Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Thats me in the middle in black. This photo was taken in August! I will post others as time goes on.
Little hand sewn octopus! Look at their prices! Super affordable!
I admit, I plead guilty, to wandering the baby sections both in the stores and on Etsy. Giddily oggling at all the adorable cute little baby creations that are sprawling across the shops and stores, all the cute little tiny detailed girly outfits or the tiny little boy sweat suits....Its the size 0-3 months that just gets me! SOO TINY!
I ABSOLUTELY love the funky handmade burp cloths in this shop. Who needs another boring white or ivory or baby blue burp rag.. These are fun and funky and I adore this shop it reminds me of my own with the fun funky vibe:) Cool! Check them out!!!
Remember x-mas is coming, so get ready. Not better way to shop, than to support people who make this stuff by hand! Instead of always shopping at huge department stores, support some tiny businesses to help them get up and running. Their items are usually more personal, unique and have fine little details and differences that only a handmade item can have.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Fall Back by IndigoWC featuring Alexis Bittar jewelry
THEY ARE SOOOO YUMMY OMG!!!
Another fantastic vegan goody is vegan golden crispy lumpia, by MidoriSola... Who just also happens to be ME! Midori is my old shop, but will soon only have vegan items available for sale, and all jewelry will be sold on my PlayLisst etsy store. These lumpia are a delicious and meatless hit. IN FACT people go so crazy over them I have been asked to sell them regularly. So, I am going to start frying a huge batch up and selling them at the park. I mean while I am chillen at the park, why not fulfill peoples lumpia cravings?
Now for your vegan sweet tooth, and without sacrificing any taste whatsoever.. A friend of mine bought and shared these amazing cupcakes. MOUTH WATERING and delicious!! They are made by TheCupCakeMint. I personally tried the peanut butter ones and OMG. I had to run in the other directions FAST cause all my healthy diet rules left me and I was GRUBBIN! They are heaven, and to be honest they arent horrible for you at all. Its just that I dont like to just have 1:)
Monday, September 28, 2009
Also by PinkGasoline, is this lovely "that time of the month" little handy purse. Now you can look like your going to the bathroom with a descreet little makeup bag when it's really your personal artillery of femme weapons!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I love the colors in this purse and the colors that BagsByColette
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Someone somewhere is giving you grief.
You are feeling frazzled, out of patience, and out of time.
You need to chill.
So you check out these sites, to help you maintain your calm and cool.
If you visit DailyOm, be sure to sign up for their free courses. You can choose to pay whatever it is you can afford, whether that be $1.00 or $100.00
DailyOm offers courses in balancing your chakras ( different points in your body that harvest energy)
Healing with Ayurveda (the different elements esternal and internal that create balance inthe universe and within your body and spirit)
Effortless Prosperity, was created by a man named Bijan in February of 1997. It was immediately changing the lives of people anywhere, with his teachings of recieving the abundance that the universe has to offer to all of us. It is a way to heal your mind, heart, and relationships by "changing negative beliefs about ourselves into positive ones and being receptive to the limitles benefits the Universe has to offer."
There are daily lessons for 30 days. Each lesson is a different inspirational and practical technique to actively change your views from negative to positive.
You must try it, for one month, share it with friends and family it will change your life!
It sounds like allot, and you may not believe in this stuff, but trust me, if you are at all interested in them, or even interested in finding different ways to feel happy, balanced, peaceful, and calm. You should check these websites out.
Look at this amazing bag I found on www.etsy.com.
This woman makes gorgeous bags that are sturdy, earthy, and multi-functional.
I was especially inspired by these, because the purse is large, and I LOVE to tote around large purses. (I mean hello, I have to carry around my journal, vitamins,make-up bag, face spritzer, and so on and so forth). The matching wallet and key holder is adorable don't you agree?
Here shop name is LBArtworks
Check her out!
I began to really pack on the pound at the onset of a less than great relationship, which I shed three years ago, but I kept the weight. I think I began coping with the confusion, with food. Plus I love food. So I wasn;t exactly fighting this natural reaction to stress.
I have suffered some loss in the passed couple of years and I did turn to food. I am confident that my coping skills, and my spirit and my heart have recovered quite a bit and I am ready for a new me.
My friends and family, my children and my sweetie, are all fantastic support people in my life. It is because of their love that I am such a strong woman.
I realized just how much weight I did put on, when I saw some pictures of myself, taken at a concert. I looked soo swollen and puffy that you couldn't see my pretty face! It looked like my skin was being pulled thin cause my face was too swollen. Yes I said it, God made me and don't make mistakes so I am beautiful, just like you.
I also had a conversation with my son who also happens to think I am superbly beeeauutiful, bless his swweet self, but he has definitely noticed the weight. We talked about weight, and how you put it on easy but work hard to get it back off, and I told him how I was in such good shape when Teihani ( my daughter was a baby). he saw pictures of me and acted all shocked and amazed. Then he said Mom, look at this picture you look soo pretty! You look like a different person, you were soo thin, what happened?" He caught himself and changed his wording out of fear he would hurt my feelings. I had to take a moment to reflect on his last words though "what happened?"
I realized what did happen and it was that food had become my comfort. I love to eat, but I was eating late at night, or even when I wasn't hungry, I was eating allot, and would always make excuses like, I will eat less tomorrow.
I got up to 190 pounds. I am 5'2".
I did get down to 175 but that's where I stayed. For two years.
However, even though I have done capoeira, running,, and yoga, I couldn't loose the weight because my eating habits were horrible!
However, I must reiterate, all this time I still felt good. I felt like a hot sexy beast at 175 and still do!
But then, I see the photos, and aaaaaargh. Who is that? I don't look like a hot sexy beast, I don't reflect my insides, on my outside, and that is painful to see!
So I ask you, my dear fellow blog reader, to join me on this weight loss challenge.
Maybe we can help inspire each other to be the beautiful goddesses that we on the inside. We gotta let that inner beauty shine like it wants to! We have to treat our bodies well, and love ourselves, and get strong and healthy.
What's your plan?
That's where I'll start.