Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Valentines Day

Here are some pictures from our Valentines Day. A little late, but its better than never! I decorated boyfriends apartment to surprise him when he got home from work. We made dinner together and I surprised him with some cheesecake filled Strawberries (thank you Pinterest). It was a wonderful first Valentines together. I guess thats what 3 years of long distance will do to you!

oh. and I got the Urban Decay Naked 2 pallet. PERFECTION!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Be Me.

Pinned Image

Its taken me a long time to be happy with me.
Growing up I had a lot of self esteem issues. I "matured" at a young age, resulting in an awkard body type, and went through a great battle with acne in my early teens. I have never been the skinniest, the prettest, or the most well-dressed. I was a band geek. I was usually the outsider to my group of friends.
In high school I finally found an amazing group of friends. the best of friends. who accepted me for me. who allowed me to be silly and who obsessed over the same silly things I do. we would drive around and just listen to music. we would go to football games with the band and talk the entire roadtrip about makeup. dance to songs. make up our own songs. play tricks on each other. talk for hours about boys. Things that may seem silly, but as a teenager it made me feel like someone finally understood me. I had a family with my friends.

But I never dated anyone in high school. I went to prom with a blind date. I still struggled with self esteem issues. I felt like no boy would ever like me.
Then came along this wonderfull boy. right after I graduated high school. Who seemed interested in me. who laughed at my stupid jokes and listened for hours as I went on and on about my silly obssessions. and best of all, we met on a church retreat. I could talk to this boy about god. about my up and downs and fears and happiness. 

 Then came August and he and my friends ran off to college. and I stayed home. and I had no one.
But I slowly learned that I had God. and my family. and Me.
I became my own best friend.
I've learned to love me.
I explored my faith.
I worked out. I ate healthy.
I had lots of time to myself. to figure out the kind of person I wanted to be.
and now, 4 years later, I still have my best friends. and we are closer than ever. I still have my boy, who has grown into an incredible man. and I still have God, who I call upon everyday to help me.
and I still have me.
Except now I see the real me.
not the me, who looks to others to follow, but the confident me.
It may have taken a long time to find her but I did.
The me who knows exactly what she wants in life.
Its ok if Im different. If I look different, dress different, believe different.
Ill never be the prettiest or skinniest or best dressed.
Thats not what life is about.
Its about being surrouded by your loved ones, expressing your self, finding things you care about.
The person I want to be is a good role model for my younger siblings and cousins. I want to be the exception.
I drink very little alcohol. and Im saving myself for marriage. It may not be normal, but I dont care.
Im done comparing myself to others.

I want to be the old lady who wears fur and lip shaped glasses. I want to always be free to be me.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Under The Sea.

I know this is back tracking a bit. Im sorry. And I can't lie to you and say these pictures are from last week. These pictures are from Boyfriend and I's feildtrip to the Aquarium in January. To be precise it was the day before nursing school started. We decided to go out with a bang. Because of course a bang means go to the aquarium. Duhhh.

I have a secret. I LOVE museums, zoos, aquariums. I love them all. Its one of my favorite things to do. Boyfriend hates it. But, because he loves me so much, he deals with me and goes. He's kind of amazing.

What I wore:
Sweater: F21
Tank: Target
Necklace: F21
Bag: ?? Brand?? got it for Chirstmas

Saturday, February 25, 2012


elephant nursery

baby shower cake
First birthday cake!


elephant clock (LOVE the hedgehog and hippo, too)

Im not sure if you knew this, but Im kind of obssessed with elephants.
So much so that I plan to decorate my unborn (im not pregnant- PROMISE!) child's nursery completely with elephants, no matter if its a boy or a girl. So much so that I have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to this favorite animal of mine. Here are some of my top picks that I've found.

daiwabo elephant walk fabric.
elephant wallpaper!!!
Elephant Rocker
An Elephant Rocker!!!

We all know for sure that when the time comes, my babys nursery will be a hot mess of elephants, in the best way of course.

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend and dont forget to follow me on Pnterest, with that little link off to the side, and Im on Twitter @VeronicaaaV

See you there!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Who knows.

Who loves Long Island Ice Tea? We DO!

As mentioned in my last post I went to Austin, TX in January, and while there I got to meet up with some close friends from high school who I hadnt seen in FOREVER! Im SO  happy I got to see these girls!! Although I don't get the chance to see them often, they are still like sisters to me and whenever I see them its like we were never apart. Fantastic memories.

Top: F21 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Best Friends in ATX

Hello Friends!
This blog post features two of my BEST friends!!!

First off, a little back ground as to what I've been up to:
1.Valentines Day was AMAZING!! I dont want to give away any surprises, but I should have a post about it up in a few days. But it was good :) I have the best boyfriend in the whole wide world
2. Nursing School: Last week I had two tests, I made an A and a B. Today I had a test that I barely studied for and I made an A!! Holla!
3. Girl Scout Cookies
4. I went to Austin, TX this last weekend! It was a very nice breather from school! We went to watch little sister run a half marathon!! GO MADDIE!
But, these pictures posted are from a trip to Austin in the beginning of January. Sorry for the late post!
5.Today is the Ash Wednesday! The first day of Lent! Being Catholic, Im excited to dive deeper into my faith over the next 40 days! 
6. I thinking of opening a little Elephants and Feathers shop to sell some of my vintage finds. What do you kids think of that??
7. Did you watch Glee last night??? OMG
8. One. Tree. Hill. Tonight. Chad. Micheal. Murray. Is. BACK. 

like I said, these pictures are from January when i visited one of my best friends Kyle in ATX with my little sister. We strolled around the UT campus and took some pictures.

 Best. Friends.
We know how to take some pictures. 

What I wore:
Top: F21
Jeggings: F21
Sunnies: F21
Bracelet: Target
Necklace: F21

What Kyle Wore:
Sunnie: F21
Sweater: Banana Republic
Shorts: F21

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Blue Ivy?

Nope, Just Me.
I took a risk with these pants and these boots together. and Im  still not sure how I feel about it. What do you think?

Are you loving my indoor pictures? 
Its too cold out. Hopefully once it warms up and the time zone changes I can find some time to take some pictures out side again.

Most of these pictures that I have/will be posting are from boyfriend and I's date nights. Each week we try to go out to dinner on Monday nights, because I dont have school on Tuesdays, so I can stay up late with him. Working the weekends and going to school all week is kind of taking its toll on us. Its hard to find time to spend with each other and balance school. But Boyfriend is kind of amazing. He's exteremly helpful.  He will help me study, cook me dinner, clean my room. Pretty much anything I need help with. Im a lucky lady.

We also rent movies on date night. 
Have you seen Ides of March yet??

What Im Wearing:
Tank: Old Navy
Bolero: F21
Pants: Old Navy
Boots: Target
Earrings: F21

How amazing are these earrings!!!

Love you F21.
Heres to wishing I had them in real blue sand stone!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

All that Sparkles

(This handsome fella is one of my best friends Kyle.)

My step dad recently had his "band" play in a local bar. My friends, family and out of town relatives came to watch him play.

I decided to wear a sparkly vest.
Funny story. 
It was dark in the bar we were at. 
Everyone thought I was JUST wearing a sparkly vest. 
Because the shirt I was wearing is blush. and looked skin color.
did I mention my family was there??

Cousin D, Sister M and ME

What I wore:
Top: F21
Vest: F21

What Kyle wore:
Banana Republic sweater
(he got it for like 75% off
way to go!!)

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