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I visited a cosplay store a few weeks ago because I wanted to find cute bows and inspiration to make my own. They had a few clothing items from Asia so I had to look through it 🙂

I came across this simple sweatshirt. I was never a fan of full polka dotted prints but this had the perfect amount. I actually know two people who have a fear of polka dots; otherwise known as trypophobia. I was horrified of posting this blog (ootd), in fear of my two friends cringing as they scrolled down their phones. Sorry guys, haha!

I had an early morning flight I needed to catch. I decided to pack this sweatshirt and cut off corduroy shorts in my travel bag. I changed in the airport bathroom, teased my hair with a plastic fork from Starbucks, and refreshed my makeup by throwing on my thrifted aviators.

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Top:Cosplay N Charm
Shorts:Free People
Shoes:Jeffrey Campbell

I’m crazy for wearing a sweatshirt in the scorching Texas heat, but crazy is fun and I like that. Have a nice day ❤

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Another beautiful Spring day. It’s breezy and feels great out. Today I’m wearing a Free People blouse that I bought in a large so I could wear as a dress. I tend to wear loose fitting clothes because it’s more comfortable and I could mix it up easier. I love the detail and colors of this top. It’s fun and spunky 🙂

I paired it with sailor inspired heels by Jessica Simpson that I purchased awhile back from Macy’s.

My makeup was kept simple; I used my favorite Chanel pencil eyeliner and Mac Cremecup lipstick.

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Top:Free People
Shoes:Jessica Simpson
Eyeliner:Le Crayon Khôl by Chanel
Lipstick:Crème Cup by MAC

I have a weird sense of style, but thanks for reading anyways. Off to the airport I go. Have a nice day ❤

Daily Ramblings 05252013

This is just another personal blog post for myself.

I try to live my life in a very positive way and take each day diligently. I preach positivity and boast on happiness. Sometimes, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

I have some days where my mind spins in circles and I just want it to stop. I deal with depression and anxiety everyday; I still haven’t learned to conquer it. No matter how hard I try. No, my life isn’t horrible. I am overly blessed with wonderful family and friends. I have an amazing job. In everyone’s eyes: I have it all. Do I really? Maybe I need to stop using that as an excuse. Is it just as bad if I am dealing with emotional struggles versus life/physical struggles? I tend to tell myself to remember everything that I am blessed with so I be humble and content about it. Is that just making things worst because I’m not dealing with my emotional pain and just pushing it aside? It’s an on going battle that I constantly fight day in and day out. There are nights where I still cry myself to sleep which turns into mornings where I have to push myself to get out of bed and start my day. This is why I love to write. My pursuit to happiness.

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Have a good day ❤
ter

Ter the toolman Taylor

The weather in uptown Dallas is pretty horrid right now. I felt my whole loft shake, hoping it was just some fat elephants passing through upstairs. Since I’m forbidden to leave my house, I guess it’s a good time to fix some things around here. A few weeks ago I dog sat a cute little cavalier. His name is Knuckles:

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Cute right? Those sweet little brown eyes. So I left the house that night to have dinner with some friends down the street. I came home to find this:

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And had to do this:

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Not only did the brat pull on my table cloth, but he knocked over the vase that I had on the table. Which knocked over the tall plant next to it. Which created a domino effect. Which resulted in the big plant tipping over and knocking down my wall shelf. Oh he’s a Knuckle(s)head alright.

I couldn’t get mad at the little guy. Look at him. All innocent and shy. It’s not that he broke my favorite cupcake jar or anything…

Anyways, I finally had some down time today. A few weeks later but I got to put a shelf up and fix my office/dining room a little bit more. Sweet, time to hit up some thrift and consignment shops tomorrow for decor. Here’s a video for your entertainment haha:

Have a nice day ❤
-ter

Cyclops to the Rescue

Another early morning flight and I got stuck sitting in the emergency exit row. The airplane attendant made the six of us pull out the visual aid and follow along with him. Today I learned:

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1. A tampon = knife
2. Cyclops will come to the rescue
3. My lanky ass shouldn’t be sitting here, especially next to the emergency exit door.

Have a nice day ❤
-ter

My Mom is my inspiration

It’s raining and hailing here in Dallas, Texas. It’s 6am and I’m up. I want to call my Mom to talk, but she’s sleeping. I’m just having a rough day and it makes me miss her even more. I just thought I should blog about it. This is a very stressful month for me. My classes are coming to an end and tax season is almost over. I can’t wait to put everything behind and go visit my Mom. I just need her comfort and love right now more than anything.

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Silly picture. This was us last week while we were laying in bed gossiping about our lives to each other. Moments like this I cherish forever. She’s my heart and soul. I’m so lucky. I love you Mom.

Have a nice day ❤
-ter

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I am wearing one of my favorite tees of all time. The message is so powerful and makes me love myself more as a woman. From someone who has dealt with self esteem and image issues (hey, what real woman doesn’t?), the tee gives a reminder to me and other women that we should be confident in our own skin. That’s sexy. Have a nice day ❤

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Shirt: Dimepiece
Skirt: Forever21

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Another pretty and cool day in Dallas. I’m wearing a long silky military inspired dress that I got from Urban Outfitters. Since it was a little misty outside, I paired it with a pair of combat wedges so I wouldn’t get the dress wet. Have a nice day ❤

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Dress: bycorpus
Shoes: deena & ozzy

Banana Pancakes

I tapped on my Instagram app and came across a breakfast post from my friend Baxa:
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Seriously? My mouth watered as I hugged my growling stomach. I tried to close my eyes and fall back asleep but the waffles haunted me. I really do hate when people post such savory, sweet, luscious, delectable food pictures. I walked shamelessly to my fridge and decided to make banana pancakes to eat. Here is a recipe for guilt free, low calorie, high protein pancakes you can substitute for sweet, sugary breakfast foods.

You will need:

1 banana
2 eggs

Yep, that’s it! Chop the bananas and crack two eggs in a bowl. Whisk/mash well until it gets frothy.

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I’m using a nonstick griddle because I don’t like to use oil or sprays. I have mine set to 300°f (medium heat if you’re using a skillet). Pour the mixture to the size of pancake you want. I let it sit for 2-3 minutes before I flipped it. Yeah, yeah they aren’t perfect circles but it will do 🙂

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This is a healthier alternative to any flour based pancake. I wish I had strawberries in my fridge to top it off. Oh! Another great thing about these pancakes is that you can skip on the sugary syrups. The ripe bananas already give a natural sweetness 🙂 These are gluten free, a good source of protein, low calorie, and provide good carbs.

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Have a nice day. Cheers to a happy and healthy lifestyle ❤

-ter

P.S. Happy early Easter. Count your blessings and stay humble about what life has offered you. Until next time, take care ❤