Cinco de Mayo Giveaway

Cinco de Mayo is coming up and we’ve got the perfect giveaway to have you ready to fiesta all day!!!  It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway and with a fun holiday like this, we thought it was the perfect time!  I personally don’t know what I like most about Cinco de Mayo… There’s the food, the margaritas, the fun colors and the mariachis!!!  It really is one of the best!  Well this giveaway will really have you all set for all the fun!  Keep scrolling to read more about each item and how to enter!!

Photos by Megan Welker

 Cinco de Mayo Giveaway

Here are the details…

Do you remember our love for Shop Leo Kids for our Easter playdate?!  Well owner Julie Howard is at it again creating this gorgeous colorful weaving that will be fun for Cinco de Mayo and all year long!!

If you’ve been following us then you know they’re our favorite…. The Mexicana clutch from Cleobella is a must every day, not just Cinco de Mayo… And this one is the color of the moment – yellow, we can’t get enough!!

Siesta for Fiestas is an amazing company that gives back.  They have these vibrant blankets complete with pom pom fringe, perfect accessory for your home or table on this festive day!

Our pals The Duo Studio recreated the Hola sign we had in our Cinco de Mayo shoot a few years ago, to a mini version you can display anywhere in your home!!  So excited about this one, it’s the cutest!!!

Embroidery is a big trend this Spring and The Bee & The Fox has the sweetest Mamacita tee that is just begging to be worn on Cinco de Mayo… We love how subtle yet festive it is!

Lovebirds LA is a fun brand we’ve loved partnering with over the years.  They gave us these amazing Mexican blanket inspired camera straps and one for you too!  Perfect for all the fun Summer adventures ahead you’ll need to capture!

We’ve had a major crush on Santa Marguerite for some time now, their clothing is so cute, we love every piece!!  This tunic is even prettier in person and would make for the cutest outfit to fiesta the night away, with a margarita in hand of course!

Any excuse to wear a hat is good in our book!  Brixton always has some of our favorites, including this woven cap is such a fun Summer accessory that will go with any outfit!

Last but not least… Our favorite candle EVER!!  The Little Market’s Churro candle is just the best!  We gave it away last year for our Cinco giveaway and had to bring it back we loved it so much… It’s just that good!

There you have it!!  So fun, right?!  Don’t forget to head to our Instagram to enter too!  Winner will be announced Monday 5.1.17 at 9am PST on our original Instagram post…

xx

Jacquelyn

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By on April 24, 2017 in CINCO DE MAYO, GIVEAWAY

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Beijos Best

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, it got me thinking I need to step up my tablescape game. I like to have a little festive sprinkle on the table for celebrated holidays like this one. My world is a little crazy right now with moving to a new city and having the hubby gone during the week; this mama doesn’t have time to go out and shop. This is when I turn to my trusty best friend… you all know her. She goes by the name of Amazon. On Sunday’s I get to lay in bed and relax for a bit while my hubby does the morning routine with the kids. Yes! My favorite time of the week! This morning, I found some fun items for my Cinco de Mayo tabletop, and the best part is they are all things I can use again. I’m kinda giddy about the things I found… especially that placemat!

Stay tuned for some more Cinco de Mayo fun! 

Calligraphy by Meghann Miniello

 

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I love that I can easily just whip together a tabletop like this laying in bed on a Sunday morning and it will all be delivered to my front doorstep in a matter of a couple of days. Can’t beat that! 

Happy Sunday! 

xx

Abby

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By on April 23, 2017 in BEIJOS BEST, CINCO DE MAYO

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Blackberry Buttermilk Panna Cotta

It’s Friday and that means it’s the weekend and it’s time to TREAT YO’ SELF!!!!  I’ve got a delicious recipe to share that Mama Bettencourt (aka my mom) made for me a few weeks ago.  She’s always trying something new and this blackberry buttermilk panna cotta was a crowd pleaser.  My Mother in Law was visiting when she made this and ended up eating it for breakfast and dessert she liked it so much!  Lucky you, she is sharing the recipe with us and she says it’s easy…  Music to my ears!

Photos by Ariane Moshayedi

Ingredients

Panna Cotta

3 tablespoons cold water
.25 ounce unflavored gelatin 1 envelope
2 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 strips lemon peel
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

 Blackberry Sauce

12 ounces blackberries divided
3 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Directions

Panna Cotta

Add cold water to a small bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Stir to combine and let sit, the mixture will become rubbery.

While the gelatin sits, pour the heavy cream and sugar into a large saucepan, whisk together and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add in the lemon peels. As small bubbles begin to form here and there, remove from heat and add the salt, vanilla, and bloomed gelatin to the pan, stirring until gelatin has dissolved. Whisk in the buttermilk and lemon juice.

Strain through a sieve to remove the peel and any lumps. Pour into 8 small serving dishes or ramekins and allow to cool to room temperature. Once the mixture has cooled, cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours, preferrably overnight.

 

Blackberry Sauce

Add 6 ounce of blackberries, sugar, and lemon juice to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, bringing to a low boil. Use a wooden spoon to help break down the berries into a seedy pulp.

Stir in the remaining berries and allow the mixture to cool to room temperature before spooning over the chilled panna cottas. Panna cottas can be served immediately or placed back in the fridge until ready to serve.

Now grab a spoon and go to town!!  The lemon flavor just puts this one over the top good!!  Enjoy!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

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By on April 21, 2017 in EATS, RECIPES

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Off the Shoulder Style

 If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you know that the off the shoulder trend is one of this Spring’s top styles. We saw it peak its head last summer, but it’s making its way to the top pick this spring. We are under their spell, and loving every bit of it. A combination of sweet and sexy that has us craving more…. more… more! 

Photos by Danielle Gillett & Megan Welker

Jacquelyn’s Hair by 1011 Makeup

You can shop all our looks at the bottom of our post!

First, we have Jacquelyn wearing this flowy Maison Dress by MLM Label, and this spicy colored number is effortlessly perfect for this spring. Jacquelyn loves this dress cause not only is it timeless and can go from season to season, but it’s also breastfeeding friendly. 

Paired with her favorite spring essentials: Cleobella Mexicana Clutch, suede mules by Matisse, and her trusty Wyeth Eyewear Calyer.

Loving the mini off the shoulder as much as we do? Here are some other numbers we love for this spring.

Off the Shoulder Shift Dress | Self- Tie Off the Shoulder Dress | Casita Dress by Show Me Your Mumu | Dev Off the Shoulder Minidress




Next up, I’m wearing this Sheer Bliss Dress by Amuse Society in Black Sands that I bought on Revolve. I love Amuse Society case you find it on Revolve, Amazon, and even at Nordstrom now. The best part is that they are super affordable. Can’t beat that! 

Paired with my Wyeth Eyewear Baxter in Opaque Champagne and Lilac Gladiator Sandals. Yes, I have the same pair in different colors. When you find a sandal at Target that is stylish and affordable, you buy them in all the colors! I also got them when they were having their BOGO sale. 

More flowy floral gems that we have all the heart eyes for!

Hacienda Maxi Dress in Poppy Daze | Joie Avatara Maxi in Dark Navy | Tularosa Henderson Maxi Dress | Samba Gown

Now, I really love this little number on Jacquelyn. This embroidered Rebecca Minkoff Celestine top can be worn all thru spring. The eyelet embroidered pattern is also another spring trend, so you are double in style now! To complete the look, pair with some white denim cut-offs, nude sandals, and sunnies. Now you have a spring staple to add to your closet. 

More eyelet off the shoulder tops! 

Eyelet Ruffle Off the Shoulder | Eyelet Off the Shoulder Crop Top | Forever 21 Eyelet Top | Sea Eyelet Top 

 







Now, our last look. Let’s just talk briefly about mom jeans. When I was a young little know it all in the 80’s, fluffy bangs and all, I thought mom jeans were worn strictly just to humiliate your child at school pickup. Well, now as a mom I had to give it a try right? It was time to come full circle. Being 5’2 1/2″ (yes! I count that 1/2 inch), there are a lot of styles I just can’t pull off due to the lack of my stems. But, I gave it my all and wore those moms jeans like no one’s business. I have to admit they are comfy. However, the debate is still out on them.

I paired those bad ass jeans with the flouncy Pretty Lady Tee by Free People. A perfect tee to cover that wiggle jiggle arm action I like to hide. I tucked in the shirt for full mom jean effect and paired with my Lilac Gladiators by Mossimo, and Wyeth Eyewear Dilworth sunnies. Easy off the shoulder action attire you can wear everyday around town, or show up to school and embarrass this generation’s know it alls. 

Some other favorite white off the shoulder tees if this one doesn’t tickle your fancy. 

Lush- Off the Shoulder Top | Clean Off the Shoulder Top | Amuse Society Copeland  | Free People Love Letter 






Let’s go show off those sexy shoulders, ladies!

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xx

Abby

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By on April 20, 2017 in BEIJOS PICKS, STYLE

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

One of my favorite holidays is right around the corner, Mother’s Day!  It’s the day to show your mama how much you love and appreciate her, and I can’t think of someone who deserves affection more.  Since we are mother’s ourselves we really look forward to this day to focus on family and reflect on what really matters.  I put together this Mother’s Day Gift Guide for you, because it’s never too early to start thinking about what to get her!  Plus, I made it super easy for you to shop these items at the bottom of this post!  So keep scrolling for all the details!

One thing that I always want as a mother myself is some good relaxing time… Some time to myself, even if it is just an hour!  So a massage from my friend Melody at Here & Now Massage is a definite must!  You can read more about her from our post earlier this week, but she is doing an amazing Mother’s Day special… A free upgrade to a 75 minute massage with the purchase of an 1 hour massage gift certificate.  Now that will definitely make Mama happy!!

Continuing with the relaxing trend, our friends at The Little Market have the prettiest and yummiest bath salts.  These are great to give along with the massage and encourage the busy Mom in your life to take a break.  They also have great spa gift sets if you want to really spoil her!  And this pretty robe by Eberjey is simple and sweet, something for relaxing time and something she will use day after day!

Other items for Mom?  Accessories are always a great and easy gift!  I don’t know about you but buying clothes can be tough with sizing and all, so accessories are just a no brainer.  I’m in love with this Mar Y Sol Tulum tote, the perfect Mom bag for Summer to fit all her “stuff”.  I’m a fan of anything blush and these Raen Torrey sunglasses along with the Cleobella Sevigny clutch gave me major heart eyes.

I just got this Brixton Small Plans Fedora and these Vanessa Mooney Astrid earrings myself and can’t recommend them enough!  Every one needs a good Summer hat, and when you’re a busy mom at the park with your kiddos it’s nice to keep the sun out of your eyes and your skin safe.  Plus, it’s super cute!  Statement earrings are big for Spring/Summer and these make a statement with out being obnoxious.  They are pretty, feminine and perfect for Mom.

Last but not least is this amazing book, Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe.  The older I get the more I want to take care of myself, especially my skin.  I’m sure most women feel the same way.  This book details how specific ingredients feed your skin, offering breakdowns of the vitamins and nutrients they provide.  Plus, the pink and rose gold on the cover are real pretty to look at!  Haha!  But seriously, my own Mom is always looking for new recipes to try so I know a gorgeous cookbook would be a great gift for her.

Now don’t forget to spoil that special Mom in your life this year, plan ahead because Mother’s Day will be here before you know it!

xx

Jacquelyn

 

 

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By on April 19, 2017 in FAMILY, GIFTS, MOTHER’S DAY, SHOPPING

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