Saturday, May 31, 2014

First Country Concert of the Summer!

I've always loved country music. 

Ever since I can remember, it's what my dad listened to in the car on the way to and from school. And he wouldn't sing along, he would whistle; it's one of my favorite memories. 

I think it's hilarious considering my dad is a little Portuguese man.

Thank goodness Brendan loves country too. None of my hometown friends are into it, so he's my concert buddy once summertime rolls around.

Because of this, it wasn't until last year in July 2013 that I went to my first country concert. We ended up going to Jason Aldean @ Fenway Park both nights. IT WAS AWESOME!

(Jason Aldean: July 2013)

Tickets are 20 rows back from the stage and I've never been more excited!

It's even more exciting because George Straight is on a farewell tour. His concert at Gillette will be his second to last concert ever, large venue wise. I'm sure he plans to do appearances and play smaller crowds.  

If I could go to every country concert MA had to offer, I'd be the happiest girl in the world….

Too bad I'd be too poor to do anything else. haha. But it would all be worth it. 

(Update and Pictures from the George Straight concert to follow in a later post)

Until next time, 
Ines xoxo

Thursday, May 29, 2014

5 ways to look good for your man while rocking your pjs:

Everyone, myself included, has days where all they want to do after work is change into their pajamas immediately after getting home and just lounge around. After going to class all morning then running to work until 6pm M-F, I usually pig out infront of the TV and relax for the rest of the night. The best is when me and Brendan do that together. 

I always want to look good for my man, but that doesn't mean a full face of makeup, my louboutins, and so much perfume you can hardly breath should be required every time I see him. There are other ways you can look good for your man while still being able to hang out together in pjs. 

Here are 5 things you can do to look good for your man while rocking your pajamas: 

1) Manicures are like accessories that last up to two weeks. They take any outfit, no matter how drab or fab, and make you look 100x more put together. Even if your guy doesn't notice your manicure, it can make any woman feel more confidence in themselves and how they look while lounging in those pjs. 

This week's manicure: 

2) Men notice when you change your perfume, whether he tells you or keeps it to himself. Each time I switch things up from my COACH original scent to any other scent, he's pointed it out. It usually follows with "I love it!" 

If you plan on lounging in your pjs all night next to your man, go ahead and spritz one of your favorite scents behind your ears or onto your wrists. He will be pleasantly surprised and you will be too at how much he noticed it!

My go-to scent: 

3) Ever have one of those days where you wake up, throw something on and rush out the door? Do you feel 'off' all day and get home feeling run down, tired and kind of gross? Every once in a whole I have those days and feel like the most unattractive woman in the world!

How do I fix this you ask and feel sexy for my man? I jump into the shower quickly and as soon as I get out, I indulge my face in a Lush Cosmetics facial exfoliate. The smell puts you in a good mood, the exfoliating beads wake you up and soften your face, and your skin looks healthy and bright. 

Even thought I know Brendan loves me for who I am no matter what I look like, sometimes I lack self confidence. After washing and exfoliating my face, I look in the mirror and all my confidence comes rushing back. 

My favorite exfoliate: 

4) A few times a month I have the absolute worst hair days. I've either curled my hair and slept on it so now it's a birds nest of tangles, or I've used dry shampoo too many days in a row. 

I look in the mirror and I'm a hot mess, but my long hair doesn't exactly give me a great looking messy bun. 

My solution? A super high pony tail and my favorite head band!!

Why does this work? Usually, once I get my hair into the pony tail I can smooth out the fly always and conceal the tangles and grease. HAHA! Plus headbands don't get in the way of lounging around and make me feel like I'm dressed up, even in my pjs. 

My favorite headbands usually come from Forever 21 and always have a thin band and a bow, like this one:

5) Number five is my favorite and I personally think it's the best way to look good and impress your man. 

Tell him that you love him and that you love sharing your lazy nights with him. 

Not only will this put a smile an your face but you will also instantaneously put a smile on his. 

To hear myself say I love you to Brendan and to hear him say it back melts my heart every single time. I could be having the worst day, I could feel like the biggest hot mess on the entire planet but as soon as we exchange those three little words, I feel so connected and loved, and I know you will too!

My favorite tv watching, pajama filled, lazy-night pictures of us: 

What do you do to look good for your man while rocking the pjs? Leave it in the comments down below!! :-)

Until next time, 
Ines xoxo

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Alaska, here we come!

On June 17, 2014 I will have the pleasure of joining Brendan and his parents on a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Alaska.

Last year, I was fortunate enough to join the professional cruisers on a trip to the Caribbean; so when they asked me where I wanted to go next, of course I said Alaska next!

In elementary school, I was infatuated with the 49th state. Three years in a row I chose to research Alaska for our unit on the 50 states. I had always wanted to visit the state, so of course I jumped on the chance to make that childhood dream come true!

I'm excited to see the glaciers, enjoy some hot chocolate on the deck, go white water rafting and of course fish for some Salmon.

In the past two years, I've seen and done more than I ever could have imagined, with Brendan by my side. One of the reasons I really wanted to start blogging was to document everything I was going through.

I want to use this blog to showcase and highlight all the wonderful memories that Brendan and myself create and share with each other as well as to share past, present and future experiences with all of you!

I can only hope that the happiness I write about and that the photos I share with all of you spark some of your own ideas to share with that special someone in your life. I have something so special and rare that if I can help other couples create their own special memories, then I am forever greatful.

Until next time,
Ines xoxo