Monday, September 29, 2014

Being Yourself

So the social trials of being a teenager can sometimes be.... overrated.

The constant need to compare yourself to others can sometimes be a chore. I have been recently been contemplating this and I have just decided to stop. It's so ridiculous that we feel the need to act like someone else! One of my favorite quotes it that "Just be yourself because everyone else is taken". This pretty much is my mantra for life, being yourself is the best person you can be. I've also learned its better to emotionally invest yourself into people who will care as much as you do. Someone who doesn't like you for whatever reason isn't worth your time.
So aside from the negative things that come from this, there are also positive things. I have found by being myself I have been able to surround myself by wonderful people and make wonderful friends. Just by being myself I have developed so many friendships & strengthened old ones.
Be Yourself
Live ~Laugh~Love 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Liebster Award



I was nominated by Kristina at http://simplifiedglamour.com and she asked me these questions....

1. How did you come up with your name?
I took my nickname and tried to find a clever way to make it catchy. Thus was born sobylove.

2. What made you want to start a blog?
My goal in life as a career is to become a fashion journalist, being a blogger would give me an outlet to write my own content and gain some experience.

3. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
A job I would love to do is be a fashion designer, ultimately I think it would be so amazing to have a product of my brain being transformed into reality and something that I can call my own.

4. What’s your favorite thing to do during your free time?
I am such a nerd but I love reading, I’ve been trying to get my hands on a good book lately but I also have been doing a little bit of sketching. Mostly cartoons but I’m branching out a little more.

5. How would you describe your personal style?
I would have to say that I would be a cross between preppy and girly. I love the elements of business attire like button downs but also the light colors that you would normally find with a girly style.

6. What’s your favorite color?
Pink! Any and all shades.

7. who’s your favorite youtuber?
I don’t have any one favorite youtuber but I enjoy ZoeSugg/Zoella, Weylie/ilikeweylie and Hayley Williams.

8. What’s your favorite food?
BBQ chicken or lasagna. I know two favorite foods that might not taste good together but you won’t know unless you try.

9. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
I would want to be Madison Pettis, we’re both the same age and it would be interesting to see how someone else lives.

10. What’s your favorite season? Why?
I love spring because it’s warm enough for shorts but cold enough for a light sweater, also because that’s the season I was born.

11. What country would you like to visit most?
I want to visit Dominican Republic, my mom is from there and I have some family I have yet to meet.

Here are 11 facts about me…
1. I have never traveled outside of my country.
2. Never been on a plane (I have traveled outside of my state, in the US, but never had to go so far that I needed to get on a plane).
3. I use coupons! (Labeling me as an extreme couponer is up to you)
4. I DO NOT like bugs, especially spiders!
5. I am a size 7 in shoes.
6. I can do a headstand.
7. I am ambidextrous.
8. Shopping is my love.
9. I have a Chihuahua named Hershey.
10. I am Dominican and Puerto Rican.
11. I am organized.

I want to nominate:
Questions to answer:
1. How did you come up with your name?
2. What made you want to start a blog?
3. What is your current job?
4. What’s your favorite thing to do during your free time?
5. How would you describe your personal style?
6. Where are you from?
7. who’s your favorite youtuber?
8. What’s your favorite food?
9. What is one goal you are working towards?
10. What’s your favorite season? Why?
11. How old are you?

Rules:
~Acknowledge the blog who nominated you and display the award.
~Answer all the 11 questions.
~Give 11 random facts about yourself.
~Nominate 11 blogs that you think are deserving of the award (if you can).
~Let the bloggers know you have nominated them.
~Give then 11 questions to answer!

FOLLOW ME
Live ~Laugh~Love 

Friday, September 19, 2014

Words From the Heart


I want to talk about what I believe in. I am a Christian, I believe that our religion is about having a personal relationship with Christ. Talking about this is not to slander other people’s beliefs or religions, I just want to express my own opinion.

 I feel that being a Christian means our goal is to live like he was, perfect. Now we are obviously human and cannot achieve perfection, our free will allows us to mess up and learn from our mistakes. But the mere goal of trying to achieve perfection and to be like Christ is why I love being a Christian. Not to say I’m better than any other person but to be able to have a goal in life and try as hard as humanly possible to achieve that. Like I said before we are all human and will make mistakes so I often refer to bible verses or quotes to have daily reminders of this goal.
Here are a few of my favorites…..

To explain the picture above, I believe sometimes wanting something isn’t enough, believing in it and having faith can determine the outcome.


A cool idea to keep yourself in a positive attitude would be to print these pictures out and put them on a cork board or in a frame or on the wall
A quick disclaimer is that I DO NOT own any of these photos. These are just some of my favorite ones that I have. You can check out these photos and more on my Quotes Pinterest board here.
I hope you all enjoyed these little snippets of verses that I believe have a positive outlook about life.
Live ~Laugh~Love 

The Road To College


Since I am in my junior year most of what I'm doing is going to set me up for college. For those of you who aren't as informed, when applying for college you must submit a transcript of your highschool which basically means that colleges get to stalk you & find out what you've been doing for the past two years. Since this is year one of college stalking I thought it would be a great idea to write about my journey of getting to college. Over the next two years every-other Thursday I will update you on what I've been doing to prepare for college. 

So far this year I have managed to enroll myself into 5 college prep classes this school year. These classes include alot of homework (I'm talking 2 hours minimum to complete everything) and time management skills. I've also rejoined and signed up for clubs, being involved in your school shows colleges you are a well rounded student, the more involved the better! I'm currently applying to be a part of the Chapter of National Honors Society at my school, to get an invitation you must have a GPA of at least 3.0. With this achievement I'm glad my hard work is somewhat paying off.

I'm interested to see what my future holds.
Live ~Laugh~Love 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

On A Mission


I don’t think I’ve fully explained why I started this blog. I love to write and I love fashion with my two passions combined I found the perfect career for me, to be a fashion journalist! This career has all the elements that I live for. I even remember how I got started on this journey….

Now when I was little people always asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said things like a doctor or a teacher, but I was just saying things that I’ve heard I didn’t exactly find my niche. When I was I had a little (okay HUGE) obsession with Bratz dolls & movies. The re-occurring theme of “a passion for fashion” inspired me! I just couldn’t stop thinking of all the possibilities that came out of fashion. One time in 3rd grade I remember I was bored in class and started drawing out fits on paper, I cut them out and gave them to my friends as a mock of my fashion line. Later other kids told me they wanted some to and I cut some more out and “sold” my line after school. This immediately sparked my interest and then I had a true answer to the question & my passion for fashion grew. I remember when my birthdays came around I would always ask for fashion related things like; sketchbooks, art supplies, sewing machine, sewing tools, anything I could get my hands on.
But on the other side of things, ever since I was little I’ve always liked to write. Since I learned to write I’ve written things in notebooks and have collected those notebooks to this day, kind of like Harriet The Spy writing everything she’s ever observed into notebooks. First it started at home learning how to write my name then as I went to school my passion for writing progressed. I wrote in journals just talking about my everyday life. In other notebooks I wrote stories and poems. At one point in 5th grade I co-wrote book with my friend (sadly we cannot recover itL) but this love for putting my own words down on paper makes me feel like I have a voice and since I have a strong passion for writing one day I would like to publish a book about my story.
As you can see my passions for fashion and writing are equally strong and becoming a fashion journalist would help me to live both of passions. With this career path in mind I decided to start this blog so I could get familiar with writing my own content and publishing it for other eyes to read besides my own.
I hope this blog was insightful and you got learn more about me
Live ~Laugh~Love 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hairstyles For School

By now we should be in our routine of school and this consists of getting up early in the morning and try to control our crazy hair. I have come up with some easy tips and hair styles that may help you with getting ready and making it a bit easier.
Something very simple that works with any hairstyle is a side braid. Now this isn't the actual hairstyle this is a hairstyle that can help you achieve wavy/crimped hair. I usually put my hair in a braid before I got to sleep at night. I recommend making a very tight braid to help your hair create a wavy effect.
http://www.hercampus.com/beauty/5-cute-easy-hairstyles-spring-break
After waking up I usually take out the braid and my hair is wavy, but I do have naturally curly hair so my hair usually doesn't need any products to help maintain the waviness.
http://ahouseinthehills.com/2013/3/20/would-you-ever-go-shampoo-free/

 But if you have naturally straight hair before taking out the braid I would use a flat iron over the braid and then take it out. Using the flat iron over will have an added effect on your hair to ensure its waviness.
http://blog.kendrascott.com/2012/07/diy-chic-braided-bun/diy_chic_braided_bun_kendra_scott_designer_jewelry_2/
One hairstyle that I think works on most hair types is the braided bun (if you have thick hair you may have to modify the style as a half up-half down, just follow all the steps but just half f your head). This should take less than five minutes depending on the length and thickness of your hair.

http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2013/03/the-boho-crown-braid-tutorial.html

I'm no claiming this is easy but if you have extra time in the morning you might want to try out this very unique hairstyle. If you want to earn how to do this hairstyle click above or here.

I hope this was helpful and eases your hair routine in the morning.
Live ~Laugh~Love