Spring Cleaning!

Spring Cleaning!

Spring Break is only 2 weeks away for those of us at Texas A&M. With spring comes spring cleaning. Here is another awesome infographic that is helpful for unfunking your closet!

Donate your extra clothes! Or if it’s still in great condition, sell your clothes!

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February 26, 2014 · 7:26 am

Attention College Station Ladies!

Attention College Station Ladies!

Hey ladies!!

Many of you have formals and semi-formals coming up, but don’t want to spend ridiculous amounts of money at the salon- no problem! Here are some examples of stuff I’ve done before. I’ve always loved styling my friend’s hair. Please contact me if interested in a styling service!

~$20 [(More difficult, time consuming styles ~$30)]

me.juliettad@outlook.com

http://www.pinterest.com/juliettadasilva/hair/ (you can also click on the photo)

On my pinterest boards you can gain some general ideas. I only pin styles I know I could do myself. Feel free to use it as inspiration!

 

Sorry these picture's aren't as high quality- but more examples of my work!

Sorry these picture’s aren’t as high quality- but more examples of my work!

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February 26, 2014 · 3:57 am

Best Friend Weekend!

Hello my beautiful readers!

This past weekend was not only Valentine’s day weekend, but the celebration of my friendaversary with my best friend. We have been best friends for 8 years now, and I love her with all my heart. I wanted to do something different and invite LE be a guest writer on my blog so that she could talk about the weekend from her experience. 

Reading her story made me laugh. I think back to the night this crazy girl asked me to sleep over, and I remember being so excited that I was even asked to go! In my culture it’s not usually seen as a polite gesture to sleep-over, and I was shocked when my dad gladly drove me over to go make some new friends.

I would say what I love most about my friendship with LE is that she loves me for me. Even though we have our differences in interests and opinions, we still love and respect one another all the time. If she’s happy, I’m happy. And if she’s sad, I’m going to find out who made her sad so that I can beat them up. This mutual respect is what I believe has kept our relationship going through the past 8 years.

Hopefully next friendaversary can be spent together in the same state! (since I’m moving May 12th :)!)

Here’s our BFF weekend, as told through the perspective of my best friend, Laura Elizabeth. 

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On February 10, 2006, my middle school had a Valentine’s Day dance. I was having some friends over for a sleepover after and everyone was talking about it loudly while waiting on my mother to pick us up. I was raised to never exclude people and not to talk about events others were not invited to in front of them. So when I noticed a girl from my social studies class standing by the door, hearing everything that we were saying, I instantly felt terrible. There was only one way to fix this. I walked over and invited her to our sleepover. I had no idea the impact that would have on my life. Eight years later, that girl from social studies is not only my best friend, but my sister. Yeah, yeah. We’re sappy and we don’t care!

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So for Valentine’s weekend I drove down to College Station to celebrate our friendaversary. We do it every year. Last year we saw Josh Abbott at Hurricane Harry’s, but this year was a little more low key. We watched countless episodes of How I Met Your Mother, because really, what else would we watch? We went shopping and did we what do best, find all the amazing sales. Seriously, it’s like we have a special talent for it. Our moms have trained us well. We got fancy nails done and I somehow managed to mess up my big toe..of course.

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And if that wasn’t enough for one weekend, we went to U Paint It and painted pottery. For those of y’all who don’t know me, I’m definitely challenged in the art department. My idea of a drawing is a stick figure, and even that doesn’t look good. Don’t get me wrong, I think art is beautiful and necessary; you just don’t want me to be the one creating it. But nonetheless, Julie, the painter, takes me to U Paint It. She picks out this adorable little elephant and paints it with a beautiful turquoise and coral pattern. It’s absolutely stunning. I, on the other hand, pick out a margarita glass, and paint One Tequila, Two Tequila, Three Tequila, Floor on it. And even that didn’t look very good. (You can definitely tell which one of us is the bartender.) But you know what, that’s what best friends are for. We share our interests with each other and have an amazing time; even if one of us can’t paint or one of us doesn’t even like country music. We always have a great time together, no matter what we are doing. And that, y’all, is why we’ve been friends for eight years.

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What’s going on in Venezuela in a nutshell (English version)

For those of you who do not know, there is very much corruption in Venezuela. This illegitimate government is trying to silence their people, a right we often take for granted in the United States.

To catch up what was going on within the last week in Venezuela & their youth, take 5 minutes out of your day to watch this video.

Please please share this video, every view is another Venezuelan being heard. The creator of the video also has a spanish version of this video on her profile.

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February 17, 2014 · 5:06 pm

The Secrets of Happy Couples [infographic]

The Secrets of Happy Couples [infographic]

http://dailyinfographic.com/ posted this awesome infographic about the secrets of happy relationships. A lot of these are also must-have’s in long distance relationships and are methods we use in our relationship.

I’m really lucky to have such an awesome partner in my life. I definitely would say the happiness in our relationship really stems from us prioritizing our friendship.

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February 17, 2014 · 3:30 am

A deal I couldn’t pass up

A deal I couldn't pass up

I went to Payless shoes with my best friend today wanting to find a pair of on-sale boots. Instead I find 2 pairs of professional high-heels for work on super-sale! Originally $30 each, ended up getting BOTH pairs for $24.25. I call that a great find, and meant to be.

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February 17, 2014 · 3:17 am

Preparing for the week

Hello Readers!!

I wanted to pass a long a helpful tip & trick as we prepare for another week in February.

I noticed when I moved off campus how much money I’d spend on food on campus. Between an on-campus job & being a student I was constantly (and still am) always on the go during the school week. My bank account did not like all the useless spending and my body didn’t appreciate the junk food I was giving it.

To combat this problem I decided I was going to prepare all of my snacks for the week in just one evening.

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Here you can see I took my fruits & veggies and portioned them into zip-lock bags. The idea is to grab & go, you can also save and reuse the zip-lock bags not only to help out Mother Earth but to save money as well. I’ll grab one for breakfast to eat on the bus, and another one to have with my lunch.

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Here you can see I did the same thing with salad. I originally got the idea of a weekly salad from my host mom in Argentina. She would make my roommate and I one big salad for the whole week, and keep it in a salad  bowl with saran-wrap on top in the fridge. I loved this idea and saw how much money it really saved my host mom during the week. It has been saving me money too, but I feel like I’ve just revolutionized the idea by portioning it out in zip-lock bags as well. These will either be options for lunch or dinner.

This is the top of my refrigerator. The themes of this all like I said, is “grab & go”,  so here I have some dry snacks. In the photo you can see some snacks my mother got me like sun chips, goldfish, and granola bars. I’ve also used rice snacks, peanuts, fruit snacks, and pretzels. If its something that needs to be portioned out (like peanuts) I’ll place them in some zip-locks or I just place them in my little container (which btw, are the containers from my weekly salads– saving money & Earth). These snacks are usually for my in-between-meal snacks or as a part of my lunch.

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Here I am with making my snacks! Hope this little tip & trick of mine can be useful to you as well! It’s a small time commitment, but my body feels much better and I’m saving more money in the long run.

with all my love,

Julietta

 

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