Sunday, March 16, 2014

A Pleasant Sunday & An Update on My Life

I used to dislike Sundays. So much so, that I wished to remove Sundays all together from the week.
I found them to be depressing, knowing that there would be school the next day.
But now, I have come to love the once dreaded Sunday.
Today was the start to my two week spring break, or as everyone has been saying "SPRAANNGGG BREAK #2k14"

These past two weeks I have been doing non-stop rehearsals for my school's spring musical. We did the show "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". Our last show was last night, oh how I love being on stage! It is personally one of my favorite musicals alongside "Wicked" and "Hairspray". I saw it on Broadway in NYC starring Nick Jonas. Gosh, I miss New York.. 

Anyways, I'm writing to you sitting outside on the balcony swing chair. I just put down the current book I'm reading Looking for Alaska by John Green. Just finished one of his other books The Fault in Our Stars  which was very good, but I think I'm going to like this book a little better.

It's sunset right now. Sunsets are one of God's greatest gifts in my book. I can vaguely smell my grandmom cooking inside. My grandparents are in town from the midwest. I just love spending every ounce of time I have with my silly fam. While my grandmom is cooking, I can hear my grandad practicing the piano (how cute). He and my grandmom both have started piano lessons. I admire them so much for staying fit, healthy, happy and wise. They are my inspirations every day. 

I'm so happy to be on spring break, I am one to stress easily so it's nice to have... well, a break! This week I'll be taking mis abuelos all around Florida, I guess you could call me a tour guide. Then, next week when my brother is on spring break, we are off to Miami then the Keys! Yahoooo! I'm so excited to get my tan on (more like sunburn on), go shopping at some funky boutiques in South Beach, then deep sea fishing in the Keys. Of course y'all will be seeing a lot of pictures on my instagram!

Dinner is ready, that's all for today. I can't wait to eat some of my grandmom's mashed potatoes.. :) 

PS: Where is your favorite place to buy cute bathing suits? Comment down below, thanks chicas!


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Happy You Happy Life

It's been quite a long time since I have written to y'all... School keeps me busy, how dare it! Despite the amount of homework & studying I have had recently, I have learned to enjoy the simple things in life and just being content.
I really recommend my "Secret to Being Happy" video I uploaded!! 

Any who, I have been extremely happy recently for no apparent reason. I am just content with life and all it has to offer. I understand that this seems impossible at times, but there is always a bright side to ANY situation, you just have to find it. 

It will take time, but work on finding the positive side of things. :)

I find myself smiling while doing homework... I repeat, HOMEWORK! I just feel so blessed to be able to have the chance to go to school, learn and hope to get into a good college, job & so forth. 

Of course, I have days where I'm just in a funk and that's completely natural. Although, it doesn't take me too long to turn my frown upside down.

I saw this quote the other day and it really spoke to me..

"There are two things in this life never worth crying about: what can be cured and what cannot be cured." ~ Matthew Pearl

This quote is SO TRUE! If you find yourself sad about something that can be changed, why cry about it? Go change it! Do something about it! If you find yourself crying about something that cannot be changed, well it is what it is. Life's too short to cry about something that you have no control over, and that's okay!

For example: This past October, my beloved Grandmother passed away.. It was pretty tough for me at first, but after a while I thought to myself "she is happier now, she is up there dancing with God". Whenever I find myself missing her I just imagine her happy and carefree, looking down at me wanting the same for me. I know there is absolutely nothing I can do about it, so I just make the best out of it. 

Well, that's all for today my loves.. I have to catch up on some Desperate Housewives on Netflix & drink some relaxing chamomile tea. I missed being able to write to y'all! Please comment on this post letting me know what I should write about next..

Until next time,

Sunday, December 29, 2013

The Much Used Cliche.. "New Year, New Me"

"It's a new year, new me!"
I know this is what everyone says to themselves just as the ball is about drop & the confetti poppers start to get pulled. 
Last year, I put my expectations way too high for the new year. I told myself I would start eating super healthy, exercise everyday, go on my computer less, etc. I think I gave up in like a week (eek!). Hey, it happens. So I have a few tips to start the new year fresh, but not with super high expectations because you and I both know, eating spinach everyday isn't the easiest:

1. Clean Out
Nothing is better than starting the year off with a clean room. I usually start off by cleaning out my closet, then work my way around the room. If my room's a mess, I'm a mess.

2. Keep Calm & Carry On
Being the typical virgo I am, I get stressed oh so easily. Everything has to be planned out & nothing can be out of place (most of the time, I can get lazy :P). 

I have just recently become an avid tea drinker. Drinking tea just calms my whole body and gives me happiness with just a little cup of hot water. My favorites would have to be jasmine green tea or chamomile

If you know me, you know that I always have a candle burning in my room. Not only does the sweet aroma soothe me, but also the sight of the small flames dancing around with their shadows on my wall. 

Last but not least, twinkling lights. Man do I love coming into my room with the beautiful lights over my headboard, It just makes the room feel magical. 
I got mine on for eight bucks - what a steal! 

Wishing you all a very happy new year, hope these ideas help you all!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Christmas Wishlist 2013

I love Christmas time. Everyone is so jolly, it's nice and chilly outside, christmas music everywhere, it's just pure perfection. Presents are just an added bonus to the most wonderful time of the year. Many of you have been asking what I've got my eye on this Christmas.. here goes! What are YOU asking for this year? 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Traveling 101: Airplane Outfit

Traveling 101
Airplane Outfit
I love traveling, well airplane traveling.. not really a fan of long car rides. Since Thanksgiving break is finally here, I know a lot of you are going to be traveling. Whether it be visiting Grandma in Colorado, or going to watch the parade in New York City (if so, I envy you), there is always a bit of traveling to do. I have a few tips and tricks for traveling in an airport and on the airplane!
First things first, the outfit. It’s all about being comfy while on the plane. No one wants to have to strip in the middle of the airport for security, that’s why I like to keep things simple.
·         I always bring/wear a fleece, jacket, sweatshirt, etc. Even if it’s summer, those airplanes can get freeeeezing.
·        I normally wear a v-neck or any other soft cotton shirt in case I do want to take off the jacket.
·        As for pants, I normally wear leggings or yoga pants. I feel like I’m wearing pajamas and black leggings are easy to pair with anything.
·        To avoid having to retie your sneakers, wear a simple sandal or if it’s cooler out and you plan on bringing your boots, wear them. This will also give extra space in your suitcase.

·        As for makeup, I try not to wear any makeup while on the airplane because the air on the plane is recycled and just HORRIBLE for your skin.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Happiness is Simple

It’s not always easy being happy all the time. Usually, people are happy because of something that occurred or is about to occur. I used to always have to look forward to something to be happy. If there was nothing to look forward to, why be happy? Well, recently, I decided this needed to change.
Can’t it be possibly to just be happy? – to be content with life as it is, just happy to live.
Proverbs 16:20 He that handles a matter wisely shall find good: and whoever trusts in the LORD, happy is he.
This bible verse describes just exactly what everyone needs to do to be happy. Just be happy. As hard as the concept sounds, if you just enjoy the simple things in life, accept the idea that everything happens for a reason, you can be happy. It’s that simple.
Every morning, after pressing the snooze button about a dozen times not wanting to go to school, open your eyes, smile, and thank god for even having the chance to go to school, to wake up in a warm bed with a family that loves you.
I know what you’re thinking, “Danielle it’s not that easy!” I thought the same thing for the longest time. What we do is depend on other people or things for happiness.
Sometimes things happen, things don’t go your way. I get it, you don’t mean to be greedy, but it’s nice to have things your way sometimes. Remind yourself that everything happens for a reason. Every.Single.Thing happens for a reason.
Plans with a friend got cancelled? This was planned by God for whatever his reason was. Did you end up watching a movie with your family? God did this because there may have been a lack in family time and it most likely benefitted you.
Whenever you are upset that something doesn’t go your way, don’t be upset at anyone or anything. Just look up to god and say “Thank you for knowing what’s best for me.” 
Let me know if you guys like advice posts like this or anything else you would like me to write about! :)


Friday, November 15, 2013


After a long and uncomfortable day at school full of itchy collars and blisters, I always look forward to coming home and changing into comfy clothes. Big crew neck sweatshirts, nike shorts and fuzzy socks or slippers. You must be wondering, "Hey Danielle, why bold the word nike shorts?". Nike shorts or "norts" or "track shorts" are easily the best piece of clothing on this planet. I love the length of the shorts, not awkwardly long, but not so short and tight so that you feel comfy. 

Wearing these shorts with a big t-shirt or sweatshirt is literally the cutest thing in my opinion. Call me weird, but I literally get so happy when my shorts just barely peek from under my t-shirt. 

I love all of the different colors that these shorts come in, so happy and bright! Some days while running errands, I'll just wear a monogrammed t-shirt (or something like this), nike shorts, some cute sandals and like a watch or earrings to dress it up somehow while still being comfy.

In all honesty, if I could wear nike shorts to school, I probably would everyday.
The other day, I came across MONOGRAMMED norts on pinterest.. debating on whether or not to buy them. I mean monogram and norts all in one, might have to hop on that bandwagon. 

Basically, I just thought you all needed to hear of my slight obsession with nike shorts. Comment down below so I know I am not the only one!

Until next time..