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1st Friday of Fall Y’all: TGIF

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Foto Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 09/25/2015 at 20:45

Thank GOD It’s Fall!

Moon Rise

Facing east for the moon rise from my backyard garden … Just another West Texas Friday night!

As much as ☼summer☼ is my favorite season (after all, that’s when my birthday takes place), I’m making the most out of autumn ~ especially going outside for crisp, fresh air!

I’m also all about Starbucks seasonal flavors* ~ from ☼summer’s fruitiness to these comfy delights:

Salted Caramel Mocha Frap

My latest Starbucks Gold Card reward redeemed: Salted Caramel Mocha Frappuccino!

Starbucks Cold Cup

My venti cold cup always comes in handy … for a discount & a drink to last me all ☼day!

Toasted Graham Frap

Apparently, I was my local barista’s 1st customer to order a Toasted Graham Frappuccino! #StarbucksLovers ♥ #trendsetter

Furthermore, football has kicked off into full swing!

Refreshments Reinforcements

I refreshed my ♥heart♥ & ☼soul☼ with ♥Adoration♥ †Chapel† holy hour at †Church† & with this ☼spirit☼ book + my bod with this Graham Goodness! (Even though I’ll cover up more, I’ll definitely still tone up with whatever energy I still can muster in the midst of working on my dissertation!

Here are a few of my favorite things for fall …

Howl-o-ween Hype

Trunk or Treat: ☼Sunshine☼ (my truck) tailgate was decked out with festive decor that featured ♥A&A♥ when we gave candy to my †Church† students last Howl-o-ween!

Nine Fine Fall Flaves

1. Favorite Candle: my Bath & Body WorksSalty Caramel that I used to light up my *Dallas Cowboys* jack-o-lantern and Advent †cross† (I’m also all about BBW‘s Pumpkin Pecan Waffles/White Barn‘s Thanksgiving Morning)
2. Favorite Lip Color: toss-up between my red Ardency Inn ♥Love♥ Cat lipstick from Sephora or purple Vera Wang *Rockstar* lip gloss from ULTA (c/o my Bestie Evie)
3. Favorite Drink: please view above {Exhibits B-E}
4. Favorite Blush: the ones from my KleanKolor Double Rainbow palette, plus I think that I’ll try Dulce Candy‘s tip on lip colors in a pill box for cheek colors!
5. Favorite Clothing Item: my birthday gifts ~ specifically the scarf/shawl ~ and my recent online finds plus my Target scores ~ particularly the jeans and booties!
6. Favorite Fall Movie: no new releases, so I’ll go with classic football flicks: Varsity Blues (came out my sr. yr.), Friday Night Lights (with a cameo of my h.s.), Remember the TitansAny Given SundayThe Longest Yard (including the original)
7. Favorite Fall Show: Grey’s ♥Anatomy!!! I’ve been counting down for the Season 12 premiere since the Season 11 finale ~ as a loyal fan for over a decade since the very beginning with the previous seasons on DVD
8. Favorite Thanksgiving Food: I’m not going to lie –> my Cranberry Pie #DISPObustAFlow
9. Favorite Halloween Costume: now how about I have y’all pick? My personal faves include when I rocked out my abs live, No. 5 … I won our contest in 2013 as Lone Ranger‘s Tonto and in 2014 as my Nurse Mom who was fine in 1969! Will I make a 3-peat??

Actually, please allow me to add a 10th item:

My #1 Favorite for Fall: my ✌two✌ ♥cute, cuddly companions♥ with whom to softly snuggle for cozy comfort plus who keep me company while hard at work and welcome me home after hard at play!

CHEERS to this time of year!

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Foodie & Floral + Fitness Friday: PSL & OLG, Lucky Me!

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/11/2015 at 10:00

As Bruno Mars sings

♪Baby Squirrel, you’s a $3×7 … ♫

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My first fun run♥ ♥heartburn-free this week to be greeted on his home turf! #HomeOfTheAbilenePrairieDogs

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☼ Our Lady of Guadalupe † ♥

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To view close-ups of some of these beautiful petals from ☼floral showers☼ surrounding ♥Our Lady♥ who I visit after my †Adoration† Hour, then please check out Bishop Mike‘s OLG medalPope Francis‘ coin!

and my fave fall flave:

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PSL is back! I hit up *$ after my park jog specifically for this & was grateful that it made a grand return ~ following the succulent ☼summer☼ flavors! #KickingOffFall +Added *BONUS*: while I was at Market Street, I took time to smell the roses ~ great stress-relief therapy in the midst of this dissertation preparation!

Pumpkin Spice Latte!

Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte & Scone

Double the Pumpkin = 1 Delighted Munchkin #PumpkinSpiceLatte #PumpkinScone

 Please make it sweet & spiced + iced

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Spice … Ice … Nice … Is this a vice?

& to top it off to make it all nice:

Pair with a Pumpkin Scone

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Can’t go wrong with FREE samples … Because even if it’s a YOLO, the portion’s so low! #DISPObustAFlow

To Knock 2 Birds with 1 Stone!

#DISPObustAFlow  ✌

Fitness Friday: Bunny Buddy 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Yours Truly on 06/05/2015 at 12:15

When I lived in the 🌅Bay🌉 Area, home to Western Conference Champions, the Golden State Warriors, who beat Eastern Conference Champs, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in last night’s 🏀NBA Finals🏆 Game 1, I actually had friends who walked their 🐈cats {Happy Belated Hug-Your-Cat😻 Day yesterday, by the way}

 
This morning, I joined Mami Aya and Coco 🐰Bunny🐇 on their 🐾walk! #QTwithThisCutie

 


Since my mom’s taking care of my sis’ Yorkie, they’ve been 👣walking👟 everyday, and I made a point to join them this time around!



We went to my Bestie’s 🏡house🏠 now that we’re neighbors, so Coco made friends with the Cake🎂 and Cookie🍪 Corgies: Twinkie and Oreo!

 

One of my buddies also 🏁rolled🚗 by…

 
 … And we proceeded with 🚦caution🚥 as we approached this 🐍snake!

 

Since I haven’t exercised much 🌳outdoors🌴 this 🍀spring🌷 due to my 😰sickness, I shoot to login more miles this 🌞summer🌼 little by little again!

Feline Floral Friday: A&A R&R

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Feline Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/29/2015 at 08:20

Angelic Annie is the prayerful† pet ~ reverent with our Rosary!


This glow-in-the-dark Rosary goes well with reverent Angelic Annie‘s green eyes ^_^

Last Memorial Day🇺🇸 weekend, I longed to stay home🏡 and relax with my Double A😻 ~ to play and pray✌ ~ before teaching this summer☼ and my work trips🚘 slated for next month!

 
To kick it off, my bestie‘s family held Mass💒 at their new blessed 🏠home! Her always generous mom was sweet🍭 enough not just for the food🍛 that she cooked🍗 and baked🎂 for their guests, but also for sending me home with plenty of leftovers🍱 and one of the beautiful flower💐 center pieces! 

  
Before I followed in my mom’s lead by bringing them to the 🙏Virgin … 

 
        

… My 🐱girls🐯 and I enjoyed 🌺them, and I made the most out of my QT with my ♥cuties! K&K‘s💪 FFF book📖 (2015) cited research🔬 from 📙Journal of Evolutionary Psychology that revealed how fresh flowers🌷 provoke 🌻joy!

 
        

FYI: Due to my the heavy load ahead for my remaining dissertation🎓 work ahead, I may not post📓 on here as much. Best wishes of blessings† to all who stay in my loop📳 as I deliver the scoop🍦 … and I seek y’all to please send good vibes☺️ and lift yours truly in ☝prayer, thank y’all! 

Manny Monday: Fight, 4th, Cinco, Nurses & Moms

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Feline Friday, Fitness Friday, Floral Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Manic Monday, Motivational Monday, Politics, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Sports Sunday, Study Saturday, Technology, Throwback Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 05/04/2015 at 21:30

Happy May the 4th be with You!

Princess Elaina

Monday’s multiple feature is about May days …

  • First, I traveled to SA for school and to meet with my esés for the game and fight*
Pinoy Pride

Pinoy Pride

*My remarks about Manny:

  • He has way more going on in his life than just being a fighter:
  1. He lives by his faith
  2. He is a hero to his family and my native country due to
  • his generosity from his earnings and
  • his political career

… while Fighter is the only identity that Floyd Mayweather has achieved:

  1. Professionally, obviously
  2. Personally ~ considering his history of violence

This self-proclaimed $Money$ was in it for

  • The title and to remain undefeated
  • $elfishly keeping his winnings

 

  • Before and after my trip back home, I had to celebrate May the Fourth be with You 

*** Star Wars *stars* ***

Cory’s King Cavalier Spaniels

Charlotte Bleu

Charlotte Bleu as Chewbacca

Rowley Jazz

♪♫Rowley Jazz♫♪ as R2D2

Chris’ Rat Terrier

Snappy Jack

Snappy Jack as Darth Vader

My Double As as Princess Leia

Queen Asia

Queen Asia with Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s Krayt Dragon

Princess Annie

Princess Annie with Mardji Elephants

  • Please vote for my Nurse Mom the Bday Girl in spirit of Nurses Week (May 6th-12th) and ☼Mother’s Day☼
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Please go to No. 16 of 37 to find us, thanks!

  • Please read this San Angelo Standard-Times article about my grad school classmate who asks for us to donate in the wake of the Nepal earthquake (in which I’m also quoted)
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Throwback: Decade ago when we were awarded with our ASU grad scholarships

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¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo mañana!

Floral Friday: Musical Plants

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 01/30/2015 at 14:00

Yesterday, my student who I tutor and I went shopping for plants!

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I want to emphasize to my pupil and all of my students the importance of maximizing their full potential.

These are the flowers that he picked out!

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Hibiscus in the (green)house!

We need this vegetation for his science project …

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Hibiscus Red for ♪♫Pop♫♪

… Which is to determine the effect of ♫♪music♪♫ on plant growth!

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Hibiscus Mandarin for ♪♫Hip Hop♫♪

He picked the hibiscus because they’re barely growing, so they have yet to bloom and blossom, plus their petals will look beautiful in hair!

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Hibiscus ☼Sunny☼ sans ♪♫jams♫♪

Floral Friday: Ladies’ Perks

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 12/05/2014 at 07:00

We ladies get our perks, don’t we?

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Aside from the obvious, females may have certain days out of the week when they earn discounts.

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For example, I appreciate my local Avis Lube locations for Ladies’ Tuesday, complete with a rose!

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Floral Friday: Teacher Appreciation

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Floral Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 05/30/2014 at 23:30

April showers bring May flowers!

Joanne Orchids

Orchids from my Sissy! (Chips aren’t mine)

We were blessed with bountiful storms this past spring and beautiful blossoms are in full bloom! When I visited my sister over Memorial Day weekend, she was so sweet enough to surprise me with these orchids to celebrate that I’m returning to my teaching career.

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Floral Friday: Yellow Orchids from my Sister for my teaching career!

The last time that I received orchids was when my speech students brought me a bouquet a couple of years ago on Earth Day, toward the end of the spring semester.

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Flashback Friday: Purple Orchids from my Public Speaking students!

The following class day, my Interpersonal Communication class gifted me with more pretty plant life to add to my office ☼window☼ …

Annie Flowers

Annie enjoys the posies!

… and much to the pleasure of my Double A-Team! †GOD† truly has ♣blessed♣ us!

Asia Flowers

Asia takes a whiff of the floral fragrances!

The rewards that I reap from teaching include influencing my students positively.

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Throwback Thursday: Annie (student, not my cat) presets me with these goodies!

My student, a fellow Filipina, gave me this gesture of gratitude that touched my ♥heart♥.

Teacher Flowers

Flowers always brighten up this teacher‘s day!

Relationships are like plants; we nurture them to grow. ~ my mom