Currently . . . Feb. 2016

Good morning/afternoon/evening loves! ❤

I am slowly making my way into blogging again (by slow I mean a tortoise trying to walk through peanut butter slow!). It feels good to write everything out again and connect with the bloggers I used to read every single day! I typed up this post just before I have to head to class while sipping on some hazelnut coffee… mmmm. ❤ Today marks 1 year 4 months with the love of my life which even makes today that much more special. ❤ January was a good month for me, but February is already turning out to be even better!  mI thought I would share some currently’s, and hope to see what you are currently into as well! Without further ado…


Currently Reading . . . Mademoiselle Chanel by C.W. Gortner


Currently Listening to . . . We Found Love – Rihanna

Current Non-Guilty Pleasure . . . Napping, napping, and even more napping

Current Nail Color . . . Nude

Currently Drinking . . . Arizona Green Tea Zero


Currently Eating . . . Power Crunch Salted Caramel Energy Bars


Current Obsession . . . Sharp eyeliner wings 😉


Currently Wishing . . . to go back to Disneyland


Currently Needing . . . some cute dresses for the warmer weather

Current Bane of Existence . . . stress overload 😦

Current Indulgence . . . Make-up ❤


Current Procrastination . . . Making more videos…

Current Confession . . . I’m really bad at taking my fish oil pills everyday…


Current Blessing . . . I am getting more hours at work!

Current Excitement . . . I just started my first week of a 90-day challenge to kick start my fitness journey again!

Current Mood . . . Motivated af. 😀


Current Workout . . . Fast paced treadmill walking after lifting weights

Current Link . . . (literally obsessed <3)

Current App . . . Instagram!



-What are you currently indulging in?

-What are you currently excited for?

-What is your current blessing?


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Thinking Out Loud ; 4/9/15

Good morning/afternoon/evening! ❤


Whew, you guys! I’m excited to once again join the Thinking Out Loud link up over on Amanda‘s page! It’s been quite some time since I last posted my thoughts, and in all honesty, I missed it. I missed typing out my sparatic thoughts and reading what others said/thought. I’ve learned to come that other people think how I do about things, and I think it is a fantastic way to form friendships! I hope to spark some new friendships as time goes on. I’d love to be all of your friends! 😀 Now, onward to the thoughts!

1. I saw the absolute CUTEST video two nights ago. It’s about a baby elephant meeting their mother for the first time in years. The baby was taken years earlier for exhibition. Their reunion made my heart melt. Seriously, my eyes were tearing up as I was watching it. All my parents could hear me say was “My heart! Oh my goodness.. SO PRECIOUS.” You NEED to watch this video. It is a guaranteed way to make your day. 🙂

2. I am SO close to getting my first car! I am hoping to get it by the beginning of May, because let’s face it.. I simply cannot ride my bike to work and other places in the Arizona heat. Riding in 115 degree heat? No thank you.

3. I’m excited to celebrate the six month anniversary of my relationship with my boyfriend! I don’t know exactly what we are going to do, but regardless I’m excited. These six months have flown by, and he has been making me the happiest girl in the world! I could go on and on and on with all of the lovey-doveyness, but I’ll save that for a later post. 😉


4. I am really liking my darker hair color after about 2 months. It took some time to get used too, but I actually think it suits me better than blonde!


5. Do you ever get those really sudden urges to do so much with your life and complete so much? Well, that’s me whenever I am working. I don’t know what it is about cleaning, but it sure gives me so much motivation. I guess it’s because I am doing something productive, but I get my best ideas then. Does this happen with anyone else?!

6. I am addicted to the app Tsum Tsum. It’s seriously the cutest thing ever. If you download, I warn you that it can be addicting. 😉


7. I’m really excited that I get to go to the Lana Del Rey concert in about a month! It’s on May 14th, and I keep telling my friend how epic it is going to be!


8. I have been having the urge to go to California lately. Specifically the beach and Disneyland. I miss Disneyland, and I would love to lay out on the sand next to the beach. I am hoping to take a mini vacation to CA when I get a car, because I would need to pick it up there. I will make it a priority to go to the beach.. maybe even a pier. Gahh, SO excited thinking about it. 😀

9. Currently obsessed with these two songs:

10. I hope that you are having an amazing day! ❤

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Thinking Out Loud ; 5/23 (Mama’s Birthday!)

Happy happy Thursday Friday everyone! ^_^


I realize I am a day late with this post, but I have my reasons for why I am being late. First being that Wednesday night I was preoccupied for 4+ hours working on a project and didn’t finish until 11, and on Thursday morning, I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to gather my textbooks to return, grab my project, and then study for the 3 exams I had. Man, has anyone else noticed that schools decide to cram in so much in during the last two weeks of school?! Better late than never for this post, right Amanda? 🙂


1. Not only is today Friday (WOOHOO!), it is also my mama’s birthday! *happy dance* There is so much I could say about this woman. She is my mother, my best friend, my protector. my nurturer, my support, my shoulder to cry on, my hero. My mom is the strongest woman I know, and no matter what, she is always there for me. She saved me from my disorder, she sat next to me every time I have been in the hospital, she has never left my side even when everyone else did. She is amazing. I have a few surprises up my sleeve for her. She isn’t feeling too well, so I can’t go all out, but I will make it special for her! ❤

2. This time next week, I will FINALLY be on Summer vacation! WAAAAAHOOOOOOO! Can you guys tell that I’m excited? 😉

3. Can you guys also tell that I am addicted to smoothies now? I have to (and I mean have to) have one or my day just won’t feel complete. I’m not complaining though. I have a special combo I have been especially loving lately. c(:


4. I really, really, really want to go on a road trip to Disneyland this summer. Also, I want to go to the beach. *fingers crossed* (Although it likely won’t happen…)

5. I find that when I am stressed, my sweet tooth goes wild. This week, I have been going to Red Velvet ice cream and cookies for night snacks. Is that normal? I’ll just go with it… 😉

6. I really love the smell of coffee in the morning.

7. I keep getting bug bites all over my legs! So attractive when wearing shorts and dresses.. not. *eye roll emoji*

8. Have you guys seen the emojis for Android phones?! They look so different. but cute! They kind of have more personality than the iPhone ones in my opinion.

9. The end of the school year is really hitting me right now. I don’t know why.. Oh man.. (Fight back the tears.. fight back the tears..)

10. I think I’m going hiking this weekend! WAHOO! 😀


I hope you have an amazing day! ❤


-What are you doing this weekend?

-What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?

-What are your random thoughts of the day?


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Tell Me About You Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I want to start out by saying Happy 21st Birthday to my sister! I can’t believe she is already 21! I already know her plans for the weekend (considering she has told me quite extensively about them). Tonight, we are going to go out to Macayo’s with our family and her friends. I am really excited!


I want to spend a day answering the questions from Arman’s Spill It Sunday posts, so you can get to know more about me. Here’s the first of many to start on Tuesday. 🙂


1. In real life are you an extrovert or more introvert person?

-It really depends on who I am around. For the most part, I am an extrovert, but I do have my introvert moments. I’m a shy soul at first, but over time I open up more. I guess that is how it is for most people.. I like my times alone, but I also love being around friends and family.

2. If money was no object, where would you move to?

-California.. on the beach to be more specific or next to Disneyland. Seriously, that would be a dream of mine. You have no idea how happy I’d be. 🙂

3. What are your hobbies besides blogging, food and working out?

-Art (Duh), spending time with friends and family, listening too music and singing, watch movies, go out exploring, etc. 😀

4. If you have a sibling what do you have in common and where do you differ the most? If you are an only child tell me about your pet/ mother/ father, best friend …

-My sister and I both share the same humor, but we differ on a lot of things. She is more of a free soul that is more socially based where I am social, but I am more focused on an education and going after my dreams. She does go for what she wants, but I don’t think she is as motivated.

5. If you were able to spend one day as the opposite sex, what would you do?

-Wouldn’t that be an adventure? Hmm.. I don’t know what I’d do really..

6. If you could have any super power what would it be?

-The power to heal. I would want to be able to heal people with the magic touch. 😀

7. When you’re upset, what are you doing to cheer yourself up?

-I draw, I watch funny videos, I bake or cook (very therapeutic), I workout (THAT ENDORPHIN HIGH), I smile and remember all the good in my life. ❤

8. You have $500 to spend on anything you want – what would it be?

-Dresses, leggings, workout clothes, FOOD.

9. What is your favorite piece of art (painting, sculpture, architecture…)?

-The art of optical ground allusions.

10. If you were able to go back in time and give your teenage self any advise what would you say?

-I would tell myself that starving yourself and over exercising is not the way to go. You are not those thoughts that dictated your mind. Food is not the enemy. Being fit and healthy is so much more important than a thigh gap or a flat stomach.

I would tell myself the proper way to become healthy with the proper nutrition and exercise.

I would tell myself to stay strong and to always love myself.. no matter what.



I hope  you had fun reading this. Tell me about you! 🙂


-What do you do to cheer yourself up?

-What do you like to do for fun?

-Answer some of the questions above!


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Let’s Talk Over Some Breakfast, Shall We?


Good morning! I haven’t been on here lately, so I thought we should have a talk over some breakfast (well, for me) or quite possibly breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, or dessert for you. I have my trusty vanilla caramel apple pie oatmeal next to me and vanilla coffee on the side. I’m all set. I hope you have something delicious as well. 🙂



Lately, I have been adding cereal to my oatmeal. Last week it was Fruit Loops and now this week is Corn Flakes. You guys, I have been loving (and I mean loving) Corn Flakes lately. Do you like that cereal? I used to not like it, but now I get excited when we stock up on it. Do you get excited over food? Or is that just me?


*Man, I ask too many questions in the morning.*


I admit it.. I love the mountains. I have been craving a good hike every weekend. I think it was that one night where I saw a beautiful view of Phoenix from the top. I have found a few mountains to hike now. It may also be because of the warmer weather. I just have to make sure I have sunscreen or I will turn red in an instant. I kid you not when I say I don’t tan.



*Coffee is a blessing in the morning*


My parents finally don’t give me any weird looks when I take pictures of my food. Finally! They used to always question me on why I did, but now they just smile and go on with whatever they are doing.


I really want to travel this Summer. I want to go to California for Disneyland and the beach, Canada because I’ve always wanted to go there, Kentucky to visit my boyfriend, and anywhere. Anyone up for a road trip? ^_^


*Maybe they’ll come if I make them food. :D*


I just discover that I have a bruise on the bottom of my palm on my right hand. Is it possible to bruise there? Has this happened to anyone else?


I will be moving in exactly 18 days. I used to think it was going to be a while before I do, but it’s coming faster than expected! I’ve already painted my walls and picked out a new comforter. I’m pretty excited, can’t you tell?


There is also 28 more days of school. WHAT?! I just blew my own mind this weekend.. Haha.


*Oh no.. my oatmeal is almost gone.. Why must all good things come to an end?! Okay Natalie.. you are over exaggerating”


I know I keep saying this, but I really want to get to know the people that read my blog. Seriously, you guys are amazing if you do. I never thought anyone really would, but here you are. You’re awesome. Since I can’t give you a real hug, I will give you a virtual one, mkay? *computer hug* Ahh.. now if only I could have a blend meetup. That would be awesome!

*Oatmeal finished.. coffee finish.. belly satisfied*


Well, I better get ready for the day. I hope you have a fantastic day! 🙂


-What are your thoughts this morning?

-What’s been going on in your life?

-Where do you want to travel to?

-Introduce yourself below! 🙂


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Thinking Out Loud #6 – I’m Kinda Obsessed

Is it just me or is this week flying by? Seriously, the weeks seem to be going by faster and faster. I guess I shouldn’t complain, because it makes the week go by quick, but can we slow down the weekends to really enjoy the time off? Please and thank you! 😀 You already know what time it is. It is Thursday which means..


Thank you ever so much to the beautiful Amanda for hosting!

1. So, tomorrow is Valentines day. For some people it is a day where couples will spoil each other beyond belief and for others, it is just another Friday. Either way, a day of getting spoiled or going along with it as a Friday are both desirable options. Plus, it’s the start to a long weekend. How can it get any better than that? On the point of getting spoiled, I don’t think one day should just be a “mandatory” day where people show their affection for each other. That should be every day. 🙂

2. I was on the late end of finding out that Shirley Temple died. R.I.P to another beautiful angel with a head filled with 52 curls. ❤

(Props to you if you know why I said that!)

3. On Tuesday, I found out that I have to go to physical therapy for a while. I’m happy about that. For a while now (before what happened), I had some pretty bad back pain and just ignored it. Now, I will be focusing on my back, neck, shoulder, and arm muscles for optimal recovery. I haven’t met who I will be working with, but I know I will get along with them either way. We’ll be spending some time together, so why not make a new friend? 🙂

4. I don’t know if you noticed (although it’s pretty obvious), but I FINALLY made a header. Granted it may not be the most fabulous, but as my first one, I think it’s pretty legit. It fits. Over time I will change it, but for now, I am happy about it.


5. My chocolate sweet cravings have been THROUGH THE ROOF. I don’t know why they have been so intense. I am getting in my nutrients from fruits and veggies, but when it hits after dinner, BAM it’s always back. I have had my fair share of Twix this week. Who doesn’t love Twix? 😉 Friday will be glorious for my sweet tooth.

6. Can anyone give me some suggestions for new oatmeal toppings? Or suggestions for recipes you’d like? I’m in a rut and I want your input for some inspiration! Oh, and I have an oatmeal recipe that was a hot topic yesterday coming up soon. 😉

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7. DID I TELL YOU GUYS I FINALLY GOT MY BRACE OFF?! 😀 My neck is finally free! It is taking some getting used too (cue the pain), but I am working on it. My recovery is going spot on. Every day I am getting closer and closer to getting healed.

8. I have decided that once I recover, I am going to start running again. For a while, I had to put it on the back burner due to an ankle injury, but I have been itchin’ to lace up my running shoes and enjoy the beautiful weather here in AZ. Did I mention that it’s getting up to the 80s? Hopefully I have a speedy recovery to be able to run in the gorgeous weather of Spring. 🙂

9. My Disney obsession is growing. All I have been doing is watching Disney movies, drawing Disney pictures ( I decorated my art sculpture final with Disney characters ), listening to the Disney stations on Pandora and Songza, and dreaming of going to Disneyland. I think a trip to California is in order..

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10. I have made the decision that I want to be Tinkerbell at Disneyland. See? Told ya i’m Disney obsessed. I’ve been told that I look like her, so why the heck not?! I have high hopes about this job. 😉

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I hope you have an amazing day! ❤

-What are some food inspirations you can pass along to me?

-What’s your favorite Disney movie?

-Favorite Disney character?

-What have you been craving lately?


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