Me, Myself and I: 50s girl & Costumes

Happy Tuesday ya’ll!

Joining in with one of my favorite getting-to-know you parties: Me, Myself and I. (Click on the button below to join in!)
First off, I’m a huge believer in the power of a good cry. If the situation calls for it, just let it out. Then I’ll either turn on some Backstreet Boys or flip on an episode of cheesy reality TV. Occasionally I’ll shop out my emotions too (not recommended!).

After spending some time in Carsland in California Adventure, I’m sure that I would be a 50s girl. The retro 50s music in Carsland had me dancing all over the place. Diners, drive in movies, and poodle skirts, YES. Frank Sinata, Dean Martin, Elvis?! The music, fashion, everything was fabulous. Easy.

Carsland! More pics coming soon 🙂

So it wasn’t Halloween but in college, I attended more themed parties than I can count. My favorite one by far? Disney themed party where I was Boo from Monsters Inc.

Sorry for the grainy photo and terrible bangs, clearly my iPhone didn’t exist back then (Blackberry whut whutttt) but this costume was completely made of felt. You know those heavy plastic bags that comforters come in? That’s what the felt is sewn to. Needless to say I was desperately sweating all night (hence the bangs). But well worth it. Thank you Jennifer for helping me construct it! 🙂 And because I can’t end this with just showing you my costume:

For the privacy of my best friends, names will be withheld (especially for the Hunchback, she’s gonna kill me. Love you BESTIE!). For those of you who remember this night, my FAMILY reads this blog and I’ll delete your comment if I have to! Haha 😉

1. I CANNOT stand the sound of metal on metal. Rings going down a metal banister = DEATH. It scratches at my soul.
2. As soon as I get home, I have to change into “home clothes”. It’s like an instant stripdown.
3. I am a car sleeper. I can fall asleep crazy fast in the car, within minutes.
4. I am deathly afraid of opening credit lines. I have 1 credit card with a very low limit because I don’t really trust myself with more.
5. I hate wearing shoes. Every chance I get, my shoes are off (If we’re ever having dinner, check under the table, my shoes are probably off). At the same time I LOVE collecting shoes.

Oh wow. I would tell myself to RELISH in the youth. I’d remind myself to take more pictures because you’re going to meet the future love of your life that year (and you never know when they might be in a wedding slideshow 😉 ). I would tell myself that college is going to be HARD and that I should probably think a liiiiitle harder about my career path. I’d pat myself on the back for how skinny I was back then. But in the end, I would just tell myself to just keep truckin on, life is going to turn out great!

Can’t believe I was 16 in this picture. Happy to note some of the people in these pictures are still our best friends!

I just adore this link up!

What would you say to your 16 year old self??

Have a great day everyone!

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Me, Myself & I Link Up #1

Happy Tuesday loves!

So for the first time I decided to join the Me, Myself & I Link Up Party, where bloggers answer some questions about themselves! This is just what I needed because I know how badly my “About Me” tab needs major revamping…

Join in! 🙂

True life: I still cry when a needle approaches me. I am deathly, and I mean DEATHLY afraid of shots. And it’s not the pain of the shot I’m terrified of, it’s just an inexplicable feeling of anxiousness that comes with knowing a shot is coming. It can be as little as a TB test or a flu shot, either way I’m in hysterics for almost a half hour prior to the moment the needle is in me. I don’t have a fear of blood or needles either, its just needles approaching me that completely terrifies me. I know pregnancy is going to be miserable.

Oh wow, this question is HARD. I mean there are so many monumental days in my life so far: the day both my siblings were born, graduation (when my heel broke off) and even recently when my brother won state. But the night that sticks out most in this moment was senior year of high school, our football playoff game Sheldon vs. our rivals Elk Grove. Rob (who was just my “best friend” back then) was a captain for that game, playing starting O-line. It was SUCH a close game and in the last few seconds, Sheldon pulled out the most epic win. It’s like the feeling in the air was ELECTRIC that night, such joy and adrenaline everywhere. Everyone rushed the field cheering and I remember Rob coming straight to me and asked me out on our first date right then, standing on that field post victory. I’ll never forget us standing there hugging and just feeling like something big was happening. 6 years and 8 months later, I think it’s still one of my favorite memories of us together.

Truth be told, I think my favorite year so far was my 21st. It was the year I graduated college. It was the last year all my best friends would only be a 5 minute drive away. It was the year that recruitment fell on my birthday and my sorority played an inappropriate birthday song to me in front of our new members, which I laughed for days about. It was the year my roomy and I did house dinners and LOVED them. It was the last year I could go to Forever 21, spend all the money in my account and not worry about it. It was the year we cooked a full turkey for Thanksgiving for our friends. It was the year I could finally have a REAL drink, not made in a pitcher or giant cooler. It was the year of captaining a houseboat and Disneyland for spring break with my best friends.  It was the year I bought my first pet ever and loved him incessantly. Basically an all around GREAT year (clearly before adulthood happened lol)!

No one! I cringe at this question because I’m Pacific Islander and there’s like a grand total of 4 famous Pacific Islander celebrities in America (and unfortunately for me, I don’t look anything like Vanessa Minillo). But back in the day, a few people used to pay me the EXTREMELY high compliment of saying I looked like Kristin Kreuk from Smallville. I mean who doesn’t dream of looking like her?

Lol for the sake of laughing, I had to put this up. I mean if I were had a MUCH smaller and dainty face and if I were like 12 shades lighter and changed my bone structure, then MAYBE . But otherwise, those people were lying to me. Haha

Wow, this could go on forever but here are ones that would definitely be on there:

  • Backstreet Boys “As Long as You Love Me”
  • Jason Mraz and Colbie Calliat “Lucky”
  • Whitney Houston “How Will I Know”
  • The Script “Man Who Can’t Be Moved”
  • Journey “Don’t Stop Believing”
  • One Republic “Secrets”
  • Spice Girls “Wannabe”
  • John Lengend “Everybody Knows”

I hope you enjoyed learning more about me! 🙂

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway for Essie Set In Stones, if you haven’t done so already! It ends Wednesday. 

Things I’m Lovin’: Getting To Know You Part II

Happy Hump Day everyone!

With every passing week, I’m so incredibly thankful that lovely people come back and read my blog. Even better, some of you take the time to leave me such sweet comments! Truly, I can’t thank you all enough. If you’re just joining the party, welcome! 🙂

Since I have a few new followers, I wanted to spend some time letting you know more about me and I hope you find some in common 🙂

 Confession time: I’m a HUGE Backstreet Boys fan. Their eminent reunion CD/tour will be the highlight of my life. (Welcome back Kevin!)

 I get sentimental when the sky/sunset is a pretty color. 

 When make-up has a clever name or cute packaging, I fall for it every time. Case and point: Benefit.

 I am a sucker for cream cheese. Nomzzzzz

 I’ve had my hair cut by the same stylist for the last 15 years. She just GETS me.

 I experience an unusual amount of joy when I give a cashier exact change.

 I can sleep almost anywhere. It’s a gift.

 Apothecary jars. Need I say more?

If you know what that acronym above means, we can be BFFs. FACT. 

Tell me about you! Let me know if you relate/hate anything above. Or just leave me 3 random facts about you. Okayyyy, GO! 

 Have a good day loves!

Current Crush Thursday: Girly Laptop Bags

Happy Thursday everyone!

So sometimes I play this game where I fantasize about having tons of money and owning beautiful things. I just got my Macbook Pro and I’m trying to find a bag or sleeve for me to tote it around in. While I didn’t find any that I could buy right now, I found these beautiful ones that are meant for dreaming about, until I can drop $100+ on a laptop accessory. :sigh:

Brahmin 1/ Minkoff 2/ Minkoff 3/ Baker 4/ Jacobs 5/ McKlein 6

Aren’t they beautiful? I’m obsessed with chevron Brahmin one, it’s totally on my wish list! How about you? What do you tote your laptop around in?

My first bloggy award!

Thanks to the lovely Sandra at The Puzzle of Sandra’s Life, I was given the Blog Award Backlog! The rules are to state 7 random things about yourself and nominate 15 other blogs! Here goes:

1. I’m obsessed with the Real Housewives on Bravo. My favs are Orange County and Beverly Hills, they’re California girls! I can’t tell you what I love about 6 rich women living unrealistic lives but it’s my crack.

2. One of my biggest talents is “hand writing” (can that even be considered a talent?). My Mom kept me inside during summers growing up to practice penmanship and I have to say, I thank her for it! I have a knack for cursive.

3. I celebrate every time Ulta sends me a 20% off your total purchase coupon. It sends me into a makeup buying frenzy! (Just got one!)

4. I’m one of those people who hate running. Hate.It. If a runner can convert me somehow, please let me know!

5. I have ridiculous obsessions with random things. This includes post-it notes, reusable tumblers, and having one brand of certain products so that everything matches.

6. I approach food with two different personalities. I love having fine dining experiences but I also love a good greasy burger from a questionable roadside stand.

7. I desperately wish I spoke another language fluently. I completely understand Tagalog but can’t speak beyond simple conversation. I’ve taken Spanish since Kindergarten so I can typically understand but can’t conversate in Spanish.

I’d like to nominate Rima, Emily, NicoleEmily, AlyxFranziska, Katrine, Kimberly, Celeste, Courtney, Net, Devon, Jess, Niki, Stephanie! All wonderful ladies whose blogs I completely adore!! 🙂

Happy Almost Friday!

Things I’m Lovin’: Getting To Know You

I did my first Things I’m Lovin entry a few weeks ago and I thought it’d be nice to do one “getting to know you” style!

Here’s some things I love overall:

…being barefoot….

…Saturday mornings piling into my parents bed with my siblings just to talk

…the joy from a successful DIY

…finding something expensive for A LOT cheaper

….picnics in the park…

...reading any and all comment my readers leave me… *hint lol jk but really though…

…feeling completely immersed in a book

…putting on that one outfit and feeling 100% self confident…

…getting excited for the upcoming NFL season (Go Broncos!)….

…quotes that resonate with me that particular week/ day/ hour/ minute…

smores by the fire with friends…

…meeting someone who loves Disney related things as much as I do…

…that ice cream sundae that can turn my day around…

…video chats with my long distance best friends

…finding bloggers that I not only relate to but those who relate to me too…

…those days when even just for a brief moment, you find joy in who you are, where you are and where you’re going in life (even if it’s only for a few minutes at a time)…

Just lil ol’ me!

Hope you feel like you got to know me just a little better!  🙂 I love connecting with others so feel free to leave me a comment if you love any of these things too!

Also, check out this lovely free print from Danielle at Framed Frosting. I can’t wait to print this out and hang it somewhere 🙂

Lastly the giveaway winner!

 (Don’t worry, I plan on graduating to rafflecopter some day 🙂 )

The Giveaway Winner is Alejandro Castillo! Congratulations on winning your Bogies original Iron Man shot glass! 🙂

Thank you SO much to the people who entered, it means a lot! 🙂

Happy Tuesday everyone!