Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And the Winner is..........

I picked a name out of my new little vintage cup and the winner is:
Mary Sew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations! I'll be contacting you soon for your info so I can mail you your goodies!!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and to all my new followers. It makes me so happy to know people actually read my blog :) and i love reading yours too!

stay tuned because i might just have something else up my sleeve in the not-too-distant-future!
Nighty night all.

My First Blog Award!!!!

Today I got my first blog award!!! i am SO excited! Thank you Thera Joyce!!

4 Rules go along with this award:
Rule 1: Thank the person that gave you the award.
Thank you TheraJoyce!! soooooooo much :)

Rule 2: Share 7 things about yourself.

1. I am part Japanese-a happy hapa :) many people think Im Mexican or Middle eastern, I guess because of the way I look
2.I was in a relationship until about a year ago that lasted 9 years.
3. I love hello kitty and cant resist her little face-even on the silliest of things
4. i recently got my first tattoo and i want TONS more!
5. its always been hard for me to make friends. im a very nice person,but i think i scare people away with my quirkiness...or something?
6. i love helping people. it makes me very happy and in about a month i will graduate with a degree in child development and family studies/services and hopefully be able to get paid to do something that makes me happy
7. I want to make a living from my jewelry/accessories business and i am working so hard on it!

Rule 3: Pass the award along to 15 bloggers who you have recently discovered and who you think are fantastic.
1. Under Those Neon Lights http://underthoseneonlights.blogspot.com/
2. Kim Anh Nguyen Art http://kimanhnguyenart.blogspot.com/
3. Cupkay http://cupkay.blogspot.com/
4. Hello, http://helloworld-meggs.blogspot.com/
5.Crafty Pirate http://therajoyce.blogspot.com/
6. The Cookie Button http://thecookiebutton.blogspot.com/
7. susannahbean http://susannahbean.blogspot.com/
8. Of all the Nonsense http://ofallthenonsense.blogspot.com/
9.Life Through a Polaroid Picture http://lifethroughapolaroidpicture.blogspot.com/
10. Little Chief Honeybee http://honeybeeinthecity.blogspot.com/
11.LalaLovely http://lalalovely-lmb.blogspot.com/
12. Bitchcakes http://bavonia.blogspot.com/
13. BlargleFargle http://blarglefargle.blogspot.com/
14.Wolfie Lovehart http://wolfielovehart.blogspot.com/
15.Clockwork Lemon http://seddy5.typepad.com/blog/

Rule 4: Contact the bloggers you've picked and let them know about the award.

By the way-if you get one of these awards from someone else too, i SOOO dont expect you to do more than one list with all the rules, etc :)

Giveaway ends at midnight!

Any last minute entries? I cant wait to pick a winner!

Monday, June 28, 2010

What should I get from Urban Outfitters for my new place?

Im going to be buying some decor from urban outfitters probably..i think ive looked through it all, but i cant remember everything i wanted and the little wish list doesn't always work on my slow computer :(
So-what are some of your favorite decor items? any suggestions? Thanks!!!

Feeling pretty down today-not sure why. it was a tough day at work, but now i can relax. i think im going to watch the office and drink some tea-i so badly need some "me" time.maybe ill catch up on some blog reading, too!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Ive been a busy girl!

Between working, an online class, trying to keep my shop updated, and all my family craziness,
I'm so tired! Ive made lots of new stuff that ive been putting up in the shop...

Do you like?
I have also been feeling so tired lately, and run a fever the last 4/5 times ive been to the doctor, but no one knows whats wrong...im supposed to go back soon, but its just getting so frustrating! i cant wait until graduation at the beginning of august. i am almost there...i also think ill be moving at some point in the next few months, and ive been gathering inspiration from everywhere. i think soon ill do a decor inspiration post. till then, what inspires your decor? what colors are your walls?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Pre to Post Modern

This is another great place to shop in Nashville. It's called Pre to Post Modern and its located on 8th avenue near several antique shops. The store carries a constantly changing array of retro and vintage furniture, lamps, kitchen and barware, as well as decor and clothing and jewelry. I'm going to be moving sometime soon, and I go every week to score new things for my place. It always has an awesome selection of goodies-in all price ranges! I just got a dice clock for 10$, a pink retro hair dryer for $10, and a vintage bowling boy figurine for $3!!! Here are some pics of the shop-its super cute!

I love this store!!! I'm really hoping to make the next place I move super awesome, so I'm stocking up on decor :) Does anyone have any suggestions for online shops with awesome stuff? I'd love any ideas!
Oh-don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY! It ends Tuesday!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


So I've decided to do a BIG giveaway! It includes lots of super awesomeness-a hello kitty plushie keychain, a pack of glitter, plastic bracelets, candy hair barettes, scrapbooking stickers, rubber stamps, a tiny pack of incense, frankenstein and frida kahlo playing cards for your collaging pleasures, a retro glass tile necklace pendant(made by me), two marble magnets(made by me), a cute greeting card from Mau Studios, and an I-candy pendant that you can fill with tiny treasures. Plus, a super awesome Pink Ice Cream Cone drinking cup complete with crazy straw!

All you have to do to enter is post a comment on this post with your name and email address. And, yes, you can get extra entries :)


1. Following me on twitter

2. Tweeting about my giveaway

3. Blogging about my giveaway

4.Adding my button to your blog

Each of these will be an extra entry for you!

Please post a separate comment for each entry (let me know what you did for the entry)

Giveaway winner will be announced Thuesday July 1st.

Good luck!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm going to have a giveaway but..

I am just too exhausted to get all of it together and take pics tonight.It will be a BIG assortment of awesomeness-handmade items, craft supplies and extra cuteness. I was going to get it all together today, because I thought today would be a relaxing day. Not. I was on my way back to work when i found out my aunt was in the ER and my cousin got HIT by a CAR. He is 9 years old. miraculously(seriously) there is no permanent damage-he just is hurting and bruised and cant walk on one foot. He was hit so hard that he was pushed up under another car...my aunt, on the other hand, is in ICU and they found masses in both lungs that they think might be cancer. Her father died from lung cancer...so needless to say ive been at the hospital all afternoon and just now got home. I will post the giveaway soon. Hopefully tomorrow I'll get a chance. I think i need a cup of tea.yep. a cup of tea it is...

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Crafty Pirate Giveaway!

Over at the Crafty Pirate blog, http://therajoyce.blogspot.com/ the lovely Thera Joyce is having an awesome giveaway. If you haven't checked out her blog, you should! She has lots of great craft tutorials and cute pics. Go enter her giveaway before its too late-its awesome!

Picture Survey

So I finally found time to do the survey from Ashley's blog.
1. What is your middle name?
Hara. It is Japanese and I am now the last Hara from our bloodline. I used to get teased a lot about it.
2. If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
I'm not sure...maybe Chicago..

3.What is one thing people are surprised to find out about you?

I have a really bad temper! Seriously..

4.What is your biggest fear?
Being alone forever.

5.What is one of your favorite yet strange food combinations?
A lot of people think sushi is weird...seawweed-yum!

6.What did you look like as a kid?

7.What do you wish you could do better?
everything ...but especially draw...

8.Where would you love to travel?

The Bahamas or Figi

9.What was the last book you read?

well, i havent finished it yet, but im reading Waking up the in the Land of Glitter by Kathy Cano Murillo
(from Amazon.com)
(pics from weheartit except for my baby pics :) )

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Maneki Neko and My Journal

As promised, here are some pics of my new Maneki Neko lights. I loooove them!!!

I have been a busy girl lately working on tons of stuff. I'm throwing a bridal shower for a friend in about a month and a half, and here are some of the little decorations ive been working on..

I also got the urge to work in my art journal today. and i thought maybe i'd share some pages from it..i have worked through a lot in this journal. its very therapeutic, and if you havent tried it, i highly recommend it!
So-here goes...

Friday, June 18, 2010

My Friday

So, today i received my order from Panna Dolce. i ordered 3 kinds of macarons. i had never tried any before, and i've never tasted anything like them! They are slightly crunchy and chewy at the same time. I ordered almond butter, key lime, and raspberry chocolate ones. The packaging was very cute too!
dont they look yummy?
I slept a lot today also, and I didnt feel very good most of the day. i made myself get out of the house, and I went and i got some twinkle lights with Maneki Neko-the Japanese lucky cat on them. i havent taken any pics of them yet, because they are still in the box :) i will take some when i put them up, though...i also decided today to share some photos of myself. ive sort of avoided that so far, but Kayla from the CupKay blog inspired me to share the pics :)
this is me. no makeup and in my super comfy new slouchy tank...
you can actually see the blue in my hair!
so...i hope everyone is having a great weekend. i think tomorrow i will post inspiration pics of home decor. im going to be moving in a few months and redecorating/remodeling the new place...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

hard truths

It seems that Ashley from under those neon lights has started a trend. And i am going to follow this trend and post my very own "hard truths". this isn't easy for me so i am going to try to make it short and sweet (sort of?).

so....1. i have terrible self esteem. i constantly compare myself to others and wonder why i am not as pretty/talented/creative as they are. every once in a while i acknowledge that i am a very pretty very talented girl....

2. i have suffered from pretty severe depression for years. some days i cannot get out of bed. it is too much effort to make a bowl of cereal. i worry what this will do when i get a job.

3. i do not have a girl that is my best friend and this makes me sad. i wish that there was someone that i could talk with, shop with and share my obsessive love of vintage thermoses with.

4. ok this one is silly but i hate my hair :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What I've Been Up To

So I promised pics of my new octopus from Ashley at Under Those Neon Lights. Isn't he cute? And the packaging was awesome too!

Last night I decided to take some time for myself and had a chai latte and a piece of white chocolate raspberry cheesecake. YUM!

I've also been doing some thrifting and found some AWESOME stuff for really cheap. I got this fondue pot-which means now I must have a fondue party of course...

I also got this awesome vintage train case and its in great condition.

I also found a retro sleeping bag with a cool pattern for just 4 bucks!
and this cool vase
And I found these cool retro cups too.
I've been so busy! My new internship is wearing me out plus I've really been putting a lot of extra time into my shop. I hope at some point that can be my fulltime job. Does anyone else hope to make their living from their art/craft?