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Some of you might not know this, but my sister’s and I share a craft blog, Mind-Speaks, that we “try” to update monthly. We fell behind on updating towards the end of 2013 but hopefully we can start updating it again. Mija gave the site a facelift to make it look more professional this year. I absolutely adore it.

We hope to open our Etsy store as well, here’s a list of things we plan on selling.

The product list is still being decided but so far this is what we are thinking of making and selling for our store. I’m on a quest to find pleather so that I can make assorted clutches. I’ve never used pleather or any other imitation leather before so I’m hoping I can start that soon.  Also this Sunday my sisters and I plan on attending Mini Pop Shop that is hosted here in Houston. If you’re in the Houston area and love DIY/crafty things then this is the event for you. We plan to scope it out and then hopefully sell some of our own products at a future Pop event. :3 I love that things like this exist in my city, every time I tried to go to a previous one it was either cancelled due to weather or something else came up. So I’m hoping Sunday will be the day I can finally go to one. There’s also one on March 9th in case you can’t make it to this one. If you’re not from the area, then you should look up craft fairs in your own city, you could expose yourself to something new and different, maybe even meet new people and create new friendships.

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A Million Useful Things in One

The start of a new year has become strange now that I’m older, it seems to arrive and end a lot faster than I remember as a child. I didn’t keep track of it when I was little and I thought summer was a whole year all on its own.

I had moments back in my elementary days where I would imagine seeing an older version of myself. A version I didn’t know yet, a version I was excited to meet. I’d now like to know what elementary me would think if she were to meet the current me. I’m sure she would think, why am I not taller, and will I ever grow boobs?And I would reply with, we haven’t grown an inch since the 8th grade, so yeah. And still waiting to see about the boobs. XD Random thought I know. Anyway, New years was comfy and nice, spent the last moments of 2013 at the weirdo sibling’s new house. We watched movies and fireworks and then played a game. We couldn’t stay up too late because Kat had to work that morning and Nina had to take us back to our place. I’m now enjoying the last week before classes start on the 13th. That also means going back to work at McAlister’s. I hope this semester brings great things, first semester with no English classes, gonna have to get used to that. I only need two more English classes and the rest will be courses in Advertising. So even though I’m nervous about that, I’m also excited.

I wanted to share this anime that I recently watched on Netflix, it’s been awhile since I’ve enjoyed a nice anime. It’s only 11 episodes, not sure if it has other seasons or not, but because of the intro, I just had to watch it. It’s about a socially awkward girl who is in love with jellyfish. She lives with several other women who are even more awkward, they are an interesting bunch. She meets a very pretty girl who ends up being a dude. I just thought it was adorable. You can also read the manga here if you’re interested in that sort of thing.

I received tickets to an advanced screening of the film Her, so I’m going to see that tonight. I’ll let you know my thoughts on the film. It looks interesting.  Other recent movies I’ve seen are Saving Mr. Banks ,The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. Need to write posts on my thoughts of those films as well.  But for now, I sleep.

Thanks for reading and commenting.

Tis the Season

So another semester has come to an end and more importantly, Christmas is next week! I cannot wait to give my family their presents.

treesI love that part, along with the smell of Christmas trees, choosing the presents and seeing the look on their faces after they rip the wrapping paper off. It’s exciting! Especially since I have my own money to work with this year. Of course, I didn’t spend any money on wrapping. I just used Kroger bags and some left over ribbon from my Alice costume. Kat and I go home to visit our parents next Monday, but sadly Kat has to work next Friday so we won’t be able to stay the whole week. But a few days is better than no days. I’m looking forward to mom’s cooking. She makes turkey for Christmas dinner, and we open gifts on the 24th and then we just watch movies after. When my sisters and I were younger we would wake up around 5 am or so and force our parents out of bed so we could open presents. And then we would stay up and play with our toys until we passed out.  Now we open gifts on Christmas eve and then stay up until we pass out, which doesn’t take very long.

Aside from upcoming gift giving, I recently moved in to my second apartment here in Houston. I’m hoping we are here for awhile. Moving was such a hassle but so far Kat and I are loving the new place. We are almost completely unpacked. But of course there are a few cons that I know I shouldn’t dwell on because the pros certainly outweigh them so I shouldn’t waste my time typing them out here. I’ve managed to organize my desk area and the living room. Finally got an actual bookcase to put books and things that need to be displayed. This place is is a bit bigger than the last one, so I am happy about that. I do miss the old location though, oh…that’s a con. I’ll stop right there.

[audio:]- Daniela Andrade’s cover of Santa Baby

So the other day, I went to Kat’s work Christmas party. The food was really yummy and she won a 24″ screen tv. So we are hoping we can take it back to Target and get store credit, Kat wants the same desk as me. She needs a place to keep her computer as well, keeping our fingers crossed and hopes that works.

More on the apartment next time, still need to charge my camera so I can film an apartment walk-through.

Thanks for reading, commenting, and happy holidays.

An Open Apology

As a child I always hated to admit I was wrong and some of that might have carried on to the adult me as well. But now, is it really a matter of who might be right or wrong?

I hurt someone important to me, it was unintentional…on both ends, yet misunderstandings are bound to happen in life. As are changes. I am going through some major changes in my life and I am sorry for not including this person, let’s change person to people, because there are two very important people that were excluded from these life changes. This wasn’t done on purpose, it was just how things occurred and I have no problem with apologizing for that.

I would hate for this “big change” to affect my relationship with these two people, even though I know it already has. However, it does not mean it needs to change things negatively from this point on. Things have changed yes, but one can’t go through life and expect all changes to be bad or be able to expect changes before they happen. I see this change as a good thing and I hope that with time they will also see it as good. Yes, I would like to have approached things differently but there is no point dwelling on what has already happened. After all, I still don’t have access to a time machine so I must face things as they are now. I want to clarify that I’m not updating my blog with this in hopes of avoiding or distancing myself from my current situation. I’m updating my blog, because this is why I have a one, to update about my life and I haven’t been doing that as much as I used to. And aside from summer courses, this is what has taken up space in my life.

I’m looking forward to the approaching  weeks and I hope you will continue to be there for me as I am always here for you.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


This has been a draft for already three weeks, so now I’m just going to post it.

So last last… last Friday, my family and I went to Mission Texas to visit my grandparents. Even though I have hopes to maybe one day travel to different places, I hate long car rides. They are uncomfortable for all who are involved. So I usually try to time travel and sleep the entire drive. That means I miss out on scenery and road trip games. But let’s be honest…are those always fun? Not for this road trip. Anyway, so we left our house around 5 AM and Kat and I did not sleep that night so I was pretty grumpy. Not that I’m a morning person to begin with. After packing up the truck we left the house while it was still dark out. I went to sleep and didn’t wake up until 9 AM, that was when we stopped at a McDonald’s for breakfast. Just had a biscuit with jelly and an orange juice. After that we continued our drive, Kat started feeling a bit nauseated and we had to pull over but she just had a mile case of car sickness. We took another nap and arrived at my grandparent’s house by noon. I was still sleepy so after I said my hellos I fell asleep on the couch.

When I woke up again we went to buy some Pan Dulce (sweet bread). The valley has the best fruit and sweet bread compared to my home town so it’s always nice to pick some up from a local valley bakery. Unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures of that and I regret it. I usually always take pictures of food. >o<  I did managed to snap a picture of this picture of my grandparents when they were younger. According to my dad and tio, it was a day they spent at the zoo. They look like normal parents in this picture. I just mean I don’t really know my grandparents too well. My grandmother only speaks Spanish and I know none so we can’t really communicate with each other. But the grandparents I knew/know are not these people in this picture above. Does aging really continue to change you? I’ve seen my grandmother on a occasion joke with my grandfather but they don’t have the same love my parents have for each other. I look at my parents and see that loving someone forever is possible. But when I think of my grandparents, I see an understanding and the remains of a love once had. As depressing as that sounds, I like to think they were once in love. The kind of love that would lead to four children and I’m sure they still love each other now. After all, my grandmother tends to my aging grandfather. He’s 91. But then again, I think about their time and age and can only hope that when I meet someone I want to spend the rest of my life with I’ll still be with him when he reaches 91.

Sorry, I didn’t intend for this to be deep. I was going to discuss how I got food poisoning but I’m trying to write an essay for class and I’m distracting myself with this blog draft that should have been updated last last week.  I have other things I want to discuss but I’ll save it for an entry I can actually dedicate some time to. Until then.

As always, thanks for reading and commenting.


I love when these type of tags are going around the blogosphere. It’s just nice to show love to your fellow bloggers and there are tons I adore. I was nominated by my lovely sister Mija and I love just having any excuse to update my blog.

VBA Rules

If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.

1. Thank the person who gave you this award.

2. Include a link to their blog.

3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. ( I would add, pick blogs or bloggers that are excellent!) Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award — you might include a link to this site.

4. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So here are the 15 I nominate. These are bloggers that inspire/entertain me and I’m always happy when they update. So keep blogging my fellow bloggers. Obviously I know you might be too busy to update about this so don’t feel as though you have to. 😀

                                          Zie Darling/Lissa/Essie/Nick/

Seeing as the person who nominated me is my sister, there isn’t anything she doesn’t know but are 7 things about me.

  1. I knit and sew- haven’t had much time to do a lot of crafting but when I do, I always have a lot of fun.
  2. In elementary school, I played the Wicked Witch of the West in our production of The Wizard of Oz.
  3. I have an irrational fear of sloths and optometrists. >.<
  4. I hate cinnamon toothpaste.
  5. Like Mija, I’m also obsessed with my 3DS.
  6. I love French films.
  7. I’m the middle of two sisters. (Mija and Kat)

So there you have it, 7 things about me. I’m excited to see what my nominees 7 things are. And even if you weren’t nominated feel free to do this anyway. It’s all about spreading some blogger love. 🙂

Thanks for reading.

Time Machine

That moment where you rather redo a moment to prevent from hurting someone than pretend as if everything is alright. If only time travel were possible in this case. Sadly, it’s not.

I am not ready to be in a relationship…with anyone at the moment. And for some reason I keep putting myself in such difficult positions that end up hurting people I really care about. Why? Why do I do this? Does the universe find this hilarious? So what if I went through high school unscathed by the cruel ridiculous notions of teen drama. I had hope that my early adult life would go the same way, without unwanted drama. But that’s not going to happen.

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Stamp Craze

So I went a little crazy at Micheal’s the other day. I couldn’t help myself, I saw all these stamps for a 1.50 and just had to buy them. I mean look at that adorable typewriter stamp. I love typewriter stamps and this one just so happens to be a Valentine theme. I bought three Valentine stamps, so now I intend to make Valentine cards. Maybe add a cute lollipop or some type of candy to show the people I love how much I love them. Who knows? I also bought a button puncher. I love it! It makes a great embellishment for cards, scrapbooking, even gift wrapping. I’ve been wanting it and the cute tag puncher as well, but decided on this one. I feel very crafty right now.

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Gaming Fun

So on Monday, the weirdos and I went to another Gaymer’s Handheld meeting. It was so much fun, got my ass kicked in a few Pokemon battles but at least I had fun losing.

Half of the restaurant was taken over by nerds with board games and handheld gaming devices. It was amazing. Not only were the friends that I made last time there but I befriended a few new ones and even invited another friend to join in on the fun. Here we are playing a game of Mario Kart. I never made it past 5th place, damn turtle shells. Of course my alter ego, Randall, made it to first place after I handed over his ds. But seeing as he is part of me I technically won. Go me!  I gained a few new miis, which is always exciting, however I was stuck in a poison room, in the find mii game, and lost the chance to use any of them to move onward because none of them were the right color. But I did gain puzzle pieces so I should keep that in mind. That is important.

Ginger also gave my sisters and I awesome bracelets for Christmas. She is just so freaking amazing. They are similar to this and another amazing thing about it is that she made them in our favorite colors  by chance. She knows us! 😀 Do you know how hard it is to find like minded people? After you are lucky enough to find said people it’s always nice when you actually become friends with them. That’s how it was when we all met Ginger. And now we are meeting awesome gaming people thanks to these hangouts. I should take more pictures, but I always tend to forget when I’m having fun. I look forward to hanging out with everyone again. 🙂 So Thursday is my mom’s birthday. My sister’s and I are still trying to figure out what to get her. Sadly I won’t be able to see her until Sunday, if her and my dad come back from their weekend away. I’m hoping to see them both because classes start next Monday and that means I’ll be back in Houston. I’m a bit sad about this, but then I’m also a bit glad. All I’ve been doing is eating and sleeping. I’m getting tired of being lazy and I need some type of schedule to follow. -.-Bring on the stress of studying, reading and writing.

Ok. It’s later than I thought it was. Damn SVU for distracting me. >.< I’m going to lay down, knit for a bit and then get some sleep. Night.

Thanks for reading.


It is almost 2013. By the time I push publish it will be 2013…2013 how weird.

2012 was a pretty good year, minus the part where my dad fell and injured himself.  I went to Boldface for the first time and loved it, minus the heart breaking part. But I don’t even regret that part, I learned a lot about myself and what I want out of life and I don’t regret learning that. My family and I also spent the year getting ready for my sister’s wedding and it was amazingly beautiful. (glad it’s over and done with :P) Totally worth all the stress though.

You know what, I don’t really have anything else to say besides HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful New Year so far and gets safely home after they finish drinking and partying it up. I myself spent NYE with my wonderful family playing games and eating a bunch of sweets. :9 I might regret that last part later but for now I am happy. So here are some instagram pics and stuff!!!

Song of the night is The Leave Behind by this guy. I love this song. How did you spend New Years Eve? I hope you had/ are having fun.

Thanks for reading, and again Happy New Year!

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