skillet, over medium-low heat. Add ½ tablespoon of butter to the skillet. When melted, pour the eggs in and allow to set up for about 1 minute, then proceed to scramble.
    2. Heat a separate large skillet over medium heat, and add the remaining ½ tablespoon of butter. Cook the peppers and onions for about 8-10 minutes, until soft. Add the spinach and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until wilted.
    3. Spread the scrambled eggs on a baking sheet, and the cooked vegetables on another. Refrigerate until cool. Cooling the filling before assembly helps prevent the burritos from becoming soggy when they are microwaved.
    4. While the filling is cooling, spread the ham out on a paper towel-lined plate to remove excess moisture.
    5. Evenly fill each tortilla with the eggs, vegetables, ham, and 1 tablespoon cheese, then wrap like a burrito.
    6. Line a baking dish with the burritos and put them in the freezer for 15-20 minutes to flash freeze them.
    7. When very cold, wrap each burrito in plastic wrap individually, and then in freezer paper after that if desired.
    8. To microwave them after they are frozen: unwrap the burrito from the freezer paper and plastic wrap, then loosely wrap it in a damp paper towel on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave one at a time for 2½ to 3 minutes, then allow to rest for 1 to 2 minutes before eating, being careful because contents will be hot.

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