Baked Salmon Recipe :

Baked Salmon Recipe :

Whether you are in need of a fast, healthy dinner, a meal to wow the crowd, or just simply a protein that you can enjoy tonight and eat as leftovers the next day, this is the baked Salmon recipe for you! I try to mix-up our meals of the week as much as possible, so we’re always eating something different throughout the week, and I also love making fish at least once a week. This Monday I shared on my Insta stories that I was going to make Salmon for dinner & you guys were asking me to share my Salmon recipe ASAP, so here it is!

Ingredients :

  • 2 pound side of Salmon
  • 3 Limes – cut in half, plus extra for serving as desired
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of lemon pepper (or to personal taste)
  • Half an Onion sliced

How it’s Made :

  1. Remove the Salmon from the refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes while you preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking dish or rimmed baking sheet with a large piece of aluminum foil.
  2. Lightly coat the foil with olive oil, then arrange the Salmon right in the center.
  3. Squeeze the 3 limes onto the Salmon, making sure that the juices are staying within the baking tray.
  4. Sprinkle garlic salt and lemon pepper, rub to coat and lay sliced onions on top of the Salmon.
  5. Fold the sides of the aluminum foil up and over the top of the Salmon until it is completely enclosed. If your piece of foil is not large enough, place a second piece on top and fold the edges under so that it forms a sealed packet. Leave a little room inside the foil for air to circulate.
  6. Bake the Salmon for about 20-30 minutes, until the Salmon is almost completely cooked through at the thickest part. The cooking time will vary based on the thickness of your Salmon. If your side is thinner (around 1-inch thick) check several minutes early to ensure that your Salmon does not overcook.
  7. Once you Salmon is cooked, remove the Salmon from the oven and carefully open the foil so that the top of the fish is completely uncovered. Change the oven setting to broil and return the Salmon to the oven for about 5-10 minutes, until the top of the Salmon and onions are slightly golden, make sure to keep an eye on the Salmon, just to make sure it doesn’t overcook during this process.
  8. To serve, cut the Salmon into portions & squeeze an extra lime for desired taste!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Succulent Garden @ Casa Lizano :

Succulent Garden @ Casa Lizano :

Happy Saturday Ya’ll!! I just wanted to pop in here and say HI 🙋🏼‍♀️ and also talk to you guys about a little something Alex & I created when this whole pandemic started. I thought it would be a great idea to do so, because tomorrow we will be spending the whole day doing a few ‘Home Improvements’ around Casa Lizano, so I thought it would definitely set-up the mood for tomorrow!

As many of you guys know, when this whole pandemic started I was basically stuck working from home – all while Alex was non-stop at the hospital. Even though I technically never really stopped working, I did find myself creating a little work-schedule, because I also wanted to take this time to relax & reflect on different projects I had in mind. I didn’t want it to feel like I was working more than before, so I would take little breaks here and there throughout my day. One day, Alex was actually home and we decided to swing by a local nursery so we could get some cute plants for our home. I specifically wanted to get plants that would add some pop of color inside our house, because I felt like our walls were to plain. So the idea was to create a wall garden inside the house, but I wasn’t sure how I wanted to set them up. So we went ahead and got a few succulents that day and just brought them home to figure out exactly what we wanted to do.

In my opinion the best place for ‘home decor’ ideas is on Pinterest, but Pinterest can get complicated very quickly because you can find so many cute ideas all at once and that could be a little intimidating sometimes, because you loose a sense of creativity along the way. I noticed that Alex & I had about the same ideas for what we wanted to do, but Alex was leaning more towards having the wall garden outside in the yard rather than somewhere inside the house. He felt like it would be better for watering purposes and also because he was afraid they wren’t going to get enough sunlight indoors. So in a way we were kinda lost as to what to-do for quite some time. I’m not gonna lie, these succulents stayed outside for over a month until we finally decided what we were going to do with them, and in the meantime I continued purchasing more & more succulents every chance that I passed by the nursery. We had so many plants & succulents that we had to-do two wall gardens instead of one, which worked out perfectly because we both got what we wanted at the end, an indoor and outdoor wall garden 🌵!

Here’s a list of all of the succulents, plants & tools needed to create our indoor and outdoor wall garden :

Succulents & Plants :

  • Money Tree
  • Mini Phalaenopsis Orchids
  • Dracaena Trifasciata
  • Mammillaria
  • Perle Von Nurberg
  • Green Prince
  • Wax Agave
  • Jade
  • Echeveria-Desert Rose
  • Candelabra Cactus
  • Lety’s Sedeveria
  • Grafted Color Top Cactus

Tools :

Since we had so many succulents and orchids, we decided to replant a few in the same pots. The pots that we ended up purchasing were a little bigger than expected, but I loved the fact that they were plastic & looked as if they were porcelain because of its design/texture. So giving up the pots for different ones wasn’t gonna be an option for me, and we had so many small succulents that we could get away with replanting two-in-one! So after we replanted all of the succulents & orchids, it was time to figure out how we were going to place them, as you guys can see we did 3 rows going horizontal and vertically with enough spaces for each individual plant. I love how clean and modern the gardens look both indoors and outdoors. The great part of it all, is that you can actually rearrange the plants every so often, cause all you have to do is move the pots around. So whenever we notice that a few plants might need a little more sunlight, we just move it outside and bring a few of the outdoor plants back inside. So in a way, the garden itself is very versatile and you’re not stuck with the same view for forever!

I hope you guys enjoy creating these wall gardens, just as much as we did and don’t forget to let us know in the comments down below what type of plants, succulents and orchids you used to make your own wall garden! 💛✨🌵🌸

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Journaling :

Journaling :

Most people would think that journaling entails a whole “Dear Diary” type of vibe, but in reality journaling does more than just help you record your memories or find self-expression, it’s good for your health too! Plus, journaling is no longer old-fashioned, or just for folks of a certain older-and-wiser age. It’s something that you need to do NOW! I always thought that I had started my journaling-journey about 3 to 4 years ago. But I recently discovered (while doing some spring/quarantine cleaning) that I’ve been journaling ever since I was a kid. Most of my journals from when I was younger, did begin with that famous “Dear Diary” line, but I guess once I started maturing I really found my true purpose when it came to my journals. I’ve found that journaling has many purposes and in my opinion it’s a great way of keeping all of thoughts, memories, and even life goals organized in one place + it also gives me another reason to swing by every 2-3 months to HomeGoods, so I can buy myself a new journal! I usually go through an entire journal within 2-3 months, because I write so much in them!

I’ve created a routine of writing down every morning what I’m thankful for and my daily/weekly goals. By doing so, I’ve found that this simple morning routine keeps me motivated and centered throughout the week. Which is why I am firm believer that journaling has some great virtues! Here are 4 good-for-you virtues of journaling :

Reduces Stress :

An overabundance of stress can be damaging to your physical, mental and emotional health. I strongly believe that journaling is an incredible stress management tool, because you can always jot down your feelings, rather than bottling them all up. We sometimes feel like the best way of managing certain situations, is by keeping them to ourselves. Which is okay, if you know how to manage yourself under a lot of stress, but I’m not that type of person. I personally love talking and expressing myself with those closest to me, and I even express myself in my journals, because I feel like I’m letting go of anything that might be stressing me out at the moment.

Keeps Your Memory Sharp :

Journaling helps you keep your brain on tip-top shape. Not only does it boost memory and comprehension, it also increases working memory capacity, which may reflect improved cognitive processing. Alex always asks me, “how is it that I remember so many things from the past”, and the answer too that is simple, I WRITE IT ALL DOWN! 😂

Holds You Accountable :

Many people like to record facts and figures in their journal, especially ones which relate to an important life change. Whatever the nature of your change, your journal can help you to achieve it. Seeing your progress in black and white helps you carry on when your motivation is at rock-bottom! Like I said before, I personally love writing down all of my daily/weekly goals in my journals, and being able to see how I accomplish each and everyone of them keeps me even more motivated!

Encouraged Positive Thinking :

When you write in your journal, don’t dwell on the things that went wrong. Focus on the positive aspects of your day or week – even when you have to dig hard to find something (trust me, you’ll find something). We tend to focus a lot on the bad things that happen to us, and forget about all the good that has happened, and it’s important to keep in mind that dwelling on the bad won’t help you progress in life. Shifting your focus will help you see a faster change in your attitude and life. One way that I like to exercise this specifically, is by listing the things which were not just good but BETTER! It helps me shift my focus and realize how blessed I truly am.

Ready To Start Journaling?

YOU GET IT : Journaling is good for you – physically, mentally and emotionally. But what if, like myself, you ever find yourself stuck, staring frustrated at a blank page, because you don’t know what to write about. Well firstly, ditch the guilt of not being consistent or instantly motivated. It needs to come out naturally and you can simply start where you are. If you need to initially just write a single line, or detail the specifics of what you had for breakfast, do it. Don’t preoccupy yourself with managing perfect punctuation, grammar, spelling or your best handwriting…..because chances are you’re the only one reading your journal! Just write and don’t censor yourself, this is for YOU! Remember : You don’t have to be Shakespeare.

So go ahead, grab one of those marble journals at HomeGoods and set aside a dedicated space and time for journaling, you can thank me later!💛

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Game Night – Date Night :

Game Night – Date Night :

Since this whole quarantine thing started, I’ve found myself getting a little more creative when it comes to planning our Date Nights! I absolutely love planning date nights that involve PJ’s & some good wine, I mean, you don’t have to necessarily go-out all the time + it’s super pocket friendly! But one thing I did realize was that, we had never done a game-night date night! Of course, we hadn’t done it yet, because we actually didn’t have any board games at home. When we first moved in, we didn’t think of purchasing board games and I honestly feel like board-games is a total must-have! Thankfully Target came to the rescue and they had an amazing BOGO deal, in which you buy 2-games and get 1-FREE. We couldn’t miss out in the opportunity so we went ahead and purchased a few games that we knew we definitely needed.

We absolutely LOVE game nights, it’s one of our top favorite ways to pass some time and the great part of game-night date night, is that you probably don’t have to waste a single cent. Unless you’re like us and didn’t have a single game at home. But if you were smart enough to buy them ahead of time, all you gotta do is open a nice bottle of wine, set out a cheese board and challenge each other to a bet. Plus, if you ever want to host a double date once this whole quarantine is over, a game night is a fantastic at home date night idea for a group date or a double date! I personally love being competitive and seeing Alex’s competitive side!

Here Are Some Great Games For Couples :

Don’t Forget About :

Once you’ve got everything set out, you can’t forget about some yummy snacks and a great playlist to have playing in the background. This will just set the whole mood up for the evening. I’ve usually prepared cheese boards whenever Alex & I have a little date night at home, but I was thinking, that maybe this weekend I can try making something a little different, like some yummy “Truffled Popcorn”. We shall see 💁🏼‍♀️, but for now I hope you guys enjoy this little idea with your lovers this weekend!

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

My Famous Oven-Baked Potato Thins :

My Famous Oven-Baked Potato Thins :

If you guys follow me on the Gram, then Ya’ll know that I absolutely love making my famous oven-baked potato thins as a dinner side at least once a week! It’s a great healthy and easy-to-make dinner-side option, because all you need, are either golden or red potatoes and some yummy seasoning! I’m 100% sure that every ingredients that I am about to list down below, Ya’ll have it in your kitchen pantry 😋!

Ingredients :

  • 3 pounds of Golden or Red Potatoes, & sometimes you can mix both which is what I normally do (sliced)
  • 2 Tbs Olivie Oil
  • 5 cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Tsp of Dried Thyme
  • 1/2 Tsp of Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 Tsp of Dried Basil
  • 1 Tsp of Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp of Paprika
  • 2 Tbs Unsalted Butter
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • Shredded Cheese to taste

How it’s Made :

  1. Start by preheating oven to 400 degrees F and lightly oil a baking sheet or coat it with a nonstick olive oil buttery spray.
  2. On a separate bowl mix all the seasonings listed above together, so you can spread the seasoning in an evenly manner onto the potatoes.
  3. Place potatoes in a single layer onto the prepared baking sheet and add olive oil + the seasoning mix. Try to cover each potato thin as much as possible with the seasoning mix.
  4. Once you’ve got the potatoes covered in seasoning add on top as much shredded cheese as you’d like. I personally cover it entirely with shredded cheese, because once they’re completely baked, the cheese tends to get crispy and it’s so delish!
  5. Place potatoes into oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown and crisp. Once they’re removed from the oven stir in butter until melted.
  6. Serve immediately, and if you’d like, you can also garnish it with some parsley if desired!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Boss Babe Mindset :

Boss Babe Mindset :

Gather around ladies, I wanted to share something with ya’ll for a while a now! As many of you know, ever since I was little I’ve worked in the jewelry industry with my family; I basically EAT, BREATH, and only SEE Jewelry! Jewelry is a part of me and so is the industry! Learning from a young age what it took to run a business, I felt a certain attraction in becoming someone out of my families industry. I always had this plan of graduating high-school and going off to college, which I did & I even graduated with my Bachelors Degree from FIU. Most would’ve thought that I was going to continue going to school and even graduating with a Masters, but I knew deep down inside, that I was born to do something completely different! I wanted to become a #BossBabe ! I wanted to look at myself and say, I DID THAT 🙋🏼‍♀️!

Most people think that becoming a Boss Babe means that, you are the only boss in whatever profession you are in. But I don’t necessarily believe that, I personally believe that a Boss Babe, is an individual that is striving for progression and productivity in their finances, fitness/health and mental prosperity. In order for you to progress in all of these categories you’ll have to be open to listen to others that are there to help you become a better version of yourself. And if you’re working endlessly towards bettering yourself in these 3-categories, then you are a total Boss Babe! I personally feel like anyone who has the right drive/mindset, the hustle, and a great support system can become a Boss Babe!

Drive / Mindset :

The drive and mindset that one has towards something they’d like to accomplish in life is extremely important, but it can also be blurred with our own inside thoughts! When I first started realizing that I wanted to become someone in my families jewelry industry (and not just their employee/daughter) I started thinking to myself negative thoughts. And I think it’s completely normal for most people to do so, because we’re fearful of failure. But I also realized that in order to start this journey, I needed to shake off all the negative thoughts. My two biggest hurdles to overcome were; “What if this doesn’t work”, or “What if I’m not good enough”. Which honestly it was pretty dumb of me to think, because I’m GREAT at what I do! And what I bring to the table, is something that I can only do. I had to shift my mindset into a place where I was happy with who I was and what I brought to this business. And I’m not saying that I’m completely perfect, because no one is, but at least I’m open to learning every single day & progressing. That drive & mindset need to be there from the get-go and you can never loose sight in them, even if you feel like you’ve succeeded! Because at the end of the day, progress is the only thing that will keep you bettering yourself into becoming the Boss Babe that you were always meant to be!

Hustle :

“Na-na-na, Diva is a female version of a hustle, of a, of a hustle, of a, of a hustla!”

-Beyonce : Diva

Having the ability to hustle for money in an ethical way is extremely important and so is being smart with your money. Taking the current global situation (COVID-19) our business was mandated by the County that we had to close, because it’s considered a non-essential business. But our clients are proving us otherwise, and I being the hustler that I am, I’ve been trying to provide our clients with as much help as possible, within my limitations. This comes to show that if you’re willing to do what it takes to hustle for your money, then you are that much closer in becoming a Boss Babe! I’ve realized that with this global pandemic, I can’t just sit around and expect for money to grow from thin air. So here I am making the best from a very not-so-great situation; and proving myself that I am capable of continuing on my Boss Babe journey, no matter what this world throws at me!

Support System :

Those who are around you and supporting you every step of the way can truly make a difference in your journey. I personally have always had a great support system, my parents have always been open to hearing my ideas and providing feedback when it’s needed and so has my husband. I think it’s important to have a circle that you can feel safe to help you along the way, you can’t expect to do everything on your own. Because again, the progress is much more important than proving to others that you can do it by yourself. I also feel like the term “collaboration” should be included in this section, because when you’re able to collaborate with others, you are allowing yourself to gain more visibility while also providing a platform for someone else within your audience. Don’t be afraid to collaborate with others, because you never know how it might turn out. Creating a habit of working with one another, will uplift and elevate each individual, we are not here to tear others down, we are here to work together to produce a beautiful and meaningful connection with one another, thus creating a much bigger and a much more reliable support system!

– Just Be Yourself!

Being yourself and not loosing who you are is the most important one of all! Always hold yourself to standards when it comes to your personal and professional life! Boss Babes are those who live their truth and don’t let others compromise their values and beliefs! Cheers to working together to continue being the best versions of ourselves & badass Boss Babes!💛

XOXO, Yesi🥂

Netflix and Chill Quarantine Style :

Netflix and Chill Quarantine Style :

It’s been 6 whole days for me, 6 WHOLE DAYS of #socialdistancing ! I’ve been working on my blog every chance that I get, but I can’t lie, I’ve also been doing a lot of binge watching….something I’m very proud of 💁🏼‍♀️lol! Since I have basically become a pro at binge watching; and everyone (including my parents) are asking me what’s a must-watch on Netflix, I thought to myself, let me just make ya’ll a list! So build that fort, open a bottle of wine & make some buttery popcorn, because you just might spend the rest of your quarantine “Netflix & Chillin Quarantine Style”!

The Pharmacist :

This series in particular wasn’t something that I originally wanted to watch, but of course Alex (being in the industry) begged me if we could watch it together! It starts off as a murder mystery documentary, about the shooting of a young man attempting to buy crack cocaine, but later turns out to wrap the viewer into the real mystery around the murder of this young man, a young man who’s father was a pharmacist in New Orleans that managed to blow the opioid crisis, crippling his community wide open. Needless to say it was very eyeopening to the drug issues that we have within our own country right now.

Cheer :

Honestly, the main reason why I wanted to watch this series, was because I always wanted to be a cheerleader when I was younger, but obviously that never happened. And after watching Cheer, my respect for these athletes has grown even more, it follows the insanity behind competitive cheerleading, and it reveals just how grueling and extreme the sport of cheerleading can be.

Locke & Key :

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS SHOW! I started watching it because it was recommended to me by a friend and I instantly got hooked. It’s an adaption of Joe Hill’s “Locke & Key” comic books and follows the story of a family that moves into their late father family home, which has hidden magical keys all around the premises. Since it can be a little tough to keep track of all the keys, where you first saw them, and what they do over the course of the first season’s ten episodes, it allows us to guide the way with a chronological look at the dozen keys we’ve seen so far. Hopefully, the second season can air soon, because I wanna know more about these magical keys!

When They See Us :

This is a four-part miniseries that reenacts the excruciating case of the Central Park Five, a group of black and latino teens from Harlem, who were wrongly convicted of the rape and attempted murder of a white woman in 1989. It’s main story is of the racial profiling, injustice and media misinformation that led to a 25-year timespan, from arrest to vindication. I promise you that you’ll be hooked on the first episode feeling mad, disappointed and sad all at once.

Love is Blind :

If you’re into the Bachelor or Bachelorette, than the chances of you actually liking this series are pretty high. The producers basically take some single girls and single boys, stick them in these “pods” and expect them to fall in love within a matter of days without ever seeing one another, until they commit to an engagement. Pure chaos! I KNOW! These hopeful romantics are ready to couple up without ever seeing each other, and even though several of them say ‘I love you’ after three days, unsurprisingly many of the relationships don’t last long in the outside world! But I won’t ruin the ending for ya’ll, you’ll just have to watch it for yourselves!

Ozark :

Starring both Jason Bateman and Laura Linnery, it follow the story of a Chicago financial advisor who has to move his family to the Ozarks of Missouri, where he later starts to work for a drug boss. Each episode will leave you wanting more, which is why Alex & I are counting down the days until Season 3!

Stranger Things :

Set in the 1980s, “Stranger Things” is a sci-fi series that begins with the sudden and mysterious disappearance of Will Byers, with the help of a new friend with supernatural powers, a group of kids tried to track down Will and soon discover that their hometown Hawkins, is not as simple nor as boring as it seems!

The Irishman :

“The Irishman” is an American crime epic, that tells the story of Frank Sheeran, a truck driver who gets involved with a powerful criminal family and soon becomes one of the mobs top hitmen, the film itself spans many decades as an older Frank recalls his mob-related experiences. Filled with drama, suspense and numerous emotions; you see how everything at the end piles up, leaving Frank with no one to turn to during his last living days. It’s a 3-hour long movie, so I would definitely recommend to watch it earlier in the day!

Money Heist :

Money Heist is a Spanish drama also known by the name “La Casa de Papel” , where a group of outlaws plan to pull off the biggest heist in recorded history. By printing billions of euros in the Royal Mint of Spain. It’s a twist of emotions throughout the whole 3-seasons, but definitely worth the watch! (My parents are currently binging it & they’re OBSESSED!)

Elite :

Elite is also a Spanish drama, that follows the story of three working-class teens that enroll in an exclusive private school in Spain, the clash between them and the wealthy students leads to an eventful night, where one of their own is murdered…talk about DRAMA!

Time to Binge :

Hopefully, these series will keep you busy for the next couple of days! Now that I’ve watched them all, I gotta find myself some more to keep myself entertained! Drop some binge-worthy options in the comment section down below & I’ll let ya’ll know what I think of your suggestions!🎥🎞

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Curry Tuna Dip :

Curry Tuna Dip :

Now that we basically devoured our favorite dip; I honestly couldn’t wait till tomorrow to give you all the sweet deets of this recipe — here’s something yummy & quick you can make for any in-home date-night or for whenever this whole quarantine is over and you can finally have a friends & family gathering!

Ingredients :

  • 3 Cans of Tuna
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 White Onion (diced)
  • Mayonnaise
  • Curry Powder
  • Cilantro (chopped)
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sliced Almonds

How it’s Made :

  1. Drain cans of tune and make sure that there’s no remaining liquid, you won’t want the consistency to be watery. You will continue by adding each ingredients individually and mixing in between each ingredients.
  2. Dice the white onion & mix into the tuna.
  3. Squeeze the lime & mix into tuna.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons of Mayonnaise & mix into tuna.
  5. Start adding Curry powder and mix until the tuna starts turning green or to taste.
  6. Chop cilantro & add into mixture.
  7. Add dried cranberries & sliced almonds to taste and mix all together.
  8. Serve with Ritz Crackers & Enjoy!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi 🥂

Finger Licking Good Crock-Pot Ribs :

Finger Licking Good Crock-Pot Ribs :

Who doesn’t love some ‘finger licking good’ Ribs? I sure do! I usually like to eat my ribs right off the BBQ grill, but unfortunately we don’t have one in our home just yet. Thankfully, I do have a Crock-Pot! Ya’ll are probably thinking, ribs in a Crock-Pot? YES, you definitely read that right! Crock-Pots are very useful and there are millions of recipes that you can easily do on a Crock-Pot + it’s very time efficient, because you aren’t trapped in the kitchen while your meals are prepping. Here’s one of my favorite recipe for some good ol’ ‘finger licking good’ Ribs :

Ingredients :

  • 2 Cups of BBQ Sauce
  • 1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons of Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon of Chili Powder
  • 3 LB Baby Back Pork Ribs
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

How it’s Made :

  1. Combine BBQ sauce, brown sugar, oregano and chili powder in a small bowl.
  2. Apply salt and pepper to your liking onto the ribs, and place the ribs in slow cooker.
  3. Cover ribs with the BBQ mixture.
  4. Cook on low and slow for eight hours if you’re not in a hurry; or on high for four hours.
  5. After the ribs are done, spoon the BBQ sauce in the slow cooker over the ribs before removing them.
  6. Lastly, cut the ribs, serve with extra BBQ sauce & ENJOY!

Bon Appétit

XOXO, Yesi🥂

Date Night @ Casa Lizano Pumpkin Painting :

Date Night @ Casa Lizano Pumpkin Painting :

Last night Alex & I gave up our Pumpkin carving kit, and we decided to turn things up a notch with our painting skills. Instead of doing the usual and carve a pumpkin, we really wanted to do something completely different and not as messy. Carving pumpkins can become a very messy date-night, and I wasn’t looking forward to cleaning up all of those guts! Which is why I came up with the idea of turning it into a painting sesh; and honestly it was the BEST idea EVER!

At first Alex was complaining that he isn’t a good painter, but I mean, its not like it was a competition 😂 and he actually did a very good job! I just wanted this to be something fun & relaxing, so we opened up two Red Stripes 🍻, baked a pizza 🍕& got our painting on. In all honesty it was so relaxing, I don’t know if it was the fact that we had Sam Cooke playing in the background or if it was all the painting that was going on, I just felt like we took it easy & enjoyed ourselves fully. I’ve heard that painting can be therapeutic, because it allows the mind to focus on the images at hand and nothing else. The focus on one central topic relieves stress on the mind, and in turn relaxes the body. So this date-night was perfect after a long work-week (for me at least, because poor Alex had to clock-in today).

It’s always nice spending time together, but also finding unique things to-do from the comfort of our home, plus a super inexpensive date-night! You honestly don’t need much; except a few painting brushes, two pumpkins, a couple of acrylic paint kits & some Sam Cooke playing in the background! Oh & of course you’ll also need some cute ideas/designs 💡 for your pumpkins, Alex & I looked up on Pinterest “Pumpkin Painting Ideas” & there was more than a million ideas/designs to choose from!

Alex’s Pumpkin : The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack Skellington & Yesi’s Pumpkin : Monsters Inc. Mike Wazowski

Casa Lizano is officially ready for Halloween 👻 with our cute pumpkins 🎃 that are giving us all the Disney vibes! We hope you all can enjoy some cute/fun pumpkin decorating during this spooky season & don’t forget to give “pumpkin painting” a try; ya’ll will thank us later! -Enjoy

XOXO, Yesi🥂