February 11, 2019

Sporty Chic

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sweatshirt: Adidas  |  pants: Adidas  |  sneakers: Adidas  |  sunglasses: H & M

Happy Monday my beautiful babes!
Last night was the Grammys and I unfortunately wasn't able to watch it as I spent my Sunday visiting my mom and sister. Today I woke up to so many tweets congratulating the winners and I instantly got FOMO. The award seemed amazing! Did you guys watch it?
 I'll have to watch the performances on YouTube later today. 

Have you guys noticed that rolling around in sneakers is my new favorite thang! & can you blame me? Having to push a stroller and countless grocery bags around the city isn't easy. If you live in New York or have ever visited you know everyone is always in a rush. So yes, often times I 'sneaker it out' in order to arrive at events on time and right before arriving I switch into my high heels. 
Don't tell me you've never done this!?

My choice in sneakers is always a comfortable neutral shade that can simply look great with absolutely anything. Like these Adidas Cloudfoam QT Racer sneakers. I bought them in white but they also come in ice purple. Not only is the comfort level on point but it also grips onto my foot and it feels as if I'm walking on clouds. Oh and before I forget.. the purple ones are 25% off right now.

January 22, 2019

How To Organize Your Spices

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Ever since I could remember I've always loved organization; especially in my kitchen since it's where I spend most of my day. Four years ago I came up with a way of organizing my spices that truly makes me happy every time I pass by them. I wanted to create a sleek, colorful and accessible spice display and till this day it is one of the things I haven't changed in my home (even after moving). & I'm known for changing things up quite often.

For weeks now I've been hearing a buzz about 'Tidying Up With Marie Kondo' on Netflix so I decided to see what it was all about. Honestly, I didn't like it. I thought her 'method' was simply common sense. I've been folding and organizing this way for over 10 years.

What I could say is that after watching two episodes it inspired me to share this post. So, thank you Marie.

January 14, 2019

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January 9, 2019

Staying Moisturized during Cold Months

This post is sponsored by Neutrogena. All Opinions are my own.

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In our family it’s really hard finding time to wind down. Since we’re all busy throughout the week with school and work that leaves us with only the weekends to fully bond. & believe me there’s no one that looks forward to this most than my husband, Moe. With 3 girls in the house you know he’s learned all about the importance of cleansing and moisturizing his face. If he’s ever in doubt Hazel always comes to the rescue lending a helping hand in his routine.

December 26, 2018

Happy Holidays

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Merry Christmas to those of you who celebrate.
This year was extra special for me since it was the first year I hosted Christmas Eve dinner in our new house. You might remember last year our home was under renovations and I wasn't able to invite my family over. Ever since I was a little girl I always dreamed of hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner and this year I finally did.

December 18, 2018

I CUT MY HAIR!


If you girls have been following me for awhile then you know I've had long hair my entire life but always wanted a change. I was too afraid to ever cut it until today! Garnier invited me to get my hair styled by celebrity hairstylist Tommy Buckett.. I was so incredibly honored to have this legend touch my hair. I mean, this man has styled so many incredible people including Paul Mccartney. & now me!! It still blows my mind. I will forever be thankful for this opportunity. Thank you Garnier. At the appointment I asked Tommy to give me a fresh look and we went for a layered cut but still keeping it long. I loved the results! He used Garnier's Sleek Shot which is a product that you use in the shower mixed with your shampoo. The results are beautiful shiny, sleek hair in half the time. You can find Garnier Sleek Shot at Target https://goo.gl/jHjneg

December 12, 2018

Easy Meal Prepping Idea

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hoodie (buy here) + similar pants ( buy here)

This post is sponsored by adidas. As always all opinions are my own. 

It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's also my favorite month since it's my wedding anniversary, my dad's birthday, my birthday, and Christmas. Let's not forget it's also that time of year where we close a chapter in our lives right before opening a new one. This is the time to reflect on our mistakes, our achievements and our future goals. During this time some people like to make New Years Resolutions, I personally don't. In the past I've made really unrealistic and unachievable resolutions and it's why I stopped making them. Instead, I like to set monthly goals. This keeps me motivated and active throughout the year.

Before giving birth to baby James I was 115 pounds, after birth I was 162 pounds and five months later I'm now 135 pounds. Clearly I have a long way to go in order to achieve my weight goal of 120 pounds but I'm working on it little by little. 

One thing I recently tried was meal prepping. This is something I've heard so many people talk about and they say it works wonders. I didn't believe it until I tried it. Now, I don't have a scale and I don't weigh the food but I do portion things out and I do use lots of vegetables as well as lean meats. Here's what I would do; I choose one day of the week to cook a few different healthy dishes which I eat throughout the week. This for me was a game changer. Not only is this a huge time saver but it's also helped me avoid ordering takeout which is my biggest problem. & yes, it's true the I haven't 100% stuck to this routine 7 days a week but I also try not to be too hard myself and give myself a few days off the routine. I'm hoping that the longer I meal prep, the better I get at training my body to make healthier choices.

Today I'm going to share one of my absolute favorite recipes to make in a jiffy. This is something I used to make for my family even before I started meal prepping. The only difference is the portion control and side dishes may vary.