This and That

We love Thursdays because that means it’s time for a NEW This and That post! We hope you enjoy reading what we’ve been up to, what we are loving, what we are cooking and MORE! If you have any questions for us, leave a comment! We love hearing from you! Have a wonderful day!


  • Caleb pitched his first baseball game this week and did great! Maxwell also hit a home run. They are loving baseball.
  • The Warriors/Grizzlies series is wild. We are bummed GP2 got hurt. We will be at the next game and it’s going to be awesome.
  • Do you prefer an aisle or window seat on an airplane? I didn’t ask about the middle seat because we all know that is the worst option.
  • We got a little snow this week. I hope we can plant our garden next week.


  • New this week, a fun breakfast, an easy dinner, a versatile sauce, and the best tacos!
  • I had a great time in Arizona. We went on a hike, relaxed by the pool, shopped, and ate lots of good food. Basically, the perfect girls weekend. I really enjoyed the food at The Henry, The Mission, and La Grande Orange Grocery. I can’t wait to go back to explore more places.
  • Madewell is having a summer sale. A few favorites: one, two, three!
  • I hope you are eating lots of guacamole today!
  • My friend brought these pj’s on our trip. I loved them so I bought the shorts version for summer! So many color options!
  • Blake Lively, stunning!
  • Ordered this for baseball games. It gets chilly at nights.
  • Love these glasses and these plates.
  • A fun idea for parties!
  • 3 steps to help manage emotions.
  • Classy cover up.
  • Sooooo, we are going to San Francisco this weekend for the Warriors playoff game and I CAN’T WAIT! I am not a spontaneous person, but I just couldn’t stop thinking about going to the game, so I booked it! We are celebrating Mother’s Day and Josh’s birthday, which is on Monday. The boys are beyond excited because we are also going to a Giants game. It will be a FUN sports weekend. If you have any restaurant recommendations let me know!
  • The perfect 4th of July dress.
  • If you need a special Mother’s Day dessert, you can’t go wrong with this, this, or this! I am also posting a new dessert recipe tomorrow, so make sure you come back!
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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Your recipies are the best. You and I have similar tastes.
    How do you stay so slim with all the great food?

    1. Thanks! Balance:) I eat healthy most of the time, but I do have a sweet tooth:) I also exercise every day, drink a lot of water, and prioritize sleep!

  2. hey y’all- great list! yummy food and cute clothes! Oh and I loved Blake’s dress to – so cool! Have fun in San Francisco – be careful and stay safe. Happy Mother’ Day and Happy Birthday Josh!!

  3. Where did you go in Arizona. I’m looking for a girl’s get away too.
    Love your dresses
    Thanks, gail

  4. Oh what a beautiful, gorgeous background to have in your sight at little league games!! You are so lucky.

  5. Go to Scoma’s on Fisherman’s good! Long time family favorite. We also love Burma Superstar on Clement St. You have to try their Tea Leaf salad!! Yum! Everything is good. And, definitely hit Ghirardelli’s for dessert. The kids will thank you 🙂 Have fun! Happy Mother’s Day! Go Giants!

  6. Hello — Please tell where you got that fabulous green dress! It’s just simply gorgeous!!!!

  7. I always look forward to This and That as it is always a fun casual peek into your every day life. I am with you on the CB glasses and plates, I have been eyeing them as well!! Also that cover-up at J Crew – we are going to Italy this summer and I keep thinking how it would be perfect for pool and/or beach days! Happy Mother’s Day – I hope you have a blast in SF!

    1. Thanks Denise! Miss you! I am glad you are traveling this summer. Italy sounds dreamy! You need that cover up:) I haven’t been to the Bay area in a long time. We will wave to you! I hope all is well! xx