The Many Faces of Kellie

I love when people (or questionnaires) ask me about my hobbies and interests. Have you ever sat and thought about the things in life that you really enjoy? Have you ever considered how wide the hobby and interest spectrum spreads?

Some days I am a fashionista. I love playing fashion design games (Covet for both iOS and Android), reading fashion blogs and magazines, and styling outfits.

Some days I am a hardcore gamer. I use the term “hardcore” loosely because I certainly do not put the hours into my game time like I use to. Maybe an hour or so here and there depending on my current mood. However, my interest for games is just as extensive as my general hobby list. MMOs and MOBAs are becoming my favorite, though.

Some days I am a chef. Whether it’s baking, cooking a simple dinner, or creating something new and inventive, it’s another form of art that I have come to love!

Some days I am an organizer. This isn’t often, but when I fall into that role, I’m pretty good at it!

Some days I’m a crafter. Who would have thought that I would come to love crocheting as much as I do?

Some days I am a photographer. Nature pictures or abstract shots. Those are my favorite things to photograph and those are what I enjoy sharing with others when I capture fun shots.

Regardless of which face or hat I’m wearing, the most important thing is that I am always me. Staying true to who you are and being happy with yourself are two very important things that we need to do. Look at yourself in the mirror, smile at yourself, hug yourself, and tell yourself that you are beautiful. You are amazing. You can do anything and you can be anything.

Remember that no matter which role you are filling today, you are a queen and a beautiful human being.

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For 40 Days and 40 Nights

Wednesday began the tradition of Lent.

Since I can remember, I always made an effort to give up something for the tradition and not eat meat on Friday’s. While I have not been to church in quite some time, I remain spiritual.

Religion is not what this post is about, though!

This is about what I am choosing to do for Lent.

Rather than give up something, I have decided to make better what God has given me. That means, taking care of myself and giving myself a better image.

Eating better, not slumming around in pajamas all day, being more active, sparking creativity, challenging myself, and making that climb to a happier and healthier Kellie.

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Here are my steps to getting back on track!

1. Clean eating – This is not as difficult as it sounds. After doing some quick reading, I realized that most of the time, we are already doing this as a family. Now it’s just a matter of being more portion-conscious.

2. Breakfast – I’m really terrible at this. I was making smoothies almost every day and when I was, I was feeling better. This is something I want to get back into doing. They were delicious, filling, and gave me that boost that breakfast gives to you.

3. Drink More Water – I’m pretty good at this, but I could be doing better.

4. A Power Hour – I’m usually getting up with my little brother in the morning, and for a while, I was getting up at 7:00 AM to have coffee and me time before the hustle and bustle of getting off to school started. I need to get back into doing this.

5. Dress With a Smile – It’s important to fill every day with positivity. Smile when you wake up. Tell yourself that you’re beautiful and worth it. Remind yourself that you matter and that people love you.

Keep at it and don’t get discouraged. Everything takes work and if you’re willing to put in the time, the results will be amazing!

Things That Make You Go…and Smile!

I’m still diligently working on my Winter Survival List and I wanted to share things that make me smile!

Dreamcatchers

I have always found them to be both fun to make (and easy!) and beautiful to look at. This one I found via Pinterest and have linked the makers Etsy shop via the photo. Sadly, this particular one has been sold, but the maker has some lovely ones in their store. I would love to start making them along with my other crafting projects this winter!

Irises

I love these flowers so much. They’re a lovely color, appropriate for any season, add brightness, and have a very fresh aroma. I also appreciate the varying colors that you can find them in, though the royal purple is my favorite.

Daffodils

Or Narcissus if we’re being scientifically correct. Again, I love this particular flower. It’s bright, it has such a unique shape, and comes in a variety of colors. Put them with a few irises and greens? You have an arrangement that should bring a smile to your face whenever you see it.

Glitter

Things that sparkle, shimmer, and shine always make me smile. The end.

Sea Turtles

I just love these little guys! Even if they’re not so little.

Fashion Police

Kathy Griffin could never fully replace the magnificent Joan Rivers, but she is fabulous along with Brad Goreski, Kelly Osbourne, and Giuliana Rancic. Even if it’s raw and biting, they always find a way to point out the good assets that the faces of Hollywood bring to the world.

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Out of all the food shows that I watch (and I definitely watch a lot of them!) this one has to be one of my favorites. I love to listen to Guy talk about food and to see how proud the people are to show off their creations.

This clearly does not include everything that makes me smile or laugh, but it’s a start! It’s good to remind yourself of the little and simple things that are out there that can bring that moment of brightness to your day.