Tuesday, February 26, 2013

New beginnings

Maybe I have been neglecting too many things in the past months, but I have been keeping tabs on myself. Just not always able to explain what it is I am up to.
So tonight I will start again.

It's currently 2013 and I am a busy lil' momma! I volunteer three days a week right now. Part of that is my awesome job at my daughters school being a Motor Mom. Besides that part of my life I am also working on finishing my certification in computer forensics. I am excited by many of the things I have read, but parts of this Ethics class are causing me to really step back and look at myself in a different view.

Tonight I plan to start looking up natural remedies for my hair and body. I will be posting pictures and recipes aft I try them.

Annnnnd since I know this blog is about me changing and making myself better, I am proud to say that I am on a diet and I am strictly monitoring myself. I have dropped pant sizes, and even have a treadmill now. It works just perfect for me. (And my new mint/grey workout shoes and rainbow shoe laces make it all the more fun!) My daughter encourages me and has me walking her to school and home from school, which totals in a few miles daily.

To help encourage myself I have recently dyed my hair and changed the cut. Currently I am sporting blonde highlighted long hair with bangs. Such a change for me!!

More to come soon!

"Believe in yourself and accept yourself. You are you, it's who you a meant to be!"
-Me <3

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inspiration Of Destruction to Create

To become inspired I needed a break from being inspired in a "positive" manner and after reading about destroying to become inspired I took the leap with both feet, and took my mother, my sister, and Alex right along with me!

The book requires you to push your own limits and your own road blocks. In between my school work (perfection a must) and my crafts (perfection with a personal touch) this book makes me destroy to create a perfection.

The book is hard for me to harm, I have OCD when it comes to my books. They are always well cared for and usually in a specific order. This is going to be a great tool to defeat my OCD. :-)

My first page in 'Wreck This Journal' was the beginning of tongue painting. I used my first 'paint' which was candy corn. I also used orange creme filled chocolate Mmm :-)
Of course I also flung some coffee on my pages, needs much more though :-D

Quote: "The urge to destroy is also a creative urge."
― Pablo Picasso

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Year of the Dragon

This year has started off as hectic as always. But that hasn't stopped me!

I've completed my first school course, and I'm almost done with the second one. I bought a car so our household now has two. Expect more outdoor inspiration once spring and summer come, I plan many park trips with my daughter!

I did celebrate the Chinese new year. The dragon inspired me to craft in between my schooling and family.

My little oriental dragon is 95% complete. I created him completely from my mind. I haven't finished yet since his legs just won't cooperate for me! I love him though. His eyes are safety eyes, cat style, they are clear with the black pupil. He is wearing a "scarf" with 3 oriental coins crocheted into it.

Quote: "The Dragon is gifted, intelligent, tenacious, willing and generous."
~A little look at the people born under the year of the dragon.

Here's a sneak peek of him...

Friday, December 9, 2011


By the way this date is WRONG today is January 11, 2012.
With the holidays past and the calm settling back into our schedules I've be too relaxed with myself. Now that I'm back on schedule with school, my diet is back, and my writings are on key, I'm on the hunt for more inspiration for my crafts and myself.

One inspiration I've been attracted to recently is the shades of pink and green. Usually I'm not a pink girl, but recently I've even dyed pink into my hair.

Dieting hasn't been easy since the holidays and those oh so yummy edible gifts were sitting around my kitchen. Once they were gone (or hidden) I've started to leave out (within sight and reach) fresh fruits and veggies. Even my daughter grabs the cucumbers before chips!!

Exercise is also been to relaxed, now that the tree is down, I have my Living room space to do my exercise and yoga. :-)

The photos of the yarn samples are my inspiration for my new purse. Sometimes I don't pick the yarn. It picks me :)

Quote: "If you'll not settle for anything less than your best, you will be amazed at what you can accomplish in your lives."
~Vince Lombardi

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A random feel good post!

So tonight has to be one of the best nights I have had in a while. My spirits are definitely soaring!

It started with ... Me winning this years NaNoWriMo. My first win ever and I have been trying to do it since high school. So tonight my story is 50,000+ words, 101 pages. And not nearly done! But I am so proud to have finally won!!

Then it moves on to the fact that I have just got 100% on my exam for college! Which gotta love 100%'s right?! Specially a test on out-dated obsolete disk

And I have lost 2lbs this month! Which is the big kicker for me!

So not that my random feel good post (basically a huge bragging post since I am so excited about everything going well tonight) is ending, I shall find the perfect quote!

Quote: "When you discover your mission, you will feel its demand. It will fill you with enthusiasm and a burning desire to get to work on it."
-W. Clement Stone 
Honestly, never give up! When you realize where you need to be, it all falls into place. You will Succeed!! :-)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Sometimes the hardest part of your life is finding the correct direction for your life. Everyone has a different path to follow and sometimes it's finding that path that takes the longest amount of time. Personally I have always had ideas of which life path I wanted to walk. But I never really had a plan to find my way there.

Even today, there are time I feel I need to step outside that path I have been on and see if it is heading in the direction I want to be in. Maybe I took a left turn a while back when it should have been right, but that doesn't mean that I am not on the right path. It just means maybe it will take me a little longer to get on that path.

I have a habit of getting on 'my' path and being able to see all the way through to the end, but then along the way I trip (or get pushed) and land off to the side. After getting up and dusting off, sometimes I just get right back to where I was and walk the path, while other times I can see that there is a completely different path (heading the same way) that I can take. Or even the rare path that once I am back up and moving goes in a completely different direction that I was planning. And sometimes that path is the best choice.

I have plenty of inspiration around. Sometimes it helps to re-watch (re-read, re-create, re-hear) the inspiration which started you off. It can kick start you right back to where you want to be. I love finding my inspirations, but sometimes that old faithful inspiration is the one you need the most.

Currently I have been channeling my inspirations into my NaNoWriMo writings and my holiday gifts for my family and friends. I haven't actually had the time to sit down and sort out what sort of inspirations I have pooling inside my head.

I do have plans to continue on my Zun Scarves, specially once the holiday "orders/wishes" are done. I do love the way the scarves make me feel when I finish one. And I love the smile people have when they wear one!

Exercising: It has been one of those things I fit in the middle of my life right now. I am fitting it in, just not as much as I have been wanting to. At times this past week I just crank up some danceable music and dance around while doing the household chores. One plus to this is that my daughter can dance right along with me, and she enjoys it, and another plus is the chores get completed. One way to get two things out of the way at once!

Quote: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined."
-Henry David Thoreau

My favorite teacher in High School was a Thoreau fan. I fell in love with his writing after the first time I read them. This quote especially pushes me. I have it written around as an inspirational source.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


I'm going to do what I once did as a child. I'm going to take this post and write a list of my personal thanks.

Remember: always be thankful. :-)

I consider myself one of the luckiest people, I may not get everything I want but I am so thankful for what I have.

I have a wonderful family. I'm thankful for my parents who are always there for me. I'm thankful for my fiancé who is always there for me too. I'm thankfully for my younger sister, she's always making us smile. And I'm most thankful for my daughter, she's young, but she's happy, healthy, and always making my feel happy and lucky. I'm thankful for her wonderful smiles!

I am thankful for my inspirations that drive me to create items people love. Even though there are inspirations that others may not understand, I'm grateful that I find inspiration. I'm thankful to have come across Wu Chun's show, it was a jumpstart to my healthier life.

I'm thankful for the Gods and Goddess of all religions. Each one has brought something to someone's life. Hope, love, faith, joy, and more.

I'm thankful for the abilities I have and those abilities I've learned. I'm thankful for those who have taken the time to teach me.

I'm thankful for the luxuries I am lucky enough to own this life time around.

I'm thankful for the health my family and I have. I'm thankful for this life. I'm thankful for all the people I have come across in this life time.

I'm also thankful for everyone reading this. Thank you everyone!

Please remember to be thankful for those who are alive in your life and those who have already passed. No matter where they are now if they have touched your life, take a second to thank them.

Quote: "I am thankful for laughter, except when milk comes out of my nose."
- Woody Allen

I am also thankful for all the men and women who have passed away defending our county.

Thank You! And Happy Thanksgiving!