A Hunk, A Hunk of Burning YES!

A Hunk, A Hunk of Burning YES!

Is there anything better than a live show? The answer to that, of course, is "no, Marta, nothing better." (Except for maybe a fresh, hot pastelito de guayaba, but that's not important right now.)

Eric and and I went to see the BEST show at the Laguna Playhouse last night. Loosely based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up (book by Joe DiPietro)  is the first show of the 2016- 2017 season at the Playhouse. 

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Meet The Baby Bash - it's a Party!

Meet The Baby Bash - it's a Party!

My newest grandson, Sebastian (we call him Bash) was born a month ago. During the months leading up to his birth my life got a little crazy-busy and I couldn't see myself organizing a baby shower for Amy. I know. Mom fail.

But, in my defense, we did get everything she needed for her first few weeks including a rocking chair, diapers, and receiving blankets. So there's that. 

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Nerd Home Improvement

Nerd Home Improvement

We are unabashed movie fanatics here at Casa De La Loma. (Click here for the story of how we named our home.) 

We spend our summer nights entertaining quite a lot here and having friends over to enjoy our Darby Outdoor Movie Theater. (We have our own Instagram hashtag for this: #DarbySummerMovies, but that's not important right now. Also, I'm martadarby on Instagram if you want to follow my own personal "relajo.")

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When Love Came to Town

When Love Came to Town

I have fallen in love many times before. The most obvious, of course, is with the man who shares my life and keeps my Cuban crazy in check. I appreciate my husband, Eric so much for that. 

And then there's always the day each of my four kids was born. Easy-peasy. There was no doubt that those love affairs would continue forever. (Except for the times when they make me crazy and I want to rip off their arms and beat them on the head, but that's sooo not important right now.)

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Ropa Vieja Pizza

Ropa Vieja Pizza

I have three words for you: Ropa. Vieja. Pizza. That's right. You're going to love me so much by the time you finish reading this. 

In my Cuban kitchen there are a few meals that are in constant rotation. I admit I tend to go for quick and easy. And delicious, of course. Because, as I often like to say to anyone who's listening, "Food should taste delicious." You may quote me if you like. 

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