September 2012 – Carnival Inspiration Cruise – Hola from Ensenada, Mexico



It feels so good to be finally back in the USA! How’s everyone been doing?!? Oh I miss you all soooooo much!!!! September was a BIG Month for us and it was truly Special being able to spend some quality time with my “Lil Familia”


Here’s some Postcard Pictures from our  Mexico Vacation on the Carnival Inspiration Cruise…


Always desire to learn something useful.

You never know what will motivate you.

I’m privileged to grow up having both my parents in the Travel Agency Business for over 20 years.

At an early age, my sister, Brother, and I got to experience international traveling first hand.

My desire to Learn and See all the many Different Cultures and Languages has increase over the years and I’m glad I am able to blog my Travels with You – WORLD WIDE.

“Expect problems and eat them for Breakfast.”

- Alfred A. Montapert


 Life isn’t always a Vacation…

it takes a whole lot of Planning and Work to get where I am at today… It not easy; learning how to Balance being a New Young Mom and still maintain a Loving Relationship is more Stressful than I bargain for! That’s why I take pride in seeing the two people that matter most, HAPPY, Smiling, and Laughing.

“I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.” - Mia Hamm

My New and Improved Aspiration: to be more grown-up, more together, and more focused.

“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.” – John F. Kennedy

Our Carnival Room Service was AWESOME! Naomi loves coming back to our cabin to see what new Animal she got every day! Special Thanks to Ronnie for his  crafty skills and keeping our room sparkling clean & Glen for hooking us up with all the Fine Food! The staff were super nice and their service was excellent! [[♥ ♥ ♥]]

Lobster & Shrimp, Prime Rib, and Pepperoni Pizza for dinner every night will defiantly make you bring back some extra baggages!

(NOTE TO SELF: When on Vacation… There’s no such thing as Work-Out-Plan)

“Only the educated are free.” - Epicetus 

About the 2nd Day we arrived in Ensenada, Mexico and was ready to go exploring! 

Who needs Dora, when you have Naomi & Philly as your Tour Guide 

 Estero Beach Resort in Ensenada

We walked off the deck and down towards the Town and asked a random Taxi Driver to take us to the beach. He told us it’ll be 15-20 minute commute and a $20 cab fare and it’ll be well worth it… Gracias Amigo! He was Right!

It was just like Heaven…

Pina Coloda on the Beach + Chips & Salsa + Shrimp Ceviche + Authentic Carne Asada + Fish Tacos = Long Relaxing Nap! (PLUS GAS)

After a long day of Feasting, Swimming, & Tanning, we headed back on the ship for a Quick Game of Chess… Naomi won.

“I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.” 

- Dean Koontz

The Carnival Inspiration Cruise  loved our Mother / Daughter Stand-Up Act that they let us Open for their Comedy Show! ;)

 “If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money.” - Abigail Van Buren 

If you ask Naomi what her favorite food is… she will say Spaghetti!


 Oh man… I swear I just got hungry… I’m glad to be back in the City of Portland because I was sure missing my “Home Cooked Meals!”

Attention Passengers: we are now boarding all passengers going to PDX from LGB! We’ve reached the end of Trip and would like to Thank you for Traveling with Juicy Airlines! You have arrived at your final destination and free to unfasten your seatbelt.

Remember kids… Always FLY Safe! [[♥]]

Clarisonic PLUS System – How to Find The Best Skin Care Products For You

 Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing – First Generation White


My sister Diana was the one that referred me to the Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System.

She purchased her Mia 2 last year and has been using it every day and has got me falling in Love with it too!

The difference between the First Generation Mia and the Mia 2 is the speed settings.  

Mia only has 1 speed; and Mia 2 has 2 speeds.

Mia 2 now has Multiple Colors to choose from! My favorite is the Pink One!

Removes six times more makeup than manual cleansing.


Beauty & Health Fact Of The Day: Clarisonic line is manufacture and led from the same company that invented the Sonicare Toothbrush


The Clarisonic Replacement Brush Head for Acne Cleansing does wonders if you have sensitive skin like mine.

I’ve been dealing with acne problems and break-outs (mostly my T-Zone Area) my whole life so it’s nice to be able to swap out brush head for a deeper cleaning when needed. It’s like I’m giving myself a Facial every morning and night without going to the Spa.

PLUS Sonic Skin Cleansing System

Just when I thought this product couldn’t get any better they released an Updated Version.

ONLY The Clarisonic Plus Model: Has 4 speeds & New Spot Therapy Brush Head

The Clarisonic® Spot Therapy Brush Head takes sonic cleansing beyond the face to gently care for areas of the body needing extra care and attention, including the decollete, hands, arms, elbows and feet.

  • Use with the Clarisonic® Plus model to gently cleanse and exfoliate, rough dry patches, and prepare the skin to better absorb skin care products. Not intended for facial cleansing; for use on the body only.


The kit includes everything you need to get started:

  • Three brush heads, including the new patent pending Deep Pore Cleansing brush head.
  • 1-oz. trial sizes of Refreshing Gel Cleanser, Gentle Hydro Cleanser and Nourishing Care Cleanser.
  • 2-oz. trial size Refining Skin Polish.
  • Give it a 24 hour charge before First USE

Deep Pore Cleansing Brush Head

  • Designed with a unique gradation of bristle firmness and dual-action movement, making it optimal for cleansing oily skin, skin with large pores or those looking to target hard to reach and uneven areas of the face, like the crevasses around the nose.
  • Safe and gentle for use every day, two times per day. Reveal clearer, refreshed, softer, smoother skin.
  • Clarisonic® brush heads are made from a non-porous, soft elastomeric material, resistant to bacterial attachment.
  • All brush heads are precision-designed to oscillate bi-directionally at a sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second and should be replaced every 3 months.


Don’t be Fooled by Olay Professional Pro X Advance Cleansing System that’s out on the market right now…  It’s an impostor and it’s a reason why it’s only $30 at the Drugstore. I’ve tested it out and I wish I never wasted my money on a Cheap product that dried out my face. It’s not even waterproof so what’s the point if I can’t even enjoy it in the shower.


Reason to Treat Yourself to a Clarisonic Pro: 

  • Leaves skin feeling and looking smoother.
  • Cleanses so well that products absorb better.
  • Helps reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes.
  • Helps reduce the appearance of visible pores and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • It also comes in a color shade of Gray for Men



Got any Skin Care Products you want me to Test or Try Out? Leave me a Comment! Let me know how much you love your Clarisonic Skin Cleansing System HERE! Be sure to sign up to my VIP e-mail List for some more Free Products Reviews and Samples! [[♥]]