Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ahhh. Florida Adventures!(Photo Heavy)

I'm back from my adventures in Florida! I had a lot of time to do whatever I wanted :) I got to do something I've always wanted-swim with dolphins! I haven't uploaded the pictures yet, but tomorrow I will share them. It was amazing!!
I also had lots of time to take photos of beautiful things. I've been trying to see the beauty in the ordinary, everyday. I think everyone wondered who the crazy lady with the camera was! Here is my trip in photos:
Rides rescued from the demolition of Miracle Strip Amusement Park:

I also found this cute antique store:

I have tons more to share, too but I don't want to overload one post :) So I will share more later. It's good to be back!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

So a few days ago, much in need of inspiration and a chance to relax, I took off on a little adventure. I have been doing a whole lot of nothing! I've been able to take lots of pretty photos, enjoy the sunshine, sand, and water, and just rest. I've had a lot of time to process things in my head, and try to deal with issues I've been having, as well as come up with new ideas. Here are a few photos of some of the pretty candy colored surroundings I love so much:

Sorry I've been a bit absent, but i haven't had internet access for a few days. I'll update soon, with more pictures :) I miss you !

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Trade Goodies and an Update

Hi everybody. I feel like I've been gone for so long! I just haven't had much time to blog lately. I have been meaning to post pics of my trade goodies for days! I did a little trade with Thera Joyce from Crafty Pirate and she made the cutest apron! It's just perfect. And she also included some other adorable goodies. Thank you Thera!
Isn't it just too adorable?!
I have just been so busy! I'm working on lots of new ideas for jewelry and accessories, and really brainstorming about ways to grow my business. I also need to find a job! There is just so much going on in my life right now, and hopefully soon there will be lots of pretty pictures and adventures to share. The thing that has been impressed on me most in the last bit of my life is that we never know how much time we have here! I want to live my life fully and try new things. Hopefully I am going to be doing some things that I have always wanted to do in the near future. and I plan to share it all with you!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Blog Home Tour Catch Up

Today I' m attempting to catch up on:
First is the livingroom:
I just got my couches! They're courduroy and so comfy :)
A little bookcase you can't see in the last pic-
In front of my fireplace:
And the kitchen:
(pretty please excuse the mess!)
A detail of one of my countertops:
Hope you liked it!
If you feel like it, please read my last post and give me your thoughts :) im trying to decide about some new jewelry designs and need a bit of input. Thank you!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Please help me decide!

I am thinking of taking my jewelry and accessories shop in a bit of a new direction. Still kitschy and unique, but a bit more of the ethereal whimsical pieces and bright resin...do you think that's a good idea? i still love things that are very unique and hard to find, but im very inspired by mixed metals and chunky bright resin lately...if you want, could you pretty please look at the shop and tell me what your favorite pieces or types of pieces are? There are tons of ideas floating through my head!

Im going to do the Blog Home Tour!

Does anyone else want to participate? I'm going to join in a bit late in the Great Blog Home Tour that Janel started over at Run With Scissors .

Each day, you share pics of different rooms in your home. I cant wait to start, but I need to do some serious cleaning haha. I will catch up tomorrow and post mondays and tuesdays together with wednesdays pics. Better late than never!

Monday, August 16, 2010

My new Banner! and a HUGE sale!

Isn't it pretty? it is awesome i think! And it's courtesy of Michele from Stories at my Fingertips. thanks girlie-youre so awesome!
Everyone go check out her blog-its awesome too!

Also, I am having a huge sale in my Etsy shop! Everything is Buy One Get One Free! (of equal or lesser value) PLUS, if you're a blog reader, just remind me and you'll get an extra 30% off! Ill refund the diff through Paypal. Go take a look if you're so inclined. I'll be adding lots of new items soon too.
Here are a few things in the shop

Anyways, today i was going to do some shopping, but i had to stay home while my air conditioner got worked on. for forever. so, its evening, and im just enjoying my newly cool house :) what are you doing?

I need a new banner! Help?

So,I have been thinking that i would really like to have a nice new banner up top for my blog. Sadly, I have no idea how to make one! I see all these really cool ones and I want one too! Does anyone know how to make them? Or could you suggest someone good? I think I would like something retro-feeling with awesome pics in the background and my blog name-cherry red studio-in front. i love photos with a vintage feel-lomo, polaroids, dreamy pics :) ....so, can anyone help me out?

Sunday, August 15, 2010


So much has happened this last week! For starters, yesterday I graduated from college! I graduated with honors with my bachelors in Child Development and Family Studies/Services. Yesterday was SO hot here! I only got one good picture before I had to take my cap and gown off. It was around 100 degrees and the heat index was well over 100. Here's the only decent picture of me from yesterday with my little sister and little brother.

We had some family and friends over for food and ice cream cake after. I got "oh, the places you'll go" by Dr Seuss (one of my favorite childrens authors) and an awesome vampire history book!! Heres what my cake looked like-it was mint chocolate chip-yum!

and our cute little tub of ice and drinks

Also this week, the pediatrics department of the hospital and college my grandfather worked for (before he passed away a few months ago)named a lecture series after him. They had a reception for our family, and spoke about him and hung a portrait. Here are some pics from the reception:

His portrait:

My mom:

Some yummy food from the reception:
Here's what I looked like that day:

me and my brother afterwards:
Also this week we found out that my aunt has a very fast spreading lung cancer. She started her chemo treatments immediately, and now we're waiting for the pet scan to tell us if it has spread from her lung. (This is the same aunt that was in the hospital a few weeks ago if you remember from a previous post). So much has been going on in life lately! Sorry I've been a bit absent!I have really missed my friends on here :) I've just been a bit overwhelmed with everything and pressed for time, but hopefully this week I will have tons of yummy recipes to share :) and lots more. Maybe even a giveaway coming soon, so stay tuned.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Just a Quick Update

Just updating! I've been super busy and feeling not so great and on an emotional roller coaster, but I'm still here! I'll hopefully be back tomorrow night with lots of new pics of me in a dorky cap and gown since I graduate tomorrow :)
Till then, let me know what you're up to!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Interesting Bug, An Easy Summer Cocktail,& a Doll Collection

Today I found another neato bug on my door: do you see the tiny spots of green on his wings?

This is what I wore today: it was too hot to wear my hair down! (please excuse the weird angle!)

I came up with a super easy summer cocktail recipe today-I'm drinking one right now! It super refreshing on days like today.

Here it is:
raspberry lemonade (I highly recommend Simply Lemonade with Raspberry)
Clear rum
Club Soda/ Sparkling Water

Just fill your glass with the lemonade, add rum to taste, and then a splash of club soda. Voila! You have a sparkling, refreshing summer cocktail :)

I also thought Id share some pictures of my doll collection and maybe some pics of my place-let me know if you want to see more-i dont wanna bore you!