HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I had a wonderful, chill New Year’s Eve experience this year. It was the first time I spent NYE in my own house in years! (Literally)

Even though I spent it at home with a small group of people, that didn’t stop me (or any of us) from taking advantage of the holiday to glam it up!

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Dem shoes though! lol

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We watched the ball drop (I refuse to head to the city to do that!) and ate some amazing churrasco. (If you don’t know what it is, TRY IT.)

On New Year’s Day, I sat down to watch the newly purchased visual album by none other than Queen King Bey which was fantastic! I seriously cannot say anything bad about this project. She slayed every song and every video and I’m not even a crazed fan although I do love her.Β She ended 2013 with the ultimate bang and raised the bar for all artists right now!

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SO beautiful!

This pretty much sums up the night, how was your NYE experience?

oxox

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Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas loves! πŸŒ²β„οΈβ›„οΈ

This year was the first time in a few years that I spent Christmas at home. I’m happy to be able to do this now and it has been wonderful. On Christmas Eve I visited family for a few and had a couple of drinks. After midnight, I headed home to keep the party going but I made a mistake. I mixed drinks and boy, was that a bad idea. On top of that, I ate after having my first two shots of the night and then had a few more of a different liquor afterwards. NOT FUN. You see, I’m not much of a drinker; so even though I didn’t get drunk and just felt tipsy at most, my stomach was another issue entirely. Yep, I’m one of those. It’s weak, I know.

Here’s my outfit on the night before Christmas:

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I had plans on what I’d wear Christmas Day but because of my tummy, (I woke up and it was still hurting for most of the day) I wasn’t motivated in the least way to get dolled up. It’s a shame because the outfit would of made for a great post. I planned the look from head to toe! 😩😒

I also got some great gifts; much more than what I even expected! I really like this new perfume by Heidi Klum called “Shine that I was given. It has a soft and lovely scent. Perfect to wear during the day and even at night!

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(Smells soooo good!)

Regardless of my failed attempt to dress up for the holiday and the worst alcohol induced stomach ache I’ve had in a long time, I’ve gotta say this was the best Christmas I’ve had in years. πŸ˜ƒ

I hope your Christmas has been swell! Fa, la, la, la, laaa, la, la, la, laaa! πŸ˜‰

Oxox

BIRTHDAY TREATS & FRIENDS

ImageSo I come home after work and my friend is just sitting on my couch, eating noodles and watching anime like she owns the place.

Comfortable, much?

ImageI head upstairs and decide that I’m going to jump back into my workout routine. Getting back into the jist of things wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be. Actually, I enjoy working out but I wasn’t feeling all that well for the last few days.

I pulled out my ladybug yoga mat that I love so much and did some stretching. Then I watched my favorite workout videos on YouTube (I don’t know what dvd is worth buying so I stick to YouTube for now, lol) and started to pump it! XD

After the main workout I still had some energy left in me so I decided to look up some Zumba videos. Now I’m addicted!

I probably looked like this the whole time:

Not really. It was more like:

Boss status.

This is just disturbing.

Anyway, I did my thing and then I went downstairs to a nice surprise.

A friend of ours stopped by and brought belated birthday goodies!

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Thanks @peepmykicks_!!

Can’t go wrong with that!

Then, another friend walks in and she plops this on the table:

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How could you?

It’s safe to say, I didn’t eat any last night. Yeah, I’m proud.

BUT, that doesn’t mean tonight I won’t have a go.

Can’t wait to head home!

Oh, almost forgot. I got myself a nice little treat for my day of birth as well.

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Until! oxox

DAFT PUNK – RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES – FULL ALBUM

Man, 2013 has had it’s share of music hits but this. THIS?

Daft Punk’s latest album “Random Access Memories” is a beautifully composed nod to eras passed. I truly enjoy listening to it from beginning to end while never needing to skip a track in between; it is that good!

It is artistic, fun, and sensitive. If you haven’t listened to it yet or thought Daft Punk only had a specific style you’ll be in for a nice surprise.

My personal favorites are “Within”, “Instant Crush”, “Lose Yourself To Dance” (Sweat), and “Touch” although each and every track provides easy listening.

My #1 is “Touch” and #2 is “Instant Crush”. I just love the way “Touch” transitions from one style to another and another all in one track! The slowed down sections and the singer’s vocals remind me a lot of Paul McCartney for some reason. The album itself reminds me a bit of Radio Head and Pink Floyd; both amazing bands/groups.

Alright, enough rambling! Listen to it and tell me what you think in a comment! πŸ™‚

Here is the track list below:

1 Give Life Back to Music 4:34
2 The Game of Love 5:21
3 Giorgio by Moroder 9:04
4 Within 3:48
5 Instant Crush 5:37
6 Lose Yourself to Dance 5:53
7 Touch 8:18
8 Get Lucky 6:07
9 Beyond 4:50
10 Motherboard 5:41
11 Fragments of Time 4:39
12 Doin’ It Right 4:11
13 Contact 6:21
14 Horizon 4:24

November Faves (It’s late, I know)

Okay so last month I chose to add some pics that I liked from the previous month (October) and I’m going to do the same this month.

If you want to know why I waited so long read my previous post. lol

Here goes (no particular order):

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I posted this pic for a previous Kanye West post I made about his concert I attended.

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Random shots taken on a random day…

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Princess Leia!!!

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An adorable photo I reposted on IG that someone with vitiligo colored.

So cute. πŸ™‚

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Thanksgiving Day selfie…

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2 Throwback Thursday shots

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More #tbt shots…

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Loved that fish braid! Too bad my friend did it and not me!

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After a crazy workout… still keeping up with it too. πŸ˜‰

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Got inspired by artist Valfre to make this DIY Wall Storage Box.

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When I was blonde!!!!

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Did my own french braid allll by me-self! πŸ˜‰

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#tbt & a big ol’ smile

So there you have it folks! Pics I liked from last month.

Let’s hope this month brings me more opportunities to take awesome pictures!

oxoxox

Pumpkin Carving!!

ImageI came home one day to find a bunch of pumpkins on the dining table. That meant it’s pumpkin carving tiiiime! A few days later, we did exactly that.
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I’d never carved a pumpkin before. The most I’ve done was paint them, which was still fun, but carving them was definitely a new experience that I’m glad I was there to have. It just isn’t October and definitely not Halloween if there aren’t carved pumpkins around.

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ImageThis was the first pumpkin and it turned out great!

ImageBy the way, the inside of a pumpkin looks kinda gross. lol

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Time for round two!!

ImageImageImageImageThe mouth looked like the Wu-Tang logo to me. After we drew the face on it though it looked like an orange bat. lol

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We got pretty hungry after all that carving and had an amaaazing dinner courtesy of the beau’s BBQ skills. Yum!

This is random but while everyone was outside I took a beautiful shot of the moon. I can’t believe my camera zoomed in so well.

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I love our pumpkins and I hope you did too, pumpkin! πŸ˜‰ oxoxoxox

NYC Comic Con 2013

As I begin to write this post, I’d like you to understand the extent of my dedication as I am thoroughly stuffed right now and want nothing more than to curl up in bed and fall asleep. I actually allowed … Continue reading