Friday, November 15, 2013

Color Crush...

Nails are a huge part of a person’s wardrobe and all-around look. They can make or break (no pun intended) your mood when chipped, and like a fresh new paint job on a car, can totally make your day! So keep those fingers and toesies freshly painted with these hot fall nail colors ! 
1.) Sephora by OPI -  Who Let the Dorks Out $3
Teal is huge for hall, this color reminds me of Ariel from The Little Mermaid. Another hue from this color family that is popular at the moment is navy or cobalt blue.

2.) China Glaze – Rare and Radiant $9
I am loving metallic and anything shiny.

3.) Orly – Prelude to a Kiss $5
This color reminds me of the nail polish I wore on my wedding day. While I am crazy about color, this is a good break from the madness.

4.) Marc Jacobs – Jezebel $18
Everyone is raving about the new line of makeup Marc Jacobs came out with and here is a shade from the polishes he created. Oxblood appeared all over the runways in clothing and on nails, and this color by MJ is BEAUTIFUL and a definite MUST. You have to check out his other colors that are equally amaze.

5.) Dior – Dior Vernis in Trafalgar $24
Red will forever be classic for any time of the year and this color actually has a tint of pink, making it more lively.

6.) Givenchy – 180 Acoustic Purple $17
For all of you McHi Bulldogs or Weslaco Panthers I’m sure purple is your favorite color, because it sure is one of mine! I am loving this color by Givenchy (Homecoming is approaching and if I was still in high school I would definitely be showing off my school spirit with this color).

Happy Shopping FriendS
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Baby Update 18 weeks!

Wow does time fly when you're busy growing a human being...at least for now it does! I am officially 18 weeks preggo and honestly can't believe how much energy I have. I planned, decorated and am now done with Mia's party, helped host my sister in laws baby shower the weekend after, went out of town with my husband for a quick get a way (I secretly just went to shop the Nordstrom sale), baked all day on Halloween, have taken down Halloween decor, rearranged my entire living room yesterday and started pulling out my Christmas decorations already...::siiiigh:: ok I think i'm tired now just thinking of it all! God knows where this boost of energy came from but i'm SO thankful that I have passed the uber exhausting and sick phase, that was TERRIBLE! Here's a little update as to how pregnancy is going so far...

How far along? 18 weeks & baby is the size of a sweet potato
Total weight gain? Not sure, but I know it's not very much (my clothes beg to differ)
Maternity clothes? No, I just pretty much live in leggings..they're perfect and I'm so glad it's fall time!
How's the husband? He's gotten great at foot massages but he gets lazy after a few minutes, that's when I hit him up to take me to Footy Rooty! You can't beat a one hour foot massage for $25, you kidding me?!
How are the kids? It almost seems as though Mia has known I was pregnant the minute we found out. She's super clingy, cries for me to pick her up and God forbid if I walk out of the room all hell breaks loose..but it's sweet. For the past few weeks it's kind of freaky...she lifts up my shirt and points at my belly and rubs it...WEEEEIRD! The twins are great..I think it'll hit them once the time comes closer, they are obsessed and love Mia so much though. DJ (my step-son) showers Mia with kisses and she crawls hauling butt from him lol so I know they will love new baby just as much!
Stretch marks? No, but best believe I am caking on the cream lol
Sleep? I can still sleep on my tummy but with my back ache (I have a herniated disk from throwing a back flip a while back acting like I was still 16) I sleep with a pillow between my legs. I have yet to bust out my pregnancy pillow yet cause I'm still enjoying sleeping a little on my tummy/side.
Best moment this week? Going out of town for a one night get a way with my husband, it's so important to remember to spend alone time with your husband..your babies came into YOUR world, my husband makes sure to remind me of that OFTEN! Also, The weather cooled down and it felt right to go get a half regular half decaf pumpkin spice latte...it was heaven on my lips..YUMMYYYY
Worst moment this week? Heart burn has kicked in and it sucks ass. I love lasagna, pizza and pasta in general and the sauce just lingers in my throat like a nagging fly...SO ANNOYING and UNCOMFY!
Looking forward to? Tomorrow, the highs are 61 degrees, RAD! Also can't wait to get my hair done
Can't live without? My holiday candles right now, they burn all day and night and soothe me...
Movement? I finally felt a flutter! My little butterfly...
Cravings? Crazy cornuts...you know in a cup, with lemon, pickles and chile..ok my mouth is watering.
Miss anything? A cold beer with lots of lime!
Feel good or feel yucky? Feel FABULOUS!



Blouse - Old Navy
Leggings - Dr. Jay's Similar Here
Booties - Gianni Bini (old) Nordstrom Similar Here
Knuckle Clutch - BCBG
Sunnies - Oliver Peoples

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Mia's Birthday Highlight Video, Part 3

Take a look at some highlights from Mia's birthday video! This is a couple of minutes out of a 3 hour video, I wish it was longer...I'll probably have another one made cause there were so many cute moments of our guests riding ponies, playing, laughing etc...enjoy friends!

I Love Being His Wifey

He calls me his wifey so this sweatshirt just speaks for itself...no explanation needed, it's just soft & cozy and figured I'd get some use out of my cobalt blue booties! 




 Wifey Sweatshirt - Ily Couture
Necklace - My online boutique coming soon!
Booties - Lyst Similar Here
Watch - Rolex & Stella Dot 



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Mia's Birthday Party take 2, Pinatas, Ponies & More..Oh My!

When planning Mia's birthday party I knew I wanted it to be in the comfort of our own home for a few reasons. 1) A birthday party isn't a Mexican birthday party without a pinata so I sent my husband to get one and he comes back with a 4 foot #1...ok, it's enormous but go big or go home LoL 2) my husband insisted on ponies..not one, not two...but three..and they were a HIT! 3) we have an amazing cook that cooks for us often and he rocks on the grill and we wanted to serve burgers so he whipped up ALOT of delicious burgers 4) a moon jump, I don't get it but kids love those things...and so it was and 5) being at home is just so comfy...ps. I can't say that we will have one this grand every year cause it is ALOT of work but it was definitely WORTH IT!

In true diva-fashion...she did a costume change..and this was actually after her cake smash where she clearly had too much sugar lol SUCH a HAM...stop that Mia hahaha

Those lips and those eyes...heaven

Yes, this happened...NO SHAME in HER GAME. She will be taking etiquette classes soon 


Everyone walked away with a little treat from Mia..candy boxes! 

Uhm yeah, sitting on a four foot pinata would freak a tiny thing out lol

She kept calling him a wow wow...apparently anything that has some sort of fur is a doggy, she called my brother a wow wow too LOL just keeding

The wonderful cakes & cookies were made by Chris Perez of Masterpiece Cake Art

The cupcakes were by Sweet & Tasty of McAllen

Invitation, Cupacake Covers, Water Bottle Covers, all paper by A Blissful Nest



Mia's Alice in Wonderland Birthday take 1, Decor

October was an extremely busy month for our clan. There are literally six October birthdays that were celebrated and the most anticipated was of course Mia's first birthday. I can NOT BELIEVE how fast time flew by. It was a very emotional week for me as I stare at her looking at how beautiful she is, how amazing her personality is and how much she has grown. There are times when I look at her and can't believe we created such a wonderful little human being, ok enough as my eyes begin to water up. So without further adieu, here is Mia's first birthday. I may have to break this blog up in a series of blogs cause there was ALOT of action shots and beautiful decor that I would love to share and bust out the tissue cause the last will be a video that was created. My brother in law and his wife were so kind to have gifted Mia with a photographer and a video man to capture the day's moments since they would be out of town, I seriously have THE BEST IN LAWS in all areas, EVER!
Here are shots of the decor...130 some guests came to celebrate at our home..it was a sight to see
















Most of the decorations were purchased downtown McAllen at L.A. Imports (lantern balls, rose greenery, colorful decorative sticks, flower balls and butterflies, arch and tulle)
The hanging turquoise frame, clock and keys were purchased from Hobby Lobby
The black trees and black & white ball vases were rented from The Cornithian Social Events Center
All the wooden Alice in Wonderland characters were custom made from a local party event center called De Fiesta (they can do every character you can imagine)