Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Well, 5 Months Later!


It has been 5 months since my last blog post! Honestly, I have been busy with a few other things and have let this little corner just kind of get lost in translation. I cannot tell you how many times I have said I am coming back to blogging and creating content and how many times I have FAILED to do so. 

Content creating takes a lot of time and dedication and many people do not realize that. It can definitely be a full time job and I can see why many Bloggers try and make this their main source of income. There is a lot that goes into it and it definitely becomes extremely hard to keep up with it when you have a typical full time job. 


I work as a Store Manger at a small clothing boutique and that takes up a lot of my time. When I am not working at the store I am focusing on growing me and my sister's business which is starting to definitely take off a little bit but requires so much hard work and dedication especially since we are a new business. 

Alas, this will be mainly an update blog post and hopefully afterwards I can get into a routine where I can be posting at least once a week :)

Update #1

You all already know about my sister's and I business called ADELORE CREATIONS Well, we have found our direction a little bit more and we are now creating THEMED BOXES based on your favorite TV and movie characters! 

Our first box was a BRIDGERTON Inspired box and it went over pretty well but our next box was an even bigger success! We sold out the first time and we re launched and sold out again! The box was inspired by Katherine Pierce of "The Vampire Diaries" the way she dressed in 1864. 

The BRIDGERTON themed box

The 1864 Katherine Pierce Themed Box

Our new box that we are working on is inspired by the TV show REIGN and we are hoping it will be as successful. 

The REIGN Inspired Box

We have so many ideas and so many boxes we want to do but at the moment we do not have a big enough income to create all of these at the same time. We have to take it one box at a time until we can make a name for ourselves and start actually having a profit. At the moment, any profit we make goes straight back into the business!

Update #2

Both me and my boyfriend have gotten both doses of the COVID vaccine and have been fully vaccinated since March! 

Since we got the vaccine, most place have opened back up and restrictions have eased up a little. We decided to take advantage of that and take a little vacation! We have not been on a vacation since 2014!! It was so long overdue, and even though it was short, we enjoyed it tremendously! 

We went to visit Universal Orlando, specifically going there for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I will do a more in depth post soon all about that! We had such a fun time and we cannot wait to go again very very soon!

Update #3

This really isn't a huge update but my boyfriend surprised me just the other day with the newest iMac 24" and I love it so much! He bought it because he saw that it came in pink which is my favorite color and knew that I needed a computer to help me with the new business :) It was such a nice surprise and it was definitely one of the big things that helped me get back into blogging and my love for creating content. I am typing from my lovely iMac right now and I couldn't be happier :) 

He is just the best and has been so supportive with the business and everything that I have been doing recently. He is definitely my rock at the moment. He is always dropping off my orders at the post office and they already know him there hehe ;) 

That is pretty much it for the updates at the moment. So far 2021 has turned out to be a pretty decent year and I hope that it continues to be so. I am trying to have more of a positive outlook on things even when they are negative because that is honestly the only way to stay afloat. It can definitely be hard sometimes and I am not always positive but I definitely try. 

If you have any ideas for any blog posts or YouTube videos then please leave them in the comments! I need to start making a list of things I want to talk about and share with you all :) 

Until next time,

"It does not do well to dwell on dreams and forget to live" -HP and the Sorcerer's Stone 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

New Year...Update! COVID, work, life and more...

 Oh my goodness! We made it out of the year 2020! I am so happy that we can leave that year behind us and hopefully move on to something a little better...At least that is what we all hope. 

New year doesn’t necessarily mean better things will happen. Usually I am excited for a new year. New possibilities, new beginnings and new goals and hopes; but I do feel like going through 2020 kind of put a damper on the expectations I have for this new year. 

At the beginning of last year I created a Vision Board that I was so excited about! You can read about it HERE. There were so many things I was looking forward to accomplishing in the year 2020...then COVID happened. It really stopped us all in our tracks and set us all back a step. We all had to slow down, stay home, stay safe and most importantly stay healthy. Our main mission was to not get sick, to not catch COVID. So many souls have been lost too early because of this horrible virus, so many families struggled physically but also financially. This wasn’t the year of getting ahead and fulfilling my vision board. This was the year of surviving. At least that is how it felt for me. 

I work in retail and my job closed down for a month back at the end of March 2020. Our state went into lockdown. I started a TikTok account that I really enjoy, and I also did a whole lot of nothing during that time. I didn’t  really appreciate it at the moment, but that was probably the best part of the year. I hadn’t stayed home for that long in years! I’ve had the occasional one week vacation here and there but not a whole month off. I really do miss that time. It was quiet and understated. 

After that month off, our state started to re open so I went back to work. That was at the end of April and I have been back at work ever since. Our state never went back into lockdown even though cases are higher than ever and hospitals are getting full. Every day I go into work is another day I could possibly get COVID. Same with most of my family. They are all working in places where they have to deal with people who have the virus or could possibly have it. 

There is now a vaccine but only certain groups of people can take it and even they are not getting them fast enough. Parts of the world has gone back into lockdown, like the UK but here in the US, I feel like we are taking it a little too lightly. 

All of this has definitely played an important role in peoples overall mental health. Many are anxious, many are depressed and there is no shame in that. We all have the right to feel that way but we just have to make sure that we are also finding joy in the little things, to make sure that we will make it through. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and we will get there together! 

As for my vision board, it is still in place for years to come. I am not putting too much pressure on myself but I am working on it at my own pace. 

Some things have already started happening. My sister and I have started our own little shop called ADELORE CREATIONS and we are so excited to grow it this year. We have a lot of plans for is. It is hard work because we are both working hard, long hours at our full time jobs but I know that we will turn this business into something great. 

Secondly, I really want to continue blogging as much as I can about life but also about the things that take our minds off of the current events every once in awhile. Things like fashion, beauty, style and gossip! 

So keep an eye out on this blog for some more content as well as my Youtube channel (you can find it at the top of this page)! 

I really do hope that this new year will be kinder to us than the previous one and that is all I am expecting. I hope we see less suffering and more happiness and that that light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter and brighter every day.