Thursday, June 26, 2014

Be Kinder to Yourself


When we look at ourselves in the mirror we see everything that we feel is wrong with us. And we 
never look at those things as being what is right about us. It's a hard concept to grasp because
 as a society we focus on fixing our "flaws," instead of embracing them and seeing them as beautiful.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Afro-Brazilian


With all this World Cup fever and attention focused on Brazil, this is the perfect time to highlight 
that country (because I really want to go there).


I have no idea where my desire to go to Brazil came from or when it even started. 
I just know every year I say to myself, "This year I'm going." 
Then I end up going somewhere else instead :(

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Food For Thought ~ Part 2


  1. True love isn't about being inseparable; it’s about two people being true to each other even when they are separated.
  2. While you’re busy looking for the perfect person, you’ll probably miss the imperfect person who could make you perfectly happy.
  3. Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.
  4. You can learn great things from your mistakes when you aren't busy denying them.  Read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective PeopleDescription: http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=marandang-20&l=as2&o=1&a=0743269519.
  5. In life, if you don’t risk anything, you risk everything.
  6. When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you.
  7. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
  8. There isn’t anything noble about being superior to another person.  True nobility is in being superior to the person you once were.
  9. Trying to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
  10. You will never become who you want to be if you keep blaming everyone else for who you are now.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Material Girl: Gold & Silver Birkenstocks


I am absolutely in love with the gold!!! These look so comfy.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Sadly, I'm Desensitized


I was in 10th grade when the Columbine High School shooting happened in 1999. It was a scary thought that the place I go to for 8 hours a day could be so dangerous. Teachers at my school did their best to ease student’s minds by giving us plenty of opportunities to express our feelings and fears about what happened at Columbine.

While the Columbine shooting did make me nervous, that feeling quickly went away because at the time school shootings weren't as common as they are now. And because I always felt safe at my school, the fear of a mass shooting was out of sight and out of mind.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Xpayne Art


I am such a fan of Xpayne's work. I especially love how he uses hip hop culture as the 
subject for much of his art. The detail, the colors, and his imagination makes the art so life-like.


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Be Healthy: Detox Water


I already love putting lemons in my water because it adds a refreshing taste, which is especially good during the hot summer months. So when my mom told me about water detoxing I did a little research and found the following info on how to properly prepare a water detox.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

200 Words With Natalia Sylvester


Currently a full-time freelance writer in Austin, Texas, Natalia Sylvester is anticipating the release of her debut novel. With a background in magazine editing, Sylvester became a freelance writer in order to have time to work on fiction writing.
Before gaining the desire to write novels, Sylvester’s first love was poetry. She even considered it as a major while in college; but instead opted to study creative writing.

Her aspiration to write novels came about after reading Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia. In reading this book, Sylvester found herself not wanting to leave the book’s characters. It was in that moment that Sylvester realized she wanted to give readers that same experience.
The extra time that freelance writing gave Sylvester paid off in February of 2011, when she signed a contract with a literary agent. Then in October of 2012 her forthcoming novel Chasing the Sun was sold.
Read more: Here