Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well. I’m doing great. I’ve been trying to get creative and think of new fun stuff for my blog. I want to keep you all entertained. I’m also sprucing up my living room, so that’s been fun. When we first moved into this house I was pregnant with Breaker, so it was perfect the way I wanted. Over the last 4 years It’s turned into a pre-school with toys everywhere. So I’m cleaning house. I’m taking spring cleaning serious! I have a DIY in the works so I can’t wait to share with you all. I’m not sure if I’ll do a before pic of my living room looking like a toys r us threw up and how it turns out. Will see!
Talking spring, I can’t believe it’s already near next week. The best part is the time change. I love having more daylight. We always take full advantage of this time change. When the hubby gets home it’s still light out and we go for a nice family walk to get some exercise. It truly is the best!
Today I wanted to share a style that still works for winter , But can easily transition your style into spring. I love me a good blazer. I used to buy so many when I worked in an office. They look cute over dresses, with a skirt, a matching set and my favorite with a pair of jeans. This look is so classy and chic. You can wear it buttoned up or un-buttoned for a more casual look.
My look I went with a houndstooth print and some boyfriend ripped jeans. Shoes are also a good transition into spring. I will get more into spring style shoes on next weeks blog post, So stay tuned. With a blazer look you don’t have to spend a lot on a Blazer. This one I have on is from Forever 21. You can find so many cute Blazers for a really good price and they don’t look or feel cheap. I’m also living for floral blazers right now. I saw one at Target I have to go snag!
Jeans I’m a big fan of comfy jeans. I can’t wear anything that is too tight or no stretch. I just don’t think sitting down in a pair of uncomfortable jeans is fun. We have so many options these days for a nice pair of jeans. I’ve been loving Zara jeans, they are always stylish, comfy and to mention great price point. I used to spend $200 plus on jeans and I just can’t see myself doing that anymore. Zara jeans have been a really good option for the price and quality.
I hope you ladies liked this post and get some inspo from my style. Enjoy the extra daylight and have a great rest of the week! Till next post.
Hello my Beauties! Happy first week of March! Yesterday marked a month till my Birthday. I have a post coming at you on my Birthday. I will be talking about getting older and how I feel about it. So stay tuned.
As most of you know I update every month around the 1st on my blog. I started July 1, 2017. That was the date of my very first post and the day my Blog went Live. I will give a monthly update until my one year!
So for today It’s not about the pretty pictures, the cute clothes, the pretty makeup or the best new hair product. Today is about being real. If you are new to my Blog, I am a stay at home mom. I have been for the last 4 years. I have to say it’s not the easiest thing to do. I was always used to getting up going to work and being the best I can in the office. I’d come home and do what I had to do for David(my oldest) and my day would be done. I mean don’t get me wrong working mom’s don’t have it easy, No way! I had my days that I wished I could stay home with my son. So now that I have the chance to stay home with Breaker(my second son) sometimes I wish I worked, LOL!
My days consist of waking up at 6am to get my oldest son up and ready for school. I drive him to school, come home and most of the days start my daily routine. Which is cleaning, laundry oh gosh never-ending laundry, LOL! I squeeze in a at home workout because it helps with my energy and just makes me feel good. My days are mostly in the kitchen, prepping lunch for Breaker and I. And starting dinner prep. I pick up David from school and finish dinner. I like to feed the kids by 5:30. I will most likely eat and clean up the dinner mess. Once the Hubs gets home from work, I will warm up his dinner and most likely finally take a shower. By this time it’s about 8pm. Everyone’s fed and the dinner mess is clean and I finally sit down for the day. Like really sometimes I don’t sit down till 8-8:30. Breaker does go to school two days a week for 3 hours each day. So those day’s I use to run my errands like target, market etc. On the fun days when he’s at school I get me a Mani and Pedi. Those are the best. I’m not complaining at all, I’m super lucky I get to stay home with my kids. But I bow down to all the stay at home Moms out there! I honestly bow down to all moms! Mom life is the best life but it’s not the easiest.
Now that’s real! Now to the blog update. I can’t say how proud I am of myself to have kept up with it for this long. My blog has been like therapy for me. Getting to take all those pretty pictures. Getting dressed up and putting makeup on feels so good. I live in work out gear and no makeup, So photo days are great. It’s therapy for me because it gives me something to look forward to on a weekly basis. I love putting new content up and sharing things with you all. On the daily I’m with my 4-year-old that all we talk about are trucks and toys. My teenager most of the time doesn’t want to talk. So having my blog I get to talk to you all once a week. I love that so much. I’ve gotten a better system when it comes to my blog and photos. I try to plan out at least 3 months of blog work so that I’m always working ahead of time. Sometimes I have writers block, Like what am I going to write. But like I said I love to share so I just try to keep it as real as I can. I want you to read my Blog and feel like we are talking over a cup of coffee. I’m trying my best and it brings me joy. I appreciate all of my blog followers, IG followers and all the comments left on my blog post so much. I truly feel so motivated by those comments.
Sending you all positive vibes and to all those stay at home Mamas, Cheers to being Bad ass! My working Mamas you guys rock! And the most precious to me because I was raised by one. The single Mamas doing it all, I think you ladies are the most amazing ever! Love you all. Till next post!
Hello my beautiful ladies! And just like that February is over, Geez! I’ve never realized how many holidays we have back to back. I feel like every month it’s another. Easter is going to be early this year. You go to target and it’s like, Really another aisle of Holiday stuff. I’m a sucker for it not gonna lie. I live to put easter baskets together for my kids. Have I told you ladies how excited I am for spring. I think so but I’ll say it again I can’t wait. It’s my favorite , I think because I’m a spring baby. Fall and Spring are my favorite fashion seasons. I will be bringing you some fun spring post. So stay tuned!
Today’s post I wanted to share my hair routine. what I use to wash my hair and what I use after shower before styling. I don’t have a lengthy hair routine, It’s pretty basic. But my hair is pretty healthy and shiny. So I feel like I’m doing something right, LOL!
First I wash my hair about twice a week. Some might be like Eww gross, But believe me it’s all you need. Washing your hair too much will dry it out. I have been using the same shampoo and conditioner for about a year now. I know it’s good to change every now and then. But my hair loves this duo and I don’t want to change something that is working for me. It’s bed head recovery. Perfect for Dry damaged hair. About 2 years ago I decided to go light although I was having fun with the color. It really dried out my hair and broke my hair. I decided to go back to my OG color dark brown. With this duo I started to see such a big difference. My hair didn’t look broken or dry. I do get trims about every 5-6 weeks, and I do recommend that to everyone even if you are trying to grow it out. I love short hair so getting trims is a must for me. Since I keep my hair close to my natural color and I’m pretty lucky at almost 39 I don’t grow much grey. I color it about every 3-4 months. Also depending on how I feel or if I have an event.
Second since I wash my hair only twice a week you can get build up on your scalp. I also have dry scalp when the weather is a little more dry and cold. I have been using this treatment from Paul Mitchell for about a year as well. I absolutely love it, I see it like this. We exfoliate our faces right?! This is pretty much like an exfoliate for your scalp. It feels so good. I will wash my hair with shampoo first and put this treatment on after. I’ll leave it on for about 5 minutes while I’m doing my other shower stuff. I rinse it off and put my conditioner on. I’ve also noticed more hair growth with this treatment. I highly recommend.
Third item I use of course on my washing hair days only. Is this awesome leave in treatment. It’s a 10 is honestly the best leave in treatment I have ever tried. And I’ve tried a lot in my years. I’ve been using this one for about 8 years or more. I really notice a difference if I run out and have to style my hair without it. So lets just say I have reserves of this item. If you are in the market for a leave in treatment, I highly highly recommend this one. After I spray this in my damp hair I will comb out my hair and style as I do. Love this stuff.
Well that’s it ladies my hair routine. Not a crazy amount of products but they work for me. I hope this was helpful and let me know if you use any of these products already. Have a wonderful week! Till next post.
Hello Beauties! How are you all? I hope you all are doing great. I’m doing good. I got back on Sunday from visiting my Mom in Sacramento. It’s always a great time just always too short. I went up with my older sister, niece,Breaker and my sister’s 2 dogs. The drive can seem like forever but once we arrive it’s great. We tried a few new places that I hadn’t been. My mom has been up there for 5 years so every time we go up we try to do something new. If you are ever up North in Sacramento, She lives in Gold River so you have an idea of where. You need to go to historic Folsom it’s such a cute place. All the buildings are Victorian. We ate at Chicago fire, It’s so good. Another place we ate at that I highly recommend is Tower Cafe. It’s in Midtown, Such a cute and delicious restaurant. If you’ve never been and are planning to visit I recommend you also try Dutch Bros. Coffee. Let’s just say Breaker was obsessed. He got the kids chocolate shake and I recommend the Chai tea latte, Don’t forget to ask for the party on top, LOL! It’s a thing so ask. Just a little recommendations in case you visit.
For today’s post I felt like I hadn’t done a mommy and mini style in a while. I love having Breaker match me occasionally. I mean my oldest won’t, LOL! I think it’s fun and he’s my mini me. Living in LA we don’t get winter like other places. And I start to get tired of the dark colors. By this time I start to crave spring colors. Even picking my nail colors around this time gets challenging. I know it’s not time for the bright colors but I start to gravitate towards those spring colors.
This look I thought it was fitting for my mood right now. It’s still appropriate for LA winter, But this beautiful yellow moto jacket just gives me all the spring feels. My sister bought this gorgeous jacket for me for christmas. It’s from Zara, I will try to find it and link below. If not I’ll find one similar. I matched it with a simple tank and my favorite jeans. I just threw on some simple nude sandals.
Breaker’s look was pretty simple. My mom bought him the overalls for Christmas. I’m a little sad because they were a little tight, So he just wore them once. I’m glad I have these photos since he couldn’t wear them more. I just matched it up with a white tee and his pop of yellow to match mommy was on his Vans. He’s such a little Ham in front of the Camera so I always love these shoots.
I love putting these together ,so us Mom’s of boys can see we can too match with our boys. It’s fun and they grow so fast so we don’t get to do this very long. Hope you ladies liked this post. Wishing you all a great rest of the week and fabulous weekend. Till next post.
yellow motorcycle jacket-similar
Breaker’s overalls- baby gap
Hello Beauties! Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you ladies have some fun plans today. I’ll be up North visiting my Mom. Leaving the hubby behind along with my oldest. I hate leaving them behind, but they have work and school. So my trusty sidekick(Breaker) will be with me. Every chance I get I try to go see my mom. I’ve mentioned this before that she moved up North 5 years ago because of her job. Can’t wait for the day she comes back to LA. So that’s my plan for the next couple days. Hope you all took a look at my Valentine’s Day look! If you have a fun date planned and still don’t have an outfit, Check it out.
Before I start with Today’s post I wanted to wish my much older wiser sister a Happy 40th Birthday. I love that you turn 40 first, LOL! Love you!
Today I wanted to talk about my eyelash extensions. I wanted to give a good review so I waited to have them on for a while. I’ve had mine on for 5 months now. This isn’t the first time I’ve had them. I got them back in 2011 and I hated them. I was unexperienced with what to ask or even expect. I got them done way to long and they just didn’t fit my eye shape. Not to mention I remember going in to get a fill and I can feel the lady pulling them off. Well after that I let them fall off and ended up with no eyelashes of my own. I had to get Latisse , just so I didn’t look crazy with no lashes. So of course after that experience, I was like never again. So when thinking about doing eyelash extensions, do research first!
So fast forward to 6 months ago. I was just starting my blog and taking more pics. I used sunglasses in the beginning because I felt I looked tired. Which I get that a lot that I looked tired, LOL. It’s just the eye shape I have. So after seeing my Best friends eyelash extensions I was like I need them! I know it’s easier to just put false lashes, not to mention less expensive. But this Mama never has time! I’m lucky if I have 20 minutes to put makeup on.
I went to the place my friend got hers done. I can’t say enough on how happy I am with their service. I had them done by Zoe at Sumi beauty. I love the way she does my lashes. They look perfect for my eye shape, not too long, and not to mention they just add life to my face. I love that I can just wear a pretty lip color and literally look like I did so much more. I had to get used to them for sure. But now they don’t bother me. I can still see that I have my real lashes in tact. I go get fills every 3-4 weeks. Every 4 months they will remove them and put a new set. Which was great they really did a great job on that. So carefully and sanitary. Would I recommend them to you? Yes for sure, I think they are fun and easy for busy moms that love to look glam! Below I’ll leave the price menu on what they offer and the business card. Hope this helped out if you were thinking about eyelash extensions! Hope you ladies have a great Valentine’s Day and rest of the week. Till next post.
Hi ladies! How’s February treating you? This weather is not so Winter in LA. I’m looking forward to spring. I’m really into floral looks. I can’t wait to buy some more for spring. My son turned 14 on February 2nd. I can’t believe it. He’s becoming a young man. Such a good boy, Love you Dave.
So who goes all out for Valentine’s day? I myself love it. I look forward to buying little valentine cards for my kids class. This year it’s Breaker’s Turn. His first Valentine school celebration. He’s having a pizza party! Of course I’m making my easy pizza for the class! Check out the recipe if you haven’t already.
Today I’m sharing a very simple romantic look that would be perfect for a valentine date. I know red is a popular color for valentine’s day. But for some reason when I think of the day, I see pink! I went with a pop of pink. But you can totally wear this with a pop of red!
I ordered this dress online from Zara when the big sale was going on. I scored this dress for less than $25. The shoes I also got on sale for under $50 online from Nordstrom. They are Top Shop brand. My earrings were a gift from my sis. She got them at Target my favorite brand Baublebar by sugar fix. They have so many cute styles that will make any spring/summer outfit perfect! You can use any black clutch or if you have a cute pink or red purse, you can always wear black shoes and use a bag for a pop of color. Hope you ladies like the look! I’ll link everything below.
A little blog update! If you are new to my blog, I update every month. I’m going to do this until I hit my one year. It’s for myself to document the feelings I had throughout my first year of blogging. It’s not easy at times. I’m a full-time stay at home mom. I was a working mom with my first son and I can honestly say it was easier to go to work. And this is from my experience. Not speaking for anyone. I think every mom rocks! And no mom has it easier. Blogging has helped me feel alive as a women. Getting more into it, I’m truly enjoying blogging. I have my days still that I doubt myself. The hubby says I’m too hard on myself. I still need to learn to not compare myself to others and just be true to who I am. It’s a work in progress. I live for when people say they like my blog. Even if it’s just one person. It makes me so happy! I love to share with you all! So thank you for reading. Don’t forget to follow along on Instagram. I’m going to start posting more outfit looks! I want to start including more daily easy looks. I mean let’s get real I don’t look put together almost 80% of the time, LOL! Till next post! Have a great rest of the week and lovely weekend.
Dress– not the one I’m wearing but similar. Any LBD will work!
Shoes– I found them on sale in Red and black.
Earrings-Baublebar by sugar fix
Hello Beauties! I hope you ladies are having a great week. Can you all believe that we are already done with the first month of 2018, WOW! I have a pretty busy February, So I know it will go pretty fast. All good things and some fun things to look forward to. Is anyone a little lost with fashion as I am right now, LOL? I mean winter in LA is not winter. I’m ready for spring looks. Which I can’t wait to bring some fun spring looks to the blog!
Today’s post is not fashion, but I thought what better time in honor of super bowl being this Sunday. I will share my very easy yummy pizza recipe. I’ve been making this pizza for over a year now. It’s become a favorite in my home. My boys love it. I actually prefer my pizza over take out. Not to mention all the ingredients cost about $16 to make two! It’s a treat on a Friday for the boys!
For the ingredients I get everything at Trader Joe’s. The only things I get at a super market are the diced tomatoes, Garlic salt and oregano leaves. Only because it’s usually on my Vons shopping list so I always have them in my pantry. So pretty convenient to run into Trader Joe’s and grab everything. Funny thought if you are a regular at trader Joe’s I bet convenience isn’t always the case, LOL! Is it me or is the parking always Crazy!
Processed With Darkroom
Processed With Darkroom
Processed With Darkroom
First I prep the dough, I always open the bag and let it breath for about 20-30 minutes before I pull it out to roll! Once that’s done I prep my counter with flour and I roll dough to form a pizza. It’s pretty easy as long as you keep the flour well-distributed to avoid it from sticking. Once I have my dough all formed to how I like it. I rub a little olive oil on my pizza sheet and place the dough.
Processed With Darkroom
Processed With Darkroom
Second it’s time for sauce. This is pretty simple but I’m telling you it’s good. All I do is squeeze tomato paste and spread it all over. I don’t buy tomato paste in the can anymore I love it in the tube, So convenient. Once that’s done I toss diced tomatoes all over. I make sure the liquid is left out. So drain them first. I sprinkle garlic salt all over and oregano leaves. This I just sprinkle to my liking. Try not to be to heavy with the garlic salt. I do love oregano so I am a little heavy with it. Sauce done!
Processed With Darkroom
Processed With Darkroom
Third step time for the best part the cheese and toppings. We all like a cheesy pizza here at my house, so I’m not shy with the cheese. Sprinkle all that yummy cheese all over. I use Mozzarella but you can use any cheese that you like. The pepperoni that I’ve been using are so delicious. They really add a great taste to the Pizza. For this one I added pineapple on one side because Mommy likes it. But you can add whatever yummy toppings you like. That’s the fun part of making pizza at home.
Lastly put that yummy pizza in the oven! I just follow the baking instructions on the bag so be sure to save it after you take your dough out. In about 12-15 minutes you will have a yummy pizza that your family will enjoy.
Would be perfect for a super bowl party for everyone to enjoy! Hope you ladies enjoyed this post. I hope you try it out and love it as much as we do. Till next post.
baking sheets- TJ MAX