Authentic Hummus Recipe

Hummus has become a very popular dish within the recent years. It is everywhere in stores now, and as a Lebanese, I feel proud. Although I do have that pride, I am a little disappointed about the authenticity of store bought hummus. For this reason, I wanted to share with you the authentic Lebanese recipe and encourage making it at home. It is really simple and easy, and you would be having better tasting hummus with fresh ingredients and no preservatives. This is how we do it and have always [Read more...]

Periwinkle Blue

My dress: Nordstrom | Baby girl’s dress: Nordstrom (On Sale!) | Her shoes: Old Navy (Similar on Sale)|Lips: Trust Fund in Delish | Blush: Tarte (in paaarty) | Eye liner: Colourpop (in Swerve) … Hey! I hope you had a good Easter weekend! I got a lot of compliments on the color of this dress that I wore on Easter Sunday. Everyone said that it was perfect for the occasion. I love it because it is simple, affordable, and can be dressed up or down. It is so perfect for spring. I might have bought [Read more...]

First Easter Egg Hunt

We went on our first Easter egg hunt today. We took pictures with the Easter bunny while being scared of him, got three eggs from the hunt, ate candy for breakfast, and got a balloon that popped. But it was fun and what counts is the memory of it. I made sure that I put my baby girl in something springy for the occasion. I am in love with her outfit and I wish they had it in adult size. Here are the details: Top: Similar here I couldn't find the one with ruffles :( | Leggings: Here [Read more...]

Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is such a happy colorful joyful day for both adults and kids. I love the Easter basket tradition because of its meaning (which goes beyond the Easter rabbit) and because of the happiness and creativity it brings. This is my first year putting together an Easter basket for my 18 months baby girl and there was so much I wanted to include. I got most of the goodies from Amazon, some from CVS pharmacy, and some from the Dollar Tree. Here is what I ended up with: • Peppa’s Easter Egg Hunt [Read more...]

Palm Sunday Outfit

Dress: CeCe Rose | Cardigan: Similar | Shoes: Nine West | Watch: Burberry (similar) | Glasses: Valentino (I could not find the pink ones :( (here in red)| Baby girl’s dress: Macy's | Shoes: Carters … Happy Monday!!! Here’s a look at what we wore for Palm Sunday yesterday. I have been obsessed with anything blue, and anything fit and flare and I am passing on the obsessions to my baby girl. I hope you all have an amazing day, thanks for stopping by!

Palm Sunday Candle DIY

Palm Sunday is one of my favorite Sundays of the year. Going to church on this day is a tradition that I grew up with as a kid and that I never want my daughter to miss. I put her in a pretty pink dress last year, and this year it will be pastel blue. And of course there is the beautifully decorated matching candle which I decided to do myself this year. The one foot size and above candles are hard to find, however Amazon sells them here Set of Two Hand Dipped Beeswax Tapered Candles 17-inch [Read more...]

My 18 Months Old

We went on the 18 months checkup this week and I caught myself trying to remember how she has been growing, and how what she likes or doesn’t like has changed. I did have a hard time remembering the little details. I really never want to forget how adorable she is at every age. So for this, here are some stats about my 18 months old. Stats: Weight: 29.1 lbs Height: 32 inches Likes to eat: Oatmeal Cereal Eggs Rice and yogurt or any stew we make with added yogurt [Read more...]

Fattet Hummus Recipe

It was a rainy spring day yesterday and it made me crave this creamy garlicky yogurt chickpea dish. It is so fast and easy just follow these instructions that I will break down the only way I can follow recipes: Boil chickpeas. They need to be soaked for a few hours or overnight before they are boiled until they are tender. I usually boil and freeze chickpeas to have them ready anytime. For me, I need to do it fast; I wash and boil a can of chickpeas until they are warm tender. Bake pita [Read more...]

Hi World!

Hey! I am Stephanie and among many things, I am a wife and a first time mom to a beautiful 18 months old girl. I was born and raised in Lebanon and currently reside in Los Angeles, California. My family moved to the US in 2001. We are settled in now, however, it has been one bumpy roller coaster ride (I will leave that story for another post). I had lost hope in finding someone to spend the rest of my life with until I met my husband on a summer vacation when I went back to Lebanon for [Read more...]