Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Let It Snow in Fayetteville

Hello again!!! Well yesterday there was a big chaos because it was going to snow in North Carolina (to be a little more specific Fayetteville, NC).  Story long short people say that last time it snowed here it was like 4 years ago.  So last night when it started snowing I was just like a little girl excited to watch snow.  And yes I've seen better, I was born and raised in New York.  But yesterday was something special it was snowing and I was going to watch it with my prince charming.  I made him go outside with me at 1am and well early in the morning we took a little more pictures.  

My fur baby getting ready to see the snow for the first time

They look the same lol

Isn't it beautiful

Taken from the balcony of my apartment

Our cars were covered yayyy

 She did not like the snow at all

Poor thing was shaking

 So this is the Snow Man we did :)

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Monday, January 27, 2014

Meet Yesenia from Chosen: From Broken to Beautiful

On Friday night Yesy called me and we were just talking about blogging and other stuff.  And as we were talking its like God spoke to me and told me to write about her on my blog so I told her I'm going to write about you. That night after we hung up I started writing but the page stood in blank (I had no clue on how to introduce her or what to write).  As I was praying yesterday night it popped up my head just like that.  I’m not going to write her bio or her story I WANT YOU TO READ IT.  I want you to go to her page and read her story. 

So instead of writing my usual Project Life post I will introduce my dear friend Yesenia Santiago-Buisson from Chosen:From Broken to Beautiful


Yesy and I met way back in 2005 through Myspace.  It’s funny because we were both into Joann Rosario’s music and that’s how we clicked.  From that day forward we exchanged numbers and we became the best of friends.  Yesy and I have shared so many personal conversations, I mean this girl knows my whole life, my problems, my situations, everything that I went through, she knows how much I suffered and likewise I know basically her entire life as well. 

She decided to open up a blog and let the blogging world know her whole story.  A story that I know will help other people who has suffered maybe in a similar situation overcome their fears and know that they are not alone. 

So ladies and gentlemen I encourage you to please visit her webpage, read her story, and follow her.

Have a Blessed Day!!!

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Friday, January 24, 2014

5 on Friday

It's that time of the week... So I'm bringing it on 

[ONE] 20% Off at Ulta
Yay for Ulta and of course me.  I have to get some eye shadows!  Perfect time if you ask me lol.

[TWO] Apartment Decoration
I have finally decided to do something with our apartment.  And these are the colors I will be using.

[Three] Super Bowl 2014 (February 2, 2014)
I have to admit I'm not a Football Fan, but I'm extremely exciting on having family & friends over. Foods & Drinks can't say no to that :)

[FOUR] Wives After God
Elise from Cheers Ya'll has been talking about this 30 day Devotional and I'm really eager to purchase it.

[FIVE] MAC Lipstick (HUG ME)
For all those that know me I'm one of those all black (dark colors) type of woman.  I've always use dark burgundy lipsticks.  But I thought it was time for a change and it worked pretty good. I'm in love with this color from MAC

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Flourless Peanut Butter & Banana Cookies

Yes, flourless is not a word I know that!!! But I'm just way to excited of eating something that is actually healthy for me.  So I want to share the recipe and I actually found it on Instagram.

1 Ripe Banana
6 Tbs. Natural Peanut Butter
¼ Tsp. Cinnamon
¼ Tsp. Nutmeg

1. With a for mix all the ingredients
2.  In a cookie pan spoon the mix in sets (I ended up with 7)
3.  Bake for 12 minutes at 350 Degrees
4.  Freeze

I will suggest keeping them frozen since they will tend to get smooth and I like eating them crunchy and cold. 

I really hope you enjoy!!!

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Project Life – Week 3


Week 3: January 13, 2014 - January 10, 2014

This past week has been a blessing to me.   For starters I want to talk about my tattoo.  I have a Hamsa or Hand of Fatima tattooed on my back.  Many people have asked me what Hamsa means to me since I’m Catholic and Hamsa is actually popular throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Well, Hamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye, boost fertility and lactation, promote healthy pregnancies and strengthen the weak.  And as some or all of you may know I have been struggling with infertility for quite some time and I always wanted a tattoo, I decided to go with this one.  I’ve had it for a while now but this is maybe the second time I post it publicly. 

Now returning to this week/weekend recap; we took our fur-baby Knela to the veterinarian to get her vaccines and also she had an ear infection and I wanted to get her some meds.  Well after the vaccines she was all day sleeping either on my husband’s or my chest.  Since she’s sort of our little baby she was being spoiled. 

Yesterday (Jan 19) was my birthday and what I thought was going to be a not so good day turned out being totally the opposite.  My husband took me to a Chinese Buffet where I have to admit I ate so much seafood and sushi, I was in heaven lol.  Then he gave me gave me 4 amazing gifts: two pendants for my Pandora bracelet (NY Yankees & The Statue of Liberty) since I was born and raised, he also gave me the Alex and Ani Fish Bracelet with symbolizes fertility and for my beauty collection he got me a nude MAC lipstick (The shade is Hug Me) since I’m always in dark colors and I have to say he chose wisely because it looks beautiful.  And last my brother in law surprised me with his wife and kids with a birthday cake at my place. 

I cried so much, I was overwhelmed.  I woke up being so grumpy and mad because of some things that had happened that day and I had told my husband how I thought this was going to be the worst birthday ever.  And meanwhile he and his brother had it all planed for me to have a great day.  I am one truly blessed woman.  One of my missions for this year is to give thanks everyday for everything God gives me and takes away from me.  I cannot complain I have the best husband and the best family ever.  

Lets learn to be grateful!!! 

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Sunday, January 19, 2014

It's My 34th Birthday

I wish this was me lol

Well, today is my 34th Birthday, yes I’m 34 but I certainly don’t feel my age.
I still remember when I turned the big 30.  I was searching for so many things and I didn’t have a clue of so many painful past memories I had.  I remember reflecting and desiring a better future full of love and happiness and forgiveness. 

It took exactly one year for my life to change in so many ways.  After I turned 31, my friend introduced me to my now husband. That same year I got married and moved to North Carolina.  And at 31, I also decided to open up this blog which has been one of the best things I’ve done. 
But getting back to the big fat 3-4, I’m going to make a list of lessons I’ve learned throughout these 34 years of living and goals I have set before I turn 35.

Learned to be 100% responsible for my life – See I use to blame everybody else for things that had occurred in my life.  And throughout reflection I realized it wasn’t the people it was me for making the wrong choices. 
I am better than I think I am – I use to belittle myself, always with low self esteem; therefore no body, men or friends took me serious. 
One shot at life – Living is a gift I have to enjoy.  The past stays in the past and you can’t rewind your life.  It’s just a matter of doing things the right way.
There is no way I can avoid the tough situations – Facing infertility has been the most painful part of my life.  I’ve cried myself to sleep; I’ve gotten into huge arguments with my husband.  But I realized that only him, my close friends and my family are giving me all their support in this journey and it’s a situation I can’t avoid yet I can go through with the people I love.
Being proud of whom I am – When I first moved to Fort Bragg, I had to accept the fact that this town is full of racism.  I have been questioned so many things and I would get so angry and curse the living daylights out of so many people.  But what the heck, I’m Puerto Rico, I’m Hispanic, and I’m proud of my roots.  So it doesn’t faze me anymore. 
Life can be taken at anytime – Scary right!!! That’s why I always make sure to laugh, think, love and let the people I love know that I do love them. 
Gratitude – I thank God everyday for what I have and for what He’s bringing into my life every day.  I even thank Him for my baby that I don’t have but I know I will (naturally or adopted)

34 Goals to complete before I hit 35
  1. Go to church every Sunday
  2. Plan a surprise trip for JM
  3. Hand a map to pin places we've traveled
  4. Get a full body massage
  5. Visit 5 new states
  6. Shoot a gun
  7. Plan a Girls Night Out
  8. Commit to my fitness and health routine and incorporating yoga in it as well
  9. Loose 15-20 pounds (that’s my goal)
  10. Take a road trip on my own (this is why my hubster in AIT)
  11. Decorate our new apartment (once we move)
  12. Pay off my debt
  13. Practice and gain some photography skills (especially for my blog)
  14. Host a dinner party
  15. Try at least 5 different Foods I haven’t tried
  16. Do at least one DIY Project around the house
  17. Drink more water (this sounds simple for most people, but I’m horrible at it)
  18. Continue my path healthy eating (no sodas)
  19. No more fast foods
  20. Watch a sunrise
  21. Go to a Basketball Game
  22. Go on a girl’s trip; just friends, no children and most certainly no husbands. Just a couple of girls having tons of belly-aching laughter, jokes and memory making fun.
  23. Have our portrait painted
  24. Have acupuncture
  25. Name a star
  26. Zip Line Ride
  27. Visit a Buddhist Temple
  28. Zombie Escape Run
  29. Paddle Boarding
  30. Make handmade greeting cards
  31. Begin a budget and stick to it
  32. Send my family in Puerto Rico care packages for every Holiday
  33. Post more on my Blog
  34. Fly first class
I want to give a special thank you to my wonderful husband, my amazing family and my ttc sisters for congratulating me this morning.

It’s been a good 34 years of living I cannot complain, and I’m sure there is more to come.

What can you do for my birthday?  How about sharing this post with the share buttons for Twitter, Facebook and Google+.  It’s my birthday so I can wish big lol I’m hoping to have more followers as the time goes by.  In the meantime thank you for reading!!!

Thank you!

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Saturday, January 18, 2014

My 2013 Christmas Vacation

As you all my know I've been bragging about posting my vacations pics and well finally now is the time.  So sit down and enjoy.  These pics were all taken in Puerto Rico where we shared with our families and friends, and also did some sight seeing.  Oh how I wish I could go back again, I just love my beautiful island.

My cousins and my sister on Christmas Eve

During Christmas Eve we had dinner at my Godmother's and then went dancing at one of my mom's neighbor's house.  They had it going there with salsa, merengue and bachata.

My bff on her baby shower

This woman is truly an inspiration for me.  She had two miscarriages, they had to take one of our fallopian tubes and God gave her the opportunity of becoming a mother with just one fallopian.  Miracles do happen.  And I'm blessed to be the God Mother of Zoe del Mar!

 My Daddy

This man is my protector, my guide, my everything.  My dad was my first love.  Seeing him the way he loves and devotes himself to my mother made me want to look for the perfect man in my eyes.

The hubs, my brother-in-law & mother-in-law

The hubs & I in a Yacht at Palmas del Mar

My amazing mamacita, the hubs & I

This little lady here has been my inspiration.  I always said I wanted to be exactly like her.  And at a certain point I think I am.  We love helping others, we give advices (sometimes we might be harsh giving advices but I prefer to be bold than to say something I don't mean).  She's 64 years old and still looks like her 50's; now you know why I definitely want to be just like her.

I love this picture

Crying cause I didn't want to leave her and dad
(that day our flight got cancelled)

Old San Juan (Puerto Rico)

El Morro

La Garita del Diablo

We are clowns

And this here is my adorable nephew

Now you know why I love Puerto Rico look at that beautiful Ocean

My friend Qimmy

Hardest part -- Saying good bye to these two!!!

Back in North Carolina

Out of 267 photos I only uploaded these.  Now just waiting for our next vacation :)

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Friday, January 17, 2014

5 on Friday

[ONE] Puerto Rico


This weekend I will finally be uploading some pictures of my vacation!

 A Street At Old San Juan

[TWO] Apartment Hunting


In a couple of months my husband is changing his MOS therefore he will be taking some classes in Arizona for an approximate of 4 to 5 months.  Unfortunately I will not be able to go with him because of my job and well let’s face it bills.  (I cannot afford to quit and besides he’s going to study not live over there); and well now we are searching for an apartment on a gated community.  Wish me luck!!!




I’ve been trying hard not to stress myself.  I’m going to be honest Clomid will have me in a very multi bipolar mood [if you know what I mean].  My OBGYN told me that since I had my last treatment in 2012 and had decided to try with natural pills, I would have to begin the process of treating infertility once again with Clomid.  So wish me luck!!!


[FOUR] Valentines


Wow!!! January hasn’t ended and all I can think about is Valentine’s Day and how can I surprise the hubs. 


[FIVE] Go Shawty It WILL be my birthday


Yayyy!!! My 34th Birthday is this Sunday.  I don’t have no plans of celebrating it, just want to stay at home nice and cozy, watching movies in my pj’s and cuddling with the hubs all day!!!

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