Monday, July 30, 2012

MY FIRST BIRTHDAY UNEMPLOYED

I remember my last birthday clearly.
It was my birthday/despedida party at my former office.
It was a happy/sad/scary period of my life...because the very next day was my first day of unemployment.


My last days in the office


I can't believe it has been a year since then.
Making the jump was four years in the making but the seeming long period was apparently, still not enough to prepare me emotionally and mentally for "the moment".
I mean, who can ever prepare for that, right?
No amount of analysis or market research on your business can ever give you the same feeling of security provided by a stable paying job.
At the end of the day, the already uncertain future becomes even more uncertain and that my friends, is downright SCARY!

But...

WAS IT WORTH IT?


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Friday, July 20, 2012

THE CRAFTERS' CORNER: ELLA AND GELI OF POP! PINS


I have 4 siblings and as the eldest, I sincerely believe, I'd faint if my mom decides to have another one! (Mom, seriously???)
However, when I saw Ella and Geli of Pop! Pins approaching our booth during the recently concluded 10A Alabama Arts and Crafts Fair, I changed my mind...for real!

The two wore the quirkiest soda bottle cap pins in the whole wiiiiide universe!!! I want to adopt them and order them (as the eldest) to upcycle all our bottle caps at home, "Now! (or I'm going tell Momma you two broke her favorite vase!)




Unfortunately,  they are not my sisters and they did not break "our" mom's vase. 
Desperate, I scheduled a meet up with them to ask if they're up for adoption...I mean...to get to know them better.

And oh, they're this blog's first visitors at the Crafters' Corner so let's welcome them with kisses and hugs, shall we?
Kisses and huuuugs!!!!


Ella, moi and Geli
I'm unilaterally declaring myself as your new BFF!


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Sunday, July 15, 2012

DIY CHALLENGE 1: How to make a necklace from your old T-shirt

Hey everyone!
This is my first tutorial for my DIY CHALLENGE page.
As a way to move forward from our recent defeat, gave my blog...sort of...an upgrade.
What do you think? :)

I sincerely believe that change is good so here I am, trying out new things.
I made this tutorial with mommy blogger, Czjai, in mind.
She'll be trying it out for herself as a way of helping Popjunklove educate readers on the beauty of DIY and upcycling.

Try it out for yourself if you have time.
Your old T-shirt might already be calling out to you...begging you to give it new life! :)


Ps:
It's best to use old stretchy cotton shirts that cling to the body when worn. 
Other DIY-ers call the material jersey. 
Step 3 -- *each, not "its"! Gosh..
(And oh...All photos are property of Roma is Love so please acknowledge if you'll share them.)


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Monday, July 9, 2012

DREAMS VS REALITY

'You're hired."
This was the text message that I woke up to yesterday morning.
Closed my eyes again to sleep.

*phone beeps for the second time*
"You start today."
Forced my eyes to open. Stood up.
My Monday officially started.





My sister's word art :)

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Monday, July 2, 2012

PLAN B

Refresh page.
Still no announcement.
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That's basically how last Monday went.
Delivery to a house in a subdivision sooo big that it has its own map.

But it was all good.
Being lost provided the needed distraction.




Scrabble pillows for Kristel



Delivery done.
Now what?

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