Just like that the weekend is over and Monday is officially here. I don’t know about you but I’m not a big fan of Mondays; so I thought what better way to start our Monday then with some inspirational quotes?
It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t stop. -Confucius
When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and do regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. -Alexander Graham Bell
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. -Beverly Sills
The only thing that stands between you and your dream is the will to try and the belief that it is actually possible. -Joel Brown.
Change your thought and you change your world. -Norman Vincent Peale
Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending. -Carl Bard
People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. -Zig Ziglar
Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.-Joshua J. Marine
It’s never too late to be what your might have been. -George Eliot
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. -Walt Disney
What are some of your favorite inspiration quotes?
I am currently taking the day off from work to stay home and rest up since I have a pretty bad cold, however, I decided since I haven’t posted in a while, I should go ahead and write a get to know me post. I went online and got random questions and will be answering them here!
What is my name? Suzie
How old are you? 30 (I still have a hard time believing it)
When is your birthday? July 31st
What is your favorite color? Blue, Pink and Purple
What is your lucky number? 3 and 7
Do you have any pets? Yes I have a adorable maltipoo named Coco who is 7 years old.
What would you do if you won the lottery? I would pay off both my parents house and my in laws house, pay off their debts and give them some money, buy a house for me and my husband, donate some money to children’s charity/hospital, invest money in something (not sure what though yet) I would also book a trip to Armenia for my parents since they haven’t been there in over 20 years.
Would you like to build/design your own house? I actually would love too, I think that would be so much fun (and stressful too I’m sure)
Do you like to cook/bake? I actually do love to cook and bake, I plan on making videos once we move out.
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas for sure!!! I love everything about Christmas…the decorations, the movies, the music, spending time with family and friends.
What is your least favorite holiday? I would have to say (and I’m sure people might give me shit for it) my least favorite is Halloween. Maybe when I have kids that will change but for now I cannot stand it.
What is your favorite zoo animal? Elephants, Giraffes, and Pandas…They’re so freakin cute!!!
Do you want children? Absolutely
If you could go back in time to change one thing what would it be? Oh goodness… to save money and not to spend so much!
Have you ever been admitted to a hospital? Thankfully no I haven’t.
Have you ever met any celebrities? Yes I have, actually I had a few celebrity parents when I was working at a preschool.
Do you prefer baths or shower? Bath for sure but I never had a bath big enough sadly, maybe when we buy a house we can get a big enough bath and I’ll be in there every night most likely.
Have you ever built a snowman? Oh yeah all the time when I was in Armenia and it was snowing, we would have snow ball fights and make snow angels too. I miss living in Armenia during the winter seasons.
Have you ever flown a kite? Believe it or not I actually have not, I need to though.
Are you scared of flying? I thought I would be since I hadn’t been on a plane since 1996, but when I flew for the first time last year, surprisingly I wasn’t scared, I actually enjoyed it.
If your parents hated your partner, would you ditch him or carry on with him despite the protests? When I was dating my husband, my dad wasn’t happy about it given the fact that my husband isn’t Armenian. I eventually told my mom to talk to my dad that it was either accepting him or I would leave, my grandma (my dad’s mom) even talked to him and he came around and is now happy that I stayed and married my husband.
Have you ever baked a cake? Yes.
Do you prefer liquid soap or bars of soap? Liquid Soap
What is the most expensive piece of clothing you own? My wedding dress!
Whats the best advice anyone has ever given you? When my husband and I were just starting to talk and get to know each other, I went on a trip with my cousin to Catalina Island and I told her about him and how I was terrified of going out with him because I was scared of falling in love with him since I knew my parents would most likely not approve since he wasn’t Armenia, she told me to go for it and not to care and that they will eventually be happy for me and accept him even if it takes a while and boy am I so happy that I listened to her and ended up marrying the love of my life!
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?
I actually haven’t started reading this book yet, but I just bought it a few days ago and I’m so excited to start reading it. I have been a Gilmore Girl fan for so many years now and I to this day still watch the show on Netflix! I absolutely adore Lauren Graham and her character Lorelai Gilmore…shes so funny, sweet caring and I love the relationship she has with her daughter! I so wish my mom and I had that type of relationship…sadly we don’t!