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Y un día volví. Tarde mucho, pero lo cierto es que pasaron tantas cosas en este tiempo que decidí priorizar lo que estaba pasando en mi vida, y el blog resultaba más una preocupación que algo que disfrutara hacer. Ahora que todo está un poco más normalizado, me propongo una vez más empezar de nuevo y tratar de postear al menos una vez a la semana, los miércoles. Por lo pronto, les adelanto algo de lo que va a venir: un viaje a Aruba, mi propio casamiento DIY, nuestra luna de miel en Grecia y Turquía y contenidos nuevos que trataré de ir desarrollando con el tiempo. Como siempre, gracias por leer y espero que disfruten lo que está por venir!

And one day I came back. It’s been a long time but, truth to be told, there’s been so much going on that I decided to prioritize what was going on in my life, and the blog became something more like a concern than something I enjoyed doing. Now that everything is more stable, I intend on starting from scratch and posting at least once a week on Wednesdays. So these are some of the things I’ll share in the future: a trip to Aruba, my own DIY wedding, our honeymoon in Turkey and Greece, and new contents that I plan on developing over time. Thanks a lot for being there, and I hope you like what’s to come!

Tents and forts and nooks

I have some issues when sleeping. Actually is just a matter of layout. I need to be as far as possible from the bedroom door, and as close as possible to a wall. I assume that it has to do with the bedroom I shared with my sisters growing up. My bed was facing the door, and I could see the shadows of people (sisters, Mom) coming through the door when the light was off, and it scared me a little. So I would face the wall and sometimes sneak my face in the tiny space between the bed and the wall. Pretty crazy, I know. The thing is that I’ve always dreamed of sleeping in indoor tents and forts and nooks, anything that could ‘protect’ me. Here are a few lovely ones I found around the web:
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Tengo algunos problemas a la hora de dormir. En realidad es sólo una cuestión de distribución. Necesito estar lo más lejos posible de la puerta y lo más cerca posible de una pared. Supongo que tiene que ver con el dormitorio que compartía con mis hermanas cuando era chica. Mi cama estaba justo frente a la puerta, y podía ver las sombras de quienes entraban al cuarto (mis hermanas o mi Mamá) cuando las luces estaban apagadas, y me daba un poco de miedo. Entonces me acostaba mirando a la pared y a veces metía la cara en el espacio entre la pared y la cama. Bastante loco, ya sé. La cosa es que siempre soñé con dormir en carpas, chozas y rincones, cualquier cosa que pueda “protegerme”. Aquí hay algunos divinos que encontré por ahí:




The End of an Era

Yeah, I know Tom has become a little creepy lately, but I always loved his excitement when singing this…

Today I had my last class at college. I still have two (or may be three, I don’t know yet) final exams until I get my degree. But it feels OH SO GOOD not to attend class anymore. Can you believe that I had to compulsory attend class for the last 22 years of my life?? (I’m 27 right now, you do the math). It’s just crazy, I’ve spent almost all my life going to class, doing homework, assignments and having exams! Unbelievable. The best thing is that what I remember the most about my early childhood -when I was about three or four years old- is asking my Mom in the morning, when she came into my room to wake me up: “Is it sunny?”, because if it did, it meant I could have a great time playing outside. And then, asking her if I could wear a flowered blouse. How I loved Spring!
And then, the last two years, I realized that what I was studying wasn’t really for me. And I had my Mom telling me: “You’re so close, just finish it and then you can do whatever you want!”, and my boyfriend telling me in the other side: “You can quit now and start doing what you like right away, why would you keep suffering?”. And you know what? I always thought they were both right. And it made the last two years so much harder for me. I decided to follow my Mom’s advice, but always thinking about what Nico said.
So, today, a huge part of my torture ended (I still have those exams to pass), and I decided to have a fresh start. I want to post more often, i want to start yoga classes, buy a new camera and start a photography course (Ok, may be next year), and go on a great vacation in October. Now life seems exciting even with those little things.
I’ll keep you posted, I promise. Besos!

DIM (Did It Myself) Light Fixture

I’m getting into the DIY frenzy lately. I’ve done some small things before, like painting our bedroom table lamps green (they were black ceramic), or repainting photo frames, but this was my first ‘major’ project. When we moved together, Nico bought our bed cover and I must admit I was actually pretty afraid of what he’d come home with while he was out shopping, but the moment I saw it, I loved it: it’s the perfect mix of apple and olive green, right in the middle (I’m sure there’s a name for that color, I just don’t know it). So we decided our bedroom would have different shades of green and beige. We needed a light fixture, so I bought an apple green paper lantern, but I didn’t realize that the whole room would be green whenever we turned on the light (duh!) until I finally did it. S H O C K. Anyways, we quickly got used to seeing each other like sleepy Hulks every morning.

  
Finally, the other day I said it was enough and decided to do a makeover to our good ‘ol lantern. I bought two sheets of silk paper (at least that’s how we call it here, a super thin transparent paper), got glue, a pencil, scissors and a jar lid and started drawing and cutting paper circles (they seemed like a thousand!). Nico looked at me like I was totally insane and said: “Babe, we could just buy a white lantern, you know…” but instead I offered him to give my project a try, and if it turned out to be a mess then we would get a new one.
  
 BUT when I finished it we both loved it and hanged it right away. I love the fact that you can still see the green peeking underneath the white circles, and the shades, and I’m oh so happy that I just turn the light on to see it shine. 
I’ve always said that it’s so rewarding to see something you did yourself finished, even if it’s a simply knitted scarf. And it makes you want to do a thousand other things.
Hope you like my creation! Besos!

Last week…

… started pretty bad…

… by Thursday, it got even worse…

… but thankfully the weekend was great, celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday with friends and family!

All pics via Fashion Gone Rogue

Here’s to a great week for all of us. Besos!