Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Like Peanut Butter and JAM

There are a lot of things that I'm wanting to blog about here. Thoughts about what it's like to run a successful business while battling anxiety and depression (I'm sure you're REALLY excited to hear about that! ha!). Balancing family life with work life... etc. But today I thought it would be fun to show off some of the looks I've created over the past month or two.

I NEVER would have thought styling would come so naturally to me. ... I mean, I guess if I REALLY sat down and thought about it, it would make sense. I spent YEARS mixing and matching prints for my scrapbooking creations. That translates easily to patterns on clothing. Turns out all of that scrapping trained my eye and I didn't even realize what I was doing. #lucky

When I was in High School I used to ask for a Vogue subscription for my birthday. No one in my family was ever "into fashion." We dressed solely for comfort and affordability. But as an artistic soul I was drawn to the bold color and wild prints in high fashion. I loved the visuals of the different editorials I'd find. I used the fashion magazines to hone my drawing skills. Never in ONE MILLION YEARS would I have thought that I'd be subscribing again one day in order to be on top of the latest trends. That I'd be translating that into MY BUSINESS. THAT I OWN.

Like, WHOA.

It makes me so happy.

Wearing pulled together, well fitting, comfortable looks for the past year has changed me as a person. My confidence is up. My self image is up (I even don't mind being IN the photos now!!). I feel accomplished. I feel like I can SLAY.  I feel worthy.

I'm thrilled to have a career where I can help other women feel the same. We all deserve to have the chance to feel amazing. No matter our age, size, or social status. GET IT.

So here are some of the looks I've pulled out of my inventory.... making outfits is my JAM..

Friday, October 6, 2017

Don't Call It A Comeback

"Hi! Is anyone out there?????" ***she asks into the ether and hears only the sound of her own voice echoing back... "No?????" ***that echoes too. "I didn't think so." Thats ok! I'm just going to go ahead and write this anyway...




I haven't scrapped in ohhhhh, maybe a month... and before that... maybe a year.



I used to follow some people who just plain stopped posting, stopped scrapping, fell off the face of the cyber Earth and think... How could they do that??? Isn't this something we LOVE?! Why would you ever just STOP?! Like, HOW?!

Then I became one of them.

Oh. That's how.

I am the proud owner of my very own LuLaRoe boutique. I sell leggings... and other stuff... actually LOTS of other stuff. It turns out I'm pretty good at it! It turns out that it is a TON of fun too! Isn't that great news? So no time for scrapping for this old gal. ...well, I haven't MADE time, anyway. I hope to correct that and strive to find more balance in life moving forward. (story of my life.)

Why post now? After all this time?

I miss blogging too. This blog was a collection of random projects and life events over the years. It was a place where I came to write about whatever was going on. I wrote some in depth posts about my life and my ups and downs. It was therapeutic and lovely to just put it out there. Now it serves as a sort of time capsule... and I don't want to give that up.

I just want to change up what I talk write about... you know, on account of the not scrapbooking anymore. Crafts are few and far between. BUT I do have other fun things to talk write about. And I plan to do that... keep up with this a little better. Maybe once a week updates... baby steps.

Just thought I'd throw you a quick hello, and, hey girl hey. and I miss you. I'll see you again real soon! (mostly talking to myself here. Lets be real.)