Infections During Pregnancy-Weekending

Monday, February 29, 2016



I thought about it twice when thinking about writing this sort of sad post, but I thought it might help 1 expecting mother out there and wrote away. Ear infection, nasal infection, fevers, a cough... Oh my. That's basically what my weekend consisted of. I started to feel a tingle in my throat on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning I felt sick enough to see my doctor. I've gotten sick in the past, but I've never been sick and expecting. I wasn't even sick during my first trimester, so yes, I was nervous at times about the baby... Baby is perfectly fine of course but I think we will all worry. 

1st Trimester

Wednesday, February 24, 2016




Woah, where do I start? If you had no idea, here's the post where I announced #BabyyPeña. The first trimester went a little fast and a little slow... Is that possible? It went by fast because we found out we were expecting during my 7th week, so literally half of the first trimester went by without me even knowing we were expecting. The rest of the weeks went by so slow because we were waiting to tell family.


Weekending With A Bump

Monday, February 22, 2016



What a weekend! It was my brother in law's wedding day last night.. So Friday we were out doing last minute shopping for Jose's outfit. I was the Maid Matron of Honor so my outfit was set, was just hoping the bump didn't get bigger... Did you miss the news?

My Older Brother

Thursday, February 18, 2016




This might be a photo heavy post, actually, I'm pretty sure it is going to be. Today is my brother's birthday. A quick behind the scenes, I have 5 brothers, no sisters. I am very thankful for them, I've learned so much from them. I wanted to say Happy Birthday to you Mawuel, (his real name is Emmanuel, his nickname is Manny, but we honored him with Mawuel recently).

Top Five Favorite Children's Books

Wednesday, February 17, 2016



I really didn't know how I would write about anything normal after Monday's post, but I've been meaning to share some of my favorite books, so here it goes... As a previous teacher and nanny (currently), now mother to be (did you miss that announcement?), I've accumulated my share of some fun books for children. I also want to share my favorite five books in Spanish and my favorite books with flaps, because let's be honest, babies love flaps! Let me know if that is something you would like to see, today, my top favorite books:


Mommy's Little Valentine

Monday, February 15, 2016


We're expecting! 
Happy Belated Valentine's Day! 





I am still weekending... I posted on my social media yesterday for Valentine's Day! 



Linking up for Weekending. 


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Over On My Insta

Thursday, February 11, 2016



So I had a post planned for today and was working on it yesterday. When I finished I pressed Publish instead of Save, so I went for it and worked on this fun one for today. See that post now, and come back later.

I used to have too many photos on my iPhone, I would constantly have to delete to take more. I'm a little over that and now I not only take less photos but delete as I go.

So, Instagram is the place to see what I've been up to (blogging wise, I don't post my whole life on the Internet). 


I ended last month with crispy white nails and started the month of February with #PinkNailsEveryday, you should totes join me. 

We had a fantastic giveaway, got some awesome complimentary products from Influenster, shared my current makeup loves, wrote about ways I have been able to be happier on a daily basis, got a $3 planner which is pretty awesome, and had a yummy heart shaped sugar cookie, just because. 

What have you been up to? Are we friends on insta? Let me know, I'll follow! Always looking for new insta's to follow!

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Unique Valentine's Day Gifts For Her

Wednesday, February 10, 2016


With Valentine's Day around the corner, I shared my favorite unique gifts for him, here (in which I also shared my two cents about Valentine's Day). Again, I love the holiday, just hate how crazy people get over it. Keep it simple and personal. Today, I wanted to share some I found for her!


What girl doesn't love cookies? Write super mushy things on them and score! Love the wall art for the girl with an office! Black and white is super in and if you make it yourself, browny points! The cake too, follow the instructions on a cake box and the decorating can be anything, be creative! Chocolate Bouquet... Need I say more? Last but not least, the deck of cards with reasons why you love her? Double score! 



What are your plans for Valentine's Day?

Linking up for What's Hap-pinning Wednesday! 


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More Snow-Weekending

Monday, February 8, 2016



Life lately through the lens of my phone:
My favorite pie is the Apple Pie! I devoured this one the other day and it was as delicious as I thought it would be! 




We got snow on Friday, then we had pretty warm-ish weather. We're getting more snow today! 




The Museum of Science is always a good time. Took Emily and her friend to enjoy some science fun and see a live animal show. I learned myself that there is such a thing as a lizard that looks just like a snake. 




My nephew plays basketball, we went to cheer him on, they lost, but it looked like he had fun. 



Have you seen my insta lately? I'm doing #PinkNailsEveryday for the month, just for some Valentine's Day fun! Join me! So far I've used Sugar Daddy by Essie and Bubblegum by Sally Hansen. 





That's it, guess I'm just not into taking photo's lately. The girls celebrated Valentine's Day a little early with some cake, cards and candy of course. 

What have you been up to lately? 


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Unique Valentine's Day Gifts For Him

Thursday, February 4, 2016



Thinking about some fun things to do for Valentine's Day without going over board, I hit up Pinterest. Jose and I never go crazy for Valentine's Day but surprisingly he always comes home with flowers, chocolates or nail polish (my fave) a few days before the big day. 

I'm not against Valentine's Day, I am against the ridiculous prices on flowers and chocolates and how some people go crazy finding the perfect gift or planning the perfect date. Rant over. Here are some of my favorite quick and fun gifts for him, I found on Pinterest. From simple candy to actual gifts: 



What do you think? Do you have any  unique ideas for him? Personally, I know Jose would love any of these! He loves to try his luck with scratch tickets, then man has a small sneaker collection and watches are a thing for him too! 

Linking up for Thoughts for Thursday.


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How To Be Happier

Wednesday, February 3, 2016



Today, I wanted to share some things I have recently started to do or changed around in my daily routine that have made me feel happier. 



 
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