martedì 3 gennaio 2012

If you're going through hell...

Well you know those times
When you feel like there's a sign there on your back
Says I don't mind if ya kick me
Seems like everybody has
Things go from bad to worse
You'd think they can't get worse than that
And then they do

You step off the straight and narrow
And you don't know where you are
Use the needle of your compass
To sew up your broken heart
Ask directions from a genie
In a bottle of Jim Beam
And she lies to you
That's when you learn the truth

If you're going through hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared, don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there

Well I been deep down in that darkness
I been down to my last match
Felt a hundred different demons
Breathing fire down my back
And I knew that if I stumbled
I'd fall right into the trap that they were laying, yeah

But the good news
Is there's angels everywhere out on the street
Holding out a hand to pull you back up on your feet
The one's that you've been dragging for so long
You're on your knees
You might as well be praying
Guess what I'm saying

If your going through hell
Keep on going, don't slow down
If you're scared don't show it
You might get out
Before the devil even knows you're there

-If You're Going Through Hell- Rodney Atkins

New drama...don't be dumb and think stuff from this year isn't gonna follow you. Be real here. Whatever BS or drama you got, nip that on the butt by the end of January and keep it moving.-I read this online... It's so true.

It's a new year and the time of year everyone makes their resolutions and reflects on things they'd like to change. Normally I don't participate in things like that because I just have little things I want to fix. But this year seems to be different. The last few months have been RIDICULOUS. My family life has been amazing but there have been other parts of me that I definitely need to change. I've seen myself become this angry, bitter, evil person I haven't seen in myself since middle school.What do I have to be angry about?!! I have an AMAZING family! And I live in ITALY!  So right now I'm declaring that ugliness gone. It's not who I am and it's not who I want to be. I definitely don't  want my kids seeing that either. This song "If You're Going Through Hell" will be my anthem of 2012. No matter what happens in life I'm just going to keep going forward. If someone is trying to kick me while I'm down I just need to learn to get up, move past it and not let it effect me because really the only people I should focus on are God and my family. The negativeness inside me and the negative people around me need to go. I can't try and hold onto friendships that just aren't meant to be because in the end the only person I'm hurting is myself. I can't focus on the things that can't be changed or the mistakes I've made but I can move forward and be a better person. So this year will be a year of learning for me! Wish me luck! I wish all of you luck in your adventures in 2012! 

Keep on Keepin' on!

venerdì 30 dicembre 2011

Our Roman Holiday

Ahhhh Roma!  This was my absolute most favorite vacation we've ever been on as a family. It was beautiful, relaxing and so much fun!!! The first time I went to Rome I was 16 years old. My amazing mama and grandparents gave me a trip to Italy for my birthday. I fell in LOVE <3 Now I live in Italy and I was super excited to be able to share this country of Romance with my husband.

Day 1:  The Colosseum and the Roman Forum! I was excited about this because the last time we didn't get to go inside so this time it was a must! It was amazing! Built in only 8 years this amphitheater could seat 50,000 (in 10 minutes!) That's a lot of people! Seeing the movie Gladiator helped to envision the way things used to be. The Roman forum was so cool because I could just picture it being busy with people selling stuff at the markets and going about their daily life. After that we headed passed the Piazza Venezia and to the center to see the Pantheon. It's amazing that this building got all it's light from the hole in the roof ( before electricity). We didn't stay long because they closed early for the holiday and we happened to get there like 5 minutes after it closed. Next stop.... Fontana de Trevi!!! This was the most important stop for me. I didn't get to go last time because my mom made me go to bed ;p It was so beautiful and my pictures do it absolutely no justice! Next time we go back we'll go back at night to see it all lit up. SOO beautiful! Andres and I already have all we need and more so we made wishes for other people <3 We walked through the famous shopping street Via Dei Condetti where we could never even think about shopping. It was nice to look though! It was so rich the Christmas decorations were from Mercedes Benz. After drooling over all the beautiful shoes and clothes that were no cheaper than 500 euro we made it to the Piazza di Spagna where the Spanish steps are located. The Spanish steps were a nice place to sit and take pictures. The sun was starting to go down and it was getting cooler so we decided to head to our last destination before heading home for the day. We walked past the race track from Ben-Hur where the chariots raced. I've never seen the movie but that's just what I was told. It doesn't look like much goes on there now. The final destination of the night was La Bocca della Verita ( the mouth of truth). Don't stick your hand in here if you've lied that day or you may lose your hand! jk! But it was still awesome to see it and feel a little bit of Audrey. <3 her!!!
I was trying to be a statue but then some lady started yelling at me.

Andres's Roman Statue

Arc of Constantine
Roman Forum

The Pantheon

Trevi Fountain!!!
mouth of truth

Spanish Steps

Day 2: This day was a pretty easy day. We only had 3 places we wanted to see but each of them took a while to go through. First stop was the Vatican Museum. It's amazing to see all the hard work artists put into making the Vatican the place that it is. The art work is just so beautiful! It took us about 2 hours to make it through the whole thing. Next was St. Peter's Basilica. HUGE! After the Vatican we saw Castel Sant Angelo. We didn't go inside this one because we hear there's nothing too exciting inside. It's mostly a tomb. Maybe we'll go in next time. Before heading home we stopped off one more time at the Pantheon so we could go inside. It was amazing! I was wondering how the place didn't flood with all the rain Italy gets. There's just 4 little holes to drain all the rain that goes through the hole in the roof! 

Entrance to the Vatican Museum

Laocoon and his 2 sons (in the Vatican Museum)

The Vatican

Inside the Pantheon

Sistine Chapel!!

That was our trip! It's hard to describe how truly amazing everything was but I hope you enjoyed our pictures!I can't wait to go back and see even more of Roma! No matter how many times you go somewhere you can always find something you didn't see before. 


venerdì 16 dicembre 2011

I wanna see your Peacock....

Look what I got!!!!!
I'm so esited!!! I sat for hours today trying to figure out which colors to use first. Then I saw the blues and greens and decided something NEEDED to be done with these colors. I searched pinterest for some suggestions and found this awesome idea! PEACOCK colors!! DUH!

So here's what I came up with...

Next time I will add some purple to the mix. I'm still learning how to apply eyeshadow. I think I've gotten my face makeup how I want it so now it's time to learn the eyes. I need work on blending and brush use.

Much learning to do.

domenica 27 novembre 2011

Fashion inspiration/experimentation

It's hard to be girly and cute when you're living in a refrigerator. Or at least that's what my house feels like. The radiators don't work for crap so during the week I'm wearing as many layers as I can to keep warm. It's not pretty.... 

The weekends are pretty exciting for me. It's usually the time Andres and I get out to run errands and get things done. But most importantly it's me getting out of the house. Hooray!!! 

So, I will be posting outfit pictures to share my latest looks. I'm pretty proud of myself :) Big change from that girl that left Texas over 3 years ago. 

I have been watching a lot of makeup tutorials because I LOVE LOVE LOVE makeup. I like to think I'm getting much better at applying it! 

Everything worn in this picture besides the shoes are Forever21. The shoes are from the BX.

 This is my favorite kind of outfit for fall. I love tights and skirts. Especially with some cute boots. My style inspirations have been all over the place. Yesterday was a little more girly than most. I think it started with the bun. I felt very chic with it.  I've been into the native american look with the tribal prints. More so now that I got my Minnetonkas! My second favorite look has been kinda Rock N Roll. I have some pretty amazing red jeans that I'm sure you'll see soon. Perfect for my motorcycle boots and jacket! 

It's been hard shopping overseas because the bx is more expensive than I'd like to pay but it's hard for me to find European clothes that fit well. These people are twigs! My favorite stores out here so far are H&M and Tally Weijl.

For the love of fashion,

martedì 15 novembre 2011

My new fall Favorite!

I am in LOVE with my newest buy. My Minnetonka Moccasins!!! I recommend these to anyone. They are the most comfortable shoe I've ever worn and I love them oh so much!! The first time I put them on I wore them all day and didn't even want to take them off for bed. I hate wearing shoes if I don't have to but I absolutely didn't want to take them off. These cuties caught my eye end of winter last year but it was just too wet to wear them in Germany so I told myself I'd for sure get them this year. At first I wanted the tall ones with the 5 layers of fringe but then I saw these and I thought they were perfect for me. I can wear them in the cold AND warm seasons!!! They will look so cute with my summer dresses :) But the tall ones will definitely be my next purchase.


Our first outfit together 

I love these shoes so much and I can't wait to see what other outfits I come up with to compliment these shoes! My suggestion to anyone wanting to get these shoes is if you're a 7 1/2 get a 7. I got an 8 and these are a little big. Makes more room for big fuzzy socks in the winter!

Love and Moccasins,

domenica 6 novembre 2011

Don't rain on my parade

It's been a rainy few day this weekend. Yesterday was our family pajama day. That's always lots of fun but today I NEEDED to get out. The weekends it usually my only time to see the outside world because Andres has the van during the week and by the time he gets home it's dark and no fun. So today we went to the Antique market in Aviano. I wish I would have taken pictures of the stuff but I always get intimidated by the people at the tables and don't know if they'd allow it. We saw so many ollllllld cameras and lots of cool stuff for the house. Even saw one of those old school manual pencil sharpeners they had at school on the walls. You know the one where you could changed the hole for pencil size?! I should have bought it hahaha. I hope they have another market soon because there was so much cool stuff and I'll go better prepared next time. I'm an idiot and left my euro at home. Oops!

Anyway, I bought some awesome new rainboots and today was the perfect day to wear them! Yay for motorcycle rain boots!!  I wanted to be comfy for walking around so here's my outfit for the day. 

 I see many more pictures in this chaise lounge. Pinup photo shoot?!

Played with makeup this morning. I wanted to keep it bright for this yucky day. 

Yucky day.

My babies <3

Ciao for now! 

domenica 30 ottobre 2011

Happy Birthday to my Hubby!!

Today is Andres's Birthday!!! YAY 25th birthday! Now he's an old fart!! JK!  In our house we get the whole weekend for birthday weekend (except for me. I get a week ;))!! Just wanted to wish him Happy day of birth again! Thanks Mum and Ded for making the perfect husband for me :)

My Handsome Birthday Boy! <3

Friday we loaded up on junk food for the weekend and pretty much camped out in the living room. Lots of Singstar, Mario Kart, and Mortal Kombat. Just what the birthday boy wanted. Today we were supposed to go  bowling but I fell and hurt my wrist so we took the kids to the park instead.

I love you Hun One! I hope you got the birthday you were hoping for!