8 foolproof ways to stay positive

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I’ve been wanting to write down this blog post for so long but I never found the right time to post it, today is the perfect day to share it. We just started a new year  which means that everyone set new goals and resolutions, is the perfect opportunity for us to stay positive toward those goals and resolutions that we want to achieve.

  1. My number one advice is to write down affirmations every single day. I just started doing this as a part of my new years resolutions. It really makes a difference on how I see my days.
  2. Writing down gratitudes. This comes in hand with number one. Take five minutes of your day, preferably in the morning, and write down what are you grateful for. You’ll realize that there are so many positive things in your life without even noticing them.
  3. Read a self-help/motivational book. I love this kind of books. If you are not into reading you can always get them from audible which is my favorite way to do it. I love hearing them during a long walk or a long drive. You really get in a positive mindset.
  4. Have your priorities and goals defined. When you set a goal to yourself, your mind works towards achievement, setting priorities towards this goal keep a positive thinking to achieving that specific goal.
  5. Get back up from a failure, power through!!!
  6. Work hard for the things you are passionate about.
  7. Take your hours of sleep seriously. This is something that I know it can change the way you think and somehow I fail to do it. I’m working on it!!!
  8. Exercise often. This is kind of self-explanatory and again I really need to work on it.
    -“Exercise gives you endorphin. Endorphin makes you happy. Happy people don’t shoot their husbands.” -Elle Woods –

And those are my 8 foolproof ways to stay positive. How you stay positive and how you work on achieving your goals?

Xo,
-P

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Rosé all day! Rose gold obsessions  


Rose gold is having a huge moment in the fashion industry. I feel like everything looks prettier in rose gold! I’m also been adding rose gold details on my home decor. Inspired by my rose gold serious obsessions here’s today’s blog post !!! Rose all day!

I spend an embarrassing amount of time doing online shopping and searching for cute stuff to share on the blog so I find a lo of items that are really worth buying (in my opinion) they are mostly details to add to a simple outfit; like a cute pair of sneakers, a necklace or a bangle. All of these you can use over and over, making them an investment for your closet which are the things that I love getting. They make the purchase actually worth it!  With that been said, I rounded up my favorite and super fun rose gold things -and one not so necessary thing but I mean… a rose gold flamingo named Rosie??.. uhhh yes please!!-

Enjoy!!!

Sunnylife ‘Rosie’ Inflatable Flamingo Pool Float • Sunnylife • $70

Women’s Kate Spade New York Mother Of Pearl Hinge Bangle Activity Tracker, 26Mm • Kate Spade • $150

Irenee • Steve Madden • $79.95

Junior Women’s Cam Cactus Stud Earrings • $25

Rebecca Minkoff Metallic Mab Camera Bag • Rebecca Minkoff • $175

Vans Exclusive Rose Gold Metallic Old Skool Sneakers • Vans • $70

Vans SK8-Hi Slim • Vans • $52.99–75

Kendra Scott Naomi Ring • Kendra Scott • $130

Kendra Scott Elton Druzy-Tip Bracelet • Kendra Scott • $70

Kendra Scott Elisa Pendant Necklace • Kendra Scott • $65

Mini Gem Piñata Tassel Drops • BaubleBar • $36

Mini Piñata Tassel Drops • BaubleBar • $32

Please tell me in the comments if you are as obsessed with rose gold as I am?!?! I KNOW I’m not the only one.

Xo,

-P

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free decluttering checklists printables!

Out with the old!!! One of my new year resolutions was to declutter, get rid of stuff I’m not using/ I don’t need/ don’t work anymore/ is broken. I thought it was a good resolution, I keep reading and hearing that when you declutter you feel better and get in the mind set of living a simpler life. With that in mind I started thinking that a check list was the best way to achieve this task and it really worked. Decluttering can be a little intimidating and sometimes overwhelming, having a check list is the best way to get the work done!

I started with my makeup because it was the hardest for me, for some reason I get a weird sentimental attachment to makeup products! (please tell me that I’m not the only one!!) The other hard part is shoes and bags, to be honest I think I can declutter more! But the worst and most tedious part is getting rid of junk and old mail/papers. I had soooo many receipts in random places that it was nearly impossible getting rid of everything but it can be done!

I wanted to share with everyone a free check list printable! I added a “to do” list part that came in handy while doing the decluttering part! Write down some notes or things you need to complete your task.

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Then I realize that I was missing a lot of stuff from around the house so I created a decluttering checklist for the home.

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I really hope you enjoy the free printables and give de-clutter a chance! don’t forget to download them HERE & HERE!

 

Have fun & good luck!!!

Xo,

-P

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mom style- what to wear to take the kids to school

Hello everyone! Today’s blog post is What to wear to take the kids to school! I know it sounds silly but when you are a stay-home mom or you are a work-from-home parent you can easily stay in your Pj’s all day every day. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with that, but for me, I NEED to change my pj’s in order to be productive the rest of the day so I thought to share a few tips that I use to get dressed very quickly in the morning when I take my son to school.what-to-wear-outfit-ideas

  • wear workout clothes -is easy and fast and you can stay motivated and maybe even go to the gym after? WIN win. -It doesn’t happen very often but still-
  • wearing black leggings, even the workout ones, with a cute t-shit, a jacket over it and cute sneakers. You can use a bomber jacket  or  maybe a denim jacket (is my favorite way)  also you can wear it with a pair of Converse or Adidas to put the trendy statement. This can take you from bed to do any errands you need to do though out the day.


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  • wear simple jeans & basic tops- I love striped shirts, basic white tops and plaid! This is super easy to throw on and if you have a little extra time, wear a scarf over it to make the look more put together.
  • wear flats that are easy to wear- you know, the ones that you just have to slide your  feet on them- like ballerina flats
  • wearing big sunglasses -when I run out of time and the concealer didn’t reach my face that morning I wear my biggest pairs of sunnies and I’m out the door.

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  • plan your outfits – I know it sounds ridiculous to plan your outfits if you’re turning back home again… but think about all the time you can safe just by doing that
  • if you are not a big fan of outfit planning at least take the clothes you want to wear the night before and put them somewhere accessible, that way you can get dressed more quickly in the morning (I do this because for around 18 years my mom made me do it every single day….)

I put together a little list of some of the items that I mentioned if you want to shop:
Women’s Quay Australia Cherry Bomb Sunglasses – Rose Gold/ Pink • Quay • $55

H&M – Boyfriend Low Ripped Jeans – Light denim blue – Ladies • H&M • $39.99

H&M – Cable-knit Turtleneck Sweater – Natural white – Ladies • H&M • $24.99

Adidas Superstar Original Fashion Sneaker, White/Rose Gold • adidas • $80

H&M – Pointed Flats with Bow – Silver-colored – Ladies • H&M • $12.99

Women’s Hinge Knit Scarf • Hinge • $23.40

Women’s Tinsel Destroyed Denim Patch Jacket • $35.40

H&M – Bomber Jacket – Khaki green – Ladies • H&M • $17.99–34.99

Women’s Bp. Plaid Flannel Shirt • BP • $29.40

Express slim fit convertible sleeve portofino shirt • Express • $49.90

Express black high waisted distressed knee jean legging • Express • $79.90

Women’s Topshop Moto ‘Leigh’ Ripped Skinny Jeans • Topshop • $70

Quay Cherry Bomb Sunglasses • Quay • $55

adidas Women’s Superstar Casual Sneakers from Finish Line • adidas • $79.99

You know the best part? You go back home, go ahead with your day, which it usually ends at 11 pm, get some sleep and guess what?! Without realizing is already the next day and you have to do it all over again! Good luck!!

Xo,
-P
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women in the golden globes 2017- beyond the red carpet-

winners-golden-globes-2017    Last night while watching the magic of the red carpet of the golden globes 2017 I was blown away by all the beautiful dresses and fashion that was going on but then I realize something, whats beyond all that fashion, whats beyond the beauty of all these women. But I just watched the red carpet and that was it, thinking on doing the “best dressed” post on the blog. Later that  night while watching the show and hearing Viola Davis speech, Meryl Streep Speech and many others I realized that there was definitely so much more about these women than their beauty and beautiful dresses and even though I want to mention my favorite dresses from the red carpet, I really want to dedicate this post to the inspiration that I had last night hearing these iconic women talk about women empowerment, politics, art and motivation to others in the business.

I want to start with my favorite actress Viola Davis, she recently received her star on the Hollywood walk of fame and she’s rocking every single role that’s she’s on! Besides from that, her speech was beautiful and empowerment for all women.  My favorite thing happened during her speech about Meryl Streep while she was presenting to her the annual Cecil B. DeMille Award and said :”You make me feel that what I have in me — my body, my face, my age — is enough” Bravo, Viola!
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From Viola to Sarah Paulson. This was her fists Golden Globe win, well deserved. She won for her role as Marcia Clark in “The People vs OJ Simpson” which she totally rocked. I love the way she thank the real Marcia Clark, that inspired her role and what an amazing woman is.
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Emma Stone and her beautiful acceptance speech about creativity, art and not stop believing in yourself.
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Felicity Huffman that with her famous before and after photos from her getting ready to the awards showed me that you can look this good at any age, that you have to take care of yourself and that there is nothing wrong on showing how you really are and most importantly that there is nothing wrong with glamming up. If this doesn’t scream empowerment to you I don’t know what will.
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Sofia Vergara and her freaking awesome sence of humor. I don’t think a lot of people got what happened during her presenting, it was a joke. I did get it because I know she is hilarious and that’s why I’m mentioning her here. Beyond her beauty, fame and freaking beautiful dress she has never change who she is and I’m sure that she never will. In her own words: #itsallaboutentertaining
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Another example of being hilarious, never changing, being beautiful and succesful is Kristen Wiig. I loved her hilarious sketch with Steve Creel while presenting the best animated movie.
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Tracee Ellis Ross that once again empowered women while remembering to some people that talent and beauty comes in every color. “This is for all of the women of color and colorful people whose stories, ideas and thoughts are not always considered worthy and valid and important,”
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Gina Rodriguez. I need to mention Gina, she was nominated for best actress in a comedy series. She is one of my favorite actresses for her role in “Jane the Virgin”, she is also Puerto Rican, which makes me double proud of her being there. Asides from her beauty and amazing roles she is working with the Young Women’s Honors -a global platform that will discover, honor and celebrate women who demonstrate confidence, intelligence and leadership, that will inspire others to follow- (from YWM official facebook page) I freaking love her for that.
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Last but definitely not least we have Meryl Streep. There are no words to describe what this woman did last night for other women and for everyone who was watching last night and everyone that is watching her speech as we speak. She was simply amazing and most amazing ending her speech by quoting her friend Carrie Fisher:” As my friend , the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art.” You can read her full speech here . -link is from NY times-
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Xo,
-P
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LOFT Sale- up to 75% off

LOFT is having a sale, and is a good one. All sale prices are up to 75% off!

So Facebook did it again, Facebook and the a wonderful thing named marketing. I was searching Facebook, you know, doing my thing and there it was, the ad that said that LOFT had a sale. I immediately hit click and entered. I typically don’t share sales on the blog but this is to good not to share. I had other blog schedule for today but #whattheheck you’ll see that one on Sunday! Speaking of Sunday, I propose to my self a new post schedule, so you’ll be viewing a new post every Monday-Thursday-Sunday. I’m putting a lot of love and work on The Sparkling Bubbles this year. I really hope that everyone enjoys it!!

Without further due here are my favorite items from the sale!! All sale items are 60% when you add them in the cart bringing the items up to 75% off their original prices. #awesome loft-sale.jpg

 

Lace Up Pointy Toe Flats • LOFT •

LOFT Beach Striped Straw Bag • LOFT •

Embellished Pouch • LOFT •

Cable Sweater • LOFT •

Faux Fur Pom Pom Keychain • LOFT •

Hoop Earrings • LOFT •

Lacy Off The Shoulder Blouse • LOFT •

Cable Sleeve Sweater • LOFT •

Happy Shopping!

Xo
-P

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2017 is a good year to have a good year 

Untitled design (5).pngAs today’s post title says… 2017 is a good year to have a good year!!!! Today is the first Monday of the year and I’m extra excited and motivated. This year a proposed myself a lot of goals and resolutions. The thing with goals and new year resolutions is that if you don’t work for them, they will not come to you like magic, you need to work for them and make them happen. That is my most important resolution for 2017, get fucking things DONE. If you set goals for this year, then propose  yourself to actually accomplish them .

This year I propose to myself to achieve very important personal and professional goals and I’ll love to share them with you.

– improve my health – work out and eat more healthy and meditate. I think this the one resolution that we all have but I really need to take back control of my health, what I eat and feel good with myself.

– be more present as a mom – sometimes I get carried away with other things and don’t pay attention to the magic that happens in my son’s everyday life and for that I want to be more present for him

– have more time alone with my husband – we used to have so many time for  ourselves but since we moved to Savannah, date nights arent no longer on our priot=rities so we are going to work on that together.

– monetize my blog (achieving at the same time a personal resolution to be financial independence working from home)

-write down daily gratitudes and affirmations

-read or listen to more books – I love reading or hearing self-help books, is a really amazing way to stay motivated and have a positive energy and mind-set towards everything in life! I have some favorite ones that I read all the time and I also love using audible for it.

-schedule, schedule, schedule !!! This year I need to work on my scheduling and organization skills that way I’ll making the most out of my day.

-declutter – getting rid of stuff that I don’t use; BYE to the old!

So those are my new year goals and resolutions. I hope that you get motivated to work on yours because is never too late to set goals in life, remember that if you want something just work hard and go for it!! Let me know in the comments your new year goals and resolutions!

Xo,

-P

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gift wrapping ideas

One thing you have to know about me is that I suck at wrapping gifts, there it is, I’ve said it. As you can imagine is a struggle, specially this time of the year. I’ve been seeing this cute trend to wrap your gifts without having to actually wrapped them so I thought to give it a try and here are the results. I’ve must say it was super fun doing this.

For this I used wrapping paper, brown boxes, Christmas labels and letter stickers, glitter and all the cute things I could find on the 1-3 dollar section at Target.

For one of the boxes I cut pieces of wrapping paper, tape them together and add the mini chalk board to write the name of the person or a cute message. On the other box I just added lettered stickers and a Christmas sticker and that was DONE!! In just a few minutes I had so many cute presents ready to go. (I should have taken more pictures, sorry about that!!) But look how cute these turn out!!gift-wrapping-2

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I hope you like this gift wrapping idea! If you suck at wrapping gifts like me. If not please tell me how you do it!!!

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!

Xo,

-P

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little black dress

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One thing you must have in your closet is a good little black dress. A black dress can take you anywhere!! From holiday parties, family pictures to Church, just to name a few. I specifically wore this dress for New Years Ever 2014 and is still as pretty as it was two years ago. This year we took our family pictures at home and wore it again. A black dress is so versatile, you can dress it up or down depending the occasion and is perfect for moms!!!! You get dress up just by wearing it! What not to like? lol. I think this is a staple that every woman should have in the closet!

This day we took our family pictures and then went to Church. For the pictures I wore it without the coat and with black heeled sandals, later that day I change the shoes, wearing these topshop very famous and comfortable flats and added the coat because it was freezing! Even though I dress it down a little bit it still look very pretty for Church. That’s the versatility of a LBD!

Here are some cute ones that I found:

 

sequins dress

pretty feminine lace dress

high-low skirt

classic chic

for the mommy to be

 

That’s all for today’s post! I hope y’all enjoy and don’t forget to add a little sparkle to your day!

Xo
-P

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