Monday, August 29, 2016

28 Things for 28 Years | It's My Birthday!

Happy Monday friends! Today is the happiest of the worst day of the week because it's my birthday!!!!

I saw this a while back on Biana's blog and saved it for when the day came for my birthday! I love it because it's a fun way to get to know me better!

I'm a proud makeup addict, even if I don't need it, the likelihood of me buying it is high.

I love making a celebration out of anything...birthday's are a big deal to me!!

I can instantly fall asleep to the TV, before getting married and living together I would constantly fall asleep to Friends playing in the that I have a husband, he just turns the TV off for me after I've zonked out.

I am a chicken when it comes to scary movies. My husband and his cousins love horror movies, so I'll just have to suck it up every now and then.

When I buy something, I almost immediately open it up and start using sitting in the box for days or weeks over here.

Family Feud is such an obsession of mine..I could watch for hours, Steve Harvey is and will always be the best host of the show.

I can't stand the taste of beer and some hard liquors. Give me a mimosa or fruity drinks all day!

Anytime a cop is behind or next to me, I immediately turn into the world's best and safest driver...that is until he turns the corner!

My mom and sister are my best friends. I talk to them on a daily basis and I know I can count on them for literally anything, even thousands of miles away. Being so far from them has literally been the hardest thing about my move.

Something about a bold red lip makes me feel confident and sexy, hence why I wore it on my wedding day!

I cannot sit still, I need to be doing something...if I'm sitting still most likely I'm sleeping!

I'm OCD at times with lists! A compares to me to Monica from Friends constantly...she's my spirit animal for sure!

I never liked sushi until a few years ago, now I get cravings for it constantly. I loved it so much that I ordered it on room service almost every night of our weeklong honeymoon!

Since getting married, A & I have a Ferrero Rocher every night before bed (sometimes 2), I love ending our night with a chocolate in bed!

I cannot hang like I once could, anytime I do go out, I regret putting on the crazy heels and wish I was curled up in bed watching trashy reality TV drinking coffee.

I love romantic show and movies...even the super cheesy Hallmark ones, love em all!

I never could have imagined the friendships I've made through blogging, such an incredible community that's extremely supportive! I swear when I talk about the "friends" I've made with A, he just doesn't get it!

I wish I could step up my Snapchat (npat62) and Instagram game, I feel like I'm so bad at it!

I'm 100% Indian. I had to throw that in there because I constantly get asked if I'm Hispanic. I swear in Mexico everyone was speaking Spanish to me and I just looked back at them with blank stares. I guess in some cases, it paid off because I didn't get played to spend more money than I had to ;)!

I'm a pro packer. Having been in a long distance relationship for 2 years, flying back and forth to visit each came with the territory so I kind of got really good at it. Plus packing cubes are the best invention to flying, ever...get you some!

I have the worst short term memory, like I'll walk into a room and completely forget what I needed.

Cue lists for everything because of said short term memory...anytime I leave the house I need to make a list of stores/items I need on my phone or I'll forget something for sure!

I'm a sucker for flowers. Even though I can't keep them alive to save my life, they're my favorite!

Kit Kat's are my favorite, if I could only eat one chocolate for the rest of my life, Kit Kat's would be it, hands down!

Like most bloggers, Target it my happy place...I could spend hours browsing the aisles, especially since they have my beloved Starbucks in the store!

My favorite movie of all time is How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Andie is my favorite rom-com character, plus she's super fab without trying too hard!

I love the feeling of getting pampered whether it's getting my nails, hair or makeup done or a massage or facial...nothing beats having someone else do that for you once in awhile!

Being born in August, I'm a Virgo and boy is that so true of my personality, I'm such a through and through Virgo sometimes it's scary how closely I match the personality type!


Well there it is! Thinking of 28 things was kind of hard, but fun at the same time, so I hope you had fun getting to know me a little bit more on my birthday!

I'm off to dinner tonight with my husband (still crazy that I call him that now!!)

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | The Perfect Honeymoon

Happy Wedding Wednesday loves! Obviously I'm having a slow start to my week as we just got back from a weeklong Honeymoon in the Mexican Caribbean on Sunday. It was seriously so amazing and relaxing waking up to the ocean right beside us and just relaxing by the pool whenever we felt like it. Also eating anything and everything around us, including ordering room service every single night...hello all inclusive!!

Get ready for a serious photo dump!

Gorgeous island we flew over before landing (we later visited that very island!)

The relaxation has started!

First day we hit up the pool.

Enjoying a relaxing concert beachside at the resort.

Beachside concert at the resort. 

Hanging out by the beach with my babe.

Had to spell our hashtag in the sand :)!

Visited Chichen Itza which is one of the new 7 wonders of the world. It was a beautiful tour and we learned so much history about the Mayan culture and lifestyle. 

Had to get a selfie too!

Ik Kil Cenote that I got to swim in, such an amazing experience even though it was jam packed with tourists!

Ready for a whole day of sailing the Gulf of Mexico!

Ready for my very first time snorkeling in the ocean, eek!!!

Headed to Isla Mujeres on our catamaran!

Making good use of that selfie stick at the looking point on Isla Mujeres, such a beautiful sight and pretty waters!

Had to snap another selfie with my babe and the gorgeous blue waters of the Mexican caribbean behind us!

Hibachi dinner with my babe at the resort!

Enjoying the sunshine in the pool outside our room!

More pool time which was much needed!

This was probably my favorite spot to be laying, right in front of the pool with the ocean not too far behind it!

Enjoying time in the ocean!

Our last night in Mexico :(!

Pretty moonlight shining on the resort on our last night.

Outside our beautiful resort as we wait to leave paradise!

If you made it all the way at the bottom, go get yourself a drink if you haven't started already!

Overall it was an amazing honeymoon and first trip as husband and wife. We explored, swam, tried new things, ate a bunch of food and most of all's just what the doctor ordered after a hectic year and a half of planning for our wedding!!

If you have any questions about our all inclusive resort, what to see or do in Mexico, etc..leave them in the comments below!


Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Leavin' On A Jet Plane

Happy Monday friends! I'll just go ahead and apologize for my lack of posting and continued lack of posting for the next week at least! 

I'm heading out to our honeymoon in Riviera Maya Mexico and I absolutely cannot wait!!!!! Give me all the sun, fruity drinks, yummy food and relaxation!!!

You'll find me posted here on one of those comfy lounge chairs sipping something yummy and reading Andi Dorfman's book for the next week!!

If there is anything I absolutely NEED to go and do while in Mexico, please let me know! If you want to follow along on the fun, I'll try to keep updated on my snapchat (👻 npat62) and Instagram!


Linking up with the beautiful Biana!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | The Grah Shanti

Happy Wedding Wednesday loves! I am so so sorry for being super MIA on the blog. I'm gonna say what I say every time and that is that I'm gonna try my darndest to get better at this whole balance, but I make no promises.

 This week my parents have been here so I am soaking up every minute I can with them! We also have a little luncheon that we are hosting here in Houston this Saturday for our family/friends that couldn't attend the wedding. And finally we have our honeymoon that we leave for on Monday!!!!!!!!

To say I'm a little excited is totally an understatement! Today I am going to share with y'all some pictures from our very first event for the wedding. This event is called a Grah Shanti and basically it's asking for the Lord Ganesh to bless us (the couple) and the wedding events. This is usually done separately with our respective families, hence why you won't see A in any of the pictures :)! I'll let the pictures do the talking now!

Me with all of my cousins, love them to pieces!! 

 Getting blessed by my aunts.

The painting has started! 

 The final product! It is said that when a bride gets turmeric paste spread on her skin, she will glow for the wedding day! 

My besties made sure I was hella glowing that day, my face says it all!! 

 My aunt hand made all of my jewelry using real flowers, it smelled amazing!

My bestie for the restie! 

Family over everything! 


Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!