Clyde is my oldest green baby. (what, you don’t name your plants?)

I have had him since 1998.

I remember when my friend Kevin moved to Utah and left him with me. (i was then living in NJ)

Back then, he was in a small orange vase, was maybe 12″ tall and had a total of 8 leaves on him.

Clyde has moved up and down the east coast with me more than once, has had many different homes but, from the looks of him, he is a happy fellow.

Can’t believe how BIG he is these days!! (he is literally touching the ceiling)

How about you guys?

Do you have any plants that you care for like your children?

Clyde in his home, the prettiest vase I could find (Anthropologie)

A girl date

Wednesday night I had a dinner and movie date with auntie K.

I left Will and Lily playing in the pool and auntie K and I headed over to Books&Books for dinner and then to the movies to see The Tree of Life.

The food at Books&Books was great as always (love that place) but the movie???

I feel like I didn’t get what I wanted.

Don’t get me wrong, I love artsy flicks more than your average person but, I feel like The Tree of Life was trying too hard. (as well as having too much science/discovery channel scenes)

I also feel like every movie I have watched lately has no ending and I’m tired of “make up your own ending” kind of movies.

Have any of you seen The Tree of Life?

What did you think?

Linking to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.



Blueberry pancakes, a suit and a yellow house

We had quite the busy day yesterday.

Well, not that busy, it just felt that way because we left the house and it wasn’t even 10am and got back at 5pm.

We started off the morning with our traditional saturday pancake breakfast.

Lily ate 3 pancakes this time. 3!!! (really?)

We stopped off at Old Navy to get Lily a proper swimsuit and then at Men’s Wearhouse to get Will a proper suit as well.

It was almost 2 when we were done and we were all starving.

There was a Chipotle near by and that’s where we stuffed our faces.

I had never eaten there before, it was pretty good.

At 3:30 we went to look at a house we went to look at last saturday.

It has stayed in our heads and I think we pretty much love (want) it but I don’t want to talk about it too much because I’m superstitious that way.

Just keep your fingers crossed for us please!

Linking up to Mandy for Steppin’ Out.


The laziest of saturdays

Memorial Day weekend here in Miami Beach is a bit crazy.

It’s a weekend where people from all over come and take over the beach and the locals either leave town or don’t leave home.

So, with Will a bit hungover yesterday and with the beach invaded by out of towners, we ended up having the laziest of saturdays.

We stayed home, had pancakes for breakfast, watched movies, played, went swimming in our pool, napped…. with the exception of walking to our local bodega for some ice cream, we really didn’t leave the house.

It was great!

How is your weekend going?


Graffiti style

It is days like yesterday that make Will and I look at each other and say “I am so glad we decided to stay in  Miami”.

We spent the morning at the beach and in the afternoon we went for a ride in the car to check out all the graffiti in Wynwood. (I have been wanting to go back and take pictures for a while)

We walked around, checked out some awesome graffiti, took pictures and found the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar where we decided to sit outside and have some dinner.

Let me stop for a second and tell you about the Wynwood Kitchen and Bar, I have never eaten at a place with SO much AMAZING art all around.

AMAZING! (and the food was pretty good too)

So, where else could we live where we could have the beach and awesome urban city life also?

Miami, we are so happy we stayed. πŸ™‚

This post is picture heavy because not only was there amazing art everywhere but, I also want to show you “my” Miami.

Not the Miami The Real Housewives of Miami show you. πŸ˜‰



Mommy Style Update

How was your cinco de Mayo yesterday?

I don’t know why but I have celebrated and love celebrating this holiday for quite sometime.

We ate Mexican food for lunch and then later on went to El Rancho Grande to check out what was going on.

We ended up at Zeke’s with just regular $4.00 beer. πŸ˜‰

It’s friday… have a great weekend everyone!


Mommy Style Update

Last friday was such a long, crazy but fun day for me.

I spent the day at the Fairchild Botanical Graden with Lily, Darren, Zura and Lien.

Came home at around 6pm, quickly took a shower, got dressed and was out the door at 7pm to meet up with Kristin and Nilsa for a fun girl’s night out.

We had drinks and then headed over to the New World Center for a great orchestra with a DJ performance.

It was a great show and the new Frank Gehry space is unbelievable!



Rockin’ mercury

How’s everyone doing with this mercury retrograde?

Have you been rocked by it like we have here?

I’m telling you, I have not been affected by one like I have with this one.

Emotions were flying high this past weekend.

We had all these plans for saturday and sunday but due to emotions and moods not cooperating, the only thing we did a lot of was watch Netflix Instant movies on our big screen tv. (I will share those movies on a later post)

We did however manage to go for a walk on Lincoln Rd and stumbled into Anthropologie‘s great Earth Day Event.

Anthropologie collaborated with our local Whole Foods and had a re-potting event.

They had basil, rosemary and other herb plants for you to re-pot as well as food and freshly squeezed juices.

Lily and I picked a basil plant, Lily had the world’s smallest vegan cupcake and a banana, Kale and spinach juice.

I was completely unprepared and camera free but, here is a picture of our new basil plant on our balcony along with the other goodies that were in the goody bag.