HOW PLATED RESCUED THE WORST COOK

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, tries the Plated meal delivery service with her family

Worst cook in America right there on the left. Thankfully, there’s still hope for the cutie on the right! There are so many things I’m passionate about but for those who know me best, cooking has never been one of them. But this week, I experienced a total game-changer: Plated. It’s a service that delivers meals right to your door—with recipes and fresh ingredients ready to cook in one perfectly customized box. Excited to share a bit about my Plated experience with you today and how it turned me into a pseudo chef who could cook edible food for once!

5 WAYS I’M SIMPLIFYING MY LIFE

It’s hard to believe we’re already more than half way through February. I feel like we were ringing in the New Year two seconds ago and I was setting my goals for 2019. Every year around this time, I check in with myself. Have I completely thrown away my resolutions already or am I still sticking to them? One resolution I’ve realized I really need to work on this year is simplifying my life. Once 2019 hit and I went back to work, I feel like I’ve been on autopilot. I’m constantly exhausted, I’m calm on the outside but overwhelmed on the inside and I never feel like there’s enough time in the day to get everything done on my to do list. If this sounds familiar to you too, today’s post is for you.  I’m rounding up five ways to simplify your life no matter how overwhelmed you may be. For the next few months, I’m going to challenge myself to stick to all five and I’ll report back to share how it goes.

WHY I STOPPED GROCERY SHOPPING

LA blogger, RELish By Arielle wears a striped made well sweater

I don’t know about you but I absolutely dread grocery shopping.  As a full-time working mom, I’m often racking my brain to figure out exactly when other moms find the time to shop, learn recipes and cook.  None of these things are my forte but surely, these moms must have some sort of secret!  Now that I have an almost one-and-a-half year old, I know it’s time for me to get this grocery shopping thing together (it took me long enough)! Thankfully, I think I’ve finally found a service to help me that I can’t get enough of.  Excited to share more about this with you today because fellow mamas who can’t stand grocery shopping: hopefully this will have you covered too. 

GALENTINE’S DAY & SALES YOU CAN’T MISS

Los Angeles mom blogger, RELish By Arielle, celebrates with her daughter in matching robes for a girl's day

Happy Valentine’s Day, Everyone! So excited to celebrate with the fam today–especially because Naiya is finally old enough to enjoy it (for at least a few minutes)!  Since I’m working today and Naiya will need to go down for the night right when I get home from work (#thestruggleisreal), I planned a special “Galentines Day” celebration for her and I over the weekend. This past Sunday, spent a couple of hours relaxing in bed (in between running around to chase her). It’s been raining like crazy here in LA so it was the perfect cozy day to stay inside and cuddle. Excited to share some of our favorite photos from the day–all of which were inspired by Life Magazine and Old Hollywood. I’m also rounding three Valentine’s Day sales happening today that you should know about.

MOM & BABY UPDATE: 17 MONTHS

I can’t believe Naiya is 17-months and will be turning a year-and-a-half on the 30th.  I keep blinking and months seem to be flashing right by.  Naiya is growing like crazy and her little thigh rolls are starting to slim out (cue the ugly tears!) She’s a full-out toddler now and I find myself scrolling through her photos from a few months ago wondering where our baby went. Rounding up our outfits of the day today as well as a mom and baby update.