Who was crazy enough to travel to Orlando the day after school let out? We were! It has been a long week and boy am I paying for it. The last week of school was full of parties and my first Femfessionals event as President. I was on a roll until my legs were so sore after spinning that I could barely walk the next day. I pushed through until we got to Islands of Adventure and I had to practice lamaze breathing to get through the pain. After 3 days at 2 theme parks and Aquatica we made it back safely. Now I need a vacay from the vacation. I hope your summer is going well. Here is a pic from the Soul Cycle Event. I really did enjoy the class, I just used some muscles that I didn’t know existed.
It is almost summertime and the temperatures are scorching here in the 305. Are you planning on entertaining this Memorial Day weekend? Here is a refreshing recipe for a sweet Strawberry Sangria. Cheers!
• 2 lemons, thinly sliced
• 1 apple, peeled and sliced
• 1 cup strawberries
• 1 bottle white wine ( Chardonnay)
• ½ cup white rum
• 4 cups lemon-lime soda
1. Add lemon slices, apples and strawberries to a large pitcher.
2. Pour the wine and rum over the top.
3. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 3 – 5 hours.
4. Remove from refrigerator and add soda.
Here is a little secret. Whenever I have a party or last minute event I head over to Zara’s. I absolutely love Zara’s! You can find something for almost any occasion and most of the time it is under $100. My friends use to ask me, “Where did you find that”, now they just say, “Oh you went to Zara’s”. Here are my top picks at zara.com under $100. Sometimes I can add shoes and accessories and still spend under $200. Don’t even get me started with the kid’s section. Have a great weekend!
With all of the craziness going on in the world, I was encouraged today by the FLOTUS! First Lady Michelle Obama is my WCW! The speech that she gave at Tuskegee University was amazing. It gave me chills listening to it because I can relate to all of her words. If you haven’t seen it check it out here. I hope that you have a fabulous week! Be inspired!
I was riding on a school bus with about 40 screaming first graders yesterday and I had this AHA moment. How blessed am I to be a mom of 3! In the midst of the field trip I said a little prayer of thanks for being in the position I am in. I asked my husband later on that day if he ever imagined ten years ago our life and what it would be like now? (He said no of course) I honestly could not have pictured this. I knew I wanted to be a wife and mom one day but I never quite thought about the journey. It has not always been easy and I do not know what the future holds but I am so grateful and blessed beyond my wildest dreams. I am thankful for my mom who led the way and my grandma for showing her. I am so thankful for my husband that has been the best father and I call him my bff (he thinks it is corny lol). And my three kids that keep me young, laughing and rinsing my grey hair back to black lol. On this Mother’s Day I wish you all love, peace and relaxation. I hope you take a little time to enjoy the moment!
If you are like me then you probably love to shop. It is one thing to shop for yourself, but shopping for other people gets complicated. Here are my top 5 picks for Mother’s Day gifts under $100. These are perfect for moms, daughters, aunts or anyone on your list. Happy shopping!
Kate Spade “One in a Million” necklace $58 @ Nordstrom.com
Chuck Taylor $49.95 @ Converse.com
Hanae Mori $72-97 @ Nordstrom.com
Sole Society “Tara” $59.95 @ Solesociety.com
Last week I was busy prepping for my daughter’s 9th birthday celebration. I am happy to say it was fun and less stressful than last year. However, I did not know that I said it was a drop off party. I had like 10 girls get dropped off. I am new to the drop off thing. I rarely drop my kids off anywhere but grandma’s house. After 6:30 my emotions came over me. I had like 30 girls running around and parents saying see you at 8. I was so unprepared for that. Thank you to the server that reminded me that it was happy hour until 7 and Pinot Grigio saved the night. A few sips did the trick and watching all of the tweens having a blast made it all worth it. Omg! My baby is 9!
Last year we had this huge pool party for my daughter. (Like 80 people) It was a mess from start to finish and almost turned tragic when my niece grabbed onto the birthday girl when she realized she forgot her water wings and drifted to the deep end. Yeah, it was bad. So this year we decided to do something simple. We are going bowling!!!! No clean up, not inviting everyone and their siblings just my daughter and a few, okay 20 of her friends. With all of the chaos after Spring break, testing, basketball practice, soccer, and play dates, I realized I am behind on this planning stuff. I have 2 days to get decorations, cake, and favors!!!! She loves nail polish and glitter so I turned to Pinterest for some inspiration. Here’s what I am loving so far. What’s your favorite?
This has been on my mind for a while now and I am finally putting it into action. I have been hesitant about speaking at events that were not my own. Maybe it was fear or maybe just waiting for the right opportunity. I am happy to say that after my guest panel appearance last month at the Women’s Impact Conference, I realized that it is time to step out and spread the mission of Sporty Mommas. Am I nervous? Heck Yeah! Am I going to back down? Not anymore! It is time to step out on faith and just do it!!!!! Here’s to making it happen one step at a time.
Be YOU, Be GREAT, Be FABULOUS
We had a great Spring Break with the kiddos. We enjoyed 4 theme parks, bumped into old friends and got to experience two resorts. The Cabana Bay Beach Resort on Hollywood Studios’ property was really cool. They had a bowling alley, game room and cafeteria on site. It was affordable and very clean. The kids are already planning the next trip. The best part was seeing how happy the kids were. My youngest is finally old enough to ride the real rides lol. Now it’s back to the grind. Only 9 weeks left of the school year and boy I cannot wait until Summer!