Who's that girl? It's Brenda!

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Love at First Sight

There is always the first time. There is always that moment that sends you on a spiraling daze. It's the first time you catch a glimpse of beauty. You immediately fall in love and you can't remember the last time you felt this way. You can't stop thinking about it and every time you do you are filled with anxiety and wonder of when you two will meet again.

Scary thoughts start creeping into your head. "What if I am aiming out of my league, what if someone else has already captured this beauty, is the status taken," these questions run through your head as you catch your self pacing your office.

You can't helped but start day dreaming of your life as a pair, inseparable. "Oh how magnificent we would look together," is all you can tell yourself. You realize it's not a want anymore, it's a need. You spend every lunch running through all the popular blocks in town hoping to bump into your love. Every other second you're stalking the web to find out more information. You're constantly asking and posting classified ads asking if anyone has seen what has absolutely captured your heart.

Then all of sudden you get a hit online. It's all right there. All the information in the world, address, contact number, and beautiful pictures. Your breath escapes you and your heart is beating. "Is this too good to be true," you ask yourself as you quickly refresh the page to make sure it's not a figment of your imagination. You are ready to make the first step into making your object of lust yours, and when you push "Confirm Purchase," you realize that true love does exists.

Brenda's Shopping Review: Burlington Coat Factory

I am going to start a new series where I review stores I have visited, from chain stores to local boutiques  I want to share with you the time wasters and the gems. As my traveling picks up I will be able to review stores in other parts of the country & hopefully the world. The next posts will have pictures (pinky promise)!

Voy a empezar una nueva serie en la que voy a revisar las tiendas que he visitado, cadenas de tiendas o  boutiques locales, quiero compartir con ustedes las que son malas y las gemas. Cuando comience a viajar,  voy a ser capaz de revisar las tiendas en otras partes del país y con suerte el mundo. Las próximas entradas tendrán foto!

Under Review: Burlington Coat Factory

I recently went to a Burlington Coat Factory in Austin, Texas (the exact address: 6600 Middle Fiskville Rd Austin 78701). I can not say enough good things about Burlington Coat Factory, I have always found amazing deals and had nothing to complain about until I went to this store.

Location: The location was hard to find, it's a bit hidden from view.

Parking: Huge parking lot. I am sure there will never be an instance where there is no parking.

Cleanliness: This store was actually very clean. Usually these big discount chain stores are ridiculously messy and scattered but this one surprised me. It was very clean but it was due to something that leads me to my next point.

Merchandise: There wasn't a lot of stuff. Point blank there was not a lot of selection. Huge store but little merchandise.

Service: Now this is not Saks so I do not expect great service. The people that worked there were very nonchalant. They were not rude but they were not around to ask for questions either. Looked like no one wanted to be there.

This store was not a gem in the rough but it still had a couple of good deals. I would not go out of my way to come here again but if I am by the neighborhood and really have nothing to do I would stop by again.

Conclusion: Nothing lost, nothing gained. I rate it two stars, at least it was clean. Better luck next time.

If you have any requests of stores let me know the name and location or the website!

Happy Shopping!

Happy Fourth of July

Happy belated fourth of July! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday filled with tons of sparklers and hot dogs. I got the chance to come back to my hometown (as I am staying in the city my university is in for the summer) for the holiday. I went downtown with my love and enjoy the festival. I must say the fireworks show was spectacular! What did you do for the fourth?
I hope you enjoy my red, white, and blue themed outfit.

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