Mami Talks™

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Plant Tunnel

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Cool Places in San Diego: Café Madeleine

I have a long list of San Diego places to visit that I keep adding and adding so I can go check them out and then come back and show them to you here. I love capturing the essence of the place and then reporting my experience. I'm so happy I finally get to share a new one today! 

This time we went to Café Madeleine in South Park San Diego. I love the fact that it has great food to offer other than coffee, I actually didn't know what to expect since I usually don't research the place that much, I love to be surprised!

I went with the kids during that week of staycation we took before school started and we enjoyed a relaxing time there. The coffee menu is extensive, they also have some bottled drinks so there is plenty to choose from so I was able to order my favorite, a yummy iced latte (that passed my tastebuds test!) and a veggie crepe which was delicious. For the kids I ordered a ham and cheese panini and they liked it. They also have quiches, salads and sweet crepes.

There are different kind of places to sit, inside they have some regular table and chairs, some cozy cushioned seats by the windows and outside there are plenty of tables and chairs. We loved the big table by the window. On the side of the café there is a pretty huge mural and small tables for two, it looks very cosy too. The whole feel of the café is parisian style as well as the food.

If I lived close-by it I think I would be a regular to this café, I really wish there was a café close to me with a great personality like Café Madeleine! The streets around here in South Park are very nice to walk by, after our visit we walked a little and enjoyed looking around the neighborhood.

Find Café Madeleine at:
2248 30th St. (at Juniper)
San Diego, CA 92104

Vegetarian Crepe

- E S P A Ñ O L -

Yo tengo una lista laarga de lugares para ir a conocer en San Diego a la que sigo añadiendo y añadiendo para ir y luego regresar y mostrarles a ustedes aquí. Me encanta capturar la esencia del lugar en fotos y venir a contarles mi experiencia. Estoy contenta de poder venir hoy a enseñarles uno nuevo!!

Esta vez fuimos al Café Madeleine en South Park San Diego. Me encanta el hecho de que es un cafecito pero también ofrece comida buena. La verdad no sabía con qué me iba a encontrar ya que normalmente no investigo el lugar mucho antes de ir, ¡me encanta sorprenderme!

Ham and cheese Panini

Me fui con los niños durante esa semana que me tomé de vacaciones en nuestra ciudad antes de que comenzara el colegio y disfrutamos bien chévere ahí. El menú de cafés es muy amplio, también tienen algunas bebidas embotelladas así que hay mucho de donde elegir.  Pude pedir mi cafecito favorito, un café con leche frío (y que además pasó mi prueba jaja!). Pedí una crepe vegetariana, que estaba bien rica. A los niños les pedí un panini de jamón y queso y les gustó. También tienen quiches, ensaladas y crepes dulces.

Hay diferentes sitios para sentarse, adentro tienen mesitas y sillas normales, también unos asientos acolchados al lado de las ventanas y afuera hay un montón de mesitas también. A nosotros nos encantó la mesa grande junto a la ventana. Por al lado del café hay un mural grande lindo y mesas pequeñas para dos personas, que se ven muy acogedoras también. Todo el ambiente del café es de estilo parisiense, así como la comida.

Si viviera cerquita de este café sería una de las clientas regulares, me gustaría que hubiera un cafecito así con bastante personalidad cerca de mí como el Café Madeleine. Las calles alrededor de ahí en South Park son muy agradables para caminar, después de nuestra visita caminamos un poco y disfrutamos viendo alrededor.

Encuentra Café Madeleine en:
2248 30th St. (en Juniper)
San Diego, CA 92104

Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Imperfectly Perfect Family Dinner Time

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Campbell's Soup. As always, all opinions, ideas and stories are 100% my own.

As times goes on and I get more experience in this journey of being a mom and the one in charge of feeding the family I've been able to understand more about myself and how I like to do things in this department.

I've learned that I don't want to have a perfect meal planned for all the days of the week because I know I won't be able to manage it, it's just way too much for this busy life!

I plan for 2 or 3 days of cooked meals from scratch and the rest of the week are days we can either eat leftovers or I can snazz up a pre-made meal like a packaged soup or I can put together something quick like pasta with pre-made tomato sauce.

Even if I don't cook from scratch we still sit at the dining table as a family every night.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Gazebo Dreams

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Instagram Photo Books: BooksTo.Me

Instagram Photo Books: BooksTo.Me / Get your instagram photos printed automatically! Beautiful books that you can get at your doorstep from your feed without doing nothing.

Disclosure: I received two books from BooksTo.Me to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions, ideas and stories are 100% my own.

Making prints of your photos has turned into a big and difficult task nowadays. I can't even begin to tell you how bad I am in that department. I think I printed the first year of Adrian's life and that's it, otherwise just some photos here and there.

That's what's happening with this generation where we use digital cameras and smartphones. We document our lives so well but they are all stuck in the computer or the phone. Many times they aren't easily available for everyone to see plus if you want to share them with some guests or let the kids look at them it will be hard unless you have a system in place already.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

When a Baby is Born a Mother is Born Too

That's right, this is something that I always think of whenever it's Adrian's birthday. Adrian is 9 years old today and on his birthday I always notice how we've all grown; this adventure of being a mother is the best in life and enjoy it in all it's stages.

I firmly believe that the first child is the one that baptizes us as mothers, the one who has that power of being able to melt our hearts just because they were born.

That one that makes you have a flash back easily thinking of those days before he was born and he didn't exist and how was a life without him even possible?

The one that the first time you set eyes on him you understood the real reason for your life. That child has many advantages that he might not even know yet but yes, it is he who also gave me another name and whenever he calls me that, I can feel the butterflies and hear little bells in my heart: Mami.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Happy Kids during Sunset

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Enjoying his Bike

One of those days of our staycation. He enjoys his bike a lot!

Uno de esos día de nuestras minivacaciones en la ciudad. ¡Como disfruta de su bici!


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