Tuesday, July 16, 2013

a day in my life : )

I cannot  believe I am entertaining this girl, but I have some time on my hands so hey, why not ;) Let's settle the score. What I am doing with my own time is MY business and that’s it. i do not post, brag or inform the world of every little thing in my life because some things are private. I do not like to mention things until they are coming into fruition. I don’t want to hype people up until there is something to show for it. This is my perfectionism at work.

the only time I share things like this is when I am brought news with my modeling career. Well, I wouldn't be so quick to call it a career yet because I am not putting nearly as much time and dedication into it as I should, but when I am given good news about it I really like to share my excitement with my close friends and family, and that is the only time when I bring something up. Not only that but I like to keep a low profile, and I know once I come into the public eye I am going to have a lot of haters, and I don't want my modeling to end before it has even started.

Sorry for my loyal readers, but there is something going around that is annoying me and i just have to address it. I'm so tired of lames running their mouths.

my main point of this blog was to inform this hater  on some of the things i do on a day to day basis since i have crazy stalkers who are so obsessed with me that insist on telling you otherwise.

A: ADULT.  Aside from working a 40-50hr work week as an office administrator,  i also work part time at a spa.  so far so good, i really enjoy it and our customers! plus the discount on spa services is not too shabby as well ;) i will work until the day i die because i am very independant. i need to be able to support myself otherwise i don't feel right. i love having a job,  being at a place that needs me more than i need it. it feels good to make your own paper and be able to provide for yourself and the ones you love. you will never forget the feeling once you have truly felt it. i wish every one in this world can get to feel it. the first step is to stop making excuses for yourself. *coughhhhhh..

B: WRITER. I am currently working on 2 different publishing writing endeavors, one of them being  about a teenager going through relationship problems and suffering an abusive relationship while in and out of youth homes while the other is a sort of "guide-to surviving the female teenage years." It's humorous, and involves ideas on getting past peer pressure, sex, drugs & alcohol, finding your clique or friends, and most importantly.. finding yourself. I have a blog site that I constantly keep up with. I am always reading blogs too.

C: READER. i read. A LOT. i have a plethora of books i have yet to read alongside a big pile i have read at least five times each because I read almost every night before I go to sleep. i have developed a very high vocabulary from reading, believe it or not. i also think 95% of America should do the same considering half the world does not know the difference between "their, they're, and there." if i come across a word I don’t understand, I write it down in a notebook and look up the definition later. i am trying to teach myself to become fluent in Spanish & Italian too.

D: CREATOR i am getting more and more in touch with my creative side. I am constantly dreaming up new ways to create and use my imagination to the best of it’s ability, because to not would be a waste. my mother in law is a big help, and gives me lots of ideas. i recently started making my own holiday cards that i write and send out to family & friends, and i send one letter a week to my baby sister who is just starting to learn to read.i also am starting to make my own jewelry. i'll take pictures of what i have done so far, and maybe even create a tutorial on some things as there isn't much to it when you put your mind to it ;)

E: FITNESS my body is something i am very proud of. I walk daily. i used to walk my two pit bulls daily but since having to find them new homes, i've re homed an adorable baby boy i named Bruno. i don't jog as much as i would like to because i can't stand all the honks and whistles i get, it gets so annoying. i recently found a gorgeous path through the woods behind my house that has recently been worked on-- a park was built and i have been rollerblading on it every afternoon.Flirty girl fitness is something i have been really getting into as well.

F: CLEANER/ ORGANIZER this actually should say obsessive compulsive disorder haha (OCD) which really should be CDO, since that's the correct order the letters come in on the alphabet, but whatevs. i have this uncontrollable desire and need to clean and organize anything i see that needs cleaning or reorganizing. i clean out my huge walk-in closet and dressers every 6 months and drop off unwanted clothes to the salvation army drop off boxes. hay, anything I can do to help, I do, and I do with a smile on my face. I never pass up an opportunity to make somebody happy because it makes ME happy to give something that once made me very happy to a new young girl to draw a smile on her face.

G: BAKER/COOK/DECORATOR. i absolutely love food. i love to bake, i always bake cakes and brownies and cupcakes or muffins, anything under the sun =p for some one's birthday, or whatever holiday it may be --every one knows miss Rica as the one who will come with cupcakes. and not just any cupcakes. i make the most elaborate detailed designs ever. i am just THAT amazing.

thanks to bed bath and beyond for having the most coolest tools to help me out :)) i try to fit baking into my schedule once a week. this week i baked with my mommy in law-->

I: FRIEND. i am the most best friend you can have. when you need some one to listen to you, to not say a word, to not judge, and most of all to BE THERE regardless of what ever may be going on-- i will be there. even if you haven't gotten a chance to contact me in a year, if you call me up and need me to be there for you, i will drop everything and come. it all comes to support. whenever a festival, concert, show, etc arrives, and i personally know who is hosting it, i make it a priority to support my friends and show up for the entire duration of each because it makes me feel good to be there for them when they need it and want it.. not to mention i sincerely find true entertainment in it.

i think i will stop here. this is just a small glimpse into what i do on a day to day basis. So don’t you dare try to sit like a stupid, anonymous log and attempt to know even an ounce of my life because you happen to catch some random status of mine here or there. Just because we were friends on face book or what ever, you think you know me. You know NOTHING about me. It’s just ridiculous that people can assume such outlandish things.

My favorite are when these people like to call me ‘fake’. I’m sorry, I hate to break it to you… but I am as real as they come. The only thing fake about me are my acrylic nails. Thank you for thinking I have had my ass done. What a compliment to know i have implants in a butt that isn't really that big. it just looks big on me cus I'm tiny up top and have a very tiny waist. not to mention, if i did in fact get a fake ass, i would make  sure i got one that's firm and not jello like mine is!! lol

okay that is all, you  can go back to stalking my blog site and social media network pages since you insist on doing so :))

thank you very much *in my best borat voice*

xox rica

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

mid-year reflection

I often take a few minutes out of my hectic days every several months throughout the year to reflect on my progress at completing my new years resolutions, and life goals in general. i think this helps me keep my mind on track on what it should be on track of, and not let myself stray too far away on life's distractions.

The last year has been so full of ups and downs, hills and valleys. Some of the happiest moments of my life, and the very worst. Oprah Winfrey made a good point today, when someone asked her how she was, she talked about how all we know and can cling to is faith. faith.. now that is a word that feels good to say :)

this 2013 new year, a few of my main goals were to get into a more stable job, work on maintaining an excellent relationship with my loved ones, expand my modeling portfolio, and let my creativity run wild.

Stable Job: I moved to the west coast & found an amazing job as an Administrative Assistant and Finance Consultant. I loved it in Arizona. Beautiful views, weather, people, etc. However it was very slow-paced. I am from Chicago, so I need that fast paced atmosphere. I love music, and need to feel it in my soul at least once a week! I moved back home because I was missing my family terribly. I am now living in the house my fiance's grandma left him when she passed away last year, and trying to take it day by day. Thankfully, I was able to get my old job back as the Sales Assistant at Chrysler!

Relationships: anyone who knows my fiance and i know we argue quite a bit. it's almost as if we must do it in order to have a normal day. no one else in this world can bring out the absolute worse in me but the very next minute he brings out the best as well. i am still trying to figure us out, but so far this road has been intense but every bit exhilarating. 

As far as expanding my creativity, I wanted to branch off of things my mother in law was doing. Her and I have endless supplies to pretty much do anything I want. I started a few scrapbooks. I am making one just of my life, which kind of turned into mine and my fiance's life LOL and another one of the people in my life, my homes, views, states ive lived in, friends, family, etc etc. Not only that but I also am making holiday cards, which are pretty detailed. i'll upload some pics soon to show you guys a peek. I got the idea from my mommy in law who does such an incredible job on them... and she does it for fun! She eventually began to make lots and sell them, but it started off just for her own fun. Isn't that ironic how the greatest ideas start off not as something serious in the first place? haha

Enough of that, now onto a bit more serious note mentally.. onto something else that has been weighing on my mind..

So there have been a few times that i have started to write, but realized that some of my thoughts were too raw, and didn't want to be too mysterious, making people wonder if it's them i'm talking about, etc. so i did some processing myself .. && i've realized a few things.

1:: i'm in the process of mourning a friendship that will never be the same again. it's hard knowing that you have reached the point where you were the closest, and that that will probably never happen again. it's hard to just fall off each others radars and not feel like a big chunk of you is missing. i don't know how to explain it, but it's been weighing on my heart the last few weeks. it's not like it was an argument that could have been prevented either... i always knew this particular thing about her would have came between us, i just always tried to ignore it but there just comes a time in life where you have to not associate yourself with things of that nature, and i came to it.

2:: i've also realized is that i desperately want to really talk to people I haven't in a while. I want to ask them how they are. I want this in return. I think that if you don't have people asking about you and the state of your heart then it is easy to let that get pushed to the back burner and allows you to not take care of your heart or address it in the state that it is in.

3:: i've realized (i mean, i always knew this but..) i am an excessive talker, it doesn't take a lot of questions to get me rolling, which i guess ties into the previous point. i always find myself, especially on facebook, writing things so vividly and in graphic detail so the other person can visualize what it is i am trying to say. not only that, but i also like to express all of my emotions in my writing, so i always include smiley emoticons, etc and i use repetition of letters to express an emphasis like haaaaaaaaaappy birthday! haha sometimes i walk away from conversations being like "wow, i just dumped that on that person, and they don't even want to know about it", but if they had asked it would've felt like more of a conversation... lol Make sense?

4: lastly, there are only a handful people in my life now that i would consider my close friends that i genuinely care for about enjoy being around. I love this. It would be very easy to dwell on the fact that that number used to be bigger, but that i want to CHOOSE to dwell on how fortunate i am to have even the people that i do have with me to this day.

i need to choose to be thankful for those that are there, because dwelling on anything else doesn't help at all. so dear friends, know that i am thankful for you, probably more than you know.

So as you can see my mid-year reflections are quite excessive, and I tend to blabber on and on and on. So if you're still reading, high five to you girlfren!!! (yes, i am assuming that not a single male read this, i know i am right lol.)

xox rica

Saturday, July 06, 2013

nails of the week xx

I decided to post my nails because I am absolutely obsessed. Throughout the SuMMeR I love to do bright, bold, and pastel colors-- I know pastels are more Springish but in June it's technically still Spring, so we can still make it work ;) lol

So below I used two of my absolute favorite Sinful Color colors. I love this brand-- the polish does not chip easily, even though i load on the top coat. I also love how the application is.. the brush adds easily and it doesn't clump up nor streak like some other nail polishes at my local drug stores. 

rica's nails

I am pretty sure this brand is worldwide; if it is not I sure hope they work on becoming so because it is definitely one of my top favorites! Have any of you used this brand yet? Do you have any favorite colors? The sparkly one (830 Pinky Glitter) is probably my absolute favorite! Goes well with one of my old, but absolute favorite shirts-- its not too tight but definitely figure flattering. It also sends a good message, dont you think? ;)

Let me know in comments below! I follow for a follow, and comment for comment!! :))

Kisses ♡ Rica  xx

Friday, July 05, 2013

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Baby North West ♡♥

Kim Kardashian is considered the most controversial person throughout the world and quite frankly, if that title got me millions upon millions in my bank account, i'd take it too! however the backlash ms kardashian is receiving from being pregnant with short time boyfriend kanye west is absolutely disgusting. Therefore, when wanting to make horrible comments about ms kardashian, take in the below points i typed out into consideration first, then speak.

[1] kim is pregnant. this is supposed to be the happiest time in her life. stop plaguing her happiness with all the ridicule and harsh criticism. this is the most special time in a women's life and for the public to attack her is appalling!! the tabloids are basically saying its OK for them to abuse women. This is completely and totally unacceptable behavior in my eyes!

[2] again, Kim is pregnant! her hormones are flying through the roof, and her insecurities are at an all time high right now. you don't think she is hurting enough when she sees and AGREES with all the harsh comments she reads about herself!? Kardashian’s insecurities about fashion and body image are brought into high relief. And she hasn't had it easy: if you listen to the tabloids, you’d believe that Kim Kardashian, who’s due in July, was simultaneously gorging herself and planning an extreme diet.

[3] lastly, KIM IS PREGNANT. Gaining weight is to help keep the baby healthy. she is now eating for TWO. she is going through such a developmental stage where gaining weight is expected, and most of all NEEDED. she has a RIGHT to be fat! lol she is PREGNANT!

[4] she has a net worth of close to 50 million -- which is about to be much higher after signing a near 2 million deal for first baby pictures -- has committed no crimes, is absolutely GORGEOUS, and got a lot of good in this world no one wants to mention.

[5] yes she has gained a lot of weight, and has lips that are bigger than rapper Jay-Z's but she is also 5'1-- 50 lbs. of added weight on her looks a lot worse than say on Molly Sims whom is 5'10 and received NO backlash for gaining almost 70 lbs. during her pregnancy in 2012 to a baby boy.

[6] yes she was married for 72 days to Kris Humphries, but as with Miles Austin, Ray-J, and Reggie Bush-- she went through them like water but shes not the only woman on earth to have done so. there are a lot of men whom date a multitude of women yet never receive the flack Kim does -- even if these men date the women simultaneously!!!

[7] Lastly, and most importantly --what you all fail to realize is ANY publicity is GOOD publicity. because of the line of work Kim Kardashian is in; the more you discuss her, the more money she makes!! how is that for some fucking irony??

I will end this post with a few of my absolute favorite maternity outfits Kim Kardashian has rocked, along with a handful of Kim's maternity nightmares.. yes there are quite a few lol Some of my favorite include:

Pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West strolling in Paris on April 30, 2013.

Now for some of Kim Kardashian absolute maternity MISTAKES in her maternity wardrobe-- i have no idea what she was thinking when she wore these. It's not even so much of just the oufits themselves, but even how she matched it with her hair, make up, and accessories. 


For instance in this picture here-- i love the ripped jeans, the black pumps, and the flared belly top but NOT together.

To top it off,  she puts her hair in quite possibly one of the worse buns I have seen--it's not even, and so tight her head looks like the shape of an alian's, and due to her not tanning her veins in her chest are soo much more visible it's almost gross

Isn't the cardinal rule to look at yourself in the mirror prior to stepping into the outside world???? I love the distressed jeans-- but that top is not flattering to her body at all. It makes her look obnoxiously fat.

come on Kim!!!!

Kim Kardashian doesn’t know a lot about a lot, but she does know everything there is to know about beauty and dressing up like Barbie’s super-tan best friend. I have a whole new respect for Ms Kardashian seeing her true strength glowing after enduring all of this ridicule.

You go girl!! Go on with yo' bad self!! LOL =)

Rica ♡♥


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