Sunday OOTD 5-31-15

It was so gorgeous this Sunday that when I was planning what to wear for myself and the kids. I had to get some bright colors so that it will reflect good with the sunshine and you know with the heat it all goes well.

We went to Church first then went to the National Harbor to dine out as a family at Nando’s Peri-Peri then strolled a little bit.
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Details:
Mom style
Dress – NY and Company
Sandals, sunglasses and accessories – F21
Handbag – Prada
Hat – Charlotte Russe

Kids style
Adi
Dress – HM (only $4.95)
Sandals and accessories – Target

Aidan
Shirt – RL kids (it was originally white shirt also from HM but he spilled his juice on it)
Shorts – HM
Shoes – converse kids

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The Historic Powhatan Resort Williamsburg, VA

If you are not from my area, you probably don’t know what the DMV is. It is the abbreviation for tristate D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

There are a lot of nice places to go for families here. I will give you ideas to go to when you come visit the nations capital such as parks, beaches, museums, theme parks and a whole lot more.

Let me start with the Williamsburg, Va area which is about 3 hours drive from D.C.

THE HISTORIC POWHATAN RESORT

We stayed in this resort for 4D3N and we really enjoyed it. That was last summer and we are planning to go back there this summer. The resort was very family friendly, staff was very accommodating and helpful. The resort itself is such a nice place with lots of activities in store for the whole family.

They have restaurant inside but since we have the car we just drive around the area and checked out what restaurants they have there. We also brought some groceries because the villa that we stayed in has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 2 kitchens and 2 living room.

It was through time share by the way. I truly recommend this for families with little kids.

Let the pictures tell you the story….
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Wood painting for the whole family.
Wood painting for the whole family.
Picnic area
Picnic area
Indoor pool.
Indoor pool.
The villa we stayed in.
The villa we stayed in.

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Game room
Game room
Glass painting activities
Glass painting activities
Badminton court
Badminton court
Playground
Playground
Fitness center
Fitness center
Jacuzzi
Jacuzzi
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Mini golf
Mini golf
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Unplug

Nowadays people always carry their cellphones, tablets and it is becoming our daily companion. We tend to use these gadgets on everything. All the information you need to know is in just one click of a button. These things making our life so convenient.

What we do not realize is that since these things has become a part of our daily life. We become so dependent on them. We start to feel that we can’t live without them. Which is why Sometimes we need to unplug from these things.

Especially if you are into a lot of social media network. We are becoming unsociable in a sense that when we are with family and friends most of the people will be on their phones or tablets, smiling by themselves. Instead of smiling with the people around them.

Technology is not bad. It actually makes everything easier for us. But you still got to remember “to little or too much of anything is not good.

Specially when you are with your love ones. Give them your precious time.

I myself is trying to unplug. I use to be addicted to Facebook and Instagram that I cannot keep up a good conversation with my family because I kept on browsing on those sites.

This is actually keeping a healthy relationship with everybody.

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3 Ways to wear your Jumpsuit

Jumpsuit: Target. Had it 8 months ago.

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Work clothes

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I just had to add this White blazer, light pink pumps, necklace and this handbag and bam! It is an instant work outfit.

Date Night Outfit

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Converting it to a night outfit I just had to put on red clutch bag, necklace and pumps. You know red and black looks good together specially at night.

Casual wear

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Running errands, or just going to the mall, hanging out with family and friends. I just had to put on this gold sandals and gold clutch.

Details
(work clothes)
Blazer: Banana Republic
Pumps: Vinci Camuto
Handbag: Furla
Necklace: F21
Sunglasses: coach

(Date night)
Necklace and ring: HM
Clutch: Payless shoe source
Watch: Michael kors
Pumps: Guess

(Casual wear)
Clutch: HM
Sandals (Kenneth Cole reaction): TJMaxx
Necklace:F21
Bracelets: Charlottle Russ (currently on sale 2 sets for $10.

Photgraphed by: Job Novel Cabangon

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Simple and free Exercises to do at home

It is almost summer but it is never too late to start your exercise either just to be fit or to trim down. You shouldn’t be doing exercises for summer only anyway. It should be all year round.

Let me share to you some of the exercises that I do at home just to keep me moving. It is free and easy and it’ll make you sweat.

1. Zumba (using YouTube) if you do not have time to go to the gym, or if you just want to do it by yourself and does not want to spend money on membership. Whatever you reason maybe this Zumba dances will surely make you sweat.
Follow this link on YouTube

2. Brisk walking either in your own yard or in your neighborhood. this is a good cardio exercises specially for those people who cannot do strenuous activities.

3. Walking your dog (this is also kind of like brisk walking) so if you have a pet dog, this will also be a good exercises for both of you, your bonding. It improves your mood and blood circulation.

4. Download a free workout plan to follow. http://simplychristianne.com/2015/05/01/free-workout-app/

I hope I inspired you.
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Memorial Day inspired outfit

Since on this day we are remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. And many people visit the cemeteries and putting flags on each grave.

My outfit signifies the color of the American flag to honor those who served.
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Details.

Top and clutch – HM
Pants – Forvere21
Watch – Michael kors
Shoes – Guess
Sunglasses – Burberry

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Home remedies for sprain, muscle strain or muscle overuse.

Strain in the muscles or sprained ligaments or just because of overuse of your muscles are all soft tissue injuries.

Why did I want to talk about this?

Because of my profession, I have always been asked by my friends what to do if they get injured.

If you think it was just a simple injury you can do this PRICE technique.. But if symptoms persists after 24 hours you have to consult with your doctor.

P – protection (stay away from hazards)
R – rest (you have to refrain from moving the part injured if it is in pain)
I – ice (use this for the first 24 hours and then use heat or moist pack after 24 hours, this helps to decrease swelling)
C – compression (wrap it with elastic bandage, this decrease the swelling)
E – elevation (elevate the part to also decrease the swelling above the level of the heart)

I hope this helps as a first aid. Since I know that the weather is getting warmer and there will be a lot of you wanting to do outdoor activities. That being said means being prone to injury.

May you all have wonderful day and be safe when participating in physical activities.

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Washington D.C. As the most fit metropolitan area among the 50 states in the U.S.

I have been blogging about fitness and I am just so happy to be living closely to these areas Washington, D.C. Arlington and Alexandria, Va. That was just named the most fit city in the U.S. For 2015.

According to USA today, Access to parks and paths for jogging, walking and biking helped make the Washington, D.C. area the fittest of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to a study out Tuesday.

I am one of those people who goes to these area for recreation and fitness like running, jogging, brisk walking.

I live at Fort Washington, MD which is like 10 mins away from Jones Point Park and Belle Haven Park in Alexandria, Va. It was just across the bridge.

Let me give you a glimpse of Jones Point Park by sharing wonderful pictures of it. You’ll see the Potomac River and when the weather is good you’ll see a lot of people sailing with their sail boats.

On our way to the park
On our way to the park
Woodrow Wilson bridge connecting Maryland and Virginia and the middle of the bridge is DC.
Woodrow Wilson bridge connecting Maryland and Virginia and the middle of the bridge is DC.
If you go straight this way under the bridge will take you to Belle Haven Park.
If you go straight this way under the bridge will take you to Belle Haven Park.
Nice view of the Potomac river where some people go fishing, and National Harbor, MD on the other side.
Nice view of the Potomac river where some people go fishing, and National Harbor, MD on the other side.
Potomac river view and you'll see airplane getting ready for landing to the Raegan National Airport.
Potomac river view and you’ll see airplane getting ready for landing to the Raegan National Airport.
Shared bike and jogging trail.
Shared bike and jogging trail.
I tried to zoom in to capture all the sail boats.
I tried to zoom in to capture all the sail boats.
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Woodrow Wilson Bridge
Under the bridge they have basketball courts
Under the bridge they have basketball courts
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Nice and clean park restroom.
Nice and clean park restroom.
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Swings for the kids.
Swings for the kids.
My daughter and my Mom.
My daughter and my Mom.
Playground for the kids.
Playground for the kids.

Coming from the other end of joints point park is Belle Haven Park which is from the foot of the bridge on Va side and when you cross the bridge it’ll take you to the National Harbor, MD side.

We also have one that we go to in Fort Washington, MD which is the Tucker Road Park.

Our area is really nice to live in specially if you raising a family. As a parent, we are being a good example to our kids. Since their generation is more on technology like the iPad generation. We let them move around and be kids.

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Casual wear Wednesday

My hubby and I decided to dine out this evening to our favorite restaurant in King St. Alexandria, Va.

It was not a fancy restaurant so I decided to put on these simple pieces and accessorized it to glam it up. The top and sandals were so comfy perfect for the weather.
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Details.
Top and sandals (Kenneth Cole reaction), necklace – TJMaxx
Pants and bracelet – forever 21
Sunglasses – coach
Clutch bag – HM

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Bright orange and distressed shorts

An 80 degree weather calls for shorts and some spaghetti strapped top. I added some spice to it by coordinating bright orange colors and golds.

It feels very summery, and it looks good specially when the sun beams at your outfit. It looks cool to the eyes. I wore this outfit yesterday to get some shopping done. This is an on the go outfit, perfect if you just want to stroll.
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Details:
Top – Bloomingdales outlet
Wedge sandals – TJ Maxx
Watch – Michael kors
Shorts – Abercrombie and Fitch outlet

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