My 2017 in Review

This is literally the last day of 2017. I can't believe it's coming to an end. I have not been blogging very much this year, due to my blog had technical difficulties and then my life was a well...busy.

If you follow me on Instagram, you pretty much are caught up in everything, but for those that don't follow me, I wanted to share my year in review with you all. It's been quite a journey.

The biggest thing to happen this year...we are having a baby!!!!!! Praying third time is the charm. After two miscarriages i through in the towel and decided thats it, I'm not going to try again. My heart  wouldn't be able to take it. My husband was extremely supportive and just as down as me. But God knows what he is doing. He blessed us with another try. Currently I'm 35 weeks pregnant and we are having a BOY! We are so excited and just can't wait to hold him. I still can't believe how far along I am and how much he moves. It's amazing how much he moves when my husband is talking to him. Our due date is 02/07/2018.


This year I went to my first SUNA (Society for Urological Nurses and Associates) conference with my coworkers. It was a four day conference with many lectures by amazing Nurses and Doctors. An incredible experience.

I walked my in my first heart walk marathon. I was about four months pregnant and man did I swell up, haha. It was an extremely hot day but nonetheless we had a ton of fun that day. My hospital was reppin' big time. I think half the hospital was there. 

My baby graduated from the 8th grade. I cried so much that day, haha. She started high school in August and thankfully has a 3.7 GPA at the moment. My little baby started the 6th grade this year. I can't believe how much she has grown. She used to love to take pictures with me, but she's kinda over it. haha, booger!

We went to New York. In all honesty, I don't think I was in the best condition to be in New York and appreciate its beauty. Here my girls (in a rare sisterly moment) were goofing around in the Dumbo neighborhood in Brooklyn, it was beautiful. We seen so much and did SO MUCH FREAKING WALKING!!!! I got really sick on the flight to New York. My morning sickness was pretty bad while in New York. I really want to go back some day. 

I met the AMAZING YouTuber Charmaine Dulak this year! We had dinner at a Japanese restaurant. She is by far the sweetest most down to earth woman I've met. She was so cool and fun to hang out with. I also met a few of her other friends who were equally amazing and sweet. 

My husband took us to a white sox game. It was so much fun but bitterly cold. But we stuck it out and watched the whole game and fireworks show afterward. We had blankets and lots of hot chocolate. Best of all, our team won!! 

Six months pregnant with my son. We were going to a wedding this day.

I purchased one of my dream bags this year. The Louis Vuitton Alma BB in damiere ebene print. Thanks to my amazing friend Mendy from Mendy's designer handbag layaway. I purchased one of my dream bags. My last LV purchase of 2017, haha. 

New phone...who dis?  My wonderful husband purchased the iPhone X for me as a christmas gift. I've only had it a few days and I'm still getting the hang of it. It's so different from my 7+. 

Sure there have been pretty messed up things that happened this year, thankfully they are few and far in-between and honesty, who wants to hear of that stuff.

Thanks so much for reading!

Here's to an awesome 2018 and to being a better blogger! ;)

One year with my Apple Watch & how I customize it.

Hi loves,

Today I wanted to share with you my Apple Watch, a year later. I gotta tell you, I still love her as much as the day I got her. I bought my apple watch as an early mothers day gift to myself. I'm a watch person in general, so I always have a watch on, every single day. Working in a hospital I always need one. I have a small wrist so I opted for the 38 mm in Rose Gold, but it does come in a bigger size, 42 mm. It does have some weight to it, but previously I was wearing a Michael Kors watch and it's about the same weight & face size give or take.  

If you're not really into wearing a watch this one may convert you or keep you away. I love that it's an extension of my phone, but since mine is a series 1, my phone has to be near me to get any function out of it. With the series 2, I believe you do not need to have your phone on or near you. 

Messages & phone calls: I love receiving my text messages on my watch. The hospital I work at, we are not allowed to have our cell phones on us, (though everyone does it, so it's a great way to not miss important messages & phone calls. Its great for when you are out with family and friends because instead of being on your phone, via your watch you can discreetly send quick replies and it's easier to reject calls as well. 

Keeps me moving: 
I love the alert to get up and move. It keeps my going toward my goals get healthier and fit-not necessarily skinny-but fit and healthy. I love get my rings to completely close, I do a 30 second happy dance every time. 

Battery life:
I put my watch on every morning around 5 am at a full charge. Depending on how many notifications I get that day, when I get home around 4pm, I'm at about 60% battery. I know some people can get up to two days of battery life before they need to charge their apple watch, but I do not sleep with my watch on so I really couldn't tell you how long it lasts. Usually when I get home I take it off and place it on the charger. It's just a habit I have developed.

Splash Proof:
Working in a hospital I have to wash my hands before and after every patient. Although mine is the series 1 like I stated above, it is not water proof like the series 2, but it is water resistant. So I have no issues the times it has gotten splashed with water.

How I customize my watch:

I have gotten tons of compliments & questions on how I customized my apple watch face. Everyones apple watch is different, because while some people may have the same face, everyone can customize what they choose to display on their watch. I go further by customizing my apple watch with a caduceus.
I downloaded the app Personal (see photo below) it unfortunately isn't free. I'm not sure if it was $1.99 or $2.99. You can customize it with all types of emojis, emoticons or sayings.

I really hope this helped you if you are on the fence about getting an Apple Watch.

Please leave your questions and or comments done below.

How I became a medical assistant | My first MA job

Hello Loves,

Today I wanted to share with you all how I became a medical assistant.

I have been a medical assistant for about 8 years and I love it.

I went to Coyne College, formally Coyne American Institute, in 2006-2007. The program is 7-10 months. They offered either a diploma or associates degree. I opted for the diploma program because it was shorter by five months and I wanted to start working sooner.

The classes you take:
  • Computers in the Medical Office
  • Medical Terminology
  • Law and Ethics
  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology
  • Basic Insurance and Billing
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Pharmacology
  • Clinical Medical Assisting
  • Medical Office Procedures
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical Assisting Externship
Each class is three weeks long, and they offer either day or evening classes. That helps so much for people who must continue to work while in school. There is a sim lab, where we learned and practiced to give injections, draw blood and how to take vitals. We learned CPR.   The instructors really want you to succeed and do well. When you are getting ready to do your externship the staff help you build your resume, prep for an interview and even send students to a store to help them with the proper professional attire for an interview for students who are unable to get the attire they need. Your instructor does help you get an interview for your externship. 

I got my certification through the American Medical Technologist, AMT.

My First job: 

I was taking my girls to a dentist appointment, whom shared a space with a doctor. The doctor had a help wanted sign and I inquired about it. Turns out the front desk receptionist was leaving. I didn't think I had a chance as I had no experience. Low and behold the doctor called me and I was hired as her receptionist and medical assistant, even though I had not completed school. I worked for her for about a year and a half and gained so much experience. 

I really enjoyed my time at Coyne college and their medical assistant program:

More on Coyne College:

What's in my bag-School edition

Hello love bugs,

I'm so excited to be back to blogging. My blog got all screwy, and I couldn't recover it, damn error 404! It was the death of me...but thank Goodness it's back.

For those of you that don't know, (unless you follow my Instagram) I'm currently back in school to finish my prerequisites for Nursing, I'm so exciting. So I decided my first post of the year and to celebrate being back, I would do a what's in my bag-school edition.

My bag:

I use this basic black back pack, I got on Amazon. It's ok, holds everything I need, including my laptop. The bad thing about it is that it collects lint like nobodies business.


This semester I'm only taking one class, biology. It's a great class but really tough. My favorite portion is the lab. I've come to realize I'm a visual learner, so doing hands on activities helps a lot. 


I carry a ½ inch binder, for my power points. We cover two chapters a week so I just carry the current chapters as to not carry to much. A folder for any sheets, test and quizzes she hands us back. A notebook to take notes. I carry my agenda to jot down assignments and exam dates. 

Writing utensils:

I bought this adorably cute pencil pouch on etsy. How perfect for taking a biology class or any science class. The seller is Sewing Scientist Jen on etsy. My favorite pens are this paper mate black ball point pens. highlighters from sharpy that have the little clear viewing window, I always over highlight. I have these steadler gen pens, they are pretty good, and the only ones I really like. Then we have the basics, white out tape, eraser, and a flash drive. I do carry matches.


I do carry a makeup pouch. I bought this one a few years ago at sephora. I carry this mostly because I go to school right after work and after 8-10 hours I look pretty rank, so I need to freshen up.  I carry a mini mascara, lip balm, lip crayon from Nars, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, a lip gloss, a small eye shadow palette and a blush/bronzer from elf, and makeup brushes. A few hair ties and bobby pins and comb. 


These are the gadgets I take with me to school. I don't take them to every class, but sometimes I need them. My iPhone is ALWAYS with me. I currently have the rose gold iPhone 7+ and I freaking love it. also always with me is my apple watch, I have the rose gold 38 mm. Then there's my iPad mini, this is one device I don't always have but sometimes I need it. Finally my MacBook Pro 13in. Again, a device I don't always bring with me, but I was doing a group project and needed it. I don't type my notes on the computer while in class, major kudos to those students that can type notes as the professor lectures, I envy you. With gadgets comes cables. I carry this pouch to hold my charger for my iPhone/iPad, and MacBook charger. I actually bought an extra charger for my MacBook because since I actually don't  bring my MacBook often, I found that when I do, I always forget the darn charger. Lastly, earbuds and a little stand for my iPhone and/or iPad.


I carry this Louis Vuitton key pouch, and in it I carry my school ID, we have to scan our ID's in order to gain access, a debit card, a card to print and I don't carry lots of cash on me but when I do have cash, it's usually just a couple of singles for the vending machines. I try to carry snacks with me, so I don't buy junk food, because oh how I love my hot cheetos!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What do you carry in your back pack? Anything I'm missing!

Love you lots!

Louis Vuitton Unboxing - Speedy 30 Damier Ebene

Hello Loves,

Today I'm sharing with you all a new and yes another Louis Vuitton post, tehehe. 

I purchased this bag through a friend of mine name Mendy. She runs on online luxury goods shop. Mainly Louis Vuitton. She purchased this bag in Greece and I bought it off of her. It has never been used. As I said she buys and sells handbags and offers Layaway. She offers a three to six month payments plans depending on the price. All payments are made through PayPal. I will link all her info down below. 

Here we are meeting in person. Since she lives in the Chicago area, we met at Old Orchard mall,and she hand delivered my new baby to me. We had lunch and chatted for a good hour and a half. She is so lovely. 

I purchased the Speedy 30 in the damier ebene print. This is the first piece of my collection in the Damier Ebene print and I couldn't be happier. I already have two other bags on layaway with her, yes I know, nonintervention needed at this time. I'm very comfortable with who I am :). 

Here's is my unboxing in photos. 

I had a base shaper I'm using for it. I don't like my bags to sag.

I love my handbags. Yes, they are expensive but they are an investment. Louis Vuitton will never go out of style and is iconic and classic. 

Mendy Mearis


elf lippie

Hello loves,

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!!

A super quick & short post today. :)

I recently made a quick trip to Walgreen's for a few odds & ends and picked up this beautiful Elf Cosmetics lipstick. 

A pretty pink, Ravishing Rose.

Did you know that at the bottom of the elf lipsticks there is a lip balm?? I sure didn't, total mind blower. 

This lipstick is so pretty but does come a little on the sheer side. For $2, it's a great lipstick. Glides on so smooth. Hoping to get many more. I love elf cosmetics brushes, and finally- slowly jumped into the makeup. 

Have you tried elf cosmetics?

Louis Vuitton Speedy B 25 - My New bag

Hello, Loves!

I've completely been MIA from my blog for several reasons. I've had some personal issues but hopefully over coming them. ANYYWHOOO, I don't want to be a Debbie downer. I wanted to share my birthday with you all.

Happy birthday from me, to me. Last week was my birthday, 10/7 and I bought myself a beautiful gift, tehehe. I bought myself the Louis Vuitton Speedy Bandouliere 25 in the monogram print. I did purchase her on the pre-loved market.

I bought it on a spanish Facebook group for Louis Vuitton. The sellers name is Shiree. She was so wonderful to work with. I bought it on a payment plan. God bless her. I wouldn't be able to purchase her in time for my birthday. She did priory two day shipping and it literally came in two days. YAY!!

*Side note, on an authentic Louis Vuitton speedy (monogram print)  LV uses one piece of canvas so the LV's on  one side are upside down, as shown.

I purchased a base shaper for my baby because I don't like my bags to sag. I love for it to maintain it's shape. This bag is truly beautiful. The patina is so beautiful and even through out the bag. The inside is in mint condition, not a stain or blemish anywhere. She took really good care of the bag. It seems she didn't even use it.

This baby is the Mary Poppin's of handbags. It's tiny but holds so much. I did purchase a bag organizer from OriginalClub on Amazon. It was $39.99. I purchased it in the color Russet. The shipping was ridiculously quick considering it shipped from Turkey. It took four days. whoa!

I love no longer having a bottomless pit and get easy access to everything inside. I love knowing where everything is.

I filmed an unboxing video. Please be sure to check it out. Thank you so much for reading and staying subscribed to my blog. I truly appreciate it. :-)