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Making Everything Around You Beautiful

I am an observer. I have always been, and I find peace in that. I observe things. I look to my surroundings, and sometimes I make my own conclusions. Other times, I seem to somehow be correct in my conclusions. I am the type of person that watches a movie and already has her own ending in her head. I reach over to my husband and whisper in his ear, "I know what's going to happen.." and amused he asks me to tell him. I am a person who sometimes reads the last page in a book before reading the first, and I admit I am not very proud of that one.

But somehow all of this does not phase me.

I am also a strong believer of seeing things as more than they actually are. I tend to believe in the best of things. One of my most used phrases, "All things happen for a reason". Another one, "Things will get better". I do admit that I am not this super positive person all the time. I struggle.

There are days where I feel like I can conquer anything that comes my way, but then there are days where I feel defeated. These types of days are the ones I like to call "One of those days". However I did go through a tough stage where "one of those days" started happening every day. I used my observing skills, but only to conclude that everyone was against me and that God didn't like me. I'll be honest and admit that these were the hardest days of my life because I no longer felt the desire to even live another day.

God has given us each day as a gift. What we do with them is up to us. How we handle our day is up to us. We can choose to make the most of every situation, or we can choose to step down and stay defeated. How we see things will determine the kind of people we are, and it will even determine the kind of day we will live.

"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise." -Philippians 4:8
The word of God calls us to think about lovely things that are admirable and right and pure. We may ask ourselves, "well how is this even possible?". Truth is, it's not simple. It takes a lot of willpower and a lot of patience.

But the only way to make your life beautiful is to see all things beautifully.
God has made all things with perfection. If something isn't necessarily going your way, maybe it's time to stop, take breather, and ask God for guidance.

You are in control of your thoughts and your emotions. You are in control of how you handle life. Just like following Jesus is a personal choice, so seeing things in a positive way is also a personal choice.

What are a few things you are thankful for in this day?

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Our Wedding!

Ahh! Finally a brand new blog post! I know I have been absent for the past few months, but after the wedding started getting closer I could not find any time to blog. But anyways here I am again, same girl with a new last name.

I loved everything about our small little wedding. The venue was breathtaking. It reminded me of a nice little Spaniard home. It was a home before, but was later bought by the city of Rancho Cucamonga and is now used for various events. If i could relive this day a million times i would. Even though I was a bit nervous because I do hate being the center of attention, I was in love with all of the little details and all of the love. My favorite moments were the part where my handsome groom, Martin cried through his vows, and when our good friend Andres sang our song!

Our photos were taken by the talented Christina from His Grace Photography, like on Facebook! and by the ever talented Vanessa G. from Vanessa G Photography, like on Facebook!. and my dress was from Coco Melody. I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do.

My sisters and gorgeous mother.

My awesome in-laws!

My gorgeous sister-in-law! 

My beautiful Maid of Honor and handsome sign holder!

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Hairstyle Diary: Topsy Tail Pony

Today I have brought you all a very special twist (No pun intended) on the classic low pony. I am always looking for different ways to wear a ponytail and this one is absolutely marvelous. It's been heating up in Cali, which is nothing new, and this hairstyle is perfect for these warm days. 

Step 1: Grab a section from the crown of your head and secure with an elastic. Then split it in half above the elastic and tuck the pony inside.
Step 2: Grab another section underneath and repeat step 1.

Continue doing this until the very end and secure with an elastic.

That is it. I hope this made sense. If not please let me know in the comments down below if you would like a video to accompany this style.

What are your go to hairstyles for warm weather?

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April: 6 Things To Try This Month

Happy April and Happy Spring! I did not officially welcome Spring in March like I should have, but I am writing another mini month bucket list. I absolutely enjoy doing these because unlike a broad bucket list, this one actually encourages me to do things before the end of the month. Therefore since it is a smaller list of tasks, I do actually complete everything on the list, and I feel very accomplished at the end of the month.

But besides keeping me busy, it is also a great way to try new things and new adventures. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Well I won't keep you too long, let's get on with our list:

1. Indulge in Detox Waters:

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