Updates and What’s Up With Me!

Hi Lovely!

Life recently has been a bit busy. I feel like I’ve been rushing around, both at work and home. Last Saturday I spent all day at the Mahouto Market helping my wonderful friend, Bunny, at her artist booth. It was a lot of fun!! I met people, sold a ton of cute stuff, and ate some yummy food during it. Last Sunday I made a second trip up to Seattle for a blogger beauty event that Kroger hosted. I always enjoy seeing fellow local blogger friends so attending events like this are totally fun. This weekend was also busy. Friday night we had friends over for a game night, Saturday we went to see Incredibles 2 and stopped at a few shops around Federal Way, and Sunday was spent with Fletch’s Dad for Father’s Day. Both weekends were spent with amazing people.

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My Ita Bag Collection

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Over the past few years the ita bag craze has taken off. An ita bag is a bag that you use to display items (like pins, buttons, and charms) surrounding a specific theme. Usually, your bag features items from a specific show or of a character from a show. The trend originated in Japan and has recently hit the US. You now see cute, colorful backpacks filled with other people’s fandoms all over. It’s pretty cool!! I purchased my first ita bag a few years ago. I loved that you could show off your interests through a fun, creative bag! I now own four ita bags, all with special themes.

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Celebrating My Mother on Mother’s Day

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Happy Mother’s Day! Today is a difficult day for me since I’ve lost my Mother. Even though she isn’t with us, I still feel it’s an important day to celebrate. I decided to take it easy and let myself wake up without an alarm. I got out of bed around 8:30 am and enjoyed breakfast at home with Fletch. After that, I did some Zumba before getting ready for the day and sitting down to write this post.

Mother’s Day for me is a day that reminds me to appreciate and celebrate every moment I had with my Mom but is also a solemn reminder that I don’t get to make any new memories with her. It’s a difficult day but I do my best to celebrate her. That’s what she deserves.

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Expressing Gratitude

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There have been times recently where I’ve found myself comparing myself to others. Yes, of course, comparison is the thief of joy. I know that. It’s just hard to always listen to your brain when your heart feels like you’re not doing well or you’re unsuccessful. With that said, more recently, I also had an epiphany. I realized that I have a LOT to be grateful for. When we get into a rut of comparing ourselves to others it can be easy to continue to dig ourselves deeper. I’m thankful that I had moments recently to help pull me out of that.

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