Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Guest Post: Why Every Family Needs To Get Active



A mom’s work isn’t easy. Every task from keeping a close eye on her kids’ development to managing her own personal (and maybe even professional) life seems designed to wear away at her energy and well-being.

In order to keep her spirit and stamina high, it’s important that she take up a healthy routine to nurture her own strength and wellness--a routine which, for the following reasons, should definitely be a family affair!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Get Custom Skincare at St. Ives Pop-Up Mixing Bar



St. Ives has been on my radar ever since I discovered their iconic Apricot Scrub back in the 90’s. I mean, who doesn’t remember exfoliating with the cult classic?? Now it seems my life has come full circle because I’m once again falling in love with one of their exfoliants. This time, it comes in form of Watermelon Agave, which was freshly mixed for me at the St. Ives Mixing Bar.

The St. Ives Pop-Up Mixing Bar is only open until the end of this month, but it offers visitors the opportunity to create personalized face scrubs and body lotions from more than 50 customizable combinations, including never-before-seen St. Ives ingredients like: volcanic sand, papaya, pistachio, lychee, ginger and more!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Why Wonder Woman Matters And Is A Must-See!


Last Thursday, my daughter and I could barely contain our excitement as we made our way into a dark theater to watch an advance screening of Wonder Woman. We’ve been looking forward to this since the Amazonian princess made her brief debut in the Batman vs. Superman flick last year, and I must say, Wonder Woman did not disappoint! As a matter of fact, it BLEW ME AWAY. I rarely leave a theater wanting to watch a movie on repeat, but this movie was so damn good – I wouldn’t mind paying the grossly overpriced movie tickets again.

So, what made it so special you say?

This movie has it all. Action, Fun, Romance, Elaborate Costumes – you name it. They killed it. Gal Gadot slayed as a fiery demigoddess who is as compassionate and caring, as she is a fierce warrior. It was refreshing to see a woman on film not be the damsel in distress or the eye candy for once, but rather the heroine of the movie. It’s something we need to see more of, and more importantly, something our daughter’s need to see more of too.

Strong females who can do it all. Who are smart and witty. Who are brave and powerful. Who won’t back down when people tell her something can’t be done. Who deflect hate and anger with love and compassion. THIS is the type of role model our young daughters need to see in today’s society. Last year, I wrote about my feelings seeing Harley Quinn influence so many young and impressionable girls. As a matter of fact, I left the theater feeling dirty and uneasy that my daughter liked her so much. This time was different. I left the theater feeling empowered and proud that Arianna looked up to her. FINALLY, someone got a female lead right. If you haven’t seen it, RUN don’t walk!!! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite Wonder Woman finds that will make you feel like an Amazonian bad-ass.




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Thursday, June 1, 2017

How To Create A Unique Home With Uncommon Goods


Whether you're starting with a blank canvas or looking to upgrade an area, decorating a house or apartment may seem like fun, can be totally overwhelming. Aside from stressing about new furniture and remodeling costs, you also want to make your home look and feel stylish, and what’s more, feel like “you”. Your home is an extension of yourself, therefore it should reflect your personality and be as unique as you are!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vacation Vibes

My family and I are exactly 4 weeks away from jet-setting to our tropical beach vacay!!! Ah… I can feel the ocean breeze already! As you can imagine, it’s hard to go around business as usual when paradise awaits you so I’ve been keeping busy, getting things ready, and picking up a few new things along the way. Arianna’s set with all new swimsuits from Justice. She’s a one piece girl, like her mama, so I picked her up this one and this one. BTW their swimsuits are $15 right now, so if you’re looking to score a deal, now is the time to do it!!! While I’ve set my eyes on Swimsuits For All and City Chic. I love City Chic’s resort wear. You can always find great finds like this highlighter hue swimsuit and scalloped shorts. I’M OBSESSED! For a cover-up, this chambray stripe maxi dress from Nordstrom caught my eye. Doesn’t it just scream beach vacay?? Below are few more things that have me dreaming of crystal water and white sandy beaches.


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Friday, May 12, 2017

Like Mother, Like Daughter


You know they say the older you get, the more you turn into your mother. Well, I didn't know how true that was is until last Christmas, when my parents came to stay with us for a few days, and I realized my mom and I are now practically the same person! Don't get me wrong - we've always had things in common, but last year, I came to the realization that I've completely morphed into my mother. As frightening as that sounds, I'm actually OK with it becomes when it comes down to it, my mother is pretty great.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Useful Tips To Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet

This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

It’s the first day of May, can you believe it?!! By now we’re well into spring and that means you’ve probably tackled your spring cleaning to-do list, and have done a decent job freshening up your home for the warmer day ahead. Washed the windows? Check. Cleaned out the fridge? Yup. Worked on yard? You betcha. Cleaned out the medicine cabinet? ...errr

Like many, chances are you’ve overlooked the medicine cabinet during your spring cleaning. The truth is it should be cleaned out regularly because holding on to those unused or unwanted medications can actually do more harm than good. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and extend spring cleaning to your medicine cabinet with these easy tips.

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