Pool Day in Mykonos

Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in Mykonos Pool Day in MykonosOUTFIT DETAILS:

HM STRIPES HIGH WAITED BIKINI SET SIMILAR HERE AND HERE

SUNNIES SIMILAR HERE

SLIPPERS SIMILAR HERE

It was indeed a pool day in Mykonos even though the weather was a little cold. Once we were dipped in the pool it was nothing. As long as we are under the gorgeous sun! The kids and the whole family was so happy because we were able to swim. If you have been following me you know we do love to be in the pool or beach. This pool in our hotel here was the perfect spot with a gorgeous view. It was so deep though so Adi was only able to swim on the side so she can grab the edge of the pool. While Aidan, I am glad I brought his life vest then we did not have to worry about him.

As for the kids swimsuit, it was all from Gymboree and mine is from HM. I was looking for a bikini set but was not confident enough to show my tummy so I opted to wear this high waisted bikini. I love it so much!!! I know you will too and I am also excited to wear my other swimsuit. Stay tuned on that one as it is something I haven’t worn before.

http://rstyle.me/n/cnfe7jbttgp

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel

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Waking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and Needle

Waking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and Needleyou will receive the mattress like this…. in this beautiful big box…. it is free shippingWaking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and Needlethe whole family is happy with the new bed.. these kids just loves to sleep with usWaking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and Needle Waking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and Needle Waking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and Needle Waking Up Feeling Relaxed with Tuft and NeedleUPHOLSTERED PLATFORM BED WAYFAIR

6 PIECE COMFORTER SET WAYFAIR

KING SIZE MATTRESS c/o TUFT AND NEEDLE

KING SIZE PILLOWS TARGET

WALL DECOR TARGET

GOLD BALL DECOR TARGET

Let me tell you a little something about our family. Since our kids were born, both of them have been sleeping with us even though they have their own room. It is just our culture (Filipino) to sleep together as family growing up. Of course it changes when we reach our teenage years were we want to have our own private place. We have a queen size bed and we have been sleeping sideways because we do not fit anymore as kids are getting big ūüôā We always tell them they should sleep in their own bed but it doesn’t happen. My husband and I thought of upgrading the size of our bed for us to be able to sleep better. Then I came across Tuft and needle and have been curious about it as it comes in a box.

Then I have contacted them and given this mattress for free. Then after ordering the mattress, I had to order a new bed frame too and everything. So when the mattress came we waited for the bed frame to be delivered. As soon as it was delivered we opened up the mattress and it was so easy to do. You just open the box and remove the plastic cover from the mattress and it will expand in few minutes. You have to give it at least 24 hours to get the full size of it.

We slept on it the first night after opening the box. It was the best night ever! The mattress is soft and has cooling effect and that is the best part of it. I highly recommend this product and it is not that expensive. The owner even reach out to you and sends you email asking how your experience with their mattress was.

If you are in the look out for a mattress visit www.tuftandneedle.com but if you have back problem you might have to consult your doctor as you might need a special kind of mattress for you.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope I was able to give a good insight about this product. My opinions are my own about the mattress.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better half)

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Why Do I Blog?

Why Do I Blog? Why Do I Blog? Why Do I Blog? Why Do I Blog?Why Do I Blog?OUTFIT DETAILS:

BLUE TOP MARSHALLS SIMILAR HERE AND HERE AND HERE

SUNNIES SIMILAR HERE

HANDBAG CATHERINE MALANDRINO SIMILAR HERE AND HERE (ANYTHING FLORAL IS IN THIS SEASON!)

SKINNY JEANS MOSSIMO

WEDGE SANDALS SIMILAR HERE AND HERE

It will be my second year in blogging on Monday April 17. That is when I wrote my first blog post. I haven’t thought I will keep going. Why do I blog? Just a refresher for those who just started following me through this journey. It has always been my dream to be a runway model, but of course it did not happen. I will buy fashion magazines and copy how those models pose there and always dreaming of seeing myself in one of those print ads. I was lucky enough to be given an opportunity to see myself in the magazine. It was when cosmopolitan Philippines advertise that they were looking for real women in different shapes and sizes to post for them, just send pictures.

Let me tell you, I always dream of those things but my self esteem was really low. I always think of myself as not pretty that is why nobody notice me. And so when I received the call from the magazine asking me if I can post for them. I was in heaven telling myself is this real. It may be petty for some but for me it was already a dream come true. The only thing that gave me doubt was when they ask me if I was okay posing wearing swimsuit for their summer issue. It took me awhile before I can answer as I haven’t even worn a swimsuit in public not unless it was mandatory because it was a PE class. But the after a few thoughts, I told myself, hey!! this is it, then moment I’ve been waiting for so I said yes.

After that a lot of people who knows me noticed it they kinda acknowledge the fact that yes you can. That started me to realize that I really need to get out of my shell. I can do it and I just have to believe in myself. If that magazine is willing to post a picture of me it means I really do deserve it. I also thank my husband then my boyfriend who always give me the courage and boost my self esteem. Then that opened the door for me trying out VTR’s in the hopes of getting into commercials, attending Go sees to audition for one of the best clothing brand in the Philippines. I was not selected from all those efforts though.

Then I moved here in the US in 2008. I still love fashion, still buys magazine and get inspired by those models where I see wearing the prettiest clothes, traveling from places to places and just having the lifestyle that I have always dreamed of. Then instagram came into my life in 2014. I then started to see bloggers like hellofashionblog, lovelypepa, songofstyle and pinkpeonies. I was so inspired by them because  they are their own model of their own online fashion magazine (that is what I call fashion  blog). I told myself I can do that too. I know it was a lot of work but I think I can manage since my husband is a good photographer. I researched on how to start a blog and then from then it was trial and error. And here I am still blogging on things that I love and sharing it to all of you to give inspiration. As those models inspired me, I wanna be an inspiration to all of you too. I was getting questions on how I do this, how do I manage and it was so nice to know that there are people who look up to me and I give them inspiration.

I hope I was able to inspire you with this post that even if you don’t have that self esteem. It can change but you have to be surrounded with people that believes in you and that will uplift you. Those people who will support you with your hopes and dreams. Stay away from people who just says stop doing it because you can’t. Remember, if you can dream it, you can have it! So I challenge you to come out of the shell and spread your wings. Let me tell you, blogging is time consuming and a lot of work, but rewarding so you really don’t feel it much because you know you love what you are doing.

Have a lovely weekend to all of you and enjoy this wonderful Spring weather. Thank you for stopping by and for all you wonderful comments.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better half)

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Simple Casual Outfit at the Kneipp Store Opening Event

Simple Casual Outfit at the Kneipp Store Opening Event Simple Casual Outfit at the Kneipp Store Opening Event Simple Casual Outfit at the Kneipp Store Opening Event Simple Casual Outfit at the Kneipp Store Opening Event  OUTFIT DETAILS:

BLACK PEPLUM TOP MARSHALLS SIMILAR HERE AND HERE

DISTRESSED DENIM BOOHOO SIMILAR HERE

SUNNIES SIMILAR HERE

CATHERINE MALANDRINO HANDBAG SIMILAR HERE, HERE AND HERE

JESSICA SIMPSON SHOES LOVE THIS AND THIS TOO!

Simple Casual Outfit at the Kneipp Store Opening EventI was so thrilled to share to you my first experience as blogger to attend an event. Also sharing my simple casual look at Kneipp Store Opening at the Pentagon Mall in Arlington, VA last week. As a blogger, you feel worthy when a company invites you to their store opening, right? It means they value you and what you have to say. Not only that, you I also get to know a good product to share to all of you and specially to all the people who lives in the DMV like I do.

In the event, I got to learn this new beauty and skincare product and got to try it and know more about their mission and vision as a company. It is a product of Germany and is making these natural products and concepts for health and well being. I like that they have good beauty products and what interests me is the stuff for wellness. As a PT I always deal with muscle and joint pain and they have products for those. I really loved them and used it already on my husband.

Another thing that I liked about them is their drive to fight against hunger. As you can see we were all wearing flower crowns here. There are 3 ways to help them with their campaign.

1.) Snap a photo wearing floral crown and post it on instagram of facebook with hashtag #kneippgrows ¬†(every post means “grower start kits” are given to communities in need) I love it because you are not just giving them food and then when they consume then they will ask for help again but you are actually educating those communities to learn how to harvest them and be able to feed their families long term.

2.) Purchase Kneipp “soft in seconds” hand cream proceeds benefits AAH (action against hunger)

3.) Join and shop using Kneipp Loyalty program proceeds benefits AAH

I am so proud to be a part of this event and sharing good things of value for all of you. Visit www.kneipp.com

Have a nice day and Thank you for stopping by.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better half)

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Introducing SkinnyMint Teatox

Today I am sharing you one of my new routine, Introducing SkinnyMint TeaTox. I just wanna inspire all you ladies out there specially the mommies like me who are trying to be a good example to their kids by living a healthy lifestyle. I am excited to share with you to meet skinnymint teatox.

Since the start of 2017, I told myself I wanna be better version of me and so I have been really trying my best to fit to my schedule to work out as I have talked about on this post. I have been trying to eat more healthy food and I have to have something to boost all the things I have been doing. So I added SkinnyMint Teatox to my lifestyle change. It helps kick that bloat, boost metabolism and reach your goals in just 28 days. It has this main ingredients: Green tea, Yerba Mate and Gurana. Introducing SkinnyMint Teatox  I started drinking their Morning Boost tea as a part of my breakfast, I had to let go of my coffee for now. and they have the Night Cleanse tea which You only drink every other night. Its main ingredients are: Ginger root, Lemongrass, Senna Leaves and Psyllium husk. I am loving this as I really am a night time tea drinker if you will sometimes see it on my insta stories. Introducing SkinnyMint Teatox

Introducing SkinnyMint Teatox So far, I have been loving this because I feel more energetic in the morning and I really feel that it is cleansing my stomach. And in the evening, it soothes me and calms me so I have a good night sleep. Another thing I like about this tea is the all natural ingredient as I have using chemically processed food.

Introducing SkinnyMint Teatox

28 DAY ULTIMATE TEATOX 

So if you want to upgrade your lifestyle and try something new. Go check it out HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for supporting all simplychristianne collaboration.

Simply,

Christianne

Thank you Skinnymint for sponsoring this post. The content and opinions here are all my own. 

 

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How I am surviving as a Blogger?

How I am surviving as a Blogger? How I am surviving as a Blogger? How I am surviving as a Blogger? How I am surviving as a Blogger? How I am surviving as a Blogger?OUTFIT DETAILS:

FLORAL DRESS c/o KARINA DRESSES

CHARLOTTE RUSSE STRAP HEELS (OLD) SIMILAR HERE

VINCI CAMUTO SUNNIES SIMILAR HERE

ANNE KLEIN HANDBAG SIMILAR HERE AND HERE

Are you one of those people like me who are incline to fashion and would love to express more of your passion by becoming a fashion or personal style blogger? Let me tell you how it all started for me. I do not know anyone personally who is into fashion, lifestyle or travel blogger so I was hesitant to be one as I know I will be all alone in this journey. I have no one to talk to about it that can relate and can give an insight. But then I kept on seeing these beautiful pictures of @songofstyle @hellofashionblog @rachparcell @lovelypepa and how successful they are blogging and I am truly inspired by them. So I started googling about how to start a blog then sign up on wordpress , so there is no backing out.

So when I was starting out, it was really frustrating because I do not have much resources myself, just relying on goggle pretty much on everything. I have been making a lot of mistakes and it would have been prevented If at first I already have the right resources for me to grow as a blogger. I just wanna give a special thanks to another blogger Mr. Craig Smith of http://thewiseaffiliate.com/ who helped me transfer my files from wordpress.com to my own hosting site without asking for anything in return, just helping another blogger.

To cut the story short, I was already blogging for a year and half and I still feel lost. Then I came across this community of bloggers and see that they uplift and grow with each other. So i joined as I really want to be successful with this and level up my blog. If you have been following me, you’ll be able to tell how my website, my instagram, my pictures and other social media has improved. It is all because I joined the Style Collective Community. Paying $10 a month is so worth it for all the resources I get that¬†helps me to grow as a blogger, meeting new people and getting a lot of help through them as they overflow with great resources coming from Tax experts, IT experts… brand collaboration…

Every experience though I cherish because I learn from them. There are a lot of things to know if you want to be a successful in your passion. So if you are like me who wants to get better with what you do, or just want to make friends in the community sign up here. It is soooo worth it!!

I wanna be able to friends with you too and let’s help each other rise.

Have a lovely day and Thank you for stopping by.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better half)

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Always Feeling Fresh with My New Beauty Upgrade


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Let me tell you What makes me always feeling fresh. I was so happy to be able to partner with the brand that I have been using and loving everyday. I am so excited to tell you my story why I switched to Dove and why this partnership was a perfect fit. As a physical therapist, I am always on the move at work. As a mom, also active at home and also when I workout.When I am resting,¬†I will¬†sit next to hubby and tell him about my work or workout. He will always tells me my underarm doesn’t smell good. I will always get offended and will say “I put on a deodorant you know! You must be smelling something else” Then he will say, “well… you better change it because it is not working.” You may say he is harsh but he was just trying to help. He will always tells me that instead of other people telling¬†you that let me tell you now because I am just concern about you. (that is love <3)

But then he was telling the truth, I really do smell after¬†work, workouts and mommy duties so I¬†went to the store to get me a new antiperspirant. I have been hearing good things about Dove so I gave it a try. I’m glad I made the right choice switching to Dove. Since then, even though I am sweaty, I never heard any comment that I don’t smell good. This really does the job! And this Dove Advanced Care Antiperspirant offers 48 hours of odor and wetness protection plus added skincare benefits of Dove ¬ľ moisturizers and NutriumMoisture for softer, smoother underarms. Another plus for the skin that I like about it.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better Half)

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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How do I Stay Fit without a Gym Membership

How do I Stay Fit without a Gym Membership How do I Stay Fit without a Gym Membership How do I Stay Fit without a Gym Membership How do I Stay Fit without a Gym Membership How do I Stay Fit without a Gym Membership my very active dirty Codey who loves playing in the backyard wants to work out with meHow do I Stay Fit without a Gym MembershipOUTFIT DETAILS:

GAP SPORTS BRA SIMILAR HERE

GAP LEGGINGS SIMILAR HERE

NORTH FACE JACKET SIMILAR HERE

FOREVER 21 SUNNIES (NO LONGER AVAILABLE) SIMILAR HERE

ADIDAS DURAMO 8 SHOES (very comfy!!!) also use THIS ONE

Being a mom with a full time day job and a blog on the side. It is really hard to keep up and work out or even go to a gym. It is almost close to impossible at times. But of course I work in the Medical field so I gotta be fit and to also to be a good example to my kids.

So the question I get a lot is How do I stay fit without a gym membership? Honestly, I have my own gym at home but I never really go there and use the equipment. What I do is….

  1. of course I try to eat healthy food as much as I can (this gotta be number one)
  2. As I have been saying before, I have been using the Nike training app and they have all these program you can follow depending on what your goal is. I actually wanna be toned, specially on my mid section.
  3. You have to have a supportive Husband who will actually give you time at least 30 mins to workout and also motivates you. (if you don’t have that… I suggest workout really early or late when the kids are sleep, I use that time to do my blog…)
  4. I use Youtube and follow Ricardo Rodrigues Zumba exercises, it is sooo extreme. I really sweat a lot afterwards.
  5. I use this Zumba workout set . I just do at least one of each each week.

I usually do it at night, all my workout. At least 30 mins and at least 3-4x a week. I just started back again January as I really wanna be toned by Spring. I am looking forward to our up coming trip for Adi’s 7th birthday.

Most of them you already have at home. It is the disciple and staying focus is the hard part. Let’s all be a better us this year.

Happy Hump Day and thank you for stopping by.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better Half)

 

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Christmas 2016

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Kids outfits are from Gymboree and my dress is from Fashionfrenzyatl as worn here

It is almost Christmas, finally! This is the best time of the year for me and my family. As it means a lot of family bonding, family and friends gathering and just being merry. That is why I disagree when I hear people say the Christmas is just for kids.

It also means that w e travel to New York to meet our relatives there which every Christmas. So here we are, as a family, we are just sending warm Christmas greetings to all of you. May you have the best time of the year and only few more sleep and then we welcome the New Year 2017.

May you all have the beautiful Christmas day and safe travels for all of you who will be travelling.

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: My dad

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Apple and Pumpkin Picking

Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking  ON ADI: T SHIRT SIMILAR HERE/JEANS/ CROCS SHOES 

ON AIDAN: LONG SLEEVE SHIRT SIMILAR HERE/ SWEATPANTS/ CROCS SHOES 

Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking  Adi said she was very happy she was able to pick her own apples. Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking Apple and Pumpkin Picking When we went for apple picking it was the day after my birthday (mid September) and the weather was very nice that is why we were all wearing T-shirts here. For right now, since the weather is getting cold. This is one of my favorite looks from Fall last year. This (the picture below) is something I would wear for apple or pumpkin picking now because the weather is colder.

Apple and Pumpkin Picking

PONCHO (OLD) SIMILAR HERE AND HERE/ BOOTIES (OLD) SIMILAR HERE AND HERE 

Apple and pumpkin picking are some of the fall activities we enjoy doing as a family during fall. It is fun for everyone and we all feel like a child when we do these things. Like right now, Aidan is really appreciating more of what we do because he can understand now more of what is happening around him. Another thing that I would suggest to do this fall is visit a place with a lot of foliage. If you live in the east coast like I do you probably have mountains like our Shenandoah Valley where you can enjoy the view and play with the foliage. This was our Foliage experience last year here. 

How about you? Do you have any fall activities that you do that you are always excited about during this time of the year? Please share on the comments below as I am always open to try new things and do it with my family.

Thank you for visiting my page and for all your comments. Happy weekend to all of you! In case You have topics you would want me to talk about feel free to let me know or email me directly here at iannemcabangon@gmail.com

Simply,

Christianne

Photos: Novel (my better half)

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