Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Take a Tour of Don Roberto Jewelers {On My Blog} #DonRoberto #Riverside

On Saturday, I was invited to attend the Don Roberto Anniversary Event in Riverside, CA. I was really excited that it would be in my neck of the woods and that it involved jewelry! What girl doesn't love jewelry?!
 Don Roberto's Jewelers is located at 10335 Magnolia Ave, Riverside CA 92505.
When we arrived, we walked into a room full of an assortment of jewelry. Jewelry ranging from children to adults. I was really excited to hear that they carried jewelry for kids because I've been wanting to buy new earrings for my little girl. I had a tough time shopping for her because I would constantly get distracted with jewelry that I could possibly get for myself. That was serious restraint. 

 Don Roberto's carries watches, rings, necklaces, and if you're catholic you'll find tons of jewelry for your religious needs. Oh! And sunglasses too!

 Everyone was super busy helping out customers.

 My hubby and baby girl were shopping for her next perfect pair of earrings! Look at how serious they look. She's ALL GIRL! 
 The best part about it is that their earrings screw in the back. I've already lost an earring because the back fell off of it. So I was really happy about the screw back earrings. 
 Aren't these earrings adorable?!
I had a hard time deciding what pair of earrings that I wanted for the baby. I chose these heart earrings. I can't wait to build her little jewelry collection! 
On the day of the anniversary event they had food, drinks, face painting, a balloon man, and a D.J. They were going to announce the winner of a NEW CAR! They also had fun games and had raffles throughout the event. That made both of my boys happy!

 Don't you just love those rings?
 They also had jewelry for quinceneras. That brings back a lot of memories. I still have jewelry from my quincenera....many many moons ago.....
 Unfortunately, I wasn't there when they announced the winner of the car. I bet that was one VERY HAPPY CUSTOMER!!
 My little guy was so happy with his ninja!
 My baby girl had trust issues with her balloon cat. LOL.

Watching the D.J. interact with everyone was really entertaining. I tried to get my little guy to dance, but he was so shy. Crazy kid. 
Last, but not least....CHECK OUT THESE RINGS! I was dying over the crown ring! Isn't it beautiful?! That would make a great birthday present! Or for Mother's Day! *DROOL*
What do you think of my little girl's earrings? Would you have bought something for yourself or the baby? What did you like from the selection of jewelry that I showed you?

Disclaimer: I was compensated with a gift card to Don Roberto's. All opinions are my own. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Arielle's Pink and Gray Chevron Nursery Tour {Photo Heavy}

Well guys, it's bittersweet because we might be moving (AGAIN) soon. Yeah, we move A LOT (that will have to be another blog post). I've been meaning to show you what my little girl's room looks like. Now's a good time to show you before everything gets taken down. When we were pregnant with our little girl I had used this room as a gym that we never used/storage room. It's a tiny room. Perfect for a baby nursery. 
When I cleared it out it was a HUGE mess. I'm working on my hoarding issues people. I threw out tons of stuff. I was proud of myself. Out with the old! In with the new! That's what hoarders always say. 
I decided that I really wanted to do a gray chevron and pink theme for our baby's room. Hubby didn't see my vision, but he went with it. He also dreaded the chevron pattern it was a pain in the ass
Hubby was so excited about having a baby girl so he did whatever it took to make my prego butt happy (even though he thought it looked too masculine). My mother in law volunteered to help my hubby since I was prego. They painted the entire room a bright white color and I chose a medium gray for the chevron color. Seriously people.....if you ever have to choose a shade of gray....you will have SO MANY OPTIONS. Talk about OVERWHELMING! They're not kidding you when they call it 50 shades of gray (still haven't read the books)! 
They worked an entire day on this room. I was so proud of them. Talk about getting it done! We were on a time crunch and it had to get done before the baby shower. During that time we also spray painted a night stand and an armoire. I decided it would look awesome if I painted it metallic and I was right! It was given to me by a close friend of mine. I am so grateful for that! 
What do you think of the metallic color? I LOVE IT! Post baby shower I was able to fill up her room with ALL THE LOVE that was gifted to her! The rocking chair was gifted by another friend too! We are so blessed. AND LOOK AT THE WALL! LOVE IT! I covered the chair cushion with a fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby. The blanket was purchased at a county fair. The banner was from the baby shower (made by family). I still haven't found a place to display it yet. 
The hair bow was made by family. I need to learn how to make those! I found the mirror at a yard sale. The pink cube organizer was purchased at Target. 
Here's the armoire! I am SO happy with the way it turned out! The basket was gifted and my aunt made the pink liner that is inside the basket. I currently use it as a baby hamper. I'm still trying to figure out what to put on top of the armoire. The "Anime "Ariel" painting was done by our close "teenage" friend and NOW BABYSITTER. SHE'S SO SWEET and the BEST babysitter we could ever ask for! 
 I added a shower rod inside the armoire because our nursery doesn't have a closet.  I LOVED THE WAY IT TURNED OUT! I forgot to mention that my hubby LOVED the nursery after it was done. Yep, I was right. He said never pictured it would look the way it did. I deserve a pat on the back. 
Here's a close-up of the hair bow holder! I LOVE hand-made/personalized gifts. I received so many of them! Blankets, baby burp cloths, the hair bow holder, crochet baby hats, and a basket. This little girl was SPOILED TO PIECES! 
I organized her shoes on top of the cube organizer. I used a flower vase to organize her headbands. This is only temporary. I still have a few more projects to do for her nursery. I want to make a headband holder. I want to buy a behind the door shoe organizer for her shoes. I need to put wall shelves up for her books and I need to buy fabric cubes for her organizer. Perfect for toy storage! 
Originally, I wanted to buy gray chevron curtains for her room. I still do, but finding inexpensive chevron curtains was close to impossible. So we settled for pink curtains. I'm happy with them, but I'd be happier with chevron curtains. I still love my baby girls room though. No regrets! 
I never thought about adding monkeys to her nursery. It just worked out that way. I stumbled onto this crib bedding set at Burlington and I fell in love with the theme! 
My father in law made the shelf that is above the organizer. It means A LOT to us. I painted it metallic to match the furniture that I had spray painted. I'm still thinking about painting the rocking chair. What color do you think I should paint it? White or metallic?
My hubby bought the crib at Burlington Coat Factory and the shaggy rug was purchased at Target. I'm super happy with the way our little girl's nursery turned out! What do you think? Unfortunately, I couldn't squeeze in a changing table, but for those of you not wanting a cube organizer. You can always replace it with a small dresser and place a changing pad on it. It didn't fit on mine. Bummer. Once we move to our new place I plan on painting a long dresser and using that as her changing table. I'll give you another tour once her nursery is set up again! I'm going to change things up a bit! It's a good excuse to decorate again! 

What do you think of Arielle's nursery? Too much pink? What should I do to change things up in her new room? I'd love to see what you think! 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My First YouTube Video #HelloKeurig

I've been thinking about starting a YouTube series on my blog, but I could never get the courage to do it. It wasn't until I received my Keurig 2.0. My Keurig finally forced me to break out of my comfort zone. AHH!!

I was nervous....I said "um" a lot...and I could see tons of other flaws that I didn't like. BUT I DID IT! Video editing was a *itch. This is a whole new world to me. I wanted to make an "About Me" video before anything, but it didn't work out for me. JUST YET. 

I've learned so much from my new video and now you can see me in action! LOL. Don't you ever wonder what some bloggers really look like behind the scenes? Is she tall? Short? What does their voice sound like? WELL THERE YOU HAVE IT!  SHY. SHY. SHY. ME! 

I really do hope I can improve with practice. For instance, I didn't mean for the  music to play while I started talking AND I didn't mean to have such a LONG video. I don't know how to cut unnecessary parts.....especially the rambling. LOL. 

Here it is guys! Let me know what you think! A few "likes" and "comments" would be appreciated as well! And feel free to subscribe! Please be nice! LOL. I'm scared.....


Thanks for reading! And watching....