Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Life, Mom, Summer 2021, Travel, Trip

Summer 2021 ! Vacation time ! Making memories with my boys… 🚘🌞

Hi! I hope everyone is doing well & enjoying their summer so far.

We went on our first summer vacation last week & we had so much fun ! We stayed 4 nights in Santa Barbara, CA & we visited the cities around as well. We stayed at the Best Western Inn Santa Barbara, the room was very nice & staff was accommodating. The pool & jacuzzi were okay in size, when we arrived it looked very busy and crowded but overall it was fine. They even had washer and dryer to wash clothing if you needed too. Our suite had a fully stocked kitchen so you could cook and a fridge , coffee maker, microwave, & table to eat at. We did make breakfast every morning so we could save some money and we brought a lot of snacks which worked really well.

Traffic was a little heavy so we ended up going to downtown Santa Barbara the first day we arrived & just ate dinner and stayed local. We walked around , they have a lot of shops and food places to check out. We tried this gelato place that was so delicious😋 it was called Tondi Gelato and I highly recommend it!!

This romper is one of my favorite pieces & these Target sandals are amazing! Links… https://shopstyle.it/l/btD8Z (romper) https://shopstyle.it/l/bu4rl ( sandals)
My boys ❤ ; (right) My youngest son’s Jaws graphic tee from Target (https://shopstyle.it/l/bvJOT) is super cute , he loved it!

The next day we ended up driving to Solvang which was about 1 hour or so away , and this place is so cute! The small downside was it was extremely hot , lol it was 97 degrees! It did get a bit cooler through out the day but we made it and I loved it and my boys really liked it as well. It is much bigger than I thought… you can definitely spend the whole day there. They have these pancakes that we were told were so good but we ended up forgetting to go back and getting those so we bought their famous butter cookies which are 👌🏽 We also rented these Moke electric cars to drive around the town and they were so much fun! Its $49 an hour and seats 4 people and has blue tooth to play your music while your driving around town. If you go you definitely have to rent these😉

The following day we visited San Luis Obispo. I found they had so many shops , food and even bars. I think they have a lot of spots for college kids, but I still enjoyed it and my kids did as well. We checked out the bubblegum alley which was gross but also cool, lol. Its always nice to check out new places and have those memories. I always remind my kids that the memories and experience are so important and if you dont try or go new places you wont know if you like it. We shopped this super cute boutique and I found the cutest romper and the prices weren’t too bad. I love to go into these shops because they have items that you don’t find in the bigger more popular stores. We also ate at this Italian restaurant that was AMAZING it was called Giuseppe’s Cucina Rustica I definitely would recommend this place 100%! We were going to go to Pismo Beach but it was super foggy that day so we headed home.

This top from Aerie is so soft and comfortable (https://shopstyle.it/l/bvE3O)

The rest of the trip we hung out by the pool & jacuzzi & had so much fun. We also ended our last night going to dinner at this seafood place called The Drunken Crab ( similar to The Boiling Crab) in downtown Santa Barbara and it was so yummy! Another place I would recommend 😁👍🏽

I feel blessed and happy I was able to take my boys on this trip & that we were able to get a way for a bit and enjoy time together. We have more plans for this summer so hopefully I will be posting more on my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and supporting 🤍any questions or comments feel free to post below 👇🏼

Posted in Accesories, Fashion, Favorites, shopping, Women

My weekly finds! 🛍

I´m back! I am very upset I missed posting last week 😑 it has been so busy lately as we are getting ready for a short vacation which I am so excited about!! I am not too sure if I will be able to post next week, so just want to say that now. Thank you for stopping by and supporting my blog 😉🤍

Beauty

  • MAC studio fix powder plus foundation https://shopstyle.it/l/bqu7R – 🙌🏽Hands down my favorite powder! I have been using this since High School and to be honest I have not found a powder since that is as good as this one. A little goes a long way it usually last me a few months, if your scared it will be too cakey you can definitely use a kabuki brush to apply.
  • Milk Makeup Blur liquid matte foundationhttps://shopstyle.it/l/bqF8u – This foundation is a great find. I am so happy I came across it and decided to try it out. It is very easy to blend , it can be full coverage as well. I have combination skin so I have noticed I do get oily especially during the summer so I wont be using it in the summer but this is an amazing foundation.
  • Revlon one step hair dryerhttps://shopstyle.it/l/bvdIi– This is by far the best hair dryer, hands down I think everyone should own one. I have used it ever since I bought it a few months back. It leaves your hair shinier and adds volume !
  • MAC creme dNude perfumehttps://shopstyle.it/l/bqQL9– One of my favorite scents, it is a vanilla scent. Not too strong, but just perfect 😊 and its on sale right now!

Fashion

  • Urban Outfitters Van Halen t shirt dresshttps://shopstyle.it/l/bqtbG – This is one of my favorite graphic tee finds from last year. I love the color and graphics it is so cute , and it can be worn with shorts, jeans , and even leggings!
Van Halen tshirt dress
  • Amazon women´s fashion backpackhttps://shopstyle.it/l/bvdIs– I have seen this on instagram alot lately and the reviews are really good and it comes in so many colors. If your in need of a backpack I think this would be a great choice.
  • Urban Outfitters Nirvana sweatshirt https://shopstyle.it/l/bvdJz– This is one of my favorite sweaters it is soft and so cute , I bought it in the pink color and I love it. I always get compliments when I wear it 😉
Nirvana sweatshirt
  • Urban Outfitters Sublime t shirt dresshttps://shopstyle.it/l/bqSOo– Another favorite graphic tee! This one is so cute I love the fit , I own the blue color but the orange is so cute.

Home

  • Clothing steamerhttps://shopstyle.it/l/bvdIP – I have been in need of a steamer and I saw this one on Amazon, it has great reviews. It is portable to take with you and even on vacation so I am excited to receive it soon.

Accessories

  • Target flip flop sandalshttps://shopstyle.it/l/bvdJz – This are so cute and comfortable for $10👌🏽 I highly recommend. I bought the white ones since I will be using them for summer and to the beach, they are easy and they look so cute on!

Thanks again for stopping by and feel free to comment! 🤍

Posted in affordable finds, Beauty, Fashion, Makeup, Women

New week & time for my weekly finds ! 😁

Back again .. & thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful night & a blessed rest of the week.🤍

Lets get started …

Beauty:

  • NABLA side by side palettehttps://shopstyle.it/l/buJTK – I bought this on a whim , saw it in store at Ulta and thought it looked super pretty especially the shimmer eyeshadows. I ended up loving it & have been using it.
  • MAC lipliner in Oakhttps://shopstyle.it/l/buuQJ – They have so many colors to choose from & their lip liners are very soft and go on very well. I went with Oak I wanted a nude but darker then my natural lip color and it worked perfect for me.
  • LORAC Pro palette meraki edition https://shopstyle.it/l/buOju – This palette looks so beautiful, I have been wanting to purchase for a while but I ended up with the one above. I wanted to share since I think Lorac products are very good quality.

Fashion:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch utility romper ( 2 colors) https://shopstyle.it/l/btOgU – This romper is so cute , soft , comfortable & not too short. I ordered it and as soon as it came in I tried it on and loved it! I think I just need to add a belt to it 👍🏽
  • Amazon 2 piece sarong for swimsuits ( many color options)https://shopstyle.it/l/buOg4 – The price point on these is very good. I ordered them since I have a few trips planned this summer and most likely will go to the beach and pools with my kids and I choose the black and white since those colors go with the suits I have. The quality is pretty good for the price but it is chiffon so see through but it is a coverup so I didn’t expect otherwise.
  • AE oversized skeleton graphic teehttps://shopstyle.it/l/buOiW -I want to order this tee next, I thought I would share since its super cute & there graphic tees are some of my faves! 😍
  • Express- Silky matching set https://shopstyle.it/l/buOiZhttps://shopstyle.it/l/buOi0 ( 7 colors)- This set is so soft & so cute! I tried it on in store and loved it so much. I ended up with the concrete moss color since I don’t usually buy this color I wanted try to something different. There are different top styles you can choose from. I think this would be so cute with heels, sandals or even sneakers 👌🏽

Home:

  • Amazon mini record player oil diffuser ( 2 colors) https://shopstyle.it/l/buOiI– This is the cutest oil diffuser! It is small but powerful so I think depending on the size of your home or rooms you can decide where you want to put it.
  • Amazon dash skull mini waffle makerhttps://shopstyle.it/l/buOi8 – I have the heart shaped maker and I love using it. I like to use it for breakfast especially during Valentines Day for my kids, and even dessert waffles and put ice cream on top! This skull one is so cool , I want to order this ASAP.
  • Amazon clear lid jewelry organizer https://shopstyle.it/l/buOkzhttps://shopstyle.it/l/buOjq – (I linked two different styles ) I have been wanting an organizer that I can see through. I think it looks very elegant & classy.

Thanks again for visiting my blog! I hope you found this helpful , comment below if you will be purchasing any of these items or if you already own them…let us know how you like them 😉

Posted in Fashion, Favorites, shopping, Women

Back with more🙌🏽…weekly finds!😀

Happy Monday ! I hope everyone had a great day 🤍, I wanted to post my weekly finds before the end of the night.

Lets just get right into it …

Fashion Finds:

  • Forever 21 fedora hat – ( 3 colors) – https://shopstyle.it/l/buyWE – This hat is such a great find, under $20 & so cute! I had a brown hat already so I have been looking for a black one.
Forever 21 fedora hat
  • Forever 21 floral dresshttps://shopstyle.it/l/buwxI – I shared this on my IG it’s such a cute dress! It gives me boho Free People vibes & I love it. Unfortunately they only have sizes small & medium left but thank god the medium fit me. Just wanted to share since I honestly have a hard time finding clothing that fits me right from Forever 21. 😂
  • Aerie real good sunset high waist shorts-( 5 colors)- https://shopstyle.it/l/btsuZ – These are so soft & finally on sale! I did size up & I am glad I did since they are a little on the short side. I will be using these a lot this summer.
Aerie graphic tee & good sunset shorts
  • Anthropologie Pink Floyd graphic teehttps://shopstyle.it/l/buyWE– I love this color and the tee is so soft and perfect with white shorts for summer or even blue jeans. I would say it is a little on the pricey side, but if you work in the medical field you can get 20% off!
  • Aerie real me high waisted printed bike shorts– ( 3 colors) – https://shopstyle.it/l/buz2n – These are so cute and flattering. One of my good friends bought these and they look so good, I was a little surprised due to the print, but I really liked them!

Shoes:

  • Treasure & Bond Jana slide sandal– ( 3 colors) – https://shopstyle.it/l/buyWE– Just bought these and they are super cute, so soft and comfortable. They look very good on the foot👌🏽
  • Target slide sandals – ( 6 colors) – https://shopstyle.it/l/br5y6– These are perfect for every day or even to run errands , I honestly bought them last year and they have lasted and they still look new.
  • Target women’s studded crossband sandals– ( 2 colors)- https://shopstyle.it/l/buz06 – These are super affordable and so cute , I saw these in store but they did not have my size☹. I am thinking of ordering the tan color.

Accessories:

Thanks so much for stopping by and supporting. Also follow me on IG if your not already😉. I hope you find these post helpful. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions or if you will be ordering any of these items. I would love to know!

Posted in affordable finds, Fashion, Favorites, mom style, Women

Weekly finds ! A little bit of everything…😁

I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day !💞 I was supposed to post this two days ago but it’s been busy trying to keep up with everything.

FYI I am trying to keep these all affordable, I hope you find some of these shares helpful !

Accessories:

Sugarfix by Baubble Bar gold link chain ring: https://shopstyle.it/l/bunQP – This ring is so cute & such a great price I bought it for my middle finger.

Madewell Filament stacking rings: https://shopstyle.it/l/bunSn – I really like these a lot (5 rings in total) & they look super cute when you wear them alone or stacked the quality is very good.👍🏽

Unisex Yankee’s baseball caphttps://shopstyle.it/l/bsjNW – This hat is super comfortable & will be perfect for summer on the days you may not want to do your hair. The perfect hat to throw on with leggings, shorts or even jeans with a basic tee!

Yankee baseball cap

Scunci spirial twist hair tieshttps://shopstyle.it/l/bunRq – Loving these , they don’t crease my hair and they are comfortable.

Swimsuit:

Cupshe one-piece color block wrap tie swimsuit: https://shopstyle.it/l/btkbh – This has to be my favorite swimsuit for this summer, I bought the orange/white color & its gorgeous! Its very flattering & comfortable. I would size up if your top heavy.

Fashion:

Free people seamless rib bike short: https://shopstyle.it/l/brZBG – I have these in 2 colors… I bought them last summer and I used them the whole summer & loved them. They are perfect for when it is very hot. I would definitely be careful ordering the lighter colors because they may be see through, but I do think these look so cute with an oversized tee that will cover your backside. I think these are perfect for around the house and for lounging & they have so many colors to choose from. 👌🏽

Target- Colsie lounge legging: https://shopstyle.it/l/bunSH – I am so glad I bought these , they are so soft , comfortable and not see through. Price is on point, you can wear these out & about or just lounging at home. I like the color & the fit is great!

Target Colsie lounge legging

Aerie Real me crossover waist flare legginghttps://shopstyle.it/l/bunS7 – I recently saw these in store & on an employee and they looked so cute! They did not have my size so I have yet to order them but I wanted to share since I found them to be so cute and unique. These are the most expensive items I shared today, but they may go on sale later…

Beauty:

MAC mini pigments: https://shopstyle.it/l/bunSH – I have been using these over 10 years & I always tend to grab them especially when spring/ summer comes around. I love the colors naked, tan & melon. Quick fun tip; I’ve used Melon on my cheeks with my blush before & it looks so pretty!🥰 They last so long that the mini’s are a perfect buy, you dont need that much product.

Skincare:

Target Up & Up brand cleansing makeup removing wipeshttps://shopstyle.it/l/bunRn – I’ve been buying these and using them for a few years now and they are my favorite. They are a great price & really do a great job removing makeup.

I am trying to keep these post’s about 10 items only , thank you for stopping by and reading. Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these or if you will. 🤍

Posted in Beauty, Fashion, Favorites, shopping, Women

Weekly finds/favorites – Fashion & Beauty !

Hi everyone! I wanted to try something new on my blog 🙂 I wanted to possibly start a weekly share post that I can do on either a Sunday or Monday. This week I am going to share 5 fashion & 5 beauty finds or favorites that I have. I am going to try to make them affordable also , so wish me luck & I hope you find it helpful! Feel free to comment below..

We will start with Beauty :

This palette I feel is so versatile! It is super affordable, & it has a little of everything. It would be a great palette to start with if you are just getting into makeup or even take on vacation with you.

I have spoken about this blush a lot on my IG (instagram) it is such a great buy! They are $8 still right now, and are amazing. They last all day on and the colors are very soft and very pretty for a lot of different skin tones.

The price is on point & the pigmentation of this palette is so good. I highly recommend , I’ve already used this to create a colorful look & a bronze look. I think it will be super pretty for the summer.

Using the Morphe sweet oasis palette 😉

These have been my go to falsies for the longest time & honestly no lie I get compliments all the time on them. Every time I try different ones I don’t like them as much as these. I know there are some high end lashes but I think these are amazing!

All the colors are so pretty! I wasn’t sure which one to buy, I ended up with the caramel color & I really like it. I think I may buy another one but we will see, this would be good to take on a trip or vacation they are super small and don’t take up too much room.

Now … Fashion:

This top is super cute , comfortable & soft! You can wear this with leggings, jeans and even shorts. It is perfect for summer.

Very soft & so comfortable … wear with shorts, jeans , & even skirts . Love this one!

These shorts I’ve had since last summer & they are a such a great find! I highly recommend , go get these.

Target Universal Thread Shorts

The price on these is very good, very soft and flattering. I highly recommend if you dont have a pair of bike shorts and want to try some out. I was iffy about them last summer and once I bought a pair I loved them 🙂

This tee is super soft & cute. It is one size, but it does fit a lot of different body types. Graphic tees are my favorite and Urban Outfitters has so many good ones !

I hope you find this post helpful & that I could start doing these weekly and share different finds. Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it!

Posted in Cooking, family, Food

Yummy Lasagna Soup 👌🏽😋

Hi! It’s a new day & a new week ! I hope everyone is doing great. Not sure about you, but I tend to scroll through TikTok on my downtime, lol. I ended up finding this lasagna soup recipe and it looked so good I had to give it a try. I wanted to share it because it honestly came out so delicious. I enjoyed it & so did my youngest son even though he isn’t a fan of tomatoes! 🙌🏽

All Ingredients pictured except for heavy cream & spices

Ingredients:

  • Italian sausage or ground beef ( I used a pound of both to make it more meaty & I loved how it came out )
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese, Italian cheese blend, & parmesan
  • Pasta sauce ( which ever is your favorite)
  • Chicken & Beef broth
  • Diced tomatoes ( 1 can is fine unless you really like tomatoes 😉 )
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Spices ( Salt, pepper, tomato bouillon, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, oregano, basil )

Directions:

Brown your meat ; I used minced garlic and chopped onions and seasoned it with garlic salt & pepper

Drain meat

In a pot add your meat, add pasta sauce ( I used the whole bottle) , add 1 carton of chicken broth & only half of the beef broth ( save the other half for when you reheat because the soup will thicken) , add diced tomato’s & crushed up lasagna noodles. Cover and let it cook about 8-10 minutes.

Make ricotta mixture; ricotta cheese, both cheeses & seasonings of your choice.

Add ricotta mixture to soup and heavy whipping cream

Put heat on high and let it cook about 5 minutes. Check and make sure your noodles are soft and the taste is to your liking.

Then enjoy !!

Thanks for visiting my blog & if you make this before let me know in the comments below.

Posted in Fashion, Favorites, mom style, shopping, Women

Time for some retail therapy🙌🏽…some favorites & great finds from Abercrombie & Fitch! 🛍

I can’t believe it is almost going to be May, time is going by fast! Is anyone shopping for summer clothes ? I have picked up a few things that I need for this summer since I have two different trips planned & also planning on staying active & busy with my kids. I wanted to share some finds from another store I love to shop at; Abercrombie & Fitch. I like the fact that most of what I have bought from them has been great quality & good price points, it is also nice when they have sales. You can find some really good deals 👍🏽 I always check out the sale section & they do tend to do sales frequently so make sure your watching out for that.

My favorite jeans would have to be from this brand they fit very well, wash well & the quality is very good; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqs9U ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqs9X ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqw9r & I ordered a new pair with my recent order ; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOft since I am down another size! ( I am so excited about that since I am still keeping my work outs going & taking care of me). If you don’t have a pair from them you should buy a pair and check them out, I think they have some of the best jeans.

My Easter dress was from here; https://shopstyle.it/l/btEM3 & I love it. It is a very flattering dress, so soft, and it is lined as well. It is hard to find great quality dresses that are classy but cute. I did purchase it in another color for summer & church, I believe they have it in 4 colors. I highly recommend this dress. 👌🏽 They also have this romper; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOgU that looks so cute and comfortable they just don’t have my size anymore. I will hopefully go back and order it later.

Easter with my mini love 🙂

They have a lot of cute blouse’s & tops for spring/summer , I would definitely check it out if your shopping from some cute tops ; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOgd ; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOgc ; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOf7

They also have some very good bodysuits; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOhQ ; https://shopstyle.it/l/btOg1 ;https://shopstyle.it/l/btOhS.

I honestly think this store carries really great items that are very flattering & I cant wait until my recent order comes in. I hope this post was able to help you find some spring/summer pieces.

Thanks for visiting my page !

Comment below 👇🏼if you also shop here what you love most & if you haven’t what would you order?

Posted in affordable books, books, Boy Mom Life, Mom

📘 Keep them reading! More kid’s book finds

I hope everyone is doing well ! Is anyone else on Spring break ? My kids are just finishing up their spring break, it seems like they enjoyed it even though we did not plan a trip or vacation. We still stayed busy and had a lot of fun. 😁

I wanted to come on and share more books that I have found for my youngest son ( he is 9 years old). His reading level has gone up significantly, so I am super proud of him & want to keep him interested and happy to read. I took him to pick out some newer books and also bought him some for Easter as a part of his Easter gift.

All linked below 🙂

The Scary Stories to tell in the dark are a very old series from 1981; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLx Who else can remember these? I loved them growing up & was so excited to see it being created into a movie, it came out a few years ago and to tell you the truth I am super sad I still haven’t seen it!! Being a HUGE horror movie fan I’m super upset with myself, lol but this blog isn’t about that so lets move on… I bought these for my son since he asked for them for his birthday last year and he has finished two of them, so he only has the 3rd one to finish. They seemed scarier than I remember so I was a little scared he would have bad dreams, but he was fine and he really has enjoyed them so far.

He ended up picking out a few Who is? / What was? books ( I really love these books for kids ) he chose What is the Story of Frankenstein? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he personally didn’t like it as much as he thought he would, so I wouldn’t highly recommend that one, but I still wanted to share it. He really enjoyed the What is the Civil rights movement? book; https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMW he is so interested in that era. He also has so many Martin Luther King books he likes history which is awesome👍🏽

The new ones we just picked up for Easter are:

Who was John F Kennedy? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMH , he started this one and so far really likes it a lot.

We have yet to read; Who was Selena ? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqLp & Who was Lucille Ball? https://shopstyle.it/l/btqMP

Inside of the Who Was Selena? book
Inside of the What was the civil rights movement?

I know it can be hard to get children to read, I try to have him read 20-30 minutes a day Monday to Thursday. Sometimes longer and sometimes an extra day it really depends, I always have him read out loud. I think its super important so that if there is a word he doesn’t understand I can explain it to him and help him sound it out or say it correctly. I don’t want him to just be reading but to also understand. Also try to ask them about what they read to make sure they are remembering what they are reading. I think once you have them on a schedule and keep going they get used to it & they end up liking it more especially if they are reading books that interest them.

Thanks for reading! Also if your not already follow me on Instagram.😉

Comment below with any books your kids like to read.

Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Food, Mom, Travel

Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm for the Boysenberry festival! 😁😋

I was super excited to take the kids to go check this out…enjoy some time together & of course have some good food. We had year passes a while back, but we never did the festival before so I was happy when I saw that they still were doing it this year. It’s going on until May 2nd & I highly recommend it! The cost is $45 for adults ( 5 tastings) & $20 for children between 3-11 (3 tastings). We went on a Friday and the hours were 12pm-8pm, we didn’t show up until after 4pm and we stayed till closing and it was perfect timing, the only thing is it was pretty chilly at night. I wasn’t sure how much food was going to be given for each taste, so we all picked different items and pretty much shared. I was surprised that by the end of it we were all so full. The rides are of course closed but they still have people dressed up in character ( they laugh & make jokes with the guest its very funny) , you can purchase items & also play games. My kids had a lot of fun & we all enjoyed the different foods🤍

My world 💙💙

I try to find things to do that look like fun for my oldest who is 16 & sometimes has his “teenager attitude” lol 🙄 who can relate ?? He told me he really enjoyed going, so that made me feel good.

To be honest all the food was very good, the funnel cake & fries were my fave’s! My oldest loved the mac n cheese bites with tater tots, but I wasn’t able to take a picture of those ☹ I did try to take pictures of most of the food (see below)

Both of my boys also loved the Ice float !

There are a lot of benches and tables to sit at around the park so there is plenty of room & also lots of sanitizer👍🏽. You do have to keep your mask on while walking around, but that is the usual and everyone was on the same page.

Has anyone gone to the boysenberry festival, if so what did you think? ( There is another month left ! ) or will you be going before it ends? Comment below.