Changing Seasons

 

Hey there lifelusters,

I know I have been out of the loop for the last few months, but the adjustment of dealing with a new job and its responsibilities, life in general, my dog, and well “adulting” all came a little too quick and loaded and left me with little time to write. Even when at times I felt like I wanted to sit and write, “writer’s block” would come at me like a wrecking ball and just leave me anxious about not being able to come up with anything.

Not of less importance, recently my home-country went thru a massive devastation and currently goes thru a humanitarian crisis due to the effects of hurricane Maria. This brought with it many stressful days of not knowing anything about my loved-ones back home and also the anguish of knowing my hands were tied and I couldn’t really do anything to help them. Thankfully, every one is doing well under the current circumstances so that gives me some relief.

So today, I finally sit down to write and it hits me that this is a time of many changes. Just as the leaves change color, there’s a newfound breeze in the air, and I realize that Fall is upon us. The holiday season is in full-swing! It is the time to be spent with family and friends and to give many thanks, but this year it’s very different. Spending the holiday season in a far away place, away from family and friends…knowing that the place you once called home no longer resembles your prior memories… everything gets bundled up together and definitely tugs at my heartstrings.

Nevertheless, this is the time to embrace change and begin new traditions. Being away from home does not mean you leave everything behind. I hope to bring a little bit of home with me, even if it’s only in the way of comfort food LOL. Anyways, I’ll make it my goal to start some new traditions this year…hopefully one involves posting every week, who knows hahaha. I do have a couple of ideas brewing so stay tuned for more on the blog, we always enjoy when you take some time to read our posts.

Love,

N

 

P.S. If you feel like donating to disaster relief for Puerto Rico, this is an excellent resource created by the First Lady of our island.

https://www.unidosporpuertorico.com/en/
You can also donate to the disaster relief fund created by fellow Puerto Rican Ricky Martin: https://www.youcaring.com/peopleofpuertorico-957793
Thank you <3

Home Inspo: July

Hey lifelusters! I apologize for the very infrequent posting but getting adjusted to residency, living in a new place, and taking care of puppies* with all this added responsibility has definitely taken its toll.

Anyways, while trying to find the “style” and feel of my new apartment, I have taken to some serious pinning on Pinterest. I felt like it would be nice to add this as a monthly feature on the blog, plus it probably will make me post more often…yeah I need the pressure for motivation haha. So yeah, I decided to make a monthly recap of some home inspiration that I have been pinning to my boards.

 @ThePinkDream

 


@GlitterInc

 

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@BlazePress

Enjoy and don’t forget to share your comments below!

N

Click on the board below to get the full experience 🙂

 

Gadgets to make your home life easier

Hello life lusters! Keeping up with the theme of moving day and starting fresh in a new location, I decided it was time to share some of the BEST purchases I’ve made for my home. I feel like every person at some point has bought something for their homes that simplifies their lives, be it as simple as a dishwasher! For that reason, I’ve included some items in this list because they have made my life way easier, they are extremely useful, and why not share them with everyone?!

Mr Coffee Latte Maker | I bought this coffee maker after many trials and errors with other equipment meant to “simplify my life” that only left me with watery, tasteless coffee (shhhh it was a keurig machine!). So in my second year of medical school I encountered this coffee maker that is able to make two cups of drip coffee WHILE it froths and heats up your milk!!! It makes delicious lattes with any type of ground coffee and no added cost of coffee cups + you don’t hurt the environment! It’s a win-win for everyone, and at with a $50 price tag it makes it pretty affordable to make delicious coffee quickly before work. (Sold by amazon sellers here)

George Foreman 4 -Serving Grill | I know these have been around for a while now but they are a must on this list! If you are always busy and on-the-go but you still want to be able to eat home-cooked, delicious and healthy meals, you should invest in one of these grills. In addition to removing all the fat from your burger patties, this little machine can also make the perfect panini in a matter of minutes. Perfect for cooking burgers quickly, making a perfect grilled cheese, or even that simple yet lean grilled chicken. Just make sure to season your meats to taste and you’ll have a home-cooked meal in no time. (You can find it at JCP following this link.)

Roku Stick | Now if you have a smart TV the odds of you needing this are very small but if you want your older TV to have all the apps you could possibly need, with HD streaming, all for $50 or less, this is your go-to item. The roku OS is very seamless and navigation is easy. Also, if you have a newer TV but you can’t download new apps to it, you probably find them here. (Buy the roku stick  HERE)

Roomba | The era of the robotic vacuum cleaners began years ago but has not faded. The roomba vacuum cleaners are timesavers! The more expensive models can be controlled through an app on your phone for easier and remote scheduling and even the not-such-high-end models come with scheduling on the robot so that it can automatically vacuum when you are out at work and need your home to be spotless when you get back. They are totally worth it because they leave your floors dust free which very little on your part, find this awesome gadget here.

Amazon Echo Dot | My housemate just got this little guy during Prime Day and so far it does not disappoint. You need to have an Amazon Prime Membership to be able to reap all the benefits of this tiny but sturdy machine. You can ask it almost anything and Alexa, it’s artificial intelligence, will have an answer. You can also get it to control your appliances at home, turn on your lights, wake you in the mornings, restock on products from Amazon, and even play music from their library! At $50 it is a steal if you are on your way to building a smart home. Get it here.

 

What are some items that have made it easier to do all your tasks at home?

Share in the comments below!

N

 

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