Friday, January 16, 2015

2014 Favorites




JANUARY

Yes, Cosmopolitan magazine liked my Instagram photo of my deliciously looking avocado & egg breakfast toast and I kind of freaked out a little. If you’re a fan of avocado, I recommend you try this.

FEBRUARY
I’m obsessed with coffee mugs, especially with the ones I pick up at different travel destinations, but these are perfect for a little “pick me up” when working long hours at the office.

Because celebrating the big five year anniversary was a pretty big deal. I’m excited to celebrate six years with this boy in less than a month!

MARCH

I checked off New Orleans off my travel list. It was a short and quick trip, but definitely one to remember. I discovered Bourbon St., the French Quarter and Jackson Squared, enjoyed beignets and NOLA food.
It was one of my first outfit posts and my attempt at being a “fashion blogger.” It’s basically a how-to build an outfit from your own closet and your sister’s closet.

APRIL

I have been looking for the perfect night skincare. I have acne prone skin and have struggled with cystic acne for a little over a year now. My skincare routine has changed since last April though, but the Clarisonic and Epiduo gel are still a huge part of my routine.

Fiesta is my favorite time of the year, and the best way to kick off Fiesta is Homecoming Weekend at my alma mater. I may or may not be counting down already for this year’s Baby Bake weekend. 

MAY
This Vegas trip made me realize that it’s time to take a break from visiting Vegas twice a year. I am too old for that now. I had to take numerous naps, only went out one night, and was exhausted from all the walking; shopping all over the Vegas strip. But, it was fun and it was for my sister’s 21st birthday.

Another favorite because somehow I managed to make a small closet organized. It’s not easy fitting in all these clothes in a tiny closet, but I made it work. Take that, large, beautiful, extravagant Pinterest closets!

JUNE

A popular post and one of my all-time favorites would have to be this one. Pinterest makes life ten times more difficult. From home décor to wedding planning to DIY projects, Pinterest makes decision-making hard.  

Yes, another Pinterest meal that includes avocado. It’s a quick and easy meal to prepare for work.

JULY


July had so many favorites. I discovered detox water and became obsessed with it. My boyfriend and I attended our first ever John Legend concert after being a fan of his for years and years, and wow! The best concert experience ever. His show was so good; we decided to see him again at the rodeo next month.

AUGUST

I am a lifestyle blogger who likes to occasionally share outfits of the day. Occasionally. Especially when it’s a great H&M find.

Weekend FindsAnd when I’m too lazy to pose for outfit of the day shots (aka, forget to take a photo) I like to just share my weekend shopping finds.

SEPTEMBER


September was another month full of favorites. Future planning has me obsessed with home décor, Fall attire is my favorite, including scarves, and finding things to do on your days off is always nice.

OCTOBER

Fall is my favorite season for two reasons: chunky sweaters and cute fall dates.

This particular “Life Lately” post was a favorite because it was filled with so many exciting events. I celebrated starting a new job, spent the weekend at my boyfriend’s hometown for his cousin’s wedding, and went to a Broadway show, Beauty and the Beast.

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER


November and December were boring months, mainly because I usually step away from blogland to: (a) focus on finals, (b) enjoy the holidays and (c) refocus. I only had one favorite post in both months, and that was my list of books to read over the holidays, and in life. I’m always adding to this list.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Friday Favorites


No. 1 | Disney Sketch Dooney & Burke Handbag 
I cannot even begin to tell you guys how obsessed I am with this handbag. I first laid eyes on this beauty in one of Alexandrea Garza's videos on her YouTube channel and it screamed my name. When we were at Disney World for New Year's Eve, my boyfriend searched high and low for this handbag but apparently it's a popular print because it was sold out everywhere, including Downtown Disney. Well, as you can tell from my latest Instagram photo, the search is over. He ordered it online and had it shipped to my house.

No. 2 | DIY Ideas
I don't usually like to even bother looking at DIY project ideas because I know I don't make time to make an effort to even try a DIY, but this one seemed doable and my boyfriend and I have quite a collection of photo booth photo strips.

No. 3 | Healthy Habits
Whoever created this and pinned it all over Pinterest is a genius. They're little things but perfect reminders to keep in mind. I'm adding this to my new year resolutions list

No. 4 | Illustrations
I have been on the lookout for cute illustrations to put at my work desk. If you have any recommendations for Etsy shops with cute illustrations, let me know!

No. 5 | Temptation To Chop Off My Hair
I don't know how this would be a Friday Favorite but I felt the need to share that lately I have been looking into different hair styles for short hair because I'm tempted to chopped it off, but I know I'll probably regret it with having two weddings to attend this year and weddings usually require long hair for gorgeous hair dos.

No. 6 | Home Decor
Yes, I have included home decor in many of my previous Friday Favorite posts and probably even had a whole post dedicated to home decor, but with all this apartment hunting, I'm getting all these home decor inspiration ideas that it's pretty overwhelming.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2015 New Year Resolutions


I wasn't going to set new year resolutions because, let's be honest, they are quickly forgotten one month into the year. But I enjoyed making time to read over the Christmas break. I want to make it a habit to pick up a book more often and just immerse myself into someone's life. As soon as I jotted down that one single new year resolution I thought, mind as well make a list of possible resolutions, one week into the new year. Most are realistic and I think I could keep up, others (get active, blog redesign, volunteer and travel on a budget) will be hard. When I travel, I like to splurge and spend money like I have an endless amount of money but then come back home to a nearly empty bank account.

On a different note: I've been struggling trying to figure out what direction I want to take with this blog. It's starting to feel like a chore more than an enjoyment. I've enjoyed disconnecting for the past month or so to focus on spending time with family, friends and my boyfriend, focusing on school and work, and just making time for myself. I don't want to completely step away from this blog but you may see less posts until I figure out what I want to do and become organized with this blog.

What are your new year resolutions?

Saturday, January 3, 2015

NYE Week at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Disneyworld

Happy New Year! I am confident 2015 will be a great year and I can't wait to get this year started already. If you follow me on Instagram, you'll know by now that I spent the past two weeks of Christmas break traveling. We went on a family (plus boyfriend) road trip to Orlando, Florida. We rented a car and left the day after Christmas. We stopped in New Orleans the first night and to visit Bourbon Street, Jackson Square, the French Quarter and enjoy some beignets at Cafe du Monde.

Once in Orlando, we spent three days at Universal Studios' Wizarding World of Harry Potter. If you're a big Harry Potter fan and have yet to go, I suggest you do so immediately because walking through Hogsmeade and the newest addition, Diagon Alley, is like being in the movies. Because we went during a peek time, right during the holidays, the lines were long and it was crowded. Unfortunately we were there when it was raining.



And then my favorite part: Disney World. We spent New Year's Eve at the happiest place on Earth. We didn't get to ride on that many rides or see much of Magic Kingdom because we wanted to get a good spot in front of Cinderella's Castle for the NYE fireworks show which I don't regret getting a spot so early on since we were able to see a lot of the shows, and the final show, the midnight countdown show, was just incredible. Words cannot describe the magical experience of ringing in the new year at Disney World's Magic Kingdom.


I'm already planning a trip back to Disney World. There was so much more left to do.

How were your holidays? Hope everybody enjoyed their holidays and spent time with loved ones!