Planner

A new year is about to start and what could be better than being organized? My sister helped me to make this planner and this is what I’ve been using for the last semester and it has helped me a lot. It actually works well for school/ college, so I wanted to share this with you.

It’s free so you can save the image and print it the times you want it!

Hope you find it usefull!

Much love, Lucy Begali.

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Beautiful Stars

Sometimes life gets really hard, it becomes such a cruel way of surviving and you can’t explain to yourself what you did to deserve those ‘things’, but there is a thing for sure: you become a fighter, you become your own hero.

Pain is temporal, to quit is forever. Let’s see it in a different way. We’re all rocks and every time pain attack us it’s because a special light is going inside us to shine on, to become a star, a star that will show others their way and that probably would get to be an inspiration. This is why it hurts so much, because beauty hurts and our soul is getting stronger, is getting beautiful, because we learn a lot after we feel a lot of pain. We learn, and we grow.

There are a lot of stars walking through the street, but only a few are shining in the sky, those are the ones that have been through a lot and they just keep fighting. The more we handle, the more we shine, but there are some of us that don’t want to deal with it so they hide from the light and never get to shine, staying as simple rocks.

You are not alone, you are just shining and people are scared to look like nothing by your side, just real stars will stay with you and you’ll shine together finally reflecting in the sky. Don’t give up and keep fighting.

Much love,
Lucy Begali.

PS: this was actually a note I wrote to myself months ago when I was dealing with depression, hopefully this could help others.

August Favorites

Hello! I know it’s a little late for favorites but I wanted to do this so badly!

So from now on I’ll be posting my favorites of the month, these will include music, movies, activities, food, products, makeup, random stuff and all of them will be in the order from the one I loved the most (1) to the one I loved but not as much as number 1.

I’m going to start with my favorite music of the month:

  1. Lifeboat – Janet Devlin
  2. Stitches – Shawn Medes
  3. In Love With a Monster – Fifth Harmony
  4. Wild Ones (Mot. & Stone Van Brooken Remix) – Bahari

Movies:

  1. Begin Again

Products:

  1. Nail Polish 105 Bare it all from Sally Hansen

I love this. I mean, it lasted my whole week, just 2 or 3 coats but it’s fine. The color is a pinky nude one and it’s really pretty. It looks so cute in my nails that I’ve been wearing this almost the whole month. It’s a nice shade and it lasts a bit more than a week so it’s perfect.

Day 15

Writing Challenge: Bullet- point your whole day

I’m gonna bullet- point yestarday because today is going to be boring.

Here we go. So basically I woke up at 9:00 am, and walked to the kitchen to prepare some pancakes. I said hello to my dog and I stayed cooking for some minutes.

After I ate my breakfast I went to my room to get ready because my mom was coming for me. We went to the funeral of a nice woman we met, it was really sad by the way.

Then, I went back home and took a shower, it was pretty great. I put on just a bit of makeup and brushed my hair.

I had luch after getting ready and then I went to school, I needed to take some History class so I just went for some hours. I needed to be there at 2:00 pm but I left home at 1:20 pm. I took my class and talked to some friends.

At 6:00 pm I went home again and cook something because I was really hungry. I made some cheesy pasta with some bacon bits, those were delicious. I took my dinner with me and looked for a movie to watch, but instead I ended up watching some episodes from my favorite show Revenge, I freaking love that show, it’s actually the second time I watch it.

After that my sister got home from work and we talked a little about our days, she had to leave again, so she was getting ready while I was watching another episode. I had a party at night but I was not feeling very good, so I decided not to go. Instead I took her to one of her friends’ house, and there was her boyfriend. I got home again super tired and washed my face, my teeth, and finally got to bed. I watched some Youtube vĂ­deos for half an hour and finally got to sleep.

And that’s how my friday was! Thanks for reading!

Day 14

Writing Challenge: Post your favorite movies that you never get tired of watching.

1. Leap Year
Why I’m I the only one who loves this movie?! I found it so relaxing and it makes me feel comfortable whenever I watch it. It has a little of everything, it has drama, romance, comedy. It’s just lovely. My favorite ever.

2. World War Z
This is crazy and I know, don’t judge me, but I’m someone who gets scared really easy and the first time I watched this I was shaking and it scared me, okey, I know is not a horror movie, but it was so freaking real and that’s actually something I like about this. The story is so good, everything is just right, and now I love the movie.

3. The Last Song
This was my favorite movie, I got over it like 2 years ago, but I was obsessed. Every time I watch this, I admit it, I cry. I love the story, and is so sad at the end, but is one of my favorite movies ever.

And… I guess that’s it, I can’t think of anything else right now so I’m sorry.

Day 13

Writing Challenge: What are you excited about?

The new semester I’m starting after summer in college. This semester I’m taking some classes with one of my best friends from my childhood, we haven’t been together in any classes since middle school, 9th grade to be precise. I’m starting a new language which is French and I’m very excited about it! And I’m more excited to be with my friend at this class. Also I’m excited of all the new things I’ll be learning about my career which is Fashion Design. Can’t wait to get back to school! (Crazy, isn’t it?)

Photography Challenge: Cannot live without.

Dogs. This photo isn’t mine, but I love dogs, really, a world without dogs would be the saddest.

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Day 12

Writing Challenge: Write about the blessings in your life.

My blessings? My whole life is a blessing. My mistakes, the good times, my family, my friends, my dog, the food, the bad people. Everything has taught me something, and I think that the fact that I can learn something from anyone or anything is a blessing.

I feel blessed because I know I have talent in the things I love to do. I feel blessed because I’ve got the best mom in the whole world, also I’ve got an older sister and she’s amazing. My little brother that is not that little anymore, he’s my best friend. My dad, even if I argue a lot with him, he’s been nice to my mom since they met, and somehow I know he loves me. My dog, he’s the best dog I could ever own, really, he’s adorable and nice to people and to other dogs, but at the same time he’s protective.

My friends, because even if we don’t see each other for months the friendship stays there, and at least I know I have someone. We had a lot of arguments in the past, but there’s something that is keeping us together.

All the good times I spent with the people I love. I feel blessed because I had the chance to meet my grandma, I lost her a year ago and that makes me feel sad, but she was there for me while she was alive and she loved me as much as I loved her.

My mistakes, they aren’t exactly a blessing but I had learn a lot from them, and all those things I learnt I feel them as blessings.

I think we can see things how we want to see them. I know all those things are blessings even though some of them make me feel bad.

Day 11

Writing Challenge: Something you always think “What if…” About.

I don’t think this always but I do it very often. I think “What if I wouldn’t have moved out from Chandler. What if I have stayed?”.

I think that my life would be very different now, I’m not sure how it would be, maybe worse, maybe better. I’m okay with the way I’m living today, but I would love to see the friends I would have made, or the school. Is not something that consumes me, it’s just curiosity.

Photography Challenge: Something Blue

The sky, because… Why not?

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Day 10

Writing Challenge: Write about something for which you feel strongly.

I feel strongly about a lot of things, maybe I should say I feel strongly about myself. I mean, I’m not perfect and I know it, and I live with that and accept it. I believe that makes me stronger.

Maybe I’m not the smartest, but I know I’m not a fool. I know I’m not the prettiest but I’m fine with the way I look. I know I’m not the most talented person, but I do have a lot of talent with the things I love to do. I won’t care if people do not agree with me because I know that my own opinion is the most important opinion I should ever care, and that’s how it is for me. Who cares if people think I’m wrong? I know I’m right in the way I think of me, because nobody knows me better that I do.

I feel strongly because I’m capable to do a lot of things. I can draw beautiful things, or at least I like them. I mean, I know my drawings aren’t the best, I still can improve a lot, but you know what? Not everybody can do it, and I can, and I feel strongly about it. I can write my own songs an make my own music, and is the same thing. Not everyone is born with the talent and the patience, and I do. I can cook, I can bake, I can sing, I can dance. There a lot of things that I can do and I’m blessed with that.

I’m happy, maybe I don’t smile the whole time, but I have learnt a lot these last years, and every bad experience has taught me to be stronger and not just to survive, but how to actually live.

I know I’m not rich, but who needs the money if you’re not happy with the way you’re living?

I feel strongly about myself, I feel strongly about my life. Because I know I’ve been blessed this whole time with every single little thing. And I’m happy, and I think that happiness make me stronger everyday.

Photography Challenge: Childhood memory.

My heart melted when I saw this again. My childhood (crying) my sister and I use to paint our nails with the design that this kit had, and we never got to make our nails look alike as the pictures of the magazine showed.

My aunt gave us this kit when my sister was like 8 and I was like 6.. My childhood was pretty awesome, I think I had the traditional American childhood, and yes, I can say I miss those times.

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Pancakes filled with Nutella

Hello everybody! I need to share this with you. I made these pancakes filled with Nutella like a month ago, and I’m in love with these.

They’re pretty easy to make, and they taste delicious.

Ingredients:

-Nutella
-Regular pancake dough

1. You need to make some pancake dough, use your favorite one, or whatever you want to use. Once you have your pancake dough all you’re going to do is pour it into your pan. Just like making normal pancakes.

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2. Your pancakes need to be as thick as the image shows to continue.

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3. Then, all you’re going to do is take a spoon and make a hole in the middle without perforating it. You need to this as quick as possible to avoid burning it.

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4. Now, my favorite part. Take a spoon full of Nutella and pour it into the hole you made in your pancake. I used a little stick just to help myself and to make it quicker.

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5. Once your pancake looks like that, all you are going to do is put a little of your pancake dough over your Nutella, to close the hole and to make it look as a pancake again.

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6. Finally, all you need to do is turn it over and wait for it to cook well. You don’t want it to burn so be careful.

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And that’s it! You’ll get to enjoy this crispy beautiful pancakes filled with Nutella! Believe me guys, this is delicious.

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Enjoy!

Love, Lu Begali.

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