...He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us. Eph. 3:20
"I certainly don't regret my experiences because without them, I couldn't imagine who or where I would be today. Life is an amazing gift to those who have overcome great obstacles, and attitude is everything!" - Sasha Azevedo
I've avoided having my personal/business blog in the same area but decided it was time for a change. I'm so much more than just Adrienne's Little World and Adrienne's Essentials. Combining the two seemed like the perfect thing to do.
The content won't change, it will just all be in the same space :)
I've gotten so many emails about the typepad blog lol. Nah I'm not leaving the blogging world. Why would I? LOL I've met some of the most amazing people. You all have seen my ups and downs, watched the kids grow up...you've seen ME grow up lol.
That's it for now. Have a look around and make yourself at home.
I'm going to post this on the typepad blog but you can update your subscriptions to this page. You can subscribe by reader or email. Everything you need is on the sidebar :)
Let me add this stuff to my list so I won't forget.
I am wasting time. lol
I just had some microwave pork skins. They were so good lol.
I went to Atlanta with my mom this weekend. I have to dress in layers around her when it's cold. If she has a "flash" ALL windows come down. Even if it's 20 degrees. I don't say a WORD.
I have had any cake, pie, cookies, icecream, snack cakes...NONE Of that stuff all of January. It's January 19 and this weekend was the first time I craved a cupcake. Like I could SMELL it. I ate some raisins and drank some water lol. I CAN DO THIS.
It's NOT hard to truly be happy for those who are doing well around you. It gives me joy to see people living out their dreams and to see them reaching their goals.
Jaelyn is being a typical teenager. Can't BELIEVE she is almost 18 O_O
483 unread emails. I've been talking about my personal email for WEEKS. I need to just go ahead and do it. Right now I"m just skimming and talking to select people lol
Still wasting time lol. Let me just go to bed and start BRIGHT and early O_O
Soooooo about this vintage pattern obsession...
Getting a lot done, but I'm taking frequent breaks lol
Paypal is giving me the BLUES right now. I keep getting an error message.
It's Monday night, 10:26pm. Jaelyn just made chocolate cupcakes and she is having a sleepover. How did this happen!? lol
PRAYING that I finish in time.
Uhhhhh. Coffee. STAT
It's 17 degrees outside.
I need to go by my moms house first thing this morning.
Loving the new Burda patterns I picked up. Don't sleep on them. They have good stuff.
I never walk with my phone in my hand. I dropped it once last year and cracked the screen. Never again.
If this school calls me ONE MO TIME ABOUT KAYLA. Jesus be a fence.
507 unread email. I just had it down. Sheesh
Made my deadline by 15 minutes. I deserve a pinterest break lol
I had dinner for breakfast lol
Sometimes words can't explain how much I love my husband. Tony really is the greatest.
There is this blog I read that's starting to annoy me lol. Time to unsubscribe.
WOW. AMAZED! God is so good. Lord give me strength to complete the task at hand.
I need to go shower lol
I want to see this segment on the Today show. I know as soon as I move it's going to come on lol.
If you haven't figured it out yet, I'm WAY over winter. WAY OVER IT. Good thing the first day of spring is TEN days away lol. WOOHOO. I know we are going to have another cold snap though lol.
I'm shopping for fabric so much lately I can't really remember when I got this, but I HAD to have it!
Doesn't this fabric just scream spring!? The wind will never let me be great when I take photos lol.
I am going to have to start taking detailed pictures on my dress form because you really can't see the details in this dress. I absolutely LOVE the pleats.
I kept my accessories fairly simple. A purple stud purse that I can't recall where I purchased, my shoes are Charles by Charles David and what I love most about these is they are soooo super comfy. I ended up doing a LOT of walking yesterday after church that I wasn't prepared for. I wasn't driving my truck (and I keep a pair of flats in there) and I ended up all over a hospital (more on that later) but these gave me NO grief. I now want them in every single color they have available. No. Really.
Have I done a phone dump yet? I may need to actually pay for storage on dropbox lol
Lens, tripod and wireless remote in my cart. Yay. I'm actually going to pay for one day shipping lol. Just a TAD bit excited.
UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH lens won't be in stock until the 23rd. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
My personal email is insane. Man. Ugh. I'll go through it all tonight.
Photoshop is driving me crazy on THIS DAY.
SIX HOURS LATER, photoshop still doesn't work, I've done more troubleshooting today than I did ALL last week when it started acting up, my head hurts and I'm going to BED. SO glad tomorrow is Friday and I'm going out of town.
My phone battery is on 3%. I can't even take a picture lol
I have three more, then I have to do the extra stuff to all six lol.
I'm taking a pinterest break.
I have some crazy kinda faith!! God is so amazing!
I love bananas lol
I STILL haven't done a phone dump lol
Gizmo is my little buddy lol
I told Tony I would take my truck to have the tires balanced and rotated. OOPS.
I need to update my list.
There is a bomb threat at Jaelyn's school. Why do people insist on doing things like this? NOT something you should play with. Period.
My water bottle is empty...I'm downstairs...water is upstairs and I'm here alone. LOL
I'm really thinking about moving my blog over to wordpress. I use wordpress for my Adrienne's Essentials blog and I love it. Seriously.
I love being inspired.
My personal email is STILL jacked up. SMH I need to go through it.
Bomb threat at Kayla's school as well. Hmmm wonder if this is just a drill?
Just booked my parents next trip. Hmmm. Shouldn't they be paying ME for this!? Lol
I made blueberry muffins for breakfast. Talk about yummy
I did NOT oversleep today lol. When my alarm went off I turned it off and went back to sleep...then my mom called at 5:30 lol. If she wouldn't have called I would have certainly overslept lol. I MUST do better.
Took me 45 minutes to get to the school to pick up my child. I hope who ever did this bomb threat mess gets into a WHOLE HEAP OF TROUBLE. CLOWNS.
I want some fruit.
I have a headache.
I have about an hours worth of work left to do. Don't feel like doing ANYTHING.
In the next couple of weeks I need to buy FIVE plane tickets O_O
and blogless Lisa (Hey Boo! LOL) These ladies keep me on my toes.
Even though I talked to Singlema last week, something I went through yesterday made me think about ONE thing she said that really made me take pause," You can't fix everything Adrienne." Say WHATTTTTTTTTTTTT?!?!
I'm a perfectionist at heart. When I make a mistake, I'm angry and upset but mostly disappointed in myself. I really can't fix everything. Not at all. I do try but I'm trying harder to just do my best. Give it my all and be happy knowing that I did the best I could do.
I want to be the best wife, mom, friend that I can be. If I mess up along the way that's fine. No one is perfect. I did my BEST. That is all that counts.
I'm trusting God to give me the strength I need to walk though all these different situations that arise. He might not fix it right now, but He will give me the strength I need to get through it :)
I've noticed over the past few weeks people will try to use what they think you want to see or hear to pacify a situation. I want to encourage ya'll, don't pacify the situation. Be honest and straight up about whatever is going on and tell the truth. Don't say what you think the other person wants to hear. Be honest. Because when the truth really does come out, it's just bad.
I don't know about you guys but I'm so over winter. Down here in the south, we normally have very mild winters but here lately we've had so much snow and ice.
I'm OVER IT.
With the temps being in the 70's today I knew it was time to pull out this gorgeous green skirt I made a while back: The color is so absolutely gorgeous. I'm so in love with green right now. I went fabric shopping a few weeks back and I promise, almost everything I purchased had green or blue in it lol
I had a couple Marilyn Monroe moments while taking pictures and I loved it lol.
My hand is still bandaged, but hopefully it can come off next week. If you look closely I still have my arm candy on lol. I don't wear bracelets on my left arm for some reason. Feels weird lol
I felt like spring lol. I even pulled out my favorite yellow bag.
My shoes I love. I've had them for a while and forgot I had them. I found them Saturday and was happy all over again.
I kept my accessories fairly simple. I pulled out my current favorite statement necklace and stud earrings. I have a few statement necklaces available in the accessories section of Adrienne's Essentials.
Pattern Description: MISSES' SKIRT: Flared skirt (cut on crosswise grain) has waistband, pleats and back zipper. A,B and D: interfaced hemline. D: attached tie ends. E: shaped hemline, wrong side shows. C, E and F: narrow hem.
Pattern Sizing: 14-22 I made the 14
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
YES! Were the instructions easy to follow? Very easy. I didn't use them but I glanced over them just for the sake of the review.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I still love the high-low hem and this was just perfect.