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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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Sunday Social

Hi everyone!!!! Happy Sunday!! and happy 3rd day of August. The year is going by so fast huh? Hope you are all enjoying the weekend. 
Sunday Social

1. Gum or mints?
Gum. I like to chew the gum. But I'm not a big fruity flavor gum. I like the minty kind. :)

2. Tea or Coffee?
About 1 year ago, I was not a fan of either. Now it's all about coffee. 

3. Fruits or Veggies?
I'll take fruits over veggies any time. Fruits are just so sweet and yummy!!! :) 

4. TV or Movies? 
BOTH!!!! I love movies!! I like wathcing them at home and in the theatres!! But I also love watching shows on TVs. And then when my favorite movies are on TV, thats perfection. :) 

5. Candles or Diffusers? 
Candles, and wax melts!!! :) I love them. 

What do you prefer?
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Friday, August 1, 2014

Elly in Love by Colleen Oakes {Summer Reading Challenge Review}

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

Title : Elly in Love 
Author: Colleen Oakes
Publisher: SparkPress
Release Date: June 22, 2014
Summary from GoodReads:

The much anticipated sequel to the bestselling novel, Elly in Bloom, is finally here!

Curvy wedding florist Elly Jordan has had quite a year. First, she had to design her ex-husband’s wedding to the mistress who split them up, and then she broke up with the hottest musician this side of St. Louis. Three months have passed since then, and now Elly is primed for what promises to be the best wedding season of her life.

Helped by her loyal friends, Elly is on the verge of opening a chic flower boutique uptown when BlissBride, a popular wedding reality show, asks her to design the wedding of a famous—make that infamous--celebrity. Elly is about to get everything she’s ever wanted, when a stranger shows up at her store with a request that changes every aspect of her life--including her budding relationship with deli owner Keith. As she struggles to stay calm in the midst of growing chaos, Elly will learn the true meaning of love and sacrifice. 

Filled with the heart, humor, and horticulture that made Elly in Bloom a bestseller, Elly in Love welcomes readers back to Elly’s big, beautiful, and messy life

"She couldn't remember a time in her life when she was so simply and perfectly content. Happy."

My Take:
I was so excited about reading just because of the cover!!! Isn't it so pretty!! 

Elly in Love is the second book in the Elly in Bloom series. I've never read the first book and while I was reading this book I didn't feel lost in the plot. I felt like the book was complete and I felt like I was getting to know all the characters as if it was a stand alone book. But after reading Elly in Love I would love to read Elly in Bloom and eventually the next book in the series. 

I felt like I could relate to Elly from the beginning. Elly is one of those characters you root for. She is funny, and clueless, and smart, seems to have a good heart. Just when everything is turning out great in Elly's life, her life takes a plunge. She is stressing out about family issues. She is stressing out because she has a huge Celebrity Wedding to do. And she is stressing out because she's having issues with her boyfriend. 

It was fun read. I liked it. And I am definitely willing to read the first book and eventually read what else happens in Elly's life in the next books. 

My other Summer Reading Challenge reviews:
Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
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

Find my other reviews here: Book Thoughts

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Monday, July 28, 2014

3 pictures!!

I'm back with Everyday in July Blogging Challenge. I haven't been very good at it, which I'm sad about, because these ladies had fun and cool prompts. Click here for all the ladies prompts.

Today's prompt is:  3 pictures 
1 of anything, 1 you took and 1 selfie.

The picture I always look for motivation, that one day I hope to travel to Santorini, Greece. {source}

My tattoo and my reminder to love myself and offer love to everyone every single day!!

I'm bad at selfies!!! 

What are your favorite three pictures?
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