Bucket List for 30th Birthday/2016

Wow!  Can you believe it’ll be 2016 shortly?  Doesn’t it feel like yesterday that we just ringed in 2015?!?  I had a 2 month old in my hands and now I have a 1 year old!  Time sure does fly!  This year I turn the big 3-0.  In 6 months and 22 days!  Below are my personal and career goals that I hope to reach by the time I turn 3o or at least half of them.

  • Travel more–I hope to visit a new city/state/and hopefully a new country.  Costa Rica has been calling my name.  So has DC. I promised my brother who lives in San Francisco. Lets see!
  • Attend Blogging conference–Last year I had the privilege of attending Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) here in Ft. Lauderdale and it was a great experience.  As a newbie meeting other bloggers and companies that would like to work with bloggers was very knowledgable.  In 2016 I hope to attend at least one of these: BlogHerBlogElevatedShesWanderful, TBEX as well.  I definitely will be attending Hispanicize and WordCampMiami.  Can’t wait!
  • Health–I need to attend to myself especially now that I am a mom.  I hope that before celebrating my birthday I have lost at least 30lbs, at least! lol  Sticking to my Vixen Army workouts, my gadget FitBit, and healthy eating.  It its time!  I fantasize running a marathon next year.

Very blessed with the year I have had.  Heres to another AWESOME 2016!  Enjoy and be safe my loves!

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South Florida Bloggers August Meet up

Happy Sunday evening everybody!  Hopefully you’ve had a relaxing Sunday with the rain Dade and Broward County have been receiving thanx to Erika.  I have been recovering from a cold that I don’t know how I grabbed yesterday.  Thankfully some orange juice, Advil, and Panera Bread’s chicken soup has me feeling a lot better.

Yesterday was our August meet up for South Florida Bloggers at Books and Books located in Coral Gables.  Sad to say I’ve lived in Miami all my life and first time I’ve been there.  For this meet up I decided to bring my friend Lucy and Sammy along.

For the most part Sammy behaved but at times he would do his whining and screams that I would step into another room until he calmed down.  His milk and Gerber Puffs were able to keep him somewhat entertained lol.

Sammy being attentive to Jared.
Sammy being attentive to Jared.

We arrived minutes late right as Jared from Podcast was giving his speech.  To be honest to each their own but I hate hearing my voice so I doubt I’ll get into the Podcast world.  But in this industry and in any industry really you can’t say, “Never going to drink from that water!” so for now God bless to each and every one of you Podcasters but tonight and for now I will stick to writing my blog.

Jared
Jared

To me the most interesting session was by Christopher from Corey Consulting.  He spoke about what his company looks at to hire us bloggers to either write or place their advertisement on our website.  Hopefully in the near future I get a proposition to work for him 🙂 .

Christopher from Corey Consulting
Christopher from Corey Consulting.                       

Aside from Christopher’s speech I am very glad I got to meet two Travel Bloggers, yay!  I met Jessica from She Dreams of Travel and Anquanette from Cruzan Foodie. In those 5 minutes that we were speaking I gained some valuable information to help me gain knowledge about travel blogging.  Thank-you ladies, we should get together soon!

To end our day we went to have lunch at My Ceviche due to the fact Paola from Coral Gables Love is always writing about them 🙂 .  I’m about to ask the owners to open one up here in Broward.  Yes ladies and gents they are good!!  I was thinking about heading over this weekend but then I remembered I will be in Orlando for the last showing of Frozen!  I ordered a Ceviche bowl with Coconut Jasmine rice, shrimp, cilantro, onion, pico de gallo, lime juice, sweet potatoes, and corn with a side of guacamole. Delicious!

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My friend Lucy had a soft taco with octopus with a side of guacamole.  Yes we love our avocados 🙂 .

This was our Saturday loves!  Hope you had a great weekend and heres to having a great week!  Any plans for Labor Day weekend?

xoxo

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Four Seasons Orlando

In honor of Four Seasons Orlando 1st Year Anniversary I’ve decided to write my over due blog in regards to my stay for my 29th birthday weekend which was like a month ago.  Its been a month and I am still wishing EVERYDAY to be back on their lazy river with my Sammy or watching Magic Kingdoms fireworks from my balcony.  This was a birthday gift to myself especially because I fell in love with the property the moment I found out it was in the Disney grounds, they have a water park, and if your kids are old enough they will appreciate that, the game room, their basketball court, and last but not least breakfast with Goofy and Pals Sunday morning before departure.  If you can it is definitely a vacation worth while, even for couples.  The Four Seasons has an adult only pool (I was tempted to have the boyfriend stay with Sammy while I enjoyed it all to myself).  Personally its an oasis all on its own.  Future engaged couple looking for a location to get married?  Take a look at the Four Seasons Orlando, you won’t be disappointed.

Four Seasons Orlando is situated in Orlando’s luxury Golden Oak community.  The land was bought in 2000 from Disney World and construction began 10 years later.  Driving up I was in love as I previously mentioned in one of my post.  There is only Valet Parking at $36USD per night and I felt so out of place in yoga pants, sweatshirt, and my hair up in a bun.  As soon as we checked in and went up to our rooms I quickly changed into jeans and a blouse for dinner.  Besides driving to the Four Seasons might I add the chandeliers in the entrance leaves you speechless as well.  It is magnificent!  Every morning fresh flowers are placed by the entry as well as two varieties of water.  By the time I paid attention to them on our last day they had Passion Mint and Blueberry Acai.

We had dinner at The Lobby Bar.  That experience I already documented in the previous post, cliff notes version: Their wings and fries are awesome! The next day we went to have breakfast at Ravello (this is where the Goofy and Pals breakfast is held) and we had the ordinary-pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice.  All delish!  Then we headed to the Splash Zone which is perfect for wee little ones and older kids as well as you can run through the water zones.  There are tipis and these wonderful I don’t know what they are called beds? lounges? Oh well!  But I do know it was perfect for Sammy to take his afternoon nap as we were covered all around.  We were able to relax in the kids pool as he was in our constant view.  There is a Family Pool as well but due to Sammy’s age I was advised that was the best place for us and it definitely was.  Once Sammy woke from his nap we went to try out the Lazy River.  Have I mentioned how much I miss this Lazy River? Well I’ll mention it again, I miss this Lazy River!! lol.  Tubes for little kids, in between, and for adults are provided.  Sammy was chilling in his as I was struggling to a-not losing my glasses and b-staying on top.  We did 3 full circles with Sammy chilling throughout.  He was definitely very comfy!  I had scheduled rides at Magic Kingdom that night so we went and started getting.  Transportation to the Disney parks is provided by the Four Seasons.

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We had a nice magical day at Magic Kingdom.  I found it to be empty for being a Saturday evening in the summer.  Dumbo had a five minute wait when its usually an hour or more.  We decided to leave once the parade started as Sammy started getting cranky.  Once we arrived we ordered room service from The Lounge Bar and saw the ending of the fireworks from our balcony.  I love fireworks so I was happy to sit in my balcony with Sammy watching the fireworks as he drank his night time milk and I waited on room service to arrive.  Loved it!

Sadly it came time to say good-bye to the Four Seasons.  We had breakfast at The Lounge Bar due to the fact Ravello was strictly for those who paid for Goofy and Pals Breakfast.  If Sammy was older that he was going to remember it I might have done it but I decided against it.  The price is $42USD per adult and $22USD for children ages 3-12 years old.  I did get to say hi to Minnie and Goofy though 🙂 .  The room was packed with children.  If your little one is a fan its a must.  They do spend a great number of time with you.

We said our good-byes and I told myself when I financially can again I will return!  I’m actually trying to see if I can do a night at least for my godsons birthday in November.

All in all my highlights for my birthday weekend was The Four Seasons and Frozen at Hollywood Studios.  The Four Seasons has an incredible property with an incredible staff in Orlando.  On your next vacation to Orlando/Disney check them out, I promise you won’t be disappointed!

Four Seasons congratulations on your 1st year anniversary!  Thank-you for taking care of your guest from beginning to end!

*Views are all mine! Four Seasons had no idea they had a blogger staying with them.* IMG_1207

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#SFLBloggers-A Learning Experience.

My 1st blogging experience thanx to #SFLBloggers. Loved it!
My 1st blogging experience thanx to #SFLBloggers. Loved it!

Hello my loves! I know its late but wanted to share what my afternoon consisted of.  I found an interesting event on Eventbrite called South Florida Bloggers, I did not even know there was such a thing here!  They were having an event at Vixi Galateria, a gelato shop in Miracle Mile, Coral Gables for bloggers to get together.  They also had a guest speaker.  So I decided to RSVP and see what I could learn by attending this event especially like I am new to the blogging world.

I am very glad I decided to go!  I met great people that blog about everything (mostly fashion 🙂 ).  It was great to hear with such enthusiasm their passion and why they write about it.  It was great to meet Paola who is responsible for setting this get together.  Nikki Novo was their guest speaker.  Might I add from somebody who started blogging last month and only has 3 post up it was great to hear her knowledge in this industry.  She even gives a class on her website about how to start a blog.  You know I will be front and center, so to speak :).  The major thing I took away from her speech was: Be yourself.  Be authentic.  Be you. There are no rules, you set the rules.  Let your voice be heard. Thank-you Nikki!

Sadly my voice was still gone thanx to Sammy giving me his cold so I really couldn’t chit chat much with the group.  Hoping to seeing them all again at the next month meeting.

Another thank-you to Paola for setting this up and to Nikki for the knowledge shared.  To my fellow bloggers it was great meeting each and every one of you.  Looking forward to reading your blogs and to seeing you again!

P.S. Where can I go to get some business card made?  I wonder if I was the only one without Business cards for my blog, yikes! :).

xoxo,

Jaz

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Birthday Weekend!

Hello world!  At the moment I am enjoying myself at the Four Seasons Orlando.  If you can its a must!!  Just driving up into the property left me in ahh.  I am in love!!  The 3 and a half hour drive from Miami wasn’t so bad except for a few showers once we passed Port St. Lucie.

This is definitely a great start to my 29th birthday weekend.  Due to the fact we arrived at 10:30pm we decided to have dinner here in The Lobby Bar.  Their wings and fries were great.  Sammy was eating those fries like a mad man, lol.  I enjoyed a glass of Sparkling Rose which gave the night a great start.  Tomorrow will be a day spent in the pool especially in their lazy river with my little Sammy and then off to Magic Kingdom.  Even though my Sammy is 8 months old and he won’t remember it I will remember seeing all of his emotions on his face.

Here’s to a great relaxing weekend with my love ones.  I hope you have a great relaxing weekend as well.

xoxo,

Jaz

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Hello world!

Hello!

My name is Jazmin, Dominican girl who grew up in Miami and is now living in Broward County.  Last year in October I gave birth to my handsome Sammy.  I’m a single mom.

I decided to write this blog to tell my story and to meet other single moms.  To share the high and low moments.  I also love to travel so every once in a while I will let you in during my vacations.  I’ve been writing since my elementary school days; it’s the best way that I can express myself.  My hope is to become the next big blogger but at the same time I am perfectly ok with just being a blogger.

Even though I have done my research I am NEW to the blogging world.  I read and follow many bloggers but me myself doing the work I am kind of lost so feel free to leave me any advice.

Welcome to my world, well our world :).

xoxo,

Jaz

 

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