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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Our Engagement Story

          Life has been running faster than I could keep up with lately. I went from being a college student for 13 years and a single mom for many years as well to being newly engaged and living a completely different life. I mean I told him to wait until I finished school but I didn't think he would do right after I finished my last assignment haha. I'm so happy it's scaring me to the core. I mean after almost 5 years of dating and living together I knew I would say yes and it felt like the next natural step but I didn't expect to feel this alive and fulfilled. It's weird not having homework although I have to study for a couple of tests for my career and to get, well, hired. I thought uploading YouTube videos would be faster to help everyone keep up and follow along but we are so busy with planning it's crazy. Anyway, he proposed to me on the playground we met on when we were working with children. It was the day before my birthday so below you will see pics of the next day on my birthday. I scared him because I paused to take it in and as he was waiting for an answer, I was thinking of the day we met on that very playground. I finally yes! Did I mention my son was right there and once the shock weared off I naturally started to cry. See we have been preparing for this for a couple of years now through church couples counseling and understanding what it means to become husband and wife, and also seeing a therapist. I'm not into waiting until things break in order to fix them.. I would rather be proactive and say, "hey, I don't want to screw this up". I will be posting a ton on YouTube and here also. The next posts coming up will be 'how we asked the bridesmaids and groomsmen to be in our wedding', recent 'engagement getaways and why I think they're important', and the 'photos from the engagement party'. So stay tuned because I'm going to flood this page and my YouTube channel with tons of content!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Pretty in Pearls ~ Freshwater Pearl Earrings

Pretty in Pearls
*Thanks to Pearl&Clasp for sponsoring this post. 

          If you've ever been to a wedding you know it's not polite to look better than the bride, or wear white for that matter haha. But if you're single you want to put your best classy self forward and what better way to give off that sexy classy vibe than a pair of pearl earrings. These freshwater pearl earrings I wore from Pearl&Clasp  are sure to impress. After all, aren't we all secretly wanting that prince charming on a white horse to ride off into the sunset with? Ok maybe I'm getting carried away, or maybe it's time to buy my boyfriend a white suit and a horse hahaha.

          I wore these for a full day which included taking photos in the desert heat, doing a cardio workout and sweating like crazy, and also going out that afternoon to run errands and get food. I can never wear earrings because I am extremely sensitive and I end up with really swollen ear lobes, so trust me I really put these to the test. I was pleasantly surprised that my ear lobes were perfectly fine and not swollen at all. I didn't have a reaction at all. I was so excited to be able to wear a nice pair of earrings. If you decide to buy a pair I can tell you the price won't break the bank. I chose to wear pink because, well, I'm obsessed with pink!

          Pearl earrings are made to be a statement. Anyone who has ever worn pearls emits a radiance of confidence. The best thing about pearl earrings is that it can fit any age. You can receive them as a little girl and wear them on your wedding day. Because they never get old! This also makes the perfect gift for any woman. I have to admit that I have always been a fan of wearing pearls since I was a child. It always made me think of Disney's Little Mermaid. I can't wait to wear these on a date night with my honey! It's time to bring classy and sassy back. (Cue the winky eyed emoji haha).

          I was so excited to have received these earrings and fulfill my secret love for pearls, but what I found to be even better than just putting them on is how they made me feel. I felt very feminine and girly (almost delicate), and the way my boyfriend looked at me all day was the greatest feeling. He gave me those (I can totally see you being my wife eyes). I would love to hear your thoughts on pearls, if you have any, and how they make you feel? As always, thanks for stopping by!

FYI: Pearl&Clasp also provides restringing services for your Pearls at an affordable price. 

This was my co-model for the day! His name is Hercules!
That smile was his approval of my loo haha.

I felt so pretty and feminine.. 

Close enough? haha

I felt like Lisa Vanderpump from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
I love her classic look.

See you next time!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Bucket List 2016

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Summer bucket list and why you need one too..

          We have all thought about it or know someone who has. What is it? A bucket list of course! But why do I have to wait til retirement? Or til the age of 40 or 50? Shouldn't we have a daily bucket list? I know.. Im asking too many questions.. oh well!

          Since attending school is year-round for me I don't want my son to feel like he wishes he was at school because it would be better than watching me do homework. That's when I realized... Duh! I'm a planner! I always give him great fun filled summers and he never knows when we're broke or not haha! He just knows he's going to busy having fun no matter what! So what's the difference this time? Well..., this time I decided to write it down and share with all of you! You may not be able to do everything on my list but, you may just be inspired to plan out your summer. Maybe this will inspire you to create your own summer bucket list. Because this is his first summer as a teenager (side-eye look of worry), and we know teens are moody because, well, that's their job after all; I decided to include him on the ideas I had for this summer bucket list. Please be prepared to hear, "no I don't want to do that this summer". I made a huge list and had him add his own ideas plus remove the ideas I came up with that he didn't want to do. The more you make them feel that they came up with the idea, the more they will be inclined to participate.  

          I get summers off so I get to spend quality time with my 5 foot 7 inch tall tween baby haha. Yes! he will be my baby even when he is 50 and the grandkids will laugh because I call their dad my baby haha. Ok, so back to the subject. Luckily being a planner is what my boyfriend finds to be my most attractive quality. He was so excited to hear about our summer bucket list. There wasn't a specific amount of activities. Just a list of simple, and out of town adventures. 

          You're probably asking why you need a list. Like what's the big deal right? Well, there were times we would forget we could have gone certain places because we had the time. Also, it prevents sitting around saying, so.... what are we gonna do? If you have a list you can make sure to take advantage of the summer weather and stay busy. We make family time a huge priority and you don't have to spend a ton of money if any at all when you make a fun list of activities that can be done at home, in your local town, or a day trip away from home. Please remember that your list should fit your wallet, and be unique to your family's needs and wants. Are you ready to be inspired?! 

Here's the list!:

- Drive-in theater in Riverside, Ca.
- Visit our local museum
- Visit at least 3 museums in L.A. (Some days are free admission to certain ones)
- Go to the San Diego Zoo
- Have a bonfire while cooking dinner outside on the grill at least 5 times during the summer
- Visit La Placita Olvera in Los Angeles 
- China Town in L.A.
- El Mercadito in L.A. 
- (We do this often) Take the dogs for a walk in Downtown Palm Springs
- Go to the beach, Santa Monica is at the top of our beach list (I'll take recommendations on SoCal beaches)
- Play tennis at the park
- Put a mattress in the living room and watch movies all night 
- Hiking---- La Quinta Trails, Palm Desert Bump and Grind, Palm Springs Indian Canyon Trails 
- Swimming at the pool 
- Take a day trip to Lake Hemet and Idyllwild
- Visit L.A. Fashion District
- Watch the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie of course! 

I'm excited and can't wait to post and share all of our summer adventures with you guys! 

-I've added some random photos of my little fam haha-

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lip Plumping Review !

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Lip Plumping Review

No matter what your age is, we all seem to want fluffy luscious lips! 
I went to Ulta for Mothers Day and I had a list of screenshots of products I wanted to try. I did a little research as to what the internet was saying the best products out were and you know the internet is always right haha. So I cleansed my face and put some under eye cream on for my puffy eyes to prepare for this epic before and after. Ok, maybe not that epic.. ?
(Not a sponsored post. But that would be cool lol) 

I bought all products below from Ulta. The gloss I used was Pillow Plump Lip Gloss

So far I really like this Cleanser from Ulta and eye cream I picked up at Walmart. Especially when I come out of the restroom and my boyfriend says, "did you put makeup on"? I mean does he want me to cry tears of joy and make the eye cream look like a liar? hahaha 
This was my before pic prep.

Finally! The Epic Moment! 
Ok, so I don't look like Kylie Jenner with a huge pout, but I did like this Pillow Plump Lip Gloss. My lips were seriously tingling for about 25 minutes. This photo is a 20 minute difference. My lips didn't get huge but I did notice that all of my little fine lines had gone away and there is a slightly noticeable plumping effect to my lips. This is perfect for a night out or special occasion to have some youthful looking lips. You never want to look like you're trying too hard so this would be perfect. What do you think? 

Next? They ran out the day I went, but I want to do a review on Two Faced Lip Injection lip gloss. I just think my lips are too small so eventually I will opt for fillers. 

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Friday, May 6, 2016

Three Year Anniversary in Catalina Island !

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We never get date night. We never leave my son with sitters. I'm seriously those psychotic overprotective moms. hahaha. So on that note we left to celebrate our 3 year anniversary in Catalina Island with no guilt because we took him to school and he went to the boys and girls club after. If I remember correctly my sister watched him for a little bit til we got home. It was only like one hour. Every year we do something really nice for our anniversary.

We took a tour of Catalina Island on a bus ride which was so scary but so freakin cool! We saw the whole Island and listened to the history of Catalina! 
Did I mention I hate Valentines Day? We actually don't celebrate it. It's the only time I'm selfish. I want to walk around all day while celebrating our anniversary saying every 2 seconds "it's our anniversary" with the cheesiest smile ever and have everyone say "aaawww". (So special right? hahaha. I literally want all the attention of our love on us not on a day I'm told to show it). Celebrating Valentine's Day is like walking into a party with 2 other girls wearing the same dress as you. I mean I want to be the only special one in the room. Just sayin' hahaha!

How gorgeous is this view?! It's not the best pic because I was scared to get up and move to the other side for the irrational thought that I might make the bus fall over. Hahaha! But seriously, isn't it beautiful?!

Ok enough torture lol. Im going to post a ton of pretty pictures now to show I kind of know what I'm doing. I actually take nice photos. The boat ride made us so sea sick we were dreading leaving the Island at all. I mean my son doesn't need parents does he? haha Joking you serious people out there. 

We put our swim suits on and chilled by the water. We even took a nap!

Omg I look so fat here but it's a part of keepin it real right? We're literally obsessed with eachother. Warning: All this sugar may cause cavities lol! 

Thanks for stopping by! Sincerely, your Co-Mommy Divapinks! 

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Upcoming Posts: 2 year anniversary, 1 year anniversary, hiking in La Quinta Cove Ca.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Palm Springs Hiking Trails - Indian Canyons

          Hey there!, If you follow me on Snapchat, you know we lllooovvveee hiking. The Coachella Valley is a great place to do so much. You can give in to your inner city chick self, or your rugged hiking girl self. Here we are at the Indian Canyon Palm Springs Trails. I am all about finding my zen place any way I can, and I teach my family to stop and smell the roses and forget we need technology every minute (says the girl on snapchat non-stop haha). There is a small fee per person when entering, and they have a ton of trails to choose from when you get to the top. We first tried their smallest trail and then went on to the 7 sisters trail that took an eternity and almost gave us heat stroke, but hey! we reached the waterfall so that's all that mattered! Enjoy the pics below! 

Sincerely Your Co-Mommy, Divapinks

-Next time? Hiking at the La Quinta Trails for free!-
This was him stopping and thinking and taking everything in. Its ok to teach your kids to stop, meditate, and just breathe instead of trying to entertain them every second with over stimulation. 

Palm Springs Hiking Trails
This was only about 3 months after his heart surgery... How happy would you be to see your child this happy...

If a picture is worth a thousand words... There isn't enough space to write on here... Feeling extremely blessed... 

Yah I take my Starbucks hiking lol

Palm Springs hiking
My biggest phobia... Will this stop me? No! Because I love hiking too much! Bwahahaha. Are you loving the #snapchat caption as much as me? hahaha
Time to conquer the world baby...

Relaxin and chilaxin..

Palm Springs 
My humble little family... Cue cheesy mccheesy hahaha!

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