How to Make Limoncello

As the saying goes, when life gives you lemons, make limoncello! 🙂

So, I decided to write a post that wasn’t going to make me cry today LOL. Last weekend after I came back from seeing my nephew off to the Philippines (you can read about it here), I got to see one of my besties which I totally needed after a few days of crying my eyes out. I mean, what better way to cheer up than the sun, some friends and limoncello?!

Also, learning how to make limoncello was on my spring/summer bucket list so I can mark that one off of my list!

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20 Year Old Role Model

I still remember when I had a basketball loving nephew who was not almost a foot taller than me. 🙂 Man, where did the time go?!

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My nephew, “Little Manny” was born when I was in middle school. Being so young, I always treated little Manny as if he was my little brother.

I remember wanting to take him everywhere. To the park, to the store, to all my friend’s house. He was like my real life babydoll. Lol, sorry Manny! I couldn’t wait for him to grow up and me be his favorite aunt and teach him all the things he needed to know in life! I wanted to be the best role model I could be. Little did I know 20 years later, he was going to be the one we all looked at as a role model.

You see little Manny found his passion for basketball at an early age. With the grace of God and his supportive parents, family and community he was able to put his all into this passion. Playing his heart out all throughout his life, it is no surprise that he was offered a full ride to National University in the Phillipines. What an unreal and amazing opportunity for this deserving kid. Friday evening I flew out to Vegas where he was with his new team. I was dying to spend some time with him before he took on this next chapter in his life. Tonight he flies out with his newest support system; his team. I would be lying if I said I didn’t ball my eyes out. 🙂 Getting to this moment for him wasn’t easy. He was presented the offer almost two years ago and had to overcome many things to accomplish getting the dual citizenship he has today. #fancy

Manny, words cannot express how proud I have always been of you but this moment, right now, it’s overwhelming. You never took your eyes off of the prize, you continue to stay true to yourself and you hustled your big heart out! Your younger brothers, nephews, sister and nieces look up to you. You not only tell them but you are now showing them that no dream is too big. It’s so amazing. Your are amazing kid! You make us so proud. Goodness, you are so much more cooler than us now. 🙂  I can’t wait to host watch parties for your future games. Keep dominating little man! We love you! See you in the Phillippines!

xo, Auntie Lyn

P.S. Tell all of your new friends about your auntie’s blog! 🙂

Random Acts of Kindness

Happy Friday beauties!

Can you believe we are in the last few days of April?! Yeah, me neither!

Today I am sharing a printable calendar of random acts of kindness ideas!

There is so much happening in the world right now and everyone is fighting their own battle that I thought this would be such an amazing way to start the month of May! There are a couple of things that I really love about this random acts of kindness list: 1) By having something written in for each day it is going to become part of my to do list so I need to make sure it gets done. 2) There are some things on here you may already do on a daily basis like, “give a compliment” or “buy a stranger coffee”. I put those on here because if you do print this out and follow along (which I hope you do!) it is a nice reminder to tell you how sweet you already are! With or without a random acts of kindness calendar telling you to be kind! 🙂

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I built this calendar as a guide so things like “surprise a friend” or “bring a treat for your coworkers” is where your creativity kicks in! Also, I have always wanted to get into sending military care packages because they need to know that they are SO appreciated. Now this calendar will keep me accountable.   Websites like this one and this one make it really easy to do so. You can put your own military package together or if you are running short on time, they will put together a package and ship it on your behalf for just a small cost.

Another day I am excited about is May 22nd. No guys, not because I want to go hang with a bunch of fire fighters, haha! It’s just such a random gesture that I know they appreciate so much! And lastly, I must admit I was a little bit selfish in adding “surprise a friend”/”surprise a sibling” so many times on this calendar because I just love buying gifts for people! So I’m not going to lie, those days are just feeding into my shopping problem haha!

I hope you will join me in doing this guys! I will be sharing each days random acts of kindness with you via Facebook and Instagram so I’d love to see yours too!

Happy weekend!

xo, Roselyn

Palm Print Maxi + The Feast of Unleavened Bread

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had an amazing weekend!

Today I am getting a little more deep than normal and to be honest I did not intend to make this post so long but it just happened, haha. I’m not here to preach but it has been on my mind since we just celebrated the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

If you don’t want to hear me ramble on, no worries! The links to the cutest palm print dresses are right below the pictures per usual!

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