Happy 2013! Never Forget…

                               Whether it’s a butcher, a baker or candlestick maker, EVERYONE NEEDS INSPIRATION. So this year be sure to stay inspired! Regardless of the subject, when you’re inspired, you’re creative. When you’re creative you’re truly living and that’s what life’s all about! So find what stirs your heart, soul & mind and make the BEST out of 2013!Read 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

Dont’ Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle

We are ALL born to shine. How bright and how long is for us to decide and should never be determined by another’s opinion. When you feel like your sparkle is dulling or the twinkle is getting too tough to maintain, remember that even the brightest of stars need a break now and then to recharge. Take time for YOU and stick to it for as long as you need. People’s opinions will vary but will almost always come withoutRead more


Left brain: I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am. Right brain: I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter.Read more

….But You Can Break Out Of That.

“You are born and then you die but in between you can do anything you want. It’s society that creates rules for us, but you can break out of that.” – Anonymous We may never know who wrote these genius words but we can try to remember to live  by them each day. You truly can do ANYTHING. As long as you have the will, you’ll find a way. No one’s opinion of you matters more than your own andRead more

Get X-Ray Vision with Hugh Turvey

What started out at a small favor for friend turned into an entirely new collection for famed photographer / designer / art director, Hugh Turvey. Needing an image for an album cover, Turvey’s task was simple – photograph a skull via X-ray.  What happens next is the launching of Turvey’s new career as well as a new perspective on everyday objects.Now 41, Turvey has long been fascinated with getting underneath the surface of things. He said: “I’m driven by myRead more

I’m just not that into me…

It’s funny how we spend so much time pointing fingers in a relationship and not enough time trying to figure out why we’re upset in the first place. By relationship I dont necessarily mean a lover or hubby or wifey or significant other. It could be a friend, your neighbor, a roommate, someone you work with, etc. No matter who you are, we have ALL either said, thought or felt slighted, or disappointed, maybe even confused by someone in our lives. We have ALLRead more

Tall orders for the midget miracle maker (Starbucks Style)

In my life I’ve come across all sorts of requests, demands, and yes even just a straight up beg or two. The types of items in which you’re asked to pull out of your hat can vary just as much as the people inquiring about them. Yet, stories that are nightmarishly hellish are often the ones that teach you the most. (not to mention make you laugh like hell months later) I may never give names but I will always tellRead more

The Silent Killer showcased this month….

This is a brief reprise of the posting from September 2009 (but condensed, of course) because until there’s a cure,  or more awareness about prevention, I’ll NEVER stop trying to push this into the face of every woman I know… ..and yes, hopefully even some I don’t. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and aside from its “Silent Killer” moniker, it’s slogan “It Whispers….so Listen” can be heard ’round the world. As a survivor myself and ribbon wearer in memoryRead more

OVACA – It whispers, so listen…

It was a Tuesday night in early December 09 and I found myself sitting in a brand new chair in a brand new auditorium at the brand new Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA. (If I sound impressed with the shiny new digs, its because I was.) I’d been in the brand new building of the Ronald Regan Medical Center at UCLA before, several times actually and for the same reason I was there that night, despite the grand difference in circumstance. Read more