MAY'S BEST SELLERS

Friday, May 31, 2019



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Happy Friday! 

Hello friends! I hope y'all had a wonderful week! 

We spent the day running errands, and now we're just relaxing watching some movies! I think we're taking Julian to watch Avengers Endgame on Monday and I don't know how he's going to react when he sees the end! I don't want to spoil it for anyone so I'm not going into details. 

For today's post I wanted to share with y'all the best sellers! These are pieces you guys have purchased through my links (thank you) in the past couple of months! I can't thank you guys enough for continuing to support my blog & well my dream! 

AMAZON PINK SHIFT DRESS- You all loved this dress! I don't blame ya! I listed this one as another option for the one I'm wearing. Mine is quite a few years old but I wear it all the time! THIS sleeveless option was another great find! 

TARGET MOM SHORTS- These have great reviews online! They have been purchased quite a few times! They're only $15, and they have a great fit! They're a true denim so I would either stick to your true size or size up. Also they're longer in the back so they got you covered! 

TARGET TANK- One of my personal favorites! I have it in light blue & black! It's such a great basic piece, long enough for leggings, and so dang soft! Oh and only $8! 




FITNESS UPDATE-MAY 2019 + HOW I STAY MOTIVATED

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Happy Tuesday! 

Hello friends! I hope y'all had a great Memorial Day! 

Okay so this post is going to be pretty long so make sure you grab a snack! Today I'm going to be sharing some fitness and health updates! And well just chatting a bit with you guys! 

I started my Health & Fitness journey January 2018, so it's been over a year. Prior to this I didn't feel my best, I was VERY anti social! I didn't want to hang out with people or meet new people because I was so self conscious of my body and just everything! Looking back, I was in a bad mood ALL the time. All of this, plus more, had to do with me not being comfortable in my skin. After I had Julian I just let myself go, I stopped doing all the things I love because I was in the mindset that I'm a mom so Julian has to come first. And although that is true, at some point you have to put yourself first. You know that quote that says "you can't pour from an empty cup" , yeah that was me. 

Eventually I got my ducks in a row and finally started taking care of MYSELF again. It's so important as a mom to do just that. 

January 2018 came along and I decided that the time is now, either I'm going to work on myself or keep feeling sorry for myself and whine and complain. I took things slow and started off by running for about 5-10 mins and doing a 10 min workout. I did that for a couple of weeks and once I was getting the hang of things I increased my running time and also my workouts. 

I was SOO motivated the first 3 months, working out 5-6 days a week and running 4-5 times a week, making healthier choices, I noticed a HUGE change in my body and my mental health! 

May 2018- We ended up taking a trip to North Carolina, Julian and I ended up staying with my parents for 2 months. And I kinda went downhill from there. I was stress eating, happy eating, all sorts of eating! Don't get me wrong I'm all about "treat days" but I was treating myself every day. I was working out but you know how it goes, abs are made in the kitchen. So from than up until January 2019 I was half a**ing my workouts. I wasn't putting much effort and I was eating somewhat healthy. 

January-March 2019- I honestly lost motivation! I just didn't want to workout, I wanted to eat whatever I wanted, part of me kept telling myself "just treat yourself, you deserve it", I told myself that everyday lol So for these two months I just kinda did what I wanted. I had little to no self control. 

April 2019-present! Okay so here we are May 28! 

For the past month I have been in such a great place, as far as fitness goes! I knew I had started the year off wrong, unmotivated and just NEEDED to get back on track & get a hold of my life again.

So how did I motivate myself? Well I told myself, "if you don't give up, imagine where you can be in a year"? So I want you to take a second right now, in this moment, stop what you're doing, and think about it. No matter if it's a fitness, health, career goal, just ask yourself.."if I don't give up right now, because I REALLY want too, where will I be in a year"?. And I think we can all agree that a year flies by! Chances are, that you envisioned achieving your goals, living your best life, having more confidence than you do right now, and THANKING yourself for not giving up. And trust me, I know what it feels like to give up on your fitness & health goals, you're kinda like, well I screwed up and cheated today, so I'll just start next month, that leads to next year, and well you know the rest. 

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 We ARE NOT GETTING ANY YOUNGER! Age really is just a number, how you take care of your mind, body and soul reflects on how you "age", does that make sense? If it doesn't what I'm trying to say is you can either treat your self like crap or you can age like Jennifer Lopez, and I don't know about you but i'll take option two. I'm 25 years old, and quite truthfully I physically feel my best now! The more you tell yourself "i'll start tomorrow", the harder it's going to get to actually start. 

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Something that I have incorporated recently is that I have started to track my macros (fat, carb, proteins) now please take in mind, I am NOT an expert, I kinda don't know what the heck I'm doing but I'm LEARNING as I go. I currently intake about 1500 calories. Like I said earlier I am doing Intermittent Fasting, which I will talk more about it in another post, I get all my carbs, protein, & fats in, I don't go to sleep hungry & I don't wake up starving. It has truly been so good for me! Oh I wanted to mention that I'm using the MyFitnessPal app to track my food! 

I get asked quite frequently, what I eat to stay fit without eating salads all the time. First of all I don't know if I'd consider myself "fit" just yet lol BUT one thing I have learned throughout this journey is that it's ALL ABOUT BALANCE! I mentioned in my IG stories last week, on how I was going to have pasta, like the real deal pasta, and how it's been months since I've had it. I have been content with zucchini noodles or sometimes I'd have BirdsEye Vegetable Pasta (soo good) that I didn't really crave "real" pasta. But on this specific day I just felt like having the real deal lol and I had a bowl! Of course everything in moderation. 

I still eat tortillas here and there, I eat bread (we love carbs around here), I cook & eat healthy foods that I know I'll love! You don't want to force yourself to eat healthy foods that you just don't like because chances are you're going to give up easily! I have a board on my PINTEREST, you can follow me HERE, where I pin yummy & health-ish foods! I love salads, and at some point I was eating them all the time thinking that I would achieve my fitness goals that way, but I have learned that it won't haha. 

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Okay so I feel like this post is all over the place but hopefully you'll stick around lol 

So I asked  you guys on IG if you had any questions so I'll be answering those below...

What is your workout schedule?
-Currently: Monday 10 Min cardio + abs 
Tuesday 20 min run + arms 
Wednesday 10 min cardio +abs *some arms* 
Thursday 20 min run + lower body ****sometimes I take this day as a rest day**
Friday 10 min cardio + full body 
Sunday 3+ mile run 

How do you plan your fitness routine? Any recs of a fitness plan?
-I've been content with my current workout schedule but just plan your workouts according to you. Like if you're busiest day is Monday, you might not want to do a 20 min run AND a workout, so maybe you'll do a 10 min cardio + x workout. Or if taking Monday as your rest day than do that. As for as deciding what I'm going to "workout", at this current moment I am content with my lower body, so my main focus is my upper body. As you can see, I do genuinely LOVE cardio & running, so if that's not something you like just switch it up. But you can see that I do ab workouts 3 times a week, arms also 3 times a week & lower body just *sometimes* twice a week. I feel like looking at this you think that I workout a lot but my workouts are usually 15-20 mins. // As far as a fitness plan the only one I've tried & loved is from Alexa Jean Fitness, I don't think she sells it anymore but you can check out her IG. I have tried Kayla Itsines but the app was just tooo dang confusing for me. 

I want to start working out in the mornings, do I eat breakfast before or after?
-Okay just to make it clear I AM NOT an expert, BUT this is a good question because if you've been following my journey you know that when I started I was working out in the afternoons during Julians nap time. It worked best for me to workout at that time, and I did try a couple of times to workout in the mornings on an empty stomach but I felt awful after! Fast forward a year into my journey and I do my workout bright and early! I think it's all about how your body responds to it! Give it a try! Like I said in the beginning I couldn't do it without getting sick but now I HAVE to get it done bright & early and I feel perfectly fine! 

How do you manage to get a workout in with a toddler?
-It took some time girlfriend! Just find a good routine that works best for both of you! Also don't feel like you HAVE to go to a gym or HAVE to do 2 hour workouts to see results, because you DON'T! All my workouts are done at home & under 45 minutes! Most of the time I can wake up an hour before Julian wakes up and get my workout AND a quick shower in! #winning

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Just to wrap things up I wanted to mention a few more things! I am a stay at home mom so although I don't have to go into an office, I do create a routine for myself. I do think that if I had a 9-5 job I would still find 30-45 minutes to get my workout in. Like I said wake up early or once you get home and just do a quick workout!

I sound like a broken record but STARTING IS THE HARDEST PART! Start of slow, baby steps, and you'll get to where you want to be. 

We are all different just because I personally don't like the gym I am not saying it's bad lol millions of people love going to the gym, maybe i'll get into it in the future but for now I love my home workouts. 

Eating healthy plays a HUGE role! You can workout all day every day but if you're eating fast food every single day, you probably won't see results. 

I love to run, you don't have to do cardio before every single workout but to me, it's kinda like my pre workout lol It gets my hyped up! 

So that concludes my fitness update! I hope y'all enjoyed and stayed till the end! If you did THANK YOU! There are certain topics that I want to talk about individually so i'll be working on those posts soon! And AGAIN please know that I am NOT an expert! Everything I'm sharing is from experience and learning as I go! Constructive criticism is always welcomed around here! 

Thank you so much for continuing to support my blog! It means the world to me! 

BEFORE & AFTER PICTURES

DECEMBER 2016

  
OCTOBER 2017

JANUARY 2018 


MAY 2019 


Also wanted to add....I will not be wearing this bikini bottom! I thought once I lost some weight I'd love it but it's too dang revealing for me! lol I can't really chase a toddler with these! 
but below I changed into something much more comfy! Praise the lord for high waist! 


CARTER'S MEMORIAL DAY SALE!- LITTLE BOY CLOTHING

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Hi friends! 

I know I know! What the heck am I thinking posting on a Saturday! There are just so many good sales going on that I really felt like I needed to share this one! This is mainly for all my boy mamas! But they do also have great deals for little girls too! Okay so Julian is definitely the "casual" style type of boy and he gets that from his daddy, and I don't mind one bit! 

Carter's is currently having a 50-60% off entire site + store! The sale ends on Monday, so it's a perfect time to pick up some Summer pieces! 

Below I'm linking some of my favorite pieces that are currently in my cart! Julian was in need of some new swimming trunks so those are definitely being purchased! 
If you shop through my links THANK YOU! You really don't know how much you are supporting my blog! 

ORANGE SWIMMING TRUNKS 

VACAY MODE RASHGUARD

RED,WHITE & BLUE SWIMMING TRUNKS

LIFE GUARD OFF DUTY RASHGUARD

2 PIECE PLAID BUTTON UP & KHAKIS 

2 PIECE BUTTON UP & STRIPPED SHORTS 

SUPERHERO POCKET TEE 

4TH OF JULY DINO TEE 

JERSEY RAGLAN TEE

4 PIECE ALLIGATOR PJ'S 

3 PIECE DINOSAUR PJ'S 



Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 

THE BEST MEMORIAL DAY SALES!

Friday, May 24, 2019

Happy Friday! 

Hello friends! I hope y'all had a wonderful week! For today's blog post I wanted to share with y'all a list of Memorial sales that will be going on this weekend! I've only listed stores that I normally shop at, there are a ton of good sales going on! 

You can definitely bookmark this page so you can refer back too! To check out the sales just click on the store name down below! If you shop through my links THANK YOU! 

I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 


ABERCOMBIE & FITCH-50% OFF STORE WIDE  AMERICAN EAGLE

OLD NAVY-50% OFF TEES,TANKS, SWIM, SHORTS & DRESSES SALE ENDS MONDAY

AERIE-40-60% INCLUDING NEW ARRIVALS 

AMERICAN EAGLE-25-60% OFF EVERYTHING 

EXPRESS-40% EVERYTHING 

TARGET-SITE WIDE SALES. UP TO 30% OFF PATIO ITEMS & UP TO 30% OFF HOME ITEMS -ENDS MONDAY

LOFT- 40% OFF EXCLUSIONS APPLY [CODE: FINALLY]

JCPENNEY-EXTRA 25% OFF $100 OR MORE / ONLINE ONLY* BUY 1 GET 2 FREE SANDALS FOR THE FAMILY / UP TO 50% OFF OUTDOOR OASIS 

BELK-UP TO 70% OFF

THE CHILDRENS PLACE 50-60% OFF 

ULTA- 20% OFF WITH CODE 789450

FOREVER 21- EXTRA 30% OFF CODE; EXTRA30



TARGET FINDS: SANDALS UNDER $30!

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Happy Tuesday! 

Hello friends! I wanted to get this post up for y'all because I was browsing through the Target website and found some CUTE sandals for under $30! I'm hoping they don't sell out too quickly! They all had great reviews on them and again super affordable! 

Starting from the top left...

1. COGNAC ANKLE SANDALS $20

2. RED STRIPPED KNOTTED BOW SLIDES  $23

3. EMBELLISHED SLIDE SANDALS (A BLOGGERS FAVE!)   $23

4. MICROSUEDE  HEELED SANDAL (TAUPE) $30

5. NUDE HEELED SANDAL $25 

6. OLIVE HEELED SANDAL (PERFECT FOR ALL SEASONS)   $25 

Again thank you guys so much for shopping through my links! It helps me out so much and just having your support means the world to me! I hope y'all enjoyed this quick post! 


Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 



MASCARA ROUTINE 2019

Friday, May 17, 2019








Happy Friday friends!

It blows my mind that it is already May! Well we're half way through May already! Isn't so crazy! 

I had two amazing opportunities this week, and it's all thanks to you guys! I say it in every single post but seriously THANK YOU for supporting me and for supporting my blog! THANK YOU for shopping through my links and helping this mama out! I just really can't say THANK YOU enough! 

I hope you noticed that I went a tad bit lighter with my hair! I got in the car after my hair appointment and my husband says "what did you get done", yup my jaw dropped! Men will be men! haha I love my hair! I love the length! It has been a while since I've been this obsessed with my hair. I am working on a hair post soon where I'll be sharing what I use as far as shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, ALL the hair info! BUT today's post is all about the LASHES!  

Y'all know I am a mascara & lipstick type of gal! If I only had to pick one makeup product to wear for the rest of my life it would definitely be mascara. I have changed up my routine and I'm so excited to share with y'all because I have found 2 products that are soo good! 

ORGANIC CASTOR OIL FOR EYELASH & EYEBROW GROWTH  -  So this is the first product that I have incorporated into my routine! I use to use castor oil for my lashes but the bottle I had expired so I just haven't repurchased until now. And I have thing for using expired stuff lol I've heard great things about this serum and wanted to give it a try and I'm not even kidding, I noticed my lashes were longer within a WEEK! I was mind blown! It comes with two sides, one side has a little brush that you use to apply the oil to the lash line, and then the other side is a spoolie which you use to apply the oil from the root of your lash to the top, I also use it to apply the product on my brows. I use it about 4-5 times a week, I apply it at night and of course in the morning I just proceed with my regular morning skin routine. I have not had any irritation or allergic reaction to this product whatsoever. I highly recommend this if you're looking for an affordable lash growth serum! 

L'OREAL LASH PARADISE MASCARA PRIMER - Okay so now onto the good stuff, so once I'm ready to do my mascara, I first start by brushing my lashes using a spoolie, then I go ahead and curl them, this is my favorite eyelash curler! Now to the second star of the show! This primer is such a game changer! You apply it the same way you'd apply your mascara, I like to of course start at the root of the lash and wiggle it up,  I have a video on my IG stories where I'm showing you guys! Because y'all know I'm not good at explaining! Once you've applied it, let it dry for about 15 seconds, you don't want it to be too wet or too dry, just a bit tacky! Like I said this product is SO GOOD! If you have shorter lashes and no matter how much mascara you apply they just don't look long, TRY this product! 

L'OREAL LASH PARADISE MASCARA-  This is my FAVORITE drugstore mascara! Oh and this one is great too! I use both of them in the color "BLACK" The only down side to this mascara is that it drys pretty quickly so you want to work kinda fast with it. But boy does it add volume! This is the final step, using the same technique, start from the root and wiggle up haha but really after that first coat I like to focus a bit more on the top of my lashes. Again I have a video on my stories where you can see what I'm doing. So I like to run the brush just about half way through the top of my lashes and wink as I'm doing that. I find that if I do this step from the root I get mascara all over my lids! Which I still get some but not as much! And that is it! Y'all know we don't talk much about makeup on here but this routine works wonders for my lashes! 

And now you should have long beautiful lashes! I have tried to use falsies before but I just couldn't get them on for the life of me so I gave up! lol At least I tried right? 

I hope y'all enjoyed this post! And if you try any of these products let me know how you like them! Or if they don't work out for you, because we are all different but you guys know that. THANK YOU for stopping by and for supporting my blog! It means the world to me! I hope 'all have a wonderful weekend! 

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 





CURRENT MAKEUP FAVORITES-MAY

Monday, May 13, 2019


Happy Monday! 

[EDIT: I wrote this blog post on Friday but with Julians play I got caught up and it was too late to post so I'm posting this today] -So I'm currently parked at the Mcdonalds parking lot writing this blog post, super random. I had to drop Julian off to practice for his play that they're doing in Pre-K. It's at a local church and let me tell y'all my child does not like change! He's normally excited to go to school and see his friends but when he realized we were going somewhere different he kinda started to get, I don't know, a little afraid. Of course I told him it was okay and that all he's friends were still going to be there but he still was a little skeptical. 

He finally let my hand go and he sat down with the rest of the children and fingers crossed he does good. I know he gets that from me among other "I don't want to socialize" traits. I'm working on it though, I swear! haha I do not want my child to be like me, I am such an introvert! My husband on the other hand.. 

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For today's blog post I wanted to share with y'all my current makeup favorites! You can check out my previous one HERE.
I have found a few new products that I LOVE! Hands down these are my absolute faves! 

1. ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION  - Y'all know I love my drugstore foundations but I really wanted to give this one a shot! I heard great things about it and I bit the bullet and purchased it. BEST money ever spent! (of course my husband doesn't think so haha) It lasts ALL day! Doesn't transfer! Full coverage but doesn't feel heavy on the face! I love it so much! If you've been wanting to try out a high end foundation, this is it y'all! 

2. FLOWER BEAUTY LIGHT ILLUSION CONCEALER- I have been in search of a hydrating concealer, I have tried a couple of others but I felt they were a little bit drying for my under eyes. I remember Casey Holmes raving about this one! And she was absolutely right! It's amazing! I would say it's more of a medium coverage, at least for me. 

3. BEAKEY BEAUTY SPONGES - Okay this beauty sponges are a MUST! These are from Amazon and guess what? You get 5 sponges for $9! Isn't that insane! And the best part is that they are so dang good! I have never tried the real beauty blender but I have always used the Real Techniques and ELF sponge, I still love them both but these hands down are so much better! Trust me on this one..you need to try them out! 

4. FLAWLESS HAIR REMOVER  - I use to use the Nair Facial hair removal cream but after using it this last time, it irritated my skin so bad! I had been using it for almost a year and loved it. So I'd seen really good reviews on this little gadget and tried it out. It really works! It removes every little hair on my face! And y'all know my hair grows like a weed! I purchased mine from Walmart but I know they also sell them at Ulta. 

5. ELF MATTE LIPSTICK "MAUVELOUS"- This has been my go-to lipstick the past few weeks. It's the perfect shade! It can get a little drying on the lips but I always make sure to apply a lip balm first! They have a few other colors but this one is great for an every day look! 

Thank you so much for stopping by and for continuing to support my blog! It means the absolute world to me. 


Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 

LOWER BODY WORKOUT

Monday, May 6, 2019

Happy Monday!

I have been on a role with these Monday fitness posts! I love sharing these workouts with y'all because they can all be done at home. So like I always say "there's no excuse"! All you really need is a good 30 minutes to get a good workout in. The way I see it is, there's a slight chance that you probably spend that amount of time scrolling through your phone.

I'll be honest with you, I had all the intentions of snapping a quick "fitness" photo but I was not feeling myself! I started cramping this afternoon and well, ladies you know what that means. 

Okay so for today's workout post, I'm sharing my Lower Body Workout all these exercises are pretty self explanatory but if you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. I also have my son sitting on my lap so if there's any typos, that's why #momlife. 

Also I did want to mention, because most of my readers probably already know, I run about 2-3 times a week, for about 20-30 minutes. I do think that helps as far as toning my legs, but I also like to incorporate lower body exercises. 

I hope y'all enjoyed this quick fitness post! If you try this workout let me know how you like it! Like always thank you so much for stopping by & for continuing to support my blog! 

RECENT WORKOUT POSTS: 


Disclaimer: I am NOT a personal trainer nor a health nutritionist, everything I am sharing is from PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. If you attempt this workout please do it at your own pace. What works for me may not work for you. 

THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS

Wednesday, May 1, 2019





OUTFIT DETAILS [DRESS IS SOLD OUT, OTHER OPTIONS HERE, HERE & HERE, HEELED SANDALS, JUSTFAB.COM, EARRINGS: ROCKSBOX ]

Happy Friday! 

It's pouring cats & dogs right now so we aren't doing much around here. 

I have been sticking to my blogging schedule and I am so dang proud of myself! I hope you guys are enjoying the content that I have been putting out. 

Yesterday I was having such a bad day, I haven't talked much about it lately but depression is a real thing and I like to think that I have control over it, but sometimes I just let Jesus take the wheel. So after having a meltdown and praying, I got up this morning determined that I will not allow myself to fall and its noon already and no meltdowns! That means I deserve a few glasses of wine right? 
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On our way to Stephenville we decided to make a quick stop to shoot these pictures, we found the perfect little place.I wanted to share this gorgeous floral dress from Target! Unfortunately it's sold out but I am linking other dress options for you. This dress has a button front and a little ruffle sleeves, it's so pretty. I get major  "The Notebook" vibes when I wear these types of dresses! And y'all know I love The Notebook! 

My heeled sandals are from JustFab.com, I know some of us don't like subscriptions so I linked other similar options that have amazing reviews! I have great things about this pair and I love the cork style! 

These earrings are do die for! I love a good statement earring! I've received a few earrings from the Wilde collection and have loved each one! The quality of them are great and although they are kinda big they feel so light weight! This pair came in my Rocksbox this month along with other great pieces! Rocksbox is a $21/month try before you buy jewelry subscription. You get to try high end, gorgeous jewelry for a portion of the price! How great is that! If you'd like to give it a try you can use my code "coffeewithrosaxoxo" for your first month free! You can cancel at anytime, no strings attached! 

Thank you guys for continuing to support me! It means the world to me. I hope y'all have a wonderful weekend! 

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links, meaning, at no extra cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you click through and make a purchase. I only share things that I genuinely love and brands that I truly believe in. 






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