Yes, it’s not an outfit of the day, it’s an outfit of the date. My day-to-day outfit consists of a pair of pajamas. I’m somewhat of a homebody so when I
I baked a cake. I baked a cake two days ago and it didn’t rise. I must have used really old baking soda. I had three different boxes and chose the sad box. It was like baking soda roulette and I picked the worst whatever it is you pick because I don’t even know what roulette is or how it’s played.
This year is the year of new beginnings. After much introspection and anguish, I have realized that what I want matters. Feeling forced to follow a certain path is not a good reason to do anything. I will embrace who I am. I will not try to force a shoe that does not fit. It has taken me this long to realize that I am the one in control.
Hello all! I’ve gotten into sewing. I’ve always wanted to sew. I just never really took the time to get the equipment or take any classes. However, I have taken 4 sewing classes with the lovely Carol from Carol’s Learn To Sew and I have learned so much. I am enamored with sewing. It’s a beautiful art and I plan to continue working on my craft FOREVER. If you are in the Dallas area and would like to take some sewing classes, I compel you to give Carol a call and schedule your class. She is a sweetheart. She’s passionate about sewing and makes her classes an absolute thrill to take.
For this post, I’ll show you guys my skirts! I’ve been using two different patterns and I have finally gotten the hang of it. I’m still very new to sewing but I’m very excited to have gotten the hang of a few things. This week Carol taught me how to sew a gathered skirt with pockets. Who knew making pockets took so much effort?! She also taught me how to match my fabrics.
Here are a few of the skirts I’ve made:
This world can be a cruel place. It will destroy you, if you are not careful. It will lull you into a false sense of security than take everything you have ever loved. When I say “everything you have ever loved” I, of course, mean cookies. Life will take your cookies. So what if you might have been the main assailant? How were you supposed to know that you had eaten the last cookie two days ago and when you woke up this morning and walked to the fridge your heart would be completely destroyed since you did not remember what you did?! Not you, obviously. You are not to blame; Life is cruel. It will take away the things you love. Especially if those things are delicious treats and you are a treat fiend. Being the treat fiend that I am, I decided to rectify this injustice by baking some more cookies. These are delicious cookies my tummy and I created:
1 1/2 C of flour
1 tsp of vanilla
1/3 C of brown sugar
1/2 C of white sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp of baking powder
1 C of instant baking oats
1 1/2 sticks of butter
1 C of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 C of chopped pecans
1 tbs of peanut butter
1 tbs of milk
1. For this cookie you must harness and use your sadness, anger, and or any other emotion you have been feeling since you have found out you are out of treats. Through these emotions, you will create the most powerful cookie you could possibly imagine. This is not your average oatmeal cookie. This cookie heals wounds. Wounds that only you could understand. Use your strength, your emotions, your unbridled anger and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, peanut butter, sugars, vanilla, and mix until the concoction is fluffy. Fluffy butter and sugar mixtures make for happy cookies. These cookies must be the filled with happiness in order to assist you in filling the void the lack of sweets has created.
3. To your butter mixture, add the flour, baking soda, oats, egg, and milk. Mix the dough until in takes a cookie dough shape.
4. Once the dough is in its desired shape, add the chocolate chips and chopped pecan bits. These are additional bits of happiness that will assist the cookies in replenishing your pleasant feelings and motivation to live overall.
5. Prepare your cookie sheet, I like to line mine with parchment paper. You can use whatever you like. Roll the cookies to your desired size and bake from 10-12 minutes.
6. Once your cookies are cooled, take a bite. Take that glorious first bite of your freshly-out-of-the-oven-cookie and replenish your strengths. Life is hard. You are now ready to tackle the world. Nothing can stand in your way.
I like stuff. Most people like stuff. It’s statistically proven somewhere by someone on the Internet, that is a fact. Here’s some things I’ve been loving so much:
Video gaaaaames! Yup. Always. This month it’s been:
This game is great. I’ve actually reviewed it on my website. Click on this word for the link: Word.
Makeup! Pew! Pew! Pew! Let’s me get real real right now. I was never into makeup. It’s no big deal and I’m not a huge makeup guru or have an unlimited amounts of knowledge on the subject. I just watch a lot of Youtube videos about makeup. Here are some products I think are pretty neat:
Hello Kitty Perfume: You can still get this one at Sephora. The scent is very feminine. It reminds me of Spring. Also, it’s HELLO KITTY! I wasn’t sure on how well the perfume’s scent would remain on my skin but this little guy did the trick. I remained pleasantly fragrant during my daily battle.
Hello Kitty Bow Mirror: I also bought this at Sephora. I’m not sure if you can still get this mirror. I wasn’t able to find it online. However, it’s really great and I love it! It’s also really handy if you are ever in need of a quick escape. You can easily blind your opponent with the double mirrors.
Rebel by M.A.C : This lipstick is my FAVORITE. I love it. It goes well with everything. I used to not wear lipstick. It always made me uncomfortable but this one. This one grants me powers. Which powers you ask? The powers of self-confidence and bitchin’ lips.
Eyeko liquid eyeliner: This eyeliner has been great! I’m all for the winged cat-eye look. I do have to mention that it seems to dry up rather quickly.
The swatches below are from the Stila’s artful eye collector’s edition vol. i. I got this palette for 10 dollars on Black Friday and it was worth every penny. The colors are beautiful and quite pigmented. If you’re not into bright colors this palette is perfection. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can get this one anymore. I’m not entirely sure though. I wasn’t able to find it on the internet.
Retrospeck by M.A.C: During this month, I had a mission. I needed a sparkly eyeshadow. Initially, I wanted a golden one. But seeing as that my skin tone is kind of yellow, gold eyeshadows don’t really look good on me. As luck would have it, I found this little gem. It goes great with my skin tone and I have all the glitter I could possibly need.The image below are swatches of M.A.C’s Retrospeck and Rebel:
Favorite Snack: Nutella and Maria cookies
I was raised on this combination. If you have not tried it, you have not lived. Do not limit yourself. Do not waste your life’s potential.
This game… Okay, I was always warned about Persona games or any kind of Shin Megami Tensei types of games. I’m a huge scaredy cat. It’s true, there’s no shame in it. I’m a huge wuss. So, everyone felt the need to tell me I couldn’t handle these games. “They were too scary, Mely!” or “You won’t sleep, Mely.” Ugh. SO MUCH TIME WASTED! These games are incredible! I am now having to make up for lost time. I am not at all happy about it. Well, sort of. It’s exciting discovering a “new” game that isn’t entirely new but new to you, you know?
Persona 4 Golden for PS Vita is spooktacular? HAHAHA! No, sorry. This game is not scary at all. Sure, it has kind of weird monsters and you are solving a murder (in a way), but it isn’t really scary. It’s a strong JRPG. It will have you wanting more. The storyline keeps you interested and you will be playing hours upon hours without realizing it. It’s not effortless. The game takes a lot of planning and, you know the drill, grinding. Not the painful type of grinding that leaves you feeling miserable but the good kind that provides you with rewards and character development.
There are a lot of side quests within the story. They aren’t boring and will definitely benefit you as you progress through the main storyline. This game focuses a lot on developing relationships with your fellow characters, so do it! The title will make sense once you begin playing but Personas are these “characters” that help you throughout your journey. They can be created and are made stronger depending on the relationships you build. Don’t skimp! Don’t rush! If you have no patience for RPGs, think about skipping this one. Wait, no. Take some anger management classes or pick up some yoga. This game is the shiznit and everyone should play it.
I give it 97 out of 100 Glazed Donuts