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Clean Paper Slate for 2020

It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. Paper clutter does not discriminate. I hope my solutions for organizing paperwork will help you tame your paper clutter for good!

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Thanksgiving 2019

Are you freaking out because this is you're hosting Thanksgiving dinner and you’re not sure you can pull it off? Fret not, little turkey. I’m here for you. Since I’ve been through this a couple of times now, I can assure you this is totally doable with the help of some Thanksgiving dinner planning. Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

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Slow Cooker Beijing Beef

Slow Cooker Beijing Beef is a juicy steak tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce with peppers and onions. An easy recipe that tastes better than Chinese takeout and only takes a few minutes to throw together. SLOW COOKER BEIJING BEEF 🥩 INGREDIENTS • 1 1/2 pounds flank steak (cut into thin strips) • 1/4... Continue Reading →

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Instapot Chicken Wild Rice Soup

The creamiest and most delicious Instant Pot Chicken Wild Rice Soup! This soup is loaded with vegetables, protein, and healthy carbs. Ingredients • 1 onion • 2 cloves garlic (or more if you are like me 😉) • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs • 1 1/2 cup cubed brown mushrooms • 1 cup cubed carrots... Continue Reading →

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Halloween Treats

Since Halloween 🎃 is just a couple days away, I pondered all over Pinterest and found my most favorite Halloween themed treats to enjoy.

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International Coffee Day

Coffee; noun - a liquid that smells like fresh ground heaven and it just so happens to be International Coffee Day. Find out why this by far my offical "unofficial" holiday!

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Fall Fashion Must Haves

Fall. The most glorious time of the year. With the season changing, you will be amazed how quickly you can pull together an outfit you aren’t even trying. One of the many great and wonderful attributes of the seasons change is that a couple of key statement pieces can become very flexible to your ever... Continue Reading →

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My Favorite Buys at Costco

Costco gets a bad rap for being a bulk food/item provider. While it is true, being a small family shouldn’t keep you from shopping at Costco. Here is some of my favorite items to purchase.

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Just Because Day

Every day we all do things that are expected or required of us or because we have to. But what if we did what we wanted to do, just because. Find out all about Just Because Day!

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Southern Peach Cobbler

The very subtle hint of cinnamon paired with the sweetness of the peaches is perfectly balanced with the crisp cake like topping.

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Back To School Tricks & Tips

From creating healthy sleep habits and establishing a good morning routine to handling back to school overwhelming activities, I’ve got some back to school tips and tricks for parents to help make this your best year yet!

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No Bake Energy Balls

These no bake energy balls were the first thing that came to my mind when I wanted an healthy but sweet snack. I love having these energy balls in the fridge to munch on throughout the week and I don’t feel any sort of guilt eating more than one. The girls love that they get... Continue Reading →

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Family Summer Bucket List

I am finding out that summer is starting to become the most sacred time for our family - even though it’s almost time to go back to school.  Summer also means a much more relaxed schedule. I am talking much more relaxed schedule. It’s inevitable though that when the routine changes, eventually I hear… “Mommy”... Continue Reading →

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Celebrating 4th of July

With summer in full swing and 4th of July just around the corner, many will be enjoying spending time with family and friends and hosting parties along with attending or hosting family reunions. What better way to spend the 4th of July than hanging out in the backyard enjoying some appetizing and delightful 4th of... Continue Reading →

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Story of Esquivel House X4

Are you a blogger? Have you ever considered starting a blog? What drives you to pursue your passion? Find out how I started Esquivelhouse X4!

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DIY Spa Tricks & Tips

When I think of the spa, I think of luxury but when I also think of $$. Are you someone like me who is looking to add a little budget friendly beauty care to your day-to-day life? Check out my 4 at home spa hacks you gotta try!

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My 9 Summer Essentials

When it comes to summer, I am all for it. But this is my first "summer break" now that my oldest is finished with her 1st year of preschool. Read all about my summer essentials list.

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Cat & Nat: #Momtruths

Cat & Nat: #Momtruths- you will laugh, cry and dance your little heart out till your cup is overflowing.

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Get Ready With Me

If you are anything like me, routine & schedules are golden. My daily routine of getting ready (if I leave the house 😂)

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“Ride or Die”?

Every momma I know talks about their "squad". Tribe. Mom Friends and I sit here and think What if I’m Just Not Meant to Have “Ride or Die” Friends?

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After School Snickerdoodle Cookies

School is in back into full swing and I’m all about it 🙌🏽 but it’s not a new school week without a sweet treat — check out my after school snicker doodle cookie recipe.

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Dear Husband

Dear Husband, I am in. All in. I'm talking like I am in it with you when the bills are paid and we have to make it work with little money we have left. When our shoulders are tense with stress and worry. I am in it with you when the kids are up sick... Continue Reading →

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Butternut Squash Lasagna

This butternut squash lasagna is high in protein, perfect for meal prep, and easily made vegan. Find out how easy it is to to make this "healthy" lasagna.

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St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know that St. Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival? I surely didn't. Find out what we are doing for St. Patrick's Day 🍀🍀🍀

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Instagramers I Love to Follow

If you haven't guessed it by now I am an avid scroller of Instagram. I love finding new inspiration and accounts that feed my soul and passion. Find out who I love following

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Celebrating Valentines Day

You know love is in the air and stores start prepping for Valentines Day as soon as the all drops and everyone yells "Happy New Year" it feels like. Slowly but surely you will start to feel like February has officially begun when we start seeing conversation heart candies and pink things everywhere. Don't get... Continue Reading →

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Quit the Sh*t, Get Fit

Since I have been watching too much 'Tiding Up' on Netflix and purging through old things that have cluttered our house, I found a box of my old things from when I was living alone. Whole going down memory lane of the single party life, I started reading a journal I keep and I thought... Continue Reading →

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Beer Can Chicken

Every month as part of my resolutions, I'm trying a new recipe. What that means for you is you get to see my trail and errors so you don't make the same mistakes I do. 😆 Today's recipe is beer can chicken. Now I have ate chicken like this before but something about me having... Continue Reading →

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Monthly Meal Planning

When the current month starts to dwindle down, I grab out my calendar print out for the next month, my GIGANTIC binder full of recipes I have collected throughout years that, and get to work. Well actually, I tend follow 6 simple steps to complete my monthly meal plan. When I'm creating my menu, I... Continue Reading →

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Budgeting For The Win

Budgeting. A word used by many behind closed doors but talked about by few out in the open. Me personally, I don't like to talk about money. Only because I'm bad with with it. There I said it! It's out in the open so now all I can do is accept it and grow from... Continue Reading →

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Christmas Day!

This caption couldn't be any more true. See the excitement and enjoyment in my kids eyes is all the presents I could ever ask for. It actually brings happy tears to my eyes for how happy and blissful it makes me. From the countdown with the advent calendar, which has been Camilas favorite thing to... Continue Reading →

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