2013 in Review

I sat and typed a long post on 2013 but I’m going to scratch that and condense it because even though I thought it was exciting, I don’t want you to get bored and start skimming. So here’s my 2013 recap in pictures and bullet points 🙂 basically TLDR format with pics.

In 2013 I:

♣ Visited 3 new countries: Dominica, Norway, France

Dancing by the river in Dominica
Sculpture Park in Norway
The Louvre in Paris

♣  Took trips throughout the year: Orlando (wedding/January), San Francisco (birthday getaway/February), Dominica, Barbados, Norway (3.5 wks// 2 weddings and a conference in that order/ May-June), England and France (conference// Paris for fun 😉 / November/December), Barbados (surprised family for Christmas/ December)

♣ Had a few new experiences: first awful hangover 😦 (like pass out before the night’s end), took public transport alone in a different country, had traditional high tea in England

Snapshots of Tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair
Snapshots of Tea at the Chesterfield Mayfair

♣ I played host for 8 weeks straight in July and August for family and friends

♣ Got delayed on almost every flight I took using American Airlines. I’ve already sent a letter to them.

♣ We saw Rihanna, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and J Cole in Concert and Dave Chapelle’s comedy show

Yeezus Tour
Yeezus Tour

♣ I baked two firsts: coconut bread/sweet bread as we call it back home, and my first cake. Got an A for effort and flavor on the cake but need to tweak the recipe so it’s not so dry. The coconut bread was a hit apparently :).

Coconut Bread/ Sweet bread
Coconut Bread/ Sweet bread
Sandwich cake with Guava Jelly in the middle as my husband doesn't eat berry anything.
Sandwich cake with Guava Jelly in the middle as my husband doesn’t eat berry anything.


WordPress sent me my annual blog report that you can view here. I want to thank you very much for visiting and I hope to do a better job on blogging this year as I spent so much time focusing on my other blog last year. I had tons of drafts that I never got around to publishing, but as I said I’ll try to get better at working on both.

For 2014:

♦ Now that my parents have Fitbits and passed me in the first week due to salsa and walking in the morning, I’m more inspired to workout, they’re over 50!!!

♦ I’m looking forward to visiting a new country, no plans yet but spontaneous trips are the best

Have a wonderful new year. I’ll leave you with a few quotes to help you get through with your direction for this new year in case you were a little lost or need a push.

Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple

Valentine’s Day – Recap

Tonight I tried prosecco for the first time.

Laughed. Hard.

We had take out. What we each wanted. Pizza. Shawarma and tabouleh. Cupcakes. Prosecco. Vodka and sprite. On the dinner table. We never eat there.

Laughed. Harder.

Had a cupcake roll down my back into my hair while I attempted downward facing dog doing yoga after 3 flutes of prosecco sans vêtements.

You could as well say it was my birthday with the amount of shit we talked.

It wasn’t about romance. It was about enjoying the company of my best friend. Who is also my lover. But more importantly my husband.

Oh what a fun night.

The romance is there. 12 years together, 3 years married. Screw taking one night to be overly sensual and “romantic”. At least I know it’s not forced.

I’m loved. I love. I’m in love. I’m appreciated. I appreciate. I give. I receive.

I love myself, therefore I can love another unconditionally.

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone and isn’t taken seriously by everyone. Love those who love you whether or not it is a romantic relationship. Know that you are loved and share the love.

I had fun tonight.

Taken from Real Simple
Taken from Real Simple