HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | FOR HIM 2019

Hello and welcome back for another HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Everything on this Guide is under $200!



This one is for the GENTS...the hubby, Dad, best friend, brother, uncle, or cousin! I chose these gifts with my hubby in mind and have even purchased some of them for his Christmas presents in the past!

1. Banuce Vintage Genuine Leather Briefcase - $145 / Banuce Vintage
2. North Face Jacket (Similar one) - $199 / Macy's
3. Aldo Dress Shoes - $125 / Aldo
4. Honeycomb Hex Tie - $148 / Hex Tie
5. Fashion Bracelet - $30 / Amazon
6. Bose Portable Speaker - $170 / Amazon

This year I did get him something that is on this Gift Guide...

CAN YOU GUESS WHICH ONE?! 

If you guess correctly...I will give away a $25 VISA gift card to spend towards a gift for the special gent in your life! Winner will be chosen on 12/15! Good luck!

*1st Reader to guess correctly will win!
*Only 1 guess per household!
*Only 1 winner!

Thanks so much for reading and happy shopping! 

X Anita 


HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE | FOR HER 2019

Hi there! 

Can you believe that the holidays are almost here?! I am so excited because this my FAVORITE TIME of the year and I love everything about the holidays...except the freezing cold weather lol! 






Today I want to share with you my TOP PICKS of holiday gifts that will be perfect for your Mom, sister, best friend or for husbands, your wife! The BEST PART...everything is UNDER $125! 

I hope you find this helpful and thank you for stopping by! 

Wishing you & your family a very Happy Thanksgiving & the Merriest Christmas!

X Anita 






1. Procase Jewelry Travel Case - $11.99 / Amazon
3. DipWell Dipping Nail Starter Kit - $39.97 / Wal-Mart
4. Pearl Headbands - $14.99 / Amazon
6. Faux Fur Slide Slippers - $34.50 / LOFT (40% OFF w/ code FESTIVE)
8. Elegant Chic Throw Blanket - $20.99-$27.99 / Amazon
9. T3 Lightweight Hair Dryer - $124.97 / Wal-Mart
10. Marble Coasters - $13.99 / Amazon
11. Ott Adjustable Chain Bracelet - $70 / Kendra Scott
12. Sterling Silver Stacking Rings - $27.99 / Amazon 


CAPE CHARLES BEACH TRIP | 2019

Hi there! 

We are home from the beach but we sure do miss it! We had such a wonderful time in Cape Charles! We stayed in an Airbnb just minutes from downtown Cape Charles and the Cape Charles local beach. It was the perfect destination! We also had family that stayed in Kiptopeke State Park so we drove to visit them during our stay. The park was about 15 minutes away from Cape Charles. 

Milan loved the beach! It was his first time! He ate his first sand, slept on the beach and loved the water! It was so adorable seeing him splash in the water and crawl around on the sand! 






We arrived in Cape Charles on Friday, the 14th around 11 AM. We checked in, unpacked and then went to the beach. Then we went over to visit my parents in their RV at Kiptopeke State Park. We had dinner with them and then headed back to our Airbnb. 



Saturday morning we made breakfast, went to the beach and then had dinner with my parents again. We had smores later that night (which were delicious)! 

On Sunday we made breakfast and headed to the beach. We met up with my entire family at the beach. We had a quick lunch then went out to dinner at the Oyster Farm in Cape Charles with some family. We played some cornhole, walked around the beautiful marina and then finished the night with some Brown Dog ice cream, which is rated Top 10 in the US, and a walk on the boardwalk! It was such a good night! 






We packed up to leave Sunday night and left early Monday morning to head back home! It was such a great trip and we can't wait to go back next year! I had packed enough food and clothes for Milan which I was so worried about! I even overpacked lol. 

Thanks for reading! 

X Anita 

Beach Essentials | 2019

Hey Everyone! 

This weekend my family and I are going away to Cape Charles, VA! I am so excited because it will be my son, Milan's, FIRST time at the beach, and my husband's first time in VA! Milan LOVES bath time so I hope he likes the ocean water! It will be our first trip together as a family of 3! Stay tuned for pictures from our trip! 

This year I am packing light because I have my son's luggage with me as well! I have to make sure I pack enough clothes, diapers and food for him! I am a little nervous about packing for him because I don't want to forget anything. 

Here are my essentials for this year's beach trip that I'm bringing in my beach bag...





Sun hat - Weis 
Marshalls one piece swimsuit - Nautica 
American Eagle sandals - Payless 
 Lightweight coverup - Ebay
 Hawaiian Tropic SPF 45 lip balm - WalMart
 Coppertone sport SPF 50 sunscreen - WalMart
 Beach towel - WalMart
Tiffany & Co. sunnies - Gift from husband

I am excited to try the Hawaiian Tropic lip balm because I have never tried it before!

Of course, I will also be packing snacks, water and fruit for us to munch on at the beach! 

I hope you enjoyed this short post and stay tuned for a blog post about our stay in Cape Charles, VA! 

X Anita 

The Perfect Gift for Your Loved One | Mother's Day Ideas

Hello there! 

Welcome back to my blog! Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are having a great start to 2019...I can't believe it's almost Summer time where I live! Time is flying, my son will be 1 year old this September! It feels just like yesterday he was still a newborn! 

Life is truly precious and we should treasure each moment...Mother's Day will be here so soon! My mom has taught me so much. There were many days were I felt lost, helpless and confused about life. She was always there for me, even her presence made me feel secure and loved. There were times when we did not agree...but in the end everything always worked out. 

My mother has shown me that life itself is such a treasure! This Mother's Day, get her the gift she'll always remember and treasure.

 has the perfect gift for Mom 


Get a customized necklace for your loved one...there are so many styles to choose from! 





Whatever style you decide, this gift will be treasured forever!

Use code : MAMA10 to receive $10 OFF your order of $80 or more! 

X Anita 



MY BIRTH STORY | Meeting Baby Milan

Hi and welcome back to my blog! 

I want to share with you something pretty out there and a bit personal for me...my birth story. For a 1st time mama I thought other mamas would find this helpful and even others expecting or thinking of children in the future. It's officially been 6 weeks postpartum and I'm feeling much better...well like 100x better lol then the first few weeks. I hope you enjoy my birth story and please comment below if you're a mama!

So I was 39 weeks on the week of September 3rd 2018. My calculated due date was September 12th. My birthday is September 10th, so I thought there was a good chance baby boy might show up on my birthday, but he had other plans lol. On September 5th, my water broke around 6:30 AM. I was woken up in my sleep by a sudden gush of water that soaked my underwear and the sheets under me! I got out of bed as fast as I could and had an "urge" to pee and more water continued to come out. Some even dripped on the carpet and bathroom floor. I immediately knew this was my was my water breaking, so I called my husband right away and told him the good news! He was at work, so I waited for him at home and called the doctor, my family and his parents in the meantime. The doctor said to come in as soon as possible since my water broke on it's own. So we grabbed our bags, I got ready, my husband changed and we got to the hospital around 8 AM. Thank goodness it was only 12 minutes away! 

I got checked into Triage and got undressed and put on that lovely green hospital gown that buttons in the back along with a jumbo pad and mesh underwear lol. At this point, the fluid along with blood kept coming out. So that jumbo pad came in handy! They hooked me up to monitor my contractions and baby's heartbeat. My husband then got checked in and joined me in the room. We had breakfast which his mom brought for us, which I made sure I ate and I am so happy I did! While in the Triage room, around 11 AM I got checked to see if I was dilating, and I was dilated 2 cm! So they said I was safe to stay and they weren't going to send me home! So from there, we had to wait a little for the room to get ready and then I got wheeled in a wheelchair to my Labor & Delivery room.

We arrived in our Delivery room around 1 PM. Around that time, the doctors came in and offered me pitocin to help speed up my contractions. I decided to talk it over with my husband so they said they would give us some time. I ordered some more food and then decided to go with the pitocin. I got hooked up around 3 PM. From there, my contractions were still pretty tolerable so I could still walk the halls and rest in bed. At around 6 PM I got checked again and I was 4 cm dilated. Then around 8 PM is when things really started to get serious. My contractions were around a 6-7 pain level (out of 10) I did everything I thought of to help take my mind off the pain. I danced with my husband, I sat on the birth ball, and rocked in the chair. At that point, I asked the nurse to fill the hot tub.

I got into the hot tub around 10:30 PM. My contractions were so strong that I was yelling from the pain. I was in the hot tub for about 30 minutes when the nurse told me I had to get out because baby's heartbeat was dropping. I barely made it out with the help from my husband and nurse. At that point, I was completely naked with the just the gown on and I didn't care lol, which I thought I would. I got into the bed and the nurse checked me and said I was fully dilated!!! It was time to push! Within 30 minutes I had gone from 4 cm to 10 cm!!!

After about 40 minutes of intense pushing on my back and some side...our bundle of joy Milan Valery Moonsammy was born on September 6th 2018 at 12:20 AM weighing 6 lbs. 14 ounces at 21 inches long. I'm happy I asked for a mirror so I could see his little head and that really motivated me to keep pushing! The moment I saw him and his little eyes looked up at me, my heart melted and I fell in love all over again! It was the most amazing feeling ever! It makes me tear up replaying that moment in my head!

After being in labor for 17 hours and having it all natural with no IV pain medication or epidural...it was quite the experience, but I would do it all over again!




I hope you enjoyed my Birth Story! Thanks for reading!

X Anita 








DockATot | Baby Necessity

Hi there! Welcome back! 

Thanks for checking in on this post on the DockATot - Deluxe + Co-Sleeper/Lounger. I am so excited to share this post/review with you. If you have never heard about DockATot, they are a company based in Sweden where the docks are designed and handmade in Europe. The docks are made from all natural, 100% cotton. They have 2 sizes available for newborns all the way up to toddlers. The Deluxe + Dock ranges from 0-8 months, and the Deluxe Grand Dock fits 9-36 months. The dock provides a safe and perfect place for baby to lounge, sleep and play. 


I have the Deluxe + Dock, and my little one loves taking naps during the day in it! It does appear larger in the photos online, so if you have a bigger baby that you know will outgrow the dock quickly, I would suggest getting the Grand right away. You can't go wrong with that because they will grow with it. 

I love the feeling of placing my baby in the DockATot. I know that he is safe and will get a nice nap when he is in there. The feel of the dock is breathable for my little one and messes are easy to clean up, by simply wiping or taking the cover off to wash. I have not tried tummy time in the dock, but I can't wait to see how he likes it! 





There are plenty of beautiful prints to choose from. They also have spare covers, toy arch/set accessories, travel bags, and replacement parts if needed.  

Thanks so much for reading! Make sure to check out DockATot! I received this product compliments of the brand.

X Anita  

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