Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Michael Buble Concert {part Dos}

I finally edited and posted some videos of Naturally 7, they opened for the Michael Buble 
concert I went to back in June. 
These are some seriously talented men! 
See for yourself! 


Hope you enjoyed!
{Michael Buble video coming soon :D}

Lovely Obsessions! {3rd edition}

These are some random objects that I am crushing on ;)

Cutest binoculars ever!

Cutest cups ever! I actually thought about making bow ties for some cups as decor and then I stumbled upon this pic... GENIUS! 

Games are so fun for passing time & exercising your mind...
I currently love Words with Friends [play me I'm EshaRB]

MMMM...who doesn't love cookies? These are too cute!

This is seriously my life " A freakin' Never Ending To do List" haha! Gotta admit that is funny!

We have so much of it to do in the next year that I feel nervous.....but excited, I love adventures!

I just love dresses & I love YELLOW!

Love this!! So true!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

D-bo & Esha....a special kind of Love!

Last night after I blogged I was listening to our wedding song "When God made you" by Newsong & Natalie Grant and I just smiled....so I wanted to share some pics of us

I just LOVE this man to no end! He is amazing in every way so I just want to take a minute to brag on him & thank God for His undeserved blessings over my life. This man has been such a source of strength, peace, calm, stability, wisdom like you wouldn't believe, and an image of God to me!
My husband is such a Godly man and reflects the type of husband that the Bible calls men to be!

Ephesians 5:25"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her""
Ephesians 5:33However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband."

I know many women hate the fact that they must "submit to, or respect" their husbands and my heart breaks for them, but my husband makes it so easy for me to fulfill my godly role as his wife! He is just so amazing that I can't help but honor him, it just flows right out of me! Now don't get me wrong, I'm moody, I have a bad attitude sometimes [especially when I am not fed!] I can be very rude at times....hahaha I'm Puerto Rican & a pinch of Italian so go figure. So when I say that "this stuff flows out of me" I mean it comes from my heart but sometimes my character gets in the way...just needed to clarify that b/c I am not the most compliant wife but he works well with me ;)
We have so much fun together just D-bo & I! We are silly together, we laugh, cry [well I cry], joke, and flirt with each other ALWAYS...and there is just no telling where life will take us. But one thing I know for sure, since we are together we are unstoppable and helplessly happy....Thank you Lord because you knew just what I needed!! Well enough of my babbling and drooling over my husband...haha ;)  

This is the man I LOVE...

2010 Christmas Card ;) no lie!
This was during San Antonio's Snow day
March 2011 we celebrated 3 years married! 

He even sings with me!








Here are the lyrics to our wedding song....so special...
Its always been a mystery to me,
How two hearts can come together,
And love can last forever.
But now that I have found you I believe,
That a miracle has come when God sends the perfect one.
So gone are all my questions about why,
And i've never been so sure of anything in my life

Oh I wonder what God was thinking,when he created you.
I wonder if He knew everything I would need,
Because he made all my dreams come true.
When God made you, He must have been thinking about me.

Ooo ooo,I promise that wherever you may go, wherever life may lead you,
With all my heart I'll be there too.
And from this moment on I want you to know,
I'll let nothing come between us, and I will love the ones you love.
So gone are all my questions about why
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/n/newsong/when_god_made_you.html ]
Oh I wonder what God was thinking when he created you,
I wonder if He knew everythin' I would need,
Because He made all my dreams come true.
When God made you He must've been thinking about me.

He made the sun He made the moon,
To harmonize a perfect tune,
One can't do without the other they just have to be together.
And that is how I know it's true,
Your for me and i'm for you and my world
Just can't be right without you in my life

Oh I wonder what God was thinking,when he created you.
I wonder if He knew everything I would need,
Because he made all my dreams come true.
When God made you, He must have been thinking about me.

He must have heard every prayer I've been praying. He must've knew everything I would need

When God made you, He must've been thinking about me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hello! Hello!

I realized that I haven't posted about my weight loss happenings since June or something. 
Ok so here is the scoop...I have been wanting to shed some pounds that have made there home on this body of mine...haha! Really, I just want to get back to my "normal" weight and be tone again!
I am mostly feeling the pinch because I have 3 weddings in the next 5 months and I am a bridesmaid for each of these...so that means I've got to fit into these dresses comfortably!
So I knew I needed some accountability. I found it in this handy lil app called My Fitness Pal and I just love it!! It figures everything out for me. I just put in my current weight, my goal weight and how much I would like to lose per week. I'm just trying to lose 1 pound per week....that's recommended for a healthy start ;)
So since about mid July I have lost 6 pounds.
I love the app because all I have to do is log what I eat at each meal as well as the portion size I had, and it even has a cool barcode scanner feature so it will instantly pop up.
You should try it out, it's AWESOME!
Also I can input my workouts and it will calculate how many calories I burned and all! 
I'll try to update on a regular basis so that I can motivate you & you motivate me....[PLEASE]! 

Thanks to Planet fitness & My fitness pal I am on my way to some shedding for all these weddings! 
Thanks and Good luck to you!
MUAH!!!!

“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1-2


Friday, August 19, 2011

My audition for THE VOICE!


I'm sorry this post is loaded with lots of detail....but I promise it has purpose! Read on...
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I wanted to share a very exciting experience with you all! This week I put aside nerves, fears, etc... and tried out for that amazing new NBC show "The VOICE" [You should definitely be proud of me! hahaa!] I am a total chicken when it comes to those things, I have always had this attitude that I'm not good enough to make it and while this may possibly be true, I put on my big girl panties and sucked up my pride. It was so liberating! I must say I am so proud of myself [my husband was so encouraging and practically made me do it, he's amazing]!!! Although I didn't make it past the first round, I have a new confidence and aspiration for myself. You see, singing has been something I have been in love with my ENTIRE life! There is just a special quality it has. I feel like music is the language I speak most fluently!! I express myself so much better through music and writing! Ok ok so I'm done with that mushy stuff haha! Here is a little of my experience!
Lots of people in line!
So I woke up at 1am on Wednesday morning got ready, packed some snacks and got on the rode at about 2:30 and drove 3 hours and 45 minutes to Houston, Texas. The entire time I was laughing at myself thinking I was nuts for doing this but I knew I had to do it. I had been excited about it for weeks now! So I did vocal lessons in the car, warmed up my voice, practiced and talked to God [A LOT], it was awesome! I got there at about 6:15 & there was already a huge crowd outside. Doors opened at 7am and I must say that it moved very quickly, I was impressed with the overall experience and organization. One of the producers of the show came out to talk to us and give us some good pointers. But mostly just told us that we needed to relax, be ourselves, be genuine, and to form new friends/family. He promised that the show was about treating us with integrity and respect [he was not lying either].




So once inside they checked us in & moved us to a room of about 500-600 people. There, we waited a bit then went to smaller rooms of about 100-150 people then took us by rows of 14 people at a time to our audition rooms. I must say the entire time all the crew from "The VOICE" was amazing & so sweet, they totally treated us with respect! My favorite part was that they addressed us all as "Artists" I felt so appreciated.It was so amazing to know that we were all there for the same reason and it was cool to see people all around you warming up there voices, doing vocal runs, and what not. Anywhooo, we went into rooms by a group of 14 ARTISTS at a time. Ahhhhhh this was the hardest part of it all, knowing I had to sing in front of my new buddies! Well I was #6 up to sing and once I opened my mouth nothing but confidence came out! I was really proud of myself. I sang "Love is your color" by Jennifer Hudson. We only got to sing a verse and a chorus, not an entire song but it was good enough time to show what we got, haha! And boy was there talent in that room! I got chills from some of those people as they sang! Unfortunately, once we all finished, the judge in the room decided not to pick any one from our group of "Artists" but she let us down so kindly that I was not even sad, in fact I felt brave & she encouraged us to audition again next year.

So like I have said, I am so excited about my new found confidence. I have to give a big THANK YOU shout out to the people who work for "The VOICE" they were all so great & encouraging. I would definitely try out again. I also got to meet some talented people in the journey, I am so grateful for all of it!!! So I encourage you guys to go after what you want, tackle your dreams,  walk/run/leap through open doors because you never know when your opportunity will come! [Sorry that I don't have more pics but we weren't allowed to take pics inside the building]

I Love you all! I will continue to work on my voice, audition when possible and sing until the day I die because....
I SPEAK MUSIC! 
Never stop praying for me and I will pray for you....whatever your dreams are! 


1 Thessalonians 5:17 "pray without ceasing"

Ephesians 6:18 "And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people."

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

DIY's to ATV's and everything in between...haha!

I love those weekends that just fly by because you're having fun! Although I broke my poor Mytouch 4g last week, my wonderful husband was able to restore an old iphone we had laying around and I'm back in action! 

Well I have been wanting to do a DIY shoe makeover for a while and although I still have some great things in store with that I did get around to one pair of shoes this weekend...here it is......

My sweet mother in law bought me these shoes and they originally had a brown, wood looking heel and I thought I would spray paint the bottoms black [it turned out perfect]! I will share more on my shoe makeover with more time! I just know this week will be busier than normal and I wanted to get in a quick blogging session......I really love blogging and I love all my readers!!!! MUAH!!!!!!

In other good news.....
My business cards arrived this week and they are so LOVELY! I have been getting more serious about my crafting, I need it to survive....haha! With all the trips I have coming up [and a missions trip in summer 2012....WOOOHOOO!!!] This lil lady had to act quick! I have a shortcut to my Etsy shop on the right side of the page...check it out & let me know if you something interesting!

Hubs decided to have an impromptu photo shoot :D
I love when he is in a photo shoot mood....doesn't happen often 
Beach theme party for David's cousin :) it was lots of fun!

We got in an EXTREMELY AWESOME ATV session this weekend! 
Thanks GROUPON that was so worth it!!

The 4 Floridians turned TEXAN!

My gorgeous hubs!

Now I want one :(
I blogged some poetry last week....tell me if you like here
Finally tried out this recipe for Strawberry shortcake and it was Yummy!
Made my own Sunday Accessories :D!
Pray for me extra hard this week loved ones! I have 2 auditions that I am very excited & OH SO NERVOUS about! I'm not so much nervous about nailing the auditions as much as I am actually going through with it. I have found that quitting is sooooo easy and I am done with that! I want to conquer my giants and fight through my fears, so that is what this week is really about {COURAGE}. I'll tell you more in the next few days as I know more! Thanks for praying in advance! I'm off to bed....it is well past my intended bedtime :/
Happy Week! 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Behind her eyes...her story

I haven't exercised my writing talents in a while...the other night while I could sleep I wrote this and emailed it to myself...when I read it in the morning, I really liked it...so now I wanted to share with you all! [This isn't meant to mean anything specific, it's just poetry]
Enjoy ;) 



There is a pain in her eyes that she can't disguise.

Her world seems put together but she lives in lies.
Wanting others to believe that happiness abides while every minute she questions what truth really means.

No one will truly know her if she doesn't know herself.
Her world is built on fantasies that can never be.....until she is set free.
Truth has become her aspiration as she thinks to herself 'One day....Maybe....I can only hope'.
She is convinced this is normal but she has no idea what that actually means.
Will someone save me from myself?
Can anyone see that I'm a slave to lies?
Does anyone one care to see this pain?
Living in a lie I can't explain....
Moving forward but I get no gain
Confusion, frustration, and anger remain
but you love at me and clearly see, the things that I could never speak...

I feel your yearning for truth as I look at you.
Living a lie,
Trapped inside,
Longing to be rescued,
Who will answer her cry?




Hope you enjoyed it!
Happy Writings!!


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Lovely 'Tower of Americas!'

My favorite night of the week is DATE NIGHT [whatever day of the week that falls on]!
A few weeks ago we did the 'dinner with a view' thing.
 I'm such a sucker for a great restaurant with a view....here in San Antonio we have a landmark called 'Tower of Americas'
As you sit and enjoy your meal the restaurant slowly rotates & you get a lovely view of our fancy lil city.
I fell in love with it [although the prices were a lil steep] it was a great choice.
We left with our bellies full and our taste buds happy :D! 
I highly recommend this place!
Beautiful Tower of Americas!

Ready for date night :D 


Elevator view...going up!

Great view from the top:)


View from our seats!
Aww! The sun was attacking his face
The pretty girls!
My Dinner! Parmesan Crusted Salmon
YUMM-O!
 His Dinner! Mmmmmm!

View as the sun was setting

Dessert

Date night is truly my favorite but this night was extra special because it was double date night with the Beltran's!!
This weekend we get to have another date night and go ride ATV's....YIPPEEE!!!
...Can't wait for that adventure...
Happy wife, Happy life [it's so true]!

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