Saturday, August 14, 2010


i thought that these photos found via weheartit were just too pretty to pass up and oh so appropriate. i wish that i looked that ellegant and beautiful while moving..haha. if you havent already figured it out, im moving today. i moved a bunch of stuff wednesday but im moving all of the rest of it today, by myself. i do not enjoy packing or moving in the slightest bit. i actually dread it. i get sick to my stomach about it. it is the strangest thing. one thing that i am excited about however, is putting my room together when it is all moved in. that will be the best part. i cant wait to have a new space all my own. how delightful. since im doing this alone i better get on it. i still havent packed a thing...but it will all get done. have a beautiful weekend!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

the things we worry about

i tend to overdramatize some things and underestimate others. like if i have a huge test in one of my classes i wont care a bit the day before. but if i have lots of little things to take care of i freak out that it all wont go perfectly and then it will all be messed up. i am not sure why i do this, i think that we all do to some degree though. ive found myself in the overdramatic/semi-stressed stage this last week. i am moving back to school this weekend and there are just lots of little things that i have to do and make sure are done correctly (not for anyone else really, just my sanity). i dont like to plan things out on paper or really tell others my plan. i always have a plan in my head however. the other day i had a little break down. i received an email from school saying that i hadnt paid my balance on my account by the deadline so they were going to charge me another $100. WHAT?! clearly if i havent already paid the $300 that i owe, i cant afford another 100!!!!!!! needless to say i was just erked about that. then i called the school to clear up some of my confusion about charges and all i got was a "well it is your responsibility". thanks crabby lady that works at school, thats all i needed to hear. after we got off of the phone i proceeded to cry. just a little cry to myself. i went ahead and paid the stupid balance and then proceeded to cry to myself about it. i was just stressed that the little money i made this summer was going to stupid fees like that when i need to be paying other things. not 30 minutes later i received a call from the dean of work at my college. he called to "ask" (rather, tell) me that the Keeter Center (hotel and restaurant at our school) needed workers for the upcoming 40 hour workweek and that i would not be returning to my previous workstation at laundry. he was very, very nice about all of it. i understand the need, but keeter is NOT a desired place to work. my mind started wondering where i would be, what my hours were, who i would work with and so on. thankfully, i received a call the next day and i was actually given a choice what days i worked! yay! and then i later received an email giving me my workplace and schedule. i will be working in the pantry which is cutting fruit, making salads, and decorating desserts. what a relief. also my schedule couldnt be better. i work monday-friday, 10-6:30. what a huge, huge blessing this is! i am now much more relieved about this upcoming week and slightly excited to do something new. another money issue that was bringing me down was books. college books are EXPENSIVE, lemme tell ya. last year i received a $150 scholarship each semester for books so i really didnt have to worry about it. i applied for multiple book scholarships this year as well. i received yet another email from school telling me that i did not recieve the same scholarship that i did last year and that they were sorry. SORRY? thanks, that makes it all better that you are sorry. i was really bummed to say the least that id have to fork out around $200 just for books this semester. and then today when i got online to check my email i saw one from financial aid telling me that i received a book scholarship for $200! yayayayayayayayayayayayayayayaya! oh what a relief! i was just blown away at how blessed i am. and how incredible my God is to me! i have been praying every time i get worried or down about it and it works folks! the power of prayer is truly amazing. i know that i heard it all the time growing up but you dont really know it till you experience it for yourself.

yesterday, with the help of my grandpa, mom, sister, and boy friend, i moved half of my stuff into my new dorm! i cant even explain the pure joy that i have about my new room and new job. it is a great journey that i am so ready to embark on.

im going to go get some sewing done today. i am like 3 days behind in Home Ec, and were only 3 days in. ha.



Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Home Ec

i recently signed up for an online sewing class!!! i am beyond excited. Home Ec is a 5.5 week course for begining sewers or anyone really who wants to polish up on basic skills and learn some new ones as well. i started sewing when i was in middle school and instantly fell in love. i have sewn on and off since then. in high school i sold many bags to friends around school. i always had the idea in the back of my head to have a shop but i never knew how the last year etsy has become such a popular resource for like minded individuals like myself and i decided to give it a go! so im sure that this class will only increase my sewing skills and in return help my soon-to-be business.

these images are just sew pretty i couldnt help but share

Monday, August 2, 2010

things to do

i keep a continuous list in my head of things i need to get done today, tomorrow, this week, in the next few months. i rarely write them down unless i just have so many that i feel i will forget one of them. school starts back in just 3 weeks. that is crazy! this means that i move in to my new room (all by myself!!!) in less than 2 weeks. i am not much of a planner when it comes to things like this. ill probably pack a couple days before i move. but there are things that i need to do before i go. and now that i am sitting here trying to make a list...i cant. that is probably the reason for me never making them in the first place. however, i do know of a couple things off the top of my head i want to do today... finish that stinkin' purse i made a month ago, go through all of my clothes, get rid of the old, non-fitting, out of style items, and organize the rest of my room.

i am starting to really get some great ideas for my store. i cant wait to open it. im only doing it on etsy for now but one day (in the far, far future) i really do hope to open up real live shop. that will be a beautiful day. but for now, im just focusing on collecting ideas, making examples, and thinking of a name! that is my biggest challenge right there, a name. the name that i choose for my store is huge, it means everything for the potential of my success. im putting a lot of thought in to this so i dont mind that it has taken me all summer, and still going, to think of a name. i have however decided that i want to have my store up and running by december 2010. my goal is to have my own business before i turn 21.  * i never saw myself as the type to own a business (no matter how small) but it runs in the family, and there is really no other way for me to do what i love so much and earn from it also. i am slightly nervous about doing this but if i fail, i fail. its not the end of the world. but i have a good feeling it will be a success.

im off to start tackling that list!

loves, lynne