Fashion

Gifts Ideas for Her

Hi SS followers!

Christmas is around the corner and we have to be prepared.  It’s all about the tree, Christmas decor, family and gifts.  Something that has been helpful in the past years is to   make a list and set a budget before start buying any gift.   Here I’m going to share with you great gifts ideas for her. In other post I will share with you gift ideas for mens and kids.           ///             Las Navidades están a la vuelta de la esquina y tenemos que prepararnos.   En esta época es todo alrededor del árbol, decoración, familia y regalos.  Algo que siempre me ha sido útil en los últimos años es hacer una lista y establecer un presupuesto antes de comenzar a comprar los regalos.  En este articulo voy a compartir con ustedes algunas ideas de regalos para ellas.   Mas adelante en otros escritos les voy a compartir ideas de regalos para los hombres y niños.

 

Gift Ideas for Her  /  Ideas de regalo para ella

 

 

1. Tarte, Magic Star Collector’s Set,  from Ulta.com  /  2.TORY BURCH, Georgia Turn-Lock Mini Bag, from Toryburch.com  /  3.GUCCI, Leather belt with Double G buckle, from Gucci.com  /  4.ZARA, Gold Slides with Fringe, from Zara.com  /  5.TOUS, Vermeil Silver Warm Ring, from Tous.com  /  7.Kiehl’s, Disney x Kiehl’s Glow-Getters, from Kiehls.com  / 8.ZARA Ruffled Floral Print Jumpsuit, from Zara.com  /   9.Canon Powershot SX530 HS Camera, from Amazon.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Xmas!!!!    ///    Feliz Navidad!!!!

be creative, be you

Gi

Lifestyle

No Bake – Thanksgiving Desserts / Postres para Acción de Gracias

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Hi everyone!

Thanksgiving is around the corner and we know that is a big celebration.  I love to bake and more in the fall and winter season.   But I know not everyone like it,  have the time or like in Puerto Rico not everyone have power.  Im going to share with you some fun, easy and no bake desserts recipes that I found on Pinterest for Thanksgiving Day.  This recipes are great and fun activities to do with kids or with the entire family.

I hope that you enjoy this ideas!

Be creative, be you…

Gi

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Acción de Gracias esta a la vuelta de la esquina y todos sabemos que es una gran celebración.  Me encanta hornear y más para la época de otoño e invierno.  Pero se que no a todos les gusta hornear, no tienen el tiempo o como en Puerto Rico que no toda la población tiene energía eléctrica.  Les voy a compartir unas recetas divertidas, fáciles y que no necesitan hornear de postres que encontré en Pinterest para el Día de Acción de Gracias.      Estas recetas son actividades divertidas y excelentes para incluir a los niños y a toda la familia. 

Espero que disfruten estas ideas!

Se creativa, se tu…

Gi

*Click the link to see the recipe. / Haz un click en el enlace para ver la receta.

Pumpkin Cheesecake – No Bake

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Bars

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No Bake Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

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Reeses Bottom Cheesecake Recipe

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Mayflower Munch Mix

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No Bake Pilgrim Hat Cookies

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*Pictures are from Pinterest.

Lifestyle

Blogger Mom / Mamá Bloguera

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*I write this articule almost two months ago part of a collaboration with the “Mujeres con Visión” digital magazine.  Unfortunately due to the passage of Hurricane Maria the publication could not be carried out.  Here I share my articule I hope you like it.*

During this month I am barely 6 months after starting my “blog” and I am very happy with what I have achieved so far. When I made the decision to start my blog my child was 7 months old and at the beginning it was difficult for me to find time to create content. Although I have always been an organized person I have learned how to maximize my time, which has helped me with my role as blogger and mother.

Being a blogger or influencer is not an easy task, you must be clear about what your concept is and make sure you are passionate about it. It is not only taking beautiful photos, you must create content that is striking and interesting for your followers. This involves spending a lot of time on social media, so I try to create a balance in my daily routine. For example, if I am going to write an article for my page I try to do it in the moments when my child takes his nap of the day or after that he falls asleep at night. Even though I am with my child all day, it is important for me to share with him and sit down to teach him new things. Another important point in the world of bloggers and influencers is that you have to be patient as fans will not arrive overnight. The more followers you have in your social media the better, but it is very important that your followers are real.

In my blog I write about fashion and lifestyle, in which I speak of my experience as a mother. In my articles I cover topics on fashion, accessories, new products, home decoration among others. The purpose of my blog is to motivate other women to follow and fulfill their goals. That when you become a mother you do not have to give up your dreams. My child is my inspiration to be ever better and that he sees that everything you proposes with effort can be achieved. I know that when you become a mother we no longer have the same time we had before to do the things we like, but that is not why we should neglect. We must show the world that we are still capable, productive and intelligent women.

Being a mother is the most wonderful gift of life, but we must not forget that we are also women with vision. It is important to understand that we can be mothers and do the most we passionate at the same time.

Be Creative, be you…

Gi

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* Escribí este articulo hace casi dos meses como parte de una colaboración  para la revista digital Mujeres con Visión.  Lamentablemente por el paso del huracán Maria no se pudo llevar acabo la publicación.  Aquí les comparto mi escrito, espero que les guste.*

Durante este mes apenas cumplo 6 meses de haber comenzado mi “blog” y estoy muy contenta con lo que he logrado hasta ahora. Cuando tome la decisión de comenzar mi blog mi niño tenía 7 meses de nacido y al principio se me hacia difícil encontrar tiempo para crear contenido. Aunque siempre he sido una persona organizada he aprendido a como maximizar mi tiempo, lo cual me ha ayudado con mi rol de blogger y madre.

Ser blogger o influencer no es tarea fácil, debes tener claro cual es tu concepto y asegurarte que es lo que te apasiona. No es solo tomar fotos bonitas, debes crear contenido que sea llamativo e interesante para tus seguidores. Esto conlleva pasar mucho tiempo en las redes sociales, por eso trato de crear un balance en mi rutina diaria. Por ejemplo, si voy a escribir un artículo para mi página trato de hacerlo en los momentos en que mi niño toma su siesta del día o luego que se duerme en la noche. Aunque estoy con mi niño todo el día, es importante para mi compartir con él y sentarme a enseñarle cosas nuevas. Otro punto importante dentro del mundo de los bloggers e influencers es que hay que tener paciencia ya que los seguidores no van a llegar de la noche a la mañana. Mientras más seguidores tengas en tus redes sociales mejor, pero es muy importante que tus seguidores sean reales.

En mi blog escribo sobre moda y estilo de vida, en el cual hablo de mi experiencia como mamá. En mis artículos cubro temas sobre accesorios de moda, nuevos productos, decoración de hogar entre otros. El propósito de mi blog es motivar a otras mujeres a seguir y cumplir sus metas. Que al convirte en madre no tienes que abandonar tus sueños. Mi niño es mi inspiración a ser cada vez mejor y que él vea que todo lo que uno se propone con esfuerzo se puede lograr. Se que al convertirnos en madre ya no tenemos el mismo tiempo que teníamos antes para hacer las cosas que nos gustan, pero no por eso debemos descuidarnos. Hay que demostrarle al mundo que seguimos siendo mujeres capaces, productivas e inteligentes.

Ser madre es el regalo mas maravilloso de la vida, pero no debemos olvidar que también somos mujeres con visión. Es importante comprender que podemos ser madres y hacer lo mas que nos apasiona al mismo tiempo.

Se creativa, se tu…

Lifestyle

Kids Comfort Kit

Hi all!

As been a while since I write my last post, as many know Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricane Maria.  We still don’t have internet or phone service in the most part of the island, no electricity and no water.  Right now the island is going thru difficult times, but we are positive that we are going to recover.  We are grateful for all those people that are sending donations and positive thoughts.

During and after a natural disaster for the kids can be uncomfortable and cause them some stress.  That’s why I recommend to create a kids comfort kit as it can help them become distracted and calm during and after the emergency.  You can customize the kit according their age and what they like. To create the kit you will need a small plastic container or a small back pack something easy to carry if you have to move from your house.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money to prepared this kit you can find great things on a Dollar Store.

Here are some things that you can get to create you kid kit.
Small Puzzles
Small Coloring books & crayons
Small Stuffed Animals
Blank paper or a small Journal
Small Kids Books
Small Fun toys

I hope that this help to all the mom’s out there.

Be creative, be you…

Gi

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Hola a todos!

A pasado mucho tiempo desde escribí mi último “post”, pero como muchos saben Puerto Rico recibió la visita del huracán Maria.   En gran parte de la isla todavía no tenemos internet, servicio telefónico, electricidad y servicio de agua.  En estos momentos Puerto Rico esta pasando por momentos difíciles, pero estamos positivos que nos vamos a recuperar #puertoricoselevanta.  Estamos muy agradecidos con todas aquellas personas que han enviado donaciones y pensamientos positivos. 

Durante y después de un desastre natural para los niños puede ser incómodo y causarle un poco de estrés.   Es por esto que recomiendo que preparen un “Kids Comfort Kit”, ya que puede ayudarlos a distraerse y estar mas calmados durante y luego de la emergencia.  Puedes personalizar el “kit” de acuerdo con su edad y con cosas que le gusten.   Para crear el “kit” vas a necesitar una caja de plástico pequeña o una mochila pequeña, algo fácil de llevar por si tienes que desalojar tu casa.  No necesitas gastar mucho en la creación de este “kit” puedes encontrar buenas cosas en “Dollar Stores”.

Aquí les doy unos ejemplo de artículos que pueden utilizar para crear el “kit”.
Rompecabezas pequeño
Libro de pintar y crayolas pequeñas
Peluches pequeños
Páginas en blanco y una libreta pequeña
Libros para niños
Juguetes pequeños

Espero que les guste!

Se creativa, se tu…

Gi

Decor

A perfect piece of decor – Indoor Plants

I’m one of those people that love plants, I think I inherit it from my mom and grandmother!  But I was having doubts about what plants are the best for indoor.  Also I was having problems because all the plants that I bought died, so I take the time to research what are the best plants for indoor decor.  Here I share with you 5 plants that are perfect for indoor.  But if you don’t have the time to take care of this plants you can find a variety of artificial plants to decor your home.  No matter witch one you decide your home will look fresh and pretty.

** Soy una de esas personas que le encantan las plantas, creo que lo herede de mi mama y mi abuela!  Estaba teniendo dudas sobre cuáles son las plantas adecuadas para interiores ya que las plantas que compraba se morían.  Me tomé el tiempo de investigar  cuáles son las mejores plantas para interior y aquí les dejo una lista de 5 plantas que son perfectas para decorar interiores.   Pero sino tienes el tiempo para cuidar de estas plantas existe una gran variedad de plantas artificiales para decorar tu hogar.  No importa cual decidas tu casa lucirá fresca y bonita. **

 

  1. Lengua de Vaca is a perfect plant do not require a lot of water or light and also absorbs the Carbon Dioxide in the air and boosts oxygen at night.  A lot of people recommend to decorate your bedroom with this plant.   **Lengua de Vaca es un planta perfecta ya que no requiere mucha agua ni luz y además absorbe el Dióxido de Carbono en el aire y lo bota por la noche como oxígeno.  Muchas personas recomiendan esta planta para colocarla en los dormitorios. **

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2. Dieffembaquia is a plant that comes from Brasil and is very attractive and ideal for interiors.  Is a plant that must be kept moist the soil so it is recommended to place it on a plant wet dish.   **Dieffembaquia es un planta que proviene de Brasil y es muy atractiva e ideal para interiores.  Es una planta que debe mantenerse húmeda la tierra, por eso se recomienda colocarla sobre un plato húmedo.**

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3.  The Potho is a popular indoor plant since it does not require much care.  This plant can be placed hanging because it is a species of climber.   **Potho es una planta popular para interiores ya que no requiere mucho cuidado.  Esta planta se puede colocar de forma colgante ya que es un tipo de enredadera o trepadora. **

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4. The Aloe is a plant that has very good medicinal properties and for this reason it has become very popular.  It is also a very easy to care plant and its colors are perfect to brighten any corner of your house.  Does not need much water and you just need to place it where enter a lot of light.  **El Aloe es una planta que tiene muy buenas propiedades medicinales y por eso se vuelto muy popular.  Además es una planta muy fácil de cuidar y sus colores son perfectos para alegrar cualquier rincón del hogar. No necesita mucha agua y se debe colocar en un lugar donde entre bastante luz.**

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5. The Cinta – Mala madre has very thin and extended leaves and the best thing is that it resists any type of climate.  This makes it perfect for decorating any area of the home such as bathrooms, kitchen or bedroom.  ** La Cinta o Mala Madre tiene hojas muy finitas y alargadas y lo mejor es que resiste cualquier tipo de clima.  Esto hace que sea  perfecta para decorar cualquier area en el hogar como los baños, cocinas y dormitorios. **

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Be creative, be you…

Lifestyle

My New Favorites – August

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I love to try new products!  But before to run and buy them I always search for reviews from other bloggers or influencers to see their experience with the products.  I want to make sure to buy something that have positive reviews, even more when are baby products.

This month I buy this products and I love them!  Have been a great addition for my skin routine and my baby daily basics.

First I’m going to start with the baby products.

Gerber Graduates Arrowroot Cookies:  This cookies are perfect when your baby is ready to learn how to chew.  These cookies are designed to quickly soften and are easily mashed with or without teeth.  Does not contain high fructose corn syrup and are a good source of vitamin E.  My baby boy love them and have a great size.

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment Skin Protectant:  My baby have sensitive skin and with the hot summer days appears the diaper rash.  I try different brands but this one is so far my favorite.  What I love about it is that is not a sticky formula, have a refreshing feel and works fast.

Now I’m going to talk about the other products.

Pure-Clay Mask Argile-Pure:  This mask from LOREAL is heaven!  I’m always trying to find products that work for my redness and sensitive skin and this mask is now in my weekly routine.    I apply the mask 1 or 2 times a week and leave my skin soft and clear the look of the congested areas on my face.

Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub: Most of my face skin care routine products are from Kiehl’s, and one day they give me this free sample to try it.  And I have to said that is a great scrub.   Have a amazing sense and leave your skin soft and ready to apply your favorite body moisturize.

From now I will try to post my new favorites products every month and share with you my feedback about each one.

Be creative, be you…

Gi


 

Me encanta probar nuevos productos!  Pero antes de salir corriendo a comprarlos me gusta verificar cual a sido la experiencia de otras “bloggers” y “influencers” con esos productos que me interesa probar.   Me gusta asegurarme que los productos que voy a comprar por primera vez tengan referencias positivas, mas aun cuando se trata de productos para bebes.

Durante este mes compre estos productos y me encantan!  Han sido una gran adquisición para mi rutina de cuidado del rostro y para la rutina diaria de mi bebe.

Primero les voy hablar sobre los productos de bebe.

Gerber Graduates Arrowroot Cookies:  Estas galletas son perfectas cuando tu bebe ya esta listo para aprender a masticar.  Están diseñadas para que se ablanden rápidamente y son fáciles para masticar con o sin dientes.  No contiene jarabe de maíz con alta fructuosa y son buena fuente de vitamina E.  A mi niño le encantan y su tamaño es perfecto.

Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Diaper Rash Ointment Skin Protectant:  Mi niño tiene piel sensitiva y con estos días calurosos de verano el salpullido por el pañal hace su aparición.  He tratado diferentes marcas, pero esta hasta ahora es mi favorita.  Lo que me gusta de esta crema es que no es pegajosa, tiene una sensación refrescante y cura rápido el salpullido causado por el pañal.  Esta crema la pueden conseguir en Toys r Us.

Ahora le voy hablar sobre los demás productos.

Pure-Clay Mask Argile-Pure:  Esta mascarilla es fantastica y es de LOREAL.  Yo siempre estoy en busca de productos que trabajen para mi tipo de piel (rojiza y sensitiva).  Esta mascarilla ya es parte de mi rutina semanal.  La mascarilla deja mi piel suave, controla las areas de mi rostros en las cuales se refleja el estrés y sientes la piel limpia.

Kiehl’s Gently Exfoliating Body Scrub:  La mayor parte de mis productos de cuidado del rostro son de Kiehl’s, pero en una compra me regalaron una muestra de este exfoliador para el cuerpo.  Tengo que decir que me gusta mucho, tiene un olor muy agradable, te deja la piel suave y te deja la piel lista para hidratarla.  Es como si fuera un “primer” para el cuerpo.

De ahora en adelante voy a tratar de escribirles sobre nuevos productos y compartir con ustedes mi experiencia con ellos.

Se creativa, se tu…

Gi

Lifestyle

My First Year as a MOM

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You are pregnant!   Are three words that so many woman want to hear on some point in their lives. When me and my husband knew that we were expecting we were so happy and scared at the same time. We did not want anything happen to our little one.

One year ago a give birth my first child… my little boy Mauricio and was the best day of our life. Be a mom is something that you can’t describe with only one word are so many emotions that invade you at the same time. When I hold my baby the first time I was thinking..”this is real”, “I had a baby”, “dreams come true”, “I’m a mom”.

Be a mom for the first time is beautiful, but at the same time is challenging. For more research, books, prenatal classes nothing will prepare you complete for this journey. In my case I left my full time job to be a home stay mom. I was happy that I will be with my baby all the time, but was difficult at the same time I’m not going to lie. The transition from work to be a home stay mom is not easy, I was use to wake up every day search for a outfit, put on some makeup and ready to go. But I don’t change anything, been with my baby for this year has been the best life experience. Every day I learn something new, is a adventure that never ends. Any time that my baby do something new I feel full of joy and sometimes cry. When Mauricio said for the first time “mama” I was so proud, excited and happy that I can’t believe it.

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I’m not the best mom, but I try my best every day. Teaching my baby to be kind, loving and respect others. The best advice that I can give to all first time moms is to live day by day, enjoy the time that you spend with your kids and take every experience as a learning process.

Me and my husband learn to appreciate more the little things and maximize our time as a family. We love our little boy with all of our heart and can’t imagine our life without him.

 

Be creative, be you…

Gi

Fashion

Nautical Baby Vibes

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Look how handsome!!!

I just love to find comfy and beautiful clothes for my baby.   If you’re a mom of a boy you know that is difficult to find variety of baby boy clothes.

At MOM + ME Boutique you will find unique and a variety of clothes, shoes and accessories for boys and girls from 0m to 6y.   Something that I have to mention is that the accessories that they have are so beautiful and different.

MOM + ME Boutique is located at 2058 calle Turquesa Guaynabo, PR.  Something great is that they ship to PR and USA.   You can find it on Instagram @momandmeboutiquepr and Facebook @momandmeboutique and see all the cute things that they have!

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Be creative, be you…

Gi

 

Fashion

Summer in the Tropic

 

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Summer vacations…who does not dream about it!  In Puerto Rico is summer almost the entire year, we don’t have to wait until summer to have a nice sunny day to go to the beach.  I put together this summer outfit thinking on this hot days and my favorite summer trends.

I’m obsess with this romper because have different trends on the same piece like the wide leg cropped pants and the ruffles.   I complete the outfit with some tassel earrings and a straw bag.

Having a little boy that is active all the time and this hot days make this romper a perfect piece for this summer.

Were to find it…

Romper: ZARA

Shoes: Agaci

Earrings: TJ Maxx

Bag: Amazon

 

Be creative, be you…

Gi

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Decor

Hexagon Shelf – DIY

You will think that popsicle stick are for school, right?  But wait until you see this hexagon shelfs.  They are super easy to make and low cost.  In recent years we see a lot of Mid-Century home decor pieces.  With this shelfs your home will get that Mid-Century touch for a fraction of the cost that you will pay at the store.

If you have kids, this is a great project to make with them!!!

You will need:

1. Popsicle Stick- one hexagon shelf takes 100 popsicle sticks

2. Arts & Craft Glue- make sure that works for wood

3. Paint or Wood Stain- you can use any type of paint you want

4. Paint Brush-  small size, is more easy to get to the corners.

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Instructions:

1.  On a paper place 6 popsicle stick in the shape of a hexagon.

2. Start sticking the popsicle sticks one by one.

3. When you have the first layer, you will continue to stick one by one until you finish the 100 popsicle sticks.

4.  Let the glue dry.  (minimun of 30 minutes)

5.  When is dry you can start to paint the shelf.  You can also leave it unpainted, for a natural look.  I paint my shelf with a light gold color.

6. When the paint is dry you are DONE! NOW put it on the wall and decorate it with a small plant or whatever you like. It is very important that you do not place very heavy objects on these shelves as they are light.

 

I hope that you enjoy this tutorial!!! Feel free to share this with your family and friends.

Be creative, be you…

Gi