Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays + A Giveaway

Good Morning everyone, I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I wish you all a nothing but the best, and I hope you are always surrounded with lots of love!!!

I still can't believe Christmas Day is here. Was it just me or did the year pass by, super fast?? 

Well today is a an extra special day to me. It's my Birthday!!! Wooo!! I'm turning 24, and yes I'm excited, but then I realize that it's another year and I still haven't checked some things off my bucket list. 

So I have a proposition, my blogger friends. I'm making a list.
 25 things to do before 25 26 (my 24 year and my 25 year).
Please help. Plus, since it is Christmas I'm giving away one of my scarves and $10 giftcard to Starbucks (one winner). 
So enter the Rafflecopter giveway below. :) and leave an idea for the 25 things I should do before my 25 year is up. :) 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Go-To Meal {The Girl Between The Lines}

I just, like now, found about this wonderful link up hosted over at A Beautiful Exchange and The Albrechts Blog called The Girl Between the Lines. It's a pretty amazing link-up, where we get to know each other a little bit better. Each week the ladies have a different topic. 
Girl Between the Lines Link up

This Week: What is Your Go-To Meal?
I'm such a foodie and I love so many dishes. But I think my go-to meal would be Chicken Salad, or as my family calls it "Ensalada de Navidad" aka "Christmas Salad." (perfect timing right?)

It's probably one of the easiest thing to make. 
Chicken Salad
Mayonaise (about 4 spoonsful, or desired)
Sour Cream (about 1 spoonful)
Mixed Vegetables (fresh or canned) 
Salt (to taste)

- Boil your chicken until nice and tender
- Shred your chicken and mix in your mixed vegetables. 
- Add the mayo and sour cream and mix everything together. 

See the easiest thing ever. I also used to add cooked pasta, also very yummy. So people add olives, tomatoes, and other vegetables, which I think would be delish as well. 

Here is a little history about this dish. So i mentioned that my family calls it "Christmas Salad." Why, you may ask? Well the first reason is because it apparently looks like Christmas. The mayo and the chicken makes the "snow" and the mixed vegetables with the peas, and corn, and carrots, make up the tree and the ornaments. Uhhhhh.. I don't know, okay? I don't know. (Smh) I think our parents would just tell us this when we were younger so that we will eat it.. hahah. 

The second reason, and I think the one that touched me the most, was just explained last week. When I asked my aunt, why it was called Ensalada de Navidad. She told us that back when they were younger and living in Mexico, they didn't have much money, and a delicacy like chicken and even mayo was not affordable. But when Christmas time rolled around, they would eat this yummy Chicken Salad, so the name Ensalada de Navidad stuck. 

When I was away at college. I remember me and my roomies would always make this salad, because it was so fast. We would add the pasta so that it could last us longer. And believe me we survived off one batch of Chicken Salad for a little bit more than a week. 

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Bout of Books 9.0 {I'm in}

Bout of Books is back!!!!
I participated back in August for my first time, and I loved it. 
I feel like for being a newbie, and rusty on book reading due to school I did a pretty okay job. 
This time I would like to read more!! :) So join me. 

Bout of Books

The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

Have you ever participated in a Read-a-thon? Will you be participating in this one?
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

My Wish List to Myself.

Christmas is only a week away!!! Woot!!!
I love the holiday season because it's full of happiness and family time. :) 
It's also the season of gift giving. I'm one of those people that enjoy's gift giving way, way more than receiving gifts. Is that weird? Lol. I don't like to ask for things. Or write wish lists. lol. 
But here is a wish list for myself. I think I've worked hard this year, maybe I'll spoil myself with a little something. And hopefully this will give you all an idea of some gifts for your special girls in your life. :) 
  1. Beyonce Visual Album!!! Who does not love Queen Bey?? Her surprise album did not come at a more perfect time than the holidays. :) 
  2. Jewelry stand. I need one of these, but not for my jewelry but more nailpolishes. I have a similar one, where I do have my nail polishes, but my nail polish seem to be growing at a high rate and they have taken over my shelf, and I'm in dire need for one of these. Maybe I'll make it myself. {Make it yourself at Snap!} 
  3. I'm pretty obsessed with Candles!! Any kind!! They are so relaxing, and I think I perfect gift. 
  4. Jewelry. What girl doesn't love jewelry? Another perfect gift. {Source}
  5. Scarves. Another obsession of mine. Scarves can be worn in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. You know you will be wearing it year long. {Source
  6. Lipsticks, have become another obsession of mine this year. I wear some almost everyday, and I'm on the journey to expand my collection. Every lady needs lipstick to make them feel even more sexy.  {source}
  7. Vera Wang perfume. My perfume. I love it. {Source}
What are you buying yourself this holiday season?
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Monday, December 16, 2013

Five Little Grins!!

The holidays are such a busy time for me. But I love them!!! My favorite time of the year. :) 
 5 Little Grins

In the spirit of Christmas being only 10 days away, I'll be linking up to these ladies' Five Little Grins link up.

1) Christmas in 9 days away!! My Birthday is 9 days away!! Excited!! I'm just planning to chill and relax. :)
2) Secret Santa! We did a secret Santa exchange with my cousins. It should be fun. :) I'm not looking forward to the craziness of Christmas shopping lol. 
3) Momma. I've been spending more time with mom lately. and I love that. :) 
4) Beyonce, Beyonce,  Beyonce.  
I'm waiting for this album for Christmas.. hehe.. and I've only listened to the previews, and this one is one of my favorites. 

5) This quote! I've been stressing out a bit, job hunting and not finding anything. But when I saw this quote on Pinterest, it helped me to realize that everything will be okay. 

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

LovelyAdri on Etsy {Ruffle Scarves}

Ahh again I'm so sorry for being a bit M.I.A this last weeks. 

I hope all your Thanksgiving Weekend was amazing, and you got to spend it around family, friends, love and some yummy food. :) 

I'm grateful for you, my readers. Thanks for tuning in. :) 

It's December. My Favorite Month!!!! My Birthday Month, wooot woot. 

Anyways. It's a small post for today. I promise to get back on my A game when it comes to my posting. 

Chilly weather is upon us, and Winter is right around the corner, I decided to start making some more of these cute ruffle scarves. Last January-February, I learned how to make them, and I sold a couple of them. But when hot days rolled around, it was too hot to wear them. 

But Winter is almost here, and that means the Holidays are coming too. The joy of giving, my favorite season. I thought it would be a perfect time to set up an ETSY shop!! wooot!!

I was hesitant to do it. I've been eyeing Etsy for a while, but I finally decided to open a shop. And I'm so excited. so we will see how it goes.  

So if you have a certain someone who would love these, come on over. They are great for gifts. Light-weight but warm. A great addition to your wardrobe. :) and they come in different colors. 

Now through December 20, enter THOUGHTSADRI for free shipping. :) 

visit my Etsy shop. here

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