January 31, 2012

On the Brighter Side of Things

Over the weekend, I did a mini photo shoot of my daughter & let me tell you, we had the most fun on this one. We chose a nice secluded area close to home, however, every once in awhile a stray person would drive up to be nosey.

Here are some of the photos taken...I'm sure she will put up the rest on her blog soon.

I tried to get her to smile but ... it just became too silly! lol

After I was finished taking her photos, she decided to take mine too.

January 30, 2012

How to: Depot a Jumbo Pencil

Here's my first video on my YouTube channel (please subscribe). I will be adding more videos once I get the hang of the editing features on Windows Live Movie Maker.

It's super quick....more like a test video then anything. You won't see me, but you'll hear me. I was testing out the narration technique. My next video will be of me doing something...I don't know just yet.



January 29, 2012


bag & blazer: Target / Tshirt & boots: H&M / jeans: New York and Co



I'm sort of digging this neon bag. It was the very last one hanging up in Target.

Anyway...off to do a photoshoot with the girl.


January 27, 2012

Feature Friday: Arielle (Real Addiction)

Meet Arielle...
A super Fashionista who can create looks from (in her own words) the 50s-60s; to modern day styles.
And she works every look.

She's a fashion student, a stylist and has a pretty cool blog as well.

I love her tastes. And, her hair is always on point.

So, go check out her blog here! Enjoy!


January 26, 2012

Coffee Talk: Personal Mission Statement...

sweater & leggings: H&M / fedora:? / boots: The Shoe Dept. (Old)

In one of my classes in college, we had to write our own Personal Mission Statement. At that time, it was rather difficult to do. I'm not sure if it was the age (I really didn't care to or didn't have a clue); sometimes at a certain age in life, you're really not thinking about a Personal Mission Statement.

However, recently, I decided to give it another try. With the help of Franklin Covey. The template provided is a great start in helping you investigate who you really are as an individual. After completing mine, this is what it generated:

"I am at my best when there's less on my plate. When I get adequate sleep and exercise. When I'm focused; more productive, and use my time wisely. When I eat well...
I will try to prevent times when I do too much.
I will enjoy my work by continuing to help guide others and helping them reach their goals.
I will find enjoyment in my personal life through maintaining my creativity. Making sure I find time for me. Exploring, traveling and enjoying my time with family.
I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as inspiring; being a good friend. Being a good mother. Writing. Showing my creativity; organization. Naturally being me.
I can do anything I set my mind to. I will travel the world. I will help those in need.
My life's journey is unfolding as it should.
I will be a person who is known as that crazy, strong, outgoing and fearless individual out to pursue her goals.
My most important future contribution to others will be to show that I'm a parent first. Hoping to create something solid and meaningful that my daughter will benefit from.
I will stop procrastinating and start working on:
Learning how to say the word 'NO' more often.
I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:
Confidence, Strength, Courage.
I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:
Keep moving; without exercise there won't be good blood flow or improved breathing, or an increased flow of energy throughout my body.
Breathe...breathe out my tension; my anger; my doubts and resentment.
Let go of all the clutter. Take more time for self; read more; allow myself more 'Me' time. Lay off the technical background noise for a while.
Let go! Remind myself that whatever happened in the past is the past and focus on the future."

This was a great start. However, I'm working on making it a bit shorter...simpler. When I complete this, I'm going to print it out; frame it and hang it on my wall in my bedroom.

Keep in mind that your Mission Statement doesn't have to be a book, a paragraph, or even an essay. It can be a sentence; a few words. This site has a few examples for you to look at, as does this one.

A Personal Mission Statement is a good way to start your year off. So hopefully you'll try to write yours as well!



January 15, 2012

Leather n Levi

sweater: Old Navy / Tshirt & faux leather pants: H&M / sneakers: Vans / scarf: Charlotte Russe

No...I didn't get dressed in leather just to take Levi out for a walk.

January 13, 2012

Feature Friday: OPAL

Meet OPAL...Opal by Opal is the name of her blog.
Let me just say....this female has absolutely fantastic style! I love every single piece she wears, and I love how well her clothes fit her.

She's bold...and chic.

Again, another blogger who's not afraid to wear color.

You have to check her out! You will totally enjoy her style & blog.


January 6, 2012

Feature Friday: Ariel (Artfully Awear)

Meet Ariel....
I've been following Ariel since around late 2010. She's very unique.

Ariel's style is influenced by art; art from different eras & genres.

She also finds the best vintage and thrifted pieces!

I love her creativity; her uniqueness. You have to check her out.


January 3, 2012

Lazy Spaghetti...

I have these days (mainly weekdays) when I do not feel like cooking. I mean with a full time job, going to school, being mom, and a pet owner...it's tiresome.

Even though today I was off work, I still didn't feel like cooking. So what did I make? What I call my lazy spaghetti. It's quick and easy. Normally I make my own sauce (homemade); also there are times when I make my own pasta. Not this time!

You can see the full recipe here or just click the recipes box on the left handed side bar.