Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Yes, its political.

I have wanted to make a new post for awhile now. I have fought the urge to make a hasty political post on Facebook almost everyday over the past year. Sometimes my mouth gets the better of me and I do end up posting my opinions. Well today, this post is dedicated to a few of those thoughts. If I just lost you, that is fine. There will be other posts you may enjoy.

It is not a hidden fact that I am a Trump supporter, but let me get this straight. I am also an America supporter. Was I super stoked when Trump won? Of course I was but what would have happened if Clinton would have won?

I can tell you what I wouldn't have done. I would not have lashed out against her supporters. I would not have lashed out against the physical property of my community. I would not have bashed the president, that the majority of my country voted for, every day on every platform.

I am so appalled by the actions of my country. I always thought America was a wonderful place, and I still do, but now I am disappointed. We have always risen from our ashes but yet here we are now, crying, whining, and being disrespectful. Not only are these people being disrespectful to our President, but they are disrespecting me and my right to vote. They are all fighting for us to be equal but yet you are trying to make it seem like my vote was dumb, my vote was not right and who I voted for shouldn't have won. How is that helping your fight for equality?

By fighting for equality, you have segregated our country even more. Children who may have never seen one's skin color can't turn on the television or get on social media without seeing "white people this" and "black people that." Why can't it just be "we the people?" Isn't that the basis of our country? Aren't those the first words of the document that does in fact, give us all equal rights?

It has been so hard for me not to voice my opinion. Let me rephrase that, it has been so hard for me not to voice all of my opinions to the extent that I have wanted to.

I don't want to live in a country where I feel that my fellow Americans do not have my back. I do not want to live in an America where any life has been perceived more important than another. I don't want to feel unsafe in the only world I know.

Maybe I am naïve in wanting everyone to get along. I know that every single person has their own opinion and they have the right to that. I know that freedom of speech is a big deal and should never be taken away but I think that as a human being, you shouldn't want to push your limits. You shouldn't want to use your rights to tear down another human being, another soul.

There are so many thoughts in my head that I am trying to put into words but I must be honest. I am having difficulty. I am so passionate about my country and I am so passionate about support. We should be supporting each other in this day and age. We should not be tearing each other down. I don't understand how a group of people can say such hateful things about a person who has given up their life to fight for things that directly reflect on the rest of us.

What gets me the most is that these people are adults and they want to be taken seriously. I may have just recently entered adulthood but one of the first lessons you learn is that life is not fair. I'm sorry but I can't see you as a serious person when all you do is whine. I can't understand your point of view when you are selfishly pushing it upon me. I just can't with you.

If you want change in the world, you must create it. I am not talking about getting on your twitter and posting idiotic posts or attacking others for their idiotic posts. I am not talking about using your celebrity status to voice your opinions onto an innocent audience that didn't tune in to see politics. I am not talking about taking a knee and disrespecting our flag for the whole country to see on national television. I am talking about a planned, well-organized, good change.

You don't like our president? That is okay. You have three more years to put together a campaign that could sway every American to your side. Who am I most likely to listen to and follow, a celebrity or even a normal person that says exactly what some Americans want to hear in front of a camera just so they can get views, likes, and shares or am I going to follow, listen, and take seriously the person that has used all of this time to constructively form an argument or debate as to why their opinion is the right one. A person that can be mature enough to speak at the right time at the right place and truly want something better for a nation, not just to get themselves further in life.

I respect other opinions and I respect ideas that are not like my own, but I will not respect you as a person if you try to push that on me. I will have a conversation with you about any aspect of life, but don't get on my television and shove your views down my throat when I have no chance to retaliate. You are trying to sway me, so give me a chance to try to sway you. Equality right?

I believe that this post has been long enough. There is so much more I would like to say and some things I probably could have worded better but here it is. Thanks for making it this far.

Tune in next time when I dissect Oprah's speech.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Random Friday

It really is just a random Friday. The school year is about to start and here I am thinking about how I can restart  my routines, get my life together again.

If getting my life together means pulling an all nighter so I can get my sleep schedule back on track and binge watching Hart of Dixie, then yep, that is what I am doing.

No, I haven't posted in a long time but I told you all that I was not promising posts and definitely was not committing to a posting schedule.

I do want to start posting things again, and I will. I have done a lot of projects and I have had a lot to say. Hopefully, I can find time to share all of it with you all.

Right now, I just had some feelings and thoughts that I wanted to put into writing.

I am currently sitting in my craft room and when I turn to my right, I see a portrait of my dad, mom and I when I was only a few months old. It makes my heart hurt. I think about my mom all of the time but in a rare moment this happens. My heart just wants to self pity itself sometimes.

My thought tonight is that it isn't fair. It isn't fair that I didn't get more time with her. Let's say that the average lifetime is 100 years. That means I only got to spend 1/5 of my life with her. Most people get to at least spend 3/5 of their lives with their parents. Why did I get the short end of the stick? I do still have my dad and I appreciate every moment I get to spend with him. Sometimes a girl just needs her mom though.

It seems like a totally different life to me sometimes. 8 years have made it feel like eternity since I have got to see her. I pray for her every night. I pray that her and both of my grandpas are okay where ever they are and that they know how much I love them and miss them so.

Life has no meaning if you don't believe in something and I truly believe that I will get to hug them all again. One day, I will get to see them again.

Boy does it hurt to look at her smiling face, but it also makes me content. I am thankful for every moment I got to spend with her. I am thankful for everything she sacrificed to give me everything I needed/wanted. I am so grateful for the love she gave me and the traits she instilled in me. Oh my gosh I miss her.

I'll never say I miss her or love her more than anything enough. My heart will never be healed from her absence, but I will go on. I have to, I know this. I just miss her.

Well that is enough sadness for this random Friday. I have baby shower prep, dance company auditions, and garage sale preparations to accomplish today. If I wasn't busy, I wouldn't be me.

I will see you all soon.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

All About That Face

Today I am going to take you through the steps of my face routine.

For about two months, I researched online about mostly natural and organic products that I could start using. No, I'm not turning into a hippie. I just believe that a more natural substance could have better benefits in the long run.

After researching and researching, I kept coming back to Lush. They did use a few chemicals but overall, they are mostly organic. I browsed their website from top to bottom multiple times and decided that when I had the money, I was going to go the Lush in our mall and let them suggest what I needed for my particular skin type.

When my tax return arrived, I did just that.

I was probably in the store for about 30-45 minutes but it was worth every second. The sales person that helped me, I can not remember her name right now, was extremely helpful. She didn't just try to sell me the most expensive things, she actually paid attention to what I wanted and needed. I wish I could remember her name so I could give her a shoutout.

You tell them your skin type and what you are looking for, and they grab products to test on your hand. It is a pretty legit set up.

So here are the products I ended up with.


 This stuff is amazing. You take a small dime sized amount, mix it with water, then apply.

Here is the description from the website:

For heavenly soft and perfectly balanced skin, take a bit of Angels on Bare Skin, mix with a little water and massage all over your face and body. The kaolin clay base deep-cleanses while finely ground almonds and lavender flowers gently exfoliate away dry skin. We add lavender oil to soothe and balance, and rose absolute to calm redness. If it’s smooth, radiant skin you’re after, this is the cleanser for you!


Click here to go to the product page.


As I am getting older, I realized that I needed to invest in a toner. This one is refreshing and smells delightful. The sales associate demonstrated how a toner allows the application of a moisturizer to be easier. This is a must-have.

Here is the website description:

Dry, sensitive or mature needs a gentle touch. In a world of “technology” loaded cosmetics, using a toner with only two active ingredients may seem unusual. But at LUSH, we believe in using effective ingredients instead of filler. Our most moisturizing toner, Eau Roma relies on the King and Queen of the essential oils world, rose and lavender. Both oils have been used for thousands of years to treat dryness, redness or irritation. Rose is particularly nourishing and cooling, while lavender helps your skin produce the right amount sebum (oil) to keep it suppler. Simplicity at its best.

$10.95- $22.95

Click here to visit the product page.


I am not real sure how I ended up with this one, it says it is for boys. I love it though. It smells delicious and leaves my skin feeling super soft.

The website description:

Gentlemen, listen up. Gone are the days of considering yourself ‘too manly’ to dab on a little moisturizer after shaving. That’s just all kinds of silly! Do your skin a favor and treat your mug to Cosmetic Lad. We whipped up our soothing aloe vera and lavender extract cream to combat post-shaving soreness. Chamomile extract, marigold and chickweed ease irritations, while rich cocoa butter moisturizes dry or red areas. Plus, our inventors formulated Cosmetic Lad to smell like tangerine ice cream to lure women to the men who use it. Now have we got your attention?


Click here to visit the product page.


I have only used this once but it is great. I need to make more time for myself and use it more often. The mint leaves you feeling refreshed and tingly.

Website Description:

Mask of Magnaminty isn’t technically a daily ‘facial wash’; it’s actually a deep cleansing face and back mask. China clay and fresh peppermint reach deep down to pull the debris from your pores, giving you that delightful tingly-clean sensation. We add loads of aduki beans to exfoliate flaky or dry skin, vanilla absolute to calm redness and honey to soothe. Our inventors created Mask of Magnaminty to be the ‘ultimate face mask’, intense but not harsh or abrasive on the skin. We recommend using Mask of Magnaminty weekly to keep the skin in good condition.


Click here to visit the product page.

Body Soap

I started using organic soap bars around September, when I went to the Renaissance festival. I recently ran out of my bar though so I bought one from Lush. This one is pretty good. I have only used it a few times but I do like it so far.

Website Description:

Splish, splash it’s time to take a bath with our best-selling soap inspired by the sea. Sea Vegetable is made with skin softening seaweed, one of our favorite ingredients, with a crust of stimulating sea salt to give your body a good scrub down. In addition to cleansing your skin, salt also helps to soften and hydrate. Float away with the reviving scents of lime, lavender and seaweed. Instantly relaxing, your senses will be transported to groves of citrus trees and vibrant flowers. The best part? Your skin will be revived, brightened, and clean.

$7.95 and up.

Click here to visit the product page.

So that is all that I own from Lush at the moment. I am looking for a good dark spot skin corrector if anyone knows of one, please send the info my way.

I have also jumped on the E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator bandwagon, and of course I love it. You can get it this almost anywhere. I think I paid $3 for it at Walmart.

Well that is all for today. See y'all next time!


*This post is not sponsored by Lush or E.L.F. I am not in affiliation with these companies.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

It's Tuesday.

It is not only Tuesday, it is the third last Tuesday of the school year, which means in a little over two weeks, we will be out for summer.

With my new job, I get summers off because I am now an instructional aide. Woo hoo.

This summer I will be watching my 11 year old little sister again. I did it last year, and it was one of the most relaxing jobs I have ever had. My dad has a pool so our days consisted of days out by the pool, trips to Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Galveston, and other places like the Houston Zoo. I am so excited to get some time off but also to spend some time with my little sister before she heads to junior high next year. I can not believe she is going to be in junior high, but that is a whole other blog post.

Lately, I have been doing a lot to better myself. Turning 28 really made me realize that hey, you are almost thirty and you need to start taking care of you and your body. So, here I am, going to the gym everyday, eating healthier, and I actually have a skin routine that I try to do every night. So far, so good. I feel better in my day to day life but I also know that it will be worth it in the long run.

The whole gym thing and eating right is just now starting to show results so I will not go into that until I am comfortable with the results that I am getting. I can tell you that my face stuff is making my skin amazing. Not only can I see a difference, but I can feel a difference. I love it.

This is just an update blog on what has been going down. I will be back TOMORROW to go into detail about what I have been using on my face. Stay tuned.


Thursday, May 12, 2016

I am going to run a half marathon!

I have officially committed to participating in the Disney Half Marathon in January!

I have started a GoFundMe page to help me with donations. This money will not go towards my accommodations or flight. It will simply go to the cause of my choice which in turn will pay my registration fee out of my donation.

Thank you in advance!

Monday, May 2, 2016

I need it!

I would just like to let everyone know that I am having severe Disney withdrawals. This time last year, my trip was only a month and a half away. Now ,I am sitting here dreaming about when will be the next time. I do have a little special something something planned for later this year.

Stay tuned...


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Last Day of the Carolinas

Today I am going to finish my Carolinas trip. I am not going to go into much detail. I will just share some pictures from my walking tour that I highly recommend.

 This is the corner of Grace and Front. That building on the corner is what was Tree Hill Café.

Karen's Café that turned into Clothes Over Bros but then back to Karen's Café.

The seafood restaurant that Brooke worked at as a crab.

The gambling boat that Nathan and Chris Keller go to.

Quinn's Studio.

This was the record store.

The stairs where Brooke takes Peyton when they go to the college party and Peyton gets drugged.

This building is used for a lot go things. The Burning Boat takes place right in front of this.

This fountain is used for the Dare Night episode and when Quinn takes James on a scavenger hunt.

The school that is used for Tree Hill High.

Building used for the police station.

The bar where Nathan gets thrown through the window.

The road that Peyton, Lucas, and Sawyer drive away on.

This place is used for a lot of things. It is the bar Brooke and Lucas got to but it is also Shabooms in Eastbound and Down and it is used as a restaurant in Tammy.

The production studio.

The road out front of the studio has been named after One Tree Hill.

I will leave you with the view from my hotel room.

I stayed at the Riverview Inn and I loved it. It was located in the historical district and it was right on the river. I highly suggest it.

Now that I have this vacation done, I can move onto other posts. See you soon!