Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hoppin' Holiday Etsy Party Finds!

I know I've been away for a bit!
But I'm back with some awesome Etsy finds that will make your next holiday party awesome! (and ill be back soon with lots of updates on my crazy life and pics of how the new place is coming along!)

Now I'm off to catch up on my blog reading! Happy Holiday Season everybody :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

SOOO....where have I been?

I worked on my grandparent's old place for about two days before I got sick AGAIN. This time I lost my voice :( but it is back now. I am so tired of being sick! I get my bloodwork done again soon, but they never find anything. It's frustrating but I'm trying to be positive. I just keep getting sick over and over! And it zaps my energy :( (Which is one reason I've been so absent!)but...
Tomorrow is my birthday! So hopefully it will be a nice day..

I have pictures to share of how the work is going on the house, but I just haven't uploaded them yet. I'm really excited about how it's going to look. It is really dreary and gross right now, but I cantell it's going to look awesome!
Hopefully I'll get some pretty birthday pics to share tomorrow! I can't decide what kind of cake I want..any ideas?

Friday, October 15, 2010

And the winner is....

Sonya Zombie!

Congrats girlie!

I will contact you for your mailing address, or if you see this first, email it to and I will get your goodies out soon.
And the extra surprise-you get to pick out 20$ worth of jewelry from my Etsy shop! I will send it with the giveaway goodies :) Just put your selections in the e-mail with your address.

*Night night* everyone. More of an update and pics tomorrow!

Im back!!

*sigh* It's been a crazy week around here! Sorry for the long absence!After my friend's wedding, I got sick (again) and then my trusty computer went Kaput. I don't think I can resurrect it this time :( Alas!
But now I am back and I have a new little tiny computer :) and an internet connection again. Yay! So now, I'm off to pick a winner for my giveaway-its long overdue! And, theres an extra surprise for the winner :)
See you soon!!!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


SOO...It's giveaway time!!!! Here are the things up for grabs!

The giveaway includes: A rainbow brite notepad and pen with charm, a yellow anchor pen, lisa frank stickers and sticker books, a sew on rose applique, a bag of crafty goodies like buttons and cabochons and charms, a Japanese Iwako hamster eraser, and a super cute mirrored owl ring!
Also, there may be an extra special surprise added on later!
Here's how to enter:
Each is worth one entry-please leave a separate comment on this post for each entry and let me know what you did :)
1. Be a follower
2. Post about this giveaway on your blog
3.Tweet the giveaway
4. Visit my shop at and let me know what your favorite item is and why.
5.And if you would like to double your entries, post about your favorite item in the shop on your blog!
The giveaway winner will be announced a week from today on Tuesday October 12.
Good luck lovelies!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Here I am

So here I am one bachelorette party and one outpatient procedure later (the two are completely unrelated) and I'm feeling much better. Lots has been going on in my life and I am trying to stay busy and keep my mind occupied. I've been working on some new jewelry designs and doing some fall shopping. Oh-and my birthday's this month! I can't believe it's fall already! I am ready for making roasted pumpkin seeds, warming apple cider, and making homemade chai :) Also,
my friend is getting married this coming weekend. The weather is supposed to be a perfect 72 degrees and sunny-the perfect fall weather. We went to to do her final fitting yesterday and I learned how to pin up her train for the wedding. Did I mention that I'm a bridesmaid? Our dresses are a pretty green strapless A line cut. I just have to find shoes I can wear that I won't fall down in!

Oh and I wanted to thank all of you for your kind comments on my last post-life has thrown me a few curveballs lately and your encouragement means so much! Thank you!

So anywhoo, things are busy and I have missed being around! I'm off to catch up on my favorite blogs! oh-and did I mention there would be a GIVEAWAY later today? Yep! So stay tuned :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

All I can say..

today is that I am incredibly sad.
I slept all day.
But tonight is my friend's bachelorette party so maybe I will feel better after that? I sure hope so.
Sorry for the complaining -I just needed to get it out.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Making me Smile Today..

I've been feeling under the weather with a cold that keeps getting worse :( But it has given me time to catch up on some blog reading, and to my surprise, I received a blog award from Deer Little Fawn, and it just made my day! So I have decided to share some things that have been making me smile :)

The Sprinkle Bakes Blog:

West Coast Crafty:

This cute plush would definitely cure my cold!:

This book looks hilarious

How cute!

This would make the perfect party:

Adorable play food:

Hope you all are having a great weekend!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My next tattoo?

I've been thinking about getting a tattoo on my upper left arm for a while. I think eventually I want a sleeve, but I don't know what all I want to include. I couldn't decide on a large design, so I decided I wanted to start small and add on gradually (or maybe not?). I've recently thought about starting with a small tattoo on my upper arm, that starts on my upper shoulder blade and curves around onto my arm. I wanted something that wouldn't look lonely by itself on my arm,and couldn't think of anything for a while. Then it hit me-cherry blossoms! The branches are very poetic and flow very well so it seems perfect. Plus there is a lot of symbolism in the cherry blossom for the Japanese people, so it is a fitting tribute to family and ancestry. I love the colors of this tattoo:

I just love the look of cherry blossoms period. They are so beautiful against a blue sky

So what do you think of my idea? I'm going to be in a wedding in less than a month, so I'm hoping to get it done before then :)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Love Affair with Macaroni and Cheese..

began long ago. As I grew up, my love only grew stronger. Throughout college i would sustain myself with boxes of macaroni and cheese. I would often eat a whole box for dinner!
The kind with powdered cheese, liquid cheese, baked macaroni and cheese, mac n cheese bites, mac n cheese pizza..the list goes on and on! And, I'm happy to announce that the Kraft company has read my mind and decided to make EXTREME CHEESE macaroni! It is amazingly thick and cheesy and I highly suggest you go buy a box. Now. Seriously it's amazing! Here are some awesome mac and cheese pictures that will surely make you hungry!

What is your favorite food?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Shop Update: Everything Half Price!

I desperately need to clear up some studio space so I can work on new designs, so I am offering everything in my shop for half price!
This also means a big destash giveaway very soon! so stay tuned and happy shopping :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Swimming with the Dolphins!

Like I mentioned before, I am really trying to live life and have more fun. I have a huge list of things I want to do before I die, and I have decided to do some of the things on my list-we only live once!
One thing on my list is swimming with dolphins. I've heard so much about these amazing animals and I've always wanted to go swim with dolphins. On my trip to Florida, I got to! The dolphins at Gulf World are amazing. They are all highly trained and so smart! I got to hug a dolphin:

and get a dolphin kiss:

They shake hands

and I even got to take a ride through the water while holding onto his fin!

They are so powerful but so graceful! They will sing and laugh for you, wave, and do tricks. It was amazing!

Friday, September 3, 2010

I'm sure most of you lovelies have known about the awesomeness of ModCloth for a while now. I however, had heard of it, but never made it over to until the other day, and boy was I impressed! I love the clothes and the apartment section, too. Just in case you haven't been by in a while, or have never visited, here are some of my favorite things for sale

It's probably pretty obvious that I love vintage pin up style! There are so many different styles that I love, but these are especially inspiring me tonight :) What styles do you gravitate to?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

More Florida loveliness!

Here are some more photos from my trip. Taking photos was one of the most enjoyable parts of my trip!

I also got to go to Gulf World! That's where I swam with dolphins, and afterward, I browsed the animal exhibits. They were amazing! you could get right up next to most of the animals! The birds were free to fly around the area and some of them even talked :) Here are some of my pictures -sorry some are blurry- These were some active animals!

(these are giant sea turtles. they are as long as a full grown human!)

Hope you enjoy these photos!