I might be going a little crazy!!!

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Ahhh! These past few days have been so crazy!!! But seriously, who thinks they can move to a city 2 hrs away, Buy all new furniture, and plan a party in a 2 week span??? YES folks that is ME! It’s so like me to want to do everything! So I’ve decided to work on the most important things first. We have all the moving arrangements set to go! We have a nice new bed!Yay! And on off time I am working on organizing stuff for the party and poshing (poshmark)! Please remind me next time not to ever do this to myself! lol! Until then, here is a fun picture taken at home depot on one of our many trips there! Don’t I look so amuse? hehe!!!

Please send positive vibes this way 🙂

-M

January Favorites!

My January Favorites are here! A little late but they’re here!

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Let’s get right into them!

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: COMPLETELY OBSESSED! I tried the audio version first because if you sign up for audible your first 2 books are free. I finished the book within 2 days and I completely loved it sooooo much! I then went and got the handbook cover because this book belongs in my library collection! I still listen to the audio here and there, I don’t think I can ever get tired of it! hehe!

Mac book pro: O M G! This laptop is life! I have a Mac desktop but once I got the macbook pro, the desktop has just been sitting in my office collecting dust! This laptop has made my life much easier! So easy to work with! I just turn on the power button and boom lets get to work!

Kat Von D Lolita liquid lipstick: Ok so I have been trying to get my hands on this lipstick for a while now but it has been sold out! I was lucky enough to stop by Sephora one day and they had just received a shipment of these lipsticks so right away I got it! I love love love the color of this lipstick! Plus I always get compliments when I wear it!

H2V youth cell activator: Got this product at Burke Williams because I wanted to try a new anti-aging cream. I apply this at night and I can totally feel it working at an instant!Looove!

Chanel perfection lumiere: I’m the type of person that jumps from foundation to foundation. I’ve always been a full coverage type of girl when it comes to foundations. Yep, MAC full coverage foundation all day everyday! However lately I’ve been feeling like I want my skin to breath a little more! I decided to try Chanel perfection lumiere foundation and it has been my fav ever since! It’s light weight and gives me the perfect coverage! I love it! I use one pump and apply it with my foundation brush and I’m ready to go!

Bobbi Brown translucent powder: Ok so I’m obviously in a light make up type of phase! Well since I countour, I wanted to try a finish powder that would not make me feel like I’m wearing too much make up. I wanted something that was just going to go on very subtle and that is exactly what I get from this powder! I love the finish look it leaves me with. I feel like it makes my countour look more natural because it blends in with everything else!

Dooney&Bourke Florentine Satchel: Ugh! I really can’t tell you how much I love this purse! It was my Birthday present from the BF and I absolutely love it! I love the quality of the purse! Now this is quality! I want it to last forever lol! That maybe the reason why I only wear it on special occasions or on weekends only!

So these are my January Favs! I’m not going to lie, I know some of these are going to be my everyday, all year, favorite all time products! hehe! What are your current favorites?

-M

This is 31

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Hi everyone,

So after all the holiday chaos you would think life would calm down but in my case it usually never does. See, I was so lucky to be born in the first weeks of January (yay me!). This year just like the past few years (3 to be exact) I’ve tend to get a little nostalgic around my birthday. Don’t get me wrong I am always grateful that I get to actually get to see myself turn one more year older and wiser 😉 It’s just the fact that I miss my grandmother being physically here with me to celebrate with me.

The last birthday I had with her is just now a memory that I carry with me. I actually have a video of that day on one of my old phones. It’s me opening the door from my bedroom and her sitting in the dinning room are talking to one of my aunt’s. That day I had asked my mother for us to celebrate at home with a nice brunch and to then go play softball with all the family (because that’s what we used to love to do). In the video my grandma makes a comment of how I’m dressed and I make a joke about it and we both laugh! My grandmother’s laugh was like no other. Every time she laughed, her tummy would go up and down and I always found that funny ( laughing as I’m typing).

My grandmother passed unexpectedly and that day is just a memory I can’t erase. We were so close! I mean, we lived together for 27 years! So celebrating my birthday without her has been hard. It’s actually something that I don’t like to share. When people ask me “what are we doing for your birthday?” I always reply “nothing!” lol! I am so the birthday grinch! lol! I know, I know, I shouldn’t be this way! My grandmother would have loved to be able to make me the happiest girl on my birthday because that is just what she did for as long as she was here with me! Every time I remember or miss my Nana I remember this short quote from a poem “I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart.”

So with that being said the manfriend made sure he made me feel extra special on my day! My birthday started off with a nice breakfast at a really nice vegan/vegetarian place called “Kitchen mouse Cafe.” This place is located in Highland park and it is a nice hidden gem! What brought me here were there tacos but I was not in the mood for tacos so I tried their pancakes and they were delish!

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I am so happy to say that I finally visited “Lake Shrine!” And it was beautiful! We actually spent a few hours there since it was so serene and full of beauty.

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To end this beautiful day we had dinner at Royce Steak house at the Langham in Pasadena. Of course we did not have a steak! We had their Salmon and it was just so tasty! After dinner we hung out at the hotel’s tap room to enjoy a nice drink and some live music.

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And of course because I could not celebrate my birthday without my greatest love, my mother. The next day we went to have breakfast and of course brefecito had to include some cafecito de olla! My heart jumped for joy! hehe!

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So Here’s to the big 31! I promise to let go of that birthday grinch in me next year! hehe!

Here’s the full poem (just in case you were interested) 🙂
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forever grateful,

-M

Happy New Year!

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Hey Everyone!

Happy 2016! I’m actually really looking forward to 2016. I will be moving to San Diego in March, so I feel like that will be the highlight of this year! I get to explore a new city! Yay! But until then, I have to work on some stuff here at home. I decided to start this year a little bit different. I started off by decluttering my home and oh boy it feels like never ending! But so far I’m loving the outcome! I am also working on my “new years resolutions,” and on my “10 things I want to do this year” list. Last night I ordered my Erin Condren planner! I can’t wait to start using it! Definitely starting the year very well motivated! What are your plans for this year?

Remember: A goal without a plan is just a wish

Best Wishes,
-M

What are you grateful for?

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Yesterday, my mom had a doctors appointment to get some test results. Although I didn’t want to worry, deep down inside I was worried like hell. Gladly all the test results came out good! My mom was super happy that the doctor told her that she was healthy. Wow! Feeling worried and then hearing that she is healthy reminded me of everything that I am grateful for. My health, my family, and the amazing man by my side are just the top 3 of a very long list. After my mother’s appointment, I wanted to celebrate with a healthy lunch and some Lattes so we visited Cafe Gratitude. This is a vegan, plant based, organic restaurant in downtown Los Angeles. We had a good time enjoying the food, the lattes, and reading their quotes that are featured all over the restaurant walls and menus. It’s funny how the universe works, check out the text on my plate in the picture above. Hehe! For now, I am grateful that I was able to have a nice lunch with my healthy mum. What are you grateful for?

“Take care of the people you love, but take even better care of the people that love you”

Have an amazing day friends,
-M