Monday, January 28, 2013

NYE and 2013 Goals

NYE this year was almost a bust.
We went to eat homemade wings at my friend's parent's house and I got to play with my rent-a-niece/nephews
at 9:30 pm she came upstairs to find me playing N64 with 3 of the little boys

For some reason the older I get and still being single, I feel I'm getting more and more lame. I wasn't overly excited for NYE. Same 'ol same 'ol thing every year. We finally decided to get ready and adorned ourselves with our sparkly "indian" headbands. The first time I wore one my dad asked me what reservation I bought it on haha!
There were a few YSA activities going on at little amusement park type places so we decided to check the one out that was closest to where we lived. We got there at 10:30 pm and it was a bust. We saw 2 people we knew and they were leaving as we got there. We checked the dance floor and there were maybe 20 people. And a few random families (the place was still open to the public).
So at 11pm we decided it was a good idea to drive 45+ min away to check out the other one. I had a bunch of friends at that one who said it was actually fun. So we hurried up there hoping we would make it by midnight. We parked at 11:55pm and found our friends about 60 seconds before the countdown began. We like to live life on the edge apparently.
We rang in the new year with a carousel ride. I got an ugly camel (which I thought was just a really ugly horse at first), my friend got a horse that didn't even go up and down, and one of the guys flew off his horse while in motion. Not sure how that happened. Oh yeah and we photo bombed another one of the guy's pictures as seen below.
 Then we danced the night away and watched guys go around seeing how many random girls they could kiss. One tried to kiss me, I refused for 2 reasons 1. I knew him and he just kissed my friend before that and 2. Everyone was watching. I don't do well under pressure

I seriously laugh every time I look at this picture because of the ugly camel!

The next day I was driving to my parents house and spotted tons of hot air balloons above their house.
I've been thinking a lot about how I want to improve this year. Myself, my life, my habits, my goals/productivity, etc. I feel that ever since breaking off my engagement twice and dealing with a relationship full of so many issues I can't even count, that I haven't really been able to let go of a few major things. I feel that in a way they are inhibiting me from reaching my full potential, moving on, and being happy.
I decided I need to just let it go.
This year I just need to let go of all the things I feel are binding me down.
And new things that arise, I need to just let them go.
Here's to a year of being free, letting things go, and not letting the little (or big things) in life tie me down.


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas stuff

Christmas in a nutshell:

1. I went on an early morning Christmas Eve hike with a friend. Such nice weather and a pretty view! A little chilly but not too bad. Great way to start 2 days of horrible eating :)

2. Christmas Eve dinner prep at my parents house

3. After dinner I got to open my traditional Christmas Eve pj's. Santa knows you can never go wrong with VS sweats and a sweatshirt

4. When you have the smallest stocking that nothing fits in (the bottoms have stuffing in them) you get 2!

5. Some stocking goods/products I'm loving!
1. Anastasia brow kit in brunette (I also bought this wax pencil first and like it better than the wax in the kit. Easier to apply in pencil form).
2. Essie 3-way glaze. I'm excited to try this out
5. Big Sexy Hair What a tease backcomb in a bottle my hair is hard to tease and doesn't stay very good with hairspray but so far I'm loving this stuff and I think it works way better than just hairspray

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Friday, new hair, and Christmas decor

1. I went shopping on Black Friday (Thurs night) with my mom. First stop was Target. I got 3 Blu ray DVDs for good prices and then it was time to get out of there. Next stop was Kohls. We got there around 11:40 and they were supposed to open at 12. I did not think this place would be that crowded but the line was wrapped half way around the strip mall/shopping center. So we opted to stay in the car until 12 and go in after the hundreds of people. It was insane. I would never go stand in line for hours. After we got out of Kohls we hit up Dicks Sporting goods where we got lots of Nike workout stuff 50% off! I would have gone to the mall but none of my friends would go with me so I went home and slept until noon on Friday haha!

2. I got my ombre redone but instead of blonde I went with a reddish color. More subtle but I love it! There's nothing better than freshly done hair! The last lady that cut my hair cut it in way too much of a V in the back. So I had my friend cut it off and even it out...about 3-4 inches :( That was the longest part of my hair but it will grow back soon enough! I love/hate that my hair grows so fast.

3. I set up my Christmas tree and made my wreath for my front door (while watching Elf of course)! After about 3 trips to both Hobby Lobby and Michaels for ribbon and few sprigs and fillers they're finally done! 
My tree has a ton of mercury glass ornaments so it's kind of hard to see them but my tree is definitely more full this year. It's a little 4.5 ft tree so I put it in this random plastic planter my mom had with a box and a piece of tile on top to make it taller. I actually love how it turned it out!

For the wreath I just wired on some vintage ornaments, added some sparkly green sprigs, tied little red ornaments in 3's to look like berries, and threw a ribbon bow on it and called it good. I love having Christmas decorations up. It makes a house so cozy and warm. 
This is definitely the best time of the year!

Hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!
Bring on Christmas!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A little Christmas Wishlist 2012: Edition 1

I can't believe the Holidays are around the corner! I love going shopping this time of the year (besides crazy parking lots, rude shoppers, & picked over merchandise). There are Christmas decorations everywhere and Christmas music playing in the background in stores. The weather gets chilly and you can pull out your boots and scarves. Frequent stops at Starbucks for a warm Holiday drink is also a must.
I've been browsing a little bit online and in stores lately and these are just a few of my favorite things that are definitely on my wishlist this year!
Christmas Wishlist 2012

Happy shopping!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Recent Fall fashion faves

The weather in Arizona has finally started to cool off.
Bring on the boots, sweaters, leggings and scarves!

Here are some of my fashion finds lately that are fairly budget friendly.

Sweater: Cotton On (recent- $22)
Tank: Forever 21
Scarf: H&M (recent- $12)
Skirt: Target (recent clearance $5)
Belt: J.Crew
Tights: Betsey Johnson (TJ Maxx)
Boots: Makowski (TJ Maxx)
Watch: Michael Kors


Shirt: Forever 21
Red cords: Old Navy (recent)
Black Cardigan: Boutique
Wedges: BCBG
Nov 12th Faves

You can find the links to all these items I'm currently loving on my Polyvore!
**Kohls has some awesome stuff on sale right now. Plus Kohls cash. AND their Holiday hours are already happening. They stay open until 11pm during the week and until midnight on the weekends. I may or may not have shopped with a friend until midnight on Sat night... ;) **

This is the scarf from above. I got it at Charlotte Russe about a week ago and all the scarves were on sale for $5 (not sure if they still are). Can't beat that! It's an infinity scarf but I double it up. It would look cute worn long like on the website too. The thing I love the most about this scarf is that it's light and not super bulky.
I've been wearing it with short sleeve and 3/4 length shirts since it's not freezing cold in Arizona yet.

I'm so glad the weather is changing so I can justify dressing in layers and I can wear leggings, boots and scarves now!

Have a happy Monday!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

15 Randoms

#1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?
Mar or Mars. But a few other people call me that too sometimes

#2. What's a weird habit of yours?
Gum chewing. I chew way too much gum!

#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
Yes. I have a slight phobia of car washes. The ones with the big pom pom looking brushes. I blame my childhood haha.

#4. What's a song you secretly LOVE to blast & belt out when you're alone?
Any song I know the words to but you can never go wrong with B. Spears!

#5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?
When you email or text someone asking them and question and they respond but don't even address what you just asked them.

#6. What's one of your nervous habits?
Probably just not looking people in the eye.

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
If I'm laying in my bed, the right side. If you're looking at my bed, the left

#8. What was your first stuffed animal & it's name?
This white bear with a pink and white sailor outfit. I think I called it pinky. I can't remember. It probably changed names 10 times.

#9. What's the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
salted caramel hot chocolate or a chai latte

#10. What's the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
Wearing SPF under your makeup every day

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
Towards the water? I don't really know if that's what this question means.

#12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?
My elbows are double jointed and hyper extend? I don't know if that's really that weird or considered a skill.

#13. What's your favorite 'comfort food'/food thats 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?
Carbs! And candy-not necessarily chocolate but sour candy, hot/cinnamon candy, gummy anything, etc.

#14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say?
Seriously?, What the H, and probably a lot more I can't think of.

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
As little as possible. Usually just a little tank top and some boy short underwear. I can't sleep in loose clothing that gets wrapped around me. Makes me claustrophobic!

I tag anyone who wants to do this too!
If you do it, please leave your link so I can read yours!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Halloween 2012

Halloween was so much fun this year. Halloween parties started the weekend before and continued through Wednesday (actual Halloween night). We decided on superheros in tutus for our little theme this year. Although one of our friends decided to only wear her costume once (when we all weren't together) so we were short super woman on Halloween night.

We made our costumes and I'm pretty proud of how mine turned out. I love it and I'm glad I got to wear it a few times. Making your costume is so NOT overrated!
I think total my costume cost me $20
Can't beat that!

Halloween came and went fast. 
Bring on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years!

This year has FLOWN by!