Thursday, December 31, 2015

Ringing in the New Year

Hello Lovelies!

Happy New Year!!!

Just a wonderful little thought I wanted to share on this day with all of you:
"Hard work does not necessarily guarantee success, but no success is possible without hard work." ~Dr T.P. Chia.

I hope this new year is filled with many blessings, productivity, good times, and happy moments.  I hope that we all grow and learn to love completely.  I hope that we all achieve our goals.  I hope that with the grace of God this year will be great!

xoxo, Ana.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas!

Hello Lovelies!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas filled with blessings and great joy.  Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of baby Jesus, the coming of our savior.  It's always important to keep that reminder that Christ is the reason for the season and we celebrate Him today.

My heart goes out to all those that spent the holidays alone, far away from their families, without a home, without food, etc.  People don't like to address it, but I find it important to keep others on your mind since {as some of you may already know} I've always wanted to do missionary and charity work.

Happy Holidays!

Let me know in the comments below what your favorite memory this past Christmas was.

xoxo, Ana

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Christmas Wishlist

Hello Lovelies!

As I stated last year, Christmas is definitely not about the gifts or the material things.  Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and to be with family and give thanks for all the wonderful blessings.  But a part of this celebration is giving gifts.

Although I already know what my present is going to be and it is already under the tree, I wanted to make a list to give others ideas for what to give the girly girl in their lives.  So without further adue, my christmas wishlist:

Pandora $65
~ ring ~
Pandora $65
Last year for Christmas I got a ring that unfortunately began to rust throughout the year and eventually half the ring turned black.   So this year I asked for a new ring to replace the old one, and I decided to invest in a good ring that would last me the rest of my life essentially. I will give you all a sneak peak into what I am receiving this Christmas by showing you all my wonderful new ring.

~ running shoes ~
Running shoes are another item that I need to replace.  My current running shoes have lasted me a year {quite a while for an avid runner}.  They are old and very, very well used.  I love my running shoes and want the same exact ones but they need to be replaced since I am constantly running typically three to four miles a day.
Skechers $65
~ happy planner ~
Pandora $65
This year I really want to focus on my time management and being able to complete many tasks in a day, outside of just doing the minimum in school and going to practice.  With so many exciting things happening this upcoming year, a new planner to organize my thoughts would be a very thoughtful gift.
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Pandora $65

Michaels $24 {only $16 with 40% off coupon!!!}

~ stickers ~
To go along with the planner, stickers would be super cute!  If you know anything about the planner community, you know that stickers and sticky notes and accessories are a must for the planner.  It adds a little something to your planner and gives you personalization.

Etsy $2-10

~ clothes ~
Honestly, what girl doesn't want new clothes for the new year? Clothes is an essential and as I do write a fashion blog I find it fitting to include this in my Christmas wishlist.  Since I will be doing lots of traveling {yay!} this upcoming year I will be needing clothes for those trips that are coming up sooner than expected. :D

Marilyn & Me Twill Faux-Sherpa-Lined Anorak
JCPenny $42
I hope you guys get some inspiration for to ask for this Christmas.  As I stated before, I will definitely not be getting all of this all I am getting is my ring.  Eventually I will need new shoes and a jacket for my trip but those will come in their designated time.  

If you want to leave suggestions below for some things others could ask for this Christmas, don't be afraid to leave a comment.  I personally would've also added a new computer to my list but I know that isn't feasible for most people (not even myself).

Happy Holidays!

xoxo, Ana

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Holiday Cookie {FAIL}

Hello Lovelies!

This weekend my little sisters and I decided to make cookies for the family as a surprise and a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.  We researched a new recipe and found an italian cookie dough recipe and decided to make some festive cookies.  To say the least, we made the cookies and they tasted very floury and undercooked.  I wanted to share the process anyway because the pictures came out cute, but I don't plan on making cookies from scratch anytime soon.  

I do want to let you all know that midterms are in two weeks and that's why I have been extremely busy lately.  After midterms there will be more consistent posts as I have some exciting events coming up so watch out for those!

Let me know in the comments below some traditions and fun things your family does during the holidays to celebrate.

xoxo, Ana