Fall Recipe: Brazilian Carrot Cake

 

DSC09068 The other day it was dark and rainy and weird and very fall like and I got up from bed to make Bret one of my favorite Brazilian recipes: Brazilian Carrot Cake. It’s very different than the American version and also it includes the best part: a chocolate covering that’s light and runny and wonderful! Here is the recipe if you are interested:

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1 month Anniversary

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Bret and I are celebrating our 1st month anniversary of our wedding. It’s a bit hard to believe how fast it has come and gone, how it feels it happened a world ago, not only a month ago and how much I miss that day and the fun we had together.

Being married has been nothing short of amazing. The “honeymoon phase” is a real thing. Bret and I have enjoyed each other, going to dates, having nice dinners at home, watching movies together and planning for our future. It’s been truly delightful! Although I know, life is not only roses, I’m enjoying this moment thoroughly! :)

These are pictures my sweet friend Juliana took from that amazing week!

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Happy Friday!

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Photo via Our Love is Loud

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather this past few days. I have a lot of work accumulating on my desk, an ever growing list of things to do and two open houses to market and I can’t really manage to leave my wonderful, comfy, bed. So, I have not much planned for the weekend, except catching up on work and organizing my Halloween costume for a party next weekend!

Have a happy weekend, friends!

I LIVE IN A BUBBLE

The other day I came across this beautiful ad by Target, a series called Baby Digs and I couldn’t have loved it any more:

I thought the ad was brilliant, magical and really made me want a baby and put together a nursery. I’m so glad Target has stepped up their game in terms of baby stuff! I loved to hear the moms dreaming about their future baby, making plans to teach the baby about space and comic books and all the things they love and, the most refreshing thing in this ad: women that are a normal size. Regular women, real women, not models who are pregnant, but a beautiful, normal couple. Also, gorgeous, well designed baby furniture, which seems to be so hard to find.

I think, with the exception of the size of this nursery (who can afford a nursery as big as my apartment?), the ad only features positive ideas and messages.

Then, I made the mistake of reading the comments that were on facebook when this ad was published and I found out I LIVE IN A BUBBLE. It’s a bubble of love, acceptance, inclusiveness, and all good things. But, the rest of the world doesn’t seem to be part of my bubble.

I would never recommend to anyone to go read those comments, they are racist, homophobic, ignorant and primitive. I was so sad to learn that the majority of the people who commented on the ad instead of mentioning any of the points I mentioned above,  preferred to focused on something it didn’t even cross my mind: the couple is consisted of two moms. It’s a beautiful, lesbian couple, and to me that’s so normal, it’s even boring. But to the people who commented it was so foreign and scary they attacked the moms, called them awful names and just became horrible animals. Do they live under a rock? I can’t understand this type of behavior!

Bret is always saying the internet is filled with hateful people. I would like to show him that NO, IT’S NOT! I’m here, full of love and positivity to share with all my internet friends, family, readers, followers and everyone else, near or far!

Here is to change the way people interact on the internet! And yes! Viva the LOVE BUBBLE!

Another beautiful movie from Target:

Halloween Trunk Show

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Over the weekend I stopped by the Halloween Trunk Show here in Denver to visit my friend Kara and took a few pictures of her awesome booth. She did such an amazing job, her Halloween creations were really darling and her booth was a success. Here are a few additional images from this awesome fair:

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Happy Friday + I Want a Penis!

Happy Friday, friends!

I posted this video online a few days back and I’m very happy with the response. I’m not the only woman who wants a penis too! 

When I left the “corporate world” to run my own business with Bret I was very, VERY scared. After all, I spent my whole life earning less than any other man I worked with, receiving the crappiest benefits possible (especially in America, where laws only benefit the corporations, in detriment to the employee), had shitty health insurance, and almost zero vacation time. You know, that was all I knew and I was afraid I was going to miss it!

Little did I know that running our own business was not going to be easy, things can get difficult really quickly, our savings have been drained by now, but: we have a much, MUCH better quality of life than we have ever had before. We work from home (although Bret does have an office in DTC), have fantastic health insurance we pay ourselves and is not subsided by anyone, have downtime and vacation as much as we want, and the best benefits in the world: home cooked food available at all times, sick days, “I’m not feeling it” days, and much, much more.

It was our way to make up for the fact that I can’t get a penis myself or equal pay, or decent benefits, or decent vacation, or decent health insurance by working for the great majority of American companies out there! (I understand there is exceptions and great companies that actually take care of their employees, but I’m talking about the majority of jobs available, not the exception! Also, I’ve never been privileged enough to work for any of said “great companies”, so I could never comment on them.).

Taking the matter in our own hands should not be the ideal response for what’s happening. There should be equal pay, and decent benefits and many other things offered to workers who spend their lives donating their bodies and brains to other’s people’s businesses.

In the spirit of raising consciousness and awareness and standing up for ourselves: Happy Friday! Enjoy your weekend! After all, it’s the best part of any week! :)

THIS IS HUGE: TWIN PEAKS, SEASON 3.

It was announced by both Showtime and via David Lynch’s Twitter account on Monday that the third season of Twin Peaks WILL BE MADE! I don’t know if I cry, run laps around the block, scream, laugh, what’s the proper reaction when your favorite TV show ever is returning to TV?

Here is a piece from the Showtime YouTube channel:

“The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.

For viewers hoping to reminisce or for those discovering the series for the first time, SHOWTIME will re-air the first two seasons of TWIN PEAKS, in advance of the new episodes going on air in 2016.

Widely considered one of the most groundbreaking and influential broadcast series of all time, TWIN PEAKS followed the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town who were stunned after their homecoming queen Laura Palmer is shockingly murdered. The town’s sheriff welcomed the help of FBI agent Dale Cooper, who came to town to investigate the case. As Cooper conducted his search for Laura’s killer, the town’s secrets were gradually exposed. The mystery that ensued set off an eerie chain of events that plunged the inhabitants of Twin Peaks into a darker examination of their very existence. Twenty-five years later, the story continues…”

 

I couldn’t be any more excited! I’m sure many of you have seen this new ALL OVER THE INTERNET, but I couldn’t help but share here two! 2016 couldn’t get here soon enough! #LauraPalmerisBack

New Listing: 10478 Rutledge Street, Parker, CO

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“This is a beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath home with bonus study that is a mere 4 years old, that sits on a larger corner lot on a quiet street. The home has a wide open floor plan, with a second floor laundry leaving only a few steps for your happy family to put there own clothes away. The large kitchen has gorgeous, modern appliances as young as the home, including a beautiful, large stainless steel refrigerator, built in microwave and dishwasher. Beautiful hardwood abounds throughout the kitchen, with a large island that has a full pull up counter for a quick bite to eat or some morning coffee. The home faces south so no need to worry about shoveling this winter. The front of the home and driveway faces south and the backyard faces west so you can enjoy the yard year round with unobstructed sun. The home has a wonderful Trex deck in the backyard, as well as a gardening area with drip lines included. The neighborhood has a beautiful pool too, which is a short walk up the block.”

 

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If you want to learn more about this beautiful home in Parker, you can visit Move2Denver’s website or contact Bret directly!

Photos: Casa dos Mael for Move2Denver. 

My Gorgeous Friends…

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I think photos are one of the best things about these type of events. It’s so nice to have the ladies I love photographed so I can look at them every time I miss them! I present you, world, with my gorgeous friends:

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Daniele.

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Luciana.

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Josie.

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Lily.

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Karina.

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Kara.

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I love and miss all my girls immensely. <3