October 1, 2014

October Goals & Stuff!



Greetings!
I thought I would do something different for Weekly Wishes and start out with monthly goals! It’s been a total minute since I’ve done any Wishes and so, let’s wipe the slate clean and start anew with things to accomplish this month and then start back in to Weekly Wishes.  Just like in the Spring, I feel a need to start things fresh in the Fall. Maybe fresh isn’t the right word? I think I mean more so restore. For me it’s a time to restore balance into my life and daily routines.  Let’s make some monthly goals!


Wanna join in? Check out The Nectar Collective and add a link to your blog!

1.      Clean out my closet and bookshelf ~ I just feel like I have too much stuff and need to purge. There are plenty of clothes that I don’t want or can’t fit that just need to go to Goodwill. (I just can’t bare to throw them away and who has time to wait for stuff to sell on eBay?) As far as books go, my shelves are overflowing and I don’t like it. I’m that person that believes that everything has a place and it should go in it. (Ideally anyway.. ha!) So time to let go of some books.


2.  Find yummy scrumdiddlyumptious recipes and then actually cook them ~ I haven’t cooked on a consistent basis in a while now (Oh, the horror!) and now I feel like it’s time to get back at it. I really want to cook twice a week and then eat out maybe just on the weekends. How often do you cook?
3.  Do some Major Etsy Maintenance ~ I want to add at least 4 new items to the shop, get my EtsyFu going, and retake some pictures on a couple of items. I also have a new project to start on and finish by January. So it’s time to get cracking!


4.   Go to a Coding Meetup ~ Classes are now done and it’s time for the next big step in my training. I’ve joined a Ruby on Rails group with only women and I think it’ll be a nice change and a refreshing experience to kinda go at my own pace. From the reviews I’ve seen, new members really like going and people are friendly. I just gotta be brave and get on out there and go! Wish me luck!


Well now, I have one goal for each week this month. I think that should suffice! J What have you been up to? What are your goals for this month or week? I’d really like to know… Hope everyone has a great week!


Ciao!




September 23, 2014

Fun, Fried Foods, & The Fair

Greetings Friends!





I know it’s been a couple weeks since I’ve written anything, but now I’m back in full swing! My coding classes are finally over and yarn season is in full swing. You may as well get ready to see some changes to the blog as far as layout & color and lots of posts featuring showing off what I have for sell in My Etsy Shop.  :op
I thought I would share some Fall fun with you today! Two weekends ago, The Boo and I went to the Gwinnett County Fair! I probably haven’t been to any fair since I was in high school, so I was uber excited and it felt like I was 10 yrs old all over again. Just walking up to the entrance you could smell the beer, cotton candy, and everything fried that you could imagine, including fried ice cream and even fried Snickers! I wasn’t concerned with any of those though, because I was on a very specific food mission…. All I wanted was a corndog and the ever delicious funnel cake!!! Yas!






There were throngs of people there, including the usual suspects of rude jubilant teenagers, excited kids begging to ride the roller coaster or go through the haunted house, the older couples with no kids who stroll slowly holding hands and looking in love, and of course the fast talking workers tempting you with games that are ‘easy’ to win and food that will satisfy the soul!






 
There were even competitions and ribbons for best livestock, food, and even artwork! The biggest shocker of all was that there was a real live beauty pageant that went out on girls of all ages. We didn't get to see those, but I saw a few winners walking around all make-up'd and stashed.





Once it had started to become dusk, even more people started showing up and the lines for rides like the ferris wheel started getting longer and longer. I’m sure it was a beautiful sight seeing all the action and lights of the games and other rides from atop the ferris wheel once it was truly dark.

Before we left we had a rainbow spotting too! Excuse my friggin finger in the way of the camera. Ugh.. :)

It was a really beautiful day and we both had a lot of fun. What activities are you doing to start Fall off with a bang?

Ciao!



September 1, 2014

Weekly Wishes #20

Salutations All!

 

Its that time again for weekly wishes! Did you set any goals for last week? If so, how did they go? Are you just joining me? Let me explain what happens for Weekly Wishes..

The Happenings: You share your weekly, monthly, or yearly goals/wishes/achievements and you get to be a part of this big group of people that are doing the same thing. Yay! Wanna join in? Check out The Nectar Collective and add a link to your blog!



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Happy Labor Day to all of us in the US. I for one am grateful for the additional day off from work. I used to hate working on Labor Day, because it defeated the purpose of even having a Labor Day to celebrate. I digress though.. lol. I'll be taking this time to take advantage of all the free time I have to clean house and crochet. What are you planning to do today?

Last week was pretty busy for me, so no posts got written. Let's talk about the past couples of weeks wishes, shall we?





Last Weeks Wishes




Better Attitude towards class - I did better this time around than I did before. We are now into building our own projects and that's rather exciting. Only 3 more weeks left and then I'm on my own for good or worse.


Crochet! Crochet! Crochet! - I did work on a few more projects and I'm starting a new one right now. I'm not following a pattern and I'm just kind of winging it, because I'm making something for myself that's experimental. I'm excited to see the results when I'm done. I'll take pictures of course. :)


Clean Up My Etsy Shop - I didn't really get to clean it up like I wanted to. I did take away a few things, and I've taken pix of new products to list. Now it's just listing them and doing promo.



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This Weeks Wishes



Promote Etsy Shop - I've done a little bit so far, but now I want to go full swing. I need to re-activate my EtsyFu. If you are a seller and like to promote on Twitter then using EtsyFu is an awesome tool to use. It will tweet all of your shop or just certain sections for your shop for you and will spread out the tweets anywhere from one hour to eight hours between each tweet. I love it! Takes all the manual labor out of promoting things yourself.


* Write My Own Code - This is a very ambitious task. In class we are doing group projects and so I may or may not have to write any code, but I think I'd like to try my hand at it. I may succeed at it or I may not. The point is, that I will have tried.



Those mosdef are enough for this week! I also kinda have a secret project of sorts going on too.  More about that much later though. :) Here's hoping you have a great week!


Ciao!


August 31, 2014

The Sunday Short

Salutations Friends!
It's early Sunday morning (yes the clock says 6:42 am) and I have no clue as to why I'm up so early. You would think that your body knows it's the weekend and therefore would say, 'Okay everyone. Let's make sure we take advantage of sleeping in today.' Since me and my organs are up, we figured why not say good morning, so....
 
Good morning dear friend! How are you?
 
 
Let's see now.. Today shall consist of warm delicious tea being sipped and enjoyed slowly, writing some more blog posts, editing pictures for Etsy (which hopefully won't take forever and a day!), and of course working on a new crochet project which I am highly excited about!! #Canwesaysupergeeked It will be both functional and aesthetically pleasing to look at. :)
 
What is your day looking like?

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In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few things..


* I'm getting really big into men's wear for some reason and guys get to wear the best socks! I like these here and here.


* Go ahead and tell them how you really feel here!


* If you like fashion then you'll get addicted to This Show!


* The silly reason you can't wear white after Labor day..


 * Get a dose of inspiration & love here. :)


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Happy Sunday and have a great Labor Day!

Ciao!




August 21, 2014

The Chicken & Waffles of It All: Food Adventure #33



Salutations one & all!

I hope everyone has had a great day. It's Thursday, which means it's Friday Eve and the weekend is almost here! I have quite an adventurous weekend ahead of me and hopefully I won't forget to take a ba-gillon pictures of everything. And then of course some crochet will be thrown in there too, because I'm totally obsessed with playing in yarn.  :op 


So last weekend The Boo and I finally Finally found our way to Gladys & Ron's Chicken & Waffles. Now granted, I've been there once before back when I first moved to Atlanta, but I hadn't been back since. At the time, I went to the one downtown where the line stays overflowing and out of the door at all times and there's little to no seating. So we make it in the restaurant and I order breakfast. It was something like a waffles, eggs, turkey sausage, etc....
I was very underwhelmed by the food and left feeling like, "Meh.. I won't need to eat there again."

The Boo however raved about the food and was appalled that I didn't at least get the signature dish of Chicken & Waffles or what they officlly call the 'Midnight Train.' So this time I got the famed Chicken & Waffles, but of course it was my version of it. It traditionally comes with bone in chicken wings. I don't eat bone in chicken too tough, so I got it with chicken tenders and some honey mustard on the side. Some macaroni and cheese and yams where involved too.







 I was a happy camper.

I don't typically like going to soul food restaurants, because everything tastes so bland. Plus if I want soul food all I gotta do go visit some family and they do a much better job at it.  But! this food was glorious!! Everything was seasoned to p-e-r-f-e-c-t-i-o-n. Even the drink I ordered was delicious!



I got the 'Uptown' or better known as the 'Arnold Palmer', which is basically half sweet tea and half lemonade. All in all it was a good experience and I'm ready to go back again. If you're in Atlanta, I can't recommend going to the location downtown, but if you're with some locals, go to the one out in Lithonia. The parking, wait lines, and food is much better!

So that's it my dears! Have your tried any new restaurants or food lately? Have you had chicken & waffles? Have a fabulous rest of the day!

Ciao



August 19, 2014

Weekly Wishes #19!!




Salutations All!


Its that time again for weekly wishes! Did you set any goals for last week? If so, how did they go? Are you just joining me? Let me explain what happens for Weekly Wishes..
The Happenings: You share your weekly, monthly, or yearly goals/wishes/achievements and you get to be a part of this big group of people that are doing the same thing. Yay! Wanna join in? Check out The Nectar Collective and add a link to your blog!


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Hey Hey Now! I do so hope that everyone accomplished their goals for last week. It looks like I'm becoming a Weekly Wisher on Tuesday instead of Monday... That will change as soon as my class is over over over!! Which thankfully will be mid-September! Yay! After I finish my coding class I'll be doing some graphic design training online and at my own pace. Accelerated programs are not for the faint hearted. In between class and studying, I've been crocheting my little heart out and loving it. I want to be fully prepared and ready for this upcoming Fall. The weather is already cooling down quite a bit here in Atlanta, which is very unusual but I'll roll with it. It's better for business.. Ha! So let's talk about what happened last week..



Last Weeks Wishes



Better Attitude towards class - er.... If anything it got worse!! I keep thinking about how lost I feel and how I'm not understanding what's going on. At this point my mind just has a wall up and it's not allowing any new information in. I'm just ready for it to be over basically.


Meditate - I knocked this on out of the park! I love to meditate. I didn't get a chance to meditate everyday, like I wanted to, but the fact that I got some in is good enough for me. :)


* Plan Etsy Stuff - As I mentioned above, I've been crocheting my ass off mainly over the weekend and I've made some plans about what I want to add for the season. I'll have quite a few headbands (like pictured above) available as well as cup/mug accessories. #I'mgeeked!



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This Weeks Wishes



Better Attitude - I'm gonna keep this one on the list. I just must simply have patience and get over this mental block. I have no choice but to succeed!


* Crochet! Crochet! Crochet! - This won't be hard at all!! I'm in such a crochet mood right now it's all I want to do with my free time. I may even start back to taking my supplies to work and crocheting on my breaks. We shall see.


* Clean Up My Etsy Shop - I want to take away some listings as well as decide on which ones will be on sale. Maybe a pre-Fall sale? A give away? I dunno. I'll think of something.



I think this is definitely enough for now. What have you been up to and trying to get done? Good luck on your wishes this week!

Ciao!


August 13, 2014

The Infamous Bathroom Pic

Greetings Friends!

I thought I would ask a question I've been wondering about lately. Most places that I've worked have had a full length mirror in the bathroom if not elsewhere in the building and I like to take advantage of it. I wanna make sure that I'm not walking around with my zipper down or that little piece of crust in the corner of my eye that always seems to appear out of nowhere is kept down to a minimum. Then that leads to other things like taking a picture and posting it on Instagram, because you think your outfit is cute!

Next thing you know, you have a ton of bathroom pictures in your phone's photo gallery and you're looking pretty vain, because you have so many pictures of yourself! I won't lie... I take a picture everyday..... and I don't feel vain at all! Ha!

I used to try to minimize the whole, "I'm totally in the bathroom right now, can't you see the stalls?" look, but now I just don't care. It's fun and I like taking pictures. As you can see, I pretty much stick to the same poses. You gotta stick to easy poses in case a co-worker walks in, so that you can look normal and as if you're just standing in the bathroom messing with your phone, ya know?


Sotell me, do you take the infamous bathroom picture at work or even at home? Have you become so good at it that you can give tips or tricks on how to take the best covert photos? Let us know!

Ciao!