6/20/17

5 WAYS TO FEEL LIKE A QUEEN



After four years of being a mom I have learned quite a lot about how important self care is. I was so used to taking care of myself before, but once I had a baby all of that changed. All my attention went to that baby and eventually not taking care of myself led to always feeling depressed and extremely insecure. Fast forward to now and I am happy and feeling better than ever. All thanks to giving myself a little more attention. I realized I was a strong, bad ass, and powerful woman. A new show that I am currently watching, Queen of the South, inspired me to share a few ideas to help you feel like a queen and slay life. Whether you are a mama or not I have a feeling these will work for you too!

6/2/17

CURRENTLY LOVING

Happy Friday!! I am currently online shopping for summer clothes and I am so glad I shopped this past weekend because I got great deals on a few items. It rained yesterday and today it is feeling crazy humid. I don't think I will be able to wear jeans much longer!😭 Totally random but Nashville returned last night and I didn't watch. I am still depressed over Rayna! Anywho, on to something that keeps my mind off everything negative in this world, a few faves!πŸ˜‚ I recently added a new tab on the blog designated for all of my recent purchases, and hoping to do a few more updates to refresh this space of mine. Check the shop tab at the top of my page for style, beauty, home dΓ©cor, and littles shopping! xo

5/12/17

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

Before I sign off for the weekend I wanted to wish all of you amazing mama birds a wonderful Mother's Day!! Being Evan's mama is the best gift in the world. Motherhood has brought so much joy to my life. Connecting with other moms through blogging and Instagram makes motherhood even better. I wish I could send all of you flowers on this very special day. Happy Mother's Day!!! 😘

My sweet sister asked Evan a few question about me and this how he answered. His answers made me laugh and ever tear up a bit so I had to share. Give it a try and see what your kiddos answer. 😍

5/10/17

MAMA SUMMER ESSENTIALS


Summer is right around the corner and that has us really excited. Lately we have been spending a lot of time outdoors, going for walks, or just to enjoy the weather making us anxious for summer. We are ready to go swimming, enjoy a cold treat on a hot summer day, or have a family water balloon fight. There is so much to do during the summer. As I am prepping for summer I realized I have a few items that will be my go-to on those hot summer days. Three things that I am loving, especially for summer and I think all my mama friends will agree.

4/21/17

EASTER 2017

Happy Friday!! I really hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We spent our day with friends and family at our new place, which unfortunately is still not livable, but everyone seemed to have a good time. Evan loved his Easter bunny surprises and was a pro hunting for those eggs, but then again he did get some practice the week before. Evan helped filling the eggs with chocolate, we made cupcakes, but totally forgot to dye eggs.πŸ˜‚ We had so much food, rode four wheelers, and had a fun day full of adventure.

4/18/17

EASTER BASKET 2017

Every year our tradition is to have Evan pick out what he wants in his basket, and this year I only let him pick out a few things because we wanted the Easter bunny to pick out the others. He's older this year I wanted him to be a little surprised vs. previous years he knew what was in his basket. Seeing his little face full of excitement is priceless. I used the same basket as last year because it is just too cute not to, and this mama was on a budget.

4/10/17

CHEERIOS TRAIL MIX


Our weekends are not the same if we don't bake or create something delicious in the kitchen. Evan is like my little helper and always so inquisitive in the kitchen. Baking on weekends is almost like a tradition for us to celebrate his childhood. Dia del NiΓ±o is soon approaching and we created a fun and delicious trail mix that you have to try at home. I love that a trail mix can be a fun and fresh snack for the kiddos, and a great activity to have them do. A trail mix requires nuts, seeds, grains, dried fruit, and sweets. The Honey Nut Cheerios provides the grains and sweetness from the honey, we have cashew, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, cranberries, and the coconut chips complete this delicious mix. This trail mix has it all and kid approved!

3/29/17

CURRENT GO-TO SNACK


Hey guys! I am back with another VitaTops post because I am obsessed. Every time we make a trip to the grocery store we pick up a few boxes. We can't get enough of VitaTops. Not only me but my little family is loving them. It has been our go-to snack for the past few weeks. If you look in my purse you will find a few VitaTops MuffinTops. It all started as a snack for me to indulge on, and not feel guilty about all the calories and nasty ingredients. What I love about VitaTops is that each MuffinTop is low in calories and made with clean and simple ingredients. From high in fiber, to super food options, to gluten free. Each VitaTops MuffinTops has its own delicious health benefits.

CREAMY BASIL CHICKEN LINGUINE


With every season I feel so inspired to try new recipes in the kitchen. With Spring here I love putting color and flavor in every dish. If you are like me I use herbs in most of my everyday cooking. As much as I love to use fresh herbs it can get pretty messy in the kitchen. I recently discovered a new and unique way to incorporate herbs to my recipes mess free. Dorot is fresh and frozen portion controlled garlic and herbs. How amazing is that?

I cooked up a pasta full of flavor, color, and creaminess. My sister made a very similar pasta not too long ago. I knew I had to give it a try with my own little twist, basil. Yum!

3/20/17

SPRING BUCKET LIST

My mom's rose bushes bloomed not too long ago and it's officially Spring. Hello Spring! There are so many activities that I want to do with my little family this season. Farmers markets are opening up, it's strawberry season, the weather is amazing, and doing activities outdoors is what makes me happy. I recently discovered a farm about 25 minutes from our house where we can go strawberry picking. I am so excited because we have never done this before. We also have a Tulip field not too far. I am hoping we can go there as well. So much to do, lets hope we can get it all done. What's on your bucket list? Happy first day of Spring!! xo

3/13/17

WHAT I EAT IN A DAY

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Getting back on track after the holidays is difficult. My body was used to me feeding it junk. My mindset for the new year was to get back to basics and begin eating clean again. Not only for me but my family as well. Can I just say it took me a while to find the drive and motivation to begin. So I began planning my meals, looking up recipes, and slowly making it a habit to eat clean. It can be challenging especially when you are a mom on-the-go. My meals are always simple and made quickly. I spend the most time cooking dinner, but other than that I need something fast, good, and healthy. I am sharing what I ate today including a quick and delicious snack any mom can appreciate. Evan goes crazy for LALA Yogurt Smoothies that we purchased at H-E-B.

3/6/17

CURRENTLY LOVING

Happy Monday! So much has been going on in my life and it's just been so hard to sit down, take a break, and write it all down. So please excuse this post if it's all over the place. Evan started playing soccer and he has practice twice a week and his games are on Saturdays. I have never found a sport so entertaining as watching four year old boys running around and fighting for a ball. Make sure to check out my insta stories. I always record!πŸ˜‚

This rug is everything, but man it sheds!! I know a lot of people have it, but it's just too cute not to include in my home. I have read to vacuum as frequently as possible until shedding stops. If you have any other suggestions let me know. Also if you have it what room do you have it in? I originally got it for Evan's room, but now I'm debating whether it should go in my room or living room. So many decision. I just purchased this rug but I won't receive until mid March. Slowly but surely my home will begin to feel like mine.

2/17/17

TOP 3 REASONS WHY WE DRINK PROMISED LAND MILK

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Borden Promised Land and WeAllGrow Latina Network. The opinions and text are all mine.

Growing up I remember my mom would always stress the importance of milk. She always made sure we drank milk every day, and when we were able to get a hold of farm fresh milk we always had it. Fast forward years later, now I am a mom I strive to give my son the best quality milk. There are only a few brands I can say I truly trust. About a year ago we only drank farm fresh milk from a local farm. However, times got tough and purchasing a ten dollar gallon of milk weekly was no longer in our budget.

2/16/17

5 WAYS TO HAVE A HAPPIER MORNING


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Mornings can be hectic. Especially if you wake up to a super happy and energetic four year old. Luckily, I have it all under control because of my morning routine. There are certain things that you can do each morning that will set you up for a more productive and happy morning. Good mornings lead to a more productive and happy day.

1/19/17

GOALS FOR 2017

I am currently sitting down and going over my goals/resolutions from last year. Sincerely, I stayed on the right track and knew what I wanted to achieve, but towards the end of the year I was slacking. Slacking in life, my blog, social media accounts, and myself. I don't know what happened. I just kinda lost the motivation/energy. The only good thing about the last few months of 2016 is that we closed on our house and are officially homeowners!πŸ‘

1/9/17

PB&J BREAKFAST PUDDING


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Where are my PB&J lovers at? When I think of PB&J I think of my childhood. My childhood wouldn't have been the same if I didn't enjoy my mom's PB&J sandwiches. Luckily for me my kid is just as obsessed with PB&J as I am.😍 We make PB&J sandwiches on a daily basis so peanut butter and jelly are always on my grocery list. Target is offering 5% off on both Jif Peanut Butter and Smucker's Fruit Spreads using the Cartwheel app, so we rushed to my favorite one stop shop to pick up our faves.

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