Manic Monday

It was just another manic Monday! I’m not sure what was “in the water” today, but I’m sure it had something to do with the rain drizzle we had. The bright side was that I made it to my yoga class tonight and it relieved all that stress and tension from the day.

I don’t want to get into how my day was “bad,” because there are people out there who will always have it worse than I do. So, instead I’ll leave you with my ootd’s that I hadn’t posted in the past few days. Sorry for the overload here!

What is it that helps you get through those “tough” days?

IMG_20150218_190722Hot pink blazer: Thrifted | Zebra print dress: CottonOn | Black booties: Target | Black statement necklace: Wet Seal | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150219_171956Baby blue top: Marshalls | Army vest: JC Penny | Pink jeggins: Walmart | Cognac booties: Bealles Outlet | Necklace: SimpleAddiction.com | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150220_160113Cobalt top: White Plum | J.Crew inspired herringbone vest: Brina Box | Tassel necklace: Brina Box | Jeans: Old Navy | Black booties: Rack Room Shoes | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


IMG_20150221_120330Lace tank top & Mossimo Black espadrilles : Target | Jeans: old | Gray cardigan: Groupon | Infinity diamond necklace: Shane Co.


IMG_20150223_162635White blazer: Q | Maroon top: Target | Mustard pants: DownEast Basics | Leopard print tassel necklace: Purple Peridot | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | Gold boyfriend watch: Fossil


Blessings + Love

Busy, busy, busy

As you can tell by the title of my post today, this petite lady’s life has been very busy.

I can’t even remember what it was that kept me so busy yesterday that I didn’t even post.  Today started off with a 7 A.M. staff meeting (ugh), then ended with another meeting (thankfully that one was short & sweet).  Teachers are busy worker bees, that’s for sure!

Today was my second class of yoga! I thought maybe the “I love this because it’s my first time” feeling would go away…NOPE, my second class was just as gratifying 🙂  It was exactly what I needed after trying to survive the day with a tension headache that turned in a migraine 😦  Ohhhh, and I tried Zumba for the first time yesterday!!  That class was fun & certainly gave me a workout, but the “hula dancer” in me came out. I was literally counting all the instructors steps and saying them to myself as if I were trying to teach someone else the moves. Ha!  I enjoyed the Zumba class as well, but because I have/had a meniscus tear in my knee, I’m going to have to limit myself for a while to see if I can hang.  I’m already planning to go to yoga twice next week though!

Anyway, since there was no post yesterday I’m doubling up on my ootd.  Hope you don’t mind 🙂  Don’t forget tomorrow is Photo Friday!! Can’t wait to show you a few more of my favorite photographs I’ve taken over the years.

Wednesday ootd: IMG_20150204_160150

Navy blazer: Target | Pink t-shirt: Banana Republic Outlet | White pants: Old Navy | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | J. Crew inspired statement necklace: Purple Peridot

Thursday ootd: IMG_20150205_170958

Black & white striped dress & Gingham shirt: Old Navy | Jean jacket: Gap | Cognac boots: Cathy Jean Shoes | Crystal necklace: Simple Addiction

Blessings + Love

Photo Friday

Yesterday was such a long & busy day that I didn’t even have time to “make time” to post.  But if you’re wondering how my first yoga class went…it was EXACTLY what I needed! From the moment I started, all the way until the last breath, it was complete relaxation.  I’ve already signed up for another class next week.  Let’s just say…I’m hooked! Haha.

Now, on to the title of this post.  PHOTO FRIDAYS.  Just another idea I came up with that I’d like to keep as a tradition for my blog. I’m going to put this disclaimer out there right now– I am NOT a photographer, but I would love to become a  photographer someday.  I have always enjoyed taking pictures, mostly of mother nature and the beauty she brings to life.  My Mr. (husband) bought me a pretty decent camera years ago and that’s when I started to take more interest in capturing moments of special events & the people in my life. I’ve decided to share a photo or two of my favorite pictures that I have taken over the years.  There will be some photos that I have taken with my camera phone (iPhone & Samsung) and other photos will be from my Sony camera.  My Mr. just bought me a Nikon D3300 that I am beyond thrilled about and can’t wait to start playing with! But for now, and until I can figure out my new camera, I hope you enjoy some of my old photos on the very first…PHOTO FRIDAY!

If you’re an aspiring photographer like me, or an actual photographer, I’d love to hear from you and see some of your work.

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This is one of the many white sand beaches on the beautiful island of Guam, a place I call Home.

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This is the same beach looking out into the warm, crystal clear waters of the Pacific Ocean.  Don’t you just want to jump right in?! Absolutely breathtaking!!

*These photos have not been edited or retouched in any way. Mother nature at her best. 🙂 Both photos were taken with my iPhone 4s.

Blessings x Love

I’m just a beginner

We all start somewhere, at the bottom, as a beginner.

That’s exactly how I’m going to feel tomorrow at my very first yoga class.  I’ve been wanting to take a yoga class for a long time now, and have even tried it out with one of those home workout videos (complete fail by the way).  I gathered up enough courage to throw myself out there and sign up for a class. I won’t be going alone though…I don’t have that much courage, haha!

Our school’s music teacher sent out an email to the entire staff inquiring if anyone knew of a good place to take a yoga class. It took me a while, but I responded by saying “No, but I’m willing to give it a try with you!” She was more than happy to know there was someone else out there that has never tried yoga and was ready to embark on a new adventure with her. We’re both just trying to release some stress, do something good for ourselves, and get healthy. So, we found a great deal on Groupon (gotta love Groupon), and we are now signed up and pumped for our first class. I’ll let you know how it goes & if we’ll be sticking it out or not.

So, do you practice yoga and if so, how do you like it?

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Sorry no #ootd today. I wore my staff jersey & jeans to work since we had our staff pictures today.

Blessings x Love