Sunday, October 24, 2010

MYspace and stuff

I went through my Myspace photos to see if I could find a photo of me when I had the short pixie hair-do. In my albums, I found a lot of "lost" photos, only because I hardly am ever on Myspace anymore. Crazy, right? haha

So here's a bunch things I've compiled from the old Myspace that I thought I would share with you all, especially since most of the content is old and is unnecessary on my Facebook profile. (If you want to add me onto Facebook, click the badge for my Facebook page here on my blog!)

Halloween 2009 time. I know, crazy chica me!

Am I dark and sultry? haha barely. =) 2008.

Saaayy wwhaaaat?!

Muwaaah! January 2008

A goofy 18-year-old

Back when I was a lot lighter haha.
brace face! and short hair!

Fell asleep on my friend's couch. Lovely friend took a pic...

 Blah stuff with a horrible blond wig...!


Now, as far poetry goes, as I know some of you think I am a good poet, here's something to satisfy your literal interests...

September 22, 2008 (I was 19-years-old)

You will be amazing if you make me feel


by reminding me on a daily basis that

not only

am I unique,

I am strong and no matter

what, I have myself.

I am the only human being on this

whole earth

that I can truly rely on.

It may seem as though I've let

myself down,


I learned that if I have one foot forward

any obstacle can be broken.

The future is mine and I only myself.

So, if you make me feel


to be more than I am now,

I will

treat you earnestly

and love you eternally.

If you make me feel


you will have made me feel

free to fly

and loved,

and loved,


and safe,

and safe.

December 22, 2007 (I was 18-years-old)


is the breath-stealer

the kind,

the docile--

my loving healer.

...The one in,

the one down deep,

found amidst

my slumber keep.


is he to mine eye,

and for him,

my lone love,

my yearn does cry.

24 Jul 07 Tuesday 9:36 PM

The right person does not have to be pursued. Love, like the wind, blows where it will; it cannot be caught in a butterfly net. If we go out hunting for love it will bound away frightened into the forest and hide amid the foliage. If we wait at the edge of the forest, quiet and patient and simply looking with welcoming eyes, love will be intrigued. Slowly, diffidently, it will draw toward us and nuzzle its way into our heart(s).

~~Libby Willis~~

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pixie or not?

Ever since I was about 15 or so, I've had medium length hair, except for the year or so that I had a cute, black pixie (which is super close to my natural hair color). I ran my fingers through my hair today and realized that while this is the longest I've had my hair since middle school, and how much I love my wavy locks, my hair is fried! I had a bad dye job which resulted in a double-coloring correction, and a touch ups since...I want fresh hair and none of my ends to be splitting and brittle.

Sooo, I'm making a decision to cut off my hair on or around the first of the month. This will give me a chance to decide what I want to do with it and get some input. I might go back to my natural hair color, or I may not...I want to share with you some of the hair styles I'm considering...mind you, they are pixies and/or other adorable short hair styles. =)

I loooove the color and the length! Super chic!

Very rocker style. I would want it a tad shorter because it looks somewhat like a mullet, but I like the style...

I love the layer in between!

I love everything about this look!

Longer, but cute!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Journal 15...from exactly five years ago!

Today I went to my storage unit, digging for my extra CD-roms so I can use them to back up some of my video files, when I found a little box of floppy A discs (right, who uses them anymore?!) I thought to myself, "I wonder what's in all of these discs!" So I took them and am now opening them one by one, digging up buried treasures of my old writings, pictures, etc. I found a disc from my first quarter in college--all essays, except one. It's so amazing how much I've improved in my writing skills, but at the same time, I still have the same, strong voice that comes through in my writing. I want to share a poem I wrote in reflection of a news article written in 2005 regarding women in third world countries, and how they're easily forsaken and taken advantage of...

 I was 16-years-old and much in love with the political side of writing.

October 12, 2005
Journal 15

Destruction of life

Ruination of societies
Impoverished nations, self-imposed
By deprivation of nutrition,
Of monetary needs, aid;
Inhumane circumstances,
Disturbing the execution of peace,
Of better lands, of social mobility.

The mothers dying,
In pain and crying,
Echo through the nations,
And they are in station
Of disease and poverty
The pleas are entirely,
Completely and disturbingly
Preventing my peace tonight!

Viruses spreading
Through the life-liquid
And thoughts are nonexistent
Laws prohibiting of feminine
Desires and justices,
Lives, liberties, and peace
Violent, “purposeful” impositions,
Bitter sipping of wine,
Stealing away the life of women.

The mothers dying,
In pain and crying,
Echo through the nations,
And they are in station
Of disease and poverty
The pleas are entirely,
Completely and disturbingly
Preventing my peace tonight!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Armed and Ready! Mindful Thoughts.

The world is an interesting place, full of enchantment and intrigue. In the world, there are always places to go, places to see, new experiences, but yet, sometimes these experiences do not make for a very safe journey. You become worldly, which is fine as far as some extents go, but worldly in a Bible sense is not such a safe thing.

So what makes for a worldly experience?

Well, let's just use logic for a moment. If being worldly isn't very safe, let's define what safety is NOT. 

~~Safety is not taking life-threatening risks that will kill you spiritually~~

What does that mean exactly?

Well, to put it plainly and simply, if you choose to be around negative influences, be them people who choose a lifestyle that isn't healthy, places and things that make you feel anxious or unsteady, experiences that you know you'll regret, or even getting caught up in the craziness that you forget who you are, then you'll likely find yourself in a bad place...!

The most important thing in safety is your mind. Your mind controls your every action--if you let thoughts in that do not belong, then chances are, you'll start recreating your thought processes to be similar to those influences you need to stray away from...A lot of those thoughts have similar personality traits: whiny, self-depraving, side-tracking.

For example, "Today is awful."

"I wish I were skinnier."

"Why do I have to do this?"

"I'm going to put that off until...I feel like it."

"I don't like that."


"What if...?"

Instead, we should think about what we're thinking. Yes, I said it, THINK about what you're THINKING.

Sometimes it's easy to let our minds wander far, far away and all of a sudden the blue car that reminded you of your old car, which reminded you of a certain boyfriend, which reminded you of a specific argument, which reminded you of your anger...gets into your mind. I'm not saying it's bad to let loose and put aside the junk of the world and not think about the negative, but if you're not careful, your side-tracked mind will wander into dangerous areas. 

The Bible says, "We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ." (2 Corinthians 10:5, New American Standard). Basically, if we control our thoughts, we destroy the thoughts that would otherwise destroy us...

So let me show you how to retrain your mind's thinking a little bit...

"Today is awful."     Instead, try, "So far this day hasn't been good, but I'm going to make it better!"

"I wish I were skinnier."    Try, "I may not be as thin as that woman, but man, I've got a great set of legs! or butt, or a beautiful smile!" (any others work too!)

"I don't want to do this..why do I have to?"    Try, "Well, if I have to, I suppose I should, but would you explain to me how I should do it, or what the importance is so I can do this better?"

"I'm going to put that off until...I feel like it."  Try, "I am tired/overwhelmed/struggling...but if I put it aside too long, I will not get it completed in time. If I get it done now, I can treat myself!"

"I don't like that."  "I don't like it now, but maybe if I try it I will..."

"But...!"  "But what? But isn't an excuse or an argument. Maybe we should try it this way?"

"What if...?"   "If I go down that road, I know I'm going to end up back in the rut I was in before. Let's take the woulda-coulda-shouldas and flush them down the toilet. I live in the now and what I can do today. I'm going to finish this project today!"

Maybe some of these examples don't quite mesh with your daily obstacles; however, I find that you can use my example to change your thinking. Who knows? Someday you might be the person everyone talks to because you have such a positive attitude! You'll be armed against the enemy, and that is the safest way to approach life: Armed and Ready! (A smile is an awesome weapon against those who love the doldrums.)

If you have any other examples or questions about something you're going through, you can shoot me a message and we'll take a crack at it together! 

I hope you all have a fantastic, mindful day...and enjoy the sunshine! (even if it's hiding behind the rainclouds!)

Have a starry, starry night,

Your Ems.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Enjoying Minor and Major Foods for Your Spirit

I rather enjoy writing this blog...Blogspot allows for me to post amazing videos and different types of media with you so that you can get fun, interactive content from me. 

Today, I want to talk about feeding your spirit. I previously talked about how to keep your spirit healthy, as you would a child, and feeding your spirit with wholesome "foods" is so vital to the love in your spirit. Today, I want to share with you the most lucrative food to my soul: music, and what I like to nourish myself with. I've created a play list through and you can follow me on that page and listen to my play lists as I create them. I love being able to share with all of you who read my words the love in my heart. I hope that these songs uplift you and nourish your spirit as much as they do me. Who knows? You just might find a new artist or group you love! 

I hope you all have a fantastic, music-filled day!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Navigating the Series...

Where are we in the Living, Laughing, Loving series? I want to give you a simple outline to understand just how I'm organizing this series, and so if you miss one of the blogs, then you'll know just where we are! You can click on the links (where available) to read that particular blog. This way, you'll be up to speed! Every time I post a new blog, I will update this blog with links...*Note: this outline may change in the future, depending on how much more content I come up with!* =)

1. Live
2. Laugh
  •  Letting Go
  • Sharing the Laughter
    • Friendships
  • Releasing Tension, and Other Built-up Emotions
    • Healthy Ways to Release Your Energy
    • Who to be Around and Why
  • Funny! LOL Things
3. Love
  • What is Real Love?
    • Sources of Love
    • Passions
  • Caring for Others
  • Caring for Yourself
  • How to Find Love in Everything

Have a fantastic and bright, sunny day everybody!

Your sister in faith,


Monday, October 4, 2010

Scrumptious Desserts! A Two For One!

This dessert is super, super easy to make, and super delicious!

 Striped Delight Pie
What you need

(Don't worry, this won't break the bank!)
  • 1-1/2 cans of your favorite canned whipped cream
  •     1 package of cream cheese
  •     Pre-made graham cracker crust
  •     1 can of sweetened condensed milk
  •     1 package of your favorite pudding mix (can be any flavor)

1. In a large bowl, place cream cheese and add about 1/4 of the can of sweetened condensed milk. Whip with an electric mixer on low to medium speed.

2. Add in roughly 1-1 1/2 cups of whipped cream to the mixture. Use mixer on medium speed and mix until well blended and creamy.

3. Next, take this mixture and fill the pre-made graham cracker crust about half way. You probably will have leftover cream. If this is the case, cover and set aside for a later recipe.

4. Prepare your pudding according to the instructions and in a separate bowl. One it is set, with a creamy consistency, layer pudding on top of the cream cheese mixture until the pie is filled.

5. Refrigerate for five hours and serve cold. Now, take the remaining whipped cream and cover the pie however you would like it to look. If you add the whipped cream before refrigerating, it may melt. 

**Warning: You may end up eating this whole thing yourself! hehehe Enjoy!**

What to do with your leftover treats? How about a rich chocolate pudding or an ice cream topping? 

Sweetened condensed milk and Hershey's UNSWEETENED Cocoa
Mixed together...


Once mixed, add in a little milk.

Leftover pudding....
Add pudding to the new chocolate mixture
Add chocolate mixture to leftover cream cheese mixture.

Add cornstarch for thickening (to your taste)

Mix together well and voila!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Halloween Tutorials

I just wanted to add a quick note about my Halloween tutorials. I've filmed two tutorials for you, and I'm very pleased with the results...! Here is the first look and my inspiration for the Queen of Hearts:

Mac's rendition of the Queen of Hearts...
My version...

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