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Let’s Get Married – [Hair Love]

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Yes. Pinterest is awesome. Like really awesome. But I’m one of those people who LOVE everything. Paper crafts? LOVE IT. Dream catchers? LOVEEE. Earthy colors, pastels, neutral? LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.

It goes without saying that there’s a lot going on over there and although I enjoy it, it’s a bit overwhelming. I’ve decided to start using this space to narrow-down the top things that I love. Like… love for real.

So I’m starting with my hair. I am totally in the process of growing out my hair. It’s pretty long already, but I want it to be long long. If you know me, you know this is majestically difficult. At the first tug of a comb, I am quick to chop off the hair but now I have a good reason to let the hair grow…

Above are some of the pretty ideas I have in mind. I want some kind of ornament, but I don’t want it pulled up. Outdoor weddings call for whimsy, soft curls and pretty headpieces.

What are some of your favorite looks?

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Steak + Wine

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So while doing P90X, it is imperative to eat at home. Not because you can’t find good options outside, but there’s just so much more control you can have! It’s exciting to know that you can actually clear off your plate without feeling like a slob because it’s actually a serving!

We’ve been turning down lots of dinner dates and sigh (margarita ones too) but that’s ok. I think. I love the program because it gives me a sense of discipline.

Red wine helps a lot too.

Tonight we had top sirloin with sautéed onions. Roasted cauliflower accompanied with garlic, shallots and lemon. And a golden tomato and cucumber salad tossed in bourbon mustard and pear balsamic vinegar.

What are some of the best side dishes have with steak?

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She’s back…

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Ok ok ok. I’m back. I’ve been a busy body and have not had a chance to post, but yesterday at 4:40AM while tossing and turning, I remembered just how much I missed posting and writing and all that fun stuff.

Plenty of updates to be had. Like… YES! We picked a venue and it’s the cutest place ever. More information and photos coming soon. The dress I wanted from BHLDN is gone forever. Tear. But that’s ok. It’s just not meant to be.

Yes we have a date! September 26th 2015! Yay! Doesn’t it sound dreamy?

No! No is what I have to keep telling myself every time I want to chop my hair off for a YONCE bob. I really want long hair for the wedding and this is my form of discipline. Speaking of…

YES! We started P90X again. We’ll be sexy hot bods again come May 3rd. Just in time for my lovely darlings wedding, a concert with my papi and WSSC in MIAMIIIII.

Swim suit please!

And NO I did not delete my Facebook page, I just unpublished it because i was doing ZERO posting and hated that FB would send me notifications telling me to update it. LEAVE ME ALONE FB. I GOT THIS.

So until I get back to steady-dating my blog again, I’ll leave it that way.

HOWEVER. Feel free to become a fan of my instructor page so that it’s not a sad little number. I post music selections, pics of my guns and reminders of when I am teaching and subbing. Get with it here!

MMmmmkkkk. That should be enough for now. I miss you all madly and I’ll be back soon.

Back with more blogs, more posts and more joy!

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His & Hers

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While shopping, we’ll usually grab a bottle of wine because it jumps out at us. Usually packaging, then the name, then the type are the 1st to come in order when making such hasty decisions. The wine, as of yet, has always been rather delicious. These beautiful finds were both interesting and bold and makes me wonder, what have you randomly tried that has brought you pleasant surprise?

xo,
Dalia

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Currently Loving

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Yonce:

I’ve been looooving the new Beyonce album and hoping and wishing that it comes to Spotify soon so that I can rock my spin class to the Yonce jam. Helllo jumps!

Wedding Veil:

This styled shoot is just stunning. It’s inspired by a wintery forest with rich colors against a bright and white outdoor landscape. I’m getting married in the fall but still love EVERYTHING about this. Click the image above to see more and fall madly in love with all of the things.

Also. I need my hair to grow that long in the next two years. MISSION BEGINS NOW!

Homemade Pie

Pie. I’ve always wanted to try and make it. I’ve always been scared. It’s intimidating because I LOVE PIE CRUST. So I’ll be extra picky about the way it tastes and look. This Christmas, I got a pie dish and holder so there is no excuse now. I am going to try and make my first pie for a new years party and really bring in the year with checking something off the list right away! Click above to check out Smitten Kitchen’s blog post about making the perfect crust.

If you have any tried and true tips, share them below! Can’t wait to hear all of your little secrets!

Hope you all enjoyed your holidays!

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Real Real

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Happy Friday!

Enjoy my internet finds and enjoy your Friday and most importantly, enjoy your holidays!

1. Holiday Spice Cake with Eggnog Frosting by Portuguese Girl Bakes.

2. Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas by Two Peas and their Pod.

3. Copper Cook’s Tools @ West Elm.

4. I Cook to Fill Hearts and Bellies Apron by Nourishing Notes.

5. Seamless Shimmer Hoodie @ ATHLETA.

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The Goals

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I work based on goals. In order to get to this I need to do this, and that equals success. So I’ve been working on my list of goals for the next year and it’s been pretty exciting. I def want to work on saving a little bit more money, planning a fun and memorable wedding and maybe traveling somewhere new and adventurous. My professional goals will never change, it will always be to help my clients shine and try my hardest to make a name for myself and them in the community. With that being said, I also want to focus on growth and learning things in the digital field outside of my current comfort zone. Photoshop? Code? Wire frames? Art & Crafts? Haha, anything really…

There are always physical goals, but with teaching spin and a very busy schedule, my body almost can’t take more demands, however, I do want to try something new in fitness, whether that’s trying to do Insanity this year, doing an aerial fitness class or do some kind of obstacle course race. I still have to pin point it. I totally want to try and make it out to WSSC this year and continue to learn and grow to be the best fitness professional that I can, so hopefully that works out!

Personally, I’m happy with the way I’ve matured and have been trying to roll with the punches. I have a bad habit of inducing anxiety attacks, so one of my goals last year was to not stress about anything, it’s hard! It’s very difficult to not worry about things when you’re me, so I can honestly say that I’ve done the best this past year. I’ll try to keep that up ha!

In my relationships, I’d like to continue to keep in touch with the people most important to me and distance myself from the relationships that are bad for my soul. If i have to stress out about a relationship, it’s not worth it. It may sound harsh, but it really lets you focus on the people who care about you always and not just on Friday nights when they need something to do. Yikes!

New Years Resolution List:
- Get driver’s license for real.
- Bake a homemade pie.
- Drink more water.
- Buy less crap. Crap as in stuff I’ll only wear once or impossible shoes.
- Show the people I love that I love them more often.

What are some of your goals and plans for the new year?

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Photo of the Day: Wedding Dresses

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Trying on dresses while my mom was in town was just way too much fun! We got to explore BHLDN here in Chicago and it was an absolute dream.

Have you shopped BHLDN before? Favorite pieces? Dresses? Do share!

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Instagram Loves

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How About We: Date Night

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West and I enjoyed a date night this past Friday over at Floriole and it was just awesome. The service there is just so sweet and our server was so helpful and picked out great wine recommendations based on the pizza we chose.

We shared their seasonal salad (I could eat pounds of the brussell sprouts) and split a classic red pizza that was topped with sweet potato and prosciutto (magic). As an east coaster who is picky about their pizza it was nice to see a thinner crust pizza rather than the deep dish casserole. The pizza could use a little more help to not get so soggy, but boy was the flavor there. Any issue that I might have had with it was completely forgotten after we had dessert. Butternut squash clafoutis & lemon tart. I don’t have to say anything else. The levels of happiness that I felt while eating these amazing desserts went through the roof. I’d eat them every day if I could.

HowAboutWe, a date sugguestion site for you and your person, set this little date up and we could not be happier. It was tons of fun, and although the place is close by, we probably would not have tried their pizza if it were not for HowAboutWe. It motivates you to try something different and jump outside of your normal. It’s really cool and we can’t wait to try it out some more.

Have you had a HowAboutWe date? Share your experience below!

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