Nail Polish of the Week

I told you I would be back!

I’ve been through a lot in the last couple of months. I’m going to spare you most of the details, because honestly they are a little boring. I did put on a fashion show, which I mentioned in an earlier post, that came out really great! I also competed in a fashion challenge – that I didn’t win, but it was a great experience. My sister wrote about it on her blog, though.

Anyway, I’m starting this off with a new nail polish of the week. I’ve got to admit that I got the idea from several blogs around the internet, but I added my own glittery little touch to it. I think it came out really pretty. Excuse the short nails – they haven’t been getting much care lately.


I’m not dead.

I promise. I’m still here.

Expect a new post (and a blog that gets updated more regularly…) in the next week.

It Overtakes Me {13 March 2011}

(Psst … it’s back 😉 )

(Source from this site)

Some things (just a few…) that caught my attention this week…

The first tweet ever – 5 years ago today

Tokyo pictures on Sea of Shoes

Some terrible things happened in Japan this week. … See how you can help – especially if you live in LA.

A friend of mine just started a baking blog called Build a Cake. You should go check it out. She just started it this week, so she is still learning, but she needs readers. So, go!

While we’re on the subject of friends’ blogs, my sister the photographer made one recently called Emma-Lee Photography. Also, Cut a Fine Feather (A little edgier fashion – you know I love that) and fashionably late… (She updates like 5 times a day!) are both awesome blogs run by bloggers who go to my school.

Listen to this song … while you’re alone in your car … on your way to work (or school … or whatever normal routine you have) and tell me you don’t feel like you rule the road. 🙂

Zombieland? Really?

I never thought I would say it, but … I’m in love with a zombie movie.

Okay maybe not in love, but I really, really like it.

I’m not a huge fan of zombie movies usually. I mean, I’ll watch them if they’re on, but won’t put anymore thought into them.

Zombieland is a little different. It’s funny, there aren’t THAT many zombies in it, It’s got that independent vibe to it, I love all of the actors in it, and the cinematography is great.

I watched it for the first time a couple months ago, but when Joey put it on last night, I couldn’t look away.

*P.S. I wouldn’t recommend covering your ears like this during this movie. … The music is fantastic.

My weight loss journey – In pictures

Yesterday, when I walked into my boyfriend’s parents house, the first thing I heard was “Wooowww! Melissa is wearing jeans! I don’t remember the last time I saw you in jeans!”

The second thing I heard was “You look SO skinny! Like, SUPER skinny! Daammmnnn!”

This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard that lately. At school last week, I had several people mention that I look a lot thinner. That’s because in the last 10 months, I have lost about 40 pounds.

Those that know me personally know i can be a little of a self-portrait fanatic. I take a lot of pictures of myself – and during my weight loss journey, that hasn’t changed. It’s been very well documented. It really helped keep me on track, but I didn’t know if I was ever going to actually post any of these pictures.

Here is the first 10 months of my weight loss – through some very low-quality pictures.

Before I started – May 1, 2010


May 31, 2010

June 16, 2010

July 8, 2010

August 27, 2010

September, 2010 – Life happened

I don’t have any pictures from September because I was a little more focused on other parts of my life. I did take a very important step in feeling better about myself, though – I got a job. It was a sad time for me because I couldn’t dedicate as much time to things I love (such as this blog), but I finally had the financial comfort in my life – something I hadn’t had in a while. The financial stress was taken off and I was actually getting out of the house. These both definitely helped me with my weight loss goals later.

October 3, 2010


November, December, January and February

I don’t have any pictures from any of these months, but this is when most of the biggest changes happened. In January, after losing about 30 pounds by myself, I joined weight watchers to finish my goal. It worked really well – and is still working.

March 6, 2011 – Yesterday

I have about 10-15 pounds left to get to my goal, but I haven’t been that size since middle school. That part makes me nervous. But I’m working on it!

*P.S. … I like to pose with my hand on my hip, huh?


Your Attention Please!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I know people still come back all the time.

I am writing to announce something I’ve been excited to talk about for months now.

Cirque De Moda (which means “Circus of Fashion” in a mix of French and Spanish) is a fashion show that is being put on by my Event and Fashion Show Production class. I am in the staging group, so expect the scene to be fantastic! I am so excited to see it all come together. If you are in Houston at 11:30 AM (I know … early show) on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 – please come watch!

We also have a page on Facebook.

Also, if you have a blog, Twitter, Facebook, whatever … promote! Promote! Promote! We need tons of exposure! 🙂

It Overtakes Me {24 Oct 2010}

My pumpkin carving ... how does it look? It's the first one I've done all by myself. :)

It makes me so upset when I see websites like this. 😦

One of my friends from high school, Deana, just had a fashion show! She just posted it on her website (Click “EVENING WEAR”). It’s really really good. She’s from Egypt, and we lived in Saudi Arabia together. Knowing that about her, the whole collection really speaks to who she is. I really love it. (P.S. Her sister is her model. Gotta love how close her family is. 🙂 )

Cleaner Science is a soap designer from Houston. … Interesting. Really interesting. … Christmas presents? …

For my business plan for Business Ownership, I’m starting a gift shop in Kemah that supports local artists and only sells the best quality products from local designers and artists. In my opinion, we should probably start doing something about supporting the local community by buying things made locally – so starting this Christmas, I’m going to try to do all of my Christmas shopping from local designers and artists. I found most of the people in my pretend shop on Etsy. I just typed my city and state and clicked “Search Location” and got a ton of results. There are some super creative people around Houston. I’m also using some super creative friends and people from school in my project. Anyone have any gifts they’ve made? I wanna see. 🙂 I might even buy one. … If I have someone to give it to.

I ❤ Threadbanger. I think I said this last time, but it’s still true. I mean … YouTube can never go away. You can teach yourself to do anything on there. Loving watching old Decor it Yourself videos, though. Haha 🙂