Sandals you need for Spring/Summer

Sandals you need for Spring/Summer

Hello Friends! Happy first day of spring! I hope you all are doing well. I Figured I’d keep the theme of  March for the Blog spring. So my favorite of course are shoes. So what better post but to share all my spring shoe favorites. I love me a good sandal. It can be a flat, a chunky heel, a short heel or even a sexy heel. But Let’s get real I’m a mom and I need kid friendly shoes. And I’m just all about comfort and cute.

So I’ve gathered a few different styles to share and from three of my favorite shoe places. I think these are all great prices. It’s always good to buy a good pair of neutral sandals a better quality because they will be your favorite. I’m still wearing a pair I bought 2 years ago from Aldo that I love.

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So here goes, First picks are from Steve madden, I love a slide so much so you will notice most are slides. I don’t care for a sandal that goes around the toe area unless it’s a flip-flop. Which the hubs can’t stand for me to wear, LOL! Slides are comfy and they look stylish.

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Second are from Aldo, you ladies know I love Aldo shoes. I’m never disappointed and they are pretty comfortable. They have the best styles to choose from. These were my favorite for spring. I also added a cute mule, I love me a cute spring mule.

And last but not least because these are the best for our wallets! So that means we can buy more pairs. Target, Yes ladies these are all from target. As you can see I found the most and I love all of them. I’m living for the blue slides with a chunky heel I need these ASAP! Most of these are under $30 and they are so cute. I read a few reviews on most and all great.

So ladies I’ve made it easy for you to grab those cute sandals for spring and summer so all you have to do is go grab them before it’s too late. Don’t wait for summer to snag these!

Hope you liked this post, Till next post.

XO  Lisa

Spring fashion 2019

Spring fashion 2019

Hello Ladies! So we are about one week away from Spring! Bring on the fashion, sun and allergies, LOL! I’m a spring baby so it’s my favorite besides Fall. But the allergies that come with it can be annoying. Will get through it. I want to get into spring fashion and what I like and what’s popular.

First is Neon, it was spotted on the runway and you see it on celebs. I’m loving neon so much right now. I have neon nails and I’m planning on adding some neon to my 40th b-day. I can’t wear a full on neon outfit, it’s just not me. But adding a pop of it is fun and can be done in a cool, simple, and always budget friendly way. I added some samples of cute neon find that are budget friendly and can be styled with some simple basics. Like I did here I added a neon pink blazer to give my simple outfit a pop of color. Earrings, jelly slides and crop sweater from forever 21 and snake-skin shoes from Zara.

Next is Polka dots and mixed prints. I actually love polka dots so much. From dresses to tops or rompers. You can have fun with polka dots. A fashion trend that I’m loving is mixing prints. I did try it with polka dots and leopard and I just love the way it looked together. You can even mix plaid with polka dots to be more fun or another animal print with some neon. Sharing some looks that are budget friendly and can be styled so many different ways. Leopard Top, 3 others are from Zara and last 3 are from forever 21.

One of the biggest things I noticed about 2019 spring fashion is having fun. I like fashion that’s not serious. Have fun with it, Mix match that print, add some neon, Get those neon pink nails. Add a pop of leopard for work. Have fun with it. You don’t have to break the bank to be trendy for spring. My go to stores are always Zara, H&M and forever 21 for those fun accessories.

Hope you all liked this post and have fun with spring fashion! Till next post.

XO  Lisa

Spinach salad recipe

Spinach salad recipe

Hello friends! How are you all?! I’m doing great. Still going strong on my workouts and eating better. Today actually marks a month till my 40th Birthday. So I have 30 days to get into better shape. But I’m happy and feeling good now. So that will just be a plus. So since we are on the subject of being more healthy, I wanted to share this salad recipe. My mom has been making this salad for a long time. It’s usually made for Easter Sunday and Thanksgiving. We love it. I wanted to share it with you all, since it’s easy and I’m all about easy recipes. So here it is!

First you’ll need the ingredients. I’m the type that if the ingredients is a long list, I usually don’t make it. I stick to 5-6. And this one is about that. You’ll need:

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  1. spinach you can do the bagged kind or the bundle. I prefer bagged spinach because regular bundle spinach is super dirty and that just takes more time to wash.
  2. Red onion
  3. sliced almonds
  4. bacon
  5. dressing, you can make your own or buy it. I like the one pictured.

Once you have your line up, Cook the bacon first. I think it’s easier to chop it like the way I did here. Once it’s cooked all the way remove from pan and remove the bacon oil keeping some in pan for onion and almonds.

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Second chop red onion the way I did here and add to the pan that has a bit of the bacon oil. Add the sliced almonds as well.

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Third you want to sauté the onion and almonds together until the onions are a pretty golden color. Once those are done add the bacon back into mix together.

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Fourth add dressing to your spinach and give it a mix. I like to mix it first with just the spinach before putting in the bacon, onion and almonds. Once you’ve added the bacon, onions and almonds, give it a good toss and wallah it’s all done.

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Enjoy it with a nice baked chicken breast and you have a filling and healthy dinner.

Give it a try its delicious! Hope you all enjoyed this post, Till next post.

XO  Lisa

100th Blog post

100th Blog post

Hello Ladies! Today’s post is quite special. It’s my 100th post. And for that I am truly proud of myself. About 100 post ago, I was so nervous to press publish. I didn’t think anyone would care to read or even look at my Blog. But I published it anyway, and I’m so happy I did. I’ve had so much fun writing my Blog. I’m able to use my creative side and keep up with fashion like I love. I do run into some struggles, at times I feel like I’m not doing a good job, But I stop and tell myself that I am.

Putting yourself out there in this saturated world of blogging is scary. But I’m confident in myself enough to keep going.

I love sharing with you all and coming up with new things to write about. All my post really do come from my heart. I write like I’m talking to my friends, Which you are all my friends.

I plan on keeping this up until life doesn’t allow it. But until then I will continue to bring weekly blogs and fun photos.

I want to thank My photographer Wendy for supporting my vision from the beginning! Look girl 100 post later! And to the Hubby for being the best instagram husband ever, he gets low for those photos, LOL! And to all of you for taking the time to read and message me, It means the world to me. Cheers to 100 more!

Taking you down memory lane! Till next post.

 

XO  Lisa

How I make basics look trendy

How I make basics look trendy

Hello Ladies! Hope you all are doing well. The rain finally stopped in LA for now. And we are taking full advantage of that. I’m really looking forward to spring time. Just not the allergies we all get, LOL! I’m also pumped for summer this year, I can’t wait to have some summer fun.

Today I wanted to share some fun ways I like to make basic pieces look trendy. I’m big on not buying such trendy pieces. I’ve always gravitated towards basics. I also try to find trendy pieces at budget friendly places.

I think everyone should own a few different black tops. From a regular tee to a fun crop or a sweater. Black tops can go with anything and be styled with just about anything. My favorite is the black tee. A more relaxed fit is a plus, You can tuck it in or tie it to the front or back. Or even wear a spaghetti top or dress over. It’s just a staple you need to have in your closet. In white as well. I love my tees from Zara. They are under $10 and I love how soft they feel. I usually buy about 3 at a time. As well with white. And sometimes in Pink.

To make a regular black tee trendy I would add a hat or some cool trendy earrings that will make that Tee pop. Accessories are the items I usually buy trendy. You can find a great selection at forever 21. The earrings are so good there. I love me cute trendy earrings. Add a cute scarf to your black tee and you create a whole different look. Just have fun with adding trendy pieces on a budget.

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Another look I like is a crop top. I have them in short sleeve and long sleeve. The long sleeve I like to dress it up more. I love pairing this one with a skirt or even some cute trousers. It just adds a little fun twist on the basics. I also love crop tops under overalls. It just makes the overalls looks so much more feminine.

This was short and sweet about basics. Hope you liked this post. Till next post!

XO  Lisa

My workouts and motivation

My workouts and motivation

Hello friends! Happy Valentines Day! Hope you all are well! We are doing good over here. So who still goes all out for Valentines day?! We don’t I will cook us a nice dinner and will just relax at home. But we do need to squeeze in a date night soon.

So today I wanted to talk about my workouts and what has been motivating me. I made a promise since last year that I would continue to be healthy and take care of my body. My biggest motivation is my kids. I want to be healthy for them, But also show them to be healthy for themselves. Since adding workouts and just being more aware of what I eat has really helped with my daily activities and my health. I turn 40 this year and I want to feel strong. Turning 40 isn’t scary to me, I’m proud. I also want to feel great and that motivates me to keep going.

My favorite workout is dancing. I love it so much and it actually works out your entire body with having fun. I would love to find a dance class to take a couple of times a month. But in the meantime I workout to the fitness Marshall on youtube. His videos are short and fun. Not to mention great songs. I workout to these videos 3 times a week. I put 25 minutes on my app and I get my cardio in. I do about 5 videos in a  row. I love it and you feel the burn.

My newest workout is the Sweat app. This has been so good. I started off by taking on a 12 week challenge and I’m on week 5. I remember reading by 4 weeks you will see a difference, by week 8 friends and family will and by 12 everyone will notice. Well I can honestly say I see a difference. I’m so happy with my results. I feel stronger. If you aren’t familiar with what it is. It’s also known as BBG, Bikini body guide. It’s pretty popular out there on social media and let me tell you it works. What I love about this app is that you have different categories I’m on beginners. You can work out anywhere using this app. I’m giving a short look into this app over on my instagram if you want to take a look. The exercises are not easy at first even the beginners, But 4 weeks in almost 5 I’ve seen so much improvement. I can actually get the burpees done, LOL! Those were killers to me. I still haven’t lost lbs on the scale but inches for sure. My clothes are fitting me better or even bigger. So that’s a good sign. I gave up last year on the scale. I go by more on how I feel. My legs have never been this strong in my life. I was called chicken legs in grade school, LOL! But now I have muscle! I really recommend this App if you are looking for a good workout with convenience.

Well ladies that’s my motivation to good health. Till next post!

XO  Lisa

Chit Chat with Lisa vol 1

Chit Chat with Lisa vol 1

Hello Ladies! So who in LA is a little tired of this rain?! Ok I know we need it but so many day’s just gets depressing. I think it’s going to start clearing up and Now I get to take some photos for some new content, LOL!

I wanted to start a Chit Chat post. I tried it last year and I liked just catching up and writing about what’s new in my life. So with that here’s the 1st one for 2019.

I’ve been pretty good.  Still going strong with my workouts. I will give a better update on the app I’m using next post. January is always one of those months that you feel obligated to have all this energy and drive to be the best you can. But honestly after all the holidays back to back and the end of the year madness. January is the most tired for me. I’m honestly finally recharged. I’m feeling more creative and I really want to push myself on the blog to step out of my comfort zone. Blogging isn’t easy, but I love it so much. So I continue. One day I will feel accomplished with my Blog!

Family life has been great. You know same mom stuff that goes on everyday. My older son just had his 15th birthday and that was fun. I swear ladies it goes fast. I remember just going back to work crying because I had to leave my little brand new baby. And now he’s this young adult that is just the sweetest son. We celebrated with his closest buddy’s it was really sweet. We had lunch and cake at home and went bowling. It was really cool and highly recommend Highland park bowl. If you are in LA check it out. They do cater to 21 and over more, But kids are allowed before 8pm. The boys had fun and my son was happy. We ordered his cake from my fav with a pinch of love and cake topper from my fav Auntieapple. Check them both out if you are in the LA area.

Having a teenager is not easy. I have moments where I feel like I’m failing. But we move forward and I realize it’s him growing up. The best advice I’ve been given to deal with teenagers is, talk to them like adults. They don’t want to be talked down to. They comprehend what we do and they need to be talked to like we would like to be talked to. I really try to keep that in my mind when I’m having a discussion with my teenager. And it has helped us. I’m lucky I have a good kid. I’m still learning. But everyday I definitely appreciate my mom more and more. So if you’re a mom of a teenager don’t feel like you’ve hit a wall. Communicating is the best thing. I don’t force things out of him, I allow him to feel comfortable to talk to me. I was doing the forcing thing and it wasn’t working. So just be aware and if it’s not hurting them, Allow them to come to you. Being confrontational just back fires on parents. It makes them nervous. Just a little advice of what I’ve learned.

Well that’s just a little chit-chat with Lisa! Hope you liked it , Till next post!

XO  Lisa