Baby #2! oh boy

So like the title says, oh boy! I’m pregnant, 8 weeks and 5 days, with baby #2. So far only one baby can be seen. I say that because I have heard so many stories where a lady is pregnant, goes in for ultrasound, and one baby shows up. THEN later down the pregnancy road, BAM! another one shows up on the ultrasound. I don’t think that’ll happen to me but you never know. Knock on wood. Phew.

Yeah, I’m happy about it, even if it was a surprise. Unfortunately, my happiness disappeared as quickly as it was created. Mainly due to my knowing that my fiance wouldn’t be happy and I was correct…for a bit. You see with my first pregnancy, he didn’t express positive feelings or even truly acknowledged it until early into the third trimester. He would be there with me when I went shopping for the baby stuff but he wasn’t really there, mentally. Which caused me some depression. I was happy throughout my whole pregnancy, for the most part. Due to him not accepting, not even acknowledging it, it caused some negative emotions towards my unborn child at the time.

Because of me being pregnant caused him unhappiness, for a few times I wished the pregnancy would disappear, wished for the baby to be gone. As soon as the thought came into my mind, it disappeared and guilt filled me up. I thought that if the pregnancy ended then we would go back to being happy. After the last time the thought came up, I decided if he doesn’t shape up or change his view after our daughter was born, he’s out. I was going to do the whole shabang. *not even sure if that’s how its spelled*. Even though he wasn’t happy about it, he was very caring though. Making sure I rest if I was tired, had food if I was hungry, took over some duties that I did, and etc. Fortunately, he did turned around and started to get excited for our daughter.

This time round, it happened again. He wasn’t happy. He even asked me to consider to abort or adoption. His unhappiness quickly infected my emotions. I started to think about the two options. But I wanted to keep the baby. Then all of my emotions came out. I told him how he left me to suffer alone during my first pregnancy, how he ruined the experience for me. But he came around. He’s actually happy about it. Yeah, he is still worried a little bit but that is due to his anxiety. He’s always making sure I am doing good. Always wants to touch my belly. I can tell he’s happy for this baby. He loves our daughter to death and now he has another one to love. I’m laughing as I type this because I knew his personality from before. Trust me, it’s a complete 360. We are excited for this new child. I even think it’s going to be a boy. It’s just a feeling. We’ll see in a few months.

Can’t wait to share this journey with you. Until next time lovelies!

50 NEW facts about me

Hello everybody! How have you all been doing? What did you all do for Valentine’s? I think that was the only major holiday for now. My guy took four days off from work and we went SHOPPING! LOL. We went to Japantown SF, movies, went to Santa Rosa Plaza mall, and ate out at restaurants. By the way, I was excited for the Santa Rosa Plaza mall, mainly due to my chocolate covered apple, AKA the Carnival Apple. So good!! Oh and my guy’s Cinnabon cinnamon roll. It’s closest one we have to us. Anyways, it was so much fun. Especially since we rented a car for that week and discovered the next new car we want to get. Anyways, I realize I made a post before on facts about myself. Since its a new year, I decided to write a post about 50 more facts. Why not. So here we go.

  1. I am turning 26 this June
  2. I love the colors white, purple, and grey
  3. I have been in a relationship for nearly 10 years
  4. I like playing tennis
  5. Strawberry is my favorite sorbet flavor
  6. I am currently learning the Japanese language
  7. I am a shoeholic
  8. Verry Berry Hisbicus is my Starbucks drink
  9. Walt Whitman is my favorite poet
  10. I want to get a Leonberger
  11. I like to bake
  12. I like to hike around the Marin Headlands
  13. I wear contacts and glasses
  14. Betsey Johnson is my favorite handbag designer
  15. Kate Spade is my second favorite handbag designer
  16. My shoe size is 8 ½
  17. Watermelon is my fruit
  18. I don’t care for the cold
  19. I like tofu, I really do
  20. My left thumb is double jointed
  21. I’m terrible at doing my own hair
  22. I enjoy being outdoors
  23. For my future, I wish to be able to travel the world
  24. I want to be a big name in the wedding industry
  25. I am a simple person meaning I can be entertained easily
  26. I am not really a drinker
  27. I come up with way too many business ideas for my good
  28. I can go over the top a bunch of times
  29. I like all animals except for cockroaches
  30. I like spicy food
  31. I will order food instead of home cooking when I have off and lazy days
  32. My dream car is not a luxury car, at least not anymore. It’s a Camaro by the way
  33. Dark chocolate over milk anytime
  34. I secretly like the lipstick shopkins
  35. I love to create budgets
  36. I am in the process of entering school for either business or finance
  37. I don’t like to dance very much
  38. I am now only becoming comfortable being my true self
  39. I like colorful makeup
  40.  I am a skincare hoarder
  41. When I am lazy to really cook and don’t want to order food, I make spaghetti *most easy in my opinion*
  42. Also an mug hoarder
  43. And measuring cups/spoons hoarder
  44. I injured my right knee where now its not completely in place and can pop whenever
  45. I think doing squats are actually fun *I know right*
  46. I like doing my fingernails but not my toenails
  47. I am a loud person (ask my family and friends lol)
  48. The person who inspires me is Manoj Bhargava
  49. I am both a morning and night person
  50. I am now starting a Youtube channel with 50 facts about me

That is correct. I am now creating a Youtube channel. I think it will be fun. My first video is 50 facts on me. I am in the process of editing. When it is uploaded, I will add the link to this post. Not only am I starting my own channel but I will start one with my guy and another with my younger sister. I am already working on my next blog posts. Now to kick my behind back to my schedule. I hope you enjoy.

Until next time my lovelies!

 

E-book Step #1

In my previous post, I mentioned about creating and publishing my own e-book. As well as taking you along the trip. Well, all a board! I guess that’s more train related…you get the idea. So obviously before the actual process of creating your e-book, would be to figure out your niche, your subject, on what the book is all about. After figuring that out, then finally start the outlining. So for those that read my post before this one knows I am creating and publishing an e book on special cakes. In this type of e book, my preference would to have pictures of each step by step.

For my first step, I am sketching the cake designs I want to present in my book. Currently, I am still drawing my cake designs. Anyways, in my preference, start drawing out what you would like to be in you book. Like for instance, if it’s a finance book, then what parts of finance you want to write about. In a finance book, there could be family budgeting, taxes, business accounting, regular accounting, how to get rid of debt, etc. You need to figure out exactly what will be involved in your book.

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Before you say or think anything, I know I know. Most beautiful face to be drawn you ever seen. Not! On paper, I am a terrible drawer. As you can tell by my “lovely” eye. Fortunately, I understand my sketchings. That’s not how I normally write by the way but those are just quick notes. I am sketching the designs I want to make and involve in my book. Next to each sketch, I am writing down quick little notes of certain pieces, what it will be made of, what to cover it with, and special effects I want to involve.

That’s it for now. I will be working hard on my first step. So continue to follow along with me on my journey of creating publishing my very own e-book. Thanks for reading.

Until next time Lovelies!!

AT THAT TIME OF THE YEAR…Blogmas #1!

Cold breeze touching the tip of your nose, all wrapped up like a pig-in-a-blanket, sipping hot cocoa by the fireplace, trying to catch those sneaky snowflakes on your tongue, shoved while shopping, etc, ETC. The list goes on but the one thing that nearly everyone does, is making NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS. Oh how…cliche. But everyone has their moments. Like me! Yes, that’s right. I, as in myself and me, am making that cliche. But that cliche is more a timeline for me. Not saying that I haven’t started it now. But I would like to reach my goals by the end of the next new year, 2017!  What, as you ask, are my New Years resolutions? Well….here’s my list *yes, a list, not one but multiple*.

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Alright, so let’s get my most cliche resolution out of the way. I want to lose weight. Sooo unique Yolanda! I know it’s not a bad one but I hear it all the time from people and their resolutions. And I am part of the cliche group, ain’t no shame here though. I am not saying that I am completely unhappy with my physique. I got the rack and the booty. *insert winking emoji*. But in all seriousness, I do want to lose some poundage. I like to play sports and do adventurous activities. I can do pretty good in those but the weight and bad knee (from a incident when I was few years younger) do make some stuff more difficult than they need to be. So this is what I will be doing. I will make posts of how I am losing the weight, that way, maybe it might help you. Also to keep me on track. Well, technically, I want to lose inches. Pounds tend to look different on everyone. My goal to lose 10 inches overall. Keeping it realistic!

Next resolution! Plan, write, and publish my very own traditional hard book and e-book. It will be a step by step baking creations. I love to bake and create unique, crazy sculptures. So I decided to help others learn how to make special cakes without paying a hefty price to get it. Obviously you would need to get the ingredients, that’s a given. There will be a segment where its for kids to do, with very minimal parent assistance like putting it in the oven or melting. Then there is the other part. Cake sculpting! Specialty cakes! Cake Dazzling!! Okay I’m done. Anyways, there will be simple cakes, cake buildings, cake characters and so much more. Princesses, castles, buttercream, lights, OH MY! Yes you read that right, lights. I will even show to add lights to cakes and even show one to two cakes with special effects, like movable parts. I will even show alternatives to certain parts of a cake. Still finishing the outline but getting close. I’ll even write posts during the process. To assist others who are thinking about making their own hard copy and e-book.

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THIRD! Open my own online boutique. I have always wanted to have my own online store. My bigger dream for it is actually to open a store front for it. I like clothes and finding looks I see on celebrities but more budget friendly. I will start out with only women clothes. Then probably add accessories and shoes. Maybe I will even sell kids and men clothes down the line. I think this would be so much fun. I have already chosen not to do dropshipping. I would prefer to carry inventory. Because of this decision, I would start out small then slowly raise up. Just like the other resolutions, I will post about the process. I would like to help people who want to achieve the same resolutions. I want them to know how I am achieving it and avoid making the same mistakes I will probably make. Oh, who am I kidding?! I WILL make mistakes. Now all I got to do is choose the style. Or maybe even go with a little of everything. Probably will go with that. I do like a bit of all styles.

By the way, technically I do not know how this Blogmas works. I know I started late, that’s for sure. I’m not sure of the topics these posts suppose to be but if I am doing it wrong, then….Blogmas, Yolanda style. I really do hope I am doing alright for my first blogmas post. Hopefully I’m doing good. Am I suppose to write a post everyday or what? Or just write posts that are related to the holidays? I think I need to research more. Yup, definitely. By the way, I meant when I wrote that I have already started to work on my resolutions. As I am typing this post, I am working on my cake book.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST! Starting a Youtube channel with my guy and myself. Alright so knowing myself, this is probably not my last resolution. But I do got to limit myself. I really do got a LOT of ideas. You could ask my mother and all of my siblings. I kind of can get out of hand with ideas. But they love me, craziness and all. Plus I am their entertainment. Anyways, back to the youtube idea. My guy and I thought this would be so much fun. We were thinking about doing diys, cooking challenges against each other, testing weird products, trying out unique food and flavors, all kinds of stuff. We are going over what we need to start off with. Also, we decided for our first video to be pancake art. That will be fun. I am better at cooking but he is better at drawing. So it will be interesting to see who will do better. I always wondered if those pancake arts were more for show than to eat. Alright, they are for show but I want to know if they taste good as well. I will link our youtube channel(once it’s created) to my blog for those of you who would be interested and want to see me make a fool of myself. I know I do!

By the way, I do have a surprise for you all and will write the process of dealing with it in the future. Once it becomes official. I will give a hint: the sound rattle, rattle. I hope this post was good for you. I wanted this post to also show that you don’t have to wait until the new year begins to start on your resolutions. And that it is not so crazy to have more than one resolutions. Thanks for reading! Until next time lovelies!!

JustFab clothing review!!!

Hey everyone! I hope all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. Actually, for me, I like the day after Thanksgiving. TURKEY SOUP!!!! Better than turkey itself. Love it! So this past year I have finally decided to be…ME, MYSELF, and I. I will believe in things I used to believed and cared for, do the stuff I liked doing, and wear the clothes styles I like. Just because I am a mom, it does not me I must leave my identity behind. So first off, the clothes I wear. I love fashion! Well, ok, my sense of fashion, which I think others like too. Anyhooo *that’s right, I wrote that*, I am rebuilding my collection of clothes and shoes. I ordered myself one pair of jeans and a blouse from this website called JustFab a clothing subscription.

I shall tell you about this business. From what I have gathered in my brain. JustFab is a subscription service with the option to skip the month. If you don’t skip the month by the 5th *correct me if I’m wrong* you will be charged $39.95. If you do not want to skip, then you can use the $39 towards your purchase. When you sign up, you have to take a questionnaire to help the stylists determine your style. You can actually change it every month, especially if you have something going on the next month. Like you can request styles for parties one month then the next month nothing is going on, so you can request styles for casual. Or you can do what I do, I request for all styles! The questionnaire not only helps the stylists create personalized picks of clothes, but also bags, shoes, and accessories. But don’t worry, you do not have to shop only the personalized picks, you can shop the whole website. Also the sizes go from extra small to plus size. I can’t remember the exact size numbers. That’s it…I think…oh wait, here’s a little extra for you all. JustFab is connected to two other websites: FabKids and Fabletics.

I know what you are thinking, “Um, girl, get to the clothes!”.  Okay, okay! By the way, if you’re new, warning I tend to write what I say out loud. Onto the clothing I recently got from them!

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First off, the jeans. These are high-waisted skinny distressed jeans. They have a little stretch to them. I got them in the size 16w. These are pretty comfortable. I got them for the price of $26.83. *There was a sale going on when I bought this and the blouse* I normally don’t purchase these kind of jeans because buying jeans with holes is…I do not know. But these were cute AND I got an extra discount *psst, that’s the real reason why I bought them*. Yes, that is my cat rubbing against my legs btw. NEXT!

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Let’s talk about this blouse. This is a zip back lace blouse. I got this in the color “Oxblood” *their color name, not mine* and it also comes in black. This is lace vintage-style blouse. It has a stand up collar and single button cuffs. Obviously, it is sheer, so it has that sexy appeal to it. You can definitely style this in multiple ways. As you can see, I choose to wear it by itself, with just my bra under it. You can wear it with a skinny strap shirt under as well. I got it in the size 1x because of my thick arms. It is really comfortable actually. From the picture above, it has a full length zipper. It really isn’t hard to put on. Oh yeah, the price, that I got it at was $14.09, but the original is $29.95.

I am enjoying these two pieces of clothing. Come along on my train travel to my true identity. Exciting! By the way, this not is sponsored or have affiliated links. I just love this website, I got many shoes from them and I finally decided to give their clothing a try. Good decision Yolanda! Yay for me. And CUT! That’s all I got to say. Until next time Lovelies!!

ColourPop lippie stix set review

First off, sorry for being MIA. In my post, I wrote about my backache. So yeah….that backache got the best of me, more than I thought it would. Now I am feeling so much better! So on to the topic of why you clicked on my post in the first place. Now, by now, if you know me well enough, I’m a lippie 👄 kind of girl. By the way, get your mind out of the gutter. By lippie, of course, I mean lipstick/gloss💄. No person can go wrong by just wearing a lip color only. I think, even though in the first moment will be towards your lips, people will look and notice your facial appearance more. I mean coloring your lips can be so much fun and creative. Have you seen lip art?! People sure can be creative when they enjoy the action. I’ve seen a lip art where it’s the sunset with a tree, barn, and a dog! Literally, that has to call for such stability. Anyways, look at me just babbling on. Yes, btw I am one of those people who, for the most part, write every they say. That’s me! Onto the review. Finally! Right?!

I recently order a set from Colour Pop cosmetics company. It’s the six-piece “Forget The Fruit Cake” lippie stix set. And yes it is my first purchase from this company. So far, I’m loving it! The colors are beautiful and so creamy. It has four matte and two hyper glossy. There is a nude, pink, and the rest are a basic red to a dark red. For me, I love the pink! I don’t like to wear basic colors but I do wear them. They are just not my favorite. I love crazy uncommon colors. They are so much more fun.

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Let’s talk about the packaging first. It is so chic! You thought I was gonna say cute? Didn’t ya? lol. I don’t know really. But it is chic. It gives me a modern minimalist vibe. It’s simple yet impacting, like in your face impact. The set comes in a box sleeve so you  can slide the box either side. I love it! Yes, I actually care for the packaging. You should too! Why? Because you are paying for that as well, besides the product itself.

Anyways, on to the lippie stix themselves. The packaging is a sleek white chubby mechanical-pencil-like showing the color at the bottom. To get some product, you have to twist. They are quite opaque and creamy. Unfortunately, they do bleed so I suggest a good lip primer and lip liner. Also it transfer very easily and fades after a bit, you know after eating and drinking, and so on. Don’t get me wrong, they still have their color but it does fade away after awhile. By the way, if anyone else have products from this company, do you get a scent like chocolate? It really does have a chocolate scent, to me at least! Maybe I am just craving chocolate. 🍫 LOL Oh well, that happens. Also, I don’t quite understand how two of them are “hyper glossy”? ❓ They don’t seem that glossy to me. Plus hyper-glossy is a new term to me. Maybe it means a semi-matte gloss? Maybe? I don’t know.

Anyways, for the quality I get from the product for the price. That is pretty good. It is $5 per lippie stix. They are pretty cheap but good quality. I will admit when I ordered from them, I did not think I would like it. But boy I was wrong! I see myself buying more from them in the near future. Especially since, for me, the delivery time is short. I received my package within 5 days. I do believe they are stationed in Oxnard, California. I suggest to give them a visit at http://www.colourpop.com . They are pretty worth the money. So far loving this company! ❤️ Thanks for stopping by and reading! Until next time lovelies! 💋

Color Mascara or Not?

So I know color mascara been around for awhile. But I’ve noticed that lately people have been wearing it a lot more. Then again, I didn’t really take notice of the mascara color. I see that people use it mainly on the lower lashes and tips of the upper lashes. I got to say, it’s an interesting look to do. I think you have to be the kind of person to like to be playful with makeup. I would try it. I like to have fun with colors.

I bought Maybelline’s MEGA PLUSH DEEP VELVETS VOLUM EXPRESS mascara in purple velvet, obviously. 😜. I love the color already. I gave it a try once so far but that was when I needed to put on makeup real quick. In one of the next few posts, I post another makeup look with this mascara. I think the color looks.

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For me though, I think colored mascara would look good by itself or with a certain look. Like I wrote earlier, it’s a fun addition to your makeup. You could make makeup magic with it. Have fun with it! I’ll let you all know how I like it. Thanks again for stopping by and reading my posts. Until next post lovelies!💋