Friday, December 27, 2013

TGIF

TGIF!

I cannot wait for my mom to come next week! I am counting down the days...

Lately I have been entertaining myself with internet fun AKA Youtube, Grooveshark, Tumblr, etc. I have stumbles across some things and thought I would just relay them here for your enjoyment.

Loving the information from Dollar Shave Club
Cute right?
 Make sure to watch the video on the home page!
 I could have sworn I came across the video a year or two ago.
Oh well... there's always a second time for everything. 

Disney teaches girls so many lessons. 
Especially about the stages of relationships. 

Loving the songs by brandon & leah...


and Life Happens

and Vaseline


You can also see brandon & leah here.
Love her voice.
Their music videos are also so creative!

here's to internet fun and good music!


AND DON'T FORGET FRIDAY!

XO


Thursday, December 26, 2013

Back to real life...

Back to work. Back to real life. At least it was for me.

Yesterday was amazing. Relaxing. Quiet. The perfect Christmas.

I woke up and immediately called my family. First, I called my sisters. They all traveled to Florida to spend Christmas with my mom. It was awesome to catch up with them and to hear them joking around with each other. To be honest, I was kind of jealous. hearing them laugh and talk on the phone made me miss them more and made me feel lonely.

Once I got off the phone with them, I called my dad's house. The rest of my siblings live at my dads. They are younger (they range from the age of 14 to the age of 2 years old). It was great hearing their excitement as they told me all about their gifts! I wish I could have seen them open their gifts! Again, another moment where I felt so alone.

I then called Colon. PUNK DID NOT ANSWER.

I tried again. Nothing.

I was getting upset!

But, as soon as I got off of the phone, I was fine. I made myself something to eat, put on Christmas movies to watch and proceeded to sort through the gifts under the tree. I made it a point to set my gifts from Colon aside. I wanted to open those gifts with him here.

After gift opening, I relaxed around the house and enjoyed a good book.

I called Colon again.  NO ANSWER. Patience diminishing.

 I then got a text from my coworker. She invited me to her families Christmas dinner and I happily agreed to hang out with her family. It was great. the food was so yummy and her family was so sweet. I am so grateful for a friend like her and truly do appreciate her family allowing me to come to their Christmas dinner!

When I got home, I saw that Colon had called me a couple of times during the day. I called him back but got no answer. What i received was a message on Google Hangouts from him. He said it was critical for me to look under his keyboard. Under the keyboard there was an envelope with 3 Qr codes insides.


VIA


 After running them a couple of times, I found that one told me to be at the location mentioned in QR code 2 at 11 tonight. IT MEANT HE WAS COMING HOME!

I was so excited and so surprised! Such a great Christmas gift!

NO WONDER he didn't answer the phone earlier.

Anyways... this post is quite long. I'll leave you guys with another favorite by Pentatonix... how do they always make me fall in love with songs?




Although, I love original!



Hope everyone's Christmas is just as amazing as mine was!

XO



Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

It's almost here...

Christmas. It's almost here!

It's Christmas Eve.

I love this day.
One more day...
One more sleep...
until Christmas day.

Today is even more special because it is my brothers birthday.
14 years old.
he is getting so big.
I love you so much Pachi!
I hope today was amazing.
I know you spent it with dad, your mom, and your younger sisters.
Just know that I (and all of your older sisters) love you and have been thinking of you all day!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY little brother!


Today has been busy. Work was crazy. I was exhausted when I left.
I am so grateful to my friend Alex. She invited me to her family get together today.
Good food and amazing company.
I could not have asked for more.

Now, I am settling in for the night. I have called and spoken with my family.
Time for a good book and some background music.

Can't wait for Christmas day to come!

Merry Christmas everybody!

XO


Sunday, December 22, 2013

How I am feeling right now...

Frustrated!

I was in a minor accident on Friday. REALLY minor. No one was hurt. Just my car. The rear bumper is completely dented in. My back door is dented in. the tire case that is on my back door is cracked. The paint on my car is cracked. It is a mess.

I love my car. There are so many memories with that car. I remember when my dad first got it. I remember driving to work with my dad when I worked at his company one summer. I learned to drive in that car. So many memories. It has been through so much. It's a trooper.

But my love for my car is beside the point.

I was at an intersection. The light was green but traffic was congested. The car in front of me could not go unless he wanted to be in the middle of the intersection. So, we were stopped. The person behind me was not paying attention and rear ended me.

Police were called. Information was exchanged.

And now I have to deal with insurance companies. I have to pay a $500 deductible and now have to work around my schedule to get my car repaired. Not a big deal, but annoying and frustrating nonetheless.

Blah.

============================RANT OVER!===============================

This weekend was relaxing. I laid in bed. Read a little bit. Watched TV. Did some arts and crafts.

In my last post I showed the picture of my homemade makeup palette. If you are a long time reader, then you know that I am kind of obsessed with makeup. I do not wear too much but I still buy. I pick something new up every time I enter the store. It's kind of sick how much makeup I have. A week or two ago, I was organizing my makeup when I found a stash of eyeshadows, blushes and bronzers that I did not even know I had. That was when I knew it was time for me to buy or make a palette so i can see everything I have when I get ready in the morning.

So, I made my palette Friday night after work. I spent Saturday morning de-potting my makeup and now all my makeup is accessible!

Saturday afternoon was spent with one of my good friends. We planned on a trip to Michaels for yarn (I'm making her a beanie) but it turned into a dinner and shopping date. She treated me to The Old Spaghetti Factory. It was my first time there and it was oh so yummy!

We then headed to the outlets. I have been searching for Colon's gift and finally found what I was looking for. Cannot wait until he opens his gift.

Speaking of gifts.... look what I got in the mail...



Totally unexpected and completely grateful! Hearts to Ms. Teacher from Tragic and Lovely. I am saving this baby until Christmas!

Now all I have to do is get through the next two days to enjoy Christmas!

Oh Yeah. I am excited.

XO


Friday, December 20, 2013

My poor car...

Via
Longest day ever.
Got a lot done.
Worked a lot.
Someone ran into me today.
Neck hurting.
Body aching.
More details to come soon.



For now, I am resting and reading up on de-potting makeup to add to my home-made magnetic palette!

Since I am boring and have nothing else to say, I leave you with...

Fashion tips from Belle (my favorite Disney princess)

Loving the quote that Mrs. Teacher posted!

I need to buy a Doctor Who onesie!

XO


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Packing...

Got out of work early and lounged around the house for a few hours. I had so much to do and no will to do it.

I found solace in searching the web and sat for such a long time watching make-up and DIY Youtube videos!

During my video watching marathon, the ZPalette came to mind. I have been wanting one for months. I always do the thing where I go to a website (usually  a make-up site), create a shopping cart and then chicken out when it comes time to pay. I have done this several times on the ZPalette site. It's embarrassing.

I started to make another list and had the hardest time choosing among this this and this. After creating the shopping cart and searching for my credit card, I decided that I would try a DIY Z Palette. Did you see the prices in the links? So, that is one of the things I will be working on while Colon is in Florida.

Yup, he leaves tomorrow. We spent the rest of the night shopping for Christmas clothes for him. We then started to do laundry and pack. He is still packing now.

Sadness.

I hate that he is leaving. Yet, am excited for all of the crafting I will get done!

XO


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

I'm gonna tell him... Don't you dare

Just because I loved the movie so much...




Do YOU wanna build a snowman????



You can fix this fixer upper up with a little bit of love...



"Put me in summer and I'll be a... HAPPY SNOWMAN"



This movie was great!
I cannot stop humming the songs!

XO

Monday, December 16, 2013

Alone for the holidays...?

9 days until Christmas. 

3 days until Colon leaves for Florida. 

Yup. You read that last sentence right. 

I found that out yesterday. I knew Colon would be leaving for the holidays. At first, I planned on spending the holidays with him but after we went through a rough patch, I decided it was best for him to do his own thing for the holidays. 

Honestly, it came down to me not being able to face his family. It was hard for me when his parents were here a few weeks ago. I know he talked to them about our problems and I still do not know what they think of me. Do they like me? Do they think ill of me? Am I good enough for their son? It means so much to me that they like me. I love them and respect them.

Anyways... I also did not want to pressure him into spending the holidays with me. We are doing ten times better, but the rough patch set us back a bit. We are trying to rebuild. 

So...I opted to stay here in Arizona for the holidays. I don't know who's going to be in town. I don't care. I am excited for the time here. I'm a loner and will definitely find something to do while Colon is gone... (reading....is key). He'll be gone until the day after Christmas. 

Any ideas on what I should do to occupy my time?

XO



Sunday, December 15, 2013

Crazy Whoville hair!

10 days until Christmas.
It is crazy how fast time is flying by!

After my day off, the days flew by.

Friday was BUSY!

As always, I had an early work meeting so my day started earlier than usual. The day took a lot out of me. When I got home all I wanted to do was relax. Spend time with Colon. Maybe cuddle. But Colon asked about out plans to see Frozen, and I knew I was willing to give up cuddle time for a trip to the movies.

I honestly had never heard of Frozen, until I was driving to work earlier in the week. I listen to a certain radio show and they were talking about how good this movie is. I then had a couple of clients rave about this movie, so I decided that I had to see the newest Disney movie!



After we bought our snacks (so expensive...) we watched the movie. We laughed so much during the movie. It was so good. I left quoting lines and would not stop pretending to freeze things. I drove Colon crazy!

Via Instagram!

I definitely think you should go watch this movie. It is too cute to pass up!

Saturday was full of work. I volunteered during the day (starting at 8) and then headed straight to a work event. For this work event, each team had to create a 3 minute holiday movie that incorporated company slogans, mantras, etc.

We based our movie on Dr. Suess's How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

The event also had an ugly sweater contest. So, we decided to use the same onesies from the movie for our team ugly sweater. We even did our hair in crazy whoville style!

This is how I reacted when I first saw the finished product:


Via Instagram

Seee... I was scared!
This is at the end of the night. One last picture!

Via Instagram

See... CRAZY!

The event was so much fun. It made me realize how close our team is. We were laughing and cracking inside jokes throughout the event. I love my team and am definitely thankful to be working with them. the only thing that bothered me was that I was away from home from 8am to 10pm. I was exhausted and missed Colon. I really wanted to spend time with him.

After the event I was supposed to go out with Colon. There was a surprise birthday party/ excursion that we were invited to. Colon went at the specified time and I said I would meet up after my event. That was the plan!

I got home. Called Colon to let him know I was taking a shower, changing, and getting a bite to eat. I showered. Started eating my dinner and decided to lay down for a little bit before I went out. You see, I had a long day and having my hair piled on top of my head gave me a huge headache! So I was going to take a small nap.

I did not wake up. Colon nudged me awake when he came home. No regrets! It felt good to get some sleep and to sleep in today.

Today has been full of bonding and I am relishing every moment. Video games. Eating. Laughing. Such a great day.

Now, I am catching up on blogs and reading articles!
I have come across some interesting things.
Like...
Ink bottles mentioned by this lovely lady.  
I need to get some. 
The same lovely lady mentioned morning journals
I think I will start one!
Sunday Secrets & Classic Secrets from PostSecret: Part of my Sunday reads.

This is getting a little bit long.

So, I will go!

Love you all!

XO

  

Thursday, December 12, 2013

A day off...

Thank God for days off.

I got so much done today.

Colon was supposed to work from home, so we stayed in bed cuddling for a few. He decided to bring his computer to bed so that I could lay down (and be completely lazy) while he worked. Unfortunately, his computer wouldn't ;ink so he had to head into work.

That's OK, though. I probably would not have gotten anything done if he stayed home all day.

I got so much done!

Laundry.
Dishes.
Cleaning.
returned library books.

I finished up a beanie!

Via

I got to have lunch with one of my former coworkers. It was awesome seeing her and I loved catching up!

Since I was already out of the house, I decided to pick up boxes and other things for my Christmas presents. I was able to wrap, and send out Christmas presents today. I only spent 15 minutes in the post office!

3 presents left to buy!

Yummy chocolate cake made for Colon. The ingredients were bought a week ago and Colon has been hassling me to make it. It was about time I made it!

Arts and crafts were attempted. I love the finished product!

Via

Now to go back to work tomorrow.
Not looking forward to it!
At least the week is over tomorrow!

XO



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dreaming of Flagstaff...


I'm still dreaming about Flagstaff. I took this picture on the way back to Phoenix this weekend. Just beautiful!

I still feel bad and have been feeling sick the last couple of days. I have been a zombie and have been walking around just to get this week over with. We are so short staffed this week and will be for the weeks to come. That means work will be stressful.

I cannot wait until Christmas. I have most of my shopping done. Just a few gifts left to buy. I cannot believe it's almost Christmas!

I am finally caught up on reading blogs from the last few days. 
I saw Mochimochi Land's video and loved it. 
I always post about Post Secret. 
The Sunday Secrets and Classic Secrets from this week were awesome. 
I am still loving the video from this past post. 

It's Hump day, y'all!
Enjoy!

XO


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

White...everywhere...

The weekend ended too quickly. 

We were busy throughout the weekend. We both (Colon and I) had volunteering obligations for most of the day on Saturday. It definitely wasn't a relaxing day. But, after work, we decided to take a trip to Flagstaff for some fun in the sun snow. 

We ended up leaving Phoenix around 6 or 7pm. We knew it would be COLD and we knew it would be snowing. We had no idea how scary our drive would be. It was so dark driving through the twist and turns. We then realized that we were driving through a snow storm. without snow tires. 

4-wheel drive. CHECK. 

Snow tires. X.

Somehow we made it and my car did such a good job through the storm. During the drive, I kept taking pictures and squealing because I was loving the snow. It was just so beautiful. I have said it before and I will have to say it again:

I LOVE the snow and wish I lived in it!

We got into Flagstaff pretty late and checked into the hotel around 11:30. Once we picked up our keys, we had to park the car. The parking lot closest to our room was up a pretty steep hill. This is where snow tires would have helped. We could not make it up the hill. So we spent 40 minutes looking for a parking spot. Once we found one we had to walk to our room in the snow. 

IT WAS AWESOME!

A few snowballs thrown at each other and we made it to our room. Relief! We were exhausted and fell asleep once we laid down. 


1-3. SNOW! How Beautiful!
4. Selfie using my car window. Taken while Colon scraped the windshield.
5. Driving to Flagstaff. Dark. heavy snow. Scary!
6. snow in some shrubs. Just beautiful!
7-8. Snow piled on my car. Colon working hard to get it off!
9. More snow. because I can't get enough!

1. Sky on our way back to Phoenix. So beautiful!
2. SNOW!
3. He had just thrown a snowball at me.
4 and 6. Playing in the snow. Trying to make a snowball to throw at me.
5. the "Stop taking pictures of me" face.
7. Icicles on my car!
8. Flagstaff clock. Thought it was cool.
9. My car, Colon, and snow. 



The next morning, we made sure we ate A LOT from the complimentary hotel breakfast and headed out  to Snowbowl! I decided not to ski because I woke up feeling sick, but I knew Colon had waited for this all year. He has been waiting to hit the slopes and he finally got his chance.

I holed up in the ski lodge and went out to play in the snow a couple of times. I just love it!

We left the mountain around 3pm and stopped at our favorite Thai restaurant for lunch! So yummy! 

It was sad leaving Flagstaff. It started to snow as we were heading out and it made me so sad. It was as if the town was saying "Don't leave!".

Oh... how I wanted to stay. 

I have been thinking about Flagstaff everyday this week. 
I hope your weekend was just as amazing as mine!

XO




Saturday, December 7, 2013

A girl who feeds her addiction for fiction...



Isn't this the best video?
If I was a guy, I would want a girl who reads!

Anyways... I could not wait to tell you about these two books that I read. Both of these books were hard to put down. I was obsessed and kept thinking about them when I was at work or doing other things. both of the books followed the women in Henry VIII's life. We all know that I love that period in history!

The Rose Without a Thorn- Jean Plaidy
The Last Boleyn- Karen Harper

Check these books out! I loved them!

XO Lourdes
24 in 2013: Progress
1.Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
2. The Constant Princess- Philippa Gregory (Reread)
3. The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory (Reread)
4. Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn 5. Forever - Judy Blume
6. The Boleyn Inheritance - Philippa Gregory
7. The Queen's Fool - Philippa Gregory
8. The Virgin's Lover - Philippa Gregory
9. The Other Queen - Philippa Gregory
10. Mr. Darcy's Diary - Amanda Grange
11.The Canterville Ghost- Oscar Wilde
12. Madame Bovary- Gustave Flaubert
13. The Abandoned- Amanda Stevens
14. Maid to Match- Deanne Gist 
15. The House of the Whispering Pines- Anna Katherine Green
16. Culture Smart! Philippines: A Quick Guide to Customs and Etiquette- Graham Collin-Jones
17. The Handmaid's Tale- Margaret Atwood
18. Persuasion- Jane Austen
19. Ever After- Elswyth Thane
20. Sense and Sensibility- Jane Austen
21. The Case Book of Sherlock Holmes- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
22. The Phantom Tollbooth- Norton Juster
23. Fifty Shades of Grey- E.L. James
24. Fifty Shades Darker- E.L.James
25. Fifty Shades Freed- E.L.James
26. The Sweetwater Trail- N.L. Campbell
27. Maggie's Journey (McKenna's Daughter) - Lena Nelson Dooley
28. Forget Me Not- Jade Goodmore
29. Texas Hold Him- Lisa Cooke
30. The Measure of Katie Calloway - Serena B. Miller
31. The Sweetest Kiss- Marie Higgins
32. The Mistress of Trevelyan- Jennifer St. Giles
33. The Secret Keeper- Sandra Byrd
34. My Lord Wicked- Cheryl Bolen
35. My Gilded Lily- Deborah Swift
36. The Sister Queens - Sophie Perinot
37. Lady of the English - Elizabeth Chadwick
38. The Wayward Muse- Elizabeth Hickey
39. Blue Asylum- Kathy Hepinstall
40. A Winter's Knight- Elizabeth Cole
41. Her Highness the Traitor- Susan Higginbotham
42. Mistress of Mourning- Karen Harper
43. Susanna and the Spy- Anna Elliot
44. the Queen of Last Hopes- Susan Higginbotham
45. The Tent- Margaret Atwood
46. The Rose Without a Thorn- Jean PLaidy
47. The Last Boleyn- Karen Harper

Friday, December 6, 2013

Cheeks...

November ended and so did my blogging streak.
I have been checking my Bloglovin everyday but have not written or posted anything.
I am not going to apologize though. Cause it wouldn't be sincere. I have had a great book holding my attention when I have not been working or spending time with Colon.

I have also been watching Hart of Dixie. LOVE. THAT. SHOW. It reminds me of home (so close to Alabama!). I have only seen up to the middle of the second season. Cannot wait to get caught up!

The weekend started once I stepped out of work. I am so glad. This week crawled by yet this year has been FLYING by. It's weird. I have been thinking about that a lot lately. Especially at work. How is it already December?

I have no idea what the weekend will bring. It has been so cold here in Phoenix and I have been loving it. Scarves. Sweaters. Jackets. Tights.
Love the clothes that I "have" to wear now! So comfy!

With this cold weather, comes snow in Flagstaff. This means that Colon and I may take a trip up to the snow! OH YEAH!

I promise I will keep you updated.

before I go, I have some fun links...
I used to love Winnie the Pooh
the last one was sent from Colon. 
He also sent me one featuring Ariel
Colon really does not want to live in the snow
I laughed so hard!
Just when I think I'm out, his cheeks pull me back in!
Just so you know, all the links above were sent to me by Colon this week. 
Isn't he funny?
My favorite is the link with Tina from Bob's Burgers!


XO


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Hangouts...

Everyday, I look forward to the random messages that Colon sends me through Google Hangouts.

They are usually memes, pictures or anything crazy that he knows will make me laugh!

Since I have very little to say today... 

here are a few things to make you smile!
Via



What would you do if you found out you married your sibling?

I only date beasts...

Are you defeating the buns?

Apparently the W.O.M.B.A.T. is real....


XO

Lourdes

PS... you can always message me on hangouts!

Monday, December 2, 2013

It's coming...

Christmas is coming.



...and seeing this video and listening to them sing is getting me MORE in the Christmas spirit!

Oh...and Colon is coming back today!

XO


Sunday, December 1, 2013

The worst...

...blogger in the world.

That's me!

I FORGOT to post on the last day of NaBloPoMo. Horrible. Just horrible.

I was just in my own little world. Work. Window shopping. Partying. My life is soooo busy.

NOT!

It's weird not having Colon here. He comes back tomorrow and I cannot wait.

Lately I have been into knitting and crochet projects. It was inspired by the giveaway on DecoyBetty's blog AND our trip to Flagstaff last weekend. Beanies, gloves, scarves, and berets galore.

I wish I lived in the snow!



Sunday Secrets by PostSecret are a must for Sundays!
I hate selfish people! This selfish person got what was coming to her.
Some awesome quotes that I stumbled upon on a lovely blog!

I didn't know that trains still derailed
Praying for those that died.

Apparently, living in snow and ice can be dangerous.
Colon sent me a meme the other day. 
I still want to live in snow!
It just seems so magical.


This post has been so random!

XO