Maricela Monday’s: My Weekend

Maricela Monday’s: My Weekend

Happy Monday wonderful people!  If you are new here, Welcome!  If you’ve been keeping up with my Blog Welcome back!  Today I am going to talk about my weekend and mention a couple of favorites that I re-discovered this weekend.

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Sometimes self-care is exercise and eating right.  Sometimes it’s as simple as taking a nap.  Whatever it might be that allows you to relax and recharge, do it.  We moms get so caught up in always taking care of others that we forget about ourselves.  Just remember that you only live once and you deserve to focus on yourself sometimes, be a little selfish but not too selfish. 🙂

This weekend I fully relaxed.  Saturday morning I woke up early and went to the gym.  Working out makes me feel so good!  Saturday night we went on a date along with Naila. 🙂  Had some delicious steak and yesterday I got a massage for the first time ever.  Let’s just say it is life changing for sure.  I feel like a complete new woman!  So relaxed and enjoyed just being about myself.  My weekend was just amazing and  will definitely be getting full body massages regularly.

The 2 items that I re-discovered this weekend are:

  1. Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream Perfume– this is considered to be a fruity floral scent.  It is light and airy and it smells so good.  🙂  I’ve owned this perfume for a while and I have not gotten tired of it.  🙂
  2. Glamglow Thirstymud Treatment Mask– GlamGlow is an amazing brand overall.  This mask specifically is a non-drying hydration mask that delivers instant and extreme moisture to your skin that leaves it glowing and looking healthier than ever.  Anything GlamGlow I love! 🙂

This concludes my blog post for today!  If you have any questions at all, ask away.

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Maricela Monday’s: Weekly Favorites

Maricela Monday’s: Weekly Favorites

Happy Monday, I hope that you are having an amazing day!  Today you should shine so brightly that others have no choice but to light up with you. 🙂

These past few weeks have been great for Naila and I.  I am literally her personal photographer and honestly I enjoy taking pictures of her and I adore dressing her up.  It makes my soul happy!  As a stay at home mom it was important for me to find a hobby, something to do while taking care of Naila and for now I have found it. 🙂  I can say that it isn’t for everyone to love.  I will talk about how Naila became a brand rep and how important it is to support small businesses in another blog post.  Now that I am done rambling about this now lets move on to my weekly favorites.

Today I will be sharing my favorite skin care products that can be found on Amazon and they are very inexpensive.

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  1. The first item is the St.Ives Facial Scrub and Mask that I use every morning.  This facial scrub is amazing, it helps keep my oily skin under control and leaves my skin feeling smooth and re-energized.  I definitely recommed it.
  2. Next are the Yes To Tomatoes Clear Skin Detoxifying Charcoal Facial Wipes, long name but worth it.  🙂  These are little black wipes that rid skin of nasty impurities.  Perfect for taking off makeup, to detoxify skin, and deep clean.  Try these out!

 

This concludes my Weekly Favorites!

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Baby Laundry Tips and Products

Baby Laundry Tips and Products

Happy Tuesday amazing readers!  Thank you for visiting my blog today. 🙂  Today,  I will be sharing what I learned as a new mom when it comes to doing Naila’s laundry from the moment that I washed her very first newborn outfits until now.

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As a new mom all I knew was that I had to wash most of her Newborn clothes before she was born so that they were ready for her.  I wasn’t really thinking about how many times her poop would come out of her diaper or how many times she would spit up on me and on herself.  That was definitely a new mom moment.

Not all detergents are suitable for your baby’s sensitive skin.  My favorite baby laundry products are from Dreft.

Favorite Products:

Dreft Stage 1: Newborn, is a hypoallergenic baby laundry detergent that has an irresistible baby scent.  Not all hypoallergenic detergents are good at removing tough stains but this one did a good job until she started eating solids.

Dreft Stage 2: Active baby, is what I started using when she started eating solids.  This one also has the lovely baby scent and is tougher on stains.  Your infants skin is less sensitive at this age.

Baby Oxi Clean: I started using this when the stains were too tough.  I place her stained clothes in a solution of warm water mixed with the Oxi Clean and leave it there for about 15 mins. and then I continue to wash with the Dreft Stage 2 detergent.

As they turn older, by older I mean 1-year-old for us at least, the smell of the detergent doesn’t stay for long anymore so I started using Dreft blissfuls in-wash scent beads which contain the same scent and it just makes the scent stronger which makes it last longer. 🙂  I just love baby scent!

Tips:

  • If you want your baby’s clothes to shrink wash them in warm or hot water and dry in high heat.  If you don’t want them to shrink then do the opposite, all cold.
  • For your baby’s clothes not to look worn don’t dry them in heat just air dry.
  • For their tiny socks use a wash bag to place them in while washing or else you will probably lose a few since they are tiny.
  • Wash stained clothes and items such as burp cloths together and wash delicate and non stained items separately.

If you have any questions at all feel free to ask.  🙂  If I left anything out, leave it in the comment section.  If you have not yet subscribed to my blog just enter your email in the follow tab down below on the right hand side.

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Maricela Monday’s: My Weekly Must Haves

Maricela Monday’s: My Weekly Must Haves

Happy Monday!  I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend.  8d10d38afd1d0be191877bff3032120b

This blog post will consist of all of the wonderful items that I have been loving this week.

  1. You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth by Jen Sincero.  This book will launch you past the fears and stumbling blocks that have kept financial success beyond your reach.  Drawing on her own transformation—over just a few years—from a woman living in a converted garage with tumbleweeds blowing through her bank account to a woman who travels the world in style.  IMG_2352“Time wasted rationalizing the mediocre could be time spent creating the magnificent.” -Jen Sincero

I am currently reading this book join me.  Purchase here so that we can read it together.  🙂

2. iphone XAll of the beautiful pictures that I have been posting on my social media have been thanks to this amazing phone using portrait mode.  I can honestly say that this is by far my favorite Apple iPhone yet.  Click here to check it out.

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Taken with iPhone X

3. Hydro Flask insulated water bottle: This bottle will keep anything cold or hot and I have been carrying it around with me to help me and Naila survive this Texas heat while we are out taking pictures of her.  It is available in over 8 different colors, click here to purchase the best water bottle and stay hydrated.

4. Egg rattles:  I have been using these to get Naila to turn in whatever direction I want her to turn to while taking pictures of her.  Take a look here.

This concludes today’s blog post.

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Baby Girl Favorite Accessories

Baby Girl Favorite Accessories

I hope everyone had an amazing 4th of July.  We definitely did! 🙂  Enjoy the slide show below.

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Today I will be sharing some of the most useful accessories that we use daily with Miss Naila.

1. Pacifier Clips:

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Pacifier clips always keep her pacifier from touching the floor, they can also be used to hold teething toys.  These specific ones we’ve had for a few months, they are durable and cute.

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2. Baby Bling Bows:

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Baby Bling Bows are Naila’s signature piece she wears one almost every day.  They make any outfit look amazing.

3. Amber Teething Necklace:

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Baltic Amber Teething Necklace is amazing for teething babies.  It is an anti-flammatory and it helps reduce drooling, teething pain, and helps with fussiness.

The scrunchies that we used for her hair in the picture above are linked here.

 

This concludes today’s blog post.

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