Monday, September 18, 2017

Pesto Chicken and Tortellini with Veggies

I have been making this tortellini dish weekly and I had to share the recipe with you all. It is a quick and easy meal to make and every one loves it!

I typically purchase all my ingredients from Trader Joe's and I love their Pesto alla Genovese (basil pesto).

Everything is cooked in one pan which is great because it requires less clean up after eating this wonderful meal!

- Olive oil
- Cubed Chicken Breast
- Uncooked tortellini
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Asparagus
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Basil Pesto
- Salt

1. Add olive oil to heated large skillet. Add chicken breast and season with salt. Throw in a couple of sun-dried tomatoes and cook everything until chicken is fully cooked (5-10 minutes on medium heat).
2. Remove chicken and sun-dried tomatoes and place on a separate dish. Leave left over oil in the pan.
3. Trim the ends of the asparagus and add to the skillet. Season with salt and cook thoroughly. Once cooked, move to a separate dish (I use paper plates).
4. Cook tortellini according to instructions on package and drain.
5. Add the chicken back to the skillet and coat with the basil pesto. Stir until chicken is reheated (about a minute or so).
6. Place chicken, tortellini, and asparagus on a plate. You can add more pesto and salt if desired.
7. Top with cherry tomatoes and enjoy!

xo, Mars

Thursday, September 7, 2017


Just a little color inspo for you today. Loving all things bordeaux right now!

xo, Mars

Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Top: ASOS | Jeans: Vigoss | Sunnies: Tom Ford | Booties: Kristin Cavallari | Handbag: Louis Vuitton (similar) | Bracelet: Kendra Scott | Lip Color: LipSense Fly Girl and Bella

Happy Wednesday everyone! I saw this top for under $30 and I just knew I needed to have it! I love the pretty fall colors on the embroidery and I was excited to pair this top with a deep burgundy lip.

Now lets talk about these peep toe booties! I wanted to purchase these last fall but they were completely sold out in my size. The second I saw that they had been restocked this year I immediately purchased them. I just know I will get a ton of use out of these booties and I look forward to styling them with more outfits!

xo, Mars

Monday, September 4, 2017


Texas Home T: The Home T | Denim: Levi's | Sneakers: Converse | Necklaces: Made by Mary | Lip Color: Roseberry LipSense (to order message me at | Aviana's Outfit: Peek (sold out, similar) | Isabella's Top: Target | Isabella's Leggings: Target | Isabella's Bow: Ames Olivia Baby

My family members were finally able to view their homes yesterday and as expected, much was lost. It's hard to not feel a sense of guilt when our neighborhood was spared yet only a few miles away my entire family (my parents, my sister, my 2 brothers, and my grandmother) all have flooded homes. I've tried to help in any way I can and while I feel thankful to have a dry home, I can't seem to get away from this guilt. It kind of feels wrong to move on with life while others are still struggling. I just want to hug everyone and tell them that everything will be okay. I understand that life must go on and together we will rebuild and be stronger than ever. Please continue to keep those affected in your thoughts and prayers.

xo, Mars

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Hurricane Harvey - How You can Help

The devastation in Houston due to Hurricane Harvey is incomprehensible. Several of my close friends and family members have been impacted by this catastrophe and it is absolutely heartbreaking.

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that my entire family was affected by this horrific storm. I am the only one with a dry home and a part of me feels guilty for it.

 My parents, two brothers, sister, uncle and grandmother all live near the Addicks Reservoir which was under mandatory evacuation. My parents were able to leave early and came to stay with me. My brother, sister and grandmother and all their pets were rescued by boat. Because of their location, they are still unable to access their homes so we don't know how much damage has been done.

 My grandmother's home
 My brother's home
My sister's home

As you can imagine, this has been such a stressful time for many Houstonians. It breaks my heart to see so many families who have lost everything and I wish I could help everyone.  I know several Houston bloggers have done a post like this already but I wanted to create my own and share the many ways in which you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

JJ Watt Foundation - Houston Texans player JJ Watt created his own fundraiser already raising over $16 million.

Texas Diaper Bank - Helping coordinate diaper donations for those in need. You can also purchase items off their Amazon Wishlist.

American Red Cross - Text HARVEY to 90999 to make a $10 donation or call 1-800-RED-CROSS

UMCOR - Donate a cleaning kit.

The Salvation Army - Helping to provide food and clothing to victims seeking shelter (1-800-SAL-ARMY)

Houston Humane Society - Helping local animals affected by the storm.

You can also check out the Houston Mom's Blog post on other ways you and your children can help.

I wanted to thank everyone who has sent such sweet messages over my way. I don't think I have ever received so many DM's, emails, text messages and phone calls in my life. I am so thankful for each and every one of you. All of your uplifting messages truly made it easier to deal with all of this devastation.

Please keep Houston, Rockport and all those affected by Hurricane Harvey in your thoughts and prayers.

xo, Mars