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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…



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


Spotlight: Obsessed With Essentials

This past holiday season I decided to take the plunge into the ever popular essential oils.  I have seen this little revolution happen all around me for the past 5 years and little by little it peaked my interest.  I never bought into it though until I started seeing for myself the incredible benefits that can be had from using these all natural resources.  Some of these stories include avoiding sickness altogether, most commonly the cold and flu virus, headaches, anxiety, allergies, receiving natural boosts energy, getting a good nights sleep and the list goes on!!  You mean I don’t have to medicate myself with over the counter drugs constantly when one of my family members or myself is experiencing these common ailments??  All natural did you say???  Ok I want to know more….and although I felt late in the game when I finally invested in this fabulous phenomenon, I felt the need to share all the knowledge that was at my fingertips.  This was all too good since we live in a world where we are constantly striving to use only the best to promote health and wellness for our loved ones.  It’s what it’s all about right??

All photos by the lovely Megan Welker

So like I said this past holiday season, I told the hubby I wanted some oils to jumpstart my collection.  He was all for it, so I went the guru herself.  She is a dear friend of ours here at Beijos and we recently visited her lovely home so she could educate us a little.  It’s the wonderful Melody Brandon, who also co- owns the ever popular  and yummy Sweet & Saucy Shop!! How does she have time for this being a bakery owner, a mama and investing her time into her newest passion with these essential oils?? Who knows…she’s what we call a super mom!! You need to follow her instagram feed over on Life on Loma to see this super mama in action.  Anyway, here is what she has to say…

How and when did you discover your connection with essential oils?
I started looking for more natural health solutions when I got pregnant with my daughter Blake about 5 years ago and started having to question why things like why best friend “Excedrin” weren’t allowed haha.  I always had grown up in a home that used modern medicine for everything and wasn’t really aware of all the side effects that it can have on you, so when it came time to prepare for having my own little one I quickly realized how helpless I felt and started to research natural health options.  I had never heard the words “essentials oils” until I was 28 years old and when I saw my sister in law using them on her kids and singing their praises I knew it was something I needed to look into more.  I found out that actually SO many people were using them and I made the jump and got my first kit with Doterra for a Christmas present and have been obsessed ever since!
How has this obsession affected your life and your family?
It has been the biggest blessing ever.  I rarely, if ever, have to go to the doctors office, pay co pays, worry about what to do when my kids are feeling sick, etc.  My son who is 2.5 years old has never even had to be on any type of over the counter medication…definitely a huge time and money saver!  They not only have helped with physical health issues but are amazing for mental health too.  I am a busy mom with two businesses and absolutely love using them daily for hormonal support, stress, energy, etc.  Helping my friends and family use essential oils has been such a joy too and now that I share my passion on my personal Instagram account I have even got to connect with people in other countries!  Getting a text, call or email from someone saying their children finally slept through the night, their allergies actually went away, they haven’t had the domino effect of sickness every month in their family, and on and on really does make me so happy to share my passion and love of essential oils with not only my family, but others as well!
Tell us more about these cute little roller bottles you make?
Well since I have an addiction for anything gold and I hadn’t found anything that I loved look wise for roller bottles and labels that didn’t break the bank I decided to make them myself.  I had Tina Yang from @missmultee custom write them, then get them printed at a local sign shop and then I adhere all of them myself…can we say labor of love haha.  I love spoiling anyone who wants to join this oil journey with me so they always get some for free and then can conveniently have them in their purse or bag so they can use their oils throughout the day.
Give a the recipe for a common blend…
One of my favorite daily perfume blends that not only smells amazing but is also great for anxiety, stress and mood is Balance and Wild Orange. It is so refreshing as well since all citrus oils smell so yummy! I do 10-20 of each oil in a 10 ml roller bottle and then fill up with fractionated coconut oil.  I apply it to my wrists, back of the neck, temples or behind the ears!  I also place these oils on diffuser jewelry when I wear them!   

What is your most used blend?
One of my most used blends is my “sanity” blend aka my “hotmess blend” for when I feel stressed out and am losing it!
It is 5-7 drops of these 6 oils…
Clary Sage
What is your advice to the essential oil beginner?
I say the most important thing is to be plugged into a essential oil community that can help you learn, answer your questions at 12am when you are freaking out over what to do for a fever, and offer you lots of continuing education so that you actually use your essential oils and don’t let them sit in a box in your cupboard!  That is my I love our private Facebook group, Obsessed with Essentials, because I found that having a support group was the main thing lacking for the essential oil community at large and it really is the deal breaker in your essential oil journey I feel like!
What is the best kept secret about this oil revolution?
That there really is an oil for EVERYTHING!  No joke…from bug bites, to panic attacks, fevers, immune support or just a replacement for that toxic candle in your home, essential oils really are so versatile and once you start, you really can’t stop!  As far as a specific oil that is most underrated I would have to agree with my girlfriends Jesi Haack and Carissa Jowett and say that Vetiver oil is AMAZING and they wish they had known about it earlier!  The smell is so unique and earthy and both of them are addicted to diffusing it.  It is also the top oil for ADHD, great for anxiety, mood, and sleep among other things.
What is your favorite blend?
I absolutely love the “Anthro blend” for diffusing during the day in my house instead of candle. It is White Fir, Citrus Bliss, and Grapefruit! 
Can you believe all of this amazing information???  Well it’s only a snippet so if you want to more and get plugged in with an essential oil community or watch a intro to essential oils webinar you can email Melody at

So we can’t share this amazing info with out telling you about some other amazing things like making an all natural face toner!!

Recipe for a 10ml spray bottle:
1 tsp witch hazel
1/4 tsp apple cider vinegar 
1/4 tsp rose water
2 drops Rosemary EO
2 drops Lavender EO
Or making some amazing all natural bath salts…
Aaaaannnndddd last but not least…. a GIVEAWAY!!  Yes go to our instagram to learn how to win this…
a set of 4 roller bottles with custom labels that you can put your own essential oil blends in.  Melody will let you choose the words you want from her list
Make sure you are following us @beijosevents, Megan Welker @meganwelker and Melody Brandon @lifeonloma to win!!
Hey we hope if you didn’t already know that we educated you a bit from Melody’s plethora of knowledge here and enticed you to be thirsty for more like us!! Don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY, the winner will be announced this Saturday (11th) night!!  Good Luck :)
Xx Leah


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Reading with Bear & Bud Book Club

I recently discovered the best company with an even better mission.  Bear & Bud Book Club is a monthly reading subscription with a book and a craft for your kids.  Each month a new story is sent your way complete with activities to keep your little one engaged.  Their mission is to have your kids get excited about reading and be creative.  Now that’s something we can get behind!

Bear & Bud has a subscription for everyone.  It starts with Picture Books for the youngest readers, then to Growing Readers and lastly Tweens.  Each box comes with a book, “Can’t Wait” craft kit, activity and discussion guide, and  “After Reading craft kit.  Bear and Bud is offering kids a reason to connect, get excited about books, be creative, have fun, learn, and love reading for a lifetime!

Court and I were lucky enough to try a Picture Book box and Abby and Dylan got to test out the Growing Readers box.  We’re going to share our amazing experience but first, we want you to have a chance to win a box of your own!  Along with some other fun goodies… You can enter on our Instagram but extra entries can be made below.  Make sure you follow all of the brands once you get to their Facebook or Pinterest pages :)  The winner will be announced on Tuesday 3.7.17 at 9am PST on our original Instagram post.  Good luck!!!

Plus, our friends at Bear & Bud are offering our readers 15% off any single box, or the first month of their monthly subscription with code BEIJOS15.  Makes for the perfect gift too!

 Beijos x Bear & Bud Giveaway

Court was VERY excited to get a box in the mail.  He thinks every shipment we receive is for him, but this time it actually was!  He wanted to open it right away and read his new book.  This was already exciting for me, to see Court that excited to read.  We read every night before bed but to tear him away from his toys, games or the tv during the day was pretty amazing.  When we opened the box he literally said “Wooooowwwww!”  It was the cutest thing.

We read the book and opened the adorable crafts, Court had a lot of fun being involved.  It was special time with him and I to be creative together.  What was especially fun for me was to see him so involved and proud of his work.  Adding the crafts to the story really made it more fun for Court, it was really wonderful to watch.

Abby’s little Dylan is a big almost 7 year old and reading on her own!  She is the perfect candidate for the Growing Readers group. She had fun choosing her own book with her mom, and although she is busy with homework these days she still had fun with Bear & Bud.  Dylan was able to read the book aloud and even got her little brother Jett in on the fun!

Letting siblings play along makes it even more fun!  Being social and creative together is always good and it adds confidence by teaching others.  These two had so much fun interacting and exploring their new book, it really is the sweetest thing!

We really love Bear & Bud Book Club and know you would all love it as well.  Not only can you purchase the subscription for your own child but you can also gift to others!  We really can’t think of a better gift!  Don’t forget to use the code BEIJOS15 to save 15%!!!

Have fun with your little readers, it’s really the best to see them grow and learn and have fun doing it.



Photos by Ariane Moshayedi, Megan Welker and Yasmin Sarai



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By on March 2, 2017 in BEIJINHOS, GIVEAWAY


Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Beijos Valentine’s Day Giveaway

By now you must know we looooooove a good holiday, and really any reason to celebrate.  Valentine’s Day is really up there on our list and we want to share the love – pun intended :)  We are giving away all of the red, and all of the pink, to one of you!  All of this can be yours by clicking above, then following or liking each of the accounts.  Every like or follow is an entry!  By clicking it will only take you to the accounts, so make sure you actually follow!!

There are so many fun pieces to this amazing giveaway that will sure set your heart on fire this Valentine’s Day!!  Keep scrolling to see all of it!  Winner announced 2.9.17 on our original Instagram post…

First up are these adorable XOXO balloons from North Star Balloons.  They are gonna look so cute hung up in your casa for the day of love!!

These gorgeous jambes are from Plum Pretty Sugar and we are pretty smitten.  We wouldn’t mind staying home and cuddling up with someone special in these!

Did you see Meghann Miniello’s dance party prints we talked about yesterday?!  Well she’s giving away a free set and this adorable Hey Lover sign… You know, to put on your door in case that special someone comes knocking! is basically always our favorite… I mean they really can’t do wrong and these three pretty in pink essentials below will have you ready to party…

Our new obsession?!  Lovestitch… You’ll thank us later!  This sweet little makeup bag is just too cute and we know you will love it as much as us!

Ok, Valentine’s Day calls for two things… Chocolate and candles, ooh la la!  Thank you The Little Market for making our Valentine’s Day complete…

James Michelle has our favorite jewelry pieces, and this dainty heart choker will be an every day essential for us.

The softest tee with the best message – Love + Peace!  Gotta love Chaser and their soft & cozy t-shirts…

Gunn & Swain always has us covered with every blanket color under the sun, and this pink is perfect for the day of love!

Last but not least, all of this pretty confetti you see in these photos is from The Confetti Bar, how about a bag of it for yourself to throw around?!  Consider it done!

There you have it!  The essentials to spoil yourself and have a fab Valentine’s Day!!  So you better enter!

Good Luck to everyone!



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By on February 3, 2017 in GIVEAWAY, VALENTINE’S DAY


Winter White Giveaway

Winter White Giveaway

Winter White Giveaway
We’ve got all your Winter Whites ready for you in one sweet giveaway!!  All of this can be yours by clicking above, then following or liking each of the accounts.  Every like or follow is an entry!  By clicking it will only take you to the accounts, so make sure you actually follow!!

You can also sign up for a newsletter and enter your email!  Keep scrolling below to see all of the amazing Winter White items up close…  This contest runs from today till 1.31.17, winner will be announced on our original Instagram post 2.1.17 at 9am PST!

Let’s start with this super luxurious pajama set from Maison du Soir – you will fall in love, trust us!

Next up, a Beijos essential, this Herbivore Botanicals sea mist hair spray.  Perfect for those beachy waves in your hair we all want.

This gorgeous weaving by Robyn Parker will look SO good on that wall in your home, riiiight?!

The “I Did My Best” tee from Shop Bando – enough said!

We think your couch needs some love too… thank you Boho Pillow!

We are all about the lucite sunnies that go with everything, and these ones from Wyeth are SO good!

Gotta keep cozy and look fab this Winter – Show Me Your Mumu sent us this adorable sweater just for that!

The ultimate Winter essential?!  A blanket of course!  Gunn & Swain’s Driftwood blanket is one of our favs…

Did you see our post about Maslo Jewelry last week?!  Then you know how in love we are with this brand!  Well we wanted to share the love…

Another Beijos essential in THE best color ever… The Cleobella mexicana wallet!

You can usually find us wearing a Brixton hat, and now you can too with this safari inspired hat!

Last but not least, the Toasted Marshmallow candle from The Little Market.  The yummiest sent for the winter season!

Good luck to everyone!!!



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By on January 25, 2017 in GIVEAWAY