It is my favorite time of year! I love the fall and lead up to Christmas. It all starts with BabyCoolJ’s birthday in September, our anniversary and pumpkin patches in October, my birthday and fall festivals in November….then DECEMBER! From Christmas events to gift exchanges, Santa sightings and holiday movies, our Christmas activity advent calendar and ultimately celebrating the birth of Jesus. I absolutely love Christmas!
Can y’all believe it is already going to be November? This year has flown by – but I also look forward to this month for a few reasons! If you have hung out with me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I absolutely love the fall. So much to celebrate: the leaves changing, the quiet outdoors, cool breezes, pumpkins, light sweaters (hopefully – I am in Texas!) and it is my anniversary month!
We had an exciting October, although none of it went as planned. I had pumpkin patches and fall festivals scheduled for every weekend in October, but we were sidetracked along the way. After our 3-day trip turned into 2 weeks, our plans were set aside. But, the most amazing silver lining is I was able to get in a lot of online courses. I am a total nerd when it comes to personal development. Always a fangirl of conferences, I love that there is a plethora of information on the internet. It can be information overload, but when you find the best coach for you and your brand, it is like getting front row seats to your favorite concert! Goals, goals, goals here I come.
While I mostly include fashion, beauty and mom-stuff on this list, I want to kick off my October loves with this amazing online course & coaching…
Fashion means everything to me, and keeping my toddler hip & cool can come at a pretty penny!
Y’all, I know subscription boxes are all the rage. But, let me tell you why this one is SO MUCH BETTER. You’ll thank me soon enough.
It’s been so long since I’ve written a faith centered post… (here’s the last one) and I have felt the Holy Spirit tugging at my heart this last month.
I find it ironic that I am the first person to build people up and tell them they can do anything, yet I find myself crippled by sharing anything lately. Not because I have fear or self-consciousness, I mostly have suffered a writer’s block of sorts. I have been so dedicated to reading my Bible this year, despite getting a late start after taking months off. #truth
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I’ve always had a thing for sunglasses. Being into fashion is more than just a cute top and shoes. So when I had the opportunity to pick a pair of sunglasses from Avoalre I was stoked!
After checking out the options, I went with Rose Wine. These radiant and trendy rose gold shades feature a metal frame, round-aviator hybrid shape and polarized lenses. I have always wanted sunglasses that have a rich reflection and these definitely fit the bill!
Our summer is brutal in Texas this year. We’ve been in the 100’s for weeks, plus it feels like 110+. I am not one to stay indoors (and my toddler won’t allow that!), so cute fashion that keeps me cool is a must.
I had the very special opportunity to be a model for an online boutique, B’in Gruene, that is headquartered in New Braunfels. Once a thriving brick and mortar in Gruene, they now cater to beyond our little town through their online shop and this special VIP Group. (Go join now for the hottest deals!)
The beautiful, flattering and confidence boosting fall line launched this week with Ruby Ribbon! Meanwhile, in Texas, it’s 100 degrees for 3 more months…
But seriously, who doesn’t want to start buying some of these gorgeous fall trends?
If you’ve been here a while you know how much I love Ruby Ribbon. Not only have I been bra-free for more than 2 years, but I also love their shaping essentials (hello, leggings with built in shaping FTW!) and pretty fashionable pieces.
I picked up the Summer issue of Magnolia Journal and was completely inspired by an article by Chip and Joanna talking about their day-dates. Every month, my husband and I make our best attempts at going out when my parents visit, but sometimes a dinner at a restaurant simply isn’t enough.
Inspired and determined, Mi Amor and I hopped in the car on Saturday morning and drove down Highway 46.
We picked Boerne as our destination, and it was a beautiful, scenic one hour drive from New Braunfels. We had stayed in the town for a wedding in 2016, but with a 6-month-old in tow it was a blur! It was great to go back and explore the charming town.
My family’s history is so special to me. I have always loved sharing my abuelito’s story because it paved the way for me to experience freedom, faith and being born a United States citizen. Before we dive in, I want you to know this is not a politically driven post. But it is a story I want to share about my Mexican-American family and culture, and why I am proud to be a daughter of an immigrant.
Date nights are cherished for my husband and I now that we are parents. It is an interesting change to go from just the two of us to becoming three. With no family nearby, we are very fortunate to have my parents visit us monthly so we can get out and enjoy each other’s company.