The coziest outfit for in between Winter and Spring

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HAPPY TUESDAY Y’ALL! I’m blown away last night watching The Bachelor on ABC! I just wan’t ready to see Demi go home! I never thought she was going to win, but I definitely loved her BOLD attitude! Over the weekend we spent some time at my family’s house in Santa Rosa CA, it ended up raining on Saturday, but we were able to catch some nice sun on Sunday! My hubs and I were able to go out and do a little wine tasting! I made it through one flight and called it!

My outfit was one of my FAV things of the day, I just got this new sweater and just needed to share it with you! It was so cozy and I paired it with some of my staple white jeans!

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COZIEST SWEATER - “Words Of Wisdom Light Grey Sweater” Size Small - color grey, comes in one other shade as well!

SKINNY JEANS - “Jamie High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans” Size 26 - recommended to size up a size

CLUTCH - “Send It Along Snake Print Clutch” Super cute - actually holds plenty inside!

EARRINGS - “The One For It White And Gold Tortoise Acrylic Earrings” Super cute V different from other hoops

PHOTOS - MY OTHER HALF

On Sunday we went wine tasting at a few locations in Sonoma County, CA. I love it up there and luckily my dad actually lives very close! Wearing a cute easy sweater and throwing on some cute jeans is probably my favorite thing to do, spicing it up with a cute clutch and hoops is just the icing I needed to go out and have a wine tasting date with my babes!

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Sip & Shop at Vici dolls store in Walnut Creek CA

Sippin’ & Shoppin’



If you are not sure who Vici is I will go ahead and link them here. (not an ad) My new momma friend Tiffany hosted a Meet & Greet (Sip & Shop) at their store in Sunny Walnut Creek, CA. I believe they only have 2 stores. I have been there a few times, but it had been a good while since I have been because I live about an hour away!

I have been following Tiffany for quite some time now! All the way back when we were doing makeup professionally and were in the wedding and freelance industry! I had never met her and I knew that she had a daughter (who is as cute as can be!) around the same age as my daughter. So it was awesome to finally meet her in person. She is so sweet and is definitely a great host!

The event was so cute and fun. She was greeting everyone as we arrived and gave me the cutest mini bottle of Rose Champagne and there was a cute little snack area as well! Since the last time being in Vici they have added SO MUCH MORE stock in their stores and its very obvious that they have expanded and grown as a company. Which is absolutely awesome to see knowing that maybe 2-3 years ago they were a small boutique that maybe sold their stuff online only.

The day was so much fun being able to shop around and talk with Tiffany a bit more and getting to know her background and what her passions were! I honestly can’t wait for the next event they have because it was just so fun meeting other bloggers!


Here are my outfit deets in shopping form :)


2019 Goals

Better late than never!

Well, hey I am definitely known to put things off from time to time. So the fact that I am able to get this blog post done in the first month of the year, I would have to say is still pretty good! I am just doing this for fun anyway because I love it!

OK 2019 HIT ME!

OKAY, really though.

Some huge 2019 goals that I have -

B L O G G I N G

I really want to take 2019 and start blogging way more! I love doing it, I love writing and I love when people ask me questions and I am able to write about it or talk about it. For the longest time, I had anxiety over what people would think of me. Especially the people that I went to high school with. So I want to take 2019 to kick that in the butt and really take off and try to get 2-3 blogs out a month! I am putting out 1 a month right now! So suggestions would be awesome! : )

T R A V E L

I mean who doesn’t want to travel, we have a few trips planned this year but I really want to start doing road trips more often. Places that we can just go and spend the day at. I love doing that. Even though, those trips are probably WAYYY more exhausting, they are the best for the kids because then they actually go to bed on time! When I was younger, I used to do snowboarding trips all the time, we would wake up before sunrise and take off to get to the slopes before they opened! Those were the best! Now that my kids are older, I want to start making those memories with them!

G E T A S E C O N D C A R

I know… you’re probably thinking I am CRAZY! Well, we are! BUT hear me out! My husband and I work at the same place! So we are literally commuting to the same place everyday. We get the kids to daycare and preschool and then go work. It literally doesn’t make any sense to get another car. HOWEVER, there are days where it would be nice if one of us had another car. So that is def one of my 2019 goals!

T A K E A C L A S S AT THE G Y M

We just signed up at the beginning of the year for our local REC center gym! ITS HUGE! They have pretty much everything. It’s the first time, I have ever signed up for a gym in my life… nervous but ready for it! We signed up for this gym because there will no excuses not to go! You pay monthly, and childcare is included! 90 mins a day, your kids can go there FOR FREE. So no extra babysitter cost or having a family member come over to watch them just to go work out for an hour! So my goal is to be able to take a class regularly. I’ve wanted to take a spin class, or yoga! Maybe both, but I’m not going to push it. WISH ME LUCK IN THIS DEPT.

S A V E M O N E Y

Because need I say more?? I have a shopping problem. If my husband is reading this… it’s not ALL my fault ;)

These are my goals for 2019 and if you’ve made it this far, THANK YOU!!

Christmas PJ's

The best time of the year started early!





Almost DECEMBER 1st! I have never been one to have up my Christmas Tree this early! I hosted our Friendsgiving on the 17th of November and the very next day my tree was up! It was great for when my parents came over for Thanksgiving and the Christmas decor was out and it just made the setting so beautiful! Last year I was a little late on getting matching PJs for the family so this year, I randomly saw them in the store last week and bought them. So I wanted to get a head start on taking photos with my kids in our PJ’s.

Without further ado - I wanted to share with you the insanely cute pics - but also tell you how hard it was to get these kiddos to cooperate. Most of the time Charlie was screaming “no” and sitting in a corner! He is just so dang cute but stubborn. Jade half the time was flailing around so much that she just looked blurry in most of the photos. A lot of them ended up turning out adorable! So here you go! Enjoy!

^^^ You can shop the PJ’s right here as well! I listed the ones that my kids and I are wearing - as well as some other options that were just too cute not to post!


Holiday Gift guide for the men in your life

Hi Guys! Can you even believe that Christmas is around the corner!? Yea… Me neither! Well, my first post with some holiday gift guides are for the men in your life, whether it’s your dad, your boyfriend, your husband or your best friend; these are some ideas that I came up with!

One of the gifts, that I highly recommend is the meat marinator vacuum! I got one for my dad last year and OMG it is the best way to flavor any protein before you put it on the grill! Highly recommend for the guy who loves to cook! My dad won’t cook meat without using this first! Check it out! I believe its one of the last ones on the list!

You are able to just click straight on to the picture and shop straight from there! Happy Shopping!

Holiday gift guide for HER

For your Mom, your Sister, Aunt, Step Mom, Best friend or Yourself ;)

Hi guys! I have chosen a few things that I have seen recently that I think would make great holiday gifts! Some of them I really want for myself! “hint hint Husband…” :)


If you are having trouble thinking of what to get and not wanting to spend an arm and a leg there are a few items on the list that will work for you! I know that my mom would really like some of the jewelry and blankets. Maybe thats where I got my blanket obsession from. I will most likely be continuing to add to this list, so stay tuned!


You are able to click below on a picture and shop from there! Happy Shopping!


Friendsgiving 2018

2nd Annual

Can we just talk about how fast 2018 has flow by?! Today is Thanksgiving! I have the day off from work and I am excited to be hosting my dad and mom over our house! —- If you are following my instagram stories - which I assume that’s how you found my website and blog you probably noticed I hosted a Friends giving the other day! It was our first actual get together that we have hosted in the new house besides my birthday (which was a mess because we were still living out of boxes from moving in). I wanted everything to be perfect! Of course with the help of one of my long time friends I was able to get the ideas from her and Pinterest and actually put it all together!

The Table

It was probably for me the most important part, because also I have never had a nice table setting like this. I wanted it to be perfect. I was able to find a lot of the things at Party City, like the table covers and the plates. I know they were plastic but thats OK! I was still super happy with it. We bought some cute garland at Target for the center piece and I had purchased extra pine cones as well! I had my husband buy some pumpkins and some popcorn kernels as well for a cute candle centerpiece.



All the girls that came I have mostly known since like Birth, Kindergarten and up to 6th grade as the latest which still comes out to over 10 years of knowing each other. Which I love the most about my group of friends. We have stuck together through thick and thin and are still by each others sides.

ANYWAY - before I get too mushy there, The FOOD! Last year we did it potluck style, and we decided that this year that would be the best bet! That way its not just 1-2 people cooking everything for everyone. My hubby was the one that actually did all of our cooking! I know - I am pretty lucky… He made the turkey, the stuffing, the gravy, a brussel sprout side dish, he put together a cheese board and purchased a ton of wine and even put it out in a nice way for our friends. We had our friends make a Mac and Cheese and the cheese sauce was from scratch, we had a green bean casserole, mashed potatoes of course, and salad and Dinner rolls. It was almost too perfect.

My outfit - I ended up wearing something super simple, I threw on some black jeans, I put on a Black sweater I just bought from Express and my new favorite Leopard Booties that I have had for a while and finally had a chance to wear!.

San Diego Anniversary

Happy 5 year Wedding Anniversary!

This year for our anniversary my husband surprised me with a trip to San Diego! If anyone knows me, I am all about the warm weather and being in the sun and trying to tan. This year Carlos was trying to keep this a secret from me and I had no idea what we were doing I just knew we were doing something. I knew that we were trying to keep it a little low key this year since last year we took a trip to Kauai. I wrote a blog post about that and you can read that here! I was trying to figure out what we were doing this year and I made a joke one day and started asking questions and I mentioned San Diego and the look on his face just gave it away and I knew we were going there! We just laughed about it but I was super excited!

Anyway! We flew in on a Saturday Morning and we stayed at the Hilton Bay Front Hotel. It was so nice and our room had a beautiful view of the Ocean and the Coronado bridge. It reminds me of the first time Carlos and I took a trip together (which was for work) and we weren’t even dating yet! We shared our first kiss in downtown San Diego! So San Diego is a really special place for Carlos and I and I felt it was really special we stayed there for our 5 years!

Of course Carlos had Champagne waiting in our hotel room <3

Of course Carlos had Champagne waiting in our hotel room <3



After we flew in on Saturday, we went to THE BEST Mexican restaurant in “Old Town San Diego” called “Old Town Mexican Cafe”. I recommend getting the Carnitas plate! You will not be disappointed! We walked around after we ate and did a little shopping at the shops in the square. It was around 8 or 9PM and it was still warm outside! That’s what I love about San Diego, it just being warm at all times. We ended calling the night short because we were so tired (and lame) from our week and travels.




Sunday we did a few things, we went to my FAVORITE breakfast spot called “Breakfast Republic”. If you are ever in San Diego there are a few locations and you have to visit at least once! Also, I highly recommend you make this your “cheat meal” if you are following any type of diet. I came here last year and again this year and ordered the same thing because it’s so dang good! The “Mr.Presley” French toast is rolled with Peanut Butter with Bananas Fosters and Bacon!! Around lunch time, I really wanted to go downtown and ride scooters to our lunch spot, or just ride scooters because that was my idea of having fun! They don’t really have them where we live in Morgan Hill, CA. It was pretty cool because they were on every corner. We ended having lunch at one of my favorite lunch spots called Barley Mash. Theres an awesome outdoor seating area, except this time it started to rain! Thankfully we were under cover and the rain didn’t last long. I normally order there amazing burgers or Flatbreads.


Carlos really wanted to take me to see an old historic hotel “Hotel Del Coronado”. He wanted to show me around and tell me about the haunted history! I thought it was a beautiful hotel with a great location! Right on the beach! We were able to take a few pics and there was a cute little ice cream shop there so I was able to get my favorite - cookie dough and coffee!! There was also this cute home store right next to the ice cream shop AT the hotel, and it had such cute things! I wanted to buy so much but I wouldn’t have been able to fit it in my suitcase for the flight home.

The little two piece I wore was so cute! The boutique has a romper with the same print and I love it.

Anyway, we spend the rest of the day walking around downtown San Diego and walked by the yachts that were in front of our hotel… Does anyone else husband like to price out the Yachts that are in the parked in the harbor? or is it just mine… I think he likes to sit and daydream. They were gorgeous though! We ended up finishing the night at a cool new place I had never visited yet! It was called “Craft & Commerce”. It’s a very hipster cute vibe that it has going on from the decor to the food item names and drink names on the menu to the people that worked there and that were customers as well. I am no food critic, however I highly recommend going to this place to try it out. The food was definitely nothing short of amazing. I will most likely come back here on my next San Diego adventure.





















Our 12 day trip in France!

My first time in Europe and I brought my kids!

 

Hello, my friends! Long time since I have written a blog post! I would like to get back into this and a good way to start is just break down my trip that I was just on! Maybe you didn't know, but I was just in France for 12 days at the end of June / beginning of July! It was so perfect and beautiful! So let just jump right in!

This trip was planned to go to my brother in laws wedding in France! It was my husband and I and our kids. My Mother and Father in law, My husband's sister, and her husband that all went to the wedding and also flew in from California!

Before we go any further - lets talk about children on the flight… 2 under 4 years old I might add. It wasn’t all that bad.. I did have a passenger in front me yell at my because of my two year old but thats another story. If anyone is taking a long flight with young kids, you need this! I linked a blow up foot rest per say. It basically is a bed for your toddler and makes it so easy and comfortable for the kids to lay down and sleep or just to chill! Check it out! You won’t regret it.

Anyway - since the trip was a little while ago I will say the high point of the trip were definitely being able to walk around and seeing the Eiffel Tower, I loved walking around downtown AIX and trying to figure out how NOT to get a parking ticket. Obviously the wedding was one of the most beautiful weddings I had ever been to! We went to Monaco for a few days and we ate dinner in Italy! I literally can’t wait to go back just to Italy. Then last but not least we went to Disneyland in Paris on our last day! The kids loved it so much! I will be posting some pics below from our trip. A lot more than what I had on instagram! Enjoy!

 

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Winters in California

About a month ago, my hubs and I decided that we wanted to take the kids to Santa Cruz and walk around on the boardwalk. It ended up being the perfect weekend to go! The beginning of February I didn't expect it to be so hot! It ended up being about 80 degrees! I mean I am hardly surprised by anything that California throws our way... I mean its March and it ended up snowing in Sacremento... 

The kids and I and Carlos had a great time! We ended up playing some arcade games and waisted about $20 on a claw game and came out with one stuffed seahorse! We didn't end up being able to go on any rides because all the kids' rides were closed that day. We ended up buying them an ice cream cone that surprisingly Charlie wanted nothing to do with. We had Jades face painted and we ended up leaving and going to a nearby park! Overall it was a great day and I can't wait to go back when the rides are open!

 

I got my Bodysuit at Express (on clearance!) and my shoes at Target! Also, My necklace is from Wish!