January 31, 2015

Lovely Prints to Add to Your Life


Lately I have been obsessing about floral prints. I don't want them for wallpaper. I just want to stare at flowers and breathe the tranquility in. I can see myself using these prints for formal dinner or an elegant and girlie birthday party.  I can even see them on a spring kimono or on flats. We have seen this trend last year and I hope it hasn't died out. These prints are fresh, girlie, and elegant.


What I love most about these prints is that you can easily combine them with any other color. Want it as a blouse, just add a pair of pink or gray trousers to it. Want it to use as a tablecloth, just add white or orange flowers and set them in the middle of the table. Want to use them as wallpaper then just use it on one wall or make the cutest nursery out of that flower-y room. Gosh, the possibilities.


I cannot get enough of them. Luckily, I decided to work on a scrapbook {what on earth was I thinking?!} and I will add some flower power to those pages. Also, I am hoping to add more flowers to my wardrobe and if not, then at least get some fresh flowers from the market once a month. I may not fully be fond of the city I currently live in but this doesn't stop me from finding pleasure in the little things. Prints and flowers! 

Have a fantastic weekend! Go out and get you some flowers!

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January 29, 2015

Four


Christina did this questionnaire thing over at Easily Entertained and tagged all her readers. Thought I could do this as well since I, also, feel like I'm in a bit of a creative slump. Plus, what's more fun to get to know your fellow bloggers, right?

4 NAMES THAT PEOPLE CALL ME
Selma
Babe
Cece
Pillow (only my cousins do)

4 JOBS I'VE HAD
(I have a short job history.)
Babysitter
International Student Greeter (unpaid but it was a job I took seriously)
Office Clerk
Front Desk Assistant Manager

4 MOVIES I'VE WATCHED MORE THAN ONCE
(I've seen at least a hundred movies more than once, but here are some favorites; I'm such a girl.)
Gone With The Wind
Because I said so
Sleepless in Seattle
Speed

4 BOOKS I’D RECOMMEND
On Photography by Susan Sontag
The Pledge by Friedrich D├╝rrenmatt
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
I have more books I'd recommend but you'd think I am crazy if I revealed them ;)  

4 PLACES I'VE LIVED
Luzern, Switzerland
Oakland, CA
Ventura, CA
Irvine, CA - apparently I have a thing for California?!

4 PLACES I'VE BEEN
Istanbul
New York City
Philadelphia
Paris

4 PLACES I’D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
Los Angeles/Orange County
Luzern, Switzerland
Istanbul, Turkey
On a beach, under an umbrella and a blended margarita {so had to copy this!}

4 THINGS I DON’T EAT
Chocolate
Liver
Seafood I have to "operate on" before eating...don't want to do this. {Do it for me and I'll eat it.}
Gluten {it makes me sick and is not a dietary preference}

4 OF MY FAVORITE FOODS
Salmon
Avocado
Fluffy rice
Cheese

4 TV SHOWS I LAST WATCHED
Revenge
Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce
Pretty Little Liars
Modern Family

4 THINGS I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR
Traveling overseas to see my mom and friends again
Moving to a better {and cheaper} place
Working and earning for the future
Simplifying life

4 THINGS I’M ALWAYS SAYING
I'm so cold
Oh boy
Maybe
Okay

And now I'm tagging all of you! Let me know if you play along so I can come by and read your answers!

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January 27, 2015

Today is the Day


I am so weak today. My month of no sweets slowly comes to an end and oh my I so want to eat everything I see. I am literally counting down the days until February 1. I will make a dessert that day just for the heck of it. I must eat something sweet. Honey on apple or banana doesn't do it for me anymore. Four full days and then I am ready for a new food challenge.

Today is the day I feel the worst. I have been strong and willing to avoid sweets this month and it's been fine until today. This elimination wasn't difficult but oh my today is the day I feel the weakest and most tempted {and no, I am not PMSing}. 

Today is also the day my favorite person goes back to school. It's going to be a tough semester but this will bring him so much closer to the end. Working and going to school always takes longer, and when the school cuts classes and professors it takes even longer. Yet, he can do this because today is the day he will take one step closer to being stronger, better, and more educated.

Also, today is the day I promised myself to be a better person, not just for me but for my favorite person, my friends, and family. This includes working on a scrapbook, writing more letters, or just cards, no shopping anymore and saving up more so we are ready to move by the end of May. YES, we are moving. We will still stay in the Sacramento area but move more east to a better apartment complex. We are ready to make this move. If we could we would move today, but no one wants and should break a lease so we definitely will stick to our little place we call home and suck it up until May. Three full months. Three full months. Doesn't sound that bad, does it?

Today is the day I am going to enjoy every single moment and not worry about four more sugarless days, or the three months left in our current home. Today is the day I am striving to be a happier person. The next few months will be so much easier and more fun.

Make today the day you choose to be better, stronger, more of something you thought you are not. If I can {and I am the pessimist lately} then so can you!!! 

xoxo

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