Let's Brush The Dust Off



Hey, how have you been? That’s awesome. Oh, I’ve been doing okay. Still getting back into a good rhythm since the last time I posted on this space (which was just about two months ago!!) I spent some time doing a lot of self-reflection, getting a bit of my personal life in order, and recently got back from a week long vacation at Disney World —I’ll be talking about the trip in a later post.

So, what’s going to happen with this space? Well, your girl is gonna attempt to give it one last good go. I’ve got a personal goal in mind for the remainder of the year regarding this blog (I won’t share it until I do my year in review so let’s see if I keep it up until then eh?) Biggest thing I have decided to do is focus this blog a bit more. Previously, I was just trying to do ALL THE THINGS but I’ve realized that while I have a lot of things that I am interested in that doesn’t mean I’m passionate enough to write about them.

With that said, I’ll be focusing this blog on one of my major loves: Disney! You’re probably thinking “but what about your art, crafts, books, etc?! Don’t you love talking about them?!” and you will be pleasantly surprised to learn that none of that changes! I have a ton of books on my TBR list that are related to Disney’s take on fairy tales, lots of movies I want to talk about under the Disney brand, I’ve started some brainstorming on new art projects, and even some cross stitching stuff. Now this doesn’t mean I won’t talk about some of my other geeky loves (like Harry Potter, Pokemon, or movies that really excite me), I just realized after getting back from Disney World that I tried to fit myself into a ton of different buckets but when I sat down for a moment in my office I looked around and realized that everything on my walls was Disney related (Funkos, Minnie Ears, and even art) so making it one of the primary focuses of the blog just made so much sense.

I also had a realization that every time I would try to push to do more things outside of my day job I would start panicking as if all of my time HAD to be spent on my day job. That is such a toxic mindset to have and after spending so much time at Disney World and just completely tuning out of work I can finally say that I’ve given myself a little break through. There are so many women I look up to who tackle lots of personal projects while also kicking butt at their day jobs. There is zero reason why I can’t do the same.

So here’s to new beginnings and to bringing just a little bit of magic to your day.

♡ Mana

I Love Barbie

Why yes, that is a picture of good ol' Barbie. You see, Barbie is a kick ass gal with a pretty rad online presence. But Barbie is a doll! Barbie isn't real! That might be true but the Barbie brand are seriously killing it lately. You see when I was younger I didn't have Barbie movies, I had Disney (which I obviously love) and I had Harry Potter, but for the time that I worked at Blockbuster I fell head over heels in love with Barbie. And not really the dolls but the movies. 

Part of that love might have to do with the "girl power" message and also promoting love and respect to those around you. But there is just something about those movies that just speaks to me and now Barbie has upped her game but vlogging. Yep, thats right, Barbie has a vlog! I've been watching it for some time now as I find the level of detail and accuracy it has with regards to how you see some content creators making vlogs to be on point. Not only that but every episode Barbie has a new hair do, objects can be placed into or moved around in her room, and she even does makeup tutorials and challenges. In her videos, she will either talk about something she is going through or she will bring friends or siblings along for a fun challenge but no matter what the theme of the video is always the same: Be true to yourself. 

One particular video always gets to me, it's where she talks a bit about mental illness in a way that anyone of any age can understand. Check it out and let me know what you think and remember: Positive Attitude Changes Everything.

♡ Mana