Monday, June 27, 2011


I've been pretty busy for the past two days.

Yesterday (Sunday), I had to attend a family party for my cousin's 8th grade graduation. 
Ate some food, played some frisbee, was practically interviewed by all of my aunts and uncles...
(I'm not a fan of family parties. At all.)

And then today (Monday), we had to bring my grandma's car back to her. She was away for the weekend and so she let me borrow it so that I could get to work and back without my parents having to drive me. 
Oh, the troubles with not owning your own car.
Later I went on an adventure walk with my good friend Lindsey
We made sure to take lots of pictures and act as childish as we possibly could.
Afterwards we stopped at the local beach and had a nice, long serious talk about life and people and such. 

[ Lindsey, me ]
[ me ]
[ Lindsey ]
Standing on frolfing pins!
[ me ]
So a pretty decent day to follow a not-so-decent one!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Saturday Squeeze

This Saturday Squeeze will entirely be some pretty great findings from the website
I found this website on Wednesday and I'm pretty much addicted. Everything's just so funny

1. A guy and a bear dancing? Sounds good to me.

2. I'd just like a glass of kitten, thanks.

3. Oh guys, this picture cracks me up.

4. Seriously, when DID this happen?? Well, things have gotten interesting.

5. Am I the only one who really wants to try this, now?

6. This photograph is beautiful.

7. I kind of had the same reaction after watching Inception, too.

8.  This picture seriously made me laugh out loud.

9. This is the best feeling in the world.

10. I've always wanted to do what this girl is doing
Actually I did when I was younger, but it was a great dane and I 
fell off right after I had gotten on.

Have a happy Saturday!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Back on Track

I've been really confused lately. 
It's been one of those things where your mind makes something up to be a lot better than it actually would be and you have to fight with it, in a way. 

Here, say you want ice cream. You can pick between chocolate and vanilla. You usually get chocolate ice cream, because vanilla makes you feel a little sick, but the vanilla just looks so refreshing today. As you're trying to figure out which you want, the vanilla ice cream keeps taking over all your thoughts and you start believing that it could actually be better than chocolate. You think about it for a while longer, but then realize that you really don't want vanilla ice cream after all. You were just caught up in the "what if?" of it all. You just like chocolate ice cream better than vanilla, simple as that. It was just a fluke in your thinking. 

Maybe that didn't make any sense at all. Oh well. 

Anyways, I finally figured everything out, and I'm super ecstatic about it. 
As the title says, I'm back on track
Things are finally making sense again and I'm a lot let stressed than I was. 

Here's a picture I took while my family and I went on a bike ride that I think kind of
relates to the current situation. 
Light through the darkness! Huzzah!
I hope you had a great Friday as well. 

Have you been dealing with anything confusing lately? I love to hear other people's stories. 

Thursday, June 23, 2011


Here's some old drawings from my sketchbook:

Hello there, Mr. Exaggerated Emaciated Horse.
Actually done on the last page of my Crime and Punishment book.
Did a whole series of these in different colors. I  thought I was on to something
but it never actually turned into anything. Oh well.
Acrylic and pen
Pen and highlighter
Colored pencil
I didn't want to draw  her face.
Pen and marker

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Let Me See Your Peacock

Yesterday while I was searching for primary colored items, I came across some items that were decorated with peacock feathers.
And that made me realize how much I love peacock themed things

So without further a du, I give you items of the peacock sort:

Glorious, absolutely glorious.
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I want a headband like this SO BADLY.
Maybe I'll make my own sometime soon?
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I'm kind of obsessed with this dress, now that I've seen it.
So simple but so loud.
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As of now, I'm expecting to have these invite cards for when I get married.
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Absolutely beautiful dishware.
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I see a new obsession in my horizon...
Shake your tail feathers. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I'm in a great mood today. Energetic, happy, excited. Like a child.
So what better to reflect my mood than to wear primary colors!
Primary colors, elementary school, children, get it?

So here I am, donning my primary colored shirt.
Sorry about the horrible quality, webcam pictures are never great.
Shirt: Charlotte Russe

Here are some other ways to do primary colors:

Such a fun outfit!
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Mmmmm, shoes.
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Love the marbling effect.
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Ahh, it feels great to feel like a kid

Monday, June 20, 2011

Finished Reading: "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"

Just finished reading "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer.

Find the book [ here ]
It was a good read. 
The book's about a 9 year old boy in New York who's dad died in the 9/11 attacks. He finds a key in his father's closet and goes on a search to find what it unlocks. Along the way he meets many engaging and fascinating people. 

The plot was original, and the characters were all very interesting. Some parts were a bit confusing but overall it was a fun time. The main character is unforgettable and there were multiple times where I giggled because of the humor. I wouldn't call it a page-turner, but just a good book and an easy read. 
I'd definitely recommend it. 

Have you read this book? What'd you think?

Father's Day

Today my family and I went to visit with my Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins. 
We had a nice lunch, opened presents, ate cake, and played croquet.

We visited the cemetery where my other Grandpa is buried. This little angel statue was on one of the other tombstones and I thought it was nice. 

We got my dad an open fire popcorn popper for Father's Day. That meant bonfire. And that meant s'mores. Yum!

All in all, it shaped up to be a pretty good day. 
My dad and I have never been very close, but recently we've been spending a lot of quality time together. We've been telling each other stories and learning a lot. 

Do you have any Father's Day traditions? And what's your favorite memory of your dad?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Saturday Squeeze

1. This video is breathtaking. I love the clouds.

2. Moustaches really do make all the difference.

3. Feeling down? These basset hounds will definitely get you giggling.

4. Take a close look at these bodypaintings. I still can't get over how realistic it looks and how I get goosebumps when they show the painted person surrounded by the real world.

5. A simple meal, this sandwich not only looks delicious, but can be beneficial to your health! I'm starting to get a little hungry...

6. This So You Think You Can Dance dance is so fierce, and so are the dancers!

7. It's my new life dream to date a unicorn.

8. I wish I had this sleep suit. I already take naps everywhere, so this would just make it all easier.

9. I can has necklace?

10. These words, I think, are very true

Friday, June 17, 2011

Yellow Mood

Discovered something today.
If you're feeling a little down in the dumps, wear some yellow!
A yellow shirt, some yellow sandals, even a little yellow clip in your hair.
My day started out on a negative note and when I went to go get dressed, I pulled out the only yellow shirt I own. When I put it on, my mood was instantly ten times better. 

Lift your spirits and throw on something in this sunny hue!
Some ideas:

The embroidery on this skirt is to die for.
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Yellow polka dot bikini shoes.
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Hello there, adorable scarf.
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Pretty summer shirt for a pretty summer day.
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Polished Nails, Please

I'm painting my nails right now (which makes it a little hard to type...).
I like to keep my nails painted for 3 reasons:

1. I think it just adds some personality and pizazz to hands. There's a fair amount of information you can get about someone just by looking at how they have their nails painted. 
2. I find it relaxing to paint my own nails.
3. I borrowed my friend's green nail polish about two months ago. It was a pretty and springy grass green color. When I took it off, though, I found that the pretty and springy color had left my nails tinted a horrible yellow color. So, now I keep my nails painted so that people don't think I have an awkward fungus or infection.

Usually I just paint my nails one color (black, white, purple, pink). I've tried adding some designs but they never really work out the way I want them to. 
But it's always fun to imagine!

So here's some totally awesome nail art to get you inspired:
Lovin' the zebra print!
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What a delicious blue.
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Some very feminine bows and hearts.
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Shout out to my soda drinkers.
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Monsters Inc. nails! So adorable!
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Happy painting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Glee Project

Let it be known, I'm a total Gleek.
This means that I'm suffering from some serious Glee withdrawals at the moment. 
BUT, it can all be cured by a little show called The Glee Project.
Found [ here ].
12 people were picked out of thousands to be contenders on the show. Whoever wins will get a 7 episode guest role on Glee. 
Cool beans? Very.

Now, there are 2 reasons why I'm super psyched about this show (besides that it's filling the gaping hole in my heart that Glee left when it ended for the summer!):

1. I personally know one of the contestants!
Ellis Wylie actually went to my high school and was in my graduating class! It's so surreal seeing someone on television that I had been going to school with for years. Every time she was on the screen, my mom and I would squeal and shake our fists in the air out of celebration. 
Ellis is such a great singer, a true individual and I think she has a real shot at making it far in the show. 
Like her Facebook page [ here ] and send her some love!

2. One of the contestants has officially made it onto my list of celebrity crushes.
Other members of this list include Robert Pattinson and Enrique Iglesias. But the boys are going to have to make some room for Samuel Larsen (you should like his Facebook page, too).
I've always been a big fan of dreadlocks. I think they're fascinating and very cool looking. 
So mixing dreadlocks with a fiercely attractive face and throw in a great voice and some cool clothes?
I just really appreciate looking at him. And listening to him.

The show is really great. The first episode was a bit awkward, but I think once the season really gets going, it'll surely be a hit.