Showing posts with label Amber Banegas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Amber Banegas. Show all posts

Monday, July 18, 2016

Copy Cats

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery definition. To imitate someone is to pay the person a genuine compliment — often an unintended compliment.

My take on it, I really don't care since there is only one me... Plus two mini Me's that I am molding to be strong, creative and selfless. 

What I do not like is, Don't copy others and then make it seem like they are copying you. 

It is easy to sit in front of the computer all day and copy and paste news articles, or try to take a scoop from another blog. Just don't play yourself as the victim if you are not. Be true to yourself. 

This is the proper way to use others work (I learned this in college)
-If you use content from others, site their work.... 
Copycatting Hurts

I am true to myself, and you can tell by my content.

My rant is over now, drops mic, sips tea... Good Night

Donald Trump... President?

Ok, I have been watching the news for the last year and I truly cannot believe that Donald Trump has made it to the Republican National Convention... I can NOT believe that he is the nominee for the Republican party.

Sadly, I feel like he is using fear of Muslims to gain followers. I think that if Donald Trump is elected, we as Americans will be the laughing stock of the World.

He is not polished or defined. I feel like he will throw tantrums and get a serious power trip! Every time I hear him speak, he only talks about how much people like him.

Read this article 

How can he be so against immigration? His wife can hardly speak English! She does speak a few others though. Sure, She is a foreign, beautiful and a model... But that in my opinion doesn't make a first lady!
See her speak here
Or check out an interview here

Some people like the bluntness of Donald Trump, he says the things that other people are thinking. He sounds a bit sexist, racist and extreme in my opinion.

As I am listening to Rudy Guiliani slam Hilary Clinton on wanting to bring in the refugees from Syrian, I wonder how can we as a country be so cruel!

Enough of my opinions for now... I just can't believe this.

#DUMPTRUMP

I just don't think that he will be a great president. People always think things are so easy to change.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fun in the Sun

Ok, It is Spring Break for us right now! YAY! I was planning to do something EVERY day but guess what? We are sick! Head colds are the worse. The twins are sick, Mimi is sick and Me too:(

We went to Busch Gardens and a Yankees vs. Red Sox game... But that was about it. Baseball Season is starting up so I am busy with DJ. We spend a lot of time at the field and I love it. I am actually, "TEAM MOM" Can you believe it? I am so excited about it.

The Twins are now 6 months old! I am loving them more and more everyday.

My sweet Mimi is now 9 years old. It breaks my heart that I do not have friends... Not many people showed up to the B-Day party... Her class mates did though. Next time I will not plan a party at a venue the beginning weekend of Spring Break. (NOTED)

DJ is growing up so fast. I love to see him playing ball and being excited about it.

Gustavo is making me proud with awesome ideas. He is building up his business and helping me with the twins. He really impresses me with the care he is showing the babies.

That is the update on me... And my life. I promise, I will do better and write more! In a way, I kinda wish I was anonymous... That way I could really say and write what I want... But sometimes that is no good either. I never want people to think that I am fake.

I do not have pictures on this computer so I will try to post some later.

XOXOX- ~A

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Banegas Babies

I have not blogged in a LONG time! I have a great excuse though!
We are pregnant!

We are having TWINS!

I will tell you that SO FAR this pregnancy has been very difficult! I have been SUPER sick! But… The babies are doing fine!

There is a picture of our Banegas Bundles!!!
I am thinking about blogging this adventure… But I am not too sure yet! I know I miss blogging and I have to do something because if not… I will go CRAZY! This is the BIGGEST thing going on in my life! The kids are excited!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Leggo my Eggos

Here is a run down on my Egg Retrieval.


video

We woke up at 0700 to take a couple of pills that are supposed to help with nausea!
We got to the doctor around 0820 and had to fill out a couple papers and what not.
Then I was told to go and sit in an L shaped room. I was told to remove my clothes and put on a gown. I am not modest (Thank You US Army) but the Arab women in there with me, surely were. I felt a bit out of place.
I was the 3rd person up. I was told to tinkle... Then I went into the retrieval room. A man stuck his head thru a window and said, "Amber"... I said, "Yes Sir" I was laying down and then given meds. I also had oxygen or gas over my face. I clearly was having a hard time falling to sleep because everyone was looking at me and waiting. This time I actually got to see the doctor.
I woke up in a LOT of pain. I was moved to my room and Gustavo was there waiting for me. (Thank You Baby!!!) I was having a lot of pain. Gustavo had a nurse come and give me some pain shot. It really didn't help though. I felt like I was going to vomit, and I did. Many times! (I hate Propofol!)
The doctor came and told me that they got 27 eggs! 15 from one ovary and 12 from another!!!
(I think that was a GREAT number!!!) No wonder I was in so much pain! I was given Endometrin to take 3 times a day and Folic Acid as well. (Endometrin is a vaginal tablet!)
I have to take them at 6, 2 and 10! Daily! I am not sure how long I will have to take them!
 I was anxious to leave so I went with Gustavo to give his sample. When I got to that office, I got sick again.
We finally got in the car! Gustavo got me 7 UP and then HOMEWARD bound. We left around 1230.
 I ate some saltine crackers and drank 7 Up! Now I feel a lot better.
If I get pregnant...
Our due date will be 17 JULY 2014
If we get TWINS: 25 JUNE 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Trkk5MFELI
(We did our FIRST VLOG!!!)


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

To Tell or Not to Tell? That is the Question!


Many times when people are going through IVF, they do not know who should know. So who should you tell?

1.        Tell your DIRECT supervisor! I have a lot of management in my office, but I only told ONE of my managers.

2.        CLOSE friends… I have only told a handful of people. (And who ever reads the blog) //We have also told the kids!!!//

3.        I HAVE NOT told my family… But we have told Gustavo’s Mother.

Now here are the reasons:
-      Tell your boss because you may be moody with the meds that you are taking. Also because there is a possibility that you will be missing a lot of work. You do not want them to think that you do NOT have a valid reason. I have my doctor give me a sick note, even though I am not asked for it. Just to be on the SAFE side
-      Tell people that care about you and want you happy. They will have a positive energy that will make life a bit LESS stressful. Talk to them and share what you are going thru. One minute you may be crying and the next minute… laughing.
-      I have NOT told my family because I am SCARED to fail. I would hate to get everyone all excited and then have the worst happen.

Now this is just my outlook. You do not have to do it “MY” way. This is just how WE have done it.

I know you may be thinking… How is it a secret if it is on a blog? And the answer is: It isn’t a secret… and I just want to remember EVERY lil piece of this voyage! It is hard to find out a lot of good info on the process!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Miss America... She is Indian, SO WHAT!!!

We have a NEW Miss America!!!

Miss New York has taken the crown! Why all the fuss? She is Indian... AND??? Beautiful? Charming, talented, smart... So... What is the problem? See below photos and Read Here






There have been RACIST remarks all over the internet...
WHY? Is there a TRUE One race? I do not think so. We are ALL mixed up!
Most people in America... Came from somewhere else! Google "American Women" You are not going to see blonde hair and blue eyes only! You will see every shade and color eye! I love that about America! We are a MELTING POT of culture! Embrace the BEAUTY in being different!

CONGRATS Miss America!!! Nina Davuluri!!!

A lot of noise was also made for MISS KANSAS! Theresa Vail! An Army Sgt and Tatted Beauty! See her below!

 

 


 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Red Hair

I have been slacking on blogging lately!

I felt so BUMMED because my MACBOOK PRO crashed... So I lost ALL of my pictures! What fun is blogging without pictures?    NONE!

I have changed my hair color... I went to red. I wasn't sure if red would work with the different color lipsticks that I grew to love... But I decided it was time for a change. Honestly- Being blond(ish) is great because I do think that you can wear whatever color lipstick that you want... But... Change is always good.  I went to a hole in the wall place... And I loved the hair cut that I received!!! The color is great too! I know red will always fade! But we shall see what comes of it. The salon is Salon Montana. It is on Exit 211. The lady's name was Selma. Here it is!!!


 BEFORE...                                                                                 AFTER

 RED LIPS                                                                               PINK LIPS

 
 
 
 

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Going SOUTH

As some of my dearest readers may remember... Gustavo and I built a house. We were COMPLETELY in love with the house and PICKED everything... Long story short, after many missed deadlines and an unsightly tree...

We decided that we no longer wanted the house.
My heart was BROKEN! I had everything shipped and ready to move in...

THEN- We found a second house that honestly, was not everything we wanted... But it was ok. In the end, Gustavo talked me out of that house too! (Thanks Babe!!! Good Call!!!)

I am getting closer to the DIRTY THIRTY and I am feeling the need to SETTLE. I am looking for the 3 S's (Safety, Security, Stability)

One thing that I love about Gustavo is that he is like me as far as adventure, travel and taking the easier but not so traveled road!

We have NO intention of returning to AMERICA. Not to live.

We are setting our sites SOUTH of the border to Central America!


Most people just look at us like we are crazy when we tell them that we are going to Nicaragua; but heck, we are used to those looks!


Here are our main reasons:

1. Low cost of living: 1 USD to 24.40 Nicaragua cordoba









2. Low MURDER rate (13:100,000) Steady for 5 years:)

3. Beautiful weather, cheap medical and a fresh start!

 


 
 

Alright... Ok!!!

Gustavo and a couple of Bloggin' Babes have been getting on to me for not blogging! I am not going to make excuses for my laziness... HOWEVER- I would like to note that my MACBOOK PRO crashed... I am hoping my photos will be saved! (I will cry if they are LOST forever)
---Dear Indian Man at the Workshop... Please work your magic!!!!
Once I find out if I still have photos... I will catch EVERYONE up on the Thailand trip!
I look forward to blogging and I will try my hardest to KEEP at it!

XOXOX-Ambazon!

Monday, March 4, 2013

I am on vacation!!!

We are going on VACATION! I will blog upon return!
 
 
We are going to PHUKET...
 
 
And the FANTASEA show!
 
 
  Phuket Beaches!!!
 
We are going to Koh Phi Phi Don Island!
 
 The Beach
 
 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Dubai Getaway



Readers- Meet Miss Idaho

Here I am waiting to be picked up to go to the Airport! Many people HATE that I love to be on time... But I love that! The shoes in this photo... TORE MY FEET UP!!! OUCH!
The flight wasn't bad....We flew Emirates and landed in Terminal 3... Strangly there was the longest line EVER to get stamped it! I swear we were there an HOUR!
Welcome to Dubai!!!

That is a waterfall WALL!

Awh! Finally in the room!
Blue or Pink???
Me getting myself together
My first time drinking Vodka and Red Bull... I like it
My FAVE drink of all time:)


Ok- We are ready to go!


Outfit Complete
O-M-G!!! We looked so surprised:) Totally scripted though!
I loved this picture:)
We decided to go to the club that was DOWNSTAIRS. It is called ZINC
Isn't she such a FOX!?
VIP
A lil Pink Bunny!




Dance... Dance... Dance...
SHOTS...

We went to the DUBAI MALL...
We are in The Rainforest Cafe'
With a SWELL view of the Aquarium
Eating with a Monkey!
Me being silly
Lava nachos
I missed my kids and I went ahead and ate a burger:)
They say that it is the BEST... So I had to try it!
Though it was NOT the best I have ever had... In Dubai... It was my FIRST
Elephant and a python!!!
The tounge moves! LOL
After eating... We went to Aldo... Miss Idaho got some very cute GOLD shoes and we got accessories as well... Then- We walked to the Monorail, I swear it felt like we walked 2 miles ... For some STRANGE reason- I have ALWAYS wanted to take the train... As soon as we got on the train... Death became me! It stunk so bad! We got off at the very NEXT stop! And then walked more... The hotel wasn't too far and the weather was GREAT

What a beautiful day it was

Going to eat... Loved the back ground!
Miss Idaho in Italy
It really looks like she is there
So cute!


 Yummy! I ended up eating this AFTER the club as well... It was cold and I used chop sticks! Can you say "SUPER WOMAN"?
Ready to go again!





 


Silver and Gold

Drink it up!

The bathroom!!!


Mirrors+pictures= Mirror Pictures!!! LOL... I love Mirror pictures. They look so cool!

Miss Idaho foot
My Foot!

She looks like a spokesperson for CAVALLI Vodka!
One of the walls in the bathrooms







And just like that... It was gone!
I am taking a picture of you taking a picture! LOL