Beauty

Sun-Kissed: After Care with Beautycounter

June 23, 2016
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When I started blogging 9 years ago from Japan, I wrote to connect with loved ones back home and to share teaching ideas with my former colleagues. The blog evolved after this dress post and I knew people enjoyed hearing about product and brand recommendations I had. I always rush to tell my friends (and you!) when I find something…

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Education

Tinker Love

June 22, 2016

  When summer starts, I’m like, “Woooo whoooo!” Two seconds later: “What am I going to do with the boys?!?!?” I’ve written a couple of posts throughout the years that focus on at-home summer ideas for your kiddies (remember Escuelita at Home and In Your Own Backyard?). My boys only do a couple of half-day camps throughout the summer so they…

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Life, Photography

Our Favorite Destination

June 19, 2016
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You guessed it! Mexico. We just got back and it was amazing. We couldn’t get enough of the ocean, colors, food and fun. I think this was my fifth time to Puerto Vallarta and it was by far the most relaxing. The boys are finally at a great age to enjoy long days in the pool and sun and still…

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Social Media Consulting

Why Networking Makes Me Happy

June 13, 2016
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As many of you know, we don’t have family in New Jersey. My cousin and his family recently moved to New York City and it is so fantastic when we meet up with them. My childhood friend isn’t too far away either and if we are both in town during holidays, our families spend it together. Nevertheless, it gets lonely.…

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Health, Kids

Small Victories

June 9, 2016
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So I’ve been doing this parenting thing for 9 years now. I thought I was getting the hang of being a mom but…no, not really. You would think that with 3 boys, I would be an expert by now! I have a lot of experience but I truly don’t know what I’m doing these days. Every year (every day!) is something…

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Mami Fashion

Date Night Chic

June 8, 2016
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Oh, Summer! How we missed you! You know what I have noticed? My summer clothes last so long! Why? Because here in NJ, we only have a few weeks to enjoy shorts, breezy tops and summer dresses! Still, I continue to add to my collection (insert embarrassed monkey emoji here)! And if you are a classic gal, a lot of…

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Party Themes

Four My Knight in Shining Armour

May 9, 2016
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Jordi is 4! My baby! My youngest! A huge milestone for sure. The last time we traveled, we didn’t need a stroller or diapers but turning 4 just feels so real. He’s not a baby anymore. He walks everywhere when we go to NYC and his brothers know who is in charge! I’m so glad he was happy with all…

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Mami Fashion

Florals, Of Course!

May 1, 2016
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Is it really here? YES!! I am thrilled that spring is finally here (the pollen…I could live without). And there are floral patterns in fashion everywhere! Recently, I shopped at Lucky Brand for the first time in my life. I have to say, the “40% off all tops” drew me in. I found this adorable printed floral top (they also…

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Casa

Hostess Gift Idea with a Twist

April 21, 2016
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Hi everyone! Going somewhere fun this weekend and need a hostess gift? I put this Mexican themed beverage tub gift together for one of our favorite couples who just moved into their first home. The inspiration behind this house warming regalito was the luchador bottle opener. We have one at home and when our Mexican friends come over, they say, “I…

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Mami Fashion

Chic Workouts

April 12, 2016
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When you look good, you feel good. Clothes lift our spirits! And that goes the same for workout gear. Chic athleisure wear makes you want to run a couple of miles or attend your favorite yoga class right NOW. Today I want to talk about these gorgeous color block workout leggings…how fab are they?? The small patch of vegan leather…

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