Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The Remi Project strikes again

About two months ago, a mama dog had six puppies. Once the kids were ready to explore the world, they figured out a way to get out of the fence you see above. They lived in a house down the street from my work so we got to hang out with them almost daily. It broke our heart to see them roam the busy street we're on. Thankfully, I work with people who are dog lovers so we made sure to keep an eye on them, feed them and give them water. No dog or animal will be left with out water and food while I'm around. Being the huge dog lover that I am, it became a major goal for me to get these kids a good home. I shared the picture you see above on multiple social networks and asked my friends to do the same.

I can now tell you that all of them have been adopted by lovely people who are genuinely interested in their well-being. The white and brown little boy is the only one left but from what I understand, the owner wants to keep him. My next goal is to get him fixed before he gets old enough to get his mama preggos.

Yesterday the last little pup (above) was adopted by a coworker who was ecstatic to take her home to his daughter. They named her Manchita, which is similar to Spot in Spanish. His little girl was so excited, she cried for twenty minutes straight. Manchita is the only 4-legged kid at this home and has her very own human sibling.. I'm sure you can imagine my happiness!

Thanks to all that shared and left positive comments to get these kids adopted. Saving dogs is truly an amazing feeling that I will never get tired of! If you see an animal that needs a home, please help them. If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. We need to help educate folks on how to raise a dog and how to treat them as a family member, not just some random animal. We are their voice and if we turn our backs on them, who will defend them?!

If you can't help an animal by adopting, look into donating your time at a shelter or rescue or even a couple of bucks. Those couple of bucks might not mean much to you but I guarantee you it'll go a long way.

For more info on The Remi Project, visit us on Facebook. We post dog funnies, news and share pictures of dogs that are in need of your help!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Snapshots

We've been at our new home for a little over a week now and it's glorious! The happiness this home brings our family is amazing! We are having fun organizing the new place and trying to figure out what colors we want on which walls. Our living room is currently a light yellow and it doesn't look too bad but it's just too much yellow for our taste.

The Texans won on Sunday! YES!! We finally let Mallet work some magic as our starting QB and boy did he come through for us. Sunday is also No Pants Sunday at our home. It basically means we don't dress up to go anywhere because it's fantastical staying at home all day. We only leave the casa if the Texans are playing which means we hit up Los Faroles again for the tastyass margaritas and we tried the enchiladas verdes!! Make ya wanna slap your mama!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

#LovePreLoved - The Secondhand Movement

First L.A.M.B. bag I purchased on Vinted at a sweet, sweet price!

Vinted launched a campaign, #LovePreLoved, this month to help spread the love and idea of buying secondhand clothes. I think its a great idea & since I love Vinted, let me tell you a bit about my secondhand buying experience.

Growing up with immigrant parents, living paycheck to paycheck, it was a normal thing to buy secondhand. My mom and I would hit up garage sales & flea markets pretty often. As a curious little girl, I looked forward to these adventures with her. Every trip had the potential of finding something sweet at a great price.

Secondhand was such a big thing for us that my mom opened up a shop in a flea market for a while. She sold all sorts of goodies.. clothes, furniture, shoes, purses, appliances.. the list goes on and on. In a way, you could say buying & selling helped pay for some of our monthly bills. Years later, mom gave it another shot & opened up a local store. The odds were against her which she accepted and she ended up moving on.

Vintage Batman shirt & Hurley shorts. Both barely used.

Local stores are awesome but this is where Vinted is different. You don't have to drive anywhere to buy cute shoes for that party next week. You don't have to worry about long lines or dirty stores. On Vinted, you can buy from the app on your cell phone or their website on a computer. 

Secondhand buying at it's finest, people!!

The app makes buying and selling very simple and it's all at your finger tips. Make new friends & follow folks that have similar tastes in apparel as you do. 

One of my favorite purchases that I found through the Vinted app, is the colorful L.A.M.B bag above. It's my first & only one cause these are not cheap. Yikes! Vinted made it conveniently cheap for me though. Thanks to the lovely female who had used it for years and was now ready to part with it. There's no reason why something you loved and cherished can't be loved and cherished by me. We've all heard Macklemore's Thriftshop, haven't we?!

Join in on the fun by checking out #LovePreLoved and #Vinted on your favorite social network. You'll see how many folks love & even brag about their secondhand purchases. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Babygirl is BACK!

After six days and so many tears.. we finally got our little girl back & we couldn't be happier! Our family is complete and now we can fully enjoy our new home!

We are incredibly grateful to have so many people genuinely concerned about our kids as if they were 2-legged kids. Since Leana Little went missing I've received multiple texts/FB msgs every day from random friends asking me if I had any news. Knowing that I have friends that care about me and my kids is an amazing feeling.

The lady who saved Leana Little, Kelly, is our freaking hero! She just so happened to have Friday off and saw Leana heading towards a main intersection. She couldn't let that happen so she somehow got our kids attention and she kept her safe for six days. Not only that but she took Leana and her own kid, Willie, to her brother's casa which is a casa on a whole bunch of land. Leana was totally living it up in her mini vaca from us. She was having a blast while we were all so, so sad. Kind of makes me giggle haha! She was a little weirded out by the new casa & the kids were all in our grill when they finally saw her!

Leana Little was saved because of her microchip. I cannot express how important these little chips are. If Leana ended up at a shelter that was at capacity and she didn't have a chip, her chances of survival could have been ridiculously slim. What's great about these chips is that they aren't pricey and can be done pretty easily. If you don't already have your pets microchipped, please look into it. It is completely worth it.

Thank you so, so much to everyone who showed us love these last couple of days!
We are forever grateful! <3

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Gangster Wednesday

I share an office with my bossman at work. A couple of weeks ago, we declared Wednesday to be Gangster Wednesday. This means we jam the shizzle out of some Gangster music thanks to the fantastical Spotify and now you can too!! Exciting huh? Lol!

Below is a playlist I made with some gangster jams that you might enjoy too. Jams include Tupac, Skee-lo, Biggie, OutKast, NWA, Wu-Tang, MGK, Big K.R.I.T, Pimp C, Yelawolf, Cam'ron and much more. Some of these tracks are ol' school & will bring back memories, guaranteed! 

We all have a little gangster in us, so why not jam with the greatest?! Enjoy & Happy Hump Day!