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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Fiji- Day Two & Three

“We travel not to escape but for life not to escape us”

-Anonymous

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Fiji has always been on my bucket list. Basically every paradise island is on my list LOL. So when Pacific Harbor was listed as one of this years Feast sites my husband knew what my choice would be!

DAY TWO:

As our internal clocks were waaaayy off I woke up at 2:30am that morning. Thank you again to my sweet friends and family that kept me occupied via text before Brandon woke up at 4:30. This became to be our normal routine. When my husband got up at 4:30 we chatted and laughed about how we thought the resort really should have things to do at 4am for people like us! Then we got dressed and walked around the resort again taking in all of the beauty catching our first Fiji sunrise.

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After we walked around the resort and strolled along the beach we came back to have breakfast with the most amazing view. Then it was time to change into our swimsuits to relax at the pool for a few hours. We actually both made spa appointments for this day, but I ended up calling to cancel because I didn’t want to leave my pool chair. I was determined to come back with a Fijian glow! My husband went for a massage and said it was the best massage he has ever gotten.

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The afternoon of our second day in Fiji was the day we were able to enjoy our first church service. It was so convenient to get to service everyday as it was held in this newly built wedding chapel at the resort.

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Right after service we enjoyed a yummy Mediterranean dinner prepared by the resort staff. My ultimate favorite was the Kokoda which some people refer to as “Fijian ceviche”. It’s local raw fish “cooked’ by being marinated in lemon and lime juice. There’s coconut cream, cilantro, green pepper and a few spices. People make it differently, but let me tell you I will definitely be trying this recipe at home!

DAY THREE:

Awake at 2:30am 🙂 I guess Brandon heard me trying to be sneaky with the plastic wrappers on my strawberry wafers that he woke up laughing. That morning we went to the gym for the first time.

Our walk to the gym.

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On the third evening the Fijian breathen hosted a dinner and prepared the most delicious authentic Fijian meal. I mean, I know I’m not an expert on Fijian delicacy, but I will say what they made was amazing! We learned that many dishes can and are cooked in a lovo. I’m not sure I can try this at home. Brandon is very particular about his yard and I’m not sure would appreciate me digging a pit. 🙂

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So it is safe to say that on day two and three we were still loving island life and the Fijians you guys…they were literally the nicest people I have ever met. I’m not even exaggerating. The locals shopping a store, the people walking down the street, not to mention again the lady that opened the door for me at the gas station. Everyone said hello (Bula) to you and naturally you begin saying it to every single person you see. They were all just so kind and it was definitely refreshing.

So can we all just take a moment when sitting in traffic next time and instead of getting angry and giving someone the bird for who knows what reason just take a deep breath wave and say HI! 🙂 The other person might look at your like you’re crazy because what?… Because we aren’t used to that type of random acts of kindness. 🙁 Let’s all make someone smile today. It doesn’t have to cost us money. Sometimes even a smile from a stranger can totally change someones day. Let’s do it!

Again, thank you for taking the time to stop by and reading my blog! I truly appreciate it.

xo, Roselyn

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Fiji- Day One

“Whoever said Disneyland is the happiest place on earth has never been to Fiji.”

-Roselyn Weaver

BULA!

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Just a few Fiji facts:

Fiji is made up of 333 islands that rest in the South Pacific.

Capital is Suva.

Languages spoken are English, Fijian and Hindi.

Currency is the Fijian dollar.

The main island is Vita Levu which is where the capital, Suva, is located and where our unforgettable vacation took place.

We left Houston Friday evening with a 3 hour flight to LAX. Once we got to LAX we hopped off of Southwest, claimed our baggage and checked into Fiji Airways. It took us a little over 12 hours to get from LA to Nadi.

Once we arrived in Fiji we picked up our rental car and headed to Pacific Harbor where our resort was located. It was about a 2 1/2 hour drive from the airport. The drive was full of the most beautiful greenery and so many sweet little villages every few miles. Not to mention you are riding along the coast where the ocean hues go from dark blue to turquoise to crystal clear. I love when you can see all of the different colors sitting side by side. It always amazes me.

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We stopped at a sweet souvenier/gas station on the way to the resort and when we pulled up one of the employees came out and opened the car door for me. All I was thinking is that Chevron really needs to step it up!:) We purchased a few gifts for family and friends here.  They also had a little coffee shop in the store so I ordered an ice coffee. As I was watching them make it I noticed them putting scoops of ice cream in it and I knew right then and there that Fiji is exactly where I was meant to be! 🙂 Needless to say that was not the last ice coffee I drank in Fiji!

After that little shopping and coffee stop we continued on our way. We ended up getting to The Pearl hours before check in, but they were super friendly and able to accommodate us and get us checked in early. They probably took one look at us and realized we needed some rest because after 15 hours of flight time I do not “wake up like this!” LOL.


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After checking in we walked around taking in all of the beauty, had lunch and then unpacked for our 8 days in paradise. That evening we were able to to attend a “meet and greet” with our local Fijian church members along with a Pastor from New Zealand. They were all so extremely nice and it immediately felt like a family gathering.

Brandon and I have been very blessed to have been able to travel to quite a few places in our short marriage and I think we both agree that this has been the best trip we have been on yet! I have so many pictures and details I want to share with you all so I am breaking this trip up into a few separate posts! I hope you have enjoyed seeing our Day 1 pictures!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Happy weekend beauties!

Vinaka! {thank you}

xo, Roselyn