Showing posts with label positivity. Show all posts
Showing posts with label positivity. Show all posts

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Inspiration

A few things that inspire me:

I placed this quote in a large frame, so every time I walk by it I feel inspired.  It reads, "If you rejoice in the way things are, the whole world will belong to you - Lao Tzu." 

As I've mentioned before, I have a little (almost) 9-month-old man who continually inspires me to keep pushing and achieve everything that the world has to offer. 

When I need some fashion inspiration for looks, I gravitate to these lovely magazines!  They inspire some of the looks that I put together.





Monday, March 19, 2012

Snapshot: My Weekend

Miami had gorgeous weather over the weekend, so I spent plenty of time outdoors.  There's so much going on in the city with FUNKSHION Fashion Week, Miami International Fashion Week, and Winter Music Conference coming up.  For today's post, I thought I'd share some snapshots of my weekend.  You can think of it as if you experienced all of it with me, as my road dog.

Since it was so beautiful outside, I threw on this floral romper with a striped belt and some sandals.  I love the mixing of floral and stripes.

On Saturday night, I just wanted to relax so I decided to treat myself and my little man to a spa night.  I put together a DIY facial scrub (which I will release the recipe for in a later post this week) and put some cucumbers on my eyes.  We both threw our robes on and relaxed!  It was so cute seeing him in his little robe with cucumbers on his eyes.  Surprisingly, he sat still long enough for me to snap a photo.

On Sunday, I was browsing through Anthropologie and stumbled upon these inspirational beauties.  This store is filled with feminine items, perfect for fashion or home decor.

As I was flipping through a magazine, I fell upon this quote: "Take your pleasure seriously."  It made me stop and realize that sometimes you just have to relax, even when you are in the midst of chaos and busy with work, etc.
In continuation with my previous photo, I did just that...I took my pleasure of devouring these mini cupcakes with a glass of bubbly, very seriously.  It was heavenly to say the least =]
My recent dinner menu has consisted primarily of brown rice sushi or salmon nigiri.  I am a big fan of sushi!  It's so fresh and deliciously light.

Starbucks.  Ahhh Starbucks, how I love you so.  We have a strong relationship, as Starbucks keeps luring me in from day to day.  I either grab a cup of this Bold Joe or a Grande Iced Coffee with soy and 3 packets of Equal (yes, it's that precise).

I listen to Louise Hay's "101 Power Thoughts" almost every morning to get me in the mind set for the day.  Staying positive and motivated is what drives me to accomplish even more.

I'm not sure if many of you are on Pinterest (if you are, ADD ME >>) Follow Me on Pinterest , but I have had quite the obsession with perusing this site for home decor ideas.  As I said before, I am in the process of revamping my condo...so Pinterest has been quite the bundle of joy for me.

Last but not least, I am also quite fond of Mediterranean food.  More specifically, hummus and pita bread with a traditional pide.  Hummus is basically pureed chickpeas with lemon juice and a little olive oil.  It's a great alternative to your typical high-calorie dip.  The traditional pide is a healthier version of pizza, consisting of a light and crispy flatbread with a little cheese and tomatoes on top.  I love it!  
 What were some of your weekend activities?


Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Favorites

It's time for another round of Friday Favorites!  See below for some of my favorite items of the week, whether it be beauty, health, home, or fashion items.  I was not compensated or paid by any of the following brands to review these products.

These Sephora Nail Bling Strips come in multiple different styles.  I don't think they are as great as the Sally Hansen nail strips, but they ultimately have the same effect.
























The packaging
Bakery name and website
Can you hear the music playing now?
The most delicious macaroons I have ever tasted.  I picked these up at a local farmer's market where different vendors from South Florida sell all of their treats and some days they also sell vintage clothing!  Anyway, these were delish!































































































The packaging
More packaging
Once the jacket sleeve is removed...
Sephora had these available around the holiday season, as they serve as the perfect gift!  Included inside are twelve different perfumes that you can try.  I love it because it allows me to try all of them out and decide which one I truly want to purchase.  What is also great about it is that it comes with an interchangeable fragrance atomizer that you place each sample inside of. 
There were various sets, but mine included the following perfume selections: Bvlgari Mon Jasmin Noir, Clinique Happy, Coach Poppy Flower, Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue, DKNY pureDKNY Verbena, Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioa, Givenchy Very Irresistible L'Intense, Gucci Guilty, Juicy Couture, Marc Jacobs Daisy, Prada Infusion D'Iris and Versace Bright Crystal.  Once the samples are finished, the voucher can be taken into any Sephora and redeemed for a fragrance!
I have a few different kinds of foundations that I use, but I am very pleased with this NARS Sheer Matte foundation in Tahoe.  My skin type is regular/oily, so I typically go for the matte foundations.  It blends easily, keeps my skin looking fresh and leaves no oily residue either. 
Here are a few of my favorite books:  Book of Secrets by Deepak Chopra, A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, and Good to Great by Jim Collins.  I read a lot of motivational or inspirational books because I am all for positivity in my life.  I believe that whatever you put out into the world is what comes back to you: the law of attraction!