Friday, April 29, 2016

a place to call home

Happy Friday! I couldn't be more excited to tell you all my most exciting news of all.
Mr. B and I have bought and moved into a home :)

Say hello to my little cottage in the woods...


If you have been following me for a while you'll know (or if your new, you're going to learn about me real quick) I have spent the majority of my life as a gypsy. Traveling the world, moving from place to place...never really staying still. So suffice to say that this is a BIG step for me. But I couldn't be more excited. It feels good to finally be somewhere and be still. I have come to learn that you have to put roots down and learn to bloom where God plants you. And he's planted me back in Michigan, with my best friend and that cute cottage you see above :)

So about the house. It was built in the early 1970s, yes it is a tri-level and it's got the dark 70s wood to go along with it. But thankfully it has had some beautiful updates however it still doesn't feel "us" yet. We will be doing lots of updates and touches to make it feel ours. Stay tuned for so many before and afters and DIYs.



Wednesday, April 6, 2016

where we belong


hello little space here on the internet...oh how i miss you. posts are coming i promise. lots of news to share. 


'just when we think we've figured things out, the universe throws us a curveball. so we have to improvise. we find happiness in unexpected places. we find ourselves back to the things that matter the most. the universe is funny that way...sometimes it just has a way of making sure we wind up exactly where we belong...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Moving & Changes

It is so funny how so much can change in the blink of an eye. I feel like it has been an eternity since I wrote on here. My little space of comfort and joy for so long. I would really like to get back to blogging. I miss it.

So what’s going on over here?

This little turtle had an amazing time in China. I plan to do a full recap post ASAP.

And now…I have moved to Florida. After all the back and forth I am finally down here for good and it’s a WAY BIGGER adjustment than I thought it would be. I miss my family, I miss my friends. I miss home.

BUT I am happy and I’ve wanted to move forever so I am proud of myself for taking the plunge.

The finally plunge that was forced due to taking on a job with Pure Barre. I am in the process of becoming an instructor and couldn’t be more thrilled about it. More on that to come soon :)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Time

Hi everyone...if anyone is still out there. I know it has been way too long since I've posted. But time has slipped me and gone by too fast.

Here's a quick recap. I have been back and forth from Miami. I finally just signed with BMG Models. Which is so exciting. I've been working so hard for years to get an agency so it feels good to have one.

My year came and is now almost gone as Miss Michigan US International. I am proud to say that I came in 4th place at Miss US International. Which was truly remarkable. 

And now I leave in 3 days for China! I will be there for the entire month of November representing the USA in the Miss Model of the World competition. I still can't believe it myself. I am feeling so anxious and overwhelmed. Crazy right?

As I am going to take my laptop along I'm hoping to do some blogging while in China along my journey in the competition. Try is the key word here...don't hold me to it ;) 

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Miss Worst Blogger USA

Hi everyone. It’s been a long time I know. I can’t apologize enough that I haven’t been around and active in the blog world. I miss it so much.

I have been beyond busy with my new job which requires me to constantly travel to the auto shows. I also have been busy being Miss Michigan US International. My national competition is in June so I have been training and preparing like crazy.

And to add to my busyness I am more than likely moving to Miami.

Whew…can you say exhaustion.

However I am going to try and blog along the way.

I am so sorry.

xoxo Miss Worst Blogger

Monday, December 10, 2012

a beauty queen

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Sorry I have been so busy lately. But I wanted to pop in and share with you all my new title I received last weekend. I am the new Miss Michigan U.S International!!!

More photos to come soon :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

two years

I have been so busy and literally overwhelmed by my life lately that I failed to realize my blog pasted it’s two year anniversary yesterday.

So weird.

I think back to the girl I was two years ago when I started this little space here on the internet and the truth is…I don’t even know her anymore. I have changed almost completely and so has my life. It’s funny how much can change in a just a couple years. My career has finally started to take off and I am busier than ever. I started this blog as a way to express my creativity and showcase my talents, then it was a way to express my style and fashion, then it was my outlet and strength through my fight.

But now it’s not really any of those.

Sad to say I don’t have time for DIYs or baking anymore, I can’t share things I made off pinterest…I can barely look at pinterest anymore. I am not able to take outfit photos everyday…partially because I run out of time and also because my outfits consist of oversized sweaters and leggings. I have fallen out of touch with the blogging community and I don’t really feel like I have anything interesting to share.

So happy blog-anniversary to me and my little page. This is not the end of my page here…it is just the beginning. Thank you for sticking by me in all my times of need. I promise I will find your true person sooner than later.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

a birthday

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As I turn another year older today I can’t help but wish that I was the little girl in the photo. I mean look how sweet my cake was?!

Truth be told I am having a hard time getting older…my life has moved way too fast and it seems like it has happened right in front of me. Yes I know I am still young. But for the first time on my birthday…I actually feel older.

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The Quarter-Life Crisis
by unknown

It is when you stop going along with the crowd and start realizing that there are a lot of things about yourself that you didn't know and may or may not like. You start feeling insecure and wonder where you will be in a year or two, but then get scared because you barely know where you are now.
You start realizing that people are selfish and that, maybe, those friends that you thought you were so close to aren't exactly the greatest people you have ever met and the people you have lost touch with are some of the most important ones. What you do not realize is that they are realizing that too and are not really cold or catty or mean or insincere, but that they are as confused as you.


You look at your job. It is not even close to what you thought you would be doing or maybe you are looking for one and realizing that you are going to have to start at the bottom and are scared.


You miss the comforts of college, of groups, of socializing with the same people on a constant basis. But then you realize that maybe they weren't so great after all.
You are beginning to understand yourself and what you want and do not want. Your opinions have gotten stronger. You see what others are doing and find yourself judging a bit more than usual because suddenly you realize that you have certain boundaries in your life and add things to your list of what is acceptable and what is not. You are insecure and then secure. You laugh and cry with the greatest force of your life. You feel alone and scared and confused. Suddenly change is the enemy and you try and cling on to the past with dear life but soon realize that the past is drifting further and further away and there is nothing to do but stay where you are or move forward.


You get your heart broken and wonder how someone you loved could do such damage to you or you lay in bed and wonder why you can't meet anyone decent enough to get to know better. You love someone but maybe love someone else too and cannot figure out why you are doing this because you are not a bad person.


One night stands and random hook ups start to look cheap and getting wasted and acting like an idiot starts to look pathetic. You go through the same emotions and questions over and over and talk with your friends about the same topics because you cannot seem to make a decision.


You worry about loans and money and the future and making a life for yourself and while wining the race would be great, right now you'd just like to be a contender!
What you may not realize is that everyone reading this relates to it. We are in our best of times and our worst of times, trying as hard as we can to figure this whole thing out.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

vintage shorts

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If you have been following me for awhile you already know my obsession with my moms old clothes from the 80s-90s. Well these shorts are just another addition to my collection of her old things :) They are so super cool. They are way high waisted, they have a great cut and they are decked out in pearls! They are my kinda shorts!
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shirt: old navy, shorts: vintage circa moms closet, cuff: bella mia

Friday, August 10, 2012

if you really knew me

I know this post has been popping up all over the blog world and so I thought I would join the bandwagon. So here it goes…
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If you really knew me…

~you’d know that I cling to my childhood with everything I have. When my dad and I moved out of my childhood home I literally had a nervous breakdown.

~you’d know I have the weirdest, craziest and the most foresightful dreams ever. And if you are in my dreams I will tell you about them, no shame, no embarrassment, regardless of how weird it might be. Once I called my mom while she was traveling to tell her to watch out because I had a dream she got shot in the airport. No jokes here.

~you’d know that I literally go above and beyond for my friends. You name it. They need it. I am there.

~you’d know that I hate thunderstorms. they keep me up at night/ awake me and downright scare me like a 5 year old.

~you’d know that I am a Christian. I have a relationship with God and I believe in Jesus and I won’t hide my beliefs from anyone on this.

~you’d know that it drives me crazy when people tell me “you’re so tiny” “you’re too skinny” “you’re like this big” I really don’t understand what people want from me when they say these things. I am healthy. No I will not eat a cheeseburger. No I am not anorexic. No I will not hide the fact that I work out and am active. Sorry.

~you’d know that I have about a bazillion dreams and things I want to do in my life. And you’d know that I plan to, won’t stop until I do them.

~you’d know that when people don’t know me or take the time to get to know me, they think I am stuck-up. I promise I am not at all.

~you’d know that upon first meeting me I am shy and a little reserved which directly relates to above ^

~you’d know that I am a clean freak, almost to the point of OCD. I need things to be orderly and tidy…if not I get stressed and jittery.

~you’d know that I have full on conversations with my dog, just as if he is responding. and those closest to me don’t even think it’s weird anymore.

~you’d know that ice coffee is like my all time favorite thing in the world but I can’t drink it after noon because then I will be up until 4am.

~you’d know that my mood directly depends on the weather. Cold I am miserable. Rain I am bored. Heat and sun = the best time to be around me.

~you’d know that sometimes I can be a bit complicated…hey I’m working on it!

~you’d know that it needs to be completely silent and completely dark when I sleep and I have to have pillows surrounding my face, covering my eyes, except for my mouth.

~you’d know that I don’t function correctly if my nails don’t look good. It’s like my nails are a direct correlation with how well I feel. chips, peeling and growth make me feel gross.

~you’d know that I don’t care for undergarments (ok did this get too real?) if it were socially acceptable for me to wear just a t-shirt and leggings at all times, no bra no panties…I would be in heaven :)

Hope you enjoyed getting to know me a little more. It’s definitely a fun post trying to think of all the things that most people don’t know about  you.
Have a great weekend!