Posted in Boy Mom Life, family, Food, Mom, Travel

Visiting Knott’s Berry Farm for the Boysenberry festival! 😁😋

I was super excited to take the kids to go check this out…enjoy some time together & of course have some good food. We had year passes a while back, but we never did the festival before so I was happy when I saw that they still were doing it this year. It’s going on until May 2nd & I highly recommend it! The cost is $45 for adults ( 5 tastings) & $20 for children between 3-11 (3 tastings). We went on a Friday and the hours were 12pm-8pm, we didn’t show up until after 4pm and we stayed till closing and it was perfect timing, the only thing is it was pretty chilly at night. I wasn’t sure how much food was going to be given for each taste, so we all picked different items and pretty much shared. I was surprised that by the end of it we were all so full. The rides are of course closed but they still have people dressed up in character ( they laugh & make jokes with the guest its very funny) , you can purchase items & also play games. My kids had a lot of fun & we all enjoyed the different foods🤍

My world 💙💙

I try to find things to do that look like fun for my oldest who is 16 & sometimes has his “teenager attitude” lol 🙄 who can relate ?? He told me he really enjoyed going, so that made me feel good.

To be honest all the food was very good, the funnel cake & fries were my fave’s! My oldest loved the mac n cheese bites with tater tots, but I wasn’t able to take a picture of those ☹ I did try to take pictures of most of the food (see below)

Both of my boys also loved the Ice float !

There are a lot of benches and tables to sit at around the park so there is plenty of room & also lots of sanitizer👍🏽. You do have to keep your mask on while walking around, but that is the usual and everyone was on the same page.

Has anyone gone to the boysenberry festival, if so what did you think? ( There is another month left ! ) or will you be going before it ends? Comment below.

Posted in Beauty, Makeup, shopping

Recent Sephora Finds ! 🛍💄

I hope everyone is doing well.😀Where are my makeup queens at !? 👑Lol, I don’t usually make huge makeup/beauty purchases, but I wanted to spoil myself a little, I deserve it. I tend to just get the things I need or from time to time, I pick up 1 to 2 items here & there. I am also watching my pocket, being a single parent is tough!

FYI These products I have not used at all before with the exception of the Beauty Blender ( I always get the black one ) ; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Rf which of course is the only product I use for foundation.

Once I have used these products for a while I will try to come back & do a review to update you on my thoughts.

Beauty Blender, Huda Beauty Nude Palette, Makeup by Mario master crystal reflector, Makeup by Mario brightening eye pencil, Ulta waterproof eyeliner, Rare beauty liquid eyeshadow, & Tarte juicy lip

I have had my eye on two Makeup by Mario products that he has shared many times on his social media page, I love his work he is one of my favorites & so talented. The first product is the crystal reflector in the color quartz; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Q3 I am thinking I can use this on my eyes and as a highlighter. It is beautiful! The second product is the Master mattes brightening eye pencil;https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Ry I think a nude color in the water line is better than using a white only because it isn’t so harsh looking for everyday, but there are times where the white can be used maybe for a night out or a concert something like that. I had bought one from Mac a long while ago but they do not have that specific one anymore so I am hoping this one is just as amazing.

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I have been wanting a new Huda Beauty palette but wasn’t sure which one to get, I had three different ones in mind & only wanted to buy one. I think they are great quality but a little pricey. I decided on the New nude palette; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Re & it looks so much more beautiful in person. I cannot wait to play with it & try different looks.

Selena Gomez released a beauty line & I saw it on Instagram, and the liquid eye shadow looked super pretty. I ended up buying it in the color nearly neutral https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0Re I am excited to try this out, I want to do maybe a “fresh makeup look” with it.

While I was in the store I also saw this Tarte juicy lip product; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0SY it caught my eye since it says it gives a glossy tint and plumps your lips. The color I bought was grapefruit it is a light peachy color. I was also in need of a new black eyeliner so I bought the Sephora brand; https://shopstyle.it/l/bs0RD.

Thanks for visiting my blog! 😘 Let me know if you like these beauty posts. Comment below if you have used any of these products and/or what you think of them.

Posted in Self care, Self love, Women

5 tips to a more confident YOU❤😊

Most of us struggle with being confident , do you agree ? I think our society has placed importance on so many things that are external (looks, size, how much money you make…) rather than who you are as a person, so it makes it very hard to be content these days. If your focusing on someone’s else’s life & what they have instead of living your own life & making the best of what you have you will always be lacking. Contentment doesn’t mean you don’t strive to better yourself it means that you are content where you are today & are ready for what is to come. I highly believe in doing the work inside yourself first, so the outside reflects. J Cole ( the rapper) has said before ; ” I feel like if you don’t master the inside first, the outside is a waste of time”. Its been a year since I have started this journey of bettering myself & loving who I am; gaining my confidence back, seeing all my good qualities & gifts as a person without having someone validate that & its been so empowering.✨💪🏼

  1. Don’t wait on someone else to cheer you on, clap for yourself!👏🏽 We always want someone to validate us thinking that will make us feel complete or “better” (yes its nice to have people on your side) but do it for yourself first & always. The rest will come when it comes, but never stop believing in yourself.
  2. Affirm yourself; Everyday wake up & tell yourself something you like about yourself or something your proud of that you accomplished. If you can write it down maybe make a list and go back to it ( example: I am funny, I am smart, I am brave …etc)
  3. Stay true to yourself 🖤 Its okay to get ideas or be inspired by others, but don’t forget who you are. Don’t try to fit into a mold that just doesn’t work for you. You are unique & there is only 1 of you so use that to your advantage and don’t let society make you feel some type of way.
  4. Help someone else; Be there for someone else, use your experiences or life lessons to help someone feel less alone or help them navigate through a difficult time. Sometimes when we focus on helping someone else it makes us connect more, it helps us to feel healthier & happier.
  5. Practice gratitude 🙏🏽 Be happy in whatever season your in. If it’s an uncomfortable one try to learn something from it & think of it as a stepping stone instead of looking at it negatively. Some seasons or days are harder than others, so I know it can be hard when maybe financially your not doing well, or your lonely or you feel unmotivated, but those are the times when you need to try your hardest to pick yourself up and say I am grateful for (fill in the blank). Start naming things off even if its people in your life ( kids, mom, dad, best friend, etc..) or make a list of things your grateful on paper or on your phone that way you can go back to it & add more things as time goes on. Trust me when you start doing that you will be surprised at that list!
A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear 😘

Not sure if anyone else likes to write or journal but I found these journals on Amazon & they have good reviews. When you write things down I feel like its even more beneficial because you can go back to it re-read & it helps the information stick in your mind; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsIEF; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsIEa; https://shopstyle.it/l/bsIEa

Thanks for reading! I hope these five tips can help someone build their confidence up & remember to be proud of who they are & love themselves inside & out. If you have any other tips feel free to share them below. 😀

Posted in Mom, Trip

Our mini day trip to Los Angeles Hollywood & visiting the Funko store !

I hope everyone is doing well & had a good weekend!😁 I wanted to share our mini day trip to Los Angeles, CA. We had so much fun & I highly recommend going to check out the Funko Hollywood store if you haven’t yet. 🙌🏽

The line…

https://www.funko.com/hollywood

I would suggest you get there early possibly before they open , we arrived at 10:20 am & they opened at 10:00 am & the line was already wrapped around the side of the street. We waited about 2 hours so that is why I say to show up early. You have to wear your masks at all times inside, but to be honest the wait was definitely worth it my son loved it & so did his friend! We had so much fun, & took so many pictures. It was like a museum! They have everything sectioned off in a great way so its easy to find what your looking for & each regular Funko pop is $11.00 & the movie edition ones were $30, I believe they also have some other special edition one’s which I think were $15.00, so prices are fair.

A few feet away from the Funko store

My favorite sections would have to be the horror section ; I am a HUGE horror movie fan, so I thought this section was super cool & actually really cute 😆 and the old school section ( not sure if that is what you would call it) it had a lot of old school looking McDonald’s toys (not sure if anyone remembers those chicken nugget toys or the hamburglar? Lol) the Flintstones, Gumby, just so many of those old school characters! I also thought it was cool that they had a little Stranger Things section . who else loves this show? I thought the Dustin Funko was so adorable ! 🥰 They also sell other little accessories; Pez, Wallets, Backpacks, etc. Next time my oldest isn’t with his dad we might have to take another trip and go back, I think he would also like it a lot.

My Jason keychain 🖤

I would definitely take sunscreen & put some on before you go just in case your waiting a long time, I ended up burnt on my chest. It did not feel too hot but the sun was hitting us & I did not notice until after the fact.

We ended up eating at this Mexican flea market, I believe its off of Olympic, but I am not 100% sure since I was not driving. I think my friend’s were looking for a food truck they saw on Tik Tok but those trucks usually start selling at night. This flea market was cool it reminded me of Tijuana, Mexico if you have been there then you know what I’m talking about. The only thing I noticed that things were expensive , the food was very pricey for what it was. I don’t like to be super picky with food, but the only thing we ordered that I thought was good were the quesadillas & the Agua Fresca’s. So I would go back to shop & look around, but probably not to eat. I found these super adorable Cantarito’s with the Loteria images painted on them , they were so well made! I wanted to buy a good amount of them, but I only ended up getting one 😐 they were $7 but she sold them to us for $6. She had most of the images from the card game, they were all different colors and as you can see they are very good quality. I will definitely be making some Margaritas or drinking some wine with ice 😋

We also visited The Grove , there isn’t too many stores to shop at but I do like that they have a grass area, live music & a trolley. Its been a long while since I have been there, the kids played we grabbed some coffee and just enjoyed the rest of the afternoon before we headed home. Seeing my son’s happy face, being able to spend time with people we care about & making memories honestly makes me feel complete.

I appreciate you reading & visiting my page. 🤍

Comment below what you think if you have gone to the Funko store or any places you love in this area, I love to check out new places!

Posted in Fashion, Mom, mom style, Women

My favorite finds from one of my go to store; AE / Aerie 🙌🏽

I cannot believe we are in March already! I hope everyone is doing well☺

I love American Eagle/ Aerie…I feel like the prices & quality is on point! I love the fact that they have frequent sales as well. I highly recommend shopping there if you haven’t already.

On the American Eagle side the tailgate graphic tee’s & regular graphic tee’s are amazing they are super affordable, so soft , wash good & fit very well. I think some of them may run different in sizing , I do notice that they are oversized but some reviews say otherwise. I ended up ordering this Mickey Mouse graphic tee; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMB on my last order and I love it! I sized down & it fits oversized still ( FYI I shared it on my Instagram recently so go check that out if you haven’t👍🏽) I’ve heard a lot of good things about their jeans & shorts but I have not purchased those as of yet. I am really picky about my jeans and shorts & I have not tried any of these on to be honest. If you have comment below & let us know what you think? I am curious..

On the Aerie side I love so many things, it is so hard not to buy anything when I walk in there , lol! I rarely walk away without buying anything 😉 I will start with the leggings; the OFFLINE real me high waisted leggings are AMAZING https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWx8 they come in a few colors I have the black, blue & I just ordered the relic color so I am excited to get those. These leggings honestly fit & hug the body so well they are super flattering. If you buy anything from my post I say get a pair & trust me you will fall in love. These can be used for working out & also going out or lounging , they are so versatile. A pair that I find to be somewhat of a dupe of the Spanx faux leather leggings are the crackle leggings; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWzx these are super cute & the price is👌🏽 they are on sale also. I love the fit but FYI these do fit more snug than the other real me leggings that I mentioned. These are more casual leggings they can be dressed up too, but I wouldn’t use them to work out in. The other pair that I fell in love with are the super gloss high waisted legging; https://shopstyle.it/l/bqWya these are so shiny but not crazy looking, lol. They remind me of Sandy in the movie Grease at the end when she dresses up in all black 🖤 they are actually very comfortable and I did size up. I don’t think you have too since you don’t want the material looking loose, but I would say try them on first. I think they are on sale so not sure what stores have them still. I am so lucky I found them on the sale side of my store !

So now going on to the biker shorts; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHLm I think they have good quality biker shorts. I bought these in the nude color for this summer, but last year I bought the black ones & I lived in them most of the summer. They are still in amazing condition so that tells you a lot! Go grab some 😉

Now on to the Aerie tops…the boyfriend tee’s are honestly so good! https://shopstyle.it/l/brDha I bought a few last summer & I wore them with leggings, biker shorts, shorts & jeans. They are oversized so that is the best part. They can also be worn so many ways & I feel like they always have a good color selection. The newest tops are the Offline unstoppable t shirt; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMN these are not as oversized, but I still like these as well I just ordered the coffee one & I love the color and how soft it is. Their sweaters are also so great, I recently bought the polo style cropped sweater in this beautiful green color; https://shopstyle.it/l/brHMD it is still on sale & they have other colors available. I did buy it in a size bigger since I don’t like cropped & it fit so well! This zippered sherpa hoodie is on sale; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfnI I bought this one a month or two ago & it is so soft I can just throw it on and go when its chilly. We are still having cold weather here in California, so I can still wear my sweaters.

I bought two sports bras & I did like them for lounging & being around the house; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop ; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop. I am not sure if the support is good to run or do a high impact work out for someone with a bigger chest just an FYI.

They have some really good neutral flip flops too; https://shopstyle.it/l/brfop I bought these last summer to wear to the beach/pool or casually when I am in a hurry when it was warmer. I do think they are a good quality because mine are still in great condition.

I hope you enjoyed this post & all my opinions helped you out. Again I HIGHLY recommend the leggings. I know there are so many leggings out there but these by far are amazing as far as price & quality. High quality leggings can be so expensive, but if your on a budget try Aerie & you will love them, trust me.

Comment below👇🏽 some of your favorite American Eagle/ Aerie picks or what you will be buying next!