PASTA CON SALCHICHA Y CHILE

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There are a few staples ingredients in my kitchen, that I always have on hand.  One of them is Pasta! I have an entire section in my pantry dedicated just to pastas and I have them in all shape and sizes.  Pasta is super versatile.  It’s perfect for the picky eaters (ahem, mac and cheese for Haddon) and it can also be transformed into the fanciest of meals for the holidays.
Today, I’m sharing with you one of my family’s favorite.  It’s our Pasta Con Salchicha y Chile.
 

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EASY BRAID TRENDS TO TRY

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There are a few hairstyles that are tried and true for me.  They are quick and help me feel put together in just a few minutes regardless of how long it’s been since my last wash or if I have just five minutes to get ready.  My secret… braids!

I love braids, milkmaid braids, boho braids, and simple french braids. They are easy, can be done in the car on the way to church and never go out of style!

Today I’m sharing four of my favorite braids and step by step pictures and how I begin my haircare routine with AVEENO® products from Walmart!

FOUR EASY BRAID TRENDS TO TRY

Low braided bun

  • Start with dry hair with a little hairspray or texture added to it and section in three parts (like three pig tails)
  • Tie it with an elastic hair band
  • Braid each of the sections and secure it with another elastic hair band
  • Use your fingers to loosen up the braid and add some texture to make the braid fuller
  • Twist each braid up over the first elastic and pin with bobby pins
  • Use your fingers to make the low hairstyle looks full and a little messy
  • Finish with hairspray

Dutch Braid pony

  • Start with dry hair with a little hairspray to add texture
  • Part down the center into two sections
  • Braid each of the sections and stop when you get to the start of the pony tail
  • Use your fingers to loosen up the braid and add some texture to make the braid fuller
  • Have both braids meet and secure with a hair band
  • Take a section of the hair in the pony tail and wrap it around the hair band
  • Finish with hairspray

Double-dutch hair bun

  • Start with dry hair with a little hairspray to add texture
  • Part down the center into two sections stopping 1/4 of a way
  • Braid both sections and secure with tiny elastic bands
  • Grab all of the pony tail hair (except for the braids) and make a low bun and secure it with an elastic band
  • Use both braids to wrap around the bun and secure with bobby pins
  • Finish with hairspray

Half crown braid

  • Start with dry hair with a little hairspray to add texture
  • Part down the center into two sections stopping 1/4 of a way
  • Braid each section and secure with a tiny elastic band
  • Bring each side of the braid to meet the other and form a half-crown
  • Secure with bobby pins and finish with hairspray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Braids are so much fun and with a little practice, you can finish a hairstyle in no time at all. It’s best to start with clean hair and for that I use AVEENO PURE RENEWAL®Shampoo andConditioner.  Their sulfate-free formulas help to rebalance my hair’s optimal moisture and leaves it super shiny, healthier looking, and more full of life. It also gently renews my hair to it’s most balanced state and it’s super sensitive with my skin and scalp as well as my hair color!  The shampoo contains a naturally derived non-penetrating cleanser that provides gentle care for hair & scalp and the conditioner is lightweight and moisturizes and softens without weighing my hair down.

 

 

 

 

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Here’s to braids, softer skin and to AVEENO PURE RENEWAL® Shampoo and Conditioner!

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GETTING FESTIVE | DIY PAPER BATS

It’s here! The moment everyone in the midwest has been talking about for the past 11 months!

FALL!!!

This is our first official fall friends.  We are waking up high 50’s degree weather, the leaves are starting to change and there are fall festivals everywhere.  Last week, we welcomed October and in lieu of all the festivities, we spruced up the house a bit. Nothing crazy… just a few DIY paper bats and the cutest little pumpkins all over.

The kids are super excited because this is the second time we’re trick-or-treating and Grace is at the age where she remembers that there’s candy involved with this holiday.

We’re still undecided about costumes this year. Grace is still going back and forth between a princess unicorn and good ol’ Elsa. Haddon has no clue, but he did spot a dragon at Target and can’t stop talking about it.

We’ve spruced up the house with the cutest paper bats. I’ve been wanting to do something whimsical like this for a while, but last year we were in the middle of a move so this my friends, turned out to be our lucky year.

Want to make these cute bats yourself?

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FALL FOOTBALL THEME PARTY + CORN ON THE COB 3 WAYS

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Football season is in full swing and there’s no better way of getting in the football spirit, than by hosting our own football party. Alex and I really love to host. We enjoy building a feeling of community and it gives us a chance to get to know our friends a little better. Football games are a lot of fun, especially when everyone is cheering for different teams. It gets loud, messy and whether your team wins or loses, everyone leaves with a great experience.

We hosted our first football party last week, and I wanted to share with you our fall-football inspired tablescape.

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