The exterior of your house is the first thing people see when they walk up to it. It's important that you put in a little effort into making it look nice and welcoming, not just because of how your guests feel but also because it could be an eye-catching advertisement for your home. Below you will find some simple and effective ways to improve the exterior of your house:






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Outdoor Furniture


Adding outdoor furniture to your home's exterior is a great way to make the space more inviting. There are lots of different types of outdoor furniture to choose from, so you can find the perfect pieces that fit your style and needs. Some popular options include benches, swings, chairs, tables, and umbrellas.


When selecting furniture for your outdoors, it's essential to consider the climate in your area. If you live in a hot climate, be sure to choose materials that will withstand the heat, such as metal or wicker. If you live in a colder climate, pick pieces made from weather-resistant materials like wood or plastic.


Another thing to keep in mind when choosing outdoor furniture is how much space you have to work with. If you have a small patio or deck, choose smaller pieces that won't take up too much space. And if you have a large backyard, go ahead and select oversized furniture that will provide plenty of seating for your guests.


Hanging Lights


If you're looking for a way to add some extra curb appeal to your home for the Compass site, consider hanging lights. There are different types of lights that can be hung from the exterior of your house, including string lights, lanterns, and even holiday decorations. Hanging lights is a great way to add some extra personality to your home and make it stand out from the rest.


Window Boxes


Another easy way to add some personality to the exterior of your house is by adding window boxes. Window boxes can also be used to plant flowers or herbs, or they can be used to display decorative items such as rocks or flags. Adding window boxes is a great way to brighten up the exterior of your house and to add a splash of color.


Paint The Front Door


One of the most affordable ways to improve the exterior of your home is by painting the front door. A new coat of paint can make your home look new again, and it's a relatively easy project that you can do yourself. If you're looking for a different color or style, there are a number of different options available for you so that you can find the perfect one for your home.


Add Shutters


Shutters are another great way to improve the exterior appearance of your house. They come in a variety of colors and styles, so you can find ones that will complement the aesthetic of your home. Shutters also provide some benefits, such as blocking out sunlight and protecting your windows from the elements.


In conclusion, with a few simple tips, you can have the exterior of your home looking great for all to see. By using these tips, you'll be able to improve your home's curb appeal and increase its overall value.








Christmas is only 11 days away you guys, it just blows my mind. Today I've partnered up with  Ellen Tracy to show you different options of their most giftable accessory items. 


A tan solo 11 días para Navidad, es sencillamente increíble! Hoy me he unido a Ellen Tracy para mostrarles diferentes opciones de sus accesorios más ''regalables.''










My personal favorite would be The Ellen Tracy Signature Collection wristlet, which is a classic chocolate signature print wristlet with gold-tone metal hardware. It's faux leather, it has multiple card slots inside, perfect to carry around your daily essentials in one compact and organized place.


Este es probablemente mi preferido, El  Ellen Tracy Signature Collection wristlet  es un tipo ''clutch'' con su  estampado signature de chocolate clásico con herrajes de metal en tono dorado. Es de piel sintética, tiene múltiples ranuras para tarjetas en el interior, perfecto para llevar tus artículos esenciales diarios en un lugar compacto y organizado.


 



The Women's Ellen Tracy Silver-tone watch features a stretch expansion which is so convenient and comfortable with beautiful crystal accents. It's a gorgeous and elegant piece.




El  Women's Ellen Tracy Silver-tone watch  para mujer presenta una expansión elástica que es muy conveniente y cómoda con hermosos detalles en cristal. Es una pieza preciosa y elegante.







And last but definitely not least, The Ellen Tracy Signature Collection Wallet is a classic chocolate signature print wallet just like their Wristlet, it pairs perfectly well with one of their signature collection handbags for a complete look, it's very roomy, sleek, and elegant, I love it. 



Y por último, pero definitivamente no menos importante, The Ellen Tracy Signature Collection Wallet es una cartera/billetera clásica con estampado de chocolate, al igual que su Wristlet, combina perfectamente con uno de los bolsos de su colección Signature para una apariencia completa, es muy espaciosa y elegante. Me encanta.







You can Shop in-store and/or online at Dressbarn and Steinmart for their wallets and the rest of their signature handbag collection.













As hard as it is to acknowledge it,  2021 is already ending which means one thing, Holidays. It's crazy we're starting to put our Christmas trees together and starting to do our Christmas shopping, which is why I decided to share with you my favorite things in different categories to give you guys ideas as gifts for yourself (because why not?) and/or your loved ones for this Holiday season. 



Today let's indulge in Home Decor because it's probably my ultimate favorite thing, you can also find the links that will take you directly to your desired item, hope you enjoy it, and let me know in the comments what you'd like to see next, should we call this a Holiday Gift Guide?. 



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Por más difícil que sea reconocerlo, 2021 ya está terminando, lo que significa una cosa, Navidad!!. Es una locura que ya estamos armando nuestros árbolitos de Navidad y ya estamos en nuestras compras navideñas, por eso decidí compartir con ustedes mis cosas favoritas en diferentes categorías para darles ideas como regalos para ustedes (porque ¿por qué no?) y / o sus seres queridos para esta temporada navideña.


Hoy les comparto decoración del hogar porque es probablemente mi categoría favorita, también puede encontrar los enlaces que los llevarán directamente al artículo que desean, espero que lo disfruten y déjenme saber en los comentarios lo que les gustaría ver a en la próxima. , ¿deberíamos llamar a esto una Guía de regalos navideños?






The Beautiful Olive Tree - The Perfect Arm Chair - My Favorite Counter Stools 
The Must-Have Round Ceramic Vase - The Cutest Boho Pouf -  This Dreamy Bench 
The Most Convenient Machine Washable Rug - This Pretty Coffee Table  
This Statement Stoneware Vase - This Rattan Basket - My Dining Chairs - Some Boho Pillows










 



You guys, I know it's been A WHILE, but this is SO worth it. Life has been a crazy roller-coaster the last 4-5 months? and a whole lot happened and changed. We moved, that's a pretty refreshing and cool change I'm still very excited about. The decorating and rearranging stuff has become one of my favorite things to do lately.  Home decor has been my thing and I'm embracing it 100%. 



Chicos, sé que ha pasado MUCHO TIEMPO, pero ha valido la pena.  Mi vida ha sido una loca montaña rusa por los últimos 4-5 meses? muchas cosas han sucedido y cambiado. Nos mudamos, ese es un cambio bastante grande y ''refrescante'' por el que todavía estoy muy emocionada. La decoración y reorganización se ha convertido en una de mis cosas favoritas últimamente. La decoración del hogar ha sido lo mío sin duda alguna y lo estoy disfrutando al 100%.




This is my very 1st IKEA HACK and oh, how I love this. I was not intending on doing a detailed tutorial about it because as I just mentioned, this was my very first attempt at doing this type of DIY's and I had no clue how things would turn out, we are pretty skilled and crafty (the hubby and I) but we were virgins in this matter, the result blew our minds and saying that we are very proud of ourselves is a total understatement, here a share some pictures and a quick TikTok video I made about the process.


Este es mi primer IKEA HACK y, oh, cuánto me encanta. No tenía la intención de hacer un tutorial detallado al respecto porque, como acabo de mencionar, este fue mi primer intento de hacer este tipo de DIY y no tenía ni idea de cómo saldrían las cosas. Nosotros nos consideramos bastante hábiles y creativos (el esposo y yo) pero éramos vírgenes en este asunto, el resultado nos sorprendió y decir que estamos muy orgullosos de nosotros mismos nos queda corto. Aquí comparto algunas fotos y un video rápido de TikTok que hice sobre el proceso, que les parece? 



What do you guys think?  









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YASS to BLAZER weather!


Even though I didn't take these pictures during a time where you are supposed to be wearing a blazer over a bodysuit and a hat at 12:00pm on a Sunday,  NOW is the time people, the time has finally arrived, now it's perfectly justified and people won't look at you as a weirdo for sweating your back and bones for a picture haha! 


This look has all the vibes, if the weather is right you can perfectly rock your shorts and throw your favorite blazer on, grab your heels (or even sneakers, that'd be cute too honestly), and go on with your day.  I absolutely love the combo here and feel like I'll be wearing that blazer a whole lot, gotta love an oversized look, am I right?- The Hat, Blazer, and Sandals are all from JustFab.





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¡YASS  to BLAZER weather!

A pesar de que no tomé estas fotos durante un tiempo en el que se supone que debes usar una chaqueta sobre bodysuit y un sombrero a las 12:00 p.m. de un domingo, AHORA es el momento señores, finalmente ha llegado el momento, ahora es perfecto, es justificado y la gente no te verá como un bicho raro por sudar la espalda y hasta los huesos por tirar una foto jaja!

Este look me da ''all the vibes'', si el clima es el adecuado, puedes lucir perfectamente tus pantalones cortos y ponerte tu blazer favorito, agarra tus tacones (o incluso tenis eso se vería súper también honestamente) y continuar con tu día. Me encanta el combo y siento que usaré mucho este blazer, gotta love an oversized look, ¿verdad? El sombrero, blazer y sandalias son de JustFab.









SHOP THE LOOK!





 



Omg, can I say Happy Thanksgiving already? I can't believe we are at this point, it's insane. 

 As you already know I've been spending a lot of time at home and I've been trying to keep the ''vibes'' here as cozy, homie, and boho as possible. 


 


I found this Dog Bed at Design Dua and it's just the cutest thing ever, I love it so much, It looks amazing, Pugie absolutely adores her bed, it's comfy, the pillow cover is removable so it's extremely convenient and easy to clean.  I got it in the natural shade and in size ''Medium'' Pugie's a larger Pug and the size was perfect for her. 


 If you are looking for something like this, don't look any further, the store has amazing pieces for Babies like basket bassinets, changing baskets and so much more, their aesthetic is simply delightful.








Yes yes and yes for foodie posts, right?

I'm very excited about this post because I'm collaborating once again with Kalorik, I've loved my experience with their products so I'll be sharing a bit more with you in this one as well.

 This year has been the year of #StayingAtHome which means doing and learning to do things ourselves, from decorating our homes to getting our cooking skills improved you name it, haven't we done it all by now?.  My favorite meal of the day is probably breakfast, there's something about it that makes my days start bright and sweet.








I'm a waffle kind of Gal 100%, so having a waffle maker is simply ideal, the Kalorik Easy Pour Waffle Maker cooks two round Belgian waffles at a time, it has adjustable temperatures to make waffles as soft or crispy as you like (I love them right in the middle), it's so easy to use, and the waffles are done in minutes. 

I don't have a recipe per se but I love to add sugar-free chocolate syrup, shredded coconut, and my favorite berries on top, soo delish, tell me a better way to start the day? 











Now, this is something I was really, excited about, this is hands down a total MUST in your kitchen, so convenient, so efficient, such a lifesaver, and, AND... a healthier way to eat ''fried'' food.

  I do my very best to eat as clean and healthy as I can, trying to keep a balance of course, so as you can imagine, eating healthy and wanting to keep it as a lifestyle + thinking about having fries and chicken nuggets for lunch/dinner is simply not a good equation.  


I think we all have a ''thing'' for crunchy/crispy foods and well, they usually happen to be fried, so this concept of Airfrying is just amazing in my opinion.  I was really looking forward to seeing the ''crunch'' factor and honestly, I couldn't be happier with the performance of this product. 









I got the Kalorik 5.3 Quart Digital Air Fryer XL in matte black, I absolutely LOVE IT, meals are made quicker and healthier, I haven't had to use oil at all so far, it comes with 7 smart presets, so you can fry, bake, roast or grill any recipe, it is so easy to clean, it comes with non-stick, dishwasher safe parts for hassle-free cleanup in other words, perfection! My favorite things to cook with it so far are definitely sweet potato fries, chicken breasts, chicken nuggets, and burgers, omg you need this.








Now with the Holidays around the corner, one of these buddies or both are perfect for a good Christmas gift (just saying).


If you have any recipes you'd like to share with me please let me know in the comments, I'm using these all the time.









Cheers to road-trips and relaxing times!🥂 

 The hubby, Pugie and I, went to Sarasota Florida a week ago for the second time, and I just needed to share with you guys, a little something of the amazing time we had.  





¡Un brindis a los viajes por carretera y los momentos de relajación! 🥂

 Mi esposo, Pugie y yo, fuimos a Sarasota Florida hace una semana por segunda vez, y tenía que compartir con ustedes, aunque sea un poquito de lo bien que la pasamos.



We stayed at The Sarasota Modern Hotel big thanks to them for being so welcoming especially to our Pugie. The Hotel is simply dreamy, the best option for what we were looking for, some time OFF and some relaxing just us 3.  The room we got was simply STUNNING, we had a kitchen, a cute living, and dining area, a huge balcony with a freaking bath-tub, I KNOW, I loved it. 




Nos alojamos en The Sarasota Modern Hotel, mil gracias a ellos por ser tan acogedores, especialmente con nuestra pequeña gordita, Pugie. El hotel es simplemente de ensueño, la mejor opción para lo que estábamos buscando, un tiempo OFF y un poco de relax solo para nosotros 3. La habitación que nos dieron era simplemente IMPRESIONANTE, teníamos una cocina, una linda sala de estar y un comedor, un gran balcón con una bañera exterior, lo sé, una belleza! 







Can we take a moment to admire the beauty of this place?

¿Podemos tomarnos un momento para admirar la belleza de este lugar?




You can see more details about the room and our overall Sarasota Experience in my Youtube Video below:

Puedes ver más detalles sobre la habitación y nuestra experiencia en general de Sarasota en mi video de Youtube a continuación:



  We felt literally at home at The Sarasota Modern Hotel and would definitely go back, they had hand-sanitizer stations in strategic places, and you are asked to wear your mask around the installations unless you're at the pool of course and far from people sunbathing. 




En The Sarasota Modern Hotel nos sentimos literalmente como en casa y definitivamente regresaríamos. Tenían estaciones de desinfectante de manos en lugares estratégicos, y se le pide a los huespedes que usen su máscarillas alrededor de las instalaciones a menos que estén en la piscina, por supuesto y lejos de la gente mientras te bronceas.









On this occasion, we had more time to explore the city, the restaurants, and simply walk around the neighborhood. It was very lovely and the weather was just perfect. (You can see details of the food we had on the Youtube video.)



En esta ocasión, tuvimos más tiempo para explorar la ciudad, los restaurantes y simplemente caminar por el vecindario. Todo estaba hermoso y el clima estuvo perfecto. (Pueden ver detalles de la comida que tuvimos en el video de Youtube).







Visiting Siesta Key Beach was a mandatory thing to do, it's honestly one of the most beautiful beaches if not the most beautiful beach I've ever seen so far, it simply amazing. It was a need of mine to spend the afternoon there and watch the sunset with my husband, something I really and highly encourage you to do if you ever get the chance to visit. It's a very wonderful and magical moment. We had some wine, played our chill beach playlist on Spotify, had some snacks, almost wrestled with some seagulls (you can see that in the video haha), and had the most amazing time together, the sweetest scape from work, politics and whatever was happening outside our bubble back then.




Visitar Siesta Key Beach era algo obligatorio, honestamente, es una de las playas más hermosas, si no la más hermosa que he visto hasta ahora, es simplemente increíble. Era una necesidad mía pasar la tarde allí y ver la puesta de sol con mi esposo, algo que realmente te animo a hacer si alguna vez tienes la oportunidad de visitar. Es un momento maravilloso y mágico. Tomamos un poco de vino, pusimos nuestra nuestro ''chill'' playlist en Spotify, comimos algunos snacks, casi luchamos con algunas gaviotas (se puede ver en el video jaja), y la pasamos de maravilla juntos, ''the sweetest scape'' del trabajo, la política y lo que sea que estaba sucediendo fuera de nuestra burbuja en ese entonces.






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