Monday, November 24, 2014

Back to Crafting/DIY

It's been a loooong time since I've posted about crafting here...way too long. So my latest obsession in the DIY world is woodworking & making furniture. It's fun & the manliest of all the crafts I've tried! Home Depot is my friend, lol. As is Pinterest - lots of great ideas and tutorials there.

 This is my first official piece of furniture - just some boards attached together & stained, sitting on top of copper pipe frames.
This is my second official piece of furniture, a shoe cabinet...which took a whole lot more time to make, as it was much more involved than the table. But I love it, and have gotten a lot of compliments on it!

I've also made a few small pieces from reclaimed pallet wood, including picture frames and a small shelf thing to hold decorations. My next piece of furniture (by request) is a small console table for my mom!
I also made this cool pipe lamp! Who knew making a lamp was so simple?

So, as you can see, my new obsession is great for decorating the home - but I need an actual home now! It sucks cutting wood indoors in an apartment - need a garage/workshop and need a home to fill with home-made furniture! Lol...but that won't be for a while, that's for sure. So I'll continue to make do for now.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Giving up doesn't always mean you are weak; sometimes it means you are strong enough to let go.
Author unknown.

“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you.

When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful.

There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are.

The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all.

A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you.

You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon.

You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you.

You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.” -Bob Marley
 

Feeling sad. But things will get better. Just keep swimming.

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Woah

Sad to see how my last posts for the past year+ have been sad. That has to change. Back to posting about crafts again soon! And no more sadness.

Friday, April 11, 2014

I'm safe
Up high
Nothing can touch me
But why do I feel this party's over?
No pain
Inside
You're like perfection
How do I feel this good sober?

I'm coming down, coming down, coming down
Spinning 'round, spinning 'round, spinning 'round
Looking for myself - SOBER [x2]

When it's good, then it's good, it's so good till it goes bad
Till you're trying to find the you that you once had
I have heard myself cry, never again
Broken down in agony just tryna find a friend

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Change

"I am no longer accepting things I cannot change. It is now time to change the things I cannot accept."

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Me

Pondering how clueless, hurtful, and unappreciative some people can be. I'm done with the negativity and the bullshit. Here's to a new year and to new beginnings.

Saturday, June 29, 2013