≑ Malibu Getaway ≑

For a the last few months Jeff and I have been thinking about getting away for a weekend before we enter crazytown (lots of traveling for bachelor/bachelorette parties, showers, weddings, & major pregnancy). We didn’t want to take any time off of work and honestly the thought of a long car ride or flight just sounds pretty terrible to me right now. So we thought about it for a while and we were SOOOO happy with the little weekend we came up with!

We came across this little gem, Calamigos Guest Ranch & Beach Club, and thought it was pretty cute. So off to Malibu we went! Can I just say, We haven’t even been home 24 hours (as I’m writing this) and we’re already ready to go back?! It was absolutely perfect!

The ranch was gorgeous! I kept telling Jeff I want my home to look exactly like this place. I could try to explain the details but it’s probably better if you just check out some of the pics here. Even still, it doesn’t do it any justice. Adorable chandeliers hanging from the trees throughout the grounds. The perfect combination of ranch and resort. AMAZING staff and service. And our little bungalow…. I could just move right in. Guys, it was love at first sight.

So the resort is up in the hills but they have a little beach club so we hitched a ride on their resort’s Mercedes Sprinter (naturally) and enjoyed ceviche and Mexican sweet corn on the beach! I surprised Jeff with my mad ping-pong skills and played a little cornhole and we even made some friends at the bar! Seriously we couldn’t get out of there before Jeff kept getting handed another drink. a few drinks and a handful of tastings later… (yeah too bad so sad for the sober pregnant lady over here) we made our way back up for the perfect relaxing afternoon by the pool.

Alright so I made dinner reservations seriously based off of googling this place that looked like it had a decent menu. I had NO IDEA that it was actually on the property and it was just adorable!!! We could have caught a ride with one of the resort Tesla’s but we decide to walk down the little road on the property from our bungalow to the Malibu Café. Ok guy so picture this: cute little shops, markets, BBQ stands and a bar. Turf sprinkled with marque lit signs, picnic tables, giant lawn games, and turf covered couches. Country music playing while people played, sipped, and partied. I was in heaven. Then tucked behind was the Malibu Café where we sat under the stars with candle light and enjoyed drinks (mocktail for mama girl) and a pretty great dinner.

The next day consisted of coffee and breakfast by the pool, a little adventure exploring around the resort, more pool (obviously), a walk back to the Malibu Café for lunch- this time we grabbed a salad from the market stand- and just soaked up as much as we could before we had to head back in PCH & 405 traffic.

It was the absolutely best getaway. I mean Jeff and I always have so much fun traveling and checking out new places together. We loved Calamigos Ranch so much we seriously kept talking about coming back before we even left! But all in all I loved getting away with my huz, with no distractions between work or home things, and just have the best time together ♡

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Pregnancy Skin Care Routine

So let me be very clear that skincare is kind of a big thing for me. I’ve always had to be very careful with the products I use, from my makeup and face washes to even my hair care products. I have super sensitive skin. Even a speck of hairspray on my skin can result in a blemish! Ugh the struggle was RE-AL. But can I just say, if there’s one thing I have loved about pregnancy, it’s that my skin has never been better! And you’re going to be pretty surprised when I tell you what I’ve been doing for skin care…

So when I found out I was pregnant, I immediately stopped using my skin care products. I read the labels, looked up the ingredients to make sure they were safe/unsafe for pregnancy, and the results were basically “meh I wouldn’t use this for now”. So moving forward I did used the following products and in these steps…


I have been using and continued to use THESE face cloths for make up removal (I use 2 each time) and then rinse really well with water.

Spritz with THIS facial spray!


Ok so this might get a little weird, but I love using natural ingredients for my skin! From mosquito bites to exfoliating and cleansing my skin, baking soda with a little bit of water can do amazing things guys! I make a little baking soda mask and let it set on my skin for about 10-15 mins and then as I wash off I scrub into my skin to exfoliate!

Then right after, I make a little mask with egg whites and lemon juice! Egg whites have astringent properties that help shrink pores by tightening the skin and the lemon juice (aside from making your face smell like a sweet little lemon) has vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time! And also is antibacterial for any dirt and germs!

Then again spritzing my face with THIS!


So definitely keep in mind that everyone is so different and if you’re going to try this, your skin might be totally different than mine! If you’re allergic to or have sensitivity to any of the above products either stop or don’t use them at all!

Sometimes I wonder if I wasn’t doing my skin a favor my stripping it of it’s natural oils and all of the “care” I was doing was backfiring. Only time will tell as my hormones continue to rage on and change (dramatically) over these next months and postpartum. TBD but I’ll keep y’all posted. Until then, I’m going to enjoy the hell out of my glowing, baby soft face and pray to God it doesn’t change!


Photography: Carlene Olea Photography

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A few weeks late, but we’re (a little over) halfway there! If you’ve been following along my posts and stories, you should be pretty up to date. But these past few months have been nothing short of an adventure! Thought I would share a little recap of what our first of pregnancy has been like…

Most of you know, the first trimester was ROUGH. I talked about in my last post, so we’ll skip over all of that. Good news is I actually feel great now!!

We absolutely LOVE our doctor. Being a transplant to Newport Beach, we really never figured out the whole doctor thing after 6 years of living here! I was given my doctors information from a friend and I seriously lucked out. She is amazing and I could not be happier! Having a good doctor is seriously a game changer guys and I recommend y’all do your research, get recommendations, and make sure you love them!!

The bod. Oh man guys have I been experience some fun physical changes. I mean obviously that was going to happen, duh. But when your bra size goes from a 32 D to 34G, that is some serious comedy. I can’t tell if people are being nice or really can’t tell, but from what I’ve been told it doesn’t look as bad as I feel. If there’s one thing for sure, I am walking proof that not every pregnancy or person are the same! But also, if one more person asks if Jeff loves my gigantic boobs or the god awful “just wait”, I might smack them across the face. Just sayin.

Prenatal massages. I’ve had 2 and they re amazing! I’ve been having some pretty terrible lower back pain which is normal (I think), and they have been so nice. I also LOVE getting in the pool and just floating and relieving the new weight. Ugh gravity is a bitch amiright? Click here for my favorite massage therapy spot!

As far as getting the house ready, well you really wouldn’t even know we were having a baby if you came over to hang out. Am I behind schedule? I should be getting a few furniture items soon, and I’ll start ordering more soon. But where is that window between too soon and procrastinating?

But overall its been a fairly smooth ride. I love my pregnancy apps (click here for my favorite pregnancy apps! The Bump, Ovia, What to Expect) and they’ve become my routine check every morning. What size fruit is bebe today?! What’s new with his development?! But my absolute favorite part of where is I am is feeling our little coconut dancing around in my tummy all. day. long!

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