Wednesday, April 26, 2017

A Floral Top + My Own Hair Style

It's our last day of Spring Fever, but don't worry, I'll let you know what the theme for May at the bottom of this post. Plus I am finally remembering to do What's Up Wednesday post with ShayMel and Sheaffer.

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What I'm wearing:
Today is another shirt that has the same pattern as this dress...just like last week, except this time we're doing a blue and flower theme. This shirt is no longer available but they do have the same style in several other patterns.

Okay I admit a took a lot of pictures of this hair style. I have to admit that this is my first real style that I made up all on my own. I initially was trying to copy a YouTube video, which I can't remember which one, and I couldn't do it, so it sort of morphed into this style.

I made three low ponytails, and braided and pancaked them. Then I took the middle braid and maid a low bun with it. Then wrapped the right side braid up around and around the bottom of the braid. Then did the same with the left side braid. This is the look that I was left with.

What we're eating this week:

I'm eating out a lot this week as I am traveling for work. Currently as I write this post I am eating microwave popcorn. I couldn't believe that they had a microwave in my hotel room. I've stayed here several times and I've never had one before. Definitely taking advantage of that.

What I'm reminiscing about:

Meeting up with my Blended Blog friends in Vegas last year, as I went to Vegas this past weekend and was remembering all of the things we did as I passed by it with my family.


What I'm loving:

All things floral. Based off of all of the repeat patterns I've been buying lately.

Find the dress here 

 Find the spaghetti strap dress here.

 What we've been up to:

Visiting my brother and sister-in-law in Vegas.


What I'm dreading:

Being away from my family for 3 more!

What I'm working on:

Trying to learn how to use Heat Transfer Vinyl and make myself a "On Wednesday's We Wear Pink", and then I also have to work on Baby Fox's Minions birthday invitations.

What I'm excited about:

Besides the obvious of coming home, I'm excited to go to an Escape Room for Mom's Night Out. I just hope my claustrophobia doesn't go through the roof...feeling traps already...I'm choking...I can't breathe...AAAAHHHH!!!!!
What I'm watching/reading

What I'm listening to:

I know I'm totally obsessed with them, but I can't help it. They've been releasing a lot of covers lately. And I sort of love that Kirstin went back to brown.

And loving everything this guy sings, he's so talented. Seriously there are so many crazy talented people on YouTube, love that people have a different avenue to get their music and voice out there.

What I'm doing this weekend:

We have soccer and baseball. We have to split up this week, boo. We've been able to swing almost all of the games until this weekend. Mini Fox's game is 30 minutes away from! Since when did we get on a travel team? Then Saturday night we are going to a local high schools Beauty and the Beast. Mini Fox is so excited that we're allowing her to wear her Belle Costume out in public.

What I'm looking forward to next month:

I know you're going to hear this like a million times, but since this is really next month I can scream it from the rooftops, going to see The Blended Blog Ladies in Toronto! Expect a ton of pictures and lots of stories. We'll definitely miss those that can't go, but am looking forward to hugging everyone in person instead of virtually.

What Else Is New:

Not much, my life is an open book and you know everything in it.

Bonus Question - What is your favorite summer shoe/sandal :

I just bought these heels and they are so very comfortable and I debated long and hard whether or not to buy the black ones as well.


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Thank you for continuing to link up with us and making this link up a success! But first, since Spring Fever is ending, you know we had to come up with another theme. The theme for May is going to be Fashion Files! What this means...find a picture of an outfit, find a picture for inspiration, find something and build an outfit around it! That's go to your Pinterest account and actually recreate something! Excited to see what outfits are in your Fashion Files.

P.S. Don't you want that sweater?

 Now link up your fashion posts below and share some of your Spring favorites!

 Linking up here

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Favorite Grown Up Parties

Back again linking up with Andrea for Show and Tell, this time we're talking about throwing grown up parties. Honestly I haven't thrown much of those...because kids... but I do love me a good party. I actually did a post on how to throw a party,you can find that here. Sometimes knowing where to start can be I break it down in 5 steps. Easy, peasy.

A few years ago my sister turned 40 so I threw her a surprise party, which didn't turn out to be a surprise because she's nosy and always has to know everything and didn't want the surprise part. But in any case, we threw her a Fiesta party because why not? Hired a taco guy, and I made a bazillion tissue paper flowers.

I found colored buckets and made small arrangements in them. They turned out super cute for center pieces.

No fiesta party is compelte without a taco guy right? If you re in the LA area, give this guy a call, he was amazing, and had the BEST he brought a ton of condiments to put on it, so we didn't have to get anything else!

If you re in the LA area, give this guy a call, he was amazing, and had the BEST he brought a ton of condiments to put on it, so we didn't have to get anything else!

For all of the details, click here.

The other grown up party I threw was a Tiffany's themed one. It was super fun, and again I made something with tissue paper, but this time they were those pom poms...super easy and much cheaper to make than buying the Martha Stewart ones. Speaking of which I should update that one...those pictures in that post are pretty awful. It was one of my first posts, and clearly I had no idea what I was doing. Amazing how far I have come since then.

These are my favorite pictures from that shower. I love that the center pieces are so simple but really fit the theme.

And such a cute drink table.

Putting food on different levels makes it look fancy...and that's what we're all about right? We found random boxes to put under each thing.

Click here to see the full details of the Tiffany's Themed Bridal Shower.
Linking up here

Monday, April 24, 2017

Favorite Sourthern California Park

Hello foxy friends! I'm back with the California moms talking about our favorite parks.

There are so many parks to go to, but the one my kids repeatedly love to go to is called Dinosaur Park. Here's the story behind the park:

So cool right? They have this big dinosaur at the beginning for the kids to climb on, which gives me heart palpitations but the kids love it. Excuse me while my heart might explode and my palms get sweaty.

The park itself is pretty big, so I'm going to concentrate on the park structure part of the park. It is broken down into three sections.  The first section is on the bottom, and has some sand for the kids to play in and has these turtles that spout water when you click on these buttons off to the side. It's so fun for the kids for those hot summer days.

You can tell that the buttons are well loved.

The second section on the bottom is a smaller playground for the little toddlers in your life. The one thing I don't like about it, the ramp to get to the slide is super steep and has no grip to it, so the newly walking kids (which it's made for) need help getting up.

The top section has a playground for bigger kids and the swings. My kids love playing on this, and that slide over there is actually pretty scary for me, but the kids love it and can go up and down for forever.

The park is a great place to picnic too. The grounds are kept up really nicely, I know a lot of people hold parties on the bench areas and sometimes even rent bounce houses. This is also where Baby Fox plays baseball, there are three fields, one little league field and two bigger kid fields. Plus there is a huge soccer area where several games are played at a time during soccer season. There is always something going on and/or something to watch.

Do you have a go to park in your area? There are so many to choose from around us, they really built this community around parks and bike/jogging paths. When we moved here we had no idea all that existed and we are so glad that we did!

Now go check out some of the other California mom's and see where their favorite parks are!


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Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Favorites #113

Happy Friday Foxy Friends, as you read this we are probably driving to Vegas to visit my brother and my Sister-In-Law. Hopefully there is no traffic and all goes well, fingers crossed! In case you didn't know the drive from where I live to Vegas is full of NOTHING, like desert wasteland...not much to look at. Let's get started with our Friday Favorites:

Did post much this week, just wasn't feeling it, and we had such a busy weekend that there was no time to get anything done ahead of time like there normally is.

Tuesday: What it's like to be adopted
Wednesday: More Spring Floral
Thursday: How to make an Under The Sea Backdrop

I'm also back this week with another hair tutorial. This time I'm showing you how I do my top knot...which I pretty much always reserve for when my hair is really dirty and I probably should have washed it the night before but was too lazy, haha.

I'm joining Desiree, Stefanie, Justine and Whitney for their new link up called A Year Of Color. Each month they want us to showcase the color of the month, however you want to represent that. This month is pastels. I love Spring because the flowers are blooming and the previous owners were obsessed with roses and put every color rose in our garden. I was so sad when we redid our backyard and had to get rid of a bunch, although they tried to keep as many as they could.

This smells so lovely, my allergies don't like it, but my eyes certainly do.

We have some more that weren't quite blooming yet, or they were almost dying so I caught it at the wrong time, but I'm so happy that the former owners took so much time to take care of these gorgeous rose bushes.

We took the kids to the Carlsbad Flower Fields on Saturday and then LEGOLAND, long day, but super fun. Here are some of the pictures, I won't bombard you, even though I want to.

The kids did great...with a lot of fruit snack bribes, each year it seems to get slightly easier...fingers crossed for next year.

I promised myself that I was going to take more pictures at Easter but my cousin was in the hospital so my mom, sister and I went to see her and visit, making us 3 hours late for Easter. But the Mr. brought the kids and they had a blast...I haven't seen any photographic evidence of this though.

We did get this gem of a picture though...I think this might be my only Easter dinner picture, oops!

Perhaps next week I will share some more Easter morning stuff, I'm tired and want to go to bed right now, haha, priorities.

Cutest little baby video...Baby Fox used to do the same thing, it was my favorite part of getting him up in the morning. If you're in a bad mood, just watch this video, you can't not smile.

This is me right now...haha! Anyone else?

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