Summer Must haves: New collection

Hello,

So excited for this new collection. I am so excited to show you guys some of the must haves for summer!

Lets get started!

To begin, this Casa Blanca statement necklace is essential to glam up a casual outfit. It will look great paired up with a white shirt and a sun hat. 

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Next, this earrings are great to show off some color. Turquoise is a great color for the summer and it is also very cheery. 

 

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Another great long necklace by chloe and Isabel is to die for! 

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Visit my online boutique today! http://www.chloeandisabel/boutique/fullofhope 

You can also contact me if you want to do an online pop up to get some of these for free. 

Questions about styling? ask me !

 

Have Hope Always, 

Maribel 

 

Tips for living a positive life

Hello everyone,

I woke up and decided to check some youtube videos. I love researching on Positivity! I know that there is so many people who don’t believe in living a positive life. But I am willing to challenge you. Implement these things life for a month, and let me know how it goes.

1. When you wake up write at least 10 things you are grateful. (big or small)

2. Remember the law of attraction. When you have a bad thought change it! Think of something else.

3. Love yourself. Write down at least three things you love about yourself.

4. Write a letter to yourself at the end of each week mentioning all the things you are proud of, and plans for the coming weeks. At the end of the month read them all. You’ll be surprised.

5. Look at yourself in the mirror before heading out. Don’t focus on body image. Instead focus on your eyes. Say your favorite positive affirmation while looking directly into them.

6. Write in sticky notes and place them in different, random places to cheer you up.

7. Set your phone with reminders like “smile” “you are beautiful” “keep going gorgeous” when you think you will need them the most.

8. Do random acts of kindness

9. Clean your surrounding space.

10. Tell people you love them.

11. Smile at strangers

12. Fake it until you make it.

13. Listen to motivational music.

14. jump, jump, jump, and smile. (I know it sounds silly but do it)

15. Before you go to bed, remind yourself again for the things you are grateful. And Smile going to bed.

 

I hope you guys can participate in this challenge and see for yourself how your life can change. Remember don’t give up. Actually give these things a try for a month. Let me know how things are going.

 

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Have Hope Always,

Maribel.

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Hello everyone, 

Mother’s Day is around the corner and for those of you who still need to get a gift for you mom, wife, grandma, here you go! 

(all of these things can be purchased on my online boutique)

*ALL LIFETIME GUARANTEE* 

http://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/fullofhope

 

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Have Hope Always, 

Maribel 

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

So there are tons of green smoothies available. There are some that go over board with greens that do not taste very pleasant. I don’t want my mornings to start off on a bad note. So I have tried a simpler version of a green smoothie so I can actually look forward to drinking one!

I use the Nutribullet to blend all the ingredients. Personally I love this bad boy! I do think that it is worth the money because it is very simple to use and the size is perfect for a small kitchen or to put away. Plus I can drink my smoothie right after blending it without having to put it in a different cup.

I have seen the Nutribullet the cheapest at Costco. At least in the Bay Area. It is worth a try to check different locations for different prices.

So here is what I put in mine :

-Handful of spinach
-1/4 cup of water
-half a banana
-half a Granny Smith Apple
~or~
-1/3 of a Granny Smith Apple
-1/3 of a pear
(still with the spinach, water, and banana)

*The banana is key to make it a bit sweeter and take off the spinach taste*

You can also add Chia Seeds, which fill you up.

Big Dreams

It is crazy to think your wildest dreams can come true. But guess what? They can! I don’t know what happens to some of us that we stop having hope. But propose a challenge. Believe that you can accomplish what you set your mind to. It is unbelievable how inspired and determined you can become after thinking this way.

I always want to be involved with fashion somehow, and I have the opportunity to do so with my own Chloe and Isabel Boutique. I love the fact that I feel in control of what I do. Creativity runs wild, when it comes to running my own business. Earlier this month I did a mini photo shoot and It felt great. That was just one wild dream come true, and it happened because I said “why not?”.

Yesterday I had the great pleasure of meeting one of the most amazing ladies ever. She was a very dedicated nurse who retired at age 71 because she wanted to make sure the person replacing her was the absolute best. She was loved by all her patients. As a nurse in the oncology department, she started Christmas parties for her sick patients and her parents. Now it is a tradition that every year is done at that hospital. She mentioned to me that you don’t only treat the patient, you treat the whole family. How amazing of her to do so, when it is so incredibly hard to comfort a family with a sick child. From experience I can say these people like the nurse I and many in the giving professions must want to be able to help. From the bottom of their heart their dream must be big. Big dreams of being able to make a difference in society. Dream big, and spark the light of someone after you. The job is not done until it is done right, so there should be no regrets. Life is filled with possibilities and we must remember to make giving one of them.

It sounds crazy to think theres people who bake for their neighbors every week, and knits clothes for underprivileged newborns after a stroke, but the nurse I met did. She kept saying she had a wonderful life, and partly was because she had big dreams and she made them happen. Helping others is what kept her going, and that made her utterly happy.

 

Whatever it is that you want to do, make sure it is big. Make sure that you aim high. So when you look back you know you tried; you left a footprint in this world that will be remembered.

 

Have Hope Always,

Maribel

 

P.S. Visit my Online boutique http://www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/fullofhope

Goal Accomplishment by stress equilibrium

Yesterday night I check my grades and I saw that I got Straight A’s this Winter quarter! It was such a great way to end on a positive note. There were nights through the quarter that I was a little stressed (okay a lot!) but it is absolutely normal to feel that way. What i always remind myself to do is to help myself. Even if you have a hectic lifestyle, if you want to remain sane and happy you need to help yourself. So I found myself taking more time to relieve stress, and celebrate the good small goals along the way. Remember that if you overwhelm yourself you might crash. And we don’t want that! So here are a few tips to maintain stress a little bit so you can accomplish your goals!

 

1. Always add cushion time (15 minutes)

I know I feel more stressed running late so I make sure that arrive places 15 minutes early. I know that this is not always possible but for appointments and important events maybe even work try to get there early just in case of an emergency. If you plan to get there early even if there is traffic, or you forget something at home if you add cushion time then you’ll be less stressed. Plus it doesn’t hurt to get there a little early. You can come in confident knowing you have things under control! Of course you can add a longer cushion time depending on your lifestyle and schedule. Keep in mind “You’re late if you’re on time”. 

2. Have extras just for back ups

There have been many times where you run late and try to print a paper but you can’t. Yes thats right, you ran out of ink! Been there done that. So stressful! I have learned the hard way to make sure you have back ups always. Especially with ink. However there are several things you should also have extras just in case:

-pens/pencils: keep one in your bag, and car

-Hand sanitizers: keep one in every bag/backpack and one in car

-Scantrons (for those of you in college, Always!)

-Lady stuff (Whatever you need in every bag) 

-Bags(If you live in the Bay Area, you need to bring your own bags to the grocery store or else you will have to buy them.) Just keep several in your car.

-Enough pills (If you take medication)

-Ibuprofen (just in case you get sick and can’t run out to the store really quickly) You can keep this at home just make sure you have some. Throw away the container when it is all gone so you don’t mistakenly think you have some and turns out you don’t. 

 

*I also keep a little First aid kit in my car* (I got mine at Target for like 97 cents)

 

3. When in doubt write stuff down

I like to write stuff down in my agenda, but I know that doesn’t work for everyone. For sure, keep a calendar. Wether it is electronically or actual paper so you can know what is coming next. I also have a white board where I write down my top priorities for each day so I know what needs to get done as soon as possible. Plus it is very reassuring knowing you wrote it down so you don’t depend so much on your memory (false memory does exist). 

4. Take care of your well being

-Eat a well balanced meal

-DO NOT SKIP BREAKFAST

-Drink plenty of water

-try yoga: Honestly you don’t need to go to a class to learn, there are plenty of good youtube videos that can help you, or try Pinterest where there are detailed poses you can try. I recommend both, yoga is so beneficial. Plus it helps if you are an athlete too. Trust me you will sweat. DO NOT underestimate yoga. 

-Practice Mindfulness: I will have a post dedicated to mindfulness soon. Basically keep your thoughts in the present. Easier said then done but once you practice it you will feel a lot more relaxed. 

-Meditate: It doesn’t have to be long, it can be short too. 

-Sleep: Sleep is mandatory and treat it like if it was just as important as any other appointment. You need to rest! 

 

All these tips can be implemented in your everyday life. You however have to be willing to take the time to do them. Have discipline and remember that YOU are important and YOU must take care of yourself. Goals are very important, but keep in mind in order to accomplish them you need the best possible YOU can be.

Have Hope Always, 

Maribel 

Running motivation

Many people want to begin running as an everyday thing. Many of them however, don’t. Motivation is a big factor to starting and continuing. I have been a runner practically my whole life. Since I played soccer (midfielder) running was absolutely mandatory. Running is not only for the fast runners, or the super fit. Running is for everyone! All you need is motivation and you will learn so much from it. 

These are some running tips I use:

1. Make a “pump it up” Playlist: Music is a great way to hype up the energy. I really like to start of by listening to some of my favorite happy songs that really make me feel motivated to be “on top of the world”. I think many people have those songs where they feel really good after listening to them. Those are the ones you should add to the “pump it up” playlist. 

some of my favorite songs on my “pump it up” playlist include:

– “On top of the World” Imagine Dragons

-“Demons” Imagine Dragons 

-“I won’t give up” Jason Mraz

-“Let it go” Demi Lovato 

-“It’s Time” Imagine Dragons

-“Good Life” One Republic 

-“Culo” Pitbull 

-“Vivir mi Vida” Mark Anthony 

* The last song is in spanish but either way it has a great beat and rhythm to it that I am sure will make many happy. So give it a try! 

2. Wear work out clothes you like

Wearing clothes that you like makes you feel confident and even more motivated to go out and pass by people with your happy self. Even if you don’t have your dream body, remember that your letting the world know you are confident to go out and run because you are working towards that goal. If you learn to be confident to work out in the body you have right now you will go out there and actually work out! I really enjoy wearing fitted running pants because I feel like I look better after every run. Thats just me so figure out what works for you. 

3. Endurance should be your first goal

Many people get caught up on the milage, but in order to get there you must have endurance. Endurance gives you motivation because each time you want to do a little more. Just push yourself a little and that is how you build endurance. Soon you will get to where you want to be. 

Running is such a great way to relieve some stress and really feel good about yourself. The important thing is to stay healthy and happy. 

Have Hope Always, 

Maribel 

 

Adventure out!

It is so important to get out there and do things. Excitement is essential for happiness. You have to learn to love your life, not the life you want. It is a very hard thing to do. One thing to do is be adventurous! Let those crazy ideas run free. I think it is so much fun writing down things you want to do in your bucket list. That creates so much excitement. After creating a bucket list, take on realistic item and go out and do it. Do not wait for the perfect time, because now is just great! That’s the thing about being adventurous you have to just do it. Once you do something that you have always wanted to do , you will feel different.

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That different self will feel happier, excited and love life.

It is so simple to get carried away with negativity but in order to get out of it, you may want to step a little out of your comfort zone. Remember life is precious and life is whatever you want to make of it. So enjoy it.

Have Hope Always,

Maribel