Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Saturday Squeeze

1. This dance is way too fierce to be shown on television. [ Just kidding, I want to see more. ]

2. Woah, more dancing! Except now we leave it up to Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff. [ I can't help but laugh whenever I see this. ]

3. Let's all hug and stay alive!

4. A happy video of animals stealing things.

5. Loving the use of negative space! Especially the second one, with the deer.

6. Adding a pop of color to your day.

8. Part of me wants to buy one of these, keep it secret, and then run around in it and nobody will ever know it was me.

9. Oh, yes he is.

10. I wonder how long it took them to make this...

Happy Saturday! Have a good one!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Etsy Item! And Listening To: Rising Gael

Hi hi hi hi!
I'm in a super good mood right now!

I have yet another new item in my Etsy shop!
It would be greatly appreciated!

And since it's Wednesday [well, it was a few minutes ago...], it's "Listening To" time!
Today we've got Rising Gael.
They're a great band that does Irish music!

[ Youtube didn't have my favorite song by them, called "He Moved Through the Fair". Sad day. ]

[ "Stretched on Your Grave" ]

Once when my mom, my grandma, and I went on a roadtrip, we stopped at a pub and this band was playing there. I had never heard of them before, but I instantly fell in love. They're so much fun to watch and they even include the audience in things. They had a contest to see who could write the dirtiest lyrics and whoever won, they would sing the song with the new lyrics, and the winners got a free CD. 
[ Being the gutter-minded women that we are, we won the contest and got their CD. ]

Also, I don't listen to Irish music all that much. But this is a definite exception. I seriously recommend that you look them up and listen to a variety of their music. It's definitely worth it.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

New Etsy Item!...and Transformers 3...

First of all:
I have yet another new item on Etsy!
I might be changing it, though, to only be available as a 4x6 or 5x7 print. The 8x10 is a little iffy. But maybe I can change a few things and make it work
[ Tim Gunn is love. ]

Second of all:
Last night I saw the third and final Transformers movie.
And to be honest, I'm glad it's the final one.
I was a big fan of the first two Transformers movies. Explosions, action, Shia, humor, it was all pretty good. 
[ Except for Megan Fox. I'm glad she left. She makes me uncomfortable. ]
So, I was pretty excited to see this movie. 
But I was sadly let down, and here's why:

1. The movie was 3 hours long. No movie should be that long. Ever.

2. Since Fox decided not to be a part of this movie, they felt the need to throw in a new love interest [ Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ]. I'm not quite sure why, out of all the actresses in the world, that they had to pick her. She's pretty, I guess, but she really can't act, in my opinion. 

3. There was so much obvious sexual humor. In the first two movies, there was some sexual humor, but it was placed in certain scenes and not overdone, which made them funny and sort of clever. But in this film, it was just thrown all over the place. My guy and I found ourselves laughing, not because it was funny, but because it was so stupid. There wasn't an air of maturity in this movie. It was tasteless and most of the time, really lame

I will say that there was some good action scenes, some great special effects, and a few twists.
But all in all, I give this movie a thumbs down and wait until you can rent it to see it.

Have you seen this movie? What'd you think?

Friday, July 15, 2011

New Item on Etsy!

Oh gosh, I've been gone for what seems like forever.
Life's been hectic and such, but now I'm getting back on track. [ Or at least I am for now...ugh... ]

But I started something new in my life. 
Have you heard of the website called Etsy?!
I hope you have, because it's glorious.

When I'm bored, I'll just search through tons of the amazing creations that people are selling. It's a great place to get your work out in the world and it's also quite useful for getting some inspiration for when you find yourself in a slump. [ It happens to me...often. ]

Today I created my very own shop and I'm super psyched about it.
I'm only selling one thing at the moment, but after a while there will be more. 
I just have to get my creative juices flowing and come up with ideas.

I would be so ecstatic if you visited!
Critiques are always appreciated. Tell me what you think!

Do you have an Etsy shop? 
I would love to see it!
Chances are, I'll add you to my circle. Not to sound like I'm bribing you or anything. I just enjoy being connected.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bathing Suits, Birthdays, and Beautiful Drives

I know, I know, I missed the Saturday Squeeze yesterday.
But I had legitimate reasoning!

One of my best friends, Sam, invited me over to her house to swim in her pool and celebrate her birthday!

It was super hot outside, so the pool was absolutely perfect. 

Happy people in a pool.
Sam & me.
It was so nice to catch up on our lives and everything, since we haven't seen each other in weeks. It's so hard to go from living next door to someone in a dorm to living in two different cities.

Then we went out to dinner with Sam's friend and boyfriend to celebrate Sam's birthday. The food was great, everyone was happy, and it was all-around a good time. 
I slept at Sam's house and we spent the morning talking to her mom and just hanging out. 

Driving to and from Sam's house is always lovely because the ride is so scenic and it takes you over hills and through fields and farms.
The weather was perfection.
I had the windows rolled down and music blasting.

You know how there's some music that's just perfect for driving on a nice day? It was like my iPod knew exactly what I wanted to hear. 
It's the kind of time where you reflect on your life and what you want to do with it. It's inspirational and it's refreshing.
It's perfect.

3 of My Favorite Driving-With-The-Windows-Down Songs:

"I Woke Up in a Car" by Something Corporate
[ So here I am. ]

"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry
[ Just too beautiful to not listen to. ]

"You Can Breathe" by Jack's Mannequin
[ You can breathe now. ]

It was one of those times where you hold your hand out the window and let the wind slip through your fingers.
Just to feel.

Like I said, it was perfect.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Listening To: "Golden Train" by Justin Nozuka

I'm starting a new weekly post kind of thing. Like my Saturday Sqeeze posts, every Wednesday I'll post music that I want to share.
It'll be something that I like, something new, something old, something that's been stuck in my head. 
So here we go!

Here's Justin Nozuka's "Golden Train".
This song has been stuck in my head for days. I've caught myself humming the chorus while I'm at work.

I think he sounds a bit like Jason Mraz. You think so?

Happy Wednesday! And happy listening!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Let Your Colors Burst

Happy Fourth of July!

I'm not patriotic at all, [most of the time, I feel like I would be better suited living in Europe] and so really the only part of today that I like is the fireworks.
When I was a kid, I was scared to death of them. I loathed every Fourth of July and when we watched the fireworks show, I would cower under an umbrella and sob hysterically. I was positive that the burning pieces would fall down on me and light me on fire. 
It annoyed my parents. Quite a bit.
Thankfully, those days are over and I'm now in love with fireworks.
There's just something so magical about them.

Too bad today I had to work, and so I couldn't go with my family to see any. A very sad day, indeed. 

So I'm filling this void in my heart with pictures of fireworks, instead!

This is super cool. When you look away for
a second, it almost looks like the fireworks are moving.
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Loving the red to green to pink!
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So amazing; a completely new way to see a firework.
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Grand finale!
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Do you have any Fourth of July traditions?
What's your favorite part of this holiday?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Saturday Squeeze

I was perusing the internet, and I landed on a picture of a bedspread that I loved. 
So this week's Saturday Squeeze is going to be an array of bedspreads!

Beds are a big part of our lives, for just being a simple piece of furniture. A lot happens there.
Rejuvenating your body by sleeping, sex, thinking, reading, life talks, snuggling, drawing, etc. 
If we spend so much time there, why not make it pretty?!

1. I absolutely love the colors and ruffles.

2. Have a special place in your heart for Alice and Wonderland? Then this one's for you.

3. Always been a fan of plants on bedspreads.

4. Oh hey there, huge orchid. Nice to see you've found a bed.

5. These yellow flowers will definitely wake you up and make you feel instantly refreshed.

And I also apologize that there's only 5 items listed today.
I've been having a really discouraging day and it was a long day at work.

Maybe I should just sleep it off!
If only I had a bedspread like one of these...

Saturday, July 2, 2011


Newfound love?
[ I guess it's also called "Crackle". It depends on what brand you buy. ]

My mom recently picked this up for me at the store and I tried it for the first time today.
Here's how mine turned out!
Now I just want to shatter everything.
My toenails, my mom's nails, my brothers' nails, my dog's nails, the walls...

For being so unique, it's super easy to do.
Just paint your nails [white, black, whatever] and then paint over them with the shatter color!
Boom, you're done.

Here are some other cool examples of this new trend:
Use different base colors!
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Black and gold, super glam.
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Blue on blue, perfect for summer!
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You should totally try this new look.
Peace. Love. Shatter.