Festive Friday: Old Town Alexandria Boat Parade

Happy Friday Everyone!

I am so excited to kick off my Festive Fridays with this amazing recap of the Alexandria, VA Boat parade that is held in Old Town. My roommates and I scheduled a fun afternoon exploring shops and eating great local food as we waited for the annual boat parade. This was the perfect way to start the Holiday Season and I can’t wait for you all to see what else I have in store for you this whole month.

I would highly encourage you to check out your own local festivities in your surrounding areas.

Have a great Friday!

-M

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April Lifestyle Favorites 2018

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you all my April Lifestyle favorites. This month I had a different variety of favorites spanning from earrings to a keychain and my favorite pen, which is the Pilot Precise V5 0.5mm. I want to start sharing more lifestyle things on my blog and I figured that a start would be my monthly lifestyle favorites.

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If you have any suggestions on what else you would like to see, please leave it down in the comment below?

IMG_0270These are my most worn pair of earrings this month and they were extremely inexpensive. The silver pair is from Kohl’s and the gold pair is from Walmart.

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Guys my pom pom obsession has reached a new level. My car keys now have a mini pom pom so I don’t loose them. I know I know it’s so adorable. It doubles as a stress reliever because it’s so soft that you just get lost playing with it in your hands.

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This month I have been taking care of my tattoo a lot more. I have been applying this Tattoo Goo twice a day to help keep vibrant. I have also been trying to make sure I don’t get sick and my new favorite anti-bacterial hand gel has been this Eucalyptus + Spearmint from Bath and Body Works.

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SOY Candles are amazing! I recently discovered my new candle addiction. I have been burning this one for the last month and it’s still going strong.  I have also been adding two drops of the Young Living Lemon Vitality oil to my water every morning to help with my digestion and over all health.

What have been some of your favorite lifestyle favorites this past month? 

Have a great Weekend and I will see you all on Monday!

-M

 

 

Thru My Eyes #5

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you another through my eyes. You can check out my previous post here if you are curious. In summary these are pictures that didn’t really fit all of my old blog post or are pictures I have captured just because they catch my eye. I hope you enjoy them.

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I hope you enjoy this random post of my extra pictures. I need to remember to do these post more often so my pictures don’t go to waste.

Have a great Day! See you all on Friday. 

-M

Young Living Haul

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you all a different kind of haul. I placed a order on Young Living  Essential Oils. I recently decided to try and switch up some of my products for more natural based products. I decide I would switch up my dental routine up,  and get a couple of other goodies I’ve heard people rave about.

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Here is what I picked up: 

Thieves Dentarome Ultra Toothpaste

Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash

Thieves Dental Floss

Valor -Oil Blend

Lavender Lip Balm

Thieves Spray

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Let me know if you would like a more in-depth review on any of these products and how I’ve been using them. I am new to the oily world and want to share my opinions on this if you all would like to read it?

Have you ever tried any of the Young Living products? 

Have a great weekend!

-M

17 things I learned in 2017

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Happy Friday Everyone!

I can’t believe it’s been two weeks since the start to 2018 and I’ve had a lot of time to think about what 2017 taught me. What lessons I learned that I want to apply to this new year. Coming into this year I am determined  to keep that growth going. I truly believe 2018 is going to be an amazing year for me and I hope for you all as well.

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  1. It’s okay to be scared. Life will through you curve balls and it’s okay to be afraid of what can happen. Just remember that everything happens for a reason and that one day you will look back and be thankful for how those things that you are scared of ended up shaping you.
  2. Love yourself. I spent most of my year focusing on others and putting myself on the back burner. I completely crumbled at the end of the year because I did not know how to love myself. The relationships I had built started to fall apart because something was missing, and that was knowing what I wanted and being okay with myself.
  3.  It’s okay to not be okay. The last 7 months of 2017. I was hanging on by a thread and I was faking being okay and having my sh*t in order only to fall apart behind closed door. I learned that it’s okay to not be okay and that everything will be okay if you decide to take care of yourself.
  4. Nothing is permanent. 2017 taught me that you have the power to change your situation. I also know you have to want to change your situation, but don’t let yourself thing you are stuck in a situation forever. You can control where you stand in your life.
  5. Wear Makeup if you want to. For the majority of the year I focused every morning on creating a beauty routine that would make me feel beautiful no matter what I was doing. I am so proud I took the time to do this because it has helped with my own self-esteem overall. I do have days where I don’t wear makeup, but I have realized that my morning routine is essential part of my day IMG_2287
  6. Travel more. This year I decide to travel and I cannot recommend this enough. I decide to treat myself to a big trip overseas and three smaller trips within the U.S and I am so glad I was able to do so. I learned so much and got to enjoy myself.
  7. Hustle. In 2017 I learned that when you want something you have to work really hard on achieving your dreams. So I hustle twice as hard as those around me. I currently have two jobs and I am planning on accomplishing big things this year.
  8. Spend more time with your loved ones. For the past two years I have made sure that I spend time with my parents and loved ones as often as I can. You never know when they won’t be here any more and you won’t be able to see them.
  9. Take more pictures. Capture more memories you won’t regret this.
  10. Take time to see the beauty around you. This past year I stopped to look at all the beauty that surrounded me; the sunsets, the moon, the stars, the faces of all of the people that surround me. I truly stopped and soaked it all in.IMG_0841
  11. I got creative. This past year I focused on more of my creative side. I baked, I drew, I stepped out of my comfort zone and started taking more pictures.
  12. I can do anything I set my mind to it. I was fortunate enough to be able to graduate with my MSW. This was something I did not think I was able to accomplish. It was hard and one of the most difficulty things I have ever done. At the end of it all I did it and no one can take that away from me.
  13. I learned to be okay with my sarcastic self. I realized that those who love me love that I can be sarcastic and I don’t need to hide that side of me.
  14. Do things that make you happy. Life is too short to not do what makes you happy. This past year I explored places I wanted to visit, I listened to more music, I created things I wanted to create and I listened to my heart.
  15. I let go of relationships that weren’t helping me grow. I stuck to my guns and removed those that did not add anything valuable to my life. I stopped begging for people’s time and attention. IMG_1086
  16. Red Lipstick. I started wearing more red lipstick because I can!
  17. Take a moment. Last but not least I learned to take a moment each day to reflect on just how wonderful I am. Even on the worst days I still managed to get out of bed and  that’s an accomplishment on it’s own.IMG_9291I hope that 2018 is filled with many more exciting adventures and that I continue to figure out who I am and what brings joy and happiness to my world.

    What are some things you learned in 2017?

    Have a great weekend! I will see you on Monday

    -M

30 Things Before I Turn 30.

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Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

As you all know I love making bucket lists. If you haven’t checked out my on going bucket list on my blog click here. With that being said I wanted to focus on the next 3 years of my life and a couple of things I want to achieve before I turn 30. I saw this tag go around on youtube and I wanted to do a blog version of it. So with that being said here are 30 things I think I can accomplish before the age of 30.

 

One: Go on a hot air balloon ride.

Two: Visit Canada.

Three: Visit Costa Rica.

Four: Travel to a country over seas (yet to be determined).

Five: Take at least two cooking classes.

Six: Take at least two trips within the US a year.

Seven: Have my name on a title of a car/Buy my very own car.

Eight: Take a painting course.

Nine: Change Jobs within my agency.

Ten: Travel with my Mom and Dad.

Eleven: Go to El Salvador and visit my grandfather.

Twelve: Become a godmother (if you are catholic you will understand this).

Thirteen: Volunteer for a non-profit.

Fourteen: Buy a House.

Fifteen: Make my own candle.

Sixteen: Go to yoga regularly.

Seventeen: Own a dog.

Eighteen: Go to Disney World.

Nineteen: Continue to collect more vintage cameras.

Twenty: Get my Zumba Instructor certification.

Twenty One: Go Zip Lining.

Twenty Two: Go apple picking.

Twenty Three:  Carve a pumpkin all by myself (J/K I would need help).

Twenty Four: Change a tire (One day I will be Strong lol).

Twenty Five: Get another Tattoo.

Twenty Six: Go camping

Twenty Seven: Continue to Blog about makeup and random things in my life.

Twenty Eight: Grow my hair out again.

Twenty Nine: Take a fondant class for cake decorating.

Thirty: Be Happy on my 30th birthday.

I challenge you to come up with 30 things you want to do before you turn 30. They can be anything, as long as they are special to you.

Let me know what some of those things are? and how long you have to complete them?

Have a great day and I will see you on Friday!

-M

Austin, TX

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you some pictures from my Austin trip that I took at the beginning of December. I have one other blog post about my adventures and I  will be posting it next week. It was such a wonderful 3-day trip and I absolutely loved it.

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I absolutely loved the whole vibe this city has and the unique restaurants and shops it has.

Have you ever been to Texas? What was your favorite restaurant/shop?

Have a great day!

-M