What a lucky lady am I.

Sorry for my blog absence, I promise I have been reading everyone elses! To be quite honest, life has been filled with busy wonderful things that could jazz up the pages of this blog an all time extreme. Let's hope the dust has settled enough to start making time to get my wonderous stories typed into this little box.

Everything from new jobs, amazing company starting, new apartment with my love, great friends getting married, great friends having babies, and the plan for more great adventures in the future.

I am so excited to be here!

This is an example of craziness. Via the move out of our last apartment.


can't. stop. watching.

So bascially this my new stress reliever. Thank you Danielle from Dinasour Toes for posting.

Pepper and Chips!!!



The weekend in photos.

Hope everyone is having a great labor day!

Another sneak peak is on the way :)


Sneak Peak at Full time.

Today is my 5th day of being FULL TIME self employed. Thats right anna and I have something big cookin up. 

Keep posted this week because this blog is a changin and we will be showing some sneak peaks! In the meantime check 

out our little company's holding page and sign up for more info!

So excited! 



Have I mentioned to anyone that I have been doing a 30 day yoga challenge? Well I am and its awesome. Minus the fact that I made it 18 days straight, and then missed because one of my best friends gave birth! Thats an okay exchange right? More photos on Michelle's baby Ella to come later this week of course.

So tomorrow I am going to be back on course (some days doing yoga twice in a day to make up for the classes missed.)

One thing from this challenge that I would like to share is how great it is to take time to yourself everyday, which is what they tell us at the beginning of each class. Take time to take care of you and thank you. Because you know what? You're awesome.

Also maybe someday you will be able to do this, and how awesome does that seem?




So I joined home-ec. Its time to get my skills up to where they need to be. So ready.
Check it out! Its going to be so fun!


Espana, as promised.

I wish I could completely describe what I thought was going to happen on my trip before I departed but really, one thing I can for sure say, is that it was not what I expected.

Here is one the of magical times.

My friend Lucy and I took the day trip to Montserrat. We hiked our little tails up that mountain at midday and well, it was amazing. Good conversation about life love and all of the inbetweens, amazing views, and to top it off we talked to other nice people along the way. At the end of it all we did some needed souvenir shopping at the city below. We purchased some amazing, I mean super amazing chocolate made by Monks who live in the monastery at the top of the mountain.

This is a must do if you happen to find yourself in the area :)

I've been home for almost 3 weeks and am hitting the point where all of the little memories are rushing into mind. I love this part :)

Life is good by the way, lots of fun things to update! Also check out the not so awesome heat situation in my apartment on Anna's blog. Were making the best out of it I suppose.


Buenos Noches...

Tonight I will close my eyes in Spain one more time. In the morning I will wake up and make the journey over the seas back to my beloved Texas with a long wonderful layover in Florida where I will see the Cait :) and my sweet little sister Ella.

So excited to see everyone back home! Although... so sad to say bye to people here as well. I had a wonderful time visiting Maria and Cedric and their little miss in France. This trip feels like it has been going on for so long yet somehow it just slipped through my hands and is gone now before I knew it, like a metro that you are 2 seconds too late to catch.

I promise to start posting about this great adventure and all of the great little bits that took place when I get back to the States!




music can completely change your outlook on things.

I love jamming this song as I am walking around this beautiful city. My special someone, Mr. Will, put this on my mix for the trip. Another girl here likes this song as well!

"Make sure the fortune that you seek is the fortune that you need."

Alright I'm off to get my tan on at the beach!


slip n slide...

the spanish way. How cool are these? It was pretty cold the day I was in costa brava watching friends play on these in the ocean. I swear the next time I am hopping on one. We need these in the states. Has anyone else every taken one these bad boys for spin?


european hair cuts.

I couldn't take my bangs bobby pinned back anymore. I was beginning to look homeless. How did I do?


sometime you just need some jams.

Digging Whitley, found him via an australia festival lineup that Will showed me last night.
Warning: this is going to be an honest blog.

Barcelona has not proven to be my most favorite trip, for many reasons I suppose. In all honesty I am truly having a hard time fitting in. I used to think I had no problem making friends but I really just feel out of loop here. Hopefully things get better.

Will gave me a nice bit of advice today. He told me just to focus on the fact that I get to have some me time. I mean really there are a lot of good things here, I have definitely had fun at times and there are some good people. Just for the most part I spend my time alone and for those of you who know me personally, I am not really an alone person, I love my friends :)

Will, is right though. This is one of the last times I will travel alone (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET HIM BE RIGHT!) and I need to make the best of it.

Here are some things I am totally loving.

-Dinner with my host parents. It is always interesting and I love trying to figure out what they are saying to me. They only speak spanish. Well y Catalan.

-Wandering the streets is great, as long as there is no rain.

-The beach es muy bonita.

-Cafe sin leche. All of the coffee here is so good!

- A couple of nice people who I hang out with when we can get in contact...

-My ipod. Especially the mix from Will. Without the ipod I would certainly already be headed home.

- Neat buildings and streets and people and funny dogs and fountains and cervesarias and dancing and yep.

Things i don't like.

-mean people
-pick pockets
-aggressive try to rape people pickpockets
-early mornings
-being lost for a past the fun part amount of time
-lost luggage
-being lonely
-having no one to joke around with most of the time
-having a hard time communicating and not being able to hang out with the couple of people who are nice.
-weird bumps on my fingers (I always get something weird like that when I travel!)
-feeling like I am old

Ok enough with the negative.

Tomorrow is a new day and I am going to run through it like I have a big kite and take on the city.

does that make sense or at least sound like tons of fun to anyone else but me?




pushing on through barcelona. waiting to post about everything because I'm hoping things start to look up a little more by the end of the week. Currently I have some good photos but only one with me in it. I have a lot of me time going on here, I also get asked to take pictures of other people and their friends a lot and they hand me their camera and I do it. Its not all like this, but currently that describes how I am feeling about this trip right now.

Alright, I am heading out to go explore and cheer up. I'll probably listen to this song a bajillion times since I already have. It fits pretty nicely, especially walking around a city alone. Makes me think of some pretty sweet things and also reminds all this is is passing time and things will change and go but I need to make the best out of everything. I am in Barcelona after all, who gets sad in Barcelona?


Barcelona bound.

Helllooooooo. Off to Barcelona.
Finally got my luggage back. Need to charge my cameras. Can't wait to get to the homestay and get settled. Hoping some of the odd happenings will change when we stop travelling in this massive group. I'm getting peppier day by day. I've started to meet some really near people, even a fellow blogger! Definitely crazy to feel like I'm the old one at 23 here. Things will be good. I mean how can it not be. I'm in Spain. Really coming to terns with the fact that it's time to be a grown up, not that I wasnt already. My uncle sent me great email about just that. Sorry for the rambly post, I'm on a bus :) check out these iPhone photos from Toledo yesterday.

Miss everyone bunches, promise to be the best blog updated ever once I get settled and pass this spanish placements test.


P.S. Would anyone like to donate to a fly will to spain fund even though he has no vacay days, Im pretty positive that would make everything 100% better. I think Anna and Alexis have mentioned they want to come too. Let's make this happen.


Made it... sort of.

{how cute is my little sis?!}
Expect a better post later. Here is whats up as of now:
I have had about 4 hours of sleep in 36 hours
I miss Will.
I made it to Miami and had a wonderful day with Caitlin and my little sis.
I made it to Madrid finally.
Met a cool girl on the plane who is studying abroad too.
American Airlines sent my luggage to Canada on accident. All I have is my carryon (computer etc.) and my bag with shoes.
I currently don't smell beautiful.
I navigated Madrid without any gps all by myself and found my hostel, which is quite nice but I can't check in yet because they are cleaning the rooms.
I am hungry and about to go in search of food.
I miss everyone else too.
I'm nervous.
I'm excited.
This is going to be awesome.




Best fam ever. What what!

Voy a Espana en cuatro dias!

My family has been awesome. My mom, has been endlessly shopping for me and I must say she actually gets my style these days. My mom and I aren't really the spoil each other type so this has been a true treat and I am so grateful for it! On top of that she has been surprising me at work, my bar job, which is truly a massive boost to get me through the night! Gracias mamacita!

Here is an example of the absolute awesomeness she has brought to me!

My grandpa just told me that he is going to give me some monies and my stepdad Stephan is too! And my awesome Grammy!

This soon to be fully done with college is feeling very spoiled. Cheers to hard work paying off!

My best friend Anna just moved home from D.C. and I am feeling slightly sad because I only have just a few days to hang before I leave. The same goes for my good friend Matt who is moving to Dallas while I am gone and two of my best girlfriends who are pregnant and I will be gone for a month. Hoping everyone will stay in touch while I am gone. I need to find a post office in Barcelona. And Lyon. and some other beautiful places. Ahhhh!!!
{Anna and I 4 years ago about to take off on
our big European adventure!}
{super old photo of me and lex at our apartment :)}
{matt with a vacuum cleaner hahaha}
Its going to be hard without Will. We don't spend a lot of time apart, its not really our style. Not that we haven't had to before but man... I really wish he could come. Ok I am going to stop chatting about that before I get too down in the dumps.
{Will and I being super cute)
Alright more posting later! Off to take livi to the dog park and study spanish :)



yes oh yes oh YES!

{how cute is this caterpillar I found while camping}

Figured I have been neglecting my little blog for too long I have been reading everyone else's though!

So here is a quick update:

-Monday I finished my last class ever at the University of Houston
-Tuesday I worked my tail off at Berry Hill
-I have been designing away all week as well.
-Wednesday I worked my tail off at Berry Hill
-Thursday I worked my tail off at Berry Hill

Tonight I am going to see Minus the Bear with my amazing friend Ashleigh! One of the best birthday presents ever, thanks so much lady!


Did I mention the I leave in practically 10 days?? WHAT! And I have extended my trip to last until July 7th because I am going to stay with a friend in Lyon, France now? Yeah, I'm even jealous of me right now. Later I will post an update on Will and I's amazing 2 year anniversary camping trip but for now I am in dire need of a shower and I foresee a big glass of wine and fabulous music in the next two hours.

Also some other big news will be spread here, maybe not for a few months, but I'm pretty pumped.

Amor y Besos lovely blog friends.


Fill in the blank friday!!!!

Ah I actually have a moment this friday to play a long !

1. My favorite movie ever is: Oh goodness... I really love movies. I'll just list some for sure fav's and then you can add some from below. Garden State, Stranger Than Fiction, Bridget Jone's Diary, Away We Go, Vanilla Sky and bleh I need to just stop right now. I can't pick a fave.

2: My favorite movie as a child was: How little are we talking? I mean really little I was all about beauty and the beast, then teenage years I was all about Josie and the Pussycats and Moulin Rouge and 10 Things I Hate About You honestly I still really love all of these :)

3.The best movie quote ever is: "I know it hurts. That's life. If nothing else, It's life. It’s real, and sometimes it fuckin’ hurts, but it's sort of all we have." orrrr "Oh the weather outside is weather..."

4.My favorite actress is: Once again I have a lot of favorites but two recurring ones over a long period of time are Drew Barrymore and Natalie Portman and of course I should just say Zooey Deschanel

5. The movie I could watch over and over is: Wedding Singer

6. My favorite movie genre is: Indie and you know those comedy dramas with a little romance in them.

7. A movie I'd like to watch this weekend is: Amelie, I'm not quite sure how I have missed out on this film oooo and couples retreat, we need some laughter this weekend fo sho.

I hope everyone is going to have a great weekend, we are going to get work done, work out (I must), watch a movie or two, and you know just strive for happiness :)

Anyone has an extra ticket to Australia? That what we would really love to do :) Maybe we will make an awesome decision to go do something great like miss Kate. I seriously cannot stop thinking about doing things like this. Im going to dedicate a post to it soon.


Chapter Number: Next

{image via: we heart it}

Today has been dreary and rainy and I figured sleep would come quite easily after so much work and exercise (so happy to be back getting my yoga on!). Yet, here I am bloggin away, trying to steal a few more moments before I have to get up and tackle another week.

This week though, is one of my last weeks of college. It is actually beginning to feel real. These 6 years (yes, I know... I had some indecisive moments...I graduated high school a year early and went all of over the place, 3 colleges, 3 majors, a bajillion bad decisions I'm sure, but hey? That's part of growing up right, you live and you learn. I can truthfully say I have and I think a lot of it shows in the choices I make and the work I do now.) of hard work and mind blowing life changes and decisions, are coming to a close.

At this moment I have a lot of big plans for life after college, some are already beginning and others are still in constant day dream mode but none the less, they are very real to me. I hope through the next year I get to show these little (actually quite large) dreams coming to life here on my area of this gigantic net of dreams and other miscellaneous things.

In 5 weeks I will be headed to Spain for the true last part of my education (formal education that is).

I can feel my fingers grasping the page that has the first paragraph of the next chapter of my life written on it. I have that anticipation of wanting to just skip ahead a read a few lines, just for a little glimpse of what is to come. Even writing it out right now feels good.

I'm so glad I get to take some great things from my previous & present chapters with me as well as leave things behind.

Cheers to Chapter Number: Next.

Sorry for the insanely long badly written life reflecting post, hopefully the colors helped keep it lively for your eyes.


Thank you!

I want to make sure I send some great thanks you's to everyone who made my birthday so great!

I am soon going to steal some photos of Will's phone and hopefully get some photos from lee and sarah of our fantastic camping adventure weekend. We had so much fun, despite the guy in the creepy van and the lack of space between campsites. I was pretty proud of our "roughing it" skills. Tin foil boats made to cook eggs and other similar things came from our great survival minds.

We learned that:

-non-stick spray and utensils to pull hot things out of fire are very important

-old fashioned can openers are not easy to figure out and may cause severe flesh wounds

-little green caterpillars can be very friendly and territorial all at once

-ladies, prepare for camping by doing squats, those muscles will come in handy at potty time

-and many other wonderful things...

So thank you everyone for the weekend: Kendall, Will, Lee, Sarah, Sully, and Mike C. I missed everyone else and greatly appreciated all of the sweet comments, calls and packages :)

Anna- don't be sad the postman was not gentle, I will use the broken glass to make something :)

In one week I will be the owner of this bad boy, thanks to my wonderful mamacita and stepapa Stephan.

I will be baking in this wonderful little number that Will got me!

so excited and happy :)




expect a better post later tomorrow.

I feel a good year comin on.

{image via weheartit}


the pat benatar tradition

I'm not sure what sparked it, but I have been thinkin of my sweet mama all night. I would like to share this wonderful photo of us when we are in super get along mode. This is us singing to Pat Benatar with a butcher knife and a wine glass. There is a little hand holding action taking place at the same time. We have done this a lot in our 22 (almost 23!) years together, sometimes with hairbrushes and other household items that can double of microphones. We don't always agree but my mom has it goin on for the most part and I love her. I will cherish this photo for ever and ever. Thank you Will for documenting this for us :)

Does anyone else have pictures like this that just make them feel awesome?

I just realized that this may also seem like and awkward family photo if someone reads this post after reading my previous one. It isn't meant to be but, it may not seem normal to the average family now that I take a look. If it is, I love it. Cheers to awkwardness.

Also, I miss my long hair. Workin on growin it back out!! And losing a bajillion pounds.

laughing in my apartment, a lot. Alone.

Ok so I just found this amazing website from danielle and dinosaur toes and I feel like I may be addicted. Hooray for a new distraction from all of the many things I should be doing instead of looking at awkward family photos. I swear I will post one of my own once I find one so I don't feel so guilty. Or at least stage one, because THIS IS AMAZING.

Here are a couple of my favorites.

Hope your monday is going well!


Fill in the blank friday.

Yay! Joining in on another fill in the blank friday from Lauren's blog! It has been too long since I have done this.

Check out #7, consider that my friday update for the weekend :)

1. The best piece of advice I was ever given was when a hair stylist told me that whenever you start to think of things that have gone wrong in your life or things you start to feel regret, you nip it in the butt .

2. If I had a million dollars to give to one charity I would give it to the child foundation or something similar possible a charity that inspires community creativity because I believe thats what keeps the gears in the mind turning and smiles on faces .

3. If I got to choose my "last meal" it would be tex-mex. I almost said home cooking but man tex mex is where its at. Can I have a margarita with it as well? .

4. My hair is one of the only things I consistently like about myself. I just cut it all off about 6 months ago, ready for it to grow back and be mucho mucho long.

5. If at first you don't succeed don't sit around and think bad about yourself, its pointless. Get back up on your "horse" and gallop through the night towards super amazing things during your second go round. No one is perfect.

6. I have always been very excited.

7. Oh....and by the way.... I am headed out of town for the weekend! Yay college station to visit Will's sister and her new bebe and then off to Austin to see some fabulous friends and plan our future amazing endeavors together. (more to come of the endeavors, expect great things. Be excited.)

Ooo one more thing, watch this video. It is amazing. Owen will change your life, in a good way. We will be jamming this with the windows down and the wind in our hair on our road trip.

and this



So I am thinking a lot about colored tape. I feel like it is something that is sadly missing from my life and I feel a bit out of the know for not knowing where to acquire this beautiful equipment without ordering it online.

this tape can be found at Present & Correct

I am in love with this shop but they are UK based and they do not sell this in their Etsy store.
They have many other pretty things and I just can't wait to start making such beautiful packaging.
I just read about the owners journey here, pretty inspiring.

On a related note that may not seem related has anyone seen this or love it as much as I do?

Love is like a roll of tape
its real good at making two things one.

Maybe someday I will have a tape themed wedding.

Did this post get weird for anyone, if so, I love it anyways.


Do you ever feel like there isn't enough time in the day? That you go and go and go, but you aren't quite sure what you did for the past 5 hours? I want to do so many things. Mainly I want to make and live off of making. I don't want to be over the top with money. I want my currency to be time and the way I spend it.

Thats my short rant for the day, it goes a long with a lot of big decisions I need to make in my life right now. Updates soon.



So my life is a little different than many other people my age. My parents had me really young therefore they are still in the baby making stage apparently. Well, not my mom she doesn't want anymore bebes. I could go into more detail on the craziness that has taken place throughout my life, but I feel it is pretty pointless as I am generally a happy young lady and I don't think I turned out all too terrible. Some days I may have a different response, just a warning. So... I have a young stepmom (who I really love) and a very little sister, she turned two this weekend! (I have other siblings as well but this post is for my little sis.) The road trip there was great! Will and I really enjoyed the Prius we rented, I mean, I am dying to have that car as my own. Livi was a good pup the whole way there. We didn't make it to disney like planned but life goes on. It had been exactly one year since I had seen my dad and my sister and stepmom so I was soooooo excited! The drive seemed like nothing since I was getting such a big treat! Thank you Will for being such a trooper this trip as well, it really means a lot to me that you came along.

My sisters birthday party was at Amaya Papaya. Basically, the equivalent of a kindergarten classroom. It was so neat with a sandbox, a lemonade stand, dress up clothes, etc. Everyone had something to play with. Caitlin ( stepmom, who I will no long refer to as that as she is more of a friend and only 3 years older than I and awesome) is a cake decorator and always goes alllll  out on Ella's (little sis) cake. Her theme was Lilo and Stitch this year.

Ah here are some photos on how ridiculously cute my sister is at her bday. 

I have a bunch more photos soon to put up :) 

I am so happy that I am going to be done with school so I can see my family more than once a year. She finally recogizes me as Chelsea, her sister. Even though she probably doesn't understand what a sister is. This time was so great, when I left we got her to say "Bye Sissy" and "Bye Will" an "Bye Wivi". 

I am a big sissy, in a good way.