Monday, January 30, 2012


Recently my girlfriends and I got together for a little weeknight girls-night-out. We grabbed a couple drinks and sat by the big fireplace at the Grand California Adventure Hotel. It was a lovely evening of laughter, crap talking, and for some, much needed venting. I loved every minute of it.

To the point... One of the topics of discussion we had was about success. My good friend Jess was having a conversation with a friend of hers who just passed his bar exam and was engaged to be married. Becoming a lawyer was/is one of her dreams but the path she was on led her in a different direction. She is married with two beautiful children. So long story short... her friend thinks she is successful because she has a beautiful family (which is an amazing accomplishment) and Jessica thinks her friend is successful because he's a lawyer and has a good woman on his arms. So everyone has their own idea of what success is.


I think success is definitely what you make of it... and I think it depends on where you're at in your life. To my good friend Katie, anyone who has a pool is successful! To me, success is owning my own business. But... that could always change in 5 years.

So the point of this post is since we were on the subject of success I thought of something else... My purpose.

What is my purpose? Hell if I know!

But now... that's all I can think of... what is my purpose here? I have to have been put here to do amazing things... and I don't think I'm there yet. I know that I'm meant to be someone other than an office slave but either I truly don't know what it is, I'm in denial, or I'm scared shitless to know what my purpose really is. Really Scared Shitless I think. Only God knows but I hope I'm headed in the right direction.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wedding Wednesday: I said YES to the dress!

Well... not on that show...

but I did find an absolutely amazing one though! It's GORGEOUS and I can't wait to hold it and wear it again! This dress is made for me!

Here is a little snippet of the beauty! Of course you will see the entire beauty in 8 months! whoot whoot! (sorry for the poor- quality)

Send me your email if you're curious of the style number

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years... hopefuls

I'm not a fan of resolutions because I feel like I'm setting myself up for failure.
Sometimes when I say things aloud, they don't happen or I never make them happen.
So I would rather call them New Years Hopefuls... As in... I am hopefuly to complete all of these tasks this year.


I already posted my first "hopeful" on Facebook and got a slew of comments from my friends. Funny group of friends I have.

1. Only spend money on our wedding. Save save save. It's crunch time!!! Sorry I might be a hermit for at least 7 months. Don't feel offended if I can't make it to a Birthday or special event.

I received responses like "you better make it to my Birthday" and "you gotta do what you gotta do". Trust me people, I would love nothing more than to be at everyone's Birthdays and special events but the cost of dinners and clubs all add up. There are going to be certain exceptions but for the most part I'm sticking to this!


2. Blog more. I hope I make time with all the wedding planning. I MUST keep you all updated on the progress.


3. Roll out the Craft My Soul Etsy shop. This will be a challenge with Wedding stuff in-progress but I need to make some cold hard cash on the side somehow. My wedding won't pay for itself. So while I'm being a hermit, I can craft and destache... which leads me to my next resolution.

I would like to get these books for my Adventure!

4. De-stash, De-stash, De-stash! I have a whole plastic bin of clothing to reconstruct and piles of fabric to make pretty things with. I must sew away and reduce my craft-stash!

I don't have nearly as much as these crazy crafters!
5. Eat better. No, not work-out more. No, not go on a diet. Just eat better. Limit fast food, buy more greens and whole wheat stuff and eat more fish and fiber. That's it!


I really hope I get these hopefuls done. Some minor and some major; but all necessary!

Do you have any awesome "hopefuls" that are craft related or out-of-the-ordinary? Share them with me.

Happy New Year everyone.

I love you!