Wedding Series : Sending the Save the dates

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Planning a wedding is NOT easy. Now Imagine planing a wedding where your guests live in different countries and they speak different languages!!! 

Since the very beggining we decided we would get married in Cancun , not only because we met there but also because it's a good neutral place where all of our friends and family can easily travel. I booked my venue about 2 months ago, and ever since I've been trying to find an easy way to make and send the save the dates. Every idea we came up with was either inconvenient or kind of expensive. Then a  friend of mine recommended me Paperless Post , and shortly after that they reach me out to collaborate with me. It was like the universe giving me a signal so I decided to check them out and go for it.


If you haven't heard about paperless post , you're missing out! It is a website with tons of online invitations and cards. Best part is that you can customize almost every aspect of them. That was very convenient for me because it allowed me to create different variations of the same card depending on the language or country of my guests or wheter they were family or friends.







Creating my save the dates in Paperless post was super easy. First I chose a simple gold and white card with the space to add a picture. Then I added an envelope and line that matched the design of my card. Any invitation in Paperless post  starts with a base price in coins for the card . The more you want to customize the details on your invitation the more coins you'll have to use for each one you send. My final invitation was 5 coins, but you can easily make one for less choosing one of the many free card designs they have. For a reference 1000 coins are $90. If you do the math that's not expensive at all!





The last step was to chose the type of reply card. The "save the date" option is the one that allows you to not only send to your guests the event information with more detail. You can also request information from your guests, like their addresses. This option also has an entire blank space where I added my wedding website and wedding hashtag direct link to instagram (#ericheartsabril). Finally I added my guests names and email addresses and sent the invitations. Easy piecy!

After you send the cards, your dashboard will keep track on how many people have opened them and if wheter or not they have send the information you requested. Pretty neat if you ask me. Being a control freak myself I love having everything organized in one place and this website is definitely making my life easier





Have you use Paperless Post before? Do you have any recommendation for my wedding invitations? Let me know in a comment below

My Target Optical® Experience


Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses. All opinions are mine alone. #TreatYourEyes #CollectiveBias


I have worn glasses since I was 15, and until this day (10 years later) I still don't feel confident wearing them. I ONLY wear my glasses at home and at the office. The rest of the time I simply accept the inconveniences of not having perfect vision.



I've been thinking about getting contact lenses for about a year, mostly because I drive to my blogger events after work and I usually come back home late. Driving at night forcing my eyesight is definitely not healthy for my eyes. It is something I really wanted to take care of this fall, because we all know nights are about to start way sooner. At least here in Chicago it gets dark around 4:30 Ugh!




So I just stopped procrastinating and I booked my eye exam online on Targetoptical.com. I was surprised on how easy it was, you simply have to write your zip code to find the Target Optical® nearest to you. Then you will be prompted to another screen when you can choose the day and time for your appointment.









I showed up to Target Optical® super excited the next day. After filling a questionnaire and getting some vision tests done, the doctor talked to me about the different types of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses lenses available. She made me feel really comfortable asking all the questions I had and finally we decided that the ACUVUE® would be the best option for me.


The doctor knew this was my first time wearing lenses so before finishing my appointment she also taught me the proper wear to put on and remove the lenses, how to clean them and store them.



Available by prescription only for vision correction. Ask your doctor if ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses--- is right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. Talk to your eye doctor about proper wear and care. Ask your doctor for important use and safety information, or see acuvue.com.

The Suede Gaucho Pants

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I know the trendiest piece of the moment is the houndstooth blazer (or anything with that pattern) but if you ask me, I think a pair of Gaucho Culottes are a better piece to invest your money on. You can find the ones I'm wearing HERE for less than $30. By the way can you tell I'm loving this camel suede and black combo lately??
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Ya se que la prenda del momento es el blazer de estampado houndstooth, pero en mi opinion yo creo que los pantalones gaucho de terciopelo son mucho mas bonitos y apropiados para esta temporada. Estos que llevo hoy los puedes encontrar aqui y por menos de $30!!


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pants: Zaful (c/o)  | top (thrifted) : similar - similar | Boots: Zaful (c/o) - similar | Jacket: similar - similar | Earrings: Charming Charlie (c/o) - similar

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Beauti-fall skin and makeup with Neutrogena



This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SkinClearingMakeup #CollectiveBias

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We all know that fall calls for a quick wardrobe makeover but most of us forget that with the change of weather our skin has different needs, and it's time to change our skin care & makeup products too! During this season my skin tends to break out. That is why I like to use products that help me to keep my skin clear. I recently discovered that Neutrogena® has a SkinClearing® makeup line especifically designed to cover up blemishes and prevent acne. Of course that is all I've been using lately and today I'm going to show you my fall makeup routine.

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First I like to apply Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Blemish Concealer on all the areas where I have blemishes. This product covers up blemishes but it also helps them clear up because its formula contains salicylic acid an active that quickly eliminate and prevent pimples. Who doesn't love a double-duty product?! Unlike other concealers this one is non comedogenic, so It won't clog your pores.

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Next I apply my Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Liquid Makeup . This is a lightweight foundation was  formulated for acne-prone skin, it not only treats blemishes, but also helps prevent emerging acne breakouts. I like to apply it with my fingers first and then I apply a second coat with a kabuki brush to get more coverage.

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To set the makeup in place I use the Neutrogena® SkinClearing® Mineral Powder. This compact contains oil-absorbing powders that help my skin stay shine-free. It's super easy to use this while on the go because the package holds an applicator and it has a mirror! I usually carry this on my purse to touch up my makeup during the day.

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To make my eyes look more open I apply a very thin line of Neutrogena® Nourishing Eyeliner on the lower and upper lash line. Sometimes I like to blend out the eyeliner for a smokey look. This is the creamiest eyeliner I've ever used and I also love that the color is buildable. If I'm in a rush I also use it to slightly fill in my eyebrows.

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I'm loving the Neutrogena MoistureSmooth Color Sticks to add some color on my lips. These lippies are balm-like and super moisturizing. I love a dark berry shades for fall, so for this look I used Wine Berry.


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Do you use Neutrogena? What are you favorite products? 

You can find all this Neutrogena Products at your local CVS. Or if you like a good deal search Neutrogena on Ibotta and get $3.75 cash back on NEUTROGENA® Cosmetics Face Products or $2.25 cash back on NEUTROGENA® Cosmetics Lip or Eye Products




This post is sponsored by NEUTROGENA®. I only recommend products I use personally and believe my followers will also enjoy! Some of the products mentioned were provided by NEUTROGENA® for this review.

Loaded Spicy Hash Browns

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When I first met Eric he wasn't used to eat Mexican food at all. I know right? Who doesn't love It. Till' this day I could feed the man with Fries, burgers and chicken wings every day.  Instead I like to show him all the good stuff Mexican Cuisine has to offer, and every now and then I  make his favorite dishes with a twist of Latino Flavor.
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Cuando conoci a Eric el no estaba acostumbrado a comer comida Mexicana ... ya se que se estaran preguntando: a quien no le gusta la comida mexicana? Bueno pues a el (antes) , y aunque ya hemos estado juntos por muchos años en los que le he ensenado todo lo bueno que la cocina mexicana tiene para ofrecer, la verdad es que el podria alimentarse de hamburguesas, alitas y papas fritas todos los dias sin cansarse. Es por esa razon que algunas veces hago sus platillos americanos favoritos con un toque de sabor latino

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These Spicy Loaded Hashbrowns are a favorite in my house. They may not look pinterest worthy but they are full of favor. Best part is that It only take minutes to make them, and you only need a few ingredients, most of whom I always have in my pantry like  LA MORENA® Whole Jalapeños and LA MORENA® Chipotle Sauce. Those last two are the key ingredients to add a kick of spicyness to the dish.
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Estas papas Hashbrown con jalapenos son un favorito de mi casa. A lo mejor no se ven super bonitas pero les aseguro son deliciosas. La mejor parte es que solo toma unos minutos hacerlas y todo lo que se necesita son ingredientes que por lo regular yo siempre tengo en casa como  LA MORENA® Whole Jalapeños and LA MORENA® Chipotle Sauce. Estos ultimos dos son los ingredientes que le dan ese toque picosito a esta receta.


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INGREDIENTS / INGREDIENTES


2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 lb. frozen hash browns
1 medium onion, diced
1 bell pepper, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 LA MORENA® Whole Jalapeños, sliced (I used a 13 oz can)
1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack
4 large eggs
Chopped chives to garnish
salt & pepper to the taste
2 pieces Italian sausage
2 tbsp flour
1 c. whole milk
2 tablespoons of LA MORENA® Chipotle Sauce ( used the 7 oz can)


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In a large cast-iron skillet heat the oil and then add the hash browns and cook them for about 10 minutes or until browned. Then flip them over and repeat. At the same time start cooking the sausage in another pan 
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En un sarten grande calienta el aceite y despues agrega las papas. Cocinalas por unos 10 minutos y dales la vuelta. Al mismo tiempo comienza a cocinar la salchicha en un sarten diferente.

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 Add onions and bell pepper, garlic, sliced jalapeños and cheese to the hash browns. Stir everything together and cook until it's fragant and the cheese is melt. then Make four nests for eggs and add the eggs in each one, season them with salt and peper and cover the pan with a lid.
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Una vez que las papas esten doraditas, agrega el chile morron, ajo, jalapenos y queso. Mezcla todo  y cocina hasta que el queso este derretido. Despues has cuatro espacios para los huevos y ponlos a cocinar ahi.

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While the eggs are cooking make the gravy. Sprinkle flour over the brownde sausage. Pour over milk and and simmer until very thick. Then add two tablespoons of chipotle sauce.
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Mientras los huevos se estan cocinando, se puede comenzar a hacer el gravy. Para esto se debe espolvorear harina sobre las salchichas ya cocinadas, despues se agrega la leche y se deja al fuego hasta que se espece. Por ultimo se le agregan las dos cucharadas de salsa de Chipotle y se mezcla bien.

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Serve the hash with gravy on top and garnish with some chives.
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Finalmente se sirven las papas con gravy encima y  se adorna con cebollines

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I always use LA MORENA® to add the authentic Mexican taste to anything I cook. They have been around for over 45 years but If you haven't heard of them yet , you definitely should go to your nearest Jewel-Osco to Snag some cans and start experimenting! Go to this link to see all the recipes you can make using LA MORENA®
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Yo siempre uso LA MORENA® en mi cocina para agregar un toque de sabor Mexicano a mis paltillos. Si no lo sabias LA MORENA® ha estado en el mercado por mas de 45 anos y si no los has probado todavia, te recomiendo que vayas a Jewel-Osco por algunas latas y comiences a experimentar en tu cocina. Aqui en este link puedes encontrar muchas recetas que puedes hacer.

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I hope you try this recipe, and if you do don't forget to let me know how it turned out.
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Espero que trates de hacer esta receta , y si lo haces cuentame que tal te quedo!


I saw it first

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I haven't posted an outfit post in about two weeks because I've spend every weekend enjoying this nice weather, instead of going out to take outfit pictures. Truth to be told I haven't been in the mood either until I received some clothes from I saw It first and suddenly I got inspired again. Since I saw this suede skirt and the printed "shirt" (which is actually a romper) I knew I had to wear them together. If you haven't heard about I saw it first I definitely recommend you to check them out, specially their $5 section. My only advice when buying things there  is to check the sizes guide because everything comes in european sizes, and those smaller than American sizes. That and to stay away from anything white! 

What do you think about this outfit?
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Ya tenia dos semanas que no publicaba uno de mis outfits diarios porque en los ultimos dias me he preocupado mas por disfrutar lo mas que pueda este clima de verano en pleno, y he dejado al blog un poco de lado. Pero queria hacerles este post rapido para ensenarles este outfit que pedi en I saw It First. Ellos me contactaron hace poco  y escogi algunas piezas de su sitio, esta falda de gamuza y la blusa (que en realidad es un romper) son las que mas me gustaron y quise ponermelas en conjunto. Se los recomiendo 100% ,  la ropa es de buena calidad , los precios asequibles , y ademas tienen una seccion de $5. Mi unica recomendacion es revisar las tallas porque son europeas y por lor regular son mas chicas que las tallas Americanas! 
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Skirt/ Falda : I Saw It First/ Similar  | Top: I Saw It First/ Similar | Boots: Zaful/ Similar | Watch/Reloj: Daniel Wellington (use TCOLOR for 15%off) | Bracelets/Pulseras : Charming Charlie - similar | Sunglasses/Lentes : Foster Grant | Bag/ Bolsa : Guess - similar



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