Organizing toys

Organizing toys

Hello Beauties! Hope you all are doing well. I’m doing really good. I’m proud that I’m keeping up with all my vision board promises so far. Eating better and working out. I will have a more in-depth Blog post about the sweat app I’m working out with. If you all don’t know what it is follow @sweat on instagram to get a better look at it. Also if you don’t already follow me on instagram give me a follow @stylesencillo and if you click the link on my bio right now the sweat app is only $1, Normally it’s $20. Check it out.

Ok so for today I wanted to share what I did to hide some of my little ones toys! I’m sure all us mamas out there are swimming in new toys from Christmas. Especially if you are like my house. My living room is also the play room, insert eye roll emoji! My house is not big but we love the coziness of it. We also have to live so I try to find ways to keep it nice and tidy. Speaking about keeping things tidy if you want some great organizing tips you have to watch, Tidying up with Marie Kondo on Netflix. Let me tell you I’ve never been happier with my drawers! Watch it and you’ll see what I’m talking about.

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For toys, Especially when you have to keep them in your living room like I do. Baskets Baskets and more Baskets. You can’t beat these. They look cute and it’s easy for the little ones to get the toys out and easy to teach clean up. I’m big on teaching my kids to pick up after themselves. My older son is 15 and let me  just say you will never see dirty clothes on his floor, I taught him early to always place dirty laundry in his hamper. So same with toys. I purchased these baskets at Home goods, I mean who doesn’t love Home goods. They have so many different ones and at great prices. They look cute in my living room and Breakers happy he has his toys accessible to him. So we all win!

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For the small dresser I purchased this from Ikea and it was just a wood color with ugly knobs. I removed the knobs painted it a color that I wanted as an accent color in my living room. I still haven’t committed to knobs, LOL! But I’m going to look for some soon. This was the best $40 I’ve spent, And that’s the price with dresser and paint. I have some more Toys organized in here as well. I mostly put his hot wheel tracks and train tracks in here. Keeps it so neat and easy for him to get them out himself when he feels like building a city. And looks cute near my couch!

Well that’s how I hide his toys and keep my sanity. And keeps my living room looking nice. Hope you all liked this post and happy organizing!

XO  Lisa

My go to Green Smoothie recipe

My go to Green Smoothie recipe

Hello Ladies! So how is 2019 treating you so far?! I think we should all be given some time before we start all that fresh year business, LOL! After the end of the year madness with holidays back to back its exhausting! So if you haven’t started that new diet or added that workout to your day, Don’t feel bad you have time to start! And don’t be so hard on yourself! Take your time and ease into it. Because it should be a life style not a quick fix.

So Today I wanted to share my go to green smoothie recipe and let you all in on a challenge I’ll be starting on Monday.

This smoothie is super good and super easy. I also like to drink it when my iron is low. I have very low iron so it does help when I’m feeling it more. I also love to make it when I’m in a rush and I need to have something that will be nutritious and keep me fueled. Also a great after workout smoothie!

1 cup of Almond milk or milk of your choice

1 cup of fresh spinach

1/2 cup of crushed ice

1/2 banana

1/4 cup of pecans or nuts of choice

Blend all of this together, the crushed ice will give it that fun shake like consistency, So good! Put it in a glass or to go cup if you are on the go and enjoy this delicious healthy smoothie! Thanks to my sister for sharing this recipe. And now I get to share it with you all. Enjoy!

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So now on to the Challenge. It’s a 12 week challenge with the sweat App also know as BBG. I’ve seen so many women do this work out and I see the amazing results. I love any workouts you can do from home! And this app is just that. They have so many different type of workouts for everyone. I’ll be keeping you all updated on my progress but would be so cool to all do this together. So join me if you are looking for a fun way to start that fitness journey! Keep up with me on Instagram!

 I hope you all liked this post and I hope to see you all enjoying that smoothie and hopefully joining me on that challenge. Starts January 14! Let’s go.

XO  Lisa

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

Hello Ladies! I’m so happy to be back and with this fresh New Year! I can’t believe we are in 2019! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season. We had a very nice one. It’s just crazy how fast it comes and goes. My kids enjoyed it and that’s what I live for.

I wanted to take this first post of 2019 to recap on 2018 and talk about my goals for 2019. Like last year I won’t share personal goals because I feel they should be for my eyes only. But I did want to share a few things I want to work on this year to make me feel accomplished.

So last year was a lot of little goals for my home and myself. And I’m proud to say I was able to cross off a few on my list. I did minor changes to my house, like very minor. A little bit of paint and some new accessories can really make your home feel so different. I’m happy with what we got done and I can’t wait to conquer this years mini home makeovers. Another that was on my list was to get healthy and that I did. I felt good inside and out. I still need more work, which I’ll talk about in a minute. Get a vacation in. That I did. I took my first ever trip away from my hubby and kids. That was great, I was so nervous but so glad I did it. We did more family outings and that was the highlight of my year. I can’t wait to do more!

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My first is Health! I know it’s so cliché and I’m sure sick of new year new me, LOL! So am I. But it’s something that has helped me in 2018. Exercise and just better food choices. I can’t wait to be a little more strict with the eating, but I’m all about moderation. I don’t deprive myself with things I love. Life is too short not to enjoy. Water water water is the key thing and I need to get better. Give yourself 20 minutes a day to move that body! If you keep it up you will eventually crave more. Let’s get it moving together!

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Second is Mind. I think if we have a clouded mind #1 on my list will not work. Health is also in the way we think and who we surround ourselves with. I am not going to let my mind take an ugly turn. I am great , I am good. No one is better than me we are all different in our own unique and beautiful way. Remember what you see on social media is a square of one moment in someone’s life. That most of the time is staged. If a person doesn’t make you feel good about yourself, They aren’t worth having around. Make time for those special friends in your life that make you smile. Take time for yourself. I plan on being more positive in my mind. And live everyday with a smile.

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Third is family. I plan on traveling with them and making new memories and new traditions! Doesn’t have to be a fancy trip just a fun trip with my boys. Family time means so much to me. Taking family hikes, trying new restaurants, Just living our best life.

I wish all of you a Very positive, Healthy and Happy year! With full of great memories! Can’t wait to share another 365 days with all of you! Happy 2019!

XO  Lisa

Family traditions!

Family traditions!

Hello my favorite people! Hope you all are doing well! I’m really trying to get it together for Christmas. It’s going to be my first time hosting Christmas eve with my in-laws at our house. So today I thought it would be fun to talk family traditions.

I love to hear from others on what special traditions they have. Every family is so unique yet we are all the same just enjoying family and tradition.

Growing up it was pretty fun. I have a lot of cousins around my age. So we had tons of fun. We would all get together at my Aunts house and it was just a big fun gathering. Of course as we get older and we all have our kids and new families things change. But one thing we stay close and make time when we can for everyone.

One of the funnest traditions we still do and I try to attend. Is tamale night. With such a big family we’ve always made tamales a few days ahead of Christmas eve. So we get together, and get it done. I remember these nights and will always remember them. We are very lucky to have my Grandparents with us still to share these traditions with us.

Now that I’m a mom I try to make new traditions for my family. I want my boys to remember them and share them with their families one day. One thing we started was the elf on the shelf. Breaker loves it and hates it, LOL! But we enjoy leaving treats or not leaving treats if they are naughty. Another tradition we actually started this year was a Gingerbread house contest. That was fun with my sisters, my mom and the kids. I think we need to step it up for next year! So sister’s I’m ready and already making plans!

Christmas and traditions don’t have to be what we grew up on, I like to change it up a little bit. The one thing I’m hoping for next year is My mom being home. She’s been living up North for 6 years now and has missed Christmas a few times. This year being one. I hate knowing she won’t be here with us. So I will pray that next year she will be back living in LA with us!

What’s your favorite family tradition?! Hope you enjoyed this post! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Gymboree Holiday styles

Gymboree Holiday styles

Hello Ladies! Happy first week of December! I’m sure everyone’s getting in that Holiday spirit! One thing I’m a little bummed about is we didn’t get a family picture for a Christmas card. I swear I need to get it together. Next year for sure! So if you don’t get a Christmas card from me don’t think I left you out, No one got one, LOL! I’m thinking of doing a New years one! So talking about photos. I wanted to share some cute styles from Gymboree for the littles. From family photos, holiday parties, pajama parties or just a cool outfit for the Holidays.

I’ve been using Gymboree for 14 years since my oldest. I love the quality of their clothes. And the styles to choose from. Breaker here is wearing a look that I thought would be perfect together or paired with something else. I mean you can’t go wrong with a denim shirt in your closet. This one can be buttoned up or worn open as an added layer. These skinny jeans are so cute and come in other colors. I also love the color that I picked they will be perfect for spring as well. His beanie is so cute and although we live in LA it still gets chilly at night. Perfect to make an outfit look winter ready.

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Breaker also wanted a robe and they had this cute one. It’s so cozy, he loves to wear it after the bath and just relax in it. They have the most adorable pajamas too. I know some families have Christmas pajama parties.

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The awesome thing about Gymboree is they have a style for every occasion. Shop the cold weather collection for boys.  For that special little lady! Even some great gift options for boys and girls. My little one actually loves getting clothes. Mom’s always love it.

I have a special code if you spend $40 you get 20% off. What a deal. Be sure to check out with that code! GIVEHAPPYHBT and I hope that put’s a smile on your face!

Hope this helps out to dress your littles for this holiday season! Till next post.

XO  Lisa

 

 

Chit Chat with Lisa!

Chit Chat with Lisa!

Hello Ladies! So I wanted to try something new with my Blog! About every 2 months I’m going to do a chit-chat with me post. Sometimes I feel like my Blog is either sharing a particular item, event or style. I really want to just open up. The reason I started my Blog was to feel good and be able to share feelings and things with everyone.

Lately I’ve been feeling a little torn, with what I want to do. I’m really thinking about going back to work. The only thing is I can’t go back full-time yet. Since Breaker is still in pre-k he doesn’t have a full time schedule yet. I’ve always loved working. Of course my dream would be to make a business out of my Blog. But that takes time and I’m still working on it. I just need something else. It’s actually something I’ve been thinking about a lot. A little bit of why I’ve been feeling uninspired. The hubby is so supportive. He just wants me to do what I feel I should do. He encourages me to do something I will be happy doing. So that’s a big part of where I’m at with career.

Family Thankfully we are all Healthy and doing great. One thing that is hanging over me, Is if I’m really done having kids. I truly thought after Breaker I would be done. But As he gets older I think maybe one more would be good. It’s a feeling I can’t shake. But a few things get in the way. My age is a big part. I’ll be 40 in April so that’s a big big part. But I see so many women these days have babies older. I’m healthy so I don’t think it’s impossible. Another reason of hesitation is the fact that Breaker is at an age that we can get out more and be a little more free. The last reason is just time. David’s getting older and time goes so fast. I want to do more for him like travel. He needs a different kind of attention right now. It’s not impossible but having another baby will slow us down a little. So it’s a decision I will have to be set on soon. Time is ticking!

Life in general. We are planning more family outings and just trying to make every minute of life count. Maybe it’s the fact I turn 40 next year but I appreciate everyday. I love spending time with family and friends more and more. Looking forward to new memories and making 2019 a great year.

Hope you all enjoyed this post! Till next post!

XO  Lisa

Breaker’s 5th Birthday party

Breaker’s 5th Birthday party

Hello ladies! Are we all gearing up for Thanksgiving?! It’s been such a busy few weeks. I was in full force party mode for Breaker. I feel bad because I haven’t been able to work on content for my Blog as much as I’d like. But I promise I will get back to it. I’m actually looking forward to 2019. I’m praying we have a great year and if all goes well some fun trips ahead. So stay tuned!

Today I wanted to share some photos of Breaker’s party and some of the great ladies I used and where I purchased the fun treats.

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Normally I’ll give a nice first birthday and a nice fifth birthday for my kids. So with this being Breaker’s fifth I put a little more into it. He wanted a PJ Mask theme so that’s what we went with. I personally like to make as much as I can instead of buying the party supplies. The one thing Breaker was focused on was his cake. So I knew the cake table would be my main attraction. I didn’t want to do too much decorating because sometimes it’s just unnecessary spending. Of course balloons! I actually learned how to make a Balloon arch. It’s actually not that hard. Just hard on my hands, LOL! I bought the arch tape at party city that already has the holes to just pop the balloons in. Of course I need practice but hey I think I did pretty good. I ordered the back drop from Amazon. PJ mask is all about the night-time and buildings so I saw this one and it was perfect.

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The food! Ok so that’s always the part I stress on. I want everyone to enjoy but I also like it easy for me and not to mention the Birthday Boy had to approve. We went back and forth with what to serve. We ended up just being simple and had pizza. It’s Breaker’s favorite and hey who doesn’t like pizza. We ordered from a local Pizza shop called Follieros it’s great and the salad is tasty. It was perfect.

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The cakes, I wanted 3 cakes for each of the characters. His favorite is Cat boy so I wanted that one to be bigger. I was so happy with how they turned out. And they were delicious. She also made the rice krispie treats and again delicious. It was my first time using Lisa from With a pinch of love. She was great to work with and all around great experience. I will be using her again.

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The cookies and Cake topper. I have talked about Auntie Apple before, She is great I love working with her. She always kills it and Breaker is always super happy with his cookies. I love supporting women, especially these two women are all around great. Definitely recommend both.

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I had a separate little table for the kids that was important. I wanted Breaker to have his little space with his friends and cousins. My sister AKA Nina got all the kids place mats, They were so cute! I ordered the boxes from Shop sweet lulu I also got the popcorn boxes and polka dot balloons from there. They have a lot of cute party supplies. The water bottle print outs and not pictured the Hershey bar covers were from etsy and we just printed them out. I also placed some coloring activity books and play doh for the kids. That kept them busy if they weren’t in the Jumper. Side note always get a Jumper it just makes it fun and keeps the kids entertained.

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My sister again Aka Nina drew this adorable life-size Cat Boy for him out of wood. She worked so hard on this. With her busy nurse schedule, she did this for him and we loved it. Best Nina ever.

Hope you all liked this post! I love sharing personal photos with you all. My family life is the most important part of me.

Wishing everyone a wonderful and Happy Thanksgiving. From my family to yours!

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XO  Lisa