➰The last view of this bun 🤗
➰See 2️⃣ posts back for how I easily styled this
➰I used @officialkinkycurly Knot Today Leave-In to be able to easily brush through, and @ecocobeauty Olive Oil Gel to smooth 👌🏾
➰Tell me how your weekend was below! 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾Mine actually felt long for the first time in a while and I got lots of chill time ☺️
Big, voluminous hair courtesy of devacurl stylers. I shampooed with NYMN pink shampoo, did a mini olaplex treatment. Then deep conditioned with the Shea Moisture Manuka honey masque. I have no words for how soft and shiny my hair is today! This masque 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 For stylers (all devacurl) I used the frizz free volumizing foam on my roots then a mixture of wavemaker and ultra defining gel. This time I didn't get a hard cast probably because of the styler cocktail. Results: soft, voluminous hair. I had volume definitely at the roots, looser waves in some areas but I didn't mind as much. #devacurl#wavemaker#waves#curls#cachos#rizos#rizoslatinos#devacut#embracethefrizz
Client selfies are my favorite 😍😍 when Samantha scheduled her first appointment with me a year ago, it was for a consultation to get an Optismooth (permanent chemical straightener) done because she hated her curls. I advised against it & instead suggested we work on getting her hair healthy. After an Olaplex treatment & silk press she agreed to trust my advice and we've continued a healthy hair regimen since then. I've been working on getting her comfortable wearing her natural curls instead of a flat iron. Seeing this selfie makes my heart happy! She's fully embracing herself in so many ways and I'm so thankful to be a part of her journey & for the friendship that has been built since she first sat in my chair. Sam, you're absolutely beautiful inside & out! Thank you for always trusting me & being so supportive! #devacurlstylist#hairdressershavethebestjob#lovemyclients#clientselfies#devacut#wacostylist
This hairstyle is called...I wasn't ready neither was my hair it took me 2hrs too long to do these punk azz twistouts and the wind just came thru and FKD ML.
There will be no tutorial for this 😂
Happy Sunday!!!!! 💕
Repost from @hairdesignby.s.b
I can honestly say that I have managed to find the most amazing stylists (@hairdesignby.s.b , @grrlyousilly , and @aisforandee ) to take care of my hair! Love that you all can steer the ship for me in regards to cut, color, and maintenance cause ya know I am just along for the ride. 😅😙 Thank you Sabrina for my first--and totally not last-- #devacut 🖤💄☇✂🖤
I realized I didn't show you what it looks like to use the ladder for the guest loft.
Tada!! This is what it looks like
I do want to point out the ladder was heavy and placing it correctly on the bar to access the loft is very crucial.
I once set up my ladder not realizing one of the hooks were not on the bar correctly and wiggled around while going up almost falling.
My point of all this is to inform you a few things about ladder access to a loft: ·Takes up space ·Has to be stowed for travel ·Duals as a clothes dryer 😊 ·Safety · Can fall off hook if not placed correctly
Aside from this I didn't mind having a ladder in my house however I would have changed the design by having stairs to go to both sleeping areas.
Hope this can help those tiny home dreamers to think of all the details when planning out the design. 💗
Let me share something about myself...
I've been on this super long journey
For a while I havent been able to really
This whole I guess
One calls it "adjusting"
I am unsure if I have been running away
Or just going where the road
Turns and hoping maybe
There's an end
For so long I've been that loner
That one, you know, where she tries to blend
Every opportunity to be in a group of friends
Each time the groups just knows
She, I mean I just don't fit in
Sometimes I just notice well
Maybe this over exposure thing
Is just such an overbearing
Of wanting and seeking
Something maybe love
I dont know solving all the mysteries?
I left CT a year after my ex moved
To an other city
He was the first man I have ever lived with
I got a new job and fled
So many unsuccessful dating stories
To fill up my time and now this thread
I want to point out my brothers death
Has made my view point so
I mean, I see how short this life is
Instead of staying
My fleeing to different cities is how I can say
"Hey I am actually living"
This long journey has led me to this point
This point where I
Question and wonder
"Am I really doing the right thing?" Sometimes I just can't seem to
Get this idea
I'm not like them
I'm just strange and awkward
I guess thats sums me up
Just so odd and
Just so unbothered
Maybe only maybe I wonder
This little thing about me
You know, this part that I'm sharing with you
Is how afraid I am
That security one wishes to have
The one I truly think it's
Such an illusion to think one
Can even grasp
So I will just end this by saying
This long journey
I'm still going
No matter how hard it has gotten
There's no way I'm turning back
Unless there's a road I have yet to take
Aside from that
I want you to know
These feelings come and go
What I am sharing
I hope is
We by that
You and me
Are one in the same -Lissette
Flips hair-let me turn the lawn mower off for a moment.
Are you asking me if I'm busy?
Its quite fitting to wear heels and a dress while mowing the lawn.
When shooting for @cosmopolitan magazine my imagination of different shots just went off. When I was younger I actually had written in my journal particular magazines I wanted to be a part of.
I used to desire to want to model more in the artsy way and as I got older, tried it out,
I realized, well, that it wasn't in my path.
Then social media came and everyone became a model of some sort.
I chose to use the little knowledge I have in photography and "model" to show others what its like to live in a tiny house.
I was approached by Cosmo and for a while I wondered, why?
I then remembered my journal entry as a kid.
It is very true when you write something you manifest.
I have manifested my future without knowing.
I have always written stories, experiences amd poetry since I can remember.
It has been my form of outlet if I couldn't express myself dancing or otherwise.
It might not mean much to others but to me it was/is a big deal.
Sometimes you have to do things people won't ever understand to pave that path for yourself.
Doors open when you allow for that to happen.
Sometimes you have to give people the, "yes can I help you?" look no matter how ridiculous you might be because you are off for far bigger and better things.
As someone just said to me, just do you.
Pft don't you worry I will
Turns mower back on
Journal entry: long post
A story of this one girl I met
She was a genuine human
I assumed oh she must be super new to the area and excited just to be here... We talked... She says," I've been through some tough times. I have been in really low points in my life yet I'm here." My immediate thoughts, " oh boy here we go. Cue the violin. Just an other sad, take pity on me story...boo hoo." She continues," I'm lucky I have a heart condition...a backwards heart. In which led for me to have 4 heart surgeries in one year at a young age. I used to play sports and go to a normal school yet that all changed when my parents found out about my heart." She says:
"I don't really have a relationship with my mom and have only two friends. A dad who stood by me and a boyfriend that I adore. I have learned many things. Life is short, when you are low in life you have to remember people go through things so why not just be happy with what you have?
"I have learned broken relationships make me a better girlfriend to him, a better friend to them...so on. You have to take life with a grain of salt. It is what it is so simply enjoy lifes small treasures... I'm lucky and happy to be 25 years young with a pacemaker in my chest...feel it!!" Places my hand on her chest to feel her pace maker. "All of that is worth smiling for...wouldn't you agree??!!" I sat there
Agreeing with watery eyes
Here we have a girl that's younger than me with a love for simply being alive.
I on the other hand get so stressed out about my tiny home or work and the list goes on... Her presence and encounter has taught me when you truly are struggling in life just remember people out there can and are going through worst... This is our moment to continue forward
Of all the species we humans are impacted by others feelings, words and actions on a daily basis.
The only creatures to create amazing technology connecting each other thousands of miles away.
I now share this story with you...I say man we are lucky...
She is right
All of that is worth smiling for...wouldn't you agree?
Last day of 2017
I decided to share a few highlights of my favorite moments.
My housewarming was such a lovely moment with close family and friends.
My dancing moments were my absolute favorite in my house.
My turning 30 and treating myself with buying a ticket to Paris and fully winging my trip with no plans.
My lifestyle allowing me to get back into the things I love most.
My decision in going tiny leading me to my favorite moment ending the year with my new (old) school bus is pretty damn sweet!
I thank you for following my journey through this thing we call life!
2018...bring it! 💗
Side note: if you ever go to Paris this light show on the Eiffel tower happens for five minutes at the top of the hour every night.
Also dancing on brick floor with heels will leave your feet super sore! (Yes that guy was a stranger.)I think we did a pretty decent job playing lead and follow.
This time last year I was awaiting for my tiny house to get to me.
I wasn't sure what to expect when it was fully done.
I had no idea what the tiny lifestyle would be like.
Prior to the show I had never stepped in a tiny house.
I feel like I have just caught my breath from getting adjusted to my house.
If I knew that I would be embarking upon my new adventure converting a school bus into a tiny home...I would have probably stomped my feet and thrown a tantrum asking, but why!? I so desired to have this be my forever.
I realize time truly passes by.
The one thing that is constant is change.
I'm so happy I made the decision to go even tinier.
I will get to travel more than what I do now.
You have no idea how unbelievably excited I am to make this happen with my new found friends in the tiny house community.
The truth is this journey has led me to connect with humans with like minded interests. Humans that have this hunger for exploring.
Humans that take care of each other.
I am so happy I found them.
I learned so much from my time in my tiny home. I want to continue sharing tips from tiny house living.
I am excited to share my journey in converting my school bus into a home.
This entire experience has made me learn:
Embrace those around you.
Enjoy those moments.
Laugh at it all.
Nothing is forever. 💗
My second day of my 4 day trip I had severe turbulence. So severe, people in the cabin were screaming. I took a short video of it to show what severe looks like.
When I took the job as a flight attendant I did not realize I had motion sickness. I always fell asleep in moving vehicles. Planes, trains amd cars.(if I'm not driving of course)
My first year working was awful constantly sick anytime there was turbulence. I did what I could by avoiding the smaller plane and working mid to front of the cabin.
The severe turbulence made me realize how much energy that ride took out of me .
It made me realize how I wish I had that someone in my life to ask me how my day was going or know I had someone to go and cuddle with when you experience something so frightful. If something did happen to me I wouldn't have the "love of my life" in a hospital awaiting my recovery.
Instead, I did the best I could and gave myself a hot bath, had a room with two beds so I took the sheets from the other bed to stack together and the pillows too.
Made a comforting fort around me.
I cried. A lot.
I recorded a video chat to my friend and just vented. In the chat all I listed were all the things I dont have. Stating how all the women around me don't get it. All the women I know have not been single the amount of years I have been to understand my viewpoints.They don't get how I've heard every single excuse from men to not desire to get to know me. Distance/personality/lifestyle etc.
How getting older is scaring me.
How I'm awkward and weird. How I'm actually afraid of dating due to all the negative experiences. The list goes on.
I woke up the next day realizing I was able to walk. Looked at myself in the mirror with big puffy eyes and just stared...for what felt was a long time.
I thought yes all those things I don't have are factual. I can't change that. All I can do is be there for myself in the best way possible.
All I can change is my mindset.
Look at all the things you do have.
I took myself to breakfast as I usually do and treated myself to a mani/pedi.
I took it easy. I walked. I breathed slowly at times.
The difference I noticed was how kind I was to myself.
Let's take a break from your regularly tiny home posting.
I have decided that I want to share a little bit about myself aside me living tiny.
When I started Instagram I knew I wanted to share what its like to live in a tiny house as a single female. There is so much information of how these houses are made. The looks. The pictures displaying this graceful idea that living tiny is always glamorous when truly its not. I came to this platform to share the truths. The ups and the downs. The feelings and emotions one goes through. The challenges as well as the peaceful serenity of living tiny.
The way I make money is by transporting humans safely from one destination to the next. (I bet you didnt think about it that way)While of course giving you a memorable experience along the way. Given its a good day...wink wink. Kidding. I'm a great stewardess, flight attendant, trolley dolley whatever you want to call me as long as its not whistling or throwing an object.😉 Seriously we sacrifice time with our families to bring you to yours. This is a job where it never closes so someone has to do it.Being away from loved ones has taught me treasure everyday not just the holidays and share how much they mean to you despite not being present.
When I chose this path I allowed it to change my life. I just went with it and figured it out.Working for the airline industry has its perks. I get to travel standby anywhere my little heart desires, I make the schedule I want (as long as I have a schedule and I'm not on call)For a very long time I was working paycheck to paycheck. I mean most of my twenties I spent just working to sleep to work.I wanted a life where I can wake up plan to travel with no hesitation. I realized I have kept my tiny life separate from my crew life. That's a lot of work! I want to join both worlds to show you what you do for work is a means to an end. It does not define you as a person. It is a part of what you do and not who you are.
I can't wait to share my school bus conversion and travel the states in such a way I would have never imagined.
A life where I won't need to take a vacation. My everyday life is one.
Alright, alright...I have to admit this is all I want to do after a long weekend.
Also totally guilty of being a fan of @harrystyles music. ·
I hope I'm not alone on either statement.😉
Hope you had a happy Monday!
Alright alright. A little throwback picture of my couch area.( it was hard setting my tripod up to get a good angle)
I've been posting on Mondays some tips and suggestions for you tiny home lovers.
(A day late but you get the idea) 😉
Here goes the couch one:
I was super exhausted this day doing yard work. As you can see I barely fit on the couch.
The design of this couch was more for storage and not neccesarily for comfort.
So what my suggestion to you is think of what you want your living quarters to be.
Really come up with definitive answers and not maybes since building in a couch is much harder to get out than a store bought couch.
Some questions to ask yourself: ·Do you really have company over often?
(Define often) ·Multi functional couch?
(Storage/bed) ·If you choose for it to be a bed perhaps get rid of the guest space and utilize it for something else. ·If you are a person that likes to lounge around make the couch large enough to do so. ·I have learned built in couches don't really need a back to it, just a base, so either making or getting good fluffy cushions will suffice. ·Definitely make the couch to have a place to put a mug in a generally direction close to it.
(This couch has the sides where a mug fits perfectly on it) ·Are you a person that likes to read often in a place where you could doze off? (If the answer is yes to the above question close your eyes and envision that couch. Then figure out how you can make it happen while going tiny)
This couch does a great job holding my suitcases and uniforms in the drawer below.
As well as miscellaneous items such as decoration,backpack, etc.
When deciding to go tiny every single inch of the house should be utilized in some way even if its for decorations.
Going tiny, at least for me, means everything has a purpose. I figure I can shed some light of the mindset one has to make it all work.
Remember this is a lifestyle and you make it work the best way that suits your needs.
Sharing and inspiring everyone helps to make this tiny house "movement", the new normal.
Happy Tuesday! ❤
Lets have some kitchen talk.
Alright tiny houses are limited on space.
Stating the obvious so let me help with some suggestions of figuring out a decent way to utilize kitchen space.
I've lived in small apartments spaces, including my car, so for me adjusting or utilizing space is something I'm used to.
I do suggest you plan for a kitchen you actually use and not for looks.
So getting cabinets to store items you use everyday and not just "in case". Keeping that in mind of using things that you need especially in the kitchen. Think thoroughly of how you will use your kitchen.
·Do you host often?(define often)
·What is your diet like? (Vegan: counter space for all fruits & veggies)
·Do you really need a huge fridge? (Answer question from above)
·How often do you cook?
(Really be honest of how you eat...see above)
·Are you a snacker? Dry food storage? (Again it is about your lifestyle)
Answering these questions should help guide the type of kitchen catered to your everyday needs. Just because you see all these spacious kitchens doesnt necessarily mean it will work for you and vice versa.
At the end of it figuring out what your wants and needs are very important in designing a tiny house. Wanting to host is much different than needing to. Your lifestyle of the way you eat is such a huge factor of your kitchen design.
As you can see I had a microwave and that changed when I decided to change my eating habits. That can happen too! Keeping that in mind and whether you will be ok with unused space or changing to adjust to needing more space.
That's the great thing about tiny houses. Being creative with the space you have.
This is truly a lifestyle not just a place for temporary living. Believe me once you rid yourself of things you don't ever use you realize how little things you really need and what you really use. It's an amazing thing.
Hope this helps you tiny home lovers aspiring to go tiny. ❤
Wonder how we, tiny home owners, fill up our gas?
I made a video showing how. A quick look of what its like to fill the items by yourself. If I can do it...anyone can!
I know certain things can make people weary of commiting to this lifestyle. After filming this I realized it is a bit of work yet as anything in life, it takes time to get used to.
I do hope you enjoy...so head over to the link in the bio to see the whole video.
Have a fabulous weekend!
I know this isn't my usual tiny house post but I do take halloween serious. I love costumes and dressing up.
This was one of my favorites to do. Can you guess who I am?
My fake teeth are actual fake nails and my "skin" is latex with cool makeup!
Yes I did it myself.
With all that has been going on and I have been in a rut I decided to work a trip and keep busy. Next year I have a feeling will be super awesome!
Have a safe, fun and happy Halloween!
Sometimes listening to your body and just relaxing is all one needs to do to be at peace.
I have to state for those people interested in building a tiny house. A guest loft with a ladder access actually frightened many of my guests. Getting up and down via the ladder was something people of all ages were so afraid of. An other note about the guest loft is many of my guests actually would not sleep the way I am laying in the picture. Instead, many people would lay vertically or diagonally since the loft would make them afraid to roll and fall over.
No one has fell up to date.
I know this might surprise you but at the end of it people have fears. If you want guests over my suggestion would be to build a tiny house with access to both sleeping areas by stairs. Also a closed off guest loft not just for privacy but also for safety. Also you can just have the guest area be in the living room area. Convenient and easy.
A couple of things in the picture that is a must in a tiny house is an air purifier. (Its the white box thing on the right hand side of the loft)Tiny houses need to have circulated air to prevent condensation from building.(mold and such)
The wires you see on the bottom right is where the projector and media box sit to project to the screen across the house. ·
I hope this information is helpful for those tiny home lovers aspiring to go tiny.
#fbf to my dancing moments in my kitchen.
I can't begin to tell you how nervous I am about posting this video. I haven't danced as often as I want. I feel super rusty. This is also freestyle dancing without a mirror so I couldn't tell how it looked while I was filming.
Perhaps its an artist thing where we are our own worst critics. Anyway I wanted to share a different side of my house that I danced in. So to answer the question: yes one can dance in a tiny house if they felt like it.😉
With this post I hope this encourages you to do the things that make you a bit afraid and nervous. It makes you more and more confident in the end.
As they say practice makes perfect.
Have a safe weekend! ❤
Here is my area where I get ready.
It's my living room/kitchen/sitting area/laundry room/closet...simply just the everything area.
This was before I got curtains which I recommend is a must for tiny homes.
I have to state I forget people are around and walk around naked more often than not. Makes it super awkward when neighbors see. ·
Also for those tiny home lovers wanting these cute homes. A tip for you when you are designing the house keep the closet away from the kitchen. If you do design the storage near the kitchen make it so the smell and air circulates around. An other tip is getting a hood fan for the kitchen is a must as well.
I found myself washing my clothes often due to the smell of when I cook. I love the smell of fresh laundry to last and I am very particular of smells. If you are like me then I suggest you take my tip into consideration.
That's my Monday advice to start your week off just right in planning for your dream tiny home.
P.s. also invest in a good robe. 😉
This weekend I spent dodging some questionable things.
I often imagine myself to look like this when I get direct messages from guys I really don't want to be bothered by. This is what I think I do when I see stupidity happen.
Also when people have "ghosted" me. Those ghosters see me in real life and come running acting like they never ignored me to begin with.
Which leads me to state people are bizzare creatures. Spend half their time directing energy to say things they don't mean to fulfill what others want them to say. ·
Sometimes I wonder why I feel so alone and why I am single. I remember its because I don't deal with nonsense, drama and simply people who aren't honest with themselves.
Start off your week by cutting the unnecessary bs and close all doors to unwanted things including what you put out there.
Surround yourself with people you gain something from. People who want to see you succeed in the best possible way. Positive energy you can't seem to be without. ·
At the end that's what its about. Great memories surrounded by plain ol good people.
Cut out the bs, take one good look at the bs and slam that door.
START living the best life you desire.
I can't figure out a good sentence to summarize this pose...I hope someone comments below with some good ones.
Here we see the subject holding on to dear life while doing the duck kissy face and hoping to not fall. If you look in the feed and find the posed pictures you have now seen the before. 😄
I have to state some days are definitely better than others especially those days without clumsiness occurring....
I kid you not, I spill, walk into things, make unnecessary messes, walk out with an extra pair of underwear sticking out my pant leg(long story), break things and lastly fall. Someone once told me I should dance everywhere since I am coordinated on the dance floor yet in real life is questionable.
So start the weekend off without falling and if you do I hope you fall:
· In the right place at the right time
· Into the moment
· Deeply and madly in love.
I decided to share the behind the scenes of what its like to take videos and pictures of myself. You can see the camera in the mirror.
It goes something like this:
· Setup camera and focus
· Walk around and away from camera without moving it
· Click button · Timer counts down · Position · Don't know why I sometimes hold my breath(I sometimes do that with dancing)
· Snaps 10 pictures /pose for each one
· Go back to camera
· Look quickly and see if you need a reshoot
This is what it looks like when the camera isn't set up properly. I secretly think the camera decided to have a little cameo appearance in my photo.
It's a ton of work to be like one of these Instagram users who are videographers and photographers especially when you have to do it all yourself.
My one little annoyance with social media is now everyone is a model and is a photographer/videographer. I feel it takes away from the art and is now more informational pictures for the viewer. Hence these pictures of capturing myself to showcase what its like to live in a tiny house.
It has taken sometime for me to accept my page is and will be for my small following. I do feel I put in a ton of work in sharing these things more than others. It's hard to not compare yourself to others and to not feel a certain type of way. I am simply explaining why I cut back on posting. I used to be on top of figuring out algorithms and the hashtags and the like/follow ratio.
I got to this point of fuck it. I share because I want to and I put in a ton of work in my stuff. Mainly its for my followers who have been nothing but positive, loving human beings.
Makes me feel appreciated for sharing my life with you. ·
More behind the scenes photos and videos coming up at some point in the future. Stay tuned.
Oh and this way taken before I went to Paris for my birthday for those reading my board.😉 ❤
A friend once told me this which I felt is necessary to share.
Just in case you need to hear it too...went something like this: "You are an incredibly strong female one who is not afraid to feel.
You feel the good when it's good and you go through the motions of feeling bad.
You don't hide it.
In fact you share it on social media.
You don't go under a man to avoid it.
You don't neglect yourself.
Its quite the admirable thing.
I can't imagine what its like to feel completely alone because I haven't gone through that.
I can't imagine what it's like to feel unbelievably insecure with all your body and face issues and to be single while going through that which I can imagine makes you feel so unwanted. (loss massive weight/complete break out for those that are curious)
I can't imagine what it's like to be in your shoes dealing with all the shit you have to deal with without catching a fucking break.
You have all the right to feel like shit and to have zero fucks.
That's what is the most admirable thing about you.
Your very limited fucks you have and your ability to not shy away from your reality.
You deal with it. You accept it.
You, my friend, are truly what I call strength.
Unlike other women you don't run, instead you prioritize yourself.
I know this is such a shitty time loosing your house to assholes and feeling like shit and not really having a support system like most people have.
All your feelings are valid and like you always say its a feeling like hunger it will pass once you acknowledge it and give it the right food.
I am here for you. Just text me that you want to chat.
That's all I can be to someone with such strength...is support. For you will be stronger after this storm passes." -Eileen
What I said to my friend, " everyone needs an Eileen in their life, you truly are someone I can lean on." .
We all go through it...hang in there. ❤
For a little #fbf
This song would just play and people would literally just stop talking and start dancing.
Talk about the song of summer...right??!! No matter how annoyed people would be hearing this song over and over again you catch yourself humming it...so for that I guess,"you're welcome!" 😉
As a side note to my dancing:
I don't have any choreographed dances in my feed just plain ol freestyle.
I have a mirror I am looking at that is to the left of the camera.
I also haven't danced in quite sometime so for me I feel rusty...in other words be kind to me.
So for all you folks...get the weekend started off right by dancing and taking some of that built up stress off on the dance floor!
I used to wait
I was once that naive little girl playing
Hoping and trying
Then life happened
Too much of it
I lost that naive girl
The one who waits
The one with hope and desire
I stopped to save myself quite often
After that naive little girl kept getting me hurt
I no longer wait...I do
I no longer try...I avoid
I stop when I know better
Sometimes I wish I didn't lose that naive little girl
I learned to save her and protect her
Maybe I am still waiting
Waiting for her to retreat
For that curiosity
The very simplest of things
To want and to seek
@tinyhousetown asked a few Q&A so I figured it would be a great way to make a youtube video of it.
I didn't answer the question in the video, "what's it like living tiny?" The simplest way to put it I love, love, love the lifestyle! Seriously love it!
However, I hate the situation I was put in with the company I purchased a house from that wasn't of quality I had thought it to be.
Of this all I learned life is way too damn short to be stressed, angry, upset or even crying about a cool lifestyle. I learned if the people you have chosen to build your house does not understand that, it's best to find a way out. Find yourself better humans that care of the consumer and not ratings.
I want to state these are all feelings and opinions of mine. I want to share all of this to hopefully help others in my same situation and perhaps preventing others to get into a situation like this.
Head over to my YouTube channel.
Link in bio! ❤
A little #tbt to my little dance moments in my house.
I am not a belly dancer yet I enjoy messing around in the field.
I have to be honest and this whole situation I am in has made me realize to do things you love and enjoy. Something people can't take away from you...not an item or thing but something that is a part of who you are.
With this silly post dancing in my living room/closet/hallway in front of a mirror and my cousins dog...I hope you enjoy! ❤
Thanks @shakira for giving us older women hope of falling in love...no matter the age.
How things work...sometimes I wonder.
I found out my house is still standing in tact yet I prepared for it to be destroyed.
I won't be living in my house since the builders took possession of it to repair it.
I am left to stay in my cousins house and rent hotel rooms on my time back from trips. Sort of going backward to living out of my car yet again.
This entire experience has made me think and reevaluate what my true desires are.
I am lucky to have stayed somewhere with power and my belongings are still in tact.
For those that are in the worst of it, what the storm has left and done...life comes in full circle.
Life has a funny way of working itself out.
Hang in there.
As I shared in my last post I am opening my world and allowing you in.
I have kept my Instagram only about my tinylifestyle and it will continue that way but now showing you my life as an in-flight crewmember.
I chose this tiny lifestyle due to my decision working in aviation. This picture was taken back in 2014 after working one of my first legs on the line. I took this job for so many reasons but mainly it was the flexibility and knowing I can grow with the company that chose me.
Working in this field believe me there are many sides and I want to allow you in to showcase the good and bad.
This is a part of my life but it's not who I am. I am lucky to be a girl of many trades yet still on a journey to figure out what my "thing" is.
Maybe I don't have one specific thing I am good at and maybe my being good at many things will reveal a new career to me... I truly believe when you ask and work hard the universe will work in ways to show the path you are meant to take.
There were many times I could have stopped and many times I could have conformed to what society deems as acceptable.
That being as simple as staying in CT where I was raised and not pushing the boundaries of the unknown... I can't believe how far I got in life with the little my single mother sacrificed to give to me and look...here I am.
I have worked very hard to have the minimal things and have nice things all on my own. That might not mean much to many but doing many things on my own makes me give myself a pat on my back.
With this picture I want you to capture the unknown of change and simply wave.
It's quite the journey.
I saw you
My heart raced
Squinting to make sure you were real
You ran your fingers through you hair knowing women would stare
I bit my lips as I stared at all of your tattoos...artist I found for you to be true
I watched you walk with that brooklyn swag, a hint of that west coast vibe
That smile...man that smile... Days go by
Weeks turn into months
Nothing...except my desire...lingering
Finally a moment alone with you...I thought it was way too good to be true
We talked, we looked
We kissed and we cuddled
Just overstimulation of two people in that bubble
My desire surpassed me too much to want more than one night...I said no with true delight
I knew he would respect me yet my desire clouded my mind
I thought he desired me just as much... I thought we connected when we spoke, when we looked and when we touched
He never did
He never will
That smile...oh that smile... Days go by
Weeks turn into months -lissette
What if, maybe I'll just sit here and wait...
As I have stated before my upbringing wasn't the best and my personal life of dating hasn't either...
I chose this lifestyle because it's what I wanted. I not once thought it would make all my personal issues go away but definitely help. I get a ton of comments of "if"..."if I stayed single"
I built my life and continue to do so with the "what I can and want to do"
If I sat and waited for a man to build a life with, believe me I would be sitting and waiting for a very long time. If I sat and waited to see what my mom would approve of I wouldn't have done half or any of the things I have done. If I waited to see what opportunities (work or other) would come knocking on my door I wouldn't have gained the work experience I have.
I believe my life is meant to be shared. My purpose in life is to tell my story. Changing your mindset and thinking its just a chapter in your book and making your book worth reading changes many things including the "if"
I want to state I like my solitude and I might make a big deal out of it...maybe my own "wedding" to celebrate my own achievement of my own self love. .
I dislike that others only praise you if you built a family or "found love" when truly that is a societal thing. There are other achievements in ones life that deserve praising. We all need to hear it from time to time and that is you are enough. Your book and your life experiences make you...well you. .
Maybe sitting and waiting isn't the way to a life or at least a life worth reading. So go out there and make stories...there will be good, bad and sad moments yet its just a page or a chapter.
However if you do decide to sit and wait maybe do it in a cute outfit...just saying.😉 Outfit: @zara
A tiny picture of my tiny house...kkaauute!
Although its dark it gives you an idea of what it looks like from a bit of a distance.
I love my sanctuary is a tiny home that can be placed in the city/state of my liking.
Regardless of your lifestyle I have to point out we are the lucky ones to have one of the basic essential needs to survive...a roof over our heads. ❤
Going into the weekend like... WARNING:VENT POST
I want to share how much I love having a tiny home...like truly I really do!
But...there's always a but...I really do not like Florida as a state to live in. I won't share the city I live in for safety reasons.(uploading you tube video next week)
Let me state I moved from a melting pot of a city ,New York. I was also in Los Angeles and San Francisco every weekend, to then this...
I am learning a ton about myself which is I am a person that loves to have options. I love being able to go for walks just to get coffee. I love going for a bike ride to the book store to read for an afternoon. I love having public transportation options.
Stress has made me lose my appetite which I have lost drastic amount of weight.(I love being fit, thick,strong and healthy) My personal issues which include the love life I don't have and of course finances. ( I want to state I love my solitude yet I hate being reminded I am alone...I am fully aware of that fact)
I want to share this with you because having a tiny home wasn't going to solve all my issues yet I was hoping to enjoy where I am for the time being. I have learned I make my home...home.
I have to be there for me, take care of me and not let me down no matter how hard things can get.
It has been a true struggle yet I try to make the situation I am in the absolute best.
Alright with this long post what I want for you to take out of this is no matter how crappy a situation can be...sometimes you just have to slide and take it by its balls, kick the feelings and the moment in its ass! Figure out what needs to change to get you to where you want to be.
In the end my petty issues are mine and truly I'm just a small speck existing in this huge world. My issues could be a hella worst!
Now kids go have fun this weekend. Also wear pants when you go out in this mighty world.
While standing in my tiny kitchen in my busticaca I say, "Excuse me trash, please see your way out...I have clothes to steam, dishes to wash, people to see...I'm kind of a big deal." Can you believe the trash just sat there with this attitude. If only it knew how trashy it was.
I started my Monday with some trash...hope yours was better.
I hope you waltz into your friday like I am at an upcoming wedding I'm attending!
Just to show how you can dance in a tiny house. I love to dance and figured I should share more of what I love to you all.
Hope you enjoy! (My apologies for the video slightly being off...as a human I made a mistake and that one was not properly setting the tripod) ❤
#tbt to the day I moved in and was a complete and utter hot mess.
When I got my house I thought it would be, "ok I put my things where they go and organize...like any other place I moved to." Then I realized how much I had to learn and continue to learn to this day.
Learning about my water pump, water filter for the hose, drainage connector, setting up the solar panels the correct way, stabilizing my house(which I am still figuring out the best way) and the list goes on... This lifestyle was one I chose because I wanted/needed change to be a better person for...well me.
I was a part of the show Tiny Luxury and this lifestyle is not all glitters and unicorns...its practice, determination and the willingness to constantly learn for change.
I look forward to the environments I move my house to.
I can't wait to share this continuous journey with you. ❤
#happy4th from my tiny home to yours!
I often wonder how my life would have turned out if my mom chose to stay in Puerto Rico yet she sacrificed so many things being a single mom bringing my brothers and I over to the states.
Puerto Rico has such a different lifestyle and culture in spite of it becoming a bit more Americanized.
I love my culture, my roots and my people.(even though working those flights are a pain sometimes)
I do think of what ifs and wonder of the endless possibilities of certain paths I chose or my mom chose to not take.
Despite where we stand politically I am beyond lucky to live somewhere where I was able to choose to live this lifestyle.
Cheers to having the opportunity to choose whatever lifestyle makes you happy! ❤
Not sure if I'm a homebody...are you?
I'm still learning a ton about myself but I do enjoy rainy days...gives me more of a reason to stay in and edit!
This is what it looks like when I'm actually using the table.( I'm usually either on my couch or bed lol)
A couple of things I added are curtains and I still don't have the right size for the windows but for now they will do.
The paint on the drawers and cabinets make a bit of a difference or at least I think so.
Would you be comfortable enough in this house to stay inside on rainy days?
What?! My tiny house has a toilet!!! For those of you curious tiny home lovers wondering about the toilet situation...here's the beginning of the many episodes to come...link is in bio.
Disclaimer the word shit is used often...in fact the whole episode.
Now that you have gone tiny...what's your style like?
How can you be fashionable with limited space?
Well...why don't I show you some of my outfits? (Pictured here aren't all of my outfits but just enough so you get the idea)
I want to share with you going tiny doesn't mean giving up style...it actually allows you to be creative with what you have.
All the outfits here can be layered by either a sweater, blazer or even shirt and belt.
However I wanted to show the simple outfits that you can throw on and go about your day.
If you want to see more comment below and I will be sure to show every single one of my items of clothes I have.
Guess what!!??? I'm finishing up a three day trip to come home to not only this cute little house but also my camera lens that broke last month!!! I work very hard for the things I have in life and in this case fixing my lens would have cost just about the same if I were to just replace it. I have learned all the hobbies I enjoy are expensive...eeekk! Photography is no joke.
A little bit about being away for work:
Working as an inflight crewmember I can be away from home for long periods of time especially when based at a senior base. Seniority is key in the airline industry to get the schedule you truly desire. A senior base means its so small so the good trips are granted to those that have been with the company a long time. Being away from home makes me a more schedule oriented person to get things done so I can indulge on my time off.
I have gotten asked about the safety and security of my house when I am away...the answer to that will be coming up soon on my you tube channel...link in bio...subscribe and stay tuned.
I get the comment from many people of wanting this lifestyle stating to me ," only if they were single or without kids or if they stay single and it goes on." I just uploaded a video on my you tube talking more about being single, age and whats its like living tiny. Link is in bio.
There are families and couples making this happen. Its simply the willingness to try. Subscribe and stay tuned for the upcoming topics I'm going to cover which include parking, the toilet situation and a short one of how I was able to get my house.
Comment below if you have any questions you would like for me to answer and I will be uploading weekly.
I know, I know I did say weekly.
Working as a full time crewmember is a challenge especially when things go wrong in the airline industry, delays, cancellations, etc and it affects your consistent routine outside of work.
Don't you worry though I will be more consistent in posting when I can manage to fly less!
Till then I will shrug and smile when people ask, " so is it hard living tiny?" Life can be at times but tiny living is what you make of it. ❤
This is what it looks like to be prepping some tofu in my tiny kitchen.
A little background about me...I never had a dishwasher growing up or even in my adult life so washing dishes was something I have always been acustomed to.When choosing my farmhouse style sink was a no brainer.
I have to state when living in a small space I have become a much more tidy person than I already was and definitely less lazy.
Instead of leaving things out I like to always see space and everything being utilized correctly.
Don't get me wrong I will have my nights of not wanting to do anything but its not as frequent as when I lived somewhere with more space to get away of the mess that would be in front of me.
As I stated in the last post the way I eat and just generally live is so vastly different than before. I have become so self aware of many things and continue to want good and positive change.
Now I have to ask is this a kitchen you could see yourself cooking in?
In the bigger spectrum of things no matter how big or small our kitchens are having food to eat is by far the most essential item to survive.
Wherever you are in the world...enjoy the food you have today! ❤