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    20 little things that make me smile

    I came up with this list inspired by the beautiful Emanuella Maria on her blog Ambiente Vistoriado which I highly recommend.


    Picnics
    Receiving postcards and letters
    Finding money I didn’t even know I lost
    Sleeping on washed bed sheets
    Reading comments on my blog
    Saying ‘bonjour’ to everyone when I wake up
    The smell of rain
    When the microwave pops microwave popcorn perfectly
    People saying they remembered me cause HP was on TV
    I can take my shoes off on a long car ride
    Someone strokes my hair
    When everyone starts singing together
    Frozen yogurt with lots of blueberries and chocolate on top
    The smell of books
    Watching clouds
    Playing with my dogs
    When people smile at me for no reason
    Trying to speak Portuguese with Portugal’s accent
    Stretch when I wake up
    Cute and colorful mugs

    images from x, x, x, x, x, x, x, x.

    What’s your list?

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    Top 5 songs I used to listen to when I was a teenager

    I was cleaning my bedroom the other day and found some old CDs. I felt quite nostalgic and just had to put some to play. It felt so funny to remember the kind of music they used to do and the kind of music I used to like (before my punk rock teenager phase). All the pop boy bands and the sweet innocent girls singing and dancing. It made me miss it quite a bit.

    Oh don’t look at me like that! I refuse to be embarrassed by the music I used to listen! That was what the music market put out there by that time and those songs marked my early teenager years. I also used to listen to what’s considered ‘good music’ such as No Doubt, U2, Blind Melon, The Beatles and etc. It was the time I spent all my money on CDs and recorded video clips on tape to be able to watch it when over and over and over again. I kind of miss these 90’s teenager pop simple music. At least there wasn’t such a necessity to shock like I feel music industry does today.

    So there it goes the top 5 songs I used to listen to as a teenager.

    1 – From the bottom of my broken heart – Britney Spears

    It’s impossible to know how many times I watched that video and how much I wanted to have that hair hehehe! This and Sometimes were my favourite from Britney.

    2 – Quit playing games with my heart – Backstreet Boys

    Even by that time I thought this video was so freaking cheesy and cliched. But it is a classic so I just had to put it among my top 5 because the Backstreet Boys were my number 1 favourite band. O-M-G! This deserves a whole post! Hehehe!

    3 – Everybody get up – Five

    I seriously thought this video was the best video ever! Hehehe!

    4 – What a girl wants – Christina Aguilera

    I thought she was awesome! I still think she is!

    5 – Stop – Spice Girls

    It was just so easy to love them and all that girl power thing!

    Honorable mentions

    ‘If you had my love’ by Jennifer Lopez, ‘You drive me crazy’ by N’Sync, ‘Never ever’ by All Saints, ‘I’m like a bird’ by Nelly Furtado.

    EXTRA – Say it once – Ultra

    Since the day I found the CD I can’t take this song out of my head!

    What’s your top 5 songs that marked your teenager years? Tell us in the comments or with a post on your blog :)

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    This week…

    + Wow! This week was crazy! I hate admitting but I’m the kind of person that likes to have the control of things and know where things are going. Everything happened differently from what I expected this week and although some parts were fun other parts got me quite insecure. Too introspective right? hehehe!

    + Neil Slorance made a 5 tips for finding inspiration with drawings and all. Very useful and pretty to look at.

    + I’m in love with all the cards from this so LittleSketchyCards on Etsy <3

    + Finished reading Shiver on Monday. It has love and paranormality (everything I girl could ask for right) and although the description of Sam doesn’t match to my imaginary Sam I’ll continue to imagine him as Steven Strait anyway. #repressedJacobfeelings

    + Birthday was good on Wednesday. I had my first surprise party with purple balloons and everything!

    + Dad gave me money for present and I have no idea what I want to buy. I want a horse but I don’t think I have enough to buy one hehehe!

    + I’m was looking for pretty ideas to decorate my bedroom and stumbled upon Christina Aguilera’s house photos. Honestly? I didn’t like her house. There’s so much information. I feel  suffocated just by looking.

    + Can you please follow me on bloglovin so I know that you love me?
    bloglovin

    balloons image from photocravings

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    Meme: The fear meme

    The fear meme

    if you get more than 30, get some counseling.
    if you get more than 20, you’re paranoid.
    if you get 11-20, you are normal.
    if you get 10 or less, you’re fearless.

    i fear …

    [ ] black people
    [x] the dark
    [x] staying single forever
    [ ] being a parent
    [x] being myself in front of others
    [ ] open spaces
    [x] closed spaces
    [ ] heights
    [ ] dogs
    [ ] birds
    [ ] fish
    [ ] spiders
    [ ] flowers or other plants
    [ ] being touched
    [ ] fire
    [x] deep deep water
    [ ] snakes
    [ ] silk
    [ ] the ocean
    [x] failure
    [ ] success
    [x] thunder/lightning
    [ ] frogs/toads
    [ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad
    [ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends mom
    [ ] rats
    [ ] jumping from high places
    [ ] snow
    [ ] rain
    [ ] wind
    [x] crossing hanging bridges
    [x] death
    [ ] heaven
    [x] being robbed/mugged
    [ ] falling
    [x] clowns
    [x] dolls
    [x] large crowds of people
    [ ] men
    [ ] women
    [ ] having great responsibilities
    [ ] doctors
    [ ] tornadoes
    [ ] hurricanes
    [x] incurable diseases
    [ ] friday the 13th
    [x] scary movies
    [ ] poverty
    [ ] halloween
    [ ] school
    [ ] trains
    [ ] odd numbers
    [ ] even numbers
    [ ] being alone
    [ ] becoming blind
    [ ] becoming deaf
    [ ] growing up, old
    [x] creepy noises in the night
    [x] not accomplishing my dreams/goals
    [ ] needles
    [ ] blood

    Grand total: 17

    I’m afraid of 17 out of 62 common fears

    I’m sure I’m afraid of a lot more things. They just weren’t in this list hehehe!

    I tag everyone who reads this for this meme!

    image from coexists

    meme from paperandink

    if you get more than 30, get some counseling.

    if you get more than 20, you’re paranoid.

    if you get 11-20, you are normal.

    if you get 10 or less, you’re fearless.

    i fear …

    [ ] black people

    [x] the dark

    [x] staying single forever

    [ ] being a parent

    [x] being myself in front of others

    [ ] open spaces

    [x] closed spaces

    [ ] heights

    [ ] dogs

    [ ] birds

    [ ] fish

    [ ] spiders

    [ ] flowers or other plants

    total so far: 4

    [ ] being touched

    [ ] fire

    [x] deep deep water

    [ ] snakes

    [ ] silk

    [ ] the ocean

    [x] failure

    [ ] success

    [x] thunder/lightning

    [ ] frogs/toads

    [ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends dad

    [ ] my boyfriends/girlfriends mom

    [ ] rats

    [ ] jumping from high places

    [ ] snow

    total so far: 7

    [ ] rain

    [ ] wind

    [x] crossing hanging bridges

    [x] death

    [ ] heaven

    [x] being robbed/mugged

    [ ] falling

    [x] clowns

    [x] dolls

    [x] large crowds of people

    [ ] men

    [ ] women

    [ ] having great responsibilities

    [ ] doctors

    [ ] tornadoes

    total so far: 13

    [ ] hurricanes

    [x] incurable diseases

    [ ] friday the 13th

    [x] scary movies

    [ ] poverty

    [ ] halloween

    [ ] school

    [ ] trains

    [ ] odd numbers

    [ ] even numbers

    [ ] being alone

    [ ] becoming blind

    [ ] becoming deaf

    [ ] growing up, old

    total so far: 15

    [x] creepy noises in the night

    [x] not accomplishing my dreams/goals

    [ ] needles

    [ ] blood

    grand total: 17

    now re-post with:

    “i’m afraid of 17 out of 62 common fears”

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    This week…

    heart First things first. Emma Watson’s new hair looks fabulous! She looks like a doll and reminds me a bit of Audrey Hepburn.

    heart This week was different and very tiring. I started an 8 hour internship in a place I have no experience at all. Learning everything fast, trying not to make mistakes and look stupid all the time has been challenging. Not to mention is requires a lot from me physically!

    heart I added buttons to access translations to the sidebar of the blog in Portuguese, Italian and French. It’s Google Translator so it’s not that good quality but it helps.

    heart I just found the cutest necklace ever on this shop! I always wanted to ride on a hot air balloon but never had the opportunity. This necklace is so made for me! It’s from an online shop called Capricorn Tea that has a bunch of other beautiful things to buy. I don’t know if they ship outside Brazil. I guess you can just ask.

    Hot air ballon necklace

    heart I got interviewed over at Vou de Blush! I won eyeshadows, lip gloss (that one that makes your lips seem like Angelina’s lips you know? It’s a bit itchy but it works!) and a mascara. I feel special! There’s even a picture of me there but it’s the same one I use on my About Me page which is revamped by the way. Let me know what do you think!

    heart Joanna is having her first give away in celebration of 50 followers! It’s a beautiful bow necklace and I think you’d love to have it. Two words: go there!

    heart Michelle Phan posted a precious beauty tip on YouTube this week. You know those pore strips that are great to get rid off blackheads on the nose area? They’re great but kind of pricey. Michelle has a great home recipe to make them and get the same result!

    heart I finished reading The Catcher in the Rye and started reading Shiver. Anyone read any of those and want to share some opinions?

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    Meme: 4 things I said I’d never do

    This post is written in two languages (English and Portuguese) because it’s a response to a meme written in Portuguese.

    Very Jess does an interesting game on her blog called “Conte 4” which means something like “Tell me 4 things”. On each “Conte 4” she proposes a theme, gives her 4 answers and encourages the readers to answer it (through the comments or in their blogs). The last theme was “things you said you’d never do but ended up doing it”. Here are the 4 things I said I was never going to do but did it anyway.

    A Very Jess faz uma brincadeira bem interessante no blog dela chamada Conte 4. Em cada Conte 4 é proposto um tema em que ela dá 4 respostas assim como os leitores (nos comentários ou em seus blogs). O tema do último Conte 4 foi “coisas que você disse NUNCA e acabou fazendo”. Aqui estão as 4 coisas que eu disse que nunca faria e acabei pagando língua.

    posters

    1) I used to say I was never going to put posters in my bedroom walls or on my wardrobe. I think I said that more to please my mum than anything. Some years ago I put a little shy Harry Potter trio poster on my photo board. In the next year I put one of Edward and Bella in the bottom of my wardrobe (you can barely see it) and last year I bought another Harry Potter poster and put on the inside of my wardrobe door. The worst thing is that I want other posters and I don’t know if I should switch the current ones or add new ones. And you won’t believe it but it was my mum who helped be placing the last one!

    Eu dizia eu eu nunca colaria posters nas paredes do meu quarto e nas portas dos armários. Acho que eu fazia isso mais pra agradar minha mãe porque ela não gostava. Há alguns anos atrás eu coloquei um poster pequeno e tímido do trio do Harry Potter no meu quadro de fotos. No ano seguinte colei um do Edward e da Bella no fundo do meu armário (quase não dá pra ver) e ano passado comprei outro do Harry Potter e colei do lado de dentro da porta do guarda roupa. O pior é que eu quero outros posters então não sei se troco ou se adiciono. E você nem vai acreditar mas foi a minha mãe que me ajudou a colar o último!

    indecision

    2) I used to say I was never going to be an indecisive person cause I always knew what I wanted. I still know what I want but life ends up taking us to distant roads than the one we had always desired. Instead of taking a shortcut like I wanted I’m going to have to take a distant diversion to get where I want. And this generates indecision. I hate it!

    Eu dizia que nunca seria indecisa porque eu sempre soube o que eu queria. Eu anda sei o que eu quero mas a vida acaba levando a gente pra caminhos meio distantes daquilo que a gente sempre desejou. Ao invés de pegar o atalho como eu queria eu vou ter é que fazer um desvio enorme. Isso gera uma indecisão. Detesto!

    wayfarer

    3) I used to say I’d never like 80’s culture cause I thought it was quite trashy. But look at me wearing high waisted and skinny jeans, wayfarers e even listening to 80’s music!

    Eu dizia que nunca iria gostar da cultura dos anos 80 porque tudo era mega brega. Mas olha eu usando calça skinny, de cintura alta, wayfarers e até escutando músicas dos anos 80!

    ozzy

    4) I used to say I’s never stop loving Ozzy Osbourne. But that was during the time I thought Black Sabbath was the second greatest band in the whole world and I only looked at young Ozzy photos. After The Osbournes was on TV I started to think he’s an idiot. We ought to cut him some slack though cause drugs probably killed 90% of his brain cells.

    Eu dizia que eu nunca ia deixar de amar o Ozzy Osbourne. Mas isso era na época que eu achava que Black Sabbath era a segunda melhor banda do mundo e eu só ficava olhando as fotos do Ozzy quando ele era jovem. Depois do The Osbournes eu acho ele muito idiota isso sim! Também temos que dar um desconto né? A droga matou 90% dos neurônios dele.

    What about you? What are the 4 things you said you’d never do but ended up doing it anyway?

    images from x, x, x and x.

    A Very Jess faz uma brincadeira bem interessante no blog dela chamada Conte 4. Em cada Conte

    4 é proposto um tema em que ela dá 4 respostas assim como os leitores (nos comentários ou em

    seus blogs). O tema do último Conte 4 foi “coisas que você disse NUNCA e acabou fazendo”.

    Aqui estão as 4 coisas que eu disse que nunca faria e acabei pagando língua.

    Very Jess does an interesting game on her blog called “Conte 4” which means something like

    “Tell me 4 things”. On each “Conte 4” she proposes a theme, gives her 4 answers and

    encourages the readers to answer it (through the comments or in their blogs). The last theme

    was “things you said you’d never do and ended up doing it”. Here are the 4 things I said I

    was never going to do but did it anyway.