Saturday, January 30, 2010

People Come into Your Life for A Reason

Hello loves! I know I've been gone for a week and I'm really sorry. Last week has been a bit topsy-turvy and the weekend pretty much wiped me out. Aghhhh but it's all good, recharged and ready for this new week! :D

Went over to my friend's house yesterday to help her out with her profile for college. She's applying into a fashion design course (wooohooo!!..) so I'm really hoping and praying she gets in. :) So pretty much went and modeled for her yesterday though I have no idea how I did. Hehehe. I pretty much got blind sighted by her vast amount of jewelry and gorgeous house. Anyways I am hoping to get some of the pics of yesterday's shoot so I can show you all. :)
The first picture would be my friend's living room and the second one, would be there prayer room. Yess, I know right, amazing and gorgeous isn't it. You would definitely find me in either of the two rooms. :D I kinda forgot to change my camera settings so the pictures really don't grasp how pretty the rooms were. Sorry.

On a totally different and other note, Valentine's day is coming up and well I have no plans whatsoever. Hahaha. Except "maybe" trying to fix my hair like what the next pictures show. I stumbled upon this sometime last week and I love the straightforward easy to learn steps on how to style our hair. 

Lovin' the pictures? I know I do and I can't wait to try out the hairstyles. :) Hehehe. For more hairstyles and tutorials, visit The Story of A Princess and her Hair

Ending this post with a quote or rather something I contemplated on over the week. Hehehe.
Wishin' you all a lovely weekend & week. Have fun and don't forget to smile! :D

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Be the Light in Someone's Time of Darkness

First of all, I'd like to say thank you for everyone who dropped by and commented in my last posts. :D It means so much to me and I really appreciate all your comments. Plus, I really hope my art journal inspires you to make one or at least inspire you to be more creative in some way. Arts and crafts have been a passion of mine since I was a little kid so the art journal was something I really wanted to do. Plus I can't wait to read and look through it at the end of the year. :D Hahaha. 

(On another note, some of you commented on the fact that I wake up pretty early for church. Well it's cause we live like errr 100km (estimate) away from it so yea, we travel to go to church. It's literally three-four cities away from where I live. Hehehe.)

Now back to what I really was going to write about. Yesterday was amazing and fun. The prayer walk was fun and inspiring. After walking 10 minutes from church we finally reached the Jebels (rocky, desert looking - old golf course) and well, it was truly a special moment. The view, the fellowship of young believers, doughnuts, laughter - it was definitely a "God sighting"

I can feel spring in the air. Hehehe. Finally I can start wearing dresses without tights! Hahaha

Yesterday I fell in love. I fell in love with Rosy (one of the youth leaders adorable dog).
Yes, I am a dog lover. :)

I forgot to take a picture of the view *yess stupid moment* Hahaha. Luckily I had a photo of the Balajadia family with the amazing view. :D That little girl, is Bianca but I call her Bianchi. She's the cutest, most adorable girl I know plus I love her. Yes, I do love babies and kids.

That's my brother (yess that dude there, you can't miss him) and his group. :) They were the lucky ones who got to the top boulder/rocky places first.

And finally, pictures of my outfit. Unfortunately I wasn't able to take a picture of myself when we were at the Jebels. Boohoo. I really really wanted to.

blazer, Nexus at Centrepoint/Splash :: polo shirt, grabbed from brother's closet :: black top, Kashieca :: shorts, thrift shop at Glorietta :: tights, unknown :: jewelry, thrifted, Centrepoint.Splash and gifts

FYI, I'm a "frustated" person who wants to learn Photoshop . hahaha. I have yet to learn how to use Photoshop to its fullest capabilities but I am learning. This is something, that I thinked turned out pretty well. :) I thinkkkk..

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” - Maya Angelou

Have a great weekend/week everyone. Hugs & Kisses. Mwuahx!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Inspiration Comes From All Sorts of Things

This would just be a quicky post, since I'm off to bed (yes this early since we'll be heading off to church tomorrow morning..service is at 8.30am and we leave home by 6.00am..which means an hour to get ready..wake-up time 5.00am). I'm really excited about tomorrow's prayer walk with the youth church. I just have this totally good vibe about it. :D On the other hand, went shopping today. Well actually more like went to exchange this shorts that were just too teeny weeny for me. I ended up picking up a cute dress that I'm dying to wear when spring comes (and definitely will be wearing throughout summer). I can't wait for summer!! :D

Anyways thought I'd show you the doodles in my journal/planner. It keeps me busy for the quarter of the day when I'm not blogging or tumbling or facebook-ing. Hahaha. :D Enjoy! :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Fashionable Woman is Always In Love - With Herself. -La Rochefoucauld

Hey there loves. Haven't had any interesting things to write about lately so I figured I'd post some old pictures which I took and edited before. I don't know, but I love the elegance & classy feel of a black and white picture. I mean colored pictures are amazing but so are black & white pictures too. :) Anyways these are some of the pictures I had back then, and I can't seem to find the original files :( Luckily, I've got them in an album on Facebook. Hahaha.

On another note, looking forward to Friday. Youth Church is having this Prayer Walk and well I know it's going to be an amazing and enlightening experience for me. :D

You can pretty much see how my hair has grown over the months. :D I used to have this short cute bob (which I miss) and curly mid-length hair (which I miss even more). I'm already thinking about what I wanna do to my hair now. whether to wait till it gets longer than get it curled or leave it as it is or chop it off (though Im sure I wont chop it off, a hella lot of people are gonna kill me if I do..hahaha).

Anyways the weekend is a day away or actually hours away here in Sand land. I can't wait! Hoping y'all been having an amazing week so far.

Hugs and Kisses..mwuahx mwuahx

Monday, January 18, 2010

Blog World: Tin Iglesias

Okay currently seeing posts from tiniglesias at my Tumblr. I love the fact that she's actually taking time to check out posts from other people about her & replying. I mean that's what you call, well a true blogger who cares. :D I mean there are just some bloggers out there, who don't bother to even say thank you for comments givin' from other bloggers. 

Anyways, everyone whose interested in fashion should check out her site, Fashion Ate The World. She is a 19 year old currently taking up a Bachelor of Science degree in Clothing Technology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman. From creative DIYs, to artistic creations and street chicness, she has a lot to offer to the world. :D (I seriously would love to meet her!..hahaha) 

picture of Tin Iglesias, grabbed from her blog.

Expect the Unexpected

Well a lot has been happening in the couple of first weeks of 2010 and well I'm so far excited for the rest that has to come. Most of the times, we never get what we want or how we hope things would happen but then again it's all cause there's something better planned for us. Something far beyond what we expect.

I was browsing thru my pictures of the weekend's sleepover and I realized I didn't get to put these up. the pictures were from my camera but my bestfriend took them.

So obviously the pictures didn't turn out that well, kinda. Hahaha. but I somewhat like the lighting in the right picture. I forgot to change the settings of my camera (olympus E-something) before my bestfriend took the picture thus the "yellow-ness" Hahaha. I thought I wouldn't like having an Olympus camera but I mean it's about how you work with your camera in the end. I am still kinda hoping for a Canon or Nikon. :D Hahaha.

Anyways hope y'all having an amazing week so far. Hug and Kisses. Mwuahx!

Currently inlove with this blog, notebook doodles. More pictures like this, at the site. :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sometimes, It's About Going For What Makes Your Heart Skip A Beat

I have a Tumblr account and well most of the time, I'm online, surfing thru different Tumblrs to well see whats going on. I stumbled upon this beautiful RED dress that has been, well on my mind lately. :D I've been thinking 'bout having a red wedding dress and I know how beyond traditional that may look, but I love the idea. :) This is me of course thinking about my wedding dress when the idea of getting married still doesn't suit me. :)) Hahaha. Not just yet, I've got school and a career to look forward to, but can't help it. Daydreaming.

(via fashionfever)

On another far away topic. Hahaha. This would be what I wore a couple days back. :) My brother was the worship leader for the youth church that day so "black" was our color theme. Which meant wearing our black Tabitha shirt (which I designed by the way with some help of someone) and pants. I of course chose to disobey and not wear pants. Hahaha. Thus why you'll see me in a skirt and tights. :)

dress, thrifted :: t-shirt, custom designed and made :: blazer, Nexus at Centrepoint :: tights, unknown :: boots, feel 2 free

My brother took the pictures which explains why they weren't that "..." Hahaha. But I love how the last pic turned out even though you can't see my face. :D Hahaha.

Anyways hope y'all having a great week so far. Hug and kisses. Mwuahx!

Friday, January 15, 2010

I Thought You'd Never Ask

Had a crazy weekend this week and I hope I get to more of it soon. Sleepovers at the bestfriends was just fun. Will be putting up pics of out mini "photoshoot" and I have concluded modeling is hard..hahaha. My bestfriend kept on saying keep still dont move or do this and that. Grrrrrr "hard". hahaha
I've been thinking 'bout it and I figure I wanna make this blog more interesting, than just the photos. hahaha. I know I havent been the best blogger I could be, forgive me. Tumblr and my organizer keeps me pretty busy but I shall not let it be this time. :D Hahaha. Hope y'all had a lovely week and I can't wait for this next week to start already! :) Hahaha. Mwuahx!

My bestfriend, Maria. We've known each other since middle school but have been bestfriends since highschool. Don't you just love havin' people like bestfriends in your lives. :D

I loved the candles in my bestfriend's place. The detailed work plus the colors..Amazzzing :D More random pics of the lil' things I loved at her place.

And now the photos of the mini photoshoot. My bestfriend is aspiring to be a photographer. I hope she makes it. :D I decided not to put up the other pics. Way to much skin. :P

Photography: Maria Y.
MUA: Maria Y.
Styling and post process: moi

Monday, January 11, 2010

Design Isn't Just a Job, It's a Passion

I stumbled upon this lovely site of Elle Decor and found this amazing rooms. I just adore and want a really long table in my future dining room. Plus I seem to have an obsession over chandeliers. :)

photos via Elle Decor.

Baby You Make Me Feel Crazy Funny

Hello! I know its been awhile since I last blogged about something. Been in a bit of a mood swing lately. But not the bad mood swing of sorts. :)

Please visit my tumblr site. Jewel in The Sand. I usually post more of the random me there, like pictures and quotes and sorts, but Im thinking I migth want to put some of the "randomness" here too. :) Hahaha..

black turtleneck sweater, unknown :: dress, bought at a thrift shop in Philippines :: boots,  thrift shop in Philippines :: tights, unknown

In know you hardly can see my outfit in this picture but it was the only picture I had of myself that day. :( Boohoo..Hahaha I ended up having to take pictures of my brother and his friends. And who would have thought guys dont like taking pictures. Hahaha. :)

Yep this was just one of the many pictures I ended up taking of. Don't you just love jumpshots? :)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Let's This Be The Beginning of Something Wonderful

So I had to, just ahd to change up the design of the dining room. Switched up the tablecloth with the curtain n curtain with the tablecloth. Which made alot of difference. Hahaha. Then added different centerpieces, more on candles for the New Year celebration. :)

top, thrifted :: jeans, Philippines :: boots, feel 2 free :: earrings, thrifted

So apparently the dress color code for the night was white but we ended up wearing, well whatever we wanted. And in the spirit of winter, I wore boots. :D Hahaha.

I hope you all had a wonderful New Year celebration. :) Its the start of a new year, a chance to make things better than last year. Make a difference, whether big or small, it stil matters. :D

I adddoreeee and looove my brothers but the fact that Im getting shorter than them, sucks :( Hahaha.