So apparently there is some controversy over a police officer in Florida saying that if you pull a gun on him or his men and women in his department, that they will not hesitate to shoot you. I’m sorry, but I do not feel that this should be a problem, I am happy that some of the officers have this attitude lately. I am not happy for the police who are shooting innocent people without knowing the situation, or while “thinking that the person may have had a gun,” but I feel safer knowing that some police are not just standing by allowing people to pull guns on them and anyone else in the world. Yes, there has been a lot of innocent people who have lost their lives, and I am sorry for that, but I’m talking about the true police officers who put the citizens rights and safety above their own on a daily matter; I am talking about the police who have not lost sight of why they decided to go into the public safety field to begin with, to serve and protect, no matter the shade of anyone’s skin. However, I do not think that I want them to just stand by and be killed unnecessarily either. If they are in direct danger, why can’t they be honest about protecting themselves? Why should he have to apologize for saying that? Would You just stand by if this happened to you or your family? Or would you just let someone aim a gun and shoot you or your children and family? He did not say that he was just going to go around killing innocent people, just that if you pull a gun on him or his other coworkers you should plan on being shot, simple as that. I would think that the only people who would be offended would be the ones that would be thinking about doing some heinous crime, and then why would the police care if what they had to say offended them anyway? If you plan on pulling a gun on an innocent person, regardless if it is a cop or not, then why should you care if that person is saying that they will not hesitate to shoot back? Am I wrong for feeling this way? I feel that every life is of the most importance, and we should treat everyone in that same manner, no matter the shade of skin.I also feel that no matter the color of skin of the police that pulls you or me over, you and I should act as though it is a serious situation, and as I once heard Kevin Hart say about a talk with his loving late grandmother, we should all “act like you got some sense,” and wouldn’t there be less of a chance for things to go awry? I mean sure, we all know of the horror stories of police using their status to do dirty things, but they too are only humans. Just as civilians, some are good, and some are not so good, the only difference is that they have a badge. But sill human none the less.
I know it has been a while since my last post, and I want you to know, that I have been genuinely thinking about what I wanted to write next. I have been busy reading blogs, learning more about building my own blog, and as I mentioned , I also have been thinking about what I want as my own niche (as a lot of bloggers advise.) I still have yet to find my own, lol, so I thought that I would start by sharing something extremely personal. Something that is very embarrassing to me, even now, because I should have known better! About 4 years ago, I started noticing a small amount of crows feet around my eyes. At the time, I was actually attending school as a cosmetologist so I needed to fix this, How was I supposed to help other women feel beautiful about themselves if I did not feel and look beautiful myself? I know we have all been there, feeling as though we cannot compare to the world of super models, or the beautiful women such as Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Anniston on an everyday basis. As Beyonce says, and I would love to say, “I woke up like this,” inferring that they are beautiful without doing anything in the mornings. They just climb out of the bed and wallah, beauty! No make up necessary. However, this was not the case, and I feel even worse about it now.
I do not recall the name of the at home chemical peel that I used , all that I can remember is that it said vitamin C and that I actually bought it from TJ Maxx. I sat in the beauty isle for what seemed like forever, (however, my husband swears that it was at least 5 hours!) After comparing all the different products and their prices, I chose this 1 to use on my face. I read the directions and actually followed them directly as they were on the box, and that is when this horrific damage to my skin on my face happened! I mean, I never thought this could have happened! Who would have ever thought that a beauty product that used something that we all know is good for our skin could and in my case would cause such turmoil and agony! Yet such was my luck! It seemed like as soon as I put it on it began to itch, and started to burn my skin. So of course, I did what anyone else would do in this situation, and rinsed it with warm water, however, this did not make the damage that had already set in any less. My skin was burned beyond belief! It actually looked like (and I have referred to it myself) a flesh eating disease. My face was one big open flesh wound, and I could not do anything about it now. I used everything to try to make it better, to some how ease the pain, and to heal it fast, without scarring much, but there was no hope for it. The damage was done and now was irreversible. After all of this, I found through a lot of research and many dermatologist appointments, that fair skinned people are not such good candidates for such experiments. My dermatologist actually stated that no one should do at home chemical peels of any sort, no matter the type of skin tone. I learned a valuable lesson, to love myself the way God created me. So please everyone, be careful with beauty products, and visit a dermatologist before doing anything like this, and above all love yourself!
1st 5 inch over the top boutique style stacked hair bow
Hi everyone! It has been a few days since I have been here, and I have a few minutes to share with you guys one of the crafty little things that I have actually accomplished, and I am also pretty proud of! As you know, I’m not one who crafting comes easy to, so the fact that I made this all by myself, (well, except for the YouTube videos that I have watched). Lol I found yet another thing that I chose to try and make, and even though I had my doubts, I am happy to present it to you guys as another project that I have conquered! So without further ado here is my totally handmade 5 inch over the top stacked hair bow! I was actually wanting to make it red, white, and blue, seeing how the July 4th is right around the corner, but at this time I only had 2 of the 3 colors needed, so instead just to attempt the making of the bow, I used what I have, which is red,white,and black for now, (of course I will be buying more ribbon really soon!)
It is not perfect, but it is perfect to me!
Hello again, even though I have already written an about me section, I decided to try to get the most out of WordPress, and take advantage of Blogging University. I am definitely not a very technologically inclined person, so I would have never dreamed that one day I would actually have the crazy idea of becoming a blogger and building my own website, however, I have learned in life to never say never. When I was a child, I use to love writing, just about anything, from poetry to long stories, and everything in between. I learned through the years, that everything that we often value as children, are almost always replaced with grown up duties. As I have entered into my mid 20’s, (haha! who am I fooling?!) as I have gotten older it seems like with every decade, I have new interests. I am not saying that everything that I once did is not still an occasional thought, yet I seem to have brighter thoughts of doing things that I at one time thought would not even be a factor even as I aged. I guess that is what growing up is all about, or maybe I am just doing it wrong! Lol.
As a child, I would like to say that I was ok, but I do not think that would be the case. I say this because I compare myself and how I acted to that of my own girls, and I know that if my children did some of the things that I did, I would quite possibly kill over! I did make good grades until I declared myself a grown up at the age of 15 or 16 years old. And I am sure that many people were fooled by the good grades and cheer-leading, and so they did not think much of it, however after going through with a planned pregnancy, I do believe that others then understood that there was more to me than that of being the cheerleader that made good grades. After all, having a child at 15 years old I believe was then and is probably still now looked down upon by some people. I do not regret having my son at such an early age, actually if I was to be totally honest, having him was probably one of the best decisions that I have made in my life, however, what I am not happy about is some of the decisions that he has made since he has become an adult. At age 22 he has had his share of run ins with the law, and I cannot seem to shake the thought that even though I raised him, (not my parents, like a lot of teenage mothers, I know that I contributed to some of those issues that are now showing up in his adulthood. Anyways, I am sure that I will talk more on that at another time. I just wanted you guys to get an understanding of what I meant by me saying that I would kill over if my girls attempted things that I did as a child.
My girls, have been fairly easy to raise, except for the occasional throwing of temper tantrums, and not totally understanding why they can not be a real princess! They have been a breeze to watch grow into small young women, even my now 17 year old! All of my children also like writing, which I believe to be outstanding! Heck who knows, maybe in the near future they will be writing their own blogs! They quite possibly have a lot to do with every new found interest that I have found. I know that the crafts were contributed to them! From helping them with school projects to trying to make things on a budget to help with organization, they always have seemed to have a small hand in the craftiness that occurred! It started when I had taken them out of public school and began home schooling them, and then it just grew into a hobby that I kind of am infatuated with. Just to know that you can accomplish something that you never dreamed of doing is a thrill for me. No, I am not a professional crafter! (By no means!) It is a hobby, and that is why I enjoy doing it so much, that is , when I have the time!
Other than the craft thing, this century has also opened me up to adventures in plants and being the caretaker of phalaenopsis orchids. I have never been one with a “green thumb.” I guess this is why I am so excited to mention this self learned skill, I did however watch some YouTube videos to figure some things out, after the untimely demise of 2 orchids! Actually, only 1 orchid died before my watching of you tube, then because I did not do my research, I had limited my resources to just that of one person and I do think that I was either given bad advice, or I totally misunderstood what I watched, and so became the fate of the 2nd orchid. Now, I do believe that I have the hang of things when it comes to my phals. I have even figured out that Lowes and other places as such will give you a huge dicount if you ask them due to the condition of the plants in the garden center! I got 4 of my phals for $3.00 each! I was so excited, especially when I had paid up to $25.00 for 1! Of course my husband thought that I was some crazy person who was really embarrassing him, but hey, i still got a great deal on some beautiful plants.
The Not So Crafty Crafter is just a simple blog about my life, family, crafts (good and/or bad lol)arts, growing up and any and everything in between. This is actually the first time that I have ever done anything like this, so I hope you enjoy reading and following along as much as I hope to enjoy presenting it to you guys. Heck, who knows, maybe I can possibly be an inspiration to some of you guys reading to actually get off your bottoms and finally get started on your own blogs, if that is something that any of you have actually been thinking about doing. I had been thinking about doing this for quite some time, yet I allowed myself to be discouraged by my not so savvy technological skills. So now that the technological intimidation no longer has an effect to stop me, I feel that the possibilities could be endless!