Inspiration

What’s your FUTURE lookin’ like?

Hey guys!!

It’s been a while huh? Well, I’m still here. Work been keeping me busy, and when I’m not doing that it’s a headache to do anything blog related. Finding inspiration to keep going gets difficult at times, but I try my best to continue this journey. Giving up is not an option.

So, let’s get into today’s post *which should also serve as an inspiration*:
What’s your future lookin’ like?

Vision Boardplanning

The point of a vision board is to illustrate visually what you’d like your life to be like in the future. That may include: family, career, travel and other life goals. Pictures may be taken from the internet, magazines and other illustrations you may have at home.

Designing a Vision Board

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If you’d like to make a physical vision board all you’d need is a bulletin/foam board, pictures, adhesive and other decorative items you may desire. Pinterest is definitely your place to check out for ideas and proper planning methods.

I always wanted to make a physical vision board, but like the procrastinator that I am it never came to fruition *yet*. In the mean time I decided to settle with a digital version in which I can place as my laptop background. *In hopes that I may see it everyday and decide to work on something towards achieving those goals*


So one day I was on Adobe illustrator clueless as to what to design, then I decided to finally start this long-awaited vision board.

Digital Vision Board

Just because it’s done digitally doesn’t mean it’s any less of a Vision Board.

You’ll first start off by:

  • Deciding the time period for you board – is it short-term goals (3 months, the current year) or long-term? Maybe a mixture?
  • Finding a theme – you may want to focus on a specific goal as opposed to all your life goals. In this instance you can create multiple, smaller boards and then join them all together.
  • Gathering images/words/phrases from a source which represent your goals; you can also attach affirmations to your board for further inspiration and encouragement.

*P.S you can search for Vision Board Printables online or on pinterest for pretty cool designs you can use.*

Ideas of themes to include on your board include:

  • Relationship goals (friendship, family etc)
  • Finance/Business goals
  • Health/Fitness goals
  • Travel/Passion goals

Below is a picture of the vision board I created in March on my first try. I’m not totally happy with it, so I may revisit it and do some tweaking. As you can see I tried my best to give each theme its own space; the ones I focused on were education, summer fun (carnival) and travel. Good Vibes Only happens to be my motto for the future.

Vision Board

Creating a vision board is all fun and exciting, but IT DOESN’T STOP there. You have to put in the work! Everything you came up with as a goal needs an action plan. Place your board in an area where you’ll see it regularly and be tempted to act on it.

Check out: Motivation Monday #9 // Be a DOER, NOT a DREAMER


To make your summer even more exciting why not have a Vision Board Party???

Collect magazines, foam board, scissors and extra supplies at your local craft store, gather the girls, get some food, wine and enjoy a night of planning for your future.
This can be an inspiring and exciting way to learn more about everyone.

Have you ever created a vision board?
How did it go?
Tell me more!

 

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Food Spots

Eat Outs // Garden Grill

Hey Guys!!!

Happy Tuesday & I hope everyone had an enjoyable weekend. Since I returned home last summer I made a list of restaurants I’d love to visit.
Well, one year later I finally made it to one of my top places.

Garden Grill

Located at Dutchman’s Bay near the airport, Garden Grill serves as a rather open, friendly, picturesque restaurant. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on select days. We opted for lunch on Saturday afternoon.

Before you enter, you’re greeted with chalkboard signs welcoming you as well as views of the garden and a pool that you’re welcomed to use. It’s an outdoorsy setting; seating arrangements are under a canopy. Unfortunately, Saturday was incredibly hot so there wasn’t any breeze really. Thus it was slightly uncomfortable.

Due to the popularity of the restaurant on social media I just had to have one of the famous sangrias. My choice was the Sparkling Summer Sangria while my friend had the Lemonade Mojito.
P.S they taste as good as they look.

To eat, we decided on burgers to keep it casual; I had the House Burger and my friend had the Firehouse Burger.

House Burger: Grilled 8oz black Angus beef with onion compote, sharp cheddar, bacon, lemon aioli, avocado on Brioche bun served with Sweet Potato fries. 

Firehouse BurgerGrilled 8oz black Angus beef with sharp cheddar, bacon, candied jalapenos served with House fries.

I enjoyed EVERYTHING about this meal; I definitely underestimated the size so I had to end up slicing it in two, and only having one half. The patties are homemade and perfectly seasoned, so are the fries and sweet potato fries are my thing. I really have zero complaints and would definitely try again; my friend however didn’t particularly like their choice of jalapenos.

Overall: 4.5/5
Service: 4/5
Price: $$$

Can’t wait for the next time!
Enjoy the rest of ya’ll week
XOXO

 

Lifestyle

Summer Essentials // 6 Must-Haves

Hey Guys!!

If you can’t tell by now I LOVE summer! Since I also live on an island where it’s practically summer 365 days a year, why not? If you’re unsure what to do this summer check out my list of 10 Activities to do. However, today I’m here to share 6 of my “must have” items for the season!

BIKINIS/SWIMSUITS

It doesn’t matter where you are *well once it’s summer* you NEED a bikini. Even if you don’t have remote access to a beach, check out a pool or water park. These are two styles I’ve been eyeing for this summer; I found these from instagram: neishonline & hibootyswim *haven’t purchased, pretty sure they’re on other sites*

   

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Lifestyle

10 Activities To Do This Summer

Woohoo It’s finally Summer.

Well, it officially started last week Wednesday with the longest day of the year.

By now, school should be out and I know most of you have been looking forward to this season for a time to relax.  Usually on summer vacations however, after the first two weeks when you’re all caught up on rest it starts to get boring.

That’s why I’m here to help you out!
If you know you’ll have a lot of free time and unsure of what to do with it, check out my list of activities you can do this summer.

P.S. – Even if you’re not free from school (summer semester) and have extra time on weekends/after work feel free to try an activity.

GET CRAFTY

Check out Pinterest for Summer DIYs that you can do in your spare time. Maybe there was a project you saw somewhere that you always wanted to do? You can make a few things to redecorate your room/apartment/office and even gift them to friends/family.

DIYs for Room Decor

BE ACTIVE

Okay, maybe you didn’t work on that Summer body during the spring or had enough time during school. Well now you have all the time to get your body ready for the next season. Generally though you should always try to remain active for good health. Try a recreational sport, join a gym or simply walk/run in your neighborhood.

Read good books, eat well or at least well enough, be active, sleep. Start caring for oneself. Spring.  Rebirth.  Metaphor. Words.

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At the Table

In My Kitchen // Summer Smoothie

Ya’ll know what time it is by now!

SUMMER!!!

It also happens to be mango season, so you know what’s one of the main ingredients in this smoothie.

This was really a quick fix since I was in the mood for something to “cool me down”. We also have an abundance of mangoes because we have a tree in our yard.

My sister and I usually create milkshakes with ice-cream, ice, milk and voila. However, tonight I decided to spice things up.

Ingredients:

Mangoes
Coconut Ice-cream
Milk
Ice

It’s really that simple. Toss everything into the blender and the result is a nice cool-me-down drink. Who knew coconut and mango made such a great combination?

BTW – next weekend happens to be a Mango Festival, maybe I’ll drop by and share some of it with you guys!

At the Table

In My Kitchen // Taco Tuesdays

Hey Guys!

So, last Saturday while grocery shopping the idea of tacos came to mind. It’s been something I’ve wanted to do for some time now but always forgot. Well, finally I did it. This concoction was simply me going off the top of my head, so a few things may be missing.

Ingredients

  • Soft Taco Shells
  • *seasonings for meat*
  • Chicken Breast
  • Steak
  • Sweet Pepper
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Sour Cream

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Food Spots

Eat Outs // Pari’s Pizza + Steakhouse

Hey Guyss!!
Happy Friday!!

This week has been a long one yet still a quick one, if that makes any sense. However, on Tuesday we celebrated my baby sister’s graduation from high school. She received many awards and we simply couldn’t end the night without celebrating. Since it was a week night we settled for a pizza night.

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Our choice was PARI’S PIZZA + STEAKHOUSE.

It’s located just behind Rex Halcyon Cove and only 10 minutes from town. It was recently renovated and has been established since 1977. The overall environment is very welcoming and relaxed. It is a great area for families and kids, as well as groups (coworkers/friends). As mentioned earlier we came specifically for PIZZA; we ordered two large ones to share.

Mexican Pizza

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Fete Reviews, Lifestyle

Weekend Review // Hello Summer

Hey Guys!!

It’s been a while since I did a weekend review, but this weekend was activity packed so here I am!
As summer gets started your party stamina gets tested.
This weekend’s events included:

 Project Sync: Rave – JCI Color Run – Tropical Day Party – Beach Party

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Lifestyle

The Countdown is ON

As the days get longer and the nights get shorter we prepare for a season of memories. Ultimately it’s a season most of us look forward to; school is out and there’s just an aura of VIBES.
If you haven’t guessed it by now I’m speaking about SUMMER.

SUMMER

Summer officially starts on June 21st, with it being the longest day. However, for many of you the vacation has already started.

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Inspiration

Motivation Monday #9 // Be a DOER, NOT a DREAMER

It’s Monday again, so that means more motivation for you guys + gals!

As you know I’m currently reading Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes and it’s keeping me inspired plus pushing me to share my inspiration. *It’s a darn good book!*
It started with “You never say yes to anything” and here we are now being urged to “Ditch the dream; be a DOER, not a DREAMER.”

Well Shonda, I’M A DREAMER……it’s all I’ve ever been
*maybe that’s why I often times feel stuck*

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