This is 32

“Today is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again”

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I remember turning 25 like it was yesterday. I was so nervous because that meant I was “almost 30”! But today I turn 32 and I couldn’t be happier or any less nervous. I have been blessed with an amazing family, amazing husband, and amazing friends. By no way, shape or form is my life perfect, but it’s all about perspective. God has blessed me with good health so I get myself to the gym regularly to continue to take care of what is. I have been blessed with a great job in a not so perfect economy so I make the most of it even on the hardest days. I have loving parents who I can still call everyday so I do. (Even if you are thousands of miles away from your parents, don’t forget to call them guys.) I have been blessed with more time so I continue to pursue my additional goals and dreams. It’s never too late to do something you’ve always wanted to do and it’s definitely not to late to fulfill a new passion. And last but not least I have been blessed with the power to choose. Things, obstacles and people are put into our path of life. Some good and some bad. We are to choose who and what we surround ourselves with. I choose positive people, I choose fun people, I chose the ones that choose to love and I choose honesty. That is what makes turning 32 so amazing!

Thank you again so, SO much for stopping by to read my blog posts. I appreciate your guys’ messages, emails and comments on instagram so much. Taking the time to share your words with me in this busy life is a wonderful thing and I don’t take it for granted!

Happy Saturday & Happy Halloween! Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

xo, Roselyn

Wednesday Wish List

“The Joy of Dressing is an Art”

-John Galliano

I know I’m not alone with this obsession of long sleeve maxi dresses and fur vests for Fall! As I add these pieces to my closet I continue to find more styles that need to be added as well 🙂 So this Wednesday wish list is all about these two must haves!

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I hope you all are having a fabulous week so far! 2 more sleeps until Friday, woohoo! Brandon and I will be headed to Memphis with some of our Bff’s tomorrow for a long weekend birthday celebration. Can’t wait to explore the fun city with fun people! Wishing you all a great rest of the week!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

xo, Roselyn

About Me: Roselyn vs. Roselynn

Happy Monday you amazing human beings!

Approximately 12 weeks ago I launched my blog. In this short 12 weeks I have met so many amazing people in the blogging community! The support and collaboration that I see everyday is extremely inspiring. I am so happy to be a part of this network and I am so grateful for all of my new followers! Today marks my 3 month anniversary from launching my blog AND it’s officially my BIRTHDAY WEEK!!!! Since I have gained some new followers I thought it would be fun to tell you all some things about me!

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ABOUT ME:

  1. My birthday is on Halloween.
  2. Until I was about 6 years old I thought everyone dressed up and brought candy to school because it was my birthday 🙂
  3. My name is really spelled with two N’s, Roselynn (hence style_lynn), but I started writing my name with one N when I was little and my parents allowed me to continue spelling it this way. They knew I was born a free spirit. LOL. I still write and sign my name with one N.
  4. I am 100% Filipina.
  5. I was born in Guam.
  6. I have always been a follower of Christ, but my faith has grown extremely stronger in the past 12 months.
  7. I have 2 older brothers who I love so much and am very close to.
  8. I have 7 handsome nephews and 3 beautiful nieces. My brothers (and sister in laws) stay busy. LOL
  9. I truly admire and look up to my Mom and Dad. I inspire to be more like them each day. More loving, more kind, more hardworking, more faithful, more passionate and more selfless.
  10. I eat 8-10 times a day. My husband especially likes it when I ask him to get me food at 10pm.
  11. I feel extremely rested and refreshed after a solid 4 hours night sleep.
  12. I have a deep love for my best friends that I just consider them family.
  13. I love meeting new people.
  14. I have an addiction to salty foods like chips and certain candy, but I don’t put salt on anything when I cook. Weird. I know.
  15. My husband and I have been married for a year and eight months.
  16. My one main fear is being electrocuted. I even think twice about changing a light bulb.
  17. The first time I changed a light bulb was about a year ago when my husband MADE me to help me get over my fear. At that moment I wasn’t sure if he really loved me.
  18. I own an online accessories boutique.
  19. I really, super love rap music.
  20. I grew up in California and all of my family is still there
  21. I have two dogs, Tex and Cali. Get it? 🙂
  22. I have a habit of saying “OMG” at the beginning of most of my sentences.
  23. My favorite cocktail is an extra dirty martini.
  24. I just asked my husband to give me a fun fact to share with my blog readers and he answered “never take her cheese” LOL! Long story short I was really hangry one day and I had put together cheese and crackers as a snack and he ate one before I did! Moral of the story is don’t touch a hangry woman’s food.
  25.  I am in love with anything fitness related and willing to try anything new. Although, my favorite thing is definitely weight training. This is probably a good thing since I really like to eat.
  26. I work as a Buyer in Supply Chain.
  27. I can honestly say that I truly love my boss (crazy right?!).
  28. Thunderstorms really scare me. Like the first time I lived through a Texas one I was like “WTF is happening right now?”
  29. I’m a list maker.
  30. I love to cook, but have to follow a recipe exact step by step. I am not a natural at all.
  31. My favorite color is blush pink. Can “prints” be counted as a color? If so, that’s my second favorite.
  32. I chose to share 32 facts because in exactly 5 days I will be…you guessed it! 32!! 🙂

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I hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little bit more! Thank you for stopping by! Sending you so much love today and always!

xo, Roselyn

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Why I Love Fiji

“Do you think this is what Heaven will be like?”

-Roselyn

So aside from the obvious reasons why one would love Fiji; the beautiful waters, the kind locals and island living. I have a very special, different kind of love for Fiji. Fiji was the location I attended my first Feast. Not only did I go on the amazing tropical vacation I had always dreamed of, but it was a place where I became closer to my faith, closer to God and I believe we even developed a greater strength in our marriage. We had the opportunity to pray with our breathen everyday. It was a beautiful thing focusing on only these things for 10 straight days. Halfway through our stay, we were poolside relaxing and I looked at my husband and joked “do you think this is what Heaven will be like?” LOL. Actually, I was semi joking. 🙂

Maybe you just want to take yourself or you and your family on an amazing vacation. I would highly recommend Fiji Islands. The most expensive part of our travels was the airfare of course, but for those of you who didn’t know hotels.com will match the lowest price guaranteed all the way until the day of check in. For example, our resort was originally $200 a night and (because my husband kept watching the rates) we ended up paying only $69 a night. YES, you heard me right!! So just do it guys! Paradise for under a $100 a night?! Unreal!

Thanks again for letting me share this extremely special trip with you all. Here’s a few more pictures for fun! They include a hike to Biausevu Waterfall where we had Kava for the first time and one of our last dinners with our new Fijian family where they gave us beautiful handmade gifts. 🙂

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Thanks for stopping by you guys! I hope you all had a great weekend even if you did have rain like us Houston folks! I can’t wait to hear about YOUR trip to Fiji! 🙂

xo, Roselyn

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Wednesday Wish List

“I wish that every time I “liked” something on Instagram it would appear in my closet!”

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So I was supposed to be browsing online for some bed set inspiration because it’s really something that we need, naturally I ended up with everything but that in my carts. Yes, I said cartS! 🙂 So I bring you thestylelynnkind.com’s first of many Wednesday Wish List!

1. Drop Waist Dress | 2. Snakeskin Booties | 3. Leather Jacket | 4. Plaid Bag | 5. Sneaks | 6. Distressed Black Denim | 7. Chic Business Card Holder | 8. Coffee Mug | 9. Quilted Bag

Happy hump day to all! We are half way to the weekend so let’s cheers our cups of coffee until it’s time for a cocktail!

xo, Roselyn

Brunch So Hard Mimosas Trying To Find Me

“Oh no! I bought champagne instead of milk again.” 🙂

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Tank |  Jacket | Denim | Similar Booties | Armcandy

I am a sucker for graphic tees and walking by this one at Target made me giggle so I just had to buy it!

Did everyone have a lovely weekend? I hope so! Houston is starting to feel like Fall! I love this weather, but being from California, this is as cold as I like it! I swear today I felt like I needed a full on coat. #dontjudge 🙂

Friday I got to catch up with one of my best girlfriends that I haven’t seen in FOREVER (like 2 and a half weeks) but it really did seem like forever! Saturday Hubby and I played catch up on all of our errands that were put off when we were living the island life and then we had a post Feast potluck after church service that was delicious as always! Sunday I met up with a blogger babe, The FITista, who I will be working with real soon! I am SO excited you guys!! If you aren’t already following her blog and instagram account start today! She is so motivating and her positive energy is really contagious! Let’s be honest guys, life is too short for negative vibes so as Michelle Tanner would say “cut it out!”.

Happy Tuesday lovelies! As always, thank you for stopping by!

xo, Roselyn

Fiji- Day Four & Five

“Let’s go on an adventure!”

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Funny story. On this day we walked out to our rental car to head out for a day of shopping and our car battery was dead. While we waited for the guy to come back with jumper cables I asked Brandon to snap some pics of me. LOL. Thank goodness he loves me!

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DAY FOUR: A DAY OF SUN AND SHOPPING

After we soaked up the sun as much as we (Brandon) could handle for the day we headed to Suva, the capital, to have lunch and do some shopping! Suva was about 2 hours from Pacific Harbor so along the way we drove by more sweet villages, schools and all the friendly locals strutting along Queens road waving hello!

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We ran into someone who told us he was the City Councilman. He took us around to different “must see” shops. Basically, like a personal shopper, haha! He let us know what shops put the money back into the villages so that was nice to know and gave us another reason to want to shop. Although, let’s be real I don’t need another reason 🙂

DAY FIVE: DENARAU ISLAND ON A GLASS BOTTOM BOAT

The day my dreams of snorkeling in crystal clear water came true! Seriously, the water was so clear it was almost like you could drink it. Don’t worry, I didn’t. We rode with our church fam to Denarau Marina where a Hydroplane boat awaited us. The boat we took was a one of a kind design with a unique hyrdofoil system that literally makes the boat fly on the water surface. Not to mention the neat glass bottom design that allowed us to view sea life during the day and also the night on the way back to Vita Levu. If you are interested in booking this for your next vacay you can read more here.

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On the boat ride we got to enjoy the amazing view that consisted of other islands (include Castaway Island), beautiful waters and some other “boats” that kind of made me want to live a yacht life!

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Once we got to the private island we enjoyed lunch with a sweet couple from Kentucky (also from our breathen) and then snorkeled the afternoon away with our Fijian family.

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Okay, now go back to the close up of the water. I told you it was drinkable 🙂

I think it is safe to say that after day five my feelings about wanting to relocate to Fiji were stronger than ever! I loved every minute we were there and I remembering how much as I write here 🙂  Thanks for letting me sharing these beautiful days with you! More to come!

Happy Saturday!

xo, Roselyn

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