In my last blog post, I talked to you about the new addition to our laundry routine, Ensueno®  Complete Laundry Solution. It has been a few weeks since we started using this trio, and let me tell you we are still very happy with it!



Ensueño products are designed to work better when used together. We have been using their liquid laundry detergent, max fabric softener and scent booster dryer sheets. Honestly, using all products from Ensueño for our laundry has made a huge difference in our clothes and our moods.


These past few weeks using Ensueño Complete Laundry Solution, we have noticed a few things I would like to share with you:


  • What you smell is what you get! Literally, the clothes smell wonderful right out of the dryer, and the scent continues even weeks after washing. Nothing beats that moment when you first open the dryer after a freshly finished load. That fresh smell, and warm clothes are guaranteed to get you in a good mood!  We love the scent, it is very pleasant and fresh, exactly what we look for in laundry products.  My husband and toddler definitely approve! We have been using their Spring Fresh scent, I love that all of their scents are inspired by nature. What’s even better is that they use plant-based softening formulas in their fabric softener! 

  • Goodbye wrinkles, goodbye static!! Their dryer sheets are amazing, we have noticed a big difference in our clothes. Most clothes go straight from the dryer into our closet or drawers, no ironing needed, which is a huge plus for me! Their sheets also help prevent static. 

  • Softness,softness, softness! Our clothes are incredibly soft after each wash, believe me, my toddler and husband really appreciate this. The best is when we wash our bedding, we all sleep like babies on cloud 9, literally. 


*Pro tip: If you ever forget your clothes in the dryer, and when you go back for them you notice your clothes are super wrinkled, do not panic, I have the perfect solution for this! You can simply add an ice cube to the dryer with your clothes, and dry for 5-10 minutes! The water from the ice cube acts as a steamer and your clothes will be wrinkle-free in no time! Let me know if you try this :)





I think I speak for many when I say laundry can be a hassle sometimes. But with our Ensueño laundry solution we enjoy doing our laundry, and even more putting away our clothes. Doing laundry has become something we actually look forward to! 


 Ensueño products can be found by using the store locator with the UTM link:

https://ensueno.us/store-locator/?utm_source=may_june_influencers&utm_medium=all_content&utm_campaign=launch


This post has been sponsored by Ensueno. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




 

Does anybody else feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to get things done? I know I can’t be the only one who feels this way. 


Between my full job as an educator, raising a toddler, creating content, and school, I feel like the chores are endless. I can’t deny, I feel extremely accomplished when I get it done, it brings a huge sense of accomplishment and relief. 


As a busy, working mama I am always looking for ways to make my life easier and better. I create a weekly schedule and write down what chores need to get done around the house each day. From there, I check off each time I complete a task, something about checking it off that list just makes me feel much better. I love finding products and services that help me check off multiple tasks off my list at once. 


One of the most common chores on my checklist is doing laundry. With my son loving to snack all day, play outside, run around and dirty his clothes every two hours it seems, I feel like our hampers are always full. As summer quickly approaches, I expect sunnier days and more time playing outside, so you know our loads will only increase. 


Every single time I finish a load I feel so accomplished and ready to take on life. I started using Ensueno® complete laundry solution, which includes the liquid laundry detergent, max fabric softener and scent booster dryer sheets. So far, I have nothing but positive things to say about it. You can find them using the UTM link here.


I usually struggle trying to find a detergent and fabric softener with matching or complimenting scents, so this makes it much easier. Honestly, the best thing is when I open the dryer to start folding clothes and I get a whiff of that scent… it is the best! 


I love and appreciate good scents, you can ask my husband about my perfume and body spray collection. Ensueño does not disappoint, it leaves our clothes not only smelling good but also feeling soft and fluffy. Not going to lie, I spend more time than I should just smelling the clothes as I’m folding.





Like I mentioned, I love finding ways to make my life easier and better. One thing I really like about the Ensueño solution is that their scent booster dryer sheets help reduce wrinkles and static. I love that I am able to skip the ironing of clothes, and they can go straight from the dryer into our closet and drawers. 


Mamas, finding ways to save some time is a must!! So if you are able to tackle drying and wrinkles in one step, you definitely should. 


If you have been looking for ways to help you boost your laundry routine, this set is for you! It seriously makes doing laundry so much better, and something to actually look forward to. This is your chance to check them out and see for yourself why I have been loving this trio.


You can learn more at “https://ensueno.us

but use the UTM tracking link instead here:

https://ensueno.us/?utm_source=may_june_influencers&utm_medium=all_content&utm_campaign=launch


Let me know in the comments if you are loving it!


This post has been sponsored by Ensueno. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



Traveling always brings me some type of feeling I am not able to find anywhere else. When I was in my early 20s, traveling meant finding the best drinks, nightclubs and bars. Now, I love learning more about the history, traditions and culture of each place I visit. I hope to be able to take our son, Arian, in these travel adventures in the near future and make it a fun but educational experience for him. 
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[Posing for a quick shot inside the beautiful Airbnb] 

I visited Guanajuato when I was 12 years old, on a family trip. I didn’t remember much besides the fact that they have mummies and many tunnels. This time around I was able to appreciate the aged buildings, alleys and tunnels all over the city.

LODGING 

We stayed in an Airbnb in the center of the city. Thankfully it was close to everything, so we were able to walk to the main locations for the tours and had easy access to restaurants and little shops. The heart mural below, representing the famous Callejon del Beso, was just a few minutes away from our central location. I would highly recommend staying in an Airbnb when traveling to Guanajuato, you truly get the full experience you wouldn't get staying at a hotel. 

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Location of our Airbnb









TRANSPORTATION 

We flew into the Leon Airport (BJX), we arrived a little before 6 am. Once there, we realized Ubers were not allowed into the airport, so we decided to take a taxi to Guanajuato city. There were 3 of us and we paid a total of $500 pesos ($25 USD), which was fairly cheap considering it was almost an hour drive. Once you get out of the airport, Ubers are the cheapest and safest option for you in my opinion. Everyone was very friendly and we never felt unsafe while traveling through Guanajuato. There have been many articles and news reports about safety issues in Guanajuato. Please don't let this discourage you from traveling to beautiful places, of course do your research first! Remember, there are dangers everywhere you go. Be smart, use the buddy system at all times, share your location, and pay attention to your surroundings. 


MUST DO

Callejoneada

One of the most beautiful memories from Guanajuato is experiencing a Callejoneada. I 100% recommend you do this when you visit Guanajuato. Our Callejoneada started at 9:30 pm. There was a group of about 20 people participating in it plus the guys running it, about 7 of them. The guys who run the Callejoneadas are actually students from the local university. They take you on an hour long walking "tour" of the city, visiting many important alleys and of course ending at the Callejon del Beso. The best thing was the fun environment they created! They have the whole group singing, dancing, laughing, all while walking the beautiful streets of Guanajuato. It is honestly a must do when visiting, I am sure you will not regret it! You can buy tickets for this fun event from any of the local tour guides or the students themselves. 

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[Picture after the Callejoneada]

Nieve artesanal (ice cream)

Make sure you try some of the nieves they have to offer ! They literally have every flavor you can thing of and they are all so delicious. We tried a ceviche one (yesss! it exists), aguacate, cafe, gansito, mole, and so many others. Make sure to visit as many shops as possible to taste the different flavors they each offer. 

Food 

There are so many amazing restaurants in Guanajuato, but you can find the real deal with the street vendors. Just walking through the streets you like find tamales, tacos al vapor, tacos, empanadas, gorditas, pan dulce, aguas frescas, raspados and so much more. Be sure to try a little bit of everything, and leave room for that ice cream ;) The food was extremely cheap, and I could not believe how much we were paying for everything we were eating. Even when sitting in a nice restaurant, we paid an average of $50 for 3 of us, including entrees and drinks!!! 

Dolores Hidalgo Day Tour 

This tour takes you to visit the city of Dolores Hidalgo, where the Mexican Independence started in 1810. It also takes you to visit the Jose Alfredo Jimenez (Mexican signer and composer) museum, and you also have a chance to visit San Miguel De Allende. Be ready for a long day and be sure to wear comfortable shoes! I am sure you will learn a lot!!!


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I truly hope you add Guanajuato to your list! This city is full of history, stories and culture you will not find anywhere else! 

Safe Travels | Buen Viaje | Bon Voyage 

Love, 

Karen Vi. 



Life before LadyBossBlogger 


When I started my blog I did so much research trying to figure out the best strategies to increase traffic and start growing my blog. It was so overwhelming to find so much information about it. It all seemed like a foreign language to me, which of course meant I spent even more time researching a bunch of words and what they meant. One of them being SEO. 


Thanks to LadyBossBlogger I have been able to understand more about SEO and it’s value in the blogging community!






SEO? What is that?


SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization, and you definitely need this if you want to get organic views on your blog. Before starting this course written by Elaine Rau, I had read about SEO and it’s importance but for some reason, it didn’t seem like a big deal to me. 


The course breaks it down so much it literally answers all your questions as you are reading it before you even get to ask the questions yourself. 


  • Why SEO? 

  • How does it work? 

  • Do you have to pay? 

  • What are the benefits?

  • Why is it so important? 

  • How does it lead to organic views? 

  • And so much more!


It’s important to note that just like everything good in life, SEO takes time. I don’t know if any of you are like me, but I can get pretty impatient and want to see results the next morning (kidding, not). Once you start implementing SEO you will start seeing results as time goes by. 


If you aren’t on Pinterest, you are missing out!


If you have a blog and you aren’t using Pinterest to direct pinners to your blog you are definitely missing out ! When we think about Pinterest we automatically think of social media, but in reality, Pinterest is so much more than that. Pinterest is a search engine, and you should be taking advantage of this. 


LadyBossBlogger walks through maximizing your time on Pinterest to help you grow your blog. The course provides all the details to start using your Pinterest as SEO or improve your strategy if you are already very active. Either way, you will learn what’s needed to be successful


But wait... there’s more!


Y’all this course is so complete, I can’t even express how amazed I was with all the information it provides. If Pinterest is not your thing, but you love Instagram this course also has you covered! 


There are so many different approaches you can take when dealing with Instagram. The opportunities are endless, make sure you take advantage of every single opportunity to keep growing your blog


LadyBossBlogger provides so many tips and strategies to maximize your use of Instagram, from hashtags to using your analytics. It all makes sense!


What are you waiting for? 


If you have been looking for a sign to invest in your future as a blogger and are looking for the push you need to go from ordinary to extraordinary, THIS IS IT


You will not regret taking this course and I am sure you will be as amazed as me when finding every single question you have googled all in one place. I can't wait to continue applying everything I have learned and take my blog to the next level!


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Thank you @LadyBossBlogger + @ElaineRau for sponsoring this post!

Blog: 


Okay y’all! It has officially been one year since I started blogging! I remember thinking about starting my blog for a while, but I kept putting it off again and again. 


One day I decided “this is it, I need to start now!” And the rest is history! (Make sure to read this entire blog post, surprise GIVEAWAY at the end )





FIRST STEPS


Honestly this blogging journey has not been easy. You would think writing about your life, experiences, recipes, adventures, etc would be so much easier than it actually is. Blogging takes lots of time, determination, consistency, and most of all LOVE. 


One thing I have truly enjoyed about this blogging journey has been the amazing connections I have made! I have met amazing women, who I now call friends, through this platform and Instagram and I am so thankful for that!


A LEAP OF FAITH


Last summer I decided to take a leap of faith and started pushing to monetize my Instagram. I figured if others are doing it, so can I! Just a couple months later I landed my first ever paid collaboration on IG and I have continued to grow since then.  


Now I have decided it’s time to up my game on this blog and start making some MONEY MOVES


I am currently taking LadyBossBlogger’s “Make Money Blogging” course and I cannot wait to learn everything there is to know on how to be successful in this blogging community! 




MONEY MOVES THAT YOU CAN LEARN


The course is broken down into 16 very valuable sections including the ins and outs on how to monetize your blog!


If you aren’t sure where or how to start your blog, this course can help you find your niche and your why!  If you already have those down, this course also teaches you about targeting your audience and designing your brand! 


If you are past that phase and are ready to dive in, the course will teach you about: 


- Email marketing strategies 

- Social media foundations 

- SEO 

- Understanding the legal aspects

- And of course all the tips and tricks to start making money on your blog!!! 


No matter where you are in your blogging journey, this course offers very valuable tools for everyone! They also offer free courses: