XOXO Queenie

A blog about Fashion, Food, Family, Health, Kids, Marriage and Everything in between!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I am truly sorry for neglecting you for, gees, 3 whole months!  I have been (honestly) LAZY & busy to update my blog.  It saddens me to have been gone for this long, I like to use this blog as an outlet, an escape from my Mommy & Wifey roles...my "online journal" so to say.  So instead of having the pressure of having to post every week, I'm just going to post when I can (& when I want to vent).  I might post once a week, I might post five times a week (probably not, but hey anything is possible).  I will not promise a certain day or time but I will start my blog back up for the whole 10 of you actually following :)
I still have to share with you my adventures in Belize, my trip to see my Abuelita in Alabama & the tornado scares in Missouri!  I have so much to write & share I can't wait to get back to writing!

Till next time Sucias!


Monday, March 28, 2011

I'm back, but not for long...

Helllooooo Sucias!  I had such an amazing time in Belize & took tons & tons of pictures that I can't wait to share.  There is so much to tell you & show you but I don't have the time to do it.  The day before I left for Belize I received notice that my grandmother (who lives in Alabama) was in the hospital (yet again), she has been dealing with congestive heart failure & she is too weak to have heart surgery so it is just a matter of time before she leaves us.  I knew leaving the country that when I would return I would have to make a choice...would I wait till my grandmother passes to go to her funeral or would I go to see her one last time?  Upon arrival I spoke with my aunt & she notified me that on top of her congestive heart failure her kidneys are starting to shut down.  This made my decision this much easier.  I booked a ticket the next day & will be leaving this Thursday to spend the weekend with my grandmother.  I don't know if she will be gone tomorrow, 2 weeks from now or 2 months from now but I do know that I have to see her one last time.

I apologize for not posting about Belize, but I promise I will soon.

Till next time Sucias!


Monday, March 14, 2011

One last post before I go...

I want to start off with HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the Biggest Sucia I know, my Prima L!  I Love you & you make me proud with all you have accomplished & are on your way to accomplishing.

"Becho, Becho"
In a couple of hours I will be boarding a plane & heading to my Besties wedding.  I am super excited to visit a new country not only with my husband, but with my friends that I grew up with.  This will definitely be a trip where many memories will be made.

I hope you all have a Fabulous week & I will update you NEXT Friday!


Monday, March 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to me....

Yay!  It has been 1 year since I started my blog & I can't believe how time has gone by so fast!!!  CHEERS TO XOXO QUEENIE & TO MANY MORE!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Feliz Friday Review!

Feliz Friday Sucias!  This week I lost another pound...I'm currently down to 133Lbs., that is 5Lbs down!  Here are my updated pictures (sorry, but I hate loading pics on here & I hate that I can't do side by side)...

As promised I am going to review all my purchases for my up coming trip to BELIZE, lets start shall we?...
1).  I had previously done a post about this item (see here) ~ Kodak Play Sport...it is an underwater HD video camera (can't wait to take it snorkeling) & it takes still pics...maybe I'll start doing video blogs! 
2).  Board Shorts...I live next to a Quiksilver outlet & so I got these for $20!  These are for the day we go to the Mayan Ruins & Cave Tubing.
3).  This is the bathing suit that I talked about in this weeks post.  I found it at Target for $7.48 for top & $7.48 for bottoms, however, I'm taking it back.  I tried it on & it is way to small plus I pulled out all the suits that I'm going to take & I have way more than enough...so if anyone is interested go to Target, its on clearance!
4).  I bought this Maxi months ago at Ross for $14.99 (especially for this trip) & forgot all about it until the other day I was thinking about what dress I might want to take.
5).  This is my travel top for the airplane...it's soft & comfy I can throw it on with some leggins & flats & I'm good for the ride.  I found this in the Nautical section at Forever 21 for $11.99, I have a weakness for stripes :)
6).  Another find at Forever 21 for $24!  They are super comfy & perfect for going to dinner on the Island, cause trust me I'm not packing my heels for this trip!
7).  My mommy bought me this insanely cute scarf & will be sporting this 70's style over my head with my swim suit, I am very excited about this scar!

8).  This is going to be my "wedding" dress this year!  2 rehearsal dinners & 1 wedding in May, I think that is enough to qualify it for a "wedding" dress right?  I previously mentioned the Anthro Sing Sweetly party dress in a post (see here). 
9).  And a Food Journal!  I've been looking for a perfect journal that fits in my purse JUST FOR FOOD!  I know, I know, but I hate when you have something amazing & then can't remember where you had it or what the name of the dish was.  So to solve all my problems I'm going to use this little guy!
10).  Don't forget about the other items posted previously this week. 
There you have it Sucias!  I have had fun doing this post & can't wait to put all these purchases to use!  PARADISE here we come!

Till next time Sucias!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Want it Now Wednesday...

Sucias!  I want to shop & I want to shop NOW!!!!  But I MUST restrain myself...I've been buying things here & there for my upcoming trip.  I went to Forever 21 yesterday & I could have bought the entire store (they have tons of nautical clothes).  With my trip only 13 days away (wooo hooo!!! I can't wait!) I want to start packing my bags, planning my wardrobe for each day (so I wont over pack of course..yeah right!) & also to make sure I don't have to go out and buy anything that I might possibly need.  Yesterday I also went to Target & picked up another new bathing suit, along with mine & the hubby's St. Patty's Day outfit (which we will be celebrating in Belize ~ *note to self bring green food dye for beer!).  I will post a review on Friday with all my purchases for Belize so I can get your feed back.  I unfortunately cannot post pics of our St. Patty's Day outfits because those are surprises & I don't want to spoil it for my bestie & our friends.  I will give you a little hint for mine...Latinas I promise to make you proud!

On another note,  "XOXO Queenie" will be celebrating it's very 1st Birthday in a couple of days...what do you suggest I do?  I was thinking of doing a give away...any thoughts?

Till Friday Sucias!


Monday, February 28, 2011

It's just another Manic Monday...

...I wish it were Sunday!  Yesterday was such a fun day for me.  I woke up early & went to downtown L.A. to pick up some material that I had on hold & I found a really cute romper for $15.00!!!

When I came home I talked my mommy into coming with me to Nordstroms.  We shopped for some new make-up.  I picked up a new shadow for the weddings & can't wait to try it, "Expensive Pink"...
Also, I wanted to try on shoes for the weddings so I stopped by the shoe department and the ones I had my eyes on (you might remember from my Shoe post SEE HERE) were not on display but the sales associate found a pair of the Steve Madden Fifi heels in the back. 

I tried them on & fell in LOVE!  There was a small smudge on the inside of the heel so he offered to have another pair shipped to my house but with my luck, they were the only 8 1/2 left in the ENTIRE Nordies company & then he proceeded to tell me they go on Sale on Wednesday but he was able to give me the Sales price right then and there & so I purchased the last pair in my size for $69.99 instead of $99.99!!!!  How AWESOME is that?

We finished off the night with a date with Mr. Oscar!  How fab did everyone look?  I think the Best Dressed out shinned the Worst Dressed by far last night.  Some of my favorite looks were Jennifer Hudson, Reese Witherspoon, Hale Berry & Sandra Bullock.

Did you watch the Oscars last night?  Did you have any favorites?  Did you have any least favorites?

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Till Wednesday Sucias!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Feliz Friday!!!

Feliz Friday Sucias!!!  I finally took some recent pictures & I weighed in this morning at 134 lbs..  That is 4 lbs total on my weight loss.  It is slowly coming off but at least its coming off!  Here are the recent pictures... 
I didn't take pictures for week 3 & week 4...This is week 5...

front view

Front View

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side view
I can't really tell the difference when I look in a mirror, but when I look at these pictures I can see the change.  I can also see how flat my butt is getting! LOL!

Can't wait for Oscar Sunday!!!!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?

Till next time Sucias!


Thursday, February 24, 2011

February Showers brings Wedding Showers...

The Bestie (Belize Bride) flew in late last Thursday night for her "Wedding Fun Weekend".  I was super stressed out about planning this weekend, but once it finally got here it felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulders.  On Friday we bonded over a mani/pedi, craft making & cookie baking.  I also couldn't wait to give her some presents.  I did some home made wine charms, "Mr. Black" & "Mrs. Black"...

 I also bought her a champagne flute that I forgot to take a picture of but here is what it looks like...
On Saturday we dragged our tired bodies out of bed, while she made me breakfast, I made quiche for our "Breakfast Dinner" that night.  We finally made it out the door for some wine tasting with some old jr. high/high school friends, her mother & pregnant sister (yay!  we had an awesome DD).

 After the 1st winery I didn't take very many pictures, we were all having too much fun getting lit...

After only making it to 3 wineries LOL we went to my house to have dinner & a surprise Lingerie Shower...
 I also asked the ladies to bring an unwrapped pair of chonies for the bride to hang on the "pantie line", the bride chose her favorite one & a prize was given to the person who brought her favorite pair.  She also got to keep all the rest!
 I added a little personalization to the night with some fabric covered letters and a fabric covered heart...
On Sunday we had a wedding shower for the bride & groom with the brides family & friends that we did in a "Love" theme.

Now that the showers have come & gone I need to focus on the rest of my Matron of Honors duties for the wedding!  Per the request of the bride I need to finish my speech, make a day of the wedding kit (mascara, needle & thread, tissues, lip gloss, etc.), make sure the bride is relaxed the day of the wedding, therefore we will be having mimosas at hand and she has asked to make a "Just Married" sign for their boat that they will be departing on.

Till next time Sucias!!!