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Happy Me with the #AirBrushApp

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Weekends are days off, even from makeup. I sleep in a bit longer and spend less time getting ready for busy Saturday mornings driving my boys to and from their activities. 
Jelo and I snapped a few pictures together this weekend and I looked really tired in the pictures. Despite our big smiles, you can tell from my face I'm a tired, working mommy.  Bags under my eyes and a bleh skin tone. My lips even look ashy, ew!

Thank goodness for the magic of smartphone apps to work magic on my face!



The Airbrush app is super easy to use and has many different functions. You can remove acne, smooth and firm, and even reshape your face. The "makeup" function has different makeup settings like subtle, modern, nude, and smokey. 
Here I used the "nude" setting which is most like the makeup I use on weekdays at work. 
 Yes, that's make up on Jelo's face too! But that was easily remedied. There's a function to only put the makeup filter on certain faces on the pictu…

Tips for a Stress-Free Trip to the #SanDiego County Fair

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Going to the San Diego County Fair can be lots of fun with a bit of planning ahead of time!



Here are a few of my tips from our last few visits to the San Diego Fair which I hope will help make it an awesome visit for you and your family:
Finding RESTROOMS with pee-urgent kids in a crowded place is not fun. On a busy day, the restrooms along the main fairway of the San Diego County Fair, as well as inside the main exhibit halls have lines, especially for women. Plan your restroom breaks at the restrooms less-traveled which can be found in the in-field of the race track near the kids fun zone and the beer garden. The restrooms near the wine garden in the garden show area are not on the fair map so they are usually not crowded.

FAIR FOOD is part of the fun but can cost you a fortune if you don't plan accordingly. You can visit the fair website to plan ahead on what you'd like to eat. You are allowed to bring outside food and drinks into the fair so bring your own drinks and/or re…

Washington DC Day Three: Visiting The White House

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Washington DC with Garcia Memories:
Day One
Day Two
Day Three
Day Four
One of the highlights of our family vacation to Washington DC was our visit to The White House. I have heard throughout the years that being granted a visit to The White House was very rare, all the more so with our new president. This made our visit extra special.


A few months back, when planning for our Washington D.C. trip, I did a bit of research on how to request a visit to The White House. I gathered that the best way was to write our local representative who would be able to help with arrangements. On Congressman Scott Peters' website, there was a specific section to request visits to The White House, The Capitol, Bureau of Engraving and Printing, FBI Headquarters, and the Library of Congress.


I did our requests 4 months in advance of our visit. It is advised to request your visits as early as possible. I quickly received an email from a staffer from Rep. Peters' office. She explained that my requests ha…

The Gift of Time for Your Dad or Grad #ad

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June is almost here! Looking for a unique, timeless gift for your dad or grad? Jord Wood Watches will surely impress! With the options to personalize your timepiece, this gift will be one of a kind.


Jord Wood Watches are hand-crafted wood timepieces using raw material, inspired by refined design. They are focused on creating timepieces that are modeled after a modern lifestyle. Jord Wood Watches value sustainability, efficiency, and experiential living. They make their watches for people who don't just have somewhere to be, they have somewhere to go.


Pictured here is the Fieldcrest series, Zebrawood and Maple women's Jord Watch. Zebrawood is considered a luxury hardwood and is most commonly used in veneer application. JORD uses only whole wood stock to create their Zebrawood watches. Maple watches are made from the outer rings, known as the sapwood. The grain is typically straight with slight waves and has a fine, uniform texture. 
Enter to win a $100 gift code to use on your J…