Thankful for my Mom

Thankful for my Mom

Hello my beautiful friends! I hope you all enjoyed my theme for October! Halloween overload, lol! So for November I wanted to dedicate to people and things I’m thankful for. I couldn’t think of a better way to start but with my Mom. She’s the person I’m most thankful for. Without my mom I wouldn’t be here. But that’s not the only reason why!

My mom is one of the nicest people you can meet. She still waves at strangers and she can make a conversation with anyone. Growing up she always put my sisters and I first. She never made time for herself and now that I’m older I wish she did. She was a single mom and made sure we had what we needed. My sisters and I have so many great memories. We never felt like we were missing anything. Her creativity still leaves me speechless.

My mom will help anyone that needs the help. Even if it’s giving someone her last $20 bill. My Mom gave me my sisters who I cherish and so happy I have them.

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Because of my mom and sisters we now have a beautiful family to make more memories with. And for that I’m forever thankful for.

Till next post!

XO Lisa

It’s Halloween time

It’s Halloween time

Hello my friends! So this is going to be short and sweet! I’ve kept my Halloween theme for the entire month of October. I seriously can’t believe October is over! We’ve had a blast this month. My kids love Halloween, so I really tried to make it feel like Halloween all month. Disneyland was a big highlight, going to Boo at the zoo was super fun. Highly recommend both for next year!

I figured a day before Halloween blog post would be tough, I mean seems like most parties were last weekend. So I thought to give you some dinner ideas if you are having people over to trick or treat!

I mean ordering pizza is always an easy way to go but if you have more time, check out my pizza recipe! It’s always a hit! Spaghetti is always a hit with a crowd and Easy! I’ll be making meatball sandwiches this year, it’s only a few of us so it will be easy and fun! Some chili beans with hot dogs is always fun too!

Even though the kids will be getting tons of candy dessert is always fun! Check out my ice cream sandwiches! I’ll be surprising Breaker and David with a chocolate cake! Like I said they take Halloween serious so why not celebrate with a cake!

Wishing everyone a fun and safe Halloween! Till next post!

XO Lisa

Back to school checklist!

Back to school checklist!

Happy Wednesday! Hope you all are having a great week so far. I know we still have another month of summer, But I always feel once the kids go back to school, Summer is over, LOL! I mean the heat lingers on until October but summer fades away. I’m looking forward to fall weather, Pumpkin spice and halloween, too soon?! But before Pumpkin spice we have to get these kiddos back to school.

So I’ve been doing this for a while, My David is entering sophomore year so I consider myself a Pro. No not really, but I’ve done first day of school enough times to know. And I’m being sarcastic, LOL! I forgot a lot of stuff when it’s the start of kindergarten. So I’m sharing a few things that might help you in the future or if you are going through this now. I found myself running around yesterday getting last minute things done because I wasn’t prepared for these very little but important steps.

Very important and also something we might not realize until we are told. I didn’t realize Breaker’s immunization card wasn’t updated, I know he was updated with all his vaccinations, but it was not recorded on his card. So the school said without that he can’t start. Thank goodness he starts next week. I called the Dr and had the card updated. So just remember and make sure the immunization cards are updated. It’s very important.

If you have a child in sports, make sure they have physicals done. Kids will not be able to practice until a complete physical is complete and if you wait till the last minute, You will be running around trying to get appointments in and proper paper work filled out. Believe me try to get the appointments done ahead of time.

Those are important because you know dealing with Dr’s offices aren’t always a fast turnaround. The rest is basically just making sure kids have proper attire for school, School supplies most schools and classes give list for what’s needed the first week of school. So I normally just buy the basics, and shop for the rest once I have the list from teachers. It saves time and money. Sometimes we buy things they don’t need.

And lastly just relax and try to breathe and enjoy the beginning of school. I’ve learned to just be understanding especially to my oldest. I know the first month of school for him is just trying to find a system that works for him. He’s pretty busy this school year. So I will just try to help when I can and make sure he’s not slacking off, But most important making sure he stays healthy physically and mentally. And for my Breaker, He’s already having a hard time understanding he will be there longer and M-F, LOL! But I know he will love it. How mom feels, TO BE Continued!

Happy first Day of school to everyone and Cheers Mamas, We made it through another summer!

XO Lisa

Happy 2nd Birthday to my Blog

Happy 2nd Birthday to my Blog

Hello my friends! How are you all doing? I hope you all are great. I seriously can’t complain. We’ve had a nice first month of summer break. The kids are so good. Besides me being in the kitchen a lot more, I think we all have a system. We’ve also been doing family night walks around the neighborhood which is great. I’m seriously in shock that we are in July already. July is special over here on the blog. I posted my very post on July 3rd. And today is my second year blog anniversary. I’m seriously so proud. I’m going to walk you down some of my blogging thoughts from the past 2 years.

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My first post I was nervous, excited and a little scared. But I was super confident I wanted to do this so that’s why I clicked post! I had so much to share, I was missing the fashion in my life and I was missing that outside contact. I had been a stay at home for 3 years when I decided to take the plunge. I talk more about why I started my Blog here.

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So fast forwarding to my one year. Now you would think I wasn’t nervous or scared, and you would think my confidence had gotten stronger. Oh no it was opposite. My confidence had dropped a little. Not with myself oh no, that I found and I won’t let that go ever! I didn’t have the confidence in the blogging world. I hadn’t seen much growth and I wasn’t enjoying it that much. I felt it was a chore rather than what I felt when I started. I hated the way I was feeling about my blog. But with the confidence I had in myself I kept on. And decided to take a different approach and just be a little more raw and share a little more of who I was. Rather than the latest outfits and what to wear. I mean don’t get me wrong it’s what I love to share but I decided to add more family and more of who I am everyday.

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And now fast forward to today I’m at my 2nd year of blogging and I’ve honestly changed my entire approach on this world of blogging. I decided to not care so much about the numbers. Because I still haven’t reached the growth I’d like. One of my vision board goals  last year was to get my first sponsored post. That hasn’t happened for me. I’ve reached out to companies and I either get a no because my follower count isn’t high enough or I just don’t get answered. But that’s ok, I tried. I don’ t let the No’s get me down. I started the blog to feel a void in my life I had missed. And it has done that for me, I’ve also got to meet some nice ladies that I would have never come in contact with if I hadn’t started the Blog. So for that I’m thankful and happy. I will continue to share from my heart and I know my time will come. Your girl has a dream to collab with a shoe company and have the Stylesencillo shoe! I mean I have goals, LOL! Again I want to thank all of you who take the time to read my post and follow my road of blogging. Even if I have only influenced one person, I can go on another year happy! Cheers to another 365 days of Stylesencillo.

Till next post!

XO  Lisa

Mom life

Mom life

Hello Ladies! How are you all doing?! Hopefully everyone is doing well. May is in full force and it’s a busy one. It’s the last month of school and the kids have a full load. A few exciting things happening in June. Breaker graduates from pre-school and my nephew graduates from high school. It’s crazy how fast it’s going. I feel like once you become a mom the years just fly by.

Talking about being a mom. I wanted to dedicate this blog post to Moms. Mother’s day is this weekend and us Moms need to celebrate us. Being a mom is the most beautiful thing and the hardest thing. And not to mention as we become mothers we also appreciate our own Moms more and more. And I find myself using a lot of what my mom told me on myself.

I’m not down with criticizing other Mother’s and I don’t think people should do that. I’m all about mom advice but only when it’s asked. Or if you’re giving it from the heart and not because you think you know better. I don’t think just because you have more kids you know more, You are just more experienced. But every child is different and only you as the mom know what’s best for your own child. My mom always taught us to never speak about others because you never know what you will face in the future. That sticks with me everyday. I don’t judge people on how they parent, because I’m still growing as a parent and my kids still need a lot of growing up to do. All  I can do is be there for them always and have supportive people around me. Not people who will judge me on my parenting.

Mom life has been challenging. But like you’ve heard before it’s the most rewarding. A mom is your safe haven no matter how old you are. When something goes wrong in my day, My mom is the first person I want to call. I think my boys feel the same way with me and that is the best feeling ever. I always tell my boys when you get older and move out what would be the one meal you want mommy to make when you come visit. I don’t know why that brings me so much joy. I love being a mom and I love being their mom.

So Cheers to all the moms, You are awesome and you are doing a great job!

Wishing my Mom, sisters, Grandma, Aunts, Cousins and friends You are all so beautiful and I love sharing that Mom life with you all.

The Day my two hearts met! And made my mommy heart that much bigger.

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XO  Lisa

Goodbye 30’s, Hello 40

Goodbye 30’s, Hello 40

Hello Ladies! How are you all doing?! I’m so ready to celebrate my Birthday. As you can tell by the title, I’m turning 40. My actual birthday is April 6. I wanted to share a little bit of what I learned in my 30’s and what I hope to achieve in my 40’s.

My 30’s taught me a lot. I actually learned a lot about myself. I really wasn’t happy with myself in my 20’s I think I tried to grow up too fast. So my 20’s were very tiring. Maybe one day I’ll write more about that. but today is about my 30’s. I was a single mom in the beginning of my 30’s. I had a 5-year-old aka David, my oldest. I was a working single mom and getting it all done. I balanced pretty well and I never felt over tired or never felt like I wanted anything different. I was content. Of course as time went on I wanted a companion. But I wasn’t pushing it or looking. In my early 30’s was when ,I met my soul mate. I honestly feel like I wouldn’t have met that special someone until I was happy with myself. I felt comfortable in my skin and I liked who I was as a person. I didn’t yet have the confidence I have today but I was on the right path. I was a mother first and always first. So I learned how to balance being a mom and making that time for my love life. We all know relationships aren’t easy but when you are happy with yourself and know what you want. It can make it easier.

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One of my biggest lessons in my 30’s was to be true to myself. It’s what I live by today. Don’t try to keep up with the anyone. God has made a path for all of us. We just need to learn how to stay in our own lane and not try to cut someone off because you think they have it better than you. Don’t ever feel like your dreams are just dreams, make them happen and don’t ever let anyone tell you, You can’t! I try not to use that word anymore. Believe me I used it a lot before. I may be turning 40 but my dreams are still young and I plan to accomplish them. I will and I can.

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Turning 40, I’m not afraid of getting older. Because I’m getting wiser, It’s not just a saying it’s the truth. I don’t know it all, But I can say I know all about myself. I’m a good mom, lover, daughter, sister and aunt. I’m not even scared of a little Botox, LOL! I feel great in my skin and I’m proud to say I’m 40! I feel like it’s a new chapter for me. It’s my time to shine! So cheers to 40! and to all my fellow SHHS sisters that turn 40 this year, Girls we are hot!

Since I love fashion I thought it would be fun to share what was popular in 1979 the year I was born! Pleated skirts, I thought that was cool being my b-day party outfit consist of pleads. I’ll share that next week. Belted jackets which I see that a lot right now. They say fashion just keeps coming back! A bow blouse, I mean one of my favorite blouses is a bow blouse! Denim overalls, do those ever go out of style?! A tube top, Everyone loves a good tube top! 1979 fashion was cool! Thanks Mom for giving Birth to me! So I can say I was born in the 70’s! I mean it sounds so much cooler! Till next post!

XO  Lisa

My go to Green Smoothie recipe

My go to Green Smoothie recipe

Hello Ladies! So how is 2019 treating you so far?! I think we should all be given some time before we start all that fresh year business, LOL! After the end of the year madness with holidays back to back its exhausting! So if you haven’t started that new diet or added that workout to your day, Don’t feel bad you have time to start! And don’t be so hard on yourself! Take your time and ease into it. Because it should be a life style not a quick fix.

So Today I wanted to share my go to green smoothie recipe and let you all in on a challenge I’ll be starting on Monday.

This smoothie is super good and super easy. I also like to drink it when my iron is low. I have very low iron so it does help when I’m feeling it more. I also love to make it when I’m in a rush and I need to have something that will be nutritious and keep me fueled. Also a great after workout smoothie!

1 cup of Almond milk or milk of your choice

1 cup of fresh spinach

1/2 cup of crushed ice

1/2 banana

1/4 cup of pecans or nuts of choice

Blend all of this together, the crushed ice will give it that fun shake like consistency, So good! Put it in a glass or to go cup if you are on the go and enjoy this delicious healthy smoothie! Thanks to my sister for sharing this recipe. And now I get to share it with you all. Enjoy!

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So now on to the Challenge. It’s a 12 week challenge with the sweat App also know as BBG. I’ve seen so many women do this work out and I see the amazing results. I love any workouts you can do from home! And this app is just that. They have so many different type of workouts for everyone. I’ll be keeping you all updated on my progress but would be so cool to all do this together. So join me if you are looking for a fun way to start that fitness journey! Keep up with me on Instagram!

 I hope you all liked this post and I hope to see you all enjoying that smoothie and hopefully joining me on that challenge. Starts January 14! Let’s go.

XO  Lisa