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Update #12: Why don’t you blog more?

Great question!

Hi! How are you doing?? I am doing awesome!!

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I’ve been blogging for almost three years now and a lot of my friends still are shocked when I tell them I have a blog. I started blogging in 2014 as a way to keep my close friends and family posted on what was going on in my life. Slowly, it shift and evolved to something that I am still trying to figure out.

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Believe it or not, I do get asked why I don’t blog more. I wish the answer was more exotic than it is, but truth be told I’m human too. I have dishes, laundry, a 9-5 job, and social life! Don’t get me wrong, I want to share EVERYTHING I do in life, but I’m only one person! As much as I say I’m a robot, I’m really not and I do require sleep sometime.

So what do I do outside of creating stuff and blogging? Another great question!
I’m a very eclectic individual!

Trivia!

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I’ve been part of Cleveland Awesome Trivia for a little over nine months now. At my height, I was going three times a week. However, with the holiday here, I usually go on Tuesday’s and Sunday’s. I’m not going to reveal my current team name (because it’s sad and embarrassing and motivated by heartbreak) but tomorrow will be my second championship I have qualified for and am super excited!! I have been studying during all the free time I have!

Pinball!

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I play in two pinball leagues. Belles and Chimes is my lady pinball league of Cleveland, which just had our season two tournament last week (I didn’t win, but I made the sashes!). My co-ed league meets at Stonehedge in Akron on Monday’s. Season five ends in a few weeks (we’ll see how I do!). In between, I also help organize Sirens of Stonehedge, the ladies tournament in Akron. Our next tournament should be in January. In summation (sounding smart), I play pinball at least once or twice a week!

Music!

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Occasionally, there is a concert I like to attend. Last month there happen to be two back to back. Yes. I saw Good Charlotte (don’t judge!) But my favorite was Set Your Goals. Perks of being an adult? I have an income! I splurged and bought VIP tickets (#SYGVIP #All3OfYa) and I had a blast! Light up swords? Silly string circle pit? Mutiny? Best party of 2016! #10YearsOfMutiny

So! This is my life! I’m a social butterfly! Why don’t I blog more? Because when I get home my head hits the pillow and I fall asleep (or I watch Gilmore Girls).

#HereWeGo (I’m a Steelers fan too! Season ticket holders since 1986)

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I want to be more present!! I’m still trying to find that balance? If that makes sense. 2016 was wonderful! I really made it MY year. Who wants to welcome 2017 with me? It’s going to be PHENOMENAL! GOLD BIRTHDAY!!! HURRAY!

Talk Soon,
Jennifer

Update #11: 2017 is rapidly approaching!

Hi. OMG! Where has time gone!

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Actually, I do know. My time went to Gilmore Girls and pizza.

But for real, where has 2016 gone?? It’s December 7th (Happy Pearl Harbor Day) and I cannot believe that we are less than three weeks away from Christmas!

First off, I want to say thank you to all my family, friends, vendors and everyone who attended Small Lady Business Saturday over the weekend. The event was a HUGE success! We had over 300 people attend and it was non-stop all day!! It would not have been a success without out everyone support! Here are some snapshots from the event!

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It went so well!! Thank you again for all your love and support! All three of us cannot wait till next year! It is going to be bigger and better than ever!

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But seriously? Where has 2016 gone? I spent the remainder of the weekend posting my holiday products on my Etsy!

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Sunday was a haze of Disney movies and Photoshop. I am still trying to stay sane as the end of the year slowly approaches!!

I have a few fun projects coming up in the near future I can’t wait to share!!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

 

 

Capture Real Life: Week Two

A Beautiful Mess released this course called Capture Real Life in 52 Weeks last year. I purchased this E-Course over a year ago and never got around to completing it.

Each week I will be sharing the photos I take from the course work. I will not be sharing the content – only the weekly challenge. Want to complete this challenge with me?? You can buy the course here! Each weekly course has different prompts and helpful hits to help you complete the challenge. I think it’ll be fun! If you will be doing this challenge with me leave a comment and I will be sure to check out your photos!

Without further delay, here is week two: “Guilty Pleasures”

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Guilty pleasures are a hard thing for me to capture because I really don’t have any! I have no shame in the things I like to do, music I listen to, or movies/tv shows I watch. One thing that always cheers me up on a bad day is a new project! My apartment is filled with homemade stuff! I tell all my new guests, if it looks homemade it probably is!

See you next week šŸ™‚

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Capture Real Life: Week One

A Beautiful Mess released this course called Capture Real Life in 52 Weeks last year. I purchased this E-Course over a year ago and never got around to completing it.

One of my birthday goals in 2014 was to document my life more, and I have been making a valiant effort. I started making my monthly albums and sharing more on Instagram. Now I think I need to challenge myself. I think this course will be a fun way to do that!

Each week I will be sharing the photos I take from the course work. I will not be sharing the content – only the weekly challenge. Want to complete this challenge with me?? You can buy the course here! Each weekly course has different prompts and helpful hits to help you complete the challenge. I think it’ll be fun! If you will be doing this challenge with me leave a comment and I will be sure to check out your photos!

Without further delay, here is week one: “Good Morning, Good Night”

Good Morning

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Good Night

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My days always being with coffee and JayJay hogging the bed and usually end with crafts and a movie on the couch!

Don’t forget to comment if you are doing this challenge with me! See you next week!

Talk soon,
Jennifer

Instax Mini 90 Polaroid Camera

One of my favorite birthday gifts ever!!

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Hey Everyone! Can you believe that it is June already?!? I certainly can’t! The end of May brings my birthday, (I realized slowly I had at least three posts that I need to write about my birthday) and I was no where near ready for the end of the month. More on that topic later…

For my birthday, Pat bought me probably one of my favorite gifts ever (aside from the always appreciated cash and Jo-Ann’s gift cards): Instax Mini 90 Polaroid Camera!

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I’ve had a Polaroid camera in the past, it was an old one I found at the thrift store then once the film ran out I didn’t buy more because it was too expensive.

I’ve debated for MONTHS about buying a Polaroid, but there was always something I wanted more (and my iPhone was doing the job). On Saturday, Pat surprised me and bought me one! (after listening to me talk about it at least once a week)

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I haven’t fully experimented with the camera yet, but I’ve figured out a few features such as the double exposure.

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This feature allows you to take two photos and mash them together. I didn’t have a lot of success with this feature, but I could think of some ideas for the future!

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It also has a self timer and controlled flash. I LOVE the way these pictures come out! The film isn’t all that expensive. (and I think I got an email for a Groupon?) Overall, I am in love! ::insert heart eyes emoji::

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Do you have a Polaroid? What one do you have? What’s your favorite think about it?
Talk soon,
Jennifer