It's almost the beginning of a new month and I wanted to create a couple of wallpapers for you lovelies to download.  Each wallpaper incorporates a positive little message that I hand-lettered and I don't know about you but for me one of the things I tend to stare at the most is my desktop wallpaper, it's the image I see at the start of my day, during my breaks and at the end of the day.  With this in mind I wanted to create wallpapers that would give you a friendly little reminder to either "stay kind", "seek adventure" or that "you can do this." 

Hope you all enjoy your new wallpapers and please be sure to comment me on Instagram (@cautiouslyobsessed) or on Twitter (@cautiouslyob) if you decide to snap a picture of your new wallpaper so I can see your beautiful photos!  

To download the freebie wallpapers, just click on the wallpaper you want below and download the full size version. 

designs by ©Cristina Martinez of Cautiously Obsessed, by downloading this wallpaper you agree the following terms and conditions .  

Please remember that these wallpapers are for personal use only, they are not to be sold, shared, modified or redistributed for any reason.


Posted on February 26, 2015 and filed under downloads.


mini apple pies by ©Cristina Martinez of Cautiously Obsessed | photo #1.jpg

Here's a simple recipe for Mini Apple Pies which are absolutely delicious and most likely you already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen.  To get started all you need is:


1. 1/2 cup of butter (unsalted) diced and chilled

2. 1 1/4 cup of flour

3. A pinch of salt

4. 2-3 tbsp of cold water


1. 2-3 Apples peeled + sliced into small pieces

2. 1/3 cup of sugar (or less)

3. 2 tsp of cinnamon

4. 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

5. 1 tbsp of honey

6. 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)


1. Food processor

2. Rolling Pin

3. Mixing Bowl

4. Muffin Pan

5. Measuring cups + spoons


1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.  Then combine your flour and salt in your food processor and slowly add in your butter and water until your dough forms a ball.  If you find your dough to be a bit too dry just add another tablespoon of water.  

2. Spinkle some flour onto your cutting board before rolling out your dough.  Roll out your dough until it is around 1/4in thick - be sure to flip and rotate your dough as you go so it doesn't stick to your surface. 

3. Using a standard 1 cup measuring cup as your guide, firmly press the cup into your dough to create the circles to place into your muffin pan.  This recipe makes about 6 mini pies with left over dough to cover the top of your pies.  

4. Once you have six circles of dough cut out, place them in your muffin pan - gently shape them in the pan until they form little bowls.  With your excess dough cut 6 thin slices of dough per pie (they should be about 4-5 inches long and less than 1/2 inch wide).  

5.  In a large mixing bowl mix your apples, sugar, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, honey and vanilla extract.  

6. Add your filling to your dough, be sure to fill them to the very top of your muffin pan.  

7.  Carefully place your sliced strands of dough over the top of each mini apple pie - place three of the strands horizontally and three vertically to create the effect shown in the photo above.  Cut any excess dough and use the tines of a fork to decorate the edges of each mini apple pie.  

8. Bake at 425 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until the crust is a light brown and your apples are bubbling.  

9. Once you remove your mini apple pies from the oven let them cool for about 10 minutes then gently remove them from your muffin pan with a spoon.  

Mini apple Pies by ©Cristina Martinez of Cautiously Obsessed | photo #3.jpg

And that's it!  It's a pretty simple and straight forward recipe and you can pair them with a warm cup of coffee or serve them by themselves for dessert.  If you give this recipe a try be sure to let me know what you thought by leaving a comment below.  Hope everyone is having a lovely day!

Posted on February 17, 2015 and filed under food, RECIPIES.


Illustration by ©Cristina Martinez

Illustration by ©Cristina Martinez

1. Hope In A Tube :  I've mentioned this eye cream before on the blog and I honestly didn't realize just how essential this product was until I ran out last week.  It's the best eye cream I have found so far, it's not too thick and it keeps the skin under my eyes moisturized all day.

2. Purity Made Simple: I absolutely love this face wash, its gentle but very effective and I use in the morning before I apply any makeup or lotion and at night.  

3. Korres Lip Butter in Guava:  If your lips tend to get pretty dry in cold weather, I would highly recommend any of the Korres Lip Butters.  They're incredibly moisturizing and they come in a variety of colors so they are a great alternative to lipstick during the winter months.

4. Hope in a Jar (Night):  I know this moisturizer is meant to be utilized at night, but I started using it during the day (as well as the night) and it has kept my skin from becoming a big dry mess.

5. Urban Decay Naked BB Cream:  This has been a long time favorite of mine and I honestly can't rave about it enough.  Since the very first time I purchased my first tube of this BB cream I haven't used a drop of foundation.  It leaves your skin with this velvety texture and it provides a very light coverage which is great for someone who prefers little to no makeup. 

Posted on January 23, 2015 and filed under beauty.


2015 has been going by so incredibly fast and I honestly can't believe it's the middle of January already!  I honestly was so overwhelmed by the response to the freebie 2015 I created for all of you lovelies and I received a number of emails requesting the calendar in Spanish.  Well, what many of you may not know that English wasn't my first language.  I was born in Mexico and though my Spanish isn't remotely perfect, it's is still a huge part of my life.  So, I wanted to create a Spanish version of my 2015 calendar for those of you who requested it,  you can download this calendar by clicking here.  Hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their new year and thank you again for all of your kind words of encouragement and support!

P.S if you're loving your new calendar be sure to tag me on Instagram (@cautiouslyobsessed) so I can see your beautiful pictures!

please remember that by downloading this calendar you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions - this calendar is for personal use only and should not be redistributed, shared or sold for any reason.  


Posted on January 16, 2015 and filed under downloads.