Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Buzz Buzz!

I have been one busy bee lately! Between school, work (ya know, sewing my fingers off), starting to work out(!), family, & friends, I am swamped! I really adore being so busy, I just feel like I have to make more time for blogging. I know I've been gone a lot lately, but I do want to bring everything back up to speed. :)

This last few weeks I have been hard at work on a five Lovebot order thanks to my wonderful Grandma May. I have made two girls, one girl and two boy to go. Then I just need to think of some cutsie personalities and they are ready to go! I am happy to be sewing and making them, however I never though custom orders could be so overwhelming. I really want to work on a panda, but new creations will have to wait until this fivester is done.

Another HUGE thing on my mind is..... Halloween. INORITE?! so soon. My costume is getting closer and closer to being done, I think I just need some type of a beaded trim and the right shoes. I might buy moccasins or I might just wear my ugg boots, I'm sure either would be cute but it depends on the weather. If it's cold, I'll wear uggs and tights, but if it's warm/onlycool I'll probably get moccasins. I promise to take a ton of pictures. ♥

I've been doing so so much more but I don't want to "wall of text" everyone, haha. I'm enjoying senior year, with my mind on next year. I am so happy with the way my life is lately.

Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Wheeeeeew tons of "b"s in this post! My "b" key is gone so it's a little difficult. :)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Dress Code Clarification


I had a few things I wanted to clear up about my Dress Code post. I feel like I talked about it but I really didn't explain enough and make myself clear enough.

I don't mind dress code as much as I seemed in my last post. I understand very clearly that just about every establishment, until it is my establishment and I create the dress code, will have some type of dressing procedure. Whether it be Disneyland's strict strict one or Nordstrom's dress well one, it will always exist. However, at that point I feel like I'm going to want more freedom with my clothing and I am not sorry for that need.

Here are the most difficult parts of my school's dress code:

Skirts must touch the knee

No tank tops/straps. (has to be REALLY thick straps or like a cap sleeve)
This really means you pretty much always have to wear a cardigan with a dress

No shorts above the knee (so shorts are really out of the equation)

Shirts must be long enough that if you raise your arms, no stomach shows

(And up to two years ago, we couldn't wear dress pants on chapel days. Even in the winter.)

You see I've gone to my school since 2nd grade, that's ten years under the same dress code. And no it isn't terrible, we don't have uniforms, however it is very irritating at times. Mostly for my style, which is a little more rebellious when I decide to dress up. And I almost always follow said dress code, I try very hard not to break it but in reality I do on occasion. A dress that is cute and touches the knee is hard to find at the limited stores we have in my area. Most dresses are cut above the knee or longer than the knee, which isn't my personal style.

To those who think that all isn't really too hard, try dressing this way for ten years. It's not terrible but I'm going to a public college for a reason and I'm moving out on my own for a reason, to grow up and become independent. And as much as I hate to say it, I'm doing it to get freedom. I know I don't have to explain that to anyone, but I prefer to be frank vs. misunderstood.

I do not think dress code is unnecessary, it think it is very necessary in some cases. However next year is my year to grow and become who I want to be, and I'm not going to hinder myself. I will get a job, but I also will get my septum pierced ;)

In other neeeeeeews.
:) It's family day for us, Sunday dinners are the highlight of my weekends here at my dad's ♥. I love getting to see my siblings and my niece and nephew and things are just so swell. Annnnnnnnd I cannot wait for May, which will include my BEAUTIFUL sister's wedding and MY 18th birthday. Bazinga!

Tata for now, I hope your week is beautiful.
Love and Turtledoves,

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dress Codes: Unfair or a respect issue?


Dress codes. Everyone has them, I know I've had one my entire school career. At my school, which I love do not get me wrong, we have a very strict dress code. No short skirts/dresses, no tank tops, no short shorts, ect ect. And that's fine. I'm used to dressing a certain way at school, but it gets hard going back from summer of short dresses to school of jeans (because most dresses just aren't worth trying haha!) And although I stopped fighting the dress code in ninth grade, I'm getting a little tired of it if you want me to be honest.

Tonight I've been thinking a lot about the next step in my life and how I want to go about it. I originally planned to work at Disneyland when I move to the area... but I'm not as sure tonight. I think it'd be a wonderful place to work, however I have had to live under a strict dress code all of my life and am ready to be able to express myself better. I do not expect to be dress code less, however Disneyland is strict... I'm anticipating that my gauges will have to go and I won't be able to get my septum pierced, which is something I've wanted for so long. I just don't know if I want that. College is my time to grow and find who I am... I'm not sure if I want another dress code, one that I will be choosing to be apart of. I'm just unsure at this point. I know I have a lot of time to figure it out, but I want to be really happy next year and I don't know if sacrificing things I've never really been able enjoy is apart of that. (I keep my gauged hidden at school as not to make a fuss of them. I have nude/flesh colored ones on the way)

How do you feel about dress codes? Are they a good idea or do you think they're a complete bummer?

Love and Turtledoves,

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Okay so I know it's early but...

I am totally ready for Halloween!! The, sort of, fall weather here has made me realize Halloween is only a little over a month. At my dad's house, we have elaborate Halloween parties that are themed. This years theme is Wild Wild West, so Donny and I have decided to be American Indians. :)))

So yesterday I found a red/brown plain dress at the Salvation Army, hurray it was like 3 dollars. And today I hemmed it, so it's a little above the knee, and added some gold fringe to the hem. I also cut the scoop neck into a short "v", I don't want it too low since I'm might wear it to the school Harvest Festival too. The next few weeks I'm going to buy some more gold trims and red trims maybe green to add some bling and fun to my dress.

I also used the large amount of fabric I cut off to make a braided headband. I'll also be adding some beaded trim or gold trim to add some fun to that, as well as a feather that will stick up!

My only problem right now is I don't have any boots or moccasins. I want some cute ones but don't want to spend a lot of money, since I might not wear them too often. I've also thought about making some boot covers instead, buuuuut I'm not sure if I will.

Do any of you guys love Halloween as much as I do? It's like my favorite holiday. :D What are you guys gonna be for Halloween!?

Love and Turtledoves,

P.S. Never forget 9/11. Thank you to everyone who has served my country.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

What do you believe in?


Tonight as I'm making some random mixture of chicken, egg noodles, corn and chicken broth (I really wanted a casserole and we don't have a lot of the necessary ingredients of a casserole. Especially the casserole dish itself.) and blogging from my kitchen (while my fridge's ice maker clucks like a chicken), I fall up on Gala Darling's twitter and notice her "about me" thing says " I believe in pink lingerie, sequins, radical self-love & candy-coloured Cadillacs. " And it made me suddenly think about the things I believe in. I don't necessarily mean religious beliefs, although those are important to many people, I mean... If you had to explain to someone from another planet, 10 amazingly awesome things you believe in or think they NEED to know about, what would it be?

If I had to explain 10 amazingly awesome things I believe in, have trust in, anything!, it would be these...

1. Playing musical instruments. And I mean get a teacher and learn. I have played clarinet for 10 years now and really believe it has developed my mind in a way I can't imagine living without. Also, I'm pretty sure it's the reason I've typed pretty darn fast since 4th grade. And although I complain, to myself, about practicing my clarinet I know that it brings a joy to my heart other things don't bring. There is something about making music that is unlike anything else.

2. Learn to cook. Although I don't cook very often, it is one a very fulfilling thing to do. I grew up in my grandmother's kitchen, constantly making lunch and dinner for my mom and grandpa. I've made at least 15 pies in my life time, and we don't make them all that often! It's something so deeply rooted in my brain that I cannot WAIT to cook dinner for Donny and I soon :)

3. Only keep relationships that make you truly happy. This last year has been a roller coaster of friendships for me, and it's really taught me to be more selective with who I spend my time. If a relationship doesn't make me feel contented, then it's not worth it. And if it makes me feel anxious, it's outta the question! Never. again.

4. Dress how you want to dress. The better you think you look, the better other people think you look. If you feel like wearing heels and a dress, wear it heels and a dress, if you feel like wearing a Star Wars tee and some jeans? Wear the heck out of that Star Wars tee and jeans. Be happy in your outfit choices.

5. Create a space you are outrageously comfortable in. It might be a craft room, man cave, or fort! No matter what everyone should have a space that is their most comfortable. Mine is on the left side of my couch, typing away or sewing away while my cat cuddles on the right side of the couch.

6. Learn what makes you feel beautiful. I like to wear nice dresses and bright lipstick, what makes you feel like a vixen?

7. Take time to yourself. I personally need time alone to keep my brain in order. Too much face time makes me stressed out and all around crabby! *Sorry babe♥* I like to just sit, listen to music, or take a bath. Remember that although it's important to socialize, it's important to keep in touch with yourself.

8. Rammstein. I know it's random and not so much like the rest of the list, but something about Rammstein speaks to my soul.

9. Set a routine. My routine helps me keep my anxiety down, as well as my stress. I like to get up, shower, get ready for school, make my bed, check email/etsy/fb/ectect, make my lunch, and then head out to school for a few hours. Having a set of things to do every morning helps get my mind in check for the day ahead.

And finally...
10. Do things that make you really really happy. Sure, not everything in your day to day will make you jump for joy, but make sure to do a lot of things that do. But don't force yourself. I sew all the time, but some days it's just not a sewing day. And so I may do a little bit if I need to sew, but I don't push it. You don't want to force things into being unfun.

So that's my list of 10 amazing things I believe everyone should know. :) In a way these are things I believe in. I'd love to here the things you believe in! Feel free to comment them or to blog them and pleeease leave a link! I want to know 10 more things I need to know.

Love and Turtledoves,