Once you try Freddy Vancouver, you NEVER go back!

Once you try Freddy Vancouver, you NEVER go back!

Summer Pants Alert!

Since I became a mom, my style has changed a LOT. I always thought I would never going to be one of those moms that they don’t take care of herself, and here I am lol! It is super difficult to find clothes that look good and at the same time keep you comfy with all the mama duties! We are constantly on the go, standing, seating, and getting all the food from those little fingers around our clothes.

I’ve been wearing this pants from Freddy Vancouver every day since I got them, apart of being EXTRA comfy, they have WR.UP technology, designed to underline all women’s best shapes.

As you can see on the pic, I’m obviously not a model, however, I love how they bring up your curves in a natural way.

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They are SUPER soft and light, plus super easy to pair with! I was between this pair and the black leather ones, but because it is so HOT outside, I went for the neutral color.

If you want to give them a try, visit their stores at Metrotown and Robson st. or check out their website here

Thank you so much Freddy Vancouver to sponsor this post!

XO,

Athenas

Sneak Peak from the photoshoot with Shana!

Sneak Peak from the photoshoot with Shana!

Pics from @lifeaswifeandmom !!

As you may notice, I’m kind of addicted to pictures lol! My hubby takes AWESOME pics ( he takes almost all the pics for my blog and social media ) but once in a while, especially when he gets annoyed by me, I’ll ask for help for a professional photographer.

I found Shana’s pictures on loving little’s Instagram feed and picture by picture, I found myself becoming her fan until I decided to contact her.

I’m amazed on her work and how fun it is to have a photo shoot with her, but the reason why I think she is so special is that she likes to show not the “perfect” you but the “real” you.

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She is super honest, if something doesn’t seem or fits right she is not afraid to tell you, she is super down to earth and her friendly personality makes everything seems so easy, really, she has got to be one of the best photographers I’ve ever worked with.

Another reason to follow her? She is one of the top 30 Vancouver Mom bloggers! If you are around the Fraser Valley and you are looking for a photographer, give her a try!

I’m truly blessed to meet all of this cool mommy bloggers and can’t wait to meet more today at the vintage party! What do you think about these photos?

Happy Tuesday!

Xo,

Athenas

Why do I think Francisco is the #1 Dad

Why do I think Francisco is the #1 Dad

If you have been following me, You know how CRAZY hard have been these 3 years for me and Francisco. With the whole family being back in Mexico and the unreal cost of childcare in Vancouver, things have not been easy for us at all with 2 little ones.

Between lack of sleep, dirty diapers, full-time jobs, etc. we have been putting ourselves to the limits, and I’m sure that for my hubby, his best gift would be letting him sleep and rest all day ( not happening sorry lol! )

When I meet Francisco, I knew he would be a great dad to our children, HOWEVER my expectations where achieved far beyond!  Since day 1, he helps to change diapers, take the kids to activities, feed them and Mia would not stop saying ( even tho I don’t like it ) that he is her best friend!

You should see my kids eyes when they see Francisco! He is the “cool” dad who would take Mia to soccer and help me with the potty training! I’m so happy that my kids got so lucky as I am with mine!

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!

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Again and again..

Again and again..

Another year, another summer body failed.

I’ve been trying tho, over and over to wake up at 5 am but I failed. I just can’t. We do not sleep well during the night, Matias wakes up at least once, and my body is just exhausted. Sleep always wins.

And NO, ..

I can’t exercise after work because I feel bad to leave the kids with my hubby, and for him is the same thing, and yes we tried to do it one day myself and he would go the other but life happens, we either have to clean the house, make food, or something is going on and we stop.

I also tried to bring the kids with me for stroller walks, it didn’t go well tho. Mia makes me stop every 5 min to smell the flowers, or they want to go to the playground, or we need to rush to the house to go potty. Over and over and over.

I tried all the different diets and failed for the same reason, no time to cook everyday. The only “diet” that would fit my lifestyle is Atkins, but I refused to eat meat everyday.

I’m out of the ideas, yes I know to plan is the key, but what do you do when you are busy even on the weekends and when I finally have time off the last thing I want to do is to cook.

I just want to lay down, and rest. Yes.. I know i’m making excuses.. but everything i’m writing is true!! Even if I had the money to do liposuction I wouldn’t do it because I would not going to have the time to heal!! Isn’t not that crazy?

At home exercise? Seriously?? No, I tried as well same thing i’m getting interrupted constantly with potty and water and blablabla. Is this going to change? Probably, but when?? When do you have time to take care of you? How? Thanks for reading.

Getting Ready for Summer with Garnier Canada!

Getting Ready for Summer with Garnier Canada!

TRY IT, RATE IT, WIN IT!

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It’s summer, and I was SO ready for a change! I love doing something different with my hair every season, however with the 2 kids I find it impossible to go and spend hours at the salon, so since Matias was born, I’ve been only doing haircuts here and there.

It was really time for me to do something different and I’ve never been afraid of doing at-home color, I actually like it because it only takes 30 min PLUS you save so much budget!

I’ve been using Garnier since I was in high school, I’ve gone super blonde, super black but my natural hair is dark brown. I love playing with the choices, and so far, I haven’t been disappointed.

So what’s the Nutrisse Challenge?

1- Try it: Get a coupon to try a color of your choice.

2- Rate it: Write a review about it.

3- Win it: Enter for a chance to win one of the 10 boxes they are giving away every month for a year!

To read more about it, click here

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What I loved the most about the Nutrisse cream are the ingredients! It is a blend of avocado, olive and shea oils that makes my hair look natural and healthy! I was between this black and ash-blonde, this time I went for the blonde!

The result was a beautiful caramel brown, that brings so much light to my face! I’m lucky enough to not have any grey hair yet, but I can bet that this product would cover all of that if you need to. It usually lasts around 8 weeks, but I don’t think I’m waiting until fall to try the next colour! If you are ready for a change, give it a try and share your before and after!

Happy Sunday everyone!

XO,

Athenas

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Favourite Local Face Mask

Favourite Local Face Mask

100% Food-Based Skincare!

I’m always checking out celebrities ( more specifically the Kardashians lol ) to see what their skincare routine is.

With all the options out there, I knew that I wanted to find some chemical free one,  preferably local, that would help me to start, ( YES, I do not have any beauty routine in place yet lol! #sorrynotsorry )

So a couple days ago, I was reached by SCHMEAR naturals, and when I read that it was a food-based product, I got super excited to test out and share my review with you, especially because I do not see any ANIMAL ingredient in them!

First, let me tell you that the scent is AMAZING! is like putting baby food on your face lol! It feels so light and natural! Second, the price is super reasonable! Which is difficult to find in natural products and last but not least, it is safe to put it in your 3-year-old, as it doesn’t have any chemicals on it!

Click here to check them out!

I hope you’ll Pour some wine and have a mini SPA day at home with your friends like we did!

Happy Sunday all!

XO,

Athenas

 

 

Las Vegas Giveaway!!

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You asked me to go big or go home, so here you go loves! A BIG Giveaway for you!

Go to @ilove604 Instagram for the details of how to enter for a chance to win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas, Nevada. Includes 2 Nights hotel and round-trip airfare for two!

Giveaway is open to BC/AB residents ONLY!! The contest is open June 01st – June 10th 2018, 11:59PM and a winner will be selected after the close time. You must be 21+ and a BC/AB resident to enter.

Happy Friday all!!!

Athenas