about about shops fave blogs features tutorials

Monday, August 29, 2016

the good the bad and the weekend

Hello guys I have a few more good and bad points for this post...  I hardly find time for this blog nowadays but always find my way back to it and have to summarize it like this:

Ever since Emma started crawling and then walking my stainless steel refrigerator and dishwasher have had these smudge marks all over :(   What am I to do?  grab Emma's hands and smeared it all over to make it even??  the stainless steel wipes or the spray didn't work too good so I googled a better solution.  Clean with a soft cloth using vinegar and then a soft cloth using olive oil.  voila. :)

Emma has become the little chatterbox and loves saying hi to strangers at the park or while shopping .  Oh she also loves saying bye.  NON STOP. :/  SHe still gotta stay close to mama tho.

She also has wined herself from the bottle.  Just like that!  One morning I gave her a sippy cup and that was it!  We never went back to bottles.  I thought this would be a much more difficult task.  PHEW. :)

She is also starting to use the potty.  She tells me when she is having a bowel movement.  Or at least when she had one already.  Compared to the other two (no offense Sophie or Xavi if you are reading this) Emma is so much more advanced!  can't believe it!  She is only 1 1/2 yrs!! :)

Yesterday Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel died, he was a singer and songwriter he wrote more that 1800 songs and sold more than 100 million records.  When I was growing up there were hardly any boy bands so I grew up listening to him and honestly he was the greatest singer and songwriter.  He will be missed.

Here is little silly Emma with happy she knows all these new tricks 
Here is how I felt shocked learning about Juan Gabriel's death...Rip

Till next time amigos!  Have a nice week.

Friday, August 26, 2016

not for me

Not for me...

Boring, tedious, I did it because I wanted to try it.  My 45 by 45 list.  Reading poetry is what I am talking about. I gave it my all honestly.  I picked a short book so that I could concentrate  "The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca" a Spanish poet, playwright and theater director. I even was lucky enough to find one that had been translated, I had the English version and the Spanish version right on the same book.  I thought this would make it easier.  I took the book along with me to soccer practice and while we waited for Sophie.  I renewed it twice to have enough time.  I read and read, and when I lost my place in the book  I couldn't find my place back...that's how sad it was.  I went back to read over and over. I read the whole book and didn't understand a thing.  Maybe it was the poetry style? maybe was my mindset? Reading this book was so vague to me.   I did not enjoy reading poetry.  Why instead of saying things straight they give it that little twist?, that little twist that won't let me understand what they are trying to say. sigh.

I did manage to understand a little tiny poem


The moon goes over the water,
How tranquil the sky is!
She goes scything slowly
the old shimmer from the river;
meanwhile a young frog 
takes her for a little mirror.

I know you have to experiment things to find out if you like them.  So, no.  Now I can say I read a poetry book and it's not for me.  One more thing crossed of my list.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


Here is a question for you? What is better than pizza?  FREE pizza I think!

Well, let me tell you that this post is not about any free pizza but instead about  my BonitaVoxBox from Influenster which is pretty exciting too!  These products are complimentary to test and review on the different social sites all opinions are mine.

Here is a list of all the goodies I received:

Dickinson's Enhanced Witch Hazel Alcohol Free Hydrating Toner 
This product I've never used before, in fact with my limited makeup routine I've never used toner at all.  I loved that it has no alcohol so it does not dry the skin.  I can see cleaner pores.  Sophie used it as well,  no more occasional breakouts since she started adding this toner to her morning and night routine.
This product claims to even skin tone.
I haven't seen a change on my skin but hope that with continual use I can see a difference!

Fiber One Chocolate Fudge brownie
What can I say?  It's chocolatey, fudgy, it's fiber, and only 90 calories.  It's all good! 
 The only bad thing...it was only one sample.

Sinful Colors Kylie Jenner Collection  
I received a pretty matte color. There are many many shades to choose  from at Target and Walgreens at a very affordable price from $1.99 to $2.99

Revlon Ultra HD matte lip color 
Talking about shades, influenster provided two different lip color samples to test.  The color obsession was a bit too pink and bold for me, but the blushing mauve was just perfect and flattering!  Influenster also made it easier for me to pick another shade as  they sent a coupon for me to redeem! 

Madam C.J. Walker Beauty Culture Dream Come True Wonderful 
Pre Wash Protein Treatment and Deep Conditioning Masque 
These two products brought my curls back to life honestly!  Super easy to use, nice, rich, thick and creamy and with a long lasting lovely smell.

Have you tried influenster?  It's so nice to try new products for free!!  I honestly fell in love with the toner and the hair products!

Now If I only found a site where they would send free pizza for testing and reviewing purposes umm...

Monday, August 15, 2016

the good the bad and the weekend

Well hey there!  I feel like I am falling behind with this little blog of mine...again 
life is just too busy for me nowadays.  

These past two weeks were hectic.  One being the last week of summer vacation which was spent registering the kids, getting new haircuts, meet and greet new teachers, buying school supplies, getting backpacks ready, buying more schools supplies. 

The other was the first week of school all full of emotions, new teachers, new classes, new friends. Sophie rubbing her freshly applied mascara 5 minutes before we left for school on the very first day!  racoon eye for sure. oh my.  Changing schedules...
Here are more details as how the weeks went:

I adviced Sophie you need to take the map to find your classrooms easily on the first day, "oh no she said I don't want to look like a freshman", 
then freaking out when we were driving to school as she forgot the map :/

Sophia had a dance concert at the Lake Elsinore Storm which is a minor league baseball team in Lake Elsinore, California.  We only made to the 7th inning as Javier and I were super tired.  The kids were having a blast as we spent, most of the game in the picnic area where they could run around as wild horses. Specially Emma!  that girl has wings now :/ 

I lost my phone in the bathroom stalls at the stadium but luckily someone turned it in and I got it back  :)

Sophie had another dance concert this past weekend Super heroes was the theme and it was super fun :)

On the other hand Xavi is now the ruler of the school as stated by him. Next year he goes off the Middle School.  He takes forever to do his hair nowadays, I think he spends more time on it that Sophie does.  He does have a reasoning though. He says that a soccer player besides being a good player must also have nice hair "just look at Ronaldo or Messi" he says, well I gotta say the boy has a point there! :)

Emma has been more vocal lately.  It's so amazing hearing her talk with a language of her own and also with real words.  One of the funniest words is agua (water) that one is too entertaining because she associates drinking and will say agua agua agua agua nonstop whenever she sees someone drinking.  She won't stop saying the word until she gets a sip or an alternative because she will ask for wine or beer too! A couple of days ago she learned to say OK, I often tell her "wait for me OK? OK?" and I make the stop sign gesture. I realized she had learned it when she took off her binky to answer OK to me and made the hand gesture!! that was amazing.  She also mimics reading books she's too funny.

Oh, I almost forgot we had another nail polish incident this time involving Emma, blue nail polish and Sophia's carpet.  sigh. But luckily we survived it all!

This was Emma..."I plead the Fifth about the nail polish incident"

I hope you guys have been good and ready for another week!

Monday, August 1, 2016

the good the bad and the weekend

I am tired of this heat...puff  I want some clouds already!!

On Tuesday I went to urgent care as I had an urinary tract infection and had had the symptoms for five days already,.  If you've ever had one you know what kind of ouch I am talking about :(

I giggled every time I go to the doctor's and they give me my health summary and current conditions "Female Infertility, Female Infertility due to Age  and Infertility due to Male Factor" well I have proof that science and doctors get it wrong once in awhile! ah Emma?? :)

Talking about Emma...right before one of Xavi's games he couldn't find his shin guards. None of us couldn't find them so we had to stop and shop for some new ones right before the game!  That was stressing.  Xavi blamed Emma for hiding them.  I don't doubt it that as she gets into everything nowadays! :/

I finally am driving my good old Tundra again.  I missed you baby! :)

Coming back from a soccer match yesterday we saw an accident that had just happened.  It was sad seeing the scene maybe 4 or 5 cars involved.  Hard to figure it out because all the wreckage and debris all over the place. But the most devastating part it was seeing the body of a little girl maybe 4 or five years old lying on the sidewalk, it seemed like she had been in one of the cars and had been taken out of it .  Her little backpack, toys coloring books all scattered in the middle of the street.  After we passed by the scene all of us were just silent no words came out of us... We were just thinking and hoping the little girls would be ok :(  
It makes me so mad that jerks drive so fast carelessly without any concern or worry about other drivers. If they want to kill themselves why don't they just drive off a cliff without putting other lives in danger!! (◣_◢)
I couldn't imagine what the parents were feeling at the time.  
This is what I would tell all of those jerks! STOP!!!

I hope this week goes well for all of us!

@moncy3.com 2009-2016