• Cherry Tomato & Sausage Orecchiette

    I have been dying to experiment with making new pasta dishes and I am so excited to share this recipe with you all! In addition to being a delicious dish, this Cherry Tomato & Sausage Orecchiette presents beautifully and is perfect for guests or a quiet night in with some wine. Ingredients 1 lbs orecchiette… [Continue Reading]

    Cherry Tomato & Sausage Orecchiette
  • The Benefits of Hanging Eucalyptus in Your Bathroom

    I love finding natural home remedies that help my overall health and well-being. I am not anti-medicine (at all!), but I do think the organic world is chock-full of untapped or forgotten about resources that can help everyone in their overall health journey. One of my favorite natural remedies is eucalyptus. My mother always had… [Continue Reading]

    The Benefits of Hanging Eucalyptus in Your Bathroom
  • Tips for Keeping a Journal

    One of my favorite ways to practice self care is to keep a journal. (If you’ve been on my blog before, you know I am a huge advocate for self care. Check out this post, and this one for more!) However, keeping a journal was always sort of difficult task for me because I would… [Continue Reading]

    Tips for Keeping a Journal
  • A Day at the National Gallery of Art

    A few weeks after vacation, I love taking time to really reflect on my time away. We were in Washington, D.C. almost two weeks ago and I really miss the city already! We are planning on a few more trips down in the coming months, but I still can’t help but to reflect on our… [Continue Reading]

    A Day at the National Gallery of Art
  • A Perfect True Crime Podcast for Summertime

    How’s everyone’s summer been treating them? I’ve been enjoying the season, but as I talked about in my last post I am really excited for fall! One of my favorite things about fall is, obviously, all things horror and anything spooky. (If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I am obsessed with… [Continue Reading]

    A Perfect True Crime Podcast for Summertime






Antoinette Cea-Lopes

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I am so glad you stopped by. My name is Antoinette Cea-Lopes.

I created My Better Self a few years ago after reflecting on the immortal words of Henry David Thoreau, “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.”

This blog is a way of holding myself accountable in that goal, and I am so excited to share this all with you. I love the idea of romanticizing one’s life and I truly believe that life should be lived to it’s fullest.

I write often about cooking, my hobbies, our travel experiences, parenting, etc. You can learn more about me and my little family… HERE. I cannot wait to connect!