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36th Birthday Weekend

August 11, 2014






I used to make sure I planned a whole week of celebrations for my birthday (doesn’t every Leo?)! Life is a little more busy now with three little guys! Thankfully, August is a slow month so I can narrow it down to a weekend. jajaja!

Hubby and I started on Friday night with a fabulous dinner with friends at Son Cubano. Mojitos, platanos maduros, chimichurri on skirt skirt and churros for dessert…PLUS we had a gorgeous view of the Manhattan skyline and you know I absolutely love that! On Saturday, we took the boys to our town’s pool and later to a minor league baseball game. It was one of those perfect summer days that end with sticky fingers and faces from too many ballpark treats; one that I wouldn’t trade for the world. As I counted my blessings during the colorful display, my boys gazed at the sky in awe but I couldn’t stop staring at them.

Yesterday, we met our Brooklyn BFF at Sarabeth’s in the city for brunch. Some of you may remember from previous posts that she is a childhood friend. This year will mark our 29th year of friendship. Amazing. Our birthdays are two weeks apart and we make sure to see each other to celebrate and toast with our favorite brunch drink.

So…today is my actual birthday!!!! I feel incredibly blessed and happy and bursting with crazy emotions. Life is never perfect for anyone, but I have learned that if you surround yourself with positive people who you truly love AND you live your life with purpose…it’s all good. Really. I really hope you find some of today’s links useful!

P.s. I made two looks of my Sunday brunch outfit. Notice that at the end of day in the city, I swapped my shoes for more comfy walking ones!

My 35th in Puerto Vallarta last year…

And remember when I received THIS on my 34th??

6 Back-to-School Tips for Parents (I wrote this!)

Let the kids eat a little junk food. Thank you, Caro!

Have you met my friend  (and recipe developer), Melissa? Check out her blog! You can thank me later.

Can I be a little girl again? Just look at these adorable outfits!

THIS pillow. Hola!

Making this champagne cocktail next!

What it means to be a little boy’s mama. Sob! Thank you again, Carol!

Comino Island: Heaven on Earth

Thinking about going back

3 Ways Parents Can Encourage Rigorous Learning

THESE shoes! Do I really need them? jajaja! 

Have a great week! 

Topshop overlay dress
Michael Kors Sandals
Earrings at Bungalow
Stella & Dot Portia bracelet
JCrew Marina mini wedge (almost gone!)

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  • Reply Nancy August 11, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Happy birthday!! Hermosa, me encanta tu vestuario.

  • Reply sagrario August 12, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Love your style Betty!!! Feliz cumpleaños 🙂

  • Reply KLP @ SavingOurStrands August 12, 2014 at 10:53 am

    Feliz cumpleaños!

    KLP | SavingOurStrands

  • Reply Annie August 12, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Happy Birthday, Beauty!!
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  • Reply Miriam M August 12, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    This dress is everthing! SO cute and I like the illusion of two-piece that it creates

    Xo Miriam
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  • Reply Heather August 13, 2014 at 11:59 am

    Absolutely loved your first line!! So true! Gotta love being a Leo! Cute dress btw!

  • Reply Melissa from August 19, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    You are sooo stylish and look awesome! Thanks for including me. Happy birthday!
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