|Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM||comments (0)|
Since it's Monday and I've had a long weekend I've decided to just keep today's blog post short and visual. Here are a few things you probably didn't know about me:
I love to take pictures of things! I'm a photographer at heart and love to document
I'm a strong believer in having an actual relationship with Jesus and not just going to church on Sunday's and thinking that will get you into Heaven...
I'm thinking about getting another small tattoo - On my wrist.
I love to write and my ultimate dream is to be a writer - for a living!
I love animals, pretty much all animals have my heart!!
I love solitude, beauty of nature and the still quietness of days alone in the park.
I love the beach and would spend everyday there if possible!
I love New York but would never live there.
I love to eat and cook! But hate what it does to my body!
I try to be as positive as possible!! Most of the time!
I love Pink but don't ware it that often!
Books are my passion! But I struggle to find time to read.
Well that's pretty much it for now!
|Posted on May 13, 2013 at 8:40 AM||comments (0)|
A few days ago I saw a random post called "Blog Every Day In May Challenge" and I sorta blew it off as I do with most things that make me feel like I’m being up in a creatively limited box but for some reason, I just keep seeing it and so I have decided against my better judgment to go ahead and blog on some of the topics!
Since this is my blog and I can do what I want to, I have decided to start with May 12th’s topic called “What Do You Miss?”
So without further ado... What I miss most is...
My life could be considered complicated by some because I’m always doing something or getting involved in this event or that cause. Yes, it's true, it is complicated so today, I have decided to write about what I miss most and that would be my time! I know, I know, it sounds strange because really, when you think about it, we can decided what to do with our own time and how we want to spend it.
When I was younger I admittedly wasted a lot of time doing, well nothing of substance and now that I’m older I tend to feel that I’m trying to make up for lost experiences and opportunities by doing as much as I possibly can in life and though I often times really love all the things that I have done and what I have been able to be a part of, I relish the idea of sleeping in late, doing nothing all day, having no responsibilities at all! I really miss childhood, playing all day without a care in the world, reading books at the library with my sisters and brothers and going to the park just to play! Getting lost in life, meeting new friends, playing hid and go seek and catching lightening bugs at night. Summer BBQ’s and swimming at the pool!
My life has really become a tightly wrapped object that is jammed packed with "do this or do that", meet this person for lunch, take the dog to the vet, pick up the dry cleaning, run to the market, write a paper, go to a meeting, complete this project, celebrate this person's birthday, blah, blah, blah…
Please don't think I'm saying in may way that my life is so much busier than anyone elses, because I'm not saying that at all all I'm saying is... I work 40 hours crammed into a 4-day work week, commute 2-hours a day to and from work, attend Graduate school, have a 10-hour a week internship, go to Bible study 1 night a week, teach Thursday night children’s Bible study, am registered as a Girl Scout Leader, trying to get into a Sorority, run every Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning at 6:30am, attend church, grocery shop every Saturday for the entire week, plan dinner each night, maintain my home, marriage and care for my dog, and try to keep my blog upto date, oh and I am reading the entire Bible in less than a year!
I remember the days when I would scoff at this kind of responsibility and kick caution to the wind, go out and enjoy the day and not care if I missed a deadline or two, in fact, I probably didn't even have a deadline cause I just didn't care back then! I miss my freedom, my time and having a life that wasn’t so demanding!
But when I really, really think about it, this is how I was created; I can’t see myself not doing something, not having a plan or a goal or an agenda. I think it would drive me nuts! My life is an organized chaotic mess and I love it!
But I can’t say that some days I don’t throw in the towel, stay in bed all day and watch Lifetime and order take out ~ we all need a mental staycation every now and then!
What do you miss most?
|Posted on May 11, 2013 at 7:20 PM||comments (0)|
"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future".
Last week was pretty rough week for me, I was been anticipating some really good news and it turned out to be not the news I wanted to hear. I had been waiting and praying with everything in me that the news would go in my favor and when it didn’t, it was devastating and so hard to grasp. I honestly was in such shock that right after I got the call, I hung up, got up, left the building I was in and walked aimlessly for 30 minutes, questioning God and wondering why He keeps doing this to me, time after time? I didn’t get it and I didn’t understand the lesson He was trying to teach me in all of my disappointment. But He knows what he wants us to do and when He wants it to happen so we have to walk in faith knowing that what may hurt us now is only intended for our good later, easier said than understood – believe me I know! Anyway, I was so devastation by the news that I didn’t even tell my husband because I needed time to process it myself and though I know he would only offer kinds words, I just needed to mentally deal with it alone. I needed time to talk to God and to try to pick up the pieces and move on.
I remember that night, the thoughts going through my mind - thoughts like, "God, don’t you even hear me", or "why don’t you want me to be happy", and even worse, "maybe God is done with me and I should just end this and do what I want, turn from Him like He turned from me”. But believe me folks, I know these thoughts were comingf rom none other than the devil himself and it was part to the test from God. I shut those thoughts down and told God I'd never leave Him or dishonor Him by thinking He had left me!
Do you know the story of Job? In the Bible, Satan presents himself in front of God and asked God to allow him to test Job. Now you have to understand 2 things about Job,
Satan thought that if he took everything from Job, then Job would turn from God and lose his faith and serve evil instead. So God told Satan to go ahead and test job, kill his family and servants, take his property and everything else he owned and totally destroy it. Why would God do this to a wonderfully faithful man you ask? Because He already knew thatJob would not fail Him and that Satan would not win the battle!
Long story short, even after Job was so devastated and hurt by what happened to his family and property he never turned from God, in fact he stayed strong and continued his faith in the Lord and what did God do in return for Job's faithfulness?
God gave Job more than what he originally had before Satan messed with him - so the moral of this story is that I’m not turning from God, this is just a test and there are so many great things that God has planned for me!
I know God hears my cries and He knows my heart and my desires and I know that what He is doing now is only a test to see how I’ll handle it and how I will rely on Him to guide me. He’s strengthening my faith with this and I realized that the next day.
|Posted on May 9, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
Graduating from college can sometimes seem a bit scary as well as exciting all at once believe me, I graduated last year. After graduation I really didn’t know what to expect or what to do so I decided to go to Grad school while I figured it all out!
So since I have been trying to figure it out for about a year now, I’ve decided to offer up a plate of advice on what I've learned to all you soon-to-be graduates who are about to walk across the stage into real life!!
All of you are probably going to be kicked out of the dorms or out of whatever housing you are currently living in and will need to find a place to live and of course a job to fund that sweet apartment overlooking the river right?Well, hopefully these tips will help you get on track and out of your parents basement!
Let’s start with the job hunt since you need money to do anything else in life. During the last 4 years that you spent in college you have probably had a chance to work at a few jobs, intern at a few companies or have a friend who can even help you out in this area. Landing a job is all about networking and utilizing the skills you’ve gained while in college. Sometimes chatting with a professor about jobs in your field can open up a door. Believe it or not, they have a lot of contacts and may be able to help hook you up with a job or at least an interview for a job!
Networking with previous managers or interns from a past internship may be a great place to start at, well assuming you left on good terms and left with a good reputation. Even if there are no current openings, pass them your resume and get the word that you’re looking for a job.
Resume: So now that you have graduated, you need to make sure your resume is current and looks professional. Jazz up the wording, check for grammatical errors. Have a friend, writing tutor or a Teacher’s Assistant look it over for a different perspective. You can find tons of free templates for resumes writing for almost any job by Goggling “resume template for a copy editor” or "resume template for an engineer” or whatever you are looking for. The resume is the first impression that employers will have of you so make sure it's representing you well!
Interview prepping: Everything I get ready to go on an interview I research the top ten interview questions asked. I study them, write out my answers and make sure I’m prepared for the meeting. Practice the questions with a friend or even with yourself, try not to sound rehearsed or phony, and be truthful and honest.
Now that you’ve landed a job, let’s take about housing. Moving to a new city or town is a major life change so plan well and research your options. If you’re moving back home after college, keep in mind that this will be temporary and will allow you time to figure out where you really want to live and what area of the city is right for you. Research the cost of living and cost of apartments and make sure it’s within your price range. You may want to live with roommates to help cover costs for a few years. Make sure your roommates have the same priorities and outlook on life as you or you could wind up with a headache on your hands! Research the neighborhoods and make sure it’s safe; close to work and that there are plenty of things that interest you in that area.
Make sure your lifestyle matches your income! Chances are you won’t land your first job making $100,000.00 a year so stick to a budget, eat out less and cook more. If you’re not using your gym or netflix membership, cancel it and save $50.00 - $70.00 a month. Pay your bills on time and keep in mind that student loan repayments are going to kick in soon and that your credit is important! Cut out any area that causes you to spend too much like going out every Friday and Saturday night or eating out 3 times a day! Sure it can be fun to catch up with old friends at a party or over lunch but at what cost? Why not stay in a few weekend nights and watch a movie or make homemade Chinese instead of ordering in! Pack your lunch and take it to work. These tips will help save extra cash each week.
Once you’ve mastered these things, life outside of college is pretty cool! There can be stressful situations and hard times but if you make sure your taking one day at a time and sticking to a budget, you’ll find that things eventually work themselves out or at least that is what I’ve learned this past year! A bonus tip: Check out the after college book: Ramen Noodles, Rent and Resumes.
A few more life tips that I've learned:
|Posted on May 7, 2013 at 3:05 PM||comments (0)|
So excited to be back doing what alove most and that’s writing! Schools been going well and I finally finished my last class today! WHOO-HOO! Well, last class of the semester that is but it’s still worth throwing a party for! Summer classes start on May 20th... UGGH…
But I digress, Grad school is going along quite nicely and my first semester flew by with a few glitches here and there but I’m getting the hand of balancing everything out. I actually decided to calculate how much sleep I get from Monday through Thursday which is a typically 40 hour work week for me since I work 10 hours days for 4 days a week and I calculated that I get about 6 hours a night. Did you all read that, I said 6 hours which if you do the math equals 24 hours of sleep in 4 days.
Anyhow.. I’m on short semester break so I’m using my time to blog and get back to my passion of writing! I kinda took a blog hiatus while I trekked through school but it’s cool, I’m back.
I wanted to just give few big announcements: first Happy Birthday Mom!
Second: I posted some super sweet ideas for Mother’s Day gift under the Glamm Stuff Tab because Mothers are so Glamm, dontcha think!? Take a look, there are some pretty cute DIY ideas there and while your rummaging through my blog, why not stop by Kitchen Glamm for a tasty recipe on mini seven layer dips and then head over to House of Fashion to see some of the "Punk Meets Art" outfit’s worn at the Met Gala, and finally don't forget to get you daily dose of Inspiration!
I really love you all for your support and patience with me through my absence these last few months! Keep reading!
That’s pretty much it for now!
|Posted on April 26, 2013 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
Good evening lovelies!
It's been forever (December 4th) since I last posted a blog entry and I have truly, truly missed blogging! So what have I been up to these last few months? Well, I got into graduate school for Public Relations and Communications, and scored aninternship with the GWFCC as their Social Media Producer a dedicated 10-hours aweek.
On a more personal note, I have taken the challenge to read the entire Bible this year! I’m in 1 Samuel and just finished the book of Ruth, which taught me to realize that even if I don’t get what God is up to, He has a plan to get me to a wonderful place (thanks Ruth). i'm learning so much about God's grace, love and plan for His people by reading the Bible.
So maybe you can see why I haven’t had time to blog but I can’t stay away from something that I love so much so here I am!
I challenged myself to post a blog entry this weekend and I’m so proud of myself for doing that even if it’s only a few sentences!
Here are some inspirational quotes:
|Posted on February 6, 2013 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Last year I made some resolutions so I decided to pull them up and see which ones ring true and which ones were duds.
1.) Read more books: Okay, so I really have to say that this past year I probably read 15 books so I think I did well considering I work 10 hours days, have a 2 hour commute and was taking undergraduate classes.
2.) Continue to grow in my relationship with God: Man, this one actually came as a shock to me! Never would I have imaged the journey God would take me on in 2012! I ended up getting baptized, joining a church and becoming a member and now I teach Thursday night Bible school to the kids! Who would have ever guessed?!! I also read my Bible, talk to God more and have a personal relationship with Him! So, yes I accomplished this goal and am still working on it!
3.) Stick to my commitments, meaning if I say I'm going to do something, and then I need to follow through and not make excuses to get out of it (I do this all the time): Didn’t do so well in this department! I backed out of a number of things last year but also made sure Idid some things that I said I would. So I give myself a C in on this exam!
4.) Try to work out on a fairly regular basis: Stayed on track until my gym got ambushed by a bunch of car thieves, this created a fear in me and stopped going to the gym thus gained few unwanted pounds. Over all B- grade here.
5.) Keep up with my Weight Watchers goals and attend meetings each week or at least twice a month: Did okay until about November. I’m about 5 ponds up from my goal weight but I’m working on it!
6.) Blog more often than I am now: I started strong butthen tapered off throughout the year. It’s okay, I’ll try to do better thisyear!
7.) Walk across the Graduation stage with my Bachelor’s degree: DONE!!!! And now I’m in Graduate School!
8.) Try to be more understanding of others andalso be kinder and loving
9.) Try to do one kind thing a week for afamily, friend or stranger: I tied 8-9 together in an effort to save space. I think I was pretty nice, kind, understanding and all that last year! I give myself a B+ for effort and will keep working onit!
10.) Do one new thing a month: Hmmm… well I don’t thinkI did something new each month but I was defiantly more open to try things whereas in the past, I’d automatically decline.
11.) Write more hand written letters or cards: Wrote to all my family members at the beginning of the year and then gave up! Didn’t do so hot here! D-
12.) Get creative and start making things: I actually got really crafty last year! I learned to make jewelry and a ton of new foods. I made everyone in my family bracelets and earrings and even made some for friends and coworkers. One of my coworkers said I should start selling them. I bought a mini sewing machine but have not really used it yet. I made a scrap book for my mom’s Birthday and she rally seemed to love it! I think that’s pretty crafty!
|Posted on December 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
So I haven’t posted in a really long time because I was in doubt of even keeping his blog but I had so much tied up into it and had put my heart and soul into it for so long that I just couldn’t see giving it all up. Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to write and this was my outlet, my own creative space to share my thoughts and ideas about life and everything else that pops into my head!
Anyways since August a lot has happened and a lot of changes have occurred which is also why I have not posted. I was taking a mental vacation while I underwent some transformations in my life. I wanted to focus on what was best for me during this time so just have not been blogging to much…
But I’m back now and really excited about the holidays!!
Here are some of my favorite holiday things!
All the pretty lights and decorations!
Winter in Paris - I was just there a year ago!! Love Paris
Warm winter Soup!
Cute winter outfits
Giving gifts to all those I love
Cute Christmas nail designs!
Yummy sweet treat!
and the tree!
|Posted on August 15, 2012 at 1:20 PM||comments (1)|
Below are random images of things that inspire me, make me smile or touch my soul! ENJOY!!
|Posted on August 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
So most of you know that my blog focuses on things that inspire me in life! Today’s blog post is about how God has worked in the lives of 2 young women! He changed the life of one model and through her tragedy; she clung to her faith and saw the good that God was bringing out of the pain! Then there is Gabby Douglas, Olympian Gold Medal winner who openly professes her love for God!
I’m so excited to talk about 2 young girls who have been blessed so much by God and instead of doing what most people do with fame; they stayed strong in their faith and let God shine through them!
The first girl is a native to Virginia, Gabby Douglas who just participated and won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London! She is also the first American gymnast to win the gold medal in the individual and team women’s all-around competitions at the same Olympics. Gabby is the first African-American woman to be the individual all-around champion! All I see here are blessings from God pouring into her life!
Watch Her Video Here:
Our second inspirational story: Last year, model & author Lauren Scruggs walked into helicopter blade while it was still spinning. She lost her eye and one of her hands but through this pain, God proved he is a loving God and brought Lauran to where she is today, stronger than ever in her faith!
Lauren continues to see life as an inspiration; she is a fashion blogger and recently wrote her first novel.
Girls,if you want a role model, both these girls are defiantly at the top of my list!
Watch the video of her first interview since the accident.
|Posted on August 7, 2012 at 8:00 AM||comments (1)|
So I have not posted anything since June and that’s mainly because I have been going through a lot of stuff since then! Most of it has been good, let’s take a roll call to everything that has happened lately.
I was officially baptized in April and that totally brought forth so many wonderful changes in my life, I transformed my way of thinking, my priorities and my relationship with Jesus! I almost gave up blogging all together but have since consulted my Mom and have decided to reorganize my blogs focus. If you have ever read my About page then you probably know that I have always claimed to love Jesus but now I plan to incorporate my love for Him into this blog, how great is that! Love it or leave it, I don’t really care. This is me and I will not apologize! You can expect some major changes to my blog very soon!
Next I finally graduated (with honors, just joking but I did have a high GPA) in June so I’ll post some pictures of that! I was so excited and happy but mostly relieved to finally close that chapter of my life! It was a long time coming, let me tell you! Now, with all my free time I have been concentrating on my volunteer work and I’m also about to begin working with children at my church in the AWANA program, I'll finish up the training next Saturday. And I can update my blog more often!
My family came for my graduation and to visit the DC area for a week and that was pretty fun, it was their first time here so I did the whole tour guide thing and we really had a blast!I We did a lot of site-seeing and even though I live here, I got to visit some places I hadn't been.
After they left, I went on a few vacations, all domestic but nonetheless, still worthwhile! I just came back from Las Vegas, (since I don’t drink or gamble I spent my days sitting by the pool reading!) Then it was off to New Orleans for a few days. I’ll try to post some pictures of my trips soon. New Orleans is definitely an interesting city but to be honest, I’ll probably never go back! It really wasn't for me!
So that’s it for now!
|Posted on June 19, 2012 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
It's really been a while since I posted anything and to be honest, I was really thinking about getting rid of this site all together but I have so much content here and people still like to read my material so after almost a month away, I’ve decided to keep it up and running but not post as often.
A lot has happened since my last post and the last event I hosted (Swap it Out, Clothing Swap). I finally graduated which was on my Bucket list! YAY Me! And to the Grace of God He got me though so many trials and tribulations with school and me wanting to give up!
Also I have decided to change the focus of my blog a bit so there will be some revamping and changing going on all over the place!
I’m now a vegan and health nut thanks to the documentary Food, Inc. (you should really watch it). and most importantly I rededicated my life to Jesus and attend church regularly, go to Bible study and have totally refocused my life on things that are of substance and importance (you’ll see what I mean when my blog gets a make-over)!
So I’m thinking that because I love to write and since God gave me this natural talent I shouldn’t waste it on stupid things but on things that are more going to help people. I will however still cover some events and topics that are fun and exciting to me, in fact I may be attending a Cupcake Wars Show right here in DC!!
So stay tuned for more information and updates to come on my blog!
|Posted on March 20, 2012 at 3:15 PM||comments (0)|
Today is video Tuesday and do-it yourself projects. Enjoy!
Video: Flame - Let Go
Do it yourself Projects:
Step 1 was to apply good ole Elmers Glue to the key.
Step 2 Shake glitter onto key. Let dry for a hour.
Repeat steps 1 &2 for the back side of the key. One might ask, how do you keep the glitter from coming off the key?
SEAL it with nail polish top coat sealer!
Do-it yourself make-up brush holder:
Step 1: Purchase a plastic or glass container.
Step 2: Fill with coffee beans or dry beans,
Step 3: Place your make-up items in and your done!
|Posted on March 13, 2012 at 8:45 AM||comments (0)|
“Swap it out Style Swap Ballston, VA”
Date: Saturday, April 21st
Time: 2:30 – 5:30
Location: Central United Methodist Church
4201 Fairfax Drive – Arlington / Right across from the Ballston Metro Station
Ever wanted to raid the closets of the DMV’s most fashionable women? If you want to look good without feeling the pinch on your pocketbook, stop by Glamm Girrl’s ultra stylish, eco-chic STYLE SWAP, presented by House of Glamm and hosted by Fashion and Beauty blogger Glamm Girrl, aka: Faith Steward. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided as well as music.
Bring / Fee:
Your fashionable gently used, vintage clean clothes, shoes, coats, accessories and more that have been hibernating in your closet! If you’re not using them, someone else will!
My style swap raises awareness to support local charities:
Admission to this great event: 1+ can good or boxed non-perishable food item which will go to Arlington Food Assistance Center for the homeless on our streets. All remainder clothes will go to Arlington Street peoples Network that provides services to homeless and the less fortunate. What a wonderful cause your old clothes will go to!
Tickets on sale now:
Just joking, the only fee you have to pay is to pay it forward!
Admission is to bring at least 5 gently used vintage clothing items to swap and 1 non-perishable food item for charity. Feel free to bring as much as you like!
Questions or want to support the cause!?:
Call: (703) 615-6666
|Posted on March 8, 2012 at 7:30 PM||comments (0)|
I'm proudly hosting a clothing Swap called "Swap It Out". The event is scheduled on Saturday, April 21st at the Central United Methodist Church right across from the Ballston Metro station in Arlington, VA. Also within walking distance from the DewdropDC Swap! Two swaps in one day, how cool is that!
The folks at Central United have been kind enough to loan us a large room from 2:30PM - 5:30PM that Saturday! In return for their kindness, I ask that each person bring at least one nonperishable can or boxed food item that will go to Arlington Food Assistance Center to help provide hot meals for the less fortunate. In addition, all clothing items left over from the swap will be sent to Arlington Street People's Network which helps to clothe the homeless. What a wonderful cause!
Along with your food item, please bring at least 5 gently used, clean clothing, accessory, shoes or coat items to swap with others, feel free to bring as much as you want!!
Remember: Basically only bring something you would want wear. No torn, ripped or ragged clothing please!
There will be music, light refreshments and drinks provided! If anyone is available to assist, please contact me at (703) 615-6666
What: "Swap It Out" Clothing Swap (with refreshments)
When: Saturday, April 21st @ 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Where: Central United Methodist Church - across from Ballston Metro stop
Fee: At least 1 nonperishable can or boxed food item
BYOB: As in Bring Your Own Bag of Clothes to Swap!
There will be a facebook page posted soon so you can RSPV!
|Posted on March 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
Anyone who has been a long time reader of my blog knows that I love to write which is why I started my blog in the first place. I started it a little over a year and a half ago and in the time I have undergone a lot of transformations as far as the content I wanted to write about.
But over the last few months I have really been focusing on my writing more which is strangely weird to say because I haven’t written as much in the last few months so let me clarify.
I hit a major point in my life where I didn’t know what I wanted to do; I was applying to random jobs, making major life changes right and left and so confused and depressed at my situation that I honestly felt lost.
I decided to embark on a personal self-discovery journey at the end of January which included reading more (a new book every 2 weeks). Its funny how self –discovery journeys often work because my journey wasn’t really planned out, I just knew I was on it and had to keep going.
This journey then took me further into examining myself and what I wanted out of life. I’ve always known I wanted to be a serious writer and even though I have this blog, I kinds lost sight of my passion and dream for writing and I was just writing about the latest trend. My heart wasn’t in it, but as least I was getting content out there right?!
Anywhoo… back to what happened that brought me on my self-discovery journey. Last year a friend of mine started a blog, about 6 months after I stared mine, she was disorganized and a total mess in life but she had one thing going for her that I admired and dare I say, envied… she knew that her passion was to cook!
She started her blog to get her on track with her passion and assumed that the blog would keep her cooking and making new recipes. Before long she started catering and then decided to quit her day job and go to cooking school and actually start living her dream.
I was too afraid to do this, I was half-heartedly blogging about fashion and trends that vaguely interested me but she was jumping in feet first with her eyes closed, believing in herself!
So back to the journey, all the books I had been reading were sparking in me my passion to write, I just didn’t know it yet. So book after book I kept reading, and then one day out of nowhere I sat and wrote an entire outline of a novel idea, it took me about 8 hours but I did it.
I didn’t plan it at all, I was planning to take a trip and knew I wouldn’t be able to post so I did some pre-scheduling for entries while I was gone. It just all feel into place and the next day, I knew I had to do something with this information so I wrote up a query letter and sent it off to a few book publishers and that’s how I knew what was missing in my life!
If you’re not happy, you have to find out why. Have you ever heard the saying, “what you do in your free time is what you should be spending all your time on”? It’s true! I blogged in my free time as a hobby but why not as a profession?
I didn’t realize it until just this moment but I understand what I’m supposed to do with my life! I want to be a fulltime, serious writer!
|Posted on March 5, 2012 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Happy Monday all! I hope you enjoyed my photo montage frommy recent trip to San Francisco! I would have written more but I thought thephotos explained it all! Beautiful right!!
So sorry I have not written in a while, I’m working on a fewprojects and have been super busy since I stepped off the plane!
I really want to tell you want I’ve been working on but I don’twant to jinx it so until later, mums the word!
Today’s post is video Monday and quote of the day.
In Your Arms - Kina Grannis
THis video was made with Jellybeans!
|Posted on February 29, 2012 at 6:55 PM||comments (2)|
Sorry I have not updated in a few days but I was in California and have just returned! I have a ton of stuff to do tonight so I can't post a long entry but I have some great photos from my trip! So here we go!! (also I'll rotate the pictures tomorrow) uploading these took me 2 hours so editing will have to wait til tomorrow.
Fishermans Wharf off the Pacific Ocean. We had dinner down here twice! They have some great seafood and excellent views!
This ferry will take you out to Alcatraz Prison for a tour.
That's Alcatraz Island (the infamous prison) Al
Capone lived here until his death.
The Golden Gate Bridge
This is a view of the city from the bridge.
Love this view!
This is the famous Haight-Ashbury area know for The Summer of Love in the 60's, Marijuna and hippies!
This is the hippy area where you can get pot brownies. Walking though the neighborhood was like stepping into a 60's time warp!
Everything in Haight-Ashbury was very 1960ish, wavy and colorful! Oh and smells like pot!
This is hippy hill were groups of hippies go to dance, get high and play hacky-sac all day long, usually while tripping on acid or some other drug...
This is the back of Jimmy Hendrix's house where he lived and died.
The Painted Ladies: Yellow House - From Full House,
Blue house- Party of Five
Brown house far right- Kindergarten Cop
Trolly Car - See the people riding on the sides! Teh streets were very steep too!
Union Square with some great shopping spots!
Gates to China Town - Larges China town in North America!
I hope you enjoyed the photos! I have tons more but not enough time to upload them all
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It’s Wednesday which means the week is almost over!! It’s been a tough one since I’ll be out of town next week. I’ve been trying to get stuff done now so I won’t have to worry about it next week!
Anyway, its day 3 of the Better Each Day Challenge and the challenge for today is to set realistic resolutions. Luckily we’re heading into March and so I’ve already set my resolutions for the year (read all of them here).
Reading more books was one of my resolutions and so far I think I’m doing pretty good though with all that’s going on this week, I’ve had a bit of a set back and sorta altered my goal of a book a week to a book every 2 weeks which for me is a bit more realistic.
In the last month I have purchased about 20 new books but since I donated about 20 books last weekend, I now have room for them!
There are photos of various spots that I keep (hide) my books. We also have a master library bookcase on the first level of our home which is not featured… (I ran out to time this morning and didn’t get to take a picture of it).
So back to today’s challenge, I think that most of my goals are pretty realistic and if I feel I’m having trouble meeting them, the great thing is that I make the rules in my life (for the most part) and reserve the right to edit, change or completely erase a resolution at any point in time!
Tomorrow’s challenge: Cure Aches with Chocolate… Hmmm that looks interesting, can’t wait to read it. In case I never mentioned, I try to only read the task title so I have time to think about what it might be and not actually know the challenge before hand, isn’t that cheating!?