If you didn’t know my birthday just recently passed. I chose to have it at Buffalo Wild Wings. I invited some of my new friends I met from the Mary Kay party and some older friends that I’ve known since I’ve been in Arkansas. It was fun and everyone had a good time. Surprisingly my boyfriend Stefan also made it back in time from his TDY in Florida for my birthday get together. That was pretty cool because he was pretty sure he was going to have to miss it and he wasn’t happy about that. So, all in all, I had a good birthday!
Also, I got some unexpected gifts from Liz, Simpson, Yadira, Stefan, and my mother! Yay! I got gift cards to go shopping and eating two of my favorite things lol and here are pictures of more gifts I got from Liz. I like how sometimes when I get gifts my face always looks like “what is this?”. But I appreciated all of them!
From Yadira, I got a makeup pallet which arrived in my mailbox. She knows I am into makeup and like to play around in it and see if I can one day get better at it lol.
From my mother, I got an Alexa echo dot which also came straight to my mailbox. I love getting things in the mail. Alexa is funny.
From Stefan I got my dinner paid for like the gentleman he is, and he surprised me by buying me an $800 camera so I can learn to take better pictures and videos for my blog and our soon to come vlogging adventures.
I am thankful for everyone coming out to my birthday dinner and all the gifts I received !!! Thank Yall for a great birthday!!!
Comment below what you are planning to do for your next birthday!
Lately, I have been trying to go out more. I went out to treat myself by getting my nails done at Nails Perfect. I just randomly decided that I wanted to do something for myself and this is what I chose so it was a Tuesday or Wednesday night and I drove down to it. The owner was very welcoming and the place itself was very clean and pretty so already I was enjoying my experience and I hadn’t even sat down yet. Since I am in the military I can no longer get like a lavender purple or try out different colors. Nail colors have to be natural, “nude”, colors or french manicure. I decided to go with a french manicure. The French manicure always looks simple yet professional and you can’t go wrong. I was even offered a free gift I believe because we are rolling into the holiday season which was really sweet of the owner. It is a cuticle scrub that smells really good. When you get gifts you have to come back lol so I will definitely be back there soon.
Also if you ever want to check them out here is their facebook page which will provide you with their location and hours: Nails Perfect
I also decided to go to a meet and greet event that was on base for the Airman. It was a fun experience met a couple young ladies that I found to be pretty nice. One of the girls is trying to start up her own side gig with Mary Kay so we did a Mary Kay party which was fun and included a lot of laughing.
Then for the past two weeks, I have been going to football games to watch my squadron kick some butt! We won our game today and I believe we won last time too. My friend Simpson is actually playing on the team while Liz (remember her from Papito’s post) and I watched and supported. It was a bit cold while we were out there we both got goosebumps. Lucky for me she brought out some popcorn and this coconut flake snack that was good.
Some things I am looking forward to are going to a pumpkin patch and dressing up as a zombie to advertise for some haunted houses and haunted trails so look forward to seeing some posts about those soon!
Comment below if there are any events you are looking forward to!
I’m sorry I haven’t posted lately. Life has gotten a little stressful. I mean, what do you do when someone you love leaves you? No, he did not leave me exactly, he had to go on an emergency TDY. He called me that Friday morning, the morning they told him that within 72 hours he will be sent away to help with some of the world’s natural disasters. He told me how he just found out some news and his supervision said he will be gone for about two or three days, currently, now it’s going on two weeks…
I guess this is just my way of saying I have a newfound appreciation for the time and how important it is and for technology for being the tools I can use to keep contact with him. I also thank God and the people who reached out to me at church who keep him in our prayers.
He has always had this inner passion to be a hero. For him, this was his calling but was it at the wrong time? I did not want him to go. I know it is not the end of the world but some days it feels like it. I’m not going to lie sometimes I cried. Some nights its so bad I cry myself to sleep. I have been trying to keep busy, get involved in my community and such, but it’s hard. And I don’t think it will get any easier.
I remember back when I was in high school when my parents had the LA Fitness Gym subscription. I would have these phases where I was like I have to try this class and that one and too that one too. I used to try the hip-hop classes because I can’t dance. I would go to the cycling class because my father went. I would try the yoga class so I can get some inner strength and calm my mind.
Point is I think I am always going through these phases of trying out classes and workout routines. This past week I went to the library and picked up this yoga CD that had morning, afternoon, and nighttime routines. I went ahead and tried it out with Stefan one morning straight out of bed and this is what it looked like:
Comment below some of your favorite workout routines!
Feeling a little artsy? I decided to paint with my boyfriend recently. Whenever your feeling creative or need something to preoccupy yourself try painting! We did it while our soup cooked, that way we could still stir it every few minutes without having to look into the deep hot soup that we know we can’t taste or we will burn our tongue off. (Too much?…okay)
To get this painting project going we gathered a couple things: paint brushes, a plastic cup to wash out the paint brushes, water color paint, water color paper, and our imagination.
Here is a picture of his painting on the top.
Here is a picture of my painting on the bottom.
All in all we had fun and will be painting at least twice a month together, everyone should try it. It is fun, relaxing, distracting, and calming. Also feel free to post your masterpieces on the fridge too.
Comment below what your favorite things are to draw or paint!
I went to my first baseball game! I was volunteered to help out at the local baseball game in the downtown area. I worked the concession stand helping customers order hot dogs, BBQ nachos, soda’s, etc to enjoy the game. I got to work along my shop members as well. Even though I did not see much of the game I still had fun and enjoyed the fireworks later that night! I also walked away with a neat souvenir cup.
Comment below some of your favorite activities or events to go to! Hopefully next time I will actually order a hot dog and get to enjoy the game too!
Volunteering is something that everyone should take a chance to do at least once. You might find that you really enjoy helping others and one day can start a non-profit organization. Some of you might find that uhhhh its not as fun as you thought but then I would just suggest trying out a different volunteer opportunity. Volunteering is honestly as fun as you make it. I would also suggest inviting your boyfriend or girlfriend and other friends because it helps the time pass by faster if the volunteer activity is requires physical labor.
The last volunteer opportunity Stefan and I took advantage of was August 1 2017 from 0800 to 1100 we were apart of the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store! You can see pictures on my Instagram account linked in the about me page or just view the pictures below!
The way that Habitat for Humanity works is that the houses they build are 100% from donations. The employees are paid through the efforts of the Re-Store which is basically like a thrift store items are donated and then sold to the public to pay the salaries of the employees so that houses can still be built for those who can’t afford one.
This past Friday Stefan took me out to eat at Larry’s Pizza Place. The table top within the surface features local businesses from realtors to a good place to grab a cupcake. I think its nice that they offer that kind of advertisement within their restaurant.
They also have a room off to the side where you can play a few arcade style games. We played Deal-or-NoDeal and after that went up to the register to claim a few prizes.
When we finally got around to eating we ordered two pizzas with different meats on them. They tasted pretty good and the service was great as well. Our server was super polite and helpful and the manager was also very welcoming.
Comment below ! What are some of your favorite places to go eat pizza?
As some of you read earlier I was down in Miami on leave from the Air Force. Another reason that I was there was because my dad had been working on my car and it was running smoothly right up until the time I came to get it. Life is like that sometimes. I wasn’t worried about it initially but as the week passed by and my dad poured so much of his time into this car, I was worried that either we didn’t understand the immediate problem to the car of why it could not drive or the way we were tying to fix it was not working. Ever do something and it like dang it still doesn’t work ? Then somebody else comes over and for some reason the way they did it, now it works. Sometimes we need a different approach to the problem we have already identified.
When I came down to Miami on leave my first thoughts were spending time with my family and friends. I realized how much I could appreciate my families presence. I finally get it now when you don’t live with your family that’s when you finally start to miss them. (Just kidding!) Being in Miami gave me a chance to unwind. I also enjoyed being able to see a few close friends from high school. I went to the beach , ate donuts , explored a new museum, went to eat out at Duffy’s for the First time, went to Rapids water park, and celebrated some birthdays. I did a lot down in Miami but I was so busy I didn’t even get to see all of my friends but its okay because there will be other moments in time when I can do that. It seems like as I get older I am realizing you have to make the most of every situation. Everything will not always be as expected so that is why we have to make the most out of everything.
Comment below and tell me some of the things you appreciate!
(Picture standing on one of the top floors of the museum)
Since I have been in the Air Force I have had so many things back home change. New signs have been put up, other signs taken down, many businesses have closed while many others have just started. So of course while I was down there I had to visit the New Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science.
When I was younger I can’t tell you how many weekends I spent at the Museum of Science & Planetarium. My father loved to get out of the house as my mother would put it and one way he would do this is by taking us to this museum. We were basically regulars at this museum sometimes seeing the same exhibits for 4 times before we noticed a new one that was introduced. Well now all the way into my adulthood I still enjoy going to museums. Museums create a space where learning is about; what can you can discover today? You can go to a museum and visit one exhibit and learn so many new things or you can go to all the exhibits and come back the next day and see how much more there was still to learn.
The exhibits as always are very nice. Educational yet not boring and dull with the content. I was happy to see that while to museum grew in its scale it did not loose how interactive it had always been. That is personally something that I enjoy when going to museums and not every museum is able to do that. It is one thing to show me a picture of a sea urchin, it is another to let me explore that habitat and maybe get to pet a few sea critters and this museum allows that. Secondly, the staff were all very welcoming and happy. I did not see anyone who looked like they did not enjoy where they were working and to be of service to others as they asked for information. Thirdly, another perk if you are in military or a veteran is that you plus 4 others get to enter the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science for free!
Definitely go and checkout the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science! I enjoyed my experience and hopefully you will too! Comment below some of your favorite Museums and where they are located!