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Best Tacos in Los Angeles

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Guys, this is not click bait… I found THE BEST tacos in Los Angeles & I need to share them with you guys in case you’re in the area or coming to visit at some point! I am kind of a Mexican food snob & I am 100% obsessed with Chicas Tacos in Downtown Los Angeles. Not only do they have the best tacos in Los Angeles, but they also have THE best sauces & nachos. Their green sauce is so incredible that next time I go back, I’m bringing home a few jars!

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We stumbled upon this place at random one day while wandering around downtown & since then, I daydream about it daily. I also want to just talk about how incredible the exterior & interior is (which was what brought us to this spot in the first place)! Plus, we met one of the guys who own it & he was such a nice guy. He was making sure everyone was happy & it sold me on this place even more!

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I know this might seem a bit over the top but I just couldn’t wait to share this place with you guys! It is seriously a must try! So if you live near Los Angeles or are planning a visit, don’t miss out on Chicas Tacos. I promise you won’t regret it!

 

Outfit Details:

Keep It Rad Tee

Distressed Denim Jacket

Distressed Black Denim (similar)

Gold Star Sneakers

 

Staying Active With Your Kids

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We are really trying to start this New Year off with a great start & being active is one of our main priorities. Goodbye holiday weight!

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Our boys are obviously still quite young so our goal is to teach them to be active at this age & hope that it will stick with them throughout their lives. When being active is almost second nature, it makes it much easier to live a healthy lifestyle!

Honestly, getting our boys outdoors, running around & playing with them is one of my favorite things because they are just incredibly happy when they’re playing & out in nature. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about! Kids are just meant to run & play! It’s not only good for their physical health but their mental health as well!

Now, I don’t know about you guys but we’re suuuper excited for the Olympics this year!! This will be the first Olympics Kannon can actually watch & understand so that makes it even more exciting for our household. He’s always fascinated by people playing sports & is obsessed with running fast so I can’t wait to see his reaction to these incredible athletes performing! With that said, we loved heading into Old Navy & picking out our favorite Team USA pieces. You guys know that we love Old Navy because it’s the perfect one stop shop for our whole family & new active wear was the perfect motivation for getting out & about! Plus, Old Navy is having an incredible sale (20% off everything today!) that you DO NOT want to miss! Seriously, it’s that good!

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Is being more active one of your goals/resolutions? Are you excited for the Olympics?

 

 

My Outfit:

USA Tank Top

Black Long Sleeve Open Back Top

Black Leggings

Sports Bra

Adam’s Outfit:

Long Sleeve USA Zip Up

Grey Sweatpants

Kannon’s Outfit:

Red USA Tee

Navy Pants

Navy Zip Up

Hendrix’s Outfit:

Red & White Baseball Tee

Navy Leggings

*Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

I hope you all enjoyed this post about staying active with your kids 🙂

 

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How-To Change Your Mindset

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When I started thinking of ways I could make this year great, the words ‘slow down’ immediately popped into my head. It was honestly like magic & in that moment, I knew that was exactly what I wanted (& needed) to do. The past year left me feeling tired, weak, completely barren of creativity & with the New Year approaching, I was ready for a new start. The second the clock chimed on January 1st, I was determined to make some changes!

I have full intentions to make this year wonderful. That’s not to say that I won’t have trials or hard times but I know that a major shift in attitude can alter my life in a drastic way. I realize we’re only a week into the New Year but I honestly feel like a new person & I feel so much more capable to handle whatever life throws at me. Which brings me to the whole point of this post: What exactly I’m doing different! & honestly, I think you’ll be surprised by the large impact a few small changes can have on your life.

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Self-Care

How come society makes us feel weak or like we’re not doing enough if we take some time for ourselves? It drives me crazy how we are expected to go a million miles per minute & accomplish 596 things every single day or else we’re just not trying hard enough! I think that the constant stress of trying to keep everything in my life perfect was slowly driving me insane. I hit a point where I just couldn’t do it anymore & I’m so happy to let you guys in on a little secret.. The world will keep turning, even if you take 30 minutes to just be still, read a book, take a bath, or whatever makes you happy! & guess what?! That time you spent on yourself might actually make you feel human again & in turn, make you feel productive enough to tackle that to-do list (or whatever you were putting off)! In all seriousness though, don’t forget about YOU. Take care of yourself! It is so much more important to keep your body & mind healthy than to just rush through life filling every second of everyday with mundane things. Life is far too short to not enjoy it!

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Being Present

This has been a long time coming & finding the book “Present Over Perfect” was the kicker for me. Balancing working from home, being a full time mom & homeschooling Kannon has proven to be overwhelming at times. I knew that would be the case when we decided to homeschool but we thought long & hard/prayed over that decision for over a year (I’ll save that story for another time) & so I knew that I would manage somehow. It’s hard to work, teach school & be a family all out of the same space. It’s not impossible but it does take patience & a bit of planning. The hardest thing for me over the past year was shutting off my work mind & really being present with my boys & husband. I felt like I was missing out on so many moments just because I wasn’t “present” & since my family is my #1 priority, I knew that needed to change. While I still have my moments here & there (I’ve been practicing this one for the past couple of months), I’ve really been trying to separate my mom life from my work life & I can see such a difference in everyone’s moods. I love putting my phone away & concentrating 100% on my boys! I know they have noticed a major difference as well & that makes me a happy momma 🙂

Simplifying

When we moved home from NYC before Hendrix was born I had a major wake up call. We had too many things & they were actually stressing me out! I’m the type of person who’s brain can’t function properly if things in my home aren’t in order. Might sound a bit dramatic but especially as a creative mind, it’s truly hard for me to get work done when I’m surrounded by clutter. So ever since we’ve been back in our apartment here in LA (yes, Hendrix is 18 months old so it’s been a while haha), I’ve been slowly clearing out closets & getting rid of SO many things. & then when I think I’m finally finished, I realize I still have too many things & start all over again. It’s been a major process but I can honestly say that life runs a whole lot smoother when you don’t have so many things to clutter your space & in turn, your mind. It’s been a very freeing process!

I know that these may seem like very broad intentions but they are already changing my mood, my work & my life in general. Like I said before, it’s not always necessary to make a million changes or set an entire list of goals for the New Year. For me, it’s all about changing my mind set & using each day as a fresh start. We’ll all have ups & downs this year but with a different mindset, we’ll make it through!

I’d love to know what goals/resolutions/intentions you all made this year! Comment below if you’re comfortable sharing 🙂

Rome Vlog Day 1

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I fell in love with Rome all over again this trip.

I’m so excited to share this adventure with you all! Make sure & subscribe to see the rest of our trip & all of my videos in the future!

Hello, 2018

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2017

A year full of many highs but also many lows. The highs leaving me feeling exhilarated & flying on cloud 9. The lows leaving me feeling stressed & uncomfortable.

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a downer post though! I’m not telling you this for pity & I’m definitely not going to give you a play by play of the last year because that would take far too long. I’m simply telling you this because I feel the desperate need to be honest with you all. 2017 was a HARD year for me.

I told you guys that 2017 was going to be a time where I opened up & got more personal. Unfortunately, instead, this past year was full of experiences that made me want to disappear & hide from the online community. Which in turn led to many weeks where I didn’t want to post at all. The struggle between wanting to share my life & be personal, while still keeping my life just that, “personal”, can be tough but I’m determined to find a balance.

All in all, 2017 was a year full of learning experiences & figuring out who I am now as I’m getting older. I love that the harder moments made me realize certain things about myself & helped me grow so much as an individual & mother. I’m so thankful that I have such a supportive & wonderful husband & I love how much closer I have grown with my little family over the past year!

I’m starting 2018 completely different than I have started any other year & I am beyond thrilled for this fresh start! Stay tuned for a couple of posts on how I’m making this year different & how I’m going to make intentions instead of resolutions!

Hello, 2018!!

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Holiday Party Outfit Ideas

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I think we can all agree that this time of year is BUSY.

 

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So much so that most days I feel like I’m running around all day long & still haven’t finished my to-do list! Between Christmas shopping and get togethers with friends & family, who has time to think about their wardrobe? Not going to lie, most days I’m in jeans & a sweater or worse, workout clothes when I haven’t even had time to workout! Don’t even get me started on how fast this year has gone by because I could ramble your ear off for a good 20 minutes on that topic alone. But seriously, where has this year gone!?

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I figured since most of you are probably in the same boat as I am this holiday season that I would help out with some holiday party outfit ideas. Whether it’s a family gathering, gift exchange with your girlfriends or a work party, I think you will be able to find some inspiration from these holiday party outfit ideas. I can’t get enough of this blazer & need to find somewhere to where it ASAP! I received this stunning dress in the mail a week ago & I gasped when I pulled it out of the package because it’s that beautiful. I don’t think that you can go wrong with any of the pieces below though!
Which look is your favorite?

 

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Traveling Overseas with Young Kids

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We made it to Rome all in one piece & with 2 babes in tow! Seriously though, I was so nervous to take the boys to Europe for the first time & I pictured all of the things that could possibly go wrong in my head for over a month. Dramatic? Maybe! But if you’re a parent, you know that the idea of traveling with young kids can cause all sorts of stress. I’m here to tell you that we survived though & that I’m so happy we decided to take our boys along on this adventure 🙂
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I know that at 17 months old, Hendrix is far too young to remember this trip BUT I do feel like this trip was a great starter trip to get him more used to traveling in the future. Kannon, on the other hand, was beyond excited for our trip to Rome & couldn’t stop talking about it for weeks leading up to our actual trip.
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Now for how we survived the flight with the boys! I’m not going to lie, Kannon was a breeze. He’s almost 5 so he’s at an easier age where he can walk through the airport on his own, carry his own backpack & curl up in a ball & sleep 10 hours on the plane. We gave him a little gummy melatonin to help him sleep well & everything was as smooth as can be with him! We did buy him a toddler pillow & this amazing invention to make it easier for him to sleep on the plane though!

 

Hendrix on the other hand.. Well, he’s never been the greatest sleeper. We decided that because of this, we would purchase him his own seat instead of having him fly as a lap infant. He’s nearly 18 months old & after flying to New York a couple of months ago with him on our lap, we knew it would save us the headache of trying to wrestle him the whole flight. We brought along our favorite travel car seat (it’s seriously SO light & we carry it in this travel backpack with Kannon’s travel booster seat, which makes it so much easier to carry around!) & it definitely made a difference. He watched a movie (don’t judge us for letting him watch tv before 2 ;)) & fell asleep for a couple of hours in his seat. Then the person in front of him reclined their seat & his toes hit the touchscreen on the seat back & woke him up. Not the greatest luck with that because for the next 7 hours he refused to sleep & only wanted me to hold him haha. I came prepared with lots of snacks, his favorite movies on the iPad, his carrier to bounce him in the back of the plane & a couple new hot wheels cars to hold onto. I may have also brought half of a caffeine pill for myself so that I could stay awake & keep him from crying so that he didn’t disturb everyone else trying to sleep on the plane haha. Sometimes you gotta do what you’ve gotta do, right?! I’m not going to lie & say that it was a piece of cake traveling with a 17-month-old on a 12-hour flight BUT I will say that it was completely manageable & so worth the experience & memories made. If I can do it, I know you can too!
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 Traveling isn’t always easy with young kids BUT in my honest opinion, it is worth the one million things you have to tote across the world & the lack of sleep because there is nothing like teaching your kids about the world & actually letting them experience those cultures on their own.
If you’ve traveled overseas with your babes, what are your tips for traveling overseas with young kids??

 

Old Navy Pajamas

My Favorite Tradition | Jingle Jammies

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Growing up we had quite a few Christmas traditions. While I loved them all, my absolute favorite tradition was new Christmas pajamas every year. This was a tradition that I knew I wanted to carry on in my little family & it just gets better every year as the boys get older! Watching their eyes light up when they opened their Christmas pajamas this year was my absolute favorite! I know I’m biased but how adorable are they in their matching onesies!?
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This year, we chose our pajamas from Old Navy’s Jingle Jammies & it was honestly difficult to narrow it down to one pair because they have the cutest selection! (I was also obsessed with this pair & this pair for the boys) Also, the pajama pants I’m wearing are my new favorites, comfy & cute! & how amazing is the print on Adam’s pants? I died when I saw them!!
Growing up we always opened up our Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve but the past couple of years we’ve been opening them earlier so that we can get more wear out of them. I’ve loved this change so much because I love to celebrate Christmas for as long as I can! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? 🙂
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*Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

 

 

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Into The Wild

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Our favorite time of the year has finally arrived! The temperature has dropped & we’ve already taken our second trip to the mountains. We headed a couple of hours out of LA for a little getaway in the mountains & it felt so good to get out of the city. We all are so much happier when we get outdoors, so I think you could say this holiday season is off to the perfect start!
family photo outfitsSince we would be in the perfect setting, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to take a few family photos. How adorable are all of my boys in their matching buffalo plaid!? I couldn’t resist these little Sherpa & plaid jackets for the boys from Old Navy. All 3 of them were so excited to be matching & I’m not exaggerating when I say that they’ve been wearing these everyday since they arrived because they are beyond cozy. They’re the perfect pop of color for these photos too!
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I am obsessed with the Sherpa trend right now & Old Navy has the cutest pieces for the whole family. We’re already planning another trip to the mountains for more of an excuse to bundle up in these comfy pieces! Also, you guys might not be able to tell from the photos but these are the softest jeans I’ve ever worn & I legitimately can’t stop wearing them. I’m all about comfort AND style when it comes to our fall/winter wardrobes, it’s so important!
family holiday photo idea father and son photo ideas couples holiday photosIf you’re in search of the perfect gifts for family & friends, check out these Sherpa pieces! They would make the perfect gift to cozy up in all winter long 🙂

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Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

 

My Go-To Fall Trend

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Guys! Ughhh I feel like over the past year I’ve been super inconsistent with content & I can’t apologize enough. I honestly just felt so lost with where I wanted to take this community we’ve created together & after we found out some crazy health news about one of my family members a year ago, I just felt like I needed to be with my family & spend as much time with them as possible. Quite honestly, the past year has just been filled with a ton of ups & downs health-wise for my whole family. You can read a bit more about that here.

BUT after a week spent in the mountains with my family, I feel energized & ecstatic for the holidays!

 I have so many ideas for content for the holidays I don’t even know how I’m going to squeeze it all in. There are just so many amazing things going on & I’m so excited to share it all with you guys!

Without further ado… Let’s talk about my favorite fall trend! Plaid is just my go-to. Whenever temperatures drop, a plaid button-up is the first thing I pull out of my closet. Usually, it’s just to wrap around my waist because even when temps drop here in LA, it’s a drop from 100 degrees to 70 degrees but I’ll take whatever cooler temperature Mother Nature will give me!

I figured if you guys are anything like me, you might want a couple new plaid pieces to add to your wardrobe. With that said, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites below & I can’t wait to add some of them to my own closet!

Now I’ve gotta know, what is YOUR go-to trend for fall!? Comment below for a chance to win a special little something 🙂

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