Thursday, December 30, 2010

Embracing the good and the bad

I haven't blogged in a while... so here it goes. It's fitting, that I post one last blog before we close out the year 2010.
This past year has had it's up and downs... I've noticed that the older I get the tougher things seem to be... Living in the bubble of none/few responsibilities and issues in life and the world is gone.

This may sound funny, but turning twenty-seven was tough for me. I have no idea why, but for some reason it was the turning point and I was hit with the reality that time is going by. Fast. And I have no control over it. This particular birthday was not that much of a celebration.

Dark days covered the year 2010, but I am happy to say, I believe those days are coming to an end and a new chapter is opening up. :) One thing I've learned, God IS faithful. He is. He is everything I thought He was and He will continue to BE everything. What an assurance.

The one thing, besides God, that got me through a tough year... my amazing family. I love them so much. How lucky am I to have such amazing parents and siblings? When you need someone to lean on, there are plenty to call on. When one ignores your call (Peter) you can just go to the next and find one that has the time to listen... yes they're great. ;) They are the most important people in my life. My best friends. If only everyone had such amazing people to love and love them back.

The brightest spot of my year was on July 30th at 10:22AM - Rylie Drew entered into the world and made me smile... every day. She is beautiful and bright and I see her fulfilling every dream that her family, especially her mommy and daddy, have for her. She is and will be amazing.

I wish everyone in the entire world a year full of overflowing blessings and World Peace... that last one was for my Dad. hehhh hehhh.

God Bless one and all...


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Santa Baby

Santa got a visit from the sweetest three munchkins this past weekend. Of course, he asked what they wanted for Christmas and here is what they said... with a little help from me. ;)

Rylie (now 4 1/2 months) and Sofia (10 months) visited Santa for the first time. You can see that it was a normal visit.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

C'mon Already...

This needs to happen soon...

 Or this...
 With one of these (non-alcho of course, because don't drink)
 Or else I'm going to look like this... any day now.
Until then, trying to keep my sanity and just deal with it. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Six Years...

Six long years.

Today marks the anniversary of when I started at the company I'm at. I've managed to move up to the highest position, right under the boss. Manage the office and supervise the employees.

I should be thrilled. Six years is a big achievement in this non-committal world we live in. Jobs, marriage, children, church - these things seemed to be put on the back burner.

But, this is how I'm feeling right now.

If you're looking for a good post, don't read any further. It goes downhill from here.

Cry is what I'd rather do. I am overworked and underpaid. That is a no brainer. I sit at a desk 40 hours a week and my creative mind is about to go nuts.

About 4 years ago, I was ready to make a change. I prayed about it and felt the "go ahead". But, fear got ahold of me and I decided to just hang on for a little while longer... six years later I regret not trusting my decision and God's "ok".

So, now I'm waiting on God again, to help me make a big decision. A big scary one.

This is not a great post but I needed to vent.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Christmas Gifts and A Milestone

Christmas Gifts and A Milestone?
I was just too lazy to write two post, so I meshed both in one.

Let's talk about the Milestone first.

As of November 8th, I have been blogging for four-long-years. It seems so much longer, but that's it. Four years. I've pretty much lost all blog readers, I'm sure, but I've kept on because I like to look back and see what I've been up to, how I've matured, what I dealt with on that same day and who was important to me at that time.

Happy Birthday, Daily Bee.

Now onto the second topic - Christmas Gifts.

I've already purchased my first gift, for my nephew Cristian. I've been scouring stuff for everyone else, but I just keep coming up with stuff for Rylie Drew. Poor spoiled child.

Here is what I've listed so far and plan on purchasing for her...

 Rylie is 3 1/2 months old and she has more toys than I'm sure a normal 3 1/2 months old has. She is one smart kid and already obsessed with her toys. She loves music, movies and loves to watch cartoons on her Daddy's iPhone. She has little stuffed friends that have been named and she talks to them So, this little gadget is one thing that I will be getting for her.

 Handmade dolls on Etsy
Sources: Left / Right
 Handmade Tuxedo Dress (love)
Sources: Left / Right
Vintage Owls and Shabby Chic Pillow Covers
Sources: Left / Right

The last wasn't meant for Rylie, obviously. I can use my blog as a hint source too... so hint hint. ;)

Friday, November 05, 2010

Pain, Pain go away...

I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but pain has become my new "friend". Or enemy.

I've dealt with sciatica, lower back pain, and neck pain for years due to my job. I sit 99% of the day and it takes a toll on me. It got to the point where I needed to treat it and went to the doctors and was told to start Physical Therapy.

One week later, I got hit by a car. Girl tried to cut me off and pass the bus and slammed into me instead. Car was fine, I was shookened up because this was my first car accident with me driving. I felt fine, just nervous and went home.

That night I was in so much pain, felt like someone had beaten me with a cement block.

I went to the doctors to be evaluated and was told to do some exercises and just go to Physical therapy.

I did just that, for three (long) weeks and cried, for three (long) weeks.

Finally, after it was done and the physical therapist said that I need more treatment so go back to my doctor, my doctor sent me to a pain and wellness center.

I thought, more money, more pain medications, more missing work... oy.

I had my first visit there today and let me tell you, I am one happy girl.

First off, my docs office in Newport is swanky. But this office, was swankier. Seriously know how to do it, by the ocean, sea breeze. Nice. I felt like I under dressed, needed some heels and a cocktail dress. lol

I expected them to hurt me, push and probe and I was wrong. I got a massage. A massage... won-der-ful. I haven't felt this good in weeks and weeks.

This is going to do the trick... I know it and I can't wait to get off the loopy meds and be myself again... no more tear fest and irritable Deb. I'm sure the whole household will breathe a sigh of relief when it's done. I know I will.

Looking forward and ready to say "ta ta" to pain.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Props Props Props

I've been very focused on my Photography for the past few weeks. Huge blessing rolling in and I'm am booked for November. Booked booked booked. And it feel so good I could just jump up and down... but I'd probably hurt myself and my pain management doc would probably shoot me. So I'll just smile, really big.

I purchased the below props today on Etsy and I absolutely adore them.

This little guy is going to help me when I have kids in the session... so cute and it's a bee! Love it.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

An Affair with Turquoise

I've developed a HUGE love for Turquoise and anything in the turquoise family.

I found a blog. The perfect blog for me. All about decorating in turquoise.

Appropriately named - House of Turquoise
 I finally.finally.finally bit the bullet and have 85% of my own personal space done. It has turned out beautifully and I still need to get pictures up, but I don't want to share until it's complete. Here were some of my inspirations...

My favorite. I.Love.It.
(All photos from House of Turquoise)

I've been MIA, but that's part of it. So all that hard work will soon be on here... a week... or two.

Fingers crossed.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Bath Time

Rylie Drew loves her bath time. This last bath I grabbed my camera and captured her sweet face for the blog world to see.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Bit the Bullet!

Okay, so I'm flaky. I'm indecisive. Yes, I know.

I bought a dresser and it didn't work out. It was so low and come to find out, it was a child's dresser. Not happy about that.

I've had my eye on this beautiful glossy white Ikea dresser for a couple of months. After all my attempts at finding the right dresser to paint, I bought this.
 It's big, tall, glossy and so many drawers. Perfect for me.

I also had my eye on this modernish bookcase. Same line at Ikea.

As I was walking out of the the store, I stopped by the "as is" section and lo and behold, the hard to find bookcase was sitting there, perfect condition and already built! For $50 less than the boxed one. I snatched it up!
 The next purchase is a custom bulletin board. It is a vintage frame patined turquoise with a beautiful retro, vintage fabric. I won't show you the fabric just yet, but I picked it up and am shipping it to the store owner today. Below is my color inspiration.
I can't wait to reveal the whole thing... I'll love it and I'm sure you'll think it's fab too.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This and That

My brain is a little fried lately. Too much happening in my part of the world.
I've focused on so many things that I haven't had time for Deb things.

The Deb things consist of re-vamping my room! It is so needed and I've been so busy lately that it keeps getting put off. So starting tonight, I will be sanding and cleaning my new dresser. I'm hoping to start painting on Saturday. Yah! Finally.
I'm looking for pieces to add to the decor and here are a couple of things that I've found and hope to buy... eclectic but I like the mix.

All the above are from Etsy. You know my love for Etsy.

I made another purchase recently, not for home decor or supplies but for the pup. Have to keep her pretty and safe. I went to PetsMart and the collars were outrages in price. They were nothing to look at and hard to open and close. So many things wrong.

So, I went to my trusty Etsy and purchased this for my little rebel.
Perfect find for a good price. 

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Dresser

I mentioned here that I found a dresser, even posted a picture. Well, that wasn't meant to be. That dresser was $200.00. And I still had to buy the paint and materials in order to make it what I wanted it to be.

So I bypassed it and continued looking.

Good thing because THIS beauty became available through a friend of the family... for $60.00. I almost said, uh no way. It's got orange flowers for goodness sake. But I saw my vision of a beautiful dresser through all the icky parts. (excuse the picture... it's not in my possession yet.)

This is what the beauty will look like in the next week or two... I'm leaning towards the gray...