Quarantine Diaries Part II

 

Greetings from the continuation of the quarantine. Even though I have been out to the store, it is very weird to not do normal things. Quarantine is a word that I once heard in a movie, but I never thought that I would live it.

In my previous post, things were a bit weird. I honestly don’t know where I stood with this whole quarantine situation. It started productively, then it was a bit overwhelming and I just decided to let go and let God. I remember praying and saying “God I don’t know, but you know so do your thing”. So I started to take it slow, to wake up until my body woke up, to make myself a good breakfast, and to enjoy my coffee. Watching a bit of tv here and there, writing down my plan for the day. I started my design IG page (KreadivMisfitDesigns), just for my design work, I got back into sewing and creating, and I been consistently working out.

Working Out

It has been key to my quarantine life right now. Working out at least 4x a week has helped me so much in all the ways. Even before this pandemic, I was going to the gym every day, but I feel like I have seen more results now. Mentally it has made me stronger, I haven’t had time to think of any negative thoughts, or wondering about what would happen after this.

Beauty Routine Upgrade

One day driving with my husband I came across an article in regards to beauty routines in your 30’s. Yes, I take care of my skin but not good enough and since I been in this whole leveling up season and taking advantage of the free time I started doing my research. I found some good info about beauty routines in your 30’s and basic products you need. It takes me a little longer but knowing that I’m taking better care of my asking makes me feel loved.

Spending some ME time

My husband has been working, so I been spending a lot of time on my own. Some people have asked me if I don’t get bored or feel sad about being alone, but I actually don’t mind. I have an everyday routine where it helps me to stay focus and even though we are home it is good to find your ME time, ME time to think, to process, to reflect, and to plan.

Is anyone out there reading this? comments? what have you been dealing with on this quarantine craziness? let me know!

xoxo

Quarantine Diaries Part I

 

    I should have started this a while ago, I read a post from Leandra M. Cohen founder of Man Repeller. Her blog was my inspiration behind for my blog, she shared something personal about a fight with her spouse and her mom challenges during this quarantine.

We are in a current situation when we don’t know when is this going to end, are things going to be normal? At the beginning of this pandemic, I took it with a great alert but hoped that it would end in two weeks. The first few weeks I was very driven to do all of the things that I have not been able to get done while working and going to school full time. I started taking financial courses to get better on my finances, working out more consistently, working on my illustrations just staying busy. I can’t lie I been having my ups and downs, lots of challenging moments with my husband, and up to this point, a bit stressed.

I feel like everyone is dealing with uncertainty, what’s going to happen? No one has an answer, all we can do is patiently wait ( I been learning about patience a lot) and hoping for the best. Today I was applying to freelance work, trying to make this money someway somehow. Missing work dearly, my co-workers, my desk with my two big display screens, and my plants which are probably dead by now since they haven’t had water.

I am tired of not feeling enough, I am doing the best I can and I know for sure you are too. If tomorrow I lay on my bed all day, I will not feel guilty I will enjoy it and just rest. As a creative it’s so hard, we need to see the world outside. Just because there is this amount of hours of freedom. Sometimes the creative switch does not turn on. So for any creatives out there take your time, do what you can and when inspiration hits let it hit, it’s not a big deal if you don’t just get up a create a masterpiece. Feel free to share anything and let me know how this season is going for you.

 

With Love,

 

 

Ways To Stay Creative At Home

Hello Friends, is this real?  I feel like I’m watching a movie with this whole corona virus crisis. I know you guys might be tired of hearing all the news and IG stories about it but it’s our reality. The majority of the world is at home. Out of the routine, dealing with kids and family members they didn’t have to deal with before. People are having to learn how to stay in (me one of them) and stay away for health reasons. 

It’s my 2nd week been home, it has been challenging I cannot lie, but thank God I am a creative and have tons of things to stay busy with. A friend of mine asked me for ideas to be creative at home, she felt lost because she is always working and only comes home to sleep and do it all over again. So it sparked an idea in me to share a few ways to be creative with things that you might have at home or other helpful resources you can find.

Get Some Sun and Fresh Air

let me just be clear about this, when I say Sun and fresh air I don’t mean the beach or a public place. As you know we are in quarantine but there are ways to get some sun and the fresh air without having to be in a public space. As much as I want to sleep in, I have been setting up my alarm around 930ish and going for a quick walk around my neighborhood. A lot of people are not up or out so I take advantage. It helps me so much to get out of my little space, look at the sky, breath fresh air and just take it in. I am not an outside person but this has helped me to boost my creativity.

Colors, Markers, Pens, and Paper

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t have coloring books, or paintbrushes and paint. Make it work with whatever you have at home, EVERYONE HAS A CREATIVE CELL in them, so find those colors, markers, pens, and paper you had placed somewhere. Star writing how you feel, draw something that comes to mind. Tip: go on Pinterest or Google and search “what to draw” tons of ideas will come up.

Coffee or Tea

So once you find that old notebook and color pencils, make yourself some coffee or tea. The aroma, the feeling of just drinking something cozy will spark up your spirit. Take advantage of this time at home, and do something you been putting up for a while. I love the feeling of creating something and drinking my coffee, it makes it so special.

Online Resources

We all have a common friend, and that friend is the Internet. Thank God for it! There are so many online resources. Online classes, you can take to better your skills in anything you want. Here are a few places online you can check out and they are FREE!

Brit & Co

Career Contessa 

Skillshare 

Disney Blog

Adobe

YouTube

Create Your Little Space

If you have a little corner that you don’t use, get a table and create your little space. Use that small table you never use, place one of your plants, place a photo or poster. We don’t know how long is this quarantine going to be so make the best of it, and create your space, make it inspirational!

Staying at home doesn’t have to be boring. Get up, listen to music, make those tick-tock videos, watch workout videos, and create something. You have that creative cell in you so don’t be scared to tap into it. Continue to be safe out there friends, and I hope these tips help you to stay creative at home if there any other activities or ideas feel free to leave a comment.

Much Love,

 

 

BRIDAL BEAUTY WITH JUST BLOW IT ORLANDO

Just Blow it Orlando Boutique
Just blow it Orlando Blow-dry bar

Today sharing with you my bridal day with Just Blow it Orlando. I know what you are thinking…so yes I got married! it was a very private, simple, chic and awesome civil wedding. I will be sharing more on why we decided on a civil wedding first but for now, I am sharing my beauty look for my special day.

A couple of years ago I came across the Just blow it boutique through a friend. It was a place that was different, blow-dry bars were starting to become a thing but I never went to a place where I can find comfort. Going to a hair salon can be a bit overwhelming, but this place makes you feel at home.

Girl Bosses Who Rule

Just Blow It is owned by two girl bosses Katie and Erica. Two best friends who decided to go after their dreams, Erica one of the owners took care of me on my special day. They opened up their doors for me very early so I could be done in time, isn’t that amazing customer service? I had a couple of conversations regarding business and life with Erica. I was nervous on this day, but Erica kept me distracted and excited about my day. 

Not Your Typical Hair Bar

When you walk in, you don’t walk into a typical blow-dry salon. You walk into an experience. Just Blow It is not your typical hair bar and here is why…

This place is full of inspirational quotes, and items that all of us girls love. They carry their own shirts which you can find at their store and a lot of other hair products.

You can also find clothing items and Jewelry from Downtown Divas boutique a local boutique in Orlando.

All about the glow 

This is definitely one of my favorite spots. The makeup bar makes you feel like you are getting ready for a performance, it makes you feel special. When I was getting ready for my wedding, Erica did my makeup which looked amazing, my eyebrows looked so real and for the very first time, I wore fake eyelashes. Just blow it has classes on makeup and skincare if you want to learn more, I know for sure I am going to the next one.

Just Blow It Orlando is a place that is friendly. The staff is very welcoming, kind and they listen to people’s needs. They have a variety of services which you can find on their services tab. One of the coolest things is that they have a BEAUTY BUS!! yes, a beauty bus that travels to locations providing their beauty services for special events.

Here are some shots of the process that day and the final look!

I would like to thank Just Blow It Orlando for such a great experience & for sponsoring me on my special day. For taking the time to open their doors early and making all the magic happen. It’s such a great feeling to walk into a place and feel comfortable and get treated like royalty.

Brunch With Me

Hello Friends!

Guess who is back? yes, this girl right here who took a break from blogging because there was so much going on. I have gotten questions of why did I disappear from the blogging world, but I was feeling like I was trying to look like everyone else. Even though there are so many opinions on how the blogging industry is saturated, and everyone is a blogger or influencer, and that blogs are dying I don’t pay attention to that. Blogs have helped me personally to find out about things I am researching and to express myself.

So what has Kreadiv Misfit been doing these past few months? if I write everything I want to share with you guys, you will be here all day and I don’t want you to do that. It’s Sunday we all want to just relax and get ready for the week. So I am going to keep it very short and sweet.

Career

Working in the creative field is not easy. I have learned so much, of what it takes to be creative in this world, and how harsh is it.  There are so many things that I want to do creatively but I gotta take it slow. Creativity takes work, passion, and action. I love design, so I am learning more beyond designing, not only fashion design but graphics and what can I provide for others using my creativity. I am building my portfolio (more to come), learning about freelancing, and I continue to work with brands. There are days that I feel stuck, especially at my job to be honest which I can’t comment too much about it, so that has been one of my big drives to learn more about design, expand and take action into what I want to do.

Personal

Friends when I say time flies, time really flies. I don’t comment too much on my personal life but 2019 was a harsh year. So many lessons that I learned, and challenges I overcame. I got braces, made me self conscious for a while, then I started to focus on my health and exercising more often. Lost a lot of weight, made sleep and time for me a priority. I started to really practice more about balancing my personal life, school, work, and relationships. God really got through me all of the ups and downs, and on Thanksgiving, I got ENGAGED! So yes I am a bride to be.

Blogging & More Content To Come

You will see me more here, my new portfolio is coming soon so I can’t wait to show you guys. Any ideas or thoughts, please share!

Now I am back to finishing enjoying my brunch on this beautiful Sunday, yes sitting here on a cozy cafe alone and just creating.

 

MUCH LOVE,

 

                                                                  KREADIV MISFIT

 

 

 

 

I’m Going Back To School!

Hello Friends! yes, you read it correctly, I am going back to school! the word is out and I wanted to share this new journey with you guys. When life gives you new opportunities, you gotta step in and take them,

I am a costuming support specialist for Disney. They have a program “Aspire” dedicated for employees part-time or full-time that want to continue their education within their degree or selecting another one within their career. Even though I already have a degree in fashion design, I want to learn more about other skills.

If you are considering going back to school let me just say you are never too old to go back or it’s never too late. I have heard so many stories of people feeling ashamed or not feeling like they are good enough to go back. Why not? we never stop growing, we never stop learning.

Here are some good points on why going back to school is important:

Career Growth

In the industry that I’m in, there is something new every day. Not only I am able to grow at work but apply what I’m learning in school. There are so many opportunities within and outside of my workplace that I can create and go to school will help me to gain more knowledge and insight. Knowledge is power, my friends!

Expanding Your Mind

Learning something expands your mind. The more we can learn, the more we can have conversations with other people, we can relate to others, we meet new worlds and new places we never knew. Growing your mind is important, no matter what you do, take the time to learn something new every day

Self-Confidence

I believe that as women we can have it both. The brains and the looks, for me personally reading a book, learning something new really helps me to feel confident about myself. To feel more secure when I step into a room and can carry a conversation about anything. It gives me strength and self-empowerment.

Leaving a Legacy

I am trying to make a difference in the world. There are a couple of projects that I want to achieve within the upcoming years, and it takes time, sacrifice, effort, and knowledge. I want my children in the future (don’t have any kids currently) to see how their mom created her own opportunities and used her resources well.

Doing it for myself

I don’t mean to sound selfish, but who will do things for you? no one. I am doing something that will benefit me along the way, if I take care of myself, people around me will benefit from me. I will never take any opportunity for granted, and I have a chance to go to school for free so why not do it.

So yes I am going to school for free! I am grateful that I work for one of the best companies in the world, & for this opportunity. It will be challenging balancing it all, but I enjoy learning, and it will pay off. Blogging and creating content will continue to happen, don’t worry 🙂

Today I encourage you, friends, to take any opportunity that goes your way. We live in a country full of resources, and we can do anything we want. If you are going back or starting a new career please share your process, your story on the comment box. I would love to hear more from you guys. Cheers to a successful week!

P.S: Enjoy a little illustration I made of myself <3

Back to school!

Disclaimer: All artworks are Copyright Protected by Kreadiv Misfit. This image may not be downloaded, copied, linked to, or edited in any manner or form for use on any website, 

 

 

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Current Makeup Products I’m Loving

Greetings from my new home! in the last life update, I shared with you guys that I was moving. Let me just say that I love my new place. It’s very cozy and with a lot of work to get done. As I mentioned before one of my commitments was to blog more this month so I am sticking to it.  This week I am sharing the current makeup products that I am loving. Also, spring started yesterday and the warm tones and flowers are back in.

What girl doesn’t love makeup? once you enter any store that has beauty products that’s it, your money goes out of the window. Las week before moving I was trying to find some new makeup brushes. I noticed that my face was breaking out more than usual, and I remembered I hadn’t changed my brushes in a while. It’s important to clean them from time to time, due to the brushes collecting so much, that if they are not clean it all goes into your skin and can do damage. So I went on the Ulta app and found some really good brushes and specials, I got a 4 piece kit of brushes for $25.00, and with it a 12 piece gift bag. I also found a $3.00 coupon and I paid only 29.00 dollars!!

Nowadays we all have to be very smart how we invest our money. I had a budget and doing my research on various makeup items helped a lot. Products are getting expensive day by day, but there are ways to find good deals, by any means I’m not suggesting go buy makeup at the dollar store, noooooo but be smart on what you purchase, buy products that are made out of good quality.

I have been using the brushes for a week now and they are really good. I am not a makeup guru, but reading blogs and watching videos has helped. The additional bag of the 12 pcs that came with the order which was totally FREE since it was special, came with a lot of good items that I have been trying and currently giving them my thumbs up.

4 Brushes for a full face & eye look. Very soft, synthetic bristles and a travel case

The free 12 pc gift came with the following:

Full face highlighting stick

Full-size ultimate lashes black mascara

Full-size lip crayon

Travel size eyeshadow and brush highlighter palette

Travel size patent shine liquid lipstick

On the go makeup remover facial towelettes

Matte eye primer mini

Hydrating face primer

Cheek brush hair ties

Makeup sponge mini

Cosmetic bag

I have enjoyed using the mini make up palette, the crayon lipstick, and the brush. The other items I have not use them yet because I like to take my time to use the items little by little and not overwhelm my face.

I like to try new products and learn about beauty. Life gets really busy at times, we start leaving ourselves behind and it shouldn’t be like that. Women and men should always take care of themselves by doing small things like getting a facial, a pedicure, a massage and like, in this case, buying something that would benefit them. I needed these items especially the makeup brushes, I feel great doing my makeup bright early in the morning before going to work and feeling pretty. The small things we do for ourselves can make a great impact on others as well.  I hope you guys have a great week, share your thoughts on what you enjoyed the most on this post.

XOXO,

Here are some products I found in case you want to shop 🙂

 

 

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Hello March!

January & February was a blur. It felt like they were the longest months. Happy 2019, my dear friends. Sometimes I ask myself is anyone reading my post?  is my post helpful? I feel like every content creator, blogger or writer hits that wall of not knowing. Blogging has become a platform for me to share what I know, what I like and to share my creativity. But it’s a platform that has become saturated and kind of competitive. I have been able to make friends, attend fun events, and work with different brands. But I know there is much more to it. March is going to be a busy month, I’m moving to a new place, getting back into my work out routine and committing more to the things that I truly enjoy, like blogging.

The next level

This March I want to go to the next level with my blog. I want to create content that is helpful for you my friends, I want to work with brands and grow my numbers. Why? because I want to make blogging my other steady side hustle. I enjoy and appreciate my job, but I’m trying to do some things on my own that I know it will help me in my future.

The Truth

If you want to become a blogger, let me just say is NOT EASY. Don’t get caught up on the pretty IG feeds, and cool websites. Blogging is a full-time job, most of the time you are on your own. It takes a lot of time and dedication. You have to be very committed and have a strong voice.

This Month

In March I’m making the commitment to really put some work into my blog. I want to share more about my everyday routine, what I use, what I have learned and various things that can give you more insight into who Kreadiv Misfit is. This journey has not been easy, it has taken a lot of me. it was challenged me in many ways, but I enjoy it. I truly enjoy creating content so I won’t stop no matter what. Even if I just get one person that writes on my comments I know that I will get there because blogging is not dead, and it is a great place to help others.

Maybe this will be a way for me to connect more with your friends, to find my way back into content creation and move into that next level. I get caught up on my everyday worries and forget sometimes on the things that I enjoy doing. I encourage you to commit to something this March, share with me on the comments below what are you committing to. It feels good to be back, I promise I won’t go ghost on you guys anymore.

with love,

 

CHRISTMAS ON A BUDGET

Christmas on a budget is important. The holidays not only bring joy and happiness. They also bring stress and debt. I was having a conversation with my friend, and she was trying to get approval for another credit card to buy Christmas gifts. She feels ashamed of going home and not buying her whole family gifts. The gifts that she was mentioning did not sound any affordable and she was already stressing. Inspired by the conversation that we had, I decided to create this post and I am sharing my tips on how to use your creativity and stay on budget.

Find the right places

Finding the right places to shop is key. As much as I love the mall, it can be expensive. Take a trip to a local boutique in your area. Also, check out stores likes hobby lobby, the dollar store, the $1 section from Target and Amazon. I am sure you can find some great deals to during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, so take advantage of that as well. You can make smaller gifts for your friends & co-workers. Last year I remember I invested in some nice gifts for my parents and my brother. To my friends and other family members, I got them some cute gifts that weren’t expensive. Also, look up blogs for DIY gifts:  places like Pinterest & Youtube have some great tutorials.

Get creative with your cards

There are so many cute & fancy cards out there, but let’s keep it real not a lot of people will keep them. Christmas cards can be pricey sometimes, so I encourage you to get some nice paper for cards at your nearest crafts store, Joann’s or Michaels.  Usually, they have apps that you can download for free and use their coupons. Get some stickers, some paint and create your cards! not only it will help your creative self to make something, but a personalized card will go along the way and people will appreciate it more.

I know some of you (like me…cough cough) are doing some last minute Christmas shopping. I advise you not to freak out, and be smart about your purchases, the people in your life will appreciate anything you give them. I hope you guys enjoy this post and let me know how you stay on budget or what things do you create during the holidays. Merry Christmas friends <3

with love,

 


Also, here is a little last minute gift guide in just in case you need some ideas:

A little Life Update!

Hello Friends! I am back. It has been two months since I have written anything. I write an email every day but it doesn’t count. I missed blogging, to be honest with you guys not creating content was rough. Also, I felt like a big failure because I was doing so well then life happened and I had to take a break. So here is my life update, keeping it real and honest.

The Instagram feed shows the cool places, yummy food and perfect outfit one can have. But not everything is like that, there are everyday struggles and we don’t have to share them with the world but sometimes it’s okay. I think I tried to keep my blog as a perfect life IG feed but is not like that. I was comparing myself with a lot of other bloggers and content creators, & that is not okay. So I decided to hold back a little bit and take a break.

During my not blogging break, I have been working a lot. Three months ago I was given the opportunity to start a new adventure with Disney. Who doesn’t love Disney? Well, let me tell you that since the first time in 1994 that  I visited the Magic Kingdom, my dream was to work as a performer in the parades. The dream came true and I worked in the past as a performer, after two years I had to go because I was moving and finishing college. After working different jobs, doing gigs and hustling because there is no other word I can use, I received a phone call from the Disney costuming department. I have been applying to that department since I was in College, many years ago and with time and patience, I was able to get in.

Let me tell you guys that the wait was worth it. I have been able to work in different areas of the fashion industry, I was getting discouraged because I couldn’t find anything stable, but God is so good and opened the door I was waiting for. I work in the creative costuming department of Disney, and it’s so much fun. I have learned so much and have met so many creative individuals.

I also have another part-time job with the NBA Orlando Magic, and I continue to do some freelancing on the side. Do you see why I keep saying blogging is hard and takes a lot of time when you work a lot? So trying to balance work, personal time, and relationships is hard.

Another great thing that has happened in my life is that I met someone. I am very particular about sharing my personal life, but since you guys are my friends and support my content then why not give you a full life update. We started dating 8 months ago, and it has been great. We are not perfect, we have disagreements but honestly friends this guy has been a blessing to my life.

My whole life I been focused on my career, work and making it happen. I dated and had a couple of boyfriends but nothing that serious because they were either cheaters, didn’t know what they wanted or “I was too much for them” yeah I know… I always wanted to be in a serious relationship, and being single for a long time was not easy but it paid off. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed life, family and friends. Now that I am with someone who is serious, knows what he wants and is committed I can devote my time to him. He is an honest, respectful, kind, and sweet soul!

So if you are single and have been through really hard times, and you want to give up on love. Let me tell you something, it will arrive when you least expect it. Learn about yourself, about what you want out of life, and don’t lose your hope. God’s timing is perfect!

I am in a really good place right now. Learning how to balance each department of my life. Learning how to care about me, not letting myself be the last because is not healthy and I was doing that. I am more assertive and confident in my decisions. Also, life changes every day and I am enjoying every second as much as I can.

So what is coming up? I want to write and share more with you guys about creativity, fashion of course, my love for entrepreneurship and if you enjoy life updates as well. So stay tuned for more content! Let me know your thoughts, any life updates from you and what are you looking forward to this upcoming new year.

 

with love,

 

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