Sunday, October 12, 2014


I've been very absent lately due to school, work, and family events. There has been so much going on that ever since October hit, that I completely lost track of what day it was. So I just wanted to take a breather and enjoy things that I am currently doing. I got this little idea from other bloggers and thought it was a neat idea.
Reading: Thanks to school, I have so many books and short stories occupying my time. But I am making room for Little Women and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl. After watching the movie I really wanted to read the book to see how much more went into it (I'm trying not to add any spoilers). I'm very excited because this is different than what I normally read and it adds a different vibe to my collection. Nonetheless, the film persuaded me enough to know it will be a great story.

Listening: I must admit that I have fallen short on the new tunes. I keep going back to my favorite artists instead of keeping an ear out. So If there is anything you would recommend, please do so! Kassandra put an amazing playing over at The Desert Poppy, titled Songs for Sweater Weather that fits perfectly with my taste.

Looking forward to: There are so many things I love about October. Last week I celebrated my mom's birthday. On Wednesday, I TURN TWENTY-FUN! Although I will have school for the most part, there is one thing I am determined to do and that is purchase/drink my first alcoholic beverage at Disneyland...California Adventures! Then the following week, Allen had requested a vacation week from his job, so we are definitely going to go out on mini getaways. And lastly, Halloween. From decorations to dressing up, I am too excited.

Reminding myself: To take a breather and appreciate my surroundings. I have been so caught up, and having that overwhelming feeling lately that I miss the good stuff around me. I have horrible time management skills, that I forget to leave some me time in this busy schedule. So I am planning my days out more accordingly and knocking out homework assignments at school so by the time I get home, I can dedicate that time to Allen, Tulip, and myself.

Working On: Catching up on my letters (Sorry Cam). I have bought so much stationary that I just want to decorate the heck out of my letters that I don't realize how much time has gone by. Rest assure, it will get to you dear. Also, I love making my nephews, sisters, and parents goody-baskets for my favorite Holidays (Valentine's Day, Halloween, and Christmas). I have bought everything I need to fill them in, now it's time for the decorating!

Drinking: I am a hugeeeee tea lover and am only five stores away from Teavana. So I am getting into this fall full of holiday season through my teas. I recently purchased their Pumpkin Spice Brulee Oolong Tea and Spice Apple Cider Rooibos Tea! Very delicious, highly recommended.

Wearing: Lots of hats, denim jackets, and dresses! I recently went on a shopping a spree (Happy early birthday, yay!) and bought so many items. But the main thing was hats and dresses. Dresses is always a must for me but I am falling in love with baby doll dresses all over again. I also ended up bringing 3 new hats home and I love the way they dress my outfits and tie them together. I also purchased joggers and sweat pants for my bummy days at school (the ones you can tell I stayed up all night doing homework) and I must admit I like them a lot more than I thought I would.

Writing: I do not want to lose the readers I have made. So I have written some draft ideas down that I am looking forward to writing. Among those ideas are: My birthday adventures, how to dress outfits up and down (with a few little touches), Allen & Alma Mini Getaway, and Halloween basket tricks...and treats to pull off!

Thank you for still reading, and I hope you are having a lovely weekend!