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Project Life + New Video

11 Mar

Last week was super busy for me and this week is just as busy. I didn’t update the blog last week but I don’t want to fall into the procrastination cycle so I’m setting aside time right now to just give a quick update! Work is busy and I was handed some copy writing and SEO writing assignments, along with my usual tasks I perform each week. My side copy writing gig is also gearing up with some extra unexpected work. I’m not complaining though, I like to stay busy and I like what I do. Getting paid to write is a dream come true!

Aside from all the work, I started a Project Life photo album. I first learned about Project Life from following blogger Kelly from Brownies and Zucchini. She is in her second year of Project Life and updates her blog regularly with her album pages. I went to Michael’s to pick up some photo albums for my wedding pictures (finally got them printed) and they were having a buy 1 get 1 free sale. That’s when I noticed the Project Life albums and remembered the Brownies and Zucchini blog posts about them. So I went home and did some research. Over the weekend I went back with a 40% off coupon in hand and got my first kit.

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I purchased 2 albums with the buy 1 get 1 free sale, a pack of photo pocket pages,Β  Project Life core kit Honey Edition, and a mini kit Holiday Edition. Project Life is a super simple way of scrap-booking your life. Some people document each week, the way Brownies and Zucchini does and others update it whenever. I’m choosing to update it casually and hope to fill up the album by the end of the year. There is not cutting, pasting, stickers, or any super creative genius required. You put the cards in the pocket pages and then your pictures. Use the journaling cards to add some written details. And you’re done!

Some people do choose to add extra embellishments and it looks great, but it’s just not for me. I tried scrap-booking once and it took me about two years to get around to completing the scrapbook. I never want to do that again! Now I have a simple and beautiful way to document our year instead of letting the photos just sit on my iphone and computer.

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I started my Project Life album with a layout depicting our trip to Las Vegas back in January. Whatever happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…so I don’t have any photos of the trip. Luckily a friend snapped a couple non-incriminating or embarrassing shots of the group and I used those in my album. πŸ˜‰

Next, I created my THIRD YouTube video and it’s up on my channel! This one is a Mary Kay Haul and Review. I placed a large order with my friend who is a Mary Kay Consultant and decided to share it on my channel. I’ve seen other beauty and lifestyle YouTubers out there do this type of video so I gave it a shot. If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out below! I post new videos every Sunday so please subscribe to get an alert when a new video is posted.

That’s it for now, take care!

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Miley Cyrus Concert and 1st YouTube Video

25 Feb

Hi everyone! I’ve figured out more ways to keep myself busy. I really do enjoy being productive so I am always figuring out ways to fill my time. I have a full-time job and I recently took a small side job requiring writing. I’ve tasked myself with updating this blog every Tuesday and Thursday. AND NOW…I’m making YouTube videos every Sunday! Below you will see the very first video I made to kick-off my channel. If you are interested, please subscribe and stay tuned!

I decided maybe I’ll do more of the product reviews and beauty talk there so I can really focus on writing about the serious things I’ve been wanting to express here. For today I just wanted to give a quick update. It’s been a busy week already and over the weekend I went to the Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour concert at the Staples Center. I took my sister for her birthday and two long time friends joined us for the fun. Tomorrow is my sister’s 25th birthday! We’re just a year and a half apart from each other so we have always been very close and shared so much. Happy Birthday Jessica if you are seeing this!

A protestor at the Staples Center before the Miley Cyrus show.

A protestor at the Staples Center before the Miley Cyrus show. Sign reads “She loves your money and hates your soul. You don’t know it yet but Smiley Virus will wreck your life.”

Say what you will about Miley, I really think she has business savvy and knows what she’s doing out there. She is well aware of what her brand used to be and is successfully re-branding her self as that outrageous party-music maker. She’s doing the same thing that every other pop-teen star ever did. Britney, Christina, Madonna–they all went through the same phases of changing up their brand and doing things to shock and surprise and get people talking about them and ultimately buying their albums and concert tickets. Guess what, it worked! I am not someone who would normally purchase the latest Miley CD but because my sister really wanted to go to this show I found the album on Spotify for free, listened to it a lot and bought concert tickets. Miley you win!

A dark, grainy picture of me trying to do the Miley-tongue-out-look.

A dark, grainy picture of me trying to do the Miley-tongue-out-look at the show.

Miley definitely knows how to put on a show, totally got my money’s worth. So many interesting and surprising visuals plus talented dancers. I’m fairly certain there was minimal lip synching from Miley because she was not running around the stage and twerking like crazy. She actually sat on a lot of different stage props, or walked back and forth on the stage or even just stood still. That tells me that she was not out of breath the whole time giving her room to actually do what we came to see – SINGING!

Anyway, I was absolutely entertained and I would compare the theatrics to a Vegas-style show. What’s the most memorable concert you’ve ever been to?

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