Friday, August 17, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.


1. Beautiful sunrise

2. New haircut

3. Standing up for myself

4. Self care

5. Happy Mail

6. Newk's Q sandwich

7. Air condition

8. Reese's peanut butter cups

9. Getting stuff done early

10. Finding new-to-me songs

What made you happy this week?

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Monday, August 13, 2018

What I Read in July

Happy Monday! Last month, I finished reading Am I There Yet? by Mari Andrew. I have been a big fan of Mari Andrew for a while now. Mari's instagram is amazing and I love to see her illustrations. I was so excited when I found out that she was writing a book and knew that I would purchase it.


Mari's essays and illustrations are so relatable. I found myself smiling and nodding in agreement so many times while reading this book. Mari wrote about heartbreak and loss, overcoming disappointment, creating a home, discovering and finding yourself and so much more. There were a few things that I had already figured out for myself, but it felt great to reflect on those things. There was so much that I found inspiring. This is a quick read, but I took my time. Overall, I highly recommend this book.

Have you read Am I There Yet? What did you read in July?

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Saturday! Today I'm linking up with CharlotteLindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.



1. Taking care of myself

2. Finishing a book early

3. Starting a new book

4. My boys

5. Dr. appointment went well

6. Great deals

7. This article about a breastfeeding mom

8. Amazing news from Starbucks!

9. Sour Patch Kids candy

10. Going to the library

What made you happy this week?

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Party Q & A

Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog for TBB Asks. TBB Asks is a monthly questionnaire and link up series.


1. Favorite Birthday Party as a child? I loved all my birthday parties when I was a kid, but if I had to choose just one...I think it was my ninth or tenth birthday party. I remember I wore this big, fluffy red dress. I loved that dress so much.

2. Do you like to entertain? Yes or No? Not really, but I can't wait until we get our new house. I really want to have a little get together or house warming when we get our new home.

3. What kind of parties are your favorite? Any party or celebration is great. Kids parties are always fun. I am always amazed at how much energy kids have. I also love holiday parties.

4. Big or Small parties? Small parties

5. Favorite thing to do at parties? Eat food lol and catch up with friends.

6. Party food favorites? This is a tough one. I guess chips and dip. I don't think you can wrong with chips and dip.

7. Favorite flavor of birthday cake? I love ice cream birthday cakes. The ice cream cakes from Carvel with the chocolate crunchies are my favorite!

8. Balloons? Yes or No? Of course!

9. Best Party Song? Ta' Encendío (El Baile Del Beeper) by Oro Solido

10. Do you like to dance? Yes or No? Yes!

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Friday, August 3, 2018

10 Things That Made Me Happy This Week

Happy Friday! Today I'm linking up with Charlotte, Lindsay, and Beth for their weekly happy and grateful list link up.


1. Mango lemonade

2. Häagen-Dazs vanilla milk chocolate ice cream bars

3. Finally learning how to type accented characters on my laptop and my iPod

4. Donating clothes

5. Fall displays are up in stores

6. More sleep at night

7. Chili cheese hot dogs

8. My baby carrier

9. Starting my new workout plan

10. Ice cold water

What made you happy this week?

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

August Goals

How is it August already? School has already started and my boys are so excited for the new school year. Last month was very busy so I'm glad that it's a new month. I'm really looking forward to this month because I won't be so busy.

Since it's a new month, it's time to share my goals for this month. Before we get to the new goals, let's have a little recap of my goals for July. Just a heads up...I didn't do so great on my goals for July.


Recap of July Goals
  • Read 2 books: I only read one book, but I consider this a pass since I haven't been reading much. 
  • Share at least 1 personal story or essay on the blog: I didn't share a personal story or essay except for an update on Raphael. I guess you can consider that a personal story...right? I did submit an piece to Holl & Lane Magazine and I hope they love it. I poured my heart out in that piece and wrote about something very personal that I don't talk about often...not even to my family and friends.
  • Start my new workout plan: Once again, I didn't accomplish this goal. I am hoping that I am able to start my workout plan this month.
  • Make at least 3 scrapbook or craft projects: I also did not make any projects this month. I have been wanting to create something, but just haven't had the time. 
  • Pitch at least 2 brands this month: This was a success. I pitched several brands and I was even contacted by a brand which was so exciting!

August Goals
  • Read 1 book
  • Share at least 1 personal story or essay on the blog
  • Start working on my Instax mini album 
  • Pitch at least 3 brands this month
  • Start new workout plan

What are your goals for August?

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