This is a quick video of me and my mom. She naturalized and became a US citizen after 30 years living in America. Watch and listen how proud she is to vote and expertise her vote this year for the presidential election.

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2018 isn’t over……yet!


Not too many people start the year with resolutions but I do it every year. It’s October and I’m doing an assessment on my commitments and accomplishments. So lets see how I’m doing…
1. I want to be one of those girls that got their shit together everyday. Those are the girls who wear the perfect winged eyeliner EVERY DAY! Who are you and how can I be more like you? I’ve tried. This is hard! It’s also a lot of work to clean off my face everyday. I don’t know….maybe I’ll get this one accomplished but it’s not looking good.
2. Eating healthy: So far so good! As I get older my palate has changed. I used to start my mornings with coffee and a pastry but I no longer find that desirable. Now I    start my day with a plain yogurt topped with fresh fruit or Ill have a superfood smoothie. I  also pack a healthy lunch most days for work. So far this resolution has been going very well for me and I know I’ve established new healthy habits…so…YAY for me!
3. Exercise: Ok guys I hate exercising. I really hate it. My workout routines goes in cycles where I have months of sticking to a routine and then I have months where I don’t do a minute of movement. It’s October and I can’t remember the last time I worked out so thats not going to well….

One out of three isn’t so bad, right? Any of you make resolutions and stick with it? Any failed? Share in the comments below I would love to hear about it.

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Time Goes By So Fast


Today I  found a picture in my phone that my daughter took of my son that made me realized just how grown my baby has become. He’s 13 years old and will be a freshman in High School this September. HIGH SCHOOL! I know its only January but I’m already freaking out! My son was diagnosed with Autism when he was 5 years old and finding him the best school has always been an issue for us. I’m deep in the search of finding him a High School that can challenge him academically while providing him with the related services and support he needs. Living in New York City, we surrounded by so many choices in schools but at times it can be overwhelming.  I’ll be out on school tours and applying to as much schools possible.  My husband and I are anxious for our boy but at the same time we have to be confident in that he’ll be ok.  For the parents reading this, you already know how hard this job is.  When they’re newborns, it’s easy to think they’ll fit in your arms forever.  But time can be cruel and smack you in the face. My son is 13 and my daughter is 10. I  want to be selfish; I want keep them in my arms forever. But I can’t. I  have to let go a little and have faith in them.  My son will be ok. He’s going to High School and I’m excited about this new chapter in his life.

Have any of you been down this road before? If so, please comment with some advice. I’m all open!

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New Year New Goals


Every year I get together with my closest friends and we share our new year resolutions together. When we started doing this we were in our early 20’s and our goals back then were about moving up in our careers, relationship related, and socializing.  Twenty years later and I realized that I don’t add fun activities to my list of goals. So this year, I plan on changing that.  I    will like to challenge myself by getting uncomfortable and doing things I would never do but are fun.  For example, I hate amusement parks. HATE! So I just booked a trip to Disney World…the happiest place on earth. It’s only January so I have 11 more months to come up with ways to fulfill my resolution.  Life is short and its important to live it to the fullest.  I’m looking forward to 2018 and all the different ways I’ll celebrate it. If you have any suggestions for me please comment on this post please.


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Soft Pink for Christmas


I  don’t usually dress with ruffles and frills but when I saw this sweater, I fell in love with it! It’s so cute! As you all look for the perfect holiday outfit don’t be afraid to do something different.  You don’t always have to wear red or something shiny.  Try a soft hue like this pink to stand out from the norm.  Scroll below to get shopping details or others similar to it.

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The Cycle of Change


Today marks another year of life for me as today is my birthday.  YAY! I  celebrate getting older even though my body and grey hairs remind me that I’m exhausted by 8pm and I really need to keep my hair colorist on speed dial! But as this time of year is also when Mother Nature displays her beauty in the trees and leaves, its the perfect time for me to reflect on my own internal changes.  I usually set goals for myself and give myself a year to accomplish them.  

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Layering With Cardigans


Fall is here which means chilly days and time to start layering up! I’m pretty short so wearing long sweaters is usually a challenge for me.  I recently found this sweater at UNIQLO that was not only a great fit, but it was priced very nicely.  I found this cardigan at Uniqlo and only paid $39. It’s now on sale for $29.90.  Scroll below to get more ideas on where to shop for the perfect cardigan.

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Brooklyn Tourist

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I’ve lived in NYC my entire life but I must confess, Brooklyn is like a foreign country to me.  I walked around DUMBO and wow, this part of Brooklyn has changed a lot since I was a kid.  It’s beautiful! Between the ice-cream at BROOKLYN ICE CREAM FACTORY, the THE CAROUSEL UNDER THE BRIDGE, and all the beautiful people walking around, I quickly fell in love with Brooklyn! Obviously I had to take pictures at the famous water street location.  Enjoy the pics! 

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Brooklyn Bridge


So I must confess…..I’ve never walked across the Brooklyn Bridge until today.  I’ve lived in NYC all my life and yet there are so many places around the city I’ve yet to visit.  So I’ve now set a goal to visit parts of New York that all the tourists come to see.  There is so much to see in my own backyard.  How about you guys? Do you live in a major city but haven’t really explored it? Where do my readers live?? Leave a comment on this post. Enjoy the pic’s.

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