7/21/2017

H&M Sale

Happy Friday!!
Hope you are all having a great morning so far!
While everyone is off at the Nordstrom Sale I have a few items to share with you about another sale.
I will have a post about some of the Nordstrom items that I do recommend buying but I don't want to take too much time since most of those items are off the budget I have told myself I want to stay in.

Now to the H&M sale!!
I have linked up a few items I love and have in my cart!





Let me know what you think of this lookbook or if you prefer the graph better!
I will be checking out my local H&M tomorrow so make sure you have your notifications set on Instagram!

Enjoy your Friday!

7/18/2017

5 Summer Hairstyles

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Blouse/ Shorts/ Shoes / Bag

 If you have long thick hair like I do, you probably spend your summer in ponytails or anything that involves having your hair up and out of your face.
So I round it up some styles that I'm loving that are quick and easy.

To all of these you can add cute hair accessories like these and the summer earrings everyone is rocking. I'm usually wearing these almost every days.

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1. Love how easy this one is, and the fact that it's not a regular bun.


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2. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I love this one. I would never have tried something like this, but I will definitely add it to my list this week.

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3.The braided bun I have done more times than I can count and I'm willing to admit.
Easy peasy and on the plus side, you always look put together.
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4. The good old sock bun never goes out of fashion and now you can add a beautiful handkerchief and rock it.

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5.Lastly, because I can't be a hair post without my girl, Abby, and this one is a one- in- four post. She has included 4 braid tutorials in one. I love a good braid as it keeps the hair away from my face and off my neck! 



What hairstyles do you wear over the summer?


Tools for Summer Saving on Everything!






It's obvious I love shopping, but more than that, I love myself a good deal.
No matter what I'm buying I search and search whether online or in store I make sure I'm getting the best bang for my buck.


This spring we had our patio refinished and added a roof to our pergola and made it summer ready by adding a fan, TV and lights.

 In our efforts to complete it and still be under budget we reached out to Jet and were surprised by everything we found. Now our patio is not quite finished but I got to say I'm loving it thus far.

When I went to their website I was ready to get everything, including food, toiletries, and makeup, guys, makeup at a really great price but I honestly did my happy dance when I found....

These beauties....



If you follow us on Instagram, you have probably seen Bella swinging her afternoons away in this gorgeous swing we got in Guatemala, so when I saw the swings above I knew we had to have them.


Sent them to the hubby and he approved and to the cart the went. Shipping is free over $35 and we received out items in less that the stated time.






Now, being completely honest I have seen these before on various websites but I was happy to find them under $50. I was even able to purchase a few makeup products that I was needing for the hot summer days all less than $100.



Now I'm off to shop for frames, pillows and even a side table.

But if you want to join the fun and check out all that Jet has to offer, be sure to click the link below and use code SAVE15 to have extra savings.

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7/07/2017

Purse Emergency Kit




Lately, I've been talking about what I  carry in my Mom Tote and how it makes our lives easier and today I want to share what I carry in my emergency kit bag.

I know what you are thinking,  another bag?! But having these really saves my sanity and as soon as you see what this one include you are going to have to agree.

So now, where do I carry this bag?
I put his bag in all my purses. Is an easy switch. Instead of transferring item per item I have it all together and is a quick switch. Remember I'm almost always in a rush!

Wipes / Undies / Hair ties / Mascara / Panty Liners / Lotion/ Similar- Bag



Now let's get to the good stuff. What does this bag have?

1. Extra undies and panty liners: We all need this, no matter how old you are. Accidents can happen and our monthly visitor can come and surprise any of us, so being prepared is always good.

2. Sweet Spot Wipes: Like I said, accidents can happen and this helps, and smell amazing. Honestly, even if you know exactly when your monthly visitor will come the heat, gym or with every day mom craziness you will use these up and fast. You can find these at your local Walmart or order them online. Sweet Spot also offers a body wash that's sulfate free and leaves you whole body smelling great!

3. Hair ties, earrings, and bobby pins: Basically every small item a girl needs. I have a lot of hair and not all hair ties work but these hold my hair whether dry or wet. Earrings are a must for me all day every day, and these match with your accessories and are cheap. I'm always in need of any of theses at any time of the day.

4. Lotion and sanitizer: Really any brand but I always have one on hand same as the sanitizer.

5.Mascara: Because I can be without makeup all day long but not without mascara.  I have two that I can't
live without. I use the Loreal for every day use and the Too Faced for nights. I love that both give me exactly what I need.

What are must haves on your emergency list?


6/30/2017

Houston Zoo Fun!!


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                     I received product from Chicco, Wonder Well and Evian, which are shared in this post. 
                                   As always all thoughts and opinions shared are 100% my own.


This year, for the second year in a row, we made it our mission to buy the Zoo membership and get the most use out of it. Bella is a total animal lover.

Girl friend is afraid of frogs but elephants, tigers ad every big animal you can think she could really care less. She wants to pet them and can stare at them all day long.

So one Saturday out of the month we take our little crew to enjoy a zoo day.
We leave the house early, 7-8, and head to downtown Houston.  We get to enjoy some breakfast on the way and walk it out (lol) through the zoo. 




Sometimes with kids trips are very unpredictable and as fun as they may be it can do downhill pretty fast.

I've put together a list of tips that have worked for us and we hope they work for you too. 
I feel I should write the little notice you get when doing an exercises video, you know the one that reminds you to contact your doctor, well yeah I don't know about your toddler but mine is as hard as the next INSANITY video when she is upset.

5 Tips to make a Zoo (or any park) fun and easy for the whole family.




1. Take it slow:  We do the zoo by sections, our zoo is so big that's the only way to see it all comfortably. The first few times we went and attempted to do the entire zoo let's just say we left there all grumpy and tired. Also our zoo has a splash pad so whenever we do the petting zoo we always finish at the splash pad.

2. Bring Food: I mentioned this a few post ago, but we need food AT ALL TIMES. Snacks, nothing big but have them prepared in zip lock bags. This helps calm a melt-down in 0.3 seconds.




3. Have Refreshments: I know as a parent we always have this on hand, but we tried Wonder Well Water and Bella slurps it down in seconds. I has a dash of fruit flavor but with no added sugars. It literaly makes them think that they are having juice with out the total sugar rush.
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4. Have a comfortable ride: We take our stroller and cannot imagine doing the zoo with out it.  We have the Chicco Viaro and use it daily whether for special trips or running around in the neighborhood. Is high enough to allow her to see the animals, comfortable enough to let her fall asleep when she is worn out and it has not one but two drink holders... And yes she uses both of them. Sometimes for her drinks and another times for her feet. #toddlerlife.


5. Have the right products: Very vague I know but I'll list a few of the products we take and cant go without.

- Evian Facial Spray: Yes, is just what you think and let me tell you your body will thank you! Special if you live in the south.
- Sunscreen: I've told you about this before and I'll say it again. We trust this sunscreen so much
- Bug Spray: As clean as any zoo may be there is always water and that water brings mosquitoes and many many more bugs so this is very very important.
- KLEENEX and Wipes: Who are we kidding.





How do you make your family trips easier for the whole family?

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