Wednesday, July 1, 2015

New Video and catch up

I'm not going to make excuses or anything.  I'm just having a lot of trouble focusing on anything right now and my brain is really scattered.  And, I'm not going to deny, I've been having trouble coping with my brother's death.  I've been horribly depressed which means when I have spare time, I've just been staring mindlessly at the TV or reading or sleeping.  I'm trying to get back into life again here, slowly but surely.  I can't promise my usual weekly posts, but I will pop in when I can.

Anyway, I posted a video on my new fauxdori and #OneBookJuly2015.  So check it out and hopefully look forward to more videos to come!


Thursday, June 18, 2015

6 Habits You Need for and Organized Life

I don't typically link to other blogs here.  I don't know why I don't, but I haven't much in the past.  But I read a post today that was so simply perfect I HAD to share.  So before I blather on, just take a moment and read it.  Clicky Right Here!!

I read a lot of blogs on organizing and minimalism and simple living, etc.  And a lot of them are just reiterating things I already know or have read in 6 other places.  With the occasional nugget of something new.  Still they keep me focused and heading in the right direction and a good reminder is always nice.

But this post gives you the best starting points and habits to build a more organized life, but it doesn't just say "put your sh*t away."  It gives you reasons WHY these things really work and push you in the right direction.

And if you don't already, you really should follow her blog.  It's definitely one of my favorites.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

It's Not Good-bye, right?

I've been staring at a blank entry page here for a couple of days.  I have a million and one thoughts in my head, but have no idea what to say.

My big brother passed away this past weekend.  He was 40.  My only sibling.

When we were little he'd say "Why do you think mom and dad stopped having kids after you, Nikki?"  And I'd say "Why do you think they tried again after you?"  We fought all the time, but we loved each other as siblings do.  We'd both make comments when we fought about wishing we were an only child.  Neither of us actually wanted that, obviously.

My heart breaks in a way I cannot explain.  Rest with the Lord, Scott.  Big brother.


Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Five!!

It's the eve of a long weekend.  A long weekend of me sleeping and sitting on my ass on the front porch.  Because that's all I want to do.

As for my 5 list, I'm just gonna use the random question generator.  The lists on my 2 other sources are just kinda meh.  So let's get on with it, yeah!?

Randomly Generated Friday Five!

1)  What is the biggest priority in your life right now?
Good lord, starting off with a big one.  Making sure the cabaret I'm planning and hosting doesn't suck a big one.

2) If you had to give yourself a new name, what name would you pick?
Growing up I had this weird thing about wanting to be named Rosita or Gwendolyn.  No idea why.  I'm pretty cool with my own name.  But, gun to my head, I'd probably pick something hippy-dippy like Raven.  Because I'm a big dork

3) Do you prefer to eat at home or out?
Out.  We all know I don't cook and cereal gets old after awhile.

4) What was your favorite subject in school?
High school, choir or Spanish.  The coolest class I ever took?  Amish Society.  THAT was amazing.

5) Do you have any pets?
Uh....Yes.  Her royal highness, Lady Tubbington.  AKA Yuna.  AKA theonlycat.  Spoiled, rotten, and so, so snuggly.


I guess that's about it for my list.  Hope it wasn't too boring for ya.  I'm kinda tired and not feeling top notch today, I didn't sleep well last night.  So I'm just gonna leave this post as it is.

I hope everyone is well.  Much love!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Are you using your planner?

I uploaded a video today on planners.  Just one of those general videos of me blah blah-ing in your face.  About planners and what you can do with them.

I kinda delve into different uses for planners if you're not a busy person but you share my addiction to having a paper planner.  And a lot of other tangents.

Anyway, enjoy!!



Friday, May 8, 2015

Friday Five!!!!

Holy cow everyone I'm back for a Friday Five!  WHEE!!!!  It's Friday, it's hotter than the pits of hell so I'm grumpy, but it's almost the weekend.   Seriously, spring apparently decided not to hit Ohio this year and we went right into the awfulness that is summer.  It's been miserable most of the week, my poor A/C is already getting a workout.  But enough of that, let's move on to today's list, shall we?

Today's list came from my usual source and there is a lot to choose from since I haven't done one of these in awhile.

Oh Baby Friday Five!!

1)  How do you feel about the smell of babies?
I will never understand that "baby smell" thing.  They always smell like sour milk and vomit to me.  Or soiled diapers.  I know baby powder smells nice, but it's not a smell I particularly care for either.  So, I guess the smell of babies if quite repulsive to me.  (I'll go on record as saying I'm not a baby person.  Nope.  Not a fan.)

2) Pretty much all baby animals are cute, but which are the cutest?
Oh man this is tough.  I mean kittens for sure are cuter than just about anything, but then there are baby koalas.  And baby otters.  And baby sloths.  And my head just exploded from cute.

3) Veggies are pretty good in their adult form, but put the word "baby" in front of their names and they can be transcendent.  Which baby veggies do you particularly love?
Transcendent?  That's a bit extreme, don't ya think?  Anyway I eat a lot of baby carrots.  I'm not too familiar with baby anything else.  However, I do feel incredibly guilty eating baby carrots, they waste SO much food making them.  If you were not already aware, they only get one baby carrot from a full sized one.  So hold up a normal carrot, and then a baby carrot.  Look at how much is wasted.  Now that said, I still eat them nearly every day with hummus for lunch.  Mmmmmm.....

4) How cute a baby were you?
Meh.  No cuter than any other.  I mean; not a baby person here so I look at baby photos of myself and I look no different than any other baby.  I dunno, you tell me:

No idea what I'm laughing at, but my brother was probably involved somehow.

5) How many songs in your digital library have the word "baby" in their title and which is your favorite?
Well I just searched "baby" in my Google Play library and came up with 10 songs.  Of that list my favorite would be either "Lady's Baby" by the Monkees or "I'm Just Here To Get My Baby Out of Jail" by the Everly Brothers.  Ah, the Every Brothers.  

So there ya go!  I'm hoping to have more things to post in upcoming weeks.  Sorry for the drop-off there.  I've been fighting off a bit of depression lately and trying to mentally prepare myself for the insanity this month and next month will be bringing me.  But I hope everyone is well, and enjoying some sun!!  Much love. 

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Unscheduled hiatus

So, yeah I kinda fell off the earth there for a minute.  Sorry about that.  Small combination of being in a bit of a funk and not really having much to post about.  I'll try to get back on the ball with Friday Fives and Wednesday WIPs again at least.  That should be easy enough, right?

I can't tell you how many times I've thought "SH!T!  I haven't posted in forever.  I really need to do that" then just kinda let it go again.

Anyway, if you do the Twitter thing I started a Twitter account.  I was avoiding it like the plague, but needed an outlet for my funny. Here it is

Hope you all are well.  Sorry for the absence!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday Five!

Time for another list.  Sorry, no video this week.  I never got one speck of feedback on the last one, so I don't know how it was received.  So.... no idea.  I guess I'll just do them as I feel like it.

So, in the meantime, I'll do it old school here.  :)  For today I'm on a random question generator site and I'm going to to generate 5 random questions and go with those.  No passing, no skipping!  *gulp*

Totally Random Friday Five!!

1) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Jeez.  I mean, if the nutrition still counts, no matter what I pick I'm gonna be hella malnourished.  So I guess if we can set that aside and just go by taste or whatever.... hummus and pita.  Although that's technically 2 things.  It's hard to think of anything I wouldn't eventually get sick of

2) What is your least favorite part of your day?
Getting out of bed.  Isn't that everyone's?

3) If you could live anywhere on earth, where would you live?
Northern Canada.  I love Canada, and the weather further north is what I need.  Someplace where summer is a couple weeks and it never gets above 70.

4) What is your preferred method of contacting someone?  (Phone, email, text, etc)
Email.  Written record and gives me time to think before saying anything.  Not that I always do, but I can take a moment to read, react, breathe, then reply.

5) What is the first thing you notice about another person?
Mood/intensity.  I can generally feel what a person is feeling before I even register their physical appearance.  


Well that list was ok I guess.  And I stuck with the no skipping or passing on questions, but they were all fine I didn't feel the need to pass on any of them.

Hope the list finds you all well and that you have an amazing weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Five

It's Friday, I'm grumpy, here's a list.


Random Friday Five!

1)  What was your favorite past time in high school?
Theatre.  Even though I pretty much never got cast in anything I still showed up.  Aaaand I'm just now realizing nothing has changed since then.

2)  What is your all time favorite board game/card game?
I think, bring from Ohio, I'm obligated to say Euchre.  But regardless, I do love Euchre.  I don't really play a lot of board games and don't know that I have a favorite.  I honestly can't remember the last time I played a board game.  Scrabble probably.  But I'm not very good at it.

3)  What is the last movie you saw at the theatre and what did you think of it?
The Imitation Game.  It was friggin amazing.  It was very well done all around.

4)  What is something (no matter what kind of mood your in) that makes you happy the moment you do it, see it, or hear it?
Bad jokes.  Bad jokes ALWAYS make me laugh.  Every time.  Theonlyboyfriend and theonlycat also seem to have a knack for pulling me out of a funk.

5)  Do you believe crop circles are made my human or alien?
Uh... the people that made them fessed up.  I'm not sure why this is still even a question to anyone.


I hope everyone has a great weekend planned!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wednesday WIPs

Well here we are at mid week again.  It's a kind of quiet and uneventful week which  is good.  As I posted yesterday I  finished my newest design.  I'm already starting on the 2nd.  They're going up for auction to raise money for My Pelotonia ride. 

My scarf is coming along as well.


I haven't worked on it a ton,but it's still moving forward.

Haven't really touched the blanket or really anything else lately, but nothing is really on a schedule so I'll cut myself some slack there.

Golly outside of that, not much is new.  Things are getting back to normal at work and evening out a bit, so that's nice.  And it's great working just one job and having one desk now.

Well, short post tonight, but that's really all in my world for now.  I hope everyone is well.  Much love!!