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You’re Not A Regular Mom, You’re A Cool Mom

“Mom life is the best life.”

To my mom,

It can’t be easy to raise an introvert (or two, or three, or four) but congrats because you did it! I am proud of who I am and where I come from because of you. Though life is a struggle, one of the best things is that you have always accepted who I am and I honestly can’t thank you enough. Being an introvert is hard because people always ask why you aren’t this way or that, or why don’t you do this or that, and not once did you ever question me or my personality and honestly that makes you the best mom there can be.

You definitely worked hard to be where you are today and to raise your babies into the strong independent people they are today. You went through many obstacles and conquered them all, some with help which is always okay. We got into some massive arguments but they helped forge the awesome relationship that we have now. I’m so glad that you are my mom, and I love you so very much. I have a million more reasons why I love you and why you’re the best but I gotta keep this short!

For my best friend,

You are on your way to motherhood and I just know that you are going to be such an amazing mother! Not just because you are an amazing person but also because your mom is just as crazy amazing! And I can’t thank her enough for bringing you into this world because you are my parabatai (wink, wink, haha but seriously this should be our next tattoo) and I don’t know where I would be without you!

Motherhood is a journey that isn’t easy, that’s for sure. It also doesn’t end after eighteen years. Once you become a mother (in any way, shape, or form, because you don’t have to give birth to someone to be a mother), you are a mother forever. So for all the mothers, stepmothers, and mother-to-bes (like my best friend) thank you for everything that you do because you are all so amazing!

Lots of Love,

Felie Fel 

Hoot Hoot Hooray!

“Her soul belongs to words and books. Every time she reads, she is home.” – found on Pinterest

I don’t know about you, but once I found out there was such a thing as boxes filled with bookish goodies I went on hunt and discovered so many of them! Each one is different from the other and located in different places and they are just so many! I had to have one! But I never got around to getting one. So I’m very excited as one great friend gifted me with a box of bookish goodies from OwlCrate. I was ecstatic, thrilled, overfilled with joy, and was not disappointed!  (more…)

Dear Sister,

“No one will be as entertained by us as us!”

Dear sister,

Do you remember those times we would fight and argue and be down right horrible to one another? How about those times where we bargained with each other to get out of doing something? Or when we would prank mom or the babies? Oh! How about that one time when you told me that you could handle drinking coffee with me late at night as I did homework? I’ll never forget that time, you little liar. We stayed up ALL night because of your sugar high.

We’ve been through quite a bit, yet we got through it with each other. I appreciate you so very much, much more than you know. You are always there for me when I need you (or don’t) and vice versa. We have a bond that no one can even begin to understand. You, my dear, are a special kind of gal. While being a mini version of mom, you are also both a little sister and big sister. That’s pretty awesome, because we get to relate on another level.

You have started the first chapter of a new book today, though life doesn’t always seem easy it does work out the way it’s supposed to. Don’t stress, don’t over think, just go and live your life the way you feel is right. Don’t worry about others and always be your cute, little, mean, and goofy self. I love you so very much and today you are finally an adult. At least legally, you’ll still my precious little sister to me. So happy birthday my wonderful darling, you have such greatness awaiting you!

Lots of Love,

Felie Fel ♥

P. S. I would appreciate it if I could have my black cardigan back and if we could FINALLY finish Gossip Girl.

A New Year, A New Journey, A New Book

“One Year = 365 Opportunities”

Last year, 2016, was quite the rollercoaster. There were great times and there were bad, the ending wasn’t what I hoped it would be but do things ever happen the way we want them to?

I did, however, learn quite a bit from this recent year. I’ve learned to open myself up to people; it’s hard yes and sometimes disappointing in the end, but so worth it. I’ve learned that you can’t trust everyone who claims to be your friend; and those who are will do everything to keep that bond. I’ve re-learned the importance of family, that in the end the arguments and fights don’t matter. Just love. Family isn’t just blood, it includes the ones you bond so closely with (like your best friend that brings you a WHOLE container of chocolates when you’re sad.)

I’m not big on the idea of “a new year, a new me” because I become a “new” me every time something major happens. I learn something new about myself every day because every day I grow. So for this new year, 2017, (more…)

We’re Like A Really Small Gang…

“Best friends are the people you can do anything and nothing with and still have the best time.”

 Dear Best Friend,

First let me say HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You’re 22 today and ready to start this wonderful new chapter! You are going to go far my dear!

Second, you should know that you’re one of those people who make life better just by being in it and I’m glad I get to call you my best friend. I know that we can have our bad moments but for all those moments we get to each other there are three times as many great times we have, if not more! We are the best of the best ♥

It’s pretty funny how when we first met we didn’t realize how close we would get, we were simply acquaintances who shared a mutual friend. Then one day the universe looked at us and decided we were more than just simple acquaintances and somehow we became the best friends we are today! I love the fact that you’re always there for me, when I’m having boy troubles or stupid family drama, I know you’re just a call or text away. I love that you accept all my weirdness and just go with it when I say random things out of the blue, like “I wonder what it’s like to be a bird?” I love when we have our “adulting” days. And I find it extremely funny that many people have questioned our friendship lol remember when we went shopping for your dress and I had the bow tie on?!

Our friendship is a unique one, we can be girly and boyish and crazy and more. We can sit in our pj’s all day reading, or on Tumblr, not saying a word and still have a great time. We can have show marathons and crazy conversations no one would understand. We can communicate with just looks. We take “midnight” adventures for food. You are the “she” to my “nanigans” and I don’t know what I’d without you.

We still have our whole lives ahead of us, dreams we’re going to turn into reality, goals into achievements, and so much more. We have big events coming up too, like college graduation. I’ll be there for you every step of the way just like I know you’ll be there for me. I hope that your day is as amazing as you are girly and I’ll see you soon!

Love always,

Felie Fel 

P.S. Thank you for being my best friend, I love you so much! I hope we’re best friends even after we die because then we can be ghost friends and walk through walls and scare people! (Or we can be cross roads demons together as long as my mom doesn’t find out lol)

She Is…

“Some women are lost in the fire, Some women are built from it.”

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She is…

more than you know, more than you care to believe.

She is…

a paradox, a jack of all trades, a creature of myth, a diamond in the rough.

She is…

stronger than you think, never staying down when she falls.

She is…

the light in the dark, the ember in the ashes, the sanity in the madness.

She is… (more…)

And My Heart Belongs To…

“Only you can set my heart on fire…”

That one beatiful holiday that celebrates the joyous feeling of love and romance is right around the corner. Yes, I’m talking about Valentine’s Day, but you knew that already. I’m going to guess that many of you have some big plans that day. 

Valentine’s Day was one of the best holidays growing up. As kid everyone was your valentine and you always had some little classroom party to look forward to at the end of the day. But now? No more Valentine parties, that’s for sure. 

My plans this Valentine’s Day are to, unfortunately, study for all my upcoming tests and maybe binge watch a couple of movies with my roommate. We recently watched Pride & Prejudice and oh my god let me tell you how awesome and romantic that movie is. It’s perfection in a nut shell and Mr. Darcy, well Mr. Darcy is another story for another time…

With that said, here’s a sneak peak on ways to my heart:

  1. Books, plain and simple. I live and breath books, they are the best way to my heart. 
  2. Coffee or tea, either or is fine by me. Sipping this hot beverage any time of day is relaxing and something I’ll always love. 
  3. Clichés. I know that’s so lame, but being a hopeless romantic makes me love most of those cheesy clichés we all dislike so much. 
  4. Staying in and having a movie day! It’s fun and romantic, plus I’ve recently learned that cuddle helps keep you healthy. 
  5. Shooting, take me out to the shooting range. It’s almost as great as taking me to a bookstore!

Those are just a few ways to my heart. Now tell me how to get to yours!

Lots of Love,

Felie Fel ?

168 & Counting

“Books give a soul to the universe, wings to the imagination, flight to the imagination, and life to everything” – Plato

Who here hates moving? The packing and the driving and the unpacking and the reorganizing? Just the first two drive me bonkers, the last two aren’t so bad.

So recently, very recently actually, I signed a lease with a friend and moved to a small townhouse much closer to school. I’m very excited! I no longer have to wake up before the sun. An hour more of sleep makes a big difference.

So I was able to move all in one day and all in one trip. My darling cousin was kind enough to to offer his truck for all my big stuff; bed, desk, drawers, two bookshelves, you know the important stuff. (Though we were not able to get the box spring upstairs when it came time to unload everything.)

My Mom’s little Xterra held all my clothes and blankets because well they just wouldn’t fit in my car because my car was packed tight with all my books. Seriously, look:  (more…)

Get Stuff Done.

Well the first week of school was a success!! I’ve my planner and calendar ready to be filled with assignments. This semester I’m on campus three days a week, two whole days and one half day. So far (yes I know the semester just started) I’m loving my classes! How are you liking your classes? Plan on dropping any?

So I have a few goals for this semester, not just for the new year ? They’re pretty simple and straight forward. Here they are:

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Creativity is…

“Creativity is the greatest rebellion in existence.” – Osho

Creativity is many things: making mistakes, expression, having fun, inventing, experimenting, and so much more. It can be anything you want it to be. It can be created in so many ways; through art, music, books, clothes, and more. It brings beauty into this catastrophic world. It sends a message. It can be interpreted in a various amount of ways. It. Can. Be.

How do you express your creativity? I express my creativity the same way I express who I am.

I love sketching, though it has been quite a while since I picked up a pencil. I relish in the way my pencils flow across the pages of my sketch book. I enjoy the feeling of accomplishment I get when I get the picture that’s stuck in my head onto a piece of paper, it’s a feeling that I can’t really describe. Whether I am happy with the outcome or not, I like to surround myself with my creations. I pin as much as I can onto my walls in my bedroom (even the ones that are incomplete), the others are kept in the safety of my sketch books on my small bookshelf. My best work comes when I’m listening to music, feeling strongly about something (or my emotions are just out whack), after reading a marvelous book, or even sometimes when I’m terribly bored. Now I don’t like showing people my artwork, but that’s okay because being creative doesn’t mean everyone has to see it and those that do, well those people are pretty special.

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