A Little Sparkles For The Day

I slept so late last night that my brain is not working and I don’t know what to write for today’s blog. I was creating some digital arts last night. One of the many things I love to do and I call it my stress reliever. Yeah, I was thinking since this morning about what to share on today’s blog. Unfortunately, nothing big! However, I was checking all the Christmas photos I took and oh gosh I love them all. Also, I love all the presents I got. I would like to share a few photos of what I got from Christmas. I’m not gonna post everything that I got though. These are not expensive but they are beautiful and I love them!
Another thing about me is that I don’t desire for things that I can’t afford or my love ones. I’m a simple person. Any thoughtful gift/gifts I received is greatly appreciated.

These beautiful necklace and earrings set , and this beautiful bracelet are both from Dillard’s.

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Aren’t they gorgeous?
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Necklace and Earrings Set
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Gorgeous bracelet

Every woman; every mom like me will be happy to be treated in the way we should be treated. Expensive things doesn’t matter, but thoughtfulness does!

love ester

Dollar Tree Day:Dollar Tree Finds

Good Monday to all! How was your weekend? Hope you had a great weekend. About me and my family, yes we had a great weekend. Today is Monday January 7th and my boys are back to school. Oh gosh, I didn’t want to get up early. I’m a night owl person not an early bird. It’s all good though, that’s life!

I have a question, how many of you like going to Dollar Tree store? I do love Dollar Tree. I go there three times a week or sometimes more. There’s so much merchandise that I love from that store.

My boys are in school so I decided to go and get something from Dollar Tree. However, I did not get a lot today. Just a few of my favorite things to pick up every time when I’m there, it’s candles and chocolates! LOL. Not just candles and chocolates for today though. I luckily found these notebooks that say “LITTLE, BUT FIERCE and GIRL BOSS”. I love it, love it, love it! I think I got them on time before it was all gone. These are the last two notebooks left.

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Little, But FIERCE

Not only that I like this notebook, but I love what it says. It’s so me! Hey, I’m 4″11, everyone calls me tiny, little, skinny and whatever. Yes I’m little, but I’m fierce!

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Girl Boss
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Sleep Lavender Candles

I like the smell of this sleep lavender candles. It’s not too strong at all which I like the most.

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Russell Stover Chocolates & Cookies

Here comes my weakness! I usually get 4 or 5 packs of this coconut flavored Russell Stover chocolate. Guess what? It didn’t stay for long and now I’m hyped. It’s that good!

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Russell Stover Dark Chocolate

Until next time and I really appreciate you for reading this blog. Have a wonderful day to all and God bless you!

love ester
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Fitness Mom: Health Goal For This Year 2019

I’m a 4″11, petite Filipino woman. I’ve been skinny all my life. Growing up in the Philippines, I had been bullied due to being skinny. Some people asked me if I had been eating food in a very funny way. Others would say “you need to eat more because you look like a stick”. I didn’t let those people affect me at all. My parents are skinny. My dad isn’t that tall and not big and my mom is only 4″7. They are both cute like me, lol.

Now, I’m residing in Louisiana and have two handsome boys. They are very active kids and I love them to the moon and back. Anyway, this year, my goal is to have healthier and stronger body. Going to gym 3 times a week really helps me build a stronger and healthier body. I wanna build a little more muscles in my body. Not so much though. I just want to have a toned body.

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You don’t necessarily have to go to the gym to be able to work out. You can do it at your home if you want. The reason why I chose the gym is because I can be focused without distraction. At home I get distracted so easily with television and other stuff. At the gym, I wear my Altec Lansing wireless headphone from Nordstrom and I always listen to my favorite music that pumps me up and do more workouts.

Health goal is just one of my 2019 goals. What are your 2019 goals? I hope to hear you feedback and until next time.

 

P.S

Altec Lansing Wireless Headphone and Ted Baker London armwatch are from Nordstrom .

Legging from Rue21.

Asic shoes from Shoe Dept Encore.

 

 

 

Love,

Ester

 

Get To Know Me Tag

 

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Hi ya’ll! How’s your new year going so far? I hope it’s going great! My new year with my family is great! To God be the glory!

Anyway, I just read a “get to know me” blog from two bloggers today already and it’s very interesting. So, I decided to do the same thing. It’s very helpful for you to get to know me a little just by reading this blog. Are you ready to get to know me? And I wanna get to know you as well. Here we go!

1.) What Is Your Middle Name?

My middle name is BANEZ.

2.) When Was The Last Time You Cried?

Just last week. I mean, I cried laughing so hard watching a very funny videos on Facebook. You know what I mean? Sometimes  when you laughed so hard that’s it’s almost impossible to stop…lol…lol..lol.

3.) What’s Your Favorite Pizza?

Well, I’m not really a pizza person. Don’t get me wrong, I eat pizza whenever my boys want pizza for dinner, but I’m not really crazy about it. Not my favorite, but I like the cheese/peperoni pizza.

4.) WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FLOWER?

My favorite flowers are Roses and Sunflowers.

5.) What Is Your Favorite Season?

Autumn/Fall Season! As much as I love spring time, but it’s not my favorite. It’s my severe allergy season. In spring time I’ll be sniffing and sneezing the whole time, no kidding! While summer time is beautiful sometimes it’s too hot outside for me. I blistered and I look like a boiled shrimp. Okay, don’t ask me how. FALL/Autumn is my favorite. I love the beautiful colors around. I love the cool breeze. And I love wearing booties! Hahaha. Winter is a no…no for me. I don’t like cold.

6.) Do You Like To Camp?

Oh yeah! Did a lot of camping during my highschool – college days. I love adventures, and camping is the best!

7.) Do You Untie Your Shoes When Taking Them Off?

Yes and no. I untie my shoes when I feel like doing it. Also, I don’t when I don’t think it’s necessary.

8.) Do You Like Rollercoasters?

I like watching rollercoasters but NOT riding on it. I hate to puke. Ewwwwww!!!

9.) What Is Your Favorite Ice Cream?

One and only Rocky Road!

10.) What Is Your Favorite Thing To Do?

I love taking pictures. It’s either landscape, nature, macro, or portrait photos. I love moving stuff around the house also until I’m satisfied with the arrangement.

11.) Shorts or Jeans

Sorry, I’m legging person year round. I do wear shorts and jeans but I am a super legging person.

12.) Country or Rock?

Country baby!

13.) What Is Your Favorite Color?

I love dark colors. I like bright colors but dark colors is just my fave.

14.) Do You Have Tattoos?

No! I like staring at other people’s tattoos, but I don’t want one on me.

15.) Do You Color Your Hair?

Yes! I do it every six months.

16.) What Colour Are Your Eyes?

Brown.

17.) What Is Your Favorite Thing To Eat?

A lot to mention. I love fruit salad, cake, muffins…ohhh gosh a lot more. I love adobo, humba, sisig and more….so much more.

18.) What Is Your Favorite Holiday?

Christmas of course!

19.) Beer or Wine?

Both, but only a little bit.

20.) Night Owl or Morning Person?

I’m a night owl person.

21.) What Is Your Favorite Day Of The Week?

Saturday.

22.) Do You Have A Nickname?

My family and friends call me “Ter”.

23.) Three People Who Will Do This?

Bryony Baker , Dawn Darnell and Karishma Dawood 

Now, it’s time for me to say goodnight and sweet dreams!

 

Love,

Ester

Lazy Day Thursday+Thrift Store Treasures

Good morning ya’ll. What are you up to today? To all who are working today I hope you will have a successfull and wonderful day at work. As of today, my boys are still out of school. They will be back on the 7th of January which is this coming Monday. Right now, we can’t really do much outdoors because of the rain. It has been raining since last Tuesday. It’s quite nasty outside.

Today, we’re just gonna be on our pajamas all day. Read books. Helping my eldest son study for his upcoming spelling bee contest on January 16th. Well, you know that doesn’t come really easy. I know other moms know that there will be tantrums, stubbornness and the selective hearing moment when teaching your kid. In moment like this, all I need is PATIENCE….PATIENCE…PATIENCE.

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Our dog Daisy is relaxing on the couch.
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Thrift Store Treasures

However, when that part is done, it will be time to light some candles and just relax. Who doesn’t want to relax? I need it so bad! I have been working…working…working. So many times I feel so guilty of having limited time with my little ones. Last month, I resigned my job not because I don’t wanna work anymore. I had sever back pain throughout those years while working that nobody would understand the pain I had and the struggle of striving to look painless, to smile, to walk like I didn’t feel any pain. It’s a challenge doing that on a daily basis. Right now, going to the chiropractor helps me feeling better. I’m almost there. I’m grateful! For a long time, I don’t even know how it feels like when you don’t have severe pain.

Anyway, I probably blah..blah..blah..too much. Before I’ll end up today’s blog, I wanna share something with you quick. One thing I really love to do is going to a thrift store. Who else like to go to a thrift store? Can’t be just me, lol. The stuff I have in these images below are from a thrift store. The candle holders were $1.50. The books were $0.25 each. They’re not just books for decorations or photography props, but for me I love these books. Max Lucado is my favorite author. I also love reading inspirational books. The transparent glass is from Dollar Tree. The dog is not from the thrift store or dollar tree hahaha just kidding. That’s our sweet dog Daisy. She is so adorable!

I hope that you will have a beautiful day and until next time!

Love,

Ester

Coat Racks:Hobby Lobby Finds

Having two little boys, I find myself struggling to keep them from throwing their coats everywhere. Especially this winter season. Of course, the rule is to have them hang their coats right on their closet door knobs when they’re not using or done using their coats. But, hello? Does it work? The answer is No! I always get disappointed to see their coats on the floor. In my mind, there’s gotta be a solution for this.

On new year’s day, I went to my favorite store Hobby Lobby to look for greats deals. I’m talking about the markdowns after Christmas. Yes, a lot of markdowns and I was hyped up with the 75% – 80% off deals. Oh, I know a lot of moms out there can relate with my excitement. Fortunately, I also found a wooden coat rack. Lucky me to be able to get the three racks left. I couldn’t wait to have them installed in my boys room and in our bedroom as well. I would say it works!

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Hobby Lobby Coat Rack

I love the color of it and it goes well with the wall color. It’s perfect! Plus, my boys liked it. Until next time and have a good night!

 

Love,

Ester

 

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