One Year Vegan Baby Update

Tuesday, November 28, 2017


My little Luna is already one! Here is my update video.



My little Luna is already one! Here is my update video.


Cloth Diapers || The Basics

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Here is my Cloth Diapers video! I have gotten so many questions and I hope I answered some of the basic questions. If you have any additional questions feel free to ask! 



Here is my Cloth Diapers video! I have gotten so many questions and I hope I answered some of the basic questions. If you have any additional questions feel free to ask! 



Tofu Scramble

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Tofu Scramble ya'll! Woohoo! Here is my recipe video for how to make a very simple and easy veggie tofu scramble. Hope you guys enjoy!




Tofu Scramble ya'll! Woohoo! Here is my recipe video for how to make a very simple and easy veggie tofu scramble. Hope you guys enjoy!




What's In My Diaper Bag

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Tuesday already! Here is my What's in my Diaper Bag video! Hope you guys enjoy!



Tuesday already! Here is my What's in my Diaper Bag video! Hope you guys enjoy!



Vlogtober || I almost broke my neck

Monday, October 2, 2017

Yesterday we went to Area 51 here in Baton Rouge and had a blast! It was SO much harder than I would ever imagine it to be. My arms are so sore. Haha. Hope you guys enjoy watching our crazy day. 




Yesterday we went to Area 51 here in Baton Rouge and had a blast! It was SO much harder than I would ever imagine it to be. My arms are so sore. Haha. Hope you guys enjoy watching our crazy day. 




What I Eat In A Day

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Happy October ya'll!! Here's a What I Eat In A Day! I always try to film these because I know how helpful these were when I first transitioned to get ideas for what to eat. Today marks the first day of Vlogtober and I am super excited (and scared) for this challenge. What better month to crank some videos than my favorite month! We are traveling a ton this month so I cannot wait to share our adventures with ya'll.






Happy October ya'll!! Here's a What I Eat In A Day! I always try to film these because I know how helpful these were when I first transitioned to get ideas for what to eat. Today marks the first day of Vlogtober and I am super excited (and scared) for this challenge. What better month to crank some videos than my favorite month! We are traveling a ton this month so I cannot wait to share our adventures with ya'll.






Documentary || Feel Rich

Sunday, September 24, 2017
Feel Rich is the next big thing. It is a documentary on the self-love/self-care movement that is emerging out of hip-hop. It is typical to think that people in hip-hop are living "in the fast lane." It is beautiful to see that so many artist are coming out and raving about a healthier way of life by promoting physical, spiritual and mental health. It is important that these artist realize their potential for positive influence on the community. This a really a must watch. 



Feel Rich is available to watch on Netflix.


Feel Rich is the next big thing. It is a documentary on the self-love/self-care movement that is emerging out of hip-hop. It is typical to think that people in hip-hop are living "in the fast lane." It is beautiful to see that so many artist are coming out and raving about a healthier way of life by promoting physical, spiritual and mental health. It is important that these artist realize their potential for positive influence on the community. This a really a must watch. 



Feel Rich is available to watch on Netflix.



Row Row Row Your Boat

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hey ya'll! I just wanted to share one of our family videos from our weekend at Chicot State Park. This one is of Luna's first time on a boat. Hope ya'll enjoy.




Hey ya'll! I just wanted to share one of our family videos from our weekend at Chicot State Park. This one is of Luna's first time on a boat. Hope ya'll enjoy.




9 Month Vegan Baby Update

Monday, September 11, 2017

Our little Luna is 9 months! She is a hoot and a half to say the least. I filmed a video talking all about what she is loving, not loving and on her health as a little vegan baby. 



Our little Luna is 9 months! She is a hoot and a half to say the least. I filmed a video talking all about what she is loving, not loving and on her health as a little vegan baby. 



Documentary || The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution

Friday, September 8, 2017

Now more than ever it is extremely crucial for us to know our history. I, like I assume many out there, did not know much about the Black Panther Party. It took me watching The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution to really know who they were as a social group. This is a must watch documentary that will open your eyes to a party that was truly revolutionary. 



This social group was form out of necessity. Out of need for change in their communities. The party was active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. They were associated with helping protect people from police brutality all the way to serving food to the children in the area.  Learning about the true history of our past can change the way we view our present. It can help us mold our future. I truly recommend this documentary to anyone who is wanting to learn more about this history changing party. 




Director's Statement 

Seven years ago, I set out to tell the story of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, a little known history that hadn’t been told in its entirety. In particular, I wanted to offer a unique and engaging opportunity to examine a very complex moment in time that challenges the cold, oversimplified narrative of a Panther who is prone to violence and consumed with anger. Thoroughly examining the history of the Black Panther Party allowed me to sift through the fragmented perceptions and find the core driver of the movement: the Black Panther Party emerged out of a love for their people and a devotion to empowering them. This powerful display of the human spirit, rooted in heart, is what compelled me to communicate this story accurately.
It is essential to me as a filmmaker to try and give the viewer a sense of what it has meant to be black in America and consider this within our contemporary context. The legacy of the Black Panther Party had a lasting impact on the way black people think and see ourselves, and it is important that we look at and understand that. As a great lover of music, I wanted to capture this sentiment in the music we used to give audiences a sense of the time and the undercurrents of change and revolution.
I knew that archival footage would be just as important as interviews when telling this story. The Black Panther history cannot be encapsulated in sound bytes and stills; the movement continues to live and breathe in the hearts and minds of those who endured. I had to dig deeper for footage that captured an authentic portrayal of the Party and which was not distorted by mainstream media. What I found was a treasure of personal records from former members and allies across the globe. These rarely seen images became an important character in the film, telling the story of how the Black Panther Party impacted all communities. There is something incredibly powerful in seeing an array of faces - white, Asian, Latino, black, and native - together at a Black Panther Party rally calling for the reform of corrupt and unjust state institutions.
Nearly half a century later, we find our voices in a renewed chorus for justice and equality. We continue to witness a state apparatus that perpetuates a culture of fear and aggression with frequent and unwarranted displays of racial violence and oppression. As we consider the similarities between the injustices of yesterday and today, it is important to understand that the Panthers were energized largely by young people - 25 and under - who started as a small group of actively engaged individuals that collectively became an international human rights phenomenon. My hope is that the film reveals itself to be more than just thought-provoking observations of our past. The parallels between pivotal moments within the movement and events occurring in our communities today are undeniable. To better understand the Black Panther Party is to be able to better reflect on our own racial climate and collective responsibility to ensure basic rights are fulfilled, not diminished, and that voices of justice and dissent are celebrated, not silenced.

—Stanley Nelson, Director


Now more than ever it is extremely crucial for us to know our history. I, like I assume many out there, did not know much about the Black Panther Party. It took me watching The Black Panthers Vanguard of the Revolution to really know who they were as a social group. This is a must watch documentary that will open your eyes to a party that was truly revolutionary. 



This social group was form out of necessity. Out of need for change in their communities. The party was active in the United States from 1966 until 1982. They were associated with helping protect people from police brutality all the way to serving food to the children in the area.  Learning about the true history of our past can change the way we view our present. It can help us mold our future. I truly recommend this documentary to anyone who is wanting to learn more about this history changing party. 




Director's Statement 

Seven years ago, I set out to tell the story of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party, a little known history that hadn’t been told in its entirety. In particular, I wanted to offer a unique and engaging opportunity to examine a very complex moment in time that challenges the cold, oversimplified narrative of a Panther who is prone to violence and consumed with anger. Thoroughly examining the history of the Black Panther Party allowed me to sift through the fragmented perceptions and find the core driver of the movement: the Black Panther Party emerged out of a love for their people and a devotion to empowering them. This powerful display of the human spirit, rooted in heart, is what compelled me to communicate this story accurately.
It is essential to me as a filmmaker to try and give the viewer a sense of what it has meant to be black in America and consider this within our contemporary context. The legacy of the Black Panther Party had a lasting impact on the way black people think and see ourselves, and it is important that we look at and understand that. As a great lover of music, I wanted to capture this sentiment in the music we used to give audiences a sense of the time and the undercurrents of change and revolution.
I knew that archival footage would be just as important as interviews when telling this story. The Black Panther history cannot be encapsulated in sound bytes and stills; the movement continues to live and breathe in the hearts and minds of those who endured. I had to dig deeper for footage that captured an authentic portrayal of the Party and which was not distorted by mainstream media. What I found was a treasure of personal records from former members and allies across the globe. These rarely seen images became an important character in the film, telling the story of how the Black Panther Party impacted all communities. There is something incredibly powerful in seeing an array of faces - white, Asian, Latino, black, and native - together at a Black Panther Party rally calling for the reform of corrupt and unjust state institutions.
Nearly half a century later, we find our voices in a renewed chorus for justice and equality. We continue to witness a state apparatus that perpetuates a culture of fear and aggression with frequent and unwarranted displays of racial violence and oppression. As we consider the similarities between the injustices of yesterday and today, it is important to understand that the Panthers were energized largely by young people - 25 and under - who started as a small group of actively engaged individuals that collectively became an international human rights phenomenon. My hope is that the film reveals itself to be more than just thought-provoking observations of our past. The parallels between pivotal moments within the movement and events occurring in our communities today are undeniable. To better understand the Black Panther Party is to be able to better reflect on our own racial climate and collective responsibility to ensure basic rights are fulfilled, not diminished, and that voices of justice and dissent are celebrated, not silenced.

—Stanley Nelson, Director


Hilltop Arboretum

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Did a little adventuring around town and came upon the LSU hilltop Arboretum. Here is the little vlog that we made from our exploration 




Did a little adventuring around town and came upon the LSU hilltop Arboretum. Here is the little vlog that we made from our exploration 




Pregnancy Essentials and Tips

Monday, September 4, 2017


So you're pregnant. Congratulations! This moment is filled with both excitement and terror. Trust me I completely get it. There is no shame in not knowing what the hell to do next. I am here to assist. I have compiled some great items to keep by for the next upcoming months. I hope your journey into motherhood was as trilling as mine. 


Must Haves

Water bottle: I feel like every post I make has a "drink water" section. lol. But for all the right reasons! Water is crucial. You are growing a baby for goodness sake! Not only do you need water but you will seriously just feel better after you get a hang of drinking all of that water and you'll be peeing a lot anyways so why not help you body flush everything out. Haha. So keep a nice cool water bottle on you at all times. When you're out and about and when you are in bed. 

Pillows: There are all kinds of fancy pregnancy pillows out there and strongly enough I actually never bought one but I highly suggest getting something of the sort. Once you start getting large and in charge you will feel weight that you have never felt before and having some support in all of those new places is amazing. At home I had some extra firm pillows that I would set up around my back and between my legs. 
Lotion: Staying nice and moisturized is critical during pregnancy. Wanna hear something not so cute, you will be very itchy. Haha. Not a joke. You're skin will stretch so much further than it has ever been before and that means you will get super itchy. So having something to keep moisturized will be absolutely necessary. You don't have to go out and buy crazy expensive lotion, coconut oil will work just fine. (and again drink water)



Belly Band: This one took me too damn long to get my hand on. I thought to myself that I really didn't need it. Oh how wrong I was. As you guys know I am a bit of a minimalist (I try) and I really didn't want to buy a bunch of stuff that I would rarely get any use out of so I didn't buy it. But then to my surprise a friend of mine got me one and so I tried it out. AMAZING. I didn't have to buy maternity pants! (which can be kinda pricy) I would just wear my regular jeans and put the Belly Band over top and WAM no more belly popping out of my pants. Haha. And also on this note get your hand on some comfy shirts and shoes. I got two shirts that were maternity/breast feeding and they are nice and stretchy. Totally worth it. 



Tips

Sleep: I swear if you don't listen to me on this one you will regret it for the rest of your life. I may seem like I am being dramatic to be funny, well I am not. I am serious as hell. SLEEP. NAP. THEN SLEEP AGAIN. It will be a very long time before you can get a full, uninterrupted, peaceful night sleep so enjoy it while you can. 

Do what you like: I you like hiking, swimming, or shopping, whatever it may be go out and do those things. 

Be with your parter: Enjoy the last few months that you guys have alone. Go out date nights, Netflix and chill, haha







So you're pregnant. Congratulations! This moment is filled with both excitement and terror. Trust me I completely get it. There is no shame in not knowing what the hell to do next. I am here to assist. I have compiled some great items to keep by for the next upcoming months. I hope your journey into motherhood was as trilling as mine. 


Must Haves

Water bottle: I feel like every post I make has a "drink water" section. lol. But for all the right reasons! Water is crucial. You are growing a baby for goodness sake! Not only do you need water but you will seriously just feel better after you get a hang of drinking all of that water and you'll be peeing a lot anyways so why not help you body flush everything out. Haha. So keep a nice cool water bottle on you at all times. When you're out and about and when you are in bed. 

Pillows: There are all kinds of fancy pregnancy pillows out there and strongly enough I actually never bought one but I highly suggest getting something of the sort. Once you start getting large and in charge you will feel weight that you have never felt before and having some support in all of those new places is amazing. At home I had some extra firm pillows that I would set up around my back and between my legs. 
Lotion: Staying nice and moisturized is critical during pregnancy. Wanna hear something not so cute, you will be very itchy. Haha. Not a joke. You're skin will stretch so much further than it has ever been before and that means you will get super itchy. So having something to keep moisturized will be absolutely necessary. You don't have to go out and buy crazy expensive lotion, coconut oil will work just fine. (and again drink water)



Belly Band: This one took me too damn long to get my hand on. I thought to myself that I really didn't need it. Oh how wrong I was. As you guys know I am a bit of a minimalist (I try) and I really didn't want to buy a bunch of stuff that I would rarely get any use out of so I didn't buy it. But then to my surprise a friend of mine got me one and so I tried it out. AMAZING. I didn't have to buy maternity pants! (which can be kinda pricy) I would just wear my regular jeans and put the Belly Band over top and WAM no more belly popping out of my pants. Haha. And also on this note get your hand on some comfy shirts and shoes. I got two shirts that were maternity/breast feeding and they are nice and stretchy. Totally worth it. 



Tips

Sleep: I swear if you don't listen to me on this one you will regret it for the rest of your life. I may seem like I am being dramatic to be funny, well I am not. I am serious as hell. SLEEP. NAP. THEN SLEEP AGAIN. It will be a very long time before you can get a full, uninterrupted, peaceful night sleep so enjoy it while you can. 

Do what you like: I you like hiking, swimming, or shopping, whatever it may be go out and do those things. 

Be with your parter: Enjoy the last few months that you guys have alone. Go out date nights, Netflix and chill, haha






A to Z Candles || Halloween 🎃

Friday, September 1, 2017
Just in case you didn't know how insane I am about Halloween I wanna let you in on the secret that it's my favorite time of the year. For me Halloween officially begins the day after my birthday (August 19th) Haha. And yes it's still hot. Living in Southern Louisiana there is only so much my imagination can do to pretend it's fall, but either way. Halloween is here ya'll (at least for me)! And that means Halloween candles every where! So I had to head over to my favorite candle shop A to Z Candles and get my fix.  



How cute are these candles! I mean if this doesn't put you in the Halloween spirit then I don't know what will. These candles are seriously my favorite. I have raved about A to Z Candles before here. Amanda runs the shop and let's just say that lady knows a thing or two about candle making. The candles are vegan, cruelty free, made with no horrifying toxins and smell down right amazing.

 cinnamon bark, bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, rose, musk, black tea, and patchouli 


Fresh pumpkin + Macintosh apples + Hayrides
No further explanation here. It smells just like pumpkin. It screams fall goodness. All I wanna do it slice up a piece of pumpkin pie and drink apple cider in my cozy socks. Haha. 


candy corn + caramel apples + a hint of rich chocolate

Trick or treat indeed. This has some in your face candy vibes! I am usually not a fan of sweet candles but this one was too awesome to pass on. It just brings me back to my childhood looking at all the candy post trick or treating. Smells like gooey chocolate. 

Patchouli + Cedarwood + Oakmoss + Dirt

Head over to A to Z Candles to get in the spirit with me! 

Just in case you didn't know how insane I am about Halloween I wanna let you in on the secret that it's my favorite time of the year. For me Halloween officially begins the day after my birthday (August 19th) Haha. And yes it's still hot. Living in Southern Louisiana there is only so much my imagination can do to pretend it's fall, but either way. Halloween is here ya'll (at least for me)! And that means Halloween candles every where! So I had to head over to my favorite candle shop A to Z Candles and get my fix.  



How cute are these candles! I mean if this doesn't put you in the Halloween spirit then I don't know what will. These candles are seriously my favorite. I have raved about A to Z Candles before here. Amanda runs the shop and let's just say that lady knows a thing or two about candle making. The candles are vegan, cruelty free, made with no horrifying toxins and smell down right amazing.

 cinnamon bark, bergamot, cannabis flower, jasmine, rose, musk, black tea, and patchouli 


Fresh pumpkin + Macintosh apples + Hayrides
No further explanation here. It smells just like pumpkin. It screams fall goodness. All I wanna do it slice up a piece of pumpkin pie and drink apple cider in my cozy socks. Haha. 


candy corn + caramel apples + a hint of rich chocolate

Trick or treat indeed. This has some in your face candy vibes! I am usually not a fan of sweet candles but this one was too awesome to pass on. It just brings me back to my childhood looking at all the candy post trick or treating. Smells like gooey chocolate. 

Patchouli + Cedarwood + Oakmoss + Dirt

Head over to A to Z Candles to get in the spirit with me! 


How To Lose The Baby Weight

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

I have been meaning to make this post for fooooooorever. But I wanted to wait until I felt as though I was back to "normal" before making it. I wanted to begin by talking about how we view ourselves postpartum. After the raw emotions of having a baby have subsided the realization comes along of yourself image. It can be a very scary thought to look at yourself in the mirror after having your bundle of joy. It is down right terrifying. You are soft. And squishy, like you've never been before. You aren't pregnant, but still look pregnant. It was a little mind boggling at first. It wasn't until I really just talked to myself and was like "Dude you just had a baby, you just GAVE BIRTH" I believe that as mamas we have to love ourselves as mamas. We have to give ourselves credit and be empowered by all that we have done by carrying and delivering babies. Our bodies will look different, but that is okay. We just have to be the best versions of ourselves for the moment that we are in.

That being said, I do have a few tips. I am not a doctor or a dietician or anything of the sort, but this is just from my day to day experience. 

1.Breastfeed: Breastfeeding not only creates an amazing bond between you and your baby but also is great for your body as well. Breastfeeding will help you burn extra calories and also releases hormones that will help your uterus go back to it's pre-baby size(you will fill this in the form of contractions) 

2.Drink TONS of water: Duh people. Everyone knows that drinking water is amazing for you. So do it. Drinking water will keep you hydrated and will help produce more milk. 

3.Eat fruits and veggies: Post baby you will need to eat and eat a lot. Especially if you are breastfeeding. So you will need to fuel yourself with the most nutritionally dense foods that you can. My go-to meal right after Luna was born was rice, beans, and avocado. I pretty much ate it every single day. Having food pre made and ready to eat is the best option. No body has time (or energy for that matter) to be making full course meals with a newborn.

4.Light exercise: This can vary from person to person. If you were an olympic athlete before pregnancy you might be able to hope back on that train faster than most. But for me that meant walking around my neighborhood, going hiking, light yoga and casual bike riding (this was wayyyy after Luna was born. When it comes to working out after a baby you have to make sure you are nice and ready. Coming from a traditional El Salvadorian family my mom suggested (forced me) to be extremely gentle on myself for the first 40 days after having Luna. 






I hope these tips help some mamas out there! If you guys have any questions feel free to message me here or on any of my other platforms.


Toodles






I have been meaning to make this post for fooooooorever. But I wanted to wait until I felt as though I was back to "normal" before making it. I wanted to begin by talking about how we view ourselves postpartum. After the raw emotions of having a baby have subsided the realization comes along of yourself image. It can be a very scary thought to look at yourself in the mirror after having your bundle of joy. It is down right terrifying. You are soft. And squishy, like you've never been before. You aren't pregnant, but still look pregnant. It was a little mind boggling at first. It wasn't until I really just talked to myself and was like "Dude you just had a baby, you just GAVE BIRTH" I believe that as mamas we have to love ourselves as mamas. We have to give ourselves credit and be empowered by all that we have done by carrying and delivering babies. Our bodies will look different, but that is okay. We just have to be the best versions of ourselves for the moment that we are in.

That being said, I do have a few tips. I am not a doctor or a dietician or anything of the sort, but this is just from my day to day experience. 

1.Breastfeed: Breastfeeding not only creates an amazing bond between you and your baby but also is great for your body as well. Breastfeeding will help you burn extra calories and also releases hormones that will help your uterus go back to it's pre-baby size(you will fill this in the form of contractions) 

2.Drink TONS of water: Duh people. Everyone knows that drinking water is amazing for you. So do it. Drinking water will keep you hydrated and will help produce more milk. 

3.Eat fruits and veggies: Post baby you will need to eat and eat a lot. Especially if you are breastfeeding. So you will need to fuel yourself with the most nutritionally dense foods that you can. My go-to meal right after Luna was born was rice, beans, and avocado. I pretty much ate it every single day. Having food pre made and ready to eat is the best option. No body has time (or energy for that matter) to be making full course meals with a newborn.

4.Light exercise: This can vary from person to person. If you were an olympic athlete before pregnancy you might be able to hope back on that train faster than most. But for me that meant walking around my neighborhood, going hiking, light yoga and casual bike riding (this was wayyyy after Luna was born. When it comes to working out after a baby you have to make sure you are nice and ready. Coming from a traditional El Salvadorian family my mom suggested (forced me) to be extremely gentle on myself for the first 40 days after having Luna. 






I hope these tips help some mamas out there! If you guys have any questions feel free to message me here or on any of my other platforms.


Toodles






Plaine Products || Zero Waste Shampoo and Conditioner

Friday, July 28, 2017


The time is here for zero waste shampoo and conditioner! So once I starting adapting a zero waste lifestyle somethings came pretty easy, like carrying a reusable water bottle, refusing straws at  restaurants, and carrying tote bags around, while other things were much more difficult, like finding shampoos and conditioners that didn't come in a plastic containers. Many haircare products come in recyclable plastic but much of what we put into the recycling bins don't get recycled at all. So the best way is to avoid plastic when possible. So my quest went on. I found solid shampoo bars but they didn't particularly work on my hair texture (my hair is huge lol and can be kinda dry). 




Then I found Plaine Products, a revolutionary line of bath products that is changing the game. The products themselves are vegan, sulfate free, color safe, biodegradable, non-gmo, cruelty free, paraben free and kid safe and made in the US. And the containers are metal bottles! The only plastic is the pump. The way it works is your order your subscription of any combination of shampoo, conditioner and body wash (I got all three) and once you use it all up you just return them back in the box they were sent in and they send you a new batch! I mean it really can't get any easier. 



Now the only thing I was wanting to know was "Does it work though??" And the answer to that is yessssssssss. I bought my set about a month ago and wanted to see how my hair would react to it and it works amazingly. Like I said my hair is large and in charge and in this Louisiana humidity it doesn't play. Haha. The Plaine Products shampoo and conditioner leave my hair feeling soft and manageable. Not to mention it smells incredible! I get so giggly when I find a product that alines with my values to the T but this just makes my heart sing ya'll. A vegan, American made, zero waste, awesome line of products, it just cannot be beat. Check out there products by clinking the link here! 


The time is here for zero waste shampoo and conditioner! So once I starting adapting a zero waste lifestyle somethings came pretty easy, like carrying a reusable water bottle, refusing straws at  restaurants, and carrying tote bags around, while other things were much more difficult, like finding shampoos and conditioners that didn't come in a plastic containers. Many haircare products come in recyclable plastic but much of what we put into the recycling bins don't get recycled at all. So the best way is to avoid plastic when possible. So my quest went on. I found solid shampoo bars but they didn't particularly work on my hair texture (my hair is huge lol and can be kinda dry). 




Then I found Plaine Products, a revolutionary line of bath products that is changing the game. The products themselves are vegan, sulfate free, color safe, biodegradable, non-gmo, cruelty free, paraben free and kid safe and made in the US. And the containers are metal bottles! The only plastic is the pump. The way it works is your order your subscription of any combination of shampoo, conditioner and body wash (I got all three) and once you use it all up you just return them back in the box they were sent in and they send you a new batch! I mean it really can't get any easier. 



Now the only thing I was wanting to know was "Does it work though??" And the answer to that is yessssssssss. I bought my set about a month ago and wanted to see how my hair would react to it and it works amazingly. Like I said my hair is large and in charge and in this Louisiana humidity it doesn't play. Haha. The Plaine Products shampoo and conditioner leave my hair feeling soft and manageable. Not to mention it smells incredible! I get so giggly when I find a product that alines with my values to the T but this just makes my heart sing ya'll. A vegan, American made, zero waste, awesome line of products, it just cannot be beat. Check out there products by clinking the link here! 

Baby Essentials

Wednesday, May 24, 2017



























Minimalist Baby Capsule Wardrobe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6FOpAJdBqI&t=25s























Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PTL15D6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1



























Minimalist Baby Capsule Wardrobe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6FOpAJdBqI&t=25s























Graco Simple Sway Baby Swing: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PTL15D6/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

I AM THE CHILD OF IMMIGRANT REFUGEES

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
I am the child of not one but two immigrant refugees. My parents both fled what remained of their civil war in the early 90s. They faced danger around every corner. They saw countless of their friends  and family disappear to the tragedies of war. They came here seeking a better life. A life without fear. A life full of opportunities. And they found it all here. I was able to be born in Houston and both Pecho and Jes were born here in Louisiana. We have had the most amazing life because they were able to escape the terrors of war. 



It was always so difficult for me to really wrap my head around what the war was really like growing up. I just couldn't imagine waking up in the morning and being absolutely terrified to go to school or go to the market. Countless parents wouldn't let their children go to school out of fear. As a parent now it absolutely crushes my heart that so many mothers and fathers around the world live in perpetual fear for their children's lives. 


It is easy to judge a group of people and label them as violent or threats, but by learning their stories it completely changes your perspective. We must all take a step back and imagine ourselves in their shoes. What would you do? Would you seek refuge? Would you do anything to protect your children?

I am the child of not one but two immigrant refugees. My parents both fled what remained of their civil war in the early 90s. They faced danger around every corner. They saw countless of their friends  and family disappear to the tragedies of war. They came here seeking a better life. A life without fear. A life full of opportunities. And they found it all here. I was able to be born in Houston and both Pecho and Jes were born here in Louisiana. We have had the most amazing life because they were able to escape the terrors of war. 



It was always so difficult for me to really wrap my head around what the war was really like growing up. I just couldn't imagine waking up in the morning and being absolutely terrified to go to school or go to the market. Countless parents wouldn't let their children go to school out of fear. As a parent now it absolutely crushes my heart that so many mothers and fathers around the world live in perpetual fear for their children's lives. 


It is easy to judge a group of people and label them as violent or threats, but by learning their stories it completely changes your perspective. We must all take a step back and imagine ourselves in their shoes. What would you do? Would you seek refuge? Would you do anything to protect your children?


Life Update: House Fire

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hey ya'll I know I haven't been around much lately. On Saturday January 28th we had a house fire. Luckily we weren't home when it happened. We were at my mother in law's house when our neighbor called Zac. We are so fortunate to have amazing neighbors who went and took Mowgli from out the backyard. We did in fact though loose all of our possessions. It is very difficult to put into words. I had been meaning to give you guys an update but every time I sat down to type I would just freeze. We are now settled into our apartment and all of our friends and family have been so unbelievably helpful in the process. Cannot thank everyone enough for all of the help that we have received, everything from baby clothes for Luna all the way to just long rants on the phone. Thank you all so so so much for it all. I film a short video the day of the fire.


Hey ya'll I know I haven't been around much lately. On Saturday January 28th we had a house fire. Luckily we weren't home when it happened. We were at my mother in law's house when our neighbor called Zac. We are so fortunate to have amazing neighbors who went and took Mowgli from out the backyard. We did in fact though loose all of our possessions. It is very difficult to put into words. I had been meaning to give you guys an update but every time I sat down to type I would just freeze. We are now settled into our apartment and all of our friends and family have been so unbelievably helpful in the process. Cannot thank everyone enough for all of the help that we have received, everything from baby clothes for Luna all the way to just long rants on the phone. Thank you all so so so much for it all. I film a short video the day of the fire.


Day In The Life With A Newborn

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Happy Monday! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Luna went on her first road trip to Missouri from Wednesday-Sunday. She actually did very well for such a long trip. Anywayyyys. Here it is! The much anticipated newborn video. I hope you all enjoy it!


Happy Monday! Hope everyone had an amazing weekend. Luna went on her first road trip to Missouri from Wednesday-Sunday. She actually did very well for such a long trip. Anywayyyys. Here it is! The much anticipated newborn video. I hope you all enjoy it!


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