Q&A | Diary

Hi, for some reason I feel like this is my first time blogging. I'm taking a different approach to it and thought it would be fun. And by approach, I mean more like mindset about blogging creatively and well just about anything and everything. It's easy to think that many of you already have somewhat of an idea about who I am, but sometimes I even get confused. So I thought I'd do a Q&A just to make things a little more clear. Ok let's start:

What is your real name?
My real name is Denise Noelle Aboyo (used to be Serrano) but I've gone by Denny since I was a kid. I answer to so many weird names like Francis at work, but like Denny the most. Just seems more me even though I always introduce myself as Denise when I meet someone for the first time.

Home Is Where You Make It | Style

You know you're growing up when cups and mugs start to become something you collect. I happen to score these beautiful latte mugs and pink tinted glasses at Anthropologie during the Winter Tag Sale that is actually still going on (extra 40% off sale)! If you can believe it the latte mugs and pink glasses were less than $5 each! My only regret is not buying more when they still had them at my local Anthropologie.

Vesta Coffee Shop | Places

I honestly just love when a new coffee shop opens up close to home! This one in particular is called Vesta Coffee Shop located in downtown Las Vegas. Experiencing a new place is always an adventure I look forward to especially when good coffee and pastries are involved.

The simplicity of their interior design mixed with little whimsical details was a perfect reflection of their coffee and food menu.  A new perspective on simple dishes and just really good coffee made so precisely. I loved the minimal/modern feel of the interior mixed with vintage artwork that had pastel paint colorblocked in each painting.

Dear 2017 | Diary

It's only the first day and I can already tell you're going to be challenging. 2016 was no different filled with sacrifice and heartaches, but also wonderment and love. Our marriage was the highlight of my year/life/heart and it took a lot of work and love to get there and here we are.  Oh 2017 I hope your full of growth, resolution, and relief. I hope I make it the best year yet for my little family and for this blog. I hope I'll be able to achieve the things I've set out for myself and honestly just be okay. 

We decided to plant our roots here in Las Vegas.  Surrounding ourselves with family and friends and even that task alone will take some effort, but Peter and I know it'll be well worth the wait as everything in our relationship has always been. So to start the new year off right, I decided to really reflect and take these small pieces of wisdom along with me into 2017 with a clearer mindset, a less cluttered closet, and as always a hopeful heart.

Bits of Wisdom
  • Celebrate the small things.
  •  Love's not far.
  • Almost everything has a coupon.
  • Mind over matter.
  •  I can't do it all by myself.
  •  No such thing as a silly dream.
  •  Take things day by day.
  •  Saving > Spending
  •  Eat what you want ( but in moderation )
  •  Take care of your own heart.
  •  Invest in quality furniture 
  •  Its okay to splurge.
  •  Pray for everything.
  •  Friends are family.
  •  Love unconditionally.
  •  Buy those pair of shoes.

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