Monday Motivation

I would say that this week’s theme is change.

Why is it the one thing that can help us in the most positive way is change. But yet we have this whole fear of it. Whether it is applying for a new job, getting married or moving to another city. No matter what, you have that hesitation to move forward with change.

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So I found that this quote to capture how to view change as a positive thing. I hope that it helps you ease into change as much as it will for me.

Monthly Detox

Do you ever start the month with the thought of a fresh start.

Well last month I was doing some research on gaining mental clarity. One article popped up that was really intriguing, it was called the 30-Day Minimalism Challenge. She created a calendar of things to do to keep you in a clear mind set.

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I had to share it with you because I read the challenges and felt so inspired to follow her movement. So far I have managed to stay on top of each activity and it really has changed my mindset.

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Another challenge that got my attention is the 30-Day Closet Confidence Challenge. The one thing that I always have a hard time doing is keeping my closet organize throughout the week. Since my closet is never organized, I always find it hard in the morning to get ready. I usually throw on a tee, sweater, and jeans. But as I kept reading the article it turned into a different challenge than I thought. Which was about developing confidence through your clothes. She gives you small assignments throughout the month that forces you to get creative with what is in your closet. So I felt why not join this challenge too.

I hope this inspires you as much as it did for me. Nothing sounds better then to detox your mind and start this month off on a fresh start.

Love,

Erika

 

Goodbye to October

You know the saying that things never go as planned?

Well this Halloween that came true. We were suppose to go to Halloween party but I didn’t find out that it was on Friday till I came home after work. Here I thought that I still had one day to make our costumes but it was really three hours.

So as I looked at my bf with stress flowing through my eyes we said f*** it lets not go.

Usually I want to wear a costume or do something creative but I figured my Selena costume was enough for me this year. Since we didn’t go I returned all our supplies and it felt good to get my money back. We spent probably like around 60 dollars on all the material and figured that we should’ve bought the real ones. So as we laughed it off we planned out our weekend.

On Saturday we went to the Luxe Buffet that is located in the Westminster mall. When you walk in you get overwhelmed with the different aroma’s that you have no clue where to start. They had sushi, crab legs, variety of soups, Brazilian BBQ, Chinese food, ice cream bar, mini donuts, macaroons and so much more. Once we were done we had to walk around the mall because we were seconds from falling into a food coma.

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As for Sunday my bf took me to his favorite taco place in Santa Monica. Ever since he started his new job he has been raving about this restaurant. So this weekend we had some time to go and check it out. I completely fell in LOVE with those tacos!!! The way that they marinate the Asada is foodgasm worthy. I was really impressed when I saw the quality of meat…no fatty parts. One thing I always check when going to any Mexican restaurant is their rice and beans. If they can’t master an easy side dish then that’s usually a sign that the food won’t be good.

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Later we met up with one of my bf friends and we headed to a haunted house. The place we went to was held by a martial arts school. Their theme was Revenge of the Ninja; Vengeance is their Legacy. We were put in a group with a family of three. As we began walking I started to get scared, lucky there was a boy in front of me. He would start freaking out when we would turn a corner and apart of me was thinking the same thing he was. Surely my bf took over and pushed us ahead of them. He mostly did that because he wanted the people to focus on scaring me instead of the little boy. After the whole thing was over I thought that it was a great experience especially because it was free.

I had such a great weekend that I’m sad that October is already over. Today I take down all my decorations and get mentally ready for Christmas because we both know it will be here in a blink of an eye.

 

#AA Halloween Costume

Happy Friday Everyone!!!

I don’t know about you guys but I am beyond excited for this weekend. Today for work I decided to dress up as my all time favorite singer Selena. Every since I was six years old I would watch her movie every weekend. In the final scene when she sang I will be dreaming of you, I would always get emotional and cry.

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As I grew up my appreciation for what she represented grew stronger. She was the first singer to represent a society where you have to balance being an American and being Mexican. So when I found out that MAC was doing a make up line dedicated to her I knew that I had to get my hands on them. My sister was so amazing and bought me all three for my birthday.

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My costume cost $26 to make. I got my ruffled white shirt from Forever21 for 19.90 and I also got the gold hoop earring for $3.80. As for the leather jacket, I borrowed it from my boyfriend since it was the smallest jacket he owned. Now I just have to finish any final touches on my Scorpion costumes for Saturday. Guess that means I will be up late tonight.

Have fun and remember to stay safe.

love,

Erika

Work in Progress

Well there is something you must know about me…and that is that I love making my own costumes. When October arrives my first thought is what will I be this year.

I finally was able to go to a costume store with my boyfriend and brain stormed ideas. We agreed to be characters from the video game Mortal Combat. I had to do more research on the characters because honestly I have no idea who they are.

Since its a family party I don’t want to dress too risky. So I have been debating on being a girl version of Scorpion or Kitana. A part of me wants to be Scorpion because I am a Scorpio. But then on the other hand my boyfriend kept hinting that he wants me to be Kitana.

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Kitana Kosplay [Mortal Kombat]:

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 So today we are going to Joann’s to pick up some fabric. I’ll upload my sketch of how I plan on PG-ing this costume. I’m praying all my sewing skills can make this happen or else I will just be a ninja. But failure is not an option this Halloween. Can’t wait to show you how it all turns out! Here is an idea of what my boyfriend and I will look like.

 

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Kitana and Sub Zero

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.