Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Bad Day?

Sometimes when I am having a bad day it makes me feel better to hear that someone else is also having a bad day. Does that make me weird?

My Favorite

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Book Review: The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great

The Underachiever's Manifesto: The Guide to Accomplishing Little and Feeling Great by Ray Bennett

FABULOUS! This is the perfect read for people like me -- those trying to be less perfect, and more calm, happy, and relaxed about life in general.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Slow Motion

Why do some days move in slooooow motion? Tuesday was like that for me. Work took 8 hours and turned it into 40 trillion. To cap off my evening I cooked a nice BBQ pork tenderloin and when I took it out of the oven it just fell out of my hands (again with the slow-mo)! I spent a few minutes sopping up BBQ sauce, ate, then went to bed.

Hopefully today will not be so slooooow!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Craft Idea to Remember

Paint by number idea

What am I willing to receive?

Love, compassion, strength, energy, kindness, love, empathy, a compliment and all of the normal material things that everyone else also loves!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Question of the Week

Totally stolen from this post because I love the idea of a question of the week!

What are you willing to receive?

Manic Mondays?

Are Mondays crazy for everyone or just me? I never feel rested enough and always like something BIG or BAD is just about to happen and work is always busier on Mondays. I started wondering tonight (during the relaxation portion of yoga when I was NOT supposed to be doing such wondering) if maybe Mondays are only bad because I expect them to be. What if next Monday I wake up and tell myself "Today is going to be a FABULOUS day"? The intention thing always works in yoga -- I always leave feeling more calm or confident or strong when I set my intention for one of those things. Maybe a work day will be just the same. I will start tomorrow with my good vibe intentions and let you know how it goes...

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

First Dress

So in addition to making the super fast flower belt I decided to sew up a dress. I used a pretty easy pattern. It took a bit of time to make since I was trying to be careful and follow instructions. I apparently am not an 8' tall super model so the dress doesn't look like what their model is wearing BUT it is super comfy and that was the point. Also, that cute belt tied around her waist...yeah...mine was about 2' too long! I am adding in some bad pictures so you can see the results. I need to play with the top a little more to get the shape right but overall I am happy with the results!

Cool Belt

J. Crew has this awesome belt for $68. Seeing as I want to wear this belt with ONE dress maybe twice all summer I thought I would try to make it myself. After a quick trip to a nice florist I found a pretty rose, removed the stem, attached a bar pin .... voila instant accessory! I do think I need a different ribbon OR I need to come up with a way to make it smooth all the way around. The hanging ends don't look as polished as I would like. Please excuse the dark photos.

a. Flower; b. flower with bar pin; c. tried to get the full experience without wearing dress; d. gave in and put the dress on.