Hello friends! I missed you all so much! I really needed a break and honestly when all this corona virus started I felt so uninspired. I’m still not completely ready to be back, but writing in my blog makes me feel so much better. And right now besides helping the boys with school, mostly my little one. And cooking and just keeping the house in order with everyone home 24/7, I needed an outlet. My blog has always been that for me. Not sure being quarantined for the next 30 days will have me creating, But I’m going to try for my sanity! I’ll share as much as I can with not being able to take too many photos. You know I love to try all the new new! And right now I’m just not shopping as much! But I’m really going to use my crafty and creative side to get some fun blogs out!
My Birthday is this Monday and normally I have a fun birthday shoot with my girl, but I’ll save it for my 3 year bloggiversary in July! As for this birthday all I asked for was a no cooking, no washing dishes day! Like for real, who can relate to all the dish washing?! I’ll write next on the blog what kind of schedule I’ve made that is keeping me from not quitting,lol! Or throwing my kids out of the house! Joking, but not joking, stay tuned for next blog!
Today I wanted to share my Pinterest arts and crafts finds!I’m trying to keep Breaker busy between certain times so he’s not glued to his iPad! And it gives him and I some fun time! I’ve rounded up some easy and fun arts and crafts. Fun fact Michaels store does online order with curb side pick up! In case you want to grab some supplies! Hope this helps and I added some adult crafts!
Praying for better days soon! And wishing you all a lovely week at home! #stayhome
Hello friends!! This is the last post for the month of love! And I thought how fun to do what I love about Disneyland! First of all it’s already almost March like, wth! Spring is coming in strong and I’m excited for some spring fashion! I’ll be doing a spring post next week! Some fashion must! Fall and spring have always been my favorite! So I’m super pumped!
So let’s get started with my Disney love! First I want to talk about annual passes. We were pass holders before, when breaker was 2, but we hardly went. So we had taken some time away. We decided to get them again when Breaker turned 6, he’s so into Disney. So far we have loved having our passes. They are pricy, but if you plan to visit enough in a year they are so worth it! I recommend the deluxe passes. They are not as pricy as the others and they have good days to go. Not so many block out dates. The only thing is if you like summer days don’t get this one they are blocked almost all summer. Go with what I have the signature. The reason I have signature and not deluxe like my hubby and breaker is for the parking. Signature includes parking. We go 2-3 times a month and at $25 a day parking it made more sense. I’m also not blocked a lot. So if you don’t mind paying more go with that one. Totally worth it if you plan to go a lot.
Food ok, we are still exploring food! But some of my must haves are the clam chowder in bread bowl. They have this in New Orleans square and the pier at DCA. It’s a fav! I love the red cart in Main Street for a good old corn dog, so yummy! Jolly holiday has the best treats if you have a sweet tooth. And let’s not forget about the churros. You can’t go wrong. And by far my favorite treat is the beignets in New Orleans square too! If you need a drink head over to DCA for a yummy drink at lamplight lounge. We love following magic journeys on YouTube and Instagram for all the latest yummy foods at Disneyland!
Fashion you all know I love some cute clothes! And we all know most love the great photo opportunities at Disneyland! So we all need to look cute, but I mean comfort is key! I usually go with my most comfy jeans especially when I know I want photos. If it’s a lazy day going I opt for sweats or leggings. Hot days I go with my comfy jean shorts. I love to go on theme. Who doesn’t love to wear a Disney shirt to go along with the cute ears! My go to places are H&M and zara for my Disney needs! They always have the cutest tees and you can’t go wrong with some jeans and tee! For Breaker I usually get his shirts from H&M or kids gap. I always wear converse or my comfy adidas. So try to stick to a shoe you know is great for walking. Good thing sneakers are so on trend!
So much more but I’ll do a more foodie one soon with pictures! Because low key we go to eat!
till next post!
Hello friends Happy February! The month of love! Who all still goes out for Valentine’s Day? I haven’t in years but I think me and the hubby are going to this year, so cool it is on a Friday.
Today’s post since it’s the month of love, I thought how fitting is it to dedicate my first post to my first born. He is the reason my heart grew bigger.
My David, he just had his 16th birthday. Imagine 16 years as a mom, I remember the day I went into labor with him. He was my little big guy, a whole 6lbs 11oz but long, I knew he was going to be big, he had the biggest hands and his feet were too big for his newborn pajama. I had to always cut the bottoms. He was my gentle giant. And now he’s 16 a young man that has this beautiful heart. He’s so caring and loving with everyone. I know he has a bright future. But this year he will hopefully get his license and maybe get a summer job, lol! No but really He has his written text very soon. It’s crazy!
I’m so proud of him. And I can’t wait to see him grow more as a person. He has brought so much joy to my heart for 16 years. So Happy sweet 16 my baby.
Moms out there that might be worried about having a second baby because you feel you can’t love anyone as much as you do your first, don’t be scared. Your heart is capable of amazing things. You love them just as much and your heart grows fonder every year they grow. The heart is an amazing thing and gets bigger with the more people we allow in.
Till next post!
Hello my friends!! Ok so I’ve kept my theme of January devoted to the new year and goals. This is my last post for January so I wanted to end it on a simple note.
Do not spend your year beating yourself up on trying to get through all the goals. I honestly don’t think goals have to take over your life. Life is way too short for you to stress over a goal you made for yourself. Enjoy life that’s important. A simple goal doesn’t mean less than a big goal. Who’s to say your simple goal isn’t a big deal to you. Don’t let anyone make you feel like your goals are not big enough.
Goals are great to have they keep you in line. But don’t feel discouraged because others are hitting their goals and you aren’t. You are on your own path, don’t worry what path others are on. You make your path on your own. So no rush and just remember to enjoy everyday. We are absolutely never promised the next.
So like I said before, no goal is too small, and don’t ever feel a goal is too big. You have the ability to make it happen. With that you have 336 days as of today to work on what you have to work on. Don’t follow someone else’s goals. Focus on you and what makes you happy.
My number one goal is family, spend more time with them, make more memories and just enjoy the time we have with them. And day 29 of that I’m on the right path. Let’s all cheer each other on. Till next post.
Hello my friends! Ok so I’m using January as a stepping stone into the new year! So why not share my steps with you! I don’t like to start off so crazy like giving myself all these rules and goals! Like for real it’s just torture to yourself! I like to start off with manageable goals! And once I start to see myself achieving these manageable goals, I add more! It’s less disappointing at the end.
So something I can already check off my list and let me tell you it’s the most important, is making our dr appointments and dental appointments. Health is the most important in my book! I made sure to schedule all appts so I know we are set and healthy! Some of us will put these off and let me tell you, if you have yearly goals that’s great! But nothing is more important than health. If you are not healthy, how are you going to accomplish anything? So make those appointments!
Dentist! Most of us hate them lol! Well not hate just scared of them. But oral care is just as important as physical. So get it over with and book those dental appointments! Believe me I have a huge phobia with the dentist but hell it feels good to get those choppers cleaned! So book your appointment!
Thats it! Getting those done for my family take a lot of stress off me in the beginning of the year! So we can proceed with our own individual goals and just be happy! Till next post!
Hello friends! Being we are mid January I’m still in the New Years mind set. So why not dedicate my January blog post to that! I didn’t do a vision board this year. I just made a List of things I would like to get done this year. And to be honest As far as career goals, I’m so lost. So this year I wanted to work on my time management and my family. With a few things here and there.
So time management can be everyone’s worst enemy. I think we all have said there’s just not enough time to do everything, Nope! But we don’t have to do everything in one day!
Being a stay at home mom,I felt like my days were so long and I was so tired from the day. I have 2 kids and both in school. So mornings are as busy as can be trying to get everyone up and ready for school and hubby out the door for work. Once everyone was gone I felt like I had to keep busy like cleaning, washing, reorganizing you name it I did it. I felt guilty sitting down and also felt that it was my job to keep busy all day at home. And felt myself so tired and frustrated by the end of the day! So I decided this year, I would manage my time better and not feel guilty to sit or feel bad to make plans for myself during the day.
So I made rules to make my days better! Here they are! We go to target for daily stuff on Saturdays, unless it’s for my pleasure that would be my weekly outing,lol! Super market shopping on Sunday’s! Honestly doing that makes my week so much easier. I have a day I wash all day, I fold it right away because I swear it’s easier then piling and piling! I make dinners that last about 2 days or more so I don’t feel like I’m in the kitchen everyday all day! Little changes like that have already made such a difference. I also promised myself to get dressed like I mean real clothes not workout clothes lol! Managing your time will make life so much easier. I don’t like to rush and I’m very organized. I honestly feel managing time and being organized is going to make your year much smoother.
A few tips to help, whether you’re a working mom or stay at home mom, get all your clothes ready the night before. Even my teenager does this for himself and saves him about 10 minutes in the morning. I usually clean my kitchen good at night and take out things I need to make it easier for lunches. That saves another 10-15 min. Just by doing those 2 things you are saving yourself almost 30 minutes! That’s how I see my day! Minor changes will make your time more manageable. And don’t think everything needs to be done in one day! Enjoy life! That’s what I’m doing! Till next post!
Like crazy! I can’t believe we are in 2020! This is where you start to see all the new year new me,blah blah blah. I’d like to see it as a fresh year to be a better you. A clean 365 days to live life like you ,but try to add some more positive to your life. Try to push yourself to step out of the box a little. But don’t beat yourself up if you’re not ready for certain changes right away. Like I said you have 365 days!
For me I plan to give myself a few goals. I’m so over the lose weight crap! I’ve learned to just be healthy ,stay healthy, but live life and don’t deprive! I’ve found a way to stay active and I do want to eat healthier. That’s a goal but not just for weight loss, more for health reasons. I plan on staying healthy inside and out! Enough of that!
My real goals are to be more in the moment, I started that last year and I plan on getting better. Make small changes around my house, I’ve really liked the minimalist life. I’m all about living with what I need, not just to have. I’m teaching the boys this too! I think starting these habits early is great! Trying to spend more quality time with family. Life is so short I don’t want to regret not spending the time when I have it! Of course continuing my blog is a must. But I don’t care about numbers anymore. That was killing me! Giving me anxiety. I choose to be me and create from my heart! I don’t care about my numbers. If I can influence one person in a positive way that’s my reward. So overall my 2020 is just being a better me! Taking time for myself and enjoying everyday! So to a new year! Cheers to you all!
Hello my friends! As you can see I’m writing my last post of 2019! I will be taking next week off to live in the moment with family. It’s actually something I will take with me in 2020. Which I’ll have a full post on my vision and what I want to accomplish in the year to come. Stay tuned!
As we start to close the chapter of yet another decade, I love to look back and see where and how the decade started! I remember being at a New Year’s Eve party getting ready to ring in 2010 , with my sister and friends. I didn’t have a date but who was right in front of me as the clock hit midnight, Carlos ( aka the hubby). That kiss was the start of us! This decade has had some ups and downs. I had to leave my job I’d love for 16 years due to relocation. I was so sad, but it couldn’t have happened at the most perfect time. I was about to have my baby Breaker. The world works in mysterious ways and I think it was in my favor. I became a stay at home mom and I still am. I love being there for my boys. Will it be my way in 2020, I don’t know. But I’ll keep you posted. My moms job got relocated in this decade, it was the saddest thing ever. I had just found out I was pregnant. I needed my mom and missed her so much. But thankfully she came back to LA after 7 years. I never take for granted of her being so close, I try to make time for her always. My older son became a big brother in this decade after 10 years of being the only child, I thank god for his kind heart everyday. Ending this decade with my heart full because all my family members are home. I have my love and my two wonderful boys. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end a decade.
I also wanted to thank you all for supporting in reading my blog, your sweet messages I get and just following along. This blog has been so much more to me than I thought. It’s helped me grow as a person, it’s helped me appreciate myself more and opened my eyes to new things. I’ve always been so shy and that shyness has held me back from many things. My blog has brought me out of my shell a little more. I’ve met some beautiful people because of my blog and I can’t wait to meet more! And I hope you all follow along in 2020!
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas with family and friends! Can’t wait to see you all in 2020! Cheers to all of you!
Hello friends! How are you all doing?! I’m over here just trying to wrap around how fast this year has gone. It’s crazy! We are trying to fit in a few more Christmas activities. We are all Disneyland out! Will resume after the holidays. On top of that I need to get my Christmas shopping done! Who else does?! Well your in luck I have a gift guide to make it easier for those not so easy family members!
Of course I’ll start with my girls! I mean I can relate. So the older I get the less I want. I also like things I need or can put more use to it. One of the items I love getting because I hardly buy it for myself are pajamas. But cute ones! And a light weight robe! These from mason grey LA are so cute and on trend. A Roomba is something every busy mom needs! You know I couldn’t be without my nespresso machine and every coffee enthusiast needs one! A cute teddy coat is a must! And some cute comfy sneakers for the mom on the go! Fuzzy socks are always needed and a silk pillow case is a dream! A perfect gloss will make a great stocking stuffer and a faux fur jacket will spice up any outfit. Happy shopping!
For the men or young adults in our lives! Easy to just be simple! Every guy needs a coat, for dressy looks, casual looks and just the everyday dude! And the hubby was excited for some slippers so these are great. I think a great cologne is a good one too! I know some are tech guys so of course any new tech toy out will go over pretty well!
The kiddos! Ok so I love a toy that will be played with more than once! And I like educational toys. I know so many are against iPads but let’s get real it’s the sign of the times! Even schools use them for learning. I think moderation is key! I still need to work on that with breaker! But I love that he’s learned so much! And I love the Osmo selections! Here are a few I think are great.
Well I said I’d keep it short and simple! So there it is! Happy shopping. Till next post.
Hello friends! Happy December, so who already put the tree up! Me me, we did! The last few years I felt I did it kinda late and I wanted to enjoy it the entire month! It smells so lovely in my house! And the weather is cozy for the tree.
I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while! I love Pinterest, I’ve been on Pinterest longer than I’ve been on Instagram. I get majority of my INSPO from Pinterest. If you haven’t logged on you need to! It’s really fun.
Besides decor, fashion and DIY I’m really big on finding recipes. It’s my go to for most! I even followed a turkey recipe for my very first turkey this year! It was actually easy and good. I wanted to share some of my favorites with all of you! Especially right now that we are going to parties, potlucks and having holiday get togethers. I have a little bit of everything and all I’ve made more than once! I’ll link them Here!I’m telling you these are a hit in my house! Especially the blueberry banana bread! Perfect for Christmas morning! Hope you enjoy my favorites as much as I do! Share on Instagram with me if you ever make one! @stylesencillo on Instagram!
Till next post!