Freedom to Play

The second week of Brene Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection eCourse is under way and we are delving deep into rest and play. 

The last two years have been consumed with a constant cycle of work, school, wifely duties, and attempting to be a normal human being (aka going out and getting completely drunk to drown my sorrows away). Throughout those two years, I lost sight of my own ability to allow myself to just rest and play. This blog is geared toward my journey to become a sewing goddess and sewing became a chore.

Brene Brown states that “the opposite of play is not work—the opposite of play is depression.” Slowly but surely, I was leading myself into a state of depression that I couldn’t acknowledge. I was losing my ability to just be a creative being (see how I made that connect with last week’s lesson). 

This week Brene is pushing us to re-discover that rest and play factor in our lives and it couldn’t have been at a better time! With school coming to an end, work becoming more consistent, and falling back into my groove of blogging – right now is the perfect time to remind myself of the value of rest and play. photo 4

With all of that in mind, Brene challenged her eCourse class to make an effort to play for 15 minutes. It doesn’t matter what you do, just take the time to disconnect and enjoy some carefree play time. I made an unexpected trip to Hobby Lobby for another project when I came across fabric that screamed Sevi.

ANCHORS! YES PLEASE! The anchor fabric was a no brainer and David was patient with me as I scoured their entire fabric selection looking for the perfect match for my project. As I made my way to my car, I knew I found my reason to play. On Friday, I plan on making a tote bag of some sort with canvas straps. This will be my play bag! I’m going to use it for my book club meetings, whenever I go fabric shopping, and just all of my feel good times.

Have you played today?!?

Insert Foot into Mouth…

True life: My husband married a bitch.

I was moaning and complaining all night about how I wished I was at the Rangers game last night. David was so nice to let me have his free t-shirt, but I didn’t know that he had more tricks up his sleeve.

Last night as I soaked in a hot bubble bath with my book, David starts asking me if I wanted to go mountain biking on Saturday. I loudly proclaimed that I would need to think about it. Oh Sevi, you can be so clueless sometimes…

David has been working the early shift this week and woke up very early this morning to tell me that something was on my night stand and it was a mess. As I stirred out of my sleep, good and ready to give him a piece of my mind, I saw the cutest set up waiting for me.

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Yup – he made all those little purple hearts with my heart puncher.

I quickly grabbed them off my night stand and sat up in bed in sheer joy.

Tickets to the Rangers game on Saturday night in right field (not home plate, but his reasoning was perfect). He made sure to let me know that Prince Fielder is a leftie and we could take our gloves to the game! I was so excited that I immediately posted the picture on Facebook and regretted my blog post.

I guess I shouldn’t jump the gun…next time.

SATURDAY I’LL BE AT THE RANGERS GAME! HELLLLLLL YEAAAAHHHH!!!!!!

 

True Life: I Married a Jerk

So if there is one thing I love to do, it’s go to a baseball game. The Texas Rangers are my team and I grew up a huge fan of Pudge Rodriguez. Baseball is life for me! David and I haven’t had the pleasure to make it to a game this season together, but his brother invited him to attend the game last night. Naturally, he goes and I become insanely jealous.

So, I’m sitting at home brooding at the fact that I am not at the Texas Rangers baseball game because apparently it was guys night for David. Due to my bitterness, I opted not to watch the game -

I digress. I’m sitting at home, minding my own business when I receive a text message from my loving husband.

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Really David?!? You’ll make it up to me….I know just the perfect way you can do that. It’s starts with a Kate and ends with a Spade. PicFrameOr tickets right behind home plate. Your choice, jerk.

At least, that’s what I was thinking. That’s up until he arrived home and came bearing a gift for yours truly. It was t-shirt night and who better to spoil with a Texas Rangers free t-shirt than your loving wife that you played a horrible and cruel joke on.

Well played David, well played.

Needless to say, I allowed him to sleep in bed last night.

Grab your boots! Dallas is on the map!

If you know me, you know that I love country music and enjoy wearing my boots every chance I get. Imagine my excitement when Jessica from Jessica Who? invited me out for a DFW Blogger Meet Up at Midnight Rodeo. For once life didn’t get in the way and I made it out!

I love meeting new people and this was just a great opportunity. With three free drink coupons and free food, Midnight Rodeo was the perfect setting to get to know everyone. Besides those awesome perks, this place is massive! It’s got a bar in every corner (which is a plus for me) and the race track dance floor is always my style. The staff was friendly and very helpful as I arrived, ordered drinks, and helped myself to food. They really won me over with all the pictures that they decided to take, because I’m that narcissistic that I like to look at myself! The atmosphere was set and I was ready to tackle my goal to find three new blogs to read.

Consider it done! I meet a ton of awesome new peeps (in addition to hanging out with my favorite, Sarah from VTIM) and am so excited to add them to my daily reads.

Make sure you check out my newest friends -

Geek Glam

My Fashion Juice

The Wife in Training

Outgoing Lady

If I wasn’t so exhausted, I would brag more – instead I am going to plan to hang out with them all again….like soon.

As for Midnight Rodeo, I see a party or two in the near future with friends there – I know quite a few people that would definitely enjoy it.

Live from Dallas!

Hello weekend! Hello fun! 1609694_10101168626235795_4322458486821569926_n

I’ve been a little under the weather, but ain’t nobody got time for that.

Yesterday was the perfect mail day for me when I arrived home and boy did I need it. I got O Magazine, Ray Lamontagne tickets for August, and the book that the Black Girls Social book club is kicking off with.

I started the book last night and can already let you know that I am going to be a big fan of it. Anything that encourages an individual to keep a journal is a win in my life. I love to write and jot little notes to myself on different things I read. If you don’t have this book, I highly encourage you to invest in it – regardless of where you are in your career.

Besides the book club, these next few weeks should be awesome with all of the fun events I’ve got planned coming up.

Tonight I’m kicking it off with a DFW Blogger Meet-Up Happy Hour – we all know how much I love my happy hours! My newest blog rep cards haven’t arrived, but the old ones will work just fine. My goal is to find 3 new blogs that peak my interest and add them to my blog roll. Look at me, setting goals and shit!

Then I’m spending some quality ladies time with one of my favorites!

So I’m starting the day out with one of my favorite quotes….’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do.

Get out and enjoy the weekend people!