Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday!!!




Oh man it's Monday again!! I feel like weekends go by soo fast. I petition we have 3 day weekends every week!! How was your Mother's Day?! I must say I very much enjoyed my first Mother's day!! I still cannot believe that I'm a mother! I feel like it's surreal, but man am I blessed with such an amazing daughter! =) I'm taking this monday to update you on my life.  For a while now my husband and I have been toying with the idea of moving to either Austin or San Antonio, it wasn't like a 100% for sure that's what we're doing thing but we said if it happens then so be it.  So the hubby then started looking at jobs, and applying for a few here and there.  Not thinking it would EVER happen, he got a call for an interview!!!! So he had THREE(yes three) phone interviews before they flew him out to do a face to face interview.  Well dun dun duuuun....HE GOT THE JOB!! YAY! We're moving to San Antonio!!! I'm so excited like AHHHHHH I cannot believe it's happening!! We had also been trying to get approved for a home loan in Dallas and I'm glad we never found a house we liked. Another thing that is happening in my life is that since we're moving I've decided to transfer schools and finish my masters in San Antonio!! It will add a couple of years to my degree plan but I'm really excited because they offer the exact thing that I've been looking for.  If I get accepted I will be getting my masters in counseling with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy with a military emphasis! This is exactly what I've been wanting to do, but I never found a program in Dallas that offered it! So I had been doing community counseling! So yeah that's what been happening in my life!! So cross your fingers and say a littler praying that everything works out the way that it should!! =D

XoXo,
Ana

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cobwebs at my fingertips...

Obviously, those are metaphorical cobwebs since I'm super scared of spiders.  But cobwebs on my fingertips seemed to be an appropriate way to describe how I'm feeling.  I've been pondering the ways to jump right back into blogging after my blog hiatus that lasted WAAAY too long.  But there is no easy way to jump back into it and get the blogging juices rolling.  I've asked myself what could I do to get myself back into it, and honestly guys I cannot think of any besides baby steps.  I can't come back an automatically start breaking out the blog posts that used to come somewhat easy to me.  So I've decided to start by writing about my current obsessions at the moment.  Lately I've been seriously becoming a planner addict, I mean I loved planners before BUT I'm like ADDICTED to it.  There are so many cute planners out there that I just want!!!






Like the Erin Condren Life Planner (which I ordered last week and am waiting very impatiently for it)









There is the Kikki K Planner... let me tell you guys this company sure makes cute planners!!!





The Arc System from Staples... it's super cute and really easy to customize





and of course FiloFax..... I mean there is no other way to put it filofax planners are ADORABLE.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Perfectly Pink Fridays: I love pink edition


The return of Perfectly Pink Fridays is amongst us =P.... I know many of y'all, if not all of you know how obsessed with pink I am!!! Even my daughters outfits reflect how much I love pink!! So I thought I would post some of my favorite outfits, and nail polish.





















XoXo,
Ana

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Baby Item Reviews


As many of you know, I had a cute little baby girl. :) Which means a lot of new items that my husband and I buy and try out, some things because we absolutely need them and some things just for fun.  I thought I would do my very first review post on some of the baby items that we have purchased and how I've liked them.

1. Snuza hero
So the Snuza hero clips onto the baby's diaper and monitors movement.  Although the Snuza hero does not prevent SIDS it does monitor the baby's movements and it gives you warning if your baby stops moving.  What does this mean? well since it clips onto the diaper the movement it registers is the baby's breathing, if the baby doesn't move for 15 seconds the Snuza hero starts buzzing and if at 20 seconds the baby hasn't moved it starts an alarm.

My Thoughts: I LOVE IT, BEST $100 that we have spent.  I had read a lot of reviews where they had lot so false alarms and although it has happened twice with me I just can't express how much better I sleep at night.  I definitely recommend it!!

2. Tommee Tippee bottles (9 oz)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tommee Tippee bottles and let me tell you so does Aria. They are easy to clean and the nipple is really soft (idk if that the word I'm looking for) so it's easy for Aria since they have different flow variations (she is at the first one which is low flow).  We tried Avent bottles and Aria DID NOT like them.  We have never had a problem with Tommee Tippee though. 

3. Diaper genie elite
Okay when the husband was like lets get a diaper genie I was like Pffffttttt we don't need a diaper genie, we can just get a trashcan. WELL aren't I glad that we did. It's AWESOME and our baby's room does not smell whatsoever.  It is extremely easy to change the liners and it holds a TON of diapers!!!!

4. La leche league sports nursing bra
I don't know what I would have done without this bra, especially when my boobs got engorged. SERIOUSLY it was a lifesaver, because I was in so much pain.  It seriously helped me a lot even though I ended up not being able to breastfeed :(. 





5. Munchkin high speed bottle and food warmer with pacifier cleaning basket
I do not recommend this bottle warmer.  You have been forewarned. It lasted like a few days before it didn't work anymore. We had to go buy a new one because it stopped warming the bottles.  =( 






XoXo,
Ana

Saturday, March 15, 2014

MEET MY DAUGHTER



I just realized I never shared a picture of my daughter!!! I had her on January 9, 2014!!! I ended up having a c-section and it was pretty easy besides having a panic attack on the operating table!!! ( I can share with you my birth story on another post) anyways

Meet Aria


She weighed 10 lbs and was 20 and 3/4 inches long
isn't she THE CUTEST!!!? =)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Organizational/planning







I LOVE LISTS!!!!!!!! Like I'm obsessed with them, I LOVE MAKING THEM.  But what ends up happening is I have lists EVERYWHERE.  From my samsung snote to sticky notes to random pages in my notebooks to my filofax (that I recently sold *cries* I'll tell you why in a minute).  So in order to counteract all the not so organized lists, I scoured the internet in search for something that would stop it (since in my goals for the year I have GET ORGANIZED).  This is when I found bullet journaling, if you don't know what that is well you should look it up because it's GENIUS.  If you want to also add to the organization and find something that helps you time manage you should also check out spiraldex because I'm about to start using it soon because it's awesome too!!!! Okay so the reason why I sold my filofax was that well it was TOO big and I had to leave it at home all the time because it didn't fit into my purse (and now diaper bag that is super cute that it doubles as my purse) so I started not using my filofax as often which made me quite sad because I LOVE it.  This is when I decided that it was best that I part ways with my lovely A5 yellow finsbury because I wanted a new one, probably a personal filofax.  Well because they are so expensive I decided to add another goal into the array of goals I already have.  Since I found the bullet journaling I decided to buy a notebook that I could bullet journal in and IF I use all of it, then I can buy a new filofax (which gives me time to save up for it).

GOALS I'm adding to my YEARLY GOALS:

  • bullet journal
  • buy a new filofax
  • get better at time management
  • blog more often (okay you caught me this is already in my yearly goals, but I thought I should remind myself) so I guess in the world of bullet journaling I should put an arrow ------>

Sunday, February 9, 2014

2014


New years resolutions are awful... there I said it.  Almost everyone makes them and almost everyone breaks them.  As we embark on a new year (I know I'm like a month late) I have a few goals that I would like to work on.  This isn't a new years resolution by any means. Just some things I want to accomplish and work on.

  • get back on my weight loss journey, as I abandoned it while I was pregnant. (weight loss goal post to come once I've worked it out) 
  • Lose Weight
  • get organized
  • buy a new laptop
  • stay on track with assignments (I'm a master procrastinator) 
  • clean out my closet (and not the Eminem song)
  • drink more water 
  • plan cute date nights with my husband
  • cherish every moment with my daughter & husband
  • work on my blog 
  • blog more
  • find out what works and doesn't work on my blog
  • buy our first home (although this one will be a little harder than the rest but I can't wait to own a home)
  • get matching bedding 
  • bullet journal
  • buy a new filofax
  • get better at time management
  • blog more often (okay you caught me this is already in my yearly goals, but I thought I should remind myself) so I guess in the world of bullet journaling I should put an arrow ------>
These are some of the things that I want to work on and accomplish throughout the year, I will be adding and crossing out the ones I've done so stay tuned =)

XoXo,
Ana 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Update on my life....




If you have questions like why hasn't Ana been blogging or what has been going on in my life.... I am here to tell you all about it!!!! There are many new things in my life. I have been one busy bee all summer and fall!!!! Like this...


We found out during the summer that we were having a baby and it's been realllllly busy!!! We were definitely NOT planning on a baby yet but HEY God and life had a different plan for us!!!! We are really excited!!! =)


Then WE TIED THE KNOT!!! It was the most beautiful day I could have ever asked for!!! I married my best friend and love of my life and got to share it with our very close family and friends!!! (I'll share more pictures later)

THENNN I decided to go back to school full time and get my masters in counseling!!!! 
And even though I've been reallllly busssy I've missed blogging and I really want to get into the groove of blogging more often and sharing my thoughts and ideas and randomness with you lovelies!! =) I hope you have been well!!! 
XoXo, 
Ana 


oh yeah!!! I almost forgot to tell you that our lives are going to be filled with dresses, bows, LOVE, and lots and lots of PINK!! We're having a baby girl!!! <3 p="">

Monday, May 13, 2013

Motivational Mondays!!!!

This week on Motivational Monday's I am featuring a super fantastic woman that I am lucky to call my friend!!! She is the most dedicated person I know!!! She works her butt of and you can definitely tell by her amazing progress!!!! This girl goes to the gym 5-6 times a week and she works out like a BEAST!!! Anyways I am writing about her because I am seriously motivated by all her amazing work  and I hope she gives you even a slither of motivation as well!! So down below is a little about her!!! Also if you want to keep up with her progress check out her instagram here or type in Paulette_dl12 on your instagram app :)
Meet Paulette 
Starting Weight: 286
Current Weight: 252

Even at an early age I had issues with my body, I don't think I've ever "hated" my body, but was never taught how to take care of it. I would eat huge meals and late night snacks even when I was in grade school. After h.s. with no one forcing me to workout *I was in band so that was my physical activity* I just kept adding on the lbs. Never fully knowing the amount and the type of food I was ingesting. But after stepping on a scale and realizing that I was the heaviest I had ever been, almost nearing 300lbs I knew I just had to do something about it. I started researching diets and fast ways to lose weight. That was def not the answer. After reading what many posted on IG, FB, and Tumblr I realized this needed to be a lifestyle change, I had to reteach myself what to eat, how to exercise, to learn how to do this to help my body and not hurt it. I started eating healthy, drinking water and trying out IG monthly challenges. Thanks to this, my determination, and the support of my friends in 5 months I've successfully lost 34 lbs. It has def been a struggle to fight temptations and horrible eating habits, but seeing how my clothes fit differently, how people not only friends and family have noticed my change helps motivate me. But it is definitely the desire to live a healthier fit life rather than just be "skinny" is what helps wake me up every morning and run
XoXo,
Ana 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Good Morning Gorgeous!!! :)


I want to wish you a sensational Saturday full of lots of happiness and adventures!!! =) I just wanted to remind you that even though people say mean things to you, there is no need to believe them. YOU are BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING!!!!!!!  I was bullied as a kid and even in my teens…. I believed them for a really long time and I felt bad about myself. But you know what nothing they ever said was true. Sure I was overweight but my self-worth was no less than anyone else’s. I am beautiful and amazing and many other wonderful things….. they made fun of me and teased me and did mean things to me. But anything they ever did wasn’t because there was something wrong with me it was because THEY were the ones with the problem NOT ME… THEY were the ones that had low self-esteem and thought that being mean to someone else and putting them down would make them feel better. But guess what I did, I said ENOUGH is enough and I stopped believing them… next time they said something mean to me I didn’t believe them and guess what happened? I took all their power away from them and eventually little by little it started disappearing…. In one of my counseling courses I learned something that has been with me ever since…. My professor said “NOBODY can make you happy, sad, angry, put you down, make you feel bad, step on you, or anything… UNLESS you give them permission to”.…. So live by those words from today on… Don’t give those bullies the power and permission to make you feel bad about yourself…. 

XoXo,
Ana