Christmas, Decorating, Favorite Season, Love, Memories

Decking The Halls & Filled With Joy of My Blogs Year Anniversary!

Holy Moly! I cannot believe I’ve had my blog for a year now. I’m so grateful for each and everyone of my followers and the amazing people that read my blogs! You guys are amazing. I just go back to the first blog I wrote and how scared I was to start my blog but, here we are a year later. I hope I’ll be doing this for more years to come. I just want to thank you all for the support. Now, let’s get into the holiday spirit and talk Christmas decor.

My house has been decked out for Christmas since the 1st of November, some may say that is way too soon but, I don’t care. I look forward to decorating for Christmas all year sadly, this is the first year that we won’t have a Christmas tree though. You can read all about our Christmas tree fail in a post I wrote last year. Since, then I’ve been a bit hesitant with buying a real tree again and well, living overseas you don’t have a wide range of choices for an artificial tree. We only have the MCX and the choices they have are super expensive and in my opinion, not worth the price. I’ve always had a real tree growing up, I love the smell and how green and full they are. Once, I’m back home I will be splurging on my dream artificial tree or trees… you know maybe one for every room. Haha. Some of the decor I already had from last year and some I found at my local thrift store or got at target. There aren’t a lot of places to shop for decor like back in the states there’s Marshall’s, tjmaxx, and of course target! Not everything they have is online and stuff I would love to buy won’t ship here. So, I had to do work with what I had. I’m loving all the neutral and white decor I’ve been seeing everywhere but, it’s something about the traditional colors like green and red that scream Christmas and I’m not ready to change colors at least, not now maybe when I go back to the states and I have options. For the time being this is how my humble home looks.

The green and red throw pillows I got at one of the Japanese dollar store. For a total of $4 I have cute pillows. These are our stockings from last year and the wreath I made last year as well. My placemats and the runner that’s on my coffee table are from target. The snowman I’ve had for years and the signs are from daiso.

This is probably my fave spot in the living room. This huge snow globe plays music and the bottom turns. I absolutely love it and it’s one Jason’s favorite things to look at. I have a picture of my squishy on his first Christmas, some nutcrackers from hobby lobby, and my recent purchase from target is this mercury glass tree. This little spot is so magical to me and makes me so happy.

The decor in my beauty room is a bit different, I wanted to make it a pink wonderland since, it’s the main color already. I wanted to mix the metals and have a pop of pink. The silver and white wreath and the tall golden tree is from the local thrift store.

The deer, nutcracker,the small rose gold mercury glass tree, and the candle holder in the middle are from target. I diy the white tree with things from the Japanese dollar store and finally a cute picture of my sweet baby boy.

I hope you all enjoyed this little tour of my home in all it’s Christmas glory. Once, again I want to thank each and everyone you for all the support and making this a great year!

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family, Love, Memories, Travel, Vacation

Mini Family Vacation.

Hello Beautifuls! How is y’alls summer going so far? Mine as been filled with family love, laughter, shopping, a lot of shopping, and creating great memories. I’ve been in Florida for about two months, I’ll be heading back to Japan Sunday morning. I can’t believe how fast these months have gone by. It’s going to be so sad to say goodbye to my family again for another year and a half. I will miss them very much and I’m sure they are going to miss us, especially Jason. But, we will be back before you know it.

Since, being back in the states I’ve gone to target so many times I have lost count. I’ve been deprived so, I needed my fix, don’t judge. We’ve done a lot of shopping, I think I’m set for a while and so is Jason. I’ll do a separate post on our big shopping hauls. We’ve gone on little vacations such as, going to North Carolina to see the in laws and going on a spontaneous two day beach trip. I was able to find us the cutest resort right on the beach with like a few hours notice, not days, hours! It turned out to be an amazing trip. I couldn’t ask for any better in laws. We’ve just came back from Orlando, it was Jason’s first time at SeaWorld. He loved all the shows, music, and little water parks. He sure came home pooped. I got the chance to really bond with my not so little brothers, we got on all the rides and just had a lot of fun. So much fun that I now have no voice. Since we couldn’t make it to Disney World and I had to get my Disney fix, we headed down to Disney Springs. I was so happy, I was like a little kid in a candy shop. It was magical. On top of these little trips, I’ve been enjoying the Florida sun, I finally have a tan! Jason has enjoyed both of his grandparents pools, he’s like a little fish. I couldn’t have asked for a better vacation. I’m so grateful for my amazing husband for making all this possible.

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family, Love, Mother of Twins, Motherhood

Double the Struggle, Double The Cuteness.

This week I’m honored and so excited to introduce to you all my first feature in my blog,  my beautiful cousin, Kristal and her family. My cousin is a mommy of 3 handsome boys, an 11-year-old named Kristian, and about 5 month old twins. YES, TWINS! Named Marco and Jose, they are identical twins. I’m so jealous that everyone has gotten to hold and play with them. They are so cute it hurts. Just like me, she is part of that military life and has pretty much been doing this by her self with the help of her 11-year-old son. She was lucky to have him there for the birth of the babies but not soon after the birth, he was deployed. That right there is strength and patience, I had a breakdown two weeks after having my baby boy and my husband was away on a field op for a day and he was not far away from me. I had to call him to come home because I thought I was going insane. I was very lucky to have him only a few minutes away. Unlike, my cousin who’s soldier is on the other side of the world. I don’t know any moms with twins, I’m sure its double the struggle, but double the cuteness at the same time. I don’t know how she does it, I get stressed with my one toddler. I tell you what, she is superwoman in my eyes. Having twins can’t be easy and I was curious to know how life is with twins. I’m so happy she agreed and took some time to answer a few question

  1. How did you feel when you found out you were having twins ?

When I found out I was pregnant with twins I was at the OB’s office feeling so sick 🤢 I was having an ultrasound done to see how far along I was in the pregnancy and then I was told by the technician to say “hi to baby A and baby B” I was staring straight at them and still said “ you mean there’s two babies?! “ I guess I was in shock and I started crying tears of joy!

    2.  How long does it take you to get them ready?

It double everything, so it takes double the time to do anything. But I spend at least two hours to get both babies ready!

3. Is it hard to leave the house with twins?

Leaving the house is a very difficult task, I still struggle to go out with the twins!. I have to do a lot of planning and preparing, so these days we only go to the pediatrician and grocery shopping, but I have hope it will get easier.

4. How soon after giving birth did he deploy?

I so happy that he was able to be apart of their birth experience. The babies came in the nick of time! I was induced at 34 Weeks due to preclampsia, and I was blessed to give birth naturally to two healthy babies on September 9th 2017 and he had orders to deploy on September 12th 2017, so I was sad to see him leave exactly a week after the babies were born.

5. What kind of personality do the twins have?

So my boys are identical twins, which means that they look exactly the same but they have different and alike personalities already and they are on 5 months old. Jose is my baby A, he was born first. He is my calm baby, and always smiling! But when he is hungry he is very impatient! Marco is my baby B and was born 15 minutes after his brother! He is my more needy baby, he wants all the attention! I can say he is definitely more serious. But both babies are very sweet and love to giggle and kick all day!

6. How much coffee do you need to get through the day?

I can say Coffee is a must with twins! Without it I’m not sure how I would survive! I drink a lot of coffee, at the least 6 cups a day!

7. Do they sleep through the night?

I can say that I was lucky to have two babies that have been sleeping through the night since they were 3 months. I give them the last bottle at 9pm and by 10pm they are in bed sleeping till 8am for their first bottle.

8. What advice do you have for the mommy’s with twins?

The biggest advice for mommy’s with twins that I have is that patience is very important and very much-needed! Patience is the key! It’s the only way to keep you from getting overwhelmed and frustrated when you have two crying babies at the same exact time, because when you have twins it happens ALOT!

9. How does Kristian ( Chucho)  feel about being a big brother?

We have talked and he does miss being an only child and I believe it’s normal after he was an only child for 11 years, but Chucho loves his brothers, and they love him! They get very excited when he gets home from school! The babies giggle just by looking at him! And he is very helpful when it comes to taking care of the babies. I can see already that the twins will have a very special bond with their big brother!

10. How does it feel to be a mommy again?

Being a mommy to two infants at the same time again after 11 years is an honor! Becoming a mother changes everything and becoming a mother of twins changes everything times two, though sometimes it can feel like times infinity, but I love every moment of it! My 3 boys are my greatest joy in life!

11. Who inspired the name of the twins?

We struggled with names at first, and we wanted their names to be special so I thought that We both love our dads very much and both men are amazing dads! that we decided to name the boys after their grandfathers! Jose and Marco was perfect names for our boys!

Look how beautiful her family is & look hopw great she looks after popping out two tiny humans!

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How cute are these two little tiny bald humans? I love them so much! I want to thank my beautiful cousin for answering these few questions and being the first featured person on my blog! I hope you all enjoyed this post and maybe gave you a bit of baby fever. I sure do.

 

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Confidence, fashion, Love, Makeup, Shopping, Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day Outfits.

Hello Beautifuls! Today I’m coming at you with some cute outfit ideas, from casual and comfy to girly and dressy. With Valentines Day around the corner I was inspired to come up with a few outfits. One of my goals for this year was to revamp my wardrobe and add some pink into my closet (my favorite color). These are all new pieces, so it is kind of like a haul too. My style goes by my mood, sometimes I feel like being very girly and fancy, and sometimes I feel like being comfy, but still look cute and girly. I had so much fun putting these pieces together and I love how each outfit came out. I hope y’all like them and get some ideas for your Valentines Day outfit too.

Outfit # 1 is a casual look. I bought this flowy blush pink shirt from Old Navy. I paired it with these light blue jeans and tan booties. It was very comfy and chic.

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Staying with the casual look, Outfit #2 is a causal with a little bit of a more feminine and girly twist to it. The blush pink sweater is from H&M and the Black embroidered pants are from Old Navy, these pants alone adds a cute and girly touch. I finished this look with these black block heels from Target.

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Outfit #3 and Outfit #4 are more of a Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl inspired look. These looks are really girly and pretty. I paired the same blush pink sweater from H&M with a black skater skirt I got from amazon, I have a real obsession with these types of skirts. I paired these outfits with the black block heels from the previous picture. Both of these outfits are cute, but being in Japan, it is a bit cold, so if you are in a cold area I would put some black tights or over the knee boots to keep warm. These two outfits have to be my favorites of them all.

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Outfit #4 is a blush skater shirt from amazon and a black dress shirt from Target.

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I also came up with a Valentines Day inspired makeup look, which I’m obsessed with. I went with a very girly and pink look because pink is my favorite color. I used two eyeshadow pallets the Naked 3 and the Huda Beauty Mauve Obsession Pallet, both can be found in Sephora. I used the Nars bronzer and blush duo compact and for lips I used a lip liner from NYX in the color sand pink with the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss in the color beige sunrise. I kept it very simple.

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I hope you all liked this post and got some ideas for Valentines Day. Let me know what y’all have planned?

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Sunday Funday

Hello Beautifuls! I hope you all are having an amazing weekend so far. We had a lazy Saturday, but we had a pretty fun Sunday. We took Jason bowling for the first time, needless to say, he beat us. He sure is a natural. (who wouldn’t be with bumpers, right?) Our little professional bowler was still full of energy, so we took him to the park for a few. He loves swinging and going up and down the slides. It kills me how much he is growing and is capable of doing all these things on his own. I remember when I would have to hold him to go down the slides and swings. Where did my baby go? Stay little forever!

We came home and took our fur baby on a walk and watch the sunset. I swear Japan is so beautiful. I do not go on long walks, but this view was so amazing, it sure encouraged me to start going on long walks. Lucas sure didn’t mind the long walk. As I walked, I couldn’t believe how blessed I was. Above all, it was a great and fun day. What do you all do for fun? Well it is not like we will be able to do it for another two years. Maybe we can find something close to it here in Japan. Let me know down below! XOXO.

 

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Confidence, Faith, family, Love, Mommy and Me, Motherhood, New Year

Set Goals & Crush them!

Hello Beautifuls! I am writing on here today to talk about goals. I know we are in the second week of January, but it’s never to late to set some goals. It does not matter if you want to set them in the middle of the year, month, or week. Goals are goals. Set them whenever you feel like you want to. This is the first year I have ever made a “dream/goals board”. I wanted to visualize my goals and dreams and put out good vibes out in the world. I pray everyday and declare my goals will come true in the name of Jesus Christ. Staying positive, keeping faith, and never giving up are key in making your goals happen. The two main goals I have set for this year are to travel with my little family and reach 500 followers on my blog. The other goals are to revamp my style and wardrobe, start a healthier lifestyle, and going back home to visit my family and friends. I am very excited for this year. This is going to be our year! I hope you all accomplish all your goals this year. XOXO.

 

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This Is Our Year.

First, I want to say Happy New Years, all the way from Japan! I hope you all had a great New Years Eve. This is my first blog post of the new year. I have changed and updated a few things in my blog. I hope you all like the little changes I have made. I still can not believe it is 2018. We did not do anything exciting. The Boucha’s just stayed home, watched some movies, and had breakfast for dinner. I never got out of my pajamas, I took a shower and got back into pajamas. I mean what better way to start the New Years in comfort. Being Hispanic meant you get all dressed up for the holidays, to just sit in the living around family. I do not mean put on some jeans and a nice blouse. No, you put on a nice dress with some heels, make up on fleek. To just sit on the dang couch. I find it hilarious, I did miss it a little though.

New Years day, I believe this is the only holiday the Japanese celebrate, so places out it town were closed. We did our workout, we then got ready to go for a walk. Jason got a little bike from his grandparents, so we took it out for a stroll. Jason still can not pedal and we can not take them off. It was a struggle, the pedals kept rolling on his foot. He would not keep his feet on the non-moving pedals. We tried putting Velcro on his shoe and pedal, but it was a fail. The entire time Jason had his little legs lifted up or my husband lifted the front wheel off the ground and rolled with the two back wheels. Overall, it was a pretty chill day for us.

This is going to be great year. We hope to go on as many adventures as we can this year. Let’s see what this year will bring. I hope you all achieve all the goals you have set. If you hav not set any, just keep living your life to fullest!

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