fast & easy ceviche

fast & easy ceviche

I’m always craving ceviche but I don’t particularly enjoy cutting the ingredients, squeezing a million limes, and waiting for it to be ready. Growing up my sisters and I would bargain on who did what (cutting veggies or squeezing limes) and now that I make it for myself, I decided to find the easiest way to make it. My husband doesn’t like seafood so unfortunately, I can’t make any trades with him. Ceviche is pretty much shrimp or fish with pico de gallo and lime juice so I decided to make it using Trader Joe’s ingredients because I love their pico. I made enough for one person/serving.



1/2 container of Trader Joe’s Pico de Gallo

1/8 bag of Trader Joe’s Cooked Shrimp

1 lemon or lime

salt and hot sauce to taste

Bag of Soy & Flaxseed Chips (you can sub for any tostadas or tortilla chips)



Mix all ingredients together! Scoop onto chips or tostadas as you please. (I would suggest cutting the shrimp to smaller pieces which I will do next time.)




Saving my bleached hair!

Saving my bleached hair!

Everyone that has bleached their hair (even if it is just highlights) knows that it really does some damage. The first time I bleached my hair it was just highlights but those pieces would get tangled while my natural hair did not. Now I have ombre hair and I get massive knots on the bottom part if I don’t use the right products. I have listed my four favorite products that have helped my hair be healthier and less tangled.


Oligo Blacklight Shampoo

This shampoo has nutrients to restore your hair’s health and it is blue to help with toning it. Before I had the blonde I had done some box colors with red undertones so it was a nightmare to get those out. My natural color is ash brown so any time my roots showed, they looked gray compared to my current color. This shampoo really helps when I haven’t gone into the salon for awhile. I usually shampoo with regular shampoo and then use this. I leave it in for a few minutes before I wash it out. I bought it from my hairstylist ($20) but found it on Amazon for less ($16) so I buy it there now.


Hask Keratin Protein Conditioner Packet

My little sister told me about these because her hairstylist told her to do some deep conditioning at home before going in. You basically wash your hair then put this in and leave it for about 10 minutes. It is so easy to use and works well! You can feel the different immediately after using it. I have bought these at Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and on Amazon.

Paul Mitchell Skinny Serum

I remember thinking this was so expensive when I bought it but the bottle has gone a long way (like one bottle for two years). I apply this before I use any hot tools on my hair (straightening or curling) and it helps keep it smooth and shiny. The first time I bought this it was from my hairstylist and I paid way too much. I suggest checking Ulta or Walmart but you can also get it on Amazon.

It’s a 10 Miracle Leave-In Product

Again, this one I was hesitant about because it is a bit pricey. I spray this in my hair after I shower (before bed) and just sleep with it in. It did help with knotting which is what I bought it for but the best part is that the texture of my hair has improved dramatically. My hair was straight in the front and wavy in the back, now it is wavy all over which is great when I want to wear it down but don’t feel like straightening or curling my hair. Where to buy it: Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Amazon – just look for the best deal! The prices really fluctuate for this product.





*This post may contain affiliate links.

Zoey’s Favorite Dog Toys

Zoey’s Favorite Dog Toys

I have been wanting to write this post for sooo long! Originally I wanted to take photos to go with it but all of her toys are dirty so… not happening! When we got Zoey, I did so much research on the best toys to keep her busy while we worked and these are the ones that have been life savers!

If you’re interested in getting any of these sweet toys, just click the images.

Jolly Ball – This ball is great because you can play tug-of-war or you can just roll it and have your dog chase it. Zoey likes doing both. Sometimes if she is bored she will bite one end and run around with it, we call it doggy cross-fit.Unfortunately we forgot it outside in the summer and one side is sunken in. It still serves its purpose though so we haven’t gotten a new one.

Hide-a-Squirrel – I don’t even think this needs an explanation… I mean Zoey is a miniature schnauzer and they were bred to hunt mice and such. Zoey actually uses the log as a pillow and hides the squirrels around our apartment. We have squirrels under the couch, under tables, under the bed, and under chairs! She loves finding them and playing fetch with them too. It is the cutest.

Kong Wobbler – Zoey eats really fast so this is a must. We give this to her right when we leave in the morning with her first meal and in the evening with her last meal to keep her distracted while we enjoy our dinner. We got the large one and it works really well for Zoey; it took her a few weeks to figure it out because we got it when she was like three months old.

Balls with Holes – These are easier to catch and take away than regular balls. We currently have a few under the couch that Zoey hid down there.

Water Bottle Toys – We tried a ball that had plastic and made the same sound, it always rolls under the couch and hasn’t really worked out. These animals are a great alternative. Zoey loves chasing these when we throw them and then chomping on them for awhile to here the plastic crushing. Another option is to put an empty water bottle in a sock and tie the open end.


Dog Rope Tug Toy – I think we got this thinking that it would be harder to lose but it is currently under our couch as well. Zoey loves this thing and even tries throwing it herself and she drags it around sometimes. She also chews on the rope every now and then (not excessively).


*This post may contain affiliate links.

Favorite Farmhouse Mug Displays

Favorite Farmhouse Mug Displays

Confession… I’ve fallen into the Rae Dunn craze. I own 10 mugs (so far) and I am currently deciding how to display them in my kitchen. I’m short on wall space so I am currently leaning towards a rack or tree style display. Below are photos of my favorites from Amazon, Target, and Pier 1 Imports and if you want one yourself just click the images.

Pier 1 mug tree14971968


Which one is your favorite? Please let me know what you think in the comments!


*This post may contain affiliate links.

Mexican Printables

These are designed for 8×10 frames but you can size them as you please. I love free printables and I hope you do too! I’ll be updating this weekly so come back and check for more. Enjoy xx

Directions: Click, Save, & Print

Fall Farmhouse Printables

These are designed for 8×10 frames but you can size them as you please. I love free printables and I hope you do too! I’ll be updating this weekly so come back and check for more. Enjoy xx

Directions: Click, Save, & Print