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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! 



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


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Happy Easter Sunday!

Sadly, all the cute Easter bunny ideas are coming to an end today, but that just means its time for Cinco de Mayo inspiration! Yay! It will be here in no time. Yesterday I was on Amazon of all places and found so many fun tees to wear on several days leading up to and on Cinco de Mayo. Today is just round one of all the inspiration we have for this fiesta. Stay tuned! Until then, check out all these cute tees. There are so many fun ones; I kinda want to buy all of them. Eek! 

Mate the Label is one of my favorite lines for cool vintage tees. It is a Los Angeles-based company, and they have a collection of vintage inspired graphics that embody the California-cool lifestyle. Pretty sure between Jacquelyn and I we have all of these. Now that I know they are on Amazon, this might be dangerous for the wallet. 


I just wore this one yesterday! My personal favorite one, it goes with anything. Pair it with some denim and a cool kimono, and you are all set. The color combination of blush, denim blue, and white makes for a perfect spring tank. 


This one is currently in my cart. The simplicity of this cozy long sleeve tee that is made with a super soft fabric is perfect for running around town. Pretty sure you will want to live in this vintage tee. 


Calling all margarita lovers! This one is for you ladies! The margarita queen herself, Jacquelyn has this tee, and I’m pretty sure she wears it at least a couple of times a month. When you’re a margarita lover, you gotta let people know what’s up! 


This last one is another one that is in my cart. This vintage muscle tee says it perfectly. Spicy! Add a little spice to your life. 

Did I just make you fall in love with Mate the label? Pretty fun tees, and even better you can buy them through AmazonHave to love Amazon; you seriously can find everything on there, and it will be here in no time. Pat yourself on the back for having your Cinco de Mayo outfit already and Easter isn’t even begun for most of us. Hopefully, my little bunnies sleep in a tad bit longer.

Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter today! Now if you will excuse me, I have some shopping to do while sipping on a mimosa. 





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With next Sunday being Easter, what else could I dedicate this week’s Beijos Best to??  We have done so many amazing Easter shoots that I had to share.  They are the perfect inspiration to next week’s festivities!  Whether you are hosting, dying eggs, or planning something special for the kids, we’ve got you covered!

Let’s start with my favorite desserts from a shoot we did a few years ago.  Sweet & Saucy made each dessert and they would make any guest squeal with delight!!  I mean, it doesn’t get any cuter!!

Photos by Megan Welker

Easter Egg Macarons

Hand Painted Poppy Macarons

Spring Flower Cupcakes

Next up, a few of my favorite Easter Eggs we have shared…  Always gotta find something fun and creative for you guys!  Did you see what Abby shared last week with her natural dyed eggs?  Make sure you check it out!!

Photos by Yasmin Sarai & Megan Welker

Last year Abby went bright and graphic with Meghann Miniello for these cute eggs!

I got to play with these pretty yarn spun eggs from Twine & Braids last year as well…  How cute are those?!

How about making a pretty wreath with your eggs?!  So fun!

Abby outdid herself in our first egg decorating post with pastel eggs and a few with metallic fake tattoos!!

When it comes Easter most of our shoots like to play with color!  I love this shoot I styled last year, it was a “Ladies who Easter” theme that was not short on color at all!!

Photos by Megan Welker

Starting with the pretty invite by Twinkle & Toast

Siren Floral Co did the gorgeous flowers…

And how about the amazing bar set up?!  Love this piece from Witty Rental’s inventory….

This shoot also had THE MOST unbelievable food… Thank you A Miho Experience, I mean, it was good….  Complimented perfectly by all the pretty tabletop goodies from Hostess Haven.

Some of my favorite Easter shoots we have are the kid’s shoots!!  A few years ago Abby’s daughter Dylan turned 5 on Easter Sunday so she had to celebrate with an Easter themed party!!

The beautiful florals are by Natasha Kolenko, one of our favorite florists!!

Photos by Little Meg

How cute are the bunny plates from The Duo Studio??  We each still use them for our kids at home!

Still obsessed with the macrame piece and florals… Love that light that Meg Perotti captured!!

And there’s the cute little bunny herself!  Now a big 7 year old!!

Speaking of cute little bunnies… I love this kid’s shoot I styled last year… It has some of my favorite kiddos and the pretty pastels are so fun!!  All inspired by the beautiful Seychelles blanket from Gunn & Swain!

All the fun decor and tabletop was from Land of Nod, the gorgeous florals were by Catalina Neal

Photos by Megan Welker

Look at these cute Ice Cream Floral Cones Catalina Neal did for me!!

And some of my favorite kiddos in their Hatched Baby outfits!

Last but not least, my first ever Easter shoot!  This one is still one of my favorites, mainly because of the gorgeous florals MV Florals did… I love this poppies!

Photos by Megan Welker

The tabletop was from Borrowed Blu and it went perfectly with our turquoise votives!

And our bar set up was pretty adorable, especially with the gorgeous Spring wreath from MV Florals

Hope you liked this Easter round up!!  Have fun next Sunday!!



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By on April 9, 2017 in BEIJOS BEST, EASTER


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It’s officially April and I am ready for all the fun things coming up!  Easter is less than 2 weeks away and with that comes Spring Break!  Tomorrow I’m giving a round up of some of our key pieces for Spring Break from one of my favorite stores, but today I wanted to dedicate my Beijos Best to it.  To me Spring Break means warmer days at the beach and the pool with my family.  Those days also require a cute swimsuit, sunglasses and a few other accessories.

I normally love to travel somewhere fun this time of year, like Palm Springs, but this year we are moving and staying close to home.  If I’m lucky I’ll get a beach day, but in the meantime I’ll live vicariously through this post!  

Let’s start with Swimwear…

Since being pregnant with Cruz I’ve really been feeling the one piece swimsuits.  Plus, since I’m not 100% free of the baby weight (but working on it!) I definitely feel more comfortable in one.  The nice thing about one pieces is they can double as a cute top/body suit with a pair of denim shorts!  I love that look.  Stripes and Florals are what’s in for Spring and that’s where my eye went.  So here are some of my favorites I’ve seen so far this year….

Beach Riot Tavik


Mara Hoffman

Solid & Striped

A good coverup is essential for any time by the pool. My favorite investment to make for a coverup is something simple and basic that will go with all of my swimsuits.  That’s why I love this 9 Seed maxi dress.  White goes with everything and is the perfect color for Spring/Summer, it’s lightweight and I love the low back!!

Now don’t forget the accessories!!!  There is so much you can do with being in the sun – sunglasses, hats, beach towels.  I rounded up my favorites!!  I wish I could say each of these were in my own personal collection but a girl can dream!  Gonna work on collecting them by Summer, just don’t tell my husband to look at the credit card statement!

Lack of Color

Raen Sunglasses
The Beach People Cleobella

Matisse x Amuse Society

Those are some of my favorite picks for Spring Break 2017!  Let us know some of yours in the comments below!



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By on April 2, 2017 in BEIJOS BEST


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With the 1st week of Spring under our belt, we got a bad case of spring fever! The start of warm weather, al fresco dinners outside, lots of pretty spring dresses, and weekends spent exploring our favorite California spots. Each season we set out to make a #beijostodolist of the fun things we want to accomplish this coming season. I like to do the same for myself and my family. Things I want to do with the littles and the hubby or simple things like trying this citrus salad recipe I saw this week. This week I started this list, and I’m excited to try to accomplish some of these… 

I’m all about rattan and I am digging this Latigo 3-pc. Rattan Patio Set from Target!

Alfresco Dinners Outside

Dinners outside are one of my favorite things to do when the weather is warm, which is a lot here in sunny California. With all this rain, I’m getting cabin fever, and I need some sun ASAP! My family and I will usually eat outside every day if it is warm. Since we are also moving, I have been gathering ideas for our outdoor eating space, and all those al fresco dinners we will have.

 Spring Arrangments

Farmers Market is always on the weekend schedule during Spring. It’s my favorite time of the year for flowers. I started this tradition with my daughter that every Sunday we would go to the farmers market and pick out flowers and fresh fruit for the week. I love some of these ideas to create with her. Or try to create! Ha!


I’m always on Pinterest looking for new recipes to try! With the 1st week of spring here, I found a lot and some inspiration for dining outside. 

Who wants to come over and dine al fresco? I’m ready! 

 Happy Sunday Friends!







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By on March 26, 2017 in BEIJOS BEST, Uncategorized