5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥

Why hello there December! I wasn't expecting you so soon. Did you get here early or am I severely behind? Well, either way. Welcome! Sit, sit. How was the journey? I know you won't be here long but I've been expecting you & I'm just glad you're here. Let's enjoy the moment while we can. Sit down. Let's catch up. 

So yeah. That's December for you, always arriving so quickly. Did you check out the 5 Things I'm Loving Right Now ♥ from last time? Here's this week's list:

vintage shopping


Vintage Shopping

During my college days I went thrift shopping at least twice a week. I lived in a college town so the dollar store, discount stores, & thrift stores were right next door. Now that I work it's difficult to put the time in to go through the racks. I went to a thrift store a few days ago & loved how charming, interesting, & unique the items were in comparison to garments you'd find at the mall.

monarch caterpillars

Monarch Caterpillars

I normally don't like anything in the realm of creepy crawlies, but these monarch butterfly caterpillars are just too cute. One day they'll be grown-up beautiful monarch butterflies. I did a little bit of research & these guys have a few more days until they make their chrysalis (which is basically the butterfly version of cocoon).

pambazos

Pambazos

My darling boyfriend is Mexican-American which means anytime I go to his house his mom is usually cooking up some delightful cuisine. This is a pambazo, a sandwich with bread, potato, carrot, lettuce, cheese, & chorizo. The bread (bolillo) is normally dipped in chili sauce then fried to give it more flavor & texture. My pambazo is actually vegetarian, made with soy chorizo (it's deceptively delicious).

holiday season

Holiday Season

My favorite time of year begins in October & stays until the end of the year. This time of year is just so festive. People decorate their houses & even their cars! They wear their funkiest of sweaters. The temperatures get cooler so it's always time for tea & cuddling. Overall it feels like a happy, more positive time of year.

cathedral

Reflection

The last thing I'm loving right now is reflecting on the past, reflecting on myself, & acknowledging the changes that have occurred. We can be so enveloped in the world of technology & social media that we forget who we are, what our essence is. When you strip away  your cell phone & your internet access you're left with yourself. Do you know who you are anymore? Take some time to reflect on it.

What are you loving right now? Do you like anything from this list? :]

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51 comments

  1. I've never heard of pambazos before but they sound amazing!

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  2. I'm loving the season! Now it's the best time to relax and chill while spending time with families <3

    http://www.kinikunormal.blogspot.com/

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    1. Absolutely, I love this time of year. :]

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  3. I love these photos! That sandwich looks absolutely delicious :)

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  4. Ooh your lucky to have such a wonderful cook for a mother in law ;) I'm also super excited for Holidays :)

    http://katelynmcphee.blogspot.ca

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  5. Vintage shopping is such a fun thing to do! You can find some super awesome (and very dated) clothes!
    That pambazo makes me so hungry! ah!

    Lindsey Elyse | lindseyginge

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    1. Very dated indeed, but some great finds too. :]

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  6. Oh wow, Pambazos looks and sounds absolutely delicious! I need to check if the local restaurant has this!

    Reflection of Sanity | Palmer's Cocoa Butter Care Package Giveaway (Canada ONLY)

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    1. Definitely! It doesn't hurt to ask for them. :]

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  7. The Pambazos look delicious!! Hopefully I can try one someday. Thanks for sharing :)

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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  8. would love to try the pambazos one day, it looks so tasty...
    I'm doing some of these thing too, babe, like reflecting on things that happened or will happen
    kisses
    http://www.theitalianglam.com/

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    1. Absolutely. It's always good to spend some time to reflect on your life & goals. :]

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  9. The colorful vintage pieces are so charming! I think reflecting is such a good thing to do, it kinda keeps you moving forward when you think about what you've accomplished or what you haven't accomplished. I've never had pambazos, but looking at them makes me hungry!

    becky ♡ star violet

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    1. I love how bold & bright the vintage pieces are too. :]

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  10. I've never been vintage shopping, but I'd love to do it one day! It's definitely a great way to go hunting for some unique pieces ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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    1. Oh my goodness Paula! You absolutely have to go vintage shopping!!! :]

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  11. I cannot believe that it's December either! That sandwich looks sooo good! I've never had chorizo in a sandwich but now I want to

    Mili

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    1. It's December which means it's almost January which means time is just going by so quickly. :]

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  12. I love the holiday season! It's my favorite time of the year :) Pambazo looks so delicious, I'd gladly try it too.

    Grooming Products For Him // www.keenonbeauty.com

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    1. I wish I could have another one myself. :]

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  13. Nice post :)

    http://www.deckedupbeauties.com/2015/12/my-favorite-youtubersbloggers/

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  14. I am also a fan of vintage shopping. It's so exciting to find rare treasures and bargains.

    LUXESSED

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    1. I have found some wonderful items thrift shopping. Anything from the Ralph Lauren blazer to the coolest cat shirt ever! :]

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  15. I love vintage shopping too - there are so many unique pieces to find :)

    crossinglemons.com

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  16. This is such a great list of things you love, I really enjoyed reading this post! I must agree to everything written here <3
    XO IMKE | Pastellics

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  17. Great post.

    Isabel http://www.isabelalexander.us/

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  18. It was such a beautiful read. I havent heard of pambanzo but it sounds like a great food :D

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  19. Well, we should go vintage shopping together once.... I'm a huge vintage fan!

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  20. That pambazo looks incredible! I am such a Mexican food fan so that sounds like the perfect meal for me. I also love the Reflection photo!

    Rachel
    http://rachelinflight.com

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    1. Thanks so much. That particular with photo was taken in Bruges, Belgium. :]

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  21. I always love the idea of vintage shopping, but theres nothing like that near me. That food looks amazing too x

    Tamz || www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. That's true. Sometimes you have to travel a little farther to get the good thrift stores. :]

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  22. Okay, that pambazo sandwich looks unrea! yum! Great post.

    Erin xx
    www.erin-elizabeth.ca

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  23. Love the Reflection. I'm huge into doing that on a regular basis, and especially around the holiday time. It's so important to stay humble and modest. XO

    -Dara
    www.peoniesandbees.com

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  24. I also can't believe how quickly December snuck up on us! It's nuts. Holy that pambazo looks unreal!!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  25. Gosh Carmen, what a busy girl you are. Your blog is positively teaming with ideas, fun and inspiration. I'm a keen charity shopper (UK version of thrifting) and have recently introduced my daughter of 26 to the joys of the unexpected and unique things you can find, not just to wear, but to adorn your home and brighten up your life without costing the earth. I'm gonna pass your blog onto her too. Lovely to meet you x
    Anna
    Anna's Island Style

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  26. I love the holiday season as well. Love these photos, especially of the burger!!! YUM!

    xoxo Emily
    http://www.ditchtheheels.com

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