Don’t Go There….

It goes without saying that life is hard. Harder than we’d like or could ever have imagined at times. No matter how perfect another’s life may seem, trust us, it’s not the bushel of roses it appears to be. In fact, sometimes where one person sees sweet-smelling petals, the reality is really a whole bunch of thorns. Everyone goes through struggle….Everyone. And unless you’re living in a vintage Disney movie, they never really seem to end. They DO however get easierRead more

Society Is Wrong…

Fresh faced or filled with MAC – You’re beautiful as long as you’re YOU.  Never let anyone (or any magazine, tv show, movie, song, blog…etc) ever make you feel or think differently.  EVER.Read more

Jim Henson Had Great Hope

“When i was young, my ambition was to be one of the people who made a difference in this world. My hope is to leave the world a little better for having been there.” – jim henson  Whether you’re a lover of all things Muppets or just enjoy being inspired, this classic quote by Jim Henson are words to live by. We have such a brief amount of time on this earth that its easy to forget how big of anRead more

The Beautiful Blogger Award!

Well ain’t THIS a glorious way to start the New Year! Thanks to the oh-so-lovely Preppy & Funny, who’s daily posts are like candy to me, (seriously, I’m obsessed with the overload of cute & sweetness!) I’ve been nominated for the Beautiful Blogger Award! I had no idea this award even existed so I’m SUPER stoked to have received it, let alone by someone who deserves it twice as much as I do!  Like a good GRIT should – It’s time to fulfill myRead more

An Ode To Moonrise Kingdom

“What kind of bird are you?”. Oh how we love Moonrise Kingdom. Wes Anderson knows how to make an incredible film that’s as stimulating to the eye as it is to the heart. If you haven’t watched it, we highly recommend it. If you have, you know what we’re talking about. For the later, we attempt to pay homage to this fine film with ways you bring a little Moonrise Kingdom whimsy into your lives without having to travel toRead more

Don’t You Wish….

….Ahhh the ‘simpler times’. We think of them often. Memories of days passed filled with happy times and perfect moments – back when nothing went wrong and everything was blissfully right. Or was it really? It’s funny how the mind can innately omit the negative once the trials and tribulations have gone. Just like the old adage, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, like a kid in a candy store, our memories can be just as selective. When lookingRead more

Look Who Got An Inspiring Blogger Award!

Thanks to the beautiful Brooke of the awesome blog, Just Wore This, little ol’ DIY2EMC has been awarded the Inspiring Blogger Award! This is the first award I’ve ever won of this kind and needless to say, I’m super humbled and beyond grateful. Now, like a good *G.R.I.T. should, I’m fulfilling my IBA duties which are: Display the award logo on your blog (CHECK!)  Link back to the person who nominated you (DOUBLE CHECK!)  Post 7 things about yourself not listed on yourRead more