Featured Articles : Basically Famous

I’ve had an exciting start to the week! We had two articles about our business Delixias this week! One in the SD Voyager and another at my sisters school paper at Pepperdine. It is such an incredible honor to be featured and I cannot wait to get the editorial print so I can frame it in my “office”.

The links to both are down below if you want to check them out as well as the link to our shop!

SD Voyager

Meet Alexandra and Natalia Escobedo of Delixias

Pepperdine Graphic

Small Businesses Power Through the Pandemic

Delixias

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psa: why you need to steam your sheets

So a while back I posted on Instagram asking if I was the only crazy person who steams her sheets. Well I was surprised that pretty much everyone said I was crazy! It actually isn’t that crazy and right now you should all be doing it too!

Benefits of steaming:

♡ Steaming your sheets not only leaves them smelling good (if you spray linen spray on the sheets first) between washes but it also gets rid of bacteria! And I am not making that up either! According to the CDC, heat of 167 degrees or more is sufficient to kill respiratory viruses like the flu.

♡ Crisp bed sheets when you go to bed! Picture this, you’re on vacation at a Ritz Carlton, you’ve just ended a long day of sightseeing, you hop in the bath and are ready for bed. There is no better feeling than climbing into a fluffy bed with crisp linens.

What I Use:

I am obsessed with my Salav Steamer. It’s great for your clothes and your sheets duh! Super easy to use and it’s so much simpler than ironing.

Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s Day and although we couldn’t go all out! We tried our best though! I’m sure you have all been told by your mothers “Don’t get me anything.” As if we would ever think to not get her anything!

If you guys read my post about her birthday you’ll know we are pretty intuitive when it comes to buying her gifts or planning her parties. We pay extra attention to the things she says. Yesterday she said wanted to have Spirulina pancakes for breakfast and Phil’s BBQ for dinner. I didn’t get a shot of the pancakes but I can assure you they are delicious! Should I do a blog post on these? Let me know in the comments below.

After breakfast it was time for presents! My mom’s been sad that her candles have been running out since we use candles all the time! And Voluspa are her fave! We usually have the Saijo Persimmon or Mokara burning in the house because they smell amazing.

Since we recently changed the living room to blue tones we obviously had to have candles to match and we got the Cool Tones set.

You didn’t think that was all that we got our mom though did you? What kind of children do you think we are?

Ever since we did the closet clean outs (quarantine has us way too productive) my mom realized she didn’t have any nice pajamas anymore! Natori silk pj’s are my absolute fave but those are too much for my mom but I have this exact pajama so we could match! (Mental Note to get my sister the same pjs for her birthday to match)

And the piece de resistance. Mother’s Day would be incomplete without beautiful flowers. These Venus et Fleurs are just divine….and since they last almost two years with proper care it’s an investment!

Turmeric Bread: the recipe

The votes are in! You all decided you wanted me to do a blog post on this super easy turmeric bread recipe! I mean look at how gorgeous this loaf turned out! And on my first try no less.


This recipe has 7 ingredients and if you bake a lot you will definitely have all these ingredients, less the turmeric. But let’s be real everyone went through a turmeric latte, golden milk phase so this is a perfect way to use that spice that’s probably been sitting in your pantry forever!

I was so excited to bake this bread, as it had been on my mind for a few days. I was just hoping to have some time to finally make it! My mom loved it so much that she said I should never make it again because she was going to sit and eat the whole loaf!

The finished product turned out absolutely beautifully golden, deliciously airy and a great crust! I tapped the bottom of the loaf and like all good bread sounded hollow once I tapped it. Major success! Try out this recipe and tag me in it!I would love to see all you try out this recipe!

Ingredients:

4 cups of all purpose flour plus extra for dusting

2 teaspoons of salt

1/2 teaspoon of turmeric

2 1/4 teaspoon of yeast

3 tablespoons of olive oil

1 1/3 of tepid water

1. Mix the flour, turmeric, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Pour in 300ml lukewarm water and the oil.

2. Stir to create a loose dough.
3. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface.
NOTE: the turmeric can stain, so if using a wooden or porous surface, line it with cling wrap.
4. Knead for about 10 mins (or use a stand mixer with a dough hook) until smooth.
5. Form into a ball and place into a lightly oiled bowl, then cover with cling wrap or a clean tea towel and leave to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
6. Knock back the dough by punching the air out and folding the dough over.
7. Form the dough into a ball and place onto a lightly oiled cookie sheet. Cover with a tea towel or plastic wrap and leave to rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
8. Preheat the oven to 430F / 220C. Lightly dust the bread with flour and cut a cross into the top. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until it turns golden and if you knock the bottom it sounds hollow. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting.

+ Rosemary Focaccia

Killer Pizza from Mars

It sounds like the worst yet best Sci Fi eighties film. And it’s not completely wrong! This pizza shop in Oceanside looks like it is straight out of the eighties and it is absolutely incredible?

This place seems so out of place in this strip mall in Oceanside but let me tell you it is an absolute experience!

It’s alien theme transports you to Route 66, Area 51 or Roswell! The place is amazing and looks straight out of an eighties Sci Fi movie, old school arcade games included!

But is the pizza killer? OH MY GOD you bet! This is definitely not a fancy place by any means and you won’t find anything but your basics when it comes to pizza but it’s just so good you can’t

How did I come across this place? Well my boyfriend is originally from Oceanside and apparently this was one of his childhood favorites. And I can definitely see why! The decor is a nerdy dream and who doesn’t love pizza!help but gobble up every single slice.

If you’re ever in San Diego and happen to hang out in Oceanside Killer Pizza from Mars is the ish!

Sorry there’s no good pictures but like it was so good that I honestly couldn’t even remember to get a shot of it!