Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Expectation is the root of all heartache"

First things first.  Yes, I do realize that my previous post Entre Pairos y Derivas was a bit erratic and the word vulnerable doesn't even begin to describe the series of emotions I have gone through as a result.  Regrets? Absolutely not.  Expectations? Attempting not to make any.  After all Shakespeare did say, Expectation is the root of all heartache.  Don't worry, I plan to keep you all updated on the effects of it.  

I'd like to give you all a rundown of some blogs that inspire me.  Something that really matters to bloggers is having their message spread.  Everyone wants to feel important and worthwhile.  So, I encourage you to take a click at some of the blogs that I read regularly.  Some are extremely successful, meaning some of these women actually blog for a living  (AHH DREAM JOB!!).  Others are just trying to share their story.  All, however are worthwhile because everyone has something new to teach us if we are willing to learn.  I do ask that you help spread the word about these blogs.  Even if they are super successful blogs like P-Dubs they could always use more readers.  Simply forward it to your best friend if you enjoyed what you read, post a link on Twitter, Facebook, or even your own blog.  If you have a blog, I'd love to read what you have to share so leave me a comment and I promise I will visit often! 

The blog roll: 

Healthy Tipping Point because this is the first blog that I fell in love with.  I am a devoted reader and it sounds silly, but I feel like I know Caitlin personally because of it.  Caitlin is a 27 year old living in North Carolina and a brand new momma! She inspires me to live a healthy life by taking small steps to wards an amazing YOU.  Love you HTP! 

Operation Beautiful is the reason that I found Healthy Tipping Point in the first place. I remember stumbling upon this website in college when I was trying to figure out a wellness program (I was an RA) to put on for the residents of a female residence hall.  I was inspired by the Operation Beautiful movement whose mission is to post anonymous notes of encouragement and positivity in public places for other people to find.  It's awesome! If you have found an Operation Beautiful note before, please comment.  Better yet, tell Caitlin at 

Young House Love  This is a great blog for the lover of DIY or HGTV(I kid).  But, really, John and Sherry are the cutest couple and give their house the same amount of love that they hopefully ;) give each other.  It's wonderful to read and full of home inspiration.  My favorite is their projects page to browse through when I'm in need of something to do pin.  

Katy Loves She just seems so genuine and sweet.  A true woman of God.  Always positive and always sweet and always sharing what others are doing.  

The Girls with Glasses This is the fashion blog I read.  Summer Bellessa and Brooke White tend to post short, sweet, and to the point videos with awesome fashion/makeup/life advice.  There are not always videos, although they are my favorite.  They are two gorgeous girl with a great sense of style. 

Yuppie Yogini Although Nicole doesn't post often, I still check back to find her next post.  More than anything she makes me laugh with her quirky opinions.  She is also a practicing therapist (DREAM JOB again).  

Kath Eats Real Food I love Kath! I know, I know, I don't really KNOW her, but still.  She is a registered dietitian who inspires other through her successful weight loss, and her eating of REAL food.  She is also expecting a baby so you can find her mommy-to-be journey there as well.  

Taking Back My Twenties Laura is Kath's younger sister and I relate a lot to her journey.  I recently found her blog and love reading about the beer she drinks (beer snob, like me) and about her recent engagement! Oh, and we have the same name :) 

Lisa Lupo Photography Lisa is an old friend from high school.  Even though I haven't seen her in years, I'm sure she's just as I remember her.  Easy to be around, funny, goofy, and talented.  Lisa is a newly wed living in the Seattle, Washington area.  Although Lisa studied Anthropology in college she is taking over the world with her amazing talent for taking beautiful photographs.  I would definitely hire her!  Her blog documents her learnings as a new photographer with snippets about her life.  

Lauren Noelle is one of my lovely friends from college.  I read her blog regularly because it is my way of keeping in touch with her.  Lauren has been writing about her post-grad life and her coming-of-age process as she discovers so much about what she wants and the woman she is becoming.  

The Forever Optimist is about my BFF Sarah.  No one in the world is as caring, genuine, funny, down-to-earth-real, and lovely as she is.  She is also a terrific writer.  She has once again found her inspiration and is on quite a journey.  Go join her! 

The Pioneer Woman of course! Rhee Drummond is an inspiration to all women.  She is your country-gal next door.  Amazing recipes, photography, fun quizzes, and absolutely HILARIOUS.  P-Dubs will change your life.   

Epicurean Vixen a blog about food in Austin, TX (best city in Texas).  My friend Karen is such a foodie and is the best food critic.  

Musings From The Law is one of my best friends from college.  She is like a sister to me.  She is also a consistent blogger and a writer.  I am so proud of all that she has done.  You can currently read about her experience in Chile.    

I sure hope I didn't leave any out, but I probably did.  I come across so many blogs, but the ones I picked are the ones I read on a regular basis.  Even religiously with some.  

What about you, what blogs do you read? 

I will leave y'all with the following song.  This is my theme song for the summer of 2012.  I know it's in portuguese it is brazilian after all, but promise you'll give it a chance :) 
Michel Télo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego 


  1. EEK! You are so sweet! Thank you so much! :) And I've bookmarked all the other links you posted - I totally know what you mean by always wanting to find a new blog.

    One of my favorite blogs is a photographer I look up to from Phoenix. Man, she's wonderful.

    Another good read is:

  2. You're welcome!
    I appreciate and love photography so much. I will make sure to check out the Phoenix photographer. I actually remember checking out Shauna's blog when you mentioned that she did your engagement pictures. I love her work too.

    I hope you enjoy some of the blogs!


  3. glad to see you blogging again! i'm enjoying it! thanks for all the great tips on blogs. i've been reading them a lot lately bc of my job. i'm starting a blog soon for all my Fulbright adventures! i'll send it once i know what it is! :)

    miss you! hope all is well! :)

  4. Amarette! Thanks for reading, it means so much to me. I can't wait to read your blog when you create it. I promise I will make it a part of my reading list.
    Miss you too. Enjoy reading my recent posts since I've read you're getting back in the saddle too ;)
    I'm glad to hear that and I hope it's helpful.