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HOLIDAY...

Sunday, December 24, 2017






HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
I HOPE YOU ARE ALL SAFE AND SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE HOW FAST THIS YEAR WENT BY. I'VE BEEN TOLD THE OLDER YOU GET THE FASTER IT GOES BY. WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS? AGAIN I HOPE YOU GUYS ARE WARM AND SAFE.  I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT WAS UP WITH MY LEFT HAND IN EVERY PICTURE. 
XO,
MONICA

FOR HER...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

SWEATER: GREY \ NAVY\ PINK || BOOTIES: NUDE BROWN CHUNK \ OPEN SIDE || DRESS: RED || LEGGINGS: BLACK \ NAVY || PERFUME: FLOWERBOMB || SHOES: NIKE 

IT LOOKS LIKE CHRISTMAS IS AROUND THE CORNER. HERE ARE SOME GIFT IDEAS FOR HER. BY HER IT CAN BE FOR THE MOM, GRANDMA, AUNT, SISTER, COUSIN, ETC. I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT THIS YEAR WENT BY SO FAST! WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE HOLIDAYS? 
XO,
MONICA

RUFFLE...

Sunday, December 10, 2017




HEELS  Similar || SKIRT Ruffle Skirt || H&M BLOUSE Similar

Hello,
Are we ready for the holidays? Can you believe it it's almost 2018?  I am wearing a skirt from Amazon-fashion, old blouse from H&M and heels from forever21. I like the simplicity of this skirt.  I haven't worn heels in months and it was very difficult going up and down the stairs YIKES! I hope you are all having a great day with your loved ones. 
xo,
Monica 


DECEMBER TRAINING...

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Hello,
For years, I have made it a constant goal to drop down in weight and gain muscle. To be honest I have had no luck. This month I made myself a promise that I am going to get in shape. What I mean by this is gaining some muscle. I am what you call skinny fat. 
Now you may be wondering why lose the weight? I need to drop fat in order to see muscle definition. 
Below are my current measurements. I will keep you all updated on this new journey of mine. Finger crossed by December 2018 I am in the best shape of my life.

Here I will share every step of the way.

Baseline 

Body Fat 28%
Weight/height 128 pounds : 5'4
Neck 12.5"
Chest 36"
Shoulders 38.5"
Waist 29"
Hips 35"
Bicep 9" 
Thigh 13"
Calf 14 "


RIVERSIDE...

Saturday, December 2, 2017






   HANDBAG Kate Spade Similar caption || HEELS: Delicious || H&M Dress Similar 
Hello Everyone,
I hope you all are having an amazing week. This weekend I went out with a friend of mine who is a photographer. She is so talented I highly suggest you book her @celine_marieephoto and she is based in SoCal. 
Pictures were taken in Downtown Riverside, Riverside has the cutest shops. The first, second and third picture was taken in the heart of downtown Riverside. The second picture was taken in Molinos Coffee shop. 
The best part was the people they were so friendly. 
The dress is from H&M, heels are Delicious and handbag is from Kate Spade. 
Stay warm and safe everyone.
xo,
Monica

HOT DRINKS...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

THE FOODIE TEEN
Ingredients
2 cups (500ml) unsweetened almond milk or pecan milk
2 chai tea bags
2 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp ground nutmeg
coconut whipped cream, as a topping

Instructions
1. In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the nut milk until it just starts to simmer, then immediately remove from heat.
2. Add the chai tea bags and leave to steep for 5 minutes. Remove and discard the tea bags, then add the rest of the ingredients and whisk well to combine. Taste and adjust sweetness or spice to your liking, then pop it back over low heat for a few minutes until warmed through. Transfer the mixture to a blender and blend for 20-30 seconds, until frothy, then transfer to mugs.
3. Serve warm with a dollop of coconut whipped cream if you wish!



CAFE DELITES
Ingredients

Nutella Hot Chocolate
4 cups low fat/skim milk
2 tablespoons Nutella , a chocolate hazelnut spread (or any hazelnut cacao spread)
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tablespoons natural sweetener of choice/raw sugar
Optional Toppings:
Marshmallows
Crushed hazelnuts
Chocolate chips
Extra Nutella

Instructions

Heat milk in a medium sized saucepan on medium - high heat until beginning to warm and steam. Add the spread, cocoa powder and sugar, and whisk until dissolved and combined. Bring to a gentle simmer while stirring, and take off heat. Serve with your desired toppings.


THE HAPPIER HOMEMAKER

Ingredients

2 cups skim milk
3/4 cup milk chocolate morsels
3 tablespoon PB2 powdered peanut butter

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat on medium heat stirring often until chocolate is melted. Serve in two mugs, top with whipped cream and peanut butter morsels if desired.


TIDY MOM

INGREDIENTS:

1.5 cups whole milk
1/2 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
pinch of ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
pinch sea salt
2 ounces white chocolate (roughly chopped)

DIRECTIONS:

In a small sauce pan over medium heat, combine milk, pumpkin and spices. Cook string constantly until just simmering.
Remove from heat and add chocolate ( reserve some chocolate for garnish)
Just before serving, top each mug with a generous mound of whipped cream, a few shavings of white chocolate, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon.
Serve immediately.

ORGANIZED ISLAND

INGREDIENTS

2 cups milk
½ teaspoon Vanilla extract
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon sugar
pinch of cinnamon
whipped cream

INSTRUCTIONS

Pour milk in sauce pan over low heat.
Add vanilla, sugar, malted milk, and cinnamon. Heat until just hot. Pour into cups and top with whipped cream.

Hello,
The holiday season is right around the corner. Here are some yummy drinks for the holidays. The rainy weather is also right around the corner. One of my favorite drinks for cold the cold weather is hot chocolate but lately  I've been craving different types of drinks. 
I went on Pinterest typed in hot drinks and found this yummy drinks. Let me know if you try them.
Stay warm!
xo,
Monica 

POLKA DOTS...

Wednesday, November 22, 2017








   HANDBAG Kate Spade Similar || SUNGLASSES Vibe Los Angeles || HEELS  Similar || DRESS SIMILAR SIMILAR 

Hello, 
Let's talk about this weather, is it summer? Thanks to Vibe Los Angeles I'll be rocking these sunnies for an extra month until winter finally arrives. I like the style it's really effortless. I tend to get headaches when sunglasses are heavy but these sunnies are lightweight. 
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving are you doing anything special?
For Thanksgiving I usually help my mom cook, that means I'm getting down and dirty in the kitchen tomorrow. 
I hope you all are having an awesome day!

xo, 
Monica 

IN RED...

Sunday, November 19, 2017










 SHOES : Breckelle's Chunky Heel || Handbag Dooney & Bourke| || DRESS SIMILAR SIMILAR SIMILAR

Hi Everyone,
Can you believe this year is almost over! Where has time gone? I am super excited for Thanksgiving break there is so much to do, are you ladies doing anything?
Today, I am wearing a burgundy dress and added an old scarf. This dress is super cute but I must say you cannot eat too much hahaha its one of those bodycon dresses that does not forgive. 
This week I am planning to write out a list of the things that I am grateful for. I am challenging you all to write down your top 10 things that you are grateful for. I hope you all have a wonderful day and week. 
xo,
Monica 

HOW TO SCARF...

Thursday, November 16, 2017







Hi, 
here are some scarf ideas for this season. I am totally loving the belt and scarf combo. Plaid is coming back! If you want more inspiration pinterest is the way to go. I never knew that there were so many different ways to wear scarfs. How do you like wearing your scarf?
xo,
Monica 

IN WHITE...

Sunday, November 12, 2017













                      HANDBAG Kate Spade Similar | BOOTS : ALDO | DRESS : FLOERNS

Where have I been? Life sometimes happens. For the past few weeks I've felt uninspired and decided to take a break. Sometimes breaks are good it makes you slow down and appreciate what you have. Here is a little post of a dress I had purchased months ago. I paired up the dress with my new fav over the knee boots and old handbag. I hope you all have a great week. Remember breaks are okay. 


P.S.
I have partnered up with Dress Head they have so many cute dresses and with the Holidays approaching soon cute Holiday dresses are a must. 
Holiday Dress or White Dress 


xo, 
Monica 


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