Archive | September, 2012

It’s the Little Things

27 Sep

It’s common for people to overlook the small details in just about everything. When decorating your bedroom, it’s the little things that count. Try to add meaningful pieces that take you back to a memory or simply make you smile.

I am a lover of all things vintage and shabby chic. My space is very feminine and soft.

Here are a few of my favorite “little things” I use to decorate my bedroom. I hope they inspire you to make use of those little things you’ve held on to for so many years. Click on the image below to view the slideshow! Enjoy 🙂

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Our Biggest Fear

20 Sep

Do not let fear of failure consume you.

What’s your biggest fear? We’ve all been asked this question at some point in our lives. To some it might be spiders, mice, public speaking or death itself. The list can be quite long.

I’m not a fan of spiders either (unless it’s this one), but what I fear the most in life is failure. Even typing the word gives me chills.

I think many of us share this in common. I mean who wants to fail? None of us do (I hope). We all want to be successful, happy and reach our fullest potential.

I’ve realized that fear of failure can be so damaging. If we constantly fear that we’re not going to reach our goals, we won’t. If we constantly dwell on our past mistakes and shortcomings, we’ll never grow the courage to keep on going.

I’m not sure what you’re afraid of.

Do you fear that you’ll never finish your education or reach your career goals? Are you afraid you will never find the right husband/wife? Do you feel like you’re never going to be the mother/father your child needs?

It can be anything. Fear of failure is a normal thing, but it’s not something we should let consume us. It’s definitely not something that should stand in our way.

On this Thursday morning, say this prayer with me…

Dear God, I’m afraid of failing. I’m afraid of failing myself, my family, my friends but most of all God, I’m afraid of failing you. I ask that you take this fear away. Help me believe in myself and most importantly believe in you. The Bible says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Strengthen me, God. Allow me to be brave and bold. May my fear of failure be no more, and may I live out my dreams in faith and in courage. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Now go out and conquer the world!

My Trip to Italy

13 Sep

Now that my senior year in college is in full swing, I didn’t want to miss out on the chance to talk to you all about my amazing summer vacation. Some of you might have already seen the pictures on my Instagram (PriscillaMrtnz), Twitter or Tumblr but I wanted to give you all a deeper look into my time in the beautiful Italia. I went on this trip with my parents as part of my twentieth birthday celebration (though my birthday is in October). I’m so blessed to have such loving parents! They’re the ones who made it all possible.

This was my second time in Europe. I had the chance to visit France, England and Spain when I turned 15, but I enjoyed this trip a whole lot more. I think you appreciate things a lot more when you’re older.

We began our journey in Rome

Here I am taking a stroll down the beautiful city. I love how narrow the streets are, and the architecture is timeless.

My first Italian meal: grilled chicken, pasta and veggies, and squash all lightly glazed in olive oil.

This is probably my favorite picture from the entire trip! Props to my dad. Visiting the Colosseum meant a lot to my parents and I. So many martyrs shed their blood here.

My mom and I outside of the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican (please excuse my overly exposed legs).

Here I am outside of the Altare della Patria or Altar of the Fatherland.

We weren’t allowed to take pictures of the breathtaking Sistine Chapel, but I snuck in a picture (or ten).

Florence

Florence is beautiful! I love the architecture as well. The shopping wasn’t too bad either. They sell so many leather goods.

At the Boboli Gardens located behind the Pitti Palace.

Pisa

I’d been wanting a picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa for so long! My wish came true 🙂

I love this picture of my mom and dad!

Venice

So beautiful! The small boats in the photo are taxis!

This was taken after I cut my hair at BH Salon. The service was so great!

We didn’t get to ride a gondola. It was way too hot!

I had an amazing time in Italy. There was so much to see! The people were so friendly and welcoming. I can’t wait to visit Europe again 🙂

Have any of you been to Italy or anywhere else in Europe? What was your experience like? Please share in the comments below!

Have a great day, everyone!

XO

Testing 1, 2, 3!

6 Sep

Welcome to Do Good and Feel Good, a blog full of things that inspire me and fill me up with endorphins! Here you’ll find friendly and helpful information on all things health, design, faith, and fun!

I hope that what you find here will inspire you and help you understand that doing good is feeling good.

I tried to blog before, but it didn’t quite go as planned. I decided to start fresh. This time, however, I will be posting new content at least once a week. So stay tuned and follow my pursuit of happiness 🙂