A space for this and a space for that.

Does anyone else have designated spots or spaces throughout their house for different activities? Let me explain. Desk = Work from home, or family budgets, monthly to do’sBed = SleepDining Room Table = EatKitchen Bar = Crafting station, Breakfast nookPatio/Couch = Reading, Personal Development, Quiet time, TV show, etc.Living Room = Workout space, Spending timeContinue reading “A space for this and a space for that.”

That one time we went camping…

Oh you’ll love this one! Before Armando and I moved to Virginia we were visiting every week or two for interviews and pre-employment stuff for the job Armando was looking to get upon on our move. We wanted to try and save money with our wedding coming up. His parent’s had gotten me a 4-personContinue reading “That one time we went camping…”

Gluten Free General Tso Chicken with recipe!

When we went gluten and dairy free, I thought we could never eat Chinese food again besides the rice and veggies. Armando loves General Tso Chicken, but it’s breaded. We found out PF Chang’s has a gluten-free menu, but my goodness it’s expensive! For two of us, it’s about $70 for dinner. We can’t doContinue reading “Gluten Free General Tso Chicken with recipe!”

How Facebook Saved My Life

Okay that may be a slight exaggeration… I’ve mentioned to you before that I pretty much furnished our 2 bed 1 bath by using Facebook Marketplace. I got our couch and loveseat for $150 total, our two bedroom dressers and nightstands for a total of $160, and our futon for $75: all off of FacebookContinue reading “How Facebook Saved My Life”

What does Loco Habibi mean?

Loco Habibi means a few things. It shows the importance of family in my life, the importance of culture, of differences/similarities. It is the the most important thing in life: love. It’s the adventures, the mistakes, the lessons we learn. It is so much more. Loco means “crazy” in spanish. This comes from Armando andContinue reading “What does Loco Habibi mean?”

We paid $585 for what?!

Of all of the random and crazy events we have inadvertently caused or endured since we moved to Virginia I seriously think this one takes the cake. You know how couples go to Home Depot browsing the aisles for their next home projects and next big thing? Well, my parents did it on their dateContinue reading “We paid $585 for what?!”

Ready or Not!

I’m sitting here at the doctor’s office, and – men feel free to tune out for this one if you want. I’m at the GYNO and am deciding if now is the time to go birth control free or not. I’ve been married for two years. We are healthy, happy and the most financially stableContinue reading “Ready or Not!”

What is Work/Life Balance?

Is work/life balance even a thing anymore? I ask that as I sit cross-legged on my bed with the work phone next to me that I finally put down from 7:45a this morning. I read an article on LinkedIn about laptops ruining this balance for professionals because you can take it with you anywhere andContinue reading “What is Work/Life Balance?”

About Me

My name is Marissa Renee Henriquez. I grew up in Pittsburgh, PA with my mom, dad, two sisters, and living next door to my maternal grandparents and down the street from my paternal grandma. I went to Geneva College and graduated with two Bachelors of Science degrees: Psychology & Human Services. I believe in Jesus,Continue reading “About Me”