@turquoise_and_roses CMJ

Free spirit, Mommy of four, Diplomat's wife, Home cook, Baker, Reader, Traveler, Learner of cultures, Pilates lover, Practice Respect and Kindness✌️💕🌸

@turquoise_and_roses photos and videos

1 weeks ago

#challengeaccepted #womansupportwoman #womansupportingwoman #sisterhood #woman Thank you - Muchas gracias!! @jac7719 @rochy .vidal and @thismissusdiplomat ❤️❤️💪💪 You are both amazing!

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2 weeks ago

Oh yes I AM HAPPY!!! My life, my husband, my kids and this afternoon.... My youngest chose to spend his afternoon with me. Not much else to ask. I am a woman, I am a mother, I am strong, I am me! Again, not everyone's cup of tea.... But for a handful I AM ❤️🙌♥️ and for that, I am blessed. I know who I am and what I want. My husband adores me for who I am and my four kids love me just the way I am. "Chiquitito" as I call my little one, thinks I'm the coolest human on earth and THAT right there, means the world to me. I am happy, I am blessed, I am whole. I am so blessed to be a wife, a mommy of four, a stay at home mommy, to feel free, to feel loved, to feel respected. I am me, I mater. 💕 💪

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2 weeks ago

Smile!!! ❤️ Be you. Be confident. Be strong Think, express your thoughts and share them. Age, grow, experience and become unapologetic for who YOU are. Become who you are, secure, confident, genuine. GROW! Love yourself first and then give the very best of you to the ones who love you the best. Please do not waste your energy or time on everyone, reserved it only to the ones who truly deserve it. Do NOT try to pleased everyone, be you and accept that you are not everyone's cup of tea, it's okay. Having less is more. Loving and accepting yourself is all! #lovelaughlive #loveyourself #loveyou #beyou #bekind #blessed #believe #healthy #healthy #strong #strongmind #stronggirl #mentalhealth #itsallaboutthelittlethings #lovelivelaugh #happy #you #smile #love #peace #live #belong #growing #giving #working #confident #unapologetic #me #momofboys #diplowife #love #fierce #mentalhealth

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2 weeks ago

With my love! Making every day a special one! 15 + years together and enjoying every moment together. Grilling & champagne 🥂 that's how we role! He grills we both drink!🍾😂 Happy weekend, enjoy life, pay attention to the little things, be present, be you, love fully and laugh often! Cheers! #diplowife #diplolife #momof4 #happy #happywife #itsallaboutthelittlethings #staypresent #joy #enjoy #enjoythesimplethings #lovelaughlive #happy #couples #couplesgoals #enhoysimple #livefully #instapic #instacouple #reality #reallife #champagne #blessed #husband #marriedlife

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2 weeks ago

Yummy, Yummy, Yummy!!! Roast, plus buttery mashed potatoes and a simple yet delicious parsley and tomato salad!!! We love eating good! Everything homemade, everything made with extra love! #homemadecooking #mommacooks #instafood #foodie #yummy #GF #eatfresh #eathealthy #delicious #freshfood #freshingredients #itsallaboutthelittlethings #soulfood #recipes #roast #parsley #tomatoes #mashedpotatoes #momslove #momoffour #diplolife #diplowife #happy #soulfood

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2 weeks ago

Back to basics!!! Back at making our deliciously healthy KEFIR!! Packed with so many benefits for our gut, bodies and health. Homemade all the way!!! ❤️ #strong #kefir #kefirmilk #kefirgrains #gut #immunesystem #immunebooster #immunesupport #healthyfood #healing #delicious #homemade #momslove #momofboys #momoffour #diplolife #diplowife #healthyfood #healthyliving #itsallaboutthelittlethings #lovelaughlive #yummyinmytummy #yummy #happy #instafood #instahealth #instapic

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2 weeks ago

I had SO much fun baking this delicious birthday cake for our youngest!! Baby boy wanted a pink cake with blue candles and a red car on top, so I did. This is a double layer chocolate cake filled with chocolate buttercream frosting and decorated with vanilla - pink buttercream frosting. Since we started our Gluten free journey it's been an adventure trying to find the perfect flour mix to bake. CUP 4 CUP is hands down the best GF flour we've found. There is no aftertaste, no weird consistency, it's only a delicious joy!! I really love being a mommy, baking and cooking with so much love and care for my boys brings me inner peace and joy. I'll be posting both recipes soon! #gf #cup4cup #chocolatecake #gfjourney #glutenfree #bakingwithlove #baking #instafood #instapic #foodie #chocolate #buttercream #yum #happy #mommy #biryhdayboy #birthdaycake #itsallaboutthelittlethings #love #momofboys #momoffour #mytribe #myjourney #atpeace #eat #homemade #homemadebaking #soulfood #cup4cup #gfflour #gfbaking

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3 weeks ago

Can you guess? I don't thibk so!!! This dish was another hit in our home. Husband and kids loved it. I made a delicate chickpeas puree with rosemary and lime zest, a crispy and perfectly fried chicken and topped with a fresh parsley sauce!!!! My goodness this combination was perfection!!! #homemadecooking #homemade #foodie #instafood #instacook #healthy #soulfood #cookingwithlove #instapic #homemade #fresh #eatfresh #eatwell #eathealthy #protein #strong #happy #momofboys #momoffour #mytribe #diplowife #turquoisrandroses #myjourney #healingthroughlove #healing #loved

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3 weeks ago

Use your left overs and make a delicious Pytt i Panna!! What an easy and fun meal yo make, of course the hubs loved it!! #leftovers #recipes #gf #pyttipanna #food #instafood #instapic #potato #yummyinmytummy #yum #homemadecooking #family #diplowife #momof4 #momofboys #cookinginthetimesofcovid #loveinthetimesofcovid #happyday #atpeace #athome #homemaker #fun

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3 weeks ago

Wow! What a fun outing we had yesterday and it was OH SO good to get out of our house!! As the numbers of Covid keep rising in the US, even though we live in an awesome and responsible state, our family has chosen to keep practicing social isolation and stay cautious. So life for us still is a #quarantine ! We took a road trip to Fredericksburg! Home of some intense battles during the American Civil War. We visited the battle field and also the lovely and spooky Chatham Manor. The whole place was empty, we had our face masks with us but we didn't have to wear them at all! I cannot tell you how much we enjoyed touring the grounds, walking freely and seeing how majestic and rich in history this place is. The place is haunted, the air becomes thick and one feels observed at all times. It's difficult to described it. It was a hot summer day but I kept having chills running up and down my neck, arms and spine. Chatham Manor is a Victorian home built in 1771. It is the only house in the US to have hosted George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and Clara Barton. Chatham has a strong and convoluted history of racial tensions. It's first and second owners owned slaves. During the American Civil War Chatham house served as Union Headquarters, and later as the major Union hospital. One post cannot described the history and pains of this magnificent place, please go to www.nps.gov to learn more about this historic house. #chatham #history #roadtrip #virginia #fredericksburgva #loveinthetimesofcovid #learning #family #instapic #instahistory #civilwar #sunday #travellife #travel #momofboys #momoffour #mytribe #itsallaboutthelittlethings #sixofjones #fun #freshair #culture #learn #livemuseums #spooky #haunted #hauntedhouse

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4 weeks ago

Give me some Garam Masala and let's make magic!!!! ❤️ What a delicious meal we made last night and the kids approved it!!! We made pan fried pork chops seasoned with GM, salt and pepper. Once they were cooked, we reserved two table spoons of the oil previously used to cook the chops. Added onions, bell peppers, Sautéed them well and then we added the sweet corn, a pinch of salt and a pinch of anis seeds. Once the corn was cooked we placed it on a serving dish and addes the porkchops. Voila! What a fantastic delicious meal we had! We also ate parmesan potatoes to our menú! #yummy #instapic #instafood #instachef #foodie #food #familymeals #cookforkids #kidsapproved #mommycooks #gf #homemade #flavors #delicious #momofboys #momoffour #lovelaughlive #loveinthetimesofcovid #happy #healthy #gfhome #soulfood #soulcooking #sabores #recetas #recipes #easymeals

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4 weeks ago

Las adoro!!! I adore you!!!! The best friends for live! We've been friends since we were 3 years old! Now we live in 5 different countries! Our video sessions are hands down the best!! ❤️ #bestfriends #lassuciasdelliceo #lassucias #lnag #promxxv #lasamigas #bestfriends #elchisme #cotorras #amigas #happy #covid #soulfood #happiness #peace #amigas #video #videochat #fun #domingo #sunday #funday #awesometime #instapic #instafriends #realfriends #real #jokes #girls #girlstime @lozano_gigi @frieda_alr @alessandra .cassinelli @fiorelladellepiane @sandraascenzo @sylLlosa #lima #dc

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"I honor what I want to feel" These words resonated with me deeply yesterday. We need to honor not only our bodies but also our minds Yesterday was a day my mind was begging for a stay in bed day Lately I've been a little worried because one family member has been battling an infection We also got notified a few days ago by our kids school we have 2 options for this fall, whether to send them twice a week in person OR 4 days a week of online learning And the answer is, I don't have one Covid numbers keep increasing With four wonderful, very active kids and one of them having a weaker immune system, it's hard to choose what's best for us. We want them to socialize but...This desicion which under regular "old normal" circumstances shouldn't be a big deal, well now it is! Everything adds on After accidentally dropping a coffee mug, Right there and then, I decided I would take a "me" day. I would honor how I wanted to feel. I wanted to feel rested, relaxed, watch some Netflix or Amazon Prime shows, eat comfort food and let my mind rest and reset Every so often I do this for personal care Sadly in the past two months I had forgotten. I've been on autopilot working extra hard taking care of our family. I had not had any time to decompress, rest, reset and continue. It's not healthy to continue without rest Sometimes in life we don't need a major crisis to feel stressed, little things add up We cannot take care of the ones we love if we don't care for ourselves first. You give what you have. If you have peace you give peace.. If you have joy (yes even under rough circumstances ) you give joy. If you are exhausted, then you have nothing to give I still don't have the answer for our kids school situation What I know is my husband and I will make the best desicion for our #family I have my loves next to me, I have food and I have a roof over my head. Im thankful! I'm rested, recharged and strong I'm #alive Never underestimate the power of our #minds Nurturing and caring for our minds and well being is as important as caring for our bodies The #wiser minds are the #stronger ones, because they take the time to recharge #power #mommylife #mentalhealth #wellness

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And sometimes one has to stop a workout. You know, like when the #boss comes and needs to lay down on mommy...... Well, everything else takes a second place, even my sacred #pilatesreformer daily routine. He knows I'm his and I love it!!💕💞💖 Pilates has helped me become a better person, woman, wife and mommy! It gives me clarity of mind and strengh. I'm a true believer that mind, body and spirit go hand in hand. One has to work all three of them in able to find our own personal center. A healthy mental health, a healthy body and a healthy spiritual life keeps us grounded, makes us whole and give us happiness. Practice the #pause . Enjoy JOY in it's most simple and pure form. Be #present #beyourself Remember, #itsallaboutthelittlethings . ♥️💪🙏 #pilates #workout #mommyoffour #momofboys #simplemoments #joy #balance #present #beyou #happiness #spirituality #pray #eat #love #strong #strongbodystrongmind #wholesomememes #catholic #mentalhealth #strongmind #instapic #mommylife #reality #practicethepause #peace

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Happy 15 year Anniversary to us!!! 15 years of growth, experiences and wisdom. We keep growing, learning, forgiving, becoming stronger, growing wiser and we keep falling in love over and over again. The toughest of moments have been when we unconsciously drifted apart from God because even when we've been through some critical medical emergencies/scares with God by our side it felt like all was possible 💕 We both work hard to become a better version of ourselves each day (something I admire and have learned from you ). We care for our spiritual, mental and physical health, we don't take things for granted. We laugh a TON and we enjoy the simple little things in life. We care about each other fiercely because we are one. Four wonderful, smart, kind and healthy kids, we've lived in four different countries and visited more than 15!! I'm happy and at peace 💕❤️ I love us! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ EDIT: our awesome kids made us breakfast!!!!! Woohoo! 💕🙏💖😁😁😁🏡💖 We feel loved! #happyanniversary #love #commitment #faith #family #love #lovelivelaugh #teamwork #team #sixofjones #catholic #joyinthejourney #happy #diplolife #diplowife #expat #instafamily #prayer #instapic #instacouple #healthy #gfhome #itsallaboutthelittlethings #travelwithkids #traveleres #nomads #commitment #strenght #strong #momofboys #momoffour #home

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UPDATE : Revipe has been posted! Love me some homemade BBQ ribs!!!! Paired with fresh sweet corn on the cob and arugula - spinach & apple salad! What a fun meal ribs are! Everyone enjoys it, nobody complains and they are OH SO EASY to make!! You do need to have some time to make them since they will cook for three and a half hours! Yummy yummy in my tummy! As a mommy of four kids, having a hit family meal always feel like I SCORE!! # RECIPE *Turn yout oven to 350 degrees. * Season your ribs with salt, pepper and plenty of garlic powder. * Place ribs on preffer baking dish. * Wrap baking disg with tinfoil. * Bake for three and a half hours. * Once ribs are ready, brush them with plenty of YOUR preferred BBQ SAUCE. * Turn broil on and broil for 4 to 5 minutes. Be aware they will brown very fast. TIP: instead of using the broil, you could throw the ribs on the grill for 5 minutes and let them acquire that delicious smokey flavor many of us love! Enjoy! Buen Provecho! ❤️ 🍷 momof4 #momofboys #happy #happymeal #ribs #homemadecooking #bbqribs #gf #gfliving #glutenfree #hitmeal #yummyinmytummy #delicious #healthy #soulfood #soulcooking #instapic #instafood #inacook #foodie #instafoodie #itsallaboutthelittlethings #cookinginthetimesofcovid #lovelaughlive #diplowife #everudaycooking #healthheatibg #familymeals #salad #instachef

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Ohhhh I love a delicious meal made with fresh produce! Green beans and bacon, shrimp in white wine, tomatoe paste, garlic, spinach and parsley and buttery baby potatoes. A delicious meal for a rainy summer day! #familymeals #eatfresh #eathealthy #delicious #greenbeans #shrimp #potato #instafood #instapic #icook #instafoodie #yummyinmytummy #yummy #instadaily #instacook #momof4 #mytribe #soulfood #momofboys #happy #cookingwithlove #itsallaboutthelittlethings #turquoisrandroses #love #dinnerrecipes #gf #gfliving

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What fabulous day! Exhausted but my heart is filled with love. My biggest blessing, my family. We video chatted with my dad, mom and sis twice and spent the rest of our day enjoying each other and eating yummy food. And my Father's Day cake turned out delicious, so yay! #familytime #family #familyfirst #instacake #chocolatecake #bestdaddy #besthubby #happy #mytribe #love #sixofjones #simplemoments #growing #fourboys #momofboys #momoffour #itsallaboutthelittlethings #inlove #peace #blessed #familylove

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And of course I wouldn't be the woman I am today without my father. My daddy. The best dad a girl can have, the most amazing grandpa one could dream of!! ❤️ I love you so much. 💕 💖 💖 💖 HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO MY WONDERFUL, LOVING DADDY. Mi papito lindo. Te amo. #daddysgirl #mydaddy #fathersday #loveyou #instapost #igpic #igpicoftheday #bestdad #bestgrandpa

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He is not only the best Father in this world, he is also the best husband. Every day I thank God for sending you my way. We are truly blessed. You are our love, our rock, are joy, are strengh. Our lives are better because of you. Happy Father's Day my love. Having four sons I can't imagine a better role model for them than than you. My love doesn't have IG but he will be reading this post. I cannot pass an opportunity to celebrate him, especially at times like this. #sixofjones #love #fathersday #gols #peace #thepurestoflove #blessed #ilovemyhusband #lovelaughlive #happy #atpeace #itsallaboutthelittlethings

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Enjoying our last days of kindergarten and online schooling while doing a picnic. We keep enjoying the little things. Time really flies. Enjoy simple, don't worry about tomorrow focus on what you have in your hands today! ❤️ Love and peace to everyone. #mommyoffour #momofboys #mytribe #happy #sahm #juggling #itsallaboutthelittlethings #behappy #findpeace #instapic #mommytime #timeflies #lovelaughlive #happy #moments #love #mylife #StrongerTogether #family #mycenter #innerpeace

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Jun 2020

Please, please, please watch this video, let's educate ourselves together. If you have kids, please watch it with them, we did. I'm here listening, supporting, respecting. #nomoreracism #blacklivesmatter ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #togetherwestand #icantbreathe #georgefloyd #change #love #listening #respecting #supporting #fighting

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