Night Lights Festival

Words can’t even describe how special Saturday night meant to me, I wanted to attend this event 2 years ago and yesterday that wish came true and I’m glad I got to experience it with my significant other. If you ever get the chance I highly recommend you attend a Night Lights Festival at least once in your life, as for me it is a memory I will cherish.

It’s ok to cry

The past couple of days I’ve had both highs and lows, I am being more productive in my everyday life which is great however I find myself physically exhausted by the evening time and then comes the lows that creep up at night thinking of everything I need to do before tomorrow even begins! Just yesterday I had a cry, a much needed cry, a “I’m overwhelmed” cry and at first I didn’t want to because I thought it will show that I don’t have it all figured out like I thought I did, and that I was somehow weak and to prove to myself I’ve gotten physically and mentally stronger I thought I’d have to suck it up and just let it pass. But I felt this need to cry and need for comfort and I spoke to my better half about it and his reply was “it’s ok, it’s normal and you should let it out, you’ll feel better.” For a second I thought he wasn’t listening to me and probably thought I was talking about flatulence! But there I was crying, and damn it felt good. I think we need to reassure ourselves and those around us that it is ok to cry when we are overwhelmed or overjoyed, it’s an expression that’s meant to be, well, expressed!

We ended the night with pizza and watching our favorite show together and I woke up the next day feeling more at ease. Today I wore some earrings my mother gave to me recently and it helped give me that extra comfort as I happily put them on and kicked today’s ass!

IT’S NORMAL TO CRY! It happens, sometimes we get overwhelmed no matter how big or small a situation may be (it’s not for others to judge the importance of your matter) but it’s totally ok to cry, so if you find yourself in need of it cry it out and get back to being the badass you are!

Happy [belated] Earth Day!

Hello, So I wanted to hop on here real quick to post in honor of yesterdays Earth Day, While majority of the products I use/own are not 100% eco friendly I’m sure we all have products in our home we didn’t even know were green/eco friendly! No matter how big or small we can all do our part in any way we can.

From bamboo chopsticks, glass tupperware, metal straws and recycled glass jars, glass cups,glass dinnerwear and recycling this is some of the conscious ways we are being green 🌎

Happy Earth Day! I would like to know what items in your home have you made green?

Smells Like Christmas Spirit

“It’s beginning to *smell* a lot like Christmas” Seriously this concoction will fill your home with a nice festive aroma just in time for your upcoming holiday gatherings.

What You Need:

1 1/2 cups of fresh Cranberries

1 Orange (sliced)

3 Cinnamon sticks

3-4 Rosemary Sprigs

Water

Directions:

Put ingredients in a medium pot with water. Cover and let it simmer on low on the stove.

*Never leave it unattended for long periods of time

We are spending the holidays with our loved ones so we decided not to decorate this year for Christmas but as the days go by I found our apartment lacking a bit of Christmas cheer so I found a similar aroma recipe online and decided to try it out, and it works! You can be creative and add any festive fruit or spice you can think of! So get creative and let your nose transition you into Christmas cheer.

If you try this out I would love to hear from you 😃

And I will like to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for taking time out of your day and reading,reposting, adding me on social media. It really means a lot to me and encourages me to keep writing and sharing which is something I love to do and to have your support is truly special ❤️

Happy International Women’s Day

On this day we commemorate the movement for women’s rights and achievements throughout history, past and present. It’s great to see how far we’ve come and to also see the younger generation not be bound by sexist restrictions because after all in an ever changing world, we are the change.

California Passes Petshop Law 

It was only 4 days ago I posted about Gucci banning the use of fur from their apparel line, and now the state of California has passed a law that requires all pet stores to sell only shelter and rescue animals, this will hopefully put an end to mass breeding, although the law won’t actually take effect until 2019.

I personally encourage everyone to adopt from shelters/rescue centers I think people have this misconception that the majority of the animals in shelters are “old, sick or vicious”. And as for families who are specifically looking for puppies let it be known, shelters DO have puppies but because they are in high demand they are usually the first to get adopted. We adopted Mila who was 3 at the time (she’s now 4) and not only does she still have the energetic vibe and playfulness of a puppy she was already house broken (no potty training here) and gets along with other animals. Many people surrender their animals for various reasons and I try not to prejudge her previous owner but in all honesty I can’t help but think “why would anyone give you away?!” she’s healthy, never aggressive, loyal and loving and just an overall great companion,  and right now there are plenty more animals in shelters waiting to find a home,family and a best friend that can give them the love they truly deserve.

Winter Warning

I’m sure I mentioned this on my Instagram  last winter but it never gets old to spread the word on animal safety, we’re all aware of the dangers leaving animals in hot cars but leaving pets outside for long periods of time in the winter also poses a threat to your beloved pets. Animals can develop hypothermia, frost bite and even death depending on there coat, body fat, and overall health being that some animals have difficultly regulating their body temperature. Also be aware when walking your dog that they don’t come into contact with antifreeze or other toxic chemicals. So to put it simply, Don’t be neglectful! Provide warm shelter for your pet and if you witness an animal that has been neglected and left out in the cold call your local animal control or county sheriffs office.

Hello 2016

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays, Only three days into The New Year and I’m feeling good vibes. May this year bring happiness, success and love to you all!

Reflecting back on Last Year I have chosen to be more adventourous and broden my perspective, What are some things you would like to accomplish in 2016?

10 Day Cruelty Free Kick-Start Challenge

This is my first time creating a kick start challenge and tried to simplify the list as much as possible so please bare with me, If you have any questions pertaining to the challenge I will be more than happy to furthur explain.

The 10 Day Cruelty Free Kick-Start Challenge was created for those who are interested in starting to shop cruelty free. I hope you will find this to be a helpful tool and would love to hear your feedback 🙂

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Not So Cruelty-Free?

As you may already know some Cruelty-Free companies are owned by Parent Companies and majority of the time they own other companies who do in fact test on animals. While a company can still remain cruelty free this may not be evident enough for a consumer as she/he may feel portion of the sale is endorsing the parent company which test other products on animals.

Please feel free to share your thoughts, We all have our own opinions so I will state that how a consumer chooses to shop is soley based on her/his decision.