Life and the little things

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, time flies by soooo fast. Too fast! It’s not always easy to make some time for ourselves, to regroup, to reflect, but we must.

Today is a me day and I couldn’t be more excited to spend it sitting outside enjoying a treat and reading. Saturdays in your 30s! It was absolutely a perfect day (gotta love the California sunshine) to sit outside and enjoy a cup of coffee and breathe. Oh and do a little people watching too (hehe).

I know life is busy, but it’s also full of little pleasures that we need to make time for. It really is about all the little things…like a red velvet cupcake and a cup of coffee.

Happy Saturday! Pic

Adulting and its MILLION decisions

I wish I were exaggerating, but adulting is literally a daily dose of decision making. No one ever tells you this stuff!

I had a lovely lunch with a friend today and we both couldn’t agree more that we are constantly having to make decisions! Grad school or no grad school? Where should we move to? Which health plan is the best? A drinking game should be created where we take a drink every time we have to make a decision. Ha! Can you imagine?

So with all this decision making, I love not having to think about what to wear. I am a proud black on black wearer. It’s easy, it matches, I look pretty good. Black on black making adulting just a bit easier one black outfit at a time!

Wedding Shoes 101

Yes, they are beautiful.
Yes, they photograph beautifully.
Yes, they hurt soooo much.
Yes, I’d probably do it again.
In a nutshell, I probably shouldn’t have worn my wedding shoes, but they were just so beautiful that couldn’t not wear them. The last time I wore white shoes I wore ruffle socks with them, but this time white shoes with just the right amount of bling felt so right. By the end of the mass I was almost in tears from how painful my shoes were, but I would probably do it again.
If you’re getting married soon and your shoes look painful, they probably will be painful as heck so plan accordingly. I changed into a different pair after the ceremony and again a few hours later (into flip flops).  Here’s an iPhone photo of my wedding shoes that now are sitting pretty in a box and my feet want nothing to do with them.
These shoes are ready to walk down the aisle! #esthelasecasa 💍

Last Monday

I recently  realized it was time for me to move on from my current job and seek new challenges and grow both as a professional and as a person. Tomorrow is the first day of my last week and while I am ready to move on I am also thankful for all I have learned in the last two years (why does time go by so fast?!) I don’t know what the future has in store for me, but I am ready for the adventure!




Can I interest you in a cup of coffee?

One of the many reason I love coffee (reason #1 is, it helps me function Monday through Friday) is that it brings people together. Who has ever turned down grabbing a cup of coffee? Exactly! And in a world where we are always on the go and busier than we’d like to be it is nice to sit down and enjoy a cup of Joe and catch up with a friend or simply enjoy the moment.

On Saturday I was able to spend my afternoon with my older and only sister who only lives about 10 minutes away from me, but that I unfortunately do not see as much as I would like to, but thanks to our love for coffee and coffee shops we jumped at the opportunity to check out the newest Temple Coffee Roasters location in Sacramento, California. Their new location is conveniently located only a few blocks from her place so it was a perfect opportunity to take an afternoon stroll.

We knew we had reached Temple when we spotted a line around the corner, but we didn’t care about the line because we had plenty of topics to cover and were determined to see the penny floor (#pennyflooryourthoughts) and have a cup of coffee. Well, Temple impressed me because the line moved quite fast AND we found a nice spot by the window to sit. For the couple of hours we were there; it was just us, our conversation, and our cups of coffee.

In a fast paced busy world it is often nice to sit down, smell the coffee, and enjoy the scenery. I was happy to do so on Saturday and all thanks to a cup of coffee. image

What they don’t tell you about adulting…

Is #thoughtfultuesday a thing? Because that accurately describes my Tuesday. After a short and very deep conversation with my sweet mother I realized one of the hardest things about adulting is exactly that, being an adult and that also means you give adult advice to your own parents. Whaaaat!

As I sat across from my mother and with all of the confidence I could gather said, “everything will be okay” I realized that I am definitely no longer a child. Sure, my mom will always see me as her little girl, but now her little girl is also her advisor. Her confidant. Her friend. The bright side of adulting? I suppose 😉



Leonardo Dicaprio

So Leonardo Dicaprio finally won an Oscar! As a meme lover I will miss the ‘Leo doesn’t have an Oscar’ memes,in  but I’m happy for the guy. On a relateable note, it’s a nice reminder that sometimes it takes more than one try to ‘win’. We’ve all been there, we didn’t get a job or pass a class (damn you sstatistics!), but as long as we don’t give up we’ll eventually have our Leo moment.

Early #mondaymotivation because early bird gets the worm. Have a great week world!


Wedding Wednesday

First #weddingwednesday post and it falls on a great day! Today  is my monthaversary and next month will be our 9th anniversary. Time flies when you’re having fun! Also, last night we met with a photographer that is very promising (that’s all I’m going to say for now), so I am having a great #weddingwednesday.

To celebrate my first #weddingwednesday post here is one of my favorite pictures from our Paris engagement. It was perfect!