Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Short Hiatus Due To Surgery

Hello ladies!

First off I want to thanlk all of you that entered the giveaway!! I will be choocing a winner soon I have not forgotten. However the purpose of this post is to let you ladies know I will not be posting for roughly 2 weeks because I need to have eye surgery and the one working eye I have isn't too stong and I don't want to strain it trying to blog (not tat I dont love to blog... you ladies get what I mean).

I'm having surgury becase the retina in my right eye detached (its not painful) and right now I can not see anything thru my right eye :( the worsrt part about that is my right eye was my stronger eye of the two. No I'm not completely blind buttt I'm close to it. I was completely freaked out when the eye doc told me mainly because the same thind happened with my left eye as a baby due to me being a prematre birth.

All in all I'm calm now. I know God will fix the issue and restore my vision. So with that being said I will talk with u ladies some time after my surgury. Also be expecting a blog sale soon (the surgery bill can't pay itself lol)

And as promised once I regain full vision I will ebe choosing a winner for the giveaway!

** please disregard all spelling errors; blogger won't let me spell check.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

10 Day You Challenge - 2 Songs

We're getting close to the end of the 10-Day You Challenge. This week's topic is 2 Songs. I'm not even sure if I can single out merely 2 songs and label them as my all time favorites. On any given occasion you can find me with my earplugs in and my ipod on! I never leave home without it!


1) Do Ya Thing - Rihanna -- this song always makes me want to start dancing
regardless of were I'm at

2) No Air - Jordin Sparks ft/ Chris Brown -- by far one of my favorite duets EVER!!!
Whenever I start to hear this song I start belting out the words! I love it that much!

Any Trey Songz Fans Out There??

Not sure if you ladies know this or not buuttt I absolutely adore Trey Songz! Been a fan of his since wayyyyy back in 2005! So back in August or September Trey put out a new album [Chapter V] and as a result he's been touring for the last month. His show tonight, stops in Los Angeles and to help his Angels With Heart Foundation is going to broadcast the concert live online for everyone to see(for only $1.99)! I'm super excited about this because his tour doesn't make a stop in Seattle so now I'll have a chance to check it out. BUT the point of this post is to inform you ladies of the concert and the good cause the money is going towards.

Angels with Heart foundation is a foundation within Trey's fan club "Trey's Angels". The purpose is to encourage his fans/Angels and others to give back to those in need because there is always someone is a worse off situation than yourself. So if you're a fan of his music or just want to help out towards a good cause, purchase a ticket for only $2! Besides how often can you see a full concert for only TWO DOLLARS??!! Don't miss out!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's Starting To Feel Like Christmas

On Friday, Seattle had its annual Thanksgiving parade in the morning and Christmas Tree lighting that evening. Since I didn't have to work yesterday I headed downtown to check out the festivities! I had taken a few pictures of both the parade and tree lighting buuttt when I updated my phone earlier all of the pictures on my phone deleted. And i mean ALL [250+] *tears* Luckily I took the video of the tree lighting with my Flip camera. So enjoy the video below!

Tree Lighting Ceremony
Has your town had any special celebrations to gear up for Christmas??

Thursday, November 15, 2012

The End of the Twilight Era

The end is near... the end of Twilight that is. Tonight/tomorrow the final installment of the Twilight films hits theaters! I'm excited and saddened at the same time. I became a fan wayyy back in 2009; I've seen all 4 movies thus far and read all 4 books. I hate to see it end, but I've been hearing the last film has scene that don't correlate to the book which should be exciting to see! Below I've posted the trailers for the first 4 films for the few of you who may be clueless to the epic-ness that is Twilight! =)


Hind sight is always 20/20. When I first saw this film it was on dvd and I thought it was hilarious. Now, I still think its hilarious but I feel the acting is sooo cheesy!


this was my favorite book in the series; possibly because I'm Team Jacob... but it really was a good book. It introduced a whole new group of 'mythical creatures'. After reading the first book I was already rooting for Jake, so to find out he turns into damn wolf; how could I not love the wolf pack?


this was probably my 2nd book. I love how the movies put Jake vs Edward, I love the tent and the fight training scenes.


The only thing I have to say about the book itself is this: That mess was LONG as hell! I literally hated reading it..... ahhhhhhh ahhhhhhh... I purposely spent 2 weeks on that book alone cause it started to annoy me. But I will admit [bias wolf fan comment approaching] I liked "Book 2" ;) If you've read the BD you totally know what I mean. If you didn't read the book.. basically Breaking Dawn (book) is broken into 3 sections: Book 1, Book 2, and Book 3. Books 1 & 3 and from Bella's POV but Book 2 is all from Jacob's POV! I'm seriously hoping that they add some of Jake's perspective into BD2... I might be slightly will be disappointed if at some point during BD2 the scenes aren't begin narrated by Jake! It's only fair people!


I'm sad to see the end of the series BUT I'm super excited to see how to bring it to an end! I have VERY high expectations for this film!

10 Day You Challenge - 3 Movies

As you ladies know I've been doing the 10 Day You Challenge for the last few weeks. This weeks challenge is 3 movies. If you know me, then you know I LOVE movies! Below are 3 of the many movies that I absolutely adore!!!


1. Saw series - I love horror movies and this series! I have all 7 films on dvd. Put all the guts gore aside, the message of the movies is a good one. Cherish the life you are given, don't take it for granted.

2. Princess & The Frog- When this movie came out on dvd my mom and I watched it together and loved it. Ultimately I convinced my sister-in-law to get it for my-then- 2 year old niece. Now at 4, my niece LOVEEEES it still!

apparently I make this same faceat people unknowingly... *shrug*

3. The Hangover - can we say HILARIOUS??? Just thinking about it makes me want to burst out laughing! lol

So There's This New Link-up....

As usual, I was scouring the web and came across a new blog and thus a new link-up. Dalayna at Pointing Up has started a link-up for those of us who are not married and don't have children. By no means is this at bash at the wonderful bloggers who are married and/or have children- we love y'all!!
One cool thing about this link up is each week you connect with other via different social networks [GFC, Twitter, Facebook, etc] Sooo check it out =)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

How Pinteresting

I know, I know! I haven't done the pinterest link-up in weeks; but I'm back at it again today!! I'm going to go with a "funny" theme for the pins because well, its the middle of the week and I don't know about y'all but my Monday was CRAZY but my Tuesday was 10x better! So here's to hoping the rest of the week goes smoothly! *crosses fingers*

Source: via Diana on Pinterest

Monday, November 12, 2012

Nails of the Week

Saturday my roomie and I went to get our nails done! I haven't been to a nail shop since I lived in Texas so it's looonng overdue for a cute mani!

I browsed around pinterest for what seemed like hours, looking for inspiring nail designs. Came across this uber cute design and HAD to get it!

Initially I wanted the colors to be black and pink but the nail stylist forgot to add the pink soooo black and gold had to do.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

My 1st Giveaway!!!!!

Hello ladies!! For a long time now I've wanted to do a giveaway on my blog but could never find the right time to do it. So I figured now would be a good time since holiday's are approaching and what's better than a mid-holiday gift? I noticed on many other blog girls will do a huge group giveaway which is great, but since I don't have a ton of blogger buddies I don't feel doing a group giveaway would work best for me. At lease not now, who know what can happen in 2013 ;) Good luck ladies!

1. You must be a public follower of my blog via Google Friend Connect
2. It's open internationally =)
3. The contest will end November 25, 2012 at 12:01am [Eastern Time Zone]
4. I will contact the winner within the week that the contest ends via email and then AND post it on my blog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, November 9, 2012

Liebster Award

Ann over at Ooh Let Me See nominated me for the Liebster Award! First off I want to thank Ms Ann for the award, I'm totally honored by it!

The Rules
  1. Thank the one who nominated you.
  2. You have to write eleven things about yourself.
  3. You have to nominate eleven promising bloggers who have less than 200 followers and tag them in your post.
  4. You have to give them eleven questions to answer.
  5. You should not tag back.

11 Facts about me
1. I was only 2lbs 1oz when I was born! Doctors didn't think I'd make it- HA I proved them wrong
2. I JUST recently got my drivers licence... about a month before my 26th birthday... a shame I know
3. I have an unhealthy addiction to chocolate
4. I wear size 10 or 11 in shoes
5. I've had my belly pierced twice... my body basically rejected it both times =(
6. Last year I lost 40+ pounds and still have a difficult time believing that I was that much over weight
7. I secretly want to pink streaks in my hair... not quite brave enough for that yet.
8. I can barely walk in heels BUT for some reason I love to buy cute heels
9. I used to be sooo fearful of doing things on my own
10. I sometimes have the "only child syndrome" (aka I can get bratty) way of thinking... but I'm not the only child...
11. Speaking of the fact that I'm NOT the only child-- I have 12 nieces/nephews!

11 Questions from Ann
1 What inspired you to blog
originally I wanted a place to vent about my life happenings and an outlet to tap into my inner fashionista, document myself trying new things/styles.
2 What is your favorite Holiday, and why?
Halloween - because its my excuse to eat as much candy as I want without feeling the least bit guilty & Christmas - I love getting festive wearing Santa hats, decorating, viewing light decorations on other people's houses, the music, and I'm really hoping to see some snow this year!
3 What is your favorite song?
Oh gosh I have way too many to name
4 Whats the most outrageous thing you have ever done?
Moving to Seattle with my best friend. I'd never visited Seattle or the state of WA before. I took a complete leap of faith and I do no regret it!
5 If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Paris, Rome, Australia- basically all over the world!
6 Is there a word of saying that you can't stand, if so what is it? 
when people[of any ethnicity] use the "N" word; regardless of the context they use it in. Unacceptable
7 If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you would buy?
pay off my student loan, then credit cards
8 What is your worst fear?
9 What is your favorite candy?
hershey nuggets with almonds
10 Whats your favorite season.and why?
Spring because & Fall -

11 What is your favorite childhood memory?
Spending time with my mom

11 Nominees
1 Karen @ The May Issue
2 Kara @ A Wheel in the Ditch, A Wheel on the truck
3 Melanie @ Metropolitan Money Pit
4Wendy @ Young Heart
5 Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty
6 Jessica @ What's In A Name
7 Rima @ Bolu By Rima
8 Ashley @ Thee Ashley N.
9 Jasmine @ Hello Good Morning Sunshine
10 Kari @ Brown Eyes Beautie
11 Maya D. @ Perfectly Imperfekt

11 Questions for the nominees
(I'm kinda lazy sooo I'm give you gals the same questions I answered! Enjoy)
1 What inspired you to blog
2 What is your favorite Holiday, and why?
3 What is your favorite song?
4 Whats the most outrageous thing you have ever done?
5 If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
6 Is there a word of saying that you can't stand, if so what is it?
7 If you won the lottery what would be the first thing you would buy?
8 What is your worst fear?
9 What is your favorite candy?
10 Whats your favorite season.and why?
11 What is your favorite childhood memory?

10 Day You Challenge - 4 Books

So this weeks challenge is about 4 books. I decided to list 4 books that I started to read but never finished. That is a HUGE problem for me. I'll start reading a book, get halfway through it just to stop reading due to lack of interest or some form of distraction. I REALLY need to work on that! So with that being said, the books below are books that I have started reading and one day hope to finish. =)

1. The Help by Christine Hassler
2. 50 shades of Grey[+ books 2 and 3] by E.L. James
3. 20 Something, 20 Everything by Christine Hassler
4. If I Stay by Gayle Forman

* Initially I was going to list 4 books that I really enjoyed but the only thing that popped into my head was the Twilight series... and I figured I'd spare you all that as I will be posting about the final movie installment of the movie in the upcoming days =) You can thank me later lol

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Did You Vote??

I voted!!!!!

In Washington State they send out ballots about 2-3 weeks before Election. However, because I procrastinate like crazy I didn't turn my ballot in until 4pm Tuesday.... But no judging! I voted and that's what matter right??

The election was pretty close! I was watching the results all night and every 10 minutes a different candidate was in the lead. But at the (almost?) end of it all Barack Obama was announced as the President Re-Elect! Congrats to Mr Obama! My hope is that these next 4 years are beyond successful for him! =)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Where Has The Year Gone?

Is it just me or has this year flown by way too fast?? Its already November!!

- Election Day is Tuesday,

- The final Twilight movie is released in 11 days,
Source: via Maddie on Pinterest

- Thanksgiving is in 17 days

- Christmas & New Years Eve will both be here before we know it!

So far I am loving the Fall weather in Seattle. I LOVE the colorful leaves in the tress and the many distinctive signs of Fall that are all over the place. I've never been a big fan of the Fall season. It never felt like much of a Fall in Los Angeles or Texas. But with all the trees here in Seattle + the rain; its the perfect combination needed to create a beautiful fall atmosphere.
I absolutely LOVE how the trees here change...
simply beautiful

Sunday, November 4, 2012

[Sunday Social] link-up

First off, I hope everyone changed their clocks back! I totally forgot time changed until I got home from church. So glad modern technology reboots itself for Daylight Savings Time changes.

I haven't done a 'Sunday Social' link-up in quite some time. Sooo I figured I'd jump back on the wagon.

Sunday Social

What is currently on your wish list?
some (more) cute boots for fall

Share a new iphone, droid, ipad app you have recently discovered that we all need
I don't have a droid/iphone; therefore I have no app to share

What is a new Fall TV show you have added to your DVR?
Share your Social Media links for us to follow you on(pinterest, twitter, facebook, etc) Tell us which is your favorite and why
What is a TV series or Movie or Song you could listen to or watch over and over and over and never get tired of…feel free to name one of each
TV series - CSI Miami and Say Yes To The Dress

Saturday, November 3, 2012

10 Day You Challage - 5 Foods

I'm a few days late, but like the saying goes "Its better late than never" =) So this weeks "10 Day You Challenge" is about 5 Foods. I've chosen to list my top favorite foods. By no means its not easy but the thought alone makes me hungry!
1. Tacos
2. Spaghetti [ with hillshire farm sausage NOT ground meat]
3. Pad Thai (spicy)
4. Southwest Spring Rolls [I'm sure they go by various names, usually found at Tex-Mex restaurants]
5. French Fries - homemade, frozen brands, sweet potato, curly, crinkle... love them all!!
Whats some of your favorite foods? Join in on the link-up!