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.


Enjoy!

~Corie~


January 29, 2012

Neon

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

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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.

~Corie~





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!

~Corie~


January 26, 2012

Coffee Talk: Personal Mission Statement...

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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!

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~Corie~










January 25, 2012

Somewhere on Earth

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sweater: Gap / skirt: H&M / tote: Old Navy / shoes& necklace: Charlotte Russe
Every time someone sees a photo of me with the trees in the background, they always wonder if I've chosen the forest or woods to take the picture. And, my answer is usually that I'm somewhere on Earth :)

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This wooded area surrounds my neighborhood. It may look as though I'm in the woods, but I'm not.

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If you look closely, you'll see that the trees thin out. The county had to cut some of the trees down. We had all kind of wild life around us. At times, I do like the background. I prefer a more urban environment to take photos. I'll be in the city soon.

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Well I hope everyone had a great Wednesday!

I sure did!

~Corie~


January 24, 2012

My Bag is Color-blocking!

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sweater & skirt: H&M / tote: Old Navy

An outfit I wore yesterday...it was still rainy & then the fog came. But...I got a chance to use my new tote! It's Old Navy. When I laid eyes on it, I knew I had to get it. Even though I told myself that I wasn't purchasing ANYTHING. I'm suppose to be saving for a trip this year.

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Anyway, I really  haven't had much to write considering I've been a little ill. As soon as I'm fully revived, I'll be back. Even my outfits say I'm not feeling well. However, as I've said before, I'm giving you all me...what I wear on a daily basis and not just photos of a special occasion or something.

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On that note...I'm going to go check out your blogs! I'm still playing catch up.

~Corie~

January 22, 2012

Today's Casual Uniform

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long sleeve T & sweater: Old Navy / jeans: Levi's / boots:??

Considering the girl was sick yesterday....I don't have much to tell any of you. It was good staying in; enjoying movies and just relaxing all day--well most of all day. Let's see...my day started off busy on Saturday. I had to get up early and take care of some minor errands, take the girl to Cinderella's Closet to pick up her dress for her in-store modeling assignment at Aveda in The Mall of Georgia, then take her to the mall. The whole time there, she was ill. We went home 30 minutes after she started working her assignment.

So my Saturday afternoon turned out be a relaxing one. The girl slept all day.

Today, she was feeling much better, so we decided to go to the movies. Red Tails was sold out; we saw Underworld Awakening instead. It was the best one (to me) out of all of them. I can't wait to see the next one...at least that's what I'm hoping ;-)

No cooking for me today either. I ordered Chinese and called it a night. Now I'm just catching up on my blogging. I've missed so much!

Until tomorrow...

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~Corie~


January 15, 2012

Leather n Levi

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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 14, 2012

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.

~Corie~


January 11, 2012

Ambivert not Introvert...That's Me!

Correction on this post. After some research and thought, I've come to the conclusion that I'm an ambivert. An ambivert is a little bit of an introvert & an extrovert. This suits my personality well.

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blazer: thrifted / top: delias / pants: ny&co / heels & bag: charlotte russe / necklace: forever21


Introvert (as reworded) --- One who's reserved; find pleasure in activities like READING, WRITING, COMPUTERS, etc era.

Introverts enjoy time alone; prefer not to spend time in larger groups. Trust is an issue with introverts. And get this... they're also the type of people who would wear practical; comfortable articles of clothing. Imagine that...

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I am an introvert.

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What are you? Introvert? Extrovert?

~Corie

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.

~Corie




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.

Enjoy!

~Corie


A Relaxing Weekday...

I had the day off work today. So what did I do? Nothing. I just relaxed, had hot chocolate and watched, of course, the marathon of Law and Order SVU.

Reality will set in tomorrow morning...

~Corie