Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beauty Tip Tuesday

In beauty we all get excited to try new products and buy the latest makeup, but the truth is that you can save a bunch of money by using these tricks that have been around forever.

What are some of the easiest and most useful beauty tips out there? I compiled a list of some of the tips that you may not know about or have just clearly forgotten about.

♥ Believe it or not our skin craves different things depending on time of the year. So change up your beauty routine based on the seasons. In the winter, add more moisturizing creams and in the summer ensure you are using a lot of SPF.

♥ If you happen to run out of nail polish remover, you can remove it by applying a clear top to the nail and remove it with a cotton ball.

♥ Using a product with witch hazel or azulene helps prevent getting ingrown hairs. When you do get one adjust the hair with a pair of tweezers. Whatever you do, do not pluck it out because that will only make the ingrown hair regrow in the same direction.

♥ Shave your legs or underarms in the shower after standing in the hot water for a few minutes. This helps open up your hair follicles and will soften hairs so they are less coarse.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tiki Luau Party

The bestie is finally turned 25! I cannot believe that we both have been getting old together as the years have gone by, and yes I know we're not grandma's yet but it sure feels like it sometimes. Now for the good stuff, she decided on having a Luau party with family and close friends. I could have not been happier when I saw all the cuteness in the room. When you see the photos below you will understand! From the cake to the appetizers and decor. We spent most of the afternoon at the pool cooling down since it was a hot afternoon. Special thanks to the host for throwing this awesome themed party AND most importantly Happy Birthday Dolores and many more to come!

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Business Cards Inspiration

So I have finally decided to treat my blog as a business and I am ready to order business cards. I will post the latest trends and even post some samples to get your creative juices flowing. So let's get started…


Before we get all fancy, let’s talk about why you need a business card, what you should put on it and where you can order from.

♥ Name
♥ Website URL
♥ E-mail
♥ Social Media


Do I want to do a folded business card or a double-sided one, you might be wondering. Here are the latest trends.


You’ve read about QR codes everywhere. Now learn what they are, how you can create them and how to use them for your business cards. They can come in handy and make your business cards stand out.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Beauty Tip Tuesday

In beauty we all get excited to try new products and buy the latest makeup, but the truth is that you can save a bunch of money by using these tricks that have been around forever.

What are some of the easiest and most useful beauty tips out there? I compiled a list of some of the tips that you may not know about or have just clearly forgotten about.

♥ Use hairspray and a spooly to set your brows, instead of going out and buying a special product to set them in place.

♥ DIY acne fighting spray. Buy an empty spray bottle in the travel section and fill it up with some bottled water and a bit of tea tree oil. It is good to refresh your face and even set your makeup while it fights acne.

♥ Many know that you have to replace your mascara every three months, but if you want it to last longer fill it up with a bit of eye contact solution to prevent from drying...Also a good tip is to opt out for a new tube and make sure to keep the tube tightly sealed.

♥ Use an oil-based makeup remover even if you have oily skin type. Using an oil-based product can actually improve your epidermis' condition, the reason is because over-cleaning stimulates the sebum glands, which causes skin to over-produce oil. Using oil-based products will have the opposite effect.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's Time To Step Up To The Plate

There are many foods that increase your metabolism. When you eat these foods as part of a low fat diet and combine them with a regular exercise, they can help you achieve your weight goals. 


Lemon is a natural energizer it hydrates and oxygenates the body so it feels revitalized and refreshed!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gourmet Greens

When it comes to eating clean it can be very difficult to not get bored from the same everyday salad. I know that I can get stuck on what to put on my everyday salad. I thought rabbit food would not fill me up, but If the “rabbit”, is an animal who dominates lettuce and loves every second of it. 

Salads are not boring, you just have to find different ways to enjoy them. Make every meal a culinary delight, full of color, flavor, and texture…and YES, good for you too.  That’s an added bonus, so eat raw foods  that are delicious and good to eat. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Fun Filled Fourth

I have to admit a small part of me was never excited about holidays, but ever since my son was born the mommy I was always suppose to be came out. I love doing crafts with him and doing cute stuff for every holiday that comes up. This year for Fourth of July I made sure I included him in everything I did this year. If you did not see the Stained Jello Stars check out my blog post on that.

My son is in daycare and since they were out for Fourth of July they asked me if he could wear his patriotic shirt on Wednesday. I thought it would be a great idea to make one plus it would make him happy to tell his classmates that he made it.

Now for lunch I thought really hard on what I could do to make it very Fourth of July. I made pizza grilled sandwiches and used my star cookie cutters. For our drinks I decided to make layered drinks, which by the way were very delicious. That afternoon my parents and I decided to eat outside again by just making hot dogs with more layered drinks and some deliciously fresh fruit. I cut all the watermelon in stars, added blueberries and cherries. Later that night we headed to see the fireworks in Flowermound. I know is not as fancy and awesome but many people know about it I'm assuming like Kaboom Town so I like that is not as crowded. I hope you all had a lovely Fourth of July with your family. Whether it was just relaxing at home, barbecuing or going to festivals.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Stained Jello Stars

If you must know I am a huge Pinterest addict. I always look forward to the holidays to see what I can do next. With Fourth of July being tomorrow I just had to make these pretty kid-pleaser sweets. It took lots of work and patience to make but the end result makes me smile. So if you have some hours and I mean hours to kill this might be a good time to make this recipe. They look and taste just like I hoped for. If you want to see the original recipe of where I got this idea check out Gimme Some Oven for the recipe.

♥ 4 small (3 oz.) boxes of Jell-O or store brand "gelatin dessert" in different colors (I used two packages each of strawberry and blueberry)
♥ 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
♥ 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin (such as Knox)

♥ Two boxes of each flavor (I used a double batch of raspberry, and a double batch using the two boxes of blueberry) according to package instructions in two 9x13-inch pans. I was on a time frame so I did the Speed-Method. After refrigerate until completely chilled.
♥ Remove the jello and use a knife to cut each batch into small squares. Carefully remove all squares from the pans, then mix and layer the blocks into a new 9x13-inch pan.
♥ In a separate bowl, sprinkle 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin into 1/2 cup cold water and let it sit for 3 minutes. After the gelatin blooms, add 1 1/2 cup boiling water and stir to dissolve. Stir in the can of condensed milk. Then refrigerate mixture for 20-30 minutes until cooled. Pour cooled milk mixture evenly over jello. Chill overnight.
♥ Now for the fun time, use cookie cutters to cut into fun shapes. In this case stars. Serve.