June 12, 2018

Somebody Loves You

Hello there, welcome back.
After weeks of resting (and nesting) with no content on the blog I finally feel better and have a clear mind to write/share stories with you once again.

So much has happened in these past few weeks that have really changed me. I'll start with the good news; Baby James is still hanging in there but should be arriving next week. Surprisingly the closer I get to my delivery date the better I feel. Maybe it's the excitement of finally seeing him, holding him in my arms and of course the excitement of getting back to my workout routine which I've been missing very much.

Now for the not so great news that I'm sure many of you have already heard; Anthony Michael Bourdain's passing. If you've been a reader for long then you know how much I admired Anthony Bourdain. His death hit me so hard that it basically woke me up from my uninspired-lack of confidence-staycation. It really shook me. Have you ever experienced that? It's a numbing pain where your life becomes still and you feel it stop for a few seconds.. then your head basically comes back into it's place and all your priorities and dreams are reborn again. All your blessings are a little more visible and you hold your life a little tighter.

No Reservations, The Layover, Parts Unknown.. these were the only shows my husband and I would ever watch on TV. It's insane how someone who inspired so many to travel and write stories could do such an act. Another incredible woman we lost on the same week was Katherine Noel Brosnahan, also known as Kate Spade. 

All these tragic events are a simple reminder that everyone is fighting their own battles behind close doors no matter how happy or successful they may seem. Let's all be nice, respectful and supportive towards one another. Check up on those we love even if they seem to have it all figured out. 

I wanted to write this message before getting back into the flow of things. 
Have a great day and remember somebody loves you!

May 7, 2018

Getting Perfect Hair this Spring


Who doesn't love bouncy, shiny, healthy and smelling good hair? I know I do!
 These next few products that I'm going to be sharing have done just that for me.

Hair is extremely important to me as it has become my security blanket over the years. Growing up my grandmother always washed, brushed and styled my locks. I never payed attention and she never verbally told me how much work it took to maintain hair healthy. After becoming an adult (which I refuse to believe) and years of practice I have found a few steps to keeping my hair looking and feeling it's best.

April 27, 2018

I'll Never Let Go


Yet another Friday is here. Gee, where does the time go? Next thing you know baby J will be here (in less than 2 months) and things will change forever. It's a bit crazy when you think about how fast time goes by. To think that Hazel and Jayleen were once in my belly and now their 7 and 10 years old. I know all moms feel this way and it's hard to accept that our offsprings will one day have a family and life of their own. Call me crazy but I am already thinking about how sad I am going to be when my girls go off to college and even when they marry. Yes, I know I have a few loose screws but the reality is that it's going to happen in a blink of an eye. I have become so attached to my girls that it's incredibly painful to think about them growing up.

Now with baby J soon in the picture I pray that this fear diminishes just a bit. I hear boys are crazy with their moms and if they are crazier than my girls then I will start planning my next one.

Aún otro viernes está aquí. Caramba, ¿a dónde va el tiempo? El bebé estará aquí (en menos de 2 meses) y las cosas cambiarán para siempre. Es un poco loco cuando piensas en qué tan rápido pasa el tiempo. Pensar que Hazel y Jayleen alguna vez estuvieron en mi vientre y ahora tienen 7 y 10 años. Sé que todas las madres se sienten de esta manera y no es difícil aceptar que nuestros descendientes algún día tendrán una familia y vida propia. Llámame loca, pero ya estoy pensando en lo triste que voy a ser cuando mis hijas se casen. Sí, sé que tengo algunos tornillos sueltos, pero la realidad es que va a suceder en un abrir y cerrar de ojos. Me he vuelto tan apegada a mis hijas que es increíblemente doloroso pensar lo rápido que ellas crecen.

Ahora con el nuevo bebé pronto en la imagen rezo para que este miedo disminuya un poco. He oído que los hijos son locos con sus madres y si son más locos que mis hijas, entonces comenzaré a planificar mi próximo baron.

April 24, 2018

Pizza Making at Rosso NYC


West Village
118 Greenwich Ave
New York, NY 10011
(212) 242-2310

My girls love to cook and bake. They are constantly watching shows on the Cooking Channel and Food Network like Cupcake wars and their absolute favorite Netflix series which they've watched over 10 times, Zumbo's Just Desserts. So when we heard about Rossopomodoro (Rossonyc) offering kids pizza making classes we couldn't pass on the opportunity.

This service is fairly new so if you'd like to book a class or party just call the restaurant and let them know. It's super affordable and so much fun. The restaurant provides all the ingredients as well as an apron and a chef's hat. I mean, who doesn't want to be a chef for a day?

April 13, 2018

Maternity Style


dress: JC Penney  |  jacket: NYDJ  |  shoes: Christian Louboutin  |  purse: Chanel  |  sunglasses: Henri Bendel  |  watch: Armitron

Mixing hi's and low's is one of my favorite outfit combinations. 
Since I've been struggling to find cute maternity clothes during this pregnancy, I have to rely on my trusty readers to recommend shops where I can potentially find fun items that aren't the obvious maxi dresses. 

April 12, 2018

Happy Birthday Jayleen


Every passing year is bittersweet. Hazel turned 7 earlier this month and today Jayleen turns 10!! I’m really grateful for the young ladies these two are becoming but I’m also sad to see their not babies anymore. #happybirthday
Cada año que pasa es agridulce. Hazel cumplió 7 años al principio de este mes y hoy Jayleen cumple 10 años. Estoy muy agradecida por las dos señoritas que se están convirtiendo, pero también estoy triste de ver que ya no son bebés.