Friday, March 28, 2014


I may have a new slight obsession with Revlon ColorBursts.
I love them all. I can't get enough.  They have become a staple in my morning routine.  I started to realize that taking the time to do eye makeup in the morning just wasn't going to happen anymore.  Plus, by the time I got to work I'd forget about the time spent on my eye makeup and give my eyes a good "i'm still sleeping, leave me alone, where is the coffee" eye rub. damn.
Solution? Lip color! Its so easy and adds a little sass to any outfit!

google: via.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Simply Balanced

Nothing about life is simple or balanced.  Recently, I've learned to take a moment and relax with my simply balanced cup to tea and everything seems to be calm for a minute.

Life doesn't come with a handbook (although these days I wish it did).

Each day, take a moment to stop, breathe, and be grateful for all that you have... It's too easy to focus on the negatives and not enough on how great life truly is.

A few things (of many) to be grateful for today:
my mom and how amazing she is
that its Thursday and almost the weekend
the weather is perfect
my family (related or not..)
blogging; connecting with new people and hearing new stories
overtime pay (because lets be honest, it was worth the extra few hours)
and lastly, my simply balanced tea... because it is a little reminder to be calm and remember.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Fundrasing

My friend Courtney is one of the nominee's taking part in the Man and Woman of the Year fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A few years ago, my mom won her battle against stage 4 lymphoma only to find out she would shortly after be diagnosed with another form of Lymphoma called Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma (CTCL).

On top of the medications, my mom sits at the hospital 2 days in a row, once a month, for hours, cleaning her blood of this awful disease.  There is no cure for this.  There is only a way to contain it.  It takes away the awful itching and scabbing and other side effects on the outside due to the disease inside.

Courtney, among others, is raising money for research grants for different blood cancers.  Although this money may not go directly to a research grant for the type of cancer my mom suffers from, each dollar will be going towards grants for blood cancers that effect families the way that mine has been.
Please help by spreading the word and taking a moment to donate HERE.  Every dollar counts in our efforts to cure these awful diseases that have hurt so many.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

"If you do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life" - Marc Anthony

I had an interesting "water cooler convo" with my boss yesterday.

Background:  I work at a small law firm.  I have my paralegal certificate but at this firm I'm the "Client Service Coordinator / Assistant"... one step away from the Paralegal position I'm patiently (OK, I'm not so patient about it..) waiting for.

Somehow we got on the topic of dream jobs and he had mentioned how its so rare for people to actually have a dream job, or even to be passionate about anything.  He pretty much said these days people just find a job that pays the bills that they "don't mind going to every day" and if there is a chance to work your way up then, well, good for you.

Lately, I've been so confused about life, especially with work.  I've been at this firm for almost a year.  Its looking less and less likely that a paralegal position will be available any time soon.

Did I make the right choice working here?  Why did I ever leave retail? Is this what I really want to do? Will I disappoint my parents if I decide to change career paths?  Should I switch to another firm and start all over from the bottom hoping that there is more opportunity?

The questions are endless and my answers confuse me even more.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sunday Funday: Six Flags Magic Mountian

I've been begging to go to Six Flags with Derek for at least a year and Sunday was finally the day we decided to go! It was sunny and hot and we were a little nervous to have to stand in lines.  This was the first time Derek and I have been to a theme park together alone and it could not have been more perfect.

The park was EMPTY. In fact, we walked the whole park, went on the rides, played a game and stopped to get a soda, in 2 hours!  We got to the park at 10:15, right before they opened.  Derek had a layout of how he usually walks the park (this may have been the first time I've ever seen Derek plan out anything in advance!). We went straight in and walked right on to the first ride.  We thought we got lucky with the first ride but then we started realizing it was happening on every ride! 3 rides down and we had only been inside the park 20 minutes!

If you don't believe me, here's a little proof:

We ended up leaving the park and went for lunch and margarita's just in time for Derek to watch the Lakers game while I looked online for puppies I want to adopt... it was the perfect day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Neverland Dreamin'

Remember what it was like to not have a care in the world? Me either; It was too long ago.  Life gets so stressful sometimes and its hard for me to take a step back and look at the big picture and all the positives.  Why can't I just go to Neverland and never grow up?!

Friday night was rainy and cold. It was the perfect night to not have a care in the world. Obviously, this means Derek and I had a pajama party for 2 at our Casa.  I picked up some red wine and a 6 back of Blue Moon and couldn't WAIT to jump into PJ's. Since it had been raining all week, our balcony furniture cushions have been sitting in our kitchen. Derek decided to make a fort in front of the TV and it was heaven.

It was so nice and relaxing with the fireplace on just not having to care about anything that had happened this week.  We rented The Internship (which was not as funny as I had hoped), cuddled with all my stuffed animals (yes, I have multiple and I love them too much), and had the most perfect night.

Is it Friday yet? I miss my fort. and the weekend.

Don't mind the awful iPhone photos...

(yes, that it a grown man in a onesie...)