Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NEW BLOG!!

Hi everyone! I'm here to inform you about our new blog! I would be so happy to see you in our new place. Here is the link:

http://journeyofusblog.com/


Friday, July 31, 2015

IT'S ME AGAIN!

I don't know how many times I came back to the blog and said 'Hi!', but I hope this one's gonna be the last one :) it's been 2 years since I wrote my last post! Lots of things have changed in my life. 
2013 was tough... so let's start from 2014. It was the most important year of my life. The beginning of January, my mom and dad came to the US for the first time and we spent wonderful time together. It was a good start for 2014. In April Fools day , I got very exciting news! First, I thought it was a joke, but it wasn't!! I was going to be an AUNT!!
Just after 15 days of this wonderful news, we found out that I was 4 weeks PREGNANT!! Our lives was going to change forever with this little baby!
Fortunately, my pregnancy was easy and I hadn't have any problems. In December 19th, our little boy Soren came into the world! Since then, the time flew by so fast...
The other exciting thing that we did during the blog break was going to Turkey after almost 4 years. We stayed there for 3 weeks. Even though we were with loved ones over there, we missed our home 'Portland' . 
Now, we are at home and continuing our lives and blogging! It's nice to be back in both ways :) I "hope" I will continue to write this time. See you soon!
Loves,
Gozde 



Thursday, August 29, 2013

From The Forty Rules of Love

The Forty Rules of Love with Turkish cover


Last month, I talked about the book that I was reading ( http://midnightgzd-en.blogspot.com/2013/07/what-ive-read-recently.html ) I want to share some of the rules that I like most. I hope you like them too.

Rule 1: "How we see God is a direct reflection of how we see ourselves. If God brings to mind mostly fear and blame, it means there is too much fear and blame welled inside us. If we see God as full of love and compassion, so are we."

I always think God with full of love... but, I also know some people who think the other way.


Rule 14: "Try not to resist the changes that come your way. Instead let life live through you. And do not worry that your life is turning upside down. How do you know that the side you are used to is better than the one to come?"

Sometimes it's really hard to accept changes...right?


Rule 25:"Hell is in the here and now. So is heaven. Quit worrying about hell or dreaming about heaven, as they are both present inside this very moment. Every time we fall in love, we ascend to heaven. Every time we hate, envy, or fight someone, we tumble straight into the fires of hell."

It's so true...



Sunday, August 11, 2013

Are 90's back??

Recently, almost every fashion blog and website is talking about one thing. Yes, 90's are back!
As a child of 90's, this fashion trend remind me of the old times.Of course like every trend, there are some things that I like and don't like. For example, I don't think that I can wear overalls. Probably, it would make me look like whale :) If you feel comfortable with your body, go for it! It's just my personal opinion.

Here some celebrities that look good inside overalls;








Also, crop tops, which I wore them all my childhood, floral dresses, and leggings are some of the clothes that I remember from the 90's. Here is a set for 90's I did at Polyvore!








As a person that said 'No!' when 80's came back, do you think that I should give a chance to 90's??













Friday, July 12, 2013

What I've Read Recently


This is what I've read recently. Actually, it was waiting on the bookshelf for years! Now, I have time to read. This book is for the Turkish readers which you see above. But don't worry here is the English version http://www.amazon.com/The-Forty-Rules-Love-Novel/dp/B0040RMEIU




Personally, I was not interested about Sufism, but this book is not just about simple Sufism. It's more than that. I found a lot of answers about my life. Even though you're not interested something like this, you should give a chance to this book. For more details, http://www.elifshafak.com/kitaplar/the_frol1.asp

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

I Came Back!

After a long break, I came back and started to write again (at least, I'm gonna try). I didn't mention you that I fractured my fifth metatarsal of my foot 2,5 month ago! While dancing in my ballet class, I suddenly twisted my ankle, and heard a 'pop!' sound! I didn't want to believe that I fractured my foot, but.... it happened. I wore an aircast boot for 73 days! Anyways, I don't want to remember those days which were really depressive for me...
And fortunately, I took off my boot last week! It was a huge relief for me. Now, I can walk with a normal shoe even though my walking is a little bit weird :) It'll get better in time...

Look at my before-after photo!


While I'm really happy to took off my boot and try to enjoy summer, I'm feeling little bit stressed out. I think it's about culture :) Turkish people always find something to worry about even though everything is wonderful in their life. But of course it's my opinion :) What do you think? Is it about culture or does everyone feel like that?



These days, I'm trying to say "Keep Calm and Don't Stress", but it doesn't work every time... I will start Royal Academy of Dance Teacher certificate again after a break because of injury. But I don't want to... Sometimes I feel estranged when I keep away from something that I love. At the same time, I think about the result that I'll gain, and I want to finish this education right away!... Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Handmade Felt Pins

     If you know Little Big Planet, you already know what the sackboy is. If you don't, sackboy is a character which you can change its clothes, accessories and even skin. I just wanted to make my own sackboy pin by using felt.





    Another felt pin that I made is Stewie! I love Family Guy, so I thought, Stewie was perfect for making a pin of. I made his face from cardboard, but for his pants and shirts, I used felt. It was hard to cut little pieces, but it was worth it.