Happy Wednesday, beautiful people!

It’s been a minute, but I’m back with some exciting news! This weekend, I’m joining a group of awesome influencers for an exclusive preview of the Twin Cities Auto Show. How exciting! Toyota and Girls Guide To Cars are making this possible, and I’m super excited about this partnership! 

Now, when I say I’m very excited about the Twin City Auto Show, I’m actually saying that I’m super duper excited about Toyota and their presence and role at the show! Hubby and I can barely wait until Saturday! You may not know this about me, but I’m a RAV-4 girl! 😉 I had a blast driving my 2012 RAV-4 for a couple of years before trading it up for something bigger, family getting bigger and all! By the way, best trade-in value I’ve had on any of my trades so far!

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***These pictures are old and were previously featured  here.***

I’ve got my eyes on the new Toyota Camry for a little while now; and I can’t wait to test-drive it and my other Toyota products at the Auto Show! I’m probably going to be one of those car commercial test-drivers that would hug the car for hours! 😀 Don’t judge me; we’re talking the new Camry!


My husband has had his sight set on the Sequoia, the Tundra and … wait for it… the new Avalon! He loves himself big SUV’s, powerful trucks, and of course, swanky, stylish, and spacious full-size sedans! I can already picture the kid in the candy store! 🙂

Images via @toyotausa

Attending the Twin City Auto Show as a Toyota special guest is actually much of an excitement I can barely hide. 

Now, I’m sure you want to know how you can make your way to the Twin City Auto Show… Well, I’m must be your fairy godmother! You can enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of the 10 pairs of tickets to the Twin Cities Auto Show and a grand prize of a $100 gift card. 

Come check out the Toyota wonders and other amazing cars such as the Lexus LC500 featured in the Black Panther Movie, at the Twin City Auto Show with me, or any day between March 10th and 18th. What better days and occasions to test-drive and shop for your dream cars or just enjoy a fun indoor activity in this Minnesota mud-season!? 

Click on the link below to enter the giveaway now:

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Contest rules:

Contest rules: Entries must be completed by midnight March 11, 2018. No purchase necessary; contest open only to US residents and subject to the laws of Minnesota. Winners will be notified by email by March 12, 2018. Winners MUST pick up tickets in person at the Twin Cities Auto Show, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55403, between March 12, 2018 and March 18, 2018. Winners may be asked to provide identification to receive their prize. Prize value $24 per prize, not exchangeable for cash or other items. Grand prize value is $124. A total of 10 pairs of tickets will be awarded and a total of 1 grand prize will be awarded.

The Twin Cities Auto Show runs from March 10-March 18, 2018, Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55403.Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 for teens and all tickets are half price on Wednesday. See the Twin Cities Auto Show website for more details.

Disclosure: This post is part of a program sponsored by Toyota. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Hypnoz Glam 

Love + Light,




It’s that time of the year again; believe it or not, the holidays season is upon us and the degree of magic in the air when Winter arrives is just… oh so magical! Fun, interactive and festive moments are what we yearn for at this magical time of the year! Some of my family’s traditions when the weather calls for fuzzy socks, hot chocolate, marshmallow, and furry blankets is to just cuddle up, read holidays and winter books, watch Christmas movies, and built snowmen… Something my kids joyfully noticed is that Eli, the little character in the book “Eli’s first Winter carnival” and his family, have in common with our family! 

Top-minneapolis-bloggerEli’s 1st Winter Carnival is a wonderful story of a sweet little boy’s adventures with his family and friends at a winter carnival. This being Eli’s first time attending the carnival, he just couldn’t contain his excitement. The carnival, as you can imagine, was full of fun activities that I will not quite unveil yet… 😉


Eli, the little protagonist, had so much fun with his family and friends, but the highlight of Eli winter carnival adventure was when… Well, I don’t want to be a spoiler. You should get this and discover all the exciting things that make this book so fantastic! 😉


Lisa Bowen, the author of this book, did a great job depicting a modern day, happy family life and fun outdoor activities with positive and fun interacting moments. Such a delightful book with beautiful illustrations; and so relatable! I immediately knew what the kids would want to have for dinner that night, when Eli’s mom has served them one of the most popular foods at my house for dinner… 🙂

Eli’s First Winter Carnival” is currently a top favorite around our house; and I honestly think this book will make a great gift for the littles ones. Get your copies now at amazon.

Spending that money on another gift? It’s ok, you can also win a free copy. Just head over to my Instagram to enter the giveaway that Lisa Bowen and I are currently hosting. The rules are really simple an you can be the lucky winner! Enter giveaway here 🙂 

***I was provided a copy of this book from the author to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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Happy Monday, everyone!

I hope you’re having your best Summer ever! I have spent the last few weeks helping one of my good friends deciding on her new family car; and I was especially happy this weekend knowing that she finally found her perfect car. I’m not an expert on cars, but when she came and asked for suggestions, advice, and recommendations on a good family car, I was more than happy to give her a few tips on car shopping, that I have learned over the years. Finding the perfect car, when you have to think about you and your family’s safety and comfort, is a long and challenging process. Even though the experience may differ from one person to another, I believe it all comes down to everyone’s needs and expectations. One important fact about purchasing a car is to conduct a serious research; and I always recommend to take time and do just that before taking the leap!


These research are anything from the make of the car, the model, the features, the safety, and, of course, the pricing and much more… Cars.com has been extremely helpful to us when conducting such research and purchases and to anyone who wants to know more, I would recommend visiting their website. They provide you with tons of information about variety of cars from shopping to selling or servicing. They also have videos and honest reviews (good or bad) on their website , and that can be a tremendous help for potential buyers, especially first-timers. Doing your homework is an important process in car shopping. We all want to make the most out of our money and making sure you choose the right car for you or your family is the ultimate reward. 


Oh, and if you were wondering if this is really me, the answers is yes! 🙂 … And you can check out the full post on this look HERE.

Thank you for reading and make it a great week!











A little random fact about me: I’m not much of a coffee person. Really not. You know the occasional coffee drinker who can’t help but take those cute photos with a Starbucks coffee in her hands, and chances are her coffee is not strong at all, a latte or mocha kind of girl, enjoying the aroma more than the coffee itself? Yep that’s me. The truth is, I may have enjoyed a cup here and there, but coffee have never been my cup of tea… Did someone say tea? I love tea!!! All kinds and types. It probably has something to do with the cute little tea parties I used to have with my siblings and little friends when I was just a little girl… who knows?  The thing is, my old self can’t stray away from a nice hot cup of tea. I’ve tried and used many blends and flavors and I’m very picky when it comes to the teas I drink. I expect a great quality and good taste at all times. Best of both worlds. Some of my favorite teas would be green tea, chamomile tea, detox tea, white tea, mint tea, chai tea, lemon ginger with a hint of peppermint (for those mid-west colder days), and passion-mango tea… Truthfully, the list could go on and on! 😀

It’s the holiday season; and there’s nothing nicer on a chilly winter or autumn day than a soothing cup of tea. My tea times just got even better. If you assumed this blanket is probably for one of my daughters, bingo… and the cutie pie was seating right in front of me with my blanket over her tiny little feet. 😀 Don’t ask me why. LOL The things we do and… share 🙂 Can you relate, moms and aunties?

The other exciting thing (or only) about the evening I took these photos beside having my 3 year-old seating on the other side of the couch and constantly wanting to get in the pictures is that I was one of the luckiest people to have to try a new tea coming soon on the market. The Nourish Blend herbal tea from Golden Flourish has been a little on repeat these last days. The aroma and the taste of this tea were a tad bit strong for me at first, but I actually enjoyed it as I took more sips. Golden Flourish advertises that this tea promotes healthy immune system. Who doesn’t want that!?

tea-golden-flourishThis tea is currently NOT on the market yet, as I mentioned earlier, but will be launching this new year.  In case you are interested, the company will be taking pre-orders very soon. You can either sign up for their mailing list at www.goldenflourish.co or follow her on Instagram to be the first to know when they lunch.

tea-golden-flourish2Are you a tea kind of girl?  Show me some love and comment below… Or Coffee please? it doesn’t matter. I love reading your comments… They make me smile 🙂 

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It’s just so unreal how time is flying by! Cliché much? I know, but you have to agree with me though. October is almost over, and then we welcome November to already be celebrating thanksgiving… and there comes December! Need I say that Christmas will be here before we know it? … And we’ll soon be kissing 2016 adios… WOW! It seems like just a couple months ago, we were decorating christmas trees…  Where did 2016 go!? It’s unbelievable and exciting at the same time. Well, let’s finish the year strong and in the hope to see the desire of our hearts come to pass.


On another note, If there’s any social media account I like to spend time on these days, share candid and behind-the-scene pictures, connect with amazing people, it’s Instagram. I love scrolling through my feeds just to see the beautiful and creative images these folks are sharing. Every day has its own story and every story has its own ability to be told through each and every photo…


The truth is, I haven’t always been an instagram addict. I might be slightly late to the party, but I think I’m catching on quite well. LOL. Instagram has been winning my heart these days, and while I’m enjoying others’ posts, I’m also giving my all to share great pics and behind-the-scene moments I believe my friends over there would love. It sounds all fun, doesn’t it? It is fun… and a little bit of work. Work, because I’m also putting the work in to grow my numbers and build a strong community. I know, some of you know I mean! 🙂So, if you’re not following me yet, please do come over and let’s connect! (HERE) If you’d like me to follow back, just leave me a comment to let me know that you’re coming from my blog and I’ll return the love, if I’m not already. – Here are some of my latest posts on the “gram”. 

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img_1400img_2259As always, thank you! I’m glad you stopped by and I hope you have a wonderful day!