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In DFW on
12/04/2019

EXPERIENCING PRAIRIE LIGHTS GRAND PRAIRIE AS A SINGLE MOM

Prairie Lights Grand Prairie

For years I’ve intended to go to Prairie Lights at Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, but somehow, I would always forget. Jailah and I went for the first time last week… And I now am certain we’ve been missing out on the most popular North Texas holiday attraction all these years!

Prairie Lights is a two-mile, drive-through holiday park experience, situated along the shores of Joe Pool Lake, that features a stunning display of more than four million lights (arranged in hundreds of scenes throughout the park) and other holiday activities.
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In DFW on
08/05/2019

VISITING CRAYOLA EXPERIENCE PLANO WITH AN 9 YEAR OLD

Crayola Experience Plano

Have you had a chance to visit the Crayola Experience Plano yet?
I was a little doubtful about it for quite some time. I imagined it was only for toddlers.

Jailah and I decided to make our way and see for ourselves if it’s worth it and also see if kids 6 and older can enjoy it.

As the name suggests, the Crayola Experience is a colorful attraction featuring exciting, hands-on fun.
The magic of Crayola comes to life for kids of all ages!
During our visit, we were able to confirm that Crayola Experience Plano can be fun for little and big kids.

Not only Jailah had a good time I was also able to enjoy the facility attractions as well.
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In LifeStyle on
05/24/2019

NINE THINGS MY DAUGHTER HAS TAUGHT ME

Universal Orlando

My daughter turned nine on April 24.
Mother’s day was also almost two weeks ago.
Two major dates for me to write and publish this post.

Each year on this day, we celebrate the greatest gift that I could have ever been given. Even though she stole my birthday, the day she came into this world will always be my favorite.
As she’s getting older, it is both amazing and unbelievably scary watching her grow into her own person.

From the moment my cheese ball was born, she’s been a big baby.
I mean just look at how tall she is for her age!

The journey of Motherhood is not easy, and my daughter has taught me many valuable life lessons these last nine years. 

There have been a lot of times where I’ve had to take a step back and re-think what I expect from her because, although she looks older, she’s still a little kid.
But then there are other moments where I’m thrown off a little and say, “Wait is she trying to take advantage of my love?”

When it comes to motherhood, we tend to overthink the majority of the time. We put unattainable expectations thinking we are wonder woman and often compare our parenting skills to our own mothers.

Real-life pressures have helped me realize that motherhood is not something you can figure out 100% of the time, despite the image that that perfect social media moms try to sell.

Below I am sharing nine lessons my daughter has taught me these nine years I’ve been able to spend with her.
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In LifeStyle on
02/02/2019

VISITING EPIC WATERS WATER PARK GRAND PRAIRIE AS A SINGLE MOM*

Epics Water GP

When you think about water parks, you instantly think “My wallet is going to get hit hard” at least that’s what I would think.
Especially as a single mom.
You know nowadays most activities or attractions are super expensive.
They have all these insane charges that can make it difficult for you to experience with your kiddos.
I had the opportunity to visit Epic Waters Indoor Water Park this past winter!
I mean I would have never imagined you can go to the water park during the winter, but now you can!!
All year round!

We spent eight full hours at the largest indoor water park under a single retractable roof in North America!

Yep, that is correct, there’s finally an indoor water park that is open year-round in the DFW.

If you know my daughter, you probably would know that she was a mermaid in her past life.
She loves the water, the ocean, water parks, pools and activities that have to do with water.
But let me tell you she doesn’t like to shower!
Now that makes no sense at all, does it?

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In LifeStyle on
01/21/2019

BRANDING YOUR VISION WITH ELAYNA FERNANDEZ- THE POSITIVE MOM

lifeassayra
Three weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend the @postivemom_ #BrandYourVision workshop in Downtown Fort Worth.

I’ve known Elayna for quite a while now.
I was drawn into her amazing spirit when she shared her story at #WeAllGrow back in 2017.
Her story made me have a different outlook in life.  I used to question a lot what I’ve been through, but when I heard her story, she completed transformed the way I needed to look at things.

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In LifeStyle on
01/16/2019

MY WORD FOR 2019

Two weeks after the beginning of the year, I can officially say that the year has started.

For some reason I feel like the first two weeks of the year still feels like the previous year or is it only me that feels that way?

Magnolia Market Waco

For the past year when the new year hits I come up with a word for the upcoming year that I want to use as inspiration.

This year is no different.
 I decided to choose my word for 2019.
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In Travel on
12/05/2018

SAN FRANCISCO IN 4 HOURS


Why is it that I can’t find anyone to adopt my daughter and me in California?
I mean is not like we don’t know our way around anyways.

We were supposed to be in California for a wedding over in Visalia CA.
Once we were in town, which was very similar to Texas I looked up major cities around us.

Fresno was the closest major city but I also noticed that San Francisco was about 3 and a half hours away.

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In Travel on
11/19/2018

NEW YORK CITY IN 3 DAYS

Hola!!

Long-time no see huh?! I know.

Blame Mercury Retrograde…

Back in August, I traveled to New York City for the very first time in my life.

New York City
The Big Apple was on my to-do list for sure, but I never felt that OMG feeling in my stomach to go visit. Am I making any sense?

Well, I hope I do.

I arrived late in New York after my flight was delayed for 3 hrs.

I was scared, I’m not going to lie. You know me, I’m always acting strong.
On the ride to my hotel I couldn’t concentrate on what my Lyft driver was telling me, (I had a very, very talkative driver) I was so focused on seeing everything around me. Read more

In Travel on
07/10/2018

BIRTHDAY TRIP 2018 WITH MAZDA

Disney world 2018

Our Birthday was back in April.

It’s no secret that instead of planning parties (which in my opinion parties are a waste of dinero)

I would rather Jailah have an experience that she will always remember.

She’s only had two actual birthday parties, her first birthday and when she turned 7.

Instead, we do birthday trips.

We usually take our birthday trip during the same month as our birthdays, but this year we decided to wait a little longer.

Our destination: Disney World!

We’ve been to Disneyland 3 times.

For most of our trips of we head over to the west coast, California specifically, which we love and can never get enough of.

This year we decided to switch it up and head over to the east coast, give Florida a try, and visit Disney World.

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In Beauty on
04/16/2018

MY SIGNATURE BUN LOOK WITH A TOUCH OF SELENA

Today is Selena’s Birthday!

Selena Quintanilla LookThis weekend my daughter and I watched the Selena movie.
It’s amazing to see the effect that her legacy still has on kids these days.

We’ve watched her movie before and also listen to her songs all the time.
For some reason my daughter was completely invested in her movie this time, she cried at the end.

All weekend she kept saying, why did Selena die.
Questions we still ask til this day.

To honor her on her birthday I wanted to create a look similar to her iconic looks. Read more