I’m not sure what exactly draws me to look up at a tree and take a picture of it. Something about it’s silhouette or the way the sun sets on each individual leaf. Maybe it’s how the branches take a fierce form or how they pierce the blank blue sky. I’ve taken a lot of photos out of admiration for nature & I hope you enjoy them:
None of these photos were edited or retouched and they were all taken with my iPhone 6.
As I settle into college, I am working on creating a new routine. Something that will help make Tallahassee feel a little more like home..
A few Saturdays ago, a couple of friends & I decided to take the bus to go to the mall. Along the way, we saw that there was a Farmers’ Market happening only a few stops away from campus. The following Saturday we attempted to go but we got there a bit late with not much going on. This past Saturday, however, we woke up early and made our way to the Tallahassee Farmers’ Market on Park Ave. It was filled with a variety of foods, arts and crafts, and music.
Rosy, Esmeralda, and I had a fun time and enjoyed the atmosphere. We hope to make visiting the Farmers’ Market every Saturday some sort of tradition. Here are some pictures of the market!
an empty road we crossed on our way to the market
for some reason i wanted to take a pic in the middle of the road, probably something i saw on tumblr once but yea
lookin at some art
getting some italian coconut ice cream
cute little hot dog stand
call us dem girls
some yummy cookies idk why we posin like this
rosy bought the worlds best smelling bath scrub.. it smells like how i wanna spend the rest of my life
so the guy asked me “how many pictures did you take” & i replied “two” & he said “that’ll be $10” BOIIII BYE!
hey there 😛
Rosy en la fofoca
you already know
“pero like mom, irregardlessly…”
cute little woven handmade pumpkins
cute handmade decorations
Rosy, a dear friend of mine, has an awesome blog filled with interesting pictures and recommendations from all the different places she’s traveled. Check it out & give it a follow if you like it! She has amazing photography & interesting tips: RosyEnRoute.wordpress.com
How aware of your body are you as you read this? When we are not preoccupied with the external world, the world of the senses, we tend to live in our head, among our thoughts. Unless we exercise, make love, shower, or experience physical pain, we can go about our business every day without being much aware of our body.
First week of college and we got hit by hurricane Hermine. Now, a month into college, things are settling down, and so far it’s going well!
There are so many things happening on campus all the time. There was an involvement fair last week where I signed up for a bunch of different clubs–Advertising Club, Portuguese Club, Photography Club, Design Club, Crossfit & a bunch of other ones that show up in my inbox from time to time. I try to go to the gym everyday and I find myself at the library often.
I’m still working on time management. Some days I feel like I have a lot of time to get everything done while other days I stay up until 3AM just to catch up.
My dorm is slowly starting to feel like my home away from home. My roommate, Esmeralda, & I get along pretty well & are into the same things. Here we were going to our first game– FSU vs. Charleston. FSU won!
Here are some pictures of my dorm:
My bed! To be honest, decorative pillows are cute but on a twin-sized bed, they’re unnecessary.
I remember seeing a calendar made out of paint chips on Pinterest or something. I saw these at Walmart & I picked a bunch up and decided to make one of my own.
My desk. A little cluttered with things ranging from make up to books and memories.
Where I get ready every morning. If I could recommend anything to anyone, it’d be to get a full body mirror.
I love drinking tea. It helps me sleep better, keeps me from being bloated, or sometimes simply relaxes me. I made the green mug you see in the picture. Not the best but it works!
Here are all my different products. Oh lala..
Clothes, of course. It looks like I didn’t bring much but I actually have a drawer and shelf space full of other clothes.
I took some pics of campus so hopefully I’ll be able to upload those to my blog soon! Here’s to the start of college..
In honor of Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman presidential nominee, here is a throwback post to when Elizabeth, Stephanie, & I went to the Hillary Clinton rally at FIU.
It was a hot day, lines were long, & we had to wait a while before seeing HRC & her new V.P. pick, Tim Kaine, but it was worth it.
This was my first rally & it was a pretty cool experience to see everyone unite in support for Hillary. They gave us stickers, posters, and American flags to wave and show off once Hillary and Tim took the stage.
Here are some pictures of me & my friends at the rally!
A typical Miami morning.. Hot as heck!
Get your Hillary merch here!
Love the fonts tbh
We got flags & posters.. #Selfie
Here they come!
Hillary & Tim
Our next President & Vice President yess
We got some cheesecake factory after the rally! Post Chee-se-ca-ke selfie.. All pregnant with food babies.
A little over 2 months ago, I joined CrossFit! It was random but I signed up for the intro classes with Stephanie and started going. Since then, it’s been awesome.
The classes are pretty intense and I always leave with my face red as a tomato and dripping in sweat. I take that as a sign of victory though. I can only lift about 10-15 pounds (not including the 15 pound bar so I guess that’s 25-30lbs). I am trying to perfect my push presses & push jerks but I’m happy to say that my power cleans, power snatches, and deadlifts are decent/good. I like Russian & American kettle-bell swings but boy do they hurt after a while… I really dislike back squats & burpees but I’m sure they don’t like me either.
I’ve always battled with my exercise and diet. I watch what I eat and it’s usually pretty healthy but I do have a big sweet tooth. My goal for the summer is to go to CrossFit every day (Mon-Fri) but I’ve gone at least 2 times a week. It’s fun & I can get my mind off of things. I can push myself to different levels and try new things as well as meet people. The coaches are awesome & really care for you. I genuinely enjoy it! Here are some pictures of me post-workout. I look really red & really sweaty:
This is my most recent photo! It was taken last Friday (June 8th) after YOGA.. I am sitting on the floor right in the middle with my hands to my chest.
This was after one of Coach Nati’s classes! I’m the third from the left on the floor.. Pretty dead
This was another yoga class! I’m right in the middle & to my right is Stephanie
This was another Thursday with Coach Natalia.. DEAD and RED as a tomato.. I am the 2nd from the right in white.
I’m all the way at the front of the class (wearing white)
It’s been a while since I’ve posted something… But I have good reasons (with photographic evidence) as to why!
Capstone: My school is an academy based school and within my academy and strand (Journalism) we have capstone. It’s a project where we have to create a product or service that debuts all the skills we’ve learned in journalism. I partnered up with Stephanie to create a wonderful company called FloresCo. We combined our interest in graphic design, social media, and (of course) journalism to create a company that helps non-profit organizations and small businesses with their marketing needs. In creating FloresCo we were actually able to apply it to a real business… CrossFit Miami Lakes! Long story short: we exchanged our social media services for a membership with them. It was pretty cool!
This was Stephanie and I (mainly me cause I was nervous as heck & she was just chillin’) practicing for our capstone presentation.
To the right is the lovely Paradise Afshar! She is awesome & has spoken to our journalism class before. She came to be one of the judges at our capstone.
Yearbook: The yearbooks arrived shortly before prom & they looked GREAT! Vivian & I were really happy with the feedback we received (especially cause we sold out! Hair flip.)
Here is a picture of a very happy student holding the yearbook. This year we decided to go with a nice and clean white cover with a streak of black through the middle.
Our yearbook! These are the end sheets/table of contents. Our book is called BLANK.
PROM! Prom was a w e s o m e ! I had the perfect date & we both looked flawless. We danced all night long and there was good food too. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves 😉
Graduation dinner: Elizabeth hosted a little potluck graduation dinner & it was so nice. We actually did a gift exchange & I ended up getting Elizabeth. I got her a few stylish school supplies. Ana gifted me this eyeshadow palette from Tarte. It’s gorgeous and my holy-grail.
My awesome group of friends ❤ This was at Elizabeth's house for our dinner.
Me with my new palette & my Santa ❤
some polaroids we took after dinner, love em
Daniel playing some piano. It was lovely! ILY DANIEL ❤
Graduation: Graduation was a bit of a blur. I was very very very late & I felt like a hot mess. At least I graduated! The best part was that I got to spend it with my cousin, Michelle, and my parents. After the ceremony, we went to Cheesecake Factory. It was our first time going and the food was gooooood. We also had a cute graduation after-party.
FUN FACT: MY DIPLOMA CASE WAS UPSIDE DOWN!
On my way to graduation with Michelle #selfies
Graduation after party!
WHY YOU GOTTA FIGHT WITH ME AT CHEESECAKE, YOU KNOW I LOVE TO GO THERE?
Officially MLEC alumni 😉
Moments after officially graduating!
Graduation after party.. That highlight tho
CON-RATS, missing a letter cause I’m a G… 8)
Orientation: The day after graduation, I headed to Tallahassee with my mom for my college orientation! I got to sleep in a dorm and had a roommate. I also made some new friends. It got me really excited for what’s to come in the fall!
My temporary dorm at orientation! I forgot to bring a pillow so I used my sweater 😦
The beds are TOO high…
SUMMER: Since my cousin was in town visiting from California, we made a list of all the places we wanted to go. From PAMM to the beach to the mall and to even seeing a psychic, we did it all and it was fun. Once she left, I had to enjoy summer how any teenager would enjoy it: In bed all day watching Netflix. No shame there. I have done a few other things and I am definitely planning on doing a lot more but I’ll save it for future blog posts.
This is my new favorite spot! It’s South Pointe Park :}
Me & mimi @ PAMM!
Late night adventures with Ben, Jerry, and Michelle
Thanks for checking out my blog post. It’s really nice to get all my memories out in writing and share them. It’s been a busy summer & I can’t wait to share it :}