Category Archives: flawed & fabulous

Things I’m Loving Right Now

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I’m loving surprise visits from my bestest best friend and her fiance! <3

besties3I’m loving a bestie who is endlessly supportive and wonderful and beautiful, even when I am failing…

fiancesI’m loving fiance’s (mine in particular) who can always make you laugh.

moms& lastly, I’m loving moms (who are also maid of honors) who surprise you with amazingly thoughtful gifts that make you sob in front of everyone at your wedding shower. <3 <3 <3

Engaged!!

Nutcracker happy happy engaged!So, blog family, I don’t know how else to break the news to everyone, but Mitch & I are engaged [since 12/7/13]!! We’re going to get married and have kids and live happily ever after.

Okay, let’s be honest, I’ll probably drive him absolutely bonkers, BUT he’s stuck with me!

We haven’t set a date, though we’re thinking September 2014! It was a romantic night at the ballet watching The Nutcracker and then home for hot tea and Bible reading. After which, he asked me to marry him. AND I SAID YES!?!

We have been together since September of 2011 and I’ve never been happier in my life. Mitch is my best friend, my confidante, and my support system. I can’t wait to begin our life together as old married folks!

I’m Not Afraid

 

DIY: Owl Plush

Ohmy… I seem to have made a delectable little owl stuffed animal. Hrmm, I’d better post this D-I-Y made on a whim on my bloggity blog!! So here it is…

Supplies:
-Owl design [toooootally optional and feel free to use mine, but I'm an artiste so I made one. haha]
-Felt
Two sheets of the dark brown
One sheet of the light light brown
Less than one orange, black, white, and yeller [aka: yellow]
– Four [or more] different bits of Fabric quarters [or scrap fabric, really]
-Stuffing
-Sewing machine was helpful, but optional
-Rotary cutter or scissors
-Paper in the shape of a small-ish circle to help w the feathers!

Okay, First thing’s first [naturally]… Cut a town of circles out of the fabric swatches, cut out your owl shape on the brown felt times 2, your eye pieces [yellow, white, and black], the light brown ‘wings’, and a cute orange triangle for the beak!

NEXT, I used my rotary cutter and cut those circles in half for the feathers.

Then, I took the beautiful feathers and started sewing them in semi-straight and structured lines on the front of one of the brown owl body pieces!

After that I grabbed my light brown wings and sewed them on over top of my ‘feathers’! I even decided to give my wiley owl some eyes and a beak!

The last step was putting my finished front piece face down onto the second brown owl body piece and sew them together, leaving a small space to flip my owl inside out and stuff! AND VOILA!!!

I am a certified plushie designer!! Look at those eyes!?! =) She’s a dreamy girl!

DIY: Tie Dye Hair Pt 2

So this time I left the colors in for a bit longer and GLOBBED on the colors. The purple came out more purple and less dark blue and the turquoise is actually turquoise instead of light blue. I’m officially in love [and also a little bit of a my-little-pony] with this hair-do!

Original Colors here! I used the following dyes:
Manic Panic Cotton Candy

Awkward & Awesome Thursday

Awkward:
-Mentioning Harry Potter everytime my British coworker speaks. haha. The joke has turned into reality.
-The amount Franklin continues to scratch, even though we treated him for fleas last weekend. =( Poor fellah!
-When my pants are too tight the first day after wash and I can’t tuck my shirt into them [it's a loose shirt, alright? It needs to be tucked in!]

Awesome:
-Robert Downey Jr, bread, and flowers… this photo has EVERYTHING!
-MY DAD IS COMING HOME!!!! WOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
-And Johnny is even coming home for the weekend! Good times!
-My apartment complex has a pool… and I have been taking FULL ADVANTAGE.

Calling All Busty Gal Fashionistas

via Bustygirl Comics. Click photo to see more of her brilliance!

Okay, ladies… let’s get straight to the point: It’s not easy shopping for Busty Gals. It’s not easy dressing as a Busty Gal… especially if you would like to wear anything somewhat hip or fashion-forward. Therefore, I’ve come up with some guidelines for my Busty Bloggers out there!

#1. No loose fitting tees. The comic above can help me illustrate this. If it’s loose and it fits over your ladies, it will make you look pregnant OR WORSE.

#2. Wear the right bra size. This one seems obvious, but the right bra can really make all the difference in your posture and clothing. Invest in a good one. I know they’re 60 bucks for a GOOD BRA that fits us Busty Gals, but it’s totally worth it.

#3. No adornments. This is not to say only wear clothes without adornments or jewels or ruffles, but seriously… don’t wear any with designs or adornments ONLY on your chest. Not only is this ASKING for comments, it’s really not something a foxy fashionista like yourself wants to do [re: it can look a bit trashy].

#4. Accentuate your waist. More than anything else, I find that wearing clothing or belts or ANYTHING that draws attention to my waist is a good thing. Namely because it’s draws attention away from my bosoms.

These fashion tips are not because I’m not proud of my ladies or that I don’t want anyone to know that *gasp* I have a voluptuous chest. They’re just ways I’ve found to not be treated like a piece of delicious steak or eye candy to those fellahs that are drawn to the ta-tas!

Texas Trip

I already shared photos of Naomi’s birthday, now to dump off all the rest of my photos from the mini-vacay with Mitchel’s family!! =) Can I just brag about this little lady that I absolutely adore and have no relation to?! Cuz she’s just the bestest!

She ran for the swings as soon as we got to the park… a girl after my own heart! haha. Then we went and fed the ducks…

& had a ton of park fun before heading home for the evening!

And when we got home, I showed Naomi the photos from the day & taught her how to be a pirate!

 

Naomi’s 2nd Birthday

NaeNae turned 2 years old!!! For Naomi’s birthday we all got together and headed off to the Wacco Zoo!! =) It was such a fun day and the sun was out to celebrate with us!

After the Zoo, we came back to Louis & Lana’s house and opened gifts, grilled out, and had Spongebob cupcakes!!

Overall, it was quite the successful 2nd birthday for Miss Naomi! =)

30 Before 30: New tattoo

I completed another one of my 30 before 30 goals!!!

24. Get another tattoo!

Ignore my eyes in this photo. lol.

Colin McClain from Skinquake in Bloomington, IN did this tattoo and I am SO HAPPY with his work! He’s doing all my future tattoos, I’ve decided!

SO READY to start this beast!! =)

I should mention that watching someone get tatted up for 3 hours is not as exciting as it may seem. Poor Mitchel was such a trooper! My brother even lasted through half of the process, too!

Outline is DONE!!!!

Only the roses left to color!!

So freakin’ happy with the final product!!

Honestly, before I started getting tattoos, I never thought I’d be the type. I never considered putting something on my body permanently. It’s such an art form though. It’s turning my body into a work of art, and you might not want tattoos for yourself, but you’ve got to appreciate the beauty of it. It’s a realization, too… tattoos don’t change who I am. I’m still me… still positive and happy-go-lucky. Still a Christian!! This is just part of who I am. Part of what I love and enjoy out of life. This is me living my life to it’s fullest. =)

Thank God for my supportive family and Mitchel. They may not want tattoos themselves, or even agree with them, but they have been nothing but supportive of me and my happiness. I’m pretty blessed in that department! =)