Photography: Sasha’s Second

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I love when I get to use my camera for feel good moments. My cousin Sasha is expecting her second child, and I was in charge of the photos. She didn’t want anything fancy, and wanted to a cozy night in at home, so that’s just what we did. I also had the opportunity of shooting her first, so now that it’s time for number two, big brother Jonahs was ready to get in on all the fun. He did such great job!

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Current Catch Up

f41edfae76d734dca663c0af06d9eb44Time gets the best of us, and sadly, like all grown ups we have 20 things to get done. 50 different lists that keep scrolling and 1, ooo different ideas that you have to figure out to make happen.

Rent is a pocket killer, social sites take up your sanity most of the time and who has time for anything else…. oh yes, the romantic life.

We manage, my 9-5 and his random schedules kill us in the day time, but those late night sessions make it all worth while.

On another note,  lately, all I seem to do is wear olive colors, greys and browns. Maybe because I don’t have to worry about matching in the mornings. Lazy me, and let’s face it, I have no one to impress at work but the desktop computer that blinds me all day.

MockingjayOmg, Omg, Omg…. I know I am suuuuper late. But I never really saw the hype about Hunger games, until bored one night and Netflix saved me. I fell in love, not only because the female lead was a kick ass protagonist, but the story line had me hooked and sinked.

The next night Q, took me to see the second movie: Catching Fire. Ugh. What was that for? I was all up into it, and then all of a sudden bam! It was over.  But who’s going to wait a year or so for the next film?

I decided to read the book, (even though I haven’t read the first 2; shame on me).  I haven’t made a huge dent yet, but so far I’m all in!

Not to mention the only Jennifer Lawrence addiction. She’s so beautiful, and the more I learn about her online, the more loveable she gets. She’s so funny, and is constantly eating. I secretly want to be friends with her, have a sleepover, eat a lot of ice cream and get drunk making cookies. untitled

url-13Yes, apparently I’m late for everything and yes, Netflix is a bad influence on me. One of Q’s sisters has been ranting about the show and I always turn into a little kid and cover my ears….ear muffs!

I officially started watching the show 2 weeks ago, two weeks, that’s it. I’m already up to season 3.

It’s my only guilty pleasure, I feel like an addict.

Plus, all the beautiful white coats Kerry Washington wears, sooo pretty. I wish I owned all of them, though  I could never keep those clean in real life.

3462a82bad0b0e5d3831f9480c501ac7Also, I have to admit, I’ve become a little instagram obsessed. Facebook is still around but nothing compares to the ease of just uploading a quick pic and being nosy on every one elses stuff… hey, at least I’m honest. Plus unlike Facebook, there’s less statuses about stupid stuff.

Do you instagram? Send me your name so we can be friends!

Beautiful-Christmas-Fireplace-Docorating-Ideas-02-cottageNow that the Holiday season is among us, all I can seem to do is shop, shop shop.  My budget is ridiculously, well…my budget.

On another note, I don’t have many friends as much as I used to. Seems like the older get, the smaller my circle gets. Which I don’t mind of course, they are obviously there for a reason. I’m luck to have them, and they know who they are.

I have to admit, It’s been a couple of years since I’ve actually had a real Christmas. What may that be, you ask? I know the 24th of December comes around every year (I’m Hispanic, we celebrate the eve) But since I’m not really close to my family, Christmas’s have never been the same from when I was a kid.

Pretty lonely actually. So now that I’m a little older and can control certain situations, I have to take it upon myself and start my own traditions. Which probably explains why I’ve been working non stop to make my tiny apartment pretty and up to the season. I’ll be showing you guys pics soon, no worries.

237bff611f1a269a45816577ebad44c5I had more hours to get it all done. Or let’s be honest, to sleep.  I need more it. Every time I  go to work, I catch myself almost missing my stop on the train because I’ve fallen asleep. It doesn’t really help that I’m up at 1am typing this up either.

5d0825989028abe114d38e153dd3a6deMinx’s Mail. I just finished up December’s batch, and I hope everyone likes them. Incase you’re a little lost, I send tiny packages to random fans, thanking them for their loyal support. I appreciate you guys and gals, I really do.

Also, I’m working on making this site more personalized, I want it to represent me completely. My portfolio needs a lot of work, and I just want it to be absolutely perfect. Slowly and in due time, it’ll get done. Plus, I teach myself everything I know, so I constantly surprise myself. Win, win.

32c6c215e5bebfeb1549f69829e00d7aAlmost, everyone I know is pregnant. Okay, not everyone, but you get my drift. My 2 closest cousins are expecting, one a boy, the other a girl. Plus, my step brother’s girlfriend is expecting, a boy (my first nephew) and my friend Judy is expecting as well (she finds out the sex of the baby at the end of this week)

So many babies, I’m so excited! I can’t help but melt whenever I see some cute chunky cheeks, fat chunky thighs and those teeny tiny toes…ah!

Okay, okay.. I’ll stop.

Q and I have had the baby talk as well, but first we need to make some moves. Priority is everything, But who knows, you can’t plan everything in life.

Well, my loves… It’s been real. I’m so glad we got to catch up and I hope you guys like this. I’m gonna start trying to get a little more personal on here. After all, it is my blog… I definitely don’t mind sharing it with you all.

🙂

But let me go, it’s officially past my bed time and I have to be an adult in the morning and pay some tax dollars (off to work). Plus, I know a gentleman who’s texting me to hurry up and give him some attention.

Goodnight,

minxy

“Board of Art” Art Show; Evil and Love Inc.

995f622157c7664ce650741b3a3812bc1aEvil and Love inc. at 211 Franklin Street was having an art show.

I remember coming to this location about a year ago for their Cause and Effect show and had a pretty good time catching up with everyone and seeing MRS at her show.

This time MRS was displaying some new work but I didn’t get the chance to bump into her.

I came after work, like I usually do with all my events now a days, except this time I invited my brother and his girlfriend Julievet with me.

1I got there first and started snapping away.

This time the space was much smaller since they closed a part of the shop down, so it was pretty crowded very quickly.

According to their promotion, the first 25 people to RSVP to the show were  going to receive a small surprise, but maybe I didn’t stay that long  to see anything given out.2

I actually like when I get to  see artist display their work on skateboards. The small space is so limited and I like being caught by surprise to what other people can do.3There were plenty of different artists like Shiro, 2esae, MTK, The Muffin Man, SKI, Evil Steve , KA and so many others that I can’t remember.

4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22My brother Luis and I 23 24These babies weren’t a part of the show, but I caught them being stored away in a sneaky spot and couldn’t resist but to take a snap shot of them.
25 This picture below has to be my favorite out of all the ones I snapped. ~Not my favorite piece.. but my favorite shot.

You have ODB as Jesus. grocery store skateboards and corona sneaking himself into the picture…love it.26 27 28 29So, I can officially say I’ll be an auntie…. and what a better way then to have Luis and Julievet let me announce the news next to KA’s skateboard.

Which I found to be hilarious because it was titled “99 Problems”

I’ve already nicknamed the  baby “Nine” my short version of Niece/Nephew until further notice.

They’ll find out the sex of the baby in about 2 weeks, and no matter how much I beg, they just won’t spill the news…yet.30After the show, because we didn’t stay long.

We decided to grab some drinks, and since I had a three day weekend, due to my job being on holidays.. I was ready to drink.

And yes, Julievet drank…some ginger ale.
31While making our way back around Williamsburg I saw this mural that I couldn’t stop staring at.

Sooooo creepy, but awesome! 32

Luis taking selfies…lol33After the long night, I sat downwith Julievet to help her make her own website.

She’s been wanting one for years according to her, so I decided to help.

She’s a great makeup artist and when you get the chance go check her out

www.madamejulievet.com

34Until next guys….

let me let you guys go, because someone is complaining  I’m not paying attention to him (cough cough. Q)

Cinco de Mayo

Three different places to go, and since one of these was last minute, as much as I tried, I couldn’t make one of the get togethers. I know everyone I know was excited and going crazy with Cinco de Mayo…. let me re-phrase that, I know everyone was going crazy with how much they would be drinking tonight. Oh, all the hangovers that would be happening in the morning!

First stop:

Ari and I arrived, early… stuffed our faces with all the Dominicn food, pernil, chicken, lasagna, baked ziti, ensalada de costilla, arroz amarillo, ensalada de papa, oooooo… my spanish came out! excuuuuuse me! It was absolutely delicious, we grabbed a few beers while we watched everyone arrive.

Look at how cute the cake is… I was so pleased with all the primary colors and her carnival theme. No baby blue, which is so ordinary and boring. Glenny’s lateness was well worth it , because she looked fabulous! She’s definitely ready to pop!

         I spent my of my time acting a fool and in catching up conversations with these two gorgeous ladies, Ilani and Jen. I also got to meet the handsome Angel, who we are constantly liking each other’s pictures on instagram =]

 And of course, the love of my life, my little brother Jeremy. He is getting too big way too fast. He looked so polished in his collared shirts and slacks. After about 8 beers and stuffing myself with gummy bears, m&m’s and twizzlers, Ari and I headed out.

Second Stop:

The High School Crew, every get together is always a good one, always a drunk one, always a story to tell.

 This fiesta was a celebration for my very talented friend Ramon. He’ll be moving to Chi town with a new job ! I’m so proud of you!

As soon as I walk in , about 7 people not including myself are  stuffed into the bathroom, while Chris is running a bubble bath.hahahaha I know… But wait, there’s more… As soon as someone knocks on the door to use the bathroom, none of us leave, we all turn around while the person uses the toilet. I hope no one has stage fright!

My outfit, hope you guys like.