Amazon what?! My random finds.

Amazon what?! My random finds.

Happy Wednesday and Inauguration Day! Hope you all are well! Hope you all are staying safe and I really hope your mind is staying positive! I can’t stress how important staying positive is. Too much negativity in the world.

Ok so today I thought it would be fun to share all my random Amazon finds! I mean some aren’t random but I’d say my Amazon favorites list is pretty random! I think everyone can agree they’ve been online ordering a lot more these last 10 months! I mean it makes me happy. And not to mention I really need this stuff, wink! I’ll be sharing my favorites list below so you can shop my list! Thought that would be easier then tagging everything. I only listed my absolute favorites. Because not all my Amazon purchases have been a hit!

On my list you will find some kids school stuff that have helped us with school at home so if you are a parent with kids home schooling you’ll find some fun stuff there. One of my favorites I posted are the sea grass baskets that come in a set of 3 different sizes. I use those to store my boys Xbox! It hold the counsel, done games and cords in all 3! Seriously my favorite purchase. Another one of my absolute favorites was my steamer purchase. I was skeptical but it works great! With covid I like to steam my floors once a week! It also has attachments that you can steam the grout on your floors(it works!) and I use it to steam my clothes. All in all great steamer. Another great find was my water kettle. I have tee every morning and night so this is so so convenient! Great purchase. Everything else I love as well! Check my list out random but a little bit of everything!

Well that’s the end of my random Amazon purchases! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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Let me reintroduce myself

Let me reintroduce myself

Hello friends! Happy new year! I really want to wish you all a beautiful healthy start to 2021. I’m sure this wasn’t an easy year to start, but nonetheless I think we all need to stay positive!

With that I wanted to start the year on a positive note over here on the Blog! And I’ve noticed I have a few more blog followers, so welcome and I hope you find my Blog a happy fun place to stop! So with that I wanted to reintroduce myself!

My name is Lisa, I am a fiancé to Carlos. I’m a mother of 2 boys David 16 almost 17 and Breaker 7. They are my heart and soul. I am a stay at home mom, but to be honest I hate that label. I’ve never liked it. I’m almost embarrassed to say it at times. I feel like a better name should be given to women who stay home with their children. Because we are definitely not just staying home. I know now that a “stay at home mom” is just as busy as someone who works but I’ll leave that for another Blog post. I was in healthcare for 16 years when I had my youngest, so I decided to stay home with him. My plan was to start part time once he was in school full time. Part time because I want to be the one to pick my kids up. Especially my highschool son! It’s important I’m there for him. Well my plan didn’t go that well. But before that I decided to start Blogging to keep my brain stimulated and to not lose who I am at home. I’ve been blogging for 3 1/2 years now, I wish I can put more effort into my blog. I really hope I can this year. This pandemic hit me where it left me really thinking about what I want to do. I still don’t know,lol! But what I do know is I want to continue blogging. I swear I feel something in the universe wants me to continue.

That’s pretty much about 1/4 of who I am. And all I’ll share right now. I plan to use my Blog as a positive fun space for anyone. I don’t want to be so serious. Life has been so crazy for all, we all need an outlet! In the beginning of the pandemic I felt insensitive to continue blogging about stuff I liked, fashion, beauty, mom hacks etc. but after almost a year of this, I need to keep on blogging. I like to escape to blogs, Pinterest, or a fun story everyday, just to remind myself that life will go on. I have some blog post planned and I really hope you come to visit! Till next post! Stay healthy.

XO Lisa


Goodbye 2020

Goodbye 2020

Hello friends! I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy. Over at the Stylesencillo headquarters AKA my house, lol! We are doing good. My kids are doing well and the hubby is staying safe, but back at work. I’m just trying to keep sane by the repetitive lifestyle we all live now. I’m trying to focus on the kids and add a little self care once a week for myself.

This year has been tough, I pray for the ones that have lost loved ones, lost jobs and having hardships. I pray next year will be brighter for all. Which is why I want to say goodbye to 2020!

I can honestly say this year has had ups and downs. I think we all can say we have grown. I know I have, I’ve come to appreciate everything I have. I learned to be happy with what I have and be thankful. No more wishing to have someone else’s life or wishing I did something different, or wishing to be somewhere else. I always say if you wish you did something different you might not have the loved ones you have now. Spending all this time at home reminded me that as long as I have my loved ones I’m happy. We made a lot of memories this year with us 4. We will always remember 2020.

It’s funny because I really thought 2020 was going to be my year for my blog. I wanted to grow and just step outside of my comfort zone. I think we all had high expectations for 2020. I’m really hoping 2021 will be brighter for everyone. It will take some time for some to get back to a place of comfort ,but I know it will happen.

As 2021 approaches I wish everyone nothing but the best. I hope for everyone to appreciate everything they have and to continue to slow down and appreciate family and the time with family. That one thing we all need to bring with us to 2021. Life is short and we need to make happy memories, we need to be present with our lives. No more wishing for what they should have done and wish for something you can do. Move forward not back.

Before I say goodbye to 2020 I want to say a goodbye to my beautiful friend Salena who we lost this year. Your bright smile and beautiful laugh will always be in my mind. I thank you for coming into my life and being such a great friend. I’m so happy to have had time with you. I will forever think of you as the clock strikes 11:11. Love you Sal.


Wishing you all a beautiful Holiday, stay safe and remember to be present. Till next post!

XO Lisa

Eyebrow lamination/lash lift

Eyebrow lamination/lash lift

Hello Hello!! I’m finally writing on the blog! I really really miss it so much. But I’m gonna be honest, I just haven’t had the creative bug or the drive to write or create. I really don’t like feeling this way, but this year has just been super hard. And I know everyone knows this. It’s also just not a priority with my boys home they are keeping me extremely busy. And they are and will always be my priority.

But I’m here writing because I’ve recently posted on my eyebrow lamination and lash lift and I’ve received questions and interest on how it works and how I like it. So first eyebrow lamination, I got it done first in February of this year and absolutely loved it. I don’t have much eyebrows and my hair hardly grows. So this really gave my eyebrows that lift and fuller look. So the actual treatment is about an hour long, and last from 6-8 weeks. Price range varies but mostly between $80-140. Obviously do the research on where you go. You want someone who has experience and knows what they are doing. I’d say totally worth it.

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Lash lift, ok so for about 2 years I had been getting lash extensions and I loved them, I loved how they looked. They made my simple makeup look so beautiful. Well pandemic hits and we can’t get anything done. I was a bald panda on my lashes once the extensions all came off. Well I had lashes but they weren’t long or full. I felt naked, lol! So being we had a lot of time on our hands I started using a lash serum and it worked wonders for my lashes and didn’t irritate me at all, I used babe lash, you can find them online. I used that for months and when things started to reopen I decided to try a lash lift, I absolutely loved it so much. My lashes are naturally straight and I’m not big on mascara so the lash lift just gave them that beautiful natural look. So the lift is a treatment that takes an hour, it’s pretty much perming your lashes. Should last 6-8 weeks, price range $80-$140! I’d say worth it!

So pros and cons for extensions and lash lift on my experiences!

Extensions are great they look beautiful, they just glam up any makeup look. But you will lose some of your natural lashes, it is an expensive upkeep if you go every 2 weeks. You won’t be able to rub your eyes good because you will loosen them. Pretty much my thoughts on extensions!

Lash lift is great if you like a more natural look and have those pesky straight lashes. Also great if you are like me where most mascaras irritate the eyes. Also less upkeep since treatment last 6-8 weeks. But again like any kind of treatments I’m sure you can lose some lashes. I’ve yet to discover this but I’m sure it can happen. I wouldn’t say I have found any cons with lash lift I’ve had it done twice and I absolutely love it.

check out @browsbylizette on Instagram if you are in the LA area, she great!

till next post, keep safe everyone and I hope to be back soon!

XO Lisa

Virtual learning tips

Virtual learning tips

Hello friends!! Welcome back to my Blog! It’s been a little slow over here but I’m happy to be back this week with a new post! Hope everyone is staying healthy!

So as we know out World is so different Right now, it’s been one thing after another these past 7 months! One of the biggest changes was school this year. That has been mind blowing that our kids have to be basically home schooled. But we make the best out of this situation we have been given and we get it done! It’s been 5 weeks since we started virtual learning, I have a post on all the supplies I purchased that are actually working well for us till this day! Check it out!

But for the real post after 5 weeks what tips, tricks and don’ts do I have! So if you are a parent of a teenager, just be on top of the daily work. Those big kids need that push, and just be supportive as much as you can. I check in with my oldest morning and afternoon to make sure he doesn’t need help. I think letting them know they have your support is key! Also maybe recommend them to have zoom calls with their friends if they need that extra help. My son will do assignments on a group chat with his buddies that have the same class, they laugh they get work done. Highly recommend that! Don’t think just because it’s high school they don’t need to be asked daily if they did their work! I made that mistake thinking he was on top of it and the second week he was overwhelmed!

Ok so parents with little ones!!! Yes those pesky little creatures we call little kids, just kidding! Ok so first I need to come out here and say we don’t have extra room in my house to set up a whole desk situation for my little one. And even if I did I don’t think it would even work out for him. He moves a lot like a lot! He can’t ever stay still! The first week I had him set up on the dining room table and ya he fell off the chair from moving and he just wouldn’t focus 100%. So I decided to sit him on the carpet on the floor, I mean most of preschoolers and kindergarteners spend time learning on carpet time! He’s first grade so he’s still used to that. It’s been 4 weeks that he’s been set up on the floor and yes it might not be the best on his posture but he’s not on the floor for more than an hour and a half with 2 breaks. Believe me he’s not in any pain. I do have the iPad on this great stand so his neck isn’t slouching down. Purchased on amazon! And this great surf desk for when he does writing assignments, which is pictured above, again Amazon find! Honestly he’s so much more focused and it makes it easier on me when he’s focused! So my advice find the best spot for them I don’t think it needs to be a perfect desk, but definitely not a bed,Lol! I hear his teacher saying ok get out of your bed it’s not sleeping time. So ya no bed learning!

Lastly especially the parents with little ones!! To give a helping hand for our teachers! Make sure they go pee before zoom starts, I swear I hear kids ask the teacher if they can go pee like 10 minutes into zoom, I’m like shouldn’t they go before, they aren’t on that long! And make sure your kids are prepared! I leave the supplies out and paper for impromptu drawing times or notes! So many kids say hold on teacher I’m finding a pencil or paper. I think those 2 things will help a teacher out! It’s not easy for anyone!

I hope you found this helpful! And best of luck to all! We got this! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Back to school supplies(virtual learning)

Random stuff I like

Random stuff I like

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well! And sending big hugs to all my Mamas out there holding it down with the virtual learning! And to all the teachers who are dealing with so much! I’ve just been trying to stay organized around the house to make our days easier and less chaotic. But Today I wanted to share some random things I like! I say random because it’s not one specific category. But most are things I use everyday, things I just discovered and I don’t know how I’ve gone this long without it! So here goes.

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First I wanted to share beauty because I know everyone loves a good beauty find. And this is only because it’s a must for me, because lately I haven’t even worn makeup unless I need to shoot that day or we have errands. These 2 items I just recently discovered and being we all have to wear mask right now, my eyebrows are a must. Right before the pandemic I had my brows laminated and when places got the ok to re-open I had made an appointment to get it done again, Well that didn’t happen with the second closure. So I was desperate to find something that would make my brows look good. I ordered this brow wax was Patrick Ta. The clear wax was completely sold out so I knew it was probably good. They did have a tinted one and I read reviews that it didn’t really give color so I figured let me try. I love this stuff it works great gives your brows that more fluffed up look without them dropping. I honestly didn’t think I would like it that much. I recently also just started using this microfilling pen from benefit. This is really cool gives me realistic hair like strokes and is easy to use. This combo is a life saver for my brows especially with us wearing mask my brows and lashes have to pop! 

Next is Something I mentioned above, MASK! We all need them to get in stores, etc. I recently purchased some from Baublebar. And I’m going to state this I don’t think they are medical grade but they are pretty and comfortable. Normally I wear some with a filter inserted for extra protection, Those are Honest company! But if you want some pretty ones that you can maybe match with an outfit, if you will be dining outside or going to be somewhere outdoors, I recommend the Baublebar ones. 

If you all read my Blogs, You know I recently had a Breast reduction. Well I’m glad I have the choice to go braless these days, But I still want to keep it PG so nipple covers are a must! I ordered these from SKIMS, and I love them. They have good colors and they don’t hurt when you pull them off. They also do the job! Check them out. 

I had been wanting to try self tanning at home. But I don’t like the orange look and I don’t like a fuss. I finally took the plunge and ordered from LUX UNFILTERED, a brand started by a Blogger I really like. And let me tell you I love it. It’s easy to apply and gives me such a nice subtle color. I recently went to Palm springs and got a great real tan, So now I’m just keeping it up with this very hydrating tanning cream Check it out! you won’t be disappointed. 

Next one I never really believed in these type of sweat trainers or waist trainers. But this one I love. We go on daily walks in the evening and it has been a must to wear. I love to see all that sweat after I take it off, I swear I’ve noticed a difference since wearing it. Like I said totally random stuff I’m loving, LOL! 

I swear I’m almost done! Plants don’t let me get started! I’m loving plants so much they are just so calming to have and I love taking care of them. My friend recently started her little plant business. If I can have a whole wall of her plants she sells I would. If you are in the LA area check her out and order a baby plant. Seriously my newest obsession.

Ok lastly!!! My love for skinny margaritas is big! I order them everywhere I go and I love them. But making them with fresh lime juice can be annoying. I recently discovered this and let me tell you they are the perfect margaritas! Buy this and thank me later. All you need is your favorite tequila, add some of this perfect lime mix to a cup of ice in a salted rimmed glass and a splash of Topo Chico! You got yourself one good skinny marg! Cheers!  

Well that’s it My very random favorites list right now! But you know what Life is pretty random right now so Hey I’m just going with the flow! Till next post! 

XO Lisa 





Back to school supplies(virtual learning)

Back to school supplies(virtual learning)

Hello friends! It’s been a minute since I’ve posted. I’ve just been not in the mood. And I mean that in a nice way, because I love blogging and knowing I have my small community of readers. But I’m sure like most it’s hard to get out of this funk! And I had it bad this past month. Like really bad, I used to suffer from anxiety, but I learned to control it. But this past month has been a little hard. I’m still doing things I know help me out, but sometimes it just gets the best of me. I feel it’s the stress on the kids starting school. I know once we get into a routine my anxiety should subside. But for now I’m trying to exercise, take daily walks and just eat better. That truly helps me.

So the kids are starting school?! Well not like the normal back to school where all us moms are ready to get school days started. This time is beyond different. Most will be virtual learning! Before writing my post I just had an hour long zoom meeting with my youngest school. I felt so overwhelmed. I just have to keep positive and know will all get the hang of it!
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I have 2 kids and one will be starting his junior year in high school and my youngest first grade. Totally different worlds for us! But we are all in this together! I found some cool things to organize my oldest because he loves organization! And I think when you have an organized space you just learn and feel better. I purchased this cart from amazon, I just checked and it’s completely sold out. But found one similar here!  This cart will keep his books and life in order. Without having a messy desk or looking for stuff when he should be listening to class. I also thought it would be cool in case he wants to take his class outside or in the living room he can just roll it out! I mean genius! With teenagers it is different I mean if you are a mom to a teen you know what I mean. We are annoying to them and they hate to hear us. I gave my son a big speech ,I just want him to know I’m 100% behind him and just want the best for his education, so I might get annoying but I just don’t want him to lose focus.
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My youngest, so he will definitely need me 24/7 I purchased this little carrying organizer(pictured above by cart) from target dollar section, with him he needs his supplies like pencils, crayons, markers etc. they have very little books. Which I did designate a basket for that. But I thought this little carrying organizer was perfect for him, when school time starts he will pull it out and bring it with him to his designated learning space. Again easy to take outside or another room just to change it up. Also purchased this calendar so he knows what day it is and how many days school is before the weekend. Sadly the one I purchased is sold out but found this one! These little ones will be harder to control but I think if you have a nice structured space they will begin to get used to it and it will become a daily normal task. One thing I thought was a great idea for little ones that his principal recommended was get them dressed every morning. So they know once out of pajamas it’s time for learning. We have uniforms for school so she suggested they put on their uniform shirt so they are in the learning mood and know it’s school time. I thought that was a great idea. I also plan on putting his lunch in his box just so he gets used to eating on his own and he doesn’t forget independent eating. I think it will also let him know it’s still school time so no iPad while eating and standing up etc. I’m really trying to make it structured so once school starts again it won’t be so foreign to him.

I really hope this helped we are all in this together! Oh and moms don’t forget to enjoy happy hour on Fridays, lol I plan on getting some of my mom friends together on zoom just to talk and maybe see what advice or just funny stories we can share! I think this will help!
XO Lisa

Self care during COVID

Self care during COVID

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing great! I’m sure at this point we are all feeling some type of way. The news this week really got to me. From the closures again, to the schools not opening this fall, it’s all too much. We usually sign off on the news over the weekend because it’s just overwhelming. I can’t even come up with words on how I feel about the kids not being able to start school normal. I feel so bad for my oldest. It’s his junior year and he has so much to look forward to. My little one I feel so bad that he’s not getting his experience as he should for his first years. But that’s another blog post.

Today it’s all about self-care and how I feel it’s so important ,even more so right now. I’ve always been big on self-care! From my workouts, to going to my Zumba classes, getting my nails done, giving myself a day to pamper my face with face mask and just relax. Well ya a lot has changed since early March and self-care is a lot different, but a must!

Self-care Covid style! I’m still getting my workouts in, it heals my mind and body! Luckily my Zumba coach does live workouts online, who I’m Forever great full for. I love Zumba! I give myself a day to pamper my face! I take a very long shower, give myself a nice exfoliating face scrub, and just nourish my face. I love summer Friday’s products a lot for my self-care days! They have everything you need! I also don’t feel bad for relaxing. In the beginning I felt like I had to be doing something all day! Now if I’m done with things around the house, I sit down and enjoy a show.

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Around the house! I’ve made my home more cozy, being home it gave me the opportunity to spruce it up! I finally have plants in my house, this has been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. And plus they aren’t dying. I make sure I do a deep house cleaning every Monday! So that the week doesn’t seem crazy. It helps doing this Monday so the rest of the week I just pick up the normal day stuff. It helps me a lot. I leave weekends to do family stuff around the house. I don’t like heavy cleaning on weekends. I also started my garden finally! I’ve been talking about it for a bit. I’m starting slow and will work our way up. This has been so therapeutic to me. It also gives us family time outside while we water and just admire what’s growing! Being home is not ideal 24/7 but it’s safe. Finding what works for you helps! Keep a positive flow around the house and it doesn’t feel so bad. Taking care of yourself is so important at this time. Keeping positive is so important.

Sending everyone some positive vibes! Till next post!

XO Lisa

My Breast reduction journey:Part 3

My Breast reduction journey:Part 3

Hello friends! Hope you all are staying safe and healthy. I pray everyday that this virus goes away and a cure is made. This virus has been such a black cloud. I miss being able to be with family freely. It’s been so hard. Please stay safe.

As you know from my post this is the third part of my Breast reduction journey. If you haven’t read part one and two please do! It’s now been 5 weeks since my surgery. Last week I had my 4 week check up with my Doc. All is looking good and I’m on the right path to recovery. The past 5 weeks have been good. The first 2 weeks were harder since I can barely move my arms. But after that everyday I woke up better and better. By the 3rd week I was doing more of my normal stuff around the house. By the 4th week I was pretty much feeling way better with doing my big time cleaning around my house. This week I am able to start with moderation my workouts. With my doctors approval. He said not to push it though. So far I’m keeping it light. I work out for my mental health more than physical. So this was important.

Now that you’re all caught up on how I feel physically, I’m going to share how I feel mentally about my decision. I for a really long time wasn’t happy with my chest. It made me feel so uncomfortable. I didn’t like summer time because I knew my boobs never fit in summer clothes properly. I would look in the mirror and just always think like why does my body have to be so un-proportioned. I know this seems so vain but I promise I wasn’t. Being uncomfortable with my chest for such a long time even kept me from certain things. Like I said this might sound vain to others but it was something I had struggled with since the 5th grade.

Now I’m so happy. I feel like a load has lifted off my shoulders, no literally it was a load literally weighing down my shoulders, lol! I can breathe better, I just overall feel healthier. My big boobs sat on my chest so heavy that I would feel like I couldn’t breathe right. They were just so heavy. My Doctor is my angel, he was very honest with me and kept me informed the entire time. I love my results so much, I wanted to be small like really small! But my doctor explained to me that it was all up to how my tissue was in the inside and my body frame. He can only take so much for it to be safe. Well I’m happy so happy! They are so perfect for my body frame. Funny story I showed my grandma my new chest and her words in Spanish “ Te ves mas normal” I was like gee thanks grandma, lol! But it was the truth! I’m still recovering my scars are still healing but my heart is happy! I’m so happy with my decision.

Thank you for following along!! Till next post.

XO Lisa

Aquarium of the pacific:After Covid-19 policies

Aquarium of the pacific:After Covid-19 policies

Hello my friends! Happy official summer to you all! Congrats mamas! We did it we survived one of the most abnormal school years ever! So now that summer is officially here, the kids I’m sure are restless being we’ve been home for the past 3 months. I’m super aware of what’s going, I’ve been pretty strict these 3 months especially when it comes to the boys. I’m still not that comfortable with venturing out. We even keep seeing family to a limit. It’s just what I feel is right for us and the people I care about.

I feel like now that everything is starting to open we feel a little torn on what is right. All I can say is what I feel is right for me and my family. I don’t judge others on what they decide to do or not. I just think as long as you’re  practicing safe measures. Wearing a mask is so important and keeping that 6 feet distance! And wash your hands!!

So with that said I wanted to plan an outing just to feel a little normal and get my boys out of the house. I decided on Aquarium of the pacific. Breaker loves animals, fish and he had never been. David hadn’t been since he was 5. The hubby had never been. I read all their rules and I felt comfortable. You buy tickets online and reserve the day and time! That’s what I liked! We picked a Monday being it would be less crowded. We did 11am time slot perfect for us! We did the entire exhibit in about an hour. We had to wear mask and they had stickers on the floor to show guest how far they should be! I was surprised and happy  that everyone was sticking to the rules.
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We had a great time, the boys enjoyed it so much and so did we. It was such a calming environment and just let us escape for a bit. Breakers favorite were the sea lions! He even picked a stuffed one to take home and named it  sealy pronounced “silly” he thought of that name and I’m here for it. David liked the jelly fish! My favorite were the penguins! Oh they were so cute! They all had colored beads and a chart so you knew the names! Our favorite was Whatever, yes that was the penguins name! Overall just a fun hour away from home! I know it’s scary to venture out right now. But I felt comfortable and we just practiced safe distance and wore mask! The good part is we didn’t have to touch anything! You enjoy with your eyes!

till next post!
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P.S we found Dori! By far our family favorite fish!

XO Lisa