Saturday, April 27, 2013


In a few minutes, I'll be heading out to meet some amazing ladies for the Kinfolk Flower Potluck. It's the first time I'll be attending a Kinfolk event, so I'm beyond thrilled to see these wonderful people work their magic. Kinfolk is an inspirational magazine and a creative superfood aimed at young artists and food enthusiasts. In each issue, you can find a combination of recipes, interviews and practical tips geared toward design and detail. Today, our host will be Anna Naphtali from The Colorful Living Project, an amazing photographer and stylist from the Charlotte area. If you want to be inspired and would like to know more about Kinfolk and their workshops in your area, you can find them here.

If you want to see some bits and pieces from this event, you can follow along on Instagram --> @kiidsnob.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Kiidsnob on Instagram

You can follow the Kiid on Instagram now!. Let's connect! --> @Kiidsnob

Have a fine weekend!

The heart of Kiidsnob

 The idea of Kiidsnob started as a place where you could find the latest trendy styles for mom/kiid. I wanted it to be edgy, stylish and extremely fun. Don’t get me wrong: I still do. However, in the path of its development, I ran into an unexpected need in us as mothers that I could not ignore: the need for affirmation, acceptance, approval in the midst of our chaos. The need for someone to stop and say: hey there! you’re doing a good job, I’m proud of you!. So, this puppy quickly evolved into a gathering place, a safe haven for moms that feel like they have no clue  as to what they’re doing and think they’re the only ones feeling this way out there.  You’re welcome.

This blog loves mom/kiid style (I mean, LOVES style), editorial photography, fun activities, healthy organic eating and some real life blurbs here and there.

WARNING: this is a no judge zone.

Encouragement is the heartbeat of this blog. Keep it alive. Fuel it with love. We all need grace. Take a sip and pass it along.

#Kiidsnob: building a happy+healthy generation, one family at a time.

** Today, I'm linking up with Two Thirty Five Designs and Blonde Ambition

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

#wednesday --> baking with the tribe: Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

Today was baking day. We started a new schedule for the little ones this week, and so far, it's been working like a charm. I set Wednesdays aside for baking, cooking, teaching our kids the names of a wide variety of fruits and veggies and start some healthy eating habits. Of course, they end up covered in flour, sticky from the honey and all that jazz, but it's all worth it. I believe it's important to teach our kids  what are the best things to eat so, as they grow, they're aware of what they eat and can start making smart choices from their early stages. Today, we made some healthy oatmeal cookies. We don't use butter or sugar in them. Instead, we replaced butter for coconut oil and sweetened them with organic honey/agave instead of sugar. These little treats are delicious and a little chunk of goodness. We don't buy crackers for them anymore, since they can make their own snacks now! We had to use white whole wheat flour and agave, but I can't wait to go to the store and get some almond flour and molasses or maple syrup for our next batch. It's small changes that make the difference, so that's what we're doing these days: making small changes. 


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

#summer --> Bobo Choses

Today has been as sorta good day. Sorta. I felt like I spend the entire day in my head. Andrew and I were really out of it since we only got a couple hours of sleep last night, so our sanity was literally pending on a thread. So, I guess I found refuge in my thoughts. I've been having a serious longing for adventure today. I just wanted to get in the car and drive somewhere, dive in the ocean or climb some mountain. Be one with the elements. Leave all worries in a drawer and let the sun rays kiss me for hours. When I opened my eyes, I found myself at home. Cooking. Cleaning. Nurturing. Although I wasn't able to relieve the desire to feel the weight of a backpack in my shoulders or see a ticket hidden in my passport, I realized I could choose to enjoy the adventure that is jumping and singing and giggling right before my eyes: my children. My husband. My home. I have the power to transform a daunting routine into a beautiful sequence of exciting, loud and unforgettable moments. I didn't make that decision today. My soul chose to protest the apparent lack of wild. Too bad for me. I sure missed out. But tomorrow (oh, how I love tomorrows), I'll have a shiny new chance to make the right decision. To create my own adventures. To (thrive and) grow where I'm planted.

Talking about adventures, summer is around the corner and oh my stars, I ran into the amazing Bobo Choses summer collection! (drool). These people are genius! I love every single item, and they even came up with a few items for women as well. Geez. You can see more of their amazing products here. What are your favorites?



Hey there. It's been a few months since the last time I posted here. I took a little hiatus to redefine a few things, and I'm just so glad I did. Many changes took place in this past couple of months in our personal lives, changes for the good, and I can't wait to share them with you in this blog. New seasons. New beginnings. Yay.

On Sunday, we were finally able to plant our little garden. This is the first time we're starting it from seeds (natural and organic), so it's going to be a learning experience for us. Josiah helped his daddy out tremendously. He's showing signs of being a great farmer, he loves the outdoors and tough work (moving the dirt around with a little shovel was his favorite task and he spent quite a while just doing that by his daddy's side). Andrew and I have been longing to live in a house with plenty of land and have chickens. (And a goat. For some weird reason, I just really want a goat. smh). 

This family also went organic. For the longest time we've heard how expensive it is to eat organic, so you can imagine, in a home with only one income, there was no way for us to even consider that option. Until we discovered Trader Joe's. And for the first time in my life, I LOVE (yes, I mean it) to go shopping and even look forward to our weekly Wednesday trip to the store. We planned it out to the point that we spend less (or sometimes the same amount) than when we used to shop at Wally, and we get to eat organic, healthy and super yummy food (90% of our pantry is now organic products). This change led us to try new recipes, and all of a sudden, I was captivated by food. I became curious about recipes, try to replace ingredients for a healthier choice. I've discovered Coconut oil. I'm forever changed.

We  started a little activity plan with our two little bears. Both kids and mama have been in tremendous need of some structure throughout the day. It's so easy for the kids to get bored or distracted and end up in front of the TV. I've been working crazy hours and I can see how that affects them, so I decided to put together a daily fun plan for us to follow. We started this week strong! We all needed a little structure (just a little, though ;). 

Can't wait to catch up with each of you.


Monday, January 28, 2013


I recently went on a little thrifting trip. I've been doing this every Thursday for a couple of weeks now, so it seems to be my new "thing" to do on Thursday afternoons. I won't complain (wink). I decided to explore new places and, boy, was that a good idea. I found this store in our little downtown area. This is just half of it. I spent who-knows-how-long walking around over and over again. Every time I would find things I missed in my previous round. My "10 min" stop ended up being closer to 2 hours of pure delight for my eyes and soul. There were so many things I wanted to bring home and actually, many things that I wanted to get just to give away to my future blog readers. Maybe a future vintage home giveaway? #squeal.

Hope you guys had a great weekend and woohoo for Monday! (positive thinking, friends. Positive thinking.)


Mama Style

Sweater: H&M
Leggings: H&M
Shoes: Toms

After I became a mom, I completely forgot the meaning of the word "style." My closet was full of sweat pants, tees and loads of grey, grey and more grey... oh, and black. I recently started feeling the need to be a bit more playful with the things I wear. I realize the importance of feeling good, confident and excited about the way I look. I've noticed how I love pieces that are different, pops of color, things out of the ordinary. Not long ago, I read a blog (I really wish I could remember which one it was) that basically said: "Every day, do something that scares you." Bam. Loved it. Made it one of my resolutions. I can still feel the introvert in me hyperventilating when I repeat that statement. But I need it. I need to shake off all fears, all insecurities, all doubts, and start spreading my wings. This applies to every area of my life, really. From my deepest dreams to my closet. I want to feel more and more alive. I want to exert life. And joy. And laughter. (Yes, if one of my outfits makes someone laugh, I'll take it. Mission accomplished ;). I'm thrilled about this new season. I'm even more thrilled I get to share it with you.

Thanks to The Wiegands, Holden on baby, Small fry, Cara Loren, Ascot Hart, Deep in the hart, In honor of design and Tales of me and the husband for putting this Mama Style link up together. You guys rock.



Thursday, January 24, 2013

#May2013 = New York!

On the 26th, I'm turning 29. My last "twenty". Wow. I'm finally here, at this point in life. I have to admit I'm pretty excited about my thirties (maybe because of the fact that I still feel like 18?? #scratcheshead). Anyways, my best friend just came to me one day and said: Hey, I want to take you to New York ... it's gonna be my belated birthday present for you". I said something like : WHAAAAAAAAAAAA???? HOLY CRAP!!!!. 

I took my mom to NYC last August. It was our very first time in the City of Lights, and holy shoot, that place has a magic, a magical vibe in the air that makes every cell of your body feel alive and on steroids!. When we came back from that trip, I started missing the city almost instantly. For the longest time I daydreamed different scenarios and schemed numerous plans that would, somehow, take us back. I wanted to breathe that air once again. I longed to feel "that" alive.

I cannot believe I'm going back, and this time, I'll have my best friend by my side. Like the awesome nerd I am, I downloaded a countdown app on my phone and I stare at it every day. I'm not posting a picture of that app because it's a pretty lamo one, so until I find a cool one that's worth being posted, I'll keep it in quiet anonymity. All I can say is: Four. Freaking. Months. Holy crap. 

Hey, NYC, here we come, gorgeous. See ya in a bit.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sunday, January 20, 2013

#yesterday>>>today = Happy Birthday, Josias!!!

<<< yesterday<<<

>>> today>>>

I can't believe my little baby boy turns 4 tomorrow. So many mixed feelings. I wish I could stop time. I keep asking my husband: can they just stay babies??. He keeps answering: haha, you say that every year.

I love every year. I love every stage in his life. I love to watch him grow, but I hurt when I watch him grow as well. I realize that nothing can stop time. Nothing can make an hour longer, a minute longer, a second longer. All I can really do is become a good stewardess of those hours, minutes and seconds that have been given to me, cause they ain't comin back ;). I keep trying to stay focused on this fact. To be intentional about the time spent with him reading, creating, painting, snuggling and playing. This is a hard task when mama is tired and worn out. When all the brain wants to do is shut down. However, the heart beats stronger and louder as a friendly reminder that there's someone that is being nourished, strengthened and loved, whose roots are growing longer and deeper with every hug, kiss, compliment and minute of attention that I can offer. 

I love you, Josias. I'll spend the rest of my life doing my very best to prove it to you.

Friday, January 18, 2013


So, we ended up canceling our boy's bday party because he's sick. :/. Only God knows when we'll reschedule this party; this month is full of all sorts of events. Since we had to be locked in our house due to sickness overload, we were all being grumpy and moody for the past 3 days. We REALLY needed to get out. Couldn't handle any more confinement. 

We decided to go to one of our most favoritest spots for dinner: Arturo's Taco Truck. This is definitely THE BEST taco place around and it's run by the nicest latin dude, Juan. Since there's no sitting arrangements and it's cooold around here, we all sat in the back of our Pilot with the heat on and ate our tacos and quesadillas all snuggled up. Josiah is obsessed with going on "adventures" so this was a treat for him. Afterwards, we made a quick stop at his favorite spot, Starbucks (yes, I know, already, we got him started early lol). We came back home after our little adventure all happy and excited. They went to bed super fine and Andrew and I are now painting some, drinking some, enjoying each other some.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!


Mom&Me is going to be a series of pictures that I'll be posting every Friday to be intentional about bringing mom "back in the picture". I rarely show up in my kids' bday party pictures, the first time they walked, their first christmas parade, etc. It must stop. So, today's picture is of Josiah and moi, having fun and being silly willies under the sun. 

This is my heart for both of you, Josiah and Abi Liv: I want to be an example for you of a little human being that lived a full life, enjoyed the simple yet priceless things, made laughter a daily ingredient and knew how to love deeply. Love you two.


Thursday, January 17, 2013


After roaming the web for quite a while looking for some inspiration for this blog post (btw, is it ok to admit that I have writer's block in my third post?? #scratcheshead), I stumbled across this site and went on a pinning rant right afterwards. These guys have pretty neat stuff that's worth your time. My favorite category was QUOTES. Check them out here. Enjoy!!! :) Now, if you excuse me, I'll go ahead and get myself some creative aphrodisiac. #zzzz

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Hello Apparel

I seriously need to order this t-shirt. My little tribe has been struck with bugs (the sick bugs), making for an overly  exhausted and not fully recovered mama (and daddy, too.) Now these suckers are trying to get our little buddy, Josias. Colloidal silver, vitamins, elderberry syrup, oil of oregano and apple cider vinegar are our natural superheroes these days. 

On top of the sickness, it's Josias' 4th birthday party this Saturday. We're really hoping he gets better since he's been begging us to "turn 4" (and for a birthday party) for MONTHS! Fingers crossed. 

I have to say, I'm loving all the Hello Apparel products and can't wait to place a little order myself! Find them here, order this t-shirt here and follow them on Instagram --> HELLOAPPAREL

Have a sweet day! XOXOXO

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Sunday, January 13, 2013


Hello world! Welcome to this little blog in the wall. I'm Pame, wife and mom of two shenanigans, vintage lover, helpless daydreamer and adventure seeker. From this corner of the world, I'll be sharing everything kiid. From mama+kiddo style, tips, room decor, vintage finds and heart-to-heart posts about motherhood+parenting. 

I'd like to dedicate this blog to those two little thieves in the picture. They steal my heart daily. They steal smiles by the tons. They make my heart alive every day. I  believe that the day they were born, I discovered I have 134+ feelings that I had no clue were there. My pride and joy. The apple of my eyes. They teach me how to see, feel and live with the innocence and excitement of a kid. They're like a fresh balm to a jaded heart. To Josias and Abi Liv, you two are my inspiration and your beauty makes me want to create, explore and just BE. Be who I was created to be.

I also want to thank Andrew, my soulmate, my best friend, the one that has encouraged me all along. The one that sees an oasis when all I can see is sand. And sand. And more sand. You know I couldn't do this without you. I love you. I love you more every day. I grow more and more in love with you.

Feel free to come visit anytime!