Thursday, February 28, 2013

Fitness Blog Feature: Tone It Up

Hey loves! Since I just told you about my big health kick, I thought I would start a series where I share with you some of my favorite health/fitness blogs that I follow! I am constantly inspired by these women, their workouts, and their healthy lifestyles :) First up...the girls from Tone It Up!
These two lovely ladies are the founders of Tone It Up, Karena and Katrina. These women are such a big inspiration to me, I mean, look at them...who wouldn't want to be that fit?! I check their website daily because not only does it include daily blog posts, but it also includes recipes and information about their Tone It Up Nutrition Plan. I love watching their YouTube videos for my at home workouts, and I also follow their instagram for daily inspiration. You MUST check out their website! :)

On another note, I see Matt TOMORROW! I could not be more excited!!!
Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Counting Down...

My thoughts exactly. Matt is coming to Boston on Friday and I could not be more excited!! We are going to spend our spring break running around Boston and just enjoy being together :) I am looking forward our reunion because he makes me oh so happy! THREE DAYS PEOPLE. Just got to get through midterms and we're golden!
Enjoy your day!!! 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Health Kick! Oh yeahhh

COOKIES that aren't bad for you! Filled with protein! Three ingredients only! Recipe coming soon. 
Awesome alternative to peanut butter! AND you can grind it yourself at Whole Foods, love it!
Some of my favorite bars! Great snack to hold you over :)
I start everyday off right with a PROTEIN PANCAKE (recipe coming soon!)
Mini food haul at Whole Foods!
Sooo lately I have been on a big health kick! I started following a few health/fitness blogs and they really inspired me! Living Social had a great deal on a month pass to the Boston Sports Club, so I signed up and have been going to classes ever since! I am obsessssed with these classes. There are classes like spinning, cardio, kickboxing, yoga, 30 minute abs, upper and lower body strength, and of course ZUMBA! These classes are so fun and I leave feeling so happy and strong! I have also been making better food choices and the blogs that I follow have given me great tips & recipes! I can't wait to share them all with you :) Gotta get my summer beach body ready for when I am back in California!
Have a lovely day babes!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Benjamin Askinas.

A while back I had the pleasure of being asked to do a photo shoot with Benny Askinas. I wasn't quite sure what was in store, but Benny had a vision and I was so excited about the opportunity. These photos were taken for a photo class of his and as you can see, he's got skills. His work is always flawless and he has the amazing talent of capturing raw emotions. His work is absolutely incredible and I am such a big fan.
Please be sure to check out more of his work on his website:

I promise that you won't regret it.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Funny Valentine

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! I am missing my Valentine today because he is 3,000 miles away...but not for long! Can't wait to see my Valentine (Matthew) in 15 days! I am such a lucky girl! Here are some silly pictures from our trip to Australia last summer (Australia post coming soon!). Enjoy and I hope you have an amazing day filled with lots of love!!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Love is in the air this week!

 Since Valentine's day is tomorrow I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you one of my favorite wedding videos. No, I am not planning on getting married anytime soon, but I do have a little bit of an obsession with weddings. Who doesn't enjoy a good love story? What can I say...I just love LOVE. My friend showed this video to me last year and I was crying by the end. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! P.s. His vows at the end...unreal.

Have a lovely day!

P.s.s. Please don't let the crazy music in the beginning scare you away! :)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


[view from our living room windows]
[our street from the right window]
[our street from the left window. cars were buried under the snow!]
[piles of snow in my neighborhood as I ventured to Beacon Hill to meet up with friends]
[in love with this picture, I love where I live]
[sinking into the snow!]
[had to walk in the streets because the sidewalks were covered in piles of snow]
[people playing & sledding in the Common! love it!!]
[wishing I was that little girl being pulled around in a sled instead of walking haha]
[yes, that is a car folks]
[The cute boutiques on Charles Street are even more beautiful with snow on the windows]
It was such a fun weekend & I absolutely loved the blizzard! Maybe it is just because I am a California girl so seeing Boston covered in a blanket of white just made me love this city even more. I kept going to my living room windows to peek out at the snow that was falling from every direction because I thought it was so beautiful. People were having snowball fights, building snowmen, and everything was shut down. There were no stores open, no restaurants open, the only action happening was people running through the streets and loving every minute of it. I found all of it so exciting! There were no cars on the road either so it was just complete emptiness... nothing but mountains of snow! I will never forget this weekend because it is one of the most beautiful things I have witnessed so far in Boston. Nemo, come back anytime :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Inspiration for today...

[my favorite]

This weekend I spent a lot of time inside my apartment due to the blizzard that hit Boston (yes, the blizzard's name was Nemo). I needed some inspiration and I found some of these wonderful inspirational words and printed them out. Now, I have words of inspiration all around my room so that whether I'm cooped up from a storm or just running out the door to get to my class on time, I am always surrounded by encouraging messages to keep me going :) I hope these messages make you as happy as they make me.
Have a spectacular day!

{all images courtesy of tumblr & pinterest}

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Countdown to my 21st!

So most of my friends are already 21 or are turning 21 really soon & for some reason I get super excited for them! I think that turning 21 is such an exciting thing & I cannot wait until my 21st birthday. April 21st (golden birthday!) please come faster! Naturally, I have been thinking about the perfect birthday dress to wear, and I know that I want it to be Stone Cold Fox. I have been obsessed with Stone Cold Fox (<--check out my previous SCF post) for quite a while now because all of their pieces are so girly, feminine, and sexy...what's not to love?! I think that I found the perfect dress...Stone Cold Fox's Onyx Gown in red! I love it. My favorite color is red & dresses that tie at the neck are always flattering in my eyes (I love me some halters). Not to mention, those two slits are just to die for. So all I need to do now is save up for this dream dress of mine... I have 71 days, wish me luck!


P.s. There is a blizzard in Boston right now & the city is a winter wonderland :) I love it! Pictures coming soon!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Let's Do This!

It is a new year which means that it is time for me to get back to blogging. Blogging is something that I love to do & it's about time I got back to it! I started to look back on some of my old posts & it made me so happy! That is what I love about blogging, it is such a perfect way to hold on to amazing memories. So here we go, LET'S DO THIS.

P.s. I have missed this so much!


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