Hey Mama’s!

Today I’m sharing a few of our favorite picks for Mackenzie from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018. Mackenzie had so much fun in the fitting room and picking out all her own clothes to try on and put together! I have to say this little girl has quite a unique sense of fashion.

I have purchased quite a few items for back to school already, yes can you believe it – back to school talk already! 😉

First up, I would have never-ever picked this for Mackenzie. But she wanted this outfit so bad to lounge around home and for dance so since she thought it thru, I don’t know how I could say no. This was our first purchase of the STEM brand and it’s really an ‘artistic’ brand in my perspective so it’s really no wonder my little dancer was drawn to the brand! She loved this brand due to the comfort of the items. I will say they ran big on sizing so you could definitely size down.



Stem Print Parachute Pant | Stem Crop Top

This dress, looked way better ‘on’ than it did on the hanger or even how it looks on-line. It’s a drop-waist dress with beautiful floral pops of color! A great transitional fall item.


Tucker & Tate Drop Waist Floral Dress | Sunglasses

This dress is adorable and perfect. The Tu-Tu Dress and Sweatshirt are two different pieces and Mackenzie loved this one! It was a perfect mix of her, Girly Casual.


Truly Me Sweatshirt & Tutu Dress Set

Mackenzie actually noticed this dress on-line and when she seen it in store she just had to try it on. I think she may be a sucker for stripes like me. 😉  She paired it with those adorable sunglasses & that cute unicorn purse.


Dress | Unicorn Cross-body Purse | Sunglasses

Mackenzie is a lover of all things comfortable and this was every bit of that. She was feelin’ all the good vibes in this little number!


Tucker & Tate Knit Jumper | Sunglasses

Zella kids, had quite a few great items in this sale and this little dancer loved this tank and the Zella live in leggings!


Zella Tank | Zella Pants

She only chose this top as it somehow reminder her of her brother’s vibe, a hoodie! Haha, The thumbholes were a nice touch. Also paired with the Zella live in leggings.


Zella Live In Leggings | Zella Hooded Longsleeve Tee

This outfit was my personal second favorite and I personally would rock this outfit because well it’s just totally adorbs! She didn’t love it, but she liked it. 😉 The pink crushed velvet tee was just darling and trendy. Paired with this lightweight bomber jacket and these trendy jeans wore so well together.


Crushed Velvet Tee | Walking On Sunshine Floral Bomber Jacket | Jeans | Sunglasses

This top, it a white marbled top with the faintest of details. Very adorable. Doesn’t do justice in this picture or on-line but very cute. Paired again with the Hudson Jeans.


Love On Tap Speckled Ruffle Hem Girls Blouse | Jeans

Okay so there was a navy tiger top that was styled much like this merlot floral top and I pointed it out to Mackenzie. (Tiger Top, here) and she said it was boyish for some reason. Haha! She is really developing quite her own sense of style and it’s so fun navigating through it with my sweet little girl.


Floral Button Up Top | Unicorn Cross-Body Purse | Sunglasses | Jeans

This Tucker & Tate Top was so comfortable that I wanted it in my size. So perfect for a casual day.


Tucker & Tate Baseball Top | Sunglasses | Jeans

This was the top that Mackenzie just had to walk away with if she didn’t walk away with anything else. She is a lover of sequin flip fun! A short-sleeve hooded sweatshirt, how could a girl go wrong.


Short-Sleeve Sequin Flip Hoodie | Jeans

This Tucker & Tate ensemble was every bit of comfy-cute. This top is again so amazingly comfortable as are the moto leggings and the back of this top has a cute litt

le detail also.


Tucker & Tate LOVE Tee | Tucker & Tate Moto Leggings (run true to size) | Sunglasses

This Tee is a mix of vintage and trendy and reminded me of the Jetson’s for some reason! 🙂 She paired them with these grey jeans from Hudson and she didn’t want to take these jeans off after she tried them on!


Far Out T-Shirt | Hudson Jeans | Sunglasses

Now this outfit was my absolute favorite and it does totally look like me on a Saturday but Mackenzie was not having it. She liked it but didn’t love it and told me she wouldn’t really wear this jacket so it would be a waste of money! How about that! The Treasure & Bond V-Neck Pocket T-Shirt was a basic staple. I just love everything about this entire outfit.


Camo Jacket | Jeans | Sunglasses| Treasure & Bond V-Neck Pocket Tee


The sale ends August 5th, so hurry over to to shop the sale as it is now open to the public.




Hello My Beautiful Friends,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! 🙂 This Saturday eve, I had some time so I ran to our nearest Nordstrom for a little shopping! Some of the items I wanted were already sold out on-line but they happened to have them still available in store so it worked out perfectly!  

I have to admit I am kind of a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Crazy and it truly is my favorite Sale of the year! My husband said how can you even think about Fall & Winter when summer is still here & I said ‘only for the Nordstrom Sale Babe!’ While I was there I took a few pictures of some of the items I took with me into the fitting room. I hope my fitting room diaries, help you find a few faves for the up-coming seasons!

Halogen Removable Bow Dress | Sale: $72.90

Perfect for the office and for church! Can see this worn with peep-toe booties as we transition into fall or over the knee-boots!



Topshop Boxy Oversize Corduroy Jacket | Sale: $55.90

I’d say it’s a bit oversized, but very trendy and could be worn in so many ways! I honestly thinks this is so versatile and the boxy fit would allow it to wear perfectly over transitional sweaters. This just screamed fall as it’s one of my favorite colors!


Patchwork Faux Fur Jacket | Sale: $129.90

Cozy luxury in patches, just so warm and cozy!


BP. Textured Stitch V-Neck Pullover | Sale: $25.90

I could probably purchase this in every single color! I purchased a rust orange version of this sweater last year, and I kid you not it’s what I got the most compliments on. I just had to have the royal blue when I tried it on. The feel is so amazing and just so easy to wear.


Socialite Thermal Henley Top | Sale: $24.90

This top legit felt as though I had a silk-fleece-blanket in shirt form on! Love it & the price point is perfect, well worth the quality of this item. IMG_5070

Rails Hunter Plaid Shirt | Sale:$104.90

Has the most buttery-soft fabric, You may just decide to wear this like every single day! 😉IMG_5072

BlankNYC No Limit Suede Moto Jacket| Sale: $125.90

This moto jacket is insanely comfortable and trendy! It’s honestly a timeless piece, always in style, this luscious suede jacket is a wardrobe must-have the perfect amount of hardware. My husband insisted on this one! I like how it sits at my hips also.


(This Purple Moss Wayf Lace-Up Ruffle Cami | Sale: $38.90 has a very dramatic V-neck dressed with lace and ruffles. Would be the perfect ‘date night’ top!) IMG_5090IMG_5092

Halogen Open Front Pocket Cardigan | Sale: $42.90

This color is so lush! They had a beautiful violet also but this color just called my name. The fit is also flattering and not too much. The feel was soft as well. Wearing a Medium.


Leith Ribbed Shawl Cocoon Sweater | Sale: $45.90

This has the same feel and lux of the BP V-Neck sweaters, I really like it as an easy go to layering piece and of course the color is a fave for sure!

American Good Legs Ripped Crop Skinny Jeans | Regular Price: $159.00


Halogen Skinny Ribbed Sweater Midi Skirt | Sale: $45.90

I don’t know what it was but when I seen this skirt, I just had to have it. The length is perfection, the fit is flattering and I paired it with an oversized BP V-Neck Sweater which is yet another jewel tone! I just love this outfit! Can see this paired with a black or nude sock bootie!

Textured Stitch V-Neck Pullover in Pink | Sale: $25.90



Topshop Ribbed Body-Con Midi Dress | Sale: $25.90

The perfect long-sleeve, light-weight knit ribbed dress is very versatile and priced perfect for the anniversary sale. I love a good black dress.


Topshop Stripe Duster Jacket| Sale: $69.90

I noticed these silky stripes next to this black dress and thought it may be paired well together. Would also be paired well with a black sock bootie!


Make + Model Sleepy High Rise Lounge Jogger Pants | Sale: $25.90

All I can say is amazing, I will be wearing these as much as possible because well they are comfortable. I can see these worn with Running Shoes or with your fave UGG boot!

Caslon Rounded V-Neck Tee | Sale: $17.90

This top is affordably priced for a quality tee. Quality basics are totally one of my things!


Barefoot Dreams Cozychic Lite Circle Cardigan | Sale: $76.90

This makes great gifts, this is like a blanket and cardigan all in one. I will say here in Wisconsin I live for days in the winter, to lounge all day in outfits like these indoors and running some errands from time to time in all this comfiness! Pair with your favorite UGG‘s .




Hello Gorgeous!

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, The First day of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you are a Nordstrom Card Holder you are able to shop the sale with me today! If you are not a card holder, don’t fret, you can shop the sale on July 20th. Being a card holder is such an advantage because some of the great items sell out quickly and may or may not re-stock (If you want to know more about becoming a card holder see this post from last year). My moto for this sale is purchase it and if you don’t love it they have free returns so it’s really a win-win!

This sale is my favorite hands down as it’s when you can shop all of the brand-new arrivals at super-sale prices! The Sale then carries on through August 5th which is fantastic as it will give you a chance to find new items as they add them daily and maybe the opportunity for items you are eyeing to come back in stock. Prices go up August 6th so cheers to the… #NSALE2018


Today I’m sharing my first picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Things that I already purchased and some that are in my cart! I may do a try on haul on my Instagram once they arrive but today I wanted to share my favorite finds so far so cheers to round one!!!




  1. UGG Daelynn Boot $124.90
  2. Steve Madden Trace Studded Mule $49.90
  3. Topshop Popper Crew Sweater $25.90
  4. Vince Camuto Movinta Bootie $99.90
  5. Sam Edelman Caprice Knee-High Boot  $149.90
  6. Topshop Elbow Sleeve Turtleneck Top $15.90
  7. Halogen Removable Bow Dress $72.90
  8. Bp. Raw Edge Scoop Neck Tee $18.90
  9. Bp. Plaid Shirt $31.90
  10. Zella Street Style High Waist Leggings $49.90
  11. Sarto By Franco Sarto Lowe Genuine Calf Hair Leopard Bootie 1$14.90
  12. Kensie Faux Fur Leopard Print Coat $149.90
  13. BP Balloon Sleeve Sweater $31.90
  14. BCBGENERATION Mixed Faux Fur Jacket $106.90
  15. BP Lace Trim Satin Camisole $22.90 
  16. BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee $11.90 
  17. LeSpecs Air Heart 51mm Cat Eye Sunglasses $58.90
  18. BP Textured Stitch V-Neck Pullover $25.90
  19. Socialite Thermal Henley Top  $24.90
  20. Vigoss Marley Tulip Hem Ankle Skinny Jeans $44.90
  21. Louise Et Cie Cela Bow Slide $84.90
  22. BP. Twist Front Sweater $31.90
  23. Make + Model Sleepy High Rise Lounge Jogger Pants $25.90
  24. Jeffrey Campbell Coma Stretch Bootie $82.90
  25. BP Tonya Open Toe Mule $49.90
  26. Sam Edelman Faux Shearling Zip Front Jacket $145.90
  27. Sam Edelman Faux Shearling Moto Jacket $109.90

I’m really looking forward to all the items I purchased. I will be covering the #NSALE a lot these next few weeks, so stay in touch!!!






Hey Gorgeous,

. . . & Hello Sweet Summer Time, Oh how I love you yet undeniably so I get so dry in summer so hydration is a MUST! Today I’m sharing all of my current favorite’s that I’m obsessed with as well as a few of my other favorites that I’ve re-stocked as of late! I hope you find this helpful and can pick one or two of my faves to test, try &, love.



  1. Crest 3D White Strips have been amazing! I did one complete kit and then from there, I just maintain maybe doing 1 treatment a month or even one every two months. I’ve always had pretty white teeth in spite of how much coffee I drink but these just take you to knew shades! 😉 You can find it here.
  2. Grace & Stella Anti-Wrinkle + Energizing Gold Collagen Eye Masks These, de-puffing under eye patches are every bit of refreshing and amazing + produce results! You can find them on Amazon 12 pairs for only $18.48 here. These are so amazing, I may have to look into what other products they sell!
  3. I know I’ve shared my love for MoroccanOil in this post before and this Moroccanoil Smoothing Mask  is just absolutely perfect, You can find it here.
  4. Redken All Soft Hair Care is so good ladies! I don’t know about you but I have thick dry hair in the summer so some extra TLC was necessary! I was contemplating between the Caviar Shampoo & Conditioner and the Redken All Soft Mega Shampoo & Conditioner and decided to to Redken. And, I’m so happy I did . . . my family has been loving it. You can check out the Redken All Soft Shampoo, here and the Redken All Soft Conditioner, here. I swear, you’ll love it also.
  5. My favorite Brush is Super Lemon Drop Daily Detangler $20 and totally worth it! I love this brush, it’s really a great tool and now a necessity for me and my girl as it’s proven to really prevent breakage! A great brush is so worth it!
  6. Living Proof Humidity Shield Hairspray I discovered this last year and have been faithful ever since. I don’t know what is in this but it’s amazing and although it’s $23 to my mane, it’s worth every single penny!
  7. Nyx Professional Makeup HD Finishing Powder in Banana is an all-time favorite of mine for under my eyes! love, love! You can find here.
  8. Yes To Coconut Facial Wipes, just honestly smell so good and I use them to remove lipstick and sometimes just to refresh before a good wash! You can find them, here.
  9. Perricone Md Blue Plasma Cleansing Treatment is a new one for me and so far I’m using it as my PM toner and loving it. It feels like I’m nourishing my skin. You can check it out, here.
  10. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel Bottle With Pump has been an all-time fave for moisturizing my skin type! You can find it, here.

Well that’s all for now dolls, I’ll TTYS. If you aren’t following me on social media, be sure to connect via…

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Until later…





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Hello My Beautiful Friends!

I’m so excited that Summer is here!!! The fam is really looking forward to knocking off items from our Summer Fun List and I’m looking forward to squeezing in some pool time, spontaneous backyard BBQ’s, Bonfires & S’mores as well as time at the Beach and maybe some Sunday’s at the Splash-Pad here in town followed by a treat from our Sugar Shack Ice-Cream Shop downtown here in Racine. What’s Up Wednesday is actually the perfect blog to catch up with you all and share What’s been Up with us lately, so here we go. . . .

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We have been so crazy insanely busy that this is one area that I slacked on! Thankfully we my husband has been an amazing help on this front lately! So he prepares dinner for us now on Tuesday’s & Thursdays! My Puerto-Rican Honey is actually really handy in the kitchen! 😉 With that said, here is what’s on the Menu this week…

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5-30-2018 6-33-21 PMEnjoying SUMMER time with the LOVES, where we can just sit back and unwind!


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Well my department moved again, we are now located in our downtown area so I have officially worked in three different facilities within 13 months! Kind of crazy but kind of fun! I’m actually enjoying being downtown. Walks by Lake Michigan, The quaint coffee shops and all the little shops around here, I really like it! I do miss working in the same location as my Honey Lovin’ Husband but we still have lunch together throughout the week so it works! It’s also just about the same distance to work – commute wise, as my last location so that’s also a plus!


5-30-2018 10-50-42 PMWe picked up a few new items for our outdoor space! Kind of LOVE the dining furniture. I just really like the simplistic stature of this set! I also picked up a bench by the same brand for our front yard. I purchased these pillows to set out on the bench!

Table (here) | Bench (here) | Chairs (here) | Umbrella (here) | Pillows (here)

I believe we are going to have both of our bigger tree’s removed from our back yard… I just firmly feel it would make it much nicer and more enjoyable for us to enjoy! So planning on that soon and really looking forward to it! 😉

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Will Jr. has a tentative Basketball Tournament this Weekend, other than that I think it’s actually going to be a pretty low-key and chill weekending!


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Sofia’s Birthday was June 16th so we enjoyed celebrating her on her special day! She is a little wee bit spoiled admittedly so and yes I am to blame but she is legit almost like well a human puppy baby and we all just love her so much! Happy 1st year Sofia Reign Ortiz!

She totally needed a grooming session in this pic, but I still thought it was a little bit of perfection! 😉


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I purchased quite a bit of music yet again this last month. My favorite new download has got to be Clarity by Andy Mineo other than that I enjoy the songs I’ve downloaded. Some Old and Some New but have been listening to them all on a shuffle lately but Clarity typically kicks it off!


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Kopari Slip Into Summer Kit here

L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Self Tanning Mist here

Heart Shaped 58Mm Sunglasses here

Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips Lipstick here

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water here

Tula Probiotic Skincare Purifying Face Cleanser here

L’Amour Everyday Fine Bracelet here

Capella Beaded Triple Hoop Drop Earrings here


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6-27-2018 10-00-35 PM.pngThe Four & World of Dance are a few of our current faves in the Ortiz Home Sweet Home

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Still working on this one, been a slow move but I like it!


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With the kids getting so much older and with Father’s Day just passing, this picture popped up on my memories and it really took me back to when we were expecting our first born son, Wilfred Emmanuel. What a precious miracle blessing it is to carry a child. To birth two amazing children in love with such an amazing man has truly been one of my life’s greatest treasures! And that’s kind of what I was reminiscing about. Time truly does fly!

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Women’s Socialite Ruffle Faux Wrap Dress here

Leith Tank Shift Dress here

Embroidered Blouson Dress here

One Clothing Drop Waist Shirtdress here

Double Scoop Tank here

Little Wing Kimono here

Wayf Toulon Tiered Ruffle Top here

Free People Intimately Fp Adella Longline Bralette here

Bethenia Mule here

Wrap Midi Dress here

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I’ve been doing my own gel manicure’s lately. I had been totally into getting Acrylic atop of my natural nails but I kind of got like so over it when I wasn’t loving how they were being shaped and they were just totally damaging my nails. No Bueno!

So, I really just wanted to get back to taking better care of my nails and I’ve really enjoyed restoring the health of my nails! It’s also allowed me to give my little doll more detailed manicures also not to mention how I’m teaching her how to take care of her own nails! 😉 So it’s been a win win!

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Here are a few clips from life lately! Lots of Life being lived every single day!

Well that’s all for now friends! Thanks for sharing your time with me, hope you enjoyed this months’ What’s Up Wednesday! Until Next time loves….,



Happy Friday, Friends!

Wednesday marked the last day of the 2017-2018 School Year for our babes, So exciting! So, we officially have a 3rd & 4th grader on our hands people! Time is just truly flying by. So for those that know us, you know we love & cherish our Family Time. Since they were little we’ve made the most of even the little things and finding ways to celebrate and cherish the moments of life is literally one of my favorite things to do as a Wife & Mom.

Monday Night we finally, finalized our Summer Fun List. It would be fun to see if any of you could point out who had what ideas to add to our list this year! 😉

I love summer and being in Wisconsin you have to make sure to enjoy every moment because it goes so fast! We love so much of summer, fresh squeezed lemonade’s, Ice-Cream You Scream, We all Scream for Ice-Cream, Fresh Berries, BBQ’s and Beach Days, Festivals, Fun in the Sun, I’m most certainly looking forward to the warmer weather and longer days with my faves! And so, with much anticipation of Summer here is our 2018 Ortiz Summer Fun List. . .


Well that’s our 2018 edit, I hope you were inspired to make your own Family Fun List. I’d love to hear what fun things you have planned with your family! Now have a great Friyay and a Wonderful Weekend!