Christmas in the Park 2017

I’ve always had a healthy love for Christmas, I mean after all  “it’s the most wonderful time of the year!”  But I think my love for it has escalated a few notches. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m getting a little older/a little wiser or just simply Pinterest! (Shrugs) the point is I love it a little more now!

My home smells like Christmas it’s semi Christmas looking, it could improve but, hey I tried! So I mean what else could we do to make us get a little more into the holiday….uummm….do Christmasy related activities. I used my bestfriemd google and searched for events around me and I found the perfect one. It was going to be hosted in a park near my moms house and the activities they were having really sold me. I was in!

The kids, mom, and I made our way to this little festival early Saturday and it was my mission to make sure the kiddos had an amazing time.

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Ladies and gentleman welcome to Christmas in the park!

The first thing Noah noticed was the swat team truck, so that was our first stop. He got to meet some of the swat team and he also got to put on the vest they use (they held it up because ya know it’s a little heavy) Kamilah was interested as well she got to wear their helmet and was also carried by one of the gentleman. And shared a few words with him. Kason was not so in to it, so he just stood by mom waiting for Noah.

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Dont mind Kamilah lol she felt so cool even though her knot got in the way. Once Noah was done asking questions we headed over to the bouncy houses they had. And let me tell you they had bunch! They decided to tackle the obstacle bouncy house first, it was brother against brother. At first i wasn’t to sure Kason would be able to do it but her surprised me. When the girl supervising yelled “go!” Kason took of running and jumped right in to action. Noah won but Kason was able to finish it all by himself so he was happy and Noah greeted him with a high five when he came ttumbling down the slide.

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They wanted to continue the jump house madness, but I told them that we needed to do other things and that we could jump later. With a little hesitation they followed my lead the played few games and won candies and little random toys here and there.

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Thats when i spotted it you guys! The best part of the whole festival..

THE PETTING ZOO!

Y’all I nearly lost my mind. I love animals but specially farm animals, my dad and brother own horses and I go see them every chance I get. My grandma has a bunch of farm animals so they have been a part of my up bringing. Anyways he boys and I went while my mom took Kamilah to ride the ponies. She loves horses and she isn’t afraid to ride them. She met us at the petting zoo soon after. I need to be honest I was trying to think of a master plan to kind of “borrow” this little cute pig, Noah on the other hand was trying to convince me not to. party pooper..the pig stayed just in case you’re wondering. They had bunnies, chickens, geese’s, goats, cows, a donkey, a long horn and sheeps. Ahh i think I enjoyed it more than the kids.

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I left the petting zoo without my little pig friend and we made our way to the arts and craft area. Where the kids ate some cookies, wrote on chalkboard and made a Santa Claus ornament. They had a few other tables for the kids but it was getting a little late and Kamilah was so sleepy but refused to go to sleep. So we didn’t get to make more arts and crafts. The kids didn’t really mind they were happy with their Santa Claus ornament.

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And that was basically our day at Christmas in the park!

And I knew my mission was accomplished when Noah said “you’re the best mom ever”

until next time

-Miriam

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Thanksgiving 2017

This Thanksgiving was a bit different for us all. I usually spend holidays with T’s family but since he’s out of town working I figured I would spend some VERY much needed time with my parents.

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Out day started out with some coffee for my mom and tea for me, we talked a little and then we began to prep the turkey. Yes, we waited till the day off to prep I know a lot of people prep the turkey and some even cook it the night before but not us..no ma’am we like to do things last minute. Which leads me to my next point we then went to Walmart to get some last minute stuff.

This year I was actually in charge of cooking, in th past years I only showed up to eat lol. So my mom asked me to make some ribs, macaroni & cheese, mashed potatoes, and dessert. I did well on 3/4 and I’m being super honest, the dessert sucked….

We got done cooking around four o’clock or so and we all ate except my dad, he wasn’t hungry. Let me tell y’all the food was delicious if I do I say myself. What made me even more happy was the fact that my family liked the food. I don’t always cook traditional Mexican dishes so to know that liked my cooking made my heart so happy.

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After eating my mom and I made the craziest decision of L I F E and decided to make our war to Target because she said the sweaters were ten dollars. Which I would like make clear that not all of them were! But ya know we made the best of it. We did get a few items and the line was crazy but not that crazy. I thought it would be much worse but it was pretty calm. I didn’t have luck finding Kamilah or Noah anything, but I did get Kason a cardigan and two shirts. I got myself two basic T-shirts and one sweater and my mom got two sweaters I believe.

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I loved spending time with my parents I took a few pictures here and there but I was trying to be in the moment. Noah won’t be in none of them because every Thanksgiving he goes to his dad house to celebrate with his other family.

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Even tough my little family wasn’t together I want to say that I am very thankful for them. We may have not been together but we all spent our holiday with people we love. I cannot wait to see how Christmas turns out for us this year. We already have our Christmas tree up and the kids will begin doing their little DIY projects this weekend since Noah is back from his dads’ yaaayyyy!

Until next time

-Miriam

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Kamis 1st Rep Photoshoot

I wanted to share with you all a few pictures of Kamis first rep photoshoot. Although we don’t officially rep for this store we love it and support it 100%.

It’s a local small shop owned and ran by one of my friends from middle school! So when she contacted me to see if I would like to collab with her when she first opened her shop i immidietly said yes! Why wouldn’t I!?!? She contacted me about doing a photoshoot for an upcoming Christmas release and I was like “yyyaaasss sign me up”. I really didn’ say that but the excitement was real y’all!

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Anyways so we had the session this past weekend and I want to share the pictures with you all!!

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“Let it snow”

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“Jingle Bells”

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Left to right

Oh Christmas Tree, Christmas explosion, and Jingle Bells

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Pink peppermint

She is releasing a few more that the girls weren’t able to be pictured with because well they’e kids lol. They want to run wild and free, atleast Kamilah did (sigh)

It was such a delight to work with Ashley (photographer) and Enor (shop owner) and I like that they are both helping each other grow. And I admire them because they are running their own business which is very empowering. And I’m glad that Kamilah and I get play a little role in it.

The collection is now live!!

Shop: Instagram.com/Loveforbows

Photographer: Instagram.com/ashgphoto

I know it’ a small post but I just wanted to share these amazing pictures and shop with you all.

 

 

My Netflix Picks

I love Netflix, it has become my best friend. I watch it while I cook, listen to it while I clean and I’m watching it as I’m typing this. I mean what is a girl to do since I have no cable. Yes you read that right! N O  C A B L E!!!

Let me explain something it’s not that I can’t afford it or don’t want it. I had cable at my old place but the only time I would watch it was on the weekends because I work 5 days a week from 7 am to 5 pm or sometimes 10 am to 7 pm. So when I moved to my new place I told myself no cable. You’re barely home so why spend money on something that’s not a necessity. I however chose to keep my Wi-Fi and continue using Netflix. And so far it has been working. I can monitor what the kids watch and they have their own little playlist of shows they enjoy. So therefor I have mine.

I think I am drawn to old shows that I once told my self I would never watch, which i have watched twice (yeah no shame). They also have some good telenovelas (soap operas)  like the oldies but goodies. Yeah I really enjoy binge watching them. And let’s not get into their documentaries and mini series! Have y’all seen “The day I met El Chapo” y’all when I say i stopped cooking for a good 10 mins and almost gave up on cooking, because I was so in to it I mean just that. Go watch it if you haven’t!

Anyways since I enjoy watching Netflix so much I figured why not share some of my favorite shows! Believe me when I say these are some of the most basic shows and you’ll probably be like “wth Miriam” but y’all i can’t help myself.

So my favorite all time show to watch on Netflix is…..

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Greys Anatomy!

I had a few friends talk about this show before and I was always Like “sounds so boring” but ask me how many times I have watch this show! Uumm three times…starting today…yes I’m watching it again from season 1. Don’t judge! Seriously I’m hooked and I am watching the new season as well. I just love this show so much it has a little bit of everything like comedy, romance, and suspense for sure.

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XOXO Gossip Girl….

Come on now Gossip Girl has to be like every girls freaking show. I loved all the drama and all the romance. I also have to mention how much I loved Blair’s outfits. Like that’s me if I had all the money if the world. It took me a few episodes to get in to it, but it won me over.

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Now I only love three seasons from AHS, which are the ones above. If I had to pick my favorite one it would be Hotel, why you ask….well because Lady Gaga hheelloo. The coven is my second favorite and last but not least Freak Show. I didn’t like last season and I haven’t watched this current season. AHS does it everytime it has something for everybody.

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Jane the Virgin

This shows has won me over. I remember watching it when it first came out, but soon after airing I gave up on it. But I recently picked up where I left and it’s become one of my favorites. Kamilah sometimes sits through a few episodes because of Mateo. It kinda speaks to me because although it’s a show it touches on a few real parts of motherhood and its hilarious by the way! Jane the Virgin is a romantic comedy kind of show right up my alley, so if you like to laugh and ” aaeewwee” like 50 times in a row I would recommend this to you.

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Riverdale

Oh the drama and suspense! I seriously love this show for that and also the freaking fashion. I am in love with Veronicas and Cheryls wardrobe. And Cheryl is just too fierce and I love it! I think that show is a for the younger people out there but hheeyy this 25 year old is still young at heart. Riverdale to me is like a mystery show so if you like mystery this is the one for you.

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Stranger Things

Last but certainly no least..Stranger Things!! This is the first Netflix series that they released that I actually like. Orange is the New black was good but I did not like the second season. So I still haven’t watched the second season which was released yesterday but I will be starting it soon. If you like suspenful shows and mystery you should watch this show. The kids are incredible actors by the way.

I told y’all they were pretty generic nothing too out of the ordinary.

If you have any recommendations on what other shows I should watch let me know.

-Miriam

Kamilah is T W O ! !

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Kamilah Savannah-Maree is T W O years old guys!! Where did time go? Like no seriously where did it all go?!?! I can vividly remember the day I had her. And I think that’s the day that I was truly complete. She’s seriously the best part of me. She might not look like me but when she was born there was something there that reminded me of me. And my dad has validated that time after time, he’s told me that he sees me in her. I’m not sure what it is yet but little quirks about her remind me about me.

She is for sure the better me shes a lot more funny than me, prettier, smarter, and a lot more brave than me. She is a ball of sass, ask anybody. But with the sass she has a little sweet and loveable side to her and when you get to see that side it just melts your heart. She is a hugger she loves to hug and they come at such random times which makes them 20 times better. Her personality is starting to shine brighter than before. She loves books, she would rip them apart at first but now she’ll just sit around and look through the pages. She is definitely a little book worm in the making like her mamma. I can go on and on about Ms. Kamilah but let me just say this…

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To my now two year old..

I love you more than you will ever know. And I wish you would stop growing and just stay little forever. But that’s just wishful thinking. As you continue to grow i hope that God gives me the tools and knowledge to help you grow into the person you need to be. I hope you continue to be who you are. Because you are pretty dang awesome! I hope you continue to pinch my nose and say “toot toot” everytime. I hope and pray that you know just how love you really are and just how much of blessing you are to your dad and I.

Happy Birthday

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October 15 started out like any other Sunday. I made breakfast and we sat around and watched movies until we had to leave to our destination. Now I went back and forth between making her a party or just having something small with family. I chose to just have something small for her and go all out next year for her third birthday.

We went to Gattis, which is an arcade for both little and big kids. We had an amazing time. The boys went crazy and played just about every game. Kamilah played what she could and just ran all over the place. Which is when I realized that my choice of shoes was probably not the best decision made. Needless to say it didn’t really matter becauae Kami enjoyed herself.

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We played for about two hours before we sat down, ate a little more and then brought out the cakes and opened up gifts. We got two cakes because Noahs birthday was in August and we were unable to throw him a party and I knew he kinda felt left out. Oh and by the way they totally butchered Kamis name, we just scratched out and went on. So we sang happy birthday to both of them at the same time. The funniest thing happened when Kamilah blew her candles I guess she wasn’t to sure on how to feel once the candle went out because she had a confuse look on her face soon after. Kason took the initiative to smash into Noahs cake like it was his birthday lol but we didn’t mind they were just having fun and Noah thought it was the funny.

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After the boys got cleaned and all tidy up it was time to open up gifts! Wwoohhoo!

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Noah got a watch that I forgot to take a picture of it but he was so happy. He loves watches even tough he rarely wears them.

Kamilah got a necklace that I again forgot to take a picture of but it is the cutest thing ever! She also got her beloved Trolls, a Troll little house and a my little pony toy.

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She was over the moon with her toys. I don’t know if she’ll remember this day or not but I know she had a great time. She was surrounded by people who truly love and care for her and that something that I will cherish for her.

And again sweet girl happy birthday and I love you sssoo much!!!!

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Flourish VoxBox

Voxbox!!

Ive been waiting so patiently for an opportunity to get a voxbox from Influenster, and the time is finally here!! Just and FYI all these products were free for testing purposes.

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Look at all these goodies!!!

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So lets start off with the candy because that’s the best part right. Let me just say that Welchs has done it again! They were delicious, yes were because we demolished them the minute after I posted the picture on Instagram.

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Next we have Balance Nutrition Bar, it is cookie dough flavored so yyuumm. I haven’t tried it yet but I will tomorrow so I’ll be sure to post about it on either Instagram or twitter. But I mean who doesn’t love cookie flavored snacks.

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I’m excited to try this hair mask from Eva NYC, because I’ve never used one to begin with and because my hair definitely needs it.

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Origins Anti-agin Power Serum, I’ve honestly never used any serum. But I’ve heard wonderful things. So I’m excited as well I have yet to find any rinkles but hey a girl can never start too early. It’s a two week trial sample so it should last me a while.

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I’m personally a tea kind of gal. So when this baby was the first thing on top I almost died. I’ve heard wonderful things about FitTea but always hesitated to buy because “what if doesn’t work” thoughts always came to kind. Anyways so now that I have this free sample which by the way is not a sample at all it this bag retails for $25 dollars. It has individual tea bags and it’s a 14 day detox. I’ve already completed two days so far. The tea is very good people say they taste ginger i however taste the lemon which is an ingredient. I drink the tea early in the morning but I’m going to start taking it before I work out. I add honey instead of sugar by the way.

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I also got a few coupons just in case I want to purchase some more of the products mentioned above.

I am so happy to have gotten these products and I will keep you guys updated on how I liked the products I haven’t tried yet. So follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

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-Miriam

A Weekend With Us: The Zoo and Another Lazy Sunday

The crew and I took a trip to the zoo this past Saturday. It was great! The kids were so into the animals and asking so many questions. They were seriously amazed to see all the animals and to be so close in personal if you will. Kason and Noah walked the whole zoo while Ms. Diva (Kamilah) chose to take the easy route and sit in her stroller..she’s smart.

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We saw a show where they let birds fly all around, it was neat show. I mean I was blown away when a bird flew and took money off a guys hand (donation), and bring him back a bracelet. We also got the chance to feed the giraffes which was my F A V O R I T E ! 

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Besides it being like 90 something we enjoyed ourselves. Needless to say when we got home we all took a much needed nap.

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Sunday was another pretty relaxed day. We watched movies most of the day and went grocery shopping once the sun went down a bit.

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 Our weekends have been pretty relaxed for the past week or so, because we are trying to adjust to a small change made to our little family.

The kids start school soon so I plan on doing a little individual interview with the boys, to see how they feel about it.

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-Miriam