Tuesday, November 30, 2010


How many of you are familiar with The Pioneer Woman?? If you aren't, you MUST get to know her.  She's like the most awesomest lady ever. I about died when I found out today that her book based on her love story with Marlboro Man (her husband) comes out in February!!! I mean she has the 40 chapter story online but seriously girls, there's nothing better than a  tangible book. With a pretty cover. And the smell of fresh new book pages.  Yes. I'm a book page sniffer. And I'm a sucker for romantic stories. There's absolutely no doubt about it, this is going on my Christmas Wishlist. :)

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I Did It Again

I came upon this quote at Kylee's blog and loved it because it speaks truth.  I procrastinated (really? people still do that, ha!) working on my English paper over the Thanksgiving break and that's why I'm still awake now. I kept saying "oh I'll just do it tomorrow", kept putting it off, and "later" never got around. And now I'm suffering the consequences - staying up late working on homework, instead of dreaming about my prince charming. Putting off homework is such a simple and not so drastic example, but there are so many other things in life that we might be putting off that may have greater consequences than just a loss of a couple hours of sleep. Like Kaylee said, "we need to live in the now" not the later... something I really need to work on.

Thank goodness it was only a second draft and not the final paper. I'm not completely doomed. I'm going to get some sleep now, even though i'm not exactly done, but C'mon it's English. I'm such a great student right? ;)

What's one thing you've been putting off lately?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

All Shopped Out

*Please bare with me, I'm currently trying to make my blog all Christmasy. So it may look one way at one point and then different the next minute. :)

Yes, I'm all shopped out. I'll do a show and tell post later. 

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us I can't wait for this:

Isn't it pretty? When I get married and have my own home, I'm going to make sure that my house has a fireplace. 

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get ready 'cause boyfriend is picking me up in 20 minutes. I think we're going to do dinner and a movie tonight. :)

What are your plans this fine and dandy Saturday?

Friday, November 26, 2010

Show N Tell: Boyfriend's Bday Present

Hope ya'll had a fabulous Thanksgiving! My Thanksgiving was delicious! 
I think I'm still full.

Anyway, you know how I told you that it was my boyfriend's birthday yesterday?  
Wanna see what I gave him...

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When we went to the mall a couple of weeks ago, he mentioned how much he really liked this jacket and said how he was going to buy it later on. 
But I beat him to it!

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He had kind of hinted that he wanted a new watch.

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This movie came out on DVD just in time for his birthday.
When it first came out in theaters we went and saw it twice, 
and now we've seen it twice at his place as well.
I think this just might be his new favorite movie.
Probably because it's action packed! 

He really loved his present.  
Mission accomplished. :)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today Is A Special Day

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Yay! Not only is today special because it's Thanksgiving, but it's my boyfriend's birthday too! What do you know? 2 celebrations is one day! 

Now, I have to confess something...

We don't eat turkey on Thanksgiving.

We totally go against tradition. If my family and I weren't originally from Mexico, we'd probably join in with the crowd but I don't know, we just simply don't do the turkey thing. Instead this year we're going to eat an authentic Mexican dish - Birria, which is Chicken smothered in this spicy dry sauce, along with Spanish rice and vegetables. Oh, and Ham.  We do the ham. :)

But Thanksgiving isn't about the turkey, or how you decide to celebrate it. It's about being thankful for all the little and big things we have. And not only should we be grateful today, but we should give thanks everyday.  Can you image if we were only blessed one day out of the whole entire year? Same thing, we need to have a little note of gratitude in our hearts each day and not take things for granted. 

I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving today surrounded by your family and loved ones.

Today is the last day of the "give thanks" link up that I've been participating in. So here goes 5 things that I am grateful for:

I know I already mentioned religion, but I just can't express how thankful I am for our loving Savior who died for our sins. 

The little things about life- like trees, butterflies, pretty flowers, white fluffy snow...

I don't know what I'd do without my laptop, internet, gps, and iPod.

Clothes and shoes to keep me warm in this freezing weather.

And last but not least,
I'm grateful for all you beautiful followers that take the time to read my blog.
Thank you.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Lovin' Wednesdays and I'm Thankful List

I'm loving...

I totally just came upon this on Weheartit.com and totally love it.
Dresses, jewelry, pumps, lipstick... do i need to say more!?

  I love the smell of roses. 
Boyfriend needs to gift me more of these. When we first started dating I swear he would give me a bouquet every month but now that we've been dating for years he totally just forgot about my love for these. I probably need to thunk him in the head to help him remember. haha.

I really like this quote.  
Because do you know how many times I've been told this? But you know what, it only motivates me to try my hardest and in the end I prove those people wrong.

 I kinda have a sweet tooth. 

 Seriously, I cannot wait for "Eclipse" to come out on DVD.
December 4! The countdown is on!

And that is what I'm hearting this beautiful Wednesday!

Now for this - I'm grateful:
1. That I get tomorrow and Friday off from work. Yippee!
2. For passing the English paper that i had initially failed. Thank goodness our teacher let us do it again. English is seriously my worst subject.
3. Because I have everything that I need. And more.
4. For books. I just love reading.
5. That the supposed blizzard storm in Utah didn't happen as bad as expected. At least, in the area I live in. I hate driving in the snow, especially when it's so hard to see. I'm so glad that nothing major happened.

All pics from http://weheartit.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Whimsical Blog Design Giveaway

Want to give your blog a makeover but don't have the money? I guess it's your lucky day because Whimsical Blog Designs is doing a giveaway and whoever wins gets to get their blog all prettied up for FREE! I know, totally awesome right! Well, get that tush going because you only have today and tomorrow to enter so run along to her blog. Here's the link:
She also has a Holiday Special going on too! Don't you just love discounts and free stuff.  I know I do! 

I should be an advertiser or something. Ha! ;)

* This advertisement is not paid. 
I did this to get 3 extra entries for the giveaway. hehehehe.

Count Your Blessings

Has anybody seen "Letters to Juliet"? I just rented it this weekend, and I'm going to watch it.  Hope it's good!

2 more days 'till Thanksgiving! Woot woot! 

Today I'm grateful for:
1. The roof over my head, and because I'm warm and cozy in my home during this cold winter weather.
2. Having food on the table. We've gone through tough times but we've always had food and shelter.
3. My little blue car. It's not my dream car, kinda old, but it has never left me stranded and has taken me back home safely. It's been with me throughout my high school years and now through college. 
4. Being able to sleep in yesterday because my class was cancelled. A little extra sleep doesn't hurt anybody.  
5. Thanksgiving break! Today is the last day of class and then it's break time! Hip hip hooray! 

Don't forget to
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Monday, November 22, 2010

Be Grateful

Hope you all had a great weekend! It's Thanksgiving week! I'm going to follow along with Kaylee and post 5 things that I am grateful for each day until Thanksgiving day. There are so many things that I take for granted, and I realize that I forget to give thanks to my Heavenly Father for all the things that I have. 

If you would like to participate all you have to do  is write a post listing 5 things you're grateful for that day, grab the code that's on Kaylee's blog and paste into your post, and then link up at the bottom of her blog.  With that said, here are the things that I am grateful for:

1. My religion. I don't know where I would be without it today.
2. Family, boyfriend, and friends. They've always been there for me when I've needed them, and I know I can always count on them.
3. Education. This is way important to me. Yes, there are days that I really really hate school, but I'm truly grateful that I have the opportunity of pursuing a career and better myself.
4. My job. I've been working in the same place for about 4 1/2 yrs. and I love it.  The people that I work with are just so amazing and nice. 
5. This country. I'm grateful that I was able to become a citizen of the United States this year. I feel really blessed to be living in the US. Coming here was the best thing that could have ever happened me and my family. It has opened so many doors for us.  I don't think that I could have accomplished all the things that I've accomplished anywhere else. Of course, at the same time I'm thankful for the country where I was born and lived for the first 8 years of my life- it's part of who I am. I'll never forget my Mexican roots and culture.

Your turn! :)

P.S. Remember how it was the season finale of my Spanish show version of Dancing With The Stars yesterday? Well, the guy I wanted to win WON! Yippee! He was able to win $50000 for the cause he was dancing for. :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sit back and Relax

Sundays are a great day to relax and spend time with the family. And if you're like us, we like to eat eat eat. I swear I gain 5 pounds every Sunday. 

Today is the season finale of this Spanish show we like to watch. Mira Quien Baila. English Translation: Look Who Dances. Which it's pretty much the English version of Dancing With The Stars. I love the pretty dresses the girls wear. So flowy and sparkly. Anyway, I hope this guy wins.

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They are pretty much the best dancers. He's hott don't you think?

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

I love Saturdays!

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K, I want to know everybody's plans!  I'm not sure what I'm going to do today. I think I might go run a few errands, go to the mall, go watch some movie with the boyfriend, and just relax. Oh, I just remembered, I have this coupon in $10 bucks for Borders that I need to redeem.  

So I think I'm going to go and explore the bookstore for an hour or two.  
Any good ideas on awesome books out there?  
Sorry I already read the Hunger Games Series, which was THE BEST btw. 
I heard about some book called 
"I am number 4." 
Is that any good?

Alrighty, well hope you guys have an awesome weekend!
 I'm going to get all prettied up to go out. 
Careful and remember who you are!

Oh and I know it's kinda early but I already wrote my letter to Santa.  If you wanna see what's on the letter check out the post.


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

New: Lovin' Wednesdays

It seems like just about almost every blogger has a fun blankity blank day of the week.  So I'm going to do something fun for Wednesdays. They'll be called Lovin' Wednesdays. Wednesdays are the best day ever since they mark that the week is half way over and the weekend near! Yay! So today I'm lovin'...

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Her new CD. 
Thanks Aubrey
I listen to it every single day on my way to school or from work.

Taylor is so freakin' gorgeous.  
I can't help but envy her perfect hair. sigh. 
And I wish I had her eyes too.

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One of my biggest addictions... 
I swear I have one like every single day.

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I can't stand cats, but sure love dogs.  
Isn't he cute?
My boyfriend has an American Bulldog and he's the cutest dog ever! 
I need to take some pics so I can show you. 
I'm sure you would fall in love with him too.

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Shopping.  It's what I do best. :)

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And to end off...
I don't know if you already knew this but Pink is my favor color. 
Like you couldn't already tell from my background eh?
It's fun, girly, and just plain lovely.

What are you lovin' today?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Stand By Me

So like a mentioned on my last post, I have a new blog! And I got it all prettied up, come on over and take a look. I'm trying to figure out how this whole thing (having 2 blogs) is going to work out though. I don't want to delete this one because then I'll lose the small amount of people that do read me once in awhile, (by small I do mean 1 or 2) but I also know that I will be writing more on my new blog...
Hmmm... Well if you wanna,

come follow my other blog.

Pretty please?

I feel like I'm talking to emptiness.
The hard part about being a newbie to this world of blogging is getting people to read you and comment.  Any suggestions on how I can get readers?

Anyway, I'll leave you with this song that I'm currenty diggin'!
I know you guys are familiar with this one.
It's the spanglish version.

Let me know if you like it!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Well Peeps! I got accepted in the UVU Nursing Program!!!
I start classes as a nursing student in the spring of 2011 and I'm super excited! 
I've been so nervous for this and I finally made it!
In celebration of this  new part of my life, I've decided that I'm gonna open up a new blog. 
It's fairly new but come over and take a look.  :)