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Furry Foto Friday: Squirrels & Deer & Ducks, Oh My! 

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foto Friday, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 03/04/2016 at 17:00

What’s better than seeing game animals🐿 in taxidermy on a wall?

👓Seeing them live, of course!

In spirit of 🎍Texas Independence🎋 this week plus with 💐spring🍀 and 🐇Easter🍳 around the corner to celebrate new 🕊life, I’m sharing a few of my favorite sightings as a tribute to ☝🏽️GOD’s creation of our 🌠Great Lone Star State’s creatures!

 

Speaking of animals…

Happy Early 10th 🎈Birthday🎁 to my 🦁ASIA🐅 on Holy Thursday!

& speaking of birthdays…

Happy 106th Birthday to my 👵🏽Lola Rosa🌹 mañana!

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Beauty Tuesday: BTS Hacks

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 09/15/2015 at 09:30

‘Cause I have your back!

This Back-to-School season, check out my super saver tips for time, money and the Earth plus even your sanity …

Set out:

  • weekly wardrobe ~ clothes, jewelry, hair accessories, handbags, etc. (hang on a rolling rack or dedicated space to designate) #OOTDforDays
  • anything else that you need to get ready ~ especially your keys, in the same spot, and also specific hair tools & products, makeup, nail colors

Always check the weather forecast and have a back-up plan if an unexpected natural circumstance arises

Sleep in:

This has worked for me on a couple of different situations:

  1. when I had my fitness classes 1st thing in the AM in college
  2. when I worked at my hometown gym and exercised before work

Speaking of ♫working on my fitness, he’s my witness♪ {Fergie‘s Fergalicious}

Be Prepared  {Boy Scout motto}

  • stash sneakers in your vehicle ~ so you have no excuse for a fun run on-the-go
  • pack change clothes ~ from working out to reporting to work or vice versa

This has worked for me on a few different situations:

  1. when I hit the base gym before and after work after I graduated from college (YES, 2-a-days)
  2. when I hit the university gym during lunch with my boss during graduate school
  3. when I hit the college gym between classes that I taught
  4. when I had my photography gig at the hospitals (during which I’d sometimes fit in a work workout) before teaching at the College or ministering at Church

Bearing this in mind, make sure to pack

  • hygiene products (i.e., dry shampoo, deodorant) ~ do your best to fit in a quick shower if there’s a locker room
  • dental hygiene products (i.e., floss picks, gum, mints) ~ so your breath doesn’t kick

I actually store deodorant and mini perfume bottles plus packs of gum in most of my purses plus my compact bag that I transport when I switch handbags

DON’T forget to eat! ~ Mami Aya + many Pinay & caring moms everywhere

  • double-duty edibles ~ such as coconut oil to substitute fatty oils in recipes plus is my favorite hair conditioner and also moisturizes skin, as well as removes makeup (according to The Sweet Life)
  • handy healthy snacks (not fast food) ~ such as apples, grapes (I dig mine fresh or frozen), pears ~ the pear or apple crisp can trigger brain juice flow, don’t ya know #DISPObustAFlow
  • chill your coffee ~ since I don’t drink as much for heartburn prevention, I store the rest in the fridge until the next day
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Stylin’ Sippie Selfie: Reppin’ my *Dallas Cowboys* after last night‘s victory to kick off NFL season: Go, Big Blue … in Checkered & Houndstooth!

Transitioning between seasons from cold cups to hot tumblers …

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*Star* Quality: Starbucks Anniversary Collection Houndstooth Double-Wall Traveler Ceramic Mug was worth the investment for yours truly (as long as I don’t drop it ~ no jinx, please) because I ♥love♥ the look and can save a few cents every time I refill it … (I also adore the same-style Swarovski Crystal one from this season’s collection because I wear Swarovski from head to toe, but c’mon: I’m a doc candidate on a tight budget ~ so I’ll keep admiring from afar)

1-Stop Shop

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You too can check out these Target en Vogue** photos by scoring a copy and scanning with your Shazam app

☼Sunshine☼ Time

  • Get a daily dose of Vitamin D (as weather permits) ~ for health & happiness
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Taking a breezy breather from my dissertation in the backyard to thumb through Vogue** in ☼serenity☼

Just make YOU Time

Easy Reads

Perfect coffee table or night stand literature ~ when I need a break from my dissertation, these are my latest go-tos: the original Cupcakes and Cashmere (prequel to Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home that I have in eBook form) and this month’s 800+-page Vogue** (glossy inspirations of this season’s styles)

More than Scrub in the Tub

  • ♪sing♫ in the shower ~ so cliché, but as someone who needs a nice-sounding voice for teaching, defending my dissertation, and most of all: ministering (leading in readings, prayers and song) at Mass, I must warm up my ♫melody♪
  • stay fit as you suds up ~ stretch (with caution) as you reach for body parts to clean, and if you’re seated during a bath, I strongly suggest doing water pilates (think table top position with head and feet raised for resistance as you move)

†Pray† at Any Time of the Day

* Rewards = another way to $ave (discount$ & FREEbie$)

These guidelines will save you in the long one ~ not only for the aforementioned reasons, but also from embarrassment (i.e., killer breath, B.O.) if you run into someone later… We don’t want to be Finch from the American Pie movies who had to go home from school every time he had to release his macchiato! You’re welcome.  ✌

Happy ☼Birthday☼ to my ♥Tita Fe♥, a.k.a. Dr. Reyes-Dollete, & HBD to my BFF Bestie SSG Melody!

^– Let this **Vogue ♪jam♫ ♫pump you up♪ today!!! –^

As ♫Madonna♪ sings:

♪That’s why I feel so beautiful♫

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*
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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!

Today = The Day of ASIA + Mani Monday

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/24/2014 at 23:54

#Happy #Birthday ASIA ~ You’ve fulfilled my #fantasia ♥♥♥

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On this special #date, my #Beautiful #BlueEyed #Baby #ASIA turns 8!
Isn’t that great? She’s been w/me all over this State!
Now her doc has ordered her to lose weight (don’t hate)!

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Either way, she always #lights up my #day & hasn’t gone astray…

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Some may perceive yours truly as a #CrazyCatLady for going #CameraHappy
But if I really was a #mommy of my own baby,
Don’t you know I’d still go all out because that’s what I’m all about!

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We’re not a #HotMess because we’re among the #lucky who #GOD did #bless †

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#Photography isn’t just a #hobby, as I also take #snapshots #professionally!
#CHEERS to all these #Years of ASIA in her #BioPic #Mosaic =D

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Here’s #EyeCandy for y’all to enjoy while the #BirthdayCat plays w/her new #toy
A #gift from her Nanay Aya while this #GirlsOnFire!

Mani(c) Monday Blues

#ManiMonday #HelloKitty for ASIA’s #Birthday #bluefor her #beautiful #BlueEyes & #gold for our#championship #relationship ~ #Nuance by#SalmaHayek #NailLacquer in #TrueAzul 450 &#Goldstone 345 | #WildcatSpots on #AccentNails#thumbnails #RingFinger #YellowGold #RoseGold#sparkler #rings #AnimalPrint #wildcat #spots #accent#nails #nail #lacquer #metallic 🐈🐈 

#PutYourBestFaceForward #HelloKitty for ASIA’s#Birthday #CatLove #ribbons #bows ~ #Sanrio#Britannica #CutOutShoulder | #cat #red #lips from#ArdencyInn #Modster #LongPlaySuperchargedLipColor #lipstick in #LoveCat • M•A•C#CremeStickPearlLiner #CranApple #lipliner • #MAC#Serenely #BeautyPowderBlush • #PlushLash#PlushBlack #mascara #Hello #Kitty #cat #necklace

#PutYourBestFaceForward ~ Asia the #PrettyKitty#BirthdayGirl & I #cheer for as her 8th #birthday is here! #SacredHeart of #JESUS #tapestry on wall#DallasCowboys #snuggie on chair • I proudly wear#gold #cat #necklace #BirthdayGift from Nanay#GoldChain #CrystalPendant for this special occasion w/ #KardashianKollection #LBD #LittleBlackDress#SweaterDress w/ subtle #PolkaDot #LaceOverlay +#KK #houndstooth #blazer #PURRfect #feline#FineFurryFriend #BabyLove #BeautifulBlueEyes

5:55 ~ make a wish!!! 

[In other words, ASIA, blow out your birthday candles!!!]

2 for Tuesday for Gratitude: Eternally Camera Snap-Happy! Photo Hoarders Anonymous…

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/19/2014 at 02:29

Cheers to my new photography gig!

Since I’ve always enjoyed being behind or in front of the camera (or both at the same time ~ hence selfies), I’m excited about doing it professionally now. My camera-happiness surely has paid off…

I also appreciate my latest blessings, including my upcoming reading at church this weekend, making massive progress on my dissertation writing this past week and my latest publication: Jenna Bush to Deliver Healthy Woman Keynote Address from Abilene Reporter-News 

  • Flashback Friday to remember my Dearest Darling Lola Rosa on her 6th Anniversary

Today’s my #Lola #Rosa‘s 6th #anniversary, so here’s #FlashbackFriday: 4#generations ~ my #dearest #darling #LolaRosing & ALL of her #children Uncle Boking Art Reyes Drs. Robert Reyes & Fe Dollete, Ate Rose Razon-Basinillo & the#baby she gave #TLC, yours truly & Icoy Arthur Basinillo, Auntie Aida, Dr. Vee Luna+ my parents Nanay Estrella Dispo & Papa Jun … Either Kuya Arnel Basinillo or his & Ate Rose’s daughter Arielle Royse R Basinillo (who shares the same #birthday as me) or Kuya/Dr. June Luna or Tita/Dr. Yolanda Hernandez-Reyes took this (I’m listing for the sake of tagging). #GOD did #bless us w/my #maternal #grandmother, who#forever & #always shines #grace in my #mind & my #heart as I #pray for her#soul to have #eternal #peace in #Heaven w/the #angels  #grandma#grandchildren #GreatGrandchildren

  • Here are tributes to special loves in my life, going by those Weekend Hashtag Projects from Instagram:

#WHPwomenwhoinspire #InternationalWomensDay last#WeekendHashtagProject passed but I must #honor my#LolaRosa on her #anniversary for #sweetness &#encouragement through #PrideAndJoy my #AuntieFefor her #example as #doctor #pediatrician who’s touched #lives of #children her #patients & her#daughter #SonInLaw #nieces #nephews who#EnjoysLife #home #travel #BallroomDancing#SkysTheLimit #WomenWhoInspire #women #inspire#inspiration #RoleModels ⛵️✈️

#WHPwomenwhoinspire #InternationalWomensDay last#WeekendHashtagProject passed but I must #honor my#TitaLou on her #birthday for #perseverance #strength& most of all #faith + #MamaEufemia for #love to all your #children #grandchildren #GreatGrandchildren#DispoFamily #WomenWhoInspire #women #inspire#inspiration #strife #purpose #dedication #devotion#admiration #auntie #tita #grandma #mama #lola#apong

#WHPdancers my #TitaLou the #BirthdayGirl #dancingw/her #son my #baby #cousin #Christian#HappyBirthday #HappyBday #HBD #auntie#StayBlessed on your #birthday & #always #GOD#guide & #provide for my #tita #DancingQueen#TinyDancer #JustDance #sweet #tender #moment#fond #memory #dance #WeekendHashtagProject#WHP 

#WHPdancers my #parents #Nanay #MommyAya#PapaJun #dancing @ #AbileneCountryClub#SweetheartBall #USPFO #TwoStep #ChaCha #Tango#Lambada #FolkDance #GangnamStyle #YouNameItMaybe they can #TeachMeHowToDougie & I can#school them on the #CupidShuffle #ElectricSlide#Macarena #LineDance #StillGotIt #spark #fireworks in#marriage #dance #LoveIsInTheAir#WeekendHashtagProject #WHP 

#WHPwomenwhoinspire #InternationalWomensDay last#WeekendHashtagProject passed but I must #thank my#TitaMel whose #faith & #devotion I #admire as fellow#Church #lector #Adorer for her #JESUS #CrossStitch#handiwork that serves as #reminder to always #love#GOD #live in #CHRIST‘s #image #lead #life in#humility #MaramingSalamat #MagandaTalaga#KindGesture #WomenWhoInspire #inspiration#admiration #Adoration  created by Tita Mel Popatco which I originally admired @ Tita Lydia Sardon‘s; Tita Rosalinda Sims told Tita Mel I liked it; Tita Mel made one & gave it to my Nanay Estrella Dispowho framed it ~ so each of these inspirational women deserve women in this beautiful miracle gift 

  • These are more inspirations in the spirit of this Lenten season

Although I’ve done #StationsOfTheCross countless times, the #WayOfTheCross always has a #powerful#effect on me, reminding me to be more #humble like#Jesus. Hope the #PassionOfChrist does the same for y’all… Glad that I did the #walk in good company of#family & #friends w/a #delicious #meal to share! #GOD#TheTruth — eating homemade veggie soup

#TrustInGOD during #Lent & all our lives! I also always seek the #HolySpirit for #guidance to be closer to the Him everyday & always! #CHRISTbeOurLight #PraiseTheLORD 

 #PTL #Peace ✌
& way to go for my lil’ cowboy at the rodeo!
I’ll be @ this year’s #RGV #LivestockShow & #Rodeo in#spirit as my #heart is w/mi #sobrinito (my #nephew) Justin takes the #reins of #cattle today! Mi #sobrina (my#niece) Savannah just got a #horse & will #show#livestock including #goats soon ~ Ms. #Future #FFA#FutureFarmersOfAmerica #PridesAndJoy#CuñadaJanet please take & share pix & vids of the #kids! Here’s last year’s #LivestockShowAndRodeo while the#kiddos did #CowboyUp for the #ride! I tip my #cowboy#hat & #shine my #boots to mis #sobrinos🐐👢
Oh snap, it’s the paparazzi ~ at least that’s what my best friend’s dad calls me (hopefully just out of endearment)!