blog hiatus

First of all I want to start by thanking those of you who stayed following me even though I haven’t posted in months! There were some major life changes happening and blogging was pushed to the bottom of the list of my priorities.

Also, when I started this blog I did it as an escape. We had just bought a house and neither of us were enjoying it. With the exception of having my best friend/love of my life by my side, I was escaping the fact that I was living somewhere I didn’t like, doing things that I didn’t like, and living a life that didn’t look at all how I expected my life to look like. I lived in a state of stress.

Needless to say, I gained 30lbs. I let go of myself so I started blogging blinded to the fact that I wasn’t myself anymore. I’m extremely fortunate to have Mat as my life partner. He’s helped me and has been there for me in ways that I’ve never seen or experienced before!

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Now my existential storm has passed. We sold the house and made the changes that were necessary to have peace of mind. I feel so much better about who I am as an individual! I’ve lost the weight I gained by cutting out junk food and unhealthy snacks from my diet and I started to workout every day.

I am currently doing the PIIT28 challenge by Blogilates. This Friday will be my 14th day which is supposed to be the day I compare my first before & after photos, so I will be posting about it here, maybe some of you will be motivated to take on the challenge! *wink face*

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Our new pet frogs: Taco and Pasta

  
If you follow me on Instagram you’ve seen this already, but I couldn’t pass the chance of showing you the whole thing.

It all started three years ago. I used to have a tomato frog that was basically the equivalent of a cat. Used to take it to the park and whatnot (no, not on a leash, don’t be silly… he had a traveling case). He passed away about a week or two after I met Mat and he told me one day we would get another frog. 

 
Anyway, fast forward to last Saturday when we woke up and said “let’s go get a frog today”, you know, usual Mat and Ana being impulsive. We went to PetCo that evening and got two brown Mantella froggies. Initially we were going to get only one but we didn’t want to separate them so we took both of them home. We got all the necessary stuff to build them a proper habitat, a terrarium, soil, moss, pool, climbing wall, heat lamp, humidifier, and an Ikea cabinet.  

 

We decided to name them Taco and Pasta. Mexican and Italian, like us! The guy at the store said they’re both male but we’re not 100% sure. After doing some research I found that females are bigger and more robust than males and Pasta is definitely bigger than Taco. One of them has been chirping (which means he wants a female, if you know what I mean), but up until now every time I get closer to see which one of them is the one chirping, he stops!!   

  
They eat small crickets (live), but they also like small waxworms which I have to let them try soon I guess. So far they look pretty happy in their new place, they also look like they get along just fine.    

 What I love about having frogs as pets is that you don’t have to be by their side every single moment, they eat when they want as long as you put some crickets in the terrarium, you don’t need to take them outside to go to the bathroom, and what’s better is that you can even go on trips without having to worry. We set up the heat lamp to come on and off automatically so the temperature is always right, and we also got the humidifier that comes on in cycles so you don’t have to do it manually either. It’s seriously so convenient and they’re simply adorable!   

I might keep posting more about frogs every now and then if you guys are interested, there’s so much to learn and they’re awesome to photograph!

 

The perfect Valentine’s Day bra

Alright ladies, let’s talk Valentine’s Day outfits. I’ll probably wear a pair of jeans/leggings and a nice top. Regardless of what you do that day, you want that outfit to be perfect, right? I do. I’m very picky with my outfits so in reality I want every one of them to look great whether there’s something to celebrate or not. 

The one thing that I feel like I can never get right is my bra. I’m not kidding, long gone are the days when the perfect combination of pretty yet comfortable bras didn’t mean anything to me. I’ve tried multiple brands, cheap and expensive, and I still can’t find something that fits as if it was made for me. 

Third Love created a Valentine’s Day bra quiz and it felt like heaven sent. If you haven’t heard of them before, they are a bra company and you should totally check out their bra collection. All you have to do is answer some questions about the type of outfit you’ll be wearing, what you’ll be doing and with whom, and it tells you what type of bra you should wear that day! Whether if it’s a date with yourself, your #squad, or the love of your life, this quiz will help you find the perfect fit.

  
Mine was the 24/7 Strap Happy. Classic with an edge, which I would say it’s totally me! Get started on that Valentine’s Day quiz, then go checkout their website to get yourself that perfect VDay bra to complete your outfit and get 15% off your purchase by entering VALENTINE15 at checkout all through 2/29/2016

I already got myself signed up for their free trial too!