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Exploring Dallas: $5 admissions at The Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

Exploring Dallas: Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

I’ve visited this place countless times, it’s easily one of my favorite places to go as a family. Now, I’m not the most outdoorsy person, but this place is hard not to love! It’s located on the shores of White Rock Lake and sits on 66 acres. It has beautiful scenic views and endless possibilities to explore. From now until February 23rd they’re having $5 admissions (General admission for adults is usually $15) if you pay at the booth! I highly suggest you take advantage of this deal, the weather has been on our side lately.

Of course, this time around I had to break out my fabulous picnic basket that I recently found at an antique store. We set up our picnic on the Martin Rutchik concert stage & lawn, which overlooks the White Rock Lake shore. Such a relaxing view!

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After our picnic we enjoyed a walk around the gardens. It was peaceful and not crowed at all since it was already later in the day and near closing time. Selena started wearing leggings under her dress, but then walked into a pond and had to take them off, lol!

I hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. I always seem to draw so much inspiration from this gorgeous place, definitely check it out if you can and let me know what you thought!

xo, Cinthia

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Notoriously Morbid Jan’18 VC

Notoriously Morbid Jan’18 Vanishing Cabinet “The Midnight society Vol 1”

Hola! Welcome to my very first makeup post on the blog! Let’s start off by a quick rundown of the brand, and what the VC is all about. Notoriously Morbid is based out of West Virginia and they are hands down one of my favorite indie makeup brands. Here I have found some of the most unique eye shadow pigments and their customer service is bar none. The Vanishing Cabinet is a monthly beauty themed subscription. Usually based off pop culture, movies, books, etc. It’s $13.25 USD domestic and $20.00 USD for international subscribers.

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 The first installment of the 2018 vanishing cabinet has 4 shimmery eye shadows (Top swatches will be over shadow bind, bottom is dry) and a new product to NM, a finishing powder.  Continue reading “Notoriously Morbid Jan’18 VC”

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Healing from my childhood trauma

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7 years old

For a moment, I almost titled this “Getting over my childhood trauma”. The truth is, you don’t “get over it”. What’s important is to first acknowledge it, and then work towards healing. Trauma is not a one-size-fits-all, it effects everyone in a different way. With that being said, keep in mind that this is my journey, and it’s not my intention to offend anyone. I didn’t plan in delving into something so deep and personal so soon into my blogging journey. However, i’s been on my mind and I must get it out.

I didn’t realize that I carried so much emotional weight on my shoulders until a few years ago. For a long time I refused to acknowledge my trauma for what it was. It happened in stages for me. I can’t pin point exactly where it all started, but I can tell you that most of my childhood memories aren’t very pleasant. It was somewhat of a snowball effect and eventually I grew into a resentful and rebellious teenager. Skipping school, drinking, doing drugs, constantly fighting with my parents. Continue reading “Healing from my childhood trauma”

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Why I left youtube – What now?

Hello…it’s me. 🎵😀

You may know me from following my social media accounts. Either from YouTube, Instagram or Snapchat. So, in that case, you must know that I was doing YouTube videos at one point. I had my channel for a couple years, and it always remained a pretty small channel as far as subscriber count goes. That really never bothered me, I knew that in order to “make it” on YouTube I needed to invest a ton of money into filming equipment, setup, etc. That was honestly something I was never willing to do, you see this was purely an outlet – a hobby for me. A hobby that over time began to feel like a chore,  Continue reading “Why I left youtube – What now?”