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My First Frost

24 Jan

This is a year of firsts for me. Getting back to school, adapting to a new part of the country and truly feeling like an adult. So, a whole lotta different going on. As mentioned before, I like change. I thrive on it. But no matter who you are, it can be daunting and unsettling. That was my thought when I noticed the weather changes here in Indiana. Actually, on seeing my first snow fall, my first thought was “what have I done? I don’t belong here.” But I do. It’s just different and takes some getting used to.

I have spent more than half my life in a sub tropical climate. First, the Bahamas and then Florida. No snow. Hell, if it got below 70 degrees people wore parkas. So this was my view this past week:

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I was excited and then went, “what now?”

Thankfully, not a lot of snow. Mother nature needs to ease this FL girl into winter. But I have learned a few tricks. These are great for warding off the cold wind:

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Soap and Glory Hand Food lotion, Nivea Lip Butters

And on those long winter days when I feel like this:

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Sometimes you just have to remember it doesn’t last forever and have a big cup  bowl of tea.

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Stay Warm and Happy Thursday!

DIY River Song Journal

2 Jan

Hello All and Happy New Year!

So far it’s been pretty good. I got to make the most of my visit home to Fl and even visited New Smyrna Beach. It was wonderful to see everyone and I’m ready for 2013. While, I’m not normally one for strict New Year resolutions I do try to accomplish something during the year. Pretty much every year it comes down to the fact that I wish I had more time to be creative, usually journaling. And I will continue to try again this year.

Which brings me to my first DIY. I’ve been on a bit of British t.v. kick during my Christmas break and have gotten caught up in Doctor Who- Oh my goodness. I can see why every one loves it! River Song is a favorite and her diary is pretty cool, so I thought I would make my own. Here’s how I did it:

Step 1: You’ll need a journal. I used an unused black moleskin journal.

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Step 2: Gather Supplies (double sided mounting tape, double sided mounting squares, ruler, X-Acto knife)

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Step 3: Align the pieces as you like

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Step 4: Paint!

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(first coat)

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An online reference of the diary.
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Final product! I even tea stained some of the pages to give it an aged effect. Excellent for your own spoilers :)

Happy Wednesday!

Recent Favorites

19 Oct

Hey Guys,

I’ve been wanting to post for a while now, but inspiration has been majorly lacking. So, I thought I’d just catch you up on what’s going on. Classes have been going full steam ahead lately and I’m definitely going into “power through”/ “tunnel vision” mode to get through the semester. In a way, it’s kinda nice to have something to focus on and challenge myself again. I got too complacent during my unemployment phase, and now I’m really beginning to thrive in an academic environment again. But, that’s not to say academia doesn’t come with it’s challenges, and that brings me to my new best friend: coffee.

  • I’ve always been a bit of a coffee sissy. I’m the type that loved the smell, but could never really stomach it. I would always reach for the “frou frou” drinks as my dad calls them, kind of coffee drinks but mostly milk and cream. I finally found a blend that works for me, the Blonde roast. I still need it with milk and splenda, but it does the trick to keep me awake and ready for my early class.

  • Pretty Little Liars: Ok, bear with me on this one. I am slightly embarrassed that I like this show so much. But, you’re just gonna have to trust me on this one. It’s a mix between a soap opera and murder mystery, and it’s well acted with great writing (and for the most part that’s hard to come by in TV lately). It definitely fits the “guilty pleasure” category, but it’s fun and keeps you guessing.

  • Ed Sheeran: I stumbled onto his music by accident this week. A song of his caught my attention on the radio and I was instantly hooked. I would categorize it for the most part as a alternative, but he has a wonderful smooth voice that I could listen to all day.

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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Gettin’ It Together

27 Sep

Hello lovlies,

I just wanted to have a quick note here. Quite frankly, the universe has sent some interesting obstacles in my way the last couple weeks. (This pic will explain a lot). Bummer, right?

 

But all is well now and I feel even stronger than before. My last post was the push I needed to get me over the last little slump. I needed to get it together, and I truly believe I have. Working on my projects, taking care of myself and feeling really great about it. And to top is all off, it’s even close to the weekend. And everybody loves a Friday! Especially Corgis :)

 

“Did someone say Friday?!”

Happy Thursday!

 

Newbie

1 Sep

I made it! I’ve hit the 3 week mark and I’m finally starting to feel at ease. During my latest transition, I’ve had a bit of trouble. For some reason I’ve been hit with homesickness mighty hard and just couldn’t shake it. Some days I would be feelin’ good, making progress and then, bam! Not feelin’ so great.

Honestly, I’m kinda embarrassed by this. I pride myself on being able to move about, adjust as necessary and blend. So, while I’m moping about, wanting to go home, I’m also super mad at myself for feeling that way. Crazy, right? Yup. Definitely.

But this week, I’ve think I’ve turned a corner. No surprise that when I finally eased up on myself, the homesickness eased up as well. And I’m finally on my way :)

And this quote has helped immensely: 

Happy Sunday!