Self care during COVID

Self care during COVID

Hello friends! Hope you all are doing great! I’m sure at this point we are all feeling some type of way. The news this week really got to me. From the closures again, to the schools not opening this fall, it’s all too much. We usually sign off on the news over the weekend because it’s just overwhelming. I can’t even come up with words on how I feel about the kids not being able to start school normal. I feel so bad for my oldest. It’s his junior year and he has so much to look forward to. My little one I feel so bad that he’s not getting his experience as he should for his first years. But that’s another blog post.

Today it’s all about self-care and how I feel it’s so important ,even more so right now. I’ve always been big on self-care! From my workouts, to going to my Zumba classes, getting my nails done, giving myself a day to pamper my face with face mask and just relax. Well ya a lot has changed since early March and self-care is a lot different, but a must!

Self-care Covid style! I’m still getting my workouts in, it heals my mind and body! Luckily my Zumba coach does live workouts online, who I’m Forever great full for. I love Zumba! I give myself a day to pamper my face! I take a very long shower, give myself a nice exfoliating face scrub, and just nourish my face. I love summer Friday’s products a lot for my self-care days! They have everything you need! I also don’t feel bad for relaxing. In the beginning I felt like I had to be doing something all day! Now if I’m done with things around the house, I sit down and enjoy a show.

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Around the house! I’ve made my home more cozy, being home it gave me the opportunity to spruce it up! I finally have plants in my house, this has been something I’ve been wanting to do for a while. And plus they aren’t dying. I make sure I do a deep house cleaning every Monday! So that the week doesn’t seem crazy. It helps doing this Monday so the rest of the week I just pick up the normal day stuff. It helps me a lot. I leave weekends to do family stuff around the house. I don’t like heavy cleaning on weekends. I also started my garden finally! I’ve been talking about it for a bit. I’m starting slow and will work our way up. This has been so therapeutic to me. It also gives us family time outside while we water and just admire what’s growing! Being home is not ideal 24/7 but it’s safe. Finding what works for you helps! Keep a positive flow around the house and it doesn’t feel so bad. Taking care of yourself is so important at this time. Keeping positive is so important.

Sending everyone some positive vibes! Till next post!

XO Lisa

My Breast reduction journey:Part two

My Breast reduction journey:Part two

 Hello friends! I hope you all are doing well. I know right now our World is changing. I really pray and hope for the best. I’m just going to say this and speaking as a mom. Be kind to everyone. My mom taught my sisters and I to be kind no matter what. I never saw her treat anyone different because of where they came from. So that’s what I want to teach my boys. 

So if you haven’t read my part one, go now! So let’s get started with Part two. Since I’m going to only do three parts, I’ll do this one in 3 parts.

Pre-op: If you are all caught up with part one, you know I left off with scheduling my surgery. We picked June 2,2020. It’s now time to get ready. With Covid very much in our world things are a little different. Not only did I need the regular routine blood work, I had to have a Covid test 5 days before surgery. So being I had about a week and a half to prep I made sure I got all of it done. I also made sure the boys were good and my house was clean. The hubby is still working from home so this was a lot easier to plan. One last Dr visit and it’s go time!

Surgery day: It’s June 2 and it’s time. I wanted my mom to pick me up and take me, since we’ve been quarantined, I hadn’t spent time with my mom. So the drive to the surgery center was very important it be her. Obviously with Covid around no one can go in the center with you. Didn’t bother me much, But my mom cried when she dropped me off. I’m like Mom it’s elective i’m fine. Prepping is started right away, Dr B makes his marks on my chest and it’s time! Totally not nervous at all. I get more nervous for after. Going In I was pretty cool. I remember them wheeling me in transferring me to the surgery table and that’s it!

Post-op: Waking up in recovery! Wow i’m done, a long time dream is finally complete. All I can think of was going home and seeing my boys. Post surgery is always the hardest. First day home I’m still out of it, throwing up from Anesthesia and just sore very sore. Second day was tough I’m still not wanting to eat but trying to so I can take my pain pills, which were making me feel so nauseous. My throat hurting from all the tubes and the length of surgery, My surgery was 4 hours. Trying to cough but scared because of the pain, You know the fun stuff. Third day and I feel horrible! Realizing the pain pills were making me feel worse because of the nausea. It’s Thursday, Surgery was Tuesday and I decide to stop taking pain pills. Friday morning I wake up like wow, I feel better. I mean the pain is there but totally bearable. Taking it easy the next few days and finally able to eat something. As you can see by my photos how my appetite got better as days went by. I was told by my Dr to eat pineapple to help the bruising. So you better believe I had pineapple juice, pineapple slices with every meal.

Overall I was expecting much more pain, I mean I was in pain but I’m thankful I’m having a nice smooth recovery. I’m writing this and it’s been one week and 2 days from surgery and I feel great. Of course a lot more recovery on the bust, but I’m able to shower normal and I can finally comb my hair. That was tough not being able to do that. All boys in my house and not one knew how to put a scrunchie on my hair! I had to call on my mama she came to save the day! I’m slowly getting into my groove again. Taking it easy and just can’t wait to see what 6 weeks recovery will look like. Not gonna lie my boobies scare me right now with all the sutures and the way they were cut they look a little scary. But I knew the scaring would be pretty intense. I’m ok with that. I’ll be back with Part 3 to share more of my recovery and just how I feel overall about my decision!

Thank you for following along!

XO  Lisa

Staying positive

Staying positive

Hello my friends! I’ve missed writing on the blog! I decided to hold off on post until I felt compelled to write. And I felt like writing! I hope you all are hanging in there!No matter what your situation is, We are all feeling this.

Today I wanted to talk to the moms at home. Only because that’s my situation. This week is the 7th week of the kids being home from school and us moms having to take on yet another roll. I say that because we already have a full load. We keep the house clean, we cook for the family, we do laundry for the family, we have to do the crazy shopping right now, btw is a chore these days. And now we must make sure the kids are getting their education. I’m so so in Awe of what our teachers do for our kids. Being home having to make sure they are doing their work hasn’t been easy. I’m not about sugar coating this situation acting like I have it all together. Because truthfully I don’t. I’m not forcing more on my kids besides what they have to do. I’m not even trying to get them to do a full day of studies. Honestly I’m lucky my little one who’s in kindergarten last an hour. Thankfully I think his teacher realizes this and assigns the perfect amount. My high schooler I feel he should work on his is own. Besides me sounding like a broken record asking him did you log on yet?! I told him if he chooses not to log on he’s only hurting himself! I thankfully have a good kid and so far is doing what he needs to. Screen time yes I let it go on for way too long ,but to be honest all of us adults are probably on ours more too. I just make sure they are learning something descent on those iPads and lap tops!

And for me I sometimes get angry and say when do I have time! I find myself in a bad mood because I can’t get that workout in earlier because I have to help with school work or I can’t sit and watch a show on my own because the house is full! All the things I was enjoying when everyone was at school and work. But I really try to stop myself from getting upset and say they are all feeling it in their own way. My oldest misses his friends so much and going to school, my little one cried saying he misses kindergarten and playing in the classroom, the hubby feels he has to be working 24/7 he misses being able to shut down at 6! So they all are feeling it. I just tell myself stay positive and just enjoy them being home.

So stay strong, stay home and stay safe! Till next post with lots of prayers and hugs!

XO Lisa

Biker shorts but make it fashion

Biker shorts but make it fashion

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is staying safe and at home. Bless those that have to go to work during this time and all the essential workers. I pray for them daily. I’m praying so hard for better days. Believe me I even feel weird putting out blog post with the title I have today. I promise I’m not being insensitive. Writing and being creative is how I cope with anxiety. I’ve been having it really bad. I’m the designated person that goes out to get supplies and I get the worst anxiety every time I have to go out. So staying focused and creative on my blog helps me. Even Breaker helps me out! Check out my video on Instagram he’s the one tossing me the accessories, Lol!

So today I thought why not share some of my Pinterest finds for some biker shorts fashion! I’m trying to really get out of my sweats everyday. I mean they are so comfy but I also feel better when I get somewhat dressed and put a little makeup on! I even put earrings on everyday because it makes me happy. And what better way to look cute but stay comfy are biker shorts! I love me a comfy pair and it reminds me I have legs! Take a look at my Pinterest INSPO and check out my video on Instagram for some more inspo follow me @stylesencillo!

keeping it simple just the way I like! Please stay safe out there! Things will get better!

XO Lisa

My spring zara wish list

My spring zara wish list

Hello my beauties! March has started and what does that mean?! Spring is near! So much is beautiful about spring! The weather, the fact that it’s closer to summer. We get longer days, and not to mention we get to show some skin! I’m excited for some spring fashion. The only thing I don’t look forward to is allergies, lol! But hey I’m all good with it!

Spring fashion is just as fun as fall fashion just a little opposite. Instead of adding the jeans we add the jean shorts with blazers! I love love that look, or even a dress with a blazer. What’s the best is adding some color. Pastels are beautiful to add to your spring outfits! Nights are still chilly so adding a cute sweater or some booties can still be ok for spring. I think a white bootie will be great! I’m on the hunt for some!

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But for today I rounded up my wish list from Zara, gives you an idea of great pieces to add to your wardrobe that are so versatile. I picked up the clear mules and they are going to be my go to for spring and summer. They are also very comfy. A white button up is a must for everyone’s closet. Wide leg pants are so fun for spring! Add a tank or a tee knotted, you have one cute outfit! Pretty much my wish List all from Zara! Have fun shopping! And don’t forget to turn your clocks this weekend, hello longer days, oh how I’ve missed you! Till next post!

XO Lisa

What I love about Disneyland

What I love about Disneyland

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!

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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!

XO Lisa

Product love

Product love

Hello friends! Hope you all had a great weekend and a wonderful Valentine’s Day! We actually asked the boys what they wanted and they picked shake shack, and that was perfect! I love that place. So our valentines was a family night out. This month I wanted to stick to things I love! So to continue with that I wanted to share the products and items I’m loving right now. Most I’ve been using for a long time.

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First is for sure skin care favorites! I finally have a skin regimen that I see my skin loves. I also think washing your face every night and using an spf is important. I’ve talked about summer Fridays before and I’m talking about them now! They just came out with a gel cleanser. I’ve always been more sensitive to face washes. So when I heard they were coming out with a gel cleanser,I had to have it. I’ve only been using it for a little over a week now. And my first impression is it’s not drying. The worst is when you use a face wash and your face feels instantly dry. Not this one, it cleanses really well and so far so good. My absolute favorite is the pumpkin over time mask. This I use about 2 times a week. I’ve been using the cc me serum as well and I like it, haven’t seen much of a difference in my dark spots beside them not getting darker. I have noticed my pores are less noticeable which is a plus! I do love the jet lag mask, it became my night cream and under eye cream and it’s great! If you have all of these I promise your skin will love you.

Accessories! I love some Accessories, at the moment I’m all about a gold loop. And I actually love the packs from H&M,they are so fun and they don’t hurt my ears. I’m also loving headbands right now, but I don’t like when they are tight and uncomfortable, the ones from HM are so cute, inexpensive and they don’t hurt. Check them out!

Vitamins!! I’m about to turn 41 soon and I started taking a multi vitamin. I’m loving these and the hubby even takes the one for men! Check them out!

Lastly would be my favorite nail polish that I take every time I get a pedicure. I normally just get white on my toes, I know kinda boring but it just looks good with everything! This one is my absolute favorite and last a long time. During winter I can get away with a pedi once a month. Try it!

So that’s it, my product love post! Let me know if you’ve tried any. Hope you liked this post, till next time!

XO Lisa

Valentine’s pop of pink

Valentine’s pop of pink

Happy Wednesday my friends! Hope you all are having a wonderful week. I’m doing well, we had a nice family getaway to Big Bear this past weekend. Really no snow, but we got lucky on the day we left. It snowed very lightly so Breaker got to see that for the first time. He thought the snow at Disneyland was real so him seeing real snow made my heart smile.

Talking about hearts! Who is ready for Valentine’s Day?! Do you make a big day of it, do you keep it casual, fancy or is it a stay in cozy kinda night? We wanted to go out since it’s on a Friday, but we are kinda pooped from big bear and getting back to weekday life. So we are leaving plans in the air. I’m cool with ordering in with a drink or two. But getting dressed up is so fun!

Talking dressing up, if you have plans set in stone! Do you have your outfit picked? Well if not I’ve put together some INSPO for you! I love a pop of pink for Valentine’s Day! Most go with red, which is beautiful. But pink is so girly!  You can even mix both and that looks so chic! If I was going out I’d wear some leather faux pants, a bodysuit and with a pop of pink on my feet! Edgy with a little girly twist! But check out what I found and hopefully you can get some INSPO for your sweetheart night! Hope you all have a beautiful Valentine’s Day! Till next post!

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XO Lisa

My sweet boy is 16

My sweet boy is 16

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!

XO Lisa

No rules to Goals

No rules to Goals

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.

XO Lisa