The Creative Blogger Award

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I want to say a huge THANK YOU to 2 bloggers who’ve nominated me for the Creative Blogger award:

Paardje of Of Fitness, Books and Vanities

and

Dominique of Style Domination

Thank you, ladies! I love visiting your blogs and seeing the new and creative content you post. I am so happy to have began this blogging journey and “met” so many awesome blogging buddies. I appreciate all of you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog and add your input. I love reading your comments and thoughts.

Here are the rules for the award:

1. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.

2. Share five facts about yourself to your readers.

3. Nominate 10 other blogs and post their links.

4. Notify all nominees via their social media/blogs.

5. Pass these rules on to them.

FIVE FACTS ABOUT ME

1. I was a music major in high school (I played the clarinet) and got my university degree in mass communications/mass media, with a minor in theater

2. I am a huge travel enthusiast and my favorite place I’ve visited so far is Italy

3. I love shoes and bags more than I should

4. I once attended a week-long silence retreat

5. I am a middle child

Nominees

Zlatka Kramaric

Chey Chey From The Bay

She’s So NC

Nazneen Zainal

Styled With Joy

My Pink Champagne Life

Perfect Twenty

Princess Without the Tutu

By Emily

Rad Kitty

Please visit these other creative bloggers because they have amazing content to share. Ladies, if you’ve been nominated before or do not do awards, no worries. This is all meant to be fun 🙂 Thanks again, Paardje and Dominique for nominating me 🙂

My Spring To Do List

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It’s been about a month now since spring has started. You wouldn’t know it if you lived in my city. Save for a day or two of nice weather, it still feels like winter. There are about 60 more days until summer and I don’t want this season to pass me up, so I’ve created a to-do list of sorts.

1. Spring Cleaning & Organizing – So this one is kind of obvious, but I’ve started it and I still cannot believe the amount of things I accumulate! I try to get rid of 1 or 2 things for every 1 thing I buy, but it still seems like that’s not accomplishing much by way of minimizing my things.

2. Meal Planning and Cooking Schedule – I plan to master this one day, but for now, I’ve yet to get a schedule together. Practice makes perfect, so I will be very intentional about this. If you have any tips, it would be much appreciated!

3. Read The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins – I admit, with my busy schedule, I haven’t managed to find a lot of time to read just for the fun of it (a hobby I enjoy immensely). I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book and look forward to devouring it.

4. Volunteer – I’ve made plans to participate in a company wide volunteer day this May. One day is not nearly enough time, but time is not really on my side these days.

5. Take a road trip – I love road tripping and used to do it on the whim a lot. This one will be scheduled and we won’t venture too far out (about 3 hours outside of home), but I’m looking forward to it and hopefully discovering some new things.

6. Complete the Couch to 5K – I’ve talked about this long enough already. It’s time for some action.

So, there you have it. My spring to-do list. How’s the spring weather in your part of the world? Are you a to-do list maker also? What are you hoping to accomplish this spring?

{photo via here}

10 Questions to Get to Know Me Better Tag

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There have been so many great tags I’ve been reading lately and thought it might be fun to do one myself. This is something I decided to create myself, so you can get to know me a little more:) Hope you enjoy reading and please feel free to do it yourself! I would love to read your answers!

1) What are 3 of your favorite shows on TV or YouTube or both?

Gosh! This is hard! I love to watch really interesting shows about things like watching paint dry, people staring at walls all day and ants crawling around.

2) What are 3 qualities you like in a best friend?

I usually look for friends who like to make me feel bad about myself, who are really mean to people and who are very negative towards life.

3) If you have the choice to pick your own name, what will it be?

I wish my parents would have named me Purple People Eater.

4) What is your fantasy dream?

To live in a world of chaos.

5) Do you wear makeup?

No. I don’t like makeup. I prefer to use clay as foundation, crayons as lipstick and chalk as blush. Sometimes, if I’m feeling festive, I will use tar (if I’m lucky to find some fresh on the ground) as eyeliner.

6) If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?

Like my TV preference, I am really drawn to fun and interesting books. I would write about water dripping from a faucet and call it “Water Dripping from a Faucet.”

7) What makes you happy?

I love freezing cold weather (the kind where my fingers are frost bitten), days when nothing goes my way and I’m especially happy when I am being taken advantage of and people are rude to me.

8) What are your 3 favorites snacks?

I LOVE to snack on onions, garlic and liver.

9) Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I was Time magazine’s 2006 “Person of the Year”.

10) What is your favorite holiday?

Maybe it’s not my absolute favorite, but April Fool’s Day is always fun:)

Just in case anyone thought I was being serious 🙂

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Lourdes Loves Lately

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{I swear my dog is super happy – he was just being stubborn during this photo op}

Happy Friday! How’s your week going? We have been having some really gorgeous weather and I’ve been lovin’ it! I was meant to live in the sun full-time (workin’ on it;). Have any fun plans for the weekend? This Saturday will be the end of my 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge, but the continuation of a lifelong goal towards fitness and health. I’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend and hopefully get some organizing around the home done. Here are some things I’ve been grateful for this week. Have a good one!

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{Our city getting ready for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday}

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{Cute shopping bag I found at Marshall’s}

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{Halo-halo is the national dessert of the Philippines and oh-so-delicious}

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{My grocery store is feeling the green love}

Lourdes Loves Lately

Happy Friday, Everyone! Hope you all had a great week! What is everyone up to this weekend? I have been trying to downplay the upcoming Hallmark Cards Holiday Valentine’s Day, but I wrote about it here, here, here, and here. HA! Well, even if you are not celebrating the holiday, it is always a good idea to celebrate love! So, this weekend, no matter your status, I wish you LOTS of love and hugs and kisses and chocolates (maybe even chocolate kisses!)! Here are some things I’m grateful for, but first, a song! Have a good one!

{Dreams by The Cranberries}

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{Fresh flowers at Trader Joe’s}

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{Living in the city always lends itself to all kinds of adventures}

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{I’ve documented several times my love for miniature things…like these mini watermelons}

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{Delicious mussels. Husband made. Wife approved.}

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{“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi}