Eliza Faulkner Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

The upcoming Eliza Faulkner Spring and Summer 2014 collection combines a color palette inspired by “The Sound of Music”, the highest quality sustainably sourced linen from Austria, and Eliza’s signature take on modern day sportswear with an exotic ladylike twist. Her crop tops and shrunken moto jackets along with delicate beyond the knee length separates are totally on par with key trends for this season. I’m loving the Greta dress (in pink) and Louisa dress. I’m putting it out into the universe – I want those two pieces in my wardrobe!!! See the entire collection and see where to purchase on ElizaFaulkner.com.

Eliza Faulkner Spring and Summer 2014 collection | LivingMiVidaLoca.com #Spring2014

About Eliza Faulkner

Eliza was born and raised on Vancouver Island, Canada.
She trained at Central St. Martin’s College of Art & Design in London where she graduated with a BA (Hons) in Fashion Design and Marketing in 2008.
Eliza has since gained valuable work experience in the London studios of Erdem, Zandra Rhodes, and Roland Mouret before launching her namesake label in 2012.

Spring 2014 Shoe Trends : Open Toe Mules

We knew open toe mules would come back. That’s why we put them back in their shoe boxes and store them away during the passing seasons. This Spring, take those stylish open toe mules back out, dust them off and wear them with floral dresses, skinny jeans and flowy skirts. Maybe take this as an opportunity to go shopping for some new pairs!

Open toe mules are very versatile and make the perfect daytime shoe thanks to their often-chunky heel. A pair like Kork-Ease Deanna is great in red and it gives you the pop of color that you need. Neutral colored mules will ensure that you get what you paid for, and allow for wear year after year. Consider them an investment! Get your inspiration board started with our favorite open toe mules for Spring 2014.

10 best open toe mules for Spring 2014 | LivingMiVidaLoca.com #Spring2014
pictured from left to right

Kork-Ease Deanna
Vince Camuto Jaso // Kathryn Amberleigh J581 // Fendi Jungle Bicolor
10 Crosby Derek Lam Jiles // Zara Shiny Leather High Heel
French Connection Randy // Victoria’s Secret Chunky Peep-toe
Carlos by Carlos Santana Milos // UGG Skyler

Partnering with Cricket Wireless and Family Fun on a Budget

I live my life on my phone. I’m not one that is able to “unplug.” I document my life online via all my social media channels, and this is why I’m celebrating my recent partnership with Cricket Wireless. Cheers!

As a Cricket Wireless ambassador I’ll have the opportunity to continue sharing my life online, via their no-contract wireless service. The great thing about Cricket is that I can continue to use my iPhone 5S! Although I was a heavy Android user for years and years, my recent iPhone purchase has made me a believer. Really, it was a natural progression for me because my entire network is Apple-based. My MacBook Pro, my iPad and iPad Mini, and now, the iPhone. I can’t wait to check out all the must-have apps that I’ve been hearing so much about.

While I become a bit more acquainted with Cricket Wireless, I invite you to read my first post for their site – I talk about family fun on a budget. Something that I think we’re all too familiar with. And please, follow #VidaConCricket for more Cricket Wireless news, offers and fun!


With easy activation, great devices, and a service that works hard for you, Cricket Wireless is what you’ve been waiting for. 

With Cricket Wireless you get a first-class nationwide wireless experience at a price that fits your life, without any annual contract. Shop for the latest cell phones, including iPhones, Android phones, and smartphones from Nokia and ZTE. Love your current phone? No problem! You can add it to the Cricket network.

Stay connected with Cricket’s reliable nationwide network and fast 4G LTE speeds. Our simple, straightforward monthly prepaid phone plans include mobile data access and unlimited talk and messaging. Plus all prices include taxes and fees so there are no surprises.


This is a sponsored post on behalf of Cricket Wireless. I received compensation and cell phone service to facilitate this post. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.


Celebrate Barbie’s Birthday at Farrell’s

Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour hosts many celebrations throughout the year, but one of its most famous events is the upcoming celebration of Barbie’s 55th Birthday this Sunday, March 9. 

Barbie Birthday Party at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour | LivingMiVIdaLoca.com

Join Barbie and Ken from 10am to 11am at your local Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour. They’re going to create a special, Barbie-inspired, Farrell’s famous 30-scoop, 7 ½lb. ice cream Zoo to run around the restaurant, complete with sparklers and the guest of honor herself sitting atop. Then the entire restaurant will sing a uniquely created happy birthday song and they will dish up the Zoo for their young guests (ages 12 and younger) to enjoy for FREE!

PLUS… birthday presents will be given out to some of their guests who’ve bring in their Barbie, child’s doll or action figure!

If, for some reason, you can’t make it to Barbie’s 10am birthday party, they’ll be celebrating all day by selling a $1.99 pink birthday sundae to all guests that bring in their favorite doll or action hero and purchase any regular entrée and drink. This special birthday sundae is fashioned from one scoop of strawberry ice cream, strawberry sauce, whipped cream, party sprinkles and a cherry on top.

So, who will be your plus one to the party? Astronaut Barbie, Doctor Barbie, Ballerina Barbie, President Barbie…

Free Barbie birthday sundae at Farrell's Ice Cream Parlour | LivingMiVIdaLoca.com

How to Draw Mr. Peabody in 10 Easy Steps

Mr. Peabody & Sherman is out in theaters and it’s my must-see movie for families this month. My kids have been watching the trailers and the special DreamWorks Presents: “Mr. Peabody & Sherman – A Journey WABAC” on Netflix as they anxiously await the matinee showing this weekend. Meanwhile, I’ve set up my 6 year old with this cool “How to Draw Mr. Peabody in 10 Easy-to-Follow Steps” diagram that I received on a recent trip to the Dreamworks Studio. Give it a try and let me know how your Mr. Peabody translates onto paper. Mine? It was horrible. Hope you have better luck at it!

How to Draw Mr. Peabody in 10 Easy-to-Follow Steps | LivingMiVidaLoca.com #MrPeabody

About Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Mr. Peabody (voiced by Ty Burrell, Emmy Award® Winner -Modern Family), the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman (Max Charles -The Amazing Spiderman), use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes The WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidently rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

This is not a sponsored post. I was invited on a press trip as a courtesy of DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox. All thoughts and ideas remain my own.

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