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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Let's go GREEN!

Back in my high school days, I told my mom I wanted to be an Environmental Engineer.
I wanted to help save the planet.
I wanted to help build a better future for our future children.

She suggested that there would be no growth in that field.
At that time, she was unfortunately right. So I agreed.
Back then, people only cared to recycle. But even that was a tedious task for many.
To simply organize garbage into 3 separate bins for aluminum, glass and paper was tough for some.
So I went about my life going the industrial technological route.
I became an Industrial Engineer.

I was fascinated by technology, manufacturing, computers and automation.
I like to reverse engineer crap and make things better.
Continuous improvement became second nature.
I was all about productivity, efficiency, saving time and reducing cost.
I was good at it too. All without sacrificing quality!
I helped spit out high quality gaming slot machines in Las Vegas when I worked for Bally Technologies.

I had a hand in the quality of the Boeing 787 dreamliner if you have ever flown in one when I worked at UTC Aerospace.

It's fun.
BLA BLA BLA! Whatever.
I would rather have a hand in saving the world. 
Even if it's a just small hand.

And then I became a mom.
Here's a picture to show off.

I love her so much!
All of a sudden, I am worried about my daughter's future on this earth.
What will happen to all of our natural resources?
How much landfill space will we have left?
Where will pollution be in 50 years?

I'm even thinking of going completely non-toxic and organic!
Maybe I am going a little crazy? Maybe.
But I will try my best to live a greener, healthier, eco-friendly, chemical free and non-toxic life.

Your suggestions, comments, and ideas are most definitely invited!

I will be transitioning into this lifestyle and try my best to blog about it too!
Sharing is caring! Even more fun if it influences you to do the same!
Our children really are our future!
I admit. It's going to be tough. Probably expensive too.
But I want to go green and I am going to eventually get there.

I need to remember to use my reusable shopping bags.
I have to organize my recyclables.
I should be buying biodegradable everything and reusing!

Wish me luck! I can't wait to share my GREEN journey! Yeeee!


Friday, April 29, 2016

Natural Living with Young Living Essential Oils

Becoming a mother was life changing.
My whole perspective on life has changed!
I am now, more than ever, conscious about the way we live. 
In all ways possible, all I want is for my baby to live in the safest environment.

There are so many toxic chemicals in the household things we use at home.
We are not even aware of the detrimental effects it can have on ourselves,
the effects they can have on our family, most importantly our children.
Everything we use from shampoo, conditioner, body wash, facial cleansers and makeup removers.
Even the household cleaners we use to clean our bathrooms and kitchens.
All full of chemicals, chemicals that are not safe for our kids and even our pets!!!

That is why I have decided to get into Essential Oils and natural living.
Earlier this month, I became a Young Living member and distributor.
I plan to educate myself on Essential Oils and start a bunch of DIY projects.
I plan to make my own makeup remover, body wash and shampoo soon!
AND! I plan to blog about my oily journey! Stay tuned! I'm excited to share!

I received the following Essential Oils starter kit:
$300 value for $160!
It comes with 10 Basic Essential Oils and there are so many things you can do with these basics!
It even comes with a bonus Stress Away essential oil with a roller fitment ready for use! De-stress!
There are sample vials to share with friends as well as sachets too!
And the fun part is, it comes with an Essential Oil diffuser!
If you are interested in getting into the oily journey with me, I have posted instructions below to join as a Young Living distributor to get the premium starter kit for 50% off , and then 24% off going forward as a member!

Instructions to purchase the Premium Starter Kit:

Step 2: Make sure "Wholesale Member" is marked off instead of "Retail Customer." Wholesale member means "member" to Young Living and it's the only way to get access to the kit and the 24% discount you get afterwards. It's really important!

Step 3: Make sure "I was referred by a member and have their ID numbers" is marked off and input my member number in the Sponsor ID and Enroller ID fields: 3814647

Step 4: Fill out all of the information. It will ask you for your SSN but this is only for legal purposes so that you have the ability to sign others up for kits too (YL is a referral based business). If you never sign anyone up, your SSN will never be used.

Step 5: Make sure you write down your pin, user name and password when you choose it because you'll need that in the future to log into your account.

Step 6: Select the "PREMIUM STARTER KIT" This is the one with the everyday oils kit and the diffuser. It will be $160 for $300 worth of products. The other kits do not include the oils kit. There are a few different diffusers to choose from.  Click to see more kit options. I highly recommend the Premium Starter Kit with the Rainstone Diffuser.  It is a new option and very much worth it!  Skip Essential Rewards kits for now.  Try the kit first and see if you like it (I know you will).
Step 7: Click "Agree" and "Next"

Step 8: Add any oils, capsules, or products you would like in addition to your kit.
Step 9: Check out.

Fee free to email me at if you have any questions!

Love, missmichelleann

Friday, August 28, 2015

Third Trimester is CRAY!


It's been 14 weeks since my last blog post.
T-minus 12 days until my due date.
I apologize for not documenting any of it like I planned to.
But I'm back! This is going to be a long one. LOL.
Let's see, where do I begin.

In the beginning of my 3rd trimester, I tried to keep my food options healthy.
Frequent visits to Souplantation:
 Edamame Hummus Wrap from Starbucks.
Not bad, but didn't keep me full long enough.
 Good thing I only bought one while I was in Hawaii.
Next time, I'm buying 10.


 My first money lei for my niece.
Graduated from Southwest Tech or something like that.
Ceremony at the New Orleans event center.
 A 4.5 hour drive turned into a 6.5 hour drive.
When we walked into the event center, they called her name.
Just in time!
Congratulations Alyssa!
Ate with some good friends at a new joint in Southwest Las Vegas called District One.
Thanks for taking and treating us Sandra and Lee!
Food was delish, but this coconut ice cream dessert was my favorite part!
 A new curry spot called Zen Curry opened up in Southwest too.
So good! Almost takes you back to the 808!
 Alyssa's graduation party - Weng's cupcake decorations!
Pics of all the homies and kiddos. 
Very clever and fun!

 They got drunk, while I watched. #preggorestrictions


 Our last flight before baby was to San Jose for a wedding.
I finally got to meet my Godson Oliver Gabriel <3
I've been stalking his IG forever! Love him so much!
 Jeremy and I at Kat & BJ's Wedding.
Haye's Mansion!

 With Belen & Mikey enjoying the wedding festivities


 Back to work for a week; tried to eat salads for lunch.


 Went on one last road trip to San Jose ( 9 hour drive)
Made it to Zalen's 3rd birthday party!


 The worst part of the 3rd trimester was the pregnancy dermatitis!
Worst itch and rash ever!
Lasted exactly a month and I hated every minute of it!
All my extremities were affected.
My arms, my inner thighs, my stomach and my butt!
Doctors couldn't do anything.
Tried pine tar soap.
Did oatmeal baths.
Used cortisone and other anti itch lotions.
Took Claritin; nothing.
Benadryl; only helped me sleep a little.
The only relief was pure scratching.
 Nothing really helped, but I'm glad it didn't last all trimester!
And remarkably, 
My rash went away when my friends and family came down for our baby shower!
Baby Shower weekend was so much fun.
I loved it all.
Thanks to all my loves who planned, decorated, and hosted!
We will be forever grateful <3
Some photos from the party:

Jeremy and I were blessed with everything we need for Baby Selene <3
Organized her closet.
Washed and hung all her clothes.

 Jeremy and I bought Selene her first pair of Jordans :D

 Celebrated Jeremy's 35th Birthday at Cali Comfort
 Since it was his 35th, I wanted it to be a little extra special.
Invited his close friends and immediate fams to dinner.
Great food, good times, with amazing people <3
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to celebrate!

My preggo cousin and Seastar Cheryl came to San Diego.
Us at our Godson Niko's baptism and 1st Birthday Celebration.
 Got to see my lovely Weng again :D
 Niko's Godparents <3
 Got to see my other Godson Zalen <3 yay!
 Mary Ann, Cheryl and Me = all preggo, all 4 weeks apart
4 years apart in age. LOL.
Love that we're all preggo at the same time!

Jeremy and I celebrated our first Wedding Anniversary on 8/16/2015.
Finally got our wedding album put together. Haha.
 Went to Cowboy Star in Downtown San Diego.
Tried Veal Sweetbreads for the first time.
Really good, but I can only eat so much knowing what it is.
 I was craving some Waygu strip steak and I got it!
It melted in my mouth; so good!
If you're in town, this is the place to go for a good piece of meat!

Started my maternity leave and decided to get some pampering done!
Did my new mom do.
I didn't want to chop too much off, so I had 3 inches cut off.
Didn't want to get too much chemicals in my scalp, so I did a subtle balayage.
Got some eyelash extensions.
Got a prenatal massage!
Fun and felt pampered!
My before and after picture.
Don't mind me, I take awkward photos. LOL!

Went to see my doctor today. 
Cervix is still super thick.
I think she's super chillin' in there right now.
My next post might be post birth! 
Wish me luck!

Love, missmichelleann