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MOTHER’S DAY IDEAS!

In family, GIFT IDEAS, Uncategorized On April 30, 2015 0 Comments

Hello Beauties:)

Hope everyone is having a GREAT week! As I get prepped and ready for my italian vacation (I knowwwwwww!), I wanted to make sure that I paid homage to all the incredible MOMS out there! Since I won’t be able to celebrate on the actual day, I am making sure to celebrate my wonderful mom and grandmother this Sunday!

 I consider myself VERY lucky to be able to call my Mom one of my best friends. She listens…(even when I’m irrational), she doesn’t judge…(even when I royaly F*%k up), She assures me that I’m perfect just the way I am…(even after I’ve devoured a whole pizza and look like a cow), and she gives me my space when I need to think.

This year, I feel blessed to have my Grandma finally here from Argentina,( after 20 years of trying to get her here!) and can’t wait to have a girls day of Love, Family, food, and celebrating! 

I know everyone is different, but after doing some research in looking for the best, unique gifts for Mom..I think I’ve come up with a handful of affordable, beautiful gifts that Mom would freak over:)

1:

Ok. This is STUNNING!!! If it wasn’t Mother’s Day, I’d be buying this beauty for myself gurrrl! This personalized ” love birch cuff”, is a made-to order gift by: Nancy Nelson for Uncommongoods.com

$100

 Love this:

Each one is custom engraved with two sets of initials, evoking the romantic tradition of carving lovers’ names into bark. Jewelry artist Nancy Nelson hand casts the brass band from real birch bark that she collected along the southern shore of Lake Superior in Wisconsin. The detailed texture of the bark evokes the rich, spontaneous stroke of an artist’s brush. The understated heart cutout pairs beautifully with the birch tree’s traditional symbolism of protection and resilience. Handmade in West Virginia. 
  

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Cork watch by: SPROUT.  An eco friendly watch company. I’m sorry…but you don’t have to be a total wino to appreciate the sasssss in this timepiece! It’s different, super cute and wearable, and oh yeah… only…

$45

Love this:

Its slender band is made from all-natural cork, derived from the sustainably harvested bark of the Cork Oak. Cork is durable, flexible, and naturally water resistant. It’s paired with a casing made from biodegradable corn resin, and a mercury-free battery. 
 
 

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Mom’s would do anything for their children. In fact…they’re so obsessed with us, that they would want nothing more than to wear our initials around their neck. Yep. FLAUNTING! This is a fabulous gift idea babes! Its a beautiful 14 karat filled (won’t tarnish. WAYYYY better than gold plated)personalized necklace by ACharmedImpression at Etsy for ONLY:

$30

    

4:

This reversible tote handbag by TARGET is modern, stylish & the best part…OVERSIZED! Perfect to throw allll mom shit in! LOL. Work stuff, gym stuff, kid stuff, beach stuff. It’s legitimately the bombbbb. Only:

$36.99

Love this:

It’s vegan…and reversable!
 
  

 5:

I don’t care where you live…the sun shines everywhere! Well, at least at some point throughout the year. Lol. Here in LA…Hats are not only an accessory, but a necessity ya’ll. This gem I scored on the H&M website and don’t hesitate to browse at all the other styles available too! Only:

$14.95

Love this:

Straw hat and actually comes in sizes!!! NOT one size fits all bullshit! woohooo
 

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Last but not least…Thissss! While browsing through my Pinterest, I saw this and thought…WOW. This would be a perfect centerpiece for a dining table! I don’t know bout’ your fams, but we like to eat…we like to throw parties, BBQ’S, and gather around a table to celebrate life… If you don’t know me by now…I’m OBSESSED with flowers…fresh, that is. C’mon, what girl isn’t mmmkayyy! This caterpillar bud vase allows you to pick fresh from the garden, put one flower, or even just a branch. Whatever mix match you want.It’s the perfect way to set the tome for you entertaining. MOM’S FREAK OVER THIS:) ONLY:

$38.00

Love this:

If a single bud in a vase punctuates your decor with color and life, then this unique piece is more like an entire poem. The row of glass bubbles each holds a small blossom or two, allowing you to create a delicate floral centerpiece. Celebrate the changing palette of wildflowers throughout the year, or capture garden blooms, juxtaposing their shapes and colors into the perfect visual haiku. 
  

Put a little extra though into it this year, and plan something special:)These are the moments that make memories that really matter. I know you don’t have to wait for a holiday..but to be honest….I don’t think we celebrate life enough. Especially celebrating those who brought life to us. I hope that one day… my kids love me, and respect me as much as I do the women in my life.

To all you Mamasitas out there..

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!

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GOodiE Tuesday

In Christmas, Uncategorized, WOD On December 12, 2012 0 Comments

GOOD morning friends! I did a naughty last night, too much food and wine, and I’m paying for it now!
I was hurting at the gym today. Ugh I hate when I do that. You see, I hadn’t seen this girlfriend in quite some time, and you know how it is, you start chatting, gossiping, wine, laughing, more wine, ohhh dessert, don’t forget dessert wine. I mean, excessive. When she left I immediately passed out. It was probably around 11 p.m.
ALARM!!! 5:00 a.m wake up call from the damn iPhone. Noooooooooo. It is absolutely not a good idea to be hungover at the gym this early. ashamed.com. The rest of this week I’m gonna be a good girl…

Ok… Moving on.
TODAY’S WORKOUT:

30 minutes on the elliptical.
Alternating with incline 8/ resistance 5 for 2 minutes
And incline 6/ resistance 9 for 3 minutes
For a total of approx 365 calories burned.

After cardio I did a plank series using my gymboss interval timer set on 50 secs work and 20 secs rest.

Jumping jacks
Rest
Push-ups to alternating side plank
Rest
Mountain climbers
Rest
Stationary plank on elbows
Rest
Sit-ups on stability ball
Rest
Bridge
Rest
Russian twists
Rest
Jumping jacks

Phweeeeeeeeee, I was worked. After this series I went to the weight room and did some dead lifts, back rows, and pull ups.

Overall I had a really good workout, except I started to get a bit of a headache midway. That’s what I get!

Oh btw… If you like HIIT interval cardio, you will really feel great after doing this 30 min fat burner on the elliptical. I usually do these high/low intervals on the treadmill, but today I switched it up , and was glad I did.
For some reason, I sometimes think that if I’m not like, practically sprinting on the treadmill, that I’m not getting enough of a workout. Absolutely not true. I’ve noticed lately that my knees, whether on cement or treadmill, have been extra sensitive. So I’ve been trying new ways to get a full body cardio workout without running. Now the elliptical and stair master have become my new besties. Never at a steady pace though. Always switching up the level or resistance to keep your body working extra hard and to encourage more afterburn.

Anyway, yada yada yada, you get it.

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Since I was away this weekend I really didn’t have anything that I was into in the fridge, so I managed a quick trip to whole foods before work to pick up some staples.

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Breakfast and lunch to too boring to even post. So we’ll move on to my lovely leftover ground beef mixture over a bed of arugula that I had for dinner. It was delicious.

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Of course siracha makes everything more yummy. Who’s with me on this one?
Oh and check out my cute new , well, “vintage” bowl I got at the thrift store on my way home from big bear! So cute. I love. ( I scrubed it, duh) lol

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I actually got out of work quite a bit early tonight. ( silently screaming inside with happiness) I didn’t have anyone booked for the last couple of appointments, so I managed to sneak out. It was perfect because I was dying to hit up Crate and Barrel for some last minute ornaments and decor shopping. Ok… This is the worst part of working in the area that I work. All you wanna do, all the time is SHOP! The streets are gorgeously lit up and everyone is walking around with shopping bags. How really could you resist.
I saw that the ornaments were 30 % off, so I started digging. Remember a few posts back, I mentioned that my ex had all of my ornaments from last years Christmas at his house. Wahhhwahhhhh, oh well, I’ve moved on from getting them from him, cuz he lives kinda far. Soooooo…. I started a new collection with a new theme;)

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When I was checking out, I realized that I had an extra 15% off coupon in my wallet that they had sent me in the mail. STOKED!

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Super cute right? I especially love the cloth/ woven looking ones. I thought these would go perfect on my obnoxiously fake white tree. Lol

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Ok so, I know, the damn thing needs some lights or something right? Still feels bare.
Getting there. I actually think ill get a real tree next year.

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I’m finally starting to get into the Christmas spirit people, yeayyyyy! It’s happening. Tomorrow is 12-12-12. Time to make wishes and listen to Christmas music!

Xoxo, P

Question of the day:

Do you prefer a real tree or a fake one?

FINDS OF THE DAY:

Hit up Ross ( dress for less) when I got back to the valley to see if I could find some cheap wrist weights to use in Zumba, and I found so much more! Look at all these amazing extracts!
Flavor heaven.

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I found these wrist weights for a whopping $ 4.99, holy cheapness, and these training gloves. Finally, I kept saying that I needed gloves ( I tend to loose them within 2 was of getting them) Really gonna try to put a little gym bag together so that I’m not just carrying around everything in hand while working out.
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