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,

 

A Day Out with The New Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens

Happy October my dear friends! The weather is starting to change a little bit here in the sunshine state, but it is still sunny and very humid. Even though the weather is changing we all have to protect our skin. Years ago I didn’t really care about protecting my skin from the sun, but now that I am getting older I am seeing the effects of those careless decisions.

One of my latest faves is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens! Today I am sharing a little review on how great this product is, and how is never too late to start caring for your skin.

Perfect for daily use

This past weekend I went on a little adventure to the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. Before I applied my make up I grabbed the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen that contains SPF 30 with UVA/UVB protection. It’s water-light and makes your skin feel refreshed. I also used it around my neck, chest, shoulders, and arms. Places I knew that the sun would hit.

Usually, when wearing sunscreen the lotion feels a bit heavy and you have to spread it multiple times so you won’t have any white marks leftover. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel lotion feels smooth, you don’t feel like you are wearing it at all.

Keeps the skin hydrated

When I arrived at Epcot my makeup wasn’t melting and my face felt fresh. Of course, I packed the lotion to apply a couple of times later, but the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel lotion stayed on for a while and I didn’t feel like I had to re-apply multiple times. My face didn’t feel greasy, or dry at all. It kept it hydrated throughout the day. You can re-apply as much as you can, I did a little bit after I walked half of the park and when it randomly rained. Also, it’s oil free!sunscreens that are oil-free are hard to find so this is definitely a huge plus.

Easy to carry around

When I go to any kind of adventure I like to carry a simple bag. Nothing heavy, useful and of course chic. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel lotion sunscreen comes in a great size to carry around. I love how I just dropped it in my bag and it was easy to carry. I don’t like to carry anything that is heavy,  so you can definitely carry this in any kind of purse without taking a huge amount of space.

I also tried the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores. That is a huge plus ladies! I hate it when any kinda of sunscreen clogs my pores and makes my face feel heavy.

It’s never too late to take care of your skin. Weather is doing your daily routine or heading into a new adventure ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN! Coming home after eating & drinking around the world at Epcot, and not having sunburn or marks on my face was a total success. So friends I highly recommend that you start taking care of your skin, and look for a product that will fit your lifestyle and most importantly that will benefit you. I am so happy I found the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens, I don’t longer have to worry about my skin suffering when I go outside. 

with love,

 

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Brandbacker. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

How To Tap Into Your Creativity

How To Tap into Your Creativity

Even if you are not creative, you can tap into your creativity. Yes, you read that right you have creativity inside of you. Some people think that there is no creativity inside of them whatsoever, but it’s wrong. Tapping into your creativity can bring many advantages & positive things in your life. Doing something you enjoy, or learning a new skill doesn’t have to be perfect. All you need is your commitment to go for it. Studies have shown the number of benefits that creativity brings into your life. Take a read into this article ” 5 ways creativity positively affects your life”.

Why live life with the same routine? Life doesn’t have to be like that for you. Maybe you have been wanting to get into photography, drawing, painting, DIY, dancing any creative skill. The time is here, don’t wait any longer. Creativity is always available to you and I want to help you tap into it.

Go to a museum or a gallery

Going outside of your usual places will spark creativity. Do a google search around your area, & find a museum or gallery. There are so many artistic people sharing their work. A lot of the museums or galleries are FREE! so definitely take advantage.

Set aside time

Setting time of your day to create something is important. Let’s be honest sometimes we become too lazy, scheduling your creative time will help you so much. Think of this time as a self-care, or me time. We all need a little time for ourselves away from the madness of our everyday lives.

Look up videos or images for ideas

There are tons of tutorials on YouTube. I love to follow illustrators or people that do DIYs. It really creates a spark in me to get out of my comfort zone as an artist. Pinterest is another great platform to find inspiration.

Sleep

Sleep goes hand in hand with creativity. You will not be able to survive a long day, come home and sit to create anything if you haven’t slept. Getting rest is important for your brain, even if is a little nap of 30 mins, will help you so much.

Visit an art store

Take a random trip to the nearest store by you. Look at all the products they have there. Get yourself some crayons, color pencils, paints or anything that you can think of to make something. I advise you to look up the store and see if they have an app. For example; Joann & Michaels have an app where they have coupons. You can use them and save a lot of money.

I have been a creative person since I was little. But don’t get it twisted I hit walls sometimes where I don’t know what to create. This tips that I have shared with you today, I have also applied them to my creative life. So you are not alone in this journey! I hope you found this post helpful, and feel free to share with me what are you creating, or do to tap into creativity.

with love,

 

Celebrating 2 yrs. of Blogging!

Celebrating 2yrs of Blogging!

Happy month of August friends. I cannot believe that this month I am celebrating 2 years of blogging. I remember it all started with my mom telling me a story about a girl, who had gone through a lot in her life and created a career out of her blog. The seed was planted in my head but I didn’t really think anything of it. Later on, I started to see & hear more about blogging, how people were creating careers out of it. Blogging is not the same like years ago, I honestly had no idea what it was until I started doing my research & met up with a friend who shared with me a couple of tips on how to start one.

Why did I start blogging? 

What I can recall from my childhood I was always a different girl. I NEVER followed the crowd, never was into the things that other kids in my age were doing. I was always dancing, involved in creative things and had a few friends. Until today I have followed the same mindset and will never stop. After graduating college and realizing that getting a job in the fashion industry was going to be very difficult I felt confused. I was at a very low point in my life, felt lost because I had some many gifts and no one wanted to give me an opportunity. At that same time, I started sketching more and posting my work on Instagram and the buzz began. I didn’t want my blog to look like other bloggers, I wanted it to have significance, something different and I was very scared to jump into it.

After a year of doing research while working a part-time job that conveniently had a computer and it wasn’t that busy, I took the plunge and created my blog. I started blogging to share my knowledge & passion for fashion, life experiences, my artwork, and journey as a creative entrepreneur. Blogging is beyond the writing and images for me, is about the stories I create that connect with you my friends & other readers. Content that can be inspiring and educational with my own twist on it.

Blogging is very challenging 

Even though I have been blessed to meet so many people, attend conferences, events and work with different companies blogging is very challenging. I love to plan and be organized about my schedule, but this year for me has been very up and down and finding the time to create the content has been difficult. Blogging is not just sitting down writing and posting, is really thinking about the content that you will write. Making sure it’s accurate, clear, well written, content that will attract readers. 

There is so much more that goes into it, people don’t really know what goes on the blogging journey. There are times that I feel guilty for not posting or blogging about what everyone is blogging right now, but I have learned that I am on my own path, running my own race and there is no rush to be something I am not. So I take my time and share what is on my heart, blogging about my journey and doing it my way. Honestly, I know I can be more consistent blogging but I am making it work with the time that I have.

Things I have learned…

Confidence

Writing skills

Networking

SEO ( please please learn more about it if you want to start blogging)

Consistency

Friendships

Balance

Time

The World

Time has really flown by, but I am proud of the platform I have created. Blogging started as a way for me to get my gifts & talents into the world, but it has expanded beyond that. Blogging has helped me so much in my career, and personal life. No matter what happens in the blogging industry I won’t stop doing it. Hopefully, this platform will continue to inspire you, I have huge plans for it so stay tuned. Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my post, and commenting. If you are a blogger or want to start blogging please leave me a comment sharing what you liked about this post, and what you have learned about blogging as well. Have a great week friends!

with love,

 

 

 

Discovering The Creative Entrepreneur in You

Discovering The Creative Entrepreneur in You

I was sitting down with a friend one day having coffee & talking about everything we like to do. We talked about creative entrepreneurship and how much we wanted to learn more about it. Since I was a little girl I was always involved in different things. In school, I was involved in chorus, drama, honor clubs & volunteer programs. This woman had no life in high school, forget boys and typical high school drama. Going to college, moving away from home and experiencing another culture taught me how I loved doing different things. Can you please choose one thing? that is what my brain would say, and I fought it for so long. So if you have been through something similar let me just tell you, you are not crazy. You are not alone.
I’m going to share with you how I discovered that I was a creative entrepreneur, and how I took the plunge to start this journey.

So what is a creative entrepreneur?

According to Google, the creative entrepreneur is about setting up yourself or a practice of setting your business, in a creative industry. The focus of the creative entrepreneur differs from that of the typical business entrepreneur, or the social entrepreneur in that she/he is concerned first. Essentially, creative entrepreneurs are investors in talent – their own or other people’s.
In other words, creating a business using your creative skills.

What Steps To Take

The steps you take into realizing you are a creative entrepreneur is key. When I first realized I had the soul of an entrepreneur I was scared. I read many stories, articles, did my research and did not want to face it. My family & close friends have always supported me, but it was scary to accept the fact that I was passionate about many things. So I started doing research and reading blogs. Doing a self-quiz helps too, asking yourself what are you passionate about?. Do you like to draw, write, make things?
If your list gets long, don’t panic. There are certain things from that list that you can venture in and make money from.

Organizing Your Time

Organizing your time is very important. I had many many but many jobs in my lifetime. Different industries that if I made a list you would never believe it. It was good and bad because it taught me different skills, and what I really liked in the job force. As an entrepreneur, you can work on different things, but you have to have discipline. I remember I was working my regular 9-6 then going to the gym, setting time for design projects, reaching out to companies to find more work, and working on my personal projects like this blog. During the weekends working NBA games for the Orlando Magic, and also scheduling time for more projects. Once you get a hold of how to organize your time, and what works for you it should be fine.

Taking the Leap

Taking the leap into a creative entrepreneurship journey is not easy. You need passion, and to let go of your fears & doubts. When I started to see that I could create illustrations for other people & brands, I had to take courage and be positive. It is a day to day process, you have to believe in your work or otherwise, people won’t. If you are passionate about anything, and you want to do it, it will take time and patience. So if you want to blog, create an Etsy shop or make music, do it!! no matter what take the leap.

KreadivMisfit

Types of Creative Entrepreneurs:
Freelancer
Educator
Coach
Artist
Maker
Entertainer
Curator

There are so many other things that you can do on the side. Just be creative, ask yourself what do you like to do. I am still in the process of monetizing a lot of my creative outlets. It’s very hard to find the time to do it, but because I enjoy it & love it I find the time no matter what. Sometimes I do work just to share it, or for friends and I don’t make any money but I love it. Is not always about the money, it’s the impact of your work. I hope you guys found this post helpful, and please let me know down below on the comment box if you are a creative entrepreneur, and share some tips about your journey! I would love to hear it.

P.S: Here are some great websites with a lot of resources:
http://creativeentrepreneurs.co/
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293326
http://thiscreativelab.com/blog/
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290948
http://curioustribe.com/creative-entrepreneurs/

with love,

 

Keeping Track of Time with my Mockberg Watch

Hello Friends!

Hope you guys are having a great month of June. June is a very special month for me because it’s my birthday!! in two weeks I shall be celebrating another new year of life, and it’s scary. But exciting at the same time. Earlier this year I was able to attend a great event in Miami hosted by iDeal of Sweden. The event was so nice, full of great decorations, the restaurant were it was hosted was beautiful and they gave us a goodie bag full of great products. In the bag there was a watch from Mockberg. The brand is all about simplicity, sophistication and quality, they are from Sweden and all of their products are created with the versatility to go from a regular work day to a night out event.

I have worn watches here and there but never made it an everyday accessory. I love how simple and classic my new Elise watch makes my outfit look, I chose a silver color because I love silver and also because it goes with a lot of pieces from my closet. It’s a bold & simple piece at the same time, made of steel and woven mesh.

 

If you are looking for a perfect gift, or a great accessory for your wardrobe I highly suggest you guys check out Mockberg. Great products made out of great quality and so stylish. You can also my code “kreadivmisfit” for 15% off your purchase until September 9. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and have a great week.

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mockberg. All opinions are 100% my own.

Indoor Cycling with CycleBar Winter Park!

Hi Friends!! Greetings from the beautiful Miami, FL. I just arrived today and the weather out here is so lovely. Usually is very hot in FL, but the weather has been amazing. I am getting ready for a huge event called “Hispanicize” which I will be sharing more on an upcoming post, but for today I will be sharing about my latest work out obsession…..INDOOR CYCLING!!!

If you haven’t been able or do not know what indoor cycling is, you need to check it out. I will go ahead and share what is about because is important to know and what you will be getting yourself into, which is fun and a great work out. Indoor cycling is a form of exercise with classes focusing on strength, intervals and high intensity using a bicycle. They also use some weights, and the instructors guide you throughout the process.

It was my first time attending an indoor cycling class, and I was a bit scared. But honestly one of the instructors “Valentina” who was a total badass in the class, told us that we were going to make it and survive. The event that I attended was at CycleBar located in Winter Park, FL. It was hosted by BFM Social Influencers who creates events to help business, and influencers collaborate and grow out their brands. They are based out of California, and they put this event together so well.

I personally felt like I was a rockstar. From the moment we all walked in, we were greeted by the owner Lauren, and a couple of the instructors. We were given a cute tank top, and we had assigned lockers with our names on it so we could place our personal items inside. 

I thought I was going to die in this class, but since I dance and work out it wasn’t that bad. It was challenging specially when we started using weights, but the music, the energy in the room, the way the instructors were pushing us to be the best was amazing. As women we struggle a lot with our weight, we take our bodies for granted a lot, and being in a room full of women and pushing each other was inspiring. Honestly I needed this class because I get bored of going to the gym, and I don’t like routine.

After the awesome indoor cycling experience, CycleBar had some goodie bags mimosas and snacks. They really took care of us influencers, and gave us a great experience overall.

On site there were some brands that provided their products in our goodie bags.

Kendra Scott

Just Blow it Orlando

Clean Juice

Tele_ties

Bulla Gastro Bar

The Glass Knife Winter Park

Lululemon

What a great event and experience. Thank you to  BFM Social & CycleBar, if you are in the Orlando, Fl area or planning to visit I highly recommend that you visit CycleBar . Also if you want to change your work out routine, take an indoor cycling course. It will help you so much, and it’s so much fun. I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Have a great week friends!!

 

with love,

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by BFM Social, all opinions are 100% my own.