• August 2019
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by Rosie

Hey guys! So, here it is, after dating for 4 years, Adrian has finally convinced me that it’s time to tie the knot. And you know what, I don’t feel that allergic reaction to marriage anymore, it feels exciting to be getting married. Though we are not getting married now, we are getting married June 8, 2013 :). I guess when you’re ready, you’re ready!

Anyway, here are just some inspirations I’ve gotten for our theme: Green Apples and Orange Oranges in a Secret Gardens, lol


By the way, I do not own these images, google just let me borrow them. These are just some inspirations for my wedding.

Anyway, I’ll keep you guys updated. Still 11 months to go. I’ve already have a couple things. I want to do everything now so I can relax later. We have an appointment with the venue person on the 21st. I have some decorations, still need to purchase the other ones, I bought my dress, and only a couple more things to go. Way to be organized Rosie!

Good night



by Rosie

So I didn’t like the previous red, it was more brownish red, kinda orangish in a way. Anyway, I went to the salon and got my hair dyed. I go to Maximus Salons and Spas and it literally is the most amazing salon I have been to, and New York has amazing salons.




These pictures are courtesy of the internet since I always forget to take my camera when I’m there.

Anyway, they vamped up my hair giving it a more romantic red hue. My room is already colorful so nothing really comes out looking the way it’s supposed to, but I tried:


See, you can barely tell.


Then I did flash, but still, my hair just looks dark, not like it is in real life.




Sort of it, but not really. I need to really take a picture outside during the day for you guys to really see.


And this is my face telling you this photo shoot did not work out at all. I will try to get a better picture sometime soon.



by Rosie

As you all know, I am American, but my culture is definitelynot one of an American. My family has a very diverse culture and one of them is the quinceañera, or Sweet 15. It represents the transition of girl to young woman. It represents growing up and being someone responsible your parents can be proud of. This weekend I went to my friend Chantal’s quinceañera. It was very sweet and very traditional. I almost cried when she danced with her father (that represents the father accepting his daughter is growing into a woman).

The theme was Chinese with a red, white and black color pallet.



Stephanie and Josue (brother and sister in law)


Giving a speech about her road to a dignified woman (her and her father).



First dance with her father.



Her parents giving and speech and thanking everyone.




Adrian, the bday girl and myself.


Me and Adrian.

I remember my quince like it was yesterday. Time really flies :)


Family Fun Time

by Rosie

My grandmother was visiting this past week. It was such a delight to have her, the years have soften her up. I remember when I was younger, I use to favor my grandfather because my grandmother ruled with an iron fist, both of my grandmothers actually, and both my grandfathers were always so nice. This is my maternal grandmother, the one both me and my mother are named after:


As I said before, the years have really soften her up, she is more tender and loving than she use to be and just easier to be around. Maybe I just understand her more now that I am growing older and appreciate her more.

Somehow, me wanting a picture with my grandmother turned into a whole family fiasco and somehow, little by little, more people kept popping into the picture. Even Rex, who insisted on being the star of the show. Notice how he is in almost every picture!


Grandma and her granddaugthers :)


Auntie and Rex jump into the picture. Notice how Rex is in “mid-sit” and distracting everyone!


Now my mom joins in (the one on the far left), and Rex is still there.


Now it’s grandma and her three daughters, plus Adrianita and Rex’s butt!!!


Me and my cousins. Notice how Adrianita is posing. Where do kids get these ideas, anyway, me and her had a serious talk about her behavior, being the only person in the world that she listens to other than my grandmother.


And me and my cousins distracted by Rex…AGAIN!



And of course, Rex insisted on sitting on my parents $11,000 couch. Haha, my dad freaked when he saw this, well dad, this is what you get for babying the damn dog as if he were your child!


And of course, Rex and his favorite aunt, Tia Adriana (tia in Spanish means aunt). He has always loved her, and when she was pregnant with Adrianita, he use to literally sit on her lat and lay his head on her stomach. Now him and Adrianita are like best friends, she hugs him and even lays on him, it’s really sweet.


And of course, my parents :)

Somehow a little picture of me and my g-ma turned out to be a family fiasco and a photoshoot of Rex.


Turkey Day

by Rosie

I’m not going to get in to the whole “the Pilgrims killed off all the Native Americans, why are we even celebrating this sick holiday,” so I’m just going to post pictures of our family Thanks Giving dinner instead.



I’m usually against drinking, and rarely have wine with dinner, but this wine was delicious and soft, was wonderful with the dinner.


I made Tres Leches cake, it was so delicious!


Redo, this time, with flash!


No one really knew what to do so it came out awkward, lol! Ugh I look fat, but I was leaving in and my dress fell forward and made me look like I have a gigantic stomach!!!!!! FAIL!!!!!!!!

This is what I wore


The dress is from Forever21 and the shoes are Steve Madden, the sweater…I forgot!!!

Anyway, happy holidays


Time’s A-Changin’

by Rosie

My cold is almost gone, I’m hoping it’ll leave sooner rather than later because I’ve been itching to dye my hair. As you can see, my hair is changing color at all times. There was a time I was dying it every week just to get it the color I wanted. Between the bleaching, hair colors and all that jazz, I find myself missing my one favorite hair color other than my own (black): RED!



This was me last year in Barcelona and Toledo with my fabulous red hair. God it was a nightmare getting it the exact shade I wanted it to be. I remember the dying process began sometime in September and in December I got the results I wanted after many dye jobs and bleaches. Luckily my hair didn’t look a mess during the entire process.

And this is my natural hair color, which I love but I get bored of too quickly, and it’s a horrible nightmare to get the color out. My hair is so dark I have to bleach before I get it to change to a lighter color.


Remember ladies (and gentlemen), if you are going to bleach your hair, consult a professional. I am crazy so I always do things on my own. A good tip for going solo is to brew chamomile in a pot until all the color comes out. When it is done, let it cool slightly and pour over your head (this helps remove color if you have dyed hair as well) and cover with an old towel or t-shirt. Once your hair has dried, without rinsing the chamomile tea out of your hair, put the bleach on. I have no method for this, I just run it through my hair and avoid the roots for 10 minutes MAX. Rinse as soon as possible. The chamomile protects your hair from the harmfulness of bleach. I am no professional so if you are not comfortable do not try this at home.

My other option is brown. I go for a light brown usually but this time I decided to do a dark brown to avoid dying for a couple of months (decades for me)


And here is the dark brown I have now:



I actually really love the color I have now, but I WANT RED HAIR DAMMIT! So I’m going to the store to get some light brown hair dye. I’m going to ease my way to red hair. I will dye my hair light brown first and then two weeks later dye it red. This way, I can avoid the bleach (hopefully).



by Rosie

I’ve been sick for like ever (almost 2 weeks) and I still feel super crappy. Last night when I got home from school, I threw up and kept throwing up for most of the night. My mother stayed up with me, thank God, because I was just so out of it and in a hell of a lot of pain. Around 4 in the morning I got up and went to my own bed where I didn’t wake up to puke my soul out again.




I stayed in bed with my fluffy pink robe and my box of tissues. Hopefully this Black Plague will leave my system soon; I can’t afford to miss school or work. I can’t believe the semester is almost done!

Oh, and believe it or not, I do feel a lot worse than what I look, even though I do look like a hot mess!

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Yes everyone, it has snowed in October in New York City for the first time since the Civil War (well a little after it in 1869)! That was way more than a 100 years ago! And it had to snow the day we went to see Hugh Jackman on broadway!

This is what my car looked like after we got back from the city (we leave my car in Queen and then take the train to Manhattan (NYC)).


I was waiting in the car while Adrian removed the snow.




The next day there was still now on the ground. Unbelievable! That this early in the fall snow fell!


Hopefully this winter won’t be as bad as last winter where we had a damn snow storm every week in December and January. I went to Spain, came back and there was still about 8ft of snow on the ground!


My Grandmother

by Rosie

I think Grand-mother really suits her, because she was a really grand woman. She was so well educated and knowledgeable. I see a lot of her in me, right down to the “school is the most important thing” aspect.

When I was younger, I didn’t think she favored me at all, she was always a bit grumpy and seemed to only really love my eldest brother. It was not until a couple of years ago that we got really close and I even took the man I want to marry oversees to see her.


That’s me, my grandmother Celeste, and my father.

What really captivated me and made me grow closer to her was her story. My grandmother came from a well distinguished family, and all her life was about studying, I mean the woman has two (2) degrees for crying out loud! She was an economist and a librarian, not that she worked, for women with her status did not, but she achieved it. Since she was so busy studying, it was not until she was 28 that she met the love of her life.

She was studying culinary arts at the time, and my grandfather was a drifter. He was born in Italy, but when his family went on vacation to Dominican Republic, a hurricane claimed his parents life and left him orphaned in a foreign country. He was 30 when they met. He was adopted and ran away from home, he was a man with no title or money to his name.

Either way, it was love at first sight, and they ran away together. Together they lived until his untimely death 10 years ago. But they were the love of each other’s lives, they would always play around and kiss when ever they thought someone wasn’t looking (like teenagers!). He always made her smile, just like I made her smile after she told me her story


This was right after our chat. I’m going to miss her love for dogs and love for those silly little dresses she always wears.

I’m going to make a trip to see her, even if I miss school and work, I want to hear more of her story. It has always captivated me how she left everything behind just to be with the person she really loved.


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by Rosie


Ever since I got my camera I take any chance I get to use it, and yes that does mean taking pictures of everything including myself. Unfortunately I have to resize them because they are too large to upload so the quality is not that good, but it’s a great camera!



That’s it for now, I’m trying to balance out my super busy schedule with school and work so in case you don’t hear from me for a while it means I had a mental break down, which I do feel one coming soon :( because I got my first big commercial job! I will be assisting project management on a set of hotels so I’m very scared and on a verge of a mental breakdown. Wish me luck and good health!

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Native Language

by Rosie

I’ve been reading many blogs and have made many blog friends from many different parts of the world. Until recently I haven’t paid attention, but now I wonder….Why does everyone write in English? This includes myself…my first language  is Spanish and I speak Spanish at home with my parents. And now I’d like to ask all my blog friends these questions

  1. Why do you blog in English?
  2. Which is your native language?
  3. Would you write a post in your native language?
  4. Where are you from?

I think I will end this post in Spanish :)

Me gustaria saber, amigas, si van a escribir en su lengua nativa? Que tengan buen dia y que lo gosen mucho :D


Curly Hair

by Rosie

Naturally, as you guys have seen, I have curly hair. But sometimes I want soft, fake curls instead of my natural ones, just for the hell of it ladies :). Anyway, I bought this thing from ConAir and it’s a pretty cool concept. It’s rollers, but they heat up, so when you wear them it’s like a curling iron, except with less damage and it’s so much more faster.

Ok, so here is what you do.

1. Heat up the rollers and the clips. You can only heat up 3 clips at a time, so I suggest you keep replenishing them.


They come in 3 different sizes. And don’t worry, when you pick them up they don’t burn you. They have a channel in the middle that keeps the heat inside not outside.

2. Just put them on. I don’t roll them all the way because I only want the tips to be curly.Also, if you want them to last, use mousse of any kind, preferably one that does not turn white. I usually wash my hair at night, so I fix it and sleep on it because it gives it a more natural look.


3. Let it sit for about 10 minutes, or until they cool down, which is usually about 10 minutes and then take them off.




5. When you’re done, it looks overly curly, but they drop and look pretty, or you can sleep on it like I do so it looks curly/messy/natural.


And that’s the final result. All in all, I think this was a great purchase!


Why must I be a woman who loves shopping?!?!?!?! It is such a pain when you look at the price and yet it’s great when you get your shipment in the mail. Anyway, I am going to share with you guys all the crap I honestly don’t need that I bought today.




























I got everything from Forever21 so all  these pictures belong to them, not me, so if you like anything the link is in the name. I feel very good about my purchase. Every girl likes to feel pretty, but seriously, someone needs to take my credit card away, I need to stop going on shopping sprees!


Doing nothing is a good therapy for when you are overly stressed out. What is nothing for me? Being a couch potato and watching shows. I never get to watch television, but when I do it’s relaxing at times.


This is me watching the entire series of Avatar: The Last Air Bender! Such a great show!


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