From Carolina’s Loaded Take on Gun Control

From Carolina’s Loaded Take on Gun Control

School is starting, the move has happened, and the family is back from our Spain trip. Which means, we Buia Sisters are revving up the blog again. First in line? A thought piece that was published last week on, penned by yours truly. While this is a heated issue, I would love your thoughts, x Carolina





Happy Weekend! We are crazy about homemade pancakes and have all kinds of recipes. Here is one of our current favorites. A little healthy, a little nutty, and a lot of DELICIOUSNESS. 


1 cup flour

1/2 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup ground up shelled pistachios (salted or unsalted)

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons baking soda

pinch of salt

1/4 cup raw or brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup milk or almond milk

4 tablespoons melted, slightly cooled butter, plus more butter to fry the pancakes


Whisk together dry ingredients in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk wet ingredients. Combine and whisk only until incorporated, but do not over-work the batter, it’s ok to have some lumps. Heat one or two cast iron (or other heavy skillet) over medium heat. Add a small pat of butter to the heated pan, let it melt and then pour as much batter (I usually do around 1/4 cup or slightly more) as you’d like–depending on how large you want your pancakes. Make sure you smooth out the batter so you have a nice, round pancake. Heat until the ends are easy to loosen and bubbles appear on the surface (around a minute), then flip with a spatula and warm the other side.

Top pancakes with anything you’d like. We painted them with dulce de leche, but they are just as delicious with jam, honey, maple or even something savory like carved turkey breast and swiss cheese. Enjoy! -CarolinaIMG_9598 IMG_9599 IMG_9600 IMG_9603 IMG_9604


Makes about 12-14 pancakes





One of my kids was thinking about being a teddy bear for Halloween. But the whole Miley Cyrus twerking episode has soured me on underage bears.

Instead, I’ve gone on a Pinterest hunt for some other alternatives … whimsical, popular, vintage, and vivacious costumes that are just right for the 10 and under crowd. Such as a Fox (What Does the Fox Say?) or a Florida lobster.

You know Chick 3 was not going to let up on being a bear, right?

“Oh, sweetie, they were out of that one, next year we can be a bear.” By then, the stigma will be bear-ied. xo, CAROLINA

ps. Got a favorite costume? Let us know …