Keeping Up With My Goals 

Hi guys! Hope you are all having a great Tuesday! Today’s post is on how I am trying to maintain my goals. 

In this year of making things happen and keeping a positive healthy mind, one thing that has reminded me of what I wish to attain has been my uncle’s bracelet. 

I gave it to him about 15 years ago or even more! Anyway we lost him 13 years ago this year, it was a very sad and probably one of the worst if not the worst days of my life. Will tell his story in time but given that I have lost him and he could not grow older and accomplish his goals. I keep this bracelet on everyday to remind me of what he was not able to accomplish but that I can. 

A couple of years I almost lost it and got so scared that I did not wear it for over 3 years, needless to say those were the toughest years I have experienced. I think he even protects me! So for now on he is here with me helping me through this journey and reminding me of what I have an opportunity to do that he does not.

To any of you out there who want to “Make this year your year” and accomplish things you have set, I would advice you to wear something dear to you to have as a reminder of what you wish to do!  




Have a great Tuesday! And see you tomorrow! 😘💋✌️💜

Learning To Let Go

Today’s post is an important one. I was hesitant on sharing it but given that today is my birthday and that this year I wanted to make some changes, I decided to go for it and share it sooner than I anticipated.

When I decided to start this journey, I wanted to make it as open and real as possible. With this openness I also wanted to share some “lessons” that I have learned so far.

A key one has been learning to let go. Though it is very hard, it is important. What I mean by learning to let go is to know when to stop certain situations and just let them be.

An important experience I have had in the past years has been on friendships. As you go from being a “kid” to kinda being an adult, there are certain people you lose along the way.

Though it is very hard to accept this, some people were part of your life at one moment for who knows the reason. When that “treasured” friendship changes and is no longer healthy, you have to learn to let it go. Be thankful for the time you have spent and just accept that there is no longer a space for them in your life.

This goes for friendships that, I do not know if you have experienced this, but it is when you meet up with someone that you valued a lot in your life but suddenly you do not have anything in common, and not only that, but the person does not have the best interest of you at heart. Or every time you meet up with them you are left with the feelings of dread, anguish, tiredness, and dissapointment.

What I have learned is that there is no friendship that has more value than your own sanity. For your health and peace of mind is better to look back appreciate the moments you had with this person or people and just let them go. At the end you will be happier. It does not mean that you wont be able to see them ever again, it just means that the close bond you shared is no longer there. Though you may occasionally see them, just know that things have changed and is best to walk your own way.

Just wanted to share this thoughts and hope it gives an insight and help through this moment to anyone out there!

Now off to watch the game!! 😋💋💋

Love me some layers 👅🤤

Happy humpday everybody!! Today I wanted to share my favorite recipe for the “One thousand layer cake” *side note it won’t be 1k layers but it does feel like you are making one like that, totally worth it though 👌

The recipe is from Miriam Baptista’s cooking book. You will need to prepare the dough 2 days ahead *repeat it is tootallyyy worth it* 

What you will need:

1 or 227 gr of butter 

1 1/2 cups of sugar 

3 eggs or egg replacement 

1/2 cup of milk 

2 tsp vanilla extract

5 cup AP flour

1/2 tsp salt

3 tsp baking powder 

1 1/2 or 2 cups of dulce de leche 

2 cups of cream 

2 T shredded coconut 

Preparation 

2 days ahead 

Sift your dry ingredients set aside. On a mixer soften the butter and slowly add the sugar. Once mixed together slowly add the eggs or egg replacement and vanilla extract. Once mixed in start adding the flour and milk. Place on wrap paper fully covered and leave on the fridge for one day. 

1 day ahead 

Use a round plate (regular serving plate) or a cake mold and make rounds. Cut them and set them aside. Divide your dough on 14 peaces and flatten the dough on the parchment paper as pictures. Bake at 350 F or 175 C for about 5 minutes or until golden on the sides. Be careful because they bake fast. As they come out of the oven place them on top of each other. Once all baked set them aside and leave them resting over night. 

Serving day 

On the serving day you will fill the cake. Purchase dulce de leche or make your own*just place canned condense milk, I would do 3 or 4 cans just incase, in a big pot and set to boil for approximately 4 hours* Prepare your cream and set aside. You can layer the cake 1 dulce de leche 1 cream, I personally prefer doing 2 dulce de leche and 1 cream. Just make sure the top of your cake is dulce de leche. Once finishing layering on the top part sprinkle the shreded coconut and that is it! Enjoy! 

PS: this cake gets better the day after 😏👌 

Pics below!