45 Days Without Sip, Sip, Hooray!

The thought of having my “best beach body yet” by this month is something to laugh at. Seriously, I am giggling just at the thought. Why? Why did I decide to put that kind of pressure on me?!? Who do I think I am for believing I could achieve a nice pack of abs in just 30 days?!?

I am a crazy dreamer – that’s why. I know that one day I will have those insane abs I’ve always wanted, but until then, I will keep showing up to the gym because it is certainly not happening by February 28th.

The only reason I gave up alcohol was to focus on my fitness goal of having abs. Little did I know this little journey would take me through an unexpected route.

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Tidying Up Marathon

Happy, happy Monday!!! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! My family visited from Dallas so mine was filled with entertainment and laughs. Our little niece is something else, and literally, has us wrapped around her little finger.

Since we are almost halfway through the month, I figured it was time to share what I learned about the book I read last month. Ok, ok, so I am not quite done with it. There is one more chapter to read but I promised myself to finish it this week since I am almost down to two weeks to read February’s book. Continue reading “Tidying Up Marathon”

Mel Robbins Changed My Life

Mel Robbins Changed My Life

Is your fire burning out now that we are one month deep into the new year? Or is it still burning and you are actually feeling refueled since it is the start of a brand new month?!? It’s all about perspective, right? I think it can go both ways, it all depends on the type of person you are. You either see the glass half empty or half full. About two years ago, as I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts (at the time), I was introduced to a tool that changed my life for the best. To date, this tool keeps me going and continues to push me even harder, especially on the days I do not feel energized to do anything.

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Her

Fellas – welcome, welcome. You may or may not be a regular visitor around here, which is totally cool with me. I suppose you have a special lady in your life and you are probably wondering what to surprise her with this year. Well, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration (at least that is my hope). Can you believe love day is two weeks away?! Just enough time to shop around and decide what to spoil her with!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him

Ladies, I’ve been looking forward to sharing this post because I’ve slowly compiled this list of gift ideas since last year! And I can finally share it, yay!!!

Valentine’s Day is 19 days away, and if you like to plan ahead, you are probably shooting to buy his gift no later than Sunday, Feb. 10th. I don’t know about your guy but I find it just a little bit challenging shopping for mine. He is the type of person who beats me to it. For example, for our wedding, I knew exactly what I wanted to surprise him with on the day of. I was yelling on the inside when he asked me to go to the mall with him to buy the watch he had his eyes on for MONTHS!!!! Ahhhh, it still gets me, LOL!!! Like why, why did you have to buy your own wedding gift, Jose? I ended up expressing my love for him on a piece of paper (something he cannot find at a store); I believe my love letter ended up having much more significance than anything I could have ever purchased.  Continue reading “Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Him”

5 Tips for Organizing Your Closet

5 Tips for Organizing Your Closet

At least twice a year, I fill up bags with unused or unwanted clothes, shoes, and accessories, to either sell or donate. The first time usually occurs around the summer months and the second time occurs right before the year ends. I think my organizational skills are decent but could be better. To improve in this area, I ordered “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo. According to book reviews, my life is about to change for the better – and I am ALL in. I am confident this book will take my organizational skills to the next level, but before that takes place, I thought it would be nice to document my current ideas of what I believe creates an organized closet. Continue reading “5 Tips for Organizing Your Closet”

Happy New Year – 2019!

Happy New Year – 2019!

Happy, Happy New Year! And just like that, it is the beginning of a brand new year! Houston Rodeo is practically tomorrow…well no, not really, but the lineup is released tomorrow!!! And for some reason, I cannot wait! I convinced (or did I?) Jose to take me this year. Here is to hoping Drake is performing.

I think this is the seventh year I write my goals in my planner to help me remember of the promises I made to myself. I highly recommend you do the same. There is something powerful about writing your goals on paper. Yes, I believe there is a lot more that goes into actually reaching your goals, but I think this is a good first step. Continue reading “Happy New Year – 2019!”

Christmas family pajama day

Christmas family pajama day

It was a Christmas family pajama day in the #sojohousehold this past weekend – that was until we had to step out of our apartment. It will not be the last time we rock our matching pjs this year though. I am checking our suitcases twice before taking off to New York City (NYC) to ensure we bring them. I’ve only DREAMT of spending Christmas in the Big Apple!!! My heart is skipping a few beats from the excitement as I am sharing this with you!

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It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month

It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Oh heyyyyy there! Happy, happy October! I think this is a favorite month for a lot of people because it’s when the temperatures finally drop (at least in TX) and it’s pumpkin spice everything! And I ain’t mad ’bout it.

This month is well-known for a few causes, including, but not limited to: Breast Cancer, Domestic Violence, Down Syndrome, and Depression Education. And while all of these are important causes, there is one that hits close to home – Down Syndrome. It is an honor to share her story on the blog today. Her name is Sonia and we met through my little sister many years ago. Since they have been best friends since middle school, it was easy to see her as my little sister too! She is beautiful inside and out, focused, intelligent, a go-getter, strong, and independent. Her story is more than captivating; it is inspiring, motivating, and courageous.

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