Because Who Doesn’t Love Shoes?

Well, if you are a woman and are reading my blog.. then you will understand what I am talking about..if you’re a guy… maybe you should just skip this post, mmmkay? hahaha

Ok, I have learned that Brazil is the best place to buy shoes, Brazilians know what to wear and how to wear them. I find heels in the US boring and practically all the same, of course, I have never been to an expensive shoe store.. so that might be the case!

Anyhow, Thursday I was walking downtown looking for a long dress to wear at a wedding, when I walked into my favorite shoe store just to have a look around.. then I found out that they were having an amazing sale.. if you bought one pair of shoes you would get 50% off, 2 pairs of shoes, 60% off, 3 or more pairs of shoes, 70% off. The difference from buying 2 pairs and 3 pairs was 7 reais…. so OF course I had to buy 3 pairs:)

shoesSo beautiful:)

I bought three different brands one of them is Shutz, which is an amazing brand and pretty high priced here in Londrina, the other is Arezzo, also from the same brand, and the other is the Queen Shoes  brand, which is ALSO from shutz, but it sells under a different name and is just a little bit cheaper. Anyhow, all three pairs with their original prices would have been 836 reais.. I only paid 256 for 3 pairs!!! Talk about a GREAT price for incredible quality shoes!!

I started to think this weekend.. I wonder how many pairs of shoes the average woman has.. I ended up making a list of mine and didn’t have as many as I thought so no worries, haha. I have 1 pair of tennis shoes ( that I NEVER use), 2 pairs of flat sandals, 1 pair of boots, and 14 pairs of heels:) Once I saw this article I realized I was way behind, hahaha http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2033027/Have-I-got-shoes-How-Miss-Average-39-pairs-home.html

Let’s just say… I love heels. When I was a teenager my mom would buy expensive tennis shoes for my sisters… so I made a deal with her… how much are you going to spend on their shoes? 100 a piece? Then fine, I’ll buy 100 reais of heels and I would end up buying several cheap pairs. Since I was going to gym at the time she made me buy a pair of tennis shoes.. I found a pair for twenty reais.. yes, twenty reais! I wore them a LOT and they actually lasted ( suprising, I know) I only threw them away when my husband found out that I paid 20 reais on them and he made me buy a 350 real adidas pair that I wore less than 10 times. I hate tennis shoes. I prefer heels!

Most of the time that you see me I will be wearing heels, I just don’t wear them when I am teaching at home because I think my neighbors below me would kill me if I walked around in stilettos all day!

Anyhow, that’s my little rundown of once again finding cheap shoes. I believe that buying shoes boosts a woman’s self esteem and makes them watch Camila Coelho videos online and learn how to do awesome makeup:

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‘Nuff said.

Nine Month Weekend Recap

100_3884Happy Nine months of marriage to my husband and I! And to those who doubted it- I have now been married nine months and no sign of baby yet, so guess what? I didn’t get married pregnant! Just thought I’d clear that up since a couple of people asked me if I was getting married because I was pregnant. NOPE- I got married for LOVE!

Anyhow, this weekend my husband and I were both kinda sick. I have a bladder infection and he got a vaccine, so we both were feeling pretty down. On Saturday I taught in the morning and rested in the afternoon… then in the evening we went to church and then to a friend’s house to have dinner, we ended up going home early and going to bed cause we were both pretty down in the dumps.

Well, Sunday we woke up and he decided to take me to a place called Strassberg- which is a German restaurant about 20 kilometers from our house. That place is freaking spectacular!! It’s awesome to go for breakfast, not for lunch because lunch can be pretty pricey.

100_3888Good Morning coffee, I love thee. Yes, I never lose my coffee cup.

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Homemade strawberry jelly, where were you all my life?

It’s a quaint little place inspired with German decor and mostly German food, but breakfast is “normal” We had coffee, 100% grape juice, homemade whole wheat bread with homemade strawberry jelly, homemade white bread with cheese, tomatoes, and basil, homemade whole wheat bread with cheese.

We also had some AMAZING pie, that I forgot to take a pic of because we gobbled it down so quickly. Just picture this, a truffled chocolate pie with homemade whipped cream…drooling already? I know right, spectacular. He had a palm heart and cheese pie since he doesn’t like sweets. He doesn’t know what he is missing out on!

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All the incredible food- talk about good stuff!

And since the lighting was good, of course I had to take a picture of my swollen face from sleeping with an iffy smile:)100_3879Good Morning World!

I also decided that it would be great for my hubby to have his own selfie pic, this was his response:

100_3890I told you I would post your answer darling:)

After that we stayed home and VEGETATED. Really, we staye din bed all afternoon just resting, we ended up going to bed early too since I started having to leave home at 7 to go teach a class… so yeah, I need to adjust to my new schedule!

All in all, I had a spectacular weekend even though I just stayed at home:)

Millions of Little Things

So what have I been up to lately you might ask?

A little bit of everything!

After installing the crown molding at home I really haven’t done so many things.. it’s been mostly little things.

100_3760Like making decorative books..

Or buying curtain material ( which I have yet to sew- someone PLEASE sew them for me? I hate sewing, lol)

But I do have an eensy weensy little story to tell…

My dearest dalring husband and I went to a store called TokStok to buy some nightstands..

Well, we looked and looked and looked and didn’t find any nightstands we really liked ( ok, I didn’t.. he did, but they weren’t exactly what I was looking for) So we started to walk aimlessly around the store and picking up a few things here and there when we stop by the lamp section.. for those who don’t know us.. we are the Reis family and we are obsessed with lamps! I don’t know if it’s because neither of us grew up with lamps in our house, or if it’s the fact that Alexandre gets tired of bright lights on, or if it’s because we are just too darn lazy to get up and turn off the light ( haha), or maybe it’s a combination of the three! But we are LAMP ADDICTS and once I finish my house I will have them in every room!

SO.. as we were aimlessly looking at expensive junk, I saw a beautiful lamp priced at 224 reais ( a reasonable price for Brazil), well, I noticed that there was a pen mark on the price so I asked my hubby to check the price.. 114 reais- HALF PRICE! SO MINE!!! hehehehe Imagine a really happy Becca because she scored cheap lamps and a really happy Alexandre because he wouldn’t have to pay so expensive, lol. While we were there we also found a lamp for the office, but I still need to go downtown and buy the shade ( Come on Tokstok, 80 reais for a lampshade? No thanks.)

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Lamps! With no nightstands! Or curtains! Yay! ( Good grief I need time to sew)

This picture can perfectly describe the saying my husband taught me, ” Quem não tem cão caça com gato” Toughly translated: Peple who don’t have dogs, hunt with cats. I went to a store to buy NIGHTSTANDS, and came out with LAMPS and I don’t even have where to put them yet, so I just put them on top of boxes, hahahaa. Oh goodness, only me.

After living in our house for 6 months I have just no gotten around to our bedroom, and I haven’t even finished the den yet:/ BUT I will explain why.. we are putting down laminated floors at the end of the year and we need to buy a couch soon, so I am kinda pausing on the den until I get the couch in so I can see what vibe the room gets with it. Catch my drift?

So now I am playing around in the bedroom.. except I haven’t really done much. WHY?  You might ask.. well, have you ever tried buying nightstands in Brazil? Yeah, I hadn’t either. They all look the SAME and I can’t find any that look cute or unique.. Tough stuff #firstworldproblems . So either I need to stop being picky/choosy or I need to find some awesome, amazing store that has cute nightstands.

While I am on the subject of my bedroom… Guess what finally left my apartment?

YOU GOT IT..
100_3824The wardobe is gone! Hooray!!

I could not wait to get that awful wardrobe out of my room.. now I need to paint the wood molding thing there to at least match the rest of the room until the end of the year. I have a lot of plans of what to put there.. but top secret stuff until it’s done:)

Speaking of unfinished things.. Guess what room got some furniture but isn’t halfway even finished yet?

100_3817Yay! We actually have a room starting to form here!

My husband seems to think the room is ready, but he doesn’t have a woman’s mind. So I shall inform you that I am going to get the armchair recovered, buy a throw pillow that actually matched, put up blinds and curtains, make a picture wall, install a glass board for him to make notes on, buy a floor rug, buy a lampshade, and buy a light fixture- and THEN it will be done:)

Well, there are a couple more things going on at home.. but I will leave them for when they are a little bit more finished:D

I have been thinking recently, when is the moment where you feel like your house is beginning to get the way that you want it? When do you calm down? I feel like I have been living in my house for 6 months and like I have done nothing… I see that there is still so much more to do still and it seems like I haven’t done much:/ So how do you guys pace yourselves? What do you do?

What else have I been doing other than working my head off?

100_3782Getting all gussied up to go to weddings:)

Well, that was just a little recap of life lately! See you guys soon!

Fed Up

Have you ever gotten to a point where you are FED UP with everybody? Well, that’s me at this point. I am fed up with people being false, I am fed up with people manipulating the Bible to say what they want but not what God says, I am fed up with people pretending to be God and thinking that they are the owner’s of the universe.

I am fed up with people taking advantage of others ( I see this day in and day out, but not specifically related to me). I am fed up of people overlooking another person’s feelings. I am fed up with people being so ego centered that they can’t take ONE SECOND to look at another person.

I am fed up with this world as it is today, with the actions that people do or don’t do. I am fed up with sicknesses and illnesses and loved ones being taken away painfully.

I am fed up with name calling and people who don’t have the guts to say to YOUR FACE exactly what they think and instead they just post vague things online just hinting at your or the world or whoever they want to talk to.

I am fed up with people making assumptions. So many assumptions. It seems that you can’t be happy if not people will think you are pregnant ( what the heck?!)

Which REMINDS me, I am fed up of people wanting me to get pregnant. HELLOOOOO, My name is Rebecca Lynn Reis, I am 21 years old and I am a PERSON not some female reproductive system that when I get married I automatically get pregnant. What is with the world?? When I was “single” it would be outrageous for me to get pregnant, but now that I’m “married” ( according to the world’s definition of marriage) it’s almost mandatory that I have kids or think about kids or want kids. HEY GUESS WHAT? I dont effin want any kids now. Got the pic?

I’m fed up of people spending money here and there on everything but when it comes time to help someone out they just mumble the phrase, “Oh, I don’t have any money”. Which is kinda hilarious considering they are driving a brand new car. . You can’t give a buck to help someone who doesn’t have food for tomorrow?

What happened to compassion? To values?

What happened to relationships? To friendships? What happened to calling someone to see if they are ok? What happened to going out and seeing how people are?

I know what happened… people discovered THE INTERNET. And facebook! And now that everyone can talk online they forget to actually TALK, they just start discussing vain things among themselves and in the end really so nothing at all.

I feel like relationships have become so shallow nowadays. I feel like people talk and talk and talk and really say nothing at all. I honestly feel like people don’t care about each other anymore, I really don’t think anyone does nowadays because the world has become such a shallow place that communication isn’t necessary anymore.

I know this pretty much sounds all emo-ish, but I promise you-it’s not. Just open your eyes and take a look at the world, for goodness’ sake. And to all of you who will send me private messages asking me if I fought with my husband or with a friend- NO, I did not. I’m just FED UP with the world as it is today! What has this world come to?