Jewelry Holiday Promotion

Jewelry on my holiday wish list? 

I come from a long line of jewelry lovers. The ring on my left hand belonged to my grandma. 

There used to be a time when I would shop for pretty sparkly things on a regular basis and it was all for me!!!

A fact I had almost forgotten about. Then my critical teenager says, Mom, what do you know about fashion, you don’t even shop at the mall!

Um, excuse me! I am an excellent shopper! Since I was 14 when I went to the mall on my own with a budget and bought myself a complete back to school wardrobe. I knew how to hit the sales and come out on top!

Nowadays? Most of the items I buy are small and character themed, and NOT for me. I barely get to update my wardrobe or shoes!

And accessories? Forget about it. I wear the same jewelry practically every day, unless I’m going somewhere special. But why wait until a special occasion when there’s an awesome discount to be used!

Jewelry for the holidays

1. Sapphire And Diamond 14k White Gold Earrings

2. Amethyst With Diamond And Brown Diamond Halo 10k Rose Gold Ring

3. Women’s Sport Casual Collection Bulova Watch 

4. Silver and Cubic Zirconia Infinity Necklace 

Jewelry Discount Code 

Don Roberto’s has passed along a savings for my readers. Yes, that’s right. The Holidays will be here before you know it, so here’s some help for me and you! Shop online at Don Roberto Jewelers and use the discount code BP25FP (25% off first purchase). *Discount is only valid online and must be be entered at checkout when purchasing online.

If you’re in the Southern California area, feel free to stop by and browse for jewelry in person at a location near you. 

And, if you need it, Don Roberto’s makes it easy to get credit with them. Don Roberto Jewelers allows first time credit approvals for those who have no credit at all and gives second chances to those who may not have the best standing credit scores. 

Chances are, I’ll be doing a little shopping there soon. I’m going to say it’s for me. But I would be lying. It will be for my girls, I’m sure. Because Santa doesn’t make sparkly jewelry along with the toys. And I know this little necklace will receive raves if it winds up under my tree. 

Hello Kitty Pendant

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Netflix and Chill- Friday Footnotes

It’s been a Netflix kind of week. 

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I don’t know why, but it’s been quite an anxious emotional week for me. Peri-menopausal PMS is no joke. So, you know what helps me escape? A little Netflix and relaxation (and by that I mean actually chilling out not the Chill that people do. heh). I finally caught up on last season’s Reign, so I’m all set to catch up on Season 3. It’s a great show! I’ve also been re-watching Parenthood in small doses.


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Speaking of TV, I had to send the twins’ agent new headshots, since they seem to continue to grow despite my wish that they would stay little forever. I took a few photos myself until I get a chance to get some professionally done. Picmonkey is my friend. I’ve also been learning all kinds of editing tips. You can see them on my Pinterest Board for Photography. 

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I had to take many photos to get even a few decent pics. Do you know how hard it is to get incredibly silly active twins to look at the camera at the same time? It was much easier when they were 6 months old. 

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I’m super sad that my Dodgers season is over. It was a great run, and I was super hopeful this year that they would make it to the World Series. But then Marco reminded me that Back to the Future predicted the Cubs to win and that consoled me. But if they really do win, that will be super weird and I’ll be wanting to make my car fly and use compost for fuel. Anyway, bring on 2016 and another chance for a Dodgers champ. They are still the Best in the West, so there.

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Have you read any good blogs lately? My friend Claudya wrote a very personal and touching post for Domestic Violence Awareness. Too many of my own friends and family have been affected by domestic violence and I hope that awareness and stronger laws will protect possible victims in the future. Go check out Claudya’s post.

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How was your week? Do you have Netflix? What are you bingewatching?  

Friday Footnotes – It’s Dodger Night!

Welcome back to Friday Footnotes.

Time for my weekly post of the stuff going on around Casa La Primera.

Friday Footnotes

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The Dodgers are playing the Mets right now. National League Division Series in effect. Goooo Dodgers!

Gabi cheers on the Dodgers - Friday Footnote

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Sarita has mastered the art of DENY, DENY, DENY. Using her acting skills, she will pretend that it wasn’t her that made a mess (or whatever naughty thing she did). When asked, “what did you do?” Her answer is,, “uh, nuffing.”  

Friday Footnotes - Sara drew in blue marker all over the place.

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A lot of crappy stuff has been going on this week. One thing that I found recently is a new service from Audible called Channels. It has all kind of cool stuff to listen to, stories, news, commentary, history, and more. But the best thing I found was some Relaxation recordings. I listened to them while falling asleep and I feel so much better equipped to handle stress through my day. It’s kind of trippy because it’s hypnosis. So feeling yourself fall into a hypnotic trance is weird. But I feel so much better as far as coping with stress. I’ve slept better and had more energy. Amazing.

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What’s happening in your world? Sound off in the comments. Tell me something good!


Knott’s Scary Farm 2015

My teen daughter loves Knott’s Scary Farm!

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For the past few years, Knott’s Scary Farm has been a “date night” for me and Marco. But Isa has been begging for me to take her. Finally, I decided she was old enough to get to go. She was super nervous and anxious. AND I had to act really brave! I depend on Marco to help me calm my own fear.

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 I’ve seen Scary Farm evolve and get better and better. It’s so much fun and I love that the designers of the mazes and experiences have gotten more and more creative. Watching Isa’s reaction was so much fun for me.

She was so nervous she barely ate a thing at the reception. She was holding tight to my arm all through the scare zones. She was really excited about the Dia de los Muertos scare zone because she loves seeing our culture in the world.  And the scary llorona characters were “so cool.”

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To help her conquer some of her anxiety before hitting the “scary” mazes, we hit a ride and played shoot bad guys in the Voyage to the Iron Reef. Thanks to twitter, I found that Leila was there with her daughter Kimi. Isa had met Kimi before and meeting up with them was the best! They went arm and arm through the park, screaming and scaring each other.

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Leila and I had a great time watching our girls brave the scares and had so much fun laughing with them and enjoying everything.


Our faces are permanently stuck like this 😉 #scaryfarm

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Knott’s Scary Farm is the largest Halloween experience in Southern California, with endless mazes and killer new surprises in 2015. Investigate a haunted hospital in the groundbreaking new maze, PARANORMAL, INC.  Escape the icy grasp of the chilling Snow Queen in The Dead of Winter. Or enlist to fight the zombie apocalypse in an all-out war against the undead in the interactive experience, Special Ops: Infected – Patient Zero. With 11 haunted attractions and more than 1,000 monsters roaming the park and lurking in the fog, whatever you’re imagining, it’s here…at Knott’s Scary Farm. Select nights from September 24 through October 31. 

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You can get tickets, season passes, Fright Line passes, and Skeleton Keys at by going to the Knott’s Scary Farm website. Share your fun on social media with the #ScaryFarm hashtag.

Thank you to Knott’s Berry Farm for inviting me to the media event. Can’t wait to visit again! I received no compensation for this post.