Let me love you a little longer before you’re not so little anymore.
Baby Brooklyn’s 1st birthday is getting close and I just want to enjoy this sweet stage as much as I can before it becomes a memory.
New week, same me! The travels are on a hold for a minute and I am spending the day spring cleaning, potty training and the kids are catching up on some serious amounts of homework.
This morning it felt so great to wake up and start the week fresh, starting with my face. I have been using my new PMD CLEAN while traveling and I have been noticing amazing results. For once feel like I am getting all my makeup off when I wash my face. The gentle vibrations feel amazing on my face & I can visually see and feel the scillicon bristiles cleaning out all the makeup out of my pores, especially around my nose.
If you scroll down you will see how different my face looks before I use my PMD CLEAN, with makeup on, and after I use my PMD CLEAN. This is my first time EVER posting a no makeup picture on my blog, EVER!
I hope you have a great Monday and start to your week, lets make it a great one!
I get back from my trip and I receive this email.
Now I do not think I am blue check mark material, but my views did about double while in Cancun & Las Vegas.
So I think well, just maybe???? And I click on the link and I was hacked!!!!!!!!
I was driving home from a photoshoot and Instagram notified me. I was paralyzed. Everything I built, everyone I met, taken from me.
5 pregnancies , 4 babies, the highs, the lows, I shared it all. And I had no idea if it was coming back.
Instagram sent me a code which I had to write on a piece of paper take a pic of me holding the numbers to verify that the account actually belong to me.
Then silence lasted a painful 23 hrs.
And I am so happy that I am in again. @birdalamode is rightfully MINE!!!! again.
I had to sign in as if I was the hacker (using his name he changed it to) quickly change all the passwords and then turn two-factor notification on. Locking him out for good and recovering what “it/he/she” undid.
So now you know everything. And I hope you learn from it. It was so scary to be locked out and watch it all get taken from me.
We had really hard conversations. What are we going to do. Do I rebuild or call it a loss. Do I find a new outlet, do I work, do I learn to live smaller and rely more on my husband. It was a dark place to be in and it felt like the entire wold was sitting on top of me.
It was like one day I’m on top of the world and the next it’s sitting on top of me.
I wish this on NO ONE!!!
So please turn on two-factor authentication and be oh so careful!!!
And then I died.
There was no more @birdalamode on instagram. It was taken from me by a hacker.
After 23 hrs of waiting my husband said its probably time for a HARD TALK!
Whats our next steps from here.
With mascara all over my face and desperate to get it back, I replied I STOP.
I’ve been robbed of something I’ve fought for and built for 6 plus years and just like that it’s gone.
I felt paralyzed, sick! It was disturbing. We went to a Wrinkle in Time and got Sushi, I always love this but I couldn’t stop the tears from coming.
My mom calls me asking if we were coming to my grandmothers 90th birthday party. I tell her I cannot. My parents don’t do instagram so I wasn’t expecting much sympathy, but I was shocked by her response.
My mom was just as upset as I was. She was crying I was crying it was a nightmare. She told me I needed to call Kim K and ask her what she would do lol my mom is so cute 🙂 I honestly don’t even think she knows exactly who she is other than I was saying I was a nobody and not Kim K. so she was like well call Kim K. and she was serious :)! She then told me she had to go because she needed to pray. And about 10 mins later I got an email from instagram telling me I could log in again.
You guys this was a miracle. I had spoken to numerous people telling me they never got their accounts back, or that it took them weeks to retrieve. And less than 24 hrs later mine was back.
Because of my mothers prayer, I just know it!!!
To Be Continued ……..
Boy do I have one angry little tummy!
When the travel bug hits, it hits HARD!
A quick brief on whats happening.
It seems that momma Bird got some kind of bug while traveling.
I’m sharing because maybe this can be helpful to you when you travel internationally.
Always drink from bottled water, even at restaurants, ask for it. (I did that)
No ice cubes (I didn’t do that)
Don’t eat fruits or veggies that were probably washed with water only eat ones that you peel yourself i.e. banana or an orange (I didn’t do that)
Use bottled water when you brush your teeth (I didn’t do that)
Shower with your mouth closed (I didn’t do that)
Life for me lately, I’ve been unsatisfiy -ably (I know I made that word up) hungry. I can’t quench my hunger. And when I try it all goes right through me.
I am using some natural herb to try to clear it but my symptoms are getting worse. I have noticed weight dropping and it is not goals it is gross at this point. I absolutely do not want to look like a skeleton.
I’ll keep you posted and if you have any questions or remedies please share as I am in need.
I have one angry little tummy!
(view from the top deck of our bedroom)
This past week my family was hosted by The Hard Rock Riviera Maya. We stayed in their 2,000 sq ft 2 bedroom deluxe platinum grand sky terrace. We loved looking at the ocean while eating room service and as the kids took bubble baths in the grand tub.
This is our second experience at a Hard Rock all inclusive resort, our first was Hard Rock Punta Cana, which we also loved. There is so much to do, the staff goes above and beyond, the kids club is amazing. Literally, my kids are there all day and complain when I take them out. They go out to lunch & dinner with kids club, they swim and play pool games, they go on ecological walks and find monkeys, iguanas, parrots etc., they make crafts, play games, multiple bounce houses were put up one night. My kids were in heaven.
I was so impressed with the food at The Hard Rock. My family loved the breakfast buffets. For lunch we either went to the cafe and got fresh strawberry salads and yummy turkey panini’s or we got margarita pizzas poolside with pina coladas.
We went to Toro a couple nights for dinner, the fancy steak house on the Heaven side of the property (adults only side, but you can bring your kids to Toro). The Hibachi, the Brazilian Steak House, and the Mexican restaurant were all really good too. I knew the food was going to be excellent because they have the exact restraunts (give or take a few) at the Punta Cana property.
If you are trying to compare properties my honest assessment is BOTH, I am so grateful I have been to both!
We played the compare game all week as we tried to determine which one we would go to next.
Cancun is a smaller propery (its still HUGE, Punta Cana is just VERY LARGE!) which made it nice for close proximity with children and having the rooms close. But Punta is great too as there are so many pools.
The beach. Cancun has a lagoon (like Disney Aulani Hawaii) more like a calm lake where you can snorkel & see fish, even kayak without the waves. Punta Cana has the Ocean, the waves, vendors walking up and down it where you can buy souvineers etc. also guys who will climb up the palm tree and cut you down a coconut for a yummy drink.
The kids club at Cancun’s building is smaller, but the kids are hardly in it. They take them to do activities around the property, which my kids loved, the staff was so darling to my children! The one in Punta Cana is beautiful and huge. The kids stay inside it and do all activities there (at least mine did, I don’t recall them leaving or doing meals with them)
So if your trying to compare apples to apples, its impossible. Because they are both beautiful properties with lots to offer. We would be so fortunate to get to come back to either property.
If you have any questions at all please feel free to ask.