Tina Fey on a Woman’s Body Image

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Still Counting.

Yesterday, it was a year ago that we separated.

It is bitter sweet, my love, for I still ache for you in those deep, dark parts that I have buried away in the depths of me.

And yet I celebrate that I am still here.  I’ve made it to a point that I had hoped would never come.  +1 year.

And I am still going.  +1 day.

And I still miss you.  +1 minute.

 

Quick and easy no-sew t-shirt modification

The problem with being a curvy lady is that often, really cool hip t-shirts are not available in a size that suits me.  Often, women’s t-shirts are far too fitted and then the problem with men’s shirts is that, besides the lack of boob space, they are often too big.

So I set about looking for some easy no-sew techniques to modify the Men’s shirts that I had acquired of the last few years.

Ideally, I wanted a larger scooped neckline, shorter sleeves and when necessary, a shorter length.

After surfing around on Pinterest, I came up with a few ideas that brought me to this.

What you’ll need: IMG_5109

  • Cutting mat (mine is 24″ x 18″)
  • Cutting square (12″x12″)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Dinner plate

Step 1: Cutting a scoop neckline
Place the larger cutting mat inside the t-shirt and the place the dinner plate over the neckline where you want to cut your scoop.  Using the plate as a guide, cut a half-circle around the neckline.

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Peel the cut fabric back and then trim up the edging around the neckline.

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Step 2: Trim the sleeves
Using the cutting mat and the cutting square, I measured 2″ off the length of each of the sleeves.

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Step 3: Trim the length (optional)
When I was trimming a Men’s 2XL I found that I liked taking approximately 2″ off the bottom length of the shirt.

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Voila!

You’ll find that t-shirt fabric is pretty forgiving so there’s not a whole lot of accuracy that is needed for your measurements.

Good luck and happy cutting!

NIN – Tension 2013

Best concert I have ever seen.

 

108 Ways to Heal Your Chakras

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Let Love In Slowly

“I let love in blindly, fiercely, and without the slightest regard toward my capacity for the force that was freely flowing into me.

This past phase of inhibition didn’t lead to a blissed-out state of love-induced euphoria, or cause my heart to swell up like a balloon and allow me to float my way through life—it left me weakened, vulnerable, and completely unaware that I was letting in all the wrong kinds of love.”

http://www.elephantjournal.com/2014/03/let-love-in-slowly-emily-bartran/

“Soul Meets Body” by Death Cab for Cutie

“And I do believe it’s true
That there are roads left in both of our shoes
But if the silence takes you
Then I hope it takes me too
So brown eyes I hold you near
Cause you’re the only song I want to hear
A melody softly soaring through my atmosphere”

The xx – Angels

And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think I’m ready
As long as you’re with me”

Falling Into Love