When Life Gives you lemon šŸ‹

There are definitely times when bad things happen so Good things can come your way.
I’m a true believer of ” Everything happens for a reason. ” either it’s a good or bad one.
Last year I was living a life that I would come home every day shower and sleep. To wake up in the morning and do the same thing over and over.

I liked what I was doing. Just not how it was happening. Working over 48 hrs a week I started getting sick again. And ended up having a lot of doctors appointment etc.

as I was getting all these appointments I was no longer able to put all my effort into my job.
One of the days I had to call out because of being sick. I got asked by my Manager to find another job.

I couldn’t agree more with him that I needed something else.

Me and Chris always had this dream of working a Monday – Friday. 9-5pm paid holidays. And able to take time off.

The job I had obviously wasn’t allowing me to do so. And not to remind you it made me sick all over again due to stress and long hour days.

I decided to post my resume online. Hoping and praying for the best.

I decided to give my two weeks at my current job.

I remember feeling sad, annoyed and stressed.
I do have a lot of bills to pay. So I was very worried I wouldn’t find anything.

I sent out a few applications that day.
To my surprise, I received a phone call that morning ( when I had just given my 2 weeks ).
It was this amazing lady ( very friendly) looking for an office manager. I set the appointment for an interview.

I left that company that day in tears. I couldn’t believe what just happened.

I was so amazed. And happy I could of left there jumping up and down in joy.

I got offered a job as an office manager.
Working Monday – Friday 9-5pm. Getting paid holidays. Time off as I need it. With an amazing family. That knows how to be a boss and actually care for their employees.


True I don’t know them yet. But I have a feeling this is gonna be a lifetime relationship.
I thank God daily for this opportunity a dream that came true without me even deserving it.
Ok I might deserve it šŸ˜‚, but you all know what I mean? I didn’t expect it to work so fast.
I’m sitting at my desk this afternoon and all I can think about is how grateful I am. šŸ™‚

Isaque has started a new job and it’s a great opportunity for him.

Joshua will start a new job Monday.

Gabe is doinggreat at his job.

Chris also got offered a job and opportunity that made him very happy. Now we have time to work and enjoy our lives.Couldn’t ask for more.

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Frugal Tuesday #MomsOnABudget

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I am NOT an ā€œExtreme Couponerā€ or ā€œOne of Those Peopleā€. I am a mom and a wife, who cares enough about her family to learn how to do this. ___Mel

What’s being frugal? Being on a Budget? Saving Money?

I never cared about those phrases until I became a SAHM and the income became lower than expected.

I was the type of person that always thought couponing was crazy and everyone exaggerates Until I became a couponer funny how things change. Now I’m ” addicted ” to saving $$. I think I’m doing pretty good at it, of course with much more to learn. There great sites/blogs out there that will teach you how and where to save more and more.

I started following a few blogs, collecting coupons printable, digitals, and codes.

I just started my pile of stuff. Yes some people will say that’s ridiculous, why buy all that stuff? Well, for starts I only buy 2-4 of each thingĀ I don’t exaggerate like a lot of people think. I won’t say like a lot of people, because it’s really not an exaggeration.

If you think about it buys in bulk will help you save more.

I will post some of my deals at the end of this post and you will see how it really helps.

I also love the fact I can help out others in need. I have a few people on my list that I just give things to, because they are in need. I’ve been there and know how that feels. Specially when you have kids.

My favorite places to shop is @CVS and now that I just found out about jet.com I will look forward to more savings shopping there. I just got introduced to the site and they offer either a 20% off or $15 off and the prices are lower than in any stores, plus you get the products shipped right to your door and for free. ( If you spend $36 )

These are my firsts CVS runs

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1 Colgate Optic White toothpaste – $2.99 2 Colgate Advanced white toothpaste – $6.00 1 Colgate Total Mouth Wash – $5.99 1 CVS Brand Gentle tape – $ 3.19 Total = $18.17 +tax $ .70 used 7 Manufactures coupons and CVS Coupons Total was $11.85 total savings – $6.32
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2 Pantene Shampoo and Conditioner $8.00 2 Herbal Essences Shampoo and conditioner $6 2 SoftSoap Bodywash $7.00 1 Dove Men care body wash $7.99 2 Dove exfoliate Bodywash $8.99 each 1 Dove men’s dry spray $7.99 1 Dove deodorant $6.49 2 Dove women’s dry spray $5.29 each 2 Loreal Shapoo and conditioner $5.29 each 1 Jergens skin moisturizer $7.49 1 Axe deodorant $5.79 2 Dove Shampoo and conditioner $5.29 each Used 15 coupons from newspaper and Extra Bucks plus store discounts This bill came out to $119.00 I paid $71.40
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This was my biggest save * 2 Febreze $8.38 * 1 2L Coke (not on photo ) $1.10 * 2 Maybelline Fitme Foundations $16.98 * 1 Theraflu syrup $8.49 This all cost $43.44 I paid $13.91

I did Good on my savings šŸ™‚ at CVS Ā and you can too..

Make sure you have a CVS card, get coupons added on to it by visiting CVS.com at the store there’s a machine you can scan your card and print the coupons.

Now with these coupons you can use the ones that come in the newspaper on top of the store savings. Ā On every item, you see extra bucks reward you can do 2 transactions get the EB and use on next purchase. Ā LookingĀ for the items that are on sale is always a plus šŸ™‚ Happy Savings everyone.

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Boston Tour #MomsOnABudget

Sunset - Boston 18th of March 2006

There are so many great things to do in Boston that are completely free!

  1. Boston Common, Free
  • Park Street Church, Free
  • Kingā€™s Chapel & Kingā€™sĀ Chapel Burying Ground, Free
  • Benjamin Franklin Statue &Ā Boston Latin School, Free
  • Granary Burying Ground, Free
  • Old Corner Bookstore, FreeĀ (Note: Currently being leased by Chipotle)
  • Site of Boston Massacre, Free
  • Massachusetts State House, FreeĀ State House Tours (Weekdays 10am-4pm)
  • Faneuil Hall, Free
  • Coppā€™s Hill Burying Ground,Ā Free
  • Bunker Hill Monument, FreeĀ (Suggested Donation)
  • USS Constitution, Free toursĀ every 30 minutes of the boatĀ (TheĀ Museum has a suggested donation of $5 for Adults, $3 for Seniors, and $2 for Children, but any amount is appreciated).Ā *You will need proper ID and go through a security check*
  • Old North Church, Freedom TrailĀ Drop-InĀ (Suggested Donation of $1 per person)

Take aĀ Freedom Tour:Ā 

There is always something happening here >Ā Faneuil Hall Marketplace:Ā Ā live street performers, restaurants, vendors, shops, and more. Free to explore and enjoy.

Boston Common, Public Garden & Swan Boats: Enjoy the Boston Common and the Public Garden.

Take a stroll atĀ Castle Island:Ā Castle Island is a 22-acre park and is a great place to walk, jog, roller-blade, sunbathe, and more. Castle Island is also home to Fort Independence, which gives free guided tour daily until 3:30pm.

Star-gaze at theĀ Coit Observatory at Boston University:Ā The observatory is open and free to the public every Wednesday night at 8:30pm in the spring and summer and 7:30pm in the fall and winter.

TourĀ The Boston Public Library:Ā The Boston Public Library offers free art & architecture tours during particular times by volunteers.

Charles River Esplanade: Great way to spend a beautiful day; During summer months enjoy free movies and music at the DCR Hatch Shell.

History at theĀ Massachusetts Historical Society:Ā  library founded in 1791. Free to visit.

Get on the water atĀ Fort Point Pier:Ā The Fort Point Pier is free to the public.

Scenic stroll on theĀ Haborwalk: Walk alongside the waterfront with the public walkway connecting the best of Boston Harbor.

Kismet at the MIT Museum

Free Museums in Boston

Visit theĀ Institute of Contemporary ArtĀ on Thursday Nights:Ā The ICA is free every Thursday night from 5-9pm and free for families (up to 2 adults accompanied by children 12 and under) on the last Saturday of every month (exceptĀ December).

Discover theĀ MIT Museum:Ā Admission is free all day the last Sunday of every month from September to June and free the first weekend of every month for Bank of America cardholders forĀ Museums on Us.

Closed on the following holidays in 2015:

  • January 1: New Yearā€™s Day
  • May 25: Memorial Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 7: Labor Day
  • November 26: Thanksgiving
  • December 24 & 25: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
  • December 31: 3 p.m. closing

Head to Cambridge and explore theĀ Harvard Museum of Natural HistoryĀ andĀ Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts Residents can visit free with valid ID on Sunday mornings from 9am-12pm year-round or from 3-5pm on Wednesdays from September to May. Proof of residency required. This offer is not available to commercial groups.

Visit theĀ Museum of Fine ArtsĀ on Wednesday Nights: Admission is voluntary on Wednesday nights after 4pm and certain days of the year. Also, Bank of America cardholders can receive free admission the first weekend of every month, part of theĀ Museums on Us program. Youth 17 and under also receive free admission daily after 3pm, weekends, and public school holidays. Otherwise admission for youths isĀ $10 adults $25

Explore theĀ Commonwealth MuseumĀ for free, always: The history and treasures of Massachusetts and is free to visit and park.

Doing My Before and After the Right Way #fblogger

Makeup By Elly 4Guys_1Girl

Everyone that knows me knows I love makeup and fashion. Clothes, shoes, bags, and makeup are my favorites. Now you ask me you must have a lot of it then? Actually no… I have plenty, but it’s never enough. I have enough bags, some I haven’t even used yet. Shoes I don’t have many I do need to buy some cute ones, but it’s hard to find the perfect fit comfortable and that looks good. I love the looks of many brands, but they just don’t look good on my feet I don’t know why.
Clothes I’m just starting to build up my wardrobe as I’m losing weight, I didn’t want to start buying all these outfit being 50 pounds overweight, but now that I lost some I started to.


@4Guys_1Girl

MakeUp I don’t buy anything too expensive Unless I really like it and it’s worth me paying that amount of money for it. Otherwise, I buy cheap makeup and I get the same results.
A lot of people doubted that I could do a cute makeup on a budget so I proved them wrong. I got makeup from CVS pharmacy, and my brushes are from BHcosmetic and I did a before and after picture and this is my results.

 

Makeup By Elly 4Guys_1Girl

I wanted an opinion to see what you all think? I think it came out nice. The first photo I used bronzer and the last one I didn’t. Personally now I will never leave the house without some bronzer I love it.

Makeup By Elly @4Guys_1Girl

Just to make sure you guys know, I am an amateur I do NOT know how to do makeup professionally I only do it on myself everything I know I learned by myself on myself … I got not courses or classes for it at all.

and that explains why it’s not perfect LOL

Makeup By Elly @4Guys_1Girl

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A Place in the Sun, Sponsored by @Nordstrom

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Challenge — My Style Secrets :)

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Me at age 7

Let’s do a little Challenge here today… Posting a throw back Thursday Before and Now Ā photo Challenge.
Who’s in? šŸ™‚ Come on let’s do this… hehehe
I received some of my old childhood photos from my mother when she went to our home town ” Brazil ” to visit, and when she came back with all these beauty šŸ˜® I had big surprises to see all my modeling days hahahahahaha

I really don’t know what she was thinking LOL I would have left these photos hidden hahahah.

I still like to believe I have some type of Fashion in me … didn’t I ? What do you think?

The memories I have left from those days in another hand is something I hate to remember. Lets not even go there.
Anyways, This photo above was taken at one of our homes in Rio De Janeiro Brazil.

I think what was in my mind was ” Hey look at me I’m beautiful ” LOL
I love looking at old photos just as long as they don’t have my big head in them ..

EllyFilho
Today This is who I am a simple lady. I love to shop and get dressed and look my best no doubt about that.
I absolutely love make-up and fashion. Even though I don’t dress myself the best I can, I can still coordinate very well šŸ™‚
The only reason I don’t do it to myself is because I haven’t reached my weight goal šŸ™‚
Feeling confident plays a big role in being a fashionista. I can dress other people, design, and put awesome outfits together. But when it comes to myself I chicken out and dress simple usually dark colors. I do go wild on my makeups though. I picked a few for you to take a look. Thanks for taking the time and hey, Share with me what you think xoxo

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