Happy Birthday to Me!

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Today is not only my birthday but my friend Brittany too!!!

I can’t believe that today I turn twenty three years old. Yesterday my birthday Twin surprised me with a ticket to see a taping of The Voice. Amazingly I got to see Gwen Stefani, Alicia Keys and Adam Levine! They were so sweet and just as beautiful as I imagined. Alicia Keys was so loving when fans from the audience would yell out that they loved her she would just give the sweetest smile and mouthed I love you too.

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We waited for almost three hours to get in and seat but it was an experience I will never forget. It was a perfect way to start off our birthday week.

I’m pretty excited to see what the week brings, I’m hoping that the universe sends me some luck.

Cut for a Cause

Ulta throws a hair event every October to bring awareness to Breast cancer. This year I decided to join in and get a $10 haircut from their Salon. I knew that this was going to be a crazy event, so I arrived an hour early.

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Sure enough people started arriving quickly and before you knew it there was already a long line. When the doors finally opened at 11 AM I was the first one to get their hair cut. I wanted to cut off any split ends and add more texture into my hair. The stylist was so sweet she even offered to add in a pink hair extension.

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After she worked her magic my hair felt nice and healthy again. I was so blown away by how much I had to pay for my haircut. Usually I pay about 30 to 35 dollars without tip so I was over the moon when I just paid 20 just for the haircut and hair extension. Personally it was a great day to pamper myself and donate to a charity all about Woman.

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Happy October everyone!

My Original Chef

Many people would never guess that my boyfriend was the only one in our relationship that really knew how to cook. I was 20 years old when I met him and sometimes it shocks me how much I have learned from him. He is not just my boyfriend but my role model.

So as I watched him, I began to pick up some cooking skills. My skills improved significantly that my boyfriend stopped cooking. Now there are moments when I miss his cooking. As any good boyfriend would do on my birthday month, he surprised me with a meal.

There is a local Asian market called H Mart and it is the best place to go treat hunting. We found some delicious ribs there and decided to buy some and make it at home. So today I will be sharing how my boyfriend makes short ribs.

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First you put in some oil, we used Canola oil. Once the pan is slightly warmed you slowly put in the meat.

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We cooked each side for about 3 minutes each.

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Once it has brown you want to take the meat to the cutting board and chop it into pieces.

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Then throw it back into the pan until it is crispy.

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When that is all done we get a spoonful of rice and enjoy them together.

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I Don’t know about you but I’m feeling 22

The best kind of people are the ones that come into your life, and make you see the sun where you once saw clouds. The people that believe in you so much, you start to believe in you too. The people that love you, simply for being you. The once in a lifetime kind of people.:

This weekend was pretty freaken AMAZING! I was completely surprised of how much fun I have had this weekend. My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to Catalina for my birthday. Even though I was feeling sick as a dog, I knew that I needed to be out and get some sun.

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I got some breakfast before we got on the boat. I order a medium black coffee with a breakfast burrito and it only cost me $10.

The boat ride was really fun, I loved the motion of the sea rocking the boat. We met a nice couple on the way and they were nice enough to let us have some of their sunscreen.

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Once we got there, we rented some mountain bikes to ride around the island. After that we headed to Buffalo Nickel to get my free birthday lunch. I order the nachos, so I could save room for dinner and my boyfriend just order some fries.

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We rode down some of there beaches and they were soo beautiful. You could even see right threw the water! There were so many fishes and colorful pebbles all around the water.

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After riding the main road we come across some small stores. There was one in particular that I fell in love with. The store had a beautiful mannequin inside the store that was covered in pieces of mirrors. Outside the store were two unique prize machines along with this vibrant eagle. I ended up putting a dollar into one of the prize machines and got a clear beaded bracelet. My fortune was for understanding.

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Once we were done checking out all the little shops we headed to our couples massage. I can’t say this enough but the massage we got there was so MINDBLOWING! I came in feeling sick and weak and I left feeling like a million bucks. Its so amazing that a massage can get rid of any flu or cold. The girl I got had skinny fingers just like me so that made getting into places in my shoulder easy. Shortly after we headed to the beach to sun bathe a little. Then 4:30 came and it was time to head home.

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We got back to our car at 6:00 and ended our night with some spaghetti and seafood. The next day was a family day so my mom and aunt made my favorite dish. They made some empanada’s and some pozole. My mom, aunt Sandra, grandma, sister, cousin’s, niece, nephew and boyfriend came to celebrate with me.