Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Week

Hey Guys! I haven't forgotten about you! Ever since I went home for Thanksgiving, I have been nonstop cooking, eating, shopping, decorating...you name it; sadly the entire week flew by and now I am back on campus getting ready for exams.

Thanksgiving week was an absolute blast...the Today show said that the average American gains about one pound during this holiday, but I tell ya, I am sure I gained about five! I was literally in the kitchen the entire time cooking and eating...not complaining. On Wednesday I had a chiropractic appointment; my back has been bothering me for the past couple of months so my mom also booked me a massage...my first one! Pretty crazy I know. I'm 21 and had never had a massage before...I think it's because I was always afraid I would start laughing since I am so ticklish. You'd think it would be nice and relaxing, but it ended up being quite a painful experience! My masseuse told me that I was so tight and knotted up in my upper back that she doesn't know how I was able to go on with my daily activities. Luckily she somewhat was able to loosen everything up:/
Family getting ready for the race!
On the morning of Thanksgiving, my entire family ran/walked/crawled the 8k Turkey Trot. It's the second year our entire family has participated and although it's a hassle for my dad to get us all out there, we always feel good afterwards cause it means we can eat as much as we want later! As soon as I got home, I began cooking and then we had all our relatives arrive around 3pm. We had a delicious feast....I love Thanksgiving, I think it my be my favorite holiday.

We always have two turkey's: my parents compete every year! (Roasted vs. Fried) I think this year my mom won! (Roasted)

I made quite a few dishes this thanksgiving including: a French Apple Tart by Barefoot Contessa. It was so good that I made three times! It's super easy and I definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys baking! I made a wonderful Herbed Potato Gratin with Roasted Garlic and Manchego from Food & Wine Magazine, Simple Herbed Green Beans Dish and Tiramisu.
Apple Tart in the oven
Homemade Tiramisu
Our dessert section!

My sister and my friend Carol made chocolate covered preztles with peppermint!

It was also my grandma's 87th birthday! We made her a Japanese roll cake, but made it in the shape of "87". She was definitely happy...a love of sweets!

What did you guys make this year?
Besitos, Lilliana

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Forever.


For months people have been waiting, and if you were like me and have read the Twilight series then you know what I'm talking about. Breaking Dawn Part 2 ended the Twilight saga on a perfect note. The action-packed movie was astonishing and enlightens the secrets of this spellbinding romantic epic. Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Edward (Robert Pattinson) definitely did deliver a timeless, everlasting love. I have to say that this was my favorite one out of the entire series and it followed the story line quite well. Bella looked gorgeous as a vampire and it was just a change of scene. The love story definitely drives this movie and to end with the words "forever" made it even more dreamlike. 

Source: EW, CNN, Fanpop
Even if you haven't read the books, I recommend you
to go and watch this movie. You will fall in love 
and you might even end up crying like me...yes I
am an emotional one when it comes to movies! Now 
I'm off to bed as I have quite a long day ahead of me 
tomorrow. Hope you guys are having a wonderful weekend!
Besitos, Lilliana

Friday, November 16, 2012

Off to the Runway



Source: Pinterest & Tumblr
 I came upon Carmel Snow's famous quote and 
found some inspirational photos to go along with
it and thought I'd share.I was not able to see 
Twilight, Breaking Dawn Part 2 last night, 
but I am hoping to go see it either tonight or tomorrow 
night! I heard it was amazing and followed
the book's storyline well. Have any of you guys seen it?
What did you think?
Besitos, Lilliana

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Simplicity

Source: All photos from Pinterest & Tumblr
Hi Everyone! I have to say, this week is 
going by pretty fast! I mean come on...tomorrow's
FRIDAY! Yayay! A weekend to relax/catch up on load
of work :p Yes, that is how desperate I am for the weekend...
a college student trying to survive through a week!

Anyways, there hasn't been much going on, other
than tonight it my last GRE class! I am not a standardized 
test taker what-so-ever so I made myself take this class,
and I have to say, it has helped tremendously and I
recommend it to anyone who is looking into taking the
test. Right now in life...not planning on going to 
Grad school right after college, but it's always good
to go ahead and get that exam out of the way just in case!

Above are some cool, inspirational photos!
Happy Twilight Day! 
Besitos, Lilliana

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Dressed in White

Courtesy to: Inbal Dror
Happy Wednesday! Half way through the week
and only six more days till I get to be home with my family! :)) 
 Today I was inspired by Inbal Dror; a haute couture
and wedding dress designer in Israel. She puts 
together the most enchanting wedding and evening 
gowns. The dress in white is a sense of bliss.
Besitos, Lilliana

Monday, November 12, 2012

Like Home


Happy Monday everyone! Just about a week and a half till Thanksgiving! I just have to make it through this week!!! I have some exciting news for you today! Nervo and Nicky Romero has officially released the much anticipated song, "Like Home". Just as Dancing Astronaut describes it as, " It's the best of both worlds, featuring the progressive sounds recognizable from Nicky and a catchy, spirit lifting vocal from the Aussie twins." Available for purchase on Beatport


They're also the new face of CoverGirl!
US Magazine
The Blush






Make sure to check out their new tanks!
Super cute and comfy! Nervo Tank
Besitos, Lilliana

Quote of the Day: 
"Individuality is a trend that is 
always in style" 
                              - CoverGirls Nervo 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Denim Trends

So you've seen people walking around with brocade, floral, or color-block jeans, but you're a little scared to try them on yourself. Well no worries! There are tons of different shapes, colors....a huge collection, and all you need to do is go and try it out! You won't get anywhere unless you try and that's what style is all about. Have fun;) Here are five trends to work into your wardrobe!
Brocade: 7 for all Mankind & Zara
J Brand & Zara
Rag & Bone
Leather Leggings: Helmut Lang & Zara
Abstract Print Jeans: Helmut Lang & Alice + Olivia
Besitos, Lilliana

Friday, November 9, 2012

Weekend Looks

Source: Vogue, Elle, Car Mar Denim, Gala Gonzalez


























Happy Friday!
I had quite an inspirational day today. Jeff Charney,
CMO of Progressive Insurance came in and spoke to
my class. What an amazing guy! Very free, funny,
and he had just a great attitude. He of course told us about Flo
and the Messenger, and he went on about "us" being
the creators. We need to be able to have the confidence
to go to the edge and execute. So, in saying that, I have a quote
for you guys. Quote of the Day: 
Don't Change Who You Are, Be Who You Are!
Have a spectacular weekend!
Besitos, Lilliana



P.S. My professor dressed up like Flo...not bad haha