Friday, January 8, 2016

Friday faves!

Happy Friday! Why was this week so damn long?! I'm linking up with Andrea again to share some favorites.

Jackie went back to school on Monday and got a character referral for being such a good listener!

Ryan continued to be a bed hog all week and came down with strep on Wednesday. 

We hung out yesterday and he ran errands with me today. Funny how the nail salon isn't as relaxing when you have a 5 year old with you.

Last Saturday I met up with my girlfriend for drinks after work. We stayed out too late but had a great time.

I made this cake for Christmas morning and am dreaming about it. So rich, so delicious. 

Word on the street is were getting snow on Monday!! Hopefully it sticks and we can build a snowman!

I hope ya'll have a great weekend and I'll talk to you soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016


Holla! Happy Tuesday friends! I hope everyones week is going smooth. I'm blessed that Jack and Ryan were DYING to get back to school, no tears or fights at drop off is always good.

Today I'm linking up with a local mama, Andrea to introduce myself to you :)

I was born on January 31,1986. I was the first child, the first niece, god daughter and grand child. So automatically that makes me the favorite. 

In October of 1987 my best friend and brother was born.

He finally moved to Texas this summer and I'm so happy were all together again!

We grew up in South San Francisco. Growing up in the Bay Area was so amazing. It was a busy big city, with the beach, mountains and country side no more than 30 minutes away. 

On August 26,2007 I became a Mama to this precious Angel.

Jackie has taught me so much and changed my life in the best possible way.

On December 1, Ryan was born.

This little guy turned my whole world upside down in the best possible way. 

On September 22, B and I got married.

It hasn't always been easy, but it's been worth it. Theres no one I'd rather annoy, love or ride shotgun with, than this guy.

In July 2013, we took a leap and moved to Texas. This was probably the hardest thing I've ever done. The job market and housing crisis, just got to be too much and so we left. In September 2013, we closed on our first home.

I love out little house. Im hoping to finish up a few projects I've started this year. Finish painting and get more pictures put up. 

Some fun facts about me:
I love anything haunted or creepy.
A cheese plate would be my last meal.
I have a serious case of wanderlust, but I HATE leaving my comfort zone.
I love meeting new people but am extremely shy.
I'm Italian, Irish and Mexican. 
I'm currently on a Gossip Girl binge. Yes, I know I'm late to the party.
My dream job is to be a Bond girl. Sadly my butt is too big.

I wrote more about my resolutions for the new year here. Please leave a comment if there's anything more you'd like to know about me. I hope you have an amazing Tuesday and I'll see you later in the week

Sunday, December 27, 2015


I'm not one for New Years resolutions. I feel like I'm setting myself up to fail. I prefer smaller goals. I've had a tough year. Nothing awful happened but it was hard emotionally. Lots of reflecting, trying to improve and find my self worth.

My main goal for 2016, is to take better care of myself.  Go to the doctors. Keep better track of my health. Fuel my body with better food.

This past year, I gave up my beloved energy drinks and also lost some weight. I'd like to add some "exercise". Either walks or maybe a dance class.

I'd also like to be better with money. I'm horrible at it and think a Dave Ramsey seminar might kick my butt into gear. Have you taken his seminar? Did it help?

I'm also looking into going back to school. Working retail is for the birds.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. The storms in Texas missed us, but hit a little to close. I'll see you in 2016!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Husband Gift Guide.

Time to start Christmas shopping for B! I wrote about what I got him a few years ago here. B is crazy hard to shop for. He has simple tastes, dresses for comfort, likes the outdoors and the Oakland Raiders.

B's signature shoe.

I'm on the hunt for a Raiders jacket. 

A regular at my work uses this stuff and he has the most incredible mustache! This will be a great stocking stuffer!

Another stocking stuffer. I think this one is self explanatory. 

What are you getting you boo for Christmas?

Tuesday, December 1, 2015


Today you're 5! Happy Birthday little love! I know it's so hard having a December birthday. You have to wait all year, but today is the day!

The best word to describe you is JOY! I love your excitement for life! How you make every task an adventure. I love seeing your face light up and laugh. 

You've taught me so much these past 5 years. I love watching you grow and take on new challenges. I love watching you with Jackie. You are so blessed to have each other.

Happy Birthday my sweet love. I can't wait to see how you change the world.


Monday, November 23, 2015

Wish list!

get it here.

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get them here.

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What are you asking Santa for this year?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tornado watch 2015!

There's nothing like getting woke up before 4 am, by a storm warning, followed by sirens. I got home late from work last night and both boys were in my bed. We had a tight fit last night but it was worth the cuddles. It was also easy to get them up and into the wash room.

We snuggled up for about 20 minutes while B stood at.the.freaking.window.looking.for.the.tornado. Does anyone else's husband do this?! We had a warning about a year ago and he was outside looking for it!!! WHY?!

look who I found at Walmart last night!

After the warning, the boys laid down for a few minutes then were up and moving. I've put them to work, helping with laundry and cleaning rooms. I'm currently sipping coffee and watching The Pioneer Woman's Thanksgiving Special. I'm so excited for turkey day. I got lucky and got 2 days off work, so we'll be heading to Houston to visit B's aunt and cousins.

Ryan is having a Thanksgiving feast tomorrow. I think this yummy little thing will be a hit!

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