Brendan and myself celebrated our one year anniversary on March 14, 2013.
It was more than I could have ever imagined an anniversary to be.
It was amazing!
My relationship with Brendan is the healthiest, most supportive and loving relationship I have ever
To me, having an amazingone year anniversarywas a minimal detail because the past 365 days with him had already been so amazing.
But, because I am such a people pleaser, when he did ask me what I wanted to do to celebrate, you could say I was a bit indecisive.
Usually, I tend to lean towards doing what others want to do as opposed to what I want to do because of just how much of a people pleaser I am. I put my desires to the side.
One of the things I love most about Brendan is that he wants to do what I want to do.
He will sit there until I finally speak up and tell him what I want to do; and I'm glad he does because he knows deep down inside I have an idea of what I want to do but I'll put his wants before mine.
I need someone like him in my life.
What we eventually decided on was to get dressed up, get dinner in downtownBoston, go dancing and stay over night in the city.
The night was more than I could have imagined.
...It was like something out of a movie...
He picked me up from work and we drove into the city.
When I walked into the hotel room he let me go first. There wererose petalsall over the bed,champagnechilling in the corner and agiftperfectly placed in the middle.
We quickly got dressed and headed over to what is now one of our favorite restaurants,Abby Lane.
Located in the heart of the theater district in Boston, I was taken over by the breath taking view and the lounge-like feeling.
After dinner, we headed over to a place where everybody knew our names.
No I don't mean Cheer's!
I'm talking about theBell In Handon Union Street.
Over the past year of our relationship, Brendan and I would get drinks and dance the night away at the oldest bar in America.
Of course, it was a plus that at one point Brendan had about 6 best friends working the doors as bouncers.
Regardless, we knew that we wanted to head on over to 'our spot' to end the night.
After a couple hours of dance, kissing, laughing and drinking we walked back over to out hotel room and ended the night enjoyedstrawberriesandchanpagneandeach others company.
Thank you Jasmina Mujagic for nominating me for the Liebster Award. Lets answer some questions!
What is your go-to makeup look for a special occasion?
My go-to makeup look for a special occasion is definitely a defined contour, subtle smokey eye, light dusting of blush, on top of medium coverage foundation and a deep cranberry lip.
Whats your fave season, Summer or Winter?
Hands down summer. Although I'm from Boston where up here in New England the weather is different literally everyday, We get really really harsh winters that I could totally do without. Plus it doesn't help that even in the summer time I get the chills walking outside on a windy day. So winter is just not my cup of tea.
Whats your favorite makeup brand?
Oh, it totally depends on the type of makeup I am using.
Primer: Benefit PoreFessional
Foundation: L'Oreal True Match (W6)
Bronzer: theBalm Bahama Mama
Eyeshadow: Makeup Geek
…to name a few
Whats your reason for starting a blog?
I'm a teacher and this summer I didn't work. I did a lot of traveling. In between traveling I had a lot of time on my hands that I simply didn't know what to do with. And although I'm not a strong writer, I thought this would be a great way to pass the time. I also love giving advice to people and making new friends. This is more than I could have hoped for! I'm having a blast!
You see Leonardo Di-Caprio casually walking down the street, what do you do?
Literally cry historically from FanGirling so hard. Leo is beautiful! I wouldn't be able to contain my excitement!
If there was one makeup look you had to stick with for the rest of your days, what would it be?
I wear normally the same look every day, I just switch up the lip color. I made a blog post about my go-to day time makeup look here. But if I could pick one lip color I would pick cranberry because I can get away with the look without lipstick at all but if I want to dress it up I can add that lip color.
Whats your biggest pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve is when people are driving and you let them go ahead of you by waving your hand at them to go, and they don't thank you! It makes me want to get out of the car and scream in their face "Do you have manners?"
Oh gosh, that's so hard. Am I allowed to narrow it down to 4? LOL
1. One of them is absolutely Leonardo DiCaprio.
2. But seeing as I'm from Boston I also have to add the Funky Bunch's Marky Mark (Mark Wahlberg).
3. I'm also 100% Portuguese so it's pretty much mandatory for me to include Cristiano Ronaldo.
4. And last but not least, I have to add Julian McMahon. He played Cristian Troy in Nip/Tuck & Cole Turner in Charmed. He is the definition of beautiful!
Whats your favorite TV Show?
They are and always will be (yes, more than one) Friends, Boy Meets World and Charmed.TV Now just isn't the same as it was back in the 90's and early 00's.
Who's your fave Friends Character?
OMG why would you do this to me?! lol. I love all the guys more than I love all the girls. If I had to pick only one, I would have to pick Ross. Everything he does and says makes me pee my pants laughing.
It's hard to believe that more than two years with my wonderful guy have already flown by, so I thought I would take some time and reminisce about our two year anniversary.
For our 2 year, we returned to one of our favorite places! Abby Lane. One our one year, we decided to grab dinner here after I had tried out the restaurant with some friends. We fell in love and of course had to keep the tradition going.
After dinner, Brendan treated me to The Blue Man group in downtown Boston. It was perfect because we were already in the theater district so we only had to walk over one street to the Charles Playhouse.
The show was awesome and my jaw was open on the ground the entire time!! After the show, we quickly moved to the lobby where we snagged a couple pictures with a Blue Man.
The night was magical and my love couldn't have planned it any better. If we had stayed in and snuggled on the couch all night I would have still enjoyed myself because of who I was snuggling with and the wonderful relationship we have.
It was only fitting that my mom started the day off with her homemade pancakes.
Forget that pre maid mix, and in the same amount of time you will be eating better tasting homemade pancakes from scratch.
To learn how to make these from scratch, keep reading!
I N G R E D I E N T S :
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted melted butter
1 large egg
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for greasing skillet)
T O O L S :
Small bowl - for dry ingredients
Medium Bowl - for wet ingredients and combining mixtures
Large skillet (preferably non stick)
Large ice cream scooper
D I R E C T I O N S :
1) In small bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Clean whisk.
2) In medium bowl, whisk together milk, melted butter and egg.
3) Whisk the dry ingredients from the small bowl into the medium bowl. Set Aside
4) Heat skillet over medium heat. (If not non-stick, grease all over with vegetable oil)
5) Dip the ice cream scooper into the batter and release onto the hot skillet. (For larger pancakes, dip the ice cream scooper into the batter again and release onto of the first scoop) *At this time you can add fruit slices, chocolate chips, etc...
6) Cook until you see bubbles start to burst on the surface. Flip.
7) Cook for 2-3 minutes (until light/golden brown) *To keep pancakes warm as more cook, place them in preheated oven at 220 degrees F, covered in tin foil.
Every morning I wake up and check through my social media.
This morning, I came across an article while laying in bed scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed.
The title read: Hair stylist spends his Sundays cutting hair for the homeless.
The first sentence reads "Mark Bustos spends his only day off offering haircuts for the homeless in New York. Mark says, 'Every human life is worth the same.' These pics are amazing." (Click here to read full article)
I couldn't help but click on it.
The article was filled with Instagram pictures taken directly from Mark Bustos's Instagram feed.
As I kept scrolling I became more curious so I decided to search 'markbustos' on Instagram. He was the first one on a long list of Mark Bustos.