My favorite go to bag for everything. This bag is used as my two-a-day JIM bag for my 2nd workout of the day. Although I only did that for a month… when I start back up, it’ll be the same. I ended up getting a Jim bag from MZ Wallace too that is purple a reflective… that’ll be my main gym bag. I almost also feel like they may have gotten the idea to name their bag through me! 😛 Maybe I should stop tagging companies until I have my sh*t copyrighted. JK!
Anyway, we went to the beach to get some sun in Manhattan Beach, our favorite. We packed a blanket, towels, waters and speakers. Laid out for about 1.5 hours and got a good color. Bear ended up getting burned but he didn’t peel, just became tan after.
It’s crazy to think that life was so different…20, 15, 10, 5, 1 year ago.
My tagline for my blog… “riches to rags and dealing with it” was my way of handling the downward spiral of my life… fiscally. As for my morale and overall happiness, it has definitely been an upward bound. Never in a million years did I think that I’d be able to be in a situation where I was able to pay for my own luxury car. The two slips below are the BMWs that were leased under my name. Granted I was with an exer and the car was initially for him, my mom ended up covering the payments when they car came back to me. This is a funny sidenote… I remember that loser tried to claim that it was “his” car but covering the rest of the name minus the B to prove it. First of all, without credit in this country, you are nothing.
My situation right now isn’t ideal. I’m still working, however I am able to take accountability in the monetary choices I make. I think hard before a purchase. If my cart starts off at $2,000, by the time I actually purchase something, it has dwindled down to one item or nothing at all.
I’m completely transparent with Bear because he’s been the one really assisting me in keeping me accountable. If I don’t money, I don’t have money. I need to budget and allocate accordingly.
Bear’s friend was getting married in Vegas and their respective bachelor/bachelorette parties were held prior to the wedding day. I, of course didn’t want to miss out on a chance to party in Vegas so I joined the girls at Tao and Marquee on Thursday and Friday. Wedding was at the Planet Hollywood Chapel on Saturday, which I saw Bear for the first time the entire weekend. My dear friend Gordo helped with the table and cabana service on the party days.
On NYE we drove to Scottsdale, Arizona for an engagement/NYE party. Bear’s college friend is having a small destination wedding so they decided to combine the celebration of the New Year and their commitment to each other.
We woke up early and headed east, but on the way we stopped by the outlets!
I blew my entire $500 gift from grandpa in an hour. I could’ve spent more but Bear put me on a budget. 🙁
I found a few amazing pieces that I cannot wait to wear! Yippeeee!
It rained most of the day and all night and into the next day in Arizona.
It was super cold and not amusing.
I wore the same dress from my holiday party… I purchased it with the intention of wearing it for NYE and possibly my 35th birthday.
We had a great time, though the hotel we stayed at was sketchy. I was able to get a really nice photo in my raincoat. 😛
It was the grand opening of the observation deck at #SkySpace #USBankTower in DTLA. I had it in my calendar months ago for the slide and about two weeks prior, I went on the site to get tickets. I wished I had a go pro but I didn’t need one at all. I was upset at the fact that we weren’t able to hold anything (phone) in our hands while sliding down. The cool part about it was that they took a photo of you coming down the slide. Just like at an amusement park! When we had all came down, we went to the kiosk to look at the photos. Of course, mine was the only one that wasn’t showing. They tried to mess with it for over 15 minutes and then I asked to speak to a manager. I nicely said, “I waited in line for over an hour and paid $30 to go down a slide and not be able to get a photo? I’d like to go down again.” He obliged and took me back to the slide, cut in front of the crowd and I got to go on again! This time, my photo came out! I was most appreciative of their accommodation and so happy that we as a family got to experience such an amazing part of our city. The space is beautiful and the views are breathtaking. Even my husband who’s scared of heights enjoyed the visit. I can’t wait to come again and go down the slide over and over again when there is no line!