Friday, August 30, 2013

My Toast To These Happy Changes

Dress: H&M/ Belt: Macy's/ Shoes: Forever 21
I officially completed my first week of big kid school. 
I am so happy with my decision to finally transfer to this university. I love it so much. 

When I first arrived I was not prepared for the larger classes and the number of students that would be in these classes. 100+ students in a class? What? That was completely foreign to me, but I have grown to enjoy it. Another thing that got to me was trying to make new friends. One of the reasons why I was ready to transfer was because I was ready for a change and apart of that reason was for meeting new people. I am a really shy person so it's always hard for me to be the first to say "hello". On the first couple days I was too chicken but as the week progressed I began to meet new faces and be confident in my people skills. So far I guess I have made a couple friends. There is one person however, who annoys me. I'm sorry to say this but they just do. The reason why this person annoys me so much is because I have had this type of person come up to me plenty of times before. Who was it? The typical guy that see's me and strikes up a conversation and who will not leave me alone. *big sigh* I have captured another one. This guy is nice but totally and completely 110+infinity not my type. I even had to tell a little lie in order to get him to back off a bit. I wish I could be more upfront when it comes to these certain types of situations but I cant help it and feel bad for the person, especially when they are trying so hard. I guess I still have some growing up to do on that part.  

Enough on that. Anyways...

Something that I noticed this week was that almost everyone was going through some type of change. Mostly it was a major change involving their life. It wasn't a bad change, they were all good things that positively affected them. It made me happy to see that I was not the only one going through a major change this week. It also made me realize that almost everyone that I know if finally figuring out where they belong in this world and reaching their goals. I am just so happy for everyone!

I'm holding a glass of wine right now and as I lift it up, I am toasting to you - if you had a big change this week with your life congratulations! I wish the best for you all in whatever change you are going through.
Now I'm taking my sip of wine. Haha.

I mean really, for real, I did just take a sip.
Now I am off to study and finish this glass.

♥ misa

Saturday, August 24, 2013

This Week

This was my last week of summer and my my my, it was good.

I got pranked two mornings in a row. The first morning I find my car covered in shaving cream, sprinkles, fruit juice, and other random sticky things. The second morning I wake up and find my car smothered in shaving cream again and then inside was filled with over 70 pink balloons and confetti ALL OVER. It was a mess. But you know...I think the pink balloons made me less mad, haha and they knew it, which is why they choose pink balloons!

My best friend and I got both of the culprits back. For the first guy, we filled his back pack (which is his man bag (murse)) while he was at work with tons of glitter and rice. He still has glitter all over his books and essentials. The other guy we got back by sticking pads all over his car and then squirting it with ketchup and honey. We then topped it off with confetti. I had other pranks that I was going to do to them but we all decided to just call truce and end everything. Thank God because it was starting to get a little out of hand.

Another thing I did this week was hangout with my cousins to eat gelato and crepes. I mean that is a perfect day in itself.

A sad thing that happened this week was I got robbed. Someone broke into my locker at the gym that I go to and stole all the cash out of mine and my sisters wallet. I only carry cash with me because that is all that I get paid in and that day they took $120 from me and $160 from my sister :( :( :( :(
It took me a while to finally forgive the person that did it. But I finally did.
Random fact: I've learned this summer that I tend to get over things rather quickly. Like if I'm mad at you one day, I will just be completely over it and want to be friends again with you the next day. Haha I like this about myself.

Lastly, I took one last tour of my new school before this semester starts. I went on a couple tours this summer. Some with my friends and other times with my cousins. This last time that I went I actually felt like I belonged there. While I was walking around the campus I had a sense of pride come over me, this never happens to me haha, I never have pride for anything. My cousin was freaking out because I looked like an idiot jumping and skipping along the campus. I couldn't contain my joy. One thing that I love about my school is the amount of trees that are there. I looooove trees. Absolutely love them.
Okay so while I was walking around campus I had this cute squirrel come up to me. I had never been so close to an adult squirrel before! It was the cutest thing. I felt bad because it wanted me to give it food and I didn't have any. After a couple minutes I had more squirrels come up to me. I felt like Snow White. Which brings me to another reason why I love this school: I feel like Snow White here. Praise the Lord.

I am just elated. I cannot wait to start my last years of education at University of Houston. I have a feeling that these next few years are going to be hold some of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Well that's pretty much all that happened this week. I have one last day of summer left so I am going to just lay in my bed and catch up on all these Netflix movies and shows that I've started this summer.

♥ misa

p.s. - I fell in LOVE with New Girl! Ohmygosh if you havent seen the show yet. Watch it!!!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Basic Recipe: Omelet/Scrambled Eggs

Here is a secret: I am a horrible cook. I can never cook a good meal for my family. Every time I try something always ends up going wrong and I have to either order pizza or go get some fast-food. But...I am pretty good at baking, actually I'm pretty amazing at it. At least that is what my friends and family claim. Why was I gifted with such horrible cooking skills? I have no clue, but I am trying to fix this problem!
There is this diner in Houston called House of Pie that I love. My mouth is watering now just thinking about that place. They serve this omelet there called the "hangover omelet" and I always get it. Its vegetarian and one of my most favorite meals from any restaurant. The last time I was there I took note of everything that was in that omelet and I promised myself that I would recreate it at home and well, I did a pretty good job at it. 

This recipe is super simple. I have a feeling that every human knows how to make this, but the reason why I am posting it is because maybe there is someone out there that isn't a good cook (like me) and might want to try this out. Later on if you're feeling adventurous with this recipe, you can try adding different things to it and create your one of a kind omelet masterpiece. 

Hangover Omelet Recipe: 
serves 2
*I'm not a food photographer, so I'm sorry if these pictures are not the greatest. 

- four eggs
- one mushroom
- half of a tomato
- half of a green bell pepper
- a bit of onion
- salt & pepper to taste

1. In a separate bowl, whisk together all of your eggs and set aside. 
2. Dice up the rest of your ingredients into small bite size pieces
3. Pour all of your ingredients that you diced up into your eggs and mix together.
4. Heat up your stove top to mid-high heat and pour the egg mixture into the hot pan.
5. [here is the part where I screw up] somehow you turn that ^^ into an omelet. Haha, I tried to flip one side over the other and I just couldn't do it! So that is why this turned into scrambled eggs. If you can master the art of flipping eggs over then you can turn this recipe into an omelet. If not then just scramble them up with a spatula and cook until all of the eggs look fully cooked. 
Add a bit of cracked pepper and salt to taste and ta-da! There you have it. 

This is an extremely simple recipe and can be changed to fit your taste. Maybe you could add cheese to it, potatoes, sausage, sriracha, or whaaaatever else your heart pleases. 

I may not be a good cook but I am slowly trying to practice more with these basic recipes and will hopefully be decent at some point in my life. 

♥ misa

Monday, August 19, 2013

Just A Good Day

Today was just all around a good day. I was dropped off by my friend at the cute Kraftsmen cafe and then later checked out the famous Rothko Chapel. When I came home I made a small trip to Target and now I'm sitting here eating a coconut popsicle. See, it was just a good chill day. 

I realized something while I was sitting alone in that cafe. I can be okay with just being alone in a public place. I mean, I hate it...I really really REALLY hate it, but it's okay. It was nice to have a table all to myself, writing and doodling my heart out in my journal. 

That's pretty much it. 
It was a good day and I realized that I am slowly but surely getting over a large fear of mine. 

Thursday, August 15, 2013

That Time When I Did Something Out of the Ordinary

The other day I was having dessert with two of my favorite ladies and we got on the topic of hair. I'm not sure how it came up, I think we started talking about french girls and their hair or maybe it was about the movie Amelie, I dont know. Anyways, my friend tells me, "you could pull off the pixie fringe" I thought about it and was a little skeptical because it was something that I had never pictured myself in. I did not think I could pull it off. My sister gasps and says, "YES YOU CAN!"

So I did some research, gathered up pictures, and found a fun & quirky salon in the Houston area to create my new little hairdo. I was very nervous as the stylist started cutting my bangs shorter and shorter. I was sitting there thinking "this is a huge mistake, this is going to be a disaster" Then when she  revealed the new fringe I squealed and exploded with happiness because it was SO cute!
I love my new hair! Its so different and unique. I feel like some kind of red haired fairy doll (although sadly my red hair is from a box. Fairies can dye their hair too). I'm not even kidding, 10 minutes after I left the salon I did some shopping in the area and had a random woman come up and compliment my bangs. Ten minutes later! That was a record breaker for me!
The point that I'm trying to get across in this story is: go out and do something different that you would normally not do. Take the plunge and go for it. Ignore that nervous feeling and negative thoughts.

Well maybe before you do something different you should probably get opinions from at least 3 other people haha. If you get the okay from them then you can ignore those negative thoughts.

I'm so glad that I did something out of the ordinary.

♥ misa

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Dear August

Dear August,
You are already seem to be flying by. We are approaching your second week, slow down please. I'm not quite sure if I'm ready for the changes that are coming with you at the end of this month. I know for sure that I am not ready to give away my money for the tuition that is due in the next few days. Uggghh. You're going to leave me broke August. But I guess that's okay because I'm learning how to spend and save more wisely than ever before.
I guess the happy thing about you leaving so soon is it can only mean that the cooler months would be slowly slowly slowly approaching.
I miss sitting out on my patio drinking a honey latte around 4 pm. I tried doing it last month, I only lasted 10 minutes before I had to go back inside because I almost had a heat stroke. So my iced lattes will have to do for now...okay, that's perfectly fine with me.
I still have a few more days of you left, so I'll just have to make the most of it and get ready for your last week. Maybe I'll watch August Rush in honor of you. I love that movie.

♥ misa

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Summer Recap

In officially 18 days my summer will be over. Let me just let out a big sigh.

I did not really go any where out of town this time. I thought it would be best to just stay put because I was getting ready for my transfer to the university that I will be attending in...18 days.....and I am still in the process of getting ready for that. I was thinking about it and realized that I did not have to go out of town in order for it to feel like I had a summer vacation. I still had fun and I believe that is all that counts. So I am going to share some snapshots of my favorite moments that happened in these past couple of months.

Some of the things that I did this summer was: attend a beautiful wedding, go to an eisley show, drank lots of coffee, took running as a "hobby," read a lot of good books, had fun on the starbucks roof, watched the sunset plenty of times, got a kitten, and tried yummy belgian beer.

That's just some of the things I did, there was plenty more but for now this is all that I documented haha.
The summer is not over yet so I am going to soak up these next 18 days and spend time with the ones that I love before they all get busy with school, work, life, blah blah blaaahhh.

♥ misa

Friday, August 2, 2013

Nine More Years

I get a text from my cousin the other day that read, "you know what I just realized? We have nine more years until we are 30" I thought about it for a while. Nine years does seem like a long time away but I know that those years will fly by and will escape in a blink of an eye. I'm so happy to be in my early twenties, in fact I love being in this stage in my life. It's a time to explore who you are by learning new things and being adventurous. I also feel as though its the last years of your life where its okay to be a bit crazy and make stupid mistakes because after all, you are still young and learning about life.
I sat down that night and made nine goals to achieve before I turn 30. These are just some semi-crazy things that would make me step out of my box and into living life without any regrets. They do not have to be done in order or on a specific timeline, they just need to be done before I turn 30.

1. Master the art of baking macaroons: visit sucre in new orleans // sell 50 of them
2. Go skydiving
3. Visit Seattle: voodoo donuts // stumptown coffee // first starbucks
4. Dye my hair a crazy color for the summer or winter months: lavender // pink
5. Get the tattoo that I want in honor of my dad
6. Skinny dipping in a public place (at night of course)
7. Make my own wine
8. Go camping near a mountain
9. Kiss a total stranger

Some of these are pretty insane and out of my comfort level (umm #6 and #9) but I know that after I complete them I would have made fun memories and could say years later, "I did that while in my twenties...yeah I was stupid"

Haha or maybe I'm just completely insane.

♥ misa