What to Pack for a Five Day Trip to Panama City, Panama

What to Pack for a Five Day Trip to Panama City, Panama
Hi there! I’m back from vacation! And if you followed along my Instagram Stories, you know I was in Panama for a few days.The reason for my visit was to take care of some business. So, this was the shortest trip I have ever taken there but I enjoyed every moment of it. I got to spend time with some friends and family. I was able to attend Fashion Week Panama and meet some local bloggers. And shoot some looks which I’ll be sharing later this week. Today, I wanted to share with you what to pack for a five day trip to Panama. Panama, Trip, Travel Essentials, Five Day Trip, Five Days in Panama, Five Day Itinerary, Five Days
  1. White Tee – for a comfortable yet chic vibe.
  2. Sunnies – because tired eyes need a place to hide.
  3. Beats – because airports and airplanes are noisy.
  4. Gucci Belt – to elevate the casual travel outfit
  5. Women’s Trimmer – because wearing a swimsuit means maintaining the bikini
  6. Slides –  make it easy to get through security lines.
  7. Jeans – because jeans are always a good idea.
  8. Carry-on – makes it easy to get out of the airport and skip baggage claim.
  9. Restorative Facial Milk – for beautifully hydrated skin.
  10. Invisible Sunscreen Gel – for the sun in Latin America
  11. Bare Face Cleansing Balm Stick – to remove impurities every day.
  12. Julep Night Shift Sleeping Mask – for the good night sleep skin deserves.
  13. Quip Toothbrush – it’s compact and has a powerful clean.
  14. Julep Charcoal Konjac Sponge – it’s a must for cleansing.
  15. Lingerie Liquid Lipstick – for days when make up is not an option.
  Saludos,
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Hardwood Floors Care + Tips You Should Know

This post is sponsored by Bona® but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. 

I will be the first to admit that I had no idea how to care for hardwood floors, even after moving into our current home. Though, I had very little knowledge of what it took to care for them, I knew it was essential learn to maintain these, after all they are our home’s largest asset. This is why I have chosen to use Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner to upkeep our floors. Because nearly 100 years, Bona has provided home owners with “tried and true” premium products.

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This unique and effective formulation provides a complete clean by gently and effectively removing dust and dirt. It is also GREENGUARD GOLD certified, which means that it’s safe for use in our home and around my family. It is so effective that it dries fast with no dulling residue! I learned very quickly that hardwood floors require different care than carpet. Knowing this has encouraged me to develop a cleaning schedule to keep our floors looking their best.

Daily

Dusting with a microfiber mop to ensure floors do not get scratches. I find that using a microfiber mop is more effective in trapping dirt.

weekly

Vacuum and wet mop, this method really helps get dirt out of trouble areas.

Other tips

Using proper tools to clean hardwood floors – a mop paired with a machine washable, microfiber pad for dusting and cleaning makes cleaning easier. Lightly misting hardwood floors with a hardwood floor cleaner will be enough to give it a great clean. Using DIY cleaners can be damaging to hardwood floors. Depending on the amount of traffic in a home,  it is a good idea to polish the floors every 2-3 months and this product by Bona is a great option, Bona Hardwood Floor Polish. Let the kids get involved! 😉Bona® Hardwood Floor Cleaner makes cleaning so easy that the girls beg to help me mop. So every now and then, I let them.

These are just some tips that I have picked up and to help spruce up your home’s flooring. If you have any tips for hardwood floor care, I’d love to hear them.

Saludos,

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Girls’ Room Reveal: Fun Ways to Decorate a Shared Room.

Girls’ Room Reveal: Fun Ways to Decorate a Shared Room.

We SOLD & moved to an apartment! While this isn’t completely new… the fact that the girls are sharing a bedroom is. This is the first time EVER they’ve had to share a room. For that reason, I wanted the room to feel like a special place. Now that the room is finally set up (inset praising hands emoji), I thought I’d share it with y’all. 🙂 I feel like I did pretty good because they seem to love it as much as I do. What do y’all think? Because another reason for me doing a room reveal is to inspire anyone that comes across my post. But that’s enough chatter on my part, let me take you on a tour.

Gallery Wall

Call me crazy but gallery walls are in my opinion the easiest form of decor. Sure, it can take some time to figure out which pieces to put together (like a puzzle) but they cover a great deal of any wall. This is the largest gallery wall I’ve put together and because it’s a shared room, I tried adding pieces that fit both their personalities. I picked up a few pieces at some of my favorite stores and added some DIY pieces as well. I finished it off by adding more personal touches like framed photos from recent years. 🙂

Homework Nook

Since Nayelli is now in 3rd grade, she brings homework more regularly. With that said, it was important for her to have a space where she could sit and work. While I will admit that making the switch from our 2600+ sq. ft. home to a two bedroom apartment has meant a huge cut on living space and storing certain furniture items away, the desk simply made the cut. You may not remember this desk, but it’s actually a DIY post I shared on the blog before, you can check it out here!

Decorative Details

I can’t say that I was going for a certain theme when decorating their room. However, I did know that I wanted the space to be bright and colorful. Nalani loves purples and pinks and if you ask her she will tell you in her cute toddler voice. While Nayelli likes greens and pinks. So, I tried to use this color palette as inspiration instead. Some of the details that I added to the space include changing out the original knobs to the dresser (because these were just much cuter), adding pretty decorative storage boxed and hanging up a garland I handmade for the nursery a few years back.

Storage

Again, having moved to an apartment has meant loosing square footage. So, I’ve had to get creative with storage and what better way than with decorative boxes. Not only do I love decorative boxes because they’re super cute, but also because they discretely hide my little’s hoarded items, I mean collectibles. Nayelli, for instance is quite the sunnies collector and one of these boxes stores them all.

I have a lot of fun decorating. While the hubby thinks that I’m always decorating, it do so on a budget. I’m linking a few of the pieces you have seen here below. If you have any questions on any that I may not have linked, shoot me a note. 😉

If you have been apartment living, I am open to suggestions as I am still working on the rest of the areas. 🙂

Saludos, 

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How I’m prepping for Fall with the Amazing Smell of New Gain Fresh Water Sparkle™

How I’m prepping for Fall with the Amazing Smell of New Gain Fresh Water Sparkle™
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When you have to keep the laundry of four people and a dog smelling fresh, you focus on scent. As the laundry coordinator in my home making sure our laundry smells fresh is a big deal. To add an extra boost of scent to our favorite blankets, t-shirts, tutus, and dresses, I have the help of a new trio. The NEW Gain Flings™ Laundry Detergent Pacs in Fresh Water Sparkle™ scent, NEW Gain fireworks!™ in-wash scent booster in Fresh Water Sparkle™ scent and Gain Dryer Sheets in Fresh Water Sparkle™ scent. This amazing new scent is exclusive to Dollar General and worth trying out. 

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Weekend Ready with H-E-B Beer & Wine Delivery by Favor

This post is sponsored by Favor; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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Hi y’all! How was your weekend? Mine was perfect even though we didn’t do a thing! Sometimes I feel that I need to do just that; stay home and do nothing. Because if I’m being honest, we are always up to something. Since I knew I’d be home this weekend, I decided to order a few things with Favor. Did you know that Favor has free beer & wine delivery exclusively from H-E-B? You heard that right!

It is super simple to order, whether you order online or with the app. The best part is that you can get some of the best beers and wines delivered right to your door and in under an hour​! I opened my app and browsed through the selection. Picked Mike’s Hard Lemonade (a personal favorite) for myself and Karbach’s Art Car IPA for the hubby, who loves Texas craft beer.

Once I placed my order, I was able to track it every step of the way, from the time it was assigned to the time it was on its way to me. Because I try to be a savvy shopper, I love that just because you’re ordering through an app, the price doesn’t change. You get to enjoy the exact same low prices​ found in stores when you order H-E-B Beer & Wine with Favor. There’s also no minimum order​, so you can order a single bottle of wine to a six pack of beer, talk about convenience. I was even able to make dinner while waiting for my order to be delivered. By the time my Favor was complete, the hubby got home to a cold pack of his favorite beer; which we enjoyed while catching up on our favorite show.

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If you’re in Texas, you have to check out Favor! They deliver in over 30 cities around our state; from Austin to San Antonio to Houston. With two options available to order, the Favor app and favordelivery.com, it easy to get exactly what you want right to your doorstep. Do keep in mind that alcohol is not available for purchase during certain hours. Also, that you must be 21 and be ready to present a valid ID upon delivery.

Saludos,

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Helping #EndPeriodPoverty with Always – You Can Too!

This post has been sponsored by Always. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Did you know that nearly 1 in 5 American girls have either left school early or missed school because of a lack of period products? I mean, can you imagine someone that you know missing out on activities that she enjoys and makes her confident, because of her period? Seeing statistics on this recently, truly touched me and pushed me to speak out on the issue. No girl should be in this situation! Especially due to something that’s so natural and reoccurring.

This back to school season, Always is on a mission to help ensure no girl in the U.S. misses school and loses confidence because she doesn’t have access to period protection. They are taking action to help #EndPeriodPoverty; and have partnered with HEB to raise awareness about the issue and donate to American girls in need. The donation will be made through Feeding America’s school pantry program; which provides food, toiletries and personal care products to kids in need.

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Here’s how you can help too!

(1) When you purchase Always products from now until September 8th at your local HEB a donation will be made on your behalf. This includes purchases made through their convenient curbside grocery pick-up.

(2) You can purchase Always products and donate these directly to your local school pantries.

(3) Join the conversation and help end the stigma around periods and lack of access to period products. It is through awareness we can work together to find a solution to #EndPeriodPoverty.

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As a woman and a mom, I feel that it’s up to me to be part of the solution. It makes me happy to know that Always gives back to our community and works at empowering millions of girls through puberty and confidence education, providing products to girls in need, and most recently by tackling societal barriers through the Always #LikeAGirl movement.

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