Author: Maris

Maris’ 2016 Year in Review

How did we fly through 2016 already? I just re-read my 2015 year in review and jesus christ, I did A LOT this year! This year has been filled with joy, accomplishments, MAJOR milestones and a lot of travel. I am overwhelmed by how blessed I am and the path my life is taking and thankfully, no one has died this year that’s super close to me because that’s all it would take to tank my  year. Anyhow, let’s get into this review.



Ready for the Holidays – Fending off weight during the holiday season

Happy Monday!!

Are you looking forward to the holidays? I am, especially Christmas. Christmas is my second favorite time of year. I already mentioned carnival season was my first 🙂 I can’t wait to put my Christmas tree up. I guess I have to wait until Thanksgiving is over to do so, and start looking for gifts for my loved ones. I hope I don’t overspend this year trying to get gifts for everyone.


Mascots International 2014 Review


By now you all should know that I am a carnival addict (yes i’m finally admitting it). I also thought it would be a good idea to start sharing more of my opinion about all these carnivals that I do attend. This year, my friend and I played mas with Mascots International. I saw their gorgeous costumes last year and decided that if I were to attend Miami Carnival the next year, I would play with Mascots International. (more…)

Five Things that make a Feminine Woman

This post is purely my opinion only but as I’ve been observing women more and more, there are certain things that make us more feminine, prissy and even daintier than others. Times have changed a lot so of course I don’t believe that women are limited to only wearing skirts and dresses, but skirts and dresses (showing our beautiful legs) is what makes people immediately know that you’re a woman from a distance. Unless of course you’re a cross dresser.

So here is my list of five things I believe make a woman feminine.

1. Well manicured finger nails. (Absolutely no chipped polish – she should be willing to paint her nails almost daily to avoid this)

2. Sleeping in nighties/lingerie (Silk or lace, definitely)

3. Matching bra and panty sets

4. Daily face washing routine (Because we wear makeup and lipstick duh!)

5. Having a cosmetic bag in your purse (Chapstick, a mirror, handwipes are things needed 24/7)

So that’s my extremely shallow list of feminine things, maybe because I do them.. 🙂  I may add more as I think of them. Happy Tuesday!



Week #2

Weekly is what I said right, about blogging. So I have something to report. I’ve decided to enlist myself into an “unplugging challenge”. I’ve given up my smartphone for 3 days. Woe is me!! How will I know the weather? Listen to music, tweet, read yelp reviews, check my email, text, occupy myself on pinterest while bored? So many things my phone provides, it’s almost like a mini best friend. No no, IT IS my bestfriend. I will say though, that i am excited. Excited to see what i will participate in, the conversations i’ll have by being more present, the lengths in which i’ll go to communicate with people and/or find out information. For example, turning on the TV to actually find out the weather. Are there rules to this shit? How many times an hour can i check my email? After escaping tomorrow, i think i’ll go to yoga, possibly read more.. shit, maybe i might turn this into 7 days (clearly getting ahead of myself) but we shall see.. 




Monthly Goal Lists

… I’m clearly a lying sack of $%^@ .. I’ve made countless promises to myself about blogging regularly, including adding it to my new year’s resolution. So for the month of May, i want to blog weekly. Four blogs, that shouldn’t be much right? Today is Cinco De Mayo, so i’m on my way to have some fun. The past month has been very hectic for me, new job responsibilities, changes in my personal life, while managing a social life. I’m looking forward to summer and all the fun activities that are ahead, especially all the beach/pool/i get to be half naked days. So again, let’s try to see if Maris can return and do what she continues to promise.