Thank you Thursday…

Huge thank you to my coworkers that have reached out to me this past week and a half. I still consider them my coworkers even if I don’t work with them anymore. I was laid off from my job of 22 years and I miss them so much. I think of you daily ladies and I hope you think of me too.

Chia: my days are not complete without you. Thank you for staying with me while I packed everything up. It means so much to me to know that I can always count on you. Our friendship is everything to me.

Mrs. Glorie: I can’t even type without crying. Thank you for always believing in me, for always appreciating me and for always being the friend that we all need in our lives. Don’t let me hear that your giving anybody else a bowl of potato salad or your going to hurt my feelings.

Mrs. Ima: my morning coffee is so boring without you, and who am I supposed to get my news from now? The weather report and the entertainment news from. Thanks for always being the light of my day. Thank you for always loving all my crafts and for always telling me no to give my talent away. I miss you.

Arlene: i had to start making my own pancakes since I don’t have you around to make them for me. Stay positive and stay eating all the yummy tofu. Thanks for always being a good sport and for always being so nice to me even when I was mean to you lol. I hope that you finally learned how to pronounce pescatarian lol.

Maricela: I wish I could have been there your last few days with the company. Best of luck with your new job. I know you will be amazing. Thank you for your support and for always appreciating all my crafts!. I hope I still see you every Christmas for your family photos!

Thank you ladies!

Thank you Thursday…

So much to be thankful for lately. But today I am thankful for friends who invite my sister and I over for their birthday lunch. Friends who take their time to make lemonade.

How beautiful are these lemons!!!

Friends who take the time to make us salad and soup.

Thankful for a good lunch that was cooked from scratch but even more thankful for nice conversations, for fun stories and for how appreciative friends are. Thank you Alma for such a fun afternoon.

Thank you Thursday…

Let’s be thankful all year long. Not just on Thanksgiving.

Today I’m thankful for cough drops and warm blankets. Beanies and cowls. Warm socks and jammies.

Most important I am thankful to my spunky niece Dani. Who teaches us daily that we need to sing more and have fun! Thank you Dani girl. Tia loves you.

Here are a few photos of Dani growing up!

She wanted the horse to be fashion lol

Oh you know, just taking a nap.

I don’t remember how old she was here, but I do remember her turning everything into monkey bars.

Have a great Thursday <3

Happy New Year…

While others were out with friends and family welcoming 2018. I was in bed way before midnight lol. I woke up sick yesterday. I hope that isn’t an indication of how my year is going to be. But I hope this post is an indication of how my blogging goal this year is going to be.

Happy New Year.

And Happy Tyson Tuesday!!!

Hi Dani Girl! Thanks for reading my blog <3

More blogging…

I got a cute little message from my niece earlier today.

She asked me to blog more because she liked my blog.

It was already in my 2018 plans to blog at least 1-2 times a week.

So her message today was so encouraging.

There is so much out there to talk about, so I won’t just be blogging about crafty stuff.

With Christmas coming to an end and the excitement of a new year right around the corner.

I want to thank those of you who have purchased handmade goodies from me all year long.

I also want to thank those of you who take the time to comment and like the stuff I make.

I appreciate it so much. I have so many pictures that I should have posted all year. Maybe I will come back and do that in the next few days.

But for now, I leave you with a couple of pictures of Smitten.

I love her dress!!!

Thank you Dani girl!

Thank you Thursday…

I haven’t done a thank you Thursday in so long. But it was a must today.

In a time when the world is all sorts of messed up. I’m not talking about the natural disasters that have been happening lately. I’m talking about the way we are treating one another. I’m talking about people not even saying the simplest things as please, thank you, you’re welcome, excuse me and especially I’m sorry. Why did we forget to just be nice. Why did we forget that a random act of kindness from a stranger is okay. That there doesn’t have to be an ulterior motive when people are nice.

I was at the laundromat on Monday. My towels weren’t dry yet. I went to the change machine. For some reason it wouldn’t take my dollar. After putting it in 3 times. Somebody taps me on the shoulder and says here. A complete stranger handed me a dollar in quarters. I must have looked completely shocked that a stranger was giving me a dollar. He said here keep it. I was like are you sure? He said, yes keep it. I was so taken aback, that I didn’t even realize that I should of handed him the dollar that wasn’t working in the change machine. I said thank you over and over. It was so nice of him. I finished my laundry and when I turned back to thank him again. He was gone. It was so weird to me because I instantly felt like he had never been there.

Let’s not forget that it’s okay to be nice to one another. Including complete strangers.


Feliz Birthday…

Is this thing on?!?!?!

Once again I told myself over and over to keep up with this thing lol. I haven’t and yes I’m ashamed of myself.

Today I am celebrating my birthday so I thought I would post about it. My birthday was almost 2 weeks ago, but today I am celebrating what I consider my 4th birthday. It’s the anniversary of the day I almost left my body. Not too many people know what that means or what happened to me. So it’s probably a little confusing to you. Without going into too much detail and turning this into a 6 mile post. I don’t even know how to say this without it sounding so dramatic. BUT I almost died 4 years ago. That’s as much as I’m going to say because it’s still hard for me to talk about.

I’ve never been one to celebrate my birthday. It’s just not one of those things that isn’t important. I don’t even tell people it’s my birthday. This year for some reason I didn’t feel the same. I decided to decorate my own desk at work. Then I said I wasn’t going to because my coworkers would laugh at me. I asked my niece if it was a dumb idea to decorate for myself. She quickly replied with “Tia, there is nothing wrong with celebrating yourself” She is right! So for my real birthday a couple of weeks ago, I bought myself some balloons and I made myself a birthday banner.

Best thing about celebrating another birthday today, was a little visit from this precious girl. Thanks for brining her Dana <3

Itzel had a half birthday a few days ago. I made her crown and banner.

I keep posting the banner on Instagram lol. I’m so proud of it.

Aside from banners, I’ve been making so many paper flowers. At one point my living room was a flower shop lol.

Happy Tyson Tuesday by the way.

If you’re still reading this. Thank you!

Have a great evening and thanks for stoping by.