Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Routine...

As students, we all have that dreaded period where everything seems to pile up with no sign of slowing down. We also all have that friend that just seems to always forget they're a student and who happens drag you down their own stress lane without giving a second thought that you might be stressing too. "Hey, I have my own stressors ok! Calm down and get it together!" Haha. Steering back to course, here is a short story written and inspired by one such friend during our high school years. 

The red velvet curtains open up to a heavily breathing boy with sweat dripping down the sides of his temples:

"Oh, no! No, no, no!" cried Edgar an early morning.

"What happened?" said Rita tilting her head with an i-know-what-you-did kind of look.
"Its my homework-- I..."
"You didn't do it and its an essay thats due today by 3rd period" Rita said quickly interrupting Edgar.
"Ha! Yes." Answered Edgar with a half guilty smile. "I didn't get to finish it-- or start it-- because I got home really late and super tired from running. Besides, I read for Government and it was SOO, so boring that I fell sleeping reading."
"Well, you should have started like 2 weeks ago-- when it was assigned" said Rita.
"Yes, yes, I know but like always.."
     "Laziness overcomes me." they said together, then laughed at their slacker ways.

"But I'm going to start now, work on it during 2nd period, and through nutrition" he said, while rushing to take out his supplies from his navy blue backpack.
"Alright, if you say so" replied Rita with a short light sigh, "Good luck..."

The next day Rita was sitting on her chair during the start of 1st period. I was already 10 minutes after 8am and still no sign of Edgar. At that moment the door opens slowly and in walks Edgar in slow motion with baggie eyes, very messy hair, and wearing clothes that looked like they had been just chewed on and spit out.

With a big smile and wide-open eyes, Rita asks, "HEY YOU! Did you finish that essay in time for 3rd period?"
"No" responded Edgar with a defeated tone, "But I did finish it this morning around 3am."
"Yep, as expected." Rita replied.

C'est tout! I hope you liked it :)

The names of characters in this story have been changed for privacy reasons. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#5amClub: My morning routine

I am happy to let you guys know that I have been keeping up with starting my days at 5:00 am in the morning. If you follow me on social media, then you already know this, and  a bit on how its been going.

Yesterday we celebrated DAY 30! 

A milestone I wasn't sure I would reach as I mentioned on my first 5am post. I didn't have enough faith in myself. There have been days that have definitely been tough. I am still not used to waking at this time and its even more difficult when I have insomnia the night before --which was the case last night, I need to repurchase zzquil! LOL. 

I will be making a blog update describing my experience thus far, however, today I'd like to share the morning routine that I am trying to maintain. Here we go :)

5:00 am - 5:10 am 
Get up and make bed. This usually takes only a couple of minutes, I would say maximum 4 minutes but that would be really pushing it. Also, some days it is more difficult to get up than others, so the exact times are difficult to calculate. However, these are rough estimates. Also, I am considering setting my alarm at 4:45 instead of 5:00 am, per Joe's (from advice. He states that if you want to be part of the 5am Club then you should be up before 5:00 am so that you can start working on your things at 5:00 am, instead of getting ready for 15-20 minutes and starting at 5:20ish (like me lol).

5:10 am - 5:15 am
Restroom routine. I would say this takes about 10 to 15 minutes, tops.

5:15 am - 5:30 am
Turn TV on to NBC channel 4 news. After using the restroom, I go to the living room for some good old fashioned TV watching, right before I exercise. The time varies, but I would say I spend 5 to 10 minutes doing this while I get a chance to fully wake up and make myself workout a bit. I also use this time to check my social media, however, Joe (from Before 5am) suggested to check our social media after having spend time working on our art and content for our viewers.  I think its a great idea because in doing so you will have something great to share. 

5:30 am - 6:00am
After this I cool down a bit by doing light chores such as washing dishes or other easy tidying. I also take time to make coffee  and prepare breakfast. I'll eat and start getting ready for my day. I go to my "office" which is a quick and short walk to a corner in the dining room table, lol.

6:00am and beyond...
After I get some basics out of the way I'll move on to taking Pippa out on a walk. Then when I get back home I work on my art. This includes, writing, making, or reading up on new topics that I am not familiar with. I do some research on art related things, i make jewelry and other blog activities. I work on the photographs for my products, add text and edit I think they need it. I also go on my social media to post pictures, which also include some addition of graphics and such, so post those across all social media platforms. I do eat and snack in-between but sometimes I am sitting on my "desk" for hours and hours just making or thinking up ideas, lol. Its a fun process.

Ideally, this is the schedule I like to follow. However, there are some days when I feel lazier than others which makes me slower or slack off on things. Specialy because I do not take brakes and because I am not very good at planning my days/weeks. This is something I am working on.

I do plan on continuing with the "5amClub" now even after these 30 days. So far, I feel proud of myself that I've stuck with it for so long. Thank you for following my journey on my social media accounts. As I mentioned on Instagram, I will not do the daily "5amClub" picture, but I will try to post something about how my 5am goal is going on a weekly basis.

If you're just starting (or thinking of starting), or are already waking up at 5am, let me know! Its fun to connect with people you have something in common with. And let me tell you, not many wake up at 5am (unless they are doing it for work lol), to work on their hobbies or other activities. But if you are one of those people, come say hi, ask me questions, I want to meet you! :D

Have a great day pals <3

instagram: @nalaadorblog
Twitter: @nalaador

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

An artistic partnership: NALA ADOR x JVGBD

I am excited to announce that I have been invited to partner with JVGBD Clothing. They are french designer managing a sewing workshop specialized in all over printing.

This means that my art will be used in their clothing and can be purchased at their website. Seeing my art on clothing----or mugs, stickers, etc.--gets me so happy and excited! I really hope you love them too. My designs are available in: 

T-Shirt Mixed
- T-Shirt Oversize
- Top Woman 
- Tank Top
- Crop Top
- Scarf
- Skirt 

You can find all NALA ADOR x JVGBD collections here:

I have included some samples of what you will find. You'll be alerted of new designs mainly via my blog, Instagram, and Twitter updates :)

Thank you so much for your continued support and readership <3 

Instagram: @NalaAdorBlog
Twitter: @NalaAdor

Monday, August 31, 2015

3 New Shop Items: Choco, Cat, and Swirls!

Hi guys and gals!
Here is whats new over at the Nala Ador Shop, all the following items are handmade or handcrafted (cat and swirl): 

 Fudge the Black Cat Necklace, $8 - handcrafted with polymer clay.

 The Marble Lemon Swirl Earrings, $12 - handmade and handcrafted polymer beads.

Also, thank you for your continued viewership.
Nala Ador

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Video Book Review - A great book for crochet lovers [beginners &advanced]

 I made a video book review on The Crochet Stitch Bible by Betty Barnden. Its a great book to have in your collection if you're a crochet lover. I think this book is suited for any level of expertise; watch the review to see if it's something you would be interested in. I show you what each section of the book contains to help you make a well informed decision on your opinion of it. Hope you enjoy! :)

Friday, August 21, 2015

NEW Shop Item: Sea Ruby

Nala Ador Shop

Hi guys,
I'd like to share this new bracelet that is available to purchase at the shop. You can also purchase by clicking button below. Thank you! 


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW Shop Items: 3 Charming Rosetta Bracelets

Nala Ador Shop

Hi everyone,
I'd like to share this trio of bracelets that I made. They are made with yarn string and a cute charm. I really like these because they are simple but the charm gives it a little extra touch. They are available for purchase at the PayPal button below for $7 each :)

Thank you guys and gals!

L is for Love
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