New Year, New Me

My 2018 new years resolutions.

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Happy New Year friends! Wow, I can not believe that it is 2018 already. Time has really flown by these past few years, probably because I am constantly busy. I don’t know about you, but for me 2017 was an extremely hard year. Besides celebrating my son’s first birthday, I felt like most of the year was a struggle. I was more than happy to leave 2017 in the past and move on to a new (and hopefully) more exciting year for me and my family. Today’s post will be a quick one discussing some of my new years resolutions. I have a good feeling about 2018, this may just be my year!!!

A brand new, fresh year just brings so much hope and joy. I feel more motivated, excited, happy, and a willingness to get my life in order. My motto for 2018 is new year, new me. I have set a few personal resolutions I would like to accomplish during the year. The first thing I plan to do is work more on Casa Blanca. I was so ecstatic when I started writing this blog and then, well, life just got in the way and I put it on hold. One of my major goals for this year is to get it going again and this post is step number one. If you are a consistent follower (which I hope you are!), then you will be happy to know I plan on posting new content every Wednesday and Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled! I am so excited to have my own blog site and share my favorite things with all of you 🙂

A second resolution I set for 2018 is to get in shape. Boyyyyyy do I need some help this department. I know this will be hard for me to do, i’m pretty sure there is no one on earth worse at keeping a consistent work out schedule than me. I will start and stop over and over again, which makes me feel like I’m accomplishing nothing. In order to accomplish this goal I have downloaded the Bikini Body Guide App on my phone, the app is called Sweat if you are interested in downloading it as well. I have heard a ton of great things about BBG and I can not wait to get started. Rachel Parcell, one of my all time favorite bloggers, recently posted a before and after picture of her progress with the BBG program and she looks incredible. Rachel’s blog posts about the program have given me a lot of motivation to get started. The plan is to start on the program this weekend. Here’s to hoping that I can actually stick to a workout routine, wish me luck guys I need it! LOL

The third and final resolution I have set for 2018 is to become more financially stable by investing. My husband and I recently started looking to purchase our first rental property, woohoo! Also, we have an offer in on a house right now to purchase and flip. Hopefully, we get it so I can feel like Joanna Gaines flipping my first house. Flipping houses has been a dream of mine since I started watching HGTV at least 10+ years ago. Who else is in love with Chip and Joanna, like seriously, they are the cutest!! Anyway, I feel like we are at a place in our lives where we are able to start investing and do more than just work our day jobs for income. This is a process I would also love to share with my blog readers once we can get it started. I know investing is scary for a lot of people (us included), which is why I will be sharing our stories on how we got started and what works for us and what doesn’t. I am sure mistakes will be made along the way, but I am a true believer that you have to spend money to make money. If you have invested in real estate I would love to hear your stories!

Well, that wraps up my new years resolutions. I would love to hear what all of you have planned for this new year as well. I know its only day 3 of 365 but have a feeling that great things will happen in 2018. I’m going to end this post with a quote I recently heard on the movie Boss Baby (yes the kids movie – my son is obsessed) that really resonates with me, “aim from failure and you’ll always succeed”. Hope everyone has a blessed year! xoxo

Why I started Casa Blanca

Blogging has always been a dream of mine, very excited to have started Casa Blanca and to share my life with all of you!

Hello, friends! Happy Wednesday! Today’s post is all about why I started the Casa Blanca blog. For the past few years blogging has been a dream of mine. About three years ago I started following the Gal Meets Glam blog and fell in love with the whole idea of blogging. It is such a fun way to show your love for fashion, beauty, travel, family and so much more. You get to share all your favorite things, it’s all about you and your life. So, finally a little over a month ago I decided to follow my dream of stating a blog and that is how Casa Blanca came to be.

Since becoming a mommy 14 months ago, I have felt like I lost touch of who I was and what I wanted. Every second of every day was spent worrying about being the best wife and mom that I could be and I felt like I kind of lost myself in the mix. Don’t get me wrong, being a mom is my favorite thing on this planet, I was meant to be a mommy!! I am infatuated with my little Beckham he makes me the happiest person ever! However, I still felt a little lost and wanted to have my own fun outlet to enjoy. It has been a great first month of blogging. I have learned so much but I know I have a far way to go if I want Casa Blanca to continue to grow. I’m excited to keep working on it and sharing our life with all of you!

I hope you have enjoyed reading my posts this month. We have a few fun family vacations planned, NYC in November and Maui, Hawaii in February, that I can’t wait to share on the blog! As always, thanks for following along! Xoxo