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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Baby Summer Essentials

Baby Summer Essentials

Happy Friday!  I hope that everyone is having an amazing day.  Naila and I have been trying to enjoy the summer as much as possible.  We go on many adventures and I have made a list of the items that are a must for her while out and about.  I love sharing this type of information with you guys.  Hope you Enjoy! 🙂

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Discount code and info for Flower headband will be at the end

1st 2 items are the Babyganics Sunscreen spray and Insect Repellent spray, these 2 have been life savers.  Here in Texas bugs and mosquitos are always making an appearance and the sun burns your skin if you stay out for too long.  The sunscreen has an SPF of 50 and both are all natural products.

2nd item is the Ju-Ju-Be Tokidoki Fuel Cell  which is lined with 3M Thinsulate to keep hot stuff hot, cool stuff cool and it has a quick grab handle with swivel clip to hook onto your diaper bag or stroller.  Keeps Naila’s water or milk cool for hours.

3rd item is the Contigo straw kids cup, I love this cup because the straw stays in place and best of all it’s spill proof.  Naila loves throwing anything that she gets a hold of and she enjoys drinking out of straws now.  You can put any type of drink in it, water, juice…

4th item is Swim diapers, for water parks and swimming pools. 🙂

5th item is Baby sunglasses, Naila doesn’t like to keep sunglasses on her face so these would be a good choice to go with since it has the head strap.

6th item is a Sun hat, you don’t want your baby to be exposed to the sun without any facial protection.

This concludes our Baby Summer Essentials!

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Headband that Naila is wearing in the picture is from ItsyBitsyRoses on Etsy and you can use code NAILA15 for a friends and family discount. 🙂

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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What’s in my diaper bag?

What’s in my diaper bag?

Happy Monday amazing people, welcome to my blog!

Today I will be sharing what I have in Naila’s diaper bag.  🙂  I am excited to share this with you because I love seeing what other moms have in their diaper bags.

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The diaper bag is from Fawn Design, you can find a similar one here.  The storage wristlets that you see in the pictures are from here and here.

The most important items for Naila are snacks and food. 🙂  My baby loves food.

1. Food pouches  are a must, she loves the veggie and fruit ones.  For her not to make a mess with these we use the ChooMee SoftSip food pouch tops .

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2. Plum Fruit Snacks are her new favorite snack.

3. Teething crackers help with her teething.  Her 2 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth are all coming in at the same time, my baby is a true baby trooper.

4. Disposable bibs and table toppers  are my favorite that way I don’t have to worry about carrying a dirty bib in my diaper bag after she eats or worry about her eating off of a public table.

5. OXO Tot zippy cup for water and her NUK bottle for her milk.  She is a milk lover!

6. Baby spoons are always needed.

Can’t leave the house without our diapering essentials.

1. Our diaper of choice is the Pampers Swaddlers .  Follow the link to purchase a 1 month supply for a great price. 🙂  Since it is summer time  I carry at least 1 Pampers Splashers swim diaper in case she goes in the water.

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2. Wipes are extremely useful, you can use them to clean up any mess.

3. Boudreaux’s Butt Paste has been our favorite since day one for any kind of rash.

4. The changing pad is from Tote Savvy.

5. If I ever change Naila and there is nowhere to dispose of the dirty diaper I always have the Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Bag Dispenser with bags handy.

6. An item that is always important is an extra change of clothes for your little one in case of an accident.  In this Texas heat we have been loving rompers, this specific one is from Carter’s.

Health and Sanitation is very important to us.

1. Babies are always either getting vaccinations or they are teething.  I always carry Infant Tylenol for that reason.
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2. If your baby ever has a runny nose Boogie Wipes NoseFrida the Snotsucker and saline spray are all life savers.

3. If you are always worried about germs like me you definitely need the Babyganics hand sanitizing wipes that can be used to sanitize anything not just hands and the MAM pacifier wipes to keep Naila’s pacifier clean.

Now the items that I carry for myself! 🙂

1. Car keys, gym pass and house keys.

2. My wallet from Ju Ju Be from the Tokipops collection that you can purchase here.

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3. This one is tmi but I didn’t want to leave anything out because then it wouldn’t be an authentic what’s in my diaper bag, I use the U by Kotex ultra thin pads.

4. My favorite liquid lipstick and lip liner are from  Kylie Cosmetics in the shade Posie K.

5. Goody Ouchless hair ties are a must for me.

This concludes what’s in my diaper bag.

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The Best Travel Stroller

The Best Travel Stroller

Hello amazing readers, today I want to talk about a product that I love.  As a first time mom I did a lot of research when it came to what we were going to invest in for our baby girl Naila, we always want her to have the best.  Which is why we invested in the BabyZen Yoyo+ stroller.

The Babyzen YOYO+ compact stroller is designed to go anywhere, it folds and unfolds easily, can be carried like a bag and is one-hand driving, with minimal storage required.  It can be taken as a carry-on bag on a plane.

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Naila on her 1st plane ride 🙂

It was designed to make life as a parent a lot easier when it comes to traveling  with an infant or toddler.  You can also invest in the Babyzen Yoyo+ Color Pack which alows you to change the color of the stroller and there is a also a cup holder available for it.

With my YOYO+ stroller, it’s never been easier to meet up with friends to have lunch, meet up for play dates, go to the Zoo, the mall, or fly to the other end of the world.

This is a must have item for every parent out there.

Plus it’s super comfortable for baby to sit in and it comes with an extendable canopy that offers protection from the sun with a UPF of 50+, we love that here in Texas.  When folded to carry like a purse or bag it weighs about 13 lbs.  🙂  AMAZING!!

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The link to check out the stroller is in the first paragraph and accessories are linked in the 3rd paragraph.  It is definitely worth the investment.  It comes in a variety of colors, we purchased the Taupe color and we will be purchasing the Ginger color pack next.

Please share my blog post with other parents or soon to be parents.

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Must have Monday

Must have Monday

Good morning and happy Monday to you all.  I am excited to talk about today’s must have which is the Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar.  I recently started taking 1 to 2 tbsp of it first thing in the morning before breakfast.

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The benefits that come from drinking ACV are endless, it helps regulate blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol, improve skin health, helps with digestion, reduces blood pressure and enhances weight loss.  Amazing right?

Some people hate the taste of it so they decide to stop taking it.  It’s not the best tasting but to me that’s not reason enough to stop me from taking it.  To take it first shake the bottle to mix in the ‘Mother’ after that you can mix 1 tbsp with hot or cold water first thing in the morning and 1 tbsp before bed.  I personally take a shot of it and then chase it down with Powerade Zero or water.  Another form of taking it that I will definitely be trying is 1 tbsp of ACV with half a cup of water and a lemon.

I encourage you to start taking this with me!  🙂  Let’s get healthy together, drink your Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, drink water, eat clean, get enough sleep and live an active lifestyle.  

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Must have Monday

Must have Monday

Happy Monday lovely readers, starting today I will be posting and talking about one of my must haves every Monday.  🙂  As I discover new items that I love I would love to share and maybe you will decide to purchase the item and love it as much as I do.

Today’s Monday must have is the Fat Brain Toys Tobbles Neo.

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Here is the lovely Naila enjoying her Tobbles.

I purchased this toy when Naila was only a couple of months old and I recently opened it.  The reason as to why I decided to purchase it is because it had great reviews, I personally only shop for anything after I have done enough research and when an item has great reviews.

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This toy is for children 6 months and older.  This is a must have because it is perfect for your child’s sensory exploration, motor skills, coordination and much more.  Naila loves the fun colors, the grippable texture, and each sphere is weighted some spheres heavier than others which is convenient for stacking.  This particular toy seems very durable and easy to clean as well.

If you are looking for a toy for your baby, as a baby shower gift, birthday gift.  Definitely purchase this one with the link above Naila’s picture.

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