09 July 2017

Mahekal Beach Resort Mexico


Hi there! I wanted to share our Mexico trip that we took a few months ago in March. We thought it was high time for the two of us to just go and I'm so glad we went! This was really our first trip to Mexico in years..we went about 15 years ago to Puerto Vallarta and for some reason never really went back. It probably had something to do with being busy having three kids ;)
Anyways we headed out to beautiful Playa Del Carmen to this awesome little boutique hotel called Mahekal Beach Resort. We loved it and would definitely head back there again! we headed out beginning of March and the weather could of not been more perfect! If you are looking for a smaller resort that has a great beach then you want to definitely check this resort out!


 View from one of their three pools


Our every morning breakfast view





Everyone has their own patio so this is what you do all..day...long



Breakfast! ..fresh juices and the BEST waffles I have ever had made fresh!We had two meals a day included so we ate  here for breakfast and a different restaurant for  dinner every day. They have three restaurants ..we only ate at the two ..for some reason we just never got around to eating at the other one. The food was great! you could order your meal from the menu and also grab food from the buffet at every meal.  They changed it up everyday and the wait staff was wonderful!( Hellloo lady!) still cant figure out why my napkin isn't folded again when I return back to my dinner seat these days..lol






Our room and patio 





our room! We loved waking up to the sound of birds..you could also hear the waves slightly since we were closer to the ocean on this side. We where on the very end.


Beautiful entrance and lobby area included cool wet towels and bottled water when we arrived



We were pretty quiet on this trip, but we did manage to get to spend some time over at Tulum on a day tour that we took that also included snorkeling with turtles for the afternoon





These are what you call mexican chicken there..and they are everywhere in Tulum


yeah I guess we had fun snorkeling..lol It was a blast! I am so so glad we swam with the turtles and stingrays! I would totally do it again in a heartbeat!  Ohhh and  your welcome Jose and thanks for you swim shirt that you ripped off for me.."Oh nooo lady that's not going to work! says the snorkeling instructor...it was a good day for Jose I'll just leave it at that..LOL  

The two guys that picked us up at the hotel and drove us around for the day and then took us snorkeling could not of been nicer! We booked the day at the hotel not really knowing what to expect but it was a awesome day! 


Overall we loved it here and would even take back our kids sometime. We booked our trip through kayak and it was considerably less expensive than going to their website. We saw a lot of families there. The town was also right there so you didn't need to walk far to see downtown and shop. I also did go to the spa for a facial(forgot to take pics) which was beautiful and relaxing.it took about two hours with some time in the hot tub .but not sure that it was worth the  $175 for it... But overall we cant wait to return!

08 August 2016

Best at home long lasting manicure with Dazzle Dry

Hi girls! Some of you may know that I have been a nail tech for almost twenty years, so when I run across something good when it comes to your nails you better believe I will let ya know! Problem is I don't run across much that knocks my socks off so to speak. I guess you could say I'm picky maybe..lol! But! I just have to tell you about Dazzle Dry!! I have been so sooo excited about this polish! Here is why..

First of all if you are looking for something that is healthier for your nails and that is more chemical free and vegan well than you need to try this out! I have always had weak and peeling nails no matter what I would do. I did notice that if I stayed on supplements for nails they did get a little better but not much. The peeling just would never stop and I could never get any length on them before they broke off. Its safe to say it has been a constant aggravating problem my whole life especially working in this industry. But since wearing Dazzle Dry in the last 3 months or so that has gone away! My nails are harder. They also don't peel any more and feel healthier! I'm thrilled!



 
My Dazzle dry after 14 days! My favorite color in Starry eyed


It is long lasting! I"m not kidding when I say that it will last like a gel polish! I do use two coats of the base coat and my polish will last two weeks! I generally don"t keep it on longer than that because my nails grow so fast. I have never seen nail polish that will last that long! I have three kiddos too so I am busy and it does awesome! One coat of the base will last a week or longer and two will last 2-3 weeks! I would suggest trying out both and see what works best for you.


It is very FAST drying! Five minutes that is all! I love how I can do my nails before heading out the door and not have to worry about smuging them when I dig in my purse!#LOVE

I would suggest a couple of things. First this works as a system with the base, top coat and the nail prep.  It all works together, so doing so will get you the best results. The base coat needs to always look clear. If it starts to look cloudy run it under warm water until it is clear. It's good too to lightly cap the ends of your nails  on every coat. Please don't expect results overnight. I did not start seeing results of my nails getting healthier until after about 10 weeks or so.  My nails though needed a lot of help so if yours don't then you will probably see results sooner. I wore this weekly because of how well it stuck to weak peeling nails..so I was hooked!Lol!! I feel that this is honestly everything you would want in a nail polish! #mynaildreamshavecometrue  Have fun! Let me know how it works for you!

You can order online here dazzledry.com
 They have great customer service so give them a call if you have any questions.

I was not asked or payed to do this post.Just sharing what I love

07 July 2016

New Pottery Barn lights!


 
 Hi there! Hope you are having a great week! Soo progress! We managed to get these Pottery Barn lights hung up, and they are beautiful! I saw this chandelier back when we were living in the apartment and knew pretty quickly that it would be the one! I just love it when that happens...trying to make a decision on things around our house drives me nuts most of the time and then some things you see and its done! Soo I waited till it was on sale and snagged it at 20% off! What do you think? I am almost feeling a little howtie tootie about it but I think I'm gunna be ok.





We just love too how it lights up the evenings in here too. The dinning room looks awesome with the light going all through the beads. This is my first dinning room and so far I am thrilled with how it is turning out ! I am loving too how it makes quit the statement but is neutral too and can go with a lot of different styles.
I was having a hard time getting good pics but I hope you get the idea. This chandelier is a beast though to hang up! Our electrician had to get another guy to hold it for him..me..lol to get it up, so I would recommend you have help it is pretty darn heavy!
I still have a few things to do in here like get chairs and a rug. Rugs are so hard for me! Especially with kids and a lil dog I really don't want to spend too much ya know? So I am still looking for rugs in here and my living room. As for chairs I am thinking of going with navy blue wing back end chairs that make a little bit of a statement. I actually found some at Target online, so I might just go with those. As for the other chairs I have no idea. I keep looking through craigslist for something so maybe that will pay off here soon. Isn't craigs list great?










The other light that I purchased on sale there is this gorgeous star light! I am so excited to get going on my lil entry way makeover! I have BIG plans for it people! I have wanted this light in my entryway for quit a while acually since my last house, but had already put something up, so it got pushed back to never getting it done.


It looks beautiful also in the evenings really lighting up this part of this house! I also did just see this on Amazon or overstock so you might check their prices too if this is a light you want. I was thinking too that a couple of these would look beautiful on a back patio!

We have been so busy its nice to get some bigger things done! Now I gotta get goin on those kitchen lights! 

I was not paid or asked to do this post. Just sharing what I love