Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Romantic Beauty

There is a lot of things I love about spring. The flowers starting to grow, the weather being absolutely perfect, the color palette of the world is so calming and gorgeous. It wants to just make you fall in love.

Dress: Forever 21 (similar)// Lace Cardigan: Forever 21 (similar) // Wallet: Target (similar) // Boots (older style)

I've said it before and I will say it again that floral is hands down my favorite print this spring. When I saw this adorable floral dress I knew I needed to make it mine. It's classy, feminine, and romantic. All the warm fuzzy feelings we as women should feel about our clothes, and ourselves.

Lately I've not been loving on myself the way I should.
Every picture I see of myself, I hate and I find myself starting to criticize my weight, my hair, my makeup, my pale skin tone.
It's loads of negativity followed by a little amount compliments.
I find myself shopping a couple times a month to buy new things to make me feel "beautiful" but they never do the job. 
I find myself stepping on the scale 30 times a day to watch the numbers fluctuate causing my emotions to do the same.

I hate feeling this way.
I have always been confident in my own skin, of course I've had my insecurities, I mean who doesn't? but lately I just starting to feel it set in even more.

I may not be the tannest girl in the neighborhood, nor wear a size 2, but I am beautiful in my own way. I think this something all of us easily lose track of sometimes.
We don't have to waste our time comparing ourselves to others and their beauty, because we are just wasting the time not utilizing our own.

I am 100% guilty of this, but I don't want to be anymore
I know that I love surrounding myself with positive people so I need to be that positive person as well.

Just like the spring floral & lace I want to feel feminine, I want to feel classy, and I want to live my life giving off the positive romantic glow, but those feelings are ONLY going to start with ME thinking them about myself.

You is kind.
You is smart.
You is important.
(I had too)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Bring Back The Good Times

I know it's Monday, and I should have this awesome post of all the things I did over the weekend... but honestly I took no pictures. Which in turn makes a weekend post pretty much pointless and almost as if it didn't happen if there are no visuals to prove it.
Such as gym posts, and Starbucks stops.
It's just the unwritten social media rules.

One thing I was surrounded by this weekend was throwbacks..
Starting with turning on I Still Know What You Did Last Summer on Starz and proceeded to drool over Freddie Prinze Jr. just like I did when I was 8 years old...
which made me realize.

I really miss the way things used to be. Now a days things are just ain't how they used to be, and even though the 90's is only back about 15 years, it feels like the world has done and gone all about it.
So I am doing a little throwback & a mini petition...to bring back the good stuff.

Let's start with the eats...

DunkARoos...like honestly. Vanilla crackers & frosting. Why this is not a thing anymore is beyond me. I used to eat these things by the case box. Now I have to resort to dipping my Nilla wafers in to a whole tub of frosting, and holding myself back from not eating the entire thing. Please bring back the lunch time snack portions. The day these mouth watering flavor blasts make an appearance in my pantry, is the day I will live the happiest of lives.

TV Dinners- They don't make them like they used to. Those scrumptious "Kids Cusine" filled with sweet corn falling in to your magical chocolate-pudding-turned-brownie, and the soggiest/most delicious chicken nuggets a kid could want.

Where have the all the good times gone? Now we are in the days of the damn Waffle Taco.

The Cinemas....

I feel like the 90's was the only decade who mastered the high school dramas. She's All That, Bring it On, Clueless, and of course 10 Things About You (AKA the film that started my overwhelming love affair for Health Ledger)

Now we are making movies about floating in space, men having love affairs with their iphones, and  ugly things called "Hobbits".
The only thing I'll give the 21st Century is they still feature Leo and they blessed us with Matthew McConaughey #pretendhusband

If you turn on the TV in the 90s....

You'd see Amanda Bynes (acting just as she does today) being crazy on "The Amanda Show", Nickoloden Shows where all we EVER wanted to do was to be covered in slime, Boy Meets World, and obviously Jonathan Taylor Thomas...

Did we ever think that at the age of 23 or 27 we would be binge watching lesbian prison comedies on Netflix.....

Though I wish dating was as easy as Dream Phone, when the coolest thing to do on the computer was figure out Where in the World that Damn Carmen was, and "statement" earrings meant sticking glittery stars on your lobes...
2014 is pretty cool, just never as cool as frosted tips. Right, Justin?


Friday, April 11, 2014

Changes Are A Comin'

Happy Friday Y'all.

As you can see I made a few changes around here, and the lovely Marquis is to thank for making all of my visions a reality. I am so thankful for her hard work, and how quickly she was able to make everything come to be. If you need a talented, fast, and sweet blog designer this girl is who you should be talking too. I have nothing but GREAT things to say.

Anyway, in the midst of changes on the blog. Other changes have been taking place in my life as well. As most of you have read we are coming to the end of week 3 of #LOHealthyHappyMe and I have been slowly, but surely changing my lifestyle.

+I am on week 1 of a total change of my eating habits, not a diet. I am making permanent changes to the things that I eat, and the quality of the food I prepare. I feel wonderful, and I am loving the change.

+This week I am planning to add the gym back in to my routine. I am debating on 5 am workouts, or 5pm workouts, both have their cons, but I need to make it work.

+I am on day 5 of NO STARBUCKS. Going from Venti to Notta is seriously been so much easier than I thought. Even though I used to NEED it like it was caffeine crack, now I don't even crave it.
Maybe a weekend treat wouldn't be so out of the question.... right?

+I am taking a camera basics class from Bloom & Glow, which will hopefully allow me to learn how to work my camera better, and will allow better pictures to come to the blog.

+I am thinking I might make a hair appointment this weekend, and find a way back to my long lost blonde roots...literally.

Having a large amount of positive going on in your life, just seems to make everything else follow suit, and remember to join us if you are making these changes in your life! #LOHealthyHappyMe

I hope you all have a great weekend!

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