My 2022 vision board

My 2022 vision board

Hi Friends! What two post already, I’m gonna go give myself a hug! Hope you read my last blog post, I give an explanation on why I had been away from blogging. But I’m Here and glad to be back. I don’t know if i find these cheesy or cool! But I do them to set my mind in the right path, I’m talking about vision boards.

I honestly think they help and they can be super fun to create. I also believe in writing a list of things you would like to accomplish for the year. I do both, and I promise they really give you a good head space to start the year.

I wanted to share my Vision Board. A little fun fact, My 2019 vision board had a breast reduction on there and I ended up getting one in 2020. I manifested that and placed it on my vision board and it happened. This year I have more family focus visions. This year is special and also a little emotional. My oldest first off turns 18 next month and graduates from high school. Will be starting college in the fall, TBA where when we find out! Planning on blogging a lot on being a mom senior year. So on my board I plan to devote a lot to him, I want to be 1000% present for him. Planning to guide him on his first year of being an official adult. Crazy! But its my main focus. Also Planning a family vacay. In honor of his achievements, thinking Cabo! So that’s definitely on the board. Others are for me, because without nourishing my mind, body and soul, I’m no good to my sons. I plan to eat more fresh and natural foods. All of us, I told Breaker his lunches will be a rainbow for school, limiting packaged foods. I can honestly say I’ve been a year in with consistent workouts. It has been so great for me. So this year I Plan to challenge myself with a new workout, TBD. With the Pandemic its been the four of us a lot. I mean no alone time with the hubby. So that is one on my board. Hoping to get a romantic getaway with him. I love my vision board to be do-able. I have my dream list that I don’t share. It’s a good feeling. I really recommend doing one.

XO Lisa

Welcome 2022

Welcome 2022

Hello friends!!! It’s been way too long. Oh how I’ve missed writing here. My last post was in May and to be honest it was forced, I felt like I had to write. Last year in the beginning I was so ready to conquer it all. But having the kids home schooling was not getting easier! Even if it had been almost a year of it. I slowly started to feel less and less myself. I wasn’t happy with the way I felt inside and out. I had gained the quarantine pounds. In April of 2021 it was my birthday and I knew I had to make some changes. For my health. So from my last post in May I started to focus on me. That meant to stop blogging until I found myself again. The last thing I want to do is be phony.

So I made changes in my eating, workouts and my mind. April 7, 2022 will be exactly a year that I gave up red meat. I still eat meat just not beef. This has helped so much with my digestive system. After many many years of constipation and bloating, I feel so good since I’ve made this change. something so small has made such a difference. I went back to Zumba thankfully after so long because of the pandemic. This class has brought me so much joy. I really feel great. My mind is a work in progress, but I’ve learned to cut away the negativity. I have really opened up my heart and mind, I don’t compare myself to anyone nor do I let my mind feel like someone is better than me. I love my life and I love the path I’m on.

My family has been #1 this past year. And they will continue to be #1. But I’m making myself very much #1 1/2 I say that because I’m a mom first, but I’m also Lisa. And Lisa is ready to play. I say this with so much love, I am ready to Blog and hopefully inspire others. I will share what’s true to me. I will share my love for fashion, I will share my experiences with you. Might be once a week, might be once a month, I’m just going to keep it real AF!

XO Lisa

Happiest New year to you all, stay safe.

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Mother’s Day gift ideas

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well! We are all good over here, just trying to get through the rest of the school year. You know Mom life! Well with that said I felt compelled to write a gift idea post! I know sometimes we get stuck on what to give those special ladies on Mother’s Day! And last year so many of us didn’t even get to hug our moms! I really hope this year with being safe you get to give your mom or that special person in your life the biggest hug for Mother’s Day! I feel like that is on top of the list, no better gift but love!

I’m a Mom with younger kids so obviously they don’t have jobs are shop on their own, Lol. So Dads this one is for you! Give mom a day to herself. Let her relax grab her favorite coffee and breakfast in the morning, let the kiddos help set up a pretty but fun setting for mom’s breakfast. Some fresh flowers would be great. Setting the tone for her day is special. Maybe sending her off to a massage or maybe even a day with her sisters, friends and her own mom would be great. I guess what I’m trying to say is sometimes Moms want a day without the kids, Lol! There I said it. First mother’s days I get it you want that new Bebe with you. But damn it’s my 17th Mother’s Day I know I want a day to relax, ya feel me. So important to get a feel for what she wants to do to relax! But don’t forget the coffee!

Sons and daughters who are old enough to shop for Moms!! Please don’t forget , Mom will appreciate anything from you. The thought of her child going to pick out that special something is enough in her mind. But see below for ideas, Lol!

Ok for some real gifts I’ll be linking all my favorites for moms, that I know they will love! From a cute Robe for her at home spa days, for the mom who loves a good skin routine, for the mom who loves her coffee, for the mom who is a workout fanatic, for the mom who works hard and loves to put her feet in something cozy, for the stay at home mom that needs a day away for herself! Click below and you will find an idea!


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And you can never go wrong with a facial appt or massage! Especially with a year of not being able to do so, any Mom will appreciate.

Sending those who lost a mom or special lady some hugs. You are strong and loved.

Till next post,

XO Lisa

The cutest AIRBNB

The cutest AIRBNB

Hello friends! So happy that I’ve been feeling the motivation to write my blogs! Sometimes life gets busy, I don’t always have the drive to write! But lately I’ve been putting in more of an effort to do so. So today I wanted to share the cutest house we rented in Joshua tree!

With covid last year I didn’t get to celebrate my mom’s birthday with her. So this year I really wanted to do something special. I rented an AIRBNB for the night in Joshua tree! It was just girls. My sisters and niece. We surprised my mom with a getaway and had the best time ever. Just to unwind and relax was so nice and much needed. The house was honestly one of the cleanest I’ve been in. It was the perfect minimal decor. Every room was picture perfect I mean Instagram ready! The area was just perfect , the sky at night and sunrise was out of a postcard. I can’t say more good things about this house but that you definitely need to book it if you ever plan on visiting Joshua tree! You won’t be disappointed. The only only thing I wish it had was maybe a hot tub outside. But the tub in the master bedroom made up for that! I’m always skeptical about AIRBNB places but this one was great! It’s why I wanted to write this post. Here are some photos of our stay! And you can check them out on Instagram under @roxaboxenproject

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Also some recommendations definitely stop at pioneer town! So cute for photos! We had breakfast at crossroads cafe, it was great but plan on sharing a plate, they were large! Also highly recommend visiting the national park!

till next post!

XO Lisa

Tips on visiting Disneyland

Tips on visiting Disneyland

Hello Friends! Hope you all are well! So I’m going to keep this short with a few tips. As you all know Places are starting to open up now. Things are slowly getting back to business! The downfall places are opening up a lot different then we know. We got to attend Disneyland California adventure on Sunday for an event , Touch of Disney. It was so nice to be back on Disney grounds. The event was nice, but certain things I noted to help some of you that will be going once opened.

The obvious mask wearing. You all know public places require mask wearing. I’d say if you have a mask that you feel is the most comfortable wear that one. I also packed a second one for all of us. Just in case one gets dirty or hey with kids they might drop them. So definitely carry a spare mask. Hand wipes, tissue and sanitizer is a must, but I’m sure you all carry that already.

Ok so for the things I wish I knew before. I’m not sure if Disney reopening will be similar to the event we attended. But if it is these are the things I wish I knew. First and foremost take a portable charger!!! You use the Disney App so much for mobile ordering now!! My phone died before we even left. And certain food places will not take your food order unless it’s mobile order. So you will need a full charged phone and portable charger. Also make sure more than one person in your party has the App. Just in case your phone is slow. Now this , I’m not sure but if you can bring your own water bottles or the ones you fill up at the water stations do so. The waters are so expensive and with the mask wearing you get way more dehydrated. Also with social distancing finding places to sit may be harder. So if you have a few people with you, have one save a table before you get your food. As for lockers not sure if they will have those available but I would plan accordingly. So find out before going so you don’t carry so much with you. The tram from parking lot, not sure how that will be once it opens , but for the event it wasn’t available, so be prepared to walk about a mile from the lot to the entrance. And to be honest expect big changes and go with an open mind and patience. It’s not going to be the way you remember, but it’s a good feeling to be back and visit Disneyland seriously just enjoy!

XO Lisa

What to expect in your 40’s!

What to expect in your 40’s!

Hello friends! Hope you all are staying healthy. Today is special it’s my BIRTH day. It’s special to me because every year I’m given, I celebrate and feel blessed that I’ve been given another healthy happy year of life. Last year opened my eyes so much of the importance of living and waking up everyday healthy. Last year has taught me to really appreciate life and really take advantage of having another day to breathe, another day to run, another day to hug my family and another day to thank my body for being strong.

But today I celebrate me and my 42 years of life. And I wanted to share a few things I’ve learned along these past few years in my 40’s and with the help of some beautiful women in my life I’m going to share some of the things they learned in their 40’s! I had a fun group conversation with my older sister and some of my cousins! It was fun to hear what they had to say. And nice to know I’m not alone to some of these feelings and changes.

I can honestly say I love my 40’s so far, I think I’ve learn to appreciate myself way more. Appreciate my body for how far it’s gotten me and for what it’s given me, my boys! I don’t hate on my body anymore. I love every roll, I love every imperfection I have. She’s strong and beautiful just the way she is. I’ve welcomed my changes with open arms and I listen to my body. I take my health very serious. Ladies please remember to make your mammogram appointments, I can’t stress this enough! Keep up with your yearly appts.

The humor of being in my 40’s, I say humor because if you don’t laugh at some of these then they will bother you! And these are from most of my group convo with my ladies!!

1. Definitely pick some reading glasses out

2. Be prepared for thinner hair

3. Expect more body aches

4. definitely need vitamins

5. Bloating and water retention

6. Way more visits to the salon (grey hair)

7. holding your pee is out of the question

And most importantly just enjoy the changes! Be prepared and don’t feel sad about it. It’s the way of life! Enjoy everyday and one of the most important things, understand your worth, don’t allow toxic people in your life, believe me in your 40’s you know this and you really live up to it. I don’t care what people say about me as long as I’m happy that’s all that matters! You don’t have time for people’s bullshit! And if you’re in your 30’s and you feel that way good for you!

live everyday like it’s your last Day! Don’t be so sad or mad! Shout out to my sis Nicole, cousins Lulu ,Angelica , Gaby, Vanessa and Vern for giving me some of their 40’s advice! Love you all!

XO Lisa

My workout Diary

My workout Diary

Hello my friends!! So first off this blog isn’t to make anyone feel bad that hasn’t picked up the time to workout, or me showing off in any way. It took me literally about 40 years to say wow I actually like working out for myself. I wanted to share a brief story on my workouts. Not necessarily what I do but why I do it. I feel like mental health is the most important and here is my story.

So once I hit 40 I knew I had to take way better care of my mind and body. I noticed a change in my moods during that time of the month. It was almost uncontrollable. I also noticed it was harder to keep off weight. I was never over weight, but I’m a petite person so it’s noticeable to me when I gain. I have never been the athletic type. But I’ve always tried to remain active on some level. But never consistent. I wanted to try something that I can stick to and not get tired of. I started the sweat App and I love it so much. I also have always liked a good Zumba class, unfortunately I found a great one with lovely ladies literally 2 months before the pandemic started. I can’t wait to go back to class one day.

So what made me start to be more consistent, I have always had tummy issues and after 40 I noticed way more things were upsetting my tummy. I really started watching what I eat more and more. After us being quarantined I think we all can relate to a few extra pounds especially less movement. That got to me, I felt so sluggish. I knew I had to be even more consistent and be harder on myself with what I put in my system. And to be honest I’m still working on that, I love sugar, UGH! So I made a promise that 2021 I’m going to really focus on my mind and body, and I can say I’m on the right path. No one can make you start, it has to come from yourself. And it might not be easy but believe me if you stick to it and push yourself you will feel great!

One more month till I’m 42 and I feel the most strongest in my mind and body! And I’m not done. It’s not about how much weight or the Abs or summer body. I’m passed that, this is a journey to be healthy inside and out. It’s a path I plan to stay on. I want to be here for my family and be healthy for them.

I really hope this finds you well, and good luck to you who are on this path. Cheers to us. Till next post

XO Lisa

Spring clean with me

Spring clean with me

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well and staying safe. I had to take last week off, wasn’t feeling emotionally well. I talked about it brief on Instagram. But my monthly visit has been a little hard emotionally. I’ll post about that soon. I have had a lot of changes since turning 40 now almost 42. And I’ll share it all on a blog post.

Today I wanted to give some simple tips on spring cleaning!! I seriously can’t believe spring is about to approach us. And I always get a head start on the spring cleaning. The difference this year is I have a full house. Normally I have time when the boys are at school and I get stuff done. So yes this year is different. But not crazy to achieve.

Before Christmas I actually already did a toy clean out! I do that every year since I know they get new stuff. Obviously the little one mostly. But I’ll do that in November. So that to me is the start of spring cleaning. I’ll make sure everything has a spot to be put away. That is key! If things can’t be put away where they can’t be seen , then we have to much stuff. I don’t like things out. I live a very minimalist life at home. And my boys are really good with putting stuff back. So makes cleaning easier for me.

Then comes closet cleaning. I do my closet about 3-4 times a year. The boys maybe twice. Depends on how much they grow. My oldest is pretty much the same size so with him I will just ask him what he wants to donate or keep. He’s pretty good about this, he likes a very minimal wardrobe he’s actually better than I am. My youngest grows faster so we go by that. Myself I have a system, I get rid of stuff I haven’t worn in less than a year or more. I also look at how much I’ve actually worn it. Like example if it’s something I only wore once for a photo or one time and a year has gone by I’ll sell it on poshmark. If it’s something I’ve worn enough and just don’t feel joy from it anymore I donate. Same with shoes. I also sell my youngest clothes on poshmark because he’s been growing so fast he doesn’t get enough use. Especially with us staying home more. But seriously cleaning out your closet can be so fulfilling. I love it.

So spring cleaning I think it sets the mood for the summer. Summer is typically so hot we tend to not want to do any organizing! So I really get the house organized before and comfortable enough to enjoy the summer!! It really does set the mood and gives us an easier time when kids are home more!! Well you know before covid. But seriously being organized making sure everything has a place to live, I promise your house should stay clean. Also my love for baskets is real! The hubby says I’m obsessed lol!

Just a few tips to get you going for spring cleaning! Oh I also clean out my makeup and skin care cabinets! That brings me so much joy! Till next post! Happy cleaning!

XO Lisa

Breaker’s heart cookie recipe

Breaker’s heart cookie recipe

Hello friends! I just want to start off by thanking all of you who come to by blog and take the time to read my post. It means so much to me. With everything I have going on at home with my boys and just taking care of daily things, blogging sometimes takes that extra time I have to relax. But I love creating post so I choose to be creative with my free time! So hugs to you all!

Today is short and sweet, and I don’t want to take credit for this recipe, I actually found it on Pinterest. So I’ll be tagging the link below to give the proper person some traffic to their blog! But I’ve made this recipe before for breakers preschool class about 2 years ago! It was a hit with his class for his bday. I decided to make it in heart shape for a Valentine’s Day treat! My boys love chocolate chip cookies so thought this would be more fun!

Breaker was my little sous chef! He was so excited to make this heart! In the recipe they make it with a round pan kind of like a cheesecake pan to make removing it easier, but I just purchased this heart pan from target and used pam baking spray with flour, it worked perfect!

But here’s a little funny story, and I really wish I caught it on photo! So as I was pulling the cookie cake out of the oven my dumb oven mitts are so big the cookie cake flipped over and literally we had a broken heart on the floor! My sous Chef AKA Breaker ran in crying hysterically, at the time I was just trying to pick it up to salvage what I can and calming down breaker. My oldest runs in laughing saying mom take a photo this is funny! I’m like really get out of here. It was comical! Nonetheless I saved some managed to take a photo for my post and the boys are enjoying the little broken heart! Lol

Well I hope you enjoyed that! Try to make it, it’s super easy just be careful pulling it out of the oven! And shout out to bloggers that put up recipes ,you are the real MVP! Breakers apron is from target dollar section! Till next post!

XO Lisa


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My Daily mind, body and beauty routine

My Daily mind, body and beauty routine

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing well! As we come to the end of the first month of 2021, which I can’t believe. I wanted to share my daily routine, beauty edition. With the boys home more and me not having much alone time, I really try to take some time during the day for myself. And to be honest with us not leaving the house much, I love a good beauty routine. It’s like my home spa.

My first thing is clearing my mind when I wake up. I get up I don’t look at my phone. Meaning I don’t open social media. I always pick up my house the night before so I wake up with a somewhat put together home. That helps my mind. After getting the boys situated for home school I get my workout done. This helps my mind and body. I know it’s not easy for all especially working moms, but I promise just 10-15 minutes of a quick workout can really set your mind and body for the day. I workout 5 days a week. Following Sweat App and some cardio dancing, I follow Fitness Marshal on YouTube. I get my workout in and my water intake all by 10am. I always drink a cup of tea after workout.

Next is my morning skin regimen. I obviously do this after my workout. Shower and a good face wash. I’ve been using Summer Fridays daily face wash, I’ll then use a toner along with vitamin C serum, eye cream and the new summer Fridays cloud dew, which I’m loving. That doesn’t have spf so I do use super goop unseen spf over. Pretty much my day face routine.

My night time routine is pretty much after dinner which is super early always by 6pm we are done eating kitchen is clean and closed. I usually give myself an hour to look on Pinterest, which I love. I’ll play a game on my phone or look at Instagram. Once I’m done with that we watch something as a family normally me and the hubby. This just helps to set the night mood very relaxing. At 8pm I’ll wash my face for the night which I use dermologica cleansing wash since it’s a little more aggressive and being through out the day I always feel like more dirt gets in our skin. I’ll tone again very lightly and always at night I use a hyloranic serum, along with eye cream and my nighttime cream, which I’m using the cloud dew at night right now as well I actually like it. I had a night cream that was causing me to get texture on my skin so I think it was too thick for my skin. Once I’m done with my face I drink my collagen tea. This is new to my routine because I wanted to add collagen to my day and I found this tea from vital proteins. I’m really liking it. And I’ll link all below.

Having this routine for myself has been really good. And this is just my time. Because in between all this I’m doing about a million things for my family and home. But I promised I would not ignore my mind and body this year. So I’m making sure to make time for the things good for me.

Hope this was helpful! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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