Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Confessions of a Blogaholic Remix with Total Social

Happy humpday y'all! Blogging to you at the ungodly hour of 7ish right before I head to work because spending time with my loverboy was my priority, especially when I hadn't seen him for a whole week. I think distance indeed makes the heart grow fonder because something different happened this time around; he held my hand... for a while too, not for like a min, for a solid ten minutes while we were in the car.

Anyway, today is Confessions of a Blogaholic link up so I'll keep this short because I gotta head out the door to corporate world. Womp womp.

Pretty Instagram accounts
I am obsessed with a couple, but a specific one that comes to mind is this girl named Chrisy from Canada and she's also a S&D stylist. I want her entire closet and the way she takes pictures makes me feel inadequate at times because it's always on point. I also scrolled way back on her IG to see if she had a picture of her face because she's quite mysterious not showing her face in all her pics so I finally did find it. Pretty girl with great style.

Also this other chica is very raw, she's a single mom and has swag like no tomorrow. She's also a stylist, haha. Her handle is "mumumansion" so check her out.

I don't know why I didn't get this app sooner, but I love it! Every day they alert you with a time hop update where you get to see what you posted in social media a year ago or 3 years ago.. it takes you in a time machine type of adventure. It's been interesting seeing what I was up to a year ago and what not.

These confessions are more themed for the #guiltytotalsocial linkup for Sarah and Helene's linkup. Feel free to do the same on yours and link up!

Venus Trapped in Mars

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

It's My Blog and I'll Blog if I Want To!

I usually don't talk too much about my family members on here, but today my blog is taking a turn in that direction, helplessly and absolutely necessarily so. When bloggers say that their family reads their blog, I get it. They want to also connect with their family members and let them know what they're up to. For as long as I've had my blog, it's never really been an issue where a family member follows my blog for more than the average.

It has come to my attention that my mother thoroughly reads my blog. She loves to read and has been a lover of books and literature for as long as I can remember. I am not sure why all of a sudden she is keen on reading my blog, but she is. I wouldn't mind if she read it and enjoyed it but it's times when she suggests that I shouldn't say a certain word or I shouldn't let the whole world know about the guy I'm in like with that that's when I have a HUGE problem.

She automatically falls on the "oh you need to be mature and learn to take criticism" stance. Well, this is my blog, mommy dearest and I will blog if I want to! Now she is more conservative than I am and I can understand that because she was raised very different than I, so it's frustrating when she criticizes what I write and how I write it because I'm sure that's not the way she would write it. Well, maybe she should start her own blog of her own.. right ma?

If there is a way that I could block her from my blog I would like to know what that is. I don't mind a little suggestion here and there, but lately it has happened every time we talk. I even told her I'm gonna blog about this conversation and she was probably thinking I was just kidding, but as you can see, I am not kidding.

So mom, if you want to know what I'm up to by all means read away, but please do not try to make me write things the way you perceive it best because that's not who I am. We are different people and definitely lead different lives. I know you are being a mother and I love you for it, but this is my way of letting my creativity out. My readers appreciate the way I say things and how real I am with them and I'm not gonna change that because I sense you won't be pleased with it.

I confess that after I hung up with her I even changed this one word she told me I should change. I hate that I did that because I just want to be myself and I feel obliged to do as she says but this is my blog and I will blog if I want to however I want to!

PS. Happy anniversary to my mom and stepdad!

How do you deal with family members when they read your blog or social media?

Monday, August 18, 2014

Laid Back Weekend

I almost didn't blog today because somehow this weekend was un-bloggable being how I did not take pics or leave my apartment the entire weekend. Except of course running into Target to get some snacks and wine with my girlfriend who came over for the movie marathon a la remembrance of Robin Williams. Before I forget, there was a guy who was actually flying a kite in the Target parking lot. That's not something you see everyday so my friend and I were cracking up. This dude must've just thought this was his chance to finally fly his kite since we had big winds and rain. The things some people do just astounds me.

We started off watching World's Greatest Dad because it was a comedy and neither of us had seen it. I highly recommend this film because it touched on a few points especially with suicide. Then next we watched Dead Poets Society and that was also a great film and it was also sad because there was suicide in this movie too. So lastly we watched The Awakenings and I loved this movie! I hadn't seen it before but my friend said this was one of her faves. I couldn't help but start crying towards the end looking at both Robin and DeNiro on screen having a moment where they worked together and it was just so sad. After my friend left I watched The Face of Love with Annette Bening {love her} and Robin plays her neighbor and it was a really good movie. All in all I felt the movie marathon was a success.

Sunday morning I was woken up by some serious thunderstorm - thunder and rain - all at once. My dog was waking me up and not because he was scared, but he wanted me to walk him. I ignored him and went back to sleep. I have some pee pads for him that he ends up using anyway so I'm not totally heartless. I caught up on some sleep that I had been deprived of all week and it was awesome.

Sunday was pretty much a lazy day and I just watched TV shows and read a book because it was that kind of day.

This picture somehow soothes me and thought it would fit well with my recap. This week is gonna be quite interesting and I can't wait to share with y'all what happens soon. How was your weekend? Link up with Lisa and I!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Weekend Plans: Remembering Robin, Girl Time, #BellaCruiseBody

What is a girl to do when she is on a budget and really has nothing jotted on her calendar? Do I really need to say it? Cuz if you're a regular reader here you know the answer: Netflix. That's right, no shocker there. Only this time I will binge on Robin Williams' movies and I won't be alone because one of my girlfriends is joining me on this binge.

It has been heavily weighing on my mind all week about what happened with Robin Williams' and this is my way of saying goodbye by having a movie marathon of all his movies to hopefully get some sense of peace. Yesterday I watched Final Cut and Jim Caviezel is in it and the last line of the movie really struck a chord. Jim says of Robin William's character Alan who dies at the end "It was for the greater good Alan. Your life will mean something, I promise." Cue in jaw drop and tears.

I'm also looking forward to the 4 movies he did that will be released in the coming months.

This week seems like it zoomed by and I can't believe August is half way through. I didn't even get a chance to do July's recap {pouts}. If only we had 8 days a week! Three for the weekend and the rest for whatever. Before you know it, it will be Christmas and my cruise in January!

So I've been eating healthier and started making my Herbalife shakes to get my body ready for the cruise. I'm gonna keep track of it by using #bellacruisebody.
Added Herbalife Protein shake powder/almond milk/berries frozen pack from Costco/PB2 and cinnamon.
Thinking of also doing a sugar detox so wish me luck on that because I am a sugar addict.

Rico is gonna be out of town this weekend so no quality time except maybe Sunday night. It's gonna be a fun weekend regardless and I'm looking forward to having some girl time.

And I'm ready for fall to get here...

Have a lovely weekend y'all!