How to Host a Girls’ Night In... With Chateau Ste. Michelle

8/09/2018
This post is sponsored by Chateau Ste. Michelle


If there is something I LOVE, it is having friends over. I always have. Since I was a little girl and a teenager, my house was always the meeting point. And that never changed. Now that I am a wife and a new-mom, I like to make sure that I’m still making time for my friends (while Nico
is with dad or his grandparents).


Today, I’m super excited to partner with Chateau Ste. Michelle to share some fun tips on how to host a girly night in. Over the years, I’ve tried to improve as a hostess; so let’s talk WINE (of course!), cute PJs, food, games, etc... because staying in with your best friends can be even more fun than going out. The overall thought at the end of this get-together was: why don’t we do this more often!!?



DRINKS




My friends and I absolutely love Rosé. And we just found a new favorite - Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Rosé; it’s soft and fresh with aromas of watermelon, raspberry, and flavors of wild strawberry, citrus zest, and hits of lemon.

I knew the Rosé was going to be a hit, but just in case anyone preferred white wine, I had a Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay ready to go!



FOOD



For food, let’s just say this was a mix of things we would have loved as little girls (HELLO DONUTS- make sure to get them in fun colors and different flavors ; and that grown-ups would approve. Say Cheese, little cheese plate with at least two types of cheese and prosciutto! Also a few movie/game essentials: chips + different dips and popcorn! I mean...in my book, ANYTHING goes with ROSÉ!


CUTE PJS



I have a thing for theme parties or parties with dress codes. So if I’m hosting something, my friends know and always ask: what do we wear? This time I thought it would be fun to just chill in cute pajamas like we were at a slumber party.
Confession? I don’t own a lot of cute PJs. I headed out to get a cute pajama set as soon as I sent the invite to my friends. I found this two-piece floral set that was SO comfortable and perfect for the occasion- and now I haven’t stopped wearing it. I definitely have to invest in more cute PJs.



GAMES/MOVIES

I love card games and board games. Slowly, I have collected some of the classics and I still have many on my list to eventually purchase. But you don’t need lots of board games- with ONE deck of cards you can play so many games!
Also, the day before I started browsing on the web and adding several chick-flicks to my list. That way we wouldn’t spend too much time searching and they were ready to go.

Here are some of the ones I added: Bring It On, 13 Going on 30, Princess Diaries, and P.S I Love You.

BEAUTY TIME/ DIY MASKS



It wouldn’t be a girls’ night in without some beauty pampering. My friend Pao wanted to do her nails, and I wanted to do a face mask!
You don’t need to purchase an expensive face mask. There are many easy-to-make face masks with ingredients found in your kitchen. 


These 3 are my faves:

For deep clean pores: 1 teaspoon of oatmeal + 2 teaspoons of yogurt

For dry skin: 1/2 of very ripe avocado + 2 tablespoons of honey + 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil.

To hydrate: 1/2 smashed ripe banana + 3 tablespoons of honey +3 tsp of yogurt.
Just mix the ingredients and apply for 15 minutes.


Are you ready for a girl's night in? CHEERS!

Affordable & Fashionable Eyewear...with Zenni Optical

8/06/2018



I remember the day I realized I needed prescription glasses. I was a senior in high school and for fun I borrowed my friend's eyeglasses to see how they looked on me. Little did I know that I would SEE WAY BETTER. At that time, I only needed them to go the movies or drive.  Fast forward 12 years and I can't live (or see) without my eyeglasses- and I'm not the biggest fan of contacts.

As a fashion blogger, I used to get the most versatile pair of eyeglasses- so they would go with basically any outfit. Also, prescription eyewear can get very expensive; and if I'm totally honest, I'm always misplacing and losing my glasses. But this is all about to change. I just purchased 2 pairs of glasses from Zenni Optical and I can't wait to get many colorful and chic styles to match my outfits.

FIRST FAMILY OUTING

8/04/2018

OUR FIRST FAMILY PHOTO

I feel like nobody talks about the postpartum; everything hurts the first few weeks (I finally felt like myself after 6 weeks). It would hurt when getting up, sitting down, walking- which is specially frustrating when you want to be there for your baby!  This was the first day that I finally felt like myself and I wanted to get out of the house, even if it was for a bit! We both needed a little breath of fresh air .


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Las mujeres pasamos 9 meses preparándonos para el gran momento, pero muy poco dice de la parte postparto Yo personalmente estuve muy adolorida las primeras semanas; me costaba pararme, sentarme, caminar...todo! (Y me frustraba mucho porque sentía que no podía estar ahí 100% para Nico). Aunque me tomó 6 semanas sentirme perfectamente bien, este día fue el primero que quise salir así fuese un ratito al parque con Nico (chiki, Gabe y mi mamá también)...el aire fresco definitivamente nos hizo bien a todos.


FUZZY LIKE DADDY




BABY SHOWER #2- Hosted by fabulous bloggers

8/02/2018


OMG! I should have shared this post ages ago.  But let me tell you a funny story, my dear friends (and bloggers) Kelly Saks and Erika Thomas planned this baby shower with some amazing blogger friends. 

At the time, I wasn't 100% sure of the name "NICO". I mean, it was our first and favorite option but we were still thinking of other names, just in case.  But when friends asked me, I would tell them we love Nico. Something happened along the way that Kelly thought that was the official name and it was so cute, she put his name all over the decor. However, since I had not shared the name publicly, I kept these images to myself...but hey, the shower was too cute not to share with you.

This was my second shower. I had one with family where I planned it all (you can see EVERYTHING about it here). Kelly also texted my husband asking him about the theme of our nursery (you can also see the nursery HERE); since it was all about animals, they went with that theme. It was all a surprise and I absolutely love how different my showers were.

The shower was at the EAST Hotel at Quinto la Huella. We had such a delicious lunch, played games, and I felt extremely blessed because Nico has the most fashionable aunts ever.



FUN THINGS I ABSOLUTELY LOVED:
- The Diaper Cake: so cute and so useful! I took them home and we are still using them. 

- "It's a BOY" gold balloons that made the perfect backdrop for pictures.

- Animal Crackers were perfectly on theme!

- Newborn clothes hanging over the diaper cake. This was also a cute detail that I got to take home, Nico is still wearing these cute outfits.

- Baby's First Library: Kelly and Erika asked the guest to bring a book so Nico could start his own little library. I've started reading to him as part of the night-time routine so these came so handy.

- The Sign book: all the guest got to write the sweetest messages for Nico. I can't wait to show him all of this when he is older.

- Charm "labor" bracelet: each guest picked a charm for a bracelet and they gave it the best energy. I took this bracelet with me in my hospital bag and I know it came with the most amazing wishes from the sweetest girls ever.


Check out all the pictures. Wasn't it BEAUTIFUL?






Short Walks with Nico and Chiki

7/31/2018


Having a baby puts everything into perspective and priorities in check. However, it was really important to me to not only become a mom, but to also continue being a wife, a friend, a sister, a daughter…and even a fur-mom to Chiki!

Sometimes a little walk with the stroller and Chiki can be a little too complicated; reason why I knew I needed a carrier and I’m ABSOLUTELY loving the BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini. It’s perfect for the early months when the babies need a lot of closeness; but we also need to be hands-free. It’s VERY easy to use; I love that I don’t need help and it takes me just a few seconds to put it in. Plus, it has a few adjustable buckles (so you can adapt it as your baby grows).

Click HERE to purchase your own baby carrier mini in all different fabrics and colors. I hope you love it just as much as I do.

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Tener un bebé pone todo en perspective, y todas las prioridades cambian. Pero para mí es importante no solo ser mamá, si no también esposa, amiga, hermana, hija...y hasta mamá del chiquitín perruno.

Salir de paseo con el coche de bebé y Chiki puede ser un poco complicado; razón por la que un portador de bebé es la solución perfecta. Estoy usando el BABYBJÖRN Baby Carrier Mini, y nos encanta. Es perfecto para los primeros meses cuando el bebé necesita mucha cercanía; pero tu también necesitas tus manos libres. Es MUY fácil de usar; para ponérmelo no necesito la ayuda de nadie y lo puedo armar en segundos. Tiene un par de hebillas ajustables para que puedas adaptarlo mientras va creciendo.

Haz CLICK ACA para comprar tu cargador mini, lo tienen en diferentes telas y colores. Espero que les guste igual que a mí. BESOS







THE TINY SUNGLASSES TREND

7/24/2018

And “The-Most-Useless-Accessory Award 🥇” goes to..... the tiny sunglasses trend 🕶 
Actually, scratch that! showing off your eyes and hiding your under-eye circles sounds pretty useful to me 🤣💓 do you love or hate this tren
d?


I'm going to link some fun styles below, in case you are looking for the perfect pair! 

((The lipstick color is: Thrill Seeker by Smashbox Cosmetics))



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Y cuando pensé que estos lentes eran la cosa más inútil en cuanto a accesorios...me dí cuenta que esto de usarlos a media nariz hace que te tapen las ojeras🤣¿ que opinan ustedes de esta tendencia?

(( porque las conooooozco: el labial es Thrill Seeker de Smashbox, es uno de mis favoritos)




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