enablelove: ([j²] sunglasses photo op | la 11)


Last day! It's kind of sad. I've liked posting every day :)

Okay so why do I blog? I blog for connection. I blog for friendship. I blog for squee. I blog for laughter. I blog for schmoop. I blog for smoking hot fic. I blog for love. I blog to maintain relationships. I blog to be happy ♥

I love you guys.
enablelove: ([jra] guitar playin' heartbreaker | jib)


This is quite stereotypical isn't it?

Anyway, I have a TON of make-up. Not as much as some, I'm sure. I have 3 cosmetic bags full of stuff. Do I use it? Nope. I like shiny, pretty things :D

My main makeup essentials are eyeliner and a lip gloss (the Bare Escentuals one is my FAAAAVE - it makes my lips all tingly) <-- that I still put on once in a while. I'm bad about foundation and concealer even though I have acne so I want to hide it. Basically, I be lazy.
enablelove: ([jra] cute and knows it | ahbl 09)


I've been to Kenya (Mombasa and Africa), London, Amsterdam (overnight stopover), Paris (2 hour stopover that I don't remember), Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Toronto :)
enablelove: ([spn] sam is unf-worthy | 6.03)


Today is about what I'm looking forward to.

A job for one is nice haha.

I'm looking forward to hopefully traveling. I'm looking forward to maybe finding someone to fall in love with. I'm looking forward to hopefully meeting fangirls in person! I'm looking forward to Season 9! hahaha
enablelove: ([boy crush] matt bo(n)er| wet and hot)


So...I don't cook. I've done a couple things, but for the most part I don't :/

I made this last though and REALLY enjoyed it!

Ingredients
3 Tbsp butter
4 cups fresh corn kernels (approx 6 large ears) (I used 4 cups of frozen corn)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 tsp cumin
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
⅓ cup heavy cream
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp black pepper
½ cup chopped cilantro

Instructions
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter
When butter is foamy add the garlic and corn, stirring to coat with the butter
Cook stirring frequently for 2 minutes
Add lime juice, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook for 2 minutes more
Stir in cheese, and then add heavy cream
Continue to stir so corn won’t stick to pan
Add salt and pepper
Cook corn until most all of the cream has absorbed about 5 minutes more
Remove from heat, stir in cilantro and serve hot

source
enablelove: ([j²] kissing drawing)


Oh this one's kinda hard. Instead, I'm going to do 5 favorite websites
1. livejournal
2. emergencycompliment.com
3. all the teacher blogs on blogspot
4. pinterest (it's the devil)
5. tasteofawesome.com





IDEK YOU GUYS.
enablelove: ([girl crush] danneel in pink | 100th par)


My favorite book growing up was Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (I'm disregarding Harry Potter right now because that's an obvious one). I LOVED having a kickass female and I loved the story.
enablelove: ([j²] pretty in pink)


My dream job...hmm that's a tough one because I have no clue what I want to do.

My dream job is where I make a difference in someone's life - big or small. I want to know that my place in this world made a change for the better for someone else. I don't care what I'm doing, but I just want to be remembered. That's not too much to ask, right?
enablelove: ([jtp] smile lights up room | tv guide)


It's still Tuesday somewhere.

The best thing to happen this year was this summer I think. I went to Milwaukee to spend a couple of weeks with my bestie/cousin. I did it 2 years ago as well, but this year I spent an extra week there. I adore her to bits. She's one of my fave people ever and although we've drifted a little bit, I know she's the one person in my life to have my back no matter what. S may be 1000 miles away at any given moment, but she's the person I can turn to for advice. She's the person that will listen to my rants. She's the person that calls me beautiful even if I don't feel it. She's my best friend. Family may have pushed as together but determination, friendship, and love keeps us that way.
enablelove: ([jra] lip bite. | scruff)


My top 10 favorite foods, not in any order
1. Wings
2. Mac and Cheese
3. All Italian food really (pizza, pasta, lasagna)
4. Chicken Tikka
5. This place in Houston makes this dish called 'aloo tikka masala' which is potatoes coated in this tikka curry YUM
6. Burgers and fries
7. Potato Shak has this thing called hot wing spud - baked potato with wings - so good and haven't had it in years (it's only in College Station)
8. Dr Pepper
9. Paratha Roll (ground meat skewered and grilled and rolled in Indian flatbread)
10. Garlic naan
enablelove: ([j²] touching knees | paley 11)


Today is about a difficult time in my life. This is morbid, I guess, but it was summer 2009 when I was in Kenya. I had gone with my sister for my cousin's wedding and we also wanted to really experience a safari, etc. Well, the second or third night there, my cousin (related to the other one, but different home etc) rushes to our room to inform us that my uncle (mom's brother) had just passed away. I was in shock. My mom's sister had passed away a year prior, but I was in the US at the time. I've never been really close to a death and I was pretty close to my uncle - well as close as you can be thousands of miles away. He was always one of my favorites, cracking jokes, giving us things all the time, a genuine guy. And then he was just...gone. The next day I saw his body. I had never been so close to his body before. I broke down in tears. I actually went to say bye and kissed his forehead and it was so cold and I just...I couldn't handle it. I don't think I've cried that much ever. So for three days the house was filled with people, prayer, food, and tears.

But yeah, that was a very difficult moment. Our other uncle did the best he could to make the trip fun, and it worked, but it was quite hard.

ON A HAPPY NOTE, I ship it:

enablelove: ([jtp] o.m.g. | chi 08)


I collect...all stationary, especially mechanical pencils. They're AWESOME. I have like 3 boxes full haha. I love note cards, pens, markers, gel pens, anything and everything stationary related! :D

I also collect pictures of J2 and the SPN magazines but I presume that's most of fandom ;)

ION my heart went pitter patter at seeing this. "Forever" actually made an appearance in one of my first J2 fics! The best part of this video though is the guy dancing crazily in the back haha

enablelove: ([spn] sam is a badass)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JARED PADALECKI, you gorgeous man you.





My blog name is enable love and it was actually made up by [livejournal.com profile] dev_earl. I was hd_obsession but I was no longer active in the Harry/Draco fandom and I wanted something new. I also knew I didn't want a fandom-y name because what happens if I were no longer into SPN you know? So I was talking to Dev and we came up with some options..I really wanted love in my name somehow and I'm called an enabler by her cause I used to get her to write me fic and thus enablelove was formed :D And she was so awesome she made me headers and icons on the spot! I love that girl to pieces ♥
enablelove: ([misc] reading is fun)
Fasting takes so much out of me. I'M A BUM.



My proudest moment? When I found out my students passed the State test. I did something right!! Seeing grades improve as I work one on one. Hearing a parent say the kid loves having me as a teacher. Getting a text from a coworker/parent that her kid misses me. A parent revealing she really appreciates everything I do. It helps in the darkness of the days where you feel like you can't do anything right.

J2 fic and art recs )
enablelove: ([fandom] schmoop addict)


What's at the top of my bucket list?

Religious route - it's to go for Hajj, the pilgrimage for Muslims in Mecca
Worldly route - travel the world, at least visit every continent. I've got 3 down haha and Antarctica doesn't count so I have 3 more to visit :D Especially Australia, do want!
enablelove: ([spn] tattoos)


Okay today is a crazy day, but whatever

12:00 AM - 1:00 Still praying taraweeh (I can't explain, but basically done on nights of Ramadan where Quran is recited)
1:00 - 4:00 Packed, kept my cousin company, ate to prepare for fasting, prayed
4:00 - 4:15 Coded the newsletter
4:15 - 10:00 Slept
10:00 - 2:00 Last minute packing, relaxing, reading, praying, etc.
2:00 - 3:30 Drive to Chicago
3:50 - 5:30 Catch bus to Midway Airport
5:40 - 7:00 Wait around for flight (pray at airport)
7:00 - 9:30 Fly back to Texas (pray on plane)
9:30 - 10:30 Drive home
10:30 - 10:45 Talk to family, make nice
10:45 - Pray real quick then collapse in bed to wake up at 4:00 the next morning and eat

Also, how adorable does Jensen look here and the little story? Melted my heart.
We asked him how it felt getting rid of the beard, and he said it would be nice to look at a different face for awhile.
Then we asked how was Jay going to recognize him since that's all she's ever seen him with? And his response: I think she'll be more worried about what she can pull on. Probably my lip.
enablelove: ([j²] cowboys are sexy yo!)

If I won the lottery I would do 3 main things.

1. Buy the house we're in for my parents
2. Go to a con and get like 4 sandwich ops haha
3. Give the rest of the money to my imom.

I'm going to pretend its still Monday somewhere. I'm going to be late coding the NL too...

enablelove: ([misc] cupcakes with hearts)


Okay so a thing about me is I am CRAP with memories. I have snippets of early life, but I don't have full on memories. So this is the day where you find out how I can't remember my childhood haha

I remember moving into a new house the summer of third grade, my grandmother and me introducing everyone to her because I had just met her for the first time, my first time back in Kenya after the move to Texas, making my own lunch of butter and bread because we didn't have much, sharing bunk beds with my sister in our three bedroom apartment for the six of us, playing in the park in front of my apartment building, meeting my bff in the apartment, just random moments that make zero sense.

Sorry guys <3
enablelove: ([j²] boyfriend duties | san fran photo o)


Well, inside the fridge I'm sharing this summer, it's pretty bare. We go to her parents place every weekend, so there's not much in there. A little milk, some fruit, some leftovers made over the week. Not much haha

There was Dr Pepper earlier because I had a hankering for it, though ;)
enablelove: ([ot3] jared/danneel/jensen)


1. 78 degree days with a breeze
2. zebra/tuxedo/marble mocha's (white chocolate with regular mocha)
3. shopping with friends
4. wearing boots on a cold day
5. new hijabs (scarves)
6. spending time with loved ones
7. looking nice
8. coffeeshops and bookstores
9. zebra print things
10. jewelry
11. buffalo wings!
12. finding cool gifts for other people
13. hearing music I like
14. meeting like-minded people
15. j2 schmoopy fic :D

This was harder than I expected for some reason

So I have to pack today and tomorrow as I'm leaving Milwaukee and heading to Illinois. I fly out Tuesday. I miss home but I'm sad to be leaving

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