November 24, 2017

Links I'm Loving // November, 2017.

Heeeello, everyone!

Here we are again with another Links I'm Loving. In this one we are gonna talk about Black Friday deals, decluttering and minimalism (because I'm obsessed) and, surprisingly, dry shampoos. I love deals and I'm all about saving money, but I think (specially doing the holidays and all the shopping madness) we need to take a step back and really think about what we're doing so we don't get caught up on the spending and get in debt or bring clutter to our lives. The links to today are all about getting the deals but being smart about it. Big companies already have tons of money, so let's not just aimlessly give them our hard earned money, ok? Let's get to the links!

Best Dry Shampoos of 2017 // So, sent me this link cause they thought this might be something I would be interested in.. and they were right. I love the idea of dry shampoos but I've never found the perfect one and these reviews were really helpful. If you're a dry shampoo fan or if you're still on the look for the perfect one, I would highly recommend checking it out! 

Minimalist Gift Guide // I loooove Heather's videos. She doesn't focus only on minimalism but her minimalist videos are my favorite because she's real (and a little sarcastic too, which I love). My family always asks what do you want for Christmas. They love giving presents but they're not wasteful either - they will get what you "asked for" rather than getting a generic gift, which is awesome. So, I take this opportunity to really go for it and say exactly what I want - like last year I asked for concert tickets, this year I'm asking for Cirque Du Soleil tickets.  So, if you're a minimalist or you're trying to be more minimal, I highly recommend checking out this video.

How To Declutter For The Holidays // I sent this link to my mom the second I found it. My mom (just like most people in her generation) is a hoarder. Ok, maybe not a hoarder but she does keep a ton of stuff just for the sake of it. She's definitely not a minimalist, she's more of a "I'm just gonna keep it because someday I will have grandchildren and maybe they'll need this" kind of person. If you have this type of person in your life, maybe send this link to them. It's important to pay attention to clutter, specially during this time of the year when a lot is coming in and not a lot is going out. 

Blogs To Follow For Black Friday Deals // I'm all about the deals. Honestly guys, I think pretty much everything I bought this year was either on sale or it was so incredibly cheap that it would never go on sale (like pens, soaps and things like that). I already have enough, so I don't buy anything that it's not discounted or at a very reasonable price. I stoped "splurging'' or "investing" in items, it doesn't matter if they're very good quality or not (you can still get good quality items on sale). So, don't go crazy on Black Friday but take advantage on the sale if there's everything you need or really really really want (we need to live a little, guys). 

6 Reasons To Avoid Shopping On Black Friday // Ok, so these links might contradict themselves but, again, you do you. If you want to shop and you have the money for it, shop! If you don't want to, don't! However, I would suggesting reading this before doing any shopping. It's so easy to get caught up on the Black Friday frenzy and just buy everything. It's important to take a step back, take a look on what you already have and them make an informed decision about what you're buying. 

That's it, guys! I hope you're all having a wonderful Friday and I hope you get all the Black Friday deals you had your eyes on. I really wish we had Black Friday here in Brazil the way you guys have on the US, maybe it's for the best because I'm broke. Anyway, let me know on the comments if you have any links to share with us and if you feel like it, leave the links to your latest posts, I'd love to check it out!

Do you have any links to share with us?
Did you get any good deals?

Let's chat!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon! 


November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving // 50 Things l'm Thankful For.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

We don't celebrate thanksgiving here in Brazil, but I know a lot of people who read my blog do and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to share some love and positivity. Wether you celebrate this holiday or not, we all have things to be thankful for. If you're this post right, you should already consider yourself very lucky because you not only have access to the internet but you also have an expensive device and the time to sit down and read my blog. Btw, thanks so much for doing that!

I don't want this to be preachy, I just want us to take a moment today to count our blessings and spread positivity, not matter where you are in the world right now. So, I'm gonna get the ball rolling and I'm gonna start by listing all the things I'm grateful for in my life and in the world. You can jump in on the comments anytime!

My life
My family
My friends
My education
My apartment
My cat
My computer
My blog
The people who read my blog
The people I've met through blogging
My sister's dogs
All the trips I've been on
Family memories
The ability to work out
My phone
The person I am today
The ability to help others
Being able to afford the junk food I dearly love
My car
Living close to the beach
Having a supportive family
My parent's marriage
All my books
My kindle
All the youtubers whose content I love
The bad days
The really good days
Podcasts that save me on the gym
The Harry Potter books
The Harry Potter movies
Disney World
Disney movies
The internet

I hope you have a wonderful day today. I'm challenging you to name as many things you're grateful for today as you can. The first 20 are quite easy, but after that you need to do a little digging and really think about your life. I think counting your blessings is a good thing to do whenever you're feeling down or lost. Centering yourself and thinking about only positive things really helps, it's also a great way to start meditating. 

What are you thankful for today?

Let's hang some more!

Thanks so much for reading and I'll talk to you soon! 

November 21, 2017

My Friday Night Date.

I thought a lot about writing this post, I even asked you guys on IG if you thought it was creepy to write about a date and some of you said yes, but I'm doing it anyway. I'm not gonna talk about specifics, I'm not gonna talk about the guy, where we went to or anything like. I want to talk about how I felt and some of the things that are going on in mind. 

I can feel you cringing, rolling your eyes and thinking: "what a looser.. is she really talking about a date on her blog?!". Yes, I am and I get it. I think it's a little weird too, but in case you missed my last post, I don't really care about what some people think and I really want to talk about this, so here we go!

First of all, this is not my first date in months or anything like that. I've been going on some dates here and there and trying really hard to meet people because.. well, I don't want to live with my cat for the rest of my life. I don't care what anybody says, wanting to meet someone to share your life with is not stupid or silly or needy. Humans need other humans - that's why we live in societies and whatnot. Yeah, I know stuff.. I read The Sapiens. 

However, this was the first date in months that I was excited about. The guys I've been meeting are just "not deep enough". I know it sounds stupid to describe people like that, but it's how it feels sometimes. They were always talking about shallow stuff, making fun of people that cared about something and just talking nonsense.. One guy even made fun of the fact that I was a vegetarian and kept shoving a burger in my face (he was joking but still..) That's why I kinda stopped going on dates. I became more selective. Before I thought: well, at least I'll get a good story out of it. However, the stories weren't worth it. 

So, when I met this guy I was already excited. We clicked real fast but things moved very slowly. When he asked me out (like really asked me out just the two of us), I was pumped. And not just because I was going out with a cute guy or getting attention, but because I felt like, for the first time in months, I was going out with a guy that had something to say. 

We didn't talk about international politics, the economy or philosophy.. But we didn't talk about going to parties, getting wasted and dating apps either. We talked about ourselves, our hobbies, the fact that I hate going to the gym and the new justice league movie. He told me his parents were born in Ireland and the entire family came to Brazil in 60's and I told him that my family has a weird obsession with Disney and my parents go to Disney World at least once every two years. We bonded over things we have in common and that was nice. 

The reason why I wanted to write this post is because I had a simple, normal date, right? We went out for dinner, had some drinks, talked about our lives and he dropped me off at my house at a reasonable hour. However, this normal date is not what normal is anymore. The guys I've been meeting (not just me, my friends too) are all so "weird" - I don't think our generation knows how to go on dates anymore. Asking a girl out for dinner and a movie feels like a "serious" date, like a boyfriend and girlfriend thing, so guys and girls end up asking people out to go to a bar or a party and just hang.. 

Like, I don't know how to hang. If I'm going on a date is because I want to talk to you and I want to know what you're all about. Do you have a job? Do you like to travel? Are you a murder? Are you into hard drugs? Do you have a crazy ex-wife that is going to find me on Facebook and try to friend me? That last one sounds insane, but it happens. People don't want to show interest and risk not being cool. Nowadays, cool means indifferent and finding a guy that doesn't believe in that is hard. The single ladies out there are going to agree with me, I'm sure. 

My Friday night date was fun, light and refreshing. We had good food and a good conversation. I don't know where things are going. I don't even know if we're going out again or not - our texts so far have been very chill and funny, no one mentioned anything about another date but that's not the point of this post. I guess I just wanted to vent and talk about the fact that most guys my age are very douchey and kinda shallow and going out with someone that wasn't was really, really nice.

If he finds out I have a blog, I'm screwed. Actually, maybe not. I said only nice things about the date. Just know that not everything was wonderful. There weren't any red flags, but we didn't see eye to eye on everything. Anyway, I'm just crossing my fingers he doesn't decide to google me. Let me know on the comments if you agree with the things I said. I'd love to know what you have to say about dating nowadays and if you'd like, you can share some stories with us!  

Do you agree?
Do you disagree?

Let's hang some more!

Thanks so much for reading and come back soon!