Seize the day because life is what you make it...

When life give you lemons, eat them, they are good for you – life knows best.

Happy Friday Loves!!

Oh where does the time go?
I can't believe it's the last Friday and Weekend in July,
and that Monday will already be the first day of August!
Half the summer is already over - Noooooo!!
I was going to post some pictures that I took during the week but my camera and cellphone 
do not want to collaborate with me, therefore I am left without pictures to post - grrrrr!!
I was left picture-less for this post :(

How was your week? My week was a little rough and scary.
My grandmother had a pre-heart attack on Tuesday evening.Thank God she is ok but now we must be really careful with her and what really sucks is that she is really far away. I'm afraid to say that I almost lost it, I am not ready to lose another loved one. It will be exactly one year that I went to Mexico and bid my Grandfather Trini farewell, without knowing that it was actually good-bye forever - it will be 6 months that he passed away and it hurts so much to think about my abuelito, 
I miss him so much :(

As soon as my sister saw that I was in a funk she literally jumped up and dragged
me, along with Miguelito and my mamma to the mall for a day of shopping and just driving our 
worries away. Not only am I blessed with the best family ever but also with the best sister
ever, who always knows when I'm feeling down.
That's my little sister for you, always driving away my worries :)
No wonder they always think I'm younger than her!

Life has a way of making you tougher, when you stumble on problems your supposed to come out
stronger and wiser. In my case it seems I've come out somewhat weaker. I used to be the
stronger one, the rock that the family could rely on, but as I survived my own scares in life
such as a heart condition in which I was told I would never be able to be a mom, or the cancer 
scare a few years back when my Miguelito was just 2yrs old and I thought he would be left without his mommy. I've become more vulnerable because it finally hit me that
 we are all here on borrowed time and tomorrow is not a sure thing.

That's why we must never leave for tomorrow what
we can do today, never go to sleep mad with your significant other, always tell your
loved ones how much you love them and always, always smile
because you my friend are blessed to still be alive to breathe in the fresh air, to see your family's smiling faces, to play around with your children/nieces/nephews/grand-kids, and most importantly enjoy every single moment of your beautiful life!!!

When life gives you lemons, eat them, they are good for you – life knows best.



Have a great weekend loves!!

Love,
Kary xo

Like me for who I am...


"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." 
- Dr.Seuss 
I've always loved to write and save all sorts of trinkets from ticket stubs, to little notes,
or napkins. Looking back at my old journals that's what you will find
little things that connect to a special day or moment from my life.
That's just the kind of girl I am, I like to remember every single moment of
my life whether it be good or bad. 
I'm a dork that way.
It's funny how I stumbled upon blogger, to tell you the truth I had no idea about this
world, and I only learned about it as I watched Uma Thurman blogging in the movie Motherhood.
I fell in love with Blogger from that day forward. 
The next day I ran to sign up and start my own blog,
what better way to capture and remember my everyday adventures.
From that first Hi to a little few posts back this blog was about me and my little family, about
any thoughts floating inside my head, or anything else my heart desired.
Sadly enough I feel like peer pressure has gotten the best of me, and I've lost my way 
in my little blog. I have so many post ideas floating in my head and yet not one 
of them is up.
 I've always been the kind of girl to care to much about what other people 
think, and therefore when a very mean comment was put up anonymously 
on my blog a few weeks back I let it affect me way to much. I almost gave up blogging!!
Yes - I let it affect me that much, but instead I tried to change, to not focus so much on me - I 
laugh and cry as I type this, because I was stupid to let something like this affect me.
You must realize though that these past few months have been very rough and a girl can only take so much, especially for a very sensitive one like me.
 Peer pressure can be a bitch, even in blog world.

What kind of peer pressure you ask?
The idea of having to be a part of some kind of group.
Groups? The little groups you find online, like the mommy bloggers who choose to only
follow fellow mommy bloggers, the fashion bloggers who only follow fashion bloggers,
or the spelling snobs who won't give you the light of day because you spelled 
they - day! Sometimes we are in  a rush and it happens.
I could go on but I won't, you get the idea.

 My blogging desire diminished and my commenting on other blogs as well ( I also didn't 
have my laptop with me, it was with Geek Squad - grrr..more on that later)
The saddest thing for me to realize through all of this 
was that I let some stupid comment rule me and my blog.
I didn't stop to think about my real friends that I've met through blogging and like me
for who I am, and come back to read my everyday ramblings.

So you see I've been very DUMB!!
 But no more, this is MY space after all, and I will blog whatever my heart desires.
If I want to be sad I will be, if I want to be happy and write about
 my everyday adventures with my family I will.
I will be ME!!
I'm pretty cool if you get to know me and a little dorky, but still a
pretty sweet girl who loves life and thinks we all deserve respect for who we are.

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."
- Mahatma Gandhi

Now I have a favor and sort of a contest I want to do.
When I first started this blog the name was
"Peace,Love, & Cupcakes = Happiness"
I thought it was to long and maybe a little to childish for me and my age - again thinking what would
readers think :( and therefore I later changed it to 
"Ramblings Of A Simple Girl"
I've really never liked it and don't feel like it really suits me, I'm not fully content with it
and now I'm thinking it would be fun if  you my lovely
friends could help me come up with a new name? 
The winning lady would get a special package from me :)
So what do you think?
Are you in or are you out :)

Thank you loves especially my dear close friends
Who come back every single time and read my everyday ramblings :)
You all hold a very special place in my heart and I love you dearly!!

Love,
Kary xo

P.S. I almost didn't publish this post and pressed the delete button,
but it's time to start being true to myself again!





SnapShot Sunday

It's the simple things in life:





  • Looking up at the sky and admiring all we've achieved.
  • Admire the hardworking bees and how they never give up, if they can do it so can we.
  • Finding flowers that remind me of sparklers.
  • Enjoying the everyday beauty that surrounds us every single day.
"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are"
- Anais Nin

 Love,
Kary xo

Friday Fancies

Happy Friday Loves
Never before have I ever been so happy to see a week go by, my Miguelito
finally has his appetite back and a fever free day. He's on his
way to a good recovery - yay!!

It's been a while that I've participated in AV's Friday Fancies
and I'm SO excited :)
It's always so much fun to put together dream outfits.
This week's was especially fun because AV challenged us to put together
a little white dress ensemble :)



relaxed
Diane von Furstenberg dropwaist dress $385,  Mystique flat shoes €134,
Lanvin logo handbag, $1,725,Gilded Lily Goods chain jewelry $80,Mallarino gold
vermeil jewelry $275, LINDA FARROW COLLABORATIONS wayfare 
sunglasses $331

I made sure to pick something laid back and bohemian style :)
I am in LOVE with this outfit!! This outfit is so light & perfect for 
strolling through Central Park. 

Happy Friday Loves
Love,
Kary xoxo






Happy Birthday To My Dear Papi,

It's been a scary past few days with my Miguelito, but thanks to God everything
will be ok. Thank you so much my loves for the messages, emails, and comments
on facebook. They gave me strength and so much support during
this very scary moment.
Things are almost back to normal again and today we get to celebrate not only
that my Miguelito is ok, but also my sweet pappa's birthday.
A day full of blessings & happiness :)



My pappa at the age of 18 doing military service in Mexico!
Now I know where Miguelito got his modeling skills :)


My pappa the Marathon runner - My inspiration!!

Dear Papi,
You are my world and everyday I give thanks to God to have blessed me with 
a wonderful pappa. There are no words strong enough for me to express all the love and 
everything you mean to me!
Thank you for always putting us your family above all. 
Thank you for my beautiful childhood 
which was always full of love, happiness, care and protection.
Thank you for always believing in me, especially when I didn't believe in myself.
I pray that you are filled with many more blessings, health, love, and happiness,
 and many. many more birthdays.

Happy Birthday Pappa - Feliz Cumpleanos Papacito!!!

Love,
Kary xoxo

Some Of My Favorites

This week I'm focusing on three of my essential summer items:




Dove Deodorant 
Visibly smooth clinical protection deodorant in wild rose scent - this deodorant is 2 things in one.
Not only does it help minimize my underarm hair but it also helps me in this summer heat and sweating.
Btw I don't suffer from BBO or anything but just in case I did
this deodorant would be my number one! I love it!!

Tresemme
Fresh start dry shampoo - now that it's summer it's really a drag to have to wash your 
hair every single day, not only is it bad to wash your hair every day because
you wash away your natural important oils, but i get lazy as well.
So it's great to be able to spray this on y hair every other day, it smells great and leaves my hair feeling soft.

Sedu
Pure Argan Oil - perfect for my summer frizzies! I've tried oils before and they always leave my hair feeling oily and heavy. This one is perfect!! It's not greasy and I forget it's on my hair.
Plus it smells wonderful!!

What are some of your essential summer items?

Love,
Kary xoxo

P.S. Ahhhhh!! It's Thursday and I get to see the midnight showing of Harry Potter!
It will be a bittersweet goodbye, sure to be full of tears :(

Blast From The Past...

There's nothing better than late night reminiscing with your sister into wee hours
 of the night. 
Chatting about old TV shows and crushes, that's precisely how this segment is making a
 comeback all thanks to late night chatting with Marz - night owls unite :)

It was Saturday night and off we were going back and fourth
chatting about our favorite TV shows!
Remembering good ole TGIF Fridays and how fun it was to sit around with our family
and laugh at silly characters from Steve Urkel "Did I Do That?"
to Joey "Whoa!"

Those were the good ole carefree days, when sitcoms were the best and so much fun
to watch especially because you got to see your crush.

Each week we (by we I mean me and you my lovely readers)
 will go back in time and reminisce an old TV show and share our crush from that show.


You all remember Blossom and her silly friend Six!

Blossom - one of the coolest 90's girl ever!
Left acting and graduated from college with a PHD in neuroscience and is now a mom of two!
Joey - Blossoms very cute middle brother Whoa!
He continues to act in TV sitcoms.
Anthony - Blossoms older brother!
Now a recovering drug addict and alcoholic - last big screen debut  was as one of the jokers
goons in "The Dark Knight"
Six - Blossoms very cool best friend.
Continues to act and can be seen in "Dr Doolitle 3"
Vinnie - Blossoms boyfriend to later become her fiance.
Continued to act and starred with Melissa Joan Hart in Sabrina The Teenage Witch.
 I have to say that even though I loved Joey for his quirkiness and handsome looks
my heart really belonged to Vinnie :)
Something about his quirkiness and leather wearing jacket character just won me over!!

I love you Vinnie!!

 Who did your heart belong to from Blossom?

Love,
Kary xoxo

It's The Simple Things In Life...

That make me the happiest girl on earth!! Life's great and nothing beats summer vacation!










  • Enjoying summer birthdays :) My dad's b-day is in 9 days!
  • Going bankrupt while shopping with my lil fashion dude - lol
  • Enjoying some black & white cookies and OJ at Starbucks
  • Taking long bubble baths
  • Receiving unexpected b-day presents from Mi Clau, sweet Xavi and Sophie. Talk about being spoiled. I was sent so many goodies, not only that but a beautiful handmade birthday card from adorable Xavi :) I can't wait to post some pics of the cupcakes I got to bake with my new bake wear!!
  • Happy to have free time to read again, and with Miguelito alongside to chit chat about our reads afterwards!
  • Being spoiled with Miguelito time!! I'm going to miss my baby SO much when school starts again.  
So loves these are just a few of the things keeping me away from blog world!
Hope to come back very soon and write about our many summer adventures!
Cheers to summer days :)

Love,
Kary xoxo

Some of my Favorites

I'm very excited for this new weekly segment which was actually inspired 
by my beautiful sisters blog post from yesterdays "Wanting to know you Wednesday"
Every Thursday I will post some of my favorite items ranging from
beauty products to food and clothes :)
If you have any ideas for some favorites please feel free to email them 
to me.

Hope you all enjoy this new segment

This week I'm starting with some of my favorite beauty products :)



Victoria Secret Pure Seduction Midnight Body Spray
I love scented body lotions and body sprays! I have so many at home people think I sell them, but truth is I just love them. I especially love victoria's secret garden collection, now that it's summer
this body mist is light and refreshing to wear plus it smells incredible!

Benzyl Peroxide Gel
this product is great for those horrible little red monsters we call zits, which I seem to
be getting a lot - bleh!
It's a quick overnight worker, and it works great on reducing redness and size by adding a quick doublet over the affected area and leaving it on overnight plus it's a Walgreen's brand meaning it's great for budget saving - a must have for emergency monsters I mean zits :)

Now this is a must have for this nail polish freak. I always make sure to carry this around in my purse
for those quick manicures and running around with freshly painted nails! It's saved my nail polish many a times!

Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control
I love this power clear scrub, it leaves my face so soft after each washing and very radiant. I swear it's not that my face is dirty or anything but after each use my face looks so much cleaner. Plus it was an allure magazine editor's choice.

Sephora - Blush Me Bronze Sensation No #8
Did you guys know that at my age (30) I am fairly new to makeup?? Gasp!!
Yep! Therefore for this blush I had to take lil old me to Sephora where they have patience for someone like me who has no idea of what goes good with my olive complexion.
I love this blush so much it gives me just the perfect touch of pink to my somewhat olive skin and it's perfectly light to wear.

Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick - Intimidate 01 Rum Raisin
Even though I'm fairly new to blush and other kinds of makeups I've always loved lipstick!
I love to dress up my lips - oh yes I'm a mouth flirt-er - does that sound right? 
And this lipstick is just perfect for that!! It has a perfect touch of red and plum put together! 

Burts Bees Tinted Lip Balm In Red Dahlia
This lip balm is great! It's so smooth and with a perfect touch of color making it perfect for those on the run days.


Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara  physicians formula in black was actually a freebie score :)
One thing I love about walking the streets of New York is that they are always giving something away!
This mascara is perfect, it makes my lashes look longer and prettier.


 What are some of your favorites?

Love,
Kary xo


 


What If........



When We Two Parted 
When we two parted
In silence and tears,
Half broken-hearted,
To sever for years,
Pale grew thy cheek and cold,
Colder thy kiss;
Truly that hour foretold
Sorrow to this.

The dew of the morning
Sank chill on my brow—
It felt like the warning
Of what I feel now.
Thy vows are all broken,
And light is thy fame:
I hear thy name spoken,
And share in its shame.

They name thee before me,
A knell to mine ear;
A shudder comes o'er me—
Why wert thou so dear?
They know not I knew thee,
Who knew thee too well:—
Long, long shall I rue thee
Too deeply to tell.

In secret we met—
In silence I grieve
That thy heart could forget,
Thy spirit deceive.
If I should meet thee
After long years,
How should I greet thee?—
With silence and tears.
- Lord Byron



"A woman's heart is like a deep ocean full of secrets"

Love,
Kary xoxo


3-0

I was born at exactly 2:00 am 30yrs ago!

Today I bid my 20's goodbye and welcome my 30's with open arms!

I like to think of it this way:
 I'm not 30, I'm 18 with 12 years experience.

Baby Kary


Footsies rocked - they still do!

Daddy' lil super-girl!!

Mami's lil girl


My 6th Birthday

I have no idea what's going on with my hair :)

Junior high school = bangs and suede black boots!
My Birthday Sundae - My last day in my 20's 
It's been a blast celebrating my birthday week, which has included ferry rides,
lunch with friends, pampering myself with a manicure/pedicure, and eating
at a diner and having the entire staff come out and sing me Happy Birthday with
a birthday sundae :)

Today as I celebrate my big 3-0 with my family I will give thanks to God
for my everyday blessings, especially for blessing me with one more year of life to
be able to enjoy whats most dear to my heart
- my family-

I will make sure to make a wish as I blow out my candles - we all know wishes do come true!
After all I did find true happiness :)

Can't wait to come back with more pictures and details from my birthday celebration!

Thank you loves from the bottom of my heart for the beautiful birthday wishes, and especially
 my two beautiful sisters Micaela  & Marz for making this day oh so special!
I love you!!!!!!

This is my year I can feel it!!!

Love,
Kary xoxo