Sunday, May 21, 2017

Snackies for my brownie boys


This week we tried some new fun snacks from SunRype ! These snacks are so yummy. One of our favorites was the fruit to go. We had the Apple Strawberry Watermelon flavor. They are perfect for everyday snacks and so great for on the go. Noah and I are also loving the Energy bar in the Raspberry Chocolate. Its so good. You can find these yummy snacks online listed below or at Sprouts in the produce section. If you try them, let me know what your favs are!?? 










These products were samples sent to me for a review. All of these opinions are my own. We love these products!! 

xoxo - Andrea Maya

Monday, May 8, 2017

Cinco De mayo

Cinco de Mayo is annually observed for May 5. It celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) in Mexico on May 5, 1862. 

Cinco de Mayo is seen as a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background, who live in the United States. There is a large commercial element to the day, with businesses promoting Mexican services and goods, particularly food, drinks and music. Other aspects of the day center around traditional symbols of Mexican life, such as the Virgin de Guadalupe, and Mexican-Americans who have achieved fame, fortune and influence in the United States.

This year we decided to celebrate. We usually just go out for Mexican food. But, this year a friend and i planned a pool party with close friends. It was so fun. We did it potluck style and everyone brought something to share. We had so many yummy items. Mini burritos, pork tacos, fruit kabobs, homemade salsa , homemade guacamole , Jarriots drinks - these are yummy mexican sodas and  we had lots of other yummy items. Everyone went swimming, we talked and we even had a pinata. The kids loved it and we all loved it too. Really i love any excuse to have a party!! 
Here are photos from the party!!

I created this cute Cinco De Mayo set up for any party too. All items are from Party City and the yummy beverages are Jarritos. There are so many yummy Jarriots flavors - here are some --  Mandarin, Lemon, pineapple and Fruit Punch. They have lots Jarritos became the most popular soft drink in the U.S. among Latino consumers and everyone else in the USA who loves it!! 

You can purchase them here - They are so good. Everyone loved them!! 






OogieBear

Recently I have been able to do some reviews for a few new, & awesome baby / kid products. The first one that I am going to talk about this month is the oogiebear ! You are probably asking yourself what is a Oogiebear??! I said the same thing ? Haha a Oogiebear has a loop end that’s great for sticky, rubbery boogers, and a scoop end for safely removing the dried ones. oogiebear is perfect for little ears too. It’s made of soft, grippy rubber that’s easy to hold. Isn't that pretty amazing?? I think so. 

I love that it is a bear head’s design. That just makes it super cute!  The design prevents the oogiebear from going too far into baby’s nose and ears. Your baby / child will breathe easier and so will you. I love that. I always worry about things going to far in my babies / kids nose or ears. 
All in all this product was great for us. Especially during allergy season. Noah, Noah has allergies so bad and always has those stubborn boogies i cant seem to get. 
Here is a photo of the oogiebear! Make sure you check out the link here as well and grab one for you and your cute babies !! 





Bioesque Beauty

Recently I have started using Bioesque Beauty. It is seriously amazing. Yes I was gifted these products to do a review and share them with all of you. But, this is one thing i am so, so, so happy I found. I know all of you will love them too!!
These are affordable at home skincare products. Here is some infomation about each product that is offered from Bioesque Beauty. 


Bioesque Beauty is best known for there at home skincare treatments, which deliver the same clinical benefits as a professional treatment – when and where you want it. Its totally true. I did my Energizing Foot scrub the other night. My feet felt amazing!! 

The Energizing Foot Scrub contains ingredients sure to leave your feet feeling silky, soft, and refreshed. You simply clean your feet, apply the scrub (massaging as you go), give the ingredients some time to do their job and voila! This product reduces the appearance of coarse skin, and leaves feet looking refreshed. Apricot seed powder, walnut seed extract and various other ingredients work together to leave you and your feet feeling refreshed and clean. They smell amazing ! 
The Exfoliating Foot Peel is another easy and safe skincare treatment intended for your feet. Using the provided pair of foot peel booties and one pair of slip-free socks, you just cleanse your feet, place the booties on your feet one foot at a time, leave them on for 90 minutes (letting the ingredients work to remove dry skin, calluses, and cracked heels), rinse and you are done. Arnica extract, lactic acid and refreshing jasmine scent all work together to begin the peeling process. Four to six days after, your feet will peel, leaving you soft, refreshed feet. So freaking amazing! I love that you can do this at home! 
I love getting pedicures. They are so relaxing and fun! But, it becomes very expensive to keep up with. Especailly when my husband wants one, and both little boys haha. 
And in AZ when you need to get them often because you wear flip flops and sandals because of the heat. My feet get so dry, so cracked and yucky. So these awesome products have been great for me to use in between my pedicure services. You need to get some of these abd try them out. Make a little spa night for yourself and include these. You will love them. I sure do!!

click here for all of the wondeful products they offer-

Hope you enjoy them as much as i do! xoxo- Andrea Maya 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mommy & Me time with JORD- A MOTHERS day giveaway

Mothers are so special with a very special love. They are always there when you need them the most. I feel that way about my wonderful mother. I am so lucky to have her. She has always been there for me when I need her. She is my best friend and I love spending time with her. I have so many wonderful memories with my mom and I love it. I love that we still remain close even though I am older and we live apart. I hope to be able to carry on the same loving relationship to my 2 beautiful boys. Being a mom is my favorite thing in the entire world. I love to teach them, play with them and create memories with them. Soon they will be grown and away from mama. I hope they will always come and visit me a lot and continue to love me so. Only time will tell i guess!!?? 

 I feel like Mother's day came a little early for me this year because I received this beautiful JORD watch that I am in love with. It will definitely help me be more on time instead of be on my mom time. Who can relate??
It is the Cora zebrawood watch. Its is a rose gold color and has crystal's in it. It creates the perfect famine look. You can easily pair it with a casual look to dress it up or a beautiful dress. It is absolutely gorgeous. 
I am so excited to share it with all of you!! Here I have styled it a few different ways to show you how you can wear it. 

 I am even more excited to be able to give one of you fabulous Mamas a $100 dollar gift card to Jord watches. 1 winner will win a $100 gift card and all others will receive a $25 gift card. Yay !!!
Make sure you enter and tell all of your fab mama friends too!! Good luck.

Enter in the link below ---

And if you can't wait. You can shop my beautiful watch here and many others you will love.






Saturday, April 29, 2017

Favorite Things Soiree

I love to host parties and events. Any chance i get to plan a party, holiday or anything. I do it. I LOVE it!!!  After the last year or so of thinking and chatting with friends/family about hosting events/parties and never doing it. I finally decided i wanted to do it!! I decided i would start hosting Blogger, influencer and mom events. I wanted to be able to have all of the ladies in the area come together. To be able to build connections, have fun, bounce ideas off one another and most important, to be supportive of each other. With that decided. I went to work! It was hard work, but so fun and worth it. I loved it! Check out all the details and photos below!!



One of my Favorite Ways to create easy and fun invites is to use Evite. They have a theme for everything. Its the best. 





For my first event. I decided to do it for Bloggers, Influencers and small shop owners in my area. I themed it as a Favorite Things Soiree. It was held at the beautiful Joss + J boutiqe in Gilbert. The store is absolutely perfect. It is so gorgeous and has the cutest baby/mom and kids items. The gathering room is amazing and perfect for any event or party. 








 I was lucky enough to have so many fables companies support my Favorite Things Soiree. I had a swag bag for each lady that attended and it was full of all of my Favorite Things. A few of the items in the bags were Brazi Bites, jewelry, makeup- from Pop beauty and Pixi, coco butter lotion, coupons to various stores, the best toothpaste ever, core body Pilate's passes, Ideal shape products and many more fabulous items.






 I had a dessert bar that had mini buntinis from Nothing but bundts  and Soda Rush cookies! Both desserts were amazing. We were so lucky to have the Soda Rush cart come and serve all of us yummy sodas! I had the amazing sprouts provide pink lemonades and water for everyone. It was wonderful.The polka dotted girl created beautiful custom signs for my event, She did an amazing job. I loved them so much! The amazing bobeeinc provided the gorgeous table wear. It was perfect. How can you go wrong with Pink and Polka dots!? You cant. We had the cutest wood utensils from Bobeeinc too. I added some sparkles around the party to leave a little sparkle where ever you go! It was the perfect touch. 
















I had everyone that attended bring one beauty item that was their Favorite Thing and then we all exchanged our items. We had a fun ice breakers game, some fun giveaways and chatted the night away! We had a fabulous night and had a lot of fun. I am so excited for the next one.
Thank you to everyone who came and for everyone who supported me!





Group photo with all of the beautiful ladies. We are missing some people. But this one turned out great! 



xoxo,

Andrea Maya



** All links below are for all of the fabulous companies and shops who participated in supporting my Favorite Things Soiree!! 
All of these beautiful photos were taken by the amazing Ariel Miles Photography



https://www.bobeeinc.com/ - Table wear items