My Ten-Year Challenge!

 

Here’s a throwback of ME 10 years ago! Wow, I can’t believe ten years have passed already. Last month was my birthday and I felt like the past ten years of my life was all a blur. Now, I a married woman with three children, huge plant lover, blogger/vlogger and 20 lbs. heavier! 😉

 

Alright, let’s talk about, do I have any regrets from my past?

Absolutely! I wish I started my blog a long time ago. My blog is almost 2 years old now. If I started it 10 years ago, I would have been able to talk/write about exciting and crazy topics, as it was happening; such as, dating scene in LA, being in a relationship to marriage, decision to have kids, birth experience etc.

I wish I didn’t get involved in businesses that are not worthy and pyramid schemes I got fooled into joining. Although, if I didn’t make mistakes then I wouldn’t have learned my lesson leading me to the right path. Now, I’m more aware, mature and know what I really want in life. I would love to accomplish more things in this world. Things that matter like helping and inspiring people. It’s the best feeling in the world that I can share my thoughts and experiences with you.

By the way, I’m currently taking pre-nursing classes and also volunteering in a hospital. It’s tough to juggle school, family, blog and hospital shifts, but I will keep doing blog post as much as I can.

 

 

Cheers to many more years of life together!

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Super Bowl 2019 Vlog

 

Omg!! I haven’t posted in so long. I’m so sorry! I’ve taken a break and very focused on getting into the nursing program here. I will update you with everything very soon!

 

Anyway this post is about our Super Bowl party LA Rams VS New England Patriots. Yes, I know we lost! I was devastated, but I’ve moved on from the defeat of my team. I think Rams getting into Super Bowl is a great achievement over-all. I love supporting my city no matter what.

 

I feel like people in LA still haven’t realized that we have a football team now. Some people here didn’t care much about the game. I guess it will take a while to build the fans base for the Rams.

 

We had a good time watching the game with family and friends. I hope next year LA Rams will win!

 

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

 

 

 

 

Team Davis at the Echo Park Community Christmas Parade

 

My daughter Scarlett had a Christmas parade today around 10am. We had to wake up early and didn’t have time to get my coffee. This is her first parade ever so we didn’t really know what to expect. The street Sunset boulevard was closed due to the parade all the way to Echo Park Avenue. I feel like we walked miles and miles away. If I only knew that I will be doing some massive cardio exercise today, I definitely would have worn my comfortable tennis shoes. Anyway, there were tons of people, who watched the parade. It was amazing! It was really fun to see the community gathered together to celebrate the holidays.

 

Living in a big city such as Los Angeles, makes me feel like there’s no culture here compare to where I grew up. Los Angeles is a city with millions of people from different parts of the world; different religion, different ethnic backgrounds and different languages. This can make a person feel disconnected from the entire community. However, the parade today made me feel like I’m part of a community now. I’m getting to know other parents and Scarlett’s classmates and teachers. Watch our VLog below to see our adventure for today 😉

 

 

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

 

 

Our Thanksgiving Celebration

 


 

 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day! My family and I enjoyed each other’s company drinking wine and over-eating. Lately, I’ve been feeling down because of the wildfires

in California. It’s like I can feel the pain of all the families affected by the fires. It’s more frustrating because there’s nothing we can do to stop all the fires. I really appreciate my family now more

than ever and very thankful that I get to spend quality time with them.

 

What are you thankful for? 🙂

 

 

 

Living in Fear?

 

Today is the perfect day for a birthday party. The weather couldn’t be better here in Elysian Park, Los Angeles. Scarlett’s classmate Yair turned 7 years old today. The cake taste like heaven and the bouncy house is such a big hit. Everyone is so happy.

As I look at my family through my camera lens, I can’t stop but to think of our safety. Mass shootings in this country is so common now a days. It can happen anywhere to anybody. How do you protect your family from all these danger? How did we end up being in this situation, where we live in fear?

 

tell your kids the truth

Growing up in the Philippines made me a strong person. I have seen some horrific things a kid should never have to see. Right around 12 years old through high-school, I had to commute to school. Public transportation in Manila is no joke. It’s very crowded, polluted and yes, it rains a lot there as well. I have a memory of me coming home from school riding a tricycle; It was a sunny day, my ride was moving really slow as it enters our gated community. Then, I saw bunch of people staring at something. My tricycle came closer to the scene and I saw a dead body laying in a puddle of blood. The person was shot by our security guard for stealing. (sorry for the graphic detail)

Anyways, that was just one of the bad things I’ve experienced as a kid. There were other things I’ve seen that made me realized life is no fairy tale. I grew up not being a scared kid, instead I was more aware of my surroundings type of kid.

Here in the USA our kids are more innocent. They go to school and come back home after school. They don’t commute to school or left alone with no adult supervision, which is how we keep them safe. However, our kids live in a bubble, where they don’t get to see what is really happening outside of their world.

Let your kids watch the news with you. Explain to them that all the things they see in the news are really happening. I find it more effective when I compare humans and animals. Here are my exact words to my kids;

“Animals live in the wild and get eaten or killed by bigger animals everyday. They always have to find ways to protect themselves to survive. It is the same thing with human beings. We live in a world, where there are bad and good people everywhere. We have to protect ourselves from bad people by staying away from them.”

 

what to do when an active shooter shows up

Planning is the key. Always be ready. Don’t be a “this will never happen to me” type of person. I tell my kids to find cover, look for the nearest exit away from the shooter and run as fast as possible.

We assess the place, wherever we go. Where is the exit? Where is the best place to be seating, if an active shooter shows up?

 

keep living life

Life is beautiful. The sky is beautiful. Your family is beautiful. I can’t express enough the good things we have in this world. While there are bad elements out there, there are more good in this world than bad.

 

what we can do

Fight for change. We can get back that feeling of safety in our communities by advocating for common-sense gun legislation.  We need to demand policy that will keep everyone’s kids and all of us safe. Join organizations fighting gun violence.

 

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HELL.A. – No Escape | The City Wife

 

Hey guys! I finally get to upload this Halloween short film I created with my family.

I’ve always wanted to be in a scary movie. It was fun making this film. My family helped me so much!

They’re awesome.

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Paul Davis- @paulquinndavis

My kids – @citykidztv

Let me know in the comments down below what’s your favorite scary movie?

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Little Martin’s Drawer Wet Wipe Pouch Review


 

Wet-wipes Pouch –> https://www.ebay.com/itm/Little-Martins-Wet-Wipe-Pouch-Set-of-3-Reusable-Refillable-Clutch-Di-New/183233283113?hash=item2aa98e0429:g:MFIAAOSw48dbAGKx

              amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07DPTS53J/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&psc=1&linkCode=ll1&tag=thecitywifebl-20&linkId=ea9e45abb445d20623ba6c47635e3b6a&language=en_US

 

Product details:

“Little Martin’s portable wet wipe pouch BPA free material will not leak or break to keep wet wipes moist. Also portable Dispenser Holder Case can be hung or attached anywhere, such as to the diaper bag or stroller for convenience when traveling.Set of 3 wet wipe cases comes in various beautiful designs perfectly suited for every mom and baby.

TRAVEL-FRIENDLY – Lightweight, portable pouch can be hung or attached anywhere, such as to the diaper bag or stroller for convenience when traveling

REUSABLE, REFILLABLE – Easily carry around your favorite wipes by filling up your pouch as needed; no need to buy small, less economical travel packs

IDEAL SIZE – Perfect size and capacity so moms can handle a quick clean up with ease

HIGH-QUALITY MATERIAL – Thick, high quality, non-toxic, BPA free material will not leak or break to keep wet wipes moist

STYLISH DESIGN – Set of 3 wet wipe cases comes in various beautiful designs perfectly suited for every mom and baby”

 

 

This wet-wipes pouch by Little Martin’s Drawer is the cutest thing ever. I knew I had to get it, the moment I saw it online. The size of this pouch is perfect for travel. You can insert it in your

bag or attached it on your stroller. I love that this product is BPA free and non-toxic. The box comes with 3 pouches; 2 pink and 1 blue. The stylish and modern design of this product is

perfect for all moms and babies.

 

If you are a “mom on-the-go” like myself, you would love this product. I have wipes available every-where in the house and in my car because I always need  to clean something. I think even

if I’m not a mom, I would still own a lot of wet-wipes. I use them for removing my makeup, cleaning the top of my desk, cleaning my shoes, cleaning other furniture and removing the excess

pigment of my makeup brushes.

 

CONS – The only cons I would say is that the flap of the pouch seems it can break easily. However, I’m sure glue can fix the problem, if it ever occurs.

 

Overall this product is good to have for people, who like to bring wet wipes anywhere they go. It’s very affordable for 3 pouches. The design is modern perfect for fashionistas. So I give this

pouch … thumbs up!

 

 

*in collaboration with Little Martin’s Drawer

xoxo, Arianne 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*this post is NOT sponsored. I was gifted this product, but All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

Small Town Serenity – Ojai Strong

Paul found this cute dog wandering around the plaza. He made sure the dog walked back to the rightful owner of-course!

This bag I found in Little Tokyo LA is the cutest bag. It’s under $100 too! So adorable.

DETAILS | GARDEN PARTY MAXI DRESS (under 100) | NATURAL WOVEN BAG | DENIM MULES |

 

   I love the small-town hospitality of Ojai. People here are so “Earthy” and friendly. You can feel pure serenity everywhere you go. This maxi dress by Free People is so darling. It’s on-sale too! Nordstrom Rack always has the most incredible designer deals in the planet. Match this dress with a woven bag and denim mules to look more stylish.

My step-son Quinn lives here in Ojai, so we will come back here very soon. We like staying at the Humming Bird Inn or Capri Hotel. They are cozy, nice and affordable. Also, their swimming pools are awesome. I’m really happy this town survived the Thomas Fire because Ojai is such a true oasis not so far from LA.

 

More cool stuff here…

*in collaboration with Nordstrom Rack and ShopStyle

xoxo, Arianne

 

 

 

Springtime at Underwood Family Farms

It was a pleasant experience for both Clodagh and I when we went to Underwood Family Farms. It is located one hour away from Los Angeles and the drive was not bad at all. We left LA around 8:30 in the morning to avoid traffic. It was Clodagh’s first school field trip and she was very excited to go. I was not feeling well because of a cold, but still managed to make the trip with her. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world! We got to spend quality one-on-one time with each other. This is very rare for us as I have two other kids.

THINGS TO DO WITH KIDS AT UNDERWOOD FAMILY FARMS

Picking strawberries can be so much fun – Underwood Farm is a wonderful place for families to go to during Spring. It is the perfect weather to be outdoors. Make sure to wear your boots because it can be muddy there. You are going to the farm, so dress like a farmer. We had so much fun picking strawberries. Nothing is more precious than seeing my daughter picking fruits in a field full of strawberries. She likes the little ones because she thinks they are baby strawberries. Moreover, freshly picked strawberries taste so much sweeter than the ones from a store. Clodagh now understands where fruits and vegetables come from. I think she appreciates the value of fruits and vegetables a lot more now.

Plenty of playground for kids to run around – Parents love seeing their kids go wild on the playground. However, it can be chaotic when it gets too crowded. You have a harder time keeping an eye on the little munchkins. Luckily, Underwood Farms has more than one playground, so there is plenty of space for parents to sit and for children to play. We went on a weekday, so it was less crowded than usual, which is a plus.

Watch, touch and feed farm animals – One thing kids love is seeing real animals on a farm. The look of Clodagh’s face was unforgettable when she saw chickens walking around the playground. She was able to feed them, along with goats, horses and pigs as well. Make sure to bring quarters for purchasing animal food to avoid temper tantrums.

Who doesn’t like pony rides? – My daughter loves pony rides. She was afraid of it before, but now she’s 4 years old. She can’t stop smiling and feeling ecstatic every time she rides a pony. You will need to purchase tickets to ride the ponies. Tickets are available at the ticket booth located at the farm entrance.

The Bumble Bee ride might be the most relaxing experience at the farm – Parents and kids love the Bumble Bee ride because it is the longest of all the rides. You circle around the entire farm while looking at fantastic views of the crop fields and mountains beyond. It can be quite bumpy though, but it is still my favorite ride.

There are so many fun things to do at the Underwood Farm, we didn’t have time to get to them all. Being there in Springtime is definitely special. It is very relaxing and fun. I had a beautiful experience with my daughter. We also like coming here in Fall to pick our pumpkins for Halloween. Sometimes getting out of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, is what is needed (as parents) to spend quality time with our kids.