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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Who makes their bed on Sundays?

My Sundays are lazy and moody.

Saturdays are always filled with either cataclysm or severe fatigue, but not my Sundays. The ease of waking up on Sunday is inertly calm. I don’t worry about what time or even thoughts of to do list or chores, my mind and body are in a state of relaxation. Laying in bed wrapped in your linens processing absolutely nothing about your life or responsibilities are my Sundays. 

west elm bedding linen bedroom home decor

Leaving bed and finishing up my morning routine, but in the back of my mind I know I’m going to return to the warmth of my bed. The beautiful sun is out, and my curtains are open, completely brightening the mood. I’m not thinking about the multiple task for the week ahead, no I’m enjoying my coffee in my bed. Netflix is turned on and I look for the newest horror or science fiction movie and click play. Afternoon comes and I scurry up a lunch or just some fruit and I return to my bed. It’s so simple and yet so desperately needed, this time of relaxation.

The evening proceeds with my blinds now closed and my night routine is in full swing. Food prepared, check, laundry folded, check, and how do I feel? Asking myself how I am feeling makes me aware of feelings that I need to process, it’s very important. With my Sunday almost over I return to my unmade bed, allowing myself to the time and space to remember that I know how to breathe, and my life is more than a check list. 

west elm bedding linen bedroom home decor


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Paperless Post Review

Receiving a birthday card or an invite are some of the little things that can brighten up your day. Paperless Post offers a cool alternative to the generic birthday card or mail invite.

Navigating is very easy.

The layout is clean and simple, also you will find:
  •      Stylish Templates
  •      Simple Editing Tools
  •      Cost Effective

paperless post

You can browse through a variety of categories, they are a vast array of birthday cards, flyers and invites to almost any occasion.

To access premium options you can purchase coins. Coins allow you to jazz up your envelopes and backgrounds. Coins are also the currency you use when you’re ready to send your finished project.

The Dashboard is your hub, this is where you track to see who's open your card or if you received a RSVP for the event. The organization of this area is great, you can easily track how many coins you have available and all of the projects you are working on. 

paperless post

If you’re working on multiple projects at once, they will automatically save to the Draft section. I like to start and stop projects; having your items saved as you work on them, is a great way to see your progress and to make adjustments along the way. 

paperless post

Once you’ve completed your project, it’s time to send your finished card! You can import your address book and click send.

I’m definitely not super creative when it comes to thinking outside the box, and I have to say the birthday card I designed was pretty cool. My friends and family thought it was stylish and an easier way to RSVP for an event.

The feedback from my card was extremely positive and thoughtful, it’s nice to see that people still enjoy the thoughtfulness of receiving a card through their email.

Paperless Post should be your first destination when you’re planning an announcement or an event.


Sunday, July 7, 2019

Awesome Art and Artist

I’ve had the pleasure to find some great artist on Tumblr. I think it’s very important to support artist and a great way to support them is to commission them.

Here are some of the pieces I’ve had commissioned:


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Black Panther Diamond Select Toys Figure

Am I the only one who has pages and pages of “Saved for Later” items in their Amazon cart?
I fell in love with Black Panther after I saw it in the theaters and I had to add something to my small figurine collection. This item was saved in my cart for awhile and I decided, “I deserve a new figure."

This figure has a lot movement and definitely a cool design to boot. Diamond Select Toys really crafted an excellent piece at an affordable price point.

From Amazon:

  • Based on an action scene from the hit film
  • Pvc figure is in 9" Scale
  • Cast in opaque and translucent plastic
  • Detailed sculpting and paint details
  • Full-color window box

black panther

black panther

black panther


Monday, April 16, 2018

MM Fiction (Fantasy) Books

It’s strange how you can fall into an obsession.

I was completely oblivious to the MM (male/male) fiction genre, which thinking back makes absolutely no sense because I read exclusively Shounen Ai and Yaoi titles in manga.

One random day on Tumblr (yes, I love Tumblr) someone reblogged an excerpt from Pene Henson’s Into the Blue and I was completely enthralled! Of course, my next step was to google “gay fiction” a bunch of books came up and then I decided I wanted to narrow my search to mm fantasy. The planets were aligned perfectly, because I also wanted to try Audible, so I decided my first audiobook would be a mm fantasy title. It was love at first listen and the beginning of my addiction to mm fiction.

My first title was Wolfsong by TJ Klune, it’s still my favorite title in the mm fantasy genre, and I recently acquired the paperback. I love anything fantasy driven where they are werewolves, fairies and other worldly creatures (you can tell I was a fan of True Blood).

The titles below are fantasy driven with excellent plots and characters that will pull you into each story’s world. The titles have explicit sexual scenes and they are all intertwined into the plot, I am not a fan of sex for sex sake.

 1.       Wolfsong by TJ Klune

   Wolfsong is an excellent fantasy fiction that I find it hard to explain, my summary won’t do it any justice. Werewolves are real and so are many other things, but this story is more about bonds and consequences that occur throughout someone's life. I’ve listened to Wolfsong too many times to count and every time I get emotional because even though I know what will happen I still can’t soften the blow of pure emotions. Beautifully written by TJ Klune and the epic narration of Kirt Graves, you must experience it for yourself.

2.                  Cronin’s Key by N.R. Walker
    Cronin’s Key was fun and fascinating. The world that N.R. Walker creates is filled with history and depth. You are able to peer into the vampire world that exists alongside what we believe to be normal society. The characters are very intriguing, and the plot twist are unexpected and keep you on your toes. I listened to Cronin’s Key and Joel Leslie’s narration was excellent, he does accents and emotions very well. Cronin’s Key has two additional books in the series.

3.                  Pack Mates by Lynn Tyler

   The Pack Mates series is very entertaining, and you become attached to the characters very quickly. I would read the books in sequence because you are introduced to characters that will show up throughout the series. All the titles are about shifters unexpectedly finding their mates with drama mixed in. I love the mating concept with werewolves/shifters and you are swept into their community immediately. I purchased most of the books from Google Play Books, and the remaining titles on Amazon, where you can purchase the entire series.
Buy Pack Mates

Sunday, March 25, 2018

FUNKO Pops Collection

The addiction is real.

There are many fandoms that I follow and of course being a collector I had to start collecting pops.

I purchase most of my pops from Hot Topic and ThinkGeek.

funko pops

yuri on ice funko pops

star wars funko pops baze rey stormpilot

blade runner 2049 funko pops

lord of the rings funko pops

the crow preacher orange is the new black funko pops

alien covenant funko pops

dr strange marvel mcu avengers funko  pops

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Creativity Lurking

I write, but I'm not yet a writer because I can't find my written voice.

These are some examples of my writings Deen's Writing Blog.

I want to become a better writer this year, bare with me through this process. 

Memories of Purple
           The distinct timbre of purple that the eye can only see when someone is in love, is the purple that we all long for. Winter has come and gone without catching a glimpse of the purple that the heart longs for. How can one fill the void of missing the one they love, reds, blues and yellows are no match for the one you loves purple aura?
           Emptiness becomes acceptable because the void can’t be filled, but life moves on and you begin another season looking for the color you can’t see. There is a dullness of all your senses, no longer heighten by the presence of your love, so your body and mind are in a state of dormancy waiting for their return. Your body forgets the meaning of warmth and you find yourself surrounded by a trench of memories that you cling to in order to sustain an existence.  
           Spring arrives and you begin to notice soft violets growing around the city. The pretty flowers in the park are blooming and you remember what’s coming. With the return of spring, you begin to radiate in the anticipation, because your love is coming.  With his arrival before your eyes you begin to see the beauty of the purple that engulfs him, and you remember that he’s the only person who can create such a color. 

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