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

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

WATCH OUT! A change is comin’…

A change may be just around the corner so keep your head up high.  No matter how rough the road may get, your travels are never for naught unless you stop moving forward. What lies ahead? No one knows. Maybe it’s another sucker punch with your name on it. Or maybe it’s a love waiting with open arms. Or it could be a view so incredible that it took forever to be seen and a lifetime to appreciate. No matter whatRead 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