I am 2 days late, but Merry Christmas! Did everyone eat as much as I did?! I went to visit my Mami for Christmas Eve and then drove back home to spend time with Kevin's family. Between those 2 days I must've have gained 5 extra pounds. I ate Arroz con Gandules, Pernil, Escabeche, Potato Salad, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Dominican cake, Empanadas and Macaroni salad. I have not weighed myself and I don't plan on it. I do plan on starting a cleanse. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated. 

So now that Christmas is over, I can enjoy some of the sales going on and shop for my family vacation. I can't wait! Shopbop is having a Sale on Sale. An additional 25% off all sale items! Use code JOY25 and thank me later.



 J.Crew Sweater (shop striped sweaters)| J.Crew skirt (shop mini skirts here) | Robert Clergerie sandals-old (shop Robert Clergerie new shoes here)

You guys I cannot believe the Holidays will soon be over! Makes me so sad, however I do hope January and February fly by, because I'm ready for Spring and our family vacation.

On another note I am feeling optimistic about 2018. There is so much that I want to share with you, but I want to take it step by step. So for now I'll just share that Kevin and I will be going through our first IVF treatment, but before that I will need to get open surgery to remove this giant fibroid that I have been dealing with for 2 years. 

If you guys remember, back in April, I had a minor surgery to remove it, but when my doctor went in with the camera, she didn't see anything, so absolutely nothing was done. I continued to have very heavy periods and lots of pain, so I decided to get a second opinion. This time my new Doctor saw the fibroid and it was bigger, so no wonder I am constantly feeling sick. 

Not only am I going through this procedure to have another baby, but to improve my quality of life. I am 35 years old and most of the time I feel like I am 65. 2017 has been tough, but I am trusting in God that all will turn out okay. 

Now lets talk about shopping! Because that always puts me in a happy mood. ShopBop has some amazing new arrivals that you must check out!



Wearing: J.crew Turtleneck | H&M cardigan(shop white cardigan here) | Joe's Jeans (shop Joe's jeans here) | J.crew loafers (shop loafers here)

Who else stops to take photos wherever you see Christmas decor? Come on, I can't be the only one. I drive Kevin and Gavin nuts, but I can't help it. It's the only time when all the streets look so beautiful and festive. So expect to more garlands and more wreaths in my photos. (insert happy emoji)





Last night I hosted my first Thanksgiving dinner and it's safe to say it was a success. I ate so much I didn't leave room for dessert, but there's always today. And the truth is I can't wait to eat some leftovers. Leftovers are the best, aren't they?  But first I wanted to do a little Black Friday shopping. So many great sales happening!  Shopbop's sale is still going on and it ends in 2 days. The more you spend, the more you save and there's new arrivals everyday! 

Cream boots


Wearing: Mika & Gali dress (shop floral dresses here) | Zara blazer (shop blazers and jackets here) | Free People beret (shop hats here) | Marc Jacobs boots ( shop marc jacobs here)

Snagged these Marc Jacob boots on the last Shopbop sale and now they're having another sale! Up to 30% off full prices and up to 70% off sale prices with code MORE17. Perfect timing for holiday shopping! So head over to Shopbop. Sale ends 11/26.



Anthropologie beret | Zara blazer (shop plaid blazers here) | Levis jeans (shop Levi's here) | Madewell belt | Barneys New York boots



 Last Christmas Gavin was finally fully into Christmas and not just the presents. He got very excited about decorating our Christmas tree, so after teaming up with Gymboree's campaign #TheBestTimeToBeAKid I thought it was the perfect time to give Christmas an early start and take him to the tree farm to get his own little Christmas tree for this year. Growing up, my family always had an artificial tree so the idea of going out and cutting down our own tree was a little foreign to me but was a tradition for Kevin and his family growing up so naturally when Kevin stole me from the city and brought me out to the country of New Jersey he dragged me out to the tree farm. Now we have also adopted the tradition of going to cut down our own tree. 

We were the only ones at the tree farm (who else would get a tree the first week of November?!)  But the perks were that we had the whole place to ourselves and Gavin was able to dress up without having to bundle up. The weather was perfection. 

Gavin's favorite color is Red, so he chose to wear Gymboree's Red flannel button down shirt. We then added Gymboree's Navy Vest, Olive Green sweats, and this cute multi color pom-pom hat to tie the look together. Gavin had a blast running in and out of the trees and playing hide and seek. We also brought some fake snow for him to throw around and he had a ball. 

We all watched Kevin do the hard work and cut down the tree then Gavin tried to help him load it into the wagon. He was excited to get it home. After the long day we all took a rest and decided we would decorate the next morning. 
Gavin's Gymboree outfit: Red flannel shirt | Navy quilted vest | Pajamas | Santa slippers

The next morning I heard Gavin's little footsteps heading to the living room. I looked at the time and it was only 6:30am! He usually wakes up from 8 to 9am, so I know he couldn't wait to start decorating. With one eye open, I went to check on him and he was already digging into the decorations bin. He just loves everything about Christmas, even these pajamas and Santa slippers made him happy, and he does not like wearing slippers. Anyway, we put some Christmas songs, danced and decorated the tree together. If you only saw him, he sure was having a whole lot of fun. For him, Christmas is definitely one of the best times to be a kid.

Check out Gymboree's Holiday collection. It's super adorable!

This post was sponsored by Gymboree


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