Random Thoughts

Friday, June 29, 2012

Awkward Moments
This is what happens when the camera timer goes off before your ready...lol

So maybe my thoughts aren't random at all, but if you have been reading my posts I leave little hints about whats been going on in my life. I'm not sure if I can remember a time in the last 5 years where I wasn't stressed out. Well I think I can. I can think of two: 1. Our first family camping trip last year and 2. My honeymoon. Other than that I feel like I've been on some horrible roller coaster ride. Some days it feels like life is trying to attack me at all angles and other times I sit back and think "everything is going to be okay." I've worked hard for everything I have and yet I still feel extra awkward in awkward moments. I thank my lucky stars that I'm old enough now to know when things are getting awkward and how to avoid these moments all together. I've come accept that being me is very different from everyone else. When I try to explain my life story (to people who are curious) most people just look at me totally confused, like they are seeing an alien for the first time. So I have come to terms with the fact that I am very different. I don't know if that's good or bad? But it definitely leads to awkward situations. So most of the time I just talk about my kitten or the cupcakes I bake, which can make me seem like I live in some magical sugar land, but it's better than bombarding people with all the stupid things, like my real problems. I think that's why I divulge quotes from Pinterest to my Facebook, thinking someone might catch on that I am far from perfect. speaking of which here are some of my favorites....

This could not be any more true. Even when times are absolutely miserable, that person who makes you happy can make it seem just a little less awful.
Always surround yourself with positive people, even if that means you have to let go of people who you thought meant the world to you.

I hope everyone has had a great week, mine has been busy and filled with interrupted nights and tired feet! I can't wait to sleep in tomorrow :) I have had a lot of great ideas inspire my writing again and I think I'm going to touch on that this weekend. I feel like I have had writers block for the past year, and when you feel inspired, its best to jump on it! I hate that I have started two books and haven't finished either one, but I will.


Cute...but Strange Thursday

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hello Thursday...
Etsy: bysol
It feels like I haven't done this post in forever! I miss doing it, so I gathered up some of the cute/strange things I've been finding. 
I'm always coming across silliness...so here we go :)

Here we have a turkey and a deer that are bff's...how cute!
Picture & story source

Who wouldn't love a kitten sleepover? Too cute...especially the one on the far right!
Pretty much anything tiny is cute, especially these little green guys. I love how they are curled around that guy's glasses, you can really tell how small they are.
wondering around all the crocheted things I found this Etsy shop Su Ami and fell in love!!! Tiny little crochted creatures are the cutest and strangest! I would love to collect them all and make them a cute forest for them to live in :)
Etsy: Su Ami
Super cute dinosaur!

Via:  Laser Bread
And that it's, this picture above depicts how I have been feeling lately. my light bulb is all burnt out. I hope everyone's week is going well. As for mine it's been pretty busy. I can't wait to relax this weekend!

Have a great Day!

Outfit Diary

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I have been so busy lately! I'm back in the work force and my little feet are so tired at the end of day. The work I'm doing is pretty exciting, but I'll fill you in on that later. I want to talk about my hair! I started dying my hair when I was about 12 years old. Honestly I'm not sure what my natural color would be now, but I know before it was a brownish red color. I have dyed my hair every color in the rainbow. My favorite is magenta, but since I haven't had a natural color in my hair for a long time I thought I would give my hair a break. So the other night I finished my color process. I'm a brunette again! I thought I would miss the pink in my hair, but I kind of don't. I think I'm going to rock this for awhile. I've gotten a lot of compliments so far!  

Head to Toes
Crochet Flower Hair clip - by Me 
Owl Earrings - Thrifted
Dress - Thrifted
Flats - Aldo

Monday Blues

Monday, June 25, 2012

Last Monday for June

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. As for me it was a lot of fun! I thrifted and found some cute goodies. I baked cupcakes and those are them above. They are confetti vanilla with a pink swirl topped with cotton candy frosting and sprinkles. They came out really yummy! I wish I was able to get a picture of one with a really good swirl, but I wasn't about to cut into all of them. So I guess you have to trust me on that. We went out Saturday night with our close friends and played pool. We haven't gone out in forever! Anyway the work week is now beginning and here are some cute blue items I have found to tribute the Monday Blues.....

This Purse is so cute! I love typewriters :)
Etsy: Octopurse
I love nail stamps and these blue Hello Kitty nails are awesome!
Flickr: SweetSteffie
I'm always looking for cute vintage fabric and I love this print. 
Aqua and yellow always look good together.
Etsy: BeadSellerGirl
Mason jars are so versatile and the blue ones are my favorites. 
Any flower looks beautiful in a mason jar.
Wedding Bee

In some aspect of your life you are always lucky. Some are even luckier than most and it's very important that we remember these things. Hardships come and go just remember to tell yourself how lucky you are.

Have a great Monday!

Cupcake Sunday

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Via: Sparkle Cupcakes

I can't believe how many different ideas are out there for cupcakes! Basically If you can dream it up it can be made! I love when I'm looking for new ideas and come across some amazing bakers. I love having baking as a hobby and cupcakes are totally my obsession. Here are a few that I have found inspirational. I'm making the cotton candy cupcakes today. I was suppose to make them a while ago, but I never got around to it.

Recipe & Source: Becoming Lola
Aren't these so cute! Cotton candy and cupcakes seem like a win, win right? When I finish mine I'll post them. I'm not sure how they will taste but I will let you all know!
Via: obliviousfire
How magical are these!? Alice in Wonderland cupcakes are such a cute idea. She did an amazing job on all the little details...I love them!
Via: Zalita
This cupcake has to be one of my favorites. I can't imagine how long it took to make all those tiny items! 
Anyway, I hope your weekend has been fun, mine has! I have a few crochet projects going and my cupcakes should be baking as you read this.....

Have a great Sunday!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

I hope everyone is having an awesome week! 

Proud Of My Size Link Up

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I never thought I would ever be blogging about my size. Thank you Rachele over at The Nearsighted Owl for starting this link up. I have to be honest that I hate the fact that I'm not skinny. My family has always giving me problems about it by making fun of me. I have had eating disorders that I had to get help for, and to this day I hate my body. I blame Hollywood mostly. I grew up in L.A. & Orange County and felt the pressure of being skinny at the young age of 9. In fact I passed out at school in 4th grade from not eating. My weight use to bounce all over the place. Now that I'm in my 30's I have come to realize that it's all up to me. I'm proud of who I am, and my size, but I still battle with Body dysmorphic disorder. From everything I have been through, I have made sure that my daughter doesn't have to go through what I did. Everyone is different and we all come from different molds. Whoever said we're all suppose to be a size 2 was insane. As long as were healthy why should any size matter?

 So this is me, I exercise and eat healthy, but still have to wear an XL. I guess this is just my body and I'm slowly learning to love it.

I'm also in the process of changing hair color...so please excuse all the colors! It should be done by next week. I started working again and had to tone done the hot pink  :(

From Head to Toes:
Sunglasses - A random gas station
Owl Brooch - Vintage
Dress - Vintage
Shoes - Converse

Monday blues

Monday, June 18, 2012

It's so weird to be working full time again! The weekends go by in a flash and Monday just welcomes its self in like an unwanted guest or like that one family member who always comes over and eats all your food. Anyway, we had a great weekend! I took my kids to the gorge  and it was some much fun.....

It's like an oasis...the water is just perfect...up on that cliff to the right is where people like to jump off.
My toes in the water :)
My wife enjoying the sunshine...
My kids both adjusting their goggles...they had so much fun...I think we found our hang out!
Behind me is a waterfall but someone built a dam to slow the current...
This is a pretty flower that is one of many that grow in a pretty little flower patch in my yard.
I had a great weekend and I hope you did too...did you do anything fun?

Cupcake Sunday

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day!
Via: Source
I can't believe it's Father's Day already! There are so many cute cupcakes you can make for that special guy, depending on what he likes to do. Today I'm making confetti cupcakes with a cotton candy frosting and I can't wait to eat one! Were also going to have some friends over and grill. My wife has decided to take Father's day and we call it Mother's day #2. It fits for her :) Anyway here are some cute cupcake ideas I found......
Via: Source

I really like this cuupcake. It's simple and most dads are. Plus anyone could make this with some letter cookie cutters and fondant.
Via: Source
How cute is this fishing cupcake! 
Via: Source
These cupcakes with the shirt and tie are a great idea! I love fondant and how you can make anything with it.  
I hope everyone is having a great weekend...now I'm off to bake!

Fill in the Blank Friday

Friday, June 15, 2012

Blanks & Photo Via: thelittlethingswedo

So, I'm Jesica. My wife asked me to do a guest post for Fill in the Blank Friday. Keep in mind I have never posted a blog. LOL. I'll give it my best shot.

I would invite:

All of our close friends and family

The theme would be:

Food Around The World

I would host it:

In our home with alot of decorations from the different cultures from around the world

We would eat:

Different varieties of Asian, African and Indian food. Along with many others, these are some of my favorites.

It would look like:

A very interesting blend of all my favorite cultures.

Via: trenduk

Via: Panoramio

My wife and I love having dinner parties and I hope this could be a theme that we explore. It sounds like so much fun!

Have a great day!

Random Love

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Look a Squirrel!!!

Via: Woodland Treats
You would be surprised how much that phrase goes through my head! I should be the poster child (Adult) for A.D.D. How can you help it these days? I don't think you can...there's just to many pretty things on the internet. I really wanted to do a post about my hair, because I got it to a really pretty pink color and I even added color in my bangs, but more about that later. Here are some randomly awesome things I have found while clicking away........

Via: Girl.Inspired.

How awesome are those cupcakes?! The mushrooms are made of meringue and I really want to duplicate these one day. Hopefully I can find some time soon, but probably not until I finish my summer classes.
On Occasion Dress By Modcloth

This dress says summer all over it and it looks so comfortable, you will be mine one day!
Via Etsy:  jenniferramos
This painting is so sweet. The writing gives it a young innocence that makes you want to agree with what ever is painted on it :)

Via Etsy: duvdesigns
I love, love, love this! I'm a huge fan of all three movies and this would be perfect framed, next to my computer, so I could read it everyday to remind myself of why I left the Shire.

Via: Old Navy
This sweater looks so comfy! I want it now! I could picture myself wearing it with my cut off shorts and flip flops sitting next to my fire pit roasting marshmallows on a cool summer night.....yes I get all that just by looking at a sweater.

Via: Shanalogic
I saved the best for last... squirrel hair pins!!!!! I LOVE these so much!!! I would love to make cute braids in my hair and pin them with these cute little guys.

I love tattoo's that are original and how much more original can you get? These made me giggle..and then think......I might like to get a tattoo whim. I think these are so cute!

I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I'm having a lot of fun in my art classes and I'm really glad I chose to take summer classes. I aiming for graduation next year! Going to College part time has been a struggle, but I'm finally seeing the light at this really long tunnel.....

Have a Great day :)