A LITTLE ABOUT ME

New Years Resolution Series Pt 3 – Easy Ways To Save Money in 2019!

1. Record Your Expenses and Make A Budget
The first step to saving is to figure out how much you spend. So keep track of all your expenses, even those trivial purchases.
Remember small amounts add up quickly! Once you know how much you spend in a month, start to organize everything into a budget. Here is a link with a budget template to help you get started: Budget Templates
2. Plan on Saving Money
Now that your budget has been made, create a savings category. Try saving 10-15% of your income. If you’re looking at your budget and see that there’s little to no money left to save, then you might want to re-evaluate your spending habits. Start by identifying the nonessentials that are easier to spend less on like coffee runs, entertaninment, dining out, etc.
3. Save For Something
An easy way to get the ball rolling and start saving is to set a goal. Think of what you want to save for (ie: vacation, down payment for car, emergency funds, etc.) and figure out how much money you’ll need and how long it’ll take you to save up, then make it happen!
4. Make Saving Automatic
Setting up automated transfers is an easy way to save money and reduces your temptation to want to spend the money instead.
5. Watch It Grow
Make sure to review your budget and check your savings progress every month. Doing so will help you stick to your personal savings plan and can also help determine any problems you may run into in order to fix them quickly.
Something that has been very helpful for me is this app called Acorns. It’s an app used to automatically invest spare change from debit and credit card purchases. It’s super easy and I’ve saved a lot of money already using the app! And don’t worry if you are skeptical about it, just try it out and see how you do with it! You can always stop the automated investing at any time!

Acorns Investing App

*If you want to improve your self care habits in 2019, be sure to check out my post that I’ll be sharing next Wednesday! =)

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Be Secure

“No one knows your truth but you.

If you’re secure in yourself, no one and no

thing can touch you”

✨Social media can make someone feel very discouraged because it always seems like someone is doing better than us. Social media is not a representation of real life. Don’t use social media as a meter for your success. Be secure in yourself and remember that you have accomplished so much in your life already!✨

New Years Resolution Series Pt 2 – 10 Easy Ways To Exercise More!

Most of us are working towards having a nice beach bod by the summer time. But with all the winter weather, sometimes it’s hard to get motivated to go to the gym to get your workout on!

If you’re like me and dislike going to the gym, I discovered 10 exercises we can do right at home while watching our favorite tv shows! Check it out!

10 Simple Exercises You Can Do While Watching TV!

Stay tuned because I will share with you how easy it is to save money!

New Years Resolution Series Part 1 – 10 Tricks To Eating Healthier!

We all love eating out at our favorite restaurants and ordering those delicious meals! A common New Years Resolutions is to start eating better, but if we wish to do that, cutting back on restaurants is something we assume needs to be done to have a healthier lifestyle.

But wait! You don’t worry because I’ll show you how you can have your cake and eat it too! Here are 10 tricks to eating healthy at restaurants!

10 Tricks To Eating Healthy While Eating Out At Restaurants!

If your New Years Resolution is to exercise more, make sure to check back in on Wednesday for these easy solutions!

Top 4 New Years Resolutions and How To Achieve Them!

We made it to the New Year! 2019 is officially here! Isn’t that great! So most of us have New Years Resolutions even though sometimes it’s hard for us to stick to them throughout the whole year haha!

I found that the top 4 New Years resolutions are eating healthier, getting more exercise, saving more money, and focusing on self care.

If you are worried that you won’t be able to keep up with your resolutions, I have a few cheat sheets that I’ll be sharing with you! Throughout the month, I will be sharing tips to achieve each resolution!

I will be sharing tips on how to eat healthier starting on Friday, so if you’re interested be sure to check in on Friday!

It’s All In The Preparation

“Preparation time is necessary for your growth.

Trust and believe everything you’re going through is preparing you for some request you put out in the universe.”

✨As we enter into this new year, remember that the things that happen to you are putting you on the path to achieve those goals that you set for yourself. See it as a challenge and remember that you’ll get through it!✨

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! =D

Mindset For 2019!

I love this post I came across on Instagram and thought I should share with you!

Really spend some time with yourself and reflect on what you come across on a daily basis. That includes people, things you read, what you watch, people you follow on social media, your daily routines, etc.

Filter out anything or anyone that irritates you or makes you feel uncomfortable, whether that be family, friends, or coworkers. Outline all the things that you would love to have in your life to be happy and start adding those things to your life little by little!

Hope this helps and thanks for reading! Happy Friday =)

My Holiday Week!!!

My parents and sister came to spend the holiday with me and my husband!

We did the escape room challenge and our theme was Alien Conspiracy. So we had to try and save all the documentation that proved aliens exist and we had to stop a bomb from going off! We had 60 minutes to complete the task and we were getting so nervous each task we had to do was so difficult to solve plus we were approaching the last few minutes!

We weren’t sure if we were going to finish! But we had great teamwork and was able to finish the challenge with 3 minutes left! Yay! They told us that this was their toughest escape room and had a 30% success rate so we were so happy that we finished it!

My mom is from NYC so we met up with her side of the family at a nice restaurant in Manhattan called Caffe Napoli. We had Bruschetta Salad for appetizers and boy was that delicious! For my entree I ordered Stuffed Chicken Marsala with Gnocchi and my husband ordered Filet Mignon w/ Beef Ravioli. Wow everything was so tasty!

My mother in law hosted Christmas Eve and I made the traditional Puerto Rican dish called Pernil which is slow roasted pork shoulder. It was a success because everyone loved it and there was none left! Haha

For Christmas we stayed in and I cooked a nice big breakfast for us all! We opened all of our gifts and everyone pretty much got what they wanted! One of my favorite gifts is my new iPhone 8 Plus! My husband surprised me and I couldn’t be more happier because I was so overdue for a new phone!

This was such a great Christmas and I’m so glad I was able to spend it with my family!

What did you all do for the holidays?? Comment below, I’d love to hear what you did!

Pizza & Brew in NYC!

I discovered an interesting restaurant a few weeks ago called pizza & Brew. The decor of the restaurant looked so welcoming and I knew anything involving pizza had to be good! Haha! So my hubby and I went to this past weekend.

They have a variety of pizzas, Italian dishes, burgers, and more! They also have a good selection of beer and you can even buy a pitcher for your table!

Here is the Tomato Bruschetta that we ordered for an appetizer. Yum!

I ordered A La Vodka Pizza that had bacon chicken cutlets and a la vodka sauce substituted for tomato sauce.

My hubby ordered the classic margarita pizza and we also had a pitcher of Sam Adams Winter Lager.

I have to say that everything hands down was amazing! Can’t wait to go back which will probably be next week! =D