Looking Back at 2014 and 2015 New Year's Resolution!

The year is coming to a close and I had a lot of change in 2014. I know, everyone says they had many changes, but for me it really was very different.

This year was the first year that I didn't have to worry about college! I graduated last December, so 2014 was a pretty uncertain time for me. I went from having finals, care-free long vacations in forms of Spring Break, Summer, and Winter Break, to a full time 9-5 job.

I decided a little graphic would be more fun than writing a VERY LONG blog post. Check it out!

Now, what's up for 2015? Not sure. I feel like 2014 was a major milestone in my life. I turned 25, bought a new car all on my own, first big girl job, first work trip, no more school. 

Some 2015 resolutions: 
  1. Work on being healthy (cliché I know, but still).
  2. Maybe trade-up for a Murano. MAYBE
  3. Make more time for family and friends.
  4. NOT taking the Flu shot. NOPE.
  5. Attend more concerts
  6. Practicing being more patient, since I have no patience.
  7. Travel to Harry Potter Land, Seattle, Chicago, and New York. Even if it's only for a weekend stay. I might not get to all, but it's a challenge I'm more than happy to take on.
  8. Stop hoarding things I know I don't need to keep.
  9. Grow my journal collection.
  10. Read more at least 50 books.
  11. Get better at my calligraphy practice.
  12. Blog more often.
  13. Work harder and learn more at work.
  14. Finally have the guts to get my deathly hallows tattoo and arrow. 
There's probably more I'll add later in the year, but those are the 14 I have. What are some of yours? Let me know in the comments :).

Until next year! ;)

Felipa xoxo

Annual Best Friend Gift Exchange 2014

On Saturday, my best friends and I had our annual Christmas exchange, and we went a little overboard. Usually we have 3-4 gifts each, not this year. However, this time it was bigger, but no less thoughtful when we gave each other gifts. Obviously we know each other well, so we always get each other things we like.

Our whole table was full of gifts, and I mean full! The Center photo is of my friends and I at our booth wearing festive sweaters. The photo on the right is the big indoor Christmas Tree at the Galleria Dallas.

Below are all the my gifts :). Love all of them! Now only 4 more days until Christmas!

Coco mix, friendship box, comfy infinity scarf, socks, "Aim Higher" arrow bracelet, Harry Potter Deathly Hallows earnings, bracelet, chocolate, pens, planner, and calendar.










What do you and your friends do? Let me know in the comments :).

Until next time,
Felipa xoxo


B is for Book

A quick update! A big thanks to Birchbox for sending me a great cookbook or should I say, dessert book! So many delicious recipes that I can't wait to recreate just in time for the holiday season!

The book is called Homemade Decadence by Joy Wilson. It also happens to be the Birchbox's December Book Club Pick! Pick up a copy at your local bookstore or in digital form. I'll post a follow-up post once I start getting my bake on!

Until next time,
Felipa xoxo

c/o Birchbox

W is for Wedding

This past weekend I was in Austin, Texas for my cousin's wedding weekend! It was a long weekend that started off driving down south early Friday morning. That same day, the whole wedding party arrived to the Saint Thomas More Catholic Church for the wedding rehearsal followed by a late rehearsal dinner. I must say, the restaurants in Austin are ALWAYS packed. It was if there was no other place to eat, let's just say the restaurant was hopping. None of us had realized that we were all staying on the same floor and were all neighbors, except for the bride who was on the other side of the hotel.

Saturday was the BIG day! Most of the immediate wedding party (the girls) were up from around 5-6AM. Most of us went down for an extremely early breakfast, followed by going back and forth between the bride's room and our own suites to get ready.

We were cutting it really short getting to the wedding. It actually wasn't the bride holding everyone up, it was the flower girl. In the end we made it to the church in time and had time for the photographer to take photos of the whole bridal party before the ceremony.

The day then proceeded to The Oasis on Lake Travis. It was a gorgeous wedding venue for the reception. The food was also just as great, with a great DJ, and a very nice bartender who gave me a free shot (top shelf), since the wedding had an open bar, and an Oasis margarita glass goblet as a souvenir. I'm pretty sure I like the grooms cake a lot more than the regular wedding cake, which was good, but very decadent. It was chocolate on chocolate on chocolate. Oh, and I also said a few words as maid of honor before they cut their cakes. 
I can't wait until my cousin Ana and her new husband Joe get the photographs from the photographer! They selected the unlimited package and the wedding party was arranged in really cute poses! Also, the guys had superhero shirts under their tux's. It's something you have to see, and I will post those pictures once I can get access from them, or more my cousin can get access to them.

Until next time,
Felipa xoxo

Watch out for my next post on visiting the Texas State Capitol.


Weekend Wrap-Up

Hello there readers!

It's been quite the busy week and weekend! I've been busy with getting things ready and making checklists to make sure I take everything I need to for the wedding I'll be in on Saturday. I will also be traveling on Friday morning down to Austin, Cedar Park, to be exact for the wedding. I'll make sure to take loads of pictures to post here.

This weekend I managed to go to 6 different cities. Thankfully, I live within 10 minutes from each one. I went to Grapevine to do a little Christmas shopping, which I ended up just buying stuff for me, thank God I have still have next week to finish my holiday shopping. If you are from the Dallas-Fort Worth Area, you may know that Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas. The place has Christmas decorations EVERYWHERE! I unfortunately didn't take any photos, but will be going back soon. If you want to learn more about the holiday happenings in Grapevine, check it out here.

I also went down the road to Coppell and had some delicious BBQ at Hard Eight BBQ. I had brisket, sausage, potato salad, and mac n' cheese. Everyone should go there at least once. It's a little different since you get to choose from the pit and just ask the pit master how much you want (lbs.). I will say this, I'm not a fan of their sauce, I find it to be really strong on the vinegar and sweetness level.
Second stop was JoAnns where I swear everyone and their mom was at. The checkout line was ridiculous! I guess all the crafters where there since the whole store was 60% off.

Third stop was at Emporium Pies. This place is amazing! If you love pies you need to check them out. It's located in the Bishop Arts District in a quaint little house that fits at most 15 people. The pies are huge and the slice is only $5, but besides being delicious, the packaging is ADORABLE. Check them out here. I swear that that both the Apple Pie and Coconut Pie are the size of Chicago Deep Dish Pizzas. They are THAT big.




Today has been a bit of a hectic day, trying to find shoes for the ceremony (haven't bought them yet, eek!) and last minute gift and Ulta Haul. I did however find time to do my nails. I saw this look from both Essie and Julep. A little festive, and I like them, but all I keep thinking is how hard it will be to take off the glitter. I guess I'll worry about that later. 

Ulta Haul: Ardell Lashes, Beauty Blender (Similar), NYX Primer (Similar), NYX Eye Brow Sculpting, Sally Hansen

Nail Polish: Orly Bonder, Sally Hansen in Black Out, and Urban Outfitters Gold Dust


Until next time,
Felipa xoxo

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi lovely readers!

It's Thanksgiving here in the states and I have spent it by eating and watching football. I'm thankful for having the opportunity to blog for a living, as well as being able to work at job that has a group full of people that makes working a 40 hours a week job enjoyable. I'm thankful for my family and friends and my dog Andy who loves me unconditionally.

Hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving! Now go do some Black Friday and Cyber Monday fun! --Felipa

Now, here are some photos of all the food that I consumed on this Thanksgiving.








Current Status: Loving The Dot Collection from Starbucks

Hi Readers!

So, if you have been following me on Instagram lately, you might have noticed my very obvious addiction borderline obsession of Starbucks in the mornings. Well, the new holiday stuff they usually have every year is out and guess what the new stuff is?! The Dot Collection!

All of the mugs are actually ceramic and have different designs, all of which have the gold trim at the top of the mug. It's a 12oz mug, so ordering a tall is key, however, if you like the whip cream on your espresso drinks, like my go to White Chocolate Mocha, order a Short. Apparently, a Short size is really 10oz rather than 8oz everyone claims it is! I didn't know this until I started seeing all the comments on Instagram with the hashtag #DotCollection. My only complaint about the mug? The lid sucks. Plain and simple, it just sits on the inside of the mug with no suction whatsoever, even though it has rubber going around it. It's heavy enough because it's ceramic, but I wished it was securely on the mug, you can easily spill your coffee. Oh well, it's an annoyance I'm willing to ignore because it's beyond cute!

Here are my Instagram photo-ops of my new cute mug, and from what I've notice, what every single Fashion and Lifestyle blogger owns.













The one with the laptop ( that's my work computer) and pocky-doted notebook, was actually not staged! I didn't realize that the notebook and mug would match! It was actually an impulse by when I was standing in line to order my drink, haha!

I could not find my mug on the Starbucks website, but I did find a similar one here. I'm sure you can find one at your local Starbucks store, but hurry because I've spotted people looking at them yesterday. Also, I've seen photo's of people saying their mugs come in broken when they get delivered, I'd be a bit wary of that.

Until next time,
Felipa

Repurpose Your Birchbox boxes in Time for Christmas!

On my previous post, I wrote about my November Birchbox. Well, for the past 5 months I have saved up the boxes all the samples have came in. Why? Well, back in August I decided I as going to repurpose the boxes how? I didn't know, until last night. 

I repurposed the boxes to use them as gift boxes for Christmas presents!

Here is how I did it:

Materials:
  • 2 Birchboxes (One to wrap; one to cut for tracing)
  • Scissors
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue Stick (not pictured)

Step One: I took one of the boxes and cut down the sides for both the top lid and bottom.
Step Two: Take the Christmas wrapping paper of your choice and trace around the birchbox you cut, then cut it out. 
Step Three: After you cut out the outline of the box, use the glue stick and apply it to both the paper and box. This will bond the wrapping paper to the box. 
Step Four: Repeat the steps for the bottom of the box.

And you are done! Check out my pictures of the boxes and the finished product. 






How will you repurpose your Birchbox boxes?  Like my wrapping paper? I bought it at Target!

Until next time,
Felipa

November Birchbox Goodies

Earlier this month, I received my monthly Birchbox with all sorts of goodies. I've had the time to test all the products out. I was surprised to see that I actually liked all the products. Usually it's a hit and miss for me, in that one or two items are the only ones I like. With this particular box, I was pleasantly surprised.





Not pictured, is a blush. The coconut chips were delicious, the hair oil was amazing on my unruly and sometimes dry curly hair. The firming collagen day cream is good, but not as good as some of the other face creams I've used in the past. The perfume, it smelled good, but I'm not a big fan of flowery scents, I like citrus scents. 

I can't wait to see what I get for December! My only complaint, whenever we get a choice for the box, I'm always sent the email late and all the good stuff is usually gone by the time it's time for me to choose. Womp womp. :/

Until next time,
Felipa  






Ana's Bridal Shower Weekend

Last weekend, I threw a bridal shower for my cousin. Why would I do that? Well, because I also happen to be her maid of honor. She has been engaged for almost 2 years! The big day is actually a few weeks away, December 13, 2014 to be exact. So, seeing as it is one of the most exciting times of a girl’s life, I wanted to throw Ana, my cousin, a fabulous bridal shower!
Welcome to the bridal shower.

This is what happens when you have a Selfie Stick and a frame. You get selfies with guest and an oscar selfie.

These are just some of the many photos that were taken that night. I thought I would share an event that had been planed for a few months now. 

Now there are only 22 days until December 13, 2014, which happens to be the day of the wedding. A little secret, my bridesmaids dress fits a little big. Oops. :D

I'll be traveling to Austin, Texas for the wedding so that should be fun. Well, it's in the Austin Area, more like Cedar Park at The Oasis on Lake Travis.

Until next time,
Felipa 

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New Domain for my Blogging!

Hi there readers!

So I've decided to get another domain name besides felipavillegas.com. My name domain will now become my professional portfolio instead of having a fun blog + portfolio at the same time. So in doing so, I have decided to move my blog once again, but this time to this new address, with a whole new name: Life with Felipa. Why the name change? Well, I felt like it was time to move my fun blog away from my professional life.

I want to be able to share more fun stuff like DIYs, fashion, music, and well, my life. Not that I'm trying to move away or hide my life from employers or anything. I'm not a party girl, so there's no problem there. I think if I'm going to direct network contacts to my website, I would like them to see my work, rather than dig through all my hobby posts.

I'm in the process of migrating most of my blogs here, but in the mean time, I will be updating this fairly regularly.

Felipa

November is a Busy Month

I’ve been away for way too long! It’s been a busy month so far and it’s only going to get even busier! There’s events all month! Either organizing or attending and the logistics are overwhelming. 


I have been planning a bridal shower for the better part of 3 months now, and it’s finally this weekend. That would be the great part, right? Wrong. Nothing about it is great. There’s a chance of rain with high temperatures topping off at 40*F. AWESOME!


I can’t wait to show you all the set-up and decorations of the party!


Until Next Time,
Felipa 

W is for Warby Parker

Hello Readers!


I’ve been a little MIA, because I was sick, again! It sucks, but not as bad as the last time (No food poisoning this time)!  


Anyways, I recently has a new eye prescription so of course I had to get new frames. I’ve always wanted to buy some glasses from Warby Parker, but was afraid to buy them online. However, Dallas now has a Warby Parker boutique! So needless to say I went last weekend and got fitted for a pair of glasses. I had about 5 they I REALLY liked! I settled (for now) on a pair of somewhat hipster, yet normal looking square-ish/rectangle glasses called in  Seymour in the color Whiskey Tortoise.


I paid a total of $125, there are no taxes! I assume because when you go to the boutique they end up ordering them online (New York store), however, they also measure you eyes. These are seriously the CHEAPEST pare of glasses I’ve ever worn, yet don’t feel or look cheap. I’ve had high end designer glasses that have cost close to $1000 for the same results and quality. 


I will be going back and ordering 1 more pair of glasses, just because. Also going back to the optometrist and get fitted for contacts, even though I don’t really like them, but when you are paying for insurance every month, I might as well get the most of it.


Here are some photo’s of how my glasses came and me wearing them:








Until next time,
xoxo Felipa


P.S.: Will you or have you bought any Warby Parker glasses before?

W is for Walmart Beauty Box!

Yes, you read that right. Walmart has a beauty box! Unlike other beauty box programs, Walmart’s is only $5 per box, however, you only receive 4 throughout the year. You basically get everything for free, but pay for the shipping. 

Why only 4? Well because they only ship 1 box per season. I received my Fall box a few days ago and have been using the stuff. My favorite sample had to be the L’Oreal YouthCode Pore Vanisher. It’s basically the compatible with the Porefection from Benefits. There were only 3 products that were full size and those were Covergirl Nailpolish, Secret Deodorant, and the L’Oreal Glossy Balm. I liked every product, even how the Nicki Minaj perfume. 




Do you want a beauty box that won’t cost you more than $20 a year? Sign up here: https://beautybox.walmart.com


Disclaimer: I paid for this subscriptions with my own money and was not paid to post a review. All opinions are my own.

B is for Birthday!

Hi Readers! Guess who’s birthday?! 


Yeah, it’s my 25th birthday today! 


Mid Twenties officially and a Quarter Century Old. 


Turn Up.


Expect Updates of the weekend! 

Stop playing with my emotions! It’s already in Dallas 😩. #fedex #iphone6 #AppleFriday

My #iphone6 is in Fort Worth!🙌 can’t wait for Friday! #preorder #iphone #Apple

Pre-Ordered My iPhone 6!!

I ordered my iPhone 6 in Gold 64gb! I can’t wait to get it. It was honestly the only size and color left to receive on launch date at the AT&T store. I was going to order it online, but then I new no one was going to be home so I decided of it to be shipped to the store. The Apple store isn’t taking in-store pre-orders which sucks. Also, they don’t let you ship-to-store if you are doing the AT&T Next program, which also sucks. 


Now I just have to wait a week for me to use my new iPhone. EXCITED!




S is for September's Birchbox!

Today my Birchbox finally came in after tracking it since I got the email last week that it had shipped!


I’m super excited for this box because I knew I’d be getting a Macadamia product. I have tested most of the products besides the TEMPTU highlighter. 


Let’s go by the list of products and my review on each.


  1. Avéne Face Cleanser- I loved the product, especially because of my sensitive skin. However, I didn’t love nor hate the smell. It smells a little like baby powder, which I never liked the smell. Overall I still will use it, the smell wouldn’t put me off from using it.

  2. Harvey Prince |Spritz- This fragrance smells something Marc Jacobs’s Daisy products would smell. It starts smelling VERY STRONG like the women’s scent at Hollister Co., but it eventually just leaves you with a floral and fruity scent. I liked, it but I personally wouldn’t buy the full version. I’m more of a Chanel Mademoiselle, Gucci Premier, and Dolce & Gabana Light Blue kind of girl. 

  3. Macadamia Professional Healing Oil Spray- Y’all this stuff is LIFE! I was already before, but never tried this particular product. It’s a life saver for curly hair girls. GO BUY IT.

  4. TEMPTU- haven’t used this, but the pigment looks like it would be very noticeable on my skin tone, because it’s darker than my slightly tanned face.

  5. Tocca- I’m a sucker for lotions, I mean I have endless supplies of the Stress Relief- eucalyptus spearmint lotion from Bath and Body Works. This one is very smooth and creamy without feeling “heavy”. I hate when lotions feel heavy on me or leave a greasy residue. I liked this item.

  6. Bonus- Chapstick.- I’ve never been a fan of Chapstick mostly because I’m a regular, everyday, never leave the house with lipstick. I’ve done a post before about this, I think I now have over 12 lipsticks in different shades of red-plum shades form Chanel and Tom Ford. I liked this Chapstick however, and no not because it was free, but I feel like they changed the formula. It doesn’t leave that sticky residue I usually felt on my lips when my mom made me wear it when I was younger for chapped lips. It’s definitely changed since then, and I like it. Will be using it this winter since my lips tend to dry very easily from the cold wind.

What did you get in your birchbox? Let me know!




Until next time,
XoXo Felipa

F is for Fall Fashion

Fall is 12 days away and believe it or not, but we are getting a cold front here in Dallas! Not a big one, but it will leave the temperatures this weekend in the 70s! 


I for one love Fall weather, and it has nothing to do that my birthday is just 4 days after the start of fall ;). I love scarves, boots, cardigans, and overall just layering. I love cable knit sweater like no other, I bought one the other day, it’s slouchy and oversized; so comfy! 


These are some looks that i got from Pinterest that I’m definitely going to replicate I have most of the pieces, except for the leather pants, which I’m planning to buy maybe this weekend. Rock & Republic makes some faux ones that I’m willing to buy. They have really nice ones at J.Crew, but the sticker price is about $400! Yikes! Sure, I spend $100 on a pair of designer jeans, but leather no thanks! I’ll go for the faux, you know save the animals and all that. (Disclaimer, PETA probably hates me cause I have rabbit and fox fur scarves and most if not all my shoes are all leather.)



Pictures from Pinterest

These were my favorite looks! What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


xoxo Felipa

B is for Bridal Shower

In a previous post, I mentioned being busy planning. I’m the Maid of Honor in my cousins wedding and I’m throwing her a Bridal Shower in 2 months. We had talked about it before, but I never realized how it just sort of crept up on me! 


Considering her wedding theme is somewhat country/winter theme, I decided to go more towards the country chic theme. I took inspiration in burlap, mason jars, and lace, as you can see in the picture below.



We are southern - we do like our tea and lemonade, so that’s what I’ll be serving, perhaps some alcohol as well. Whiskey and tequila anyone? Ha!


Anyways, I’m busy wheeling and dealing on how to tackle this event along with upcoming birthdays (mines as well), thanksgiving, movie premieres, wedding, concerts, and oh yeah, WORK!

What do you think of my country chic theme? Let me know!


xoxo Felipa

Someone wants to play. #shihtzu #DoesntLetMomWork #dogsofinstagram #puppycut

M is for Maid Of Honor.

Hey guys! Sorry I’ve been quite MIA lately, I’ve been busy stalking Pinterest and pinning pictures for ideas on a bridal shower. 


This year I’m maid of honor at my cousins wedding! It’s pretty cool, however it’s kind of sucks when the bride lives in Houston, I live in Dallas, and the wedding will be in Austin on 12-13-14 (clever date, right?). Oh, I also got to mention the bridesmaid’s live everywhere in between those 3 cities! 


Can you see my dilemma? It’s hard to get a count of who to invite, so I’ve been busy with decorations, invitations, getting confirmation from my cousin (the bride), change of bachelorette place (meaning city), blogging and oh yeah, my social life.


I’ll be back with some stuff to show off later this week!


xoxo Felipa

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Give me shout or like/reblog this. I’m in desperate need of some active blogs to follow! xo


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J is for Jesse McCartney!

Hey there readers! 


Yesterday my best friend and I went to the Jesse McCartney In Technicolor Concert at the House of Blues-Dallas. It was AMAZING! He was so entertaining to watch and had you singing to every word. It’s very rare when an artist DOESN’T use a back track, but instead back-up singers. I’m a big fan of 2000s pop, so obviously I was dying to see him live. We had amazing balcony seats, because let’s be honest, there was no way we were going to be standing with hundreds of sweaty bodies and taller than our 5’3” height ha!


I took some video of most of the concert except for 3 songs. Experience the concert like we did below!


*Click on the little grey box so the youtube video pops up. Switch the quality to 1080P HD by selecting the little gear on the bottom right of the video. Looks amazing in full screen when you do this.


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Until next time,
Felipa xoxo

Long Lasting Manicure

Hey there readers! So, last week I finally had my “stiletto nails” taken off. They look awesome, but for someone like me that works exclusively using JUST a computer, well, it can get annoying. I kept typing the wrong letters and make a lot of noise on the keyboard. Also, it was annoying using the credo card swipe readers when entering my PIN number. 


Anyways, when I went to get them taken off, I opted for a standard manicure. You know, file, polish, bottom coat, color, and top coat. I also noticed that whenever I go to the nail salon they the color on my nails tends to stay longer without chipping and NOT using Gel Color. I like to my nails at home, but by the third day I have to do a touch up, not convenient. Back to me being at the salon, the nail tech doing my nails put all the things he was going to put on my nail bed. He brought out this orange Orlypolish that is supposed to make the nail color you put over it stick because it ends up acting like rubber. Weird, I know! Also for a top coat he used the same brand Orly to finish it. My nails didn’t chip until today, Sunday, exactly a week from when I got my nails done.


I went to Sally’s Beauty Supply and bought both the basecoat and top coat the nail tech used. I hope this will make my nail polish stay on longer like it did when I got them done at the salon. Imagine the savings! I won’t have to visit my nail salon often anymore, now that I got the secret to keeping a longer manicure.


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The products I used today for my at home manicure are pictured above and can be purchased here:


This is the best way to make your manicure to last longer when doing your nails at home. Besides, most of us live busy lives and don’t have the luxury to visit the nail salon when we want to just get a polish change.


Until next time!
Felipa xoxo

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The Giver opens in theaters nation-wide tonight! 


B is for Beats.

Hey there readers!


So I finally received my last package that I was expecting and by far my favorite! I’ve always wanted a really good pair of headphones, but let’s get real they can be expensive. I got really tired of my iPhone headphones because they always get tangles, lose it’s power, and one ear always stops working. It’s also annoying that whenever I’m at the gym or even just walking in general, they come out of my ears. 


I finally made the decision to buy the Solo2 Beats by Dr. Dre. I LOVE THEM! I can definitely hear the difference from my iPhone headphones and these. I also like the subtle noise canceling effect they have, yet you can still hear enough when someone is calling your name that is if you don’t blast your music, then you can’t hear a thing.


I love the color I chose as well as the little storage pouch it came with. It’s also very connivence that they collapse so they don’t take a lot of room, since they are slightly large, ok they are large, but worth it.


I can’t wait to sit at my desk and just jam with these on.



Until next time,
Felipa xoxo



Birchbox Double Surprise

A few posts back I wrote about waiting for my first birchbox. Imagine my surprise when I noticed they had sent me TWO boxes. One for July and the other for this month August. 


A lot of the samples are items I will find myself using. I don’t want to love the products, mostly because the full size is pretty pricey and well then I feel obligated to buy them if I love them. But we shall see..


Here are photos of the samples and boxes they came in. The women’s health one actually came with a 1 year free subscription to the magazine! Very awesome.






Until next time,


Felipa xoxo

Sneak peek of my TWO @birchbox I received today! #birchbox #samples #beauty #blogger #lifestyleblogger

2015 Agendas for Back To School




With school starting up again, I thought I’d share some of my favorite planners that I used when I was in college. One that isn’t pictured is May Designs agenda that I still use till this day. I use the one with blank days and weeks to fit my schedule rather than follow an academic one. 


Below you’ll find some of the planners that have cute designs and are sturdy enough to last you through a whole year. 



2015 agendas




C is for Calligraphy

Remember how I mentioned I was getting some goodies in the mail? Well, I received my calligraphy kit from Design Roots!


I must say it was FAST shipping, just one day! Also, I was testing it out for a bit and it’s actually pretty hard. I guess I’ll just have to PRACTICE. However, I’ll post samples of my calligraphy once it looks semi-decent. In the mean time, here are some photos of this kit itself. 


You can purchase you own kit here: Design Roots - C is for Calligraphy



Coming Up Later this Month

This month I’ll be receiving quite a few goodies in the mail! 


First, a couple of weeks ago I got an email from my city Guilt weekly specials. Basically, the Dallas Gilt  had an offer for Birchbox for 1-year for only $79! It’s seems like a lot right? However, it actually cost $120 when you buy it straight from the company. Each box is worth $10, so I got a really great deal on it. I just learned that my monthly box has been shipped, and I can’t wait to unbox and show you guys what I got this month.


Secondly, I don’t know about y’all, but I have an obsession with collecting notebooks. I’ll show my collection in a future post soon. With that being said, I have always love May Designs books, I would buy agendas and just regular notebooks. I remembered that a while back they teamed up with someone for a Calligraphy Kit. I finally researched and found out they teamed up with Design Roots, that happens to be just a little north from me in Frisco, Texas. I ordered the C is for Calligraphy (Kit) Base one. I didn’t think I needed extra nibs right now that I’m just beginning. The base kit includes one calligraphy workbook (by May Designs), one pen, one Brause 66 nib, and a 1/2 oz jar of black ink for $28.  I love modern calligraphy so what better way to practice than this!


Thirdly, May Designs is having a store wide 40% off sale! If you haven’t ever bought from them you should! Their little notebooks are so sturdy! I don’t actually need more, but I just can pass the chance of 40% off. 


Until next time,
xo xo Felipa

As a fellow lifestyle blogger (though I'm just starting out!) and new follower, I just wanted to say hey and let you know that I'm totally loving your blog. Makes me want to start eating healthy again!! Anyway I won't ramble but I'll be looking forward to your posts on my dashboard! Take care :)

Hey! Thanks for following my blog. I’m glad you have liked my posts! I wish you the best with your blog. Just followed you as well.



Best,
Felipa

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