Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Favorites: Life Lately



Happy Friday, lovelies! As you can see I actually wrote this Thursday because in all honesty the girls and I are having a movie day on Friday and I have NO plans to be on my laptop!!

The very first Friday of Summer Break!!!

The end of the year is a very busy one for us, award ceremonies, field days, teacher gifts, and basketball camp just to name a few. On top of that I have been sick, so this past week has been a real rough one.

I went to the doctor with some major pains in my lower left abdominal area, fearing it was my ovaries I made an appointment with my ob/gyn. I found out I had a severe infection and was placed on a strong antibiotic and has an ultrasound the following Tuesday, ( I'm currently waiting to get my results back). The antibiotics have made me very very ill, which caused me to becomes to severely dehydrated. It was so bad that I had no tears to cry even though I was in extreme pain. So this has been my life for the last week...




As most mom's know life doesn't stop just because you are sick. I'm very grateful to have Mr. V, who is always going above and beyond to help out with the girls and our crazy schedules.

Yesterday was the first day in 5 day's that I was up and able to drive. I was surprised with a mani & pedi that Mr. V set up for me. It was extremely relaxing so much so that during my pedicure my nail person, said " Mrs. Vega, you are super sleepy, you're snoring" 😫😪😂

When I was awake, I did enjoy the amazing paraffin wax and relaxing hot stone massage.




The last few days of school went like this...


K2 had a Fishing trip with her 3rd grade classmates. She made this cute shirt and even won a fishing tackle bag. She blamed me being born and raised in the "city" on why she didn't catch any fish. Not to self... taking girls fishing!!!




K3 had a "tension" headache when I picked her up... #dramaqueen I do have to admit, I may or may not use that term! This one is a hoot she tends to say a lot of what I say or do what I do. Which can be a good thing or a bad thing, It's an important remind as a mom that even when you think they aren't paying attention that they are. 



Last day of school, she said she was practicing her " mic drop" when I laughed she said " oh mom you crack me up". K3 is the only one who wanted the last day of school picture, K1 was upset she wasn't allowed to attend a party and K2 doesn't really care too much to document every little detail in pictures.


K3 brought home this picture that she drew, it's a" Jesus Tree" and when she told me about it, I dictated every word she told me about her drawing. I LOVE that she loves Jesus so much. If you ask her about me she always talks about how much momma loves Jesus, which melts my heart. If there is anything I want my girls to learn for me is the love I have for our Lord and Savior, he has saved my life and he is the reason I love my life so much. I hope that they continue to build and strengthen their relationship with him on a daily base, as I try to do myself. 


Below you will find a few of my favorites some are old favorites and some are brand new... 
I am a HUGE coffee drinker( I'm going to try to do more herbal tea) so I use a whitening toothpaste. I have tried a few different one's but Crest 3D White, Glamourous White is my go too, along with their whitening strips. I like the way it makes my mouth and teeth feel clean.



I LOVE trying to use all natural products for my girl's. My friend and fellow blogger Andrea posted about " Everyone"soap and thought it was something we needed to try. A huge thank you to Andrea because we LOVE it. We have only tried it for a few days but I can't say enough great things about it, and we were able to find it locally at Walmart. The bottle is a great size especially for the price. My girls have thick hair and a lot of it and this makes their hair soft and easy to brush through, plus it's an all in one so they can even wash their bodies and face which we have because common on now #momlife anything to make life simpler. I love that it's totally safe for the girls and it's "tear free" we haven't had any issues with it hurting their eyes. Trust me K3 would have let me know as well as the neighbors if she got soap in her eye's.




Shea Moisture Lip Balm is a new try for me. I bought the coconut & hibiscus Shea butter with sunflower oil, it's 100% natural and makes my lips sooooo soft and smells so good. Like I mentioned before I am dealing with being dehydrated so my lips have become very dry and started to crack. This lip balm has been a saving grace for my lips. I highly recommend it!! It's going to be a staple in my purse this summer.







I was asked to try L'Oreal Infallible pro-glow foundation. I usually use the same kind of foundation, Estee Lauder long wear, but I ran out and haven't had time to get more so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to try a new one. What I like about this foundation is that it's very lightweight, doesn't feel like its greasy or that my skin can't breathe. It was very simple to apply and I only needed a little bit. I still had my natural complexion but it did help cover trouble area's. I plan on buying a shade darker then I did buy only because during summertime my skin does tan and get darker. 




I LOVE food so when Mr. V brought me lunch this week these were my favorite things to eat. This little already prepared salad was delish. It had grilled chicken breast, cranberries, almonds, blue cheese chunks, and green crispy kale and baby spinach. Fiber advance gummies are a must have.. I carry them everywhere I go. It helps with bloating and helps on those days that I am not eating so weel and clean.




We recently got a new food truck in town, Hibachi and it quickly become a favorite for me and Mr. V. Just look at how yummy that looks!!



All three girls have been enjoying Basketball camp, they come home and practice every evening. The weather has been beautiful for outside time, even Buddha has enjoyed the weather.








Happy Memorial Weekend Lovelies!! We are very grateful for all the brave men and women who lost their life's fighting for country.





Be blessed my friends and enjoy your weekend.

XO,
Malani

The Vega Family









Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday Favorite's.. End of School Day's!!!




It's FRIDAY!!!
I thought it was NEVER going to get here, I've MOM SO hard this week, man do I need this Friday! Plus it's the LAST Friday of the school year, can I get a HALLELUJAH!!!

Right now, I'm sitting at the doctor's office with K2, we are thinking she has strep!! #sickgermsgoaway  #strepsucks



Friday posts are usually me linking up with some amazing women ErikaNarci and Andrea sharing our Friday favorites. You can link up to, all you  have to do is go to one of their pages and link your post to theirs, easy enough right?


Here are a few of my favorite's from this week...

 I found this little gem at Walmart and I LOVE this lotion! It has a subtle smell it to that last all day. I like fresh clean scents that aren't to overpowering and this one nails it!! Not to mention how soft it makes me skin feel.



My new Michael Kor's bag is my go to bag right now. It has a lot of room and little pockets and zippers to hide my junk, lol. Plus the color is Hot Pink, which is so fun and so me. Thanks to my sweet momma for the surprise gift, she is the best!! She knows me so well.






It's the end of the school year which means my two older girls had their awards assembly. I was so proud of them, they worked really hard this year and their hard work paid off. I love sharing in this moments with my kiddos. Time is passing by so quickly and I try my best to make a point to cherish moments with them.



K1 in the bow


K2 in blue shorts in the middle bottom row




Unfortunately in Kindergarten they do not have awards ceremonies or even a graduation, so K3 didn't get to have any of that but next year she will and she is stoked about that!! She did however go to volleyball camp. She LOVED it, and even won a Gatorade for being motivated to learn! That Gatorade was the highlight of her week! 




oh yeah we also made celebration brownies and she got to lick the whisk!! I was mom of the year at that moment #momwin




We made K3's classmates end of the year goodie bags and she got to buy what she wanted to give them. 


We found these adorable ice cream bubbles at the Dollar tree and we had to buy them! Look at them, aren't they the cutest and they scream SUMMER!!!

We found these adorable watermelon printable tags. To us watermelon is a must for summertime!!







K3's little goodie bags have her written all over them. She loves these gummies, she is a sucker for stickers and we always have bubbles in our house because to her they are the coolest thing!


I am looking forward to many summer night's outside sitting on our porch watching the girls play. Mr V and the girls put up my tiki torches and fire pit so I cant wait to use it endlessly!!



K1 & K2 brought home their daddy/daughter dance pictures and I LOVE LOVE LOVE them!! Just    look at them, oh have they grown! K2 is going to be in 4th grade and K1 is starting Middle School      ( which I am having a hard time dealing with, it seems like yesterday I was leaving her at prek for the first time).





Remember lovelies its the little things that make up a lifetime of memories..



Here are a few pictures from last year's end of the school year...





I hope you all have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

Happy Friday Lovelies!!

XO,
Malani















Tuesday, May 9, 2017

SHOW & TELL TUESDAY: MEMORY LANE...



Hey, lovelies, it's Show & Tell Tuesday!!



Twice a month my friend Andrea host a link up where we show and tell you something. Today's topic: A trip down memory lane.

I honestly didn't have any topic planned to blog about until last night K2 found my stash of Babysitters Club books from when I was younger, and thought this is perfect. Andrea's prompt says to show and tell favorite childhood stuff, so hold on tight while I take you back through a few of my must haves "back in the day!!"



The Babysitters Club books and eventually movies were to me what Harry Potter and Twilight are to this generation. Even back then I was a book nerd, I read those books over and over again. It was to the point of me and my group of friends were planning our own " Babysitters club." We all picked our characters that we thought represented us, I was Claudia. Through the years and many moves I unfortunately no longer have my whole collection but I do have more then half, and now my older girls enjoy reading them just as much as I did.



Cabbage Patch Dolls were to me what American Girl Dolls are to my girls. I took one everywhere I went. When I saw a new one I HAD to have it. They were everything to me!  My grandmother kept my dolls but unfortunately I lived in another state when she passed away and all her things along with the items she saved from our childhood were thrown away. Even though I don't have the actual dolls with me, I have a lifetime of happy memories being those dolls " mommy".



Troll Dolls were my next must have items. How can you not love dolls with jewels for belly buttons and hair you can just swirl around over and over! I spent lots of time spinning those troll dolls between my hands and watching their hair. Isn't it funny that my girls now love the new Troll movie that came out?



YES!!! New Kids on the Block I didn't like them I was obsessed with them! I'm talking about blankets, sleeping bags, slippers, posters, shirts, buttons and every single song they made kind of obsessed!! My cousin and I would make up dances to all their songs. I loved them!!



Scrunchies, side ponytail with puffy bangs, and bedazzled shirt rings were my go to outfit! Every picture or memory from my childhood has those huge scrunchies with a side ponytail and awful puffy bangs. Even at a young age I LOVED fashion.



Sweet sweet Lisa Frank. Another obsession of mine, everything in my backpack was hers. I had her folders, pencils, pencil cases, notebooks, binders and of course her stickers that covered all my folders. I was a walking ad for Lisa Frank and scrunchies 😉

And this was my FAVORITE from her..


...my Trapper Keeper!! I remember starting the first day of school with a new trapper keeper thinking I was the coolest kid in elementary school and I was ready to learn new stuff with my school supplies tucked away in my trapper keeper. Oh how I LOVED those things!!



I'm pretty sure everyone around my age watched either Saved by the Bell or Boy meets World.
I watched both and was madly in love with Zach Morris but I bet every girl my age has that memory as part as her trip down memory lane. I watched their spin off of their college years and wedding movie special. I wanted to be Kelly so bad every time I watched this show.
Boy meets World was my other favorite. Topanga's hair was perfect I wanted it. Now my girls love to watch Girl meets World.  Isn't funny how all these things come back around??




Sanrio Store, I can still smell the store every time I think back of a memory that includes my cousin. She was obsessed with Hello Kitty and all their little characters. My cousin who is more like my sister would always buy something from there, and I always wanted to be just like her so I would buy an eraser or little notebook so I could have something too. I don't know if she even knows how much I looked up to her wand wanted to be just like her!!  




POGS... I remember playing with these for hours, my friends and I would take these to school and play them during recess all the time. I collected so many of them, I wonder where they went?? Did anyone else love playing with these??








Ouch bubble gum, lucas and hubba gum, was something I always had on me or was eating.
Who doesn't want to chew gum that looks like a bandadie right? Hubba Bubba was my favorite I would get a big helping of it place it in my mouth and chew on it with my mouth open smacking around that gum that hurt my jaw, ewww gross right! I don't know why my mom let me chew that stuff!! Recently Mr V found a place not far from where we live that sells lucas so every now and then we get some and I have a trip down memory lane!!


So there you have it a few things down my memory lane. I cant wait to read everyone Else's memories especially those around my age to see what I was missing!! Please share so we can reminisce together!!

Here are a few fun pictures of my childhood...
Enjoy.....





XO,
Malani