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Foodie Friday: Tacos

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I grew up in the land of tacos, Southern California. One of my favorite places in the world serves these little street tacos that will blow your mind and fill your belly with delicious taco goodness. The best thing about them? Their simplicity:

Meat (carne asada is by far the best), grilled if possible, pan seared if absolutely necessary.

Tortillas, warmed on the flat top

Onions, chopped TINY

Cilantro

Cotija

Salsa, home made is the best. Recipe below:

Ingredients:

1lb tomatillo, cut into quarters

1 habanero pepper, seeds and all

1 onion, rough chopped

3 garlic cloves

1-2 chipotle chili in adobo

1 lime

1 cup fresh cilantro

Directions:

Add all ingredients into the blender and blend until pureed.

Relationships 101: Moving In Together

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You’ve decided to move in together, how exciting! And terrifying. Possibly anxiety inducing. It’s a HUGE commitment, and one that shouldn’t be undertaken lightly. But if you’ve talked it over and decided you’re ready, there are just a few things you should probably consider:

  1. Compromising. He wants in the city, you’d rather live in the suburbs. No matter what, someone is going to not get what they want. So when looking for places, keep their needs/wants in mind as well, and be willing to compromise in certain areas. Don’t give them everything they want at the expense of you not getting anything you want, but don’t be selfish either.
  2. Budget. Don’t let house hunters fool you, an extra $500 a month isn’t going to materialize out of nowhere, so stick to your budget, that you’ve BOTH agreed on. And make sure to factor in ALL of your living expenses when coming up with a budget that works for both of you. You don’t have to combine finances to live together, but both parties do need to be honest about what they can and cannot afford for this to work. Money problems are one of the main reasons couples separate, so don’t skim over this part.
  3. Realize they are human. They are going to have quirks, and imperfections. They may squeeze the toothpaste from the middle. He probably leaves the toilet seat up. She’s going to take over the bathroom, and the closet. He can demolish a kitchen in one meal. He probably hates house hunters. She can’t stand South Park. And you’re about to find out every little quirk, all at once. So be patient with one another, and compromise where necessary. See how that works?
  4. Respect each other’s needs. Every once in a while, I just need time to myself to unwind and decompress from the day. It’s an introvert thing, and is absolutely not a reflection on the people I’m living with, but I had a hard time vocalizing that in the beginning of our relationship. Obviously its not always going to happen now, but after a few conversations we were able to work out a system where I just let him know if I need time to myself that day. That way Joe’s feelings aren’t hurt, and I get what I need.

I wish you all the luck in the world in moving in together, and I hope reading the above has helped you in some way!