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.

 

 

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

JustFab Shoes!

I come bearing gifts! I saw a sale that I could not pass up for the life of me. I’m pretty sure y’all have heard of JustFab so I won’t go into details, but if you don’t you can check out their website and it explains it there. So anyways they had a sale and all the website was 50% off..lets pull out our handy dandy calculator so 50% off $39.99 comes out to be…. $19.99! To me that’s a freaking steal and you get free shipping if you spend  $39 and up. So I got 3 pairs 2 for me and 1 for my mom.

I didn’t get to take a picture of my mom’s because she put them up after she tried them on and I kinda forgot because I was in shoe land with mine lol. This is my second time ordering from JustFab and I must I saw that I love the first shoes I got from them. The shipping is awesome this time around it took a while longer because I’m guessing they made it a lot of sales, which is understandable.

Here’s pair number 1

Makemba

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Aren’t they gorgeous!!!

 I got mine in the color fuschia but they carry them in black and taupe I believe (don’t quote me on that) I tried them on and walked around my apartment in them for a while and they are super comfortable. The heel is chunky so it makes better to walk in. The strap helps as well since its a thick and not skinny like the ones I wore for my mom’s wedding which I only wore for about an hour because my feet were killing me. The color is actually a bit darker in person but still very pretty.

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Second pair

Janelle

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They look kinda confusing lol but they are very pretty and comfortable as well. I got them im the color cognac and if you were to ask me to describe the color i would said its like a rusty brown, thays honeslty the best description i can give. The heel again helps since it’s chunky and since they aren’t very high that helps as well. You have to be patient with these because of the laces you have to loosen them up when your putting them on and once you have them on you have to tighten them up. Becareful not to make them too tight because I did that and it left a mark on my foot.

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Okay so don’t judge me but this is the best picture I could get 😣 my son wasn’t around to help me take a better picture, but as you can see they look very pretty on. The color on this picture is actually the color they are on the first picture they look kinda dark but they are this color.

I am beyond happy with my order and so happy I can actually wear them out and dress them up or down.

I hope you all have a wonderful day