200 questions post 7

Something you were disappointed in/by?

This questions brings to mind alot of things but im not going to think about it Globally, im going to think about it locally. Everyone has hard times. Everyone complains and sometimes you wonder when its going to get worse. I had been one of those people. I was so angry and resentful. I was jealous and sad. I believed nobody knew how i felt and i was so negative that i began to lose sight of me. That is how so many others are… I am disappointed by society’s inabilty to deal with life and to take ownership for how they handle situations. I ,personally have had anxiety for most of my life. Its been so bad that i believed i was having a nervous breakdown and would need to be hospitalized (panic attacks at their peak right?!?) I have never let anxiety speak for me. I have dealt with the worst of times with strength and power. I have never made an excuse for something because of anxiety. I have worked through it and come out on top. Society today does not take accountability, everyone is saying “why me”. I too have asked that question but i gotta tell you something… Life doesnt give a shit!! It is up to all of us to make life good. Its okay to have a bad day because we all do, but dont sit around and feel sorry fir yourself because there is someone going through something so much worse. Wake up everyday feeling so grateful that you are alive. Practice positive thinking. Breathe deeply. Feel the warm sun on your face. We only get this one time to be alive so why not embrace your blessings and leave all the negative shit behind because honestly, the world continues on regardless of you bad day.

1 year Anniversary

Hi friends! I just hit my 1 year mark for this blog and this has been so much fun. I know that I don’t post as much as I used to but I am now busier than I was before. I have written so many posts that have made me so happy, posts that have been harder to write. It has all been a really organic experience and I have enjoyed every post I have written.

So whats next…

well.. I am sending out my transcripts to continue my education but I am also looking into a certification in personal training! As many of you know, I have been on a journey to get and maintain healthy habits and going to the gym has only added extra drive to get in even better shape and continue my journey. Thankfully I have a friend who is going to be helping me with this endeavor. This does not mean that I am not continuing school this is just another avenue while I continue my eduation. I am in contact with 2 schools regarding my Bachelors degree so I am waiting to hear back from one of them to help me decide where I choose to go.

I am taking care of my bulldog puppy. almost 9 months old and 80 pounds!!!! He is sassy and fully of energy and I love him

1488402700740.20170130_061130My husband is working hard to get up transferred closer to our hometown and now we play the waiting game for that…

My Etsy shop is doing better. I have had one sale, and 6 special orders! I can only hope that it gets bigger and busier. Here is some of my latest work!

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My Dream

Many of you know that i am going to school in the hopes of becoming a librarian. While this is a goal for me, my real dream is to work in publishing. I got the idea when I first saw the movie The Proposal. Watching Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds sit in an office and read books that were either going to make it in the world or not was absolutely fascinating. I kind of feel like the idea of publishing and or working in the industry has followed me around for quite some time. Not only did I get my first idea from the movie The Proposal but the second time was when I read the 50 Shades of Grey series. Our Leading Lady Ana, in book 2 gets a job at a Publishing House in Seattle. When I watch movies or read books that have to do with the publishing industry it makes my heart feel whole. The idea of working in an office Reading manuscript giving feedback proofreading and editing is something that I hold near and dear to my heart. For a long time I thought I wanted to be on the other end and write a book and while I still might do that I really want to work in this industry I want to surround my life with books even more so than I already have. Are any of you in this industry? Do you have any tips?

200 questions challenge

Hi readers! We are now on day 3 of this challenge!! I am having so much fun with this and hope you enjoy it too!

Day 03: what is a hobby you would like to pick up if money wasnt and issue?

Sorry for the screenshot, it wouldnt save to my phone! So for me it would be quilting. I have made a few Log Cabin style quilts that my Aunt Nana taught me how to sew but to make something like this would be the dream!! I adore people who can sew like this. Many advanced quilters I know look at this and say “piece of cake”. When i look at this I think “dear god how does this work”!?! Not only is quilting beyond my comprehension it is also quite costly. The first quilt i made was a lap quilt (not even the standard size for a baby quilt) and it cost me roughly $75!!! 

Is there a craft you wish you coukd do if money wasnt a problem?!?

New Blog challenge!!

Hi readers! I am so sorry I have been MIA lately. I feel like ever since we moved I keep meaning to work on this and then I totally space until I’m dozing off in bed. So my best friend Ashley and I have a book blog that we host together and she and I also have a Pinterest board where we pin ideas for that blog. She happened to pin this awesome idea that I am making into a challenge. Starting today I will be working on…

200 questions to get to know someone!!

some of the questions will be more in depth than others so just bear with me and I will start a new post for question 1~

Kevin

Hey friends ! it’s been awhile since I have done a post and today seemed like a good time to do one!. I decided to write about a 21 pound baby boy, who is fawn and white colored. His droopy brown eyes are the sweetest and today both he and I are not feeling well. He has had an upset tummy all morning and since he is my first puppy, that wasn’t my family pet or parents pet I am a bit anxious as I do know how to make him feel better 😢 it’s heartbreaking truly. He is so sweet and such a tough guy. Right now he is napping on me and snoring!!! he is the most precious puppy  have ever met!

Check in and feelings 

Hey readers! I wanted to write tonight because I’ve been having revelations in my life and on life in general. So here is what has been on my mind…

1. Stop being negative. I feel like society as a whole has bred us to make such a big deal on what’s wrong in our lives. Yes we all have bad days, bad thoughts and just natural stresses and anxieties. It is because of how we are bred that we want want want and I too am guilty but take a second and think about what’s right in your life! Quit having a pity party and buck up! I am so sick of negativity it’s literally to the point where I wanna sit in my cozy chair, stitch for my etsy shop and get rid of my phone and laptop just so I can experience that bliss.

2. Setting boundaries. I have come to learn that for myself I need to take a step back. I am noticing that I am taking in so much extra shit from the world that I need to step back, take a breath and really set some boundaries around me to maintain peace and keep myself centered.

3. Set attainable goals. For my entire life I can remember being a planner. I planned my next step before I knew what the first step was. This has been a blessing and a curse. I love being able to come up with a plan but I get so wrapped up that part way in I have to rethink steps. It’s been this way for as long as I can remember. So now I have 3 goals and I’m sticking to only those for now!

4.let little things go. I am very much a control freak and I’ve noticed I hold on to alot of extra, small bullshit. It’s time to let that go! I am a good human, a dedicated student, a great friend, a crazy movie lady, a stitcher, a quoter, sister, daughter, auntie, God mother, and wife and I’m loving it!

5. Use social media only for “good” connection. I see alot of posts via Facebook where people complain and that’s fine, it’s an outlet and I have done it too, however it’s a downer. So I am making it known that I will be showcasing my art, my gorgeous husband and happiness only on my social media.

6. Be Present. I am a girl who stressed so much about nothing that it literally began to affect me physically and emotionally.  I was on medication for anxiety, I couldn’t sleep. I was having panic attacks daily. I gained 40 pounds in a 2 year span, I wasn’t reading. I wasn’t crafting. I was stuck in my own head stressing about my future. I have come to realize that I cannot control the future but I can control how I react to it and why react with panic? Embrace the future, enjoy the present and leave your past behind. 

7. Practice Compassion. I heard a t.v personality say recently that he believed in a higher power of sorts but mostly believed in compassion. If all of us would practice this more I think all of us would benefit emotionally. I wrote about my biggest life rut where I was ready to fight the world, and always bitter and I truly believed that if I was already angry I wouldn’t be disappointed and compassion and sympathy were not in my vocabulary. I now make a conscience effort to keep both in my head and my heart and to emanate them daily.

This was such a fun post for me because these things weigh heavy on my mind. You may not agree, you may call me crazy, you may unfriend me but this is me.. and I really like her!

10 more movies I adore

Hi friends! I have been on overdrive lately with school and life in general! I wanted to a fun post that wasn’t emotionally heavy like my last one so here are 10 more movies that I adore. Many of you may not know these movies or maybe you didn’t know I loved them as much as I do, so here we go!

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10. Southpaw. I am a HUGE sports movie fan. I have seen dozens in my life and to this day I am still absolutely in love with them. Southpaw is a drama about a man named Billy Hope who is a famous and undefeated boxer from Hells Kitchen. With his wife in his corner, his daughter at home and a lavish life he is on top of the world, until tragedy strikes and he is left with only his drive to win again. This movie was a LONG awaited one for me. I am head over heels in love with Jake Gyllenhaal and his talent is a force. I knew that when this movie was released that it would be one of my favorites and I was right. Not only is the story great and heart wrenching but the cast is something to be celebrated.

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9. Divine Secrets of the YAYA Sisterhood.  This is a movie that I watch frequently and I can say most of the lines verbatem. Its a coming of age story for all ages about a group of women whose friendship withstands the good, the bad and the ugly of life. With the talent of James Garner, Ellen Burstyn, Ashley Judd, Sandra Bullock and Maggie Smith this story will leave you happy and sad and still trying to figure it all out once its over.

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8. The Wolf of Wall Street. I had to choose another Leonardo DiCaprio film as per usual! I had extremely high expectations for this movie as it starred my favorite Actor and one of my all time Favorite Directors Martin Scorsese. In the past the two of them have made cinematic gold with movies such as The Aviator, The Departed and Shutter Island. My expectations were beyond met with this story of a man whose dream of money and success are far greater than he expected (they also were illegal). This is one of my favorite preformances of Leo’s as I think he embodied each phase of this mans success with grace and true talent.

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7.The Lost Boys. I am a shameless 80’s movie fanatic while my husband is much less one and much less of a movie buff than I am however we both frequent The Lost Boys. This movie follows a family who moves to a coastal town that is inhabited by teenagers who are children of the night. Being a vampire has never been cooler when Keifer Sutherland is the leader of the pack. This was the first movie I saw that Corey Haim was in and it was love at first sight!

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6. Riding in Cars with Boys. This is another movie I watch alot. It was one that came out when I was in junior high school and when It finally aired on HBO i made sure to watch it as much as I could. It was the first movie that I felt Drew Barrymore really let go and showed off her true talent. This story is a bio pic about a women who tells her story of growing up all too fast when she becomes pregnant in highschool and raising her son Jason, her junkie husband Ray and herself all the while writting this book that she narrates.

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5. My Week with Marilyn. If you know me, you will know that I am not a fan of the iconic Marilyn Monroe. While I think that she was gorgeous, I think that that is where the talent ends. However in watching this movie I was overwhelmed with a bunch of emotions. I saw a woman who was such a force but who inside thought nothing of herself. I saw her struggle with her techniques and methods and dealing with the impending doom of her failing marriage to the famous playwrite Arthur Miller. Michelle Williams was a stunning adaptation of the starlet and captured her to her very core. There is a scene where she is greeted by her friend and she says “forgive my horrible face” as she had been crying and wearing no makeup, and in that moment I saw a woman who literally struggled with herself everyday.

thC7Z25Q7H4. Silver Linings Playbook. Here is another movie that I didnt see until all of its hype died down and Oh my gosh this is one movie that will go down in history. It follows a man who is institutionalized and when he is let out he meets a widow who is equally as damaged as him and how a dance competition can make two people fall in love. It is one that you really sit back and think about once the credits begin to roll.

th6OSNVJ5B.jpg3. Shutter Island. All I can say about this is WOW! This is one of Leo’s darkest preformances as he portrays a Agent looking for a murderer in an asylum on an island. You see him struggle with his own sanity as the film continues until you finally find out the truth and BAM! You are slapped in the face with an inceredible twist! I saw this isn theaters with my husband and he called all the twists (or so he says) and was unimpressed but I walked out in awe at how utterly amazing the entire movie was and how deep Leo had to get into this character.

how to make an american quilt.jpg2. How to Make an American Quilt. I remember being a 8 year old girl and watching this movie with my mama. If you have seen it you know that it is a movie that celebrates the lives of a group of women who tell their stories through the eyes of Finn plyed by Winona Ryder. It was the first movie I watched where these women dealt with so much heartache and still came back 10 times stronger. Each woman fell in love, lost love and found love in another form later in life and it really showed me that through greif and success, love and loss, only you can make your own future.

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  1. Tombstone. This picture speaks for itself. Tombstone is one of the first Westerns I ever watched when I was a kid. As you know by now my parents F@#$%^& rocked and allowed me to watch alot of movies because they too are major movie buffs. I remember thinking that these 4 men were the toughest guys in the world. Based on a true story of Wyatt Earp, Tombstone is still to this day one of my favorites. Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday is probably in my top 10 all time favorite characters and if you have seen him you know why. He takes the role to an entirly different level and I dont think it will ever be matched.

I hope you enjoyed this post. More fun to come!

Tea Towel Set

Hey everyone, I wanted to share a project that has been completed but I have not been able to share until I was able to give this project as a gift. Let me start off by saying that I have had this planned for a long time now. I made these for my mama’s birthday because she is the one who taught me how to embroider but also because she loves cupcakes…

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There will be more fun like this in my Etsy Shop. ASweetStitchShop . Check me out for more handmade items 🙂