Saturday, July 9, 2016

She for We

Hello all!
Soooo sorry that I have not posted in a while. I seriously hope to have some more content up and running on this blog!

In the mean while, please take the time to check out another blog that I just started called She for We. This blog is about abuse and I share personal accounts in my way of dealing with it in my relationship. It is a work in progress and I hope that it will inspire those who are in need of support to speak out.

Thank you and much love

~Tea

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

"Glitch Please" on sale at Kohl's

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh!!!

Earlier this year, I received an email from Threadless stating that my t shirt design was selected to sale in local stores. I was excited but never thought that they would be sold in Kohl's!

"Glitch Please" available at Kohl's online and in select stores :)

This experience just taught me not to give up. I AM good enough! Yes, I have gone through so much and I thought I was down for the count. I felt like I have worked so hard but had nothing to show for it. I have given so much just to be let down and that hurt. I was so close to just letting art and writing go all together. My creativity was shot and the passion was not there. But thank the Lord!!! I thank my Sweetheart who has been there for me this past year. I thank my family and friends. I really wouldn't have seen this day if it had not been for their encouragement, prayers and love. I am truly blessed and honored to see this happen. Hallelujah!!!

Thanks for reading!
♥ Tea

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Dear PB, you're only hurting yourself


Okay. Let’s face it. We have all put things off at one point another. Maybe you said that you were going to make reservations to a restaurant for a special occasion that was coming up. Or maybe you said you were going to apply for some awesome position that was just right up your alley. But then, you know, life happens… or so we say. Oh yeah, that week long marathon of the Walking Dead was totally a legit reason to put off applying to that life changing position that would pay you 3 times the amount your dead end job is shelling out. And as for those reservations? Shooo, they’ll have seats the night of. After all, it isn’t every day that your friend gives you their Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory!

Well guess what? By the time you finished ungluing your eyes from your program, the job posting has come down. And remember that restaurant that you were sure would have room come the night of the celebration? Yeeeeah… they are all booked. Congratulations! You successfully procrastinated; but that’s not all! You also failed to follow through completely.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Pity Party: A Dangerous Game



*Please forgive me.This was supposed to be posted 3 months ago, but it is still relevant. Happy Reading*

One thing that I absolutely cannot stand is a pity party. I don’t like throwing one for others and sure enough, I do not enjoy having one for myself. As a matter of fact, if I even think of muttering a complaint (not venting but full out “woe is me, life is so unfair” complaining), often times I find myself rebuking the thought. Why is that? Because complaining leads to self-pity and self-pity will kill your vibe and zap the energy of those who try to cater to this ridiculousness.

This may sound harsh, but after hearing about what happened in May with Isla Vista Killings, this just reaffirms my views on the topic at hand. Elliot Rodger, the murderer, was not only deeply disturbed but he was extremely unappreciative. He thought that he deserved everything but did not put in the work needed to get results. He truly thought that everything he desired should come his way. He did not sow but expected to reap in abundance. This poor mentality led him to wallow in his pity.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Honey Coconut Oil Conditioner?


Does this stuff really work?

So, I’ve been contemplating dying my hair for a bit.  Well, bleaching my hair.  So to get ready for this harsh process, I need to get my hair in tip top condition.  This means deep conditioning, protein treatments, and lots of oil for my hair.  Why not start with an all natural conditioner to get the ball rolling?  After searching the stores and not finding any that I liked, I had the great idea of putting honey in my hair.  Honey is a well known humectant (keeps things moist) and has a list of benefits.  Coconut oil is something I have on hand at all times for my hair, body, and cooking.  It penetrates the shaft and always leaves my skin baby smooth.  Now this idea isn’t something new; if you search on YouTube, you’ll find many videos of people using this as a conditioner.  I decided I’d attempt this treatment to condition and moisturize my porous tresses and if it turned out well, I’d incorporate it into my regimen.  



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

It's Haul Time with Tea!

Yes! I got dibs on the first post of this Magnificent Blog! Whoop whoop!
Okay, I was supposed to write this post about 2 weeks ago (darn procrastination!). Anyways, here I am with a HAUL BLOG! I work part-time at this awesome bookstore that sells used and new items. It feels like every week there is some awesomely great sale going on. Well, the Saturday I decided to go in (my day off) they were having a grand sale, ALL USED ITEMS $2.99! That is right, $2.99! So you know what I did, I grabbed up $10 in coins and took my happy butt to the store! And yes, paying in quarters was totally worth it for this sale :)
With my change in hand, I picked up two art books (one of them still new in plastic but technically used) and the newest Beyoncé CD (edited for my ears, of course).