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

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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Amazon what?! My random finds.

Amazon what?! My random finds.

Happy Wednesday and Inauguration Day! Hope you all are well! Hope you all are staying safe and I really hope your mind is staying positive! I can’t stress how important staying positive is. Too much negativity in the world.

Ok so today I thought it would be fun to share all my random Amazon finds! I mean some aren’t random but I’d say my Amazon favorites list is pretty random! I think everyone can agree they’ve been online ordering a lot more these last 10 months! I mean it makes me happy. And not to mention I really need this stuff, wink! I’ll be sharing my favorites list below so you can shop my list! Thought that would be easier then tagging everything. I only listed my absolute favorites. Because not all my Amazon purchases have been a hit!

On my list you will find some kids school stuff that have helped us with school at home so if you are a parent with kids home schooling you’ll find some fun stuff there. One of my favorites I posted are the sea grass baskets that come in a set of 3 different sizes. I use those to store my boys Xbox! It hold the counsel, done games and cords in all 3! Seriously my favorite purchase. Another one of my absolute favorites was my steamer purchase. I was skeptical but it works great! With covid I like to steam my floors once a week! It also has attachments that you can steam the grout on your floors(it works!) and I use it to steam my clothes. All in all great steamer. Another great find was my water kettle. I have tee every morning and night so this is so so convenient! Great purchase. Everything else I love as well! Check my list out random but a little bit of everything!

Well that’s the end of my random Amazon purchases! Till next post!

XO Lisa

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Let me reintroduce myself

Let me reintroduce myself

Hello friends! Happy new year! I really want to wish you all a beautiful healthy start to 2021. I’m sure this wasn’t an easy year to start, but nonetheless I think we all need to stay positive!

With that I wanted to start the year on a positive note over here on the Blog! And I’ve noticed I have a few more blog followers, so welcome and I hope you find my Blog a happy fun place to stop! So with that I wanted to reintroduce myself!

My name is Lisa, I am a fiancé to Carlos. I’m a mother of 2 boys David 16 almost 17 and Breaker 7. They are my heart and soul. I am a stay at home mom, but to be honest I hate that label. I’ve never liked it. I’m almost embarrassed to say it at times. I feel like a better name should be given to women who stay home with their children. Because we are definitely not just staying home. I know now that a “stay at home mom” is just as busy as someone who works but I’ll leave that for another Blog post. I was in healthcare for 16 years when I had my youngest, so I decided to stay home with him. My plan was to start part time once he was in school full time. Part time because I want to be the one to pick my kids up. Especially my highschool son! It’s important I’m there for him. Well my plan didn’t go that well. But before that I decided to start Blogging to keep my brain stimulated and to not lose who I am at home. I’ve been blogging for 3 1/2 years now, I wish I can put more effort into my blog. I really hope I can this year. This pandemic hit me where it left me really thinking about what I want to do. I still don’t know,lol! But what I do know is I want to continue blogging. I swear I feel something in the universe wants me to continue.

That’s pretty much about 1/4 of who I am. And all I’ll share right now. I plan to use my Blog as a positive fun space for anyone. I don’t want to be so serious. Life has been so crazy for all, we all need an outlet! In the beginning of the pandemic I felt insensitive to continue blogging about stuff I liked, fashion, beauty, mom hacks etc. but after almost a year of this, I need to keep on blogging. I like to escape to blogs, Pinterest, or a fun story everyday, just to remind myself that life will go on. I have some blog post planned and I really hope you come to visit! Till next post! Stay healthy.

XO Lisa


Goodbye 2020

Goodbye 2020

Hello friends! I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy. Over at the Stylesencillo headquarters AKA my house, lol! We are doing good. My kids are doing well and the hubby is staying safe, but back at work. I’m just trying to keep sane by the repetitive lifestyle we all live now. I’m trying to focus on the kids and add a little self care once a week for myself.

This year has been tough, I pray for the ones that have lost loved ones, lost jobs and having hardships. I pray next year will be brighter for all. Which is why I want to say goodbye to 2020!

I can honestly say this year has had ups and downs. I think we all can say we have grown. I know I have, I’ve come to appreciate everything I have. I learned to be happy with what I have and be thankful. No more wishing to have someone else’s life or wishing I did something different, or wishing to be somewhere else. I always say if you wish you did something different you might not have the loved ones you have now. Spending all this time at home reminded me that as long as I have my loved ones I’m happy. We made a lot of memories this year with us 4. We will always remember 2020.

It’s funny because I really thought 2020 was going to be my year for my blog. I wanted to grow and just step outside of my comfort zone. I think we all had high expectations for 2020. I’m really hoping 2021 will be brighter for everyone. It will take some time for some to get back to a place of comfort ,but I know it will happen.

As 2021 approaches I wish everyone nothing but the best. I hope for everyone to appreciate everything they have and to continue to slow down and appreciate family and the time with family. That one thing we all need to bring with us to 2021. Life is short and we need to make happy memories, we need to be present with our lives. No more wishing for what they should have done and wish for something you can do. Move forward not back.

Before I say goodbye to 2020 I want to say a goodbye to my beautiful friend Salena who we lost this year. Your bright smile and beautiful laugh will always be in my mind. I thank you for coming into my life and being such a great friend. I’m so happy to have had time with you. I will forever think of you as the clock strikes 11:11. Love you Sal.


Wishing you all a beautiful Holiday, stay safe and remember to be present. Till next post!

XO Lisa

Hello 2020

Hello 2020

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!

XO Lisa

A decade to remember

A decade to remember

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!

XO Lisa

Cookies and cocktails Halloween style

Cookies and cocktails Halloween style

Hello friends! Happy October! If you don’t know already, I absolutely love this month! I feel like it’s a fun month for creativity. Whether it’s making your costumes, making party treats or just good old home decorations. It’s just such a fun month! Not to mention my kids love Halloween! Yesterday morning when I turned on nick Jr for Breaker he was ecstatic that the logo was Halloween style, lol! Running around the house saying it’s October 1st I’m so excited for Halloween.

So with that said , I’m dedicating this month to Halloween on the blog! Each week I’ll have a new Halloween themed blog up! This week I’m starting with a simple table set up for a Halloween themed cookies and cocktails! I love a theme!

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The table I kept simple! Fresh flowers are always a must. I kept it skeleton theme. And I liked the idea of cookies and cocktails. Of course you can have a food spread, a charcuterie board is always perfect! You can even ask each guest to bring cookies, to make it more fun. Halloween themed of course! And don’t forget the cocktails. I’d keep it simple maybe some champagne or a simple not so sweet cocktail. Sangria is always fun! I purchased the cool skeleton straws at party city, I thought they were a cool touch.

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The cookies I mean are you dead from how cute they are! These are so cute and just add such a perfect touch for the theme! These are from , With a pinch of love! She makes the cutest cookies and treats. And can match any theme you’d like! I’d say the perfect part of a Halloween party! Even for classes or co-workers! I’ll leave her info below! Order early, and head over to my Instagram for her cute treat bags she makes!

Invite your favorite girl pals over and to set the mood of Halloween, set a theme to dress code. You can do pajama party, black and white! You can have each girl make a Halloween inspired headband and maybe have a contest on best headband! Or make it chic and have it cocktail dress attire!

Hope you liked this simple table set up! Till next spooky post!

XO Lisa

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