Sunshine award

i was given the sunshine award by the sweet Citlalli from ColorLand

when receiving the award, you are asked to answer some sunshine questions and then pass the award to five people who deserve some ray of sunshine also


favorite color- i like them all and go through stages. right now i’m a big fan of yellow

favorite animal- horses and zebras. i love how graceful they are

favorite non-alcoholic drink- (what!? lol) good old water

facebook or twitter- facebook

favorite number- 8

passion- my family, my friends, painting, photography, food, life

getting or giving presents- giving when i know it’s the perfect one

favorite pattern- stripes, flowers

favorite flower- lilies, orchids

i would like to now pass this sunshine award to five blogging ladies who always provide me with some ray of sunshine when i visit them and i hope i do the same

Yoly from made for lilybelle

Ellen from black& white and loved all over

Mallory from seedling

Morgan from mama loves papa

Erica from expatria baby


Let’s talk skin care shall we?

Living in Miami and being daily exposed to the sun has not been kind to my skin. (it would help if I actually took better care of my skin but, better later than never)

Getting melasma while pregnant and not having it go away has also not done great things for my face. (did any of you other mamas get it and still have it?)

Everyone has heard of Proactive right?

Well, the two genius women dermatologists behind Proactive have started a brand new and more mature skin care line called Rodan+Fields.

The line consists of wonderful products like the Reverse, Unblemish, Anti-age, Soothe, Essentials and Enhancements 2-4 step regimen.

I started using the Reverse regimen 2 weeks ago and I already see a huge improvement on my skin.

My face feels softer, brighter and some of the melasma and sun damage spots have definitely gotten lighter.

This is HUGE! I mean, to see a difference in a week and in that first week you only use the products every other day?

The line guarantees a BIG improvement after 2 months of using the product. (I will definitely keep you posted. literally)

Now, the other great thing about Rodan+Fields is that they are giving anyone the opportunity to become an entrepreneur and be their own boss. (you can read a bit about it here)

I will soon be a representative for Rodan+Fields and be part of my good friend Lore’s successful team.

If any of you are interested in either purchasing any of the products (because they really do work) or are interested in representing the line, just leave a comment on here and let me know.

I mean, who doesn’t want to put their best face forward and have the opportunity to make some money while doing it too? 😉


A birthday celebration

Yesterday was my birthday and what a great day it was!

I woke up and the sun decided to come out after not being out for days.

I got to chat online with my brother. 🙂

I got many (many, many) wonderful birthday wishes on facebook from all of my friends.

Our friend Blair and her 2 kiddos, Penelope and Oliver came over to play.

Will, Lily and I went back to Snowshoe mountain to Taste of Asia for a yummy sushi lunch.

Once we got back home, Lily and I took a nap together.

AND…..Hayes made us all lobsters for dinner.

HELLO!!!! VIP treatment. 😉

clear blue sky


For Will

The weather has been so perfect!

The mornings and late afternoons are cool. I got to wear tights comfortably and have had to bundle Lily up at night since she uncovers herself while sleeping.

The middle of the afternoon is still a bit warm. Specially in the sun.

It was so nice yesterday morning that we went back to the park.

Lily must have been missing the sand because she just kind of sat in it for a while, picked it up with both her hands and just felt it flow out.

All over herself of course.

She is really good on the big swings now. They are the only ones we have found around here.

She misses you.

As do I.

Can’t wait for you to get here so we can share all these things with you.

Love you!


Lily’s first airplane ride

Our plane ride from Miami to Portugal was… LONG!

8.5 hours from Miami to Madrid.

What was supposed to be a 4 hour lay over in Madrid turned into 5 hours.

1 hour from Madrid to Lisboa.

14 hours! Ugh.

Lily was really good though.

She had a hard time falling asleep and tossed and turned while she was sleeping but did sleep through more than half the long flight.

The lay over in Madrid was a little tough.

I was carrying Lily (big mistake, next time I will bring a stroller) and after the long flight and having to go through the entire airport to get to customs and then to our connecting gate, my arm was killing me!!

Once we got to chill at our gate, we caught a beautiful sunrise and Lily was so happy to be able to just stretch out and walk around.

She was so exhausted that she fell asleep before we even got onto our connecting flight.

She wouldn’t even wake up to get off the plane.

I had her “indie” outfit in my carry-on bag but because we were both so exhausted, I never changed her.

Either way, both avo Carmo and avo Ricardo were there waiting for us as well as Lily’s biggest fan, prima Ana and Nuno.

It was a happy welcome committee. 🙂

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this was my seat when I got on the plane. don’t worry, they brought me a cushion 😉