Friday, May 28, 2010

Just a quick blurb of a smile!

A lovely lady was feeling a bit blue today.  I offered her some encouragement.  Then I realized that maybe all of us could hear this!  I hope that this little blurb is the smile of encouragement that you might have needed today! 

Life is never truely organized. Life never falls into the mold that we expect it to. People can be mean. People can be amazing! Life can be cluttered, chaotic, disheartening, and usually exactly what we never planned for. That's okay! I promise!

Cry when you need to cry, but remember that smiling feels so much better. Just keep pushing on and you will find that life gets so much better, even when it seems as though it won't. Be brave. Be sincere. Be humble. Love yourself!
Sweet Dreams!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Photo Project Idea

Oops!  I got so tired that I forgot to come back later to tell you about my photo project idea.  I'm sure many of you are aware of the 365 day photo projects where someone takes one picture a day.  Recently in one of my design classes, we looked at some photo pieces that were similar but the pictures were of specific things such as the sky.  So these ideas and a class discussion lead to my project idea! This weekend is a three day weekend and we are going to try to do a few fun things, so that makes this weekend a great time to try this out.  The idea: take a picture every hour on the hour.  Okay, so that sounds pretty easy, but there's more!  Let me lay out the "rules" I've made for myself....
Each hour my little alarm will beep to remind me to take a picture.  No matter what I am looking at or doing right then, I will take a picture directly in front of me.  If I am on the computer, I'll take a picture of it for example.  If I'm giving the puppy a bath, then I'll take a picture of her.  If I am sleeping, I get to take a break, and I won't take a picture.  The whole idea of this project is to have a fun visual project to show all of the activities that I am doing, which ones I do most often, and when I am doing them.  I'll post the pictures for you to see if you are interested in looking!  I'll start tomorrow morning when I wake up and go through the holiday weekend!  It should be pretty fun to see what I actually do with my time!
Here are some of the activities that are on our to do list:

-drop something off downtown at my doctor's office
-trip to a video game place
-school on Saturday morning
-grilling out
-working on the craft room
and lots of other exciting things....

Hey, here are some pretties for you to look at in the meantime!

Pug Kisses!

Giant Prairie Dog

Learning to knit!
all photos by me.  Have a peaceful evening!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What a beautiful day and a beautiful lady!

Just a short post for now, but I wanted to show you some pretties that Eleise is sending me.  She just recently hit 150 followers.  Head over to her blog and you'll see exactly's adorable!  She has a lot going on over there.  Please check her out.  Here's a picture....
Isn't this such a pretty little gift set?  I'm quite giddy about receiving it.  I am very excited to play with those pretty beads and paper dolls.  The necklace and the bow....oh, goodness!  Do you see what looks a bit like a crossword puzzle there?  That "d" is one piece of the dream banner I am going to hang in my new craft room! 
I will very much try to come back around later tonight.  We are about to leave the house right now to go to dinner with a few friends.  I have a really fun photo project I'm about to start and would like to tell you all about it!  Be looking!  Have a pleasant evening!

My craftiness!!

A little earlier this evening I received an email from this pretty lady in response to a comment I left on her blog.  It put a big smile on my face and made me feel so special.  The email also made me realize that I have got to post some craftiness pictures!  Please be understanding that these pictures are phone uploads.  My computer did die recently and I don't have any pictures saved to the computer I am borrowing until my new one gets here. 

Going to an art college is amazing!  My math class even deals with art!  The first two pictures are a project I did for math.  It's a dinosaur tessellation! 


Do you like the cute eyes and teeth and bows on the pink girl dino's?  I sure do wish the professor would give it back already so I can frame it for my craft room!  After I made my project, I realized that a matching hair-pin was a necessity!  I made one out of felt!  His speech bubble says, "RAWR!"

Next you get to see my pretty button lamp.  I have had this lamp for about 3 years.  One night I looked at it, and I went running to my stash room to locate a bucket of buttons.  It just hit me that buttons were needed right then to make it cute. 

Lastly, there is a picture of an experimental hair clip.  I've seen these made all over lately and wanted to try my hand at one. 

Each flower is made of something different.  Kind of fun!

So, I I hope you enjoyed the fun crafty stuff.  I promise I will post more as time goes on.  I will be especially sure to post lots of things once I get into my old broken computer and get all of my saved files from it.  Have a restful nigh, and Sweet Dreams!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Eye Candy!

Just stopping in real quick to share some pictures from Urban Outfitters. I love looking through their apartment stuff sometimes and seeing the pretty things!

Pretty Banner Bed with shams
Pretty Banners on a pillow
Cute Cupcake luggage tag
Musical Drumstick mixing spoons
Gorgeous Flowered Flower Vase
Bright and Cheery Strawberry Colander!

Have a delightful afternoon!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

My computer died!

It's been about a week since my computer died.  I tripped over the cord and bent the jack.  I've been thinking about getting a new computer anyways, so I started thinking about it even more....
After trying Dell and finding out that they have the worst customer service (and apparently don't know how to speak english) I ended up in tears!  When you are an unemployed student nobody wants to finance you no matter how much income you still have each month. 
*Sidenote:  I receive a monthly income for living expenses and my tuition as part of an education benifit I earned by being in the military.  I also get a partial disability, but more on some of that later...maybe.
Lots of tears later and a super amazing boyfriend, and I ended up getting a new computer through Sony today!!!!  I decided that after horrible service Dell has - about 10 different people kept passing me around the automated system for a half hour - I decided that they do not deserve my business.  Besides, I have plenty of Sony products that I love!!!  So here she is; my beautiful new brain!
and yes!  she is pink!!!!  Now I cannot wait to get her in the mail!  Mr. Fantastic truely spoiled me on this one! -Don't worry, he is being paid back very soon.  I love him so much!
Well, I hope that if you are reading this, it is very late at night and you should have sweet dreams, or it is maybe sunday sometime and in that case, I hope you have a beautiful day!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

New Craft Room!!!

Since moving into our new home at the beginning of last month, I have been doing everything on the coffee table in our small living area.  I really don't enjoy it at all.  The sofa is low to the ground and really "sinky" and the coffee table is too high.  I feel quite akward sitting below the table and trying to do crafty things and homework.  I haven't even been able to unpack any scrap stuff because the room is way too full of stuff.  I guess that's what you get when two houses combine into one little apartment!  As you can guess, I am going crazy!!!!  I hardly ever craft and I really need to.  I decided that I absolutely MUST put an end to the crafting out of boxes.  It's time!
I did a lot of searching on the internet today and found some afordable bookshelves.  I think they are a good place to start.  The way I see it is that if I can get them in there, I will have space enough to at least start unpacking some of the boxes and getting them out of the way.  That should free up some more space and then I can start looking around at yard sales for a cute crafty desk.  Slowly I will get there.  So, I wanted to share with you a picture of my cute and cheerful bookshelves that will be arriving in about a week and a half!
I found it here!

Friday, May 21, 2010


Good Morning Lovelies!
It's a beautiful morning here outside my window. Ok, so there are some clouds in the sky, but the birds are out chirping and the grass is being cut so it smells wonderfully of spring -time!  Today is going to be a busy day...
-Clean the house
-Call auto insurance and find out why the adjuster has not been here yet and it's been two weeks since my car started growing mold after it was flooded
-Begin designing my new craft room - I'm so tired of crafting on the coffee table since we moved in last month
-Work on my Color Scheme project for my Interior Design class
-Take the puppy for a walk (I know she is 1 1/2, but she is still my puppy)
-give Mr. Fantastic a few kisses
What are you doing today?  Anything super fun or inspiring?  I'd love to hear from you!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Cute things I've been Looking At

Hey there!  I follow a lot of blogs and I am always finding adorable and inspiring things on them.  Take a look at all thewse pretties!

Spotted on Color Me Katie

Spotted on B's Wig Shoppe

Spotted on Maybe Someday

Have a restful night pretty ladies!

Summer Classes already

In my opinion, education is one of the most valuable things that we can own.  Yes, own.  An education is one thing that nobody can ever take away from you. I've wanted to be an Interior Designer since I was in elementary school.  At the beginning of last month I started going to school in order to get the education I need to pursue this dream.  So far, I absolutely love it!!!
I can hardly believe that this quarter is almost over already.  This week I registered for summer classes...yes! already!!!  What's more exciting than that?  What's more exciting than that is the fact that one of the classes I just signed up for will teach me a few basics for a few computer programs that I cannot believe I don't know how to use yet.  This is big.....I get to learn about.....Photoshop!  Hooray!  I am beyond thrilled! 

Sunday, May 16, 2010


Hello there!  So, here is the deal....I am not new to blogging, but I kind of am new to it at the same time.  I have (had) another blog that I updated here and there with randomness.  Then, I kind of stopped because life took over.  I quit my job, I went on a long vacation, I moved to a brand new huge city, I moved in with my Mr. Fantastic, I began going to college (again), AND THEN WE STARTED LIVING!!!!  I have decided to start blogging again.  I figure that now is the perfect time to start blogging again because after all, I did start living again.  I took my chance for happiness and started running with it! 
I will be blogging about all kinds of things.  I will be blogging about myself, my love, and my pug.  I will blog about crafty things I find amazing.  I will blog about scrapbooking and things like that.  I will try to post up cute pictures I take or that I find.  I will blog about other blogs....etc. etc. 
Here we go...............