17.12.11

Pop o' Color: Teal

Converse + Dress = ♥

Converse + Dress = <3


Coral + Black

Love...

{i found this quote awhile back and saved it, and i came across it again today. i love it. enjoy!}

"Love is a funny thing. You expect it to be easy. You expect it to be a world of roses and laughs and perfect moments that you find only in movies. You expect him to always say the right thing, and always know exactly how you feel, or exactly how to react to it. You expect him to calm you down when you're yelling or to chase you when you run away. You expect so much that you feel entirely and utterly defeated when something doesn't exactly match up with all your plans. But that's the thing. Love isn't a plan. It doesn't have a certain beginning and it certainly has no end or visible finish line to those deeply in it. Love happens; it is so incredibly messy. People around you can't comprehend why you do the things you do, or why you fight so hard for something that seems to cause you so much pain, because simply, they can't see. They can't see the invisible ring of insanity that surrounds you when you're in love. It's inconvenient and painful and devastating at times, but we can't live without it. What you don't learn is how hard love is. How much work it takes, how much of ourselves we have to put into it. How it isn't worth it until we are complete and utter idiots about it. Love isn't him calming you down when you yell. It's him yelling, just as loud, just as hard, right back at you, and right in your face to wake you up and to keep you grounded. It isn't him bringing you roses everyday or cute things that make your relationship appear more presentable. It’s after a long fight, that drains the life and bones right out of you both, and yet him showing up at your door the next morning anyway. It's not him saying all the right things or knowing exactly how to handle you. So no, it's not him caressing your hair and telling you everything is going to be alright. It's him standing there, admitting he's just as scared as you are. You have to remember that with love, you're not the only one involved. You've unknowingly put your life, your heart into the palms of another persons hand and said, here. Do what you will. Mash it into mince meat. Or forget I ever handed it to you, as long as you have it. It makes us crazy. It makes reality invisible and it erases all the lines that we shouldn't cross. Because love isn't about fencing ourselves in; feeling safe, feeling sure about the future, it’s about scaring the crap out of every nerve in our body, but pushing forward anyway. Because all the fighting and all the tears and all the uncertainty is worth it, and it's a hell of a lot better, than being 100% happy without someone to show us that there is a world of a difference between feeling 'happy' and feeling whole." 
-Andrew Landon

12.12.11

My trip to El-Salvador

These last eleven days were spent in El-Salvador. my dad is from there. (i'm half salvadoranian) and we still have family down there. we go about once or twice a year. we haven't had a family reunion for about four years so we decided now would be a good time to get the whole family together.

The first four days we spent at a beach house by the beach (no joke!) with the whole family. i didnt spend a lot of the time in the ocean, well nobody really did. we spent the majority of our time at a safe part of the ocean a sort of lagoon. one of our friends from down there has a jet ski that they let us use :) that was definitely a huge highlight of my trip. we also got to wakeboard!
my dad

me wakeboarding :D

:)
Here are a few pictures






here is just part of it. i'll post some more later. 

natalia
xoxo

Edgy

Edgy





20.11.11

Pink Highlights!

I've always been a fan of feather exstensions and colored highlights. My mom on the other hand is not a fan! She has given me permission to get a feather exstension after my cousin's wedding. Anyways they just aren't the same as a true highlight. This is how I wanted one.

My mom wouldn't approve of me getting a permenant one and that would probably include bleaching since my hair is pretty dark. Pinterest is my favourite thing ever! I found a thing called "hair chalking" a non permenant alternative for highlighting your hair. I was pretty skeptical on how this would work since my hair is so dark. Well lets just say I love the results! This is a really bad picture sorry it's from my webcam. Its wwwaayyyy more noticeable in person.


Here is the link to the video tutorial.

I'm soooo sorry I haven't posted in so long! Life has been really busy. I'm going to try and be more regular with my posting :) 

xoxo
Natalia

8.11.11

My package!

so I got a package in the mail about two weeks ago......

My iPad!

Let's just say I'm supah excited!!! And absolutely love it! :)

Xoxo
Natalia

20.10.11

Entering a Giveaway...Again!

Entering a Giveaway.... Again! Here

Natalia
 xoxo

Entering a SOOC Contest!

Here is my entry :) One of my favorites ever!

{Linking up here}






Natalia
 xoxo

19.10.11

picture heavy post!

here are some pictures that i've taken recently. basically my life consists of: watching soccer games (my brother's season ended last weekend, but we have some friends who play college soccer) school and school and starting next week basketball! 


My brother's Andre, Ravi and our friend Diego at our friend's (Gerardo) soccer game


i don't know why, but I really like this picture! maybe it's the bokeh?


some of my favorite people :)


i like this one too!


autumn♥





i know it's really grainy, but i really like this picture


we live next door to a graveyard and I happen to think graveyards are really neat!


i'm currently obsessing over taking pictures of water droplets :)


:)





my kitty! that btw doesn't have a name, and never will it's simply 'Kitty'


Buela!


and here's more pictures of water droplets :)
by the way in case you hadn't noticed, i'm currently obsessing over no capitals!
                                           
                                         Natalia
                                           xoxo

17.10.11

So Happy!

So I entered a contest on this blog the other day. The subject was 'Light'. I happened to win 1st place! Very excited!!!
Annnddd here's the picture:
{SOOC}


 xoxo
Natalia



29.9.11

Entering a Giveaway...

here

Entering a Giveaway...

Entered another Giveaway here

Entering a Giveaway

Entered a giveaway at this blog

-Natalia-
xoxo

Another Picture {Light}

Hi ya'll I promise one of these days here, I'll actually write a post! I'm been supah busy, its fun but tiring. Anyways I'm entering in another photo challenge :)
{Linking up here}



Natalia
xoxo

26.9.11

All about ME! (ABC style)



A. Age: Thirteen, almost fourteen.

B. Bed size: I have a Queen :D

C. Chore that you hate: I hate cleaning the kitchen and bathrooms :P

D. Dogs: I have two dogs. A German Shepherd Puppy, named Buela and a Pomeranian named Pompey!

E. Essential start to your day: Putting in my contacts and putting on chapstick

F. Favorite Color: Grey and/or Black paired with a brighter color

G. Gold or Silver? Silver.

H. Height: Last I checked I was 5’ 5”

I. Instruments you play: I used to play the piano when I was like 7ish, but I stopped after we moved. I played Viola for two years in an orcherstra, but I quit this winter :D I wanna learn guitar next

J. Job title: Student/Aspiring Photographer

K. Kids: When I get married I plan on having some!

L. Live: USA Baby!!!

M. Mother's name: My mom's name is Gloria

N. Nicknames: People I’m closer to call me Talia

O. Overnight hospital stays: None, Nada, Zilch 

P. Pet peeves: I have a ton. Some would be: People who can’t take my sarcasm, Fake people, When people tell me what’s gonna happen in movies, etc..

Q. Quote from a movie: “Get yo feet off my dash!” –Leanne from the ‘Blind Side’

R. Right or Left handed: I'm a righty!

S. Siblings: I have three, two younger brothers then one younger sister

T. Time you wake up: I wake up at 7:30-9 on weekdays. On the weekends I wake up anywhere from 8-1:30 haha.

U. Underwear? : Oh yeah! Everyday ;)

V. Vegetable you hate: I like most vegetables except Peas I detest peas!

W. What makes you run late? : Either choosing an outfit, my hair, or my siblings :P

X. X-rays you've had: On my teeth

Y. Yummy food that you make: All my food is delish ;) When I do cook...

Z. Zoo Animal: Kangaroos, Koalas, Zebras, Giraffes, Leopards, Tigers, Lions, Dolphins….




-Natalia-
xoxo

18.9.11

So Excited...

I'm so excited about Lucia's giveaway its AWESOME! I hope I win something :D

8.9.11

Lemon-Strawberry Brain Freeze


My Lemon-Strawberry Brain Freeze

1/3 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 5 lemons)
1/4 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of frozen strawberries
1/2 cup of water
1 cup of ice 

I just add everything in the blender and blend until smooth and enjoy :)

Natalia
xoxo

5.9.11

The Worlds Best Soft Pretzels!

      Here are the pictures of "The Worlds Greatest Soft Pretzels" :)

                                 Here they are baking :)


There they are :) sorry for the HoRrIbLe lighting :/


My nails earlier today



Now they are this gray 

and I'm going to do this on top of them :) I hope these work out!
And be looking for a Pinterest post soon (like maybe tonite!)

-Natalia-
xoxo


It just wouldn't of been right NOT to...

    So recently I felt like I should add to my nail polish collection, which consists of mostly pinks, reds, and corals :P. Not because of me, but because my mom and lil sis like those colors. So we went shopping and I saw these and I just had to have them so I did. And really it wouldn't be right not to get them ;)
Yes I take pictures of nail polish :P My siblings aren't exactly the most enthused models :/

Today I went to the parade, and I didn't get any pictures, beecccaaauussssee I was to busy getting candy ;) . I figured I should enjoy my last day to eat chewy candy, because tomorrow I'm getting braces :P
 My aunt (who happens to be one of the best cooks in the WORLD) is making the "Worlds Best Soft Pretzels" :D and I'm super duper excited!!! Yes there will be pictures so you can all be jealous of me ;)
Anywho I'll write more later

_natalia_
xoxo



3.9.11

Random Ramblings

Okay so here is my promised post :)

1. I have watched a LOT of soccer this week.
 -My brother has had three soccer games this week
Yep that's him with the tongue hanging out ;)

-And our friend Diego had a soccer game last weekend













1. I've painted my nails like three times! Thanks to my friend Maggie who got me addicted to Nail Art :P
Tutorial for Leopard print









Tutorial  for the Water Marbling





















2. Today we went to a outlet mall nearby 
with our Spanish friends :) and came home to 
find this:

Somebody left the door open and our dogs went in and
found a trash bag full of trash :P














3. My newest addiction is Pinterest 
(btw I wouldn't mind followers). 
Here are some of my faves:
Isn't this cute?! Pinned here














I want some of these. Pinned here













I want one, or two or three :D Pinned here




















Love, love, LOVE! Pinned here





















Okay that's enough for now. I gotta go catch some zzz's. My aunt and uncle are coming tomorrow and I plan to have a great rest of the labor day weekend :D Have a great weekend :)

Love,
Natalia