Spring Favorites

Spring Favorites

Hello Beauties! How is this lovely spring weather treating you?! I love it, I just can’t handle the allergies I get from this gorgeous spring weather. Besides that It’s been perfect. I’ve been focusing on my house lately. Trying to change-up a few things. We’ve painted the bathroom, next will paint the kitchen. Just little changes and some new decor. It’s one of the things on my vision board to give my house a mini makeover. We still need some improvements but little by little will get it to a happy place. I’m still trying to figure out what to do with the mountain of toys Breaker has, LOL! I think mini changes around the house just make you feel good. As simple as a new carpet or some new couch pillows. Doesn’t always have to be costly.

For today I wanted to list a few of my Spring favorites. Which I’ll also take with me to the summer season that’s fast approaching. Because I’m all about multiple use and getting your money’s worth.

 

My first stop would be my favorite shoes! Every spring/summer I try to find a good pair of nude sandals. I’ll use them all season long until it gets too cold to have my toes out. These sandals are from Zara. I absolutely love them. So cute for dresses, skirt and shorts. These will be on repeat all season. Another pair are these cute pearl slides from Target. They are so cute. I’m still on the hunt for my size I’ve tried them on and they are so cute and comfy but I can’t find my perfect size. I’ll be ordering these online right away.  Besides a flip-flop for those pool and beach days. You need to have a nude and black sandal. These will be perfect for the hot days to come.

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Next stop would be Makeup duh! My motto is less is more. Especially when the weather is warm. We don’t want to be melting out there. I’ve been using this foundation since December from Laura Mercier. I really like it, But when I was using it during the winter I noticed it was more matte than I normally use. It’s a silk foundation. So now that the temperature is warmer I love it. I know this is going to be my go to for the hot days.It  Feels so good on the skin. Only advice is if you are more dry skin use a hydrating primer under. It looks great. Another makeup must have for spring/summer is a liquid highlighter these two are great and just give you that dewy glow we all want for those warm days. Bronzer is a must especially if you have that beautiful golden tan we all long for after the winter. Because we are all making sure we protect our faces with a sun hat or umbrella, Bronzer will help your face blend in with that golden tan. I picked up this cute umbrella in china town for $5 I will be using this when I’m outside. Ladies protect your face from sun. So important!

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After makeup we have perfume! We all want to smell good especially when the weather heats up. No one wants to smell sweaty, LOL! I’m not much of a perfume person. Only because I’m really sensitive to smells. I get bad headaches from strong scents. This perfume I’ve had for a while now and I love it. The smell is a softer smell. I would say more on the citrus side. I’m really bad with describing perfumes since I don’t wear much. But this one is very nice and perfect fragrance for spring/summer.

Next is your spring/summer bag. Before kids I would change my purses weekly. But now I’m like too much work. This year I’m trying to be cute again with my bags. The first one is this cute circle straw bag. I’ve been eyeing a bag like this since last summer. My lovely mom ordered this one for me for my Birthday. Only thing is it’s not available until May so I will be waiting at my door for this baby! Another look that is trending right now. The belt bags. These are so cute and I will be getting one. They look cool and not to mention hands free and no stress on your shoulders. WINNING! With these 2 looks you will be set for those spring/summer days.

Earrings!!! You all know I’m a sucker for a cute pair. These earrings will make you look spring/summer ready! These will look cute with any outfit and swimsuit. Go get some!

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Lastly, For years I’ve been wanting to spruce up my porch. We spend more time out in front because it’s where Breaker plays. Finally I found chairs I like! I’ve been hunting down Acapulco chairs forever now. They are so expensive. I was jumping up and down when I saw these online at Target. They really did great with this new home line. They are from the new line Opal House. We got the chairs and rug from Target. I’m loving my little porch area. I just need to find a side table and add my little succulents to make it perfect. I will be having my coffee and watching Breaker play all spring/summer long on these chairs.

Hope you all liked this post for my spring favorites! Have a great rest of the week and weekend! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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Spring/Summer wedding look

Spring/Summer wedding look

Hello Ladies! How are you all doing?! Thank you for the love on my last post. I loved writing it so much. I had a wonderful birthday. A few very special girls in my life got together and had a nice, fun and casual brunch. It was perfect. And ended the night with a small Baskin robins cake eating it right out of the box with my dudes, Perfection! My mom’s birthday is this Saturday. I feel so bad I won’t be able to celebrate with her physically because she’s in Sacramento. I can’t wait for her to come in May! I miss her so much. Never too late to celebrate another year of life!

Today I wanted to share a look I wore last year in May for a wedding. I hadn’t been to a wedding in a while and the last wedding I went to before that was my sisters. Which I was in the wedding and pregnant. So for this wedding I wanted to enjoy without worrying about an uncomfortable dress or Spanx, LOL! I looked and looked everywhere. I finally found this dress from Zara. Like I said this was last year so this dress is not available anymore. But I wanted to share how a simple dress can look nice for a wedding.

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A little helpful hint when looking for dresses especially if you are a mom or just don’t have much time to be at the mall searching. Most of us look online. And one thing I have noticed when looking online and this is no where shade towards the models or anyone. But most of the dresses look frumpy because the models are tall and thin. So when I saw this dress online, I liked the style but looked so frumpy on the model. I took a chance and put it on hold and went to try it on and loved it. This dress was so comfortable and I loved the ruffle detail and V cut back. So simple yet so chic. I paired it with my favorite tan sandals and some rose gold accessories.

I received so many compliments on this dress that day. Not to mention danced the night away and felt so comfortable. So most important thing when looking for a spring/summer wedding guest dress is try to go with light weight. The weather depending on where the wedding is will be so much more comfortable. Color is also a factor you don’t want to go too dark for a spring/summer wedding. Shoes I think a pretty sandal with heel is perfect. And if your dress is more on the simpler style like mine, I would try to jazz it up with a pretty clutch like I did or some statement earrings. I went with the clutch since my dress had the beautiful ruffles I didn’t want statement earrings to draw attention away from them.

So that’s it ladies just a little help if you are invited to a wedding and can’t find anything to wear. Also I’ll link some dresses I thought were appropriate for a Spring/Summer wedding below. Hope this post was helpful! Happy shopping! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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Special Note to my Mom. Happy Birthday Mom I love you so much and can’t wait to see you and give you a Big hug!

Loving myself at 39

Loving myself at 39

Hello my Beautiful friends! Today is a special post. Today I turned 39 and I couldn’t be more proud of my age. I was born April 6 ,1979 to my Mother Guadalupe. And she’s very much important to this post as I am.  My parents divorced when I was pretty young so my reason of being who I am is because of my mom. Growing up in a single parent home was not always easy, But I have to say it was the best thing for my family. It was a house full of girls. My mom and my 2 sisters. My mom’s priority were her daughters. Nothing else mattered. My mom till this day is single. At times I feel bad for her decision to not date. But I’m also thankful for her decision. My mom is the sweetest person you can meet. I remember as kids we would be in a grocery store and she would smile and wave at someone, My sisters and I would say “do you know them?” her response ” No, but they smiled at me” As a kid I was like how embarrassing. But now I think how wonderful that was. I can go on and on about my mom. I love her more than words can say.

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The #1 thing that makes me feel blessed at 39 is, I finally know who I am. I love that I finally feel good with who I am and what I have. I focus on my family and I’m enjoying every minute I have with them. I know from experience and age that once you find happiness with yourself everything else in your life will be just as great. We all have struggles in life, But the most important thing to remember is that we only have one life to live. So make it a good one.

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The #2 reason is I finally love all of me. Even my flaws. Our flaws are what make us unique. I don’t walk around with the perfect body, but damn this body gave birth to 2 wonderful kids. So for that I love my body. This body gets things done everyday. I have legs that can get me around, I have arms that allow me to hug my family tight. I have eyes that can see everyday so clear. This body is what makes me me! The importance of self-love is way further than just the outside it’s what’s inside that counts more.

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Reason #3 is Confidence. I leave this last because without the other 2 you won’t find it. I didn’t always have the confidence I have now. Growing up I was as shy as they come. I didn’t like to speak up, I didn’t like attention on me. My confidence was pretty low. I was happy with just blending in. Now, I mean I’m not shouting at the roof tops , but if I need to speak up for myself I do. Becoming a mom really boosted up my confidence. I am their protector. I think about my mom she did it alone for 3 girls. I’m lucky I have my fiancé that is so supportive. That gives me the confidence I need. Confidence is not about being better than anyone. It’s about being a strong, kind and loving person. I have the confidence to give a stranger a smile rather than looking down. I have the confidence to stand up for something I don’t think is right. And with that I’m grateful for my age because without the journey to get to 39 I wouldn’t be who I am today.

I hope you all liked this post. I enjoyed writing it very much. Cheers to another year of life! Till next post.

XO Lisa

 

Jumping into spring style

Jumping into spring style

Hello my Lovely ladies! First week of spring done and I’m loving it. The rain was so nice last week here in LA. My boys are off for spring break. No vacay plans for us. But having them home is nice and we get to sleep in a little. Both my boys are pretty easy they are not the kind that want to be out and about all the time. They are total homebody kids.

I’ve been in a little creative block. I have most of my post planned for the next couple months but I’m stuck for June, LOL! I guess my brain doesn’t want to work that far ahead. I would love to know what you ladies want to see on the blog. I’ve been wanting to do more recipes but most of my recipes I get on Pinterest. So I’m thinking of doing a post on all the recipes I’ve made from Pinterest. Comment or message me on Instagram of what you would like to see for my summer post!

Today I’m sharing my first spring style of the season. It’s a perfect transition from winter to spring. I used to be always cold. But after kids I don’t get that cold anymore. Just putting Breaker in the car seat I sweat, LOL! So I love light weight clothes and simple. Like I’ve said before the more simple the better for me. I don’t like feeling confined or the feeling of my insides being crushed from tight clothes. It’s just not for me.

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So this look I went with a jean skirt I bought last summer from Forever 21. I’ve seen so many this year that I will snag for summer. I love jean skirts. Something so simple yet feminine with a little edge. My Top I picked up at Target from who what wear brand. If you’ve been reading my blog from the beginning you know I love this brand. They never disappoint with the trends and the quality. So cute and so affordable. Just love it. I also loved the ruffle detail on the sleeves that just screams spring! I added my floral booties that are so comfortable. I talked about spring shoes in my last post, Go check it out! I’ve been living in this bag as well. I normally carry my large never full LV bag. But I’ve had really bad shoulder pain , so I have been living for my light weight Kate spade bag. Kate spade is a favorite of mine. Always nice timeless bags.

Hope you ladies liked this outfit post! Hope you all enjoy this beautiful spring break week. Next week I’ll be posting my blog post on Friday in honor of my birthday. I have a very personal post coming. I hope you all will like it. Till next post!

XO Lisa

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Spring shoe style

Spring shoe style

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well! Spring is finally here and I can’t be any happier. Something about spring colors and weather makes me so happy. I think the only thing I don’t like about spring is the allergies I get. But nothing a little allergy medicine can’t fix, LOL!

My boys are off of school next week for spring break. We having nothing planned yet but hopefully we can get a few fun things in. Sometimes it’s hard when you have kids so far apart because a place that will be fun for Breaker(my 4-year-old) is not fun for David(my 14-year-old). So I try to find in between places. But that’s not always easy. The good thing is my oldest is really patient and good with his brother. That helps a lot.

Today’s Blog post is on shoe styles that will help you transition into spring from Winter. Spring is still not that Hot for summer style shoes. But warm enough for some cute open toe or peep toes! I love shoes. I think if I wasn’t on a budget I would have a mountain of shoes. A shoe will always fit no matter what. And they can just liven up any outfit. I’m a very simple dresser, So shoes have always been my accessory that pops! Besides my earrings.

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First shoe style I felt will be a cool transition for spring are these booties with a peep toe. They will look so cute with jeans, dresses or some cute cut offs. And will work for a night out because they will keep your feet warm for the chillier spring nights and will also show off your cute pedi!

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Second style are these floral booties. I’m kind of obsessing over floral right now. I think  floral booties or a cute floral pump will be perfect for a spring outfit. The booties will look cute with a jean skirt, dress or some jeans. And the shoes will be your show stopper for your outfit.

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Third shoe style will most likely be my go to. You can’t go wrong with a sneaker. I’m loving the Nike Cortez right now. These are navy with a pop of pink. I will also be purchasing a white classic van and a checkered slip on van. I think if you are a busy mom running around but want to look cool and stay on trend you can’t go wrong with these. I will be pairing my sneakers with a cute tank dress, some crop skinny jeans or some spring style dresses. I think they will look so cute with a more feminine look.

I will be posting outfits with these shoes very soon so stay tuned! and I will link some shoes below that will rock your spring style! Hope you ladies liked this post. Have a great week and Weekend! Till next post.

XO Lisa

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Blazer style

Blazer style

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.

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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.

XO Lisa

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8 month Blog update, life update

8 month Blog update, life update

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!

XO Lisa