Saturday, May 24, 2014

Instagram Recap + An Adventurous Weekend

1. Dressing Room at AllSaints 2. Blending in with Nature 3. Dressing Room Diaries at UO 4. Yummy Food at one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle 5. Gorgeous view of my city at GasWorks park 6. Ripped DIY 'Mom' Jeans

Make sure you guys follow me on my Instagram to keep up with me when I'm gone from here! What's your Instagram so I can follow you?
xoxo, Debby

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P.S. I'm going to Canada this weekend so I'm taking an even longer break from blogging. I'll see you babes on Tuesday! Cheers! xx

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Finally, Some Color!

 How often do I find myself looking through my wardrobe saying that I have too many black clothes? Never! But I finally bought myself some colorful pieces to add to just in time for summer. I love black but wearing it in the summer is asking to be burnt and fried. 
Romper - Urban Outfitters (sale) | Flats- Sam Edelman
Speaking of summer, I officially want to share with you guys that I will not be going back home to Los Angeles. I will be residing in Seattle... alone! I am thrilled, terrified, excited, nervous, but ready. I'm going to miss my entire family but their support has been soothing. I know this is what's best for me. I'm so blessed.
Do you guys have any fun plans for the summer?
xoxo, Debby

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Monday, May 12, 2014

Happy Monday! | Appreciate Nature

Happy Monday my loves! I hope you all are having a great start to your week. I know I'm making today great by waking up early to exercise, making to-do lists, working on blog posts, finishing up assignments, etc. But besides all of the daily busy work, I have decided to enjoy my surroundings. Not my room, or the cafeteria, or the cafĂ© down the street. I'm appreciating nature!
One of my top tips for getting happy is to take a walk outside, especially now that Spring is in full swing. According to Science Daily, "being outside makes people feel more alive!" Being outside for just 20 minutes can boost vitality levels. The article further talks about the parallels between nature and happiness so feel free to read it here if you are interested! 

Today, I'm going on a walk (alone) to just think and to be with nature. I'm turning off my technology brain and simply going to relax. Three tips for those willing to be one with nature:

1) Leave your phone behind
Don't be on Instagram while you are trying to be with nature! That's just rude... Leave your phone behind and bring a watch to keep up with the time! 
2) Take mental pictures
 How often do we miss a good moment because we are too busy trying to capture it? Well, take a mental picture by pointing out the colors and textures of trees, flowers, and dirt. You may even notice something that you've never seen before!
3) Breathe
Turn off the air conditioning in your apartment and take in the oxygen of the world. Depending upon where you are it can be kind of gross do to smog and cars. But try to take a walk in a park where you will see a lot of greenery. 

Let me know if you guys take a walk and how it went!
xoxo, Debby

Monday, May 5, 2014

Keep Going

There has been a lot of exciting things happening in my life recently but I can't help feeling a little overwhelmed by it all. Here's what I've been up to:

001. About to being my third year in college |  I remember wishing that I could just graduate from high school. 
002. I've been filming, producing, and editing videos for a natural hair salon | I remember hoping that I would have enough AA batteries to film a 10 minute video.
003. Starting a new job at a high end clothing store | I remember applying for every retail job imaginable and not getting a call back. 
004. Looking for a house/apartment for next year | I remember living at home and having no freedom
005. Networking with other artistic individuals | I remember being painfully shy to tell people about my blog or youtube
006. Beginning a healthy lifestyle |  I remember getting my license and driving to eat McDonalds every single day after high school
007. Joining other ministries in my church | I remember hating God

Damn...things have changed drastically in my life. I'm so glad that I'm finally on the right path to doing what I need to do. I'm so thankful for it all.
xoxo, Debby

Monday, April 21, 2014

New Beauty Bits

Benefit POREfessional- $10.00 | wet n' wild Fergie Lipstick $3.99 | Kat Von D Everlasting Love Liquid Lipstick $19.00

Here's a few bits and bops that I picked up this weekend. If you'd like a review of anything let me know! But I have that Kat Von D lippy is phenomenal. It's the perfect dark red with a hint of brown color that I've been on the hunt for. Except I hate the Sephora in Seattle so I'll definitely be ordering it online next time. I don't recommend going there if you are in town...awful "service"! I have some clothing pieces to show you all soon! I just want to buy more and do a full video/post about it. 

xoxo, Debby