Miyavi coming back to Houston

Who knew that Miyavi would come back after so many years ago? I used to follow visual kei and jrock heavy back in the day. I even help create one of the popular vk news site back in 2006-2012. I fell out of vk after I got married but still went to local lives to bands who would visit Texas cons, like Nightmare!

I have some friends who are super excited about Miyavi coming back to Houston so and I just bought my ticket to the show! Its going to be fun!

I miss the old days when I knew most vk bands who were in the scene, now there are so many new groups who are way younger than me! I miss those old livejournal days, with graphics, music and all friends who wrote in online journals waaaaay before the coined term “blog”.

BRB – loading up my old vk playlists…

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Planner obsessed

A new little planner shop opened in Houston, it’s called A Little Craft Place. They sell awesome washi from Japan and France, some Carpe Diem and Webster’s Pages planners. Have no idea what those words meant? I didn’t either, until my sister Kim took me to the world of planners! Let’s roll back – in 2015 I bought us these Russell+Hazel binders so we can organize our notes and calendars for Mind Speaks.

I created inserts and calendars for the binders but they were only 1 inch and we couldn’t seem to fit in everything we needed. So we used these for awhile. If you look through our Mind Speaks Instagram, you can see videos of the inserts I made.


Fast forward to September 2016. Kim’s bday – she wanted to visit the store I was describing above. As a bday gift, I got her the A5 mint. After browsing the store I noticed the other colors they had, if you know us…we are very weak with colors and matching. I ended up buying Kat and myself planners as well. It was crazy but they called out to me!! Kim got a mint A5, Kat a pink one and I got the teal.

A5 is the size I was used to with my binder but the rings hold way more! I started to work on some insert designs for the planners! The calendar pdf is free to download over here. IF you rather have the calendar and inserts printed and cut already you can get those from our etsy store over here.

So far, these planners are awesome – if you want an A5 but the Webster’s price is too much, Michael’s made some amazing A5 planners by their Recollections brand! If I didn’t buy the Webster’s I would have been all over these!! Awesome price as well – and if you get a 50% coupon with Michael’s…..BOOM! Even better!

Do any of you use planners? What is your favorite layout or set up?

Vera’s newborn shoot

I’m going to be posting some back dated items that I’ve had in my drafts section. And away we go…..

My very awesome friend Andrea took some newborn pics of Vera, she was also our wedding photographer. She was only a week old when we took these!! Andrea aka EthanAvery has an awesome home studio in Houston if anyone is looking for a local studio to visit.

Here are some of my favorite images.

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Having a kid has restricted some of my online time. I think I am getting a hang of balancing now. Off to comment on blogs now!

Say Hello to Vera

Pregnancy was an adventure, an emotional roller coaster with lots of cravings for chocolate milkshakes. For almost 10 months, my body slowly started to change and grow. By 6 months I finally had a cute belly bump and the last trimester felt so short, within one day I went from a prego chick into a new mama. No one tells you how weird recovery is, or how awkward breast feeding can be…OR how everyone in your delivery room will see you naked!!

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Labor didn’t take long, in under an hour I had my very own squishy purple baby plopped onto my chest. I was so lucky my delivery nurse and husband were so supportive and coached me the whole way. Thanks to epidural I didn’t feel anything during the labor. The aftermath, the recovery was another story. Wowza!!! I won’t go into details but this whole new life event has made me appreciate my mom more.

We named her Vera, my maiden name. Dad only had 3 daughters and no sons to continue our last name. Our family name always meant alot to me, since I got married and changed to my husband’s name I did feel a little identity crisis, this really seemed perfect to name her Vera.

Here is my last prego picture at 40 weeks. My mom made Vera a baby wreath with her nursery theme: Totoro!

last prego pic My mom made this baby wreath for Vera.

I’m learning how to take care of this little strange human. My husband is back at work and my mom should be coming back this weekend, leaving me alone with the baby during the day. She sleeps for only a few hours at a time and then wakes up for food. She sleeps more during the day – she is a little vampire and is more active at night. My poor husband is lacking sleep! But she is funny, she giggles alot and gives this cute gummy smile when she is boobie milk drunk.

I love her gummy smile sleeping pose

She is changing and growing so fast! Almost at 3 weeks old and I notice new things about her daily!! I finally got a chance to update on here…she is now crying. Time for a diaper change!

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