Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

caprese pasta salad

A bowl of fresh tomatoes, basil from the garden and a box of pasta and you have most of the ingredients for a perfect pasta salad. Make a Caprese pasta salad, a salad served cold, for backyard barbecues or other get togethers. Big Fat Juice Tomatoes at Winn-Dixie Tis the season to toss in the [...]

Celebrating Soccer with the Familia


Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Pampers.  All opinions are 100% mine. Ever since I was a little girl I was fascinated with soccer as I played on my town’s recreation league. As a mom I now see that same passion with my children. My oldest daughter, Isabella, [...]

Summer Weekend Getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek

Summer Weekend Getaway, Book Now!

UPDATE: Check out our video montage of our very favorite aspects of the Hilton Bonnet Creek! A summer weekend getaway at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando provided our family a perfect opportunity to relax, have fun, enjoy outstanding food and receive top notch service.  We head to Orlando quite a bit being South Florida residents. [...]

Herb Guide to Cooking

Herb Guide to Cooking

Many of us have started an herb garden in the hopes of at least harvesting one ingredient! In this post, I’ll share some tools, tips and an herb guide to cooking. I hope to inspire each of you to begin with what I consider the beginner’s garden – the herb garden! Herb Gardening If you [...]

Last Minute Gift Ideas

last minute gift idea

Searching for last minute gift ideas particularly for long distance family members or loved ones? Sending gifts across the miles is something that usually requires a lot planning ahead to make sure that the gift arrives to them on time. And the prices of shipping items to far away places often costs more than the [...]

2015 Chevy Suburban Trunk Space Review

2015 Chevy Suburban Trunk Space

Trunk space is important for moms. Accessible trunk space is important, too. I recently got to take a look at the 2015 Chevy Suburban and I was floored by the size and functionality features of its trunk space.  As a mom, especially a soccer mom who is always doing carpool, I need a car that [...]

Review of Panasonic Lumix ZS40 Video Recording

Panasonic Lumix

Sometimes you just need to see it to believe it. I recently took out both my iPhone 5S and my Panasonic Lumix ZS40 to try out their video capabilities. The Panasonic Lumix ZS40 was given to me at a recent travel writing conference (TravelingMom Retreat.) I had spent all sorts of time trying out its photography [...]

Gift Ideas for Dads Enjoying DIY Projects and BBQs


This post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay, but all opinions and dad’s are my own and not influenced.  Father’s Day is around the corner! What will you get the dad(s) in your life? I’ve come up with two themes of gifts for Tom. Based on a recent successful weekend DIY project, [...]

How to Buy an Outdoor Ceiling Fan

Outdoor Ceiling Fan

An outdoor ceiling fan brings a breeze and even helps keep away the mosquitoes! When we first moved into our home we were wondering how to buy an outdoor ceiling fan for our patio. We have long covered patio with recessed lighting but with the Florida heat we knew we needed a fan during the hottest [...]

Grape Bread Recipe with Currants & Nuts

Grape Bread Recipe

  I made this loaf on a whim. My girls love grapes. I think it might even be there favorite fruit! I had currants that remained from my Irish Soda Bread recipe from March so I thought those would add an extra sweetness. This recipe was adapted from Green Black Red, Recipes for Cooking and Enjoying [...]