Monday, April 7, 2014

Baby Natalia Villarreal...Coming Soon!

It is OFFICIALLY baby go-time! I am set to check into Doctor's Hospital at Renaissance tonight/early morning, as in 3am tomorrow being Tuesday April 8th! I couldn't be more ecstatic at this point to meet our miracle baby. I am a ball of emotions as I am sitting here with Mia laying on my arm as I type watching cartoons because this will be the last day that she will be my only child. Let the tears begin flowing. A couple of days ago I was walking out of the mall and I turned to the side and I saw my baby bump in my shadow and it nearly brought me to tears. I went back to thinking when we started IVF with Mia and we were told we could never naturally conceive and here I am a DAY away from giving birth to my answered prayer. To think we were set on having ONE child (although my husband knew I wanted more) God had other plans for us and what a beautiful plan indeed. I never thought I would have been chosen by the almighty to have a second chance to carry out such an amazing task. Baby Natalia is truly the designer's original, a creation from my father in heaven and pray that whatever God's will for her life is, that it be carried out. And even though I am so ready to bring another beautiful soul into this crazy world of ours, it's always bitter sweet to think I will no longer have her in my tummy, no longer will have her oh so near and feel her inside me to feel those kicks and hiccups and more importantly to protect her. However, I am so thankful that I was blessed to meet my awesome photographer Kim Boggus who took the most amazing maternity pictures that will help freeze this moment in time when my belly was bigger than ever and baby girl's kicks were harder than they've ever been! When I'm having rough days, sleepless nights, when she's old enough to talk back and one day when she says she doesn't like me...i'll pull out these pictures as a reminder to her that I carried her in my womb and remind her of all the "paint and suffering".and then maybe throw a chancla at her like my mom would to us LOL...so without further adieu....the rest of my maternity pictures by the talented Kim Boggus Photography





Sunday, April 6, 2014

Villarreal Wipe Down with Kleenex

Having allergies is probably one of the world's worse annoyances EVER. It may sound a little dramatic if you DON'T have allergies, but for those of us who suffer...totally know what I'm talking about. It's almost as though right when my body starts waking up, I start sneezing, my eyes start watering and my nose starts running. It's actually been a blessing to be pregnant right at allergy kick-off season cause it's usually ALOT worse but none the less still frustrating as if heart burn isn't enough torture lol. After this long winter that we've had, allergy season is in full effect and now having to haul little Mia to a million kid's birthday parties our house is STOCKED with tissues! So when Kleenex reached out to me about collaborating with their chic campaign for Kleenex Style Designs, I jumped at the opportunity! I kid you not, we have tissue boxes all over the house and the fact that they're way crazy cute, makes it totally A-OK! 



Since I am days away from giving birth, there's not much I'd rather be doing more than watching chic flicks in bed LOL So of course with crazy preggo hormones through the roof these tissues have probably been used more for sappy movies than boogies. Haha I also love the designs, how cool is it that they match so well with my wallpaper?! 



Talk about nesting! We have been doing some massive cleaning around here with the new baby set to arrive in just TWO days! We cleaned all of Mia's toys, wiped everything down a few times, sterilized bottles and of course trying to keep as many germies from creeping around the main area of our home. Yup, there's another good 'ol Kleenex box!



 Some say their bedroom is their sanctuary, but for me, it's my CLOSET! ::Siiiiigh:: I can stay in there all day, watch E! and watch Mia tear through it like the Tazmanian Devil. She takes out every single body spray, every nail polish and stuffs them in her daddy's shoes and runs away with all my lip glosses. I have found those suckers in the most random of places! But as a stylist and blogger I needed to be surrounded by beauty and inspiration so I chose this side of the closet so I can have the best natural lighting for makeup and getting glammed up and so I could look out and see our kids playing in the backyard! With all things beautiful to look at, that totally includes my Kleenex box that has come to the rescue when Mia drops eye shadow all over the place and looks like a clown as she's covered in turquoise eye shadow and of course when mama goofs up on her own makeup! Is it weird that the cutest little things make me extremely happy!? 

and LAST, but NEVER LEAST....the SLIM packs that I carry EVERYWHERE! These beauties are in my purse, my car and of course my diaper bag! It doesn't hurt that they have the most adorable designs for my little boogie monster who loves playing with the packet! Anything to keep her entertained in the car these days. 



Kleenex Boxes -  c/o Kleenex
You can find all these Kleenex products at Target, Wal-Mart, Dollar General, CostCo, Office Max, Staples and Sam's Club

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Minty Fresh with Jane.com

Although this top from Jane is NOT maternity, it sure did the trick for me! I love the soft and flowy fabric that was fresh enough to wear while the heat beat down on us today. The hi/low style is also one of my faves at the moment as my back side is clearly larger than normal as I am a week away from giving birth and it gives me quite some coverage back there LoL! And of course, I can't get enough of  the color mint which is a hot color for Spring that I paired with leopard for a more glam look! You can find more new, handmade and boutique items every day at www.jane.com 







Mint Top - c/o Jane
Heels - Sam Edelman
Necklace - FabMixMasterG aka ShopFabG.com (coming soon!!!)