Thursday, November 28, 2013


2 years ago today I finally understood how much my mom really loves me. I mean, I always knew my mom loved me, but I never quite understood how deeply. The love I had for Driscoe the day he was born was overwhelming, and it still is, even when he is throwing a tantrum because he can't have hoofee's (cookies) or I-heam (ice cream) for breakfast. There are days I wanna just run and hide in my closet, and days I wanna quit everything and stay home with him forever. Motherhood is quite the roller coaster of emotions, but the most fulfilling thing I have ever done.
Today he is 2, and I have avoided really thinking about it too much because of that roller coaster I was telling you about, but alas, I strolled down memory lane while cleaning off my old work laptop, and it was so joyous.
I kept thinking how grateful I am that he is healthy and ours. I can't wait to celebrate the birth of this funny little wild-child while also giving thanks with our families for our many blessings, and we have a lot of them.

Here is a little list of what this 2 year old loves, just so I never forget!

>>-----> His nanny, 'Nana'. She walks in the house and he lights up.
>>-----> Dax & Mo. His homeboys. They are fo real, his brothers from another mother.

>>----->Scooping dog poo with Daddy in the backyard. We call him the Poo Police. When he finds it he screams and points, "Daddy, poo poo!!!" or we will be in public and he'll scream and point to Daron, "Daddy poo poo!", which is awesome.
>>----->Putting on our socks and shoes.

>>----->Yogurt, cookies, ice cream, fruit chews, and juice.
>>----->BP with Daddy:
>>-----> Eating Twinkies from Aunt Sarah.

>>-----> Brushing his teeth, or more like eating toothpaste.

>>-----> Throwing the ball for Dusty.
>>-----> Running, climbing and jumping off things.

>>-----> Bubble Guppies.
>>-----> Leche, and confusing the heck out of us when he speaks in Spanish.
>>-----> Playing outside.
>>-----> Talking on the phone and face time.
>>-----> Lolors (colors).
>>-----> Caroline or "Air-ine".

>>-----> Saying, 'My Turn!' which sounds more like 'My Hern'.
>>-----> Feeding the dogs.
>>-----> And my current favorite:

Happy Birthday Driscoe Barney!
 Your mommy and daddy love you more than life itself. 

love, bohoMomma

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


This past weekend Julie and Daron hosted a pot luck Friendsgiving.  She and Jacy worked out the details - we all brought a dish, our families, and some vino.  Per usual it was pretty last minute but came together perfectly and was a wild fun time.  It was rainy and cold out, so we were VERY cozy inside with more than 15 kids (yes, I said 15).  Julie led us in a before dinner prayer and quoted an Irish Blessing my grandparents had on a wooden plaque in their tiny, lovely home.  "May our house always be too small to hold all of our family and friends".  It was a pretty perfect night and we feel so blessed and fortunate to have this big sweet group of family and friends.  
Here's some pics of our first of many Friendsgiving Dinners. 

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

bohoEATS...Healthy Quinoa Quiche

i made these little yummies for a great substitution for a healthier quiche!
recipe adapted from food jules

2 cups of cooked quinoa- i cooked mine in my rice cooker with low sodium chicken broth instead of water
2 large organic eggs
1 cup of shredded organic zucchini-you can leave skin on
1 cup of shredded organic cheddar cheese
1/4 c of minced organic italian parsley 
1/2 c diced organic uncured ham
2 tablespoon of a good parmesan, grated 
2 stems (green & white parts) organic green onions, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
optional: add 1/2 to 1 c of organic low sodium chicken broth
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray the muffin pan with olive oil spray.  In a large bowl, whisk eggs, shredded zucchini, cheddar cheese, parsley, parmesan cheese and green onions. Stir in cooked quinoa and season with salt and pepper.  Spoon mixture into each muffin cup. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Kate Moss, we salute you!

Kate Moss never ceases to amaze me. Yes, we have all seen her in many different nude shoots; but we have never seen her grace the cover of Playboy while also celebrating her 40th birthday!

Sneak peak provided by: http://fashionista.com/2013/11/kate-moss-playboy/. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Styled by Alex White.

How haute is she? Not only will she be ringing in the new year at a whopping 40 years old, but she will also be helping Playboy celebrate their 60th year. I can only hope and pray I look this good. 


Jimbob's Friday Sunrise Report

Good morning from bohoBlack and my dad, Jimmy. The first photo is from this morning on Surfside Beach and the rest are from the last few weeks! We have been dropping the ball on posting these. Admittedly, Jimbob has been sending them and we've just been keeping them all to ourselves! In the words of Stephanie Tanner, 'How rude!' Enjoy and have a great day!

Jimbob riding his bike at work! We love you Dadro!! 


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

bohoMelisa: Workin' on our Fitness {Cardio Burst}

Today we have a guest post from one of our best friends, bohoMelisa. You may have heard about her in previous posts; like here, or here, or here. We've known Melisa for a long time, and I have never met anyone that works out harder than this chick. She has kicked all of our a$$e$ on many occasions, and we always go back for more. She is very motivating, and pushes you to limits you didn't know you could reach, which sometimes results in a dry heave or two, but that's no biggie to her.
She ain't no joke, and neither is this lil workout she is sharing with you. I've done it quite a few times now and it's torture, but in a gooood way! It's the perfect warm-up that also works out that booty-do, so without further ado…………………………..............................……………………………………………………………………….


I like to work out. I want to sweat profusely, feel like I am about to die and if I throw up at the end that is an added bonus. I completely understand there are few people who want to work out that hard. And for that fact, it has been hard to find a workout partner. I grew up with my dads work philosophy of, "if you have a pulse and functioning legs, there is no reason to stop". Giving up is never an option. Never. EVER.
I stopped working as a pediatric nurse practitioner about a year and a half ago to raise my kids (that's a whole different story). So being the Type A OCD person I am, I needed to direct my energy somewhere else. Working out became my new obsession. I mean, I am a wife and mom of 3 so I only had a couple hours a day to feed this new obsession. This means I had to get in, get 'er done and get out. I am not a trainer, I don't claim to be and I don't want to be. But I have been in the gym enough times, played college sports and am fairly confident with my anatomy and physiology knowledge to workout effectively and efficiently. A short cardio burst to get my heart rate up and then some weights is my routine a couple days a week. The other days I like to do pure cardio for at least 45 minutes. 
Here is a short calorie blasting treadmill workout (a good warm up before weights or more cardio) :
• 30 seconds on a low speed (5-6)
• 30 seconds on a medium speed (6-7)
• 30 seconds on a medium/high speed (6.5-7.5) - this will be your speed for all the hills so will need to be maintained.
• 45 seconds on incline 5 at same medium/high speed
• 15 second recover flat (zero incline) at the same medium/high speed
• 45 seconds on incline 5 at same medium/high speed
• 15 second recover flat (zero incline)
• 45 seconds on incline 7.5 at same medium/high speed
• 15 second recover flat (zero incline)
• 45 seconds on incline 7.5 at same medium/high speed
• 15 second recover flat (zero incline)
• 45 seconds on incline 10 at same medium/high speed
• 15 second recover flat (zero incline) 
• 45 seconds on incline 10 at same medium/high speed
• 15 second recover flat (zero incline) 
Now for speed work!
• 20 seconds - high speed (level 8.5 or more)
• 10 seconds rest - hop off treadmill with feet on the sides
Repeat above speed work x 8
Recover medium speed (level 6-7) for 1 min

Challenge yourself not to stop except for the rest times. If you need to, slow down, but try not to stop. Keep changing up your workouts so you don't get bored and your muscles stay confused!

Here are a few songs that get me pumped up:

So, if you see a girl sweating, looking like death and possibly throwing up at the gym, wave because it might be me! ;)

Just do it,

 Melisa and her husband Jacques

bohoEATS...Chicken Satay

Chicken Satay
2 packages of Organic Chicken breasts, Cut in strips
1 gallon Ziploc Bag
1 Tablespoon of Penzey's Hot Curry Powder
2 Teaspoons of Gluten Free Organic Soy Sauce
3 Tablespoons of Organic Lime Juice
1 clove of minced Organic Garlic
2 Tablespoons of minced peeled fresh Organic Ginger
1 Teaspoon of salt
15 presoaked skewers
Start Skinny Rice in Rice Cooker.

Add all ingredients in Ziploc and let marinate in Refrigerator overnight or 1 hour.  
Preheat oven to Broil, place shelf in medium to high slot in oven.
Place chicken on cooling rack on top of cookie sheet with skewers, throw away any extra marinate.
Broil for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is throughly cooked.

Serve with steamed rice and i love the chicken with the thai cucumber salad dipping sauce and peanut sauce.

Cucumber Salad

2-3 peeled and chopped cucumbers
1/4 of an Organic Purple Onion thinly sliced
1 Tablespoon of Xylitol
1/2 c Organic White Rice Vinegar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/4 c of chopped Organic Cilantro -optional
1 chopped Organic JalapeƱo -optional

combine ingredients and serve as a dipping sauce for chicken

Peanut Sauce
1/2 c of peanut butter-you can use PB2
2 Tablespoons of Sriracha
1 teaspoon of Organic Gluten Free Soy Sauce
1 teaspoon of Organic Toasted Sesame Oil
2 Tablespoons of Organic Hoisin Sauce
4-5 Tablespoons of hot water to thin the sauce -add more if you prefer a thinner consistency
optional chopped Organic Peanuts

combine ingredients and serve as a dipping sauce for chicken
in name of food, bohoJC

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


 I make a point to never, ever point out my physical flaws…this is advice I give to women as often as I can. People don't notice the things we see in ourselves that we dislike, so why direct them to it?" 
-Dita Von Teese

I love Dita almost as much as I love The Moonlight Dolls. She is elegant, charming, and oh so beautiful. She does not claim to be perfect, but she is perfectly comfortable in her own skin. She is a true woman. I never thought I would be so involved with burlesque, but here I am. I eat, sleep, and breathe beautiful women who have mastered the art of seduction while making audiences laugh through their clever, satirical performances. It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it.

Through the years burlesque performers have turned the other cheek to the taboos of their eras and cast off the social circumstances in which they were bound. These women have empowered the female population through glamour, creativity, and comedy. Burlesque, dating back to Ancient Greece, is a true art form that has stood the test of time. It has bolstered the dignity of women without demeaning men and, in my humble opinion, that is where the true beauty lies. Women delight in it and men appreciate it. Sounds like we're all living happily ever after, doesn't it??!?! Who knew there would be so much glitter involved. And music. Don't forget the music. LONG LIVE BURLESQUE!!!!

Below: The Moonlight Dolls (Photos by WTH Photography)

 Below: Miss Dita. One of my many inspirations and today's 'Queen of Burlesque'.

Below: The beautiful Sally Rand, famous for her ostrich feather fan dance amongst many other unforgettable performances.

Below: Gypsy Rose Lee, 'The Queen of Class'

In Burlesque We Trust,