Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Harsh Poetry, or Harsh Reality?

Ok so first let me start off by saying you might not like what you read. You've seen and read of me as a pretty happy person. My ramblings are usually happy or silly too jeje, but this one is quite serious.

A couple months ago I struggled with pretty severe depression, the doctors linked it with a hypothyroid problem I have. Its pretty silly really because it runs in my family, but I'm the only one that ever got depression from it. I believe the doctors were wrong, my feelings were somewhat a mixture of being bullied as a little girl and feeling self hatred.

When a child doesn't have the opportunity to vent their feelings I believe it affects them when they're older. Thankfully for me I've left that stage behind :)

Exactly one month ago I wrote a "poem" about someone who had bullied me a LOT when I was younger. I seriously felt a load of relief when I finished writing it. I saved it just to remember how much I'd been able to overcome through the years... I'd love to share it with yall if you don't mind. Now before you go on reading it please note this was my form of venting! I don't usually write things like this jejeje, I think each individual has their own form of healing. This was mine...
When I look into your eyes I see hate. I see anger, shame and bitterness, when I look at your face I feel aging rage. What did I do to deserve such rejection?

Your heart oozes out the things I've always disliked, to make it worse your soul sings a cold heartless song. Your arms bleed scarlet poison, just like the beauty of a mornings sunrise is the ugliness your shadow carries.

When you walk into a room the aroma of your hateful words creates a stench unbearable to anyone. Your lips are dry like the deserts in Africa. Not even the sweetness of honey or sugar can calm the overwhelming taste you leave in my mouth when my eyes lay hold of you.

You have become the image of ugliness to me, I do not hate you. I only wish I never knew you...

Veronica Grace<3


I thought I'd grace you with some fun pictures on this wordless wednesday :) Enjoy

My dad gave me this sparkly balloon for my 16th birthday!

super cute sparkly Toms shoes :) LOVE i need these jeje
Bathtime for Hannah with her favorite sparkly pink ball :)
sparkly nails and my new friendship bracelet that I LOVE by the lovely ForestFairy :) YAY
I look crazy! jaja <3
Well toodles for now friends :) Have a great rest of your Wednesday <3

Veronica grace <3

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Las Flores Del Sur


This week I'm doing my feature on the lovely Las Flores Del Sur by the amazing Marisa

Marisa recently moved to Montevideo, Uruguay. Not long ago Marisa found out that shes a complete city lover, so she and her family decided to make the move!

She resides with her two favorite men, sweet Husband and beloved son Alec.
Here is a little more about Marisa <3 

My hobbies and interests include watching good movies, reading wonderful stories of my favorite writer, Victoria Holt, and to do any kind of craft I feel in the moment.

I’m a graphic and web designer by training and experience, and I spend my days teaching Web Design, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Also, I work as a freelance designer and as a passionate crafter.

If I had to describe myself in three words, I would say I’m diplomatic, kind, diversified...

You might be interested to know that I make my items with love and attention to detail, in a smoke and pet free home.

I sell the following types of items in my Etsy shop(s): Pins, Brooches, Hair clips, Hair pins, Necklaces, Bracelets, Earrings, Tutorials, and more!

Her store is filled with beautiful treasures :) Here are a few of my favorites!
one of my absolute favorites!

This is lovely isnt it? she has many colors too!

These Bobby pins would make a lovely additions to anyone's collection :)

She also has an amazing Jewelry Shop!!!!
This is so dreamy.

Simply stunning!

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Hello :)

Sorry for not having blogged in such a long time jeje <3 I've been trying to get away from the computer lately, I spend so much time on it that I haven't been able to get a lot done these days. Ever since I've moved my routine has been completely and utterly destroyed. I'm thinking about starting a schedule, like actually typing it up printing it and framing it. I know that probably sounds silly, but I feel a bit out of place when my life is out of order. Sooo If yall have any schedule tips I would absolutely LOVE to hear them!

My store hasn't been doing very good either... I think Its time for me to take new pictures for everything :) I know its going to be a long long process but its on my list of must do's.

How have you all been doing? I hope your Easter was fun and relaxing :) I got to spend time with family and old friends! Its always nice to see friends who have known you your entire life <3

Well I think that's about all I have for you today jeje. I'm going to get started on my Schedule and I'll post it up here when I'm through!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Dont jiggle just giggle week 3

Week three :) Its suiting that I've been able to lose 3 lb's this week!!!!!!! YIPPIEEE its strange that I've been able to keep up the improvement seeing as I didn't work out as much as last week. My whole family got sick this week and I was the last one down!

I kept telling myself I wouldn't get sick, but unfortunately I did, grrr. O well though jeje I just have to hurry up and get better so I can start getting into my routine again :)

Sooo all in all I've lost 7 lbs :) YAY which is 1.44% weight loss percentage this week, and 3.35% in all :) 

I must say though that at the gym I've been using the STAIRMASTER uyyy that think kills your legs (which happens to be one of my trouble spots) jajaja it burnssss big time!

I've also been having crazy sweet cravings. I have a major sweet tooth, so I found a healthy alternative call You Say When. Its the most delicious 8 calorie frozen yogurt i have ever had! YUMMMM I'll have to take pictures the next time I go jejeje Until then Toodles for now my loveys!!! 

<3 Veronica Grace

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Gramme's House

Today Ill be featuring Gramme's House which is located in a small south Louisiana. town. Gramme's House offers monogramming, personalization, and applique designs. She also Loves to do custom orders if your interested :) She has everything from diapers to tissue holders <3

Too cute right???

I immediately was drawn by the beautiful monogramming in her work, which is impeccable! Her creations are full of family fun. Here is a bit of what Gramme herself has to say about her shop. YAY

Welcome to Gramme's House. This little shop has a little of everything. For the sweet babies, infants and toddlers in your life, there are dresses, little boy's jon-jons, bibs, ribbons, hair bows, and diaper bags.

She also does marvelous “adult” creations. If you are looking for an adult gift, Gramme's house has key fobs, badge holders, koozies, purse organizers, and kleenex tissue holders. She also have great gifts for wedding parties and showers!!
Extremely gorgeous Key Fobs :)

The beautiful and unique Gramme's house has a fantastic BlogFacebookEtsy Shop

Please stop by and check out her beautiful creations, here are a bit more of my favorites!!! 
Its meee <3 <3
If i had a baby girl i would sooo get this for her! LOVE

You guys don't even know how much I love this, sometimes I wish my niece was still a baby! jejejeje
 I hope yall enjoyed this feature :) Toodles for now.... 

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Jollygoodday :)

Ok so today was a great day <3 The sun is shining I have a spring in my step and I got MAIL :)

First let me start off by saying how exciting getting mail is for me, If you've ever seen the show Blue's Clues it perfectly describes how I feel when I check the mail. Here are the lyrics just in case you didn't know jeje

                              "Here's the mail, it never fails. It makes me want to wag my tail.
                                             When it comes I want to wail - Mail!"

My dog also wags her tail when I check the mail because it means I take her for a walk :) So anyway, apart from the fact that I was excited here are a couple photos of what I got ;)
A custom made stamp for my knitful dezigns thank you cards :) YAY
this is the back side

I got all of this as a gift from the amazingly talented Jollygoodday on etsy :) I am sooo in love with these stamps you dont even know! I seriously cannot wait to use them. Now all I need to do is buy some ink.

Alsooo I've found a new guilty pleasure which turned out to be not so guilty! Even Hannah *my niece* LOVES THEM... If you haven't already seen them let me introduce you to Snap pea crisps!
we literally couldn't keep the bag away from her... she was sneaking away everyones ;)

Its a dried snap pea :) for real!
Well all I think that all i have for you today :) Toodles for now and stay safe

<3 Veronica Grace

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Desantis Vintage :)

Hey Everyone :) Today I am doing a feature for one of my BestTeam mates :) I hope you enjoy it and decide to stop by her shop and check out all of her lovely vintage goodies <3 Yay for vintage!

Rachel From DeSantisVintage Has a wonderful variety of beautiful Vintage dresses, skirts, rompers, jackets and all the rest of the vavoom! here is what she has to say about her shop :)

I am Rachel DeSantis and I love all things vintage. When I say love, I mean I am ob-sessed with vintage dresses. Some people buy crack, some people drink, some people are workaholics...but me, I'm addicted to finding that diamond in the rough and restoring it to it's former glory!

Her shop is truly full of beautiful diamonds, I've always been a huge fan of vintage clothes! Its a style that is so fresh and doesn't ever go out of style :) Treat your self to some amazing finds in her store!

She also has a super cute blog you can follow, a twitter and facebook also. Here is what she has to say about it :)

My blog is blowing up and everyone who is anyone reads it

Follow me on twitter at - Check out my Facebook for additional photos of all my items. Etsy only allows 5 photos, and I usually take many more. The ones that didn't make the cut for the listings are on Facebook!

I hope you take time to check out her awesome shop :) Here are a couple of gorgeous goodies I love from her awesome store!

Perfect for a fun date.

I love nautical dresses!!!

Who doesn't love floral dresses?

Super cute nautical romper!

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Hot and humid

If I were to have to words to describe Florida right now they would definitely be HOT and HUMID! I knew it would be humid, but so was North Carolina... this is a completely different kind of humid jajaja its like living in a sauna :) I'm going to be dropping some serious pounds by the way things are looking <3

I'm so happy that there's a pool and gym in our apartment complex... Ive been hitting both daily and am starting to see and feel results YAY! Ill post some embarrassing pictures my sister took at the gym jeje

So far I'm loving Florida, you all know how much I was hating the change, but I know that this change was good for me :) A lesson I've learned and a piece of wisdom Ive picked up is that when depression begins to become comfortable you need to take a look at your life and change. In NC I struggled with depression constantly. I became so used to it that when I wasn't feeling depressed i didn't feel comfortable. Getting up and out of that comfort zone has helped me to make positive changes in my life :) But most of all I know its not just me, God has definitely had a huge role in the whole ordeal...

Anyways I guess what i have to say is that I'm happy to be where I am right now, Even though I don't know what the future holds, I know who holds my future and I find comfort in that <3

I sure hope yall's weekend was fantastic :) And just in case you didn't know, this month is Poetry month YAY Simply sarafina paints has been posting wonderful poems daily so I decided ill put up one of my faves for you guys to enjoy Yippie! jaja

Enjoy the poem *and some silly pictures* and stay tuned for "My style Mondays" which the lovely Mr. and Mrs. Smith is hosting.... and just a heads up, my style isn't the best in the world jejeje :) Toodles for now <3
Staying hydrated in the Hot and Humid

This is really embarrassing jaja

Excuse the tacky-ness jeje

Some of my healthyful lunch :)

One of my favorite poems :) Enjoy
In Us All
In a world full of wonder
In a sleep full of dreams
In a heart full of laughter
In us all, it would seem

In the awe of a rainbow
In the clouds floating by
In soft ocean breezes
In us all, you and I

In the song of a sparrow
As it welcomes the sun
In the mist of the morning
In us all, everyone

In the Earth beneath us
In the heavens above
At the core of our being
In us all, there is love.

~Dan Coppersmith

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dont jiggle just giggle ;)

Well this is part 1 of my 8 week challenge... first off my goal is to lose 20 lbs ;) so far
 ( I cheated and sort of started a diet 1 weeks ago) I've lost 2 lbs YAY!!! 20 down and 18 to go... Im hoping that even when the challenge is done I can keep my healthy lifestyle and not gain again... the yo-yo diets tend to like me for some reason jeje... I also started going to the gym yesterday! Its so hard to start up again after not having gone in a while, but im happy i finally took the plunge...

my dieting life :(

So Ive decided to share a little recipe with you guys of what I've been eating for lunch. Im trying to eat less meat and more veggies :) so this is a vegetarian meal jeje

Its a delicious wild salad with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and as a little dessert you can have a little bowl of fruit! Im so sorry i didnt take any pictures but i shall do my best at explaining jejeje

So first off you will need:

some lettuce
1/4 cup of spinach
1/2 sliced roma tomato ( you can use any kind you have, roma's are my faves though jeje)
sliced carrots
diced cucumbers
and any other delicious extras you prefer like radishes, purple lettuce, olives... ect ;)

Toss up all those ingredients and you get a wonderful * and colorful * wild salad.

For the sauteed mushrooms and onions topping you will need:

1/2 cup of chopped mushrooms, (shitake mushrooms are awesome for this)
1/4 cup sliced white onions

In a frying pan you will want to put about a tablespoon of pure olive oil to saute with instead of butter. :) Next add in both the mushrooms and onions, put the heat on medium and let it simmer for about 3 minutes... then add some salt and pepper to taste and continue to saute for 3 minutes on a low temperature... Your going for soft well cooked veggies, Then wallah your finished, just place your veggies on top of your salad and add a light dressing of your choice and enjoy :)

This has become the highlight of my day jejeje :) I dont know why but sauteed onions and mushrooms are sooooo delicious on a salad <3

Well im sure by now your bored of reading my silly recipie jejeje im not the best at writing a recipes down so if you have any questions feel free to ask <3

Well ill be back soon to update on some things about sunny Florida ;) Toodles for now lovey's <3

Veronica Grace

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Weight loss challenge :)

Soooooo its that time of the year again ladies and gentlemen! Hot summer days means going to the pool and beach :) I don't know about you but I have a couple pounds to shed so I've joined in on a fun weight loss challenge that one of my favorite blogs is hosting!!! YAY Mr. and Mrs. Smith is a awesome blog I follow, she is soo amazing in many ways... one of them being inspirational!

These last couple of weeks she's been doing a little "blog series" called "I don't jiggle ad much as I used to" jejejeje isn't that the best name ever? Anyways It's been such an inspiration to me that she puts herself out there and is doing an amazing job at reaching her goal.

So the challenge is that once a week for 8 weeks ill post how much Ive lost and what my goal is... ok first let me start off by saying how embarrassing this is for me jejeje being over weight has always stuck with me like glue but Ive done good at losing it slowly and surely... these last couple of months Ive been stuck in a plateau, so this challenge is just what I need to get back on track! The name of my weekly post will be Don't jiggle just giggle....

Mr. and Mrs. Smith's weight challenge

If you wold also like to participate you can join in on the fun here!!! YAY! Stay tuned for some recipes also... Well Toodles for now everyone :) Ill be back tomorrow to start the challenge jeje <3

Veronica grace <3

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

New Beginnings

Hello everyone :) I'm sorry it took me so long to update jejeje, I'm in Tampa now :) Its been a long hard journey, physically and emotionally but I'm here!!!

I hope you all are doing great, I've missed ( and loved) reading your amazingly sweet comments! Thank you for caring so much... Its so awesome to have such amazing people like you read my blog jejeje

Soooo a bit about my new surroundings... HOT and a tad bit humid (so far) Ive been to the pool twice eek... it sounds so weird to say that because I'm not used to going to the pool ever jejeje! I have a couple pictures I snapped up with my phone :) sorry for the bad quality, my phone doesn't have the best camera <3

So Hannah (my niece) is definitely having the time of her life! jejeje she had a blast at the pool and begs me to take her to the park everyday...

It was a hard transition for me but I'm beginning to look on the bright side :) I'm very excited for this wonderful opportunity of a new beginning :)

Veronica Grace <3