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April 25, 2018

The Perfect Little White Dress

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Hey Dolls!!

Every week we patiently, and sometimes not so patiently, wait for the weekend. The time we dedicate to our loved one and everything and everyone we neglected since Monday’s alarm went off.  As much as I have tried not to live for the weekend, I must say it’s pretty hard and the saddest thing is that most of the time it flies by!

little girl, smiling

Skirt

Now, every once in a while we get one of those magical weekends and last weekend was one of them. I think we just get to a stage in life that we just enjoy the little things so much more. When we are younger we tend to always be in a rush and the fastest we can go the better. Which always leaves us missing all of life’s beauty! And then we get that spark, that reminds us to stop and look around and just enjoy this season! This moment just as it is! The last-minute unplanned trip will just give you a new perspective on your day!

This weekend we woke up late, I got a much-needed pedicure and manicure and the rest was spent as a family, you know just the best kind of fun!

We made a quick and definitely unplanned trip down to the coast and back on the same day, an outdoor mall with the grandparents and a very late dinner. We finished our weekend off with a lot of God and even a Sunday afternoon nap! Just the sweetest time!

On Sunday I finally got to wear this dress that has been sitting in my closet for the last 3 weeks, and guess what? I loved it even more on!

 

It’s such a perfect dress for spring and even summer. For cooler mornings and evening, you can add a sweater or a jean jacket and still look amazing! Best this is under $25! Yes under $25 !

Dress/ Shoes (wait for a deal or check these out)

Tip: For shoes, I have been going to JCPenny more since they have a lot of sales and $10 off $15 purchase.

Hope you love it as much as I do and be on the look it for more big savings on Spring and Summer outfits!

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February 6, 2018

6 of My All Time Favorite Bloggers

favorite bloggers, lifestyle bloggers, mama bloggers

Happy Tuesday Guys!

A few years ago I discovered this whole blogging world and immediately fell in love! That was before Instagram was ever a thing and a blog post was all there was! So today I want to share those moms that started it all, the ones that introduced me to this world and the blogs I still stalk!

Let’s start from the beginning, from my first ever blogger!

Becky of From Mrs to Mama

Becky no longer blogs but I used to read her blog daily! Her blog was a little bit of everything and I love reading it all. You can read a few of her posts here! Every once in a while I like to go back and read a few of her post. I love the way she writes and paints a perfect picture of what she was trying to say!

Amber of The Massey Spot

Amber still blogs and I still visit her blog often! She changed the name of her blog but her blog is still the same and oh so good! She was pregnant with her twins when I started following her and now she has 2 more sweeties! Her blog is my goal!

 

Veronika of Veronika is Blushing

Veronika has been one of my favorite fashion bloggers since day one! Before I knew there was such a term as fashion bloggers! Her outfits inspired me and made me see the possibilities of new outfits within what I already had!

 

Jessica of Garvin and Co

Jessica was and still is one of my favorite bloggers! I love her blog, her style and I’m usually looking to her for inspiration, great stories and amazing clothes for my little one!

 

Kate of Small Things Blog

Kate is the sweetest person and one of the most inspiring girls ever! She blogs about makeup, hair and even fashion! I remember watching her videos over and over again as I tried to copy the hair tutorial.

Last but not least Heidi of As the Foreste Grows

Heidi no longer blogs, but her Instagram is great! Her blog was also a must read daily for me!

 

Go give them follow them and let me know your favorite bloggers! I love finding new friends to follow!

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January 30, 2018

Raw Mama Moments!

Hey Gals!

Welcome to our new blog series, Raw Mama Moments!

A few months ago I found myself in the middle of the terrible twos and without a clue of what to do. After talking it over with a fellow mama friend, we decided to come up with this series where we throw the mama shame out the window. Lately, our world has been full of judgment and our goal is to stop it here! We all have bad days, and talking about them doesn’t make us bad moms, on the contrary, what we learn on the bad days can help other moms who are going through the same thing.

My Side

Motherhood is the best gift and I’m in love with this stage of life, some parts are better than others just like some are easier or harder. So, here we are. Feel free to join us over on Instagram and share your thoughts on each month subject and what you are going through! And of course, check out all the other super mamas in this series!

I honestly want to share about our little tantrum diva, and her need to have a tantrum when we are taking pictures and then today happened!! Today, Bella had two tantrums which are 2 more than what I needed. She refused to listen and went on her way ignoring all my request!

This always leads me to raise my voice and every once in a while become the annoying mom that spanks! (sorry not sorry) I won’t go on into the spanking subject but it is one of the ways we discipline in our home.

We honestly try a few other routes before we put her in timeout or spank but girlfriend sometimes will not listen to warnings. One thing that’s very important to us, is that we never, never call her any names or put controlling words in our mouth! Controlling words to us are words that will tie her down. We believe the tongue has such great power so we refuse to tell her things like

“you never listen”

“you always misbehave”

“you are being bad”

We cut those out and it’s probably the only tip you’ll find in this post. :))

Now, as smart and witty as our kids are we have to remember they are just that, kids.

On a car ride a few days ago Bella was trying to tell us a story and all the sudden she sighs after trying several times to use a word to explain her feelings. I have kept that image in my head and I try my best to remember that when the tantrum hits. My daughter is a great girl, well behaved and smart as can be but she is a toddler. A toddler that has more words that most kids her age but none the less a pretty little girl who is not yet 3. Who sometimes cannot find the words to express her anger or the way she feels.

Is in no way or form an excuse to let her have as many tantrums as wants to have but it helps me keep it balanced and be a little more understanding and I hope it does for you too. I hope you can take a little of this and enjoy a few of the other mom blogs!

Michelle Olthuis

Amanda Cruz

Christie Bienemann 

 

 

 

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January 18, 2018

Life update!

Hey, guys happy Thursday!

Hope you all had a great week and cheers to Friday eves!! This week was a very short week for us as we were closed for two days in the week. Houston was frozen. Literally. A cold front took us on a wild ride freezing our roads and water pipes. Thankfully our home did not have any damage and we are safe.

Now to talk about something else than the weather.

Valentine’s day

I’m working on a few tutorials I can’t wait to share them with you.

Oils

starting next week I will be posting more about my love for oils! How they are changing our daily life and how they can change yours too! Stick tuned.

New Series

Super excited about this! We are starting a new series with a few friends and I can’t wait to share it. We will be talking about our precious little ones. The ones that made us moms and the ones that bring the gray hairs too.

 

Laundry room update

ugh.. It hasn’t happened! We bought a few baskets and some must haves but that it is.

 

 

That aside this weekend we are celebrating our 9 years, so all is well with the world!!

How was your week?!

 

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January 3, 2018

There is a Place

There is a place where fear has to face the God I know!

I heard this song this morning and it was just what my heart needed.  I’ve talked about this on here before but if you are new you can read more about it here. My heart has been a little fearful this past year.

Last year I lost a baby so close to me, a baby in our home daycare and it literally broke me to pieces. I have never imagined going through something like this and as much as I don’t want it to affect me I have days where it hurts too much. Where I can’t even think!

I have given that burden to God, but I would be lying if I said that I have never relived that call. Relived that moment! Relived my first the panic I felt, relived the moment where I felt there wasn’t enough air in the car for me to possibly breath in. Everything hurt, everything shattered at that exact moment!

This New Years Eve came but I came with a freedom I had not experienced in a while.

As I sat in church on Sunday my Pastor preached on fear, isn’t funny how God knows exactly what we need and when. He preached on how we are not to fear, on how we need to let those fears go to be able to not only move ahead but live the way God wants us to live. He talked about something most of us know, yet we lack the capacity to apply it.

The bibble states 366 times ” Do not Fear”. No matter the version or language do not fear is there. Even for leap years.

There, on that stage, I left my fear. I left the fear of letting Bella sleep without me. Without waking up in the middle of the night and checking on her more times than I can count to make sure I saw her breath through her belly.

As it marks the anniversary of my sweet angel’s death, I realized once and for all, God wants more from me. He wants me to trust Him fully, to give Him my all, which includes that fear.

That small fear, OK, that giant fear so it can meet my wonderful, HUGE God!

I will fell on my knees and glorified His name. Because when I’m at my lowest is when He glorifies through me!

This is not to say that my fear has miraculously disappeared but I lean on Him to be my steady ground! Maybe you too, you have fear, whether small or big but just remember the God that stands for us. He has given us the strength to make it through one more day, one more tomorrow and one more the next day!

I lean on Him to be my eyes, to be my strength and to be my all.

So what is your fear today? What has been keeping you down?

I hope you listen to this song and use your “do not fear” for today, remember that tomorrow will have it’s own and so will the next day.

If you wish to do the same please feel free to message me and I’ll pray with you and for you!