Monday, April 27, 2009

12 years and all i get is this stinkin tattoo!

my anniversary present

april 18th was my 12 year anniversary! this was my present. i wanted it to have a sun, the taulima (samoan design) and to come down on my foot. i had no idea what he was gonna do...once i seen it -i loved it--although at the end i knew it also had to have the eye! its my favorite part! you can see close ups on my flickr....just click the photo.

my dh got a sweeeeeeeet one too, although i haven't uploaded it yet.

and THEN as a bonus i got another one a few days ago cuz the ink was out and no one wanted to sit down! (someone changed their mind)
hey ya don't have to tell me twice!! i grabbed a drawing i'd thought about getting inked and nephi (kerry's nephew) rocked it!

new ink on my inner arm

its supa cool when you have a nephew who is a tattoo artist!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

i used to be plain.

i love wearing apron style tops, halters, dresses, flip flops oh my! its one of the perks of living in florida! i've been making my own clothes for years.

apron style tops

i remember in high school, sitting upstairs in my grandmothers sewing room/turned into my room, talking on the rotary dial phone telling a boyfriend i made my own clothes. he was like really, you do a good job! i wish i did -i totally took credit for some store bought stuff!! *snort*

i even took sewing in high school, course i couldn't follow a pattern for the life of me! i still remember the funky (not a good funky) teacher! dang i forget her name, but she had this permanent scowl on her face and not just from looking at what i made! course i really only made a few of them, most of them were altered and had this complete everything had to match insanity going on, even down to the socks! i remember thinking man i wish i could just wear whatever color i wanted and be Free! for some reason i thought i "couldn't" wear the loud colors i wanted. i wanted to blend in instead of stand out, especially in our small town! i really really tried hard to blend in and be plain...or at least my version of plain. thank GOD now i could CARE less and i'm finally FREE of that mentality that i can't be loud!! WHO CARES IF MY CLOTHES SCREAM! THEY MAKE ME HAPPY!

i've been having some fun making dieunika tops. so much so i've started to make some to sell. the girl loves to have her photo taken! i've put some up on my etsy if ya want to have a peek. i pray my gal is FREE to be and wear whatever she wants too, hopefully it will still be the clothes i make! or maybe she'll make her own!


Monday, April 13, 2009

where are you going?

i couldn't help but wonder where the Hulk was going?

Friday, April 3, 2009

GOOD JOB or aka getting the GOODY!!

i have caught myself quite often lately saying this to Dieunika. every time i say it, i freeze! dang where is it coming from! she is working through so many emotions, and together we're trying to help her see we love her for who she is, to be herself, to stop being fake and doing "cute" to get approval and attention. i have to be better at my words!!! i have to stop and evaluate and take a good look in the mirror.

how are you with words?
how are you at allowing yourself to be _you_, the real you?