Winter pink:6 month blog update

Winter pink:6 month blog update

Happy New Year Ladies! Wow 2018, I seriously can’t believe it. 2017, seriously went so fast. It really got me thinking,  I need to be more in the moment. Which brings me to today’s post. First, I wanted to share a cute simple winterish outfit. Here in LA we don’t see much winter but it gets chilly for a cute statement coat, sweater etc. But I also wanted to give an update for my blog which I’ve done every month since I started. This month happens to be half a year already. I also wanted to share my New Year Goals.

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So if you live in LA, you know we don’t see much Winter. But I’m such an outerwear fan. I love coats, chunky sweaters and cute jackets. This outfit is perfect for a chillier day out in LA, hence the open toe shoes. So if you live where you actually get winter you can totally rock some cute booties with this outfit too. My faux fur bomber is from forever 21. I love it. Such a cozy jacket. My jeans seriously, I pretty much wear them in all my post, LOL! I’m so picky with jeans. I can’t wear anything uncomfortable. These are the most comfiest jeans ever. They are from Zara. My tank is from Target. I have so many colors. They are perfect for under sweaters and jackets. I’ll be for sure wearing them in the warmer days just like that with some shorts and skirts. The quality in this tank is really good and only $8. My shoes are older from Aldo. A staple every lady should own. A simple nude and black strap heel.

Now on to my blog update. I can’t believe it’s already been 6 months. I’m so proud of myself. If you’ve kept up with my monthly update you know it hasn’t been easy. But I’m so happy I’ve made it this far. I’m having fun posting for you ladies. I’m keeping it up and I already have up to March planned out. My goal for my blog is to continue to grow and eventually land collaborations with great companies. I’m also going to be adding more looks on my Instagram. Posting multiple looks on Instagram can get difficult. I’m pretty busy during the week with the kids and I don’t always have someone to take my pictures on random days. But my goal is to add more looks. I promise ladies, I will be sharing some good content. So stick with me.

Lastly, I wanted to share a few Goals I have for the New year. I won’t be sharing my personal vision board. But I’m doing something fun with the hubby. We are making a couple’s vision board on things we would like from each other throughout the year. And will be sharing that on my blog post for January 17 so stay tuned, It should be a funny one. The first and most important is to be more in the moment with life. These years are flying by. My goal is to slow down. I’m always rushing on the daily. I’m sure you Mamas know this. So I’m going to be more prepared for the days so I’m not rushing. Another goal  is for my health. I hate the word Diet. But after you pass 35, I feel like you have to really watch what you eat. I’ve always been pretty good with not passing a certain weight. But this year, I want to feel healthy and look better for myself. Eating healthy and exercising doesn’t just make you look good, it helps with your mind and energy. And that is why eating healthy and exercising on the regular is a goal. My last goal I’ll share is to take more mini family vacations. We want to take a big vacation soon but it most likely won’t be this year. So this year, I want to do as many mini ones that our budget allows. Be a little more spontaneous is the Goal.

Well that’s it, my first Post of 2018. I hope you ladies enjoyed reading and I can’t wait to see what 2018 has in store for me and my family. Till next post.

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XO Lisa

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New Year’s Eve outfit

New Year’s Eve outfit

Hello My beauties! Starting off by saying Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and if you are one who follows along. I thank you with all my heart, It means the world to me. 2017 has been a special year for me personally. I finally took a big leap and started my blog. 8 years of thinking about it and never actually doing it. I finally did and It felt so good. I have enjoyed every minute of it. The ups and downs I have felt along the way are even enjoyable. I see those as learning experiences and I’m so excited for the new year to bring you some great content. I’m not giving up anytime soon.

So with my last post of 2017 I bring you a New year’s eve look that is going to be the new me. I’m going to start stepping out of my comfort zone more this coming year. I want to embrace my body and everything about me. This year I plan to take more risk with my style! Hope you ladies are with me!

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My outfit of choice was no more than $60 total. My skirt I found at forever 21 for $8 and my top is from Zara only $12, the shoes I got lucky a while back and found these for $30 at Nordstrom rack they are BCBG. My cute fish net socks were only $6 from target. And I borrowed the cute clutch from one of my girls! So with that Your New year’s Eve outfit can look cute without spending tons of money. The awesome thing is you can find some cute sequence pieces at Forever 21. You can’t tell in the pictures but my skirt has very little sequence. I think it’s a must for New years.

I created a couple of outfits from my app to show you another few ways to have a fun night in style.

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With the first one I went with a full sequence skirt. I thought this one was fun for maybe a club. I matched it with a crop tee so cute.  You can’t go wrong with some good old gold hoops. I love these velvet platforms along with a simple black clutch.

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The second look I created is more rocker edgy. I just love a faux leather bottom it’s so classy and chic. Again styled it with a crop tee. As you can see I’m kinda obsessed with them. You know I love me some baublebar earrings. I thought these were so New years Eve. These booties I’ve seen and they are so cute. I know you can find these booties at lola shoetique and a simple silver clutch will finish this look off.

I hope you ladies found some New years eve inspo from this post. I wish you all a Happy and safe New year. I can’t wait to see you all in 2018!

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XO Lisa

 

Holiday Look

Holiday Look

Hello Ladies! I can’t believe Christmas is pretty much here. I seriously think this year went way too fast. So are you all like me? I still need a few last-minute gifts. I always do this to myself. I’m looking forward to my mom and sister coming Friday! My mom lives in Sacramento so I don’t see her as much as I’d like. So I’m super happy she will be with me for the weekend. I know one of the worries we have besides shopping, Cooking, baking and getting your house ready for guest. Is what to wear??? Am I right, LOL! Especially if you have kids making sure they have a nice outfit to wear. Sometimes us Mom’s leave our outfit planning to the last minute.

My family usually goes on the more casual side but still nice. I know some families go to midnight mass also. I put together three styles that would be appropriate for your holiday get together at your house, families or friends. I think also nice enough for midnight mass. I’m more of a jeans girl. I hardly wear dresses unless I have to or it’s really hot. So all these outfit styles are jeans.

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My outfit that I have on is so simple and I’m sure all of us have something similar in our closets. I just gave my outfit a pop of red with my shoes and earrings. Both of these I bought specifically for the holidays. These jeans I’m sure you’ve seen them in other post I’ve done. I just love them. My tank is from Target, I think I own quite a few of these now. They are from that new brand A New Day, so soft and comfy. My coat believe it or not, I’ve had for 10 plus years. My sister bought this for me many moons ago for Christmas. It’s so good and still looks so stylish. Shoes also from Target. Earrings are from Charming Charlie. But these tassel earrings are so popular right now I’ve seen similar ones at Forever 21.

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The next outfit I put together just to show you a different option similar to what I have on. Like I said these are pretty staple items that most of us have in our wardrobe. A pop of red in a purse, shoe or earring will make you look festive.

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Last option I thought this rose gold pop was so cute. Rose gold is so pretty and classy looking. I think still looks very festive. The cream sweater is something you can get at Zara, Target or Forever 21. I would say go with something you know you will be comfortable in for a long night of holiday fun! Hope this Post helped you ladies and you won’t leave your outfit choice to the last-minute.

I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Sending hugs to you all. Till next post.

XO Lisa

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

Hello ladies! I hope you all are doing wonderful. I think we all are trying to fight off or avoid getting this cold going around. My Breaker caught it, I hate when my boys are sick. My oldest I call him Iron Man, knock on wood, he never gets sick. Breaker was a trooper he was still smiling and fighting it. I can’t believe Christmas is just 2 weeks away. Crazy how fast this year went.

So with that, Today I’m going to give all of you and myself a last-minute shopping guide. I have some options for just about everyone on your list. I always say I’m going to get shopping done early and that never happens. So yes I’m the one at the mall on Christmas Eve.

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First guide is for a special lady in your life, Mom, sister, friend. This is for the more cozy mama that loves to be home. I absolutely love receiving pajamas, I mean I don’t really ever buy them for myself. Everyone needs a robe and the best gift for this cozy warm lady would be a nice coffee machine.

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Second guide would be the fashionista. I think a great gift is Outerwear. It’s something some of us don’t always invest in. I think as a gift we all would appreciate it. Another gift that most fashion girls like, Would be a cute name brand wallet or card holder. I love Kate spade her style of accessories are so adorable for that fashionista in your life. That also won’t break the bank.

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Third guide would be a favorite of mine. Where are all my makeup lover gals at?! I think with Youtube tutorials and all the fabulous makeup brands out there. Makeup is a great gift. I also added a perfume and came across this adorable hello kitty Rose bottle. If you want to make your girl happy I think this one is the one!

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Fourth guide is for the special Man in your life dad, brother, husband, boyfriend. I think we all get a little frustrated when shopping for Men. Some men are so hard. I came up with a few, that most men will like and a nice variety. I also checked with the hubby to make sure these were all Men approved!

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Fifth guide is for those teenagers that we all are like WTH do we give them. I have my teen that can be hard but for me he tells me what he wants. But if we are gifting a relative or friends kids. It can be hard. I know some people frown on gift cards, but I sure love them. These two are probably the most popular for teens. No kid likes to spend money on their own food, Lol!

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Sixth Guide would be for those little people that we call Toddlers! So these can be either easy or hard. For me as a mom of a toddler, I don’t care for so many toys. My hubby says I’m the Grinch, LOL! But most have so many toys already. I thought these options were pretty good. Like I said before Outerwear is a great gift because most don’t buy it. When i shop for little ones. I always gift a clothing item and a small toy. So that way Mommy and baby are happy. I love Melissa and Doug toys, The wood toys I think are cute for room display as well.

I really hope you ladies and gentlemen found this post helpful! I know I’m using this gift guide for my last-minute shopping! Below I’ll leave links to all the stores I found these great gifts from! Happy shopping! Till next post.

XO Lisa

Cozy – Victoria secret and Target

Fashionista –forever 21 and Kate spade

makeup- Ulta and Hello kitty

Men- Nordtrom

Teenagers- Urban and In n Out

Toddlers- target and Baby gap

Chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Hello Ladies! My first Post for December! This is my version of 25 days of Christmas,LOL! All of December I’ll have holiday post. I hope you all checked out my easy holiday makeup look! Next week I’ll be giving all the last minute shoppers a gift guide for everyone on your list! And I have some really fun chic Holiday looks coming as well! So stay tuned and give me a follow!

Today I have my very first Blog recipe. I’m planning to do more of these, So let me know if you all will like this! I love to cook and bake but I don’t really do recipes that call for so many ingredients. I’m the type that if I find a recipe I look at the ingredients, if i don’t have 90% of them I won’t make it! Most of my recipes if they aren’t family traditions, I find them always on Pinterest. This one I’m about to do is from Pinterest that I found over 4 years ago. Shout out to Barely adapted from Anna Olson food network Canada for sharing it on Pinterest!

So if you’ve ever tried a chocolate chip cookie recipe and your cookies came out looking like flat pancakes or hard as a rock. Don’t fear I got you! This cookie recipe will not disappoint. You will have Mrs. Fields looking cookies in less than 30 minutes.

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Ingredients:

3/4 c. unsalted butter softened

3/4 c. brown sugar

1/4 c. granulated sugar

1 Egg

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2 c. all purpose flour

2 tsp. cornstarch

1 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. chocolate chips ( your preference milk, dark or even peanut butter)

Directions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer or regular bowl with electric mixer, Cream together butter and sugars until fluffy and light in color. Add Egg and vanilla and blend.
  3. Mix in flour, cornstarch,baking soda and salt. blend and mix in chocolate chips.
  4. If you have a cookie scoop or tablespoon drop dough onto baking sheet. Remember to always use baking spray or what I like to use is parchment paper, way easier and less mess.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown on edges. Note the tops will not brown and no longer than 10 minutes.

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I’m telling you these will be a hit! My kids love them. I also give them out for christmas to neighbors, friends and loved ones. I did share 3 different ways you can wrap your cookies up to give them out to share! Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know if you end up baking these delicious cookies! Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend! Till next post.

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XO Lisa

All Christmas goodie bags purchased at Target and ingredients.

kitchen Aide stand mixer ( this is on sale and a great gift for that Baker in Your life)

Easy Holiday makeup look

Easy Holiday makeup look

Hello Ladies! Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We did, My mom lives up in Sacramento so we drove up there for the Thanksgiving Holiday. It was really nice and we escaped the heat here in LA. It’s always nice to see my mom. She’s been living there for 5 years so it hasn’t been easy having her away from us. Praying she comes back to LA soon.

So who is done with their Christmas shopping?! I’m not, I haven’t even put a dent in my list. But I’ll get there. I have a few fun post in the next couple weeks to get us Holiday ready! So keep a look out and subscribe to my Blog if you haven’t already! And thank you to those who already have and keep coming back every Wednesday! Big hugs to you all!

Ok so I’m going to walk you through this really easy holiday look. I’m no makeup artist and I just recently got more comfortable with eyeshadow. So this is pretty simple. Hope you ladies enjoy and recreate this look! Let’s get started!

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First I start with a clean and moisturized face. I always prime my face as well especially if I want my makeup to last. With this look I wanted a really fresh skin look. I used my Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, I really like this product. very light weight on my skin.

Second I concealed my under eye area. I’m more of a concealer person over foundation. So my concealer has to be full coverage. I’ve been using NARS matte concealer. I love the finish and the way it wears all day. I do set the areas I conceal very lightly because I do like a luminous look. Setting powder I normally use is Ben Nye banana powder.

Third I start my eyeshadow. For this look I did use the Mario Palette from Anastasia Beverly hills I know this palette is no longer available. So pretty much any neutral palette will work. For my crease I used LULA very lightly and I blended really good. I also took a little more of LULA and darkened the outer corner. For my Lid I used this Elf Cosmetics liquid eyeshadow in Rose Gold. It was my first time using this and I really liked the way it looked. I took the same brush with LULA on it and cleaned up any harsh lines on the lid and crease. That’s it so simple.

fourth was bronzer I like this one from The balm for a more natural bronzer look. I didn’t even contour for this look. just a little bronzer.

Fifth was blush My go to Blush is from colourPop cosmetics. For the price it’s my favorite blush for an everyday look. It’s the color Between the sheets.

sixth you can’t complete a holiday look without some highlight. my go to highlight is Becca Cosmetics Opal. My favorite.

Last to finish this look off. A little setting spray and topped my lips with Mac cosmetics lip liner in Cherry and ColourPop Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Arriba! I do have eyelash extensions. So I don’t wear mascara. If you don’t have extensions I would top it off with some mascara and some very natural false eyelashes.

Hope you ladies enjoyed this easy makeup look! Till next post! Have a great rest of the week and Weekend!

XO Lisa

*Since The palette I used is no longer available here is a good neatral palette to have. 

 

Dressing the “Bust”

Dressing the “Bust”

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are having a great week. Today’s blog post is kind of funny! If you see by my title, LOL! You’ve heard the term ” Dressing the bump” Well this Mama has to dress the Bust! I’ve had a bigger bust since elementary school. I haven’t been the happiest with them either. I was always very self-conscious about my bigger bust. I remember in elementary this kid started a rumor that I stuffed my bra. I’m like really. Well that was fun. I think the only time I opened my arms to my bigger bust was in high school, LOL! They were perky and cute. Well fast forward to having kids and breastfeeding both my sons. I breastfed my second till he was 2 1/2! So these Bust have been through some tough times,LOL!

Today I wanted to share some tips on what I look for when buying clothes to flatter my figure. As women I think we are so hard on our bodies. I’ve gotten a lot better on loving my body and just excepting what I was given. To be honest starting my Blog was scary because I’m not a skinny young girl anymore. I’ve had 2 kids, I’m hitting close to 40, Our bodies change as we get older. I really try to keep active. If it’s running errands, doing house work or getting in a nice workout. It’s important to me at my age to do some kind of daily activity.

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One of the hardest things when I buy clothes is the fact that my Bust are larger than my body frame. So because of that, I appear larger than what I am. I tend to always go toward the baggy top style. My guy always tells me to not buy such big tops. But like I said I’m also a little self-conscious. One thing I’ve tried to do is if the top is a more baggy fit, Just grab a cute belt like I did here. It will accentuate the waist more. So this is Tip #1. I’ve also like the style of a mesh, sheer top with a very nice bra underneath. This is more daring but will also show off just a little without being too much. I’ve linked a really cute affordable sheer top below. That is my Tip #2. Now one of the hardest fashion crisis I have faced with my Big bust is shopping for a dress. Ok so shopping for a dress can’t be a nightmare when you are larger in the Bust area and smaller on the bottom. The dress is never going to fit perfect. I remember in high school, I was lucky my Aunt made my prom dresses. Because it was always a struggle to find a more elegant dress that would fit. This past year I had a wedding to attend and I was already thinking great what can I wear. I ended up finding a really cute affordable dress at Zara. The trick is to find a dress that doesn’t have a zipper in the back. I look for a dress that I can just pull over with no zipper or buttons. I usually can go with a small in a dress like that. Because it is made a bit more relaxed fit. I did link a dress down below that is pretty much the style I would look for. I’m actually going to be ordering this for a baby shower I’m attending. It’s simple but you can make it look casual or dressy! That’s key! Well ladies that is Tip #3. I hope you liked this post. I hope it helps.

We need to love what we have and flaunt it with style! Till next post! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

XO Lisa

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