Monday, December 16, 2013

For my friends: Gifts under $25

If you're on a budget, you don't really want to spend that much money on certain Friends and distant family, but you want to show them your appreciation or a token of affection with a gift during the Holidays. Check out these options under $25. You still have some time in the next 10 days, unless you're ordering online, then HURRY!!



Best Buds


2.  Mini Speakers $19.99
3. Beer set $19.99

Gal Pals
1. Natural Soy Wax Alphabet Candle $7.26 Asos
2. Leather And Pony Key chain With Tassel And Card Holder
$21.78 Asos
3.  Nails Inc. Autumn Winter Collection $25 Sephora
4. Au Revoir Izak Mini Brush set $18 Sephora

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Secret Santa

'Tis the season and I couldn't be more excited! My Christmas gift is already here, and my fiancee has definitely outdone himself this year. I, jokingly, asked for a new camera, for the blog of course, and he got it for me!! Although I know what it is, I insist on wrapping it up and putting it under the tree to open only on Christmas Day. I love the magic of that day so much, I'm gonna be extra patient and not touch it until then. I got him the Limited Edition "Zelda"Wii U, and it is safely hidden so he won't start playing before the day. there's nothing better than playing with your new toys in your PJ's all Christmas Day. Of course, there are other gifts we'll be getting and that's from the popular Secret Santa at work. Usually the standard budget is $25.

I like Secret Santa gifts that are thoughtful and not just a gift card. It helps when you really know your coworker well, but if you don't, whoever is organizing the event can email a simple questionnaire in order to get a better picture of your wishlist. Also allows you, the giftee to think of things you'd like from your Secret Santa.

1) What is your favorite candy/chocolate?
2) Do you have any hobbies/ crafts?
3) Do you listen to music? What is you favorite genre/artist?
4) Favorite color
5) Favorite magazine/book
6) Favorite movie or play
7) Favorite Sports team
8) Favorite restaurant
9) Trinkets/ Tool / Gadgets
10) What do you really want from Santa?

For the Beauty Queen
Ciaté Tree Trinkets $21

Benefit Good Time Gals $17

Bath & Body Works Gift Set $16.50

For the Movie Buff
The Great Gatsby Special Edition DVD $21.16
Man of Steel Combo Pack $24.96

 For the Wine Connoisseur
Wine Bottle Opener Set $19.50








Monday, December 9, 2013

Grape Creek Vineyards



This weekend was amazing! We met with a group of friends from Puerto Rico that traveled from allover and went to Fredericksburg, TX, a quaint German town in the Hill Country, Northeast of San Antonio. The night before we had gone to Rainey St. in Austin, but that's a whole other story. The vineyards and wineries in Fredericksburg are a pleasant surprise. The weather was so much better than the day before (it was freezing on Saturday) and we were able to enjoy a lovely afternoon of wine tasting, great conversations by the warm firepit and made wonderful memories. A fabulous weekend indeed.

El fin de semana estuvo espectacular! Nos encontramos con amistades puertorriqueños que viajaron de todas partes para ir a Fredericksburg, TX, un pueblo alemán muy pintoresco al Noreste de San Antonio. La noche anterior habíamos ido a Rainey St. en Austin, pero ya eso es otro cuento. Los viñedos en Fredericksburg fueron una grata sorpresa. El clima estaba mucho mejor que día anterior (el Sábado estuvo tan frío) y pudimos disfrutar de una linda tarde probando vinos, conversaciones frente a la hoguera, creando gratos recuerdos. Fue un fin de semana fabuloso. 







What I wore
Blouse: Vintage
Leggings: H&M
Leather Jacket: H&M (old) similar here
Boots: Shoedazzle
Crossbody: Petite Midtown from JustFab
Extra: Comfy boots Equestrian boots are Vince Camuto and the even comfier ones my friend wore are Uggs.