May 17, 2015

Downtown strolls

 

 

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We absolutely love going downtown with our little cub whenever we get a chance. I know i’ve said it before but we really do love living here in Orlando. My husband’s and my work schedule are so hectic sometimes we only get to really interact in the late afternoons when he gets home from work and the time is so limited because little cub goes to bed at around 9:30pm. By the time he wakes up, dad’s already gone off to work, so it’s just me, him and his brother Max (our boston terrier). It’s hard sometimes because even though we meet people here and there, I haven’t really made any “mom friends” (why is it so hard to make “mom friends”? is it just me?) and our family members are so far away I am always trying to find places to take little cub so he can interact with other kids. I feel badĀ sometimes that it’s just me and him all day and he doesn’t get to socialize with other people (especially other babies/kids) because I believe this is important for his development, particularly for language acquisition. But then again, he is still 10 months old so I always say to myself “there’s still time for him to do these things”. I take him to music class every week, once a week and he gets a chance to interact with other kids there so that’s a plus.

That being said, we try to make it downtown as much as possible for park time and just strolling through the streets. The vibe here is so relaxed, the people are friendly…the atmosphere is just right. There are so many little restaurants to go to it’s hard to pick just one. We usually end up somewhere where they specialize in beer crafting ’cause that’s my hubby’s thing šŸ˜‰ Later we always end up in the swings for the little one. He literally could stay there all day if we let him. He bawls out when we take him out and the stares we get are like “what are they doing to that child?!” Ohhh lawwwddd. This kid.

So that’s us on our free time.Ā I hope you all have an amazing weekend…

Until next time,

 

Raquel

Banana Republic skirtĀ 

Old Navy espadrille sneakers

Target 3/4 sleeve tee (old) similar hereĀ 

Target sunglassesĀ 

Gap cardiganĀ 

Old Navy bucket bag (old) similar hereĀ 

Old Navy onesie (sold out) similar hereĀ 

Old Navy baby leather sandalsĀ 

 

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April 29, 2015

Cleanliness is close to Godliness

 

 

 

 

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Hi there!

Hope all of you have had an amazing week so far. I’ve been super busy with a) running around my little bug (my God, this kid is THE Energizer bunny!), b)work-work and finally c)trying my best to keep my house tidy, fresh, clean and smelling amazing.

I remember being a kid and going to visit my grandma’s and her house always smelled of eucalyptus, so fresh and inviting and I’ve always tried to accomplish that same feeling in my own home. I detest going in to someone’s house and it smelling like food, or pet slobber or any other “funky” smell, for that matter. Same goes for my own home: I want people to come to my place and say “What is that great smell” or tell other people about how good my place smelled. Hey, I’m no type A but I do like to keep some level of cleanliness particularly since I have a little one and a pet. Isn’t it thebomb.com to go into someone’s home and feel completely welcome on the way it smells alone? I sure as heck do.

On that note, I have found a line of products which I am absolutely obsessed with called Caldrea. Maybe you’ve heard of it, maybe not, the point is these products had me at hello from the minute I smelled them. I can honestly say that all scents are my favorite (which is a hard feat for a cleaning product to accomplish, in my opinion). But, obviously there is one particularĀ scent from their line I die for which is the Green Tea Verbena: so fresh, clean and sophisticated. It’s perfect. And the best part? The scent lingers for hours!! Yay!! Are the products effective cleaners? They sure are. And best of all…drumroll….they are free of parabens and phtalates!! Double yay!! I cannot ask for more. So there you have it: luxury, effectiveness and cleanliness all in one great simple product.

Until next time…

Xoxo,

Raquel

 

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