UPDATE: This was written prior to Kaci choosing to step back. I now run Witches + Rebels Co solely by myself.
2021 is turning out to be a year of many new things - some good, some not, but one definite exciting thing 2021 has brought to me is the start of a small business with my best friend. Kace and I started Witches + Rebels Co (W+RC) because we wanted to create fandom merchandise we wanted to wear. We have come out with two shirts but decided that taking a step back from shirt sales was the best financial option for us at the moment, but we were so stoked to create two out of the box shirts. Our first shirt was a nod to Kaci's favorite man and child, The Mandalorian and was a kids drawing Grogu did for Din while he was at "jedi school."
Valentine's Day is just around the corner although you wouldn't be able to tell because as soon as Christmas had passed, stores around here were putting up their Valentine's Day decorations and products. For me, personally, I don't care for the holiday as much. (Sorry if I just burst your bubble). It shouldn’t be about telling or showing someone you care for them just one day out of the year, it should be any day. What I do care for however is being able to spoil friends and family year around (when the finances of my life allow it).
As I sit here and type this, the weather outside is a humid, and toasty 80 degrees. To be fair though, I do live in South Texas, where cold weather is as a foreign concept as snow. Add that to the ever growing list of things I do not care for in South Texas. But just because the weather is shorts and tank top weather, it did not stop me from getting in the festive mood.
*Edit: when I first started typing this, it was humid and 80 and hadn't snowed in Corpus. But now, it's a solid 60-65 degrees and it snowed for the first time since 2004.
This semester Izzy decided to take a film photography class at the university and after her first round of developing photos was finished, she really wanted to do a vintage shoot with her film camera. I've always loved vintage shoots so I definitely hopped on board for this right away and this is what came out of it!
p.s.: She hasn't developed the film yet but these were shot on her iPhone 7 plus and edited by me through the app VSCO. Once the film develops, I might add in a couple of the shots or link to her blog if she writes a blog post about it.
All throughout my middle school years and in some of my high school years, I was extremely blessed to have relatively clear skin. I seriously took advantage of it now that I think about it. Part of the reason was because I didn’t wear a lot of make-up during that time. In fact, the only times I wore any sort of make-up was for extravagant reasons (i.e. high school dances, quinces, sweet sixteen’s, etc.)
Pink has never been a particularly favorite color of mine. Give me any shade of blue, green, or grey and I was a happy girl. But no pink. I can credit that to my tom-boy upbringing as a kid, and while I don’t hold the same disdain for it I did as a kid, it is not my first color of choice.
When Izzy and I made plans to do our rebranding photoshoot, I knew I had one dress I needed to get pictures in. For my birthday back at the end of April, my mom gave me a gift card to my all-time favorite store, Ross. With that, I snagged quite a bit of items but one of my favorite things was a teal green dress that I fell in love with the moment I saw it on the rack.
Side-Note: I actually managed to not spend over the amount of the gift card so go me!
Ever since I started to read Chronicles of Narnia, I became fascinated with the medieval time period. I fell in love with the thought of kings, queens, knights and sword fights. There was just something so fulfilling about them. Add in the fairy tale twist of Narnia, and I was hooked. I longed to be there beside Lucy talking with animals, laughing with Susan as we got ready for spectacular events, exploring the woods with Edmund on horseback and learning swordplay from Peter.
When country music and wide open fields just weren't cutting it anymore, I had to turn to a new outlet...
Recently I agreed to film a video with one of my closest friends, Izzy, and it became an out of this world experience.
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing..."