10.27.2014

New Apartment Bling


I must say, my neighbors probably hate me right now. My walls are paper thin and it's about 7:30pm. Sorry everyone - but I just had to put up this art my best friend made me - It's been long overdue!

Karen (previously mentioned in my last post) made these awesome pieces for me to hang up in my new studio apartment. They go perfect with my grey, white, and birch color pallet! I don't know why I waited so long to hang these up - they really make my little studio feel that much homier. :) It's amazing what artwork can do for a space such as mine, which by the way is ~460sqft! Super tiny!

I have one more to hang up... I'm so in love with these! I'd say these are definitely words to live by. ;)

"Be happy, it drives people crazy."
"Home is where no pants are."


xoxo

10.26.2014

The Best of Autumn cont.






More reasons why I love fall! October - HALLOWEEN... and mine and Karen's anniversary month!! I met my now best friend miss Karen Allen exactly a year ago this month and we have become inseparable ever since. We are literally each other - two peas in a pod - it was meant to be. I luh you girl! ϟ

Last year we went pumpkin picking and carved pumpkins a week before Halloween so we decided to make it our yearly tradition! I visited her up in Sacramento yesterday and we went to a pumpkin patch not far from her home and had a mini photo shoot. I'm pretty pleased with the results! ;)

10.24.2014

The Best of Autumn



If you know me, you know my closet is filled with dark and saturated colors... mainly black, grey, dark blue, and maroon. Can you guess why fall is my favorite time of year? My Pinterest has been blowing up lately with fall fashion and I picked a few favorites to share.

Not all images are from credible sources - most are findings on Pinterest:
1) Booties, 2) Black leather jacket, 3) Travel backpack, 4) Pocket pants / joggers, 5) Blush jacket, 6) Beanies,
7) Dark polish, 8) Black duffel, 9) Cute bob

10.20.2014

Autumn 2014

Happy Autumn to you from Northern California!

2014 has been a bunch of ups and downs and craziness for me. Through the past few years I have been through a lot... more than anybody can imagine. I will spare the details but just know that I have endure and am doing alright! Every once in a while I will have sad moments, but I feel that is expected from what I've been through.

I have so many amazing people in my life that have made these crazy times so much easier. Without them I don't know what I would have done. I am also a lot stronger than I lead myself to believe. It is amazing what you can do and how much stronger you can become while getting beat down by life and its hardships.

Putting myself first was probably the hardest thing I've had to teach myself. Growing up I was always taught to put others first and throughout my adult life I did just that until I ended up getting taken for granted. Not realizing this, I became naive and always put my feelings second. Learning to put myself first was hard in the fact that I felt I was being selfish and that mindset was hard to overcome.

Nevertheless I have since then put myself first at all costs and I couldn't be happier! I have met new friends who have helped me through some recent events (which I am super grateful for!) and my friend Karen has helped me build my new apartment into my home!

So here's to amazing friends (old and new) and family!

xoxo

8.16.2014

Portland 2014






I'm finally uploading some pictures from what seems to be a decade ago since I visited Portland, Oregon with my best friend. Portland is probably one of my favorite cities and I would definitely visit again in a heartbeat. It has so much charm, cute little shops, humble people, a Starbucks on EVERY corner (and when I mean every corner I'm not exaggerating). The forests are absolutely beautiful and the dreary weather reminds me of home.

My friend and I visited Powells book store, which we probably spent about 2 hours in, Voodoo donuts (oh. my. gosh. so good.), and the Rose Garden which unfortunately didn't have any roses because we visited in February... durr.

All in all our time there was amazing and if I were you you I would take a trip to Portland sometime in your life because it truly is a great city and a great experience.