Monday, November 18, 2013


I know it's been a month since Sophia's birthday party but I am finally finding the time to start blogging again. Sophia has been/and still is obsessed with Play Doh. When I asked her what kind of birthday party she wanted she immediately said Play Doh!!

I wanted to plan this perfect birthday party where I had her party look just like a party you'd see on Pinterest but a week before Sophia's party I had nothing planned really. I didn't even have invitations made or even know where I was having the party. It was bad. I just wasn't having a good few weeks up to her party. Since nothing was planned I decided to just have her birthday party at our house and invite just a few family & friends.

We had her birthday party the day before her birthday (the 10/19). Last year we had it on her actual birthday, it was fun, but I would like to spend her birthdays just us three as a family. 

I ordered a birthday cake and balloons and just had one table set up in our kitchen. I bought pizza and some finger foods. Laid some play doh out for the kids and put the TV on for the parents. It actually went really good and the best part was I didn't stress out as much as I did with Sophia's other two birthday parties. I may continue to keep it simple from here on out. 

And the most important thing was .. Sophia had a great time! She played with all her friends and was so sweet with sharing her toys in the house. She even let one of her friends leave with butterfly wings but she wanted them. AND we bought Sophia a car for her birthday and she got in it... not even three seconds later another little girl was wanting in and Sophia's car. She got right out of her brand toy and let the little girl and everyone else played. I was SO proud of her.

Now we have LOTS of play doh in our home. And it gets everywhere .... every day. I don't think we will be adding anything Play Doh on Sophia's Christmas wish list this year.

Saturday, November 16, 2013


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I used to HATE mornings. I would literally moan and groan as I would get out of bed. I would wait until last minute to get up to get ready for work and that led me to be late for work almost everyday. Because I was in such a bad mood just to wake up it seemed like I made my day seem worst than it really was.

I needed a change. I needed to wake up early enough for me to be able to relax (not rush) before my day started. Well, about two weeks ago I started waking up around 4:30AM. Instead of moaning and groaning, I just wake up and head downstairs and start a cup of coffee. I turn on country music videos, or nothing at all, get cuddled up with a blanket and just sit ... and drink my coffee.

Just adding this simple routine each morning has made my days seem to go a lot better. I don't feel rushed or exhausted as I'm walking into work. And I get a little "me time" while everyone else in the house is sleeping. 

Now I'm the weird one saying mornings are my favorite time of the day. 

I found this quote on Pinterest & this is exactly how I feel in the mornings.

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Hope everyone has a great weekend! 

Friday, November 15, 2013


A couple of weeks ago my friend Jesseca and I took our babies outside to take some fall pictures. I'm so glad we did because it was one of our last weekends of fall. The trees outside have no more leaves. This to me means fall is over. I guess I could say fall was over when we had our first snow fall of the year at the beginning of the week. Now to looong months of cold weather & snow. Is it just me or does the winter months seem to last SO long?

I know I've said this before but I would so happy to live in a place where it's Fall all year long. The weather, the colors and everything pumpkin. PLEASE let me know if there is such a place!

Have a good Friday everyone!

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Friday, November 1, 2013


Sophia and I dressed up as Frida Kahlo for Halloween. I laughed so hard when I looked at our unibrows. I wanted to skip out on it but my mom wanted us to do it SO bad so she drew them on us. We put our Spanish dresses on and added flowers in our hair and we headed outside to trick or treat. None of our neighbors knew who Frida Kahlo was. So we just looked like Spanish girls with unibrows to them. 

We didn't trick or treat for a very long time. It was cold and raining so we went to maybe 5 houses which was enough for Sophia. Last year it rained & was cold so I'm really hoping next year will not rain and just be perfect!

Sophia had a Little Bo Peep costume that she wore the night before to a Trunk or Treat that they had a church & I was just going to have her wear it again for Trick or Treat but I had bought two Spanish style dresses from Instagram and my mom kept insisting that we wear them. I think she just wanted us to wear them so she could see us walk around with a unibrow. 

I'm glad we did.  I just hope Sophia doesn't hate me when she gets older because I gave her a unibrow. I think she looks beautiful with one.

I hope everyone had a great Halloween. I hope to be back to blogging more ... I hope!