March 2, 2014

Hearts Melted

My favorite part of this year's Oscars. Enough said.

January 14, 2014

Number 14

So 2013 is gone and we are on to the year of the number 14. If anyone happened to have a not so good year in 2013 then maybe it was because of the unluckiness that the number 13 brought around and now that we are over that hump we can move on to bigger and better things.




You can check out what your personal year will be like according to the numerology system. I will be having a 6 personal year so it'll be fun to look back at the end of the year and see how much of it served true. I also came across this charming bracelet on Etsy to help celebrate the new year. I have already purchased one and will be adding it to my arm candy collection. I love new years because they signify new beginnings and there is something so beautiful about that feeling.


6 Personal Year:  It’s time to regroup, nurture, and be nurtured. This is also a year where your personal magnetism is at a peak. Big opportunities await you this year both in your career and your intimate life. It’s a good year to get married or engaged if you have been hovering around that decision. It’s also a year where you may seek a divorce, a break-up, or other relationship splits. This can be called the “Marriage and Divorce” year.  It’s all about evaluating the relationships in your life, starting with your relationship with you.  It’s a year where you’ll be required to heighten your sense of responsibility to your home and family environment.  Don’t be surprised when you need to take on some added weight with home and family.  Embrace it instead of resenting it.  This is the year where you’ll finally feel that “click” in knowing if a divorce is necessary or you can also have the clarity you’ve been waiting for and officially say “I Do.”  Your theme song for the year:  “Should I Stay Or Should I Go?”

November 1, 2013

Point here if...

If you need something to lift your spirits and make you smile today watch this. Even if you don't, watch it anyways.

October 9, 2013

You never heard of troga?

Ever since Modern Family has been put into syndication on overload, I've been catching up on old episodes. The other day the episode, 'Strangers on a Treadmill', was on and there's a scene where Mitchell is kind of being a snob about being a know it all on a subject that he's obviously only been recently aware of. I'm not gonna lie, I've been there. Haven't we all secretly? *smirk*





Claire: I hate it when you do that. You never heard of Troga? You never tried octopus? You never did this amazing thing I just discovered yesterday but I pretend like I've done my whole life?





So what are my new obsessions that I wish I knew long before, but sadly have just become recently smitten with.


You never heard of Miranda Lambert? Okay I admit you've probably heard of this beautiful lady and I'm the silly one who is late to the train station on this one. You should probably be asking me this question in all honestly, but I think I can get away with it being I am from New Jersey and we are not a big country music state so most locals here will not know who I'm talking about. I haven't been completely out of the loop I've known who this lovely lady is, as I've heard of her and I know she's married to the gorgeous Blake Shelton, but up until last week I have never heard any of her music, and listening to one song I was hooked. I kept searching Youtube to listen to her amazing voice and browse through her vast collection of music videos. I've only recently gotten into country music and I am loving it. Every song has a story and it has meaning, but don't get me wrong I still love me some Britney. 




So I had the most delicious thing not too long ago, guacamole bruschetta, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head ever since. I went to this cute little (and when I say little, I mean little) Italian restaurant dell'anima for my birthday about a month and a half ago and I had ordered some bruschetta in octopus and guacamole (boy, do I love me some avocados). It was amazing, I still daydream about it. I found a recipe on on Just Taste so now I can recreate something similar and I can have as much guacamole bruschetta as I want at home.



And my final latest obsession is BENEFIT's Benetint. I received it as a sample size gift by using my Beauty Reward points at the Sephora counter and although I was skeptical of the little vial that looked as if it were filled with blood, I love it now. It gives just the right amount of color to my cheeks and makes it feel like I have naturally rosy cheeks. OBSESSED & IN LOVE!!!

July 1, 2013

Happiness

Have you ever heard of the book 14,000 Things to be Happy About? I first came across this book several years ago at my grandmother's house. She had the book lying on her coffee table and it peaked my curiosity.  Its great to know that there are that many thing that will make you happy in life. It makes me think about what are the things that really make me happy. 





Singing like you own it.
Im such a dork, and I fully embrace it. I had a conversation recently with a friend about music. He was trying to get me into some EDM and I was explaining that it was not my jam unless I'm intensely working out because I need to have something to sing along with. I wanna sit in my car and belt out to Beyonce as I have a stellar solo performance.

Smoothies.

Nix the iced mocha caramel extra whip extra syrup extra expresso java and take a gulp of something more beneficial and loaded with antioxidants instead. I've been on a smoothie kick lately and I feel so much more cleansed after substituting one of these bad boys for one of my daily meals.

Summer Weather
It may be a few days away from summer still, but the weather is definitely feeling like it and i love it. Weather to go to the beach, have a picnic, eat lunch outside, get a tan, or simply go for a walk.

Wasting time in the aisles of a bookstore
I was at Barnes and Noble yesterday to pick up a new book for some summer reading on my lazy days and it was a such an awesome feeling to just stand there browsing the aisles. I have been getting back into the habit of reading more often this year. Less tv and more books is what I've been trying to follow through with. There is no other feeling than getting lost in a book with characters that you end up feeling all these real emotions for as you get involved with them. I cant wait til the next sunny day where I can lay out in the backyard tanning and indulging in my recent purchase.