November 29, 2013

Chandeliers Galore

I have an obsession with chandeliers. Obviously I don't have a house at the moment, but hopefully someday i'll build my dream home and have everything I want in it! 

Take a look at these beautiful chandeliers in this Alice Lane Design project.   


Rule #1: I must have one above my dining room table. No exceptions.


I also fell in love with the idea of having one placed above the tub. It's just fantastic isn't it?

I feel it creates a more relaxing, luxurious environment. I've never seen color in a chandelier, I love the additional blue, it gives it a modern touch.

I hope everyone is having a great Thanksgiving week spending time with their families! Remember to enjoy the small things, those are what matters most.

XO
M

November 20, 2013

Te Amo Amiga!!

Thankfulness blogging challenge 
Day 20: Something about your significant other or best friend.
  This day on my blog is dedicated to a very special lady, Kandra. For those of you that have been following me you have seen her pop up from time to time.
You see, Kandra and I have been bestest best friends since the 4th grade. Our friendship is going on 17 YEARS!! I'd say that's something very special. Distance is no obstacle for us. Sometimes we go months without seeing each other, but once we reunite it's exactly like it's always been. We currently live about 45 minutes away, and in my opinion don't see enough of each other, however since we're growing up there's other responsibilities we are forced to take on and relationships that occupy some of that best friend time that has always been plentiful.

She is always there when I need her most, and I only hope I return that favor. She is the sweetest, most thoughtful, caring person i've ever known and I thank God every day he chose her as my bestest. She is beautiful both inside and out. We have a ton in common, but we also have our differences and take that into account when offering advice. It's always a blast no matter what we choose to do together. We look to each other for guidance and encouragement. We consider each others families as our own. She keeps me grounded when I really need it. She fully supports me in everything I do. I believe she's my real soul-mate. I'm totally pulling that Sex and the City card.  


Today and every day, I am thankful for my best friend always being there for me, no matter what. I can't imagine my life without her.


November 19, 2013

10 Random Facts

I really enjoy reading random facts about people, so I thought I would do one of my own!

 


1. I can breathe underwater. I had to prove it to my closest friends when we were younger. See why I belong near a beach now?
2. When I was a baby my mom had a guy play a bad joke on us the Forth of July and put 50 packs of Black Cats under the chair to lite them when she sat down, with me on her lap. I was burned really bad all over my legs. I also fell into a campfire backwards when I was younger. It has scarred me.   
3. I am a complete adrenaline junkie, I have been skydiving twice and plan on doing other insane things only crazy people think about.
4. I have grown up my entire life riding horses, and I really miss it now that mom isn't forcing me, especially drill team. Need for speed baby! I ride western but I want to learn how to jump.
5. My favorite music is reggaeton.
6. I love fast cars with big motors. My next car will probably be a Camaro since I can't quite afford a Ferrari just yet. ;)
7. Every time I see a homeless person it brings tears to my eyes.
8. I want to make a difference in the world, helping people less fortunate and guide others to make impacting choices and to better themselves. Definitely want to leave a positive impact & still trying to figure out how I will do it.
9.I'm terrified of needles, and there is no exaggeration to that statement.
10. My dream job would be either a singer or an interior designer.

Can you relate to any of this, or am I the only weirdo out there?

XO
M

November 18, 2013

The Thankful Project: Day 18

The thankful project blogging challenge 
 
Today's topic is: A Choice
 
Today, I am thankful for my choice of coming out of my shell the last 2 years of high school to start living life to the fullest. For those of you that met me during college can vouch for my free spirit, however most people I grew up with know that I used to be extremely shy and quiet.
 
If it weren't for my choice to become outgoing, I wouldn't have met the people I have and will continue to meet, or I wouldn't have had the opportunities to see parts of the world I have, and will continue seeing. I could have grown up to be a completely different person!
 
I love my life the way it is and frankly I wouldn't want to be anyone else. No, I don't have everything I want or maybe even "need". I embrace myself for who I am; I'm weird, a nerd at heart, passionate, loving, driven, too outgoing for my own good, at times too much to handle, too hard on myself....the list could go on, but it all defines the me I love and the woman I am becoming.



If you want to join in on The Thankful Project it's not too late! Below is the list of prompts and you can link up to Kenzie's page if you'd like also!

The Thankful Project: 28 days of gratitude prompts for blogging, journaling, and reflecting. Come join the linkup!

I hope everyone has a fantastic week!
XO
M
 
 

November 13, 2013

Diamonds World Tour

I am a HUGE Rihanna fan and have been dying to see her for years now however, when you're saving money for something you've been wanting for an extremely long time, it's hard to cough up that much on a concert you can always see later. I never could get to the tickets in time if I even contemplated buying one, and now I understand why.



Monday this was crossed off my bucket list, and not only did I get to see her I was practically the third row back from the stage. How lucky am I!? My little patna in crime Naomi happen to stumble upon a few tickets, all I have to say is thank you again, I am one blessed girl! 


GTA was first on stage and they definitely got the energy up and set the mood for the concert playing some awesome tracks. 


Next was 2Chainz, who was great and kept the crowd going. I'll throw out that I may possibly be on some video of his.


And then, the really awesome stuff.
 
 


Along with George Strait, she put on the best concert i've ever seen. Plus it's always more fun when you know every single song. She is such an outstanding performer and keeps the energy up, I rarely even noticed the 10 dancers around her. I am most definitely going to a concert every tour she does from now on, it's well worth it.

I love you RiRi!
XX
M

November 09, 2013

Thankful Project: Day 9

Thankful project blogging challenge

A photo

I am thankful for all of my pictures, but especially the ones that remind me not to take life so seriously sometimes. For example, the pic below with my gorgeous friends!



I wanted to post all of my crazy ones from college, but i'll just let you imagine. ;)



November 06, 2013

Classically Modern

I'm in love!!!! 
I'm not sure about you, but this space just screams all sorts of ideas at me. I am very partial to turquoise...maybe that's the case. It could also be the fact that the color blue triggers productiveness. Whatever it may be, I hope you have taken some inspiration and finish the week out strong!
XO

November 05, 2013

Music Freak

Thankful project blogging challenge 

Talent

I am thankful for being able to play music by ear; it's a talent few people hold. I adopted this talent from my Nanny who does the same, except she is much more advanced than I am. All I need are a few hours to play with the keys and sounds...I can figure it out. In addition, this little gem also hears vocals which is super cool! After hearing a song once, I could probably repeat it to you close to the pitch/sound/tone it was recorded. I believe it helps me to appreciate music more, and find something I respect in all genres.




Now, let's get something straight, i'm no Mozart or Mariah Carey. That would take a large amount of time, however I can figure out pretty much anything given the opportunity. I hope one day I can display my talent and have a positive effect on people to help change the world, until then i'll continue to showcase behind closed doors.
  

Do you have any special talents?

XOXO
M

 

November 04, 2013

Thankful Project: Day 4

 Thankful project blogging challenge

An Experience

I am thankful for many experiences i've had and hopefully continue to have; a very short Colorado trip, the yearly family trips to New Mexico, the absurd experience I had in Las Vegas (I could go on and on), however none of these compare to the opportunity I had to compete in Miss Texas USA back in 2009. Granted I had no clue what I was getting myself into, and was far from prepared, the the pageant taught me a lot about myself and the woman I want to become.

Pre-festivities:
During our yearly rodeo parade in my home town, I got to represent the city along with my best friend Kara who was running for Miss Teen Texas at the same time. Who can say they got to experience something so unique with their best friend?! Plus, that cool car we got to ride around in for the day!


I met a handful of new friends and acquaintances, some who I keep in contact with to this day.




Competing in pageants is seriously a full time job. You have to wake up every morning super early to start your day, go into dance rehearsal for a few hours, eat lunch, then travel to the location where the live pageant will be held and practice there along with dress rehearsal for long hours. Did I mention you are in heels practically the entire day? Finally you get to go back to your hotel to get ready for the special event they have planned for you at night, all to repeat the process over each day for a week.



I warned you before, I was very unprepared. I should have taken more time in training for the interview and swimsuit sections, unfortunately I went all in blind and still had an amazing time.


Although stressful and exhausting, the experience you receive is extremely rewarding. If I could do this type of work every day...sign me up!


Can you find me in the sea of beautiful girls? I think that's my little head a bobbing above Refugio's to the left of the photo.


I'm not sure why the family camera had an attitude and wanted us to look like we are from the 70's, but at least I have evidence and the memories to look back on.



And at last, my favorite support group!



One of the best experiences I have had throughout my life. If you are thinking about competing I will encourage you to do so. I've even contemplated competing again. :)
 


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