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!.

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!