Meet Kai

Introducing Kai

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you likely already know the good news. Exactly one week ago today, we welcomed our beautiful and spirited son into the world: Kai Matthew Guerrero. Although I’ve had every intention to post this announcement on the blog earlier, I guess I didn’t realize how… all consuming… these last few days would be. Those of you who have children can go ahead and laugh at me right now. It’s fine. I totally get it now. Newborns are a difficult bunch, but coupled with mom’s hormones, sleep deprivation and major physical healing after labor make it even more of a challenge. It’s a good thing they are so darn cute and snuggly! I have about a million photos on my iPhone of Kai already (I maaay be a little biased, but I think he’s the cutest thing I’ve ever seen). I promise I’ll share some pics soon, but for now, I’ve gotta cash in on a nap while baby is sleeping. 

PS: Major props to my mom friends who suggested sleeping while baby sleeps. Makes a HUGE difference. Do you have any other parenting tips? Let’s hear them!



Vegan Kale Tacos

vegan kale tacos

In the midst of a meat-crazed pregnancy, I did something a little crazy. I made vegan tacos. On naan bread, of all things.

It all started at my 9 month check-up, when the doctor declared that our baby was looking large. In fact, I think she repeated that sentiment several times throughout the appointment. She didn’t seem concerned, but she’s also not the one who’s going to do the pushing here. So from that point on, I’ve been trying to be a little more conscious of what I eat. And clearly a sleeve of Thin Mints doesn’t count, because everyone knows Girl Scout cookies are practically calorie free. Or something.

Back to my healthy kale tacos. Continue reading

kauai babymoon

Things To Do on Kauai: Babymoon Edition

We started planning a “babymoon” weekend (aka an excuse for a romantic getaway before baby arrives) a few months back . Despite the fact that most pregnancy resources suggest traveling in the second trimester, week 34 was literally our only[…] Continue reading

poipu beach

Kauai Babymoon {in iPhone photos}

Last weekend we managed to squeeze in a 2-day getaway to Kauai. Here’s a look at some of the highlights:

Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

Mango Margarita Cupcakes with Mango Lime Buttercream Frosting

It’s National Margarita Day, and you know what I’d be doing if I weren’t 33 weeks pregnant. But because margaritas are a pregnancy no-no, this year I had to get creative in order to join in on the celebration. I’ve[…] Continue reading

guava shortbread cookie

Guava Shortbread Cookies

You may have noticed that I love posting recipes for Valentine’s Day. I swear I’m not one of those lovey-dovey cheeseballs. But, I can’t help but get excited about a holiday that’s semi-revolved around sweets. Frankly, I can use all the[…] Continue reading

Hawaii Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal! It’s a …

Confession time. We’ve known the gender of our little one for over a month now. I know – I’ve been holding out on you! As much as I couldn’t wait to share the good news, I was consumed with a few[…] Continue reading

mocktail recipe roundup

Festive Mocktails

Okay you guys. I’d be lying if I said I was really excited to be the sober one this new year’s eve. It’s not that I’m a heavy drinker, but it’s no secret that I love a cocktail or two on[…] Continue reading

best of the blog 2014

Recipe Roundup 2014 {best of the blog}

Like most years, this one was full of highs and lows, all kinda blurred together. Like, finding out about our pregnancy – that was an emotional roller coaster. And moving to Hawaii. It was such an exciting job opportunity, and of course the[…] Continue reading

cranberry coconut smoothie

Cranberry Coconut Smoothie

Sam made me homemade ravioli on our 3rd date, and it pretty much sealed the deal. Gotta love a man that cooks, am I right?  Even though we both love to spend time in the kitchen, we each have our[…] Continue reading