Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Showing

If you couldn't tell my exercise routine stopped when I started school this past semester. I'm proud to say that I'm back on my exercise program and I'm already feeling much better. I've been walking every morning despite not wanting to wake up at 5:45 a.m. and swimming a few days a week. With bathing suit season just around the corner, I'm working extra hard. In high school, I loved starting my summer vacation with a viewing of Blue Crush. Bleached hair, bare feet, hitting the pool and day trips to beach were what I lived for. What's your favorite beach movie?

Friday Morning

Of course it's my last week of class (one more presentation!!!!) and I want to celebrate in the biggest way. Instead I have an insanely packed weekend of work related projects and events to tend too. We'll catch up next week, hopefully by then a few things will start to slow down. I'm exhausted just thinking about everything that needs to get done. Have a fantastic weekend and see you next Monday :)

this week's favorites...

 Over My Dead Body - Drake
 All Hands On Deck - Tinashe
 Drake Covers Songs  - Joseph Somo
 It Won't Stop  - Sevyn Streeter
Do It Well - DVSN

 I thought everything would begin to slow down when I got the final word about school but other areas of my life seem to be hectic to say the least. I'm crossing my fingers that life will start to slow down soon. The other night while I was trying to fall asleep I created a playlist of all my favorite R&B jams, these are just a few that have been on repeat lately. What are you listening too? What is your favorite R&B song or artist? 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up...

 the cutest nickel board you've ever seen. 
 strolling through the neighborhood picking out 
dream houses. 
 not a cloud in sight, a perfect beach day...
 life goals include owning this house!!!
dinner on the regular...

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"The secret to getting ahead is getting started."
-Mark Twain

Friday, April 22, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up...

Happy Friday readers, my weekend is full of last minute assignments for my last class ever, a quick trip and preparing for this year's summer reading program. Despite school being practically over, my plate is full and life is a bit hectic these days but more on that later. With an Olympic theme for the this year's summer program, I am more than ecstatic to start talking about all the activities we will be doing and sharing over the summer months. Without giving away too much away just imagine 90s style Teen Game Shows and whip cream!!! Have an excellent weekend and see you all next week :)

this week's favorites...





A month long retreat is pretty much the only thing on my mind at the moment. Being relaxed, a drink or two or three, being in the sun, hitting the pool and beach and being outdoors is all I want and skirts, I'm really into skirts right now. Happy Weekend!!!

(1,2,3,4,5)

Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up...

 home sweet home...
 day trip to see intronaut.
 dinner before the show.
 a fantastic show...
(besides being pushed into the stage)
special treats for an excellent week.

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
-Coco Chanel

Friday, April 15, 2016

Friday Morning

Are you ready for the most excellent news - you never have to hear me rant or complain about grad school ever again because I passed my thesis and will be graduating in a month. Oh, I cannot wait!!! I'll be traveling up to San Francisco in a month to finally step foot on the campus where I have been studying at San Jose State and visit with my brother and his wife. I'm looking forward to a nice vacation with my family, touring the city, celebrating and not have to think I should be home reading for a class assignment or finishing a paper. For the last eight years I have not been able to escape that feeling and now my future is wide open. So many possibilities and opportunities are in the near future and I'm excited to see where they take me. Until then, I will still be here, writing away and discussing life after school. Stay tuned and I will be back next week. Regular posting will be back soon :)

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this week's favorites...



I am finally finished with grad school and I cannot be more excited to start the next chapter of my life: life after school. The idea of not reading for a class or writing a paper with immense pressure will be an adjustment but a good one. Until then I'll be sleeping for the next few days to catch up on the last week of pacing around, laying in bed wondering and obsessively checking my school email. See you next week :)
(1,2,3)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up...

 I love my marshmallow looking bed. 
 lip balm addict.
 turkey and avocado for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
 stocking up on sephora masks. 
the count down is on. exactly a month left!!!

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dream."
-Eleanor Roosevelt 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Night Time Routine

Evening Skin Care Routine:

1. In the shower moisturizing cleanse. 

2. Clean off left over makeup residue. 

3. Exfoliate my lips and face.

4. Facial Toner. 

5. Apply moisturizing face lotion. 

6. Glossy and healthy looking lips. 

7. A light and refreshing mist before I get into bed.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday Morning

Hello and Happy Friday peeps, the anticipation of being done with school has me at bursting level, any minute now and I'm going to start crying, joyful crying that is. I have one more week until this novel of a thesis is submitted and done forever. Until then I have to keep my cool. I'll be revising, editing and proofing my paper and then I'll be partying like it's 1999. I cannot wait to to be done and not have to think about school...at least for a while. Or wake up from nightmares in a panic trying to remember if I turned in an assignment or sent in that last document to the department regarding graduation, this actually happened two days ago! I got a response from administration yesterday confirming my status of graduating, whew!!! One more week, one more week with my advisor and then all will be wonderful :) 

this week's favorites...








Ban.do has added so many fun things to their outdoor collection, I definitely need a new suit and fun towel for swim season. Are you as obsessed with this store as me?! Make sure and check out all the new arrivals.

 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Weekend Wrap Up...

 goat cheese pesto pizza, rose and my favorite read.
 at home spa day with pomegranate scrubs & masks.
 colorful socks, new tracks and cute water bottles. 
 my teatox finally arrived, starting tomorrow. 
drinkable yogurt for dinner and sex and the city. 

(images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

"Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."
-Coco Chanel

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Patio Spaces





These dreamy, cozy and beautifully designed patios make me want to completely redesign the tiny patio that sits behind my apartment. I definitely do not spend enough time outside during the day, I go from work right back on the computer for school. If I had a luxurious patio like these, I'd spend my weekend entirely outside. For apartment renters, do you have a patio? Do you ever spend time out on your deck?! 

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this week's favorites...

The top of the 21, 778 foot high Kailash mountain in Western Transhimalaja has never been reached. However, every year thousands of...