Using Holiday Leftovers: Puerto Rican Pernil (Roast Pork) Stir Fry {Recipe}

Puerto Rico

Our big holiday feast is on Christmas Eve, or Nochebuena. Our family enjoys arroz con gandules (yellow rice with pigeon peas), pernil (roast pork shoulder), pasteles, and coquito (our holiday drink). There’s usually a variety of other side dishes and of course, plenty of leftovers! While we’re more than happy to eat our Christmas Eve […]

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Easy Holiday Entertaining with Crescent Wrapped Apple Brie Appetizer {Recipe}


We are officially in the home-stretch and Christmas is only a few days away! I’m sure you are finalizing your Christmas Eve or Christmas dinner menu and perhaps adding a few last-minute items. Maybe you still need a kid-friendly appetizer that won’t take too long to make? You may want to try the Crescent Wrapped […]

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Cute & Affordable Holiday Outfits for Kids!


The past couple of years, the kids have been dressing up a bit for Christmas Eve dinner, wearing festive colors. I find that holiday outfits for kids can be adorable, yet don’t have to be uncomfortable or expensive. Just recently, I saw quite a few fun holiday looks for kids at my local Walmart, with […]

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Kids STEM Holiday Gift Idea: GoldieBlox Ruby Rails Skydive Action Figure


You may remember we shared our newfound love for GoldieBlox toys a while back, as my baby girl and boy learned about GoldieBlox and tested out some of their building kits. Now that GoldieBlox toys are available in Walmart stores and on, we received a complimentary Ruby Rails Skydive Action Figure set through our […]

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Festive Holiday Place Setting for a Special Christmas (Eve) Touch


There are few instances where I remember my mom pulling out her fine china – big (extended) family get-togethers for special occasions like baptisms and Christmas. This was when large amounts of people were expected to come (as in around 50+). When it was more informal and immediate family, my mom had no problem using […]

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