Monday, November 6, 2017

Camping for the first time: Latino Outdoor

Before I continue with my camping trip experience I want to say something, Astros are the 2017 World Series Champions!!!! I haven't had a post for a while since I'm trying to adjust the momlife and the sports lover life. Its complicated to say the least. MLB Post season, Dynamo playoffs, Texans and Rockets had me with no sleep. Now that MLB is over I will have more time and hopefully more sleep.

When in Elementary School I went to camp with the school, now that I look back i realize it was not "real" camping. We stayed in a two story lodge with all the commodities including a full kitchen. Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to have a real camping experience with my family thanks to Latino Outdoors and Texas Outdoor Family. Before the camping trip I had no idea that the Texas Park & Wildlife had these Camping Workshops which makes me even more exited to share with you. 
The Texas Outdoor Family Workshops are hosted all throughout the Texas State parks. Our trip was to Garner State Park. The workshops provide all the equipment and fun activities. It was perfect for us since being first time campers we had no idea what to bring along. The rangers and Josie (fitfunand) where really informative since the start. The workshop was also hosted by Latino outdoors whose mission is to connect Latinos with the outdoors and empower them to explore and share their stories. Regardless anyone that is interested can participate not matter ethnicity,language or race. I took lots of pictures and trust me it was really hard to choose my favorite ones because they show how much fun and family bonding we had.

At our arrival we learned how to set up a tent.

Tent set up was a breeze thanks to the tips from our Rangers.

We learned how to build and put out a fire safely.

Zoe with her smore after successfully building a fire
We went on a morning guided hike.
Going up

We learned about native plants on our way up.

After the hike we adventured by ourselfs and ended up at the Frio river. As the name imposes the river was frio and only Ever and Zoe where brave enough to jump in.

We learned how to kayak and had a relaxing time on the river. The water was crystal clear it was beautiful.

We also had a night walk where we searched for night animals. We got to see two scorpions that glowed in the dark when flashed with a black light, a frog and some crickets.  Zoe and the kids from the other families made a  dump cake in dutch oven and learned about different night animals and their sounds.

Josie from  helping the kids with the cake

During our time there we didn't have cell phone connection which allowed us to fully take in the experience. We learned a lot from our rangers, we are definitely more confident and want to explore more state parks in Texas. Find the next workshop here:camping workshops Learn more about Latino Outdoors here:click here

Thursday, August 3, 2017

TopGolf- Katy experience

I love to go to new places but it can be a little overwhelming when you do not  know what to expect. Hispanicize Tx was last weekend and has part of the festivities some of the bloggers/Influencers were hosted at Topgolf.
 I was pretty excited because I had always been curious of the grand netting surrounding the facility and the bright lights when I passed by at night. 

Upon arriving you are greeted and directed by their "bay host". The Hispanicize group consisted of Men, Women and kids of all ages. Some where experienced golfers and some like me had no experience. Dont worry if you dont have experience and would like tips or need a class they do offer them starting at $29. Miguel (Katy location) came over to our bay and did just that, he showed me how to hold the stick; Is that what you call it? He also showed me the correct stance. I did get to hit the ball previous the tips from Miguel and it was such a difference.

My team consisted of Independent Mami- Alba and her family. We had a little competition with the rest of the influencers that where in groups in different bays. Im not going to lie we where having so much fun we forgot it was a competition. My team scored 270pts if I recall correctly thanks to Lupe, I only scored 20pts. I was definitely surprised we won 2nd place!!

Our bay host brought out appetizers and drinks which made the experience more fun because you don't have to stop playing to order. I had a refreshing margarita and soft drinks thought out the game service was fast. The food was great very flavorful and cooked just right. Their menu is extensive I'm pretty sure you will find what you are craving.

Here are some observations I made:

  • You can book your bay online (recommended)Topgolf Houston-Katy
  • Balls have personalized microchips that track your scores.
  • You do not need your own clubs. Topgolf has Men, Women and kid clubs but you are more than welcomed to bring your own.
  • Bays are climate controlled.
  • Seating for up to six people in each bay. If you go in bigger groups I suggest to book bays next to each other. Seating is very comfortable.
  • Great Hospitality
  • Regardless of your experience with golf you will have a good time!!

I cant wait to go back. I would really like to go during the night to have a feel of the night atmosphere and maybe walk around a bit more because I was having so much fun i forgot to check out the top level. Have you been to Topgolf? If you have any questions about my experice feel free to ask!! Thank you Topgolf and Hispanicize for the invitation.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Smooth Summer with Camellia Alise:Review

I recently attended the #Rizosontheroad event in Houston,Tx which is an event that empowers women with natural hair. Check for their next stop here:rizosontheroad In that  fun event they had a drawing and luckily enough I won one of the prizes. I won the Camellia Alise "Bold Start" system. I was pretty excited to see that it was a all natural brand since at the time i was fighting off an allergic reaction to a deodorant. My skin was broken and irritated and didn't want to put anything with chemicals on. I off course want to be comfortable in this Texas heat so it is important to have clean underarms for the cute tank tops and cheering for the Dynamo and Astros.

Im going to be honest the first time I used the products i wasn't too fond of the fragrance not because they smell bad. I think my brain was expecting artificial berry smell. The fragrance is very subtle and fresh and once i used it a second time I loved it. The "Sleek Glide" Luxury shaving cream was also a surprise because it is not foamy like most shaving creams rather rich and creamy. The consistency allows for a sleek glide just as its name suggests. It also provided me with the much needed moisture that in my opinion helped with the scaly situation that was going on. The "Bold Start" scrub has just enough exfoliation to remove dead skin and at the same time gentle leaving no irritation. 

Slick finish oil, Sleek Glide Luxury shavig cream, Bold start scrub

I try to use as many "clean" products in my daily lifestyle and for shaving my legs I wasn't doing my best. When I first started shaving my legs as a teen I cut myself so deeply that you could see my bone (eek) i refused to put another razor near my legs again, I started using a cream that obviously is full of hair burning chemicals. Since my underarms were doing so good I overcame my fear and tried the Camellia Alise products on my legs, they are looking more radiant and softer than ever. Texas heat here I come.

Another plus to the amazing Camellia Alise products is that they are a local business founded by Girl power. The products are Unisex. They are Paraben and Sulfate Free.

Here is a Shaving Guide from Camellia Alise:

  1. Soak your selected area
  2. Exfoliate Gently
  3. Apply the shave cream
  4. Use a fresh razor blade
  5. Shave slowly
  6. Lightly dry your freshly shaven skin
  7. Apply post shave oil
I definitely recommend Camellia Alise my skin is doing much better than before. I have peace of mind that fewer chemicals are on my body. I cannot wait to get their new Beard Oil for my husband!!!

Need the products now?you can buy them Here or click to find locally,

Follow on IG for amazing shaving tips @camelliaalise.
Blog: (great tips)

* I won the products. Opinions to any reviews will always be true and honest.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Busy week!!! Concert + Dynamo VS Orlando

It was a busy week here in the Reyes household. We attended the Kings of Leon concert on Tuesday at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion so we had to arrange our usual routine to avoid traffic. We did arrive early and had our lawn seats upgraded to seats right in the middle. It was a great concert with songs back to back. This makes our third time seeing KOL and it just keeps getting better and better.

The Houston Rockets and The Astros have been keeping us up late as well one of the downsides of loving sports. If you have seen me during the week i probably look like a Zombie trying to keep up with my little Isabella who is now running and getting into everything.It is also almost end of school year for Zoë that means only one thing having to go to school programs. This week it was their Cinco De Mayo Dance wich was scheduled on Friday in the middle of the day. Zoë was able to go home early. We had time for a snack with Ever before he had to go back to work. Nothing more fitting than a raspa de limon and elote from Tampico for Cinco De Mayo.
Saturday was Gameday  we woke up bright and early to clean around the house before taking off. We had pregame lunch at one of our favorites spots El Papaturro.

The Dynamo had Los Skarnales one of my favorite Ska bands playing outside Orange Avenue for pregame festivities. I have always wanted to go to one of their gigs but for one reason or the other we never make it. I'm glad i was able to introduce Ever to them. He really liked them so definitely no more excuses to make it to their next Houston gig. 

The Dynamo played against Orlando FC who is currently 2nd in the Eastern Conference. The game was fast paced the Dynamo missed a penalty shot on the 12' minute and scored the first Goal in the First Half and Three Goals in the second half. Goals: Elis23', Manotas 51', 65', Quioto75'). Kaka came of the bench at the 58' min but thankfully was not able to score. Game Score: Dynamo 4-0 Orlando FC.

Lets not forget the Boxing match "Canelo" Alvarez VS Chavez JR. The fight was very anticipated even though Statistics showed Alvarez was the Winner since the beginning. It was no surprise to see him take the Win. The highlight of the fight was probably the official announcement of the rumored fight "Canelo" Alvarez VS "GGG" Golovkin set for Sep16. Do you have a favorite?

We finished off the weekend with family and some Basketball Rockets take the win (Spurs 104-125 Rockets) leaving the series tied 2-2 in the Conference Semifinals. It will defintetly be another busy week. How was your weekend?

Gameday OOTD:Embroidered off the shoulder romper, Sunglassses: Quay "High Key" Black/Silver

Monday, April 10, 2017


2026 that's the magic number. Today 4/10/17 the USA, Mexico and Canada have placed a joined bid for the 2026 World cup. Yes it is a couple of years from now 9yrs to be exact but just knowing that there's a big possibility that a World Cup can be played in my country is exiting!!! Now keep in mind this is only a bid which means that we are only presenting the idea and research as to why we would be good candidates to host this prestigious tournament. Could we have presented the idea of only the USA? I do think so but isn't it something better than nothing. USA, Mexico and Canada have a great advantage and is more likely to win the bid here are some reasons why.

  1. Neither Europe or Asia can place a bid since they will be hosting in the upcoming 2018 and 2022 World Cups
  2. Infrastructure
  3. Logistics
  4. Security
  5. Technology

The bid presented suggested that the USA will host 60games, Mexico10 games and Canada 10 Games allowing FIFA to save money since the countries mentioned already have Soccer ready stadiums. USA and Mexico have had  successful World Cups alone so many are asking why it has been presented together. It could be politics which I wouldn't want to discuss that here. It is understandable why Canada has to do it with USA. Canada currently doesn't have a league.
Montreal Fc, Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps play in the MLS.

I cannot wait till the day FIFA announces that the bid is accepted. Meanwhile lets stay hopeful because I will be making plans for 2026.

Attendance record at NRG Stadium USA VS Argentina 6/21/16

Monday, March 6, 2017

Game Day 1 2017

Finally pre-season is over!!! Nothing like being back at the stadium. New players and new vibes. Same stadium but with great upgrades one in particular that i had to go see before the crowd was the HTX Int'l Market. 

Great new options in snacks you can now have some yuca chips or plantain chips!!! They also have great Goya cookies and Wafers!! Those products definitely bring back memories growing up. Great treats for the little ones.

Their is also more options for adults in the Beer department. I'm sure you will feel like you are on a mini vacation with this many options. This is only one small space of the stadium which leaves me with more sections to explore. I will go more into depth in the new food and drink stations around the stadium so stay tuned.

Game Recap:

Wow Wow Wow that is how i can sum up the kickoff game of the season for the Houston Dynamo. Dynamo played against the defending champions the Seattle Sounders it was a very fast paced game in the first half with the Dynamo controlling the ball most of the time. The first goal of the night was from Erick "El Cubo" Torres at the 20'min with a beautiful Free kick. Second goal was scored by Quioto  at the 42' mark. The second half was much slower but still keep me on my toes Clint Dempsey from the Seattle Sounders scored in the 58'. The Dynamo won the game 2-1 and secured their first 3pts of the season!!! If the Dynamo play like this the whole season it will definitely be a great one!!!

Isabella,Zoe, Ever and I

Friday, February 17, 2017

Isabella turns 1!!!

I have mentioned before that I want to incorporate more in my posts so I will let you in on what I was doing last weekend. My little one turned 1!!! I'm pretty sure it happened in a blink of an eye. We had a small celebration for Isabella. The party was Unicorn themed. We wanted to it to feel magical for our little one. We wanted it to be unique just like her.

Custom cake made by SweetGaleanna we have been costumers for about five years now which made it easier for us to just go in with ideas but ultimately allowed her to do what she wished and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Both the cake and smash cake where Vanilla with  a mango filling. Pictures do not do them justice.


Smash Cake

We also had custom cookies done by our dear friend Flor from Flor's Cookie Empire. I'm a firm believer of shopping local especially if the product is amazing. Flors cookies are delicious as they are beautiful. They where a hit among our family.

Isabella's Godmother made some beautiful paper flowers that tied the magical theme together. By the way pictures where made available by her. I'm going to insert more pictures because I'm so proud of how everything turned out. (This is not a sponsored post.)

Proud Big Sister Zoe