Hey everyone! Welcome to another edition of Café de las Tres. I’m just keeping it real when I say that today’s post is going to be another informal one. I know that most of you have noticed that I have fallen behind on my timely goal posts but so much is going on. Truthfully, I have been more concerned with just getting through each day and dealing with things as they come.
One very awesome thing happened last month and that is my son Manny turned 16! Yes, I can’t even believe it either. We celebrated by going to the movies, grabbed lunch together, had a small ice cream cake for him when we got home and on the following Saturday he went to the mall with his friends. Parent talk: the teenage years are giving me all of the grey hairs and as trying as these years are, I will cherish every moment I can while my son is still at home with me.
If you’re not following Kristina Kuzmic on social media, you have to because she captures life right now:
I cannot believe that next Thursday is Thanksgiving! The time change has come and the temperatures have definitely dropped. the heat has officially been switched on and the window air conditioners have been removed. I am so not ready for another winter but it’s finally time to wear my blanket scarves lol not that it makes the winter any better.
The last few weekends have included completing mini organizational projects at home. In addition to swapping out the wardrobe, I have made a small list of things that I want to do around the house starting now until the end of the year. If I start crossing things off of that list now, then I pretty much don’t need to do anything once the spring season comes around again. Sounds like a win win to me!
I have been blogging here and there but one of my goals for next year is to try and stay on task a little bit more. Naturally life happens and sometimes I need to take a small break but I’ve been receiving some awesome opportunities lately so that has been inspiring me to keep it moving and get things done. Pretty soon it will be my third blogging anniversary and I have to say that it has definitely been quite a journey. I am so thankful for this blogging community and the support that I have received from so many amazing ladies!
NOW LET’S GET STARTED WITH MY CURRENT FAVORITES
Netflix // OMG! Stranger Things 2! Holy ….Did you watch it? No Spoilers I promise but if you haven’t watched it yet, you totally should. Not sure what I will be binge watching next but I will keep you all updated either on IG Stories or Snapchat.
TV // By now, most of my shows are ready to end for the winter which means that I will have to wait until the end of January for them to come back ugh! This fall I have been watching Grey’s Anatomy (but of course), Blue Bloods, Jane the Virgin, This is Us and Chicago PD. As I stated in my last goals post, while I am so happy Jon Seda as back, I still miss Sophia Bush as Detective Lindsay. I haven’t been able to watch the new season of Chicago Fire as I never finished the last one therefore I have to catch up on that first. Chicago Med starts again on Nov. 21st and I am not sure if Chicago Justice has started again and/or when it is scheduled to start so I will have to find out.
YOU TUBE CHANNELS
YOU TOTALLY NEED TO CHECK OUT THESE AWESOME CHANNELS AS THESE BEAUTIFUL LADIES ARE GREAT AT SHARING SOME CLEANING / ORGANIZING INSPIRATION, SHOPPING DEALS, PLANNER TALK & MORE!
Kristina Kuzmic (Parenting, life, advice)
Page Danielle (Cleaning, Vlogs, & more)
Lindsey’s Life & Style (Cleaning, Vlogs, & more)
Microscope Beauty (Planner Talk with some Beauty mixed in there)
XoJuliana (Cleaning, Vlogs, & more)
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
BLOGS THAT I HAVE BEEN LOVING AND I KNOW YOU WILL TOO! THE BEAUTIFUL BLOGGERS LISTED BELOW ALL SHARE A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING ON THEIR BLOGS: DAILY LIFE/FAMILY, BEAUTY, SHOPPING, TRAVEL, PLANNER TALK, SELF CARE AND MUCH MORE!
Shareen | Pearls_and_Paris
Erika | ByErikaBatista
Monique | ManySidestoMe
Dee | MorningCoffeewithDee
Disclaimer: Leah Remini’s book is sitting pretty on the ottoman in my room and that hasn’t changed. In other words, nope not finished lol I loved to read when I was a kid (Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley High, etc.) but I have to really be in the mood to read an actual book which as you can see hasn’t happened.
FINALLY, MY GOALS….
As I stated above, I am late in posting my goals for this month and last month just didn’t happen. In the meantime, I have been busy doing blog related things that I have been putting off for the longest. In the middle of life and home stuff, every weekend I try to cross something off of my blog task list..
NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS // I gained three new subscribers last month as I hosted a mini giveaway on my blog as a way to celebrate the one year anniversary since I rebranded (changed my blog name, etc.) I have been learning new ways to create fun printable documents that I can offer as incentives for subscribing to my newsletter. By the end of the year, I am aiming to send out at least two more newsletter so make sure to subscribe if you haven’t already. I’d love to have you join my team of TIL Insiders!
SOCIAL MEDIA // Instagram is still a major struggle. I wish that they would stop adding new updates for just a minute and listen to us when we say that we want the algorithm to go back to normal. Raise your hand if you agree? In the meantime, I have been on Twitter and Snapchat more and I have increased my following just by interacting, sharing, retweeting, getting involved in Twitter chats, and more. If you are not following me on Twitter or Snapchat, you can do so by clicking here and here.
GUEST POSTS / SPONSORSHIPS / REVIEWS|COLLABORATIONS // At this time, I’d love to invite bloggers who are interested in guest posting on my blog. If you have any ideas, please head on over to my contact page and let’s brainstorm together. If you are a brand and wish to have your products reviewed on my blog, you can also visit my contact page for more information.
PLANNER // Well, well. I literally just wrote about this very topic last week so if you missed it, you can sneak over there and check that out. Here’s the thing, I will still be using Kate until the end of the year but The Happy Planner is calling my name again lol Did you see the planner I got in that blog post? Yeap, I sure did get one! I wish that I could start using it now but it’s a dated one so I have to wait.
On another note, I am finally trying an hourly planner but it is for work and it has been helping me a lot so thankfully it was gifted to me so I didn’t have to break my no spend for that one.
FINANCES // One of the printables that I mentioned above is a Debt Payment Tracker. I created one over the weekend and I will be inserting it into the happy planner as soon as the new year starts. If you are interested in receiving one for yourself, make sure to subscribe to my newsletter.
FITNESS // Once again, Absolutely nada! I know, I know! It’s horrible….
COOKING // Holding steady with this one but I still have my lazy days which just means I get creative with what I have in the fridge and cabinets and if that doesn’t happen then we will grab a bite somewhere.
Well that wraps up today’s post. As I mentioned, I am getting my blogging mojo back so make sure to stay tuned because I have a review coming soon of some awesome cleaning products. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter if you haven’t already. Let me know in the comments below what you are most looking forward to this holiday season.
Until next time….