HALLOWEEN 

 

I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I dressed the dogs up as Yoda and Chewbacca from Star Wars, but unfortunately didn’t get to take them out around the neighborhood during trick or treating because of the weather 😕 (which, of course, was BEAUTIFUL the day after).  
Uriel and I got invited to a party sorta last minute so after watched Alex Faction’s tutorial, I decided I wanted to try it out Uriel. It was pretty much my first time face painting and doing Halloween makeup and I definitely struggled with the cheap face paint and the drawing aspect (aka I suck), but I think I did a pretty good job! Since Uriel was a skeleton, I decided to do a half skull on my face to match! Not too bad, I’d say. 
What did you dress up as for Halloween? 

  

21 & FUN

  
My 21st birthday has finally come! I can’t tell you how long of a year my 20th was.. lol. Especially considering that my boyfriend and the rest of our friends turned 21 when I was only 19. My family always makes it a point to go out for a nice dinner on each one of our birthdays and this one wasn’t any different. For my birthday, I chose to go to Cafe Ba-ba-reeba’s down in the city. I’ve heard lots of good things about it and I figured a tapas place would be great for a big group of people. Surprisingly, the idea of tapas was a hard one for my parent to grasp and took multiple times to explain lol. After dinner, Uriel and I picked up two of our friends and headed over to El Hefe where we had friends coming in and meeting up with us for the remainder of the night. It was so much fun and I’m so blessed to have some of my closest friends celebrate my 21st birthday with me. Luckily, I brought ya’ll with me in my vlog! Please be sure to thumbs up my vlog and subscribe to my channel!  

             

NATIONAL DOG DAY 

Ever since I was a little kid, I longed to have a dog to call my own. When I was 18, that dream finally came true and I adopted my very first puppy pal. My Harlow is a beagle lab and has taught me more about responsibility than I have in the previous 18 years of life. She’s now almost 3 years old and is joined by Ball$ (yes.. That’s his name lol), Uriel and I’s Boston terrier. I always knew having a dog would be fun, but I never knew how much having dogs would change my life. Having dogs now, I’ve become well aware of the horrors of animal abuse and consider myself an advocate for animal rights. So if you’re a dog owner or you’re even just an animal lover in general, I encourage you to take the time today in honor of National Dog Day to donate to your local animal shelters/rescues! Whether it’s your time (most rescues and shelters are volunteer based, so they love all the help they can get!) or its in the form of resources or money, all of it helps! Here are a couple of foundations/rescues that are personal favorites of mine:

If you are able to give your time, check out Volunteer Match to see what shelters near you need help!

   

  
  
  
  
  
  
  

    

NANDOS DATE AND FIRST VLOG?!


If you know me, you know for a not-so-brief period in time, I was quite fond of One Direction. Actually I’m still in love with One Direction.. Just not as much as I was in 2012 (my fellow 1D Fans know that was the best time to be in love with One Direction, am I right?!). I swear this ties into the topic. The boys, particularly Niall Horan, are big fans of Nandos Peri-Peri. Within the past couple of months, they’ve managed to open, not just one location in Chicago, but two and I’ve been absolutely dying to go. So since Uriel and I were going to be heading down there to see one of his friends perform, I couldn’t wait any longer!  Continue reading

I ❤️ Boracay Part 1 

I’ve been to the Philippines several times now over the years, but have never been to Boracay until now. I’ve always been obsessed with the thought, but never figured it would be a reality. I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity to visit!

My family and I made it into Manila on May 17th very, very early in the morning and our flight to Boracay was supposed to be around 10AM. Wrong. After getting some rest at my Aunt’s house, we headed back to the airport to check-in for our flight, only to find out it had been delayed 4 hours. After getting all settled, grabbing a bite to eat, it’s almost time to board our flight so we head to our gate. And then our flight gets delayed another 2 hours. At this point, we had been traveling for pretty much 2 days straight and we were all just over it lol. Around 5, we finally get to take off and thankfully, it’s only an hour plane ride. We had made it just in time for our very first Boracay sunset.

Waiting in line get back into the airport

how cute is he 😍

the boat ride to the island!

my first Boracay sunset and it didn’t disappoint

That first night, we just hung out around the hotel and got some much needed rest!

The next morning, we got up early and headed down to breakfast and to take a morning swim.

    After relaxing at the beach and taking in our beautiful surroundings, we headed over to another part of the island to go “fly fishing” and no, I don’t mean catching fish.

Fly fishing is when you get on one of these terrifying piece of shits pulled by a jet boat. Let’s just say miraculously, I never fell off, but everyone else did. I wish I got footage, but Uriel forgot the water proof casing for the GoPro. I’m sure it would’ve been hilarious! Afterwards, we grabbed some lunch and headed back to the hotel for, you guessed it, more rest haha.

Later that night, we decided to head over to Spider Club and have a couple of drinks as the sun set.

Unreal

Beer of choice the entire trip lol

golden hour selfies with hubby

And that’s a wrap for the first 24 hours in Boracay! Successful if you don’t count the 2 delays for our flight lol. Stay tuned for the next post!

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