Sunday, January 30, 2022

Well, Another Trip Around the Sun!

 I am 33. I honestly do not even feel weird saying that. It doesn't actually faze me at all. The only thing that is really daunting is the fact that life moves on so quickly. After you get into your thirties, everything starts to kind of go by in the blink of an eye. 

What I realized is that you have to live your life the way you want to live your life and that is what I am trying to do going forward. You just never know what life will bring everyday but all you can do is try and make the most out of it. I have so much hope for this year and I know that great things will happen because, I will make them happen. I hope the same for everyone else reading this! Let's make it a good year, despite all the darkness that is happening right now in the world. It is so easy to focus on all of that because it is ever present, but let's make the most out of the good things, even if they are minuscule. 

A little clue? Maybe! You all know I love fashion

When I was in my twenties all I could think about is my age and how much older I was getting each year. I was terrified of being 30, but honestly this is probably the best I ever felt about myself and the things I want for myself. It is a lot clearer now than it was back then. Everything, of course, will take time to achieve but at least I am in a place where I know what I want and I have a plan on how to get there. 

Me in my 20s :) 

But, enough of the sappy stuff. Let's talk about my birthday. It fell on a Saturday which was amazing AND I actually had the weekend off, which again was amazing. You see, I had a party planned. I was going to have a "Sex and the City" themed party. There was going to be cocktails, pretty dresses and just plain fun. But...thanks to the unprecedented times we live in right now, it had to get postponed. 

I am definitely a Carrie :) Who are you?

Instead, my boyfriend was so sweet and made the whole day about me. It was mostly just me and him but we had a great time! He took me shopping and I got the cutest Sailor Moon jeans (yes, I am 33 but I am literally forever a teenage girl at heart haha). I also needed a new pair of white sneakers and I wanted some that were a little bit nicer and that would last me awhile. 

I love them! 

I picked out a pair of Puma platform sneakers and they are so cute and super comfortable. He also gifted me a few other things that arrived a few days earlier and they were such cute items. 

After that, we went to our favorite Japanese restaurant. It is always so quiet and intimate which is what I love about it and the food is DELICIOUS. They have the best food!

We then went to get some frozen daiquiris from a TO GO daiquiri place that we saw one day as we were driving home and we had wanted to check out. 

He got the Long Island and I got the Hawaiian Flavor :)

We waited until we got home and we set up a board game that we bought while out in the town and just chilled and played. After that we just hung out watching some old movies and the next thing you know, it was time for bed. 

I almost forgot that he also picked up a piece of "Birthday Fudge" as they called it at the store so we shared that! It was pretty delicious!

Even though it wasn't a party like we wanted to, we still made the most of what we had. I am so thankful for him and the fact that he always knows how to make my day awesome. 

Other than that, today was just a laid back Sunday and tomorrow is back to work at 6AM...yay. We do have a trip coming up the week after next and we are super excited about that! I will be vlogging on that trip and I will share that with you all when we get back. 

I cannot wait to see what this year has in store for me and all of us. 

Until next time,


Wednesday, January 26, 2022

What a ___ Wednesday! Style Icon: Dakota Johnson

What a Style Icon!

It's almost the end of day on Wednesday but I wanted to get my Wednesday post up. Not just for you all following along on my newfound blogging journey but also for me. I want to keep up with my two weekly posts and hold myself accountable!

I am usually off on Wednesdays and that is why I picked it as a day where I would post a new blog post. Once per month I actually have the weekend off instead of Wednesday and Sunday so that means I have to work Monday-Friday. This week is one of the weeks I have the weekend off! It did make it really hard to blog today because I had to work 11am-8:30PM, meaning I spent my whole day at work. 

Needles to say today will be short and sweet because it is currently 11PM and I am exhausted. 

I wanted to feature a "Style Icon" every few Wednesdays as part of the "What a ___Wednesday" series. 

Today's Style Icon is Dakota Johnson! She is such an effortless beauty.  She nails every red carpet event and she looks so effortlessly chic when captured out and about by the paparazzi.  

Dakota is 32 years old and was born in 1989 so me and her are very close in age because I was also born in '89. In fact my birthday is coming up this Saturday! I look up to her and her style quite a lot. Here are a few of my favorites:

I would love to try and recreate some of her outfits! Let me know if you would be interested in YouTube videos where I try and re create a few looks from different celebrities!

Hope you liked this quick little post,

Until next time, 


Sunday, January 23, 2022

Productive Sunday: Organizing the Office!

I love working in my office but when it is messy, it becomes a place that just brings me lots of anxiety. I use my office for me and my sister's business, Adelore Creations (we create theme boxes based on movie and tv show characters). I also use my office for writing blog posts (unless I am writing on my laptop, from my bed haha). 

Since I use my office for business a lot, it can become quite messy. I take photos of new arrivals, I make TikToks, I unbox new merchandise and more. When I put orders together, the boxes require lots of packaging so I usually make quite a mess. If I don't keep up with it, it becomes a jungle! 

In the process of moving things around

In the process of moving things around

Today I woke up wanting to move some furniture around, re decorate a little bit. But first...COFFEE! I made a nice little coffee and had a donut and then was off to the office!

My bf surprised me with a really cute Neon Sign so I wanted to add it to my office but I had no good spot for it. This just pushed me even more to re decorate and clean up!

I started with moving my Ikea Daybed (my bf helped me. more like he did all the work) because that thing is HEAVY! Then I moved my shelving unit where we keep inventory, and then everything else just needed to be organized. Let me tell you, it took the whole day! 


I started finding some things I had forgotten about, like one of my first garments that I designed and was actually proud of. I have a degree in Fashion Design and I've always had a passion for fashion. This skirt and corset combo was part of my Senior Collection and it walked a runway. I remember being very proud when I saw my collection come down the runway. 

Anyways, I just wanted to share with you all a little but about my day. I don't know about you, but I just love when things are nice and organized around me. It sort of makes me think that I have my life in order (even though I don't). 

How did y'all spend your Sunday? Now I am off to take a bath and get ready for a 6AM shift tomorrow. yayyyyy...

Until Next time,


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

What a ____Wednesday! Molly Mae Hague Comment

What a comment!

What if someone said "we all get the same 24 hours in a day" it is what you do with them that matters. How will that make you feel? 

Well, someone did say that and that someone was Molly - Mae Hague. You probably don't know who she is if you don't keep up with British "celebrities". 

She was on a show called Love Island where she found her current partner and boxer, Tommy Fury. They have been together and living together since 2019. They did not win the show Love Island but they were runner ups. 

I have been a fan of theirs ever since. Molly has such a down to earth personality and they seem like they make such a cute and strong couple. Molly is on YouTube where she posts pretty religiously and her videos are definitely the type of videos that I watch and love. She posts day in the life type of videos, makeup videos, lifestyle and more!  

Ever since being on Love Island, Molly has gained over 6 million followers on Instagram and quickly became one of the most followed influencers. She quickly rose to fame, had brand deals, started her own company, Filter by Molly Mae, and became a successful woman!

Everyone says if it wasn't for the show she wouldn't be where she is now and I agree to some extent. 

This brings us back to her comment. She was on a podcast called "Diary of a CEO" where she spoke about hard work and poverty. She said:

"You're given one life and it's down to you what you do with it. When I've spoken about that in the past, I have been slammed a little bit, with people saying, 'It's easy for you to say that, you've not grown up in poverty, you've not grown up with major money struggles, so for you to sit there and say that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, it's not correct. And I'm like, but technically what I'm saying is correct.We do - so I understand that we all have different backgrounds and we're all raised in different ways and we do have different financial situations, but I do think if you want something enough, you can achieve it. "

Molly Mae later apologized for her comment by saying it wasn't meant with malice or ill intent. She just wanted to inspire people to go for their dreams no matter where they came from. 

A lot of people were appalled by her comment seeing as it comes from someone who had it pretty easy in life, according to them. 

I think Molly meant it in a positive way, she really did mean to inspire people to do their best no matter where they came from but it kind of missed the mark a little bit. 

I think, yes we all get 24 hours in a day but they are not "the same". We all live different lifestyles, sometimes not lives that we choose for ourselves. Some people have it really tough and it is not ok to assume that we all can just "go for it" and work hard and things will just happen for us. I cannot even begin to state all the issues in the world that would make it so hard for people to have a wonderful life. 

Even myself, I live a decent life but I cannot achieve the level of success that she has. Yes, I am trying to, but the reality that I would ever be as successful as her is pretty slim. I cannot even imagine people in different situations that are a lot harder. A lot of us are just trying to stay afloat, go to work, pay our bills and try to live a decent life. 

There are homeless people who don't even have a roof over their heads, there are unemployed people who cannot get a job, there are people living paycheck to paycheck. There are so many different situations in the world that it is a stretch to say that we all have "the same 24 hours in a day". 

I know the comment came from a good place and I think she is getting a lot of backlash for it but all she can do is learn from her mistake and move on. We are all human beings, nobody is perfect and we have ALL said something we are not proud of at one point in our lives. 

Let me know what you think about her comment in the comments below! 

Until next time, 


Sunday, January 16, 2022

Sunday Things and New on the Blog Info!

I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays. It's one of my days off for the week. I don't have the typical weekend off, meaning Saturday and Sunday except once per month. That's just part of working retail. My other day off is Wednesday and it's actually kind of nice having a break in the middle of the week!

But let's get back to Sundays. I definitely enjoy Sundays because I get to sleep in (for the most part), and it's the only day off me and my bf get to have together. The reason why I have a love/hate relationship with Sundays is because they go by sooooo fast! 

I am usually so tired from working Thursday/Friday/Saturday that I spend most of the day resting. Then by the time I am up and running around, half the day is gone. I also have to try and go to sleep at a decent time (which I always fail to do) because I have work at 6AM on Mondays (terrible, I know!) It is actually almost 10PM right now and I am sat up writing this blog post! haha 

What I wanted to share with you all today is 

1. Some things I picked up from Ulta 


2. A little about how we are going to navigate blogging this year and what I am going to try and write about! 

I had a little Ulta gift card that was burning a hole in my pocket so I had to go and pick up some things I was running out of. Mostly concealer and bronzer but I also grabbed a few more things! I bought the Clinique Clarifying Lotion and a few bath bombs. I forgot to take a picture of the bath bombs but just know I bought them;) 

I will let you all know how I end up liking these in a later blog! I haven't tried any of them before! I am super excited for them! I already tried the Clinique Clarifying Lotion tonight and I loved the feel of it! It made my face feel clean and fresh ;)

Let's talk blogging! I need to do be on a schedule that works with me for the time being so the plan is to try and get a blog post up on Sundays and one on Wednesdays. 

The Sunday blog will be something more personal like this, or thoughts of the week, or anything that I feel like sharing with you all. 

The Wednesday blog will be a little different. I will start a little series called "What a ____ Wednesdays!" The blank space can be filled with anything from "What a comment!, What an outfit!, What an idea! What a celebrity!...and more!" I will be discussing different topics where I would love for you guys to get involved and leave your comments and thoughts on the topic! I want it to be more like a conversation between friends!

I will start the new Wednesday series this upcoming Wednesday!

I will also try and start vlogging again and get back into Youtube but everything will hopefully start falling into place soon! 

I cannot wait to start sharing so many things with you all and I hope you all are also excited to read about it and to interact with it!

I hope you all have a great start of your week!

Until next time,


Sunday, January 9, 2022

Hello 2022...

Surprise, surprise! It's a new year. Another year was left behind full of happiness, sadness, disappointment, optimism, courage, fear, and so much more. The past few years have not been kind to us as a species. With COVID still very much here and present, it is so hard to look forward to a normalcy. So many lives have been lost, so many have barely started. 

2021 was a year of staying alive, just like 2020 but with more people trying to get back to normal. Now, the new strain came out of nowhere and struck a lot of us at the same time. 

I am not sure how any of you started the new year but I started it very sick. The day of NYE I had horrible body aches and I had to be at work. I came home and spent the rest of the evening in bed. Usually, me and my boyfriend have a glass of champagne, watch the ball drop and toast to a brand new year. Not this year. We were both sick in bed. 

I have been sick ever since then. Not like extremely sick but sick where all you want to do is be in bed and rest the whole day. I work in retail so I am on my feet 9+ hours a day. I am pretty used to is so it usually doesn't bother me as much but since I got sick, I get exhausted and can feel my energy slowly draining after about 3 hours of standing up and walking around. It has been a struggle to stay high energy when all I want to do is sleep. No, I do not have COVID but I did get some sort of flu like symptoms and it is taking awhile to get over it. 

I have so many things I want to do and achieve this year but starting off sick has really just set a dark mood. No motivation to do anything or work towards achieving anything. 

It's ok though, I am slowly getting back to my usual optimistic self! Starting with this blog. I am really trying to get back into blogging. I say that at the beginning of every year but I really want to stick with it this year and see where it takes me. I want to be consistent and write as much as possible. 

Blogging has always been a huge hobby of mine as well as YouTube. It has always brought me so much joy creating content and sharing it with you all. I want to bring this positivity and excitement back into my life this year. I feel like my outlook in life has changed so much just in the past few years and I really want to enjoy all the small things as much as I can. 

We are only in this life for a what feels like a short period of time. None of us really know how much time we have but what we can do is enjoy every moment. Try and make the most out of every situation. Of course, there will be dark times, of that I am sure, but we really need to focus on the bright times and the times that makes us feel lucky to be alive. 

At this point, I just wake up every day thankful to still be here and to have a roof over my head, a family who loves me and a partner who loves me for who I am. Sure, I have things I would love to change, we all do, but for now, let's be thankful for the little things. Let's not judge how other live their lives and focus on how we can better our own lives in order to live a more fulfilling life. 

This post is getting a little deep but that's what I wold love to chat with you guys on here about. Life and all its crazy twists and turns. 

I wish that this year is the year of positive change for all of us. Whatever you want to change in your life, do it this year. Focus on making this year, the year of YOU! Do what makes you happy and work towards a brighter future. 

As long as COVID lets us move on with our lives, we can accomplish so many amazing things! 

Dumbledore said: "It's all well and good making plans for the future and dreaming about what you could achieve but if this isn't swiftly followed by actionable steps to get there, no matter how small, that that dream is never going to be achieved."

So let's take those small steps into a brighter tomorrow.

Until next time,