Happiness

    What is happiness to you? What makes you happy? I truly believe that everyone wants to be happy, but a lot of people do not know how to find happiness. You have to be happy with yourself to be happy with others and other living things. Being happy does not start with someone else making you feel good. If that person was to be removed from your journey; would you be able to be happy? 

    Start a challenge and find something new every week that makes you happy. It can be reading a book, going for a walk/run, hanging out with friends, taking on a new class. What ever it is find something that speaks to your soul. There is so much out there so do not feel like you are stuck. All it takes is putting one foot forward.

    Another way to become happy is telling yourself you are happy because your mind is so powerful. The thoughts you give yourself will manifest. Such as if you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and tell yourself that you are happy; you will be happy. If you tell yourself that you will have a wonderful day, you will. BUT you have to truly believe in it. You cannot just say it and expect it to happen you have to believe it.

    When you find your happiness do not stop at it, keep going. Keep exploring your happiness.

    “Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.” 

     

     

     

     

    June 22, 2017

    Denim Heels

    Hello Blossoms, welcome back! As some of you may have seen on my Snapchat I have received a couple packages this week 🙂

    Best feeling ever coming home to new things, it is like waking up Christmas Morning. 

    Today I am sharing one of my newest obsessions, Denim Heels. 

    Denim has been on Trend lately and when I saw these I legit gasped. I immediately put them in my shopping cart. 

    All the different details on these just made me fall in love. The trendy denim and blocked heel. The light color blue, the frays, and the distress. LIKE COME ON how could these not end up in your shopping cart?

    Ladies, these can be found at GoJane.com (direct link here). Okay maybe denim is not your thing, but guess what… They come in 2 other colors – beige and black. 

    If you’re looking for a denim heel, but this is not your style here are other options. 

    Denim with Clear can be found (here). 

    Strappy Denim Fringed can be found (here)

    Stayed tuned for my next post on what I wore with them. 

    If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very thankful if you would leave a comment or share with your friends. Until next time.

    May 5, 2017

    One Shirt, Three Different Ways

    Hello loves, Happy Spring! How amazing has the weather been?! Why does Winter always feel so dragged out? Whatever, Springs here. Time to start watching the rebirth of it all. Time to bring out the floral clothing and opened toe shoes 🙂 

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    I love to buy clothing items that are versatile, whether you dress it up or dress it down. What is the point of buying something that you can only wear once? Lol, but who am I kidding I definitely own statement pieces that I can only wear twice.

    I wanted to share with you how to wear One Shirt, Three Different Ways. From Business, to Casual, and a Night-out. 

    B u s i n e s s 

    First, I went with a Business look. I wanted to show the working women a casual work look. I paired the top with black dress pants, a black blazer, and pink slides. You can wear almost any shoes with this look. 

    C a s u a l 

    Second, I wanted to share a way to dress the shirt down a little bit and go for the casual look. Grabbing lunch with your girlfriends on the weekend? This would be a good go to look. I paired the top with light wash Levi jeans, (I seriously forgot how comfortable these were as I haven’t worn them in a while) and a Navy blue coat as a cover up, also worn with pink slides. 

    N i g h t o u t 

    Third, I styled the top for a simple night-out look, but very eye catching with pops of pink. I simply tucked the top into a black pencil skirt and threw on my pink Vince Camuto Heels, found (here). These have a very small heel and are easy to walk in. 

    Thank you for reading. 

    May 5, 2017

    Our Valentine’s Day

    Hello loves, welcome back to my blog! I hope everyone enjoyed their l o v e day!   

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    Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @5pm he picked me up from work and we headed to the hotel room he got for us. When I walked into the room my eyes lit up! Everything was placed perfectly.  

    I did not even have my jacket off and Thomas wanted me to open my gifts. I was so excited I immediately opened them. 

    After crying because of my card and thanking T with a kiss we changed and headed down to the pool with glasses of Rosé.

     

     

    After swaying around in the pool we headed up stairs to shower and got ready for dinner. 

    Even the bathroom was decorated!

     

     

    OUTFIT DETAILS Top: GoJane.com Bottoms: Forever21 Shoes: Calvin Klein Bag: Kate Spade

    We went to dinner at Bocado’s , one of my favorite places to eat. 

     

    After talking & laughing over dinner & drinks we headed back to our hotel.

    I then gave Thomas his gifts. 

     

    “I love you with my 5 Senses” 

    For his sense of S i g h t: Black Lingerie 

    For his sense of T o u c h: Body Oil (hint hint)  

    For his sense of S m e l l: Burberry Cologne 

    For his sense of T a s t e: A mason jar filled with his favorite sour candies 

    For his sense of S o u n d: PS4 Gaming Headphones 

    Also, in the bag of his sense of Sight I added a game called Sexy Truth or Dare

     

    This game was sooo much fun & spiced up our night! 

    The lingerie set came with an eye mask which I L O V E D! 

     

    Our love day then came to an end. 

    | I would like to thank Thomas for putting his time, effort, creativity, and love into this special day. He made me feel like the only girl in the world. He spoiled me, like always! |

     

    Alina Baraz Concert

    On Monday, March 20, 2017 Thomas took me to see Alina Baraz live. Alina is one of my favorite singers right now. Her words cut me deep. I was listening to Pandora one day and came across one of her songs, I immediately looked her up and fell in love with her entire Urban Flora Album

     I got out of work early to be ready on time. T wanted to leave @3pm, we left @4:15pm. I was being a Drama Queen (per usual) and wasn’t finding the right outfit. I then just went with something comfortable and simple. 

    We arrived into the city around 5:15pm and had dinner at The Sinclair which was very convenient as Alina was performing there.

    The doors opened @7pm

    A DJ IAMNOBODI opened up for her. HE WAS AMAZING. His energy was very high. He played new to old music and old souls like me love the old school vibes. So S|O to him!

    ALINA then came on stage! She was incredible. She kept thanking us for the vibe, but she was the one setting the vibe. I looked around the venue and EVERYONE was having such a great time. 

    After Alina was done b l e s s i n g the stage and  B o s t o n with her presence it was time to go! Before we headed out I grabbed her Album, but in record form.

     

    This was my 4th concert and I am so happy I went and watched her beautiful smile and personality shine bright. 

    May 5, 2017

    At Home Valentine’s Day

    As Valentine’s Day lands on a Tuesday this year it is very hard for most to celebrate the full day with your loved one(s) as many of us are working, in school, or have a very busy schedule. But… like one of my very good friends told me you can celebrate any day, which is very true. 

    I have decided to come up with a few ideas to celebrate at home you can even use these ideas as “last minute” ideas. 

    Morning/Breakfast 

    Start off with a sweet breakfast. There are many different breakfast ideas you could do. I did the following 2 options. 

    Option #1: Pancakes 

    Whether you shape the pancakes into hearts, X’s & O’s, add the extra touch. 

    Option #2: Sweetheart Cinnamon Rolls 

    I was inspired by this idea from Pinterest. It is very simple and easy. If you do not have a lot of time on your hands you can make this work. 

    I used the Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls and unrolled them into hearts and X’s & O’s.

    Do not forget your drink options

    You can do a Mimosa (different flavors), coffee (hot or iced), tea, milk, whatever floats your boat.

    Afternoon/Lunch

    Like I previously stated Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday and you may not be with your loved one(s) to celebrate, but that is okay. You can do many things to show your loved one you care and loving them from a distance. Pack a lunch (try to do it the night before). Make a simple sandwich and cut the bread as heart shaped, add rose shaped strawberries on the side, and write a love note. 

    IMAGE: Pinterest

    If you are able to escape your schedule, meet up and go somewhere for lunch. 

    Evening/Dinner/Dessert & Unwind 

    To have your evening go as relaxing as you hoped you will have to plan in advance. Choose the dinner you wish to cook – do something that takes time and try your best to prep in advance the night before so you can enjoy time with your loved one over cutting veggies and whatnot in the kitchen☺. Make your dish tasteful! This night also calls for your nice dishes and table settings. 

    Allow yourself to digest and enjoy some tasteful sweets. I made sugar cookies and mixed the dough in my Ninja Blender works wonders. 

     

     

    When your night is coming to an end unwind however you like and just enjoy each other’s company. Drink your favorite drink, play some soothing music, dance the night away. Relax your mind, body, and soul. And mostly importantly, love one another!

    P.s. ladies if your looking for a Valentine’s Day Makeup Look, check out Kimberly’s Flirty Makeup Look HERE

    May 5, 2017

    Summer Sandals

    Hi Everyone, thank you for the love & support on my last post – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Your comments and messages really make me happy! I am glad you enjoyed it. 

    I am back with another post! As I was packing for my trip I realized I needed new sandals; most of mine are worn out. When we returned home I did some online $hopping. Who does not enjoy online shopping? You can avoid the lines, you don’t have to wear a bra lol, and you can enjoy a glass of wine! What gets better than that? 

    Gold Metallic Slides  

    I love these and they can be worn to spice up any outfit.

    Rose Gold Metallic Straps 

    These are actually way too big for me, not wearable. Which makes me sad because I love rose gold. These are also the smallest size 5 1/2. But I still wanted to share with you how cute these are!

    Pointed Nude Flats 

     

    Solid Black 

    Shiny Linen 

    Tribal Print 

    All the shoes above can be paired with jeans, leggings, shorts, skirts, rompers, and dresses. What ever fits you & your style. 

    The leather on the shoes are vegan leather and man made materials. 

    Shop the shoes: 

    I purchased all from Go Jane.

    The site was offering 25% off all regular priced items when I purchased them. 

    Gold Metallic Slides – HERE

    Rose Gold Metallic Straps – HERE 

    Pointed Nude Flats – HERE

    Solid Black – HERE 

    Shiny Linen – HERE 

    Tribal Print – HERE

    They currently have a dress sale 50% off.

    Also, 20% off Regular Price Styles! You will find the code on their site. This is valid through 1/26 11:59pm PST

    May 5, 2017

    Push Through

    As I have grown through many obstacles, losses, and downfalls I can honestly say not one thing has broken me completely.

    I am not saying that when I was facing my hardships I did not feel broken, I did. I could not understand why things happened when they did. There are still times I do not understand. I always say “you may not know why it is happening, but down the line you will. you will understand this is a lesson and a blessing.”

    When you are down and stuck you will get through it. KEEP A POSITIVE MINDSET. When you feel down it is very easy to have a negative mindset, trust me I know. Almost 90% of the time when something is unbalanced or not going the way I want it too I think negative and want to give up. 

    BUT then I remind myself it is not happening right at this moment because it is not suppose to. The Universe is not ready for it yet. Do not give up. Keep pushing through because there is light at the end of every tunnel. What you set your mind too, you CAN accomplish. You WILL overcome it. 

     

    May 5, 2017

    Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

    What a better way to start off the new year with a vacation! This trip came at the most perfect time. 

    After a long morning of traveling we landed in Los Cabos, Thursday 01/05/2017 about 4pm (6pm BOS time). We traveled with my Mom (Heather), her Fiancé  (Richard aka Shi’Ron), my Grammy (Darlene), and our family friend Penny. 

    As we waited for my aunt Taylor’s flight to land and my grandmother to arrive with our rental car we grabbed an outdoor table outside of the airport and enjoyed a fresh Corona with chips and guacamole.

    My Mom and her Fiancé

    This was my moms first trip like ever! I think I had more joy inside of me than she did lol. 

    This was her first time flying! It is very interesting watching someone experience their first time after you recently first flew. She sat directly behind me; I kept checking on her to make sure she was okay (she doesn’t do well with motion sickness and heights).

     

    Grammy arrived with the rental car and it was time to head to our destination. Where we stayed it was about 30-45 mins away from the airport. 

    We stayed at the Buena Vida villa in Cabo San Lucas, which is a house located inside of the PedregalIf you saw the snapchat stories I posted you know how BEAUTIFUL it is, but it is very hard to visualize it through photos. You have to physically be there to capture the breathtaking views. 

     

    When we arrived we were greeted by more family members. My Uncle Danny|Aunt Debbie, Uncle Dave, Uncle Michael|Aunt Michelle and their two children Alexander & Nicholas. We were also introduced to the house staff and greeted with a Corona and water. When we first walked in I was immediately drawn to the view! Every room faced the ocean.  

    After taking in the AMAZING view, we were then shown to our rooms. Our room wasn’t even a room it was an apartment!! We had two entrances. One opening out into the main hallway. The second one was walking out to the beautiful view. 

    I am very into interior decor I loved the decor inside the entire house. Below you will see some photos of our room. 

    After settling into our room we all gathered at the dining room table for dinner.

    Thomas then changed into his swim wear and immediately went for a swim in the infinity pool. The temperature of the pool was sooooo refreshing! I sat on the edge of the hot tub and admired the pool with a margarita in my hand.

    After hanging out by the pool and hot tub; T and I decided to head down to the lower level balcony to end our night enjoying our margaritas. 

    As morning approached us we headed upstairs to enjoy breakfast at the table.

    Breakfast was served like this every morning.

    We wrapped up breakfast and we all changed into swim wear. We had about 1 hr in the house as we were heading to ME CABO for the day.

    When I saw my mom in her black one piece, jean shorts, and sun glasses I had to tell her she looked bad and boujie.

    Me Cabo is a five-star hotel which was about 10 mins away from where we were staying. We had 2 cabanas & 5 chairs by the pool side. Me Cabo is a very short walk to the marina.  The staff was very friendly and stayed on top of our needs. We spent most of our day there and the staff came over with cold towels to cool us down. 

    LOOK HOW BEAUTIFUL AND CHIC THE DECOR IS AT ME CABO 

    Lunch Time

    Summer Salad

    T enjoyed some tacos

    Next time I am in Cabo I will return to Me Cabo to check out the night time events!

    After taking in the sun and the awesome atmosphere at Me Cabo we headed back to our house to enjoy the tasteful dinner the chef had prepared for us @8:30pm. Before dinner was ready my mom enjoyed her first Margarita. My mom is not a drinker. She and I sat in the pool and looked out into the ocean admiring the view and speaking on how amazing the trip has been for us so far. 

    After dinner Thomas and I showered, changed into something comfortable, and sat by the fire. 

    The next day we stayed at the house, soaked up more sun, and splashed around in the pool as we had a dinner boat cruise scheduled that night. 

    BOAT CRUISE 

    “The arch of Cabo San Lucas, is a distinctive rock formation at the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas, which is itself the extreme southern end of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. The arch is locally known as El Arco in the town of Cabo San Lucas.”

    After watching the sun set and seeing the beautiful arch we headed down stairs for dinner and drinks. We then ended back upstairs for more drinks and danced to the live band. 

    The next morning, we hung out with my little cousin in the “lounging room” as breakfast was being prepared and then we went swimming.

    As the day was moving along T and I got hungry and decided to go into town for some lunch and did a little shopping. 

    We ate at Dos Mares Marina Grill Bar

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    I ordered the beef tacos and to be completely honest I was not impressed. As soon as our food came the bees swarm in they were everywhere. We got up, paid, and left.

     

    Later that day/night the rest of the family went for dinner, but T and I decided to hang out at the house and enjoyed some time alone together. We went swimming in the pool as it was our last night. 

    I would like to thank my uncles for allowing us to take this trip with them. 

    I am very grateful and blessed that when I now shut my eyes I can truly visualize and keep these memories with me forever |

    May 5, 2017

    Trust

    If your reading this post it is because you were drawn to the title.

    I was once told “What is the point of being in a relationship without trust. It is like sitting in a car without gas. You can be in the relationship/car, but the relationship/car isn’t going to go anywhere.”

    It is very easy to trust someone, once that trust is broken, trust is very hard to repair. You can work at it, but you will continue to second guess everything. Now, here is what’s to think about… Are you having trust issues with a lover, a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or yourself? What has this person done to lose your trust? I have lost trust with lovers, friends, family members, co-workers, and myself.

    How do you trust someone you care about? Will you ever forgive them? Will you ever forget? Will they do it again?

    The way I have learned to re-trust someone is by letting go, accepting, and forgiving. When you truly, completely let go you will feel free. I wish there was a better way to describe it to you. Think about being squeezed into a tight box with no light.When you finally decide to let go of what happened, you break out of the box. When I say break out of the box I mean physically kicking, screaming, crying, getting angry, being confused…  ALL of those emotions and feelings were broken out with you in that box. THEN THERE WAS LIGHT, FRESH AIR, and FREEDOM. Let go to feel lighter. You will no longer feel like you’re stuck on something. You will no longer feel like something is pulling you back and weighing you down.

    Accept what happened and truly understand you are unable to go back and change it.

    Forgive the person! Not for them, but for you. Why? If you do not forgive that person it’s not affecting them. You are only affecting you; your mind, body, and soul. Why damage yourself more than that person has damaged you? You are not going to forget what was done, but that is okay because that is what makes you STRONG.

    Stop dwelling. It only screws with you more. I am not saying you have to trust the person again. I still have walls up with people, but I am not going to hold on to what they have done because that would only hold me back. Trust in yourself and your journey.

      

    May 5, 2017