Monday, January 9, 2017

More Pictures From Our Day Trip










Thursday, January 5, 2017

Starting 2017 Right

I decided that instead of focusing on the past I'm going to focus on the present and the future. The past isn't bad, but it's so easy to get wrapped up in it and to only dial in on the negative. The past is valuable and can hold so many good memories, but that's what they are memories. I don't regularly do new year's resolutions because I don't think it's smart to wait till for a new year to begin something, if you want to start something do it NOW. 

So I have decided that I am going to try to be a more positive individual not because it's a new year and I want to change myself, but because we all deserve to focus on our blessings and appreciate them no matter the time of year or the hour. 

My family is a big part of who I am. A lot of the time I have felt like they have the ability to control my emotions by their actions, but the truth is that's a lot of bull. My family members are amazing, but only I control my emotions so, my plan is to have more patience with my loved ones and because I am practicing patience, being positive and living in the present I decided (without being forced) to go on a day trip with my family.



Now if you have not met my family let me introduce you. We are all a tad bit mad, we like to have a lot of laughs and when emotions run high they speed off in my family. This trip was a filled with crazy fun and a bit of sadness because we had to drop off my sister at her college, but even when I got home and I was tired, I still felt really good.

I tried to be more positive throughout the whole day and just live in the moment. I didn't realize how stressful and draining being negative or constantly bringing myself down or even thinking of the mistakes I've made was! It was eyeopening, I honestly feel lighter. 

I honestly feel like this year is going to be a roller coaster ride because that's life, but I hope that in the future whatever perspective and attitude I take on I hope it is influenced by 
#1. Looking at the bright side, #2. being able to realize that if something doesn't happen maybe that wasn't the path that I was meant to take and #3.Take it in with gratitude and move forward with a positive attitude.

What ever changes you are wanting to make on your life your attitude I hope you start today. 

Have a good day, 

Bonchies. 




















Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Face Masks


I am the type of person who will keep their night time skin routine the same for ages. I am quite unadventurous when it comes to changing things up because, well, I'm a Cancer and if that isn't reason enough then I just like having something in my life be a constant. Although this weather is really testing my skin. Living in the Pacific Northwest means a lot of cold weather and I often find my skin a bit dry. Sometimes it feels a little more tight and dry then I would like and I am bound to change my skin routine.





The easiest way for me to moisturize my skin is by applying a face mask before I go to bed. A face mask that moisturizes is amazing and if it smells incredible than that is just an added benefit. I really like taking off a face mask and noticing how dewy and soft my skin looks. There are many face masks out there from clay, cloth, food etc.




My favorite face masks are the sheet or cloth one's just because they are no fuss and they are not messy. I often find that these come with a serum or a cleanser and that is just makes me feel like I am getting more of a good thing on my skin.




So, if you ever decide that the weather is really messing with you skin or if you just want to have a good little pamper session try out a face mask. They are not a lot of work and they are so much fun,



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Sunday, December 11, 2016

A different kind of Saturday

Saturday mornings in my family are something else to say the least. While most children get to sleep in and watch cartoons on Saturday morning my family has always done things a little differently. These experiences I call #growingupMexican and yes it is absolutely necessary that I use the hashtag.

Chilaquiles: Messy, but soooo delicious. 

I recently moved back into my family home since coming back from college and it amazes me how much can change and how many little things stay the same. Waking up on Saturday morning is a bit special. I get woken up by my mothers singing. I love my mothers voice, but when she gets into her music there is no stopping her. Her playlist varies based on her mood, but waking up to my mother belting out un grito and singing to mariachi or any Mexican music is a whole experience within itself. She dances around the kitchen as she cooks and cleans and eventually everyone joins in with the dancing and the off key singing.



Saturday mornings are not a relaxing time, its a day to grind and accomplish many things. We all wake up on Saturday to eat some good chilaquiles and to clean like crazy. I have a big family and cleaning up after so many of us is a mission within itself. We all help out around the house and once everything is cleaned up we eat amazing Mexican food (makes my mouth water just thinking about it) and watch Saturday morning Netflix.

Pan dulce in the morning...yummm.

Saturday mornings vary slightly depending on what everyone around the house is doing, but any typical Saturday is always an amazing thing to experience.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Bubble Tea Craze

Bubble tea is not a new thing in my life, but since I found out about it I have become addicted. It's just so good. The first time a bubble tea stand opened up near my house I went crazy and I'm not exaggerating. My friends and I were so addicted we use to buy it everyday. I started with the typical coconut flavor until exploring the whole variety of flavors on the menu. I'm not usually adventurous, but I just HAD to try every flavor they offered.



My craze got so bad I had to force myself to stay away because it was definitely hurting my bank account. Since then I have slowed down on the craze, but it's still one of my bigger "likes" in life. jajaja. 

I think I still mention bubble tea to my mum at least once a week and I have also gotten my sisters hooked on it. I don't know if them getting hooked on it was the best idea since every time I walk through the door with it, it's snatched from my hands. 

If any of you have never tried bubble tea I would most definitely encourage it. I hope you enjoy !

Monday, November 21, 2016

Best Part Of My Week

Naps have officially become one of the best parts of my week. I don't nap too often, but when I do it feels amazing!  I am not kidding. I could lie and say that I only nap when I'm feeling lazy, but I'll  fall asleep when and whenever I can. 


When I was in college I would fall asleep out of exhaustion and because I did not have the energy to read a 500 page book at 2 a.m. Now the best feeling comes from  taking a nap with my baby nephew or when my family and I spend a lazy Sunday afternoon watching football and we all end up falling asleep in the living room. 


There are many benefits to taking naps like relaxing, re-energizing, and a lot of the time when I'm having a bad day...I take a nap and wake up very happy. Napping doesn't mean sleeping for 3 hours and not getting anything done, but it does mean sleeping for a good 30 min and feeling good for the rest of the day.

I'ts Monday and this is going to be a good week, but if you've read this far, remember to take some time to take care of yourself. Sometimes self-care means a little pamper session and other times it just means taking a good nap. 

Friday, November 11, 2016

French Toast Mornings

Thank God for Friday's and especially for this weekend. It's Veterans Day and that means #1. I get to be very thankful and #2. No school and no work for most people, including myself. It has been an incredibly long week with the elections, work and peoples emotions are most definitely running high. This week has been especially draining so this weekend was much needed. Today I am feeling quite lazy, I just want to spend time with my family and be around people who bring me joy and can make me laugh so hard I almost pee my pants.



One of my favorite things to do to relax and lift my spirits is be around good people and cook. I grew up with a big Mexican family and we always love to eat and laugh. Besides I've never met anyone who doesn't like food,  some movies and messing around.

I decided to go to the store early in the morning and I buy lots and lots of food. Today is most definitely a french toast type of morning. Lots of fluffy sourdough bread made into french toast, with a mixture of some sweet syrup, eggs and green tea with a taste of vanilla cream. OMG that sounds good. It's making my mouth water.



The rest of the day will most definitely be spent with my family and I hope Netflix and a good nap is in my future. However you are spending your Veterans Day I hope it's a good one. Remember to stay safe and be happy.


Ivonne