Thursday, December 31, 2009

What's been going on with Iris


I think you may like to hear about what is going on in my life. As you may or may not know, I am a mom. It takes a lot to be a good mom, a good wife, a good employee, a good housekeeper, a good cook, a good YouTube video maker, a good dog mom and a good friend.

When you juggle this much, some things get dropped.

But for the most part, I try to keep everything afloat.

The holidays have been great to me. I love everything that came with it. My husband bought me a lot of cool things this year for my videos! Isn't he great? You will always hear me boast about him, hence my screen name.

He bought me 2 coastal scents shadow palettes: 1 regular and one shimmer, I also love to continue to use the Personi. You will see me make a lot of videos with that palette.

He bought me a set of mac brushes and a Stila blending brush.

I got some ankle weights for my walks with baby and dog (which I LOVE and wanted!)

We spent the evening at my in laws. Hubby's brother and his family came over. It's always nice to spend time with them.

I ate so much though! I ate about 5 tamales that night. I know I gained some weight LOL! But I have been working out. Why just the other day, I went to the gym and burned a lot. I am still sore and it's been 3 days since that hard workout. I also went yesterday. I plan on going today.

I always have these ideas for making videos. But the problem is, it takes me about 1 hour to get things ready: set up, lighting, makeup, tools etc. About 40 minutes to shoot because I have to stop and start, stop and start to get the right angles etc. And then about 1-2 hours to edit a video! With a baby, that's tough to do all at once. I do it in spurts. As you can imagine, I don't get to do all of the ideas I have in my head.

Perhaps when our baby gets older? I don't know.

What I am looking forward to in 2010? To be better at everything I do.

For now, I want to thank all of you who have stuck around in 2009, watching my videos. Thank you for following my blog. I wish more of you who read this, would comment and not just move on. It's nice to see that people actually read what I write. It motivates me to come back and write more.

Hope you are doing well and best wishes for you and yours!




Elissa said...

Hey Iris! I admire all of your goals, those are the same as mine. I really appreciate the time you put into your videos. I have a child as well and know how hard it is to juggle everything! You are doing fabulous! Your hubby is such a sweetheart to really think about the things you want and get them for you! I hope you have a wonderful 2010, thanks for the update!

Malia said...

I love to read what u write!! I love ur vids & blogs! Please do not stop bloggin cuz i am a blogger. I jus feel i can get ur attention more on a blog. You are a friend in my head! LOL! XOXO Malia
Happy New Year

Malia said...

Every time i leave u a comment on ur blog or youtube it never shows up. Testing 1,2,3

jewlover2 said...

Being a fellow 'youtube mom', I can identify. We are so thrilled with all the effort you put into your vids and it definitely shows. Looking forward to more from you...:)

InspiredVintage said...

Your husband sounds like a wonderful man! I'm glad he treats you well! I didn't know you had a baby until recently, so congratulations! I appreciate your good example to us as someone who takes care of her family and realizes the importance of doing so. I just wanted to let you know that I also appreciate the time you take to make videos for those of us you've never met! said...

Hey, Iris,
I started watching your youtube videos a looonnnggg time ago and just recently started reading your blog. I usually don't comment cause I spend way too much time on internet as it is, but just wanted to let you know that I read what you write and watch what you record and enjoy every bit of it! Thanks!

Juana said...

Hi Iris,

Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!
I love your tutorials on you tube, unfortunately i don't have great hair like you ahha but i manage =) I love your quote for 2010, i copied for my facebook (sorry) But i totally agree.. to be better at everything i do!!
Cheers and have a nice weekend

Iris said...

Hi Elissa-OOohhh I love your name. I always said, if I ever had a daughter, I would name her Elissa!

Happy New Year!

Malia-Thank you so much!

Jewlover2-I am glad you can relate. It's tough! But little by little, I will get these ideas out there!

InspiredVintage-Thank you!

Heredia Family-I am glad to know you read them!

Juana Happy New Year!

HiFashion said...

Hi Iris! I completely understand having lots of things to juggle. I am a Masters student, and my reading takes me around 16 hours a week. Add on top of that having to attend classes, keep up with my piano playing, and spending time with family and friends... I don't really have time for much more! I have a fashion blog though and luckily blogging doesn't take me more than half an hour, not 3 hours like YouTube vids! I wish you all the best for the new year, and hope to see more of your videos - even if they are sporadic :) (I rarely even have time to check youtube so that's okay with me! heehee)

xx Leia

CherryRosesea said...

I have missed your antics on your blog! Its nice to see your stil around. Everytime I read, I remember your baby and wonder what he/she must look like but ofcourse, its understandable why you wont post pictures of the little one. Hope you keep posting more blog entries!!

What I do

I make hair tutorials on YouTube. But I created this blog to connect with my fellow writers/bloggers. I've also created a myspace account, but I don't like the format for blogging. I'd rather blog here. As far as something to note about me: I rarely have will power when it comes to dieting. I'd rather eat what I want, but in moderation. I like girly stuff, but I don't like doing my own hair. I rarely do my own hair, so if you saw me in the street, you'd probably not recognize me. But if you ever saw me, I would love it if you came to say hi. Thanks for reading my blogs.