Thursday, March 20, 2014

Somber Times

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Hello!
So last week was SXSW in this great city that I live in. The entire city was taken over by hoards of people. That's seriously not an exaggeration. There were thousands upon thousands of people in Austin last week. In case you have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about it's a music festival. It goes on for pretty much an entire week and causes chaos in the city.
Bob and I both took days off of work to go and partake in the madness. Unfortunately it just wasn't for us. After a day and a half of walking around for miles we said forget it.
I don't know how I'm going to sound to some of you when I say that we go to too many shows on a weekly basis that it just wasn't enjoyable to us. I'm not trying to sound like a music snob.
There were just wayyyyyy too many people. 
I'm not down for waiting to see an act play for three hours because i'm scared I won't get in otherwise.
Downtown was just insane. It did a number to the city.
It was completely trashed. This made me super sad.
On top of all the craziness there was a horrible tragedy.
I don't know if you've heard but a drunken idiot drove the wrong way down a one way,  then through a barricade, killing three people and injuring something like 23.
The scariest thing about the whole thing was that we were THERE. At the venue everything happened in front of no more than 15 minutes before the whole ordeal.
I got the worst feeling of the hebejeebeez when I found out about the accident. We had been taking the bus downtown because who wants to drive and then pay $40 for a parking spot? Not us, that's for sure.
I sat down on the bus, refreshed twitter, and saw the news.
I could not stop hitting refresh to see what someone else on my feed would say.
Thankfully no one i know got hurt but so many others did.
It's insane to me to think that this would happen so close to home. At home, really.
I don't know. It was an one off accident but that doesn't stop the bad taste in my mouth from the whole thing. 
Just wanted to write my thoughts about the whole topic. It's been a week and every time I think about it, it makes me feel really uneasy. It could've been me.
Makes you put everyone you love into perspective.
Hug that person next to you. Make sure you don't take them for granted. 

With all my love,
Pati

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Back Attack!

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Hiya. Longgggg time no see.
So i've been MIA for much too long. Every week I set a goal of posting something new on here so i can get back into the habit. Clearly, i have not been doing that.
I've missed all of you so.
I miss my blog community! I've been having so much fun in Austin though. Too much fun.
The picture above is from one of my hiking adventures around town.
That place is only 15 minutes away from my house! I cannot be any luckier at this moment, on this day.
The past 6 months.. oh my! I cannot believe i've been gone for that long.. i really did not mean to be.
These past months have been the happiest, busiest, and at times most stressful months I've been through ever. We have seriously not stopped enjoying the city from the moment we moved here.
I have so much to tell you all about. In the past couple of months we moved to Austin, started new jobs, gone to countless shows, hiked, started working out, visited PARAGUAY, moved the kids up, had a couple of bbq parties, board game nights, lazy days... so much guys!
For now.. HI! I'm back. 
I hope you've missed me as much as I've missed  you.

With all my love,
Pati

Monday, August 5, 2013

Rewind it.

Happy Monday!
How was your weekend? Mine was pretty relaxing and productive which is always good.
I've been crafting and sewing a lot these days. It seems like I have a new idea pop into my head daily.
Sometimes it is a little exhausting though because I don't know what to start on first....that's always the first question I have. I made the Aladdin painting below for Pia's room. Have a couple of other ones in the works for her as well. 
I took Saturday off of work and had a garage sale at Bob's house and boy was it worth it. I made more than I would have at work for sure and got rid of a ton of stuff.
The kids had so many toys that they have wayyyy outgrown and it was time.
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Willow is such a diva and I swear almost every time I try to take a good picture she does that. I didn't even have the flash on! She's also always laying on whatever it is i'm sewing at the moment... Oh kitties.
We also treated ourselves to a date at a super yummy restaurant 45 minutes away. They have the most delicious artichoke/spinach dip EVER. It is to die for.
That was pretty much my weekend summed up for you, except for all the Breaking Bad we've been watching. There's only a couple more episodes left to watch until we're all caught up for the new episodes this week! Can't wait!

With All My Love,

Pati

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Shimmy and Shake

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Hello! Thought today I would bring you some good time tunes. 
I found this Indie band a couple of months back and have been totally hooked since then. They are super popp-y and amazing! They formed in Nashville and just released their full length album, "1992".  Seriously just take a listen and I'm sure you'll get on this train.
If not.. then you must not like to dance. Ha!

With All My Love,

Pati

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

What I Wore: Green With Envy

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Good Morning!
Look at me doing an outfit post. I haven't done one in who knows how long..
Not going to lie, I've been kinda upset with myself for the little bit of weight I've put on. Boo.
I'm working on it. Plus, this is who I am right now. So no lying. No being ashamed, right?
That's what I'm trying to do. Be positive and be comfortable on here. I am in real life.. 
It's weird how when something goes up here you want it to be perfect but life isn't.
I'm just me!
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Clearly, you can tell that I chopped off my hair? Right? 
Did you just completely forget what I looked like because it's been that long? I don't blame you.
Anyway, I cut off a couple of inches of dead weight and colored it green. I was on a blue/purple kick for a bit but wanted a change.
I'm so glad I cut off that amount of hair but I constantly miss it. It was a necessary thing though. My curls are back to normal and I'm not constantly complaining about how much hair I have. Win. Win!
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This is one of those slip on and go outfits. It's so comfy,stylish, and put together at the same time.
I love this shirt I got at the thrift a couple of weeks back. Perfect for this weather.
Also, don't you just love the necklace? A chicken claw is what I call it. I found it at TJMAXX and knew I had to have it!
They had earrings too that I left behind and when I went back a couple of days later they were already gone.
Meh. It wasn't meant to be. 

Shirt: Thrifted
Skirt: Who know? OLD!
Shoes: Vans
Necklace: TJMAXX
Bandana: Wal-Mart (pretty sure)

Hope you're not roasting in this sun!

With All My LOVE,

Pati





Thursday, July 25, 2013

Meet Me In Outerspace

The Wheatfield Print: Etsy

Hiya! 
I've been thinking a lot about how I want to decorate my room in the last few days.
It's funny how I always leave the rooms for last. The minions rooms aren't really decorated either and I really want to change that! It's so bare in my room at the moment. I have a few scattered things here and there. 
I decided that I wanted to have an overarching theme to everything and I chose space/stars/night. Space is my go to place to feel safe. It's so weird to think of it like that..but clearly I have a thing for outer space, hello blog name!
In the next couple of days I want to paint some stuff to put up on my wall and buy some stuff also. 
I'm head over heels for this print above and already purchased it yesterday. 
Hoping all my efforts will make my bedroom a sanctuary I can retreat to at the end of the day instead of  a mess of hodge podge things. 

My time has been spent on so many creative outlets lately that I think sometimes I'm spreading myself too thin. 
One of them should grab me and yell at me to keep down that path! It's a tad bit frustrating to not know how achieve an end goal.
It'll come I guess!?
::sigh:: wish me luck.

With All My Love,

Pati

Monday, July 22, 2013

Seven Years Old: PiaLoopsy

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Helloooo Ladies!
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend just like I did. All the crafting I had been doing for the last week and half came together for Pia's party. I couldn't have asked for a better turnout. She had a blast and everyone enjoyed themselves. The best part was her "thank you's" and hugs all throughout the party. She turned seven. SEVEN guys!! It's completely insane to even think she's that old. Weird. Here are the pictures from throughout the day...
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The cupcakes I made mere hours before the party and they were a hit with everyone! Her little table.. I was kinda bummed I couldn't hang anything on that wall though. Boo. Nothing sticks to stucco. I made labels for almost everything. It makes it look more finished and put together in my opinion. Yes, I even glued buttons to disposable silverware. I know. I'm crazy. She's my little princess though.. I wanted it to look cute!
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I'm completely obsessed with this picture above. If you still had doubts that they were mine.. doubt no more. Silly for life! She looked so pretty throughout the day. I bothered her a million times for pictures with friends. I'm sure she'll enjoy the pictures when she's older.
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All the little girls who came are her best friends. She was on cloud nine. I'm so glad that I got to snap these pics of them. They're all so awesome. My mom got her the best cake. It's a ballerina lalaloopsy. She was obsessed with it!
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I snapped loads of pictures of her opening her presents.. but didn't wanna bore you. She finally got a suitable bike for her size. I'm stoked for her! That's my mom above with her by the way. Isn't that an awesome pic? I also went a little overboard with the presents. I always say I won't get them too much. Never works. They get tons of stuff from me. Even though the presents were nice she was just thankful for all the decorations, time with her friends, and the party as a whole. I have a good one on my hands. 

Hope you enjoyed this photo dump!
How was your weekend?!

With All My Love,

Pati