Tips on visiting Disneyland

Tips on visiting Disneyland

Hello Friends! Hope you all are well! So I’m going to keep this short with a few tips. As you all know Places are starting to open up now. Things are slowly getting back to business! The downfall places are opening up a lot different then we know. We got to attend Disneyland California adventure on Sunday for an event , Touch of Disney. It was so nice to be back on Disney grounds. The event was nice, but certain things I noted to help some of you that will be going once opened.

The obvious mask wearing. You all know public places require mask wearing. I’d say if you have a mask that you feel is the most comfortable wear that one. I also packed a second one for all of us. Just in case one gets dirty or hey with kids they might drop them. So definitely carry a spare mask. Hand wipes, tissue and sanitizer is a must, but I’m sure you all carry that already.

Ok so for the things I wish I knew before. I’m not sure if Disney reopening will be similar to the event we attended. But if it is these are the things I wish I knew. First and foremost take a portable charger!!! You use the Disney App so much for mobile ordering now!! My phone died before we even left. And certain food places will not take your food order unless it’s mobile order. So you will need a full charged phone and portable charger. Also make sure more than one person in your party has the App. Just in case your phone is slow. Now this , I’m not sure but if you can bring your own water bottles or the ones you fill up at the water stations do so. The waters are so expensive and with the mask wearing you get way more dehydrated. Also with social distancing finding places to sit may be harder. So if you have a few people with you, have one save a table before you get your food. As for lockers not sure if they will have those available but I would plan accordingly. So find out before going so you don’t carry so much with you. The tram from parking lot, not sure how that will be once it opens , but for the event it wasn’t available, so be prepared to walk about a mile from the lot to the entrance. And to be honest expect big changes and go with an open mind and patience. It’s not going to be the way you remember, but it’s a good feeling to be back and visit Disneyland seriously just enjoy!

XO Lisa

What to expect in your 40’s!

What to expect in your 40’s!

Hello friends! Hope you all are staying healthy. Today is special it’s my BIRTH day. It’s special to me because every year I’m given, I celebrate and feel blessed that I’ve been given another healthy happy year of life. Last year opened my eyes so much of the importance of living and waking up everyday healthy. Last year has taught me to really appreciate life and really take advantage of having another day to breathe, another day to run, another day to hug my family and another day to thank my body for being strong.

But today I celebrate me and my 42 years of life. And I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along these past few years in my 40’s and with the help of some beautiful women in my life I’m going to share some of the things they learned in their 40’s! I had a fun group conversation with my older sister and some of my cousins! It was fun to hear what they had to say. And nice to know I’m not alone to some of these feelings and changes.

I can honestly say I love my 40’s so far, I think I’ve learn to appreciate myself way more. Appreciate my body for how far it’s gotten me and for what it’s given me, my boys! I don’t hate on my body anymore. I love every roll, I love every imperfection I have. She’s strong and beautiful just the way she is. I’ve welcomed my changes with open arms and I listen to my body. I take my health very serious. Ladies please remember to make your mammogram appointments, I can’t stress this enough! Keep up with your yearly appts.

The humor of being in my 40’s, I say humor because if you don’t laugh at some of these then they will bother you! And these are from most of my group convo with my ladies!!

1. Definitely pick some reading glasses out

2. Be prepared for thinner hair

3. Expect more body aches

4. definitely need vitamins

5. Bloating and water retention

6. Way more visits to the salon (grey hair)

7. holding your pee is out of the question

And most importantly just enjoy the changes! Be prepared and don’t feel sad about it. It’s the way of life! Enjoy everyday and one of the most important things, understand your worth, don’t allow toxic people in your life, believe me in your 40’s you know this and you really live up to it. I don’t care what people say about me as long as I’m happy that’s all that matters! You don’t have time for people’s bullshit! And if you’re in your 30’s and you feel that way good for you!

live everyday like it’s your last Day! Don’t be so sad or mad! Shout out to my sis Nicole, cousins Lulu ,Angelica , Gaby, Vanessa and Vern for giving me some of their 40’s advice! Love you all!

XO Lisa

What’s your type, sunglasses?

What’s your type, sunglasses?

Hello friends! So with spring in full bloom, I wanted to share some of my favorite accessories and that’s sunglasses! I love sunglasses!! I remember my sister and I would go into solstice and literally spend so much time trying on sunglasses. It was so fun! The good old days when touching things like that and putting near your eyes wasn’t even a thought! I mean really! Well since shopping isn’t as easy anymore, I wanted to round up some of my favorites. Some I have and some I just love!

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My favorite brand is ray bans! The quality and just the comfort level of all my ray bans is just next level for me. I don’t like sunglasses that are heavy, and really majority of the big designers are a little heavy for my taste. It’s funny my most cherished pair are probably 15 years old they are Chanel I spent a pretty penny on them even 15 years ago. I still have them and they are in perfect condition. I might just bust those out this summer for a vintage look! The one thing is take care of your sunnies! I know people who say they buy cheaper ones because they lose them. But one good pair is so good to have! Just keep them in the case. I have about 10 pairs and some like I said are 15 years old and I still have the case. Protect those eyes with a good pair!

As for style I love it all! I honestly pick my glasses for the day on how I’m feeling! So I have a pair for all my moods, Lol! If you feel like not all styles look good on you, go for a more timeless pair! I think a good old ray ban wayfarer, they are fun, yet can look chic and even look sporty! I also will share my favorite pair of ray bans which I gravitate towards more especially during spring and summer! Oh and they fit perfect with a mask, no foggy glasses over here! They are the ray bans round metal in gold! And on sale right now, I’ll link below! These are my fav at the moment and for I’d say the last 3 years! So just keep in mind shop timeless if you’re spending a pretty penny! If I want fun I usually go for a less expensive. Oh and tip If I’m going to be at the pool with my kiddos I wear a cheap pair! You won’t be worried about your sunnies! Happy sunglass shopping! Links below!

XO Lisa

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB3447%20UNISEX%20round%20metal-gold/8056597142441

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB2140%20UNISEX%20original%20wayfarer%20classic-black/805289126591

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB1972%20UNISEX%20octagon%201972%20legend-gold/8056597199933

https://www.ray-ban.com/usa/sunglasses/RB4314N%20FEMALE%20nina-beige%20havana/8053672981513

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My spring Zara wish list

My spring Zara wish list

Hello friends! I think everyone is ready for Spring, some sunny cool weather just gets me! I love it so much! Brightens people’s moods. Well I’m all for my outfits brightening my mood! Things are finally looking up and looks like we might just be able to get dressed up and go places, safely! Well I thought why not share my Zara wish list, or in other words what’s in my cart, but I need to play it safe and order within my budget. I’m really good with my clothes budget! Funny story I always have a zara cart going and I’ll come back to it a few days later and decide what still sparks joy for me. I’m telling you it works to keep in a budget and not order on a whim.

Ok so pretty much everything I look at for spring is almost always something I can wear early summer too! I tend to get a few floral pieces but not too many. I like some good solids and neutrals as well. I think a fun pop of shoe is cool, but try to get something that’s timeless. So you can possibly bring out for a few spring/summers after. Always a cute flat sandal that can go with pretty much everything! When I think of spring style I think of fun and flirty! I’m very much into dresses right now! Another thing I wanted to say I tend to stick with Zara because I feel it’s age appropriate for me and the prices and styles are perfect! But so many other places have some cute spring style!

I’ll tag my pics below! Trying to get better and making my post easier to shop if you’d like! All I can say is I’m ready for spring! And I think this year it just seems more special with the year we’ve had! So treat yourselves to something fun and flirty! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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My workout Diary

My workout Diary

Hello my friends!! So first off this blog isn’t to make anyone feel bad that hasn’t picked up the time to workout, or me showing off in any way. It took me literally about 40 years to say wow I actually like working out for myself. I wanted to share a brief story on my workouts. Not necessarily what I do but why I do it. I feel like mental health is the most important and here is my story.

So once I hit 40 I knew I had to take way better care of my mind and body. I noticed a change in my moods during that time of the month. It was almost uncontrollable. I also noticed it was harder to keep off weight. I was never over weight, but I’m a petite person so it’s noticeable to me when I gain. I have never been the athletic type. But I’ve always tried to remain active on some level. But never consistent. I wanted to try something that I can stick to and not get tired of. I started the sweat App and I love it so much. I also have always liked a good Zumba class, unfortunately I found a great one with lovely ladies literally 2 months before the pandemic started. I can’t wait to go back to class one day.

So what made me start to be more consistent, I have always had tummy issues and after 40 I noticed way more things were upsetting my tummy. I really started watching what I eat more and more. After us being quarantined I think we all can relate to a few extra pounds especially less movement. That got to me, I felt so sluggish. I knew I had to be even more consistent and be harder on myself with what I put in my system. And to be honest I’m still working on that, I love sugar, UGH! So I made a promise that 2021 I’m going to really focus on my mind and body, and I can say I’m on the right path. No one can make you start, it has to come from yourself. And it might not be easy but believe me if you stick to it and push yourself you will feel great!

One more month till I’m 42 and I feel the most strongest in my mind and body! And I’m not done. It’s not about how much weight or the Abs or summer body. I’m passed that, this is a journey to be healthy inside and out. It’s a path I plan to stay on. I want to be here for my family and be healthy for them.

I really hope this finds you well, and good luck to you who are on this path. Cheers to us. Till next post

XO Lisa

Spring nail INSPO

Spring nail INSPO

Hello friends!! Happy March! So March again, really my mind is blown. That we’ve officially been in this pandemic for a year. I’ll never forget all the news coverage around this time and going to target and being like, WTF?! Nothing on shelves. Kids will be officially on zoom school for a year and it’s wild to think. Oh March just be nice to us.

March to me has always been a happy month it’s the beginning of spring and I love spring colors and I’m a spring baby. Allergies can suck it though, it’s the one thing I don’t like. So colors and the beautiful florals. And who doesn’t love a cute manicure. I’ve been getting my nails done since I was 13 and let me tell you I’m not stopping. I love that cute manicures are popping up all over IG and Pinterest. I can look up nail art all day, LOL! I get my manicures once a month and I’m already planning my next design literally the day after I get my new manicure.

So why not share some of my Pinterest INSPO photos I’m loving right now! I won’t share my next manicure idea because you’ll just have to follow my IG to see what I get next! Trying to get better at my nail photos! And really just loving nail art right now! A nice Mani always makes me happy! What’s cute is my granny is 88 and still gets her cute nails. I guess you can say I get it from my granny! I’ll tag my Pinterest folder below so you can follow my “cute nails” pins!
Here are a few I love!

spring nail INSPO

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Hope you find some INSPO for your next Mani! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Spring clean with me

Spring clean with me

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe. I had to take last week off, wasn’t feeling emotionally well. I talked about it brief on Instagram. But my monthly visit has been a little hard emotionally. I’ll post about that soon. I have had a lot of changes since turning 40 now almost 42. And I’ll share it all on a blog post.

Today I wanted to give some simple tips on spring cleaning!! I seriously can’t believe spring is about to approach us. And I always get a head start on the spring cleaning. The difference this year is I have a full house. Normally I have time when the boys are at school and I get stuff done. So yes this year is different. But not crazy to achieve.

Before Christmas I actually already did a toy clean out! I do that every year since I know they get new stuff. Obviously the little one mostly. But I’ll do that in November. So that to me is the start of spring cleaning. I’ll make sure everything has a spot to be put away. That is key! If things can’t be put away where they can’t be seen , then we have to much stuff. I don’t like things out. I live a very minimalist life at home. And my boys are really good with putting stuff back. So makes cleaning easier for me.

Then comes closet cleaning. I do my closet about 3-4 times a year. The boys maybe twice. Depends on how much they grow. My oldest is pretty much the same size so with him I will just ask him what he wants to donate or keep. He’s pretty good about this, he likes a very minimal wardrobe he’s actually better than I am. My youngest grows faster so we go by that. Myself I have a system, I get rid of stuff I haven’t worn in less than a year or more. I also look at how much I’ve actually worn it. Like example if it’s something I only wore once for a photo or one time and a year has gone by I’ll sell it on poshmark. If it’s something I’ve worn enough and just don’t feel joy from it anymore I donate. Same with shoes. I also sell my youngest clothes on poshmark because he’s been growing so fast he doesn’t get enough use. Especially with us staying home more. But seriously cleaning out your closet can be so fulfilling. I love it.

So spring cleaning I think it sets the mood for the summer. Summer is typically so hot we tend to not want to do any organizing! So I really get the house organized before and comfortable enough to enjoy the summer!! It really does set the mood and gives us an easier time when kids are home more!! Well you know before covid. But seriously being organized making sure everything has a place to live, I promise your house should stay clean. Also my love for baskets is real! The hubby says I’m obsessed lol!

Just a few tips to get you going for spring cleaning! Oh I also clean out my makeup and skin care cabinets! That brings me so much joy! Till next post! Happy cleaning!

XO Lisa

Breaker’s heart cookie recipe

Breaker’s heart cookie recipe

Hello friends! I just want to start off by thanking all of you who come to by blog and take the time to read my post. It means so much to me. With everything I have going on at home with my boys and just taking care of daily things, blogging sometimes takes that extra time I have to relax. But I love creating post so I choose to be creative with my free time! So hugs to you all!

Today is short and sweet, and I don’t want to take credit for this recipe, I actually found it on Pinterest. So I’ll be tagging the link below to give the proper person some traffic to their blog! But I’ve made this recipe before for breakers preschool class about 2 years ago! It was a hit with his class for his bday. I decided to make it in heart shape for a Valentine’s Day treat! My boys love chocolate chip cookies so thought this would be more fun!

Breaker was my little sous chef! He was so excited to make this heart! In the recipe they make it with a round pan kind of like a cheesecake pan to make removing it easier, but I just purchased this heart pan from target and used pam baking spray with flour, it worked perfect!

But here’s a little funny story, and I really wish I caught it on photo! So as I was pulling the cookie cake out of the oven my dumb oven mitts are so big the cookie cake flipped over and literally we had a broken heart on the floor! My sous Chef AKA Breaker ran in crying hysterically, at the time I was just trying to pick it up to salvage what I can and calming down breaker. My oldest runs in laughing saying mom take a photo this is funny! I’m like really get out of here. It was comical! Nonetheless I saved some managed to take a photo for my post and the boys are enjoying the little broken heart! Lol

Well I hope you enjoyed that! Try to make it, it’s super easy just be careful pulling it out of the oven! And shout out to bloggers that put up recipes ,you are the real MVP! Breakers apron is from target dollar section! Till next post!

XO Lisa


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Basics for your closet!

Basics for your closet!

Hello friends! Happy February, one month down and I hope you all are doing well! We are doing good. Kids still home learning. It’s become such a routine at this point, it’s working. Less me time but I’m ok with that! If you haven’t checked out my last blog post on the little me time I give myself daily, check it out!

Today I wanted to share my favorite basics. I’m all about basics, I always have been but even more now. I mean this entire year that’s gone by we have been living in lounge wear. But some good basics in your closet just really help to create some effortless styles. I’m also into not breaking the bank! But buying good quality basics to last you!

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Most of my jeans I get from Zara, they are good quality and don’t break the bank. I think a good straight leg style that can be dressed up or down, is definitely a necessity. I like a cute distressed style. And you should also have a skinny Jean with no rips for a different style to add to your closet. I think a dark and light is good! Colored jeans are fun but not a basic they tend to go in and out of style. At least that’s my opinion.

Body suits are a must in a closet. They fit so good with jeans and you can also dress them up with a dress pant or skirt. You can even elevate your sweats and wear it like that too. I would go with a black and grey. I think also having a sleeveless and long sleeve works too. Sleeveless are good for layering! I’ll link some cool body suits below!

A white button up is a must in your closet! You can wear it so many ways! I like a more oversized fit. I would wear it with jeans, leggings, shorts and even over a swimsuit. A crisp button up is a basics staple! H&M always has a really good selection.

Matching sets are so in right now! And I’m totally drooling over them! I love a good matching set. Whether it be casual or dressy a matching set is so fun! And did I say versatile. You can mismatch it and make up to 4 outfits out of one set! And I think a matching loungewear set just gives you such a chic look without taking away comfort! Zara has some cute sets and so many more! You just can’t got wrong!

Our closet always needs some dresses! Always stick to more neutral colors. I love a black, beige and even pink. You can layer a fitted tee dress so cute and it’s such an easy basic to style. The shoes can make it casual or dressy.

Shoes!! I love shoes it’s probably my fav to buy! But it took me about, hmmm almost 40 years to stop buying the trendy shoes. I end up getting rid of them super fast. I’m all about simple and classics. Again if you stick to more neutral tones you should have an everlasting shoe. I don’t go cheap with my shoes either. I mean I’m not buying louboutins! But I’ll always go with a better brand. I think a cute dress up sneaker is always a must, I love converse. A doc Martin or any kind of combat boot works great as a staple. I’ll link mine below. A cute tall boot is a must! I went with tan but a black is always great! I’ll link mine below.

Seriously closet staples are great and I think will eliminate the I have nothing to wear phase! Hope this helped, and see you on the next post!

XO Lisa

https://www.zara.com/us/en/woman-jeans-l1119.html?v1=1718780 https://schutz-shoes.com/search?query=Maryana%20Boot  https://www.samedelman.com/search#q=black%20combat%20boots&sort=relevancy

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My Daily mind, body and beauty routine

My Daily mind, body and beauty routine

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well! As we come to the end of the first month of 2021, which I can’t believe. I wanted to share my daily routine, beauty edition. With the boys home more and me not having much alone time, I really try to take some time during the day for myself. And to be honest with us not leaving the house much, I love a good beauty routine. It’s like my home spa.

My first thing is clearing my mind when I wake up. I get up I don’t look at my phone. Meaning I don’t open social media. I always pick up my house the night before so I wake up with a somewhat put together home. That helps my mind. After getting the boys situated for home school I get my workout done. This helps my mind and body. I know it’s not easy for all especially working moms, but I promise just 10-15 minutes of a quick workout can really set your mind and body for the day. I workout 5 days a week. Following Sweat App and some cardio dancing, I follow Fitness Marshal on YouTube. I get my workout in and my water intake all by 10am. I always drink a cup of tea after workout.

Next is my morning skin regimen. I obviously do this after my workout. Shower and a good face wash. I’ve been using Summer Fridays daily face wash, I’ll then use a toner along with vitamin C serum, eye cream and the new summer Fridays cloud dew, which I’m loving. That doesn’t have spf so I do use super goop unseen spf over. Pretty much my day face routine.

My night time routine is pretty much after dinner which is super early always by 6pm we are done eating kitchen is clean and closed. I usually give myself an hour to look on Pinterest, which I love. I’ll play a game on my phone or look at Instagram. Once I’m done with that we watch something as a family normally me and the hubby. This just helps to set the night mood very relaxing. At 8pm I’ll wash my face for the night which I use dermologica cleansing wash since it’s a little more aggressive and being through out the day I always feel like more dirt gets in our skin. I’ll tone again very lightly and always at night I use a hyloranic serum, along with eye cream and my nighttime cream, which I’m using the cloud dew at night right now as well I actually like it. I had a night cream that was causing me to get texture on my skin so I think it was too thick for my skin. Once I’m done with my face I drink my collagen tea. This is new to my routine because I wanted to add collagen to my day and I found this tea from vital proteins. I’m really liking it. And I’ll link all below.

Having this routine for myself has been really good. And this is just my time. Because in between all this I’m doing about a million things for my family and home. But I promised I would not ignore my mind and body this year. So I’m making sure to make time for the things good for me.

Hope this was helpful! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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