Mommy and Mini LA winter style

Mommy and Mini LA winter style

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.

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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.

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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.

XO Lisa

yellow motorcycle jacket-similar 

Breaker’s overalls- baby gap

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash Extensions

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.

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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.

XO Lisa

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Valentine’s Day look

Valentine’s Day look

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!

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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.

XO Lisa

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

 

 

 

 

Easy Pizza Recipe

Easy Pizza Recipe

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!

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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!

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.

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!

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.

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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.

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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.

XO Lisa

baking sheets- TJ MAX

dough roller-Anthropologie

Plaid craze, still going?

Plaid craze, still going?

Hello My beauties! Hope you all are doing well this week. LA is finally feeling a little chilly. I myself love a chill in the air with sunny skies. That is my favorite kind of weather. So January came and went, LOL! I mean really it’s almost over. Next month is also a short month so I’m sure that’s going to fly. My oldest son turns 14 in February, crying face emoji! He’s my care bear, he’s such a loving kid.

So who remembers E fashion police? Seriously my favorite show on E with the late Joan Rivers. One of my favorite segments they would do was “Gotta have it!,Make it stop!” I lived for this. So today my post is on this fashion craze, PLAID! It’s pretty popular right now and you see it on bottoms, tops, blazers, hats and shoes. So the question is do you think I’m like “Gotta have it!” or “Make it stop!”.

I’m for sure “Gotta have it!”. I think plaid is one of those patterns like Leopard and Houndstooth. They really never go out of style. It can be used as a neutral. I remember growing up my mom had a houndstooth blazer and beret, I loved when she would wear them. I think these patterns are so chic.

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I styled my plaid a little more edgy. I was feeling a little street chic that day. I bought these plaid pants at Target, I was a little sad that the blazer to match was sold out everywhere. I thought it would be fun to have the matching set. I wanted to show a little skin, so I went with a crop top. And of course to make this style more street chic. I added my favorite motorcycle jacket. I’ve said in my New year Goals post that I want to step outside of my comfort zone with style. I remember in my late 20’s I lived to be different at the club, LOL! If dresses were the way to go to the club, I would wear pants. Fashion should be fun! What’s funny is before when My sis and I would be going out and if we planned our outfit, Sometimes that outfit wouldn’t end up being my favorite. It was when we spontaneously decided to go out and we put together a fun fast outfit. I would get more compliments on that rather than my planned out outfit. What I’m trying to say is have fun and don’t plan an outfit so much. Fashion is not so serious.

Hope you ladies enjoyed this post! I hope you all have a great rest of the week. Till next post.

XO Lisa

Couple Goals

Couple Goals

Hello beauties! Hope you all are having a great week so far! So who else is slowly getting into their fitness goals?! It’s been a struggle the last couple of days to stay on track. Sometimes Motherhood is exhausting, I don’t even want to work out. I’ve been pushing myself everyday to do a workout. Even if it’s just 10 minutes. I’ve been obsessed with The fitness Marshall on YouTube. It’s basically 3-4 minute dance workouts. Take a look and try them out! I’m also super excited, I have some fun blog post coming up. Cute outfit inspo for Valentine’s Day, some cute spring looks and more. I’m also going to have a fun pizza recipe that takes 30 minutes to prep and bake. The kids love it! So please if you’re not already subscribed please do so! And thank you for stopping over on Stylesencillo.

So let’s get started, LOL! My little one says this all the time. Today’s post is pretty much a vision of what the hubby and I would love our year to be like as a couple. Sometimes with life, work, kids our relationship gets put on the back burner. And that can create some tension. For the most part we are pretty good together handling everything around the house and with the kids. I do stay home for my kids. I’m very fortunate, that I can do so. He is at work full-time Monday through Friday. Most of our free time is to be as a family. And that is one thing that is very important. But after 4 years ( since Breakers birth) I’m ready to re-kindle our relationship. We did vision boards on what our goals are  for a healthy year as a couple.

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My vision of a healthy year together would be to communicate. Which I found a phrase that said “Be completely honest about your desires” I think this is truly important. We as parents are so exhausted. I think being honest about needing a Break or even some sexy time. It’s ok to say it, I have a problem where I feel he can read my mind. I need to be better at expressing myself for what my needs are. Another phrase I liked was MOVE FORWARD, focus on what’s ahead not what’s behind us. I would also like more PASSION. He might kill me for saying this, LOL. But I love kissing and touching before sexy time and he has a joke that he tells me about that. He knows what it is. But I would love more passion. It never gets old. I would also like more Date nights. I love to hear music and Dance. He loves music it’s one of the things we love together. So for sure more date nights. My last one I will talk about is the phrase HIT REFRESH, and I’ll admit I don’t think he gets that much of this one. I’ve made it a point to go shopping alone, nails done, or whatever I have planned for me. I think time apart alone is also good. We all need to Refresh. He is already so good about this one, He encourages me to get out and enjoy me time. So this year I hope he does it also. It really does help. Sharing a little without giving all my dirty laundry out, LOL! So to conclude I would love for us to communicate honestly about needs, add some spice to life, plan more date nights and refresh! Parenting is hard and most important thing to good parenting is making sure Mom and Dad are in it together. Love you Babe! XO

His Vision Board was a little more Rated R, LOL! But we both have the same goal. Number one is to spend more time together alone. It’s difficult with kids, but it’s what we will work on. So hopefully more date nights this year. Hope you all enjoyed this short and personal post. Till next post!

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XO Lisa

 

My everyday products

My everyday products

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are having a great week. So how’s 2018 treating you all so far? This year I’m so pumped to do more family activities. My boys will be my priority, as always. Sometimes Mom life gets the best of all of us. Just remember no mom is alone and we are all going through something different with our kids. Stay strong and don’t hold back to tell a friend. I love my friends that I can reach out to when I’m feeling a little lost as a Mom.  Love you gals!

For this weeks post I’m sharing some of my everyday products with you. I think all mom’s can relate Shower time can be the only alone time we get. So I just love shower time. I guess you can say these products are my Holy grails.

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First item is my body cream from Nivea. This is a must right after shower. I’ve used so many different lotions and this one is just by far my favorite. I’m not a fan of scented creams and this lotion smells so fresh and clean. I have really dry skin so this lotion has been a life saver for my skin. Not to mention, if you are going out showing some leg this lotion leaves you such a beautiful glow.

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Second item is my face cream. My day cream after shower is CeraVe because of the SPF in it. I’ve been using this cream for about a year now and I love it. Also recommended by most skin cancer Dr’s. It does not leave my face feeling greasy and does well under my makeup. My night cream would be Tatcha water cream. Check out my blog post on my review for the ever so popular cream.

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Third item is my leave in conditioner for my hair, by It’s a 10. I can’t say enough about this spray. I have been using this product for well over 6 years. I can’t go without this spray on hair washing days. I spray a little all over damp hair. I have noticed a big difference in my hair if I don’t use it. Highly recommended!

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Fourth item I added these 2 I have to put chap stick on every morning and night. It’s a must. I’ve tried many different ones and I’ve been so pleased with the formula of the Burts Bees medicated chap stick. I also included this cream I received from my Allure monthly Beauty box, Highly recommend this box. I’ve been so pleased with the products. I’ve been using this cream for a month from Tula advanced neck cream. So far so good. I will most likely purchase a bottle after this is empty.

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Fifth item would be my face spray, by Mario Badescu. This is my favorite for hydration on my face. After my hair is done and I’ve completed all other steps I spray this amazing rose-water spray on my face. It feels like my face is getting a drink of water before bed and before makeup application. Highly highly recommend.

Hope you ladies enjoyed reading this post of my HOLY GRAIL products. Have a wonderful rest of the week beauties. Till next post.

XO Lisa