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Friday, April 7, 2017

A Letter to my Soon-to-Be Son

To some, this may be an odd letter to write, especially because I've never met you. However, just because I've never met you does not mean I don't know who you are, and what you will become.

You are loved by so many people already. There are so many who are patiently, excitedly, and anxiously awaiting your arrival. You will never have to worry whether or not you are loved as long as you're alive.

You will be smart. No matter if you inherit my book smarts or your dad's intuition, you will never run out of things to learn, places to discover, or lose your appetite for knowledge. If you're anything like the both of us, you'll crave information, and you'll know how to distribute it appropriately. It's totally okay if you don't what you want to do with your life, as long as you know you've given yourself a chance to explore the world around you.

You will have resources. We all go through ups and downs in our lives. Sometimes, though, it may seem like your downs completely outshine the ups. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel, and tons of people are willing to walk with you until you find it. It's okay to express yourself and how you feel, as long as it doesn't hurt yourself or others. And if you don't know how to express those emotions, we will always be here to guide you along the way. Never be afraid to ask for help.

You will be handsome, and good enough. One day, you'll find someone that makes you completely question your understanding of life. You will fall in love- and then it will end. Yeah, it feels like the end of the world. But whoever this person is, they will be the first stepping stone on your journey to find the one. Don't ever feel like, because it didn't work out, that you don't deserve love. The feelings of heartbreak will wear off eventually, and when it does, you will be much a much stronger and more refined version of you. It's okay to ask for help if you don't know how to cope in the meantime.

You will have questions. You will actually question everything, to the point where it makes you uncomfortable. You'll notice plenty of times in your lifetime that you'll have more questions than answers. It's completely normal, even though it feels so unnatural. These moments in life are crucial to your growth, as a human being. In fact- enjoy this time. There's something incredibly freeing knowing that you can't control everything and have all the answers.

You will have fun. Although, if you're anything like us, sometimes you'll have a lot of fun. It will take you a while, actually, to figure out when you're having too much fun. We've both been there, and I know you will be too. I will try my hardest to remain realistic about it. As long as you're honest with us and honest with yourself, we can come to an understanding. But please, always remember to stay safe. You may feel invincible, but you're certainly not.

Until I get to formally meet you, I will stick with this advice, because I know all of this is certain. Unfortunately, nature and nurture stands by all of these, so you can count on all of this! It's not a bad thing, I promise.
Until then, I already love you to the moon and back.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


It's been a while since I made an update on here. Like, as in 2 years. However, I feel as if it is very important to document major aspects of my life, as well as share every ounce of new knowledge I gain as I venture on into the next chapters of my life. So that, my friends, is why I am reviving She Dreams in Color! Within the next year, I will be graduating college, moving on to graduate school, and becoming a mother. 


So, SDIC deserves a makeover and some extra love, well equipped and tailored to my new developments. 

Stay tuned!


Thursday, January 8, 2015

I'm Obsessed, Enjoy this Playlist With Me

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I'm a music junkie. I'll stay awake for hours into the night, searching for new and obscure music and revisiting old favorites.The "Artists You May Also Like" option tantalizes me into web of continuous clicking and before I know it, I'm in a melodical oblivion..

Hahaha! With that being said, there's a lot of songs and artists I'm obsessed with right now. These are few of those.. I thought I'd share. I love making playlists :)

Also, I'm not reviewing any of them- I'd probably just say that they're all amazing. So there's that.

"Help Me Lose My Mind" - Disclosure ft. London Grammar

"Reflections" - MisterWives

"Hurricane" - MS MR

"Wasting My Young Years" - London Grammar

"Bad Habit" - The Kooks

"Left Hand Free" - alt-j

"I Wanna Get Better" - Bleachers

"Digital Witness" - St.Vincent

"Ran Off In The Night" - Echosmith

"Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?" - Arctic Monkeys

"Unbelievers" - Vampire Weekend

"The City" - The 1975

- Lexi

Thursday, November 20, 2014

It's Those Simple Things In Life..

I forgot how amazing it feels to stay up all night and watch the sun rise. 

It's really those simple little things in life that can totally give you the refreshment you need. Not necessarily physical refreshment, because I am pretty freaking tired right now.. But more along the lines of a mental and emotional refreshment.

I've found that it's really the simple things in life that do that for me, whether it be coloring or taking a walk by myself. I find that these little things allow me to focus on what's really important; me. 

These things are liberating in a sense that they are complex enough to forget or mask the excess in your life, yet effortless enough to get carried away.

This, my friends, is called meditation. It restores balance and peace upon the meditator and allows them to regain balance within their mind, body, and soul. I believe this is absolutely crucial to being human. The universe is a working entity, and we are just going with the ebb and flow of its waves. The current can be incredibly stressful, and like with all things that reside within it, we become weathered.

Like a mineral or stone. We become weathered from the flow, so eventually our true, beautiful selves shine through from the experience, and we become crystals. Meditation eases the tumble, and polishes our shine.

Whoah. I certainly didn't think I was capable of such a beautiful metaphor..

Regardless, I hope this means something you. Go meditate. Live in the moment, and refresh your mind.

Lexi xo

Sunday, November 16, 2014

On the Topic of Spontaneous Decisions..

So one of my beautiful best friends and I were bored yesterday. We were sitting in my school's fast food place and decided, split decision: let's go get tattoos.

via Blogspot
You ain't got nothin' on us.

We stroll into Mantis Tattoo in Jeanette, PA, like 10 minutes before closing and just put it all out on the table:

Us: "We want tattoos."
Kind lady: "Do you know what you want?"
Us: "No."

So, we ended up getting cutesy little hearts behind our ears. They're precious, and I'm so happy I did this. I feel like if we didn't go out on a limb and spontaneously do this, we would have never of done it. We have so many more ideas now that we can't wait to get done..

For now, here is my cutesy little heart:

I'm obsessed. I love it. The only thing right now is that my neck hurts like a bitch. Totally worth it..

The aftercare is standard: I use Dial Gold liquid antibacterial handsoap to clean it 2-3 times a day. I use warm water first to clean it, and then cold water to "shock" the ink.
And then I just put a small layer of Eucarin Original hand lotion on it and that's it. 

I can't reiterate enough how glad I am that I did this. I have wanted tattoos for the longest time, and I finally had the courage to do it. I'm not afraid of needles, but more or less afraid of..well..judgement. And you know what? I don't care anymore, it's MY body!

This short post is about me telling you about my new tattoo..but it's also to document my growth as an independent. And so far, I like where it is going!

Snapbacks and tattoos are a real thing for me now,
Lexi xo

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I Formally Apologize...

...for sucking really bad at updating posts this week. The first week back to school is usually pretty hectic before you settle in with all of your classes. It's kind of like playing catch-up before you've even had a chance to learn.

With that being said, I have these classes this semester:

Chem Lab
Public History
History of Photography

If you've had any of these classes before, you know that this is a lot of reading. So, I have another day of hardcore studying before I'm all aligned with the syllabi.

I know. I'm a nerd.

In more exciting, yet terrifying news, I met this guy (or lady?) in my friends' dorm last week:

I don't care what it is, it's ugly!

Lots of love, and thanks for being patient <3

Lexi xo

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Just moved in...

Hey guys.

So I moved in on Friday, and as most of you know, a lot of that is pretty stressful. But. A lot of it is a lot of fun, because you get to see your best friends and decorate a blank canvas of a room. I chose to have my own room this year, because I truly believe that being a biology major requires millions of hours of alone time to study.

Oh you know, just trying to become a doctor..

My room isn't completely finished..but I'm pretty proud of it. It's really pink and glittery and animal printy and it screams my name. 

It feels like home. That is very important at college..I cannot tell you that enough. Freshman year, my room felt like a jail cell. I was upset all the time and hated coming back to it. Now, I feel like I have somewhere to come back to on campus where I can just be myself. Always find a place like that, no matter where you are.

I love it so much. Although, we are supposed to contact FMO to put in our air conditioners.. so I did. I have a fee waiver, because it costs $25 (ridiculous..). I called on Friday at 2:37. The lady told me they were done for the day. DONE FOR THE DAY. AT 2:37!!! And that they won't be able to put it in until Monday!! It's supposed to be 80 all weekend! So Dean and I put it in ourselves. Ugh..

The pink wicker panels behind my bed are supposed to be a faux headboard. We spray painted it, and I have ribbon to drape down.

When I arrived, I unpacked a little bit, and then we decided to go get something to eat. Buffalo Wild Wings is right down the road from my college, and it's a family favorite (and a move-in day tradition in-the-making). If there is a BWW near you, I suggest you go, because it is yummy. I had a buffalo chicken flatbread for my meal, but my highlight were these little guys:

Bite-sized heaven with a side of sainthood. These are deep fried cheesecake bites! Warm and creamy cream cheese deep-fried in crunchy graham cracker, dipped in warm, melty caramel..'s a diet-cheat-day-must-try!

It's time to get ready for the day, and meet Brittany for lunch. I will bring to you a Salty Sunday Wishlist later on, and a review of an item that I bought off of that list!! 

Until then-

Love, Lexi xo