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10 Spring Break Staycation Activities Ideas To Do With Young Kids

March 29, 2021

Things are starting to brighten up at the end of the tunnel, but staying away from crowds, masking up and social distancing are still the way to go this year. If you are staycation during Spring Break this year, here are 10 Spring Break staycation activities Ideas to do with young kids.

1 – Bake Easter Cookies or an Easter Cake Together
2 – Create a Fairy Garden Around Your House 
3 – Visit a Local Farm

If you are in Southeastern Michigan, Walcott Mill Metropark Farm Center, Kensington Park Farm Center and Blake Farms are great options. Check their website for Covid-19 Precautions.

4 – Get outside, observe and learn

As nature wakes up from a sleepy winter, now is a great time to get outside and train the kids scientific abilities. Put on your garden gear, get a couple of magnifying glasses and start exploring your yard or your local park showing your kid how plants, flowers and leaves are growing back. My girls love it! 


5 – Go Birdwatching 

This is a great way to build a sense of wonder. All that you need are your eyes and ears. Get a pair of binoculars if you want to go to the next level. 


6 – Visit a Cider Mill 

Yes! Many Cider Mills re-open on Spring, and around mid-April many of them serve ice-cream. If you are in Southeast Michigan Yates Cider Mill and Blake Farms are very good options. 

7 – Make My Award Winning Best Guacamole 

I love making easy cooking dishes with my kids, and everyday is a good day for tacos! Check this post with my guacamole recipe the entire family will love or check my Instagram IGTV for the video.

8 – Start a Rock Collection, and Rock Paint 
9 – Local Hiking

Pack the kids backpacks with trail mix, granola bars and their favorite treats. Include paper and crayons/pencils so the kids can keep track of their nature finds, as you walk around your neighborhood or on a hiking trail. As a result, that can be a great subject to talk about during dinner.


10- Tourist in Your Own City 

It shouldn’t be far nor among a crowd of people, but getting out of the house to visit a park, a playground, watch the ducks at a nearby river/pond or by taking a walk in a different part of the city (always wearing a mask) can be a fun change of pace. 

Enjoy the outside. Spring is beautiful and you should enjoy it after a long winter. 

Please share in the comments below what are your favorite staycation activities. And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for more.

xoxo, beijos.

Disclosure: I link products and companies based on their quality, my personal opinion and my experience. Some of the links in my posts are affiliated links, and I will earn a small commission if you decide to purchase them.

Kids Activities, Motherhood

8 Valentine’s Day At Home Ideas To Do With The Kids

February 12, 2021

It’s the weekend of love, and just because we are stuck at home, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t find ways to say I love you. My Valentine’s Day became even more special after having my little ones. Here are 8 Valentine’s Day at home ideas to make your day with the Kids extra special: 

  • Make a craft as simple as a card together, and gift each other. 
  • Decorate the house together with heart shapes. We did that at our house (pictured) with some colorful hardboard ones we got at Target.
  • Pick some flowers together at the market for around the house. My girls love this one, and it makes them feel so special. 
  • Make a Valentine’s Day treat together: cake, cookie, a banana split! Buy sprinkles, cake/ cookie mixes, chocolate, be creative and have fun. The kids will love it! 
  • Plan Valentine’s Day breakfast menu together: make heart shapes pancakes!
  • Watch a movie while eating chocolate ice cream. 
  • Play Spa at home. We do this one all the time on the weekends, and my girls get so excited. We give each other foot massages, have our nails paint, and relax.
  • Make a heart shape pizza.

Let me know in comments which idea you like best! The important here my love, is creating memories, that is what matters the most.

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!!

xo, Luci.

Do you like the girl’s dresses? SHOP below a couple darling finds similar to what they are wearing:

Disclosure: I link products and companies based on their quality, my personal opinion and my experience. Some of the links in my posts are affiliated links, and I will earn a small commission if you decide to purchase them.

Kids Shopping Guides, Motherhood, Shopping Guides

Preschool Gifts Guide

December 10, 2020

Kids gifts guide for Preschool Kids – The kind of list that will make any kid in preschool happy.

We pretty much have the majority of the items on this list, and they are great resources to make the kids busy while learning the skills they need in preschool age.

As a mom myself, I know we are always looking for the best gifts for our kids, so this is a good place to check time to time, and share it with a friend or family member that are looking for ideas. Click on links below to shop the options:

1. Backyard Playhouse, 2. Doll House, 3. Art Easel, 4. Balance Bike, 5. Dust, Sweep & Mop Set, 6. Top & Bake Pizza Counter, 7. Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride-on Toy, 8. Bounce House, 9. Micro Kickboard Scooter, 10. Table Top Easel, 11. Kids Karaoke Machine with 2 microphones, 12. Vintage Kitchen Set, 13. Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart, 14. DigiArt Creative Easel, 15. Scoop & Serve Ice Cream Set, 16. My First Slide, 17. Crayola 3-in-1 Double Easel with Magnetic Letters, 18. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe, 19. Magna-Tiles, 20.Modern Outdoor Playhouse 21. Pink Headband with Flower Magnet.


Have fun! xo Luci.

Kids Activities, Motherhood

We Are In This Together

April 10, 2020

We made it into another quarantine week, Yay! I’m so exhausted, but I always find energy to make some art with my girls.

My girls are very into arts, and that’s how we start most of our days. I have set up their art space in my office, which we now call it our ‘atelier’ – a great way I found to keep them entertained while I work on my own projects.

I have been reading the Easter story for V since Palm Sunday this week, and yesterday I read the part when Jesus dies. She got sad, but after said: “but Jesus is alive, mommy… ”, and I replied back: “He is, and always with us”. She smiled, and said “everything is going to be ok”, I kissed her and She went to sleep. Today, we decided to make rainbows as a symbol of Hope and remembering Jesus for Good Friday.

We pray for all those affected by this terrible crisis, and please remember… You are never alone ???

PS: We used peeps (yes, the candy) as stamps to make bunnies to give it a final touch.

Paint: Crayola

Portuguese Version

Tamo Junto!

Mais uma semana na quarentena… Conseguimos, viva! Estou acabada, mas eu sempre encontro energia para criar algum tipo de arte com minhas meninas. Se você assiste minhas stories, já deve ter visto nossas criações.

Minhas filhas adoram arte, e é fazendo muita que começamos a maioria dos nossos dias. Eu criei até um espaço para elas no meu escritório, que agora chamamos de “nosso atelier” – um jeito que achei delas ficarem entretidas, enquanto trabalho nos meus próprios projetos. No domingo de Palmas comecei a ler a história da Páscoa para a Vivi. Ontem chegamos na parte em que Jesus morre. Vivi ficou triste de primeiro momento, mas depois disse “mamãe, Jesus está vivo!”. Eu respondi, “está! E está sempre conosco”. Ela então sorriu e terminou: “tudo vai acabar bem”. Eu dei um beijo nela, e ela dormiu .

Hoje nós fizemos um arco-íris simbolizando esperança. A esperança que temos em Cristo, e lembrando Dele nesta sexta-feira santa. Nós oramos para todos os afetados nesta crise terrível… por favor se lembre: você nunca está sozinho ???.

Obs. usamos o “peeps” (sim, o doce) como carimbo para fazer os coelhinhos, para dar o toque final. 

Tinta: Crayola

Kids Activities, Motherhood

Daily Calendar Activities with your Little One

March 12, 2020

By Luci Fioritto

With the global outbreak of the Coronavirus vírus and the spread among communities, the number of children at home is increasing with school closings. I see parents with the challenge of keeping children busy while at home, so here something I found in my local library worth sharing. 

I love to make crafts with my daughters – it’s a way I find to making memories while helping them with their development. While at the my local library a couple of months ago, I found this calendar posted in the youth area that you can print at home, with daily activities you can do with your little one at home to keep them busy. 


I have been using this calendar since January and it is so helpful. I get so many ideas from it. For example, with my 4 years old preschooler, we are learning the alphabet and words that start with respective letters. Today is March 12 2020 – according with the calendar, it’s flower day! So we are learning words that start with the letter F and making flowers as part of our art project of the day as you see pictured, besides planting seeds together like the calendar suggested. Carolina who is 18 months also is part of it, of course with some adjustments for her age group.

My girls love it and it is now part of our routine to check the calendar every day to see what’s going on. 

Here’s the link for you to print the calendar of your choice accordingly with your age group. Let me know if you like it in comments! 


Kids Activities, Motherhood

Visit to Sunflower Fields

September 13, 2019

By Luci

Visiting a sunflower farm has been on my bucket list for years, and after having the girls I was determined to find one and share this experience with them. 

We found one only one hour away from our house, and the trip was actually very pleasant and pretty with roads full of beautiful farm houses and rural landscape.

I love to spend time outside in nature with my girls. We take every opportunity we have to teach them something through play and experiences. At the farm we taught the girls how the sunflower likes to face the sun and Vivi noticed that they don’t like shade (proud mom moment there). They also could observe the bees and how gentle they are (if not bothered) while collecting their nectar. It was a dream come true for me, and I was glad my husband was able to capture beautiful shots of us before they became hungry and ready for their naps!

Oh and let’s not forget to talk about the matching outfits! I think it’s so cute and my heart melts every time I see two girls twinning dresses. Vivi is tall for her age and sometimes it is hard to find matching dresses, so when I found these at Zara I didn’t think twice. I choose my outfit of the day to match theirs and free people never disappoints. 

Click here for my girls dresses.

What about you? What are your plans for these last weeks of summer?


Celebrating Yourself in Momlife

June 20, 2019

By Luci

What if you simply celebrate mom life today? Besides all the unconditional love involved in motherhood, as a mother of two, motherhood for me became also an art of multitasking… 98.9% of the time, I leave the house half ready because life has never been busier, and exhausting! Everything I do revolves around my girls and their schedules.

I am a mother, but before that I spent almost four decades growing as a person. In recent years I feel I have been trying hard to find myself, but motherhood has taught me that life is not about finding yourself, but more so about creating and cultivating yourself so that you can live true!

Motherhood does change our lives, and for the better in my opinion, but the process is long and I continue to learn. It takes time to find a balance. When the time is right you know though, and you will know how to honor that person you were before becoming a mother, and create space for your talents and dreams again.

You do so much… You are so worthy! Celebrate yourself! Go to the gym. Eat something you like or go out for dinner.  Read a magazine or listen to a podcast. Go for a walk…  You can do anything, but do it for you!

I have been celebrating myself by putting some make up on. What about you? How have you been celebrating yourself?

Xoxo, Lulu.

Photos by Fabiola Masserant

Portuguese Version

Celebrando Você Mesmo

Por Luci

E se você simplesmente celebrar VOCÊ hoje?  Além do amor incondicional envolvido na maternidade, como mãe de duas filhas, ser mãe para mim tornou-se também a arte de ser “mil e uma utilidades”. 98.9% do tempo saio de casa sem acabar de me arrumar, porque a vida nunca esteve tão ocupada e cansativa. Minha vida gira em torno das minhas filhas e sigo suas prioridades.

Sou mãe, mas antes disso passei quase 40 anos da minha vida crescendo como pessoa. Nos últimos anos, antes de virar mãe, vinha tentando me “reencontrar”, o que não dava em nada. A maternidade no entanto, vem me ensinando que a vida não é sobre se encontrar, mas sim sobre recriar e cultivar você mesmo. 

A maternidade muda as nossas vidas, e para o melhor, na minha opinião, mas o processo é longo e continuo aprendendo. Leva tempo para encontrar equilíbrio. Mas quando o equilíbrio chega, você sabe. Essa é a hora para celebrar a pessoa que você foi antes de se tornar mãe. De criar um espaço para os seus talentos e voltar a sonhar.

Você faz tanto como mãe… Você é tão incrível. Comemore você! Vai na academia. Faça uma comidinha que você gosta, ou saia para jantar. Leia uma revista ou escute um podcast. Vai andar… Pode ser qualquer coisa, mas faça por você! 

Eu venho celebrando a mim mesma me aplicando maquiagem para dar um frescor no rosto. E você?  Como você está comemorando hoje?

Xoxo, Lulu.

Motherhood, Style

Personal Stylist vs Image Consultant

June 13, 2019

My personal experience with my closet after two pregnancies

By Luci

You know that expression, “I don’t have anything to wear!” It happened to me! Hard to imagine, right? After two pregnancies I wasn’t looking at my closet with the same set of eyes. Several pieces are large and need to be adjusted, because during my two pregnancies I invested in larger numbers rather than on maternity items for me to wear them postpartum. Others are small and don’t fit, because my body is still changing after the birth of my second child – if you didn’t know, in most women, it takes at least a year for the body to return to normal after childbirth, and mine is still adjusting.

That however can bring a bit of frustration to say the least, and especially in women who just had a child. Many women are very hard on themselves and are very critical with their own bodies. That’s why I called my friend and image consultant Marina Anauate Vieira (Instagram @m.anauate) to help me. 

Photos by Junia Lapp

Do you know the difference between a personal stylist and an image consultant? I asked Marina and here is the definition:

“A personal stylist works as if the customer were a character and fashion the product. He is responsible for building and crafting the client’s image regardless of his style and personality. He defines the pieces for you and the image that goes behind it. He brings to the table already established looks.

The Image Consultant uses techniques such as: chromatic analysis, body analysis, personal style, personality and lifestyle of the client. She doesn’t use only what it is fashionable or trendy at the moment, but rather what really fits into the style and lifestyle of the customer. The consultant performs a more thorough and thorough work while the Personal Stylist ends up being more superficial. “

I invested in some pieces recently before my meeting with Marina, because my eyes were tired of looking at the same pieces in my closet. The eye of a professional also brings a different perspective. Marina brought in her energy and expertise. She showed me new possibilities aligned with mine and opened me up to combinations that my tired eyes just couldn’t see. Like the lace top pictured here. Believe it or not, I had never worn it!

We stayed part of the morning and early afternoon talking and creating looks according to what I had in my closet and of course the shape of my body. We created three looks, which I will show you in the next posts. I had a great experience and Marina gave me the confidence I needed. 

I loved this look! Specially for the fact that it is a great day night look to carry you from the office to cocktails. I’m obsessed with the color palette too! Great for now and fall. Trés cool! 

What about you? Do you like this look? 

Kisses, Lulu

Burgundy leather motor jacket (sold out @nordstrom) similar here
Yellow pants find here
Lace top got in Brazil years back
Chloe bag in other colors here

Portuguese version

Minha experiência com o meu guarda-roupa depois da minha segunda gestação

Sabe aquela expressão, “ai eu não tenho roupa!” Aconteceu comigo! Difícil imaginar, né? Depois da minha segunda gestação, eu não estava olhando para o meu guarda-roupa com os mesmos olhos. Diversas peças estão grandes e precisam ser alteradas, porque durante as minhas duas gestações, eu investi em números maiores ao invés de peças de maternidade justamente para aproveita-las depois. Outras estão pequenas e não servem, porque meu corpo ainda está se transformando depois do nascimento da minha segunda filha – para quem não sabe, na maioria das mulheres, o corpo leva pelo menos um ano para voltar ao normal depois do parto, então o meu ainda está se ajustando. 

Isso tudo trás um pouco de frustração, e principalmente em mulheres que acabaram de ter filhos. Ela se cobra demais e seus olhos são muito críticos em relação ao próprio corpo. Foi por isso que chamei a minha amiga e consultora de imagem Marina Anauate (Instagram @m.anauate) para me ajudar. 

Você sabe qual é a diferença entre personal stylist e consultora de imagem? Perguntei à Marina e ela deu essa definição: “O Personal Stylist trabalha como se o cliente fosse um personagem e a moda o produto. Ele é responsável por construir e elaborar a imagem do cliente, independente do estilo e personalidade dele. Ele define as peças por você e a imagem que vai e quer passar, trazendo assim soluções prontas.
A consultora de imagem se utiliza de mais técnicas como: análise cromática, análise do corpo, de estilo pessoal, personalidade e rotina de vida do cliente, para que possa então trabalhar suas peças e forma de se vestir. Ela não se utiliza apenas do que está na moda ou tendência no momento, e sim o que realmente se encaixa no estilo e vida do cliente. O Consultor realiza um trabalho mais completo e profundo enquanto o do Personal Stylist acaba sendo mais superficial”.

Eu investi em algumas peças recentemente antes do meu encontro com a Marina, porque os meus olhos estavam cansados de olhar para as mesmas roupas no meu guarda roupa. Um olhar de um profissional traz uma outra perspectiva. A Marina trouxe um frescor e novas possibilidades aliadas às minhas e me abriu os olhos para composições que eu nem imaginava, como esse top de renda, que acreditem se quiserem, nunca havia usado!

Ficamos parte da manhã e comecinho de tarde conversando e criando looks de acordo com o meu corpo e com o que eu tinha no armário . Criamos três looks lindos, que vou postar para vocês aqui. Foi uma delícia de experiência e a Marina me passou a segurança que eu precisava.

Eu adorei este look! Principalmente pelo fato de você poder usá-lo tanto de dia, para o trabalho e depois, para um happy hour. Também adorei a paleta de cores, que tanto pode ser usada agora ou no outono. 

E vocês? Gostaram? Beijos, Lulu.

The Belt – Downtown Detroit

Jaqueta de couro vinho (sold out @nordstrom) parecida aqui
Calça amarela Zara aqui
Top de renda, comprei no Brasil a anos atrás.
Bolsa Chloe aqui


Something about Motherhood

May 13, 2017

My little baby girl turned 16 months yesterday! I can’t get over the fact she’s growing up so fast!
? I’ve just noticed that it has been almost a year since my last post here. Wow, time flies… Can we stop time, please?

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, and it’s the perfect time to talk about the most incredible thing that happened to me… becoming a mother.

Motherhood started for me when I first learned I was pregnant! You can’t see what’s going on but there’s something magical happening inside you… You don’t understand, but you are both physically and psychologically carrying your child. Your instincts kick in and you start right there, you protect that belly with your life. You change your habits, your diet… life changes, you are a mother now!
Magic continues when baby is born, you feel God’s power and love, so much love. After days into it motherhood puts you in check. You feel miserable and sometimes think you are not good enough. That’s when you look at your child and you realize you are doing a good job! You see love. You’ve got this and a new day starts again… you feel happy and you look forward to what tomorrow brings.

Each milestone, each smile and each new discovery means the world to you and all you talk about is how perfect and incredible your baby is. Your child is perfect in her own way and you love her no matter what.
I’m still new to it, but motherhood for me is love. For me a mothers love is a natural instinct, this instinct is the gift that God instilled in us to love one another, unconditionally.

MOTHERs, there’s no better word than LOVE to express everything you are.

Happy Mother’s Day to all my fellow moms. FELIZ DIAS DAS MÃES, MAMÃES LINDAS!!

Get the look:
Vivi is wearing Victoria Beckham Stripe Collared Top and Pant Set for Target.
Mama got her dress at Nordstrom Rack.


Bump look of the Day + Black Friday Deals

November 27, 2015

Hi guys, I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!!

It is Black Friday in America, meaning sales and deals all over the place! I am avoiding the stores today (hey, I am pregnant!) but I can’t avoid the online deals! So today, besides talking about my look of the day, which it is in fact the look I wore yesterday for Thanksgiving with my family, I am going to list for you some sales happening online at a couple of my favorite stores.

** Look details on pics caption.

*** Deals list at the end of the post

Happy day! Happy Shopping 🙂

light makeup

Blouse: Zara combined with light makeup for the day.

Fall statement color boots

Loooove having fun with shoes. These blue ankle boots are by Marco Antonio. I found them at Nordstrom.

Online Black Friday Deals:

  • Zara: Offering 30% entire collection. Today only!
  • Nordstrom: Offering 25% off on selected items through Monday.
  • Norstrom Rack: Offering 30% off on clearance items online & stores on Black Friday weekend.
  • Jcrew: 40% and 30% off online & stores
  • Top Shop: 50% off on selecting items online & stores

Beijos, Lulu

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