Posts Tagged ‘summer’

The Joy of Childhood

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This post was sponsored by Kinder Joy™ but the content and opinions expressed here are all my
own.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

I often think about my childhood and the things that made me feel joy and excitement, such as
knocking on my friend’s door on Sunday afternoons and asking them to go with me to the store to
buy yummy treats with the money from our mesadas. Most of those afternoons ended with us
playing avioncito, jumping between numbers and enjoying our yummy treats!

From those memories, I remember how a few times I felt disappointed about having to
choose between getting a yummy treat or a toy at the store! If we could have had Kinder Joy™ in
our local store when I was a kid, I assure you that I would have picked that exciting egg full of
wonder and delicious treat in a heartbeat!

In case you haven’t seen or heard, Kinder Joy™ is now available in the U.S. If you have never tried
a Kinder Joy™, you shouldn’t wait! I’m sure you and your kids will love to try them. Kinder Joy™
is a fun treat with two separately sealed halves, a treat side made of two creamy layers and a second
half containing an exciting mystery toy.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

I’m not sure who was more excited to see the the Kinder Joy™ display in our local store last
week, my toddler or me.

This afternoon, after finishing lunch, I let my son open his first Kinder Joy. I wish you could have
seen his excitement when he saw the treat, and then when he discovered that there was a toy in the
other side of the egg.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

He said he didn’t know what he liked best, the treat or the mystery toy. But I have the
feeling it was the combination of both surprises that made the treat even more magical.

We finished our treats and then played avioncito together. I tried to teach him about the rules of the game and how I used to play with my friends, but he just ended up running and jumping on the squares, which was also fun and cute. The important thing in the end was that special moment that we shared together, just like the ones I used to have when I was a kid.

The Joy of Childhood | Live Colorful

Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement

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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with prAna and #WeAllGrowLatina Network. All pictures and opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting the sponsors that allow me to create new and special content like this for Live Colorful.

This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

As a creative soul, I have a natural instinct to want to discover how things are made. Not long ago curiosity pushed me to learn how to sew my own clothes, and what I discovered changed the way I shop for garments entirely. Sewing clothes is extremely hard and time-consuming. The whole process made me realized how little I appreciated the pieces of clothing that I was buying from the stores. At that moment I knew that for the future I wanted to become a more conscious buyer. I was craving to get to know more about brands that were making an effort to act responsibly and that care about the process and the people involved in it.

That’s how I found prAna. I already had a few prAna pieces in my closet, but I didn’t know much about the company. Reading through their page and social media posts I discovered how prAna is always in search of sustainable raw materials for their products, such as organic cotton, recycled wool, hemp, recycled polyester, and manufacturing practices, they are really passionate about partnering with companies and factories that have strict guidelines for safety and efficacy. But in the end, I love that they still care about the aesthetics, creating beautiful, functional, and versatile products.

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I love going to the gym and I’m a passionate traveler and hiker, but my love for prAna is mostly because I’m a mom.

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Sometimes being a mom feels like a hardcore workout. I need to crouch down, balance, run, dodge stuff, all while I’m lifting a toddler with one hand. prAna pieces are by far, the most comfortable ones that I have tried since my toddler was born, and I love wearing them every day because I feel pretty and comfortable. They go with me grocery shopping, yoga class, my toddler’s tumbling class, and a walk near the San Francisco Bay to enjoy a beautiful sunset with my boys, and I always feel appropriate and confident.

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This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

This is Why I’m Loving the Sustainable Clothing Movement | Live Colorful

After my experience making my own clothes, I started to value every piece of clothing I own. Now I think about them as a reflection of who I am, my values and interests. I wanted them to be durable and versatile, to avoid the need of getting too many useless pieces, but instead investing in great quality and companies that care about their impact on the world.

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You can check out prAna collections here, they are perfect for traveling, exercising, swimming and of course, running behind your toddler. Get a discount by using this code – WAGLNEV

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of prAna. The opinions and text are all mine.

How to Make Flower Crown with Ribbons and Pom poms

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How to Make Flower Crown with Ribbons and Pom poms | Live Colorful

Flower crowns are still awesome. They add a fun touch to any summer outfit. You can wear them for a special occasion, a pool party, or just because you want to feel special and different in a Monday afternoon.

A recent event inspired me to make one. I wanted to use durable materials so I could storage it and use it in the future. I bought some artificial silk flowers and added my own colorful touch using pompoms and ribbons.

Check out the video (minute 5:02) to see how I made mine.

MATERIALS:

 

STEPS:

  1. Measure your head to calculate the size of your crown. Cut the floral wire and add 2 inches on each side to wrap it and close it. Close the wire in a semi-circle shape and wrap the edges as much as you can.
  2. Start tangling the artificial flowers on the floral wire. Arrange them on the front of the crown.
  3. When you are happy with the way the flowers look, tangle floral green tape around the whole crown to cover the floral wire and the wire from the artificial flowers.
  4. Now add the ribbons! When you finish, trim them to a desired length. You can leave a few longer than others for a playful look.
  5. Colorful pom poms, of course! You can sew them or glue them on top of the ribbons for a fun touch.

How to Make Flower Crown with Ribbons and Pom poms | Live Colorful

Your summer outfits will never be boring if you wear this colorful accessory!

We recently shared another great DIY idea, a Braided Fabric Head Wrap that is also a perfect accessory for your summery outfits. Check out the tutorial here.