Plan With Me | three spreads! feat. Little Miss Helper





Hi guys! This time I did 3 different spreads using the Little Miss Helper "Dream" kit and I had so much fun!

I used my A5 binder by The Planner Tribe in the1407planners inserts, then my The Planner Society binder with recollections inserts and my Webster's Pages Traveler's Notebook with inserts made by Plan with Rebecca.



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BABY WES 6 MONTHS CHECK UP AND UPDATE

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Can you believe Baby Wes is 6 months already? I can barely grasp that time has flown by so quick. I know that it's always like that and we always say the same but times does go by super fast!

Yesterday we went to the Doctor for Wes' 6 month check up and he's 28 inches long, putting him in the 95% and... I can't remember his weight! Mommy brain! Oops, probably around 20? He's in the 85 percentile in weight. All in all, a big healthy baby. 



We're still brastfeeding strong and you may wonder why I am going to talk about Plum Organics® Grow Well® Infant Formula since I am breastfeeding. Well, let me tell you, this time around I haven't pumped yet! I haven't had the time or the desire (or the need to) pump and with William, my oldest son, we discovered that my milk tasted yucky after thawed if previously frozen so I wasted a lot of breast milk and time and energy pumping it. 




So I decided to get a good formula as a back back. Should something happen to me, God forbid, or in case of an emergency, we should have a back up to feed Wesley right away, and Plum Organics® Grow Well® Infant Formula is one I think to be the best for him in that situation. When faced with something that will stop me from breastfeeding, like a medical emergency, I don't want Wes to cry hungry until my husband runs to the store and gets formula, I want our home to have a good option for him. And Plum Organics® Grow Well® Infant Formula is the #1 organic baby food brand in the nation! There is no corn syrup solids added to it and aslactose is the most abundant carbohydrate found in breastmilk,  their carbohydrate source is from cow’s milk lactose only and those cows haven't been treated with the hormone rBST**. It's organic and non-GMO.
So, yeah, I thought this would be a good thing to have at home just in case.




I also wanted to add for all of you moms out there, I know how hard breastfeeding can be. I know the pressure we get right off from the hospital about exclusively breastfeeding and how exhausting it can be. I know how frustrating it can be when we don't get enough supply, when the baby doesn't latch correctly, when our body is in pain from bleedy wounds. I've been there! And I also discovered that we'd do a good job no matter what. Whether we breastfeed, supplement, pump only, we are doing a great job because we're feeding, loving, nurturing our babies in the best way we can! So don't be so hard on yourself if something doesn't work, it's not your fault! You're doing amazing by loving that little being, by cuddling, kissing, bathing, rocking that little bundle of joy. 


Wes and his great-grandfather Hershell Robert (Wes' middle name is Robert after him)

Now onto this little guy, Wes has been such a happy little fella just like his brother was. He fills our home with joy. 




A few things that make him different to his older brother:

He's already crawling (started at 5 months). He's much more mobile than Will and he keeps us in our toes! He feel a few times from trying to sit, to trying to crawl and crawling off the bed, ouch!
He's already standing!!! Also started a few weeks ago, can you believe it! He stands on the bassinet so we need to put him in the crib because we're afraid he'll fall forward. Ugh, he's giving us a run for our money!




He blabs a lot, already did his debut in the solid foots world by finding an oreo cookie his brother left laying around (and a cheez its) and we tried baby rice cereal yesterday! Here's a little video we did.


Sorry about the picture quality, but look at that smile after the Oreo discovery!


We can't wait to see you grow stronger and happier Wesley! We love you!



Ooooh, before I forget! Here's a discount coupon for you to use when your purchase Plum Organics Grow Well Infant Formula in any Safeway store! (I went to Albertson's) but you have to log into your Safeway account to see the coupon, if you don't have one, you should totally create one! It takes two minutes and it gives you access to tons of savings!




  • **No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST-treated and non-rBST-treated cows.

START YOUR YEAR REFRESHED

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It’s a New Year, how are you preparing for everything to come in 2017? Have you made any resolutions? Perhaps one of them includes adding healthy fruits and veggies to your meals and snacks? There’s no better way to Start Your Year Refreshed than to incorporate select Coca-Cola products and Albertsons Fresh Fruit packs.
Products like Simply Orange, Minute Maid, vitaminwater, smartwater, and POWERADE will help keep you refreshed and ready to tackle anything in the New Year!
When you buy $15 worth of these participating items*, you’ll get $4 off your Fresh Cut Fruit via Catalina at Albertsons, Safeway and other banners (Tom Thumb, Acme, Shaws, Pavillions, Star Market etc.).
$4 off can be found on receipt as a coupon/credit for your next purchase of Fresh Cut Fruit at your Albertsons banner store.
*Participating products:

  • Simply OJ 89oz
  • Minute Maid Light FDA 59oz
  • Fairlife 52oz,
  • smartwater 700ml
  • Odwalla 15.2oz
  • Suja 12oz
  • ZICO 16.9oz.
  • vitaminwater 20oz
  • smartwater 12 pk 1L
  • POWERADE 32oz.
  • Core Power 11.5oz (new!)
This is perfect for me and anyone who's starting a fitness program! Don't let anything stumble you along the way of your dreams and resolutions! Start your year refreshed!

DON'T LET ANYTHING STOP YOU FROM ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #sigueconAdvil #CollectiveBias




As the year comes to an end we all start thinking about what we achieved and what we didn’t. I try not to beat myself up if one of my resolutions didn’t get done. Life is short, yes, and that’s exactly why we shouldn’t dwell on our shortfalls. We are going to fail, things are going to happen and it’s ok. Life happens. I always try to tell myself what my mama always tells me: “M’hija, no te preocupes, no agrega uin día a tu vida. Si puedes cambiar nada entonces no pierdas tu tiempo”. Translation? “Honey, don’t worry, it won’t add one day to your life. If you can’t change a thing, then don’t waste your time worrying”. And oh, Latinos, we love to worry, haven’t you seen the telenovelas?

Since becoming a mom I’ve let go of a lot of things, and aiming for perfection is one of them. Also showering, doing my nails, hair, shaving… no, just kidding, luckily I’ve been able to do all of that! Another thing I noticed on the days following bringing my first son from the hospital was a terrible lower back pain. I was bending over a lot to pick him up, dress him change his diaper, and that didn’t change as he got bigger and heavier. 


My back pain would be excruciating some days and as moms perhaps we don’t like to admit that we need to take something for the pain, but I’ve decided not to let the pain stop me from what I need to do, so I take Advil® when it’s too much to handle, because Advil® has provided safe, effective pain relief for over 30 years. I also try to do back exercises and put some heating pad, but when that doesn’t work, Advil® comes to the rescue. Also, for when Aunt Flo visits (not recently) pain can be a reason not to be able to live to the fullest, so Advil® takes care of that too, and I get it at Walmart now that there's one super close to us!*



What are things that could stop you from doing what you want/need to do? What do you do to fix it?

One thing I struggle with is organization. Actually, I want my word for 2017 top be ORGANIZATION. Bleh, I am so bad at it! But I decided to take the bull by its horns and get my life together, that’s why I started using a planner (or two, or three) and decorating them. I will confess, at first I was decorating it because it was so fun, it’s a great creative outlet and very relaxing and therapeuric for me.
If you want to get started on planning but don’t know how here’s what you need:


  • 1 planner
  • Inserts (monthly, weekly, or daily)
  • Pens, of course.
  • Washi tape (be careful, there, it can get addicting)
  • Stickers (optional but fun and addicting)
  • Cardstock or scrapbooking paper

 
Shopping list
Here are some dividers that I made to separate my monthly from my weekly inserts. Thing won’t make you more organized or productive, but it will help you motive you to sit down and plan and look at your planner more now that it’s all dolled up. Eventually, it’s making me more organized and productive.
weekly habit and cleaning tracker




For the divider:
  • Use a piece of cardstock and cut it using one of your planner inserts to measure. Mine werew 5.83 × 8.27 inches.
  • Use journaling cards, stickers, die cuts, ephemera or print words from your computer to decorate your cover.
  • Cut the shape of a tab to make a divider tab and write or print a word to label it.
  • Optional: laminate it. I will laminate it but I haven’t opened  my laminator yet!
meal planner



This morning I woke up with a lot of back pain, since we've been moving and packing and unpacking and picking up our kiddos. It's taken a toll on our backs, both my hubby and mine's. but today I wanted to sit and plan and craft and I also had some translation work to do and didn't want my pain to stop me, so I had an Advil®  tablet and felt much better. I was able to do two dividers for my new A5 planner!


If you want to see how I decorate my planner on a weekly basis, check my You Tube channel!







What will you do today to overcome the road blocks that seem to want to stop you from achieving your goals?

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VANILLA DULCE DE LECHE AND WHITE CHOCOLATE POUND CAKE

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias




Hi all, how are you? I hope you're doing amazing! I have been a bit MIA lately because having a baby takes a lot of time lol, especially with a 3 year old. AND for some reason, I have been leaning more towards Instagram and youtube (did you know I have a youtube channel?), probably because I can do it all from my phone while I breastfeed or put the babies to sleep.

But that doesn't mean that I don't still love cooking and baking and sharing a little bit of Latin American flavors, and this time, with the help of Coca-Cola and Walmart, I've created a delicious (but a  bit messy, you'll see) Vanilla Dulce de Leche and White Chocolate Pound Cake! You can have it in the afternoon, at night for a sweet treat (my guilty pleasure is a Coke Zero Caffeine Free and something sweet before bed) or to bring to a Holiday Potluck like we are doing today.

This evening our Home Fellowship Group is having a Christmas Potluck and we're bringing this decadent pound cake and a 2 litter bottle of Coke Zero Caffeine Free (we don't want to take anyone's sleep).




Coca-Cola is coming together with the non-profit organization One Warm Coat, and their goal is to gather half a million coats this holiday seasons for those in need. All we have to do is go through our closet and check if we have a warm coat we don't wear and give it to those in need while encouraging others to do the same!  #LayerOnLove.

Since we just moved, I did a lot of selecting while packing our clothes and realized we had more coats than what we needed, so we're donating a few coats as well! For more information on how to donate, click here!

Now on to the recipe!



You'll need:

For the pound cake:


2 cups sugar*
1cup butter, softened
5 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla*
3 cups flour*
1 teaspoon baking powder*
1 cup milk


For the frosting:

1 can of dulce de leche (found in the Hispanic aisle of Walmart and most stores)

1 bar of baking white chocolate*

1/2 a stick of butter

*found on the Baking aisle of Walmart and most stores. 


Directions:
Heat oven to 350° F.
Mix sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla in large bowl.
Beat on low to mix ingredients well and then on high for 5 minutes, or get a good workout if doing by hand.
On low, add flour and baking powder with milk alternating.
Beat well after you add each ingredient.
Pour batter into greased and floured 10 inch tube pan.
Bake for 65-75 minutes, until a pick comes out clean.
Cool for 15 minutes; invert onto cake plate.
Cool off 30 minutes more before putting frosting.

For the frosting:
Melt the chocolate with the butter in a water bath until completely melted. Let cool for 20 minutes to it's easier to apply. 
Melt dulce de leche for 1 minute. 
Frost the cake with the white chocolate and then pour the dulce de leche on top. 
Disclaimer: you could leave the dulce de leche part until you need to serve. It will get gooey but it's absolutely delicious!



Enjoy with a cold glass of coke! And don't forget to #layeronlove !!