December 27, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 25 - What's In My Closet, But I Haven't Worn Yet!


   Hello there! ♥  ♥  This is my twenty fifth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list along with the rest of Caro's blog.  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last time I talked about How satisfied I am with my current wardrobe.  This week I am talking about number fifty,  What's in my closet, but I haven't worn yet!  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

December 25, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Hours of Minecraft


    This week is good.  It has had it's frustrations, but it has overall been a happy week.  I am glad for that too.  I feel like my mood has been on the up and even when it has taken dips this week I have been able to manage it.  I also got a few days off from the day job so I hoping to get a good amount of writing worked on.  It will also be nice because I can put the stresses of my day job out of my mind for a little bit.  I am looking forward to getting some sunlight and exercise.  I hope your week is also going well.  Here are some of the things I loved this week.

December 21, 2014

Happy Yule!

    I took a little video of the tree I decorated for Yule.  I hope you enjoy it.

video

    Tata,
    Lilian

December 20, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 24 - How Satisfied I Am With My Current Wardrobe


   Hello there! ♥  ♥  This is my twenty forth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list along with the rest of Caro's blog.  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last time I talked about How long it took me to build a complete wardrobe.  This week I am talking about number twenty,  How satisfied I am with my current wardrobe.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

December 18, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Kitties and Minecraft


    It started out as a rough week.  I had a terribly low mood through the weekend and I had trouble focusing on things.  The last few days have been better.  I have also done a good bit of writing and brainstorming.  I also got to hang out with a friend and we played a whole lot of Minecraft.  Here are some of the things I loved this week.

December 16, 2014

13 Seasonal Goals: Winter

Vintage drawing of woman and children walking through snow.
Image from Antique Images

    With less than a week of autumn left winter will soon officially be here in the northern hemisphere.  So it is time to construct another thirteen goals to work on for the thirteen weeks of winter.  Are you up for joining me in this challenge?  Are there some goals you'd like to work toward or activities you'd like to try out?

    The 13 Seasonal Goals Challenge is a challenge I created with the help of some of my friends.  In this fast paced world it is easy for us to put things off until "we have more time" and to not notice the loveliness of the world as it passes us by.  Some of the aims of this challenge are to try new things, take part in the current season, and to spend time with our friends.

    Are you interested?  Then keep reading.

December 11, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Making Changes For The Better


    This week feels like it has flown by.  And I am very aware as to why.  My day job has been having me work both overnight shifts and various day shifts for at least six months now.  The shifts are sometime confusingly close together.  I am not always sure when to eat or sleep and I know it has been affecting my health.  Not to mention the quality of my writing and the time I am able to commit to my art & studies.

December 6, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 23 - How Long It Took Me To Build A Complete Wardrobe


   Happy International Lolita Day! ♥  ♥  This is my twenty third post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Though occasionally I have missed Saturdays because life and crazy challenges sort of gets in the way.  Last time I talked about Lolitas I Would Love To Meet.  This week I am talking about number thirty,  How long it took me to build a complete wardrobe.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.  And as always I'd love to hear your opinions on the fashion and your answers to these fun challenges.

December 5, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Opps It's Friday


    Well it was a great week, but after I won NaNo I sort of crashed a bit.  And I ended up sleeping through most of yesterday.  I ran out to get some air and exercise and hung with a writing friend and totally forgot about putting up my TiLT post.  My bad.

December 4, 2014

December Try-Its


    November was crazy, and exciting, and exhausting!  I won NaNoWriMo!  I went to a book signing in Austin!  I saw both my best friends in the same week!  I proved to myself that I could do things.  The last week of November was especially amazing.  I did so much.  I saw so much.  I experienced so much.  And I learned so much.

    In December I want to . . .

November 29, 2014

Writing Memo

Image from www.nanowrimo.org

    There is no Lolita 52 post today.  Instead I am going to continue on my quest to finish NaNoWriMo.  I took time off from my day job to Visit my best friend for Thanksgiving, which was great.  This has given me some time to really get cracking at my writing.  Lots of time to write.  I have written over ten thousand words since thanksgiving and I feel pretty good about it.  It has also been nice to have a friend to give me prompts and stuff.

    Next Saturday is International Lolita Day.  I am hoping I can go out with the community and have some fun frilling around.  Alas It is back to the noveling with me.

Tata for now,
Lilian

November 27, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: 5 Gratitude Activities You Can Use Year Round

Antique Thanksgiving card
Image from Antique Images

    Thanksgiving can be a great holiday.  It is a day set aside to be with our families and be grateful for what we have.  Some people I know have been critical of Thanksgiving because they think we should be grateful year round rather than for one day out of the year.  And they have a point.  We should be grateful year round.  It's a great thing. Today I'd like to talk about being thankful.  It is a very healthy practice.  Taking account of what we are thankful for can brighten our moods and help us stay positive in everyday situations as well as less than ideal situations.  Gratitude can be a tool for us to move forward in our goals and life.  Here are 5 ideas and activities for practicing thankfulness all year round.

November 20, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Twinkle, Twinkle


    This week has felt a bit like an up hill climb with my goals and my writing.  I started doing some of the things I love again though and it really helps with the stress level.  I pulled out my violin and was astonished that it had been so long since I had practiced that I couldn't make it all the way through Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star by memory.  I pulled out the piece I sang through it.  Bam I could play the rest by memory again.  I love music.  Here are some of the other happy things from my week.

November 17, 2014

Writing: Dealing With Stress

Vintage photo of young girl and a cat plushie at a typewriter.
Image from The Graphics Fairy

    Writing among many things has been rather difficult lately.  Between a crazy work schedule at my day job, health issues, and other stresses it has been trying.  I have had some successes with my writing for this years NaNoWriMo and some great bursts of enthusiasm.  I am still aiming to win.  I am still aiming to finish.  I can't lose sight of my goal, yet it is so easy to succumb to stress and escapism.  

November 15, 2014

Octopus Memo: Q & A



Greetings!

    This is Henry the Octopus.  Lily is busy trying to catch up on NaNoWriMo, so I am helping around the house.  As she hadn't finished a lolita post for you today I thought I would say hello.  I'd also like to try answering some of your questions today.  Do you have any questions for me?

Love and Kisses,
Henry the Octopus Plushie ♥

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 22 - Lolitas I Would Love To Meet


   Hello there! ♥  ♥  This is my twenty second post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list along with the rest of Caro's blog.  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last time I talked about 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style.  This week I am talking about number fourteen,  Lolitas I would love to meet.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

November 13, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Hanging Out With Writing Friends


    This week has been up and down as far as mood goes.  It has also been a roller coaster with my writing too.  But I am currently on the up and feeling pretty good too.  I hope I can look forward to lots of more words add to my count this month and maybe some opportunities to tackle some of my other 13 Autumn Goals.  If you'd like to see where I currently stand with my word count look to the left side of my blog for the NaNoWriMo widget.  Meanwhile here are some of the things I loved this week.

November 8, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 21 - 5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style


   Hello there! ♥  ♥  This is my twenty first post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  Which is a great blog to visit whether you are new to lolita or a have been dressing in it for years.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list .  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about 10 Facts About My Lolita Wardrobe.  This week I am talking about number one,  5 pieces that every Lolita wardrobe should have, regardless of style.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

November 6, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Gloomy Weather Is The Best To Write To


    If you don't already know I love The Addams Family.  So the cool weather has produced some fabulously gloomy days.  The sound of rain is great to sleep to and to write to.  It also encourages me not to go out on my bicycle.  The weather has been one of the lovely things I have loved this week.  Here are some more.

November 3, 2014

November Try-its


    October though it had many fun times was a very rough and stressful month.  There were never quite enough resources to do what I wanted and the stress often affected my creativity and decision making.  As such there are some adjustments to make.   

November 1, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 20 - 10 Facts About My Lolita Wardrobe


   Hello there! ♥  ♥  This is my twentieth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  Which is a great blog to visit whether you are new to lolita or a have been dressing in it for years.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list .  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about Parasols: Vital or frivolous?.  This week I am talking about number forty sixteen,  10 facts about my Lolita wardrobe.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

October 30, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Asexual Awareness Week



    NaNoWriMo is coming.  I don't feel like I have done enough to properly prepare for it, but it is coming none the less.  It has been a rough week.  So much stress.  I should probably take a nice long bath or something.

    There have still been adolescent kittens running around the complex.  they are a bit skittish, but adorable none the less.  There was also a small kitten on the patio area earlier today.  I left the little cuttie some water.  Here are some of the things I loved this week.

October 27, 2014

Sound & Music For NaNoWriMo

Image from www.nanowrimo.org

    When I write I like for there to be sound.  I discovered some time ago that I study very well to music.  Often times it was heavy rock music.  It covered up all other auditory distractions and allowed me to focus.    I have happily found that I can do the same thing with my writing, though my choices of sound have become more intricate.  When I choose my sounds for writing it is not all about just focusing.  It is about pacing, mood, and environment.  I also listen to different things depending on if I am blogging, writing prose & poetry, or editing.

    With NaNoWriMo right around the corner I'd like to share a few of the places I have been going to for my writing sounds.  I hope you find something useful.

October 25, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 19 - Parasols: Vital or frivolous?


   Hello there! ♥  ♥  This is my nineteenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  Which is a great blog to visit whether you are new to lolita or a have been dressing in it for years.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list .  It is fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about How I Accessorize?.  This week I am talking about number forty six,  Parasols: Vital or frivolous?  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

October 23, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Dreaming of a Foxy Coord


    It has been a rough week.  Lots of work.  I even did two shifts in one day.  I slept so good when I got home that night.  Switching between working nights and days is affecting my energy levels though and my ability to focus.  But my week hasn't been with out some enjoyment.

October 18, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 18 - How I Accessorize


   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my eighteenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion, go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about Bloomers or no bloomers?.  This week I am talking about number twelve two,  How I Accessorize?  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

October 16, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Cooler Weather


    The weather is starting to cool down.  May be time to get a little more cuddly cozy bedding.

October 13, 2014

November is coming!

NaNoWriMo
Image from nanowrimo.org

    November is coming!  And for different people that means different things.  If you live in the United States of America you know that Thanksgiving and family gatherings are likely imminent.   If you live in the United States of America AND work in a bakery, you know that you are going to be working a lot as people start to get crazy for rolls and loafs of bread and pies and cakes and all other manner of bakery goods.  But for me November is most highlighted by the crazy awesome challenge of NaNoWriMo.  Are you taking up the writing escapade this year?

October 11, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 17 - Bloomers or no bloomers?


   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my seventeenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  The week before last I talked about Combining Other Fashions With Lolita.  This week I am talking about number twelve eight,  Bloomers or no bloomers?  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

October 9, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Nerding Out


    I had a lot of fun at the convention this weekend.  It was a great opportunity to socialize with people I rarely get to see and even meet new people.  I also got to nerd out with the steam punks and other geeks.  it was a lot of fun.

October 7, 2014

Making Progress A Little At A Time



    Realmscon is over and I am already working on my goals.  It was great to socialize with everyone at the convention, but now it is time to work.  Here is a short update on this months try-its.  

October 4, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: On a Saturday?



    So I have been working on a project for just over two weeks.  A panel on lolita fashion.  It was crazy and short notice for what I wanted to do.  I have neglected so much since my friend's wedding last month.  I was feeling exhausted and stressed.  But now, the panel is done.  I can relax and focus on my work.  My writing.  My blog.  My art.  My goals.  It is a good feeling.

October 1, 2014

October Try-Its



    This month is going to start out busy.  I am prepping for a convention this weekend.  Most of my goals are going to wait for the weekend to be over.  It seems to be a theme lately that I have something at the start of the month.  Not a bad thing either.  Trip to west Texas, GISHWHES, a friends wedding.  It has all been fun. I have set myself some lofty bars this month.  And here they are.  

September 30, 2014

September Favorites



    September has been an interesting month with surprises and challenges.  Not to mention some great fun.  Took a road trip to attend a friends wedding.  That was a lot of fun.  Stopped in at a good gaming store on our way.  Yay new gaming dice.  Finally picked up a contact juggling ball.  And I am running a lolita fashion panel!  Yay!

September 27, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 16 - Combining Other Fashions With Lolita


   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my sixteenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about What My Own Lolita Lifestyle Is Like.  This week I am talking about number twelve,  Combining other fashions with Lolita.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

September 25, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Mars!!!

 

    It has been a really up and down week, but it has had some glorious moments.  There has been a good bit of music and a few great link.  By the way two different missions made it to Mars this week.  One of them is from India.  Now on to my list of happy things.

September 23, 2014

My 13 Autumn Goals: Enjoy Hobbies


    Summer is over and autumn is here!  That means pumpkin everything is coming!!!  And it means a new list of seasonal goals!  I have some great goals this season.  Are you going to participate and set your own goals?  Check out how here.  And of course please let me know about it!

September 22, 2014

1 Year of Blogging



    First of all I want to say thank you for reading.  I have been blogging for a year now and I am so glad I did it.  This will be my 160th post.  I have made some great changes in my life and have tried some new things.  I am working toward my goals and I hope that you are too.

September 20, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 15 - What My Own Lolita Lifestyle Is Like



   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my fifteenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Due to running off to a friends wedding I didn't post last Saturday.  The week before I talked about How I first found out about Lolita.  This week I am talking about number three,  What my own Lolita lifestyle is like .  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

September 18, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Kittens and Sandalwood


    This week has been full of wonderful little joys and the adventure of going on a road trip.  It feels like it must have been more than a week since I last posted one of these.

September 13, 2014

Collage Memo


    Well it has been a busy week.  A friend of mine is getting married today.  There is no Lolita 52 post today, so instead here is a collage of some of the cool stuff from this week in pictures.  I hope you are all having a fantastically frilly time.  Until I am back to my proper desk, have fun!

September 11, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: A Soft Cozy Bed


    Life has been pretty interesting this week.  Just yesterday I got in the book I had won on Goodreads.  I got an actual bed this week which is a swell update to my bedroom.  And I am going to get to see one of my friends get married this weekend.  It is going to be a great week coming I just know it.

September 10, 2014

The 13 Seasonal Goals: Autumn 2014

Vintage drawing of girl carrying a basket of apples.
Image from Antique Images


    The autumn season is only 13 days away.  Time to sit down and think about what we've achieved and what we want to achieve.  I have been doing the 13 seasonal goals challenge for a year now.  I am excited to embark on it again.

September 6, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 14 - How I first found out about Lolita



   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my fourteenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about What's In My Makeup Bag.  This week I am talking about number ten,  How I first found out about Lolita.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

September 4, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Many Random Things


    It has been an interesting week.  I took some time today to hang out with friends and it was pretty awesome!

September 3, 2014

Review: French Macarons

French Macarons

    I got to taste some delectable new treats available at the Portland, Texas HEB today.  In the bakery department they have french macarons  in six delicious flavors.  These adorable sweets would be a great addition to a tea party or as a special little treat.

September 2, 2014

September Try-Its

Vintage drawing of a girl with a large basket of flowers.
Image from Antique Images

    Save for the first week with GISHWHES, August was a disaster for achieving goals.  This is due much in part to the scheduling of my day job which has me switching between nights and days twice a week and insufficient healthy habits on my part.  Writing came to a full stop for several days as my body and brain just sort of fell out on me.  Brainstorming and thinking through my novel has picked back up, yet the actual writing on my novel has yet to start up again.  I am far behind on many of my goals and though I am being forgiving toward myself I know that some things just have to change.  As such the first goal on this months Try-it list is . . .

August 31, 2014

August Favorites



    Is this really the end of August?  The month has been both exciting and testing.  I have had some excitement & adventure along with full exhaustion & frustration.  Here are some of my favorite things from August.

August 30, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 13 - What's In My Makeup Bag



   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my thirteenth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about Lolitafying Things In My Everyday Life.  This week I am talking about number twenty four,  what's in my makeup bag.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

August 29, 2014

Lolita 52 Challenge: Vol. 12 - Lolitafying Things In My Everyday Life


   Hello everyone! ♥  ♥  This is my twelfth post for the Lolita 52 Challenge created by +Caro Dee of FYeah Lolita.  If you love lolita fashion go check out the list .  It is plenty of fun to blog about or to use as conversation starters at meet ups.  Each Saturday I will answer one of the questions on the list.  Last week I talked about Something That I Made.  This week I am talking about number twenty nine,  lolitafying things in my everyday life.  If you'd like to see the rest of my answers they are all listed under my Lolita 52 Challenge tag.

August 28, 2014

Things I Love Thursday: Taking It Slow


    As I said on Saturday I have been a bit exhausted from my schedule at my day job.  I am making some changes to try an alleviate that exhaustion.  It has been a slow and sleepy week with little progress made on my goals, but we all need enough rest, so I am trying to not be hard on myself.  I have taken some extra time to focus on self-care and my happiness.  As such I have painted my nails twice this week and my toe nails are gold with sparkles.  Yay!!!  And now for this weeks list of Things I Love!!! ♥ ♥ ♥

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