Last week my husband and I went to Costa Rica for our very first vacation out of the country! We had never gone on a honeymoon when we got married so we decided that this was going to be our honeymoon vacation…almost 3 years later but better late then never right? Costa Rica is absolutely gorgeous, I completely fell in love with the place and cannot wait times go back! The weather was great as well, it was humid but not so bad and my favorite part was believe it or not the storms that we got almost every single day with thunder, lightning and rain…lots and lots of rain! I felt so relaxed and in peace when the storm started! We even got a storm when we were on a boat and it was amazing! It was a first experience for my husband and I and we both loved it! We then went snorkeling well my husband did, I just swam in the ocean, for some reason the snorkeling gear just gives me anxiety the second I even try to put it on, but I have done snorkeling before in Catalina Island. After the snorkeling we got to see one of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever seen and the most magical rainbow on the other side of the boat! We did also go on a boat to see crocodiles which we saw a few of, I was so terrified that one was somehow going to get on the boat 😂
We stayed at Riu Guanacaste Hotel which is all inclusive, the only thing was that they didn’t have room service which I find so strange! I wish they had it, but now i know to check for next time when we book a hotel! The food there was ok, it wasn’t the best but it wasn’t the worst either! It’s mainly buffet style and some of the food items weren’t as warm which kinda sucked and after a while I kinda just got tired of the whole buffet thing and couldn’t wait to get home to Los Angeles to have different types of food!
Overall, we had such a great time and cannot wait to go back!
Two weekends ago, I finally was able to do something that I have been wanting to do for a very long time… Get the keratin hair treatment! My hair is crazy after I shower; it’s fine for an hour or two if I leave it as is but then get super puffy, frizzy and uncontrollable! I have to straighten it on a daily basis and I have damaged my hair from it so much.
I found a Groupon for the keratin for only $89 here in LA and I looked up the yelp reviews on the salon and made an appointment.
I ended up getting my hair colored, cut and the treatment done all within less than 3 hours! I was able to finally wash my hair last night and oh my goodness… I’m in love! My hair is straight(90% still has a little bit of wavy at the back hair but I’m totally OK with it) soft and so not frizzy anymore! I love that I didn’t have to use the flat iron or a blow dryer to straighten my hair! I wish I had taken a before and after picture!
If you are debating whether or not to get it done, I highly recommend doing it… It’s like changing!!!
I don’t think I have ever mentioned on here that my husband and I are trying to get into photography; so on weekends now, we tend to go somewhere and work on our skills at taking pictures and just getting more familiar with our cameras. For now we are just doing photos of nature/places/etc; we will eventually love to start taking photos of people but for now this is what we are doing. This past weekend we decided to go to a place that we love… Hearst Castle! We first went there on our 3rd year anniversary and fell in love, and decided to go back and do our engagement photos there. It is about a 3.5 hour drive from where we live so we only went for the day. We have already done most of the tours so we knew we just wanted to get up there to take pictures so we bought a tour which you have to buy in order to enter the castle, and as soon as we were in, we ditched our group haha. I want to show you a few pictures that we took; of course I will post more on our Instagram account if you would like to follow us on there for future pictures.
Have you ever been to Hearst Castle? What was your experience like?
The most important person in my life is my husband! I honestly love and adore him and I wouldn’t know what to do with out him!
My husband and I have been married for 2.5 years, but have been together for almost 6 years now! He’s my best friend, my partner, my everything! He is the one person who knows me better than anyone else in this world, he is the one person who I can tell everything and anything too and who I can be myself fully with! I know I drive him nuts sometimes and vise versa but that’s just part of life. No relationship/marriage is perfect… If it is then there is something majorly wrong!!
On March 6th, 2017 I got a call from my sister in law as I was driving home from work that my sweet uncle had suddenly passed away! It was such a shock for me and my family! It took me what felt like forever to get home and be with my family… I couldn’t stop crying! I ended up having a panic attack as I was driving! Coming home seeing my mom, aunts and grandma just tore me apart even more. I had lost an uncle but my mom and aunts lost their one and only brother and my grandma lost her son! She was besides herself, it honestly tore my heart into pieces!
If there’s one thing that I learned from this is that to live life how we want too because you just never know what tomorrow will bring. He is the first person who I have loved that passed away. My dad’s dad passed away on my birthday when I was 4 or 5 years old so I didn’t really understand back then what death really was or how to deal with it or tunderstanding the fact that I would never seem him again…
As I’m driving to work I just can’t help but remember him and what happened, I instantly start to cry every single morning… I feel like I’m living in a nightmare and all I want to do is wake up and go hug him, but I can’t.
In 2013, my husband and I went to Hearst Castle for our 2 year anniversary. At this time we actually were not married, we were just engaged. I fell in love with the castle, so much so that we actually went back to take our engagement photos there before our wedding; I will actually post that video up another day!
If you have never been to Hearst Castle, I highly recommend you go. But if you do here are a few tips:
Try to avoid going in the summer time, our first trip was during the summer and let me tell you, it was so hot! There are no AC’s obviously, they just have portable fans throughout the castle which doesn’t help as much since everyone tries to stand in front of it.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes! There are a lot of stairs like A TON!!!
Don’t schedule as much tours as you can! Hubby and I scheduled all 4 tours for the day! We barely made it to tour 4. They usually don’t refund you back when its so last minute, but they felt so sorry for us for booking all of them in one day that they ended up refunding us for the last tour since we were so exhausted!
Here is the video, I hope you enjoy!
Please like and subscribe to my channel and my blog! Let me know in the comments below if you have ever been to Hearst Castle, what you thought about it or if you are planning on going! 🙂
My husband had gotten tickets last year to go to the San diego zoo and we decided to go this past weekend, so we got a hotel for the weekend to make it a mini getaway! We were both so excited…on Friday I woke up sick 😡 which sucked but we couldn’t cancel the hotel since it was too late so we decided to go either way and just stay at the hotel (boy do I regret that decision!) we got to our hotel, the lafayette hotel in San Diego! My first expression of it was how neat and cool it was because it is a historical hotel after all, I loved all the sayings that they had on each door number…I would read it as I would walk by each room. Now here is the reason why it was such a disappointing weekend…we got there around do 11pm or so and I could not wait to get in bed and sleep (I’m sick and exhausted) well it turns out that the heater wasnt working which I didnt think would be such a big issue since husband and I love the cold weather. Well it was colder than I thought and even sleeping in a hoodie and blankets I was still cold so I woke up Saturday even more sick. We went down to grab breakfast and I informed the front desk that our heater wasn’t working and I need someone to fix it because I’m sick and don’t want to end up with pneumonia. Well no one ever went to fix it. We waited an hour or so after breakfast and tried to call and turns out our phone is broken. So I went back to the front desk at this point so pissed and complain how I have a fever, we’ve been waiting and no one has come up. So finally they send over extra blankets and a portable heater. Then I decided to take a shower…boy again wrong decision! The water was perfect for the first 30 seconds of me getting in; then the water would go from super duper hot to freezing within a matter of minutes and back again to super hot. I am as so annoyed! Sunday comes and we wake up to leave and I have all these bumps, they’re kind of like a bug bite but also look like blisters all over my right hand…it hurts and is so itchy!
And just like that, the weekend came to an end! It went by super fast and honestly it didn’t even feel like a weekend; mainly because I worked both Saturday and Sunday. Saturdays I work for my regular nanny family so of course I was there, then hubby and I had a double date planned with my cousin and her new boyfriend, we had a great time, ate a little too much though lol. Today I actually babysat for my last nanny family who I was with for 7 years, it was so great to see and hang out with the kids and even care for their new 3 month old baby brother. After wards hubby and I just went food shopping for the week…fun weekend right? lol Now I’m laying here trying to get my nausea to go away (I get nauseous whenever I take my multivitamins…I hate it) but I have my peppermint oil in my diffuser so thats helping! But its time for me to call it a night and go to bed to get some rest for work tomorrow!
Happy Friday everyone. It’s been such a busy day for me, I just got off from working 12.5 hours and I’m exhausted! My little boo that I nanny for whose 8 months old is sick right now and it’s been rough. She’s usually such a happy baby but today she’s been miserable and it breaks my heart! She’s been cranky and very clingy, we spent a lot of time cuddling and she napped on me for every single nap, which I love but it’s hard to get anything done when I’m holding her. I hate it when babies are sick, I feel so helpless! I’m ready to drink some hot tea, relax and go to bed and get some much needed rest and hopefully be able to sleep in for a bit.
I still don’t know what my purpose is in life but I’m slowly trying to figure it out. I do know my passion though, my passion is to read, write and help care for babies. I’m trying to figure out a way to put those three things together to make it my purpose in life.