..: 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gift Ideas from a Boy

An 8 year old boys holiday wish list

Hi! everyone please welcome our son Jonathan to the blog. He is giving us an insight to what an 8 year old boy might want for the holidays.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

My Holiday Wishlist 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

All Glammed Up

This past weekend was my nieces quinceañera finally after 2 years of planning we had such a fun filled hectic day. Like always we were running late, the church was in the morning so I had just enough time to do a quick 5 minute face. Not pictured here of course. This was the make up I did for the reception. My hair loose curls using my Insta Wave wand parted and pulled half way back. Did that make any sense. This lipstick I have been obsessed with this past week, I had it somewhere in my make up stash its the perfect frosted pink.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Review: InstaWave Automatic Curler

I don't know if I have ever mentioned that I love big hair. I think I must have been from Texas in another life. I love big bouncy curls. My hair is pretty thick so it takes me a while to curl my hair. I recently got to try the new Kiss InstaWave, it instantly creates beautiful, long-lasting curls with just 
the touch of a button. 

From their website here

Curls Made Instantly with the Touch of 
a Button


Lets get started

It took me a second try to get a nice bouncy curl. Wait 8 to 10 seconds depending on how tight you want your curl. Place hair in front of wand for an outer curl or place hair in back of wand for inner curl. The dialer has a left or right button depending on which direction you are for. You can even try alternating every curl left to right for more volume. Which is what I was doing here.

How to use
1. Hold InstaWave vertically

2. Place a section of hair on the InstaWave curling rod

3. Touch the Curl Dial either left or right, and the InstaWave instantly and automatically catches and curls the hair

4.Hold for 5-10 seconds, hold longer for tighter curls and less for beachy waves

5.Pull the InstaWave down vertically, letting hair out

It has a 1 inch ceramic iron barrel, which is a perfect size for my shorter hair. As of right now that is the only size they have, they might release additional sizes later on. When you turn on Insta Wave it has two settings low and hi it reaches a maximum temperature of 420. When you first turn it on it has a red light and when it is ready the light turns blue. You do hear a light buzzing noise, but it is very vague. It didn't bother me. If you accidentally forget to turn it off, it will automatically shut off after 90 minutes.

All done this was before I put my fingers through for a bit of a looser curl. I really liked the results I achieved. I was a bit skeptical at first because I had just cut my hair a couple days ago. A lot shorter and was not sure if it would work on my shorter hair. InstaWave worked just fine. It also helped me because I have thick hair to really section of my hair before I used it.

This was 3 hours later curls still bouncy and I didn't even use hairspray. It was on accident I completely forgot when I was already in the car. 

Here in the U.S. it can be purchased for $59.99 at Target, Ulta and Amazon

Have a great day!!

Disclaimer I received this wand  from InstaWave for a review from my affiliation with Brand Backer. Even though I received it at no cost to me all opinions are 100% mine.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Fall Layers

The last few weeks have been so cold around here. Ive been bundled up in layers. I have been in such a mood the last two weeks, I have no idea whats wrong with me. Im just in a funk, you ever get like that? I really hope it pasts sooooon. I like dressing up in layers especially in times when I feel like this and don't really care to put any effort in what i'm wearing. To me layers look so chic and like the outfit is effortlessly put together.

Keep warm!

*These photos do not belong to MayrainHeels, they have links to their owners.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pretty Spaces: Thanksgiving Table

I just realized I have not done a pretty spaces post in a while, any who. This Thanksgiving we will be at my sister in laws house, here in Sacramento. Maybe later in the day going to my grandmas house, not sure yet. Its funny though because somehow within the lasts couple months my sister in law's dinning table chairs have been breaking (no idea, hectic household like mine haha). Her table is down to 3 from 5 chairs and one is missing the back. Its been a joke in our family that we must bring a side dish and our own chair this Thanksgiving. Did I forget to mention she has the table full of center pieces and crafts because she is the one having the quinceñiera next month. So I am really curious to see her table scape for tomorrow.

I hope you guys all enjoy your time with your family or friends tomorrow.

Coastal Table





For the kids

Happy Feasting!


*These photos do not belong to MayrainHeels, they have links to their owners.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All in One Pot

Last week I was at my nieces quinceñiera practice and before I knew it it was almost 7:30. I still had to go home and cook dinner and of course I forgot to take something out to defrost. Since we did have a fridge full of food, I didn't want to get fast food. I hopped online and came across this recipe. It was   sooo good and such a hit in our home I made it twice in one week. I changed up somethings with stuff I had on hand. I would definitely recommend this recipe if you are in a time crunch and want something done fast and delicious.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Old Factory Candles

I woke up like at 6:30 this morning out of no where wide awake. I tossed and turned on the bed trying very hard to fall back asleep. No luck. So I rolled out of bed, daylight was barley peeking through the clouds.I grabbed a blanket and cuddled up with Gisele who sleeps on the couch to watch a morning movie. I thought it was the perfect time to try out my Old Factory Candles, I received the day before yesterday. I chose the cranberry scent, it smelled delicious. The scent quickly filled up our home, when Jon woke up for school he thought I was baking something. He was a little disappointed to find out it was a candle.

Each gift set comes with three candles, I wanted scents to go with fall so I chose the "Fall Harvest" Collection.

From Old Factory Candle site:

Old Factory candles are hand-poured in the USA with natural soy wax, self-trimming cotton candle wicks, and premium fragrance oils. The Old Factory Candle Gift Sets each contain 3 different scented candles. Each candle burns clean and even for 20 hours. The subtle jar design makes it the perfect complement for any decor, and any room of the house - kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, family room, great room, and basement. Each gift set is themed around a group of related fragrances. So everyone is sure to find something perfect for every occasion, every room in the house, and all the special someones in your life. Old Factory Candle Gift Sets are sold exclusively on Amazon.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

I seriously cannot believe I have never been to Bishops Pumpkin Farm. When my sister in law was telling me about it, I had no idea where or what she was talking about. Than she was telling me to pack for an all day thing, I was really confused. Than we arrived, and wow it was a huge farm with soo much going on. The kids were in heaven and running wild.

Tech Talk-How to put links in a blogger comment

This has been something that has been on my mind for a while. Every time I go onto someone's blog and I go to leave a comment, I look at other comments and they have their name with a link to their blog. It looks so much nicer. I always thought I wonder how they do that, I would make a mental note and store that in my I need to look that up file. I cant believe how simple it is all you have to do is enter a simple html code.

This is how my comments use to look like 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Budsies Coupon code

Hello everyone! Budsies sent me a coupon code for my readers to use from now through December 31,2014 for 20% off your order. I did a review here, Budsies brings artwork to life. With the holidays coming up its perfect timing if you know a little artist who has special piece of artwork they can bring to life.

I cant believe the holidays are coming up already we are going to be busy busy in our household. Besides the holidays were have birthday partys after birthday partys to celebrate in between my nieces quinceñiera and a retirement party. While i'm planning Juli's 3rd Minnie Mouse party for January and Jon's party also in January.Whoa busy.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy

Last night we went to the Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy show. We had so much fun!!!! It was awesome seeing how Juli's face lid up when the show started. She screamed its MINNIE!!! Started jumping up and down, she was a super excited. We took my niece with us, she called me a couple times before the show to make sure we were still going. Isn't her Elsa costume the cutest! When Juliana saw her she couldn't help, but touch the costume. Jon really like the Cars part, the Toy story soldiers and the cotton candy and popcorn. He loves his treats.

My nieces favorite part was when the queen in Tinker Bell when she came flying out. She also liked all of the Little Mermaid part and sang along with all the songs. Juli also liked when the queen came out she said mom look it look it she called her a spider haha.

Juli ended up dressed as a fairy, a costume she already had in her costume box. She was wearing the wings all day at home, but as  soon as we got to the arena she did not want to put them back on. I thought maybe as soon as she saw the other kids in costume she might, but nope. Of course not until we were leaving the arena oh boy kids.

My favorite part of course still The little Mermaid. Its still as magical as it was when I was a little girl. I saw that they have Frozen on Ice now, ahhhhhh I can't wait until that comes to town. Everyone was just about drained by the end of the show, so it was a very quiet ride home with everyone fast asleep. Jon did not want to roll out of bed this morning.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Disney on Ice Worlds of Fantasy

Only three more days until Disney On Ice Worlds of Fantasy we're getting excited over here. Jon reminded this morning while I was dropping him off at school. I asked him what he was excited to see he said Cars and getting junk food from the concession stand. We also still have to surprise my niece and tell her she's going with us tonight when she comes over for a bbq. She loves Tinker Bell, so we know she will be super happy.