Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pretty Spaces: Thanksgiving Table

I just realized I have not done a pretty spaces post in a while, any who. This Thanksgiving we will be at my sister in laws house, here in Sacramento. Maybe later in the day going to my grandmas house, not sure yet. Its funny though because somehow within the lasts couple months my sister in law's dinning table chairs have been breaking (no idea, hectic household like mine haha). Her table is down to 3 from 5 chairs and one is missing the back. Its been a joke in our family that we must bring a side dish and our own chair this Thanksgiving. Did I forget to mention she has the table full of center pieces and crafts because she is the one having the quinceƱiera next month. So I am really curious to see her table scape for tomorrow.

I hope you guys all enjoy your time with your family or friends tomorrow.

Coastal Table





For the kids

Happy Feasting!


*These photos do not belong to MayrainHeels, they have links to their owners.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All in One Pot

Last week I was at my nieces quinceƱiera practice and before I knew it it was almost 7:30. I still had to go home and cook dinner and of course I forgot to take something out to defrost. Since we did have a fridge full of food, I didn't want to get fast food. I hopped online and came across this recipe. It was   sooo good and such a hit in our home I made it twice in one week. I changed up somethings with stuff I had on hand. I would definitely recommend this recipe if you are in a time crunch and want something done fast and delicious.

One Pot Pasta
Prep time 5 min.
Cook time 15 min.
Servings 6

  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 (12.8-ounce) package smoked andouille sausage, thinly sliced
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cups halved grape tomatoes (I just chopped 2 regular tomatoes)
  • 1 cup chopped green bell peppers (optional)
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, loosely packed (I used spinach, its what I had)
  • -Since I used spinach in place of the fresh basil, I used 1 tbs of dry basil
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan

  • In a large stockpot over medium high heat, combine spaghetti, sausage, onion, tomatoes, basil, garlic and 4 1/2 cups water; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until pasta is cooked through and liquid has reduced, about 8-10 minutes. Stir in Parmesan.
  • Serve immediately.

Adapted from Damn Delicious


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Old Factory Candles

I woke up like at 6:30 this morning out of no where wide awake. I tossed and turned on the bed trying very hard to fall back asleep. No luck. So I rolled out of bed, daylight was barley peeking through the clouds.I grabbed a blanket and cuddled up with Gisele who sleeps on the couch to watch a morning movie. I thought it was the perfect time to try out my Old Factory Candles, I received the day before yesterday. I chose the cranberry scent, it smelled delicious. The scent quickly filled up our home, when Jon woke up for school he thought I was baking something. He was a little disappointed to find out it was a candle.

Each gift set comes with three candles, I wanted scents to go with fall so I chose the "Fall Harvest" Collection.

From Old Factory Candle site:

Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.

These candles can be exclusively purchased from Amazon.

Have a great day!

Disclaimer I received these candles from Old Factory Candles for a review from my affiliation with Brand Backer. Even though I received them at no cost to me all opinions are 100% mine

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

I seriously cannot believe I have never been to Bishops Pumpkin Farm. When my sister in law was telling me about it, I had no idea where or what she was talking about. Than she was telling me to pack for an all day thing, I was really confused. Than we arrived, and wow it was a huge farm with soo much going on. The kids were in heaven and running wild.

Tech Talk-How to put links in a blogger comment

This has been something that has been on my mind for a while. Every time I go onto someone's blog and I go to leave a comment, I look at other comments and they have their name with a link to their blog. It looks so much nicer. I always thought I wonder how they do that, I would make a mental note and store that in my I need to look that up file. I cant believe how simple it is all you have to do is enter a simple html code.

This is how my comments use to look like 
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