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Beautiful Blogger Award! November 25, 2012

Beautiful Blogger Award:

Angie Grapevine nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger Award, which has the following rules:

1. Link back to the person who nominated you. Angies Grapevine (Check her out!)

2. Post the award image to your page

3. Tell 7 facts about yourself

4. Nominate 7 bloggers and let them know about the nomination

Facts about myself :)

1. I am a believer in the law of attraction and also reaping what I sew,

2. I absolutely love Christmas lights and have always decorated my room with them as part of the everyday decor for as long as I can remember!

3. I am starting school this month to become an Esthetician (and its the hardest word I have ever had to spell lol),

4. I always make myself laugh and sometimes that’s socially awkward :P

5. I LOVE chocolate, I cant believe I waited until #5 to say it!

6. I am a HUGE dog lover, but I tend to get paranoid about heavy shedding dogs getting fur all over me! :(

7. I love islands because they are surrounded by my other love, beaches, and they are easier to navigate through than a large city lol

My Nominations for the *drumroll!* Beautiful Blogger Award!!

1. Authentic Expressions

2. The View Outside

3. Le Zoe Musings

4. Ardent & Awkward/in Austin

5. Aqua Vitae

6. Smells Good Feels Good

7. Kristen Lamb’s Blog

YAY!! Have fun everyone, and have a Bright Day!! :D

 

Costume Contest! October 6, 2012

Puppies. Puppies Everywhere!

The weather is specially different in Texas today as it is a high of 54 degrees sandwiched by days in the 70’s and 80’s. Even more special is the great event here in Fort Worth known as Bark-tober Fest where they hold their annual Howl-oween Costume Contest for mans best friends.

My lovely and I took Miko in her cute ladybug costume that I bought for fun last Halloween. For those wondering Miko is about a year and a half years old and a spit-fire ball of energy. This event would be one of the greatest she would experience so far and hopefully expend some of that energy she has!

The park, which is about a half acre big, was swimming with dogs and their humans. One side is normally dedicated to the larger dogs while the other would occupy the smaller breeds of dogs. The entire side where the larger dogs play was comfortably packed and to add to the fun there were booths of all sorts lined up with all sorts of fun goodies for our furry counterparts and a few bounce houses for the kids to play in.

We arrived earlier than the costume contest was to start so we took our little girl to the small side and had her run around before the event started. Yipping and yelping she excitedly joins the other dogs making several friends and annoying a few others (haha).

Now, Miko LOVES (loves doesn’t even describe it enough) water! But today she almost died from it as well. Whenever we go to the park she goes straight for the community water bowls, buckets and tubs for all the dogs and rapidly drinks water and bathes herself in the buckets or tubs. Here is a video to one of her typical escapades

So, obviously we always carry a spare towel in the car for these moments of triumph :)

Today though, she goes up to one of the buckets, full of water this time (usually they are half empty), and dives right in. We think it will fall over soon, like always, or she will get herself out, but in a quick turn of events she starts struggling to find her way out as her front end is deep in the bucket and her back end is flailing about. We are close by and jump to her rescue. Our hearts pounding we grab our towel and have her put up on the table.

She is just fine! In fact I don’t think she even realized she was in a very dangerous situation!*

*Dogs are amazing in this way, they are constantly living in the moment. To me, I believe humans have a certain delay in response time, but for dogs its literally boom-boom-boom, they are 20 moments ahead of you already.

She is just wagging her tail, excited to be toweled dry and ready to join the other dogs in the chilly weather once again. I was so relieved as it was one of those times where I felt like one moment everything is okay and the next you can immediately see the helplessness. I was just glad we acted fast and Miko is safe!

Everyone was worried and watching, but once they saw her big smile and how quickly she recovered they all laughed and started exclaiming how energetic and happy she is.

Life can take you by surprise as today has, but luckily it ended well for us all.

After moving around for a while and visiting with all the cutie-pies that pranced over to lick our hands it was time for the costume contest! The contest went so well that only pictures can describe its greatness, enjoy!

Here are the finalists of the contest:

Third Place went to……

SLASH!

Second place went to…..

The Mariachi Band!

And finally. What we have all been waiting for. First place went tooo……

OSCAR THE GROUCH! :D

We met so many great people and so many beautiful and diverse pups today. I will say that this event was an extraordinary highlight of the season and I hope you enjoyed it too!

 

Inspiration Up! September 27, 2012

In response to My Re-Blog Post;

Personally, I would have no idea how to craft and interpret something that inspired me in such a beautiful way that she has, but this was so simple and adorable I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share!

Also, to be honest, I had never heard of the film Fantastic Mr.Fox until I read her post. She describes the movie and some characters without giving the story line away, immediately I knew through her post it was something I had to watch and experience too!

With that said; Aspire to your dreams and everything you do put forth intent from the heart. There is nothing stronger and flaws do not exist. When there is true and honest intentions coming from the heart, without realizing, you reflect that to those around you and they will see how much you truly care. This is what creates pure happiness and leads us to greater and more worthwhile lives that I can only wish for everyone.

I wish I could make this a reality for everyone I come into contact with, but it is a path we each have to walk for ourselves. Not to say, “Don’t ask for help” because we all need help sometimes, but it is our own journey that no one else can walk it for us.

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Continue to reach for your dreams for they appear to be dwelling with the stars, but are only arms length away. –Me! :3

Have a wonderful and bright day!

 

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If anyone has ever watched the film “Fantastic Mr. Fox”, which is a must see for people of all ages(!), then I know you will appreciate this post by a fellow blogger. She crafted a dress for her young daughter inspired by this fun stop-motion animation!

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I’m so thrilled to be a part of film petit this month, a ridiculously awesome series hosted by Kristin from skirt as top and Jessica from A Little Gray.  For the series, Kristin, Jessica and a guest choose a favorite movie to use as inspiration for original children’s wear.

These ladies have fantastic taste in movies and incredible vision and sewing skills, so if you haven’t checked out the first two installments, A Life Aquatic and Amelie, check them out here and here.

When we were discussing movies for this month’s film petit, we were all drawn to several Wes Anderson titles (really, which Anderson film aren’t we inspired by??).  But we couldn’t deny how perfect Fantastic Mr. Fox would be for this season.  Not only is it a witty, well made, hilarious movie, but we loved the warm, rich, golden tones of the film, the amazing…

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Here’ Goes Something! September 20, 2012

First Blog! Here’ goes… :3

Starting this blog has been long over due. I am not such a great writer, despite what my mother has told me when I was younger *cue to laugh here*, but its been a goal of mine to have and keep up a blog. Thus here you are.

For starters I have recently come to an understanding that most days, the majority of people are stuck in this mind set that they have to uphold certain walls and roles. They believe by sticking to their guns the problems they face daily will somehow work in their favor…One day. Little to my discovery, we are just burying ourselves in a deeper hole and stretching ourselves further and further away from being truly happy. Our minds and hearts become stiff and inflexible.

Speaking of Happiness, though; this is my puppy, Miko…

Miko and her Panda

We make excuses all day, everyday why we can’t achieve certain goals in our life. Whether it was his/her fault, so-and-so got to it before us or we just don’t have the luxury to do it.

I have made it my personal duty to aspire to getting a step closer to reaching my dream(s) at least once a day. If I want to lose weight (I do), I will eat a fruit or vegetable with every meal and as my snacks during the day and drink lots of water throughout. Or I will go for a bike ride or jog in place, whichever I can.

If I want to travel the world (I do) I will research on one day how much it is going to cost me to travel there, research the next to where I will stay, research the day after where I will visit, until the last step where I get on that plane and enjoy my travels.

Italy; one of the many places in the world to visit at least once

My point is everything is achievable you just have to put in the effort to see it through. Most people fail because they have a dream and are excited about it for the first week or two or even three (go you!), but after that it dies down! I am especially guilty of this too, don’t fret. For example; I wanted to learn sign language (probably one of the easiest of all languages for me to catch on to and learn) and I was adamant and reluctant to give up for the first 3 weeks (mostly because it took me that long to finish the first season of “Switched at Birth”). I was influenced by that show to learn, not to mention the surprising amount of deaf people I have encountered throughout my life thus far and I admired their strengths and sense of community with one another. Anyways, after about a month I got busier and slowly the urges to learn faded. It is still a goal of mine to learn and through realization we can hone in on them and find ways to fit them in to our busy lives. In between diaper changes or on our coffee breaks.

I have a list of things I want to do and each one is attainable in my lifetime and I hope to have accomplished all of them in the next 10 years. To name a few for you; I want to have dual citizenship in Italy, I want to pilot a helicopter (because they are badazzzz XD) and I want to be an entrepreneur of sorts.

Make your day brighter by doing just one thing that will make you feel accomplished. I just did mine. Have a great night!

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