Kids Stocking Stuffers

So my son’s Kindergarten class is having a Christmas party and his teacher asked for small stocking stuffers. Of course I’m all for it! But I wasn’t sure what I wanted to hand out. It so happened that the weekend before during my grocery shopping I bought one too many hot chocolate boxes that were on sale and now was stuck with a ton of it. I figured it would be a great idea to hand those out and it’s something that they would love to sip on during their winter break. The only thing left was to grab a couple of extra items for the stuffers!

I personally like to add a small candy cane (which I stuck a stick-on gift tag), hot chocolate mix bag, and a Christmas themed pencil and eraser inside a small party cup. For a class of 20 kids I spent about $10-$12 (including the hot chocolate). All items are optional and can be easily replaced with something else! For example, you can replace the candy cane for a small bag with marshmallows or the pencils for crayons or stickers. It’s really up to you! This is just a fun, quick and inexpensive way to wow your kids and their classmates!

Pom-Pom Handprint Ornament

Earlier this week as I was gawking at my new Christmas tree and realized that my youngest did not have any cute hand made ornaments! My son has a few here and there with his little hand prints and cute toddler pictures from day care, but my 2 year old had nothing representing her on this tree!

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Snowy Texas Morning

Well Saturday morning was a snowy one! Living in Texas you don’t always witness what we call “snow”, but boy it is always exciting to see it! It really does bring the kid out of you and it’s extra special to see your children’s joyful expressions. ❄️ ❄️ ❄️

Javi has had a share of Texas snow before and LOVES it and this was Ximena’s first time. She quickly learned the word snow and seemed very curious. She would pick up a handfuls it and kick up her little feet making trails along the way, then the unavoidable happened…she fell. And lord was that the end of it! As soon as her bottom dropped, her face changed. The whining began and Javier was not helping! He kept laughing and even followed her by falling over! I think once she saw her brother laughing off his “fall” it all became okay. She played for another couple of seconds with the snow until her pants became really cold and wet. We followed a playful morning with some hot breakfast and some unwinding on our comfy couch. 😌☕️

Homemade Flour Tortillas

One of my family’s favorite are my homemade flour tortillas. I grew up on these and I am making sure my kids love and appreciate them as much as I do. My mom always made them from pre-made flour which are tasty and for a while I did the same, but one day it just wasn’t working! They were too tough and dry…I mean it was like eating a floury chip. Anyway, I took the challenge of making them from scratch, and OMG they were the best! It was much easier than I expected and they were soft and chewy, especially that first bite as soon as they are done!

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Current Mood

Totally me right now trying to start a blog! For a while I’ve thought about it, my sisters have suggested finding a medium to post what I cook and a place they can follow my recipes, also since I finished school, I’ve had a terrible itch to write. Right now I’m getting high in my thoughts and ideas of everything I want to write, then start to struggle when I over think it! All I’m thinking is…Will anyone read this? will it even look good? I’m bad with technology in general!! How will I ever learn this stuff?!? What if i fail 😫😫😫????? Too much info keeping me up and it can get old quick.

But then I remember…this is for fun! Even if I’m my only viewer, I’m going to have fun with it! I will have a little corner for my thoughts. There’s no rush to go anywhere here and yeah I guess I am bad ass, I got this and I do love myself!

So it begins— A place where I can find the comfort of being a homecook at heart.

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