Category Archives: Life in general

Lately in photos….

I’m still around. Life is busy. I’m longing for warmer weather. It’s on the way, so i hear.






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Just a pop in….







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Dia De Los Muertos

It’s no secret that i love Halloween. For the last few years, i’ve been also loving all the festivities associated with Dia de los Muertos, as strange as it seems. I like that there’s a day to remember the loved lost. And if i were in a bigger city, it’d be pretty cool to take part in city-wide festivities that celebrate Day of the Dead and All Saints Day. A few years ago, i set up a small altar and this year, i’ve done the same. I hope you take a moment to remember your loved lost today, and i hope you enjoyed your Halloween. I made some stabbingly delicious red velvet cupcakes and played with makeup. Oh, and i guess we can now say it’s November. Oh, how time flies.


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And here i am…

I can’t believe it’s been 2.5 months since i’ve posted.  Life happened. Changes happened. Changes are still happening. Isn’t life always changing, even if you think it isn’t? I’ve moved. Just in town but still. I’ve been through a breakup. I’ve been through a heartbreak, at least that’s how it feels. I’ve been working a lot. I’ve been emotional. My body is changing. My mind is changing. The seasons are changing. Everything in my life – i feel like it’s changing. Some days, i don’t know how to deal with it. Others i’m smiling. I’m learning to live alone again. I haven’t done much of that in the last few years. I’m learning it’s okay to be alone. I would lie to you if i said it wasn’t hard. I am as independent as they come yet i have issues with being alone. Explain that to me. I ponder a lot. I worry a lot. I think a lot. And shouldn’t. As it just makes it worst most times. Sometimes i feel like i’m yelling and no one hears me. Other times i want to yell at someone just to have my voice heard. I wish life didn’t have these ups and downs but we all know life isn’t rainbows and butterflies. There are ups. There are downs. I know i’ll be okay in the long run but lately it just feels like time is standing still. Either that or it’s running away from me as fast as possible.



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A Hint of Virginia…

I haven’t taken many photos yet here in the ‘ol Commonwealth, but i thought i’d share just a few so far. For those who don’t know, Sheetz is a convenience store/gas station chain here in the mid-atlantic and has made to order food and coffee. I miss it greatly. It’s pretty bad when one can miss a gas station for it’s food. That’s how bored i am with the food where i live. Other than that, my mom has the prettiest blue hydrangeas in her backyard. And i finally made it in a local vintage/antique warehouse that i’ve been wanting to check out for years. It’s pretty cool and has lots of stuff for those vintage remodels. Have a great weekend, Sweet World! Do something fun!

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Here’s just a few things i’ve been up to lately…..

  • Mainly working, but i’ve been working some different shifts and it’s been rather enjoyable. Not to say that i don’t enjoy my job, because i really do, but sometimes certain people just make it better.
  • Trying out some new film cameras, like the La Sardina and a Mitsuba Top2000. I’ve really enjoyed shooting with film lately and almost prefer it over digital now. You just never know what to expect and i love that.
  • Getting over my cold/allergies. I never had problems in the summer until i moved to the midwest. My allergies in this humid summer heat are just ridiculous.
  • Submitting photos to the local fair. Last year i submitted some photos and got some 2nd place ribbons and also a champion ribbon so i had to get some in this year too.
  • Driving to Virginia. I’m actually probably doing this while you’re reading it but i’m going home for a week! Yes! It will be so busy and packed full but it has been much needed. I miss those mountains.

What have you been up to lately, Sweet World?

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Yesterday was filled with resting, cleaning, organizing, getting rid of stuff and starting my new journal. Do you ever feel like you have too much stuff and want to get rid of all of it? Just me? Yea, well that’s how i felt yesterday. I just wanted to get rid of all my junk and start fresh. I think i’ve accumulated way too much stuff and some of it just needs to go. But then i get attached and ‘this thing’ has meaning or ‘that thing’ is cute. Ugh. It’s just stuff, right? Why is it so hard to let go? Maybe i’m a hoarder at heart. Actually, i am a hoarder at heart. I need an intervention.

I also just want to mention that i added a couple new things to the shop and will be adding more very soon. Also, if you don’t already, please ‘like’ the HelloSweetWorld page on Facebook. I’ll be having a giveaway very soon and you’ll need to follow to win! Thanks a bunch!

Today will be filled with errands, coffee, a new friend, getting ready for Austin and journaling. Well, that’s the plan anyway. What will your day be filled with, Sweet World?

In the meantime, here’s some photos of the grumpy old man in the house……  😉  You know, just because.


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