domingo, 30 de octubre de 2016


I always find myself surprise with Samuel Adams and it's seasonal beers. I tried the Hopflake White Ipa, piney and crisp, lemongrass ale.
I'll be updating all the beers I had been drinking and my favs.  This is one ;)

miércoles, 26 de octubre de 2016

Messy room, messy lives?

Every morning I open her door, while asked her to wake up I look all over her bedroom and I get sore eyes, honestly clothes all over the floor, books, papers, cell phone, the new tablet... some dishes and lemonade glasses from a week ago, underneath the bed is pretty much same story and if I check her walking closet I probably die. I close the door and walk away. There isn't a day I ask her to clean her room. I try telling some tips for her to be easier to pick up,  but the deal here is just laziness!! No other words are behind this mess.

When I look back in time I remember my Mom telling me about messy rooms. She always said that if is organized it seems clean. No need to clean the windows, or the floor, desk, etc but if everything it is in place I'll save a lot of time. With that I'm telling you that me, myself wasn't super clean and organized however I didn't have that many things as my daughter has today.
Now that I'm a grown up woman I have to organize my home as best as I can. I'm not crazy cleaning, not me, not my husband and as you read not our girl, but I try to keep as organized as possible, so won't be so difficult and time consuming.

One of my rules are:

1- Make your bed (no matter what, you get already a 50% of the room clean just by that)
2- put your dirty clothes in the basket.
3- grab all the papers, magazines, books, piled up in one place.
4- all shoes you won't use, put it on the closet.
5- hide your pj's under the pillow
6- all your water glasses leave it in the kitchen sink
7- don't move until next room until you finish up this one.

And pretty much that's it, of course if you are in the kitchen some rules change. And so on for the bathroom but always remember the number 7 rule which will help you to not get lost.
Because if you move from one bedroom to another, you will find all your house a mess and more time consumed.
And I assure you if you try this everyday, it will turn as a routine in no matter of time.
So easy to say, so difficult for my daughter to get it done, but like I said it before, laziness is the word!

lunes, 24 de octubre de 2016

Bills, papers, envelopes

I remember when I was a teenager and I didn't receive any letter under my name, I was so jealous, but now is like another bill? A pay by toll ticket, or credit card company's sending so.many pre-qualified credit cards, honestly I receive like 5 of those every week. I actually hate it, the only thing I like is when I order from amazon, is like getting Santa Claus  (even though is just me).

domingo, 23 de octubre de 2016

365 blog challenge

This weekend was my daughter's 12 birthday, and I can't believe it,  how the years have flew.  Also this weekend was my son's third month old,   I'm having a second chance being a mother again. Everything is changing and I will like to post a blog everyday,  not only what's happening in our lives but the journey of us to get here.

Since when I started was a single mom  and I have notice the big changes and sacrifice we need to do in order to get a better life for our kids.

So here my first post,  till tomorrow!

jueves, 22 de octubre de 2015

Are you looking to relocate in Las Vegas?

Las Vegas, capital of Sin City... in the State of Nevada, it's actually a city very nice, not all is casinos, night clubs, gamblers, it's also a great place to live mostly around the strip, like 4 miles away in any direction. When I moved there, my first stop was in Summerlin, beautiful area it may be a little pricy but is nice neighborhood and then there is one casino known as Red Rock -not only a casino but a bowling, restaurants, concert area, etc-.


Las Vegas has a lot of jobs, if you are interested to work in the hospitality industry you are in the right spot, because we have plenty of hotels in need of concierges, front desk, sales, Managers, Bartenders, Waitress, croupier, etc.   

A link where to check jobs are:

  •  -Work for MGM is fantastic-.
  • Job govs
  • or -but I don't recommend it, because there is too much scam- so be aware.

 Henderson, Summerlin, Blue Diamond, Spring Valley, Green Valley are the best areas to live.

Let's say you are looking for a three bedroom apartment but your budget in under a $ 1000,00  you can find in Spring Valley, Blue Diamond, and some areas close by Summerlin like Ft. Apache and Tropicana,  or Desert inn rd and Buffalo drive, there are many places where you can look, but if your budget is higher, Summerlin by the Red Rock Casino area is good like Cheyenne ave and Rampart Blvd, or you are more into green area, Henderson and Green Valley is really good, and you are only 5 miles away from the strip. I don't recommend anything too close to the strip, neither to the airport that is on the middle of the city.

Don't forget when you are applying for an apartment, it usually takes up to 5 days to give you an answer, some of them take an application fee of $25 up to $ 75 per person, so be sure what area you like because you don't want to apply in many apartments. Don't forget your credit score goes down every time they run it.

Utility Bills:

You need Phone, Tv, Internet, Home Security, there is COX.
When I used to live there I had Century Link, I never had any problem with it.
When you rent, usually (90% of the times) water and sewer is included in the price.
Electric power  is with NVEnergy, you might leave a deposit (under $200).

Car's bills:

Insurance full cover: around $120 (included two cars) way cheaper than Miami!!
Emision and smog test is around 20 bucks and it also depends on the year of your car. You can find more information here.

In all cities are traffic, that's something you can't control, but you can try different hours, or routes, always check your gps to find out delays on the way. 

Food and Groceries:

If you come from Miami, let me tell you here is not Publix, but is Smith's, Winco's food is like a costco, and I heard really good food, also Mariana's supermarket, which is latin food, Albertson's, Trader joe (good selection of wine) and for organic food there are Farmers Market all over the area.

Places to visit out of the blue of Las Vegas, A MUST SEE: 

Family and kids outside the Strip:

Is winter and you want to enjoy the snow, well grab everyone and get into the car, because you are going to spend the day in a sweet place where everyone is going to have a blast!!! Your destination is called Mt. Charleston, and you can do so many things, not only in winter time but also in summer time, you can go hiking, riding horses, camping or just check the area out, is so worth it!!!

You are into Parks like me... here is another super good, are you ready?? Don't forget your camera, and if you want to take some cooler, ice, drinks, charcoal and some burgers, this is the place to enjoy an unique BBQ. Valley of Fire.

Lake Mead, as it name says has a great lake, where you can rent a boat or jet skis, or having some lunch to the restaurant on the marina and enjoy views, feed the fishes.

The Famous Hoover dam, that is amazing and if you had watched the history channel you already know about it. 

Are you ready for a cowboy experience??? Yes, you!!! but before letting you enjoy this, on the way of this small town , you'll see the Red Rock Canyon, as you have noticed, the mountains in Las Vegas are red, mostly in summer time, and you can enjoy them all over the city, this is something I miss a lot!!!

Bonnie Spring for your son or daughter and yourself, they also have a petty zoo and a restaurant that is open all over the year, love to go in winter because they have this big fireplace and you can sit around and drink a hot cocoa with whipped cream, or if you feel more festive an irish coffee!!

Do you want to find an Oasis in the middle of nowhere? Well this neighborhood is known as Lake Las Vegas, here are some amazing houses, great apartments, casinos, hotels and of course great restaurants, the little town seems like a spaniard little town, is quiet and exquisite. Celine Dion and Elton John live on that area, the only inconvenience is if you want to shop for food you have to get out.

And for the LOVERS... You want to celebrate an anniversary or just to have a really romantic getaway, here is the winery in Pahrump, also looks like an oasis in the middle of the desert, because all around is green. The city it's okay, it has some casinos and is growing a lot because you don't have to pay land taxes. So if you ever want to buy a house, check the prices, really good!! 
Going back to this winery, you can just go and visit, do the tour, try some wines or (that you must at least once in your life) get a reservation on the restaurant, beautiful inside and the food is excellent, Don't forget to try the Simphony 2013 is delicious.

Well I think I got passionated about it, but I think I pretty much gave some tips, on where to look, what to expect, what areas are good, and not too much from the strip, because once you start living in Las Vegas, you probably would work really close by, and at the end of the day, you don't feel like going to the strip, too much traffic, a lot of people drinking, is a mess that once in a while is fine, but everyday....  get's boring!! Only when you have family visiting, and you know, is a nice place because you are 4 hours away from the beach, 4 hours away to the Grand Canyon, 6 hours away from Parck City. And Las Vegas Int'l airport takes you wherever you want!!!

Another thing to keep in mind is to look people like you in Facebook, there is a lot of groups that just move or relocated and they like to get in touch to help each other, or maybe you want to sell some of the furniture you travelled with, there is a yard sale Facebook group, who is fantastic to save some bucks, and instead of putting on the garbage somebody else might be using it!

So if you have any questions, type me back and happy to assist ya!!!

How is living in another state?

 Hello y'all

How many of you have the idea to go to another state but yet it's only and idea, you look for information on the net, you research, get into forums, bloggers, you tubers, but still don't find the right thing who make you take a decision.

Well I have been thinking to post some of my experience moving to other states, what you have to look, areas and prices, rent a house or apartment, utility bills and its deposits, car registrations, jobs and school if you have kids, if not, you can skip that part! Supermarkets where you can buy and places you can visit and get to know your city.

All that is important because you know how much money will you be spending the first 2 months. And my advise is that before moving, check for employment first and apply it, is important to have the job taken, or if not you'll lose time and money, but if you are going already with a job...thumbs up!!! That's great, you have already made the first most important point of the list!

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to leave comments, and I will get back to you!!!

Thank you!

lunes, 21 de septiembre de 2015

Sexual Harassment on my library....

Today I had a strange situation that I don't wish it to anybody.I went to the library to pick some books, lately is my hobby!!! So I was on the spanish department and there was this guy, a black male, 6" ft tall, skinny, wearing a black Nike t shirt and wearing sport clothes. It kinda feel weird because he did not look spanish at all to me, but you never know, right? So I was over some books and I wasn't putting attention to this guy, the thing is he was getting to the point who was acting very strange, so I moved far away to the crafts sections, and like a minute later, on the other side of the book shelves I see him, like he's looking for books but he isn't, he's actually moving right to left and so on... like he was shadowing my movements. I went down to pick a book and I raise my eyes to the other side through the books and.....OMG!!!! He's masturbating!!!!! So gross, so disgusting.... ughhhh Of course I went straight to the counter to speak with someone about it and to report it!!! We are in a library, imagine if there are kids around!!! What's going on??? Seriously, that situation was awful and felt bad about it. The guy walked away before police arrived, but I did my best to detail everything I remembered, mostly clothes.. and accessories, because I was looking for books, not looking guys!!!

So long ago It happens something strange as well, it was like 60 miles from where I live now. I remember I went to Publix to get some cookies for my hubby and I'm with the cashier, he's ringing up my stuff, and this black male come out of nowhere and ask me how much are the cookies. I respond to him the price thinking that he may like and may want to buy cookies for himself, but no... he open his wallet and was pretending to pay me the cookies. Ehh...excuse me? I don't need noone to pay for my cookies! Hellouuu??? It freaked me out, so I didn;t ran to my car, but I walked as fast as I could. Once I was on my car, I looked over my back, and there he was. So, I started my car and drove, he kinda follow me and I was into going to the police station, but after giving some turns I lost him.
 I spoke about this to my husband and he looks at me perplex but he thinks seriously that I make this up.

Like really??  It always happens something to me when he's no around, either way, I don't think he notices if someone says may be the english barrier... who knows!!!

Does anything like that happen to you before? something strange that you would like to share?