Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm Back!

Last week and a half have been very stressful for my family and! It had basically been: get up, go to the hospital, come home, and sleep. Then eventually I had to add work into that  equation. I was tired, stressed, numb, and acting very dumb. I remember at one time I had a hard time ordering Subway because I forgot all the names of the sides/dressings that they put on their sandwiches.  

I hope every is enjoying their Halloween! I've been passing out handfuls of candy out to little kids in hope we do not have any leftovers:) I think the coolest costume I have seen today was a Braveheart costume from this little middle schooler.I, myself, did not dress up this year because I have been crazy busy, but I do usually dress up as a Zombie of sorts.  Hopefully next year will not be this stressful

Either way:

Happy Halloween! 

<3 Zerila

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Please Pray for My Brother, Allan, He is Having Heart Surgery

My brother Allan from the blog Fun With Perler  is going to be having open heart surety tomorrow.

 Last year  he was diagnosed with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (genetic issue). He didn't seem to have many symptoms and we didn't think it was that serious. We were wrong. In July we were told that he will need a defibrillator. In August we were told that his condition was very serious and that he will need open heart surgery.

On the positive side of things, he will have surgery at Johns-Hopkins and his surgeon is very experienced. The surgery will be VERY intrusive and extensive, but the survivability rate is 100%. The surgeon states that, if all goes as planned, Allan should not have any more issues for at least 30 years.

To say the least we have been very stressed this week. I have found that stress comes out in very weird ways. This is the main reason I have not been posting this past week. I do apologize, but it has been alot to take in and alot to keep in all my insanity.
Thank you for all your prayers for Allan and my family. Allan seems to be relaxed about it. The surgery will take place in the morning, we have to be there at 730am. As soon as I find out he is out of surgery I will post another blog, twitter, facebook, etc.
Thank you all inadvance for all your prayers!!!
<3 Zerila

Update; 10:25am : the surgery has offically begun! Thank you you everyone for your prayers!

Update; 12:24pm: he is off bypass and is currently being stitched back together. Again thank
you everyone!

Update; 2:48: he is currently in ICU and we r waiting for him to be settled until we can see him. Thank you everyOne fOr your prayers.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I Lost 3.6lbs This Week!

This week has been my first week back on weight watchers and I lost 3.5lbs!!! How awesome is that!

I also "enjoyed" my first workout at LA Fitness. OMG!! I still feel the burn. Plus, some of the equipment looks like torture devices. Well, they kinda are, but I'm talking about the ones that would be used on 'Saw'.

I hope the weight loss continues on because I have less then 70 days left til the cruise

<3 Zerila

Friday, October 14, 2011

DIY: Turning Your Brooch Into A Stylish HeadBand

I broke this beautiful brooch months  ago. It was one of my favorites, so I kept it. I thought I could do something with it. Then I found these headbands in the dollar section at Target and I had the idea!

Alright, Let's Begin!

Items you will need:

Hot Glue Gun
Jewelry Cutter
Scissors(not pictured)
Craft Glue(not pictured)


Using the jewelry cutter cut off any backing that is left on your brooch.


Cut out a piece of felt that is twice the size of your brooch.

Using your craft glue, glue the brooch down onto the felt. Set for about 15 minutes.


Fold the felt over the headband, with the brooch on top. You will need now to find where you wish to attach the brooch on your headband.  Once you know exactly where you wish to place the brooch, glue the underside of the brooch and then attach it the headband.

Let the brooch set for 15 minutes.

Using your scissors cut off the excess felt.

Depending on your brooch shape, you may be able to get a close cut. If not, do not worry. When you have the headband on, no one notices the felt, they only notice the brooch.


Using your glue gun, glue down lines on the back of your brooch. This will help your headband stay in place when you are wearing it.

Let set overnight.



Remember: Have Fun, Be Creative and Make it Your Own!

Let me know if you have any questions!

<3 Zerila

Thursday, October 13, 2011

I Joined a Gym

I finally did it! I joined a gym!

I joined LA Fitness because they have a pool and I LOVE to swim!! I figured if I have to lose weight,I might as well do be doing something I enjoy.

I intially signed up for a tour at the gym and was impressed. They have monitors on all cardio equipment with iPod/iPhone hook-ups. OMG! I didn't realize the gym was so high tech! Craziness!!

The gym is only 6 months old, so everything was new and shiny. The bathroom was beautiful. Enough room in the lockers to hang my work clothes. The plan is to go swimming before work. Unfortunately I will not be able to start tomorrow because I need to go buy essential items like a lock, goggles and a swim cap.

I tried to see if I could get a trainer for a few sessions, to learn the equipment,  and it cost a $100 something a  month to see a trainer for 4x a month! Honestly, its either have an iPhone or a trainer and an iPhone will win hands down every round. I <3 my iPhone. I have yet to lose my iPhone. My precious...

<3 Zerila

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

How Much Have I Changed?

I found this in an old blog I had... I have not changed alot, but it was fun seeing the different answers I had. MAN, I've gotten old!!!!!!

Feb 10, 2006

10 Years ago

How old were you? 19

What school year were you in 2002? Second year of college

Where did you go to school? AACC
Where did you work? Yes; Day Care

Where did you live? Maryland

Where did you hang out? BSU house in
How was your hair style? Long, middle of my back length, and usually down
Did you wear braces? No

Did you wear glasses? Normally contacts

Who was your best friend? I didnt really have one

Who was your boyfriend/girlfriend? None

Who was your celebrity crush? Didnt have one
Who was your regular-person crush?That Dude never could speak to him though

How many piercings did you have? 5

How many tattoos did you have? None

What was your favorite band? i dunno

What was your worst fear? Spiders

Had you smoked a cigarette yet? nah, everyone who smoked smelled yuckie

Had you gotten drunk or high yet? nah, didnt appeal

Had you driven yet? yeah

Had you been to a real party yet? I guess you can say I had been to a real party, but not a "REAL" party

Had your heart been broken? Yes, it had hurt big time

Had you been arrested? if you know me.. you know this answer

Had you failed a class? No

Did you think you were attractive? Yeps

Did u think you were cool/ popular? No

7 Years AGO
How old are you?: 23

What school year are you in? Forever in College...I want out

Where do you go to school?: AACC

Where do you live?: Maryland
Where do you hang out? whatever is fun, major places are mall and bowling alley

How is your hair style? shoulder length, and curled when I feel like it

Do you have braces?: No

Do you wear glasses?: Nopes
Who is your boyfriend/girlfriend?: Nopes, happily Single People

Who is your celebrity crush?: Cillian Murphy
Who is your regular-person crush? ssssoooo not saying, but if you know me, you totally know the answer

How many tattoos do you have?: None

How many piercings do you have?: 5- two in each ear and a nose ring

What is your favorite band? hmmm.... none at the moment

What is your biggest fear? Gaining more weight
Have you driven yet?: Yes

Where do you work? kmart for two more weeks then Avenue
Have you smoked a cigarette yet? Nope, I work at kmart and sees what you become when you smoke... so not happening

Have you gotten drunk or high yet? Kmart customers kinda cures me of any curiosity to do either. you look like a total moron when you are drunk and everyone think your the losest thing on Earth when your high.

Have you been to a real party? same answer as above

Has your heart been broken? Yep, by no one else though. I had a couple turn downs... but nothing as major as a broken heart

Have you been arrested? No

Have you failed a class? Yes

Do you think your attractive? No, Ive gained alot weight
Do you think your cool/popular? Nah... given up


How old are you?: 29

What school year are you in? Not going at the moment
Where do you go to school?: n/a
Where do you live?: Maryland...still
Where do you hang out? There isnt a specfic play
How is your hair style? At the moment, braided. I'm saving up to get my hair done. Poor broke me.

Do you have braces?: No

Do you wear glasses?:Yep

Who is your boyfriend/girlfriend?: Nopes, happily Single People...still

Who is your celebrity crush?: Doctor Who... I'm waiting for him to take me away on his Tardis.

Who is your regular-person crush?none... I have no been inspired at all lately.
How many tattoos do you have?: None

How many piercings do you have?: 5- two in each ear and a nose ring

What is your favorite band? 2NE1
What is your biggest fear? Being Alone

Have you driven yet?: Yes

Where do you work? Supply Company

Have you smoked a cigarette yet? Nope, but I have tried a cigar.
Have you gotten drunk or high yet? Nope
Have you been to a real party? Yes... but not a crazy party
Has your heart been broken? Highschool love, nothing else
Have you been arrested? No

Have you failed a class? Yes

Do you think your attractive? Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

Do you think your cool/popular? This is a highschool question and I try to avoid any memories involving highschool.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

DIY: English Rose Inspired Ring Video

I have created another video!!

This time I made a video from the DIY I have already done, "The English Rose Inspired Ring".

Here is the Video:

What do you think? I think I did WAY better since the last video. Do you like the music?

This ring will also be this month's giveaway!

I know I already gave one away before, but I figured you guys wouldn't mind the chance to win it again.

I hope to eventually to have one video up a week. Most of them may not be DIYs but maybe tips or something else random that is going on with my life.

Who knows? What do you think I should do?

<3 Zerila

Awesome New PS3 Commerical

This is AWESOME!!!!



Friday, October 7, 2011

Don't Keep A Box of Delicious Chocolate in Your Desk

Especially when it's that special time of the month. You know what I'm talking about ladies. The time of the month when you understand why individuals snap and open fire on their co-workers. Not that I would EVER do that. 99.9% of my mind knows that it is bad, stupid,  and evil; but then it probably relax me.

Since I like co-workers and my job, I remember I have a lovely box of chocolate in my desk.  Just one piece of chocolate and I was in seventh heaven. High on the chocolaty goodness.Life is good, but then it wears off and I have to have more. A half a day passes by and those chocolates are GONE! CRAP! I'm supposed to be watching what I eat because I want to lose WEIGHT!


This reminds me of a time I was thinking to myself, "No more candy." I'm deep breathing, getting one with my weight loss power. Two seconds later I spot a piece of candy and go"OH! Candy!"Half way into chewing on my new piece of candy, I spit it out, realizing I didn't even have an ounce of weight loss power.


I need a "weight-loss-time-of-the-month-chocolate" relaxer.

I''m thinking sugar-free chocolate milk. Anyone else out there have suggestions?

<3 Zerila

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Trying to Lose Weight Sucks

My mother and I decided to do Weight Watchers again. I've been trying to eat healthy for months and I'm not winning this battle. So, this Saturday we start.

This should be very helpful. I've done Weight Watchers before and it does help. Plus, it always helps to have someone else battling with you.
I will keep you posted.

<3 Zerila

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

DIY: Transforming Your Boring Bleach Wipe Tub into Couture

I got bored with the appearance of my bleach wipes tub, so I decided to do something about it!
Granted this may be a bit of a crazy DIY, but it was fun to design. Bleach wipes are an everyday use item. I have a tub at my office desk even. Manufactures have of course ,tried to design some very nice ones, but I find most of them boring.

This DIY allows you to design the outside to match whatever room it will be in. Personally, I've always wanted a Juicy Couture one. Why should I wait for the world to catch up to what I want? I can create my own!

This is what you will need:

Bleach Wipes Tub
Pen/Marker(not pictured)
Paint Brush
Ruler (not pictured)
Plastic Container(I'm using a container I usually get my soup in)
Beautiful pages ripped from a magazine( I started with four, but ended up only using 3)

Let's Begin:

Line up your magazine pages, and using your ruler create horizontal lines about 1" apart on the top page

Holding your pages together and using your scissors, cut out the strips.

Now that your strips are cut out, mix them up. Mixing them up helps your brain create a pattern to design your tub.

In your plastic container, squirt some glue and add some water. Using your brush mix the glue and the water together. You want your mixture to have the consistency of paint. If your nervous, add a little bit of water at a time.

You can either remove the labeling off your tub, or you can leave it on. Either way your not going to see it anymore.

Taking your brush, paint on enough glue to glue down your first strip. Place the strip down and smooth it out. You will have creases in the strip no matter how hard you try, but smoothing it out helps to have less. Once you have the strip smoothed out paint another layer of glue on top.

Repeat this step all the way around the tub.

I ended up using a Juicy Couture, a Vera Wang"Princess" and  a JcPenny clothes ad for my design. My pattern was pink, pink and then green.

I think I did pretty awesome, what do you think?   I like comments :)

<3 Zerila

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Contest Winner

This month I am giving away an awesome Glitter Aqua bow ring I made.

Let's begin!

My lovely contestants:

In my awesome wine glass you go.

And the WINNER IS:

I apologize about being so late in posting the winner. My sink was clogged and someone(99.9% sure it was me) left it running and it overflowed. I noticed when there was a nice pond in my bathroom. It was so much fun cleaning it up....
Next month's item I will post in the next few days.
<3 Zerila