Wednesday, October 8, 2014

September Fav's! ;)

Hello gals!

I hope you all have been having a fantastic week and look forward to your weekend! I have been pretty busy over here! Trying to organize a little office space for me before my birthday here and it is no joke! But I have to make sure I post a little something on here and share some of favorite items for the month of September, Yes- I know I am a bit late, butttt I can't wait to show a couple of the things I have been loving! I have been so focused on organizing lately, I feel like its the only way I can keep things going. If that makes any sense? Oh and btw I totally need to trim my bangs- you will see in a sec! haha

XO-M



you see why I have to trim them now?! haha

this is before me doing anything to my my hair, once I straighten my bangs they cover my whole face! ha

She didn't let go!


Here are the links where you can purchase any of these :) I also have been organizing and brainstorming so I will send you you to some sights where you can get some free prints! 




These you can download for your wallpaper on your phone and/or computer! (first picture posted) 

The rest of the items I purchased at the office max and target. Couldn't find them on their website so I think it depends on the store.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Wedding Bliss

Hello gals! Last week I wasn't able to post much because I was having some fun in sin city. Yes, that is Vegas baby! 

My little bundle of joy fam bam went to Vegas! It was definitely a treat for us to take a nice little road trip and enjoy every second of it. Our little chick didn't nap the whole 6 hours there!!! I was amazed by how awesome she did, we stopped a couple of times of course but she was such a trooper!  I have a couple of surprises coming up so stay tuned ;) Here are some pictures from Vegas! 

Before 

and after ;)

Simple little outfit :) 

Can't go out with the "couple selfie" haha

Trying to look cute with my hair blowing all over the place. ha!

And the FAM BAM!

Have an amazing weekend friends! Talk to you soon!!
XOXO-M

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Favorite Lips

Oh yes, lips, lips, lips!!! I am obsessed with lipsticks! All kinds of fun colors, from sexy to funky to mellow! As you gals know I have been giving some tips on how to love yourself. And well, this is one of them! It may sound a bit crazy but lipstick allowed me to step out of my comfort zone and now it makes me feel beautiful! I used to be so shy to wear any type of bold color because people might stare, but once I did I felt amazing, beautiful and comfortable in my own skin. It allowed me to do something I love and not worry about what others might think. And now- well I have some favorite colors! My favorite lipsticks are from MAC. I love the matte finish, and it lasts all day long!!

The rules to wearing lipstick? NONE!!! :)
The challenge is to wear a lipstick that you love! Maybe the red makes you feel sexy a certain day, or the fuschia makes you feel confident one day. Or maybe you feel a little relaxed and wear the pink plaid. You see what I mean?! Have fun and be yourself! Let me know how it goes! Here are my favorite colors! I will be providing a link for the MAC online store  and colors :)

Rebel

Pink Plaid

Flat Out Fabulous

Russian Red


http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/168/310/Products/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick/index.tmpl

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

How To Love Yourself: First Two Steps

OK ladies, it is time to start this journey and enjoy our beautiful lives! These are some of the steps I have taken and continue taking to truly love myself. Before we start let me give you some information on two important words. LOVE: An intense feeling of deep affection. Synonyms- tenderness, warmth, attachment. ACCEPTANCE: The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered. Synonym- Welcome. Keep this is mind as I take you through the steps!

Step 1: FACING THE FEAR- BE COURAGEOUS 

When it comes down to how I loved myself it was one simple way- to fight a good battle. I had to face my demons, and fight a good fight until I won! The fear of failing myself and others. I was always afraid of letting others down and myself. Always thought if I only I lost a little more weight I would be happier. If I only had a smaller nose I wouldn't look so weird--and so on! You know how the list can go on and on and on!!!  But remember when facing your fears you have to dig deep down and find out why you have those fears, be courageous my friends and dig deep! My fear was that I was never good enough for myself or others. What is yours?

Step 2: FIGHT THE BATTLE

 Once you realize what those reasons are,be ready for battle! But remember we have to be prepared. So here comes number two! I have a couple of tips on what has helped me fight a good battle. Here they are!

A: Positive thinking!
All day, every day! Tell yourself things you are grateful for. Tell yourself you are beautiful. Tell yourself you are unique and have a purpose in life. Keep those positive thinking coming all day, every day!!

B: Read
This may sounds strange but start reading some books. Take your mind off everything and focus on what you are reading! Try to read inspirational books or something that you have always wanted to read. Also read books that you are curious about! My first book was The Alchemist, you can buy it at any book store! Reading gives you knowledge and allows you to think about something other than yourself.

C: Clean space
This helped me so much! The times I was feeling so down were the times I had a messy room, messy house, and dishes were not washed!! (oh oh)! But as I started to concentrate on making sure my little home was always cleaned I started to focus more on the positive! Having a clean space allows me to think clear and get things done in a peaceful relaxing and clean atmosphere.

Ok friends! These are the first tips :) I will be posting more next week! If you are having a hard time loving who you are and need some tips, let me know if these help you as much as they have helped me! XOXO-M


From one of my favorite books: "And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." - Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

Monday, September 8, 2014

How To Love Yourself Intro:

OK ladies, you know this is a big deal! LOVE is a four letter word but holds so much meaning. Before I go on to talk about this recurring topic I will be posting about, let me explain why I decided to post on this subject. For many years I always felt that I could be thinner, always felt like I could look better, if it wasn't one thing it was another. If I was a size 10, I needed to be a size 8 just to look a little better. If I was a size 8 I needed to be a size 6--just to look better than I did before. I was never truly happy with who I was, and I felt as though the only way I was truly going to feel my best was if I lost "just" a little weight. Then pregnancy came a long and I gained more than I had even imagined! I was so scared to look like someone else. My beautiful angel came along and I thought things would go back to normal, only to realize it was harder than I thought it would be to loose weight this time. For months--and I mean MONTHS I cried myself to sleep, feeling pity for myself and a failure for not getting back to my size 8 jeans. I was terrified of what others would think and feel towards me, because for years I only saw myself as a failure and a "not so important" kinda human being. Having my daughter made me face the demons I had hid for so long. And so this is where we get to this point! I have freed myself from so many lies I told myself! And though I still need to learn more, I wanted to give some tips and share my stories with any one out there who has felt the same way as me! Anyone who is a mother and has had to redefine your self love and what it truly means to love yourself. For any single ladies who thought the only way to love yourself was by what size of jeans you wore. To those who are struggling, you my darling, are beautiful

I will posting the steps I took to have self love, and steps I am still taking so that maybe someone out there who is going through the struggles I went through can maybe see just how beautiful life can be-just the way you are! Can't wait to share the first step I took with you gals this week :) talk to you soon!

These next recurring posts my friends with be raw and show my journey, hope you can join me!
XOXO-M


Got this amazing wall paper from http://www.designlovefest.com/

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

No longer the center of the universe

Hello PRETTY LADIES! 

If you read this title and you are a mother then you know why. If you read this and have had some powerful moments in life, then you know why! As for me--from the moment my little Gracie was born it was all about adapting to her needs, giving her all the love I had just gained from looking in her eyes. I knew in that moment I was no longer the center of the universe, but she was. Of course, I need to take care of myself and follow my passion, but this is different. It is a kind of love that no one can take away, even if they were the most powerful, magical human being. No no, it won't happen! "Love liberates" like Maya Angelou once said. Motherhood has allowed me to see life in a whole new way and grow as a person. I have felt more powerful physically and mentally than I have ever had. It is hard at times but the rewards I get for my soul are endless, the lessons I learn every single day are incredible. Anyway just wanted to share a little something that has been on my mind today. Lets empower one another as women, no greed, no vanity, no jealousy. Just love, acceptance, forgiveness, and that self love I talked about last time :) What do you ladies think? this isn't just for mothers but for all of us women. Whether you are a mother or not, we can all have this amazing feeling. I have learned from motherhood, how have any of you ladies felt that "AHA!!!" moment in life?! 

XOXO-Monica

This book is one of my favorites :) I was so anxious and excited when I was reading the end! 


Mi amor



Sunday, August 10, 2014

True self love

You all have heard about true love?! but how about true self love? the kind of love we can only get from ourselves and no one is. The kind that allows us to love every single cell of our bodies without worrying about the negativity. Without worrying about what others feel about you. The kind of love that allows us to never betray our souls. Now that is a true self love I try to have every single day. It is hard to get and it takes time but every day is a new day. Now remember true love isn't perfect so why would true self love be perfect too? it isn't. No one is perfect, we just have to keep poking until we see some light shine through. Just keep having that joy! Lately I have been focusing on love, love love for myself. It is amazing how much I can love myself when I just let negativity go and have some joy in me. Thank you all who take the time to read my posts--always makes this little heart of mine feel amazing! Here are some pictures of me and a little babe with a BIG heart!
XOXO-M