All posts filed under: Relationships

Let The Wedding Planning Begin.

Happy Wednesday, It’s been a while since I’ve written something on here! I always forget how much I really enjoy coming on this platform to connect with you guys at a much deeper level. Anyone else feel that way about blogs? As you may know, Matt and I just started planning our wedding. I personally feel like we’re behind on this whole process but I’m glad we’ve taken the time to really sit and think about what we wanted. For starters, Matt and I found our dream venue last Friday! It’s not your traditional venue but we are so happy with it because it has everything we need. It’s a beautiful home located in Thousand Oaks in a very secluded area which is ideal for a wedding. The backyard is spacious and has plenty of room for tables, chairs, a dance floor, DJ, and not to mention space for a bartender and a catering company. Why did you pick a house instead of a banquet hall? When we were shopping around for a venue we …

Florence | Travel Diary

Hello and welcome back to another travel diary! Today, I’m going to break down the beautiful city of Florence. This city happens to be my favorite and holds a very special place in my heart! So where did we leave off? That’s right, Rome! After visiting Vatican City we hoped on our coach for a 2 1/2 hour ride to Florence! After we arrived at our hotel, we had time to settle in for a couple of hours. Day 3: Florence Our first night in Florence was one to remember! We went into the city for some dinner and a some karaoke! Our Contiki group was having a blast, singing and dancing the night away. By the time the clock struck midnight, Matt suggested we head back to our hotel! He said he wanted to get up early to watch the sunrise. I was a little sad to leave our fun karaoke night BUT I had an even bigger surprise coming my way. Day 4: Florence (A Day to Remember) Matt and I had an …

Five Things To Do This Valentine’s Day!

Hello Fam! I have to take a moment and say, “OMG, it’s been forever”! It’s honestly been way too long since I’ve last posted. Can’t wait to dive right in and continue this blogging journey again with a cute blog post that I put together for you all.  With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I wanted to list 5 things you and your significant other can do this Thursday! Let’s do this: Ice Skating: Don’t you remember the days when you were a kid and enjoyed ice-skating with friends or that special someone? This is probably the cutest thing you can do this Thursday! Get into your cozy clothes and head over to your nearby ice-skating rink. Let loose and enjoy being a kid for a day! Scavenger Hunt: By far the most thoughtful idea yet. Quick story: Matt did this for me like four years ago. He left little notes all over the house and places where he and I would hang out. I still have all the notes and the photo album he …

Men’s Watches – A Unique Valentine’s Day Gift

When you’ve been in a committed relationship for the past six years like Matthew, and I have been, finding the perfect gift can get a little tricky. We’re the type of couple that loves surprising one another and going all out for special occasions. I wouldn’t exactly call ourselves the adventurous type, but we do enjoy a good surprise. Whether it’s a surprised cooked meal, mini road trips to San Francisco, Friday date nights or cute scavenger hunt at the park; we are all about showing our love for one another. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I knew I wanted to give Matthew a personalized gift that was thoughtful, yet giving him something he could wear and use every day. When JORD Wood Watches reached out to me about their Valentine’s Day Campaign, I knew I had to get on board. JORD offers a variety of stylish wooden watches for both men and women. With their custom wood watch engraving, you can make any occasion memorable for years to come. I chose the …

7 Things to be Grateful For

Hi Guys and Happy (Almost) Thanksgiving! Having my personal blog, allows me to share things I won’t necessarily share with people on a daily basis. It’s one of the reasons why I LOVE blogging so much! I consider my followers to be my virtual best friends; I am so lucky to have you guys! As we approach the end of the year and of course Thanksgiving, I wanted to share #7 things I’m most grateful for this Holiday Season. 1.My Health- I wake up every day, thanking God for my life and my health. Being healthy is such a blessing; don’t ever take it for granted! 2.My Family- Sometimes it feels like I’m on an episode of “Family Feud.” However, I can’t put past all the love and support I receive from my family every single day. Big shout out to my Mother that goes above and beyond for me, she doesn’t always get the recognition she deserves, but I love her to death. Remember, family is everything, so enjoy them! 3.My boyfriend- Picture your …

Make a Change

I often thought to make a difference in the world, you either needed to be Kim Kardashian or a famous Politician. Let’s face it; I’m neither, but as an influencer/blogger, I want to start raising awareness on topics such as cancer, mental illness, world hunger, bullying, etc. These are all issues that are affecting people around the world and even the people we love. We often shy away from weighty issues like these, because it’s hard to face reality. We need to realize the more we look the other way; the more people continue to suffer. I received a phone call this morning from my sister, and something she said resonated. You don’t have to be “famous” to make a difference in the world. People just need to get out there and starting helping others. According to the American Cancer Society, “In 2016, there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595,690 cancer deaths in the US.” Many people have been affected by cancer in some way shape or form. Back in …

October 18, 1989, Somethings Never Change.

We are half way through the day, and I’ve already received a ton of love on my birthday! To celebrate, I thought why not share #27 things I’ve learned about myself over the years. Hope you enjoy.  ❤ 1. I still love Hot Cheetos- I thought that after my childhood, I would stop loving Hot Cheetos, but I feel I love them even more now! 😉 2. Blogging- Never in a million years did I think, I would start blogging. It seemed like an excellent idea on paper, but it wasn’t until I started doing it that I fell in love. 3. Reading- I still don’t read a lot of books! BUT, I am making an effort to pick up some books that catch my attention. SOMEONE HELP LOL… List books down below (lol) 4.I love music- Although; my dream isn’t to pursue a singing career anymore, I still enjoy singing my lungs out all the time. Don’t believe me? Ask around 5 .Airplanes- I still HATE flying! I’ve never had a “bad” experience, but …

10 Things to do with your Significant Other

Welcome back ladies, and Happy Thursday. Being in a long-term committed relationship can get a little repetitive from time to time. Below, I’ll share my top #10 tips to make any relationship more enjoyable at any stage and age in life. 1. Traveling or Weekend Gateway    – From my personal experience, I’ve realized that traveling the world with your better half can be a life changing experience. You become more educated and see the world from a different perspective. The memories you built from traveling will always remain as something unique and unforgettable. -Weekend Getaways are also fun and adventures. If traveling isn’t within your budget, plan a trip close to home and scope out a different town. Try their local restaurants and bars. Gateways are a little easier on the pocket, but they can also create memorable experiences. 2. Become Foodies For A Day or Two.   – Anyone that knows me well knows I love to eat. A way to any man’s heart is through his stomach, so why not indulge and enjoy the …