Friday, January 14, 2011

Blog Award

Yesterday I got a wonderful surprise from Randi at Wild Magnolia, she gave me the following blog award

This award was definitely unexpected and although I am very grateful to Randi for thinking of me, I have some sort of mixed feeling about the name of the Award. I mean, stylish blogger? mmmmh, not sure if that does really applies to me as I don't really consider myself a very stylish person, my blog is not really about fashion, or design/decoration, nevertheless I gladly take the complement, so thanks Randi!!!

Now, the award always comes with some sort of rules as always I must link this back to Randi that gave the award, so go check out her wonderful blog at Wild Magnolia. Also I must share 7 things about me and then pass it on to other stylish blogs (not sure about having that many blogs to link it too... but I will try my best).

1. I hate paper cuts, I dread them every day, yesterday I got one.

2. When I was growing up I always wanted to be able to raise only one eyebrow at a time, so one day I made up my mind to practice all day long... after a while I learn how to do it and I can still do it (only my right side though).

3. I am a firm believer that "things worth doing, are worth doing them right" and I try to practice that every day of my life.

4. I miss my Mom's cooking very much, now that I have my own house and that I'm married; when I get home I mostly have to cook dinner, so now I can finally understand how hard it can be for all Mother's out there, trying to balance life, love, kids, house, work, etc, etc... Thanks Mom for the life you gave us and your the love that is always there!

5. I am a very spiritual person, I believe in God 100% but my religion is not necessary describe by just one type of belief. I was raised catholic but I do share many other points of view with other religions but always very sure that God exists and it's the beginning and end of everything.

6. I love vintage stuff, from furniture to black and white pictures, specially if there are family pictures.

7. I love Hello Kitty and everything Hello Kitty!!!

Now, I am supposed to nominate some blogs that I consider stylish, so here I go... (in no particular order).

Caroline at Absolutely Unique

Amanda at Amanda + Don

Meg at Life of Meg

Heidi at Ooh La La...

Jessi at The Juici Life

Joey at Joey's Cafe

All of those girls are plenty stylish, in fact they probably are more stylish than me... So go visit them and their stylish blog!

Have a great day!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

social butterfly

All my life I've always been pretty social but I'm not sure if I really fall under the "social butterfly" cathegory.

Back home I always had my group of friends, we would go out pretty much every weekend, if not all together I always had somebody to hang out with.

I guess I could say I had a few years of pretty heavy partying, with late or should I say very early morning back to bed routines.

Still during my social/party years I also always liked quiet times as well. Spending time with my self or with a small intimate group. Also I've always been a pretty independent person that likes to do things on her own.

When I backpacked around Europe and the Middle East for a few months, I really got to know myself and to enjoy the company of "me, myself and I".... At times I would hook up with other people, travel with them for days or weeks and then at times it was again only me. No trouble about that whatsoever, I love my "me-time".

Now, I live in a very small island and since I move here my friend circle was reduce drastically. When I first met my now husband and we moved in together (couple of months after I move to the island), a big issue was the fact that he was the only person I knew around and I was super scared to make him the center of my world, so, I must admit it wasn't easy at the beginning and at times this (not having many friends) was a big issue for me.

At the time my husband kept on wanting to "hook me up" with some girls he worked with, and I kept on say I didn't wanted a "blind friendship date", that is just not me. To me a friendship needs to come natural and not something you go around "dating" for, LOL!

Anyway, years have passed and even though I am not as social as I used to be, I am happy about it, the way I see it, I've already had the chance to "be there, do that" and it's not such an important thing in my life anymore... I have a great life and a wonderful man that I can always hang out with!

Now, this weekend I have a friend from Canada coming to the island. We used to work together while we lived in Cayman Brac. She will be with her new husband and his kids, she emailed me saying she wants to see us, go out for a drink or dinner. The thing with her is that she is the kind of person that says she is going to call, but many times she's left us hanging and never shows up or calls, uugh, I hate that on people.

On the other hand I have a another event that same night, it's my friend Jen's Bachelorett Party/Night out, and that should be a lots of girl time and lots of fun.

I think it's funny how sometimes I can go weeks without any major event and now I have 2 the same night??? Not sure what to do? Wait around for Lauri to call this time and go out with them for dinner or drinks, or go to Jenn's thing? My husband says I should go to the bachelorette thing because it would be so much fun....

So, don't know what to do, but I have to make a decision soon!

Have a wonderful day!!!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Top 12

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I got this idea from another blog and then decided to do it myself but instead of a Top Ten best posts of the year, I decided to go for a TOP 12 blog posts (one for each month) of the year 2010:

January~ Dog Therapy

February~ Mamma Dog

July~ Tulum

September~ Nice to meet you

October~ Stop and Think

November~ Pirates Weekend

It's pretty amazing to think that I am getting closer to my 2nd year of blogging, sometimes it feels like I don't have enough inspiration, but the daily comments and interaction I get from blogging is wonderful.

So, what do you think? I hope you had as much fun as I did reading on my "best" posts of the month (well, best according to me!).

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

the best teachers...

Here's a little animal wisdom I want to share with you today...

This is true, but there's also lots more to learn from animals, that's why need to really listen to what they say and how they act.

Have a great day!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

1st weekend of the year!

Well, the first week of January is over so that means it was our first chance to have our date night.

On Friday night we went to our favorite "laid back" kind of place; a local diner close to home, food was good and it was soo romantic, here's the proof...

 Naaah, just kidding!!!

On that picture we were really posing, but in reality, the thing is that my husband loves crossword puzzles and every time we go there they have this newspaper that has them, so he is always working on that, so meanwhile I browse on a magazine...

Our night was very nice and I think this is the beginning of a very nice resolution.

Aren't we a nice couple?

On Saturday I had to work and my husband went diving at the new wreck, the Kittiwake. At night we just stayed home and went to bed early cause we were tired.

Yesterday Sunday, we went to the beach for a while, we both did some snorkeling and I saw a bunch of squid... Have you ever seen a squid underwater? They are awesome looking creatures, almost look kind of alien to me...

Here are some picture I've taken of squid in the past while diving...

aren't they alien looking?
they do this when they feel threatened...
they also change color
Aren't they neat??? I think so. Now if you've only seen them in your plate fried or any other way, now you at least see how weird they really look while alive, but they sure taste yummy though!

Have a wonderful day : )


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