Spring Break Tidbit

As I sit here posting, I’m sunburn from vacationing in….Dominican Republic.  


Yes…we in the Casa de Leyva were able to have a family vacation in Punta Cana, DR. The best part is being able to enjoy this with my sister and her family. I will have a filled post for you in when I get back from this 4 day jaunt (it’s over on Easter Monday😢). I just wanted to share a little today. 

I managed to get a run in this morning 

 …but let me tell you, running on the beach in the wind should count as a CrossFit WOD! Man…was that rough! I tried to make it to 2 miles (as my OCD normally allows) but that packed hard sand I wasn’t ready for. Plus,  I figured something is better than nothing, right? I will try again tomorrow, as it will be my last full day here.  

Hope you all have a GREAT Easter! Enjoy HIS resurrection! 🙏❤️

She said it tastes like GRASS….

…which really means it tastes like A**! This is what my sister, Mo, said!!! So, the back story- yesterday, my sister and I were in Target buying last minute Easter baskets items. (Ok, really…just STARTING my Easter shopping😉). As a general rule, I make it a habit to stop at Starbucks when there. The new smoothies have arrived and ready for us to try! Why not??  

Ok….you GOT me!!! Let’s go…..

 There are three different flavors…. 

 Strawberry (200 calories)

  • Strawberry purée
  • Apple juice
  • Banana purée 
  • Beet juice
  • Non fat Greek yogurt 
  • Nutmeg
  • Ice

Mango Carrot (230 calories)

  • Mango purée
  • Pineapple juice
  • Apple juice
  • Carrot juice
  • Lime juice
  • Non fat Greek yogurt 
  • Nutmeg 
  • Ice

Sweet Greens (170 calories)

  • Celery juice 
  • Mango purée 
  • Banana purée 
  • Cucumber juice
  • Spinach juice
  • Romaine lettuce juice
  • Kale juice
  • Lime juice 
  • Parsley juice
  • Nonfat Greek yogurt 
  • Ice
  • Nutmeg 

Let me say that I wanted to try the green one, but Mo wasn’t even HAVING that! 😝. So, we opted for the Strawberry…. 

She may LOOK like it’s all good, but she says it tastes like GRASS (see above!!!)


I enjoyed it and would have another. It would be a treat once in a while because it’s about $6 for one….😁 

Yum!! Almost GONE!


We are here in Haymarket, VA were my sister and her family live for Spring   Break. We love being able to spend time with our family, even if it’s pretty loud….I have 2 kids and Mo has 4 kids. What do they call that??? Joyful NOISE???  Ummmm….OK!?!?!😂😂

Hope that everyone is enjoying this Easter Sunday! We get to have an EXTRA special one today in Baltimore,MD at the National Aquarium.  🐰Happy Easter🐰


Would you have expected anything ELSE from me? #idroppedtheMIKE

What have you tried anything NEW lately?

Easter 2014

This post will seem VERY odd after my vodka tasting post yesterday! I wrote this post BEFORE the vodka, but some how it was lost in cyberspace! So, I will rewrite it for you. I know….I KNOW! You’re super excited, huh??

We, in the Leyva house, enjoyed Easter with church, family, and……CANDY!!!! The “candy mongers”, aka Julian and Aidan, got to their baskets FAST!! It felt like Christmas morning because they were up early before I could get to them!!!



20140421-093039.jpgShame on me for not getting a picture BEFORE they got to it!!! #epicMOMfail. They, like their mom, love the Gators too! I couldn’t resist getting these buckets for them. Brainwashing Educating those kids right!!😉

Church was packed, as to be expected, but it was nice to celebrate this joyous day! My Easter Lily opened up beautifully….which is surprising considering I’m BLACK DEATH in regards to plants! They NEVER survive me!!! My house smells so good!!!

20140421-134618.jpg BEAUTIFUL!!!!

The boys were ready for Mass in their new Easter shirts…….>

20140421-143038.jpg….which I’m PROUD to say I still hold to that tradition of buying something new for Easter? Thanks, Mom!😘❤️

And as a tradition in our house, Miguel (aka Hubby) is hooking up a lovely Easter Dinner for us…..as I sat writing this post originally! Damn cyberspace!!!!

I hope that everyone had a wonderful day with family and friends. I am still basking in the joy of our Risen Lord…..and also thankful that my kids weren’t bothering the HELL out of me in the car this morning! #catholicschoolproblems #poorme

20140421-143526.jpg AMEN Cute, huh? From “Catholic Church” Facebook page.>