TODDLER AND BABY SHARED BEDROOM!

When I found out I was having another girl, I started to look on Pinterest (I love Pinterest) for shared bedroom decor, and although I found a lot of cute rooms, nothing was exactly what I wanted. I still have a few things I want to add, but I decided why not share where I have gotten so far.

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The room was build by my wonderful husband… we used the garage space and the entrance is thru our room, they will stay in this room until they are ready to move to the bedrooms upstairs, and then I will used the room as my walk-in closet.

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We choosed a pink with a touch of purple color, that is very light.

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… and the vanity, I just love it, I try to keep it settle so the room doesn’t look to crowded, since is a very small room. We bought the bed and the vanity in Rooms to go (I felt in love with the cinderella carriage).

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The flower base is from Home Goods and the butterflies in the wall are from Target

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This is what I have behind the door.

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In this wall I want to do a wall gallery with pictures of my daughters and drawing of them also. So far I just have both of them feet print and that flower that my older did in school.

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This is how it looks so far, the crib I got it at Walmart and is a 3 in 1, came with the mattress included and was very inexpensive.

Hope you get some ideas from this blog, I will post more pictures of the bedroom when is completely done, have a great day. God Bless You.

Fall Decor DYI

Oh how much I love Fall!!!  When those lovely (sometimes too hot) summer days are over and Fall arrives all I can think about is, Thanksgiving is around the corner! and although here in Texas is doesn’t really feels like falls I have decided to make my house look like fall on the inside.

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So the other day I stopped by the dollar store, which is my daughter’s favorite store, and they had a variation of Fall decor, so I decide to do some simple and easy DIYs to make my house a bit more cozy.

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This is what I bought, spent less than $15.

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So I mentioned before, I bought everything at the dollar store, even the autumn leaves, make sure the vase is clean, and all you have to do is apply a thin later of mod podge in a small section of the vase (I used my fingers, but you can use a sponge too) once that layer becomes quite sticky, place leaf on the vase. Paint more mod podge on top of the leaf, make sure to smooth out the edges.  when you are done putting all the leaves in the vase let it dry for a few hours, and then place the fake flowers in it (or if you wants to use real ones).

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I also did this vase and place a tealight candle inside (you can used those battery operated flickering candles)

TIPS:

  • Don’t be scare to apply a lot of mod podge on top of the leaf eventually it will dry clear.
  • Don’t try to get too perfect with laying the leaves down, leaves by nature have imperfections and it looks more rustic when all the corners are not completely flush against the vase.

Homemade Cuban Style Flan

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After seeing quite a few Flan recipes online, I decided to share mine, which is quite easy to make and delicious… I had to make a paused and go serve myself some… Flan is very popular custard in South and Central America and the Caribbean, every country has their own variation on how to prepare flan. Although every flan recipe will vary depending on country, at the end they all taste delicious. One cannot resist a dessert like this one!!!

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Ingredients:

2 cans of sweetened condensed milk

2 cans of evaporated milk

6 eggs

1 tbs vanilla extract

a pintch of salt

For the caramel all you need is 1 cup of sugar and a little bit of water.

Directions:

Turn the oven to 350 degrees

The first thing I always prep is the caramel, now the number one rule when you make the caramel you can swirl but you must never stir because it will crystalized the sugar and make it hard (I have done it over and over) I add the sugar and the water in a pan in medium heat, this will take about 10 mins (now this is not the time where you get your phone and start texting, lol) you must be paying attention to your caramel, it will turn from a clear to a golden color… to an amber color which is a really deep golden color and thats the color we are looking for. Once you got that color pour it in the baking pan.

Now for the easiest part… the flan mixture… just pour the rest of the ingredients in the blender, if your blender is not that big you might want to blend one half first and then the other, when you are done, pour the mixture in the baking pan (that we caramelized earlier). Now cover it with aluminum foil and you will be bath baking it. Put it in the oven and this can take from 1 hour to 1:30 hours. To check if is already done I poke it with a knife, and if it comes out clean its ready if not leave it a little longer, when is done take it out of the oven and let it cool. take a knife and run it right around the edges, just to loosen it up, put a plate on top of it, and flip it upside down.