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NY or bust...

Hello again! Sorry it's been awhile. Everything's slowly pulling together. Two weeks from now I'll be in NY! I'm sooo excited, but I'm also very VERY nervous. Not much left to pack except for my clothes, toiletries, and the last of my sewing supplies. I'm loading everything up in a 8x6(?) covered trailer. OMG it's gonna be soooo packed, and i'll be sure to take a pic of what it looks like if we get everything loaded lol. I personally don't think we'll be able to fit everything, but my dad says we can... so we'll see. NY or bust :) If we get everything in there, then i'll tell you what I'm taking :) Keep in mind if I wasn't planning on being in NY for so long, a lot of this stuff I would leave behind.

If you're going to NY, take a bike!
1. It'll get you to and from places around your area sooner
2. It's safer to be on a bike then walking, especially if your by yourself.
3. Make sure your bike has finders so that mud or…

Putting the puzzle pieces together...

Its official! Everything I needed has been completed. Here was my list:
1. I wanted free transportation
2. I needed somewhere to stay that was affordable
3. I didn't want to pay a deposit
4. I needed it to be close to NYC
5. I needed my cat to be accepted
6. I did not want to pay a pet deposit

Now I'm sure some of you are probably thinking, "oh she'll never get that." I will have you know, its done and set :) Here's how...

 I originally was going to go with Penske, but I needed something smaller. Well before I called U Haul to make a reservation (which was going to cost me a dreaded 550) my dad came home and told me that Mr. Hone was happy to offer us his covered trailer. Awesome! Now I don't have to spend money towards renting something. Its FREE! One thing on my list has now been crossed off. On to my other concerns. Now I'm not a craigslist person, but that was my only option. Gave it a try and I found someone! She fits everything on my list... and…

The History of MJRené...

To anyone who has known me since HS and up, knows me as Liz... and sometimes Lizzy. How it becomes Lizzy I don't know cause I really don't like the name, but that's another tangent. Anyhow, when I was younger I went by René and i'm still considered René to close family. However, the MJ initials are very dear to my heart, and that's because they mean something.

The initials stand for Mary Jane, which is my grandmother, my dad's mom. I feel that I have a very close and special bond with her. The reason I sign this MJRené is because I honestly feel that it was my grandmother who guided me in this direction. She planted this seed in my life. Now she didn't do it intentionally, in fact this was probably the last thing on her mind, but here's why I do think she is a major contributor to this love I have for fashion.

Take a walk with me down memory lane...

It feels like I was always at her house when I was younger, and of course I will cherish those memory til…

Ideas for Mother's Day...

Hey friends!

If your looking for something to make your mom for Mother's Day, here's something a little crafty you can do. 
Reason's why its a good idea: 1. Its homemade, which shows that you put thought and time into it 2. You spend under $20 3. Its something they'll keep forever 
Picture Time!
1. Pick out what base paint you want to show through the cracks. I painted two picture frames that's why there's two colors.
2. Paint your picture frame  3. Once your picture frame is painted and dry, slab on this crackle paint. It's real easy and you don't have to be careful with it.
 4. Once the crackle clear paint is dry, choose what you want your top color to be. I chose off white. Its really not as yellow as it looks in the picture.

                                                                       TaDa!!!!!

And that's it! Real simple and fun. The picture frame on the right has brown paint and the left frame has blue.

Piant: $1-2 a pc
Brushes: $1 fo…

I wish I knew then what I know now...

Everyones said it before, "I wish I knew then what I know now." For me, I tend to be the type of person who has to go through things to fully understand it. So we all have our weak points, nobodies perfect. One might describe me as a last minute person. I don't try to be, it just works out that way more often then I like... lol. BUT! I think I have figured out how to avoid this problem. Like someone once said, "success is only achieved through failure or trial and error." I hope these pointers help you out, cause I know I'm not the only one :)

1. If you have to be somewhere at 1p and it takes you 30 min to get there, start heading out the door at 12:15. I'm a girly girl, so I have to make sure I have my ex pair of shoes, makeup, cell phone, magazine and anything else I feel necessary to be with me... lol. So, by the time I'm done pulling everything together, i'll be on time to walk out that front door.

Of course sometimes these things can't …

Almost there...

Not much to say today. Remember, when looking for an apartment in an area your not familiar with I definitely recommend a few websites;

1. www.googlemaps.com Google Maps is a GREAT resource. All you have to do is type in an address, click on the picture, and you can start exploring the area your thinking about living in. Keep in mind there are some areas that don't have pictures.

2. www.apartmentratings.com is also another helpful site. I'm trying to decide what area to live in and this website has definitely help me pinpoint what would work out best. On top of that, I like to type in places i've lived before to see what those ratings were so that I can get a better idea.

finally...

3. www.apartments.com My favorite feature on this website is the map and directions icon. When you click on it, you have the option of viewing places nearby such as: restaurants, schools, grocery stores, etc...

Now, back to packing, budgeting, researching, and studying...

Dreams come true

Hello friends :) So I've never blogged before and I'm not a writer, so don't expect anything profound.  Here recently a friend inspired me to notate my new adventures, so I figured why not? I hope that what I write will at least inspire or encourage anyone else, so here's a little of whats been going on...

I'm a small town Texas girl who LOVES the city life! Especially NYC! I graduated in 08 with a degree in Fashion Design, but when I graduated I had no idea what I wanted to do? I was feeling frustrated, and confused. On top of that I didn't get the chance to do an internship while in school... actually it's more like I didn't think I needed one... I regret that now, so if any of you fashion lovers are thinking about avoiding an internship... DON'T!!! Remember, internships offer connections maybe even the chance to get a job sooner. After I graduated I was thinking, "what was the point?!" I was so mad I just spent all this money for what? …