The History of Me in Music

Music has been a big part of my life from the time I was a baby. When I was little I would watch my mom getting ready to go out and dancing in the house to music.

FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum

The instructions say you won't see results until at least 4- 6 weeks. But I am so excited that at 3 weeks I had to SCREAM that it is WORKING already.

Chateau Rebecca

We found the perfect home - it has 3 acres of HEAVEN with birds were singing, butterflies everywhere and bunnies, real live bunnies, hopping around. Now follow along as we remodel it to make it truly ours.

Kenya Moore Booty Bootcamp Review

If you know me you know I love The Real Housewives Series and one of my favorites is Atlanta. I think Kenya Moore former Ms. USA is a great addition this season. That being said when I was asked by the wonderful @bookieboo from Mamavation if I wanted to review her DVD Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp , I was like "YEAH" I want a stallion booty.

Gunnar Challenge Premiere Workout

Gunnar Peterson is a personal trainer with over 25 years experience. He is also "The Trainer" of such stars as Sofia Vergara, Jennifer Lopez , Kim Kardashian and multiple athletes.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Happy Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice
Photo by kidzworld.com
So today is the first official day of Summer and we even get an extra hour of daylight. I guess no one told that to Mother Nature because it has been HOT, STICKY and HUMID the entire month. My plans to celebrate today will involve a watermelon, water balloons, the beach & pool, playing a little tennis and just having a great family day.

What are your plans for today ?


Monday, June 17, 2013

#Mamavation Monday


Mamavation Monday
I can't believe we are already in the middle of June meaning that this year is half way over. I can't wait to see what the next 6 months will bring. I promised myself "ME" time , eating better and working out. I can say I have done 2 out of the 3. I still find myself feeling guilty if I try and get me time. My youngest daughter who is 9 is basically turning into a mini me which is a great thing , LOL. She loves to hang out with me , watch tv, cook, work out and is just as sarcastic as I am. I want her to be everything that she wants to be and that makes what I do and say that more important. That being said it is important that I make me time so she doesn't feel guilty to take time for herself.

“ This post is sponsored by ChopChop Magazine and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway ”

Thursday, June 13, 2013

The Fast Metabolism DIET

I was asked by Shespeaks if I wanted to review The Fast Metabolism Diet by Haylie Pomroy who is a celebrity nutritionist and wellness consultant and of course I jumped at the chance because I am always looking at new ways to eat healthy. The book says you can lose up to 20 lbs in 28 days which was the first thing that caught my eye. After reading it though I didn't see it as a Diet but more as a lifestyle change. It is broken up into 3 phases so you are keeping your metabolism guessing. 2 days you eat lots of carbs and fruits, 2 days lots of proteins and veggies then 3 days of carbs , fruits, protein , veggies and you add healthy fats and oils. The book comes with helpful charts and yummy and easy to make recipes. There are restrictions like no eating dairy,soy, corn, wheat, caffeine ( NO COFFEE) , refined sugars, alcohol, fruit juices & dried fruit. You also have to stay away from anything labeled " Diet" and " No Fat" . All the meats also have to be nitrate free and eat organic as much as possible. She also recommends eating with 30 minutes of waking and drinking half of your body weight. I found The Fast Metabolism Diet easy to follow and pretty realistic.You can also follow Haylie Pomroy on Facebook and Twitter . 


*** This is a sponsored post and I was given a copy of this book for review purposes by Shespeaks/FastMetabolismDiet all opinions are my own ***


Monday, June 10, 2013

#Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Monday





These Mondays just seem to be coming faster and faster where are the other 6 days ? This past week I have been thinking about what I want to do, where I want to be and how I am going to get there. As a child I had a to-do list that was a mile long of all the things I wanted to do. I think it is time to get pen and paper and make that list again. You are only as old as you feel and I feel mighty young. I feel like you STOP living once you STOP dreaming and I am not going out without a fight. I am breaking up with the scale for the next month it was a nice break up, I just need space and a chance to meet others. I am going to go on a few dates with Mr Measuring Tape and see is he appreciates me more. 
What and where does your comfort zone end and what do you want to push yourself to do ?

This post is sponsored by Lifesize Portions and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway 

Monday, June 3, 2013

#Mamavation Monday


Mamavation Mondays

This week the weather has been down right nasty so I felt the same way. Every time I wanted to go outside and enjoy our beautiful Miami weather Mother Nature would show me and introduce me to her friends rain, thunder and lightning. So it was me and the treadmill but even he had other plans and decided now was a good time to breakdown on me. Nobody keeps me from doing what I said I was going to do so I took out my DVD's and used them but again I have said it before not getting in those 10,000 steps and fresh air makes a difference in not only how I feel by the end of the day but also what I would eat. It's sorta like what came first the chicken or the egg but in this case what came first feeling sluggish or eating crappy. And NO don't think well run in the rain. One of the beautiful things about living in Miami and so close to the beach is all the people from all over the world. It is like living in the United Nations and one of the bad things is all the people from all over the world not to mention the locals. Lets just say some people have no business driving a vehicle. Also the wildlife decides to come out and play in the rain and I am not about to play with things that have claws, fangs or feathers. The great thing is everyday we have a chance to do it right and better so like little Orphan Annie " The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow".
Normal day
Normal Day













Where's the sun ?
Bring on the sun !!!













This post is sponsored by Radiantly You and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

#Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Mondays





So what if it's Wednesday it will always be Monday in my heart. While I was in Campaign 15 of Mamavation and if you didn't know already the BEST campaign ever I wore my pedometer everyday. Before I even rolled out of bed I grabbed it and hooked that sucker up to my bra. Once the campaign was over I forgot about the poor little guy and my legs did also. This week I am going to start using it again religiously because seeing those numbers made me either push myself to get over those 10,000 steps or super proud when I had passed it and it was only in the afternoon. 




I have also diagnosed my self with  "FullofSHITitis" you may have heard about this disease that is going around or you may have it or had it or know someone who does. What steps did you take to get over it or are you still dealing with it ??? Do TELL !!!! 

Monday, May 27, 2013

Happy Memorial Day









Monday, May 20, 2013

#Mamavation Monday



Mamavation Monday



HOLLA !!!! We made it another week and if you didn't then please send me a post card from the afterlife. I was thinking about signing up for some Tae Kwon Do classes this summer. When I was younger I took Karate and loved it. My kids took it for years and my 13 year old son is working towards his Black Belt now. I think there is nothing better and sexier than a woman who can take care of herself. We all should empower ourselves mind, body and spirit. 


This week I didn't lose any pounds but I have less jiggly parts and that's a GREAT thing.

 This post is sponsored by Simple Self Defense for Women and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway

Thursday, May 16, 2013

FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum

*** I was gifted with this product by the company to review but all opinions are my own ***

Just wanted to update you on my review of the FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum. I should start by saying that the instructions say you won't see results until at least 4- 6 weeks. But I am so excited that at 3 weeks I had to SCREAM that it is WORKING already.  I have been using it every night before bed after washing and drying my face. It is so easy to use just like applying liquid eyeliner. I am using it on the top and bottom lashes. These are my results so far... My lashes are darker and they seem to be thicker and fuller. I can't wait to see the full results in 3 more weeks. STAY TUNED !!!!


Monday, May 13, 2013

#Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Mondays




WooHoo now that Mothers Day is over can they stop playing those corny commercials about how much Mom would love this or that and the music DAMN enough already. To me Mothers Day should be everyday. I don't need flowers and gifts to tell me you love me, I know you do when you leave your dirty clothes lying around or when you tell me you are hungry even though there is a fridge full of food. I am not a HATER or BITTER either because I have the BEST Mom in the world and I know this for a fact and I will say I am a pretty DAMN good Mom also. Now of course every commercial is going to be about Dad and all the tools, BBQ grills , beer and sporting events he needs. Rant over, let's move on.
Causeway to beach


Little cooling off 





 I took a nice walk/jog to the beach today with my 9 and 12 year old daughters and realized that we are so blessed to live less than 1/4 mile from the beach and just how peaceful and beautiful it is. I am going to make it my mission to go every morning and enjoy the beautiful water and fresh air. The thing is I have to go an extra 1/4 mile to get to my spot because we have the only Nude beach in South Florida and let's just say it ain't my cup of tea. To keep myself accountable I am going to take a pic and post everyday about my " Adventure to the beach". So I have my gear ready every night sunscreen, hat, shades, shoes and jug of water. 





LET'S MAKE EACH OTHER ACCOUNTABLE. WHAT CAN YOU PROMISE YOURSELF EVERYDAY TO DO TO BE A BETTER YOU ????


A 2 lb loss don't like those numbers though

*** “ This post is sponsored by Noelle Katai and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway ” ***




Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Pregnant with me 
With my brother and me


 My Mommy ( Debbie ) is not just a great Mom but she is the Mother of all Mothers. As a little girl and to this day she has never once told me there wasn't something I couldn't do. She had me a month after turning 18 and had no idea what a "Mother" should do or be since she didn't have the best role model but she did it and beyond. Every year while growing up she would tell me the story about how she was making arroz con pollo ( rice and chicken ) and went into labor so she had to call a taxi and go on her own with her little voucher to the hospital to have me. She still calls me every year to tell me this story. You would think she was telling the story of Baby Jesus being born . She wasn't just a Mom but a Dad, Friend and my BIGGEST supporter. Anything I wanted to do or try she found a way for me to do it and was my biggest cheerleader. I always wore the coolest clothes that were in style even though she would buy hers at second hand stores. In the middle of the night she would wake me up and tell me not to sleep on my face because it causes wrinkles, ask me to get or light her cigarettes ( before everyone knew how bad they are for you) and tell me I would thank her later when I had nice thighs. She quit smoking on her own cold turkey after smoking for 35 years. She raised me and my 4 brothers and sisters mostly on her own and we came out pretty good. My Mommy is the Mom that all my friends wanted to hang out with or would call her for advice. I always knew that my Mom had my back. To this day she is the funniest, loudest, tell it like it is in a good way lady. When I didn't think she could get any better she became a Gramma and is just as GREAT if not GREATER. I only hope that she knows just how GREAT she is and how much she is loved and cherished. In my eyes my Mommy walks on water and preforms miracles everyday.If I can be 1/4 of the MOM she is my kids will be lucky. 
My HERO

 To all the Mothers out there I wish you a Happy Mothers Day not just today but everyday.




Friday, May 10, 2013

Pretty Muddy 5K Mud Run Mothers Day Special


With Mothers Day right around the corner why not surprise her with a fun Pretty Muddy run. The flowers will die, the card will be lost but this will last forever. This weekend Pretty Muddy is giving you and your Mom $15 OFF of your registration until Sunday. Check them out at http://prettymuddywomensrun.com/ to sign up NOW.




 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

#Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Mondays

Another week another chance to show the world and yourself how AWESOME you are. This past week I have been following the Serenity Prayer ..
And of course you can never go wrong with some Maya Angelou
 
You wonder why things are the way they are

And thinking
There are times you have to

So
 
Sometimes you want the truth and sometimes


This leads me to this weeks weigh in
few ounces down


 This post is sponsored by Dr. Ken and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway


Sunday, April 28, 2013

Happy Birthday JaNet

Today is my second oldest babies 20th birthday. She is one of the sweetest, smartest and funniest young ladies in the world. I am so PROUD to be her mother. She will never know how much I LOVE her and how proud I am of her.



#Mamavation Monday



Mamavation Mondays


This week went by super fast. I am starting to feel like my " REAL" self which is great. I am the type of person that sees the glass as half full. I don't make excuses for things because if I did it would be a long list but what good would that do, right. I am where I am right now because that is where I am suppose to be. Every day on this earth and not in it is a day to try and be a better person and learn something new. This week I am going to make a new Vision Board with attainable goals.

I need to restock on fresh veggies and fruits. I also have been slacking in the water department and my skin is showing it. I also need to make more time for myself which means be alone for more than 15 minutes and not feel guilty about it. 

Down 1 lb
 This post is sponsored by Pete Cohen and Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway 

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum

*** I was gifted with a sample of this product by the company for review purposes and compensation but opinions are my own ***



I know you have all seen those commercials to make your eyelashes thicker and longer. When I put mascara on it is always a hassle and I end up with either too little or too much. I was thinking about trying one of those prescribed eyelash products but was scared from the side effects I had heard about. Also having to go to my Dr to get a prescription and the price of them. So when I was given the opportunity to try this new product FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum made with natural ingredients I jumped for it. FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum is over the counter and works on both upper and lower lashes. FYSIKO states that you will see results in 4-6 weeks with full results in 16. So I decided to take some before shots of my eyelashes and keep you up to date on the progress. The price for a bottle will run you $139.00 but it last for about 6-8 months if used daily and after 4-6 weeks you won't need to keep using mascara so much.


 QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE:
1. Is it safe with extensions??? Yes
2. How is it different from LATISSE ?    FYSIKO is made with natural ingredients , no prescription needed and doesn't cost as much
3.Is it safe with contacts?    Yes, wait 10 minutes after applying
If you have other questions or would like to know more about FYSIKO Eyelash Growth Serum check out their website www.fysikolashes.com or call them at 1-888-518-0111.They are also on Facebook and twitter .

*** I was given this product at no charge to myself and will be compensated for my time. These opinions are my own. ***

Sunday, April 21, 2013

#Mamavation Monday

Mamavation Mondays

I don't know about you but lately with all the bad things happening it makes me think about my life. I am not living the life I know I was made for and not being authentic in what I am doing. I am basically going through the motions and doing it with a big smile on my face. As a result of that I feel like my body is telling me " You can't lie to me" and in the process falling apart. But.... like the soldier I am I will put my BIG girl panties on and get through this black fog. I need to go back to the basics and eat fresh & local foods again. I noticed when I didn't eat anything packaged I felt clear and focused. Also, I need to start up again working out first thing in the morning because I notice if I don't I don't do as much as I know I can. 


How I feel at times

This week I lost 3.4 ounces and it is one of those weeks where I am counting every ounce.I haven't measured in a while and am going to measure myself and post my inches next week.




This post is sponsored by Doctor G and hosted by Mamavation – a community dedicated to obesity prevention & weight loss for women and I’m writing this to be entered into a giveaway 



Monday, April 15, 2013

#BostonMarathon