Monday, January 28, 2013

instagram, vine app, and news

Good Morning world. little to no sleep last night.
I went to bed around 10:30, then laid there for almost 5 hours...
insomnia much?

Does any one have the Vine app? 
I just got it last night and im LOVING it

in other news there seems to be pretty bad reviews for it.. I have only had one issue...two so far. 
I recorded myself getting ready this morning and it didnt work. meaning im just going to have to try again tomorrow to make it work 
and um... the bad news online is true.. there are some effed up people who are using it for porn. 

and Here are my INSTAGRAM pictures from last week

on top of doing my photo of the day everyday at 11:30 I also found this nifty app that reminds you everyday to take a photo of your self. then at the end of the year it puts them into a little movie for you.
I have ultimately decided that I should probably get ready everyday... I look like death in some of these!
the app is called Everyday

Chelsea has found a few new spots to be. shes almost always either here, on this bench in front of the window just like this, under the desk by my feet, on top of me, or laying by the back door. I dont think shes aware that shes not a puppy anymore.. 55 lb dogs dont make the best lap dogs... or under the desk dogs, or on top of small bench dogs.. oh well shes too cute to care.

Started selling some of my sweet homeade lovelies. 
Im in the works of creating a facebook page, getting business cards, and ultimately an Etsy shop. (waiting on that part though.

Super Maddy has offered to design the cards for me, I googled some amazeball ideas and sent them to her :) excited to see what her super talented self comes up with!

second order I have recieved a gigantic scarf, hat, and mittens. excited about the color combo with this one!

 Its been pretty amazing weather here the past week and a half, cold temperatures, and rain. I really dont enjoy driving at night or in the rain, put them together and I am a nervous wreck.

we are OUT of meals.. so our dinners, and lunches have been interesting. 

that's about it. 

Hope you are all having a wonderful time. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

insta ketchup

Its been a while since I have done an instagram post. so I'm going to post my favorite shots from the past few weeks...
also a little update of what I have been doing!

I started a really cool app called the Couch 2 5K. I really like it a lot. Basically it goes day by day up to 8 weeks and by that time you should be able to run a 5k! You can also listen to your music while its going, and it just beeps over the music and tells you to run, or walk. My plan is to get in great shape by the time spring rolls around.

Ive been playing with the dogs a lot. Buddy really enjoys my goofy sense of humor... or rather he puts up with it.

Ive been drinking lots of coffee to stay active. I have been so tired lately. and this has really helped me stay on top of the house work.

these little fingerless gloves have been making an appearance in my instagram feed for the past couple of weeks and its resulted in a few people asking to buy them! super exciting as The mister of the household has been kindly suggesting that I find a job. 
 I have been doing really well on my photo a day quest. as soon as my alarm goes off at 11:30 I snap a photo of what I'm doing at that exact moment. this one may be one of my favorites because of the colors.

I got to go see a concert and take some pictures of the band. they turned out really amazing. if you want to see more of them you can find us on Facebook at Le'Olam Photography.

I have been trying to Let Go and Let God. so I made this for a background on my phone. 

I have been drawing a lot lately. this was for a tattoo for one of my friends.

 Chelsea got in to see the doctor, followed by going to get registered to live on base. shes so nosy! oh and right after this shot she got down and pooped on their floor. I was beyond embarrassed because she NEVER does things like this.

lots of craftiness going on here.

I started seeing a counselor. I cant express how excited I am about this. I struggle with depression and anxiety daily and I'm excited to get it under control. I've already started feeling better and I've only had a few appointments.

started painting my nails again. after weeks of horrible peeled off polish I got inspired.

ANNND! I got a smash book! I am so stoked about this. I have already spent hours "smashing" it. and I'm not even close to being done. I don't have a particular theme. just what ever looks good.

soo. there's my long instagram post. I hope you like it. follow me on instagram if you want!


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

junk drawer overhaul

Thought I would share with you how my desk junk drawer looks like... 

Exhibit A: a melting pot of everything I don't want on the top of the desk, there was a fork? the door stopper thingy, pens, markers, glue sticks, paper scraps, and a bunch of random craft supplies.
Yeah I know its pretty bad. I was sick of digging through to find what I needed. Plus I got one of those nifty plastic drawer organizers from Target. (on sale 17.99) to put all my craft supplies in, so I was able to empty out a bunch of drawers. Brad will finally be able to put stuff in here! Here's what I did. Ill share where I put everything else in another post.

First, I emptied the drawers out, and cleaned them out. I just used a dry sponge to "sweep" everything into the corner.. have you ever tried getting those little pieces out? the dust, and crumbs...(not sure where those came from) the paper scraps? its impossible.

Unless you use tape! I just wrapped some masking tape around my fingers sticky side out. and pressed into the corner.

Worked like a charm!

Then I used picture frames to hold things in place, sort of like little barriers! I made some little paper boxes via Pinecone Camp.
I like that things wont just be floating around to the back of the drawer now.
Hope this is interesting...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

One Little Word 2013

So this is my first year hearing about Ali Edwards and her One Little Word plan. She says sometimes a word will pop into your brain and it wont make sense right now, but give it some time.

For me this word that pushed its way into my mind makes perfect sense. It goes along perfectly with my twenty thirteen resolutions, and my goals to better myself.

2012 was a hard year for me. There were plenty of beautiful wonderful moments, but it wasn't always rainbows and unicorns. The beginning of the year was difficult, my husband was deployed so I was constantly worrying. I made the move back to North Carolina with my brother and his girlfriend ended up stranded in the mountains of Virginia, but I pulled it together and we made it back.
the next couple of months were fun and exciting planning Bee's return, catching up with old friends, and getting our house organized.
After he got home I was an emotional mess. it was like the last years' worth of worry and emotion and holding myself together just exploded. I finally had my rock back and I could let it all go. and it was messy. I was in such a cliff dive of emotion. May came to a close with a very hard realization. I needed to heal myself. and I counted on my love for my husband and his strength to pull me through that mess of a time.
I bumped around the rest of the year going from happy to sad to numb like a pinball.

But I pulled through. and that has made me realize just how strong I am.
my twenty thirteen word is
It came to me this morning from a teasing facebook comment from a friend. and I don't think he realized how much it belonged to me! I commented right back that I was going to use it and thanked him for sharing it with me.
I really am unsinkable and as Ali says on her blog "You live with it. You invite it into your life. You let it speak to you. You might even follow where it leads."
I truly hope to follow this word where it leads me.
Do you have your word picked out?
I would love to know what word you've chosen to invite into your life.
xoxo Jenn