Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hello From Liberty State Park






Hola Chicas!
I hope summer is as awesome for you as it is for for me. We are exploring New York and New Jersey, visiting with friends and family and enjoying our summer. 

We were the Liberty state park, out of all the cool stuff there, we were particularly interested in the old train hangard. 

We had so much fun playing and pretending to catch the train and whatnot. We tried to take some pictures, but the girls were mostly behind the lenses as you can see LOL.

For some reason I really love the blurry, cutoff shots.

How is your summer so far? What have you been up to? any of you traveling? 

Share in the comments below!

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Visit Disney World With Kids: 5 Tips For Making The Most Of Your Trip


Today is the official start of the summer! Although I started my summer weeks ago today is the official summer solstice, and most people are heading to their favorite vacations spots, for those of us heading to Disney here are some tips for you!
I got the idea the other day while on Facebook and one of my pals was asking for tips about her upcoming Disney trip with her family. So I started telling her a few of my trusted tricks. She told me since I'm such a connoisseur I should write a Disney manual LOL 

yeah... no I don't think I need to do all that, but I did think post was needed. 

Hope this helps!

Tip 1: Plan your day

As much as I am a spur of the moment person who is completely allergic to planning, I find planning my day before heading to the Disney park very important and beneficial.

By planning I mean pick the 3 most important attractions at the park you have got to visit. Whether it is Visiting Cinderella, flying with peter pan or ride space mountain... pick your top three and schedule them in your FASTPASS, which you can do on the Disney website. or APP. This will save you so much time standing in line and you'll know if anything else fail  you got to do your 3 most important things.

Tip 2: Bring your own bottles of water

I don't know about the other parks but here in Orlando, FL is it most likely hot and water breaks are a necessity for EVERYONE, which mean more line. Having your own will definitively save you time standing in line, money and avoid a catastrophe like waiting for Anna and Elsa for hours, then you're 3rd in line and your kids starts crying for water and you didn't have any. Not a good thing at all!

Tip 3: Bring your own snacks
Just like the water problem snacks are kinda necessary too. When you're loaded with snack it helps saves time, money and keep you sane.
The last thing you need is a case of the "Hangry" also known as anger brought by hunger. Not cool! 
Disney fun also equal lot of standing in line, you want it to be fun and endearing. Waiting on an empty stomach is no fun!

Tip 4: Bring a fully charged phone 

or even a backup Wi-Fi enabled tablet or something. I don't need to even tell you to keep your phone charged up, I think it's become second nature for all of us. Now the reason I say this besides the Facebook and instagram shares of cute photos of princesses. You will want to use the Disney APP.

Tip 5: Download  the Disney World experience app

The Disney APP is extra magical 
Once you are on the property there's a GPS locating features that tell you where you are, what's nearby with wait time.  I absolutely love this app, for a direction challenge person like me, my biggest fears when i went for the first time was that i would spend my day getting lost looking for things, but the app give step by step directions. which helps maximizing my time. while waiting for my schedule meeting with Cinderella on my FastPast, I can catch the Mickey Philharmagic 3D show, ride the carousel, and take a few pictures with Gaston by the bridge all without leaving the area and be on time for my schedule FastPast.

on the app you can schedule your FastPass, make changes to them. Check out what's going on around you. There are things about Disney you may not even know about them the app will say there's a show 10ft from you and wait time is 10mn #score! you can also make dinner reservation basically everything you can do on the site plus the added features I told you about. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Walmart Family Mobile Helps Me #Save4summer Fun

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Save4Summer #CollectiveBias #sponsored


I've always loved a good deal! who doesn't? I always go out of my ways to stretch my dollars. Now even more so after being unemployed and trying to build a business finding new ways to cut my family budget down is a priority.

 My kids are learning too by the look of it. One get super excited, the other checked all the facts. She literally read every single word on the packaging.

She said mommy did you know with the Walmart Family Mobile plan you get 4G LTE service and it's only  $29.88/month (for the first line) Unlimited Talk, Text & Data service plan? and the Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro is perfect size for my hands? LOL she was working an angle!


BTW:
  •  All prices for phones and plans included in this post are accurate as of the date of posting; however, these prices are subject to change. Please refer to http://cbi.as/8e03 or your local Walmart for current pricing.





This summer my baby niece was getting dedicated and with school out and me NOT being tie to a 9-5 we decided to make a vacation out it. 

So to New York we go!

I thought it was a great idea to get the girls their own phone as a safety measure just in case God forbid we get separated like that would ever happen my mom is with us and she watches them like a hawk.  

Plus with father's day around the corner they wanna be able to call their dad whenever they want and where ever we are. We have a lot people up here, we are going back and forth so they wanna be covered if we endup somewhere where wi-fi is scarce. 

Three years ago I decided to cut the cord and rip the cellphone contract. I'm always on the look out for better prices and better services.  When I came across the Walmart Family mobile plan with 4GLTE with this cute super fast, slick and portable  Alcatel One Touch Pop Astro with amazing coverage. I knew we found a match.

Safety measures: Check
Keep in touch with daddy while away: check


However at the moment the phone is being use to document our trip to the zoo.

Take selfies, and narration videos of EVERYTHING we are doing! #annoying


and of course GPS locating!

It bring me such joy to see them so happy enjoying their summer, creating long lasting memory and able to record it all. The Walmart family plan is so affordable I didn't have to cut any corners or sacrifice our vacay. we get all the great service for a fraction of the price. with the money I save I think we are going to pay Ms Lady Liberty a visit since today is her birthday!

what would you do with the money you saved?



Tuesday, June 16, 2015

OOTD: Classic Pleated Skirt, Peter pan collar Necklace with a Pop of Red









 


Can you tell I'm felling sassy?

Who wouldn't? pleated skirt are made for sassy-ness.

I thrifted this pleated skirt a long time ago, I've worn it in different style before but this one has got to be my favorite!

I just love when a simple outfit just comes together, everything working in synergy to give the outfit the right umph! 

My red shoes! How I've missed them?

The peter pan collar necklace gives my shirt that extra pizzas, you'd never thought it was a simple casual tee.

The little belt for added color... Oh yes!

It's proof that a classic never goes outta style!

What are your thoughts about my little outfit?



Tuesday, June 9, 2015

OOTD: Pencil Skirt and Corset Tank, Dress For Less





Hola Chicas!

As much as I like bold prints, I normally don't wear urban prints mainly because I hadn't come across a print that catch my eye. 

A few weeks ago we stopped by Rainbow looking for a hat. My daughter was so set on wear a fedora for her school pictures we ended up store hopping, looking for the perfect hat.

Well we didn't find the hat but I find me a Paris pencil skirt! 

How cute?

I fell in love with the fabric, once I tried it on I know it was coming home with, it didn't hurt that it was less than $10 either.

I wanted the skirt to pop, so I opted for a simple black top and black strappy sandals.

What do you think skirt?

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Almost Wordless Wednesday: What to wear to the beach





My face when the waves crashed on me while I'm trying to be cute #sideEye waves!


Summer is here!

Summer is here!

I'm excited to sleep past 5 AM!
I'm Excited to get a break from car line!
I'm excited about going to New York!
I'm excited about the kids being excited!

What are you excited about? what are your summer plans? 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

OOTD: How I wore my African-style outfit and How I style the head wrap





This African lady at church always wear the most beautiful dresses with extravagant head gears with bold tribal print fabric I can only dream of finding one day. I guess she notice how I'm always drooling over her outfit so she gifted me with one.

Isn't it bee-you-tiful?

The prints, the cut, the details in the skirt are simply breathtaking!


I could not wait to wear it, but first I needed to master the perfect the head wrap. I stated to play with the head wrap, this is what I came up with!

As for the outfit itself? It style itself, all I needed was shoes to go with it. I went super light in the jewelry department and I think it came together quite nicely.

What do you think of the outfit? 

Do you like bold print?