Coco: The Importance of Traditions & Culture

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At the Coco movie screening. 

Growing up in a Mexican household (while living in California), I learned about Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead, the holiday celebrated in Mexico to honor the dead) at an early age. It was important to my parents that my siblings and I learn about the Mexican culture and traditions. They not only worked hard to teach us proper Spanish, but also to instill in us a sense of pride and appreciation for our Mexican culture and heritage. I am very appreciative to my parents for giving me this wonderful gift! I grew up in the United States, but I am Mexican-American, bicultural and bilingual! I feel I have the best of both worlds!

I want to be able to pass on this priceless gift to my daughter, Alessandra. So, when I got invited to the preview screening of Disney Pixar’s new animated movie Coco, I got excited! To add to the excitement and fun, I Continue reading

Top 10 Reasons Why Moms Prefer To Stay At Home Than Go Out

Moms, do you have to do lots of prepping and planning just to be able to go out with your significant other or friends to watch a movie or have dinner? I do! I recorded this video just for fun, thought it may make you laugh & you could relate: My TOP 10 REASONS Why Moms Prefer to Stay Home Than Go Out (at Night), click on link to watch it! Hope you enjoy this video! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

Gymboree Stores Closing: Super Clearance Sale What We Bought 70% Off

Gymboree is closing hundreds of stores! We took advantage of this super clearance sale & purchased several items for our daughter at 70% off! Huge sale! You can still purchase items, sale continues until the stores close. Watch video for details! Lots of cute clothes for fall, winter, & spring! Perfect for your kids, Christmas gifts, birthdays, or baby showers! Hope you enjoy this video! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

Unboxing Baby Gifts from Germany (my first video with baby)

My husband recently returned from a trip to Germany & brought back a box full of gifts from Grandma (Oma in German) for Alessandra, as well as gifts he bought for her & for me. Such cute gifts! Thanks for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive  Continue reading

I Needed This…Thursday Spa Night

I Needed This…Thursday Spa Night! I am trying to get back into my routine of getting regular facials and pedicures. It’s not easy when you are a mom of a toddler. It took some scheduling and planning, but I finally made it to get a spa pedicure, facial, and microdermabrasion. I even purchased a membership to force myself to get to the salon regularly! Watch the video and join me during my Thursday Spa Night! Continue reading

We Met a Lemur…Opening Party Island of Lemurs: Madagascar

We met a Lemur at the Fleet Science Center during the Opening Night Party for the film Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, click to see the video! It was exciting! Thank you for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications Continue reading

Summer Fun: Parties, Dinner By the Bay, Birthdays, Movies, House Guests, Bowling, & More

Our Summer Fun in Video, parties, dinner by the bay, birthdays, movies, house guests, bowling, & more, all of this in two weeks, click to see video! Thank you for watching! If you like this video, please Like it & Subscribe to my Youtube channel to receive notifications of Continue reading

Massage in the Middle of the Week

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I got a Massage In the Middle of the Week & am happy to be back to my routine, new video, click here to view it! Thank you for watching! Click Like if you enjoy the video and subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified of new videos!
Have you gotten a massage in the middle of the week? Leave your comment below. Have a great weekend 🙂
Hugs,
Paola

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Why I Stopped Blogging

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(Enjoying views of the bay, in the middle of the week, at a luncheon with my husband)

You may have noticed that I stopped blogging for a while. It wasn’t intentional, it’s due to motherhood and travel. I continued to think about my blog, every single day, and blog post topics would pop into my head, but Continue reading

Long-Wear Lipstick for Moms…& Everyone, Beauty Bakerie Opens New Store

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Now that I am a mom, I still wear lipstick, but if I am going to be working from home all day, I will likely only wear chap stick. If I go out or we have company coming over, I will wear lipstick, but don’t bother to re-apply it often because I don’t Continue reading

Night Out With My Nieces: Everything Everything Movie

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(Photo from official Everything Everything Movie Facebook Page)

One of the things I miss most since becoming a mom is going to the movies. I am sharing my feelings, so please don’t judge. There are several thing about my life which I miss since becoming a mom (that’s a whole other post, see here and here for posts I wrote on the subject), but of course having our baby Continue reading

BEST Gift Ever

I share the BEST gift I received…& the many gifts our baby received! We were surprised & feel blessed for so much love towards our baby! New videos: BEST Gift Ever- Part 1 (click on link) and BEST Gift Ever – Part 2 (click on link).
Thank you for watching! Have an awesome weekend 🙂
Hugs,
Paola
PS – Links to blog posts mentioned in video: Holiday Traditions & also Gingerbread House.
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¡Comparto el MEJOR regalo que he recibido…y los muchos regalos que recibió nuestra bebe! ¡Estamos sorprendidos y nos sentimos bendecidos por el amor demostrado hacia nuestra nena! Video nuevo: El Mejor Regalo, Parte 1, (oprime en enlace) y El Mejor Regalo – Parte 1 (oprime en enlace).
Gracias por tu sintonía, que tengan un lindo fin de semana 🙂
Un abrazo,
Paola
PD- Enlaces mencionados en video: Holiday Traditions y también Gingerbread House 

WATCH BEST GIFT EVER – PART 2

Dia de Reyes (Three Kings Day) Party & Surprises

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Every year we gather as a family to celebrate Dia de Reyes (Three Kings Day). It is one of the parties I look forward to annually. Dia de Reyes also marks (unofficially) the end of the Christmas holiday season. In our family, this is the party which is held especially for the grandchildren and Continue reading