Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Tree

I'm pretty sure that I didn't tell you, or if I did, excuse me, but I must repeat the story since it's Christmas, and I'm beyond excitment. Two weeks ago, while I was chatting with one of my besties (James) she asked me if I was going to be at home the next morning (Sunday) so I said yes, and she asked if she could come, so of course I said yes.
Sunday morning arrived, and with it arrived James, but she didn't come alone, she asked my help to download a kind of different passanger, a Christmas Tree!!!!, she bought us a Christmas Tree!!!!
I'm not the grinch type, i love Christmas, I love to set the Christmas Tree in its special place at home, and I love to decorate it. This year tho the situation was a little bit tight, and mom and I decided not to buy a Christmas tree, which was fine by me, but apparently not for Santa James, who said she wouldn't let me a Christmas without a tree.
After my excitment and me almost crying in front of her, and crying when she went, she asked me on monday if I decorated the tree already and if I could send her a picture. She mentioned something when she was at home that she didn't put a Christmas Tree since she was eight yeart old, so even when I was dying to decorate it, I asked her if she would like to come and decorate it with me, and she said yes. So last Sunday she came, and we had lots of fun, and Kenji, he was happy!
Someone was ready for do some mischief

cleaning the ornaments 
These are the older ornaments we have, like 25 years old or something, but I love them!

And of course the honor to put the star must went to the person who made it possible, Miss Santa James!

And since I'm doing Vlogmas, here are Vlogmas 01 (in which I talk about the tree and another pretty present that my other bestie gave me)

And Vlogmas 02 in which we decorate the Tree!!!

Hope you have a super lovely week, can't believe this is the last week at work of the year, then winter holiday and a new year begin!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

If I Stay Duology & The Way We Go, book review

A whole week had passed and I didn't post anything book related, but fear not my dears, here I am with more reviews since I'm once more a little behind with my reviews. Today we have a popular duology and a "suport indie Authors" review!.

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Seventeen year old Mia has no memory of the accident, she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. Little by little she struggles to put together the pieces, to figure out what she has lost, what she has left, and the very difficult choice she must make.

If you already see the movie, well you know what this book is about. I didn't see the movie, I wanted to read the book because it was recomended to me by some people. Indeed it was a sad story, and in some way it could be a little spooky since Mia was a witness of everything while her body was in an hospital bed. It's heartbreaking to read about her family and friends waiting, hoping for her to wake up, waiting of a decision that she must take.
I enjoyed this book so much, and I wasn't dissapointed at all with it. My only problem is that it didn't touch me in a more sentimental way, for some reason.

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 It's been three years since the devastating accident, and since Mia walked out of Adam's life. Now living on opposite coasts, when Adam gets stock in New York, chance brings the couple together again for one last night.

The second or companion book of If I stay. At beginning I had a little trouble with this book since it was from Adam's point of view and a lot of things had changed, still I kept reading, and I must say that I was glad for it. While If I Say failed on get to me in a more emotional way, Where She Went made me cry, like a lot!

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Lindsay Picou is sixteen going on thirty. She's been forced to not only take care of herself, but to raise her little sister too, because their mother Gloria is a part-time prostitute. Then Gloria meets Ben. He not only changes her life for the better but Lindsay's too. She meets Micah, Ben's best friend and things get a lot more complicated.

I had problems deciding to write this review, because I've been waiting for so long for this book, and I have a huge admiration for the Author. I didn't want to my review got mixed with my admiration for her, I wanted to give you an honest review, and at the same time I didn't want to hurt her feelings. Still, a good review must be that one in which the reviewer is crytical without being rude. So here are my thoughts about the book.
The story is a pretty story, the kind that for some reason bring you back the faith in human kind, this of course thanks to Ben, who accepted Gloria no matter her past, who accepted her daughters and loved them as his own. You can feel empaty and feel sorry for Lindsy and her little sister, for the hard life that they had to live next to Gloria. You understand Gloria's motives, and in some way feel bad for her, even take Gloria's side in some parts.
Even when my cynical mind was telling me "they are dreaming, Ben can't be real" or "Ben is going to sell them as sexual slaves", but then I let go of my terrible mind and I enjoyed more the story. I totally enjoyed how hard was for Lindsay to open to this new experience, to learn how to be a friend and start living her life as a teenager and not the adult in the family.
Here was my problem, the love story between Lindsay and Micah, Ben's best friend. While I understand that Lindsay (and this was carefully mentioned in the book) was in the legal age of consent, still, I couldn't help despise Micah because he was invited to stay at Ben's house, and not only that, he was paying rent or anything, he was living there for free, because he was finding himself, writing his book, whatever, but he found himself in Lindsay's way. 
He told her he loved her after talking probably for the second time with her. She was this poor girl, who never had a father figure, who suffered like a lot in her life, who didn't have friends, and suddenly she had everything and of course she's afraid of lossing everything, and this man came and told her that he loved her! I mean, of course she had feelings for him, of course she was impresed with his way of life, still to me He took advantage of the situation, of Lindsay's lack of love and of course he took advantage of her, because even when she was mature for her age, she was still a child, 17 isn't a woman, even when is legal age of consent, not after everything she went through. 
I honestly can say that I totally recommend this book, I really enjoyed the story, I adored Lindsay's sister, and specially Ben! So if you want a sweet story for the holidays, this is the book for you, and at the same time you are helping an Indie Author!

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus!!!

You guys, can't believe we are already in December!!!! my favorite month of all year, I adore Christmas so so much, and usually put me in the best mood, but (yes, here comes the but) I got the flu yesterday, yes the flu!!! still I'm not going to that silly flu ruin my Chirstmas month! so to put me on the right mood I'm going to share with you some pretty music, well this pretty song, the voice of this amazing woman is spectacular! and the mood of the video (all in black and white) make it even more perfect!
Hope you enjoy!

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Monday, December 1, 2014

Small bedroom, big furniture.

It happens, right? You totally fall in love with certain bed or certain chest of drawers, or maybe a bookshelf, and you go even further, you buy it!, not taking in consideration that this new piece in you collection, is way too big for your small bedroom, and probably is going to take lots of space on it.

See how my bed take almost half of my bedroom

And my Chest of Drawers

It makes a little wall looks tiny!

I’ve been dealing with the same situation for a while now, and while I tried to cope with the fact that I would never going to have enough space on my bedroom for simple things like walk without hitting something, maybe it’s time for a change.

I saw that not because you have a small bedroom you have to buy everything super small, sometimes big is better, the main key is find a special piece and make it your focal point, and keep the rest as simple as you can. I learned this in the bad way, but you would see what I'm talking about in a few day when I share my new bedroom! also you would see the solution I came for the bed problem :)

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Small bedroom, big problems

Having a small bedroom can be problematic sometimes, while it requires of you to be more organized, it’s completely madness when you are like me, messy, and always ready for a change.
These are some problems of having a small bedroom:
·         The closet. A small bedroom usually came with a small closet, or without a closet at all.

·         A problematic wall. Usually a wall with a window or a door or the one where the closet is, of the one to the door opens.

·         Natural lighting: major problem here specially if you only have a window and it’s almost impossible to make another one.

·         Artificial lighting: only one source of light in the middle of the roof.

Thank goodness for lamps!

·         Only one socked
·         Zero possibilities to expand

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

My Bookshelf Project First Haul

Hey Guys!, I made a bed!, well technically is a bed, but promise to show you more in a couple of days, since I want to paint it first, but that's not why I'm here. In a previous post I talk about the bookshelf that I made and my new goal which is to fill it with pretty books from top to bottom (you can see the post here with a video!), since then I've been saving money to buy the books that I wanted the most, the books that I gave 5 stars, the books that for some reason are too precious and special for me, well, three of them probably wouldn't fit the category, but since their covers are so pretty and the price was just way to perfect and they were presents, I couldn't say no to them!
Here is the first book haul of My Bookshelf Project (which is not going to be very frequently since I have other responsabilities and debts which make it almost impossible for me to buy books whenever I want, but I'm going to save any penny I can to buy more and more).

My Favorite book of the year, the one and only that I read twice this year and saw the movie adaptation like 10 times (yes, this year), and I'm planning to read once more before the end of the year.
The next three ones are the spanish edition of the first three books of Camilla Läckberg on the Patrik Hëdstrom saga (The Ice Princess, The Preacher and The Stonecutter)

Do I need to say more?

 Of course I needed to have the book to made me the book lover that I am now, the first book that I read, the one that always is going to have a special place in my heart.
And last but not least, this beauty, isn't it a beauty? not only from the outside, but in the inside too.

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And of course I made a video of it, just in case you want to see it :)

Let me know if you read any of these books and what you think about them!
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