Thursday, May 29, 2014

Yesterday was Jose's birthday! I am always thankful for him, today I dedicate my post to him. Thank you Jose for being the very best. 

Our #Pena5K was small last week, 
we are hoping to see more people tonight. 

I am thankful for quick BBQ's with the family. 

We went away for Memorial Day weekend..! Be sure to see our vlog, on . We are so thankful to have been able to continue our yearly tradition of going away to the White Mountains for Memorial Day weekend. Here are some of our favorite pictures: 


This is Jose!! 

I am thankful for Jose because he wears my cheesy matching shirts every year and thinks they're great! 

I am thankful for Nanai & Tatai. We celebrated 35 years of marriage for them. Cheers to many more! 

I was able to surprise Jose during his work lunch break..! 

Birthday dinner with the princess! 

I am also thankful for being able to get some of his favorite people together to celebrate last night. 

What are you thankful for today? 
Let me know in the comments section below. Be sure to check out the ladies who started this link up! 

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected.




Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I've been having a hard time getting back into blogging after our weekend getaway. School is getting to be very hard to keep up with.. So I haven't been able to blog this week, until today.. I wanted to let everyone know about this great opportunity!

Come back tomorrow for my Thankful Thursday post where I will share my weekend adventure! 

Who loves swaps? I do! Kallie is hosting another swap and I am so excited! The first one was a mug swap! This one she's calling it the "Where I am from" swap ( #whereimfromswap ). You don't have to be a blogger, this is a great opportunity to have a little bit of fun and meet someone new. 

I loved getting to know Em from England when we did our Mug Swap. 
If you're interested you can enter through the widget below! 
Can't wait to see who I get partnered with. For more details see Kallie's post here

Let me know in the comments section if you're going to participate!

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected.





Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quick Thankful Thursday:

I am thankful for my mom.

Everyone believes they have the best mom in the world.. Sorry, you're all wrong..! Haha..! 

I am so thankful for my mom because she taught me how to be a respectful and kind person, she dedicated her life to raising my brothers and myself. Always gave us the best of the best and guided me through the positive path's. I love you mom! I owe you so much more than I could ever give you. 

If you know anything about my mom, you know she's the life of a party, she's a clown and she loves to play with fire! 

She also loves burnt marshmallows! 

What are you thankful for today? Let me know in the comments section below! Also, check out the ladies who started this link up!

Thankful Thursday

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected.




Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This is a completely different type of post, I was contacted by the FBRT Team to see if I wanted to help spread the word about this company and giveaway. I am not being paid to post this. I simply thought some of my readers may be interested to enter, and/or this is a good opportunity to meet new people who enjoy blogging just as much as I do. 
The FBRT team provided the following information for you. 

Blogging Concentrated, founded by Dan R Morris, is a worldwide company dedicated to providing information, motivation, tools, tips, and networking for the professional blogger. In 2013 - 2014 Blogging Concentrated focused on bringing educational workshops to cities across the United States.

The mission of Blogging Concentrated is to equip bloggers and business owners with the necessary tools to be relevant and successful in a saturated digital market. Through the use of practical, hands-on examples, strategic marketing plans and in-depth discussions, these workshops are intense days that challenge attendees to create a solid action plan with concrete strategies designed to equip website owners with the tools and knowledge needed to increase income, create new opportunities and expand audience reach.

The Blogging Concentrated team has developed a three event strategy (BC Sequoia, BC Circles and BC Leverage) to meet the needs of bloggers and online marketers. While bloggers who attend one or two Blogging Concentrated workshops will be provided with extensive information, tools and ideas to grow their business, the comprehensive goal of the events is to provide a full marketing strategy and business plan framework for the blogger who attends all three events.
  1. Blogging Concentrated Sequoia embraces the concept of pushing one’s self and website beyond perceived roadblocks to growth and success. Attendees leave the event understanding which areas of their own business that require growth and change. The topics of analytics, YouTube strategy, monetization, ebook creation, outsourcing responsibilities and audience needs.
  2. Blogging Concentrated Circles: Six months after Blogging Concentrated Sequoia takes place, the team returns to the same area to present BC Circles. This day focuses on the idea of the Venn Diagram effect, identifying the overlapping needs and desires of a blogger’s audience and digging into that information to develop a products to meet those needs and serve the audience.
  3. Blogging Concentrated Leverage is an exclusive 3-day retreat for 12 dedicated and driven bloggers with a real desire to succeed. Blogging Concentrated Leverage is entirely focused on search engine optimization and integrating that knowledge into all aspects of every participant’s business.

With the help of @FemaleBloggerRT we're giving away 5 tickets to one of our Circles or Sequoia events nationwide. That means 5 winners!!

Click here to see the list of cities we're currently in. But we're adding cities all the time! Not listed but in the works are Houston, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, Charleston, Indianapolis and Toronto. . . The winners will be able to use their ticket now or wait for an upcoming event. The giveaway will close June 3, winners announced June 4!

So, use the widget below to enter! a Rafflecopter giveaway And make sure to check out the great bloggers helping to spread the word! 

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Planning a wedding, in school full time, working full time and having so much fun with blogging- it's not an easy job but somebody has to do it.. I kid, it's really all a blessing to be able to accomplish.

I haven't done a wedding update because there really hasn't been an update at all. That changed on Saturday! We finally picked a date and left a deposit for our venue. I will share more details in the future, but for now just know that we are excited to have something set in stone. 

Jose and I had a little laugh because our file at the venue is under Vargas Wedding. We thought it would say Pena Wedding, but this will be one of the last pieces of papers with my maiden name on it..!! 

I am excited to have everything fall into place, we have a location which we fell in love with. It is absolutely stunning, by the water, with beautiful outdoor areas (hoping for fabulous weather). 

Having a date and a location set is giving some peace of mind, I know there is a deadline to get everything else rolling, but now I know when the deadline is. 

Now, to tackle this guest list. Stay tuned for that. 

Let me know in the comments section what were your tips and tricks for your guest list. I'd love to hear from brides as far as how many people were invited, how many actually RSVP etc.

We vlogged last night and spoke about our wedding update, see the VIDEO and don't forget to subscribe to FiveMinutesandUs

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected.




HAUL-HAUTELOOK, Rite Aid and Sally's Beauty Supply

Monday, May 19, 2014

I went shopping, again..!! 
Of course, sharing is caring.

See the video here

This is a new polish brand for me, I spoke about it on the video I posted, see that to hear a little about my thoughts on the few polishes I tried from this brand. 

Left to right: 
Peonies Gone Wild, Pear Me Up, Ride The Waves and Orange You Happy 


Purple Panic and Love's A Beach 

Nail striping tape and a Pumi Bar (I explain in the video). 

Super Booster Whitening Pen 

Josie Maran Argan Radiance Set 

100% Argan Oil 

Whipped Argan Oil Body Butter 

Argan Oil Hair Serum 

What have you picked up lately?do you have any of these products? Let me know in the comments section below, don't forget to see the video and subscribe! 

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected.




Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thankful Thursday

Lately my Thankful Thursdays seem to be a recap of my weekend and a few things from the week.. Once again, I had a fabulous weekend and week, so much to be thankful for. 

I am thankful for awesome Friday night dinner dates with Hailey and Emily. 

& for cousins who get together to support other cousins in school events like this one we went to for my little cousin who played Aladdin. 

Emily and Hailey loved watching.. 
The kiddos behind them are also my cousins. 

Saturday's we have ballet with Emily.. So thankful to be able to have her participate in something she loves.. We went to the library after and she got her first library card and she signed it herself! 

Emily then had a play date at Monkey Joes, Jose and I watched and I visited the bridal store next door!! 

I am oh so thankful for Steak & Cheese dinners at awesome sub shops!! Here's Jose and Emily after, just hangin' on a bench! Do you guys like Emily's top knot? 

This is us smiling and being silly... 

On Sunday we went out to breakfast and taught Emily how to play Go Fish! She loved it and was pretty good at it! 

Thankful for friends who go for a walk to Dunks for a chat. 

I am thankful for Influenster and Ebates..! Influenster sends me complimentary products to review. 

& Ebates allows me to shop online and get paid for it.. I explain both in today's video on my channel- 

I am thankful for "Jenny from the block", she makes fabulous pop corn! 

We uploaded a new vlog! Don't forget to subscribe!  

Don't forget to link up with the ladies who started Thankful Thursdays! 

Don't forget to follow VeroSays! to stay connected and watch the video where I explain about Influenster and Ebates, here

Template Design by Studio Mommy (© Copyright 2015)