Monday, September 1, 2014

Hello September

Happy Labor Day!!! Happy First Day of September!! Its September, can't believe. 
Well here's to another amazing month. The month when we can finally start buying those Pumpkin Spice Lattes, and when the Fall begins. 

Things I'm looking forward to this month:
- My dad's birthday. 
- My trip to the Bay to see my friends. Roadtrip!!
- Those Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks!!
- Cooler temperatures in California, crossing my fingers.
- Mug Swap buddy getting her box. :) Check her out at Overextended April. 
- seeing friends that I haven't seen in a long time. 

Goodbye August!!!
Row 1: I love first Friday of the month at work when they bring us free lunch!! My cousin planned a Raging Waters Family Trip, which was so much fun!! 
Row 2: After a really long and hectic week, we got cupcakes at work. It was also my cousins baby shower, and I was finally able to make her a little baby blanket. Isn't it cute!!! Ahhhh and this month I received my first ever IPSY bag!! I was sooo excited. :) 
Row 3: finally started decorating my little cubicle at work. Speaking of work, they had an annual company party for us at the beach. It was hot, but fun. 
Row 4: My cousin baptised my little niece. She looked so cute. I had dinner with one of my best friends. It felt good catching up with her. :) 

What are you looking forward to the most thing September?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday Social {Favorite Things}

Wooot woot!! its Sunday!! And thank goodness tomorrow is a Holiday!!! :) 
What were up to this long weekend??
 I went with my parents to visit my grandparents in Mexico. Which was fun. Its always nice to see them. 

1. What is one thing you hate doing?
The one thing I hate doing is waking up in the morning for work. I love my sleep. hehehe.. But I have to do it. 

2. What is the one thing you hate shopping for?
Jeans. It's really hard to shop for jeans. The only jeans I seem to be in love with are the ones from Old Navy, so whenever they are having a jean sale I stock up!! :) But I want to try the fun jean colors and patterns, but never end up finding none in my size. 

3. What is one thing you love doing?
I love getting together with family.

4. What is one place you love going?

5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?
! My favorite thing to do on the daily is reading!!! I love it!!! :) 

What are your favorite things to do??

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Gravel on the Side of the Road by Kris Radish {Summer Reading Challenge}

Hello Lovelies, 

I'm back.... to give you some awesome book reviews that I have been just lagging on. But before today's book review, just wanted to quickly update you about my life. My life is still hectic and chaotic, have not completely gotten used to having a full time job. But I'm totally loving it. I actually enjoy going to work. :) As for my bloggy, I feel bad that I haven't visited it much, and definitely want to get back on to it. I truly missed it. Until then go ahead and follow me on my INSTA!!! :)

But now I bring you a book review from the Summer Reading Challenge. It's almost over, so I will be posting some of the reviews of the books I have left. :) 

This post is sponsored by BookSparksPR in honor of their 
4th annual Summer Reading Challenge. Check out all the details here.

Title : Gravel on the Side of the Road: True Stories from a Broad Who Has Been There
Author : Kris Radish
Publisher: SparkPress

Release Date: July 22nd, 2014
Summary from GoodReads:

A woman who worries about carrying a .38 special in her purse, nearly drowns in a desert canyon, flies into the war in Bosnia, dances with the FBI, tells Geraldo he shouldn’t put guests in hotel rooms with rats and spends time with murderers, has more than a few stories to tell.

Gravel on the Side of the Road-True Stories From a Broad Who Has Been There is a daring and revealing adventure itself.

Beloved novelist Kris Radish returns to her non-fiction beginnings with her first, but not last, book of autobiographical essays. Her writing career has spanned four decades and has included award winning newspaper work, magazine features, a national syndicated column, eleven books and enough stories and adventures to fill up many more.

Radish’s talent for telling it like it is, sharing the wit and wisdom of a life lived mostly on her own terms and her keen sense of humor are highlighted in these stories- some of them old- some of them new, but all of them a glimpse into worlds many never dare to enter. This author always lives in a world where nothing is sacred but the sweet emotions of the heart.

Kris is definitely a broad who has been there.

"My job as a newspaper reporter took me everywhere, at any tie, almost all the time. I was always on call, always ready for the next tragedy - or so I thought." - pg. 11

My Take:
Let me just begin by saying that I rarely pick up an autobiography or like a memoir-ish style books. But I really want to thank BookSparks for introducing this book to me and for letting me review it. It was great!!!

I loved the way that is was written. I loved Kris Radish's voice and tone, and I want to meet her. Her stories were amazing. They were funny, they were sad, they were unbelievable. I really enjoyed glimpsing into her life.

This book is a collection of stories and experiences that Kris Radish has lived through, throughout her life as a journalist and traveler. She tells stories that cover a huge range of topics. It definitely kept me wanting to continue reading and learning about all the experiences that she had.

Once I finished the book, my first thought was "This lady is bad-ass." Like I mentioned I don't read much, but I really enjoyed reading through this collection of essays. If want to get a glimpse of what happens behind the scenes of the life of a journalist, or of a woman who has definitely "been there" this is a book for you.

My other Summer Reading Challenge reviews:
Cure for the Common Breakup by Beth Kendrick
The One and Only by Emily Giffin
The Witch of Belladonna Bay by Suzanne Palmeiri
The Revealed by Jessica Hickman
The Walk-In Closet by Abdi Nazemian
After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Elly in Love by Colleen Oakes

Find my other reviews here: Book Thoughts

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday Social

Another week has gone by!!! Is it just me or is 2014 going by sooo fast??
Any one else feel like that?

1. One item you wish you could splurge on right now
Right at this very moment, I wish I could splurge on a new computer/laptop. Preferably a Mac and something like this

2. If you had an entire weekend of no plans what would you do?
If I had an entire weekend of no plans, I would definitely plan a small getaway to somewhere nice and relaxing with family and friends. And be in the water all day, with some margaritas, and a book. hehe

3. Next place you are visiting outside of your current city?
I think it's going to be The Bay Area, or Rosarito, Mexico, to visit my grandma.

4. Are you a neat freak or a clutterbug?
I would like to think of myself to be a neat freak. But I definitely have my moments when everything is everywhere. aka. now. But I get anxiety when everything is a mess, so I quickly turn into a neat freak.

5. Favorite Summer purchase?
The favorite things I purchased this summer, would have to be some clothes that I just added to me work wardrobe. I'm excited to keep on expanding it.

What are your answers for this Sunday Social?

Monday, August 4, 2014

Hello August!!!!

Summer is almost over!!! Gahh where did the days go!! 
Here is my recap for June and July!!

Row 1: I got to meet Emily Giffin at her book signing, and got to also meet Colin Egglesfield. :) I did a little redecorating in my room, which I loved doing!! :) 
Row 2: I still can't get enough of my cute little niece, she is getting so big. :/ And I finally started reading The Fault in Our Stars, thanks to blogger friend Emily Finta, through a  book swap. :) 
Row 3: Got to go see one of my favorite Bachata artist, Romeo Santos in concert with my besties at the Staples Center!!
Row 4: Took a family trip to Vegas which was fun!!! Had my one month anniversary at my new job in July. It's still crazy at work, but I enjoy it. 

June and July were busy and a lot of fun. I hope August is the same!!!

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 - I'm looking forward to another month at my job. I'm excited about it!!
 - and hanging out with my co-workers. 
- The company I work for is having a Company wide Summer Party, which they say is pretty fun.
- This month I'm also looking forward to my cousin's baby shower. 
- And my little nieces' baptism. 
- I hope that me and my friends plan another trip together for this month. 
- I'm looking for more warm days. The sunsets have been gorgeous. 
- I'm also looking forward to beach days. 
- Now that my cousin got her new place in San Diego, I'm looking forward to visiting her. 

What are you excited the most about August?
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