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Summer Wishlist

Monday, June 26, 2017
Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! We have officially entered the sunniest time of the year, Summer time! What is it about Summer that just makes me want to spend spend spend? Maybe it's the heat getting to my head, I'm not sure. But today, I decided to share with you all some of the items currently on my Summer wishlist. I figured it would be the perfect time to post a wishlist, since every new season I find new items I want. I hope you enjoy, now let's get into my Summer Wishlist.
1. Eat Beautiful by Wendy Rowe
I absolutely love cook books and this cook book is so beautiful, so aesthetically pleasing! I've been seeing this cook book everywhere and I've been tempted to buy it. In this book, Wendy Rowe details how specific ingredients feed your skin, offering breakdowns of the vitamins and nutrients they provide. She also gives you suggestions on how to pamper yourself with recipes for homemade masks, scrubs, mists, cleansers, and toners, as well as an informative section for skin problems. It's organized into the four seasons, to ensures beautiful, radiant skin all year round! As a self-proclaimed skincare enthusiast, I need this book in my life!

2. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Once again this is another item I have been seeing everywhere, well mainly on social media. This Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask that smoothes and perfects your skin overnight! Get baby soft and bright skin by the AM, effortlessly! The two things I love in Summer are daily masks and watermelon! So this mask is perfect for me. Plus who doesn't want glowing skin every morning!

3. 'Joanna' Straw Hat
I've always wanted to buy a straw hat but somehow I never end up buying one. However, this year I am determine to buy one. Next month, I'll be traveling up to Napa Valley to go wine tasting and it's extremely sunny in Napa, so a straw hat is much needed. So far out of all of the straw hats I've seen, I love this one the most. I love the black strap and this woven straw hat features a wide brim that provides enough shade. It's perfect!

4. Diptyque Paris Roses Candle
I follow several bloggers who recommended these Diptuque candles and while I am a lover of Bath and Body Works candles, I do like to try other candles. I have been reading about Diptyque candles for a while now and I finally decided I want to buy one. I've been eyeing both the Roses and the Tubéreuse (Tuberose) candle. Both candles are from the floral family. The Roses candle is like a tender, freshly picked bouquet, and it pays homage to the queen of flowers. I've read that the Roses candle makes you feel like you are in a rose garden! The scent is not over-powering or annoying but is lovely and subtle. The Tubéreuse is very similar but muskier. 

5. Threshold™ Tripod Floor Lamp
Background story, I don't consider myself terrified of bugs but I hate them. Couple night ago I kept hearing a buzzing noise in the living room and when I finally got up to inspect I saw a huge bug by our table lamp (still don't know what kind of bug it was.) I ran to the kitchen to stay far away from it and Ricky's way of getting rid of it was by smashing it with the lamp. So for the past few days, we've been without a lamp in our living room. I've been browsing online and I finally found the one! This floor lamp stands delicately yet strong on 3 slender legs. The base is built from a slim brass post that connects to gold hardware for a graceful, modern furniture look, topped off with a simple white shade. I am in love with this lamp, it's not a table lamp and I'll have to do some moving around my apartment but nonetheless I am in love with this lamp. 

Well that's all the items in my Summer wishlist, what's on your wishlist? Comment below and let me know. Happy Summer!

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Tattoo Tag

Friday, June 23, 2017
Before we get into this totally awesome Tattoo Tag, I want to thank my great friend Juliana for tagging me. If you haven't check out her blog I highly recommend you should. She an amazing friend and blogger! Now let's get into this tattoo tag!

1. Do you consider yourself a tattoo collector?
Yes, but I don't think I have enough tattoos on my body to be considered a collector but maybe in a few years.

2. When did you realize you were becoming a collector?
I think after my second tattoo. I've always loved full sleeves and after getting my Snow White tattoo on my arm I knew I wanted a sleeve of Disney tattoos. 

3. How old were you when you first decided you wanted to get a tattoo?
I've always loved tattoos but I was really interested in getting one in high school. Especially once I turned 18 but I am so happy I had strict parents that didn't let me get a tattoo when I was 18 because I would of highly regret if I got what I wanted when I was 18. Let's just say it involved Nautical Stars on my pelvis. Yeah! I know. 

4. At what age did you get your first tattoo?
23! When I was 16 my parents said no tattoos until I was 18. When I turned 18 they said no tattoos until I graduate HS. When I graduated HS they said no tattoo until I move out. When I moved out for college they said no tattoos until I'm 21 and finally when I turned 21, I explained to them why I wanted to get this particular tattoo and how meaningful it would be to me. They weren't too happy but they knew they couldn't stop me and I had been begging for their approval for years. 

5. Where do you get your tattoos done at?
At the moment I don't have one specific place I go to anymore. For the most part, I was also going to Hurtswell Tattoo in San Jose, but like Juliana mentioned in her post that shop closed down a few years ago.

6. What does your family think of your tattoos?
I should mention, I am the youngest sibling and the first one to get a tattoo. So it was very new to my parents. When I got my first tattoo, they weren't too fond of it. It took my dad a while to get use to it but eventually they got use to it. However, when I started to work on my sleeve my dad was not happy. Let's just say I kind of told them I only wanted one tattoo and now I have 7 tattoos. Sorry dad!

7. Which piece took the most sessions to complete?
Maybe my sleeve because it was multiple tattoos done at once. First I got the outline made and then I went for a second session to color it. I still need a touch up but since that tattoo shop closed, I am in need to find a new artist that is willing to do touch ups. 

8. Which tattoo took the longest to heal?
Definitely my first tattoo! It's a pretty big piece behind my thigh and since it was my first tattoo I didn't know how to take care of it. 

9. How many tattoos do you have?
7! Once again sorry dad. 

10. Have you always loved tattoos?
Yes. I was kind of scared I would hate my own tattoo as I got older but the older I get the more I love my tattoo and the tattoo culture. 

11. Out of all your tattoos which one would you say is your favorite?
Probably my UP house or my Snow White, she's so adorable. 

12. Has anyone ever copied your tattoo?
I don't think so, I haven't really posted any picture online of my arm but if people have I am okay with it. A lot of people copy or get inspired by other people. Plus, Imitation (copying) is the sincerest form of flattery.

13. Do you regret any of your tattoos?
No I don't, maybe the placement but it doesn't bug me. 

14. What was the least painful tattoo you've gotten?
My Snow White, it was done so fast and painless. My tattoo artist kept warning me that it would hurt since my arm was  so skinny. 

15. What's the furthest you've traveled for a tattoo?
Not far at all. The first tattoo shop I went was like 15 minutes away and the second tattoo shop was literally a few blocks away from my apartment. 

16. How do you care for your tattoos?
I am so bad at tattoo care. I just use a lot of lotion to keep it hydrate and for after-aftercare I use Coppertone Tattoo Guard SPF 50.

17. How did you decide or get inspiration for your tattoo(s)?
My first tattoo was an homage to my parents and myself (yes I know kind of cheesy) but I love my parents and they gave me life.

18. What was the most painful tattoo you've gotten?
Definitely my first tattoo again! It was such a long session and at first it didn't hurt but towards the end my skin was so sensitive and I was in so much pain. 

19. What's your most recent tattoo?
My Alice, Magic Mirror, Luxo lamp, and Small World Haunted Mansion Clock I got them all at the same time during my last session. 

20. How do you react when someone asks to see your tattoo?
I love it! It usually sparks a Disney related conversation. 

21. What was the longest time you sat for to complete your tattoo?
5 hours and it was my first tattoo! Afterwards I treated myself to tacos and horchata. 

22. Do you plan on getting more tattoos in the future?
Yes! I've been itching for a new tattoo. I've been eyeing a female tattoo artist work for a while and I'm hoping to contact her eventually to set up an appointment. 

23. If you could completely start over with your tattoos would you choose or do something differently?
Immediately I think my answer would be no but like I mentioned above I would like to change the placement and size of one of them. 

24. Which tattoo is the most secretive that no one really knows you even have it?
None of them. All of my tattoos are pretty much visible.

25. When will your tattoo collection be finished?
Who knows! Maybe when I'm old and I can't tattoo my skin anymore. 

Well that's the end of this tattoo tag. In the future, I will be share with you all a post all about my tattoos along with more photographs and the stories behind my tattoos. I hope you enjoyed this tag, once again thank you Juliana for tagging me.

Hello Summer Bucket List

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
It’s finally Summer! What are your best Summer memories? Was it laying on a bright sunny beach or making s'mores on those warm summer night. Ah, warm summer nights! Those are my favorite! Now that Summer has begun you might find yourself with some extra free time and with nothing to do. No worries! I've created the ultimate Summer Bucket list to make sure this Summer is the best Summer ever! Let's get going!

• Picnic at a local park. 🌲
• Visit a water park.
• Go to Disneyland! (You know I am!)
• Enjoy a summer sunset. 🌅
• Go to a BBQ Party.
• Grab brunch at a new restaurant.
• Go to a Farmers Market. 🍒
 Chill at a music festival. (Outsideland)
• Watch a Baseball game. ⚾
• Enjoy a nice cold beer. (if your are 21+)
• Go wine tasting. 🍷 (Napa Valley is great!)
• Roadtrip!
• Go camping. 
• Visit a beach. 🏖
• Build a bonfire.
• Go on a hike.
• Work out. (This is a must for me!)
• Light sparklers on the 4th of July.
• Go sailing. ⛵
• Ride bikes.
• Take a family photo.
• Go to a Carnival. 🎡
• Plant a garden of flower, herbs and veggies. 🌻
• Go bowling.
• Have ice cream for dinner! 🍦(One night)
• Read a book.
• Lounge by a pool.
• Visit a new town.

The best way to have the best Summer ever is to explore! I like to try new things, exploring new places is always a great adventure! Are you ready for a Summer filled with adventures? I know I am! I hope this Summer Bucket List comes handy this Summer. 

Stay cool & Happy Summer!

She & Him Adventures: Vancouver

Friday, June 16, 2017
Welcome to another She and Him Adventures! Last time I shared with you all our trip to Seattle, Washington. Seattle was so much fun and had incredible views but today I will be sharing with you all our trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I hope you enjoy.