i don't think i give enough credit to this awesome stud right here. we had just made our 8 year mark and it's beyond crazy to even fathom that it's really been that long when it hasn't felt that long at all. he's taught me a whole bunch of great things. i've learned so much through him. and these are only the few daniel-isms that i collectively gathered, but for sure one of the best! so not only is this post for him, but for anyone who may not know him the way i do, learn through him. anyone who's seeking some type of advice, wether it be for their own relationships with their significant other or even with friends, hopefully this can help you out in whatever you may be going through! 

  • give them space. 
there are tons and tons of times when i come home from work or from going out that all daniel would tell me is "why don't you have some 'me' time? get settled down and call me whenever you're done." i cannot thank him enough! i don't like to think of myself as being a selfish person, but when it comes to "me" time, i'd take as much as i can. and having him selflessly offering it to me lifts weight off my shoulders and allows me to let go of the stress that i gone through throughout the day and just breath a little.

  • take turns in sharing interests with each other. 
there's not much you can do when it comes to being in a long distance relationship. so instead of like what most relationships are when sharing hobbies or interests with each other, we get each other into movies or t.v. shows instead haha. daniel and i have probably had a million skype dates that consisted of watching a movie or a show. sometimes you don't wanna watch whatever movie or show or do an activity that they chose. but when it really means that much to them or to you, that sacrifice is soo worth it. it really shows that they make a true effort into wanting to be as interested as you are to whatever you're interested in. it makes you feel valued even more.

  • recognize what's wrong and act on it. 
when doing so i can tell you for sure that recognizing when your significant other is feeling down or upset, it shows that not only do you have their back but that you will turn their world upside down and make them feel better. there have been times when daniel caught me in a horrible mood, but because he didn't budge or leave me alone (although alone time is much needed sometimes too!) when he recognized that something was wrong, i felt complete comfort through his concern. empathy is key.

  • do silly things.
i think when you do silly things for each other, to make each other laugh, you add that quirkiness to your relationship. a kind of insider that only you two understand. it also allows you not to take your relationship too seriously. it's suppose to be fun too. having your significant other be your best friend are the biggest perks. ever.

  • swallow your pride and forgive instantly.
i don't know how he does it. and this is a quality that i am terrible at and want to steal from him lol but seriously, forgive instantly. i notice that when we argue (mainly cause sometimes im a brat and continue arguing with him lols) daniel forgives me right away. there is so much love when doing so. and it's so humbling when someone forgives you for something that was not their fault in the first place. what's even more humbling is apologizing instantly when you noticed that you were the wrong one. which is incredibly hard to accept or admit. asking for that forgiveness really shows that you're putting away your pride and putting your focus on wanting to make that person happy.  sometimes it's not even about who was right or wrong, but about swallowing your pride and moving onto what's really important. when that happens i realize that in an instant i no longer feel angry or annoyed or whatever i was feeling. i feel loved.


here's a lil something something that samaria and i put together. i love when jobs allow their employees to stretch beyond their limit and explore more than what's already offered as being an employee for their company. because we're a brand new store, a position was available for opening called "the shop stylist". you get more in depth with product knowledge, apparel and jewelry, and personal clients. and because i was itching for shooting and editing a new video (which is one of the requirements for applying), here's that something something that we put together for each others video resume! soo much fun shooting! 



how my life has been these past couple of weeks. i look back at it and can't help but be completely happy with it to be honest. good and great and simple things have been going on. this summer was a little different. i usually go to new york with my family, but this year i had to stay home to save up money and all that. 

but goods things happening as of so far: i got my yellow umbrella, cause you know me being a huge How I Met Your Mother fan I just had to get one. Lacy stumbled upon a bundle of them online for super cheap so why not. 

Winter Park opened up the very first Shake Shake around town so we just had to go to it. not as amazingly delicious as the ones in New York but the shakes are still banging. Also only a few minutes away from me they opened up the really sweet taco joint called Jimmy Hulas. their zucchini fries are to die for! Especially with what they call "lava sauce". not hot or spicy at all, the exact opposite. tangy and sweet and full of deliciousness. 

working at kate spade has led me to great opportunities! there's a position available called the "shop stylist". the requirements are to make a video of why you should be the next shop stylist. i got busy making a video fro me and my friend Samaria who is also applying for it. hopefully they'll keep both of us for the position!

 daniel's visit in the beginning of summer, when returning home he met some sister missionaries back home where he lives in virginia beach and he was baptized! im extremely happy for him because he's been really happy lately. a whole different side of him just so excited about the gospel and a different side of him that is over all enjoying life. it makes me love it even more. also this past month we made 8 years! i really don't know where time has gone. when i think about it it only seems like we've been dating for like 2 or 3 years. i guess it's a good thing to feel like that right? all i know is that i don't think we could have done it if it weren't for not only genuinely loving each other but also being best friends with each other too. 

i hope y'all had a beautiful summer!



Got the chance to catch a show of Us the Duo. The music that they make together is beautiful and just watching them perform it live was no joke. They have such great and sweet talent, and their love shines right through them. There weren't too many people there so it was really nice and intimate. Carissa Rae and Michael Alvarado pointed at our side of the audience a couple times cause we were jamming and clapping and dancing along to their songs as much as they were. It was pretty neat! 

Later that night we waited for the couple to make their way to their tour bus. When they got out of the building, Michael Alvarado was able to sign a couple t-shirts before heading into the bus. He got to sign Joycies t-shirt last right before their manager pushed him into the bus lol They were so sweet though. You can tell they anted to stick around to give out autographs. I was too star strucked when seeing Michael Alvarado sign my sister's shirt that neither one of us were able to take a picture of him doing so lol 

awesome night. awesome night. 

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