Wednesday, November 20, 2013

8 Things tag-2013

Came across this tag on my blog and thought I should redo it for 2013. :)

Eight TV shows I like to watch:
1) Pretty Little Liars
2) Glee
3) The Fosters
4) The Voice
5) Once Upon a Time
6) Saturday Night Fun
7) Melissa anad Joey
8) Ravenswood

Eight favorite places to eat and drink:
1) Starbucks
2) Pizza Hut
3) Cafe Baci
4) Water Tower Food life
5) Local Gyro place
6) Mcdonalds
7) Olive Garden
8) Casa de Silvia

Eight things I look forward to:
1) Finishing my Fall Semester
2) Thanksgiving
3) Black Friday
4) Christmas
5) Starting CNA training
6) Graduation
7) Graduation Party
8) Road Trip

Eight things that happened yesterday:
1)  Got very little sleep
2) Studied for my history test
3) Tutoring my darling Missy
4) Took a quiz
5) Made the train with 3 minutes to spare
6) Picked up dinner
7) Ate dinner
8) Fell asleep and woke up 3 hours later

Eight things I like about winter:
1) Snow
2) Christmas
3) Great photo opportunities
4) Peppermint Mocha's
5) Scarfs
6) Bundling up
7) Dark colors

Eight things on my wish list:
1) Canon 70D
2) Naked 3 Palette
3) Clairsonic Mia 2
4) Tiffany Key Neckless
5) Marley
6) New Bed
7) Condo
8) Another brush set

Eight things I'm passionate about:
1) Photography
2) Nursing
3) Helping others
4) Music
5) Art
6) Writing
7) Family
8) Friends 

Eight words or phrases I use often:
1) Oh my Goodness
2) No way
3) What did you say
4) Whatever
5) Love you
6) Twinkies!
7) Get out of here
8) Shut up

Eight things I've learned from the past:
1) Time is patience
2) Patience is time
3) You don't have to rush love
4) You don't need to jump into a relationship right away
5) Trust is earned
6) It's okay to treat yourself
7) A smile goes a long way
8) Dance like nobody's watching

Eight places I would love to visit/see:
1) New York City, New york
2) Boston, Massachusetts 
3) Italy
4) Australia
5) Sweden
6) Bahamas
7) Paris, France
8) San Francisco, California

Eight things I currently want/need:
1) New tires
2) New brakes
3) I want a new lens
4) I want a new house
5) Winter clothes
6) Money
7) Seasonal Job
8) More time

I had fun, until next time.

Image Disclaimer: All images were found in google search, majority of them were first ones found. I am not copying them to claim them to be my own. only to display for a fun tag. 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Getting through hard times.

Hello my darlings,

Over the months I have tried to write a post about my grandma passing, but living day by day again is beyond hard to go through especially since the wound is still fresh. I lost my grandma January 31, 2013 to surgery complications. That is a simplified version of what is on the death certificate but in my opinion it's.....well lets not go there. When my grandma passed I felt so lost, so alone. I had lost my best friend. My grandma is the person who told you the dirty truth whether you wanted to know or not. She gave you advice when you needed it and told some of the best life stories. I used to sit there on her bed and just listen and watch her look past me as if she was reliving the story all over again. 
My grandma was in the hospital since December 15 I spent every day of my vacation with her leading to her last day. I missed one day only but I made sure to call...twice. During that time we talked about everything and anything and had lunch and dinner together. The times before her surgery are some of the best memories I will have and keep forever in my heart. 

After she passed I went through a really hard time. I didn't realize how much she kept my life in order. As well as the family, I guarantee we will see less of each other over the years. Well getting back to me, I suffered quiet a bit and finally took steps towards a happy life and sought professional help. I talked to a psychologist and little by little I came to realize she's really gone and what my life is without her and how to approach it. All thanks to Paul. Amazing guy though he said I did everything on my own he still helped a lot. 

I can live life with my grandma with the memories I have. I have been so fortunate to have lived with her for 22 years and know her better than any grandchild. 

The one conversation I'm most grateful for was of the future. We talked about baby names, I told her a list of names I liked and she approved some of them. I'm going to list them now but I won't say which she liked. 



Now time for me to start baking me some kids. Haha just kidding. I'm going to finish photography school like she always wanted me to and fulfill my last promise to her and that is to be a nurse. 2014 is going to be a big year for me but for now I have to work my fanny off to finish school. 


With love, 


Saturday, February 23, 2013

Silvia's Spring Shopping List

Hello my darlings,

I haven't been on blogger in almost a year. CRAZY!! A lot has happened in a year and i'm not ready to talk about it just yet, but know a blog is coming soon about it. I really need to start writing on here again, I miss it, it helps, and gives me something to look forward to again. Any who I just wanted to talk about a few up coming purchases i'm going to make, really its a list for me to keep track. haha everyone ready? 

My first thing on my list to purchase is an:

iPad Mini
My biggest reason for wanting/going to buying one is because of school. I just recently bought a Macbook Pro for school but its biggest purpose is to edit photos. What I need an iPad for now is books, my school books to be exact. I just paid over $400 on paper books for this semester when I could have rented digital copies for under $200! thats half the price! Several other reasons would mainly include my classes, I have a speech and business class next semester (summer) it will come to great use when presenting business plans and speech notes. Another reason would be entertaining travels, I take the train and it would allow me to work on a speech or business plan at ease without having to wip out a 15inch Macbook Pro and need an entire seat.


Wacom Intuos5 Tablet Small-Medium
It's a great product for easy and better photo editing in photoshop. Why I need it? I hate mouses and track pads when I need to edit photos. They never work the way you want and drawing on a track pad is a lot more easy and in control when it comes photo editing.


 Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro Lens
Is there really any other reason to give to get another lens? I am starting to expand my lens collection. It takes photographers years to do so, and i'm ready to start now. Along with the lens I will get a UV filter and lens hood.


Epson Luster Photo Paper 8.5x11 and 13x19
Every photographer needs photo paper, these are the ones I love to use. I will have 3 photo classes in
the summer so a big bulk pack will be needed to print all my assignments and portfolio.


Kelly Moore Chapel Book bag

I absolutely adore Kelly Moore Bags they are amazing quality and so stylish! Reason why I want another one is because the one I have is the B-hobo and it is amazing for on the go photographers. I like to use it when I am sight seeing and other things but I need a bag that is good for travel. If I need to bring a few camera things to Chicago, I just need a transport bag and this would be my it bag. it will be great come the summer I can put my camera, lens, flash, and mini iPad all in it along with my basic wallet and small makeup bag. It will all be there in one bag, no need for 2-3 bags. 


New iPhone

 My current iPhone has maybe 3 months left in it's life spand and its time to upgrade. I've had an upgrade for over a year now but I was waiting for the 5 to come out and when it did I couldn't do it at the time. Now I can and i'm sure when my phone loads an app for the last time the 5S will be announced. ;)



I am in dying need of new earphones but i'm tired of paying $30 for a pair that die on my in months at a time. So i'm ready to walk on the dark side and buy beats. Right now i'm stuck between buying studio beats or heartbeats by Lady Gaga. I mean not only are they made by my favorite singer, they look really awesome. Aslo there is a $50 difference. So I have to really think what is important to me. 

So that is my upcoming purchase, I know its a lot some really crazy and others simple and unnecessary to even list. I can do a small simple review on them when I purchase them. It will be one at a time for sure, I'm not crazy enough to purchase all at once. 

Until then,

Remember to smile! :)

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Photoshop edits:
Silvia Lopez