Monterrey in a bustling industrial city located in the state of Nuevo León in the northeastern part of Mexico. The city is surrounded by mountains and is the perfect place to visit for anyone seeking outdoor adventure while experiencing some Hispanic culture. It had been more than 6 years years since our last family tripContinue reading “Spring Break in Monterrey, Mexico”
Author Archives: My Alarcon
Teen Bedroom Makeover
One thing people may not know about me is I love the challenge of updating spaces by incorporating old with new. I don’t have an interior design background, but my friends have frequently asked me to go with them on shopping trips to help them purchase items to freshen up their homes. I love DIY projects and truly enjoy the creative process of visualizing something in my head and seeing it come to life, so when my daughter asked me to give her room a makeover, I was pretty thrilled!
There are two foods I cannot resist, and fried catfish is one of them! This recipe is simple to prepare and takes about 20 minutes to cook to golden perfection.
Wood Tile Flooring
Last month, we took on a big home project and replaced all the downstairs flooring with wood tile.
Custom Office Barn Doors
After Mario and I built our home, one of the first things I wanted in our house was a sliding barn door. There was never an immediate need or an ideal place in the house for us to install one, so the barn door was not a priority. So when the hub offered the idea of putting up a barn door for my office, you can bet I jumped on that right away!
Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
I have a love for all sweets, but when it comes to cookies, I can’t resist a good, chewy chocolate chip cookie. This simple recipe makes it easy to whip up a homemade batch of chewy goodness. I promise you won’t be able to eat just one!
Instant Pot Charro Beans
Charro beans go perfect as a side dish to just about any Mexican dish. Cooked in the Instant Pot, this recipe easy to make and can be slightly modified to cook in a slow cooker as well!
Simple Fireplace Christmas Decor and Village Display
The holidays are my favorite time of year and I always look forward to winding down our busy schedule, taking extra time off work, and spending time at home with my family. This year, I decided the fireplace needed a new look for Christmas and went with a more simple look.
Sous Vide Egg Bites
These egg bites are filled with bacon, cheese, and lots of flavor! I cook the egg bites using a mini egg bite machine, but you can also use an Instant Pot to make these creamy little bites of heaven.
Easy DIY Soccer Medal Hanger
If my kids were identified by one sport, it would be soccer. They’ve collected trophies and medals over years of playing and have had no good place to display their achievements. I had intended on making a display of some sort a long time ago so this little DIY is long overdue.
Fortnite Treasure Chest Cake
I spend the week leading up to my kids’ birthday weekends making a special cake per their request. This weekend, we are celebrating my son’s 9th birthday.
Easy DIY Wall Art Transformation
A sweet friend of mine was cleaning out her house and gave me this adorable piece of wall art. I was feeling crafty and decided to give the frame a little personal touch by transforming the color.