Life around here lately is pretty crazy. We’ve been traveling, getting into our school routines, and trying to account for work and family time. And with five kids, all of the chores are five times the work. One thing that doesn’t have to be a chore though, is shopping for my kids thanks to Boomdash.
I had every intention of doing a post on how I make their costumes from start to post, but the thing is…it just happens soo fast and I forget. For the next costume I will try to slow down and give you the play by play. I actually plan on two more costume pictures before Halloween. I have a fun one and of course the one they have chosen for the big day…LOL!! Until then enjoy these fun outtakes. Some I like just because of one of the girls faces or their interaction between each other…and some are just funny. Which one is your favorite?
We’ve had so much fun watching Mila’s videos make it to the TV Show RightThisMinute. The commentary between the cast just kills me. Below is a sweet message from Amy Alvidrez, Producer at RightThisMinute…who happens to be one of the coolest people ever. Enjoy!!
Two words: Miss Mila! This sassy toddler won the internet with a phone call to the “infamous” Sawyer. And when we first featured that telephonic tantrum on our viral video show RightThisMinute back in May, we knew we were watching the rise of a bright new star. Phoenix-based RightThisMinute is all about finding the stories behind the viral videos everyone likes and shares with family, friends and co-workers on social media. This hometown duo of tiny actress Mila and big sister/cinematographer/editor/
-Written by Amy Alvidrez, Producer at RightThisMinute
To say the past couple of months have been busy is an understatement!!!! (hence the reason I am writing now) We have literally been non stop but I’m not complaining…it has been a BLAST!! The biggest developement has been me quitting my job. I have worked in escrow for the past 12 years, which was fun but I really wanted to be home with my kids. I mean five kids and two parents who work outside of the home…crazy…something had to give. I guess I’ll throw this in too really quickly, you see #ad on my photos sometimes and I know that rubs some people the wrong way but I think if people knew more about why I do it they wouldn’t leave the wonderful comments they sometimes do on my pictures. My Instagram started as a hobby and then over time (I’ve been posting for about 5 years) I realized that maybe this could be my job (a career not a job), one that allows me to be home with my kids. And that is just what happened. I was eventually able to earn money through my Instagram. I work with companies that we as a family use and like…if I post it, we use it and that’s the truth. However as a busy mom, I don’t have a lot of time to research the stuff I buy so occasionally I am educated on social media…which is good and terrifying all at the same time. All this is to say that I will have sponsored posts but please know that they are true and genuine. This is my career and a lot of work goes into each post…a lot! But the best part for me is that I am home with my kids and doing it all with them…and they love it.
Okay so we have been to Disneyland before…being in Arizona makes it kind of convenient, but in all honesty we have only ever gone for one day…which really equates to hours. One day people IS NOT ENOUGH. Last month we were lucky enough to get help from Get Away Today…it was a game changer. GAT took care of everything!! I gave the dates, the amount of people, the things we wanted to do, and viola it was all done. They even sent me things I wanted that I didn’t know I wanted. It all came in a little package in the mail, I put it all in my purse and we were off. I literally had to do nothing!! They also sent me important email before my trip filled with good things to know while you are at Disneyland….like where you can charger your cell phone….they have chargers people!!! This was huge since well…I use my phone way too much…videos, pictures, hello!!!