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3/09/2017

Nelson Ghost Town - My Sons View

Nelson Ghost Town - My Sons View

Welcome to the very first travel interview with my son. This idea was given to my by Suzie from "I am but Wandering" after I expressed my want to add new content to my blog and specifically some involving traveling with my son who is seven. These interviews with him will be an add on to my own travel posts but his interviews will hopefully give the sense of what the particular place traveled to is like for kids. So please enjoy my little interview with him along with some of the pictures (most of them without his finger in the picture lol) that he took himself.


Momma: Where did you travel to today?
E: Ghost Town

M: Do you know how long it took to get there?
E: I don't know
M: How long did it seem to?
E: Umm 8 hours

M: What did you do there?
E: Took pictures and buy stuff
M: What did you take pictures of?
E: Took pictures of the town
M: Anything specific?
E: I think I saw aliens, skeletons and house
M What did you buy there?
E: A key, two magnets, a crystal, a purple crystal and a ghost chest

M: Did you have to do a lot of walking?
E: Oh my god yeah

M: Did you learn anything while you were there?
E: umm no....yeah to wear better shoes

M: What was your favorite thing to see there?
E: The shop
M: How come?
E: Because the shop is super cool
M: What make it so cool?
E: Because there is all kinds of stuff there that you can buy

M: What was your least favorite part?
E: Walking because my feet hurt

M: Who did you travel with?
E: My momma, my gramma and my nana 
M: Was it fun traveling there with your family?
E: Yea
M: What makes your family so much fun?
E: They're silly

M: Did you have fun there?
E: A lot of
M: What made it so much fun?
E: Going everywhere in the town and taking pictures

M: Did you stop anywhere else?
E: Barnes & Noble and Denny's

M: Did you have a travel snack?
E: Yes I did. Mike & Ikes

M: Do you think other families and kids would enjoy this place?
E: Yes because they would love it. I think so

M: Thank you for letting me interview you!
E: You're welcome (said in a deep growly Batman like voice)


3/08/2017

Meet the Blogger Behind: Major League Mommy

Meet the Blogger Behind: Major League Mommy

Happy Wednesday everyone!! Today on Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog we are meeting Briana Marie and her blog "Major League Mommy." Briana is located here in the United States, Michigan to be exact, and she blogs about parenting, DIYs and also shares Giveaway's. Read my interview with her below.

1.       What or who inspired you to create your blog?
-I started my blog back in March 2015 while I was a SAHM of my 5 month old and 3 year old. My daughters and my situation in general inspired me to create my blog. I am a young mother (I had my first daughter when I was 19) and I had to go through the whole parenting process while I was still in college and also still trying to just figure out the whole "adulting" thing. It was a rather difficult process but I found a way to make it through and I wanted to encourage other Moms going through something similar while also documenting some of my experiences as a Mother. It was also an excellent opportunity to work on fine tuning my writing skills while I was completing my BA in Communication. So, I guess it was a mix of all of those things that inspired me to start MajorLeagueMommy.

2.       What is your #1 favorite thing about blogging and why?
-My #1 favorite thing about blogging is being able to help other Moms that are in search of advice and ideas related to parenting. It's great to be a resource for those seeking out more information!

3.       What main topics do you blog about?
-I blog about parenting tips and advice based off of my personal experiences. I also include fun facts, fun DIY projects, and product reviews. Everything is family-friendly at MajorLeagueMommy.com.

4.       When you’re not blogging, what do you enjoy doing?
-I enjoy indulging in "Me-Time" activities and spending quality time with my loved ones. I also participate in a great deal of community service work which I really enjoy. Lastly, (but certainly not least), I enjoy traveling.

5.       What has been your favorite place to visit and explore?
-My favorite place to visit and explore has been the Diamond Head State Monument in Honolulu. I have hiked at Diamond Head a few times while I was living in Hawaii and I loved it. Not only did it really get me to push myself, but it was such a beautiful view and a wonderful way for me to connect with the land and all its beauty. It was always a very peaceful and rewarding experience for me.

6.       Do you blog as a hobby or is it your job?
-My blog is my hobby and my job. I do still work part time outside of my home as well.

7.       Where would you like to take your blog in 5 years?
-I would like to see my blog reaching and helping millions of parents in 5 years.

8.       What has been the hardest thing that you’ve encountered since you began blogging?
-The hardest thing that I've encountered since I began blogging is consistently finding the time to write quality pieces for my blog. There are some weeks when I post 5 times or more and other weeks where I'm lucky to just post even once. Life happens and being a Mom of 2, working a job, and running a blog are all things that take up a great deal of time for me. Sometimes the days just don't seem long enough. Lol. But being a Mom is my top priority.

9.       From your experience, what’s one tip that you would give to a new blogger?
-Blog about something you are passionate about and it will never feel like "work." :)

10.   What are your top 3 must watch tv shows?
-This may sound crazy but I don't really watch TV. I have a long list of shows that people keep recommending to me that I haven't event gotten around to yet!

11.   What is something about you or that you that makes you unique?
-I moved all the way to Hawaii thousands of miles from Michigan as soon as I graduated from high school because I just wanted "to try something new." I didn't know even one soul on the island and got off the plane with only $20 in my pocket, no job, no familiarity with the area, and just one suitcase of belongings.

12.   Do you have a historical or currently living icon that you look up to? Why?
-I really look up to Oprah because despite all of her hardships in life, she has become a great success and such an inspiration to so many others. She is a wonderful demonstration of how one can overcome obstacles and beat the odds to become the best version of themselves and live the life they desire and deserve.

13.   What is the one blog post that you are the most proud of hitting the publish button on? 
- I was so proud of publishing my 15 Parenting Hacks post because seriously, those are some tips that EVERY parent needs to know about. Who wouldn't want to make being a parent easier? I love life hacks. https://majorleaguemommy.com/2016/06/28/15-parenting-hacks-that-will-make-life-easier/

14.   What is your favorite season and the one thing that you look forward to during it each year?
-I love the Fall, especially in Michigan, because the leaves change colors and I think it just looks so beautiful. I also get super excited to bring out my boots and sweaters again. I look forward to hot chocolate with Marshmallows, my delicious homemade chili, and fun DIY Halloween and Thanksgiving family projects.

Thank you Briana Marie for sharing some things about you and your blog and letting us get to know you. You can keep up to date with Briana Marie by following her on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course her blog. Stop by next Wednesday for another "Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog" to meet another amazing blogger.

2/24/2017

DISNEY / PIXAR'S "CARS 3" GEARS UP FOR A SEASON-LONG RIDE WITH NASCAR

DISNEY / PIXAR'S "CARS 3" GEARS UP FOR A SEASON-LONG RIDE WITH NASCAR
DISNEY·PIXAR’S “CARS 3” GEARS UP 
FOR A SEASON-LONG RIDE WITH NASCAR
“Cars 3” Director, Key Talent and Life-Sized Characters Roll into DAYTONA 500

Daytona Beach, Fla. (Feb. 23, 2017) – Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. Plans for the joint effort were shared by “Cars 3” director Brian Fee, Cristela Alonzo—the voice of the film’s elite trainer Cruz Ramirez—and NASCAR’S vice president of entertainment marketing & content development Zane Stoddard today at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida as fans gear up for the DAYTONA 500 (live Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX). Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen, will serve as grand marshal for the 59th annual “Great American Race.”

NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will join NASCAR legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty as voices in the upcoming film.

“‘Cars 3’ very much pays homage to stock car racing and its rich history,” said Fee. “Our story leans into the drama, emotion and excitement NASCAR fans find at every race.”

“We’re excited to take part in delivering the ‘Cars 3’ experience to our current and next generation of fans, at-track, in school, online and across the country,” added Stoddard. “In addition to all the engaging NASCAR ‘Cars 3’ elements industry-wide, we think our fans will really enjoy the roles of several young drivers in the film.”

According to Lylle Breier, senior vice president, worldwide marketing partnerships and special events for the Walt Disney Studios, the movie inspired an expanded program with NASCAR. “This collaboration marks the biggest between the ‘Cars’ franchise and NASCAR,” said Breier. “We’re looking forward to a fun and exciting season-long program with a host of activities.”

FAST FORWARD
Kicking off at the DAYTONA 500 with the premiere of a new on-air promo, the NASCAR-“Cars 3” collaboration continues throughout the entire race season.
·      The joint effort will include a variety of marketing initiatives, including digital and social cross promotional activities and sweepstakes.
·      Throughout the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, races will feature a “Cars 3” at-track presence via a wide array of promotions.  
·      A co-branded merchandise program with Fanatics—the first of its kind for NASCAR and the “Cars” franchise—will also kick off at the DAYTONA 500 featuring the first film-related product available for fans to purchase. Product will be available at the Fanatics Trackside Superstore continuing at race tracks throughout the season, as well as online at the NASCAR.com Superstore.
·      NASCAR Acceleration Nation, the sport’s youth program, and the NASCAR Hall of Fame will be featured throughout the full duration of a “Cars 3” nationwide tour.
·      Later this year, NASCAR and Disney will release NASCAR Acceleration Nation and "Cars 3" co-branded in-classroom learning materials for elementary school students

THE VOICES OF NASCAR
The announcement included the introduction of NASCAR greats—from rookie drivers and legends to the voices behind the sport—tapped by Pixar Animation Studios to voice characters in the film.
·      CHASE ELLIOTT, 21, was named 2016’s Sunoco Rookie of the Year after finishing last season tenth in the driver standings. Elliott, who pilots the No. 24 car previously driven by four-time champion Jeff Gordon, lends his voice to second-generation Piston Cup racer CHASE RACELOTT in “Cars 3.” Racelott’s blend of skills, track smarts and top-of-the-line technology make this rookie a real contender.
·      RYAN BLANEY, a 23-year-old, third-generation racer, pilots the No. 21 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series. He voices third-generation racer RYAN “INSIDE” LANEY in “Cars 3.” Known for his racing passion and ability to have fun on the track, Laney races with talent, speed and precision.
·      DANIEL SUÁREZ, who just turned 25, pilots the No. 19 ARRIS Toyota Camry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. The 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series champion can be heard in the film voicing DANNY SWERVEZ, a next-gen racer who’s ascending the Piston-Cup ladder against all odds. A mid-season replacement, Swervez is a quick learner who pushes himself to the limit.
·      BUBBA WALLACE, 23, won the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway in 2013, becoming the first African American to win in one of the top three touring divisions since Wendell Scott in 1963. In “Cars 3,” Wallace voices next-gen stock car racer BUBBA WHEELHOUSE, a fast and tenacious young racer who knows how to win.
·      DARRELL WALTRIP, the NASCAR Hall of Fame racer-turned-NASCAR on FOX color analyst lends his voice to DARRELL CARTRIP. Cartrip, a veteran Piston-Cup announcer also heard in “Cars” and “Cars 2,” may think he’s seen it all—but this new season might still have a surprise or two in store.
·      SHANNON SPAKE, NASCAR on FOX correspondent and college football and basketball reporter for FOX Sports, voices on-the-track reporter SHANNON SPOKES in the film. Spokes weaves her way into the middle of the action for in-the-moment interviews, and she’s not afraid to ask racers the tough questions.
·      HOWARD AUGUSTINE “HUMPY” WHEELER JR., the legendary NASCAR promoter and former president and GM of Charlotte Motor Speedway, lends his voice to iconic Dinoco team owner TEX DINOCO in “Cars 3.” Tex, who met Lightning McQueen in “Cars,” would love nothing more than to see #95 decked out in Dinoco blue.
·      JEFF GORDON, four-time NASCAR champion, current NASCAR on FOX analyst, and story consultant for “Cars 3,” lends his voice to JEFF GORVETTE. Gorvette, whose number of top-ten finishes remains unmatched, may have hung up his racing tires—but his heart remains on the track. His ability to succeed at all levels turned hoods wherever he raced. 
·      RICHARD “THE KING" PETTY, team owner and champion NASCAR driver with 200 wins, returns to the role of STRIP “THE KING” WEATHERS. From his humble beginnings on the Piston-Cup circuit to the glitzy sponsorship and media attention, the champion racer now serves as crew chief for his nephew, Cal Weathers.
·      KYLE PETTY, retired NASCAR driver and current NASCAR commentator on NBC, helps bring CAL WEATHERS to life in “Cars 3.” Weathers grew up around the track watching his uncle, Strip “The King” Weathers, tear it up. The veteran racer finds himself taking a step back to make room for the next generation on the track.
·      MIKE JOY is FOX Sports’ lead NASCAR announcer who will call his 38th DAYTONA 500 this Sunday. He lends his iconic voice to on-the-spot radio talk show host MIKE JOYRIDE in the movie. Joyride stays one step ahead in the racing news game by keeping a keen eye on where the racing season is headed.
·      RAY EVERNHAM, winner of three NASCAR championships as crew chief for Jeff Gordon and current consultant to Hendrick Motorsports, lends his voice to RAY REVERHAM, Jackson Storm’s crew chief, and an expert at training in the cutting edge technology and tactics being used by the next-gen racers. Evernham also serves as a story consultant for filmmakers.

LIFE-SIZED CHARACTERS
NASCAR fans can picture themselves with Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez—or at least life-sized cars designed to look like the big-screen characters. The Cruz Ramirez look-alike premiered in Daytona today, alongside #95—the Lightning McQueen car made its debut at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in January. Comedian and actress Cristela Alonzo got to hang with her character look-alike at the event. “I am excited to be here as race fans get to see these two life-sized characters together for the first time,” said Alonzo. 

The Lightning McQueen and Cruz Ramirez look-alike cars are slated to make appearances at select races throughout the season as part of a “Cars 3” nationwide tour. Joining them on the tour will be a look-alike of Lightning McQueen’s on-track rival, Jackson Storm.

GOING GRAND
As was previously announced, Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen, will serve as grand marshal of the DAYTONA 500 this Sunday, Feb. 26. Wilson has provided the voice of the red car in all of the “Cars” films.


ABOUT THE MOVIE
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo), with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! Directed by Brian Fee (storyboard artist “Cars,” “Cars 2“) and produced by Kevin Reher (“A Bug’s Life,” “La Luna” short), “Cars 3” cruises into theaters on June 16, 2017.

ABOUT NASCAR
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc. (NASCAR) is the sanctioning body for the No. 1 form of motorsports in the United States. NASCAR consists of three national series (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series™, NASCAR XFINITY Series™, and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series™), four regional series, one local grassroots series and three international series. The International Motor Sports Association™ (IMSA®) governs the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship™, the premier U.S. sports car series. Based in Daytona Beach, Fla., with offices in eight cities across North America, NASCAR sanctions more than 1,200 races in more than 30 U.S. states, Canada, Mexico and Europe. For more information visit http://www.NASCAR.com and http://www.IMSA.com, and follow NASCAR on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Snapchat (‘NASCAR’).

2/20/2017

The Cast of "Beauty and the Beast" Kicks Off Their Worldwide Tour in Paris

The Cast of "Beauty and the Beast" Kicks Off Their Worldwide Tour in Paris
The cast and filmmakers from Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Josh Gad, Luke Evans, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken, gathered in the City of Light earlier today. Paris is the perfect setting for the launch of the worldwide press tour, as it is France where the story originated.

In addition, here is a first look at a scene from the movie.


“Beauty and the Beast” brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event. Don’t forget to see “Beauty and the Beast” on March 17 when the film hits theaters nationwide.

2/15/2017

Meet the Blogger Behind: Contessa Grigia

Meet the Blogger Behind: Contessa Grigia
Hello 2017 Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog. Sooooo......it's about the middle of February and I am finally getting around to posting a new MTBBTB post for this year. I haven't posted much of anything this really as I got a new job at the very beginning of the year and things around here needed quite a bit of adjusting to so my blogging has been sitting on the bench for a bit. But after some adjusting and a new blog design ♥ I am finding the time to get back into my blog.

So lets start the year off by meeting a new blogger shall we. This week we are meeting Contessa Grigia (a name that she was given by her friends in college) which also happens to be the same name of her blog. She also happens to live in my home state of sunny California. She mentioned that they are are transplants from the SF Bay area to the beautiful Central Coast.

1.       What or who inspired you to create your blog? 
We were starting our move from the SF Bay as city people to pursue our dreams, collectively as a family.
My husband wanted at least 5 acres with no one around him. We have a 500 acre ranch, where we run Angus.
My son wanted a vineyard and hotel. We own San Marcos Creek Vineyard and Winery. The campus includes Reale Leone, which is a four suite bed and breakfast. It also includes a loft, that is a vacation rental, and a 5000 square foot house that is a vacation rental villa.
My daughter wanted a farm, so we have a 40 acre farm with chickens, goats, heifers, miniature donkeys, dogs, cats, and bees. We also have an orchard.
I wanted a museum and art center. We will open our art center this Saturday “Casa Dell Arte”, a place to discover your inner artist. We are going to have paint and sip classes, crafts, dance, yoga, kids classes, offering art and science, and lectures where people can learn something new.
My museum will open in 5 years. (It will happen)

2.       What is your #1 favorite thing about blogging and why?
I love writing, we have a lot going on, and it is so cathartic to just put it on a blog.

3.       What main topics do you blog about?
Our farm, art, San Luis Obispo, Photographs, winery, and life.

4.       When you’re not blogging, what do you enjoy doing?
Relaxing.

5.       What has been your favorite place to visit and explore?
I love adventures, since we are relatively new to our area, I explore our beautiful county.

6.       Do you blog as a hobby or is it your job?
It is my hobby.

7.       Where would you like to take your blog in 5 years?
I would like to grow my blog, and take it to another level.

8.       What has been the hardest thing that you’ve encountered since you began blogging?
Name changes…I had so many followers when I began.

9.       From your experience, what’s one tip that you would give to a new blogger?
Find a name you love, and stick with it. After you have done the research for it to be YOURS!

10.   What are your top 3 must watch tv shows?
How to get away with murder, News, and Big Bang Theory.

11.   What is something about you or that you that makes you unique?
I don’t give up on my dreams.

12.   Do you have a historical or currently living icon that you look up to? Why?
Thomas Jefferson, Cicero, Leonardo Da Vinci, Vannozza Dei Cattanei, Oprah, Cosmo de Medici
They were so well rounded in so many aspects of life. Vannozza had inns, winery, vineyards, she also had brothels…but she was a business woman. She was also married to the Pope. She wasn’t perfect, none of us are. She prospered in a time that was extremely difficult for women.

13.   What is the one blog post that you are the most proud of hitting the publish button on? 
https://contessagrigia.com/2016/08/08/cow-parade-slo/

14.   What is your favorite season and the one thing that you look forward to during it each year?
I have learned to embrace whatever life brings me, and be grateful!

15.   Is there anything else that you would like to share about yourself, your life or your blog?
We are only given this one life, so make the most of every single day. Some days are going to be hard, but you got this. Call a friend, or write about what is bugging you instead of taking it out on another human being. Share joy with others, the love of life will spread. Chip at your dream every single day. I came from poverty. There are heartbreaking stories in my past, and they got me to this point.
A month after buying our vineyard and winery I cried for a whole day…I hid in the inn (that was making no money), and cried until I couldn’t cry anymore for that day. More on this when I post about owning our winery for a year, which is September 9th 2016.

Thank you Contessa Grigia for sharing some things about you and your blog and letting us get to know you. You can keep up to date with Contessa Grigia by following her on: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course her blog. Stop by next Wednesday for another "Meet the Blogger Behind the Blog" to meet another amazing blogger.

2/13/2017

Pirate Rubber Duckies Free Printable Download

Pirate Rubber Duckies Free Printable Download
For Christmas this past year my mom gave me a Cricut Explore Air and so I have been creating and coming up with ideas for various types of stickers to use in my planner. I've also been making ones that my son likes and can use for whatever he would like to. Needless to say I have been having a bit of fun creating and my child self is a bit envious because I was obsessed with stickers and had or rather hoarded so many.


One of the first stickers that I made were these cute Pirate Rubber Duckies that are just too cute and fun. Originally they were just going to be a tester to see if I could actually make anything and be for my son to play with but I ended up liking them so much. So since they are the first ones that I created they are going to be the first ones that I am giving away here on my blog for you to download for FREE.

Yes, these are a free download for you and everyone around the world. You can print them out on any kind of paper that you want whether it be sticker paper, copy paper, card stock, etc.. If you don't have a fancy machine that will cut out the stickers for you don't worry, a nice pair of scissors will do the trick if you'd like. Use them in your planner (I track when my son takes a shower or bath-boys are so stinky) your scrap-booking or they would be super cute for a pirate themed kids party or baby shower.

Description:
1 zip file that contains 4 different files.
2 PNG files - 5.5 x 3.75 and 8.5 x 11
2 JPG files - 5.5 x 3.75 and 8.5 x 11

The PNG files have a white border around each ducky so a "bleed" would not be necessary when cutting them out while the JPG you can cut away the white background and use a "bleed" during cutting if you choose to do so.

Please Note:
These files are for personal use only and cannot be used for commercial purposes. If you enjoy these and I hope you do, and want to share them please link to this post and not to the download itself. Thank you.

2/11/2017

Another Year Older at Disneyland

Another Year Older at Disneyland
These pictures from my birthday trip to Disneyland last year are far overdue. I shared some over on my Instagram but never got around to sharing my favorite ones that I took here on my blog. I didn't take that many pictures of the trip since I took more video footage but I thought I would share my favorite pictures with you and a big thank you to the Disneyland PR team for giving me two press pass tickets for the day.

For me, the moment I see the parking garage at Disneyland I get excited and then my excitement just escalates immensely from there. From the moment I come down the escalator from the garage and see the tram that takes you over to the park, to walking through the bag check area so I can get to the other side and be in the middle and have Disneyland on one side of me and California Adventure on the other, up to the moment I walk through the turn style at Disneyland and see Mickey's head in front of me that is made out of flowers. But when I get the most excited is when I walk down Main Street and see Sleeping Beauty's castle. My trip just seems far more real at that moment and I'm reminded of the times that I spent my birthdays there as a kid before we moved away from California. 











Meeting Kylo Ren was the absolute highlight of my birthday. I've watched Star Wars the Force Awakens many times because I have a thing for the dark side. I've also added the playlist from my YouTube channel that has all of the videos from my birthday trip, including the day before my birthday that we spent at Knott's Berry Farm, and if you watch the video in there of when we met Kylo Ren I look like a giddy little school girl. 

1/05/2017

The Curated Closet | A Book Review

The Curated Closet | A Book Review
*Sponsored Post

Thanks to the company Blogging for Book, I got the opportunity to request another book to read and review here on my blog. Previously I had read and reviewed the book "June" which I had also posted about. My closet and clothes are an absolute mess so when I saw "The Curated Closet" I immediately clicked on it and requested for it to come my way.  

This book is full of beautiful pictures of clothes, color palettes, outfit pairings and has some very helpful graphics. Before I started reading the book, I flipped through each page just to look at the pictures and look over the graphics just so I could get a feel for what the book was going to be about but also, admittedly, so I could just ogle all of the clothes and accessories. Sometimes I feel as if certain clothes won't look right on me so I don't wear them but I still enjoy looking at them and wishing that I could pull them off. Maybe I can but I just don't give them a full chance. 

While I flipped through, reading page after page, the switches in my head started clicking. I began to see the light in the closet and it meant that I needed to change some things. I started by changing the things that I already had in my closet and ended up donating some items that had to go. Out went the pieces of clothes that had holes or stains, the ones that I haven't worn since the one time I wore them after I bought them and the ones that I was holding on to because even though I have gained some weight and can't fit into them currently, I would tell myself that I would again some day. 



All of those things that didn't need to be in there were taking up so much room in the little amount of space that I have in my closet and dresser that it was a relief to get rid of them instead of sad to see the money that I had spent on them go to waste because realistically, I wasted my money on most of my clothing when I bought them originally. I say this because most of my clothes are/were of cheap quality and cheap in general.

This book talks about buying clothes that are of a higher quality and made better and yes they will cost more but there is that saying of "you get what you pay for." This does come into play I have noticed with my clothes because buying one item and paying extra for it because it will last me longer is in the long run better as apposed to buying multiple pieces that will wear out in a short amount of time because they were cheap all the way around.

So like I said, I have purged my closet of things and I am slowly going through it again to get rid of anything else that I might not need, wear or fit into now or anytime soon. If you are looking to make room in your closet or figure out a new wardrobe then I would definitely suggest this book. 

1/03/2017

Vlogmas 2016 Wrap-up

Vlogmas 2016 Wrap-up

I'm not sure if you are subscribed to my YouTube channel or not but if you are not following me there than you might have missed that I made my first attempt at doing Vlogmas. If you also don't know what Vlogmas is, it is where you vlog ever day up until Christmas about whatever you want to vlog about. I did miss some days during the month but I came back and finished it. It was a fun and interesting experience that I will probably do again but hopefully I will have more fun things to vlog next time. I have all of the videos in their own playlist that I would love to share with you in case you would like to what we did do. A quick heads up, I am a bit of a chatter ☺

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