Thursday, December 25, 2008

wishing you a merry little christmas.

Friday, December 19, 2008

dear kara

so kara left me a comment yesterday...

{Kara said...
I'll cross my fingers for a snow day for you. :D

Kayla. I love reading your blog. I feel like... we're a lot a like.

And. It's inspiring.

Just thought you should know.}

here is my response. i am also using it for the TAIF promt.

ps i got my snow day!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


{the christmas card pic}

i wrapped some presents last night while listening to christmas music...i go all nostalgic like that. i think i like wrapping the presents the best.
i am banking on a snow day tomorrow. the ice storm is supposed to be heading in with 6-10 inches of snow tonight. now that's what i call a snow day. now i am going to snuggle in and watch the grinch because basically that and elf are my favorite holiday movies EVER!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

playing santa

{i had to bring out the santa slippers today}

{anthro's pretty wrapping them}

{anthro gifts}

{gift tags with typewriter goodness}

{my holiday chocolate...loving the new Starbucks motto. makes me think of this.}

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

lots and lots of SNOW

so yeah, tons of snow... a lot. like really wicked snow.
above is the gift i made for my friend's birthday. i reused the pink tulle from the wrapping from one of my own birthday gifts. i am so green. like literally. today i wore my green shirt with a giant peace sign on it. i think i am borderline tree hugger today. anyways, i really liked how it turned out. it is like 6x6.5ish. i'm not really sure. i am so opposite of my mom when it comes to making stuff. she has to have a template for EVERYTHING to the point where it becomes time consuming and i wouldn't even want to make the craft anymore. it's pretty funny. i will always tell her, "mom let me just free hand draw it for you. you know? free hand? do you need me to explain what that means?" one thing i do know is that our differences just make us a better pair.
i am off to make something. my creative edge has taken over my brain. hot chocolate maybe...'tis the season.
btw, check out the new TAIF prompt. i never got to the last one, but i think i may have to participate in this one. i am seeing my free people catalog somewhere in the picture.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


i got my wisdom teeth out on thursday....boy was that a fun experience. my surgery took three hours instead of one. i am so special. my days have consisted of wrapping numerous bags of frozen peas on my face and eating jamba juice and oreo shakes from potbelly's. (now that part isn't bad) my face resembles that of a chipmunk preparing for winter is kinda funny. i went to the dance last night despite my cheeks and still had a pretty decent time. must have been the pain killers. i finally ate some real food today after my dad put it through the blender. things are looking up.
i made a gift for a friend last week...i really like it and will post pics soon. i am in the wrapping mood, but haven't done anything. catching up on school work all day...exciting.

the tree is up in our house. i love the holidays.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


can I take a moment to be extremely vain here (which I am completely not let me assure you)? ummm where has my tan gone?!?! hopefully when I go to cali over break I can fix this...haha.

So there are a couple of things I need to catch up on...I just got my quilt back from Quilting Arts! It was travelling with them to the International Quilt Festivals in Chicago, Long Beach, and Houston. It made it home safe and sound and now I can finally post pictures! Yay!

Sorry I haven't posted any artsy/crafty things lately. I am working on a new challenge quilt and it is coming along nicely. I am pretty excited about it. (Sorry for being so vague, but for now it must remain confidential/top secret.)

So I am challenging myself to practice complete and total silence this week. We talked about it in youth group today. I will take 15 minutes each day to be totally hear Him. No thoughts...nothing. just listening...sometimes I am not o good at listening so it is something I can work on.
this weeks song you ask? this one. oh and last weeks...this.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

a journal page...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

another year....

so it is my birthday today! pretty exciting! i got a ton of moleskine stuff and love it. the lime green one is my fave. i also got an iphone. it's awesome...not going to lie here. thanksgiving was pretty uneventful. i was at a tournament so it was spent with friends at maggianos (no i did not eat that whole piece of cake by myself). here's to seventeen. i am thinking about updating the look of this blog. you know, a fresh start for this new age.
ps USC all the way!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


For my 50th post I am giving away a copy of the November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors that I am in. Leave a comment and I will pick a number at random on my birthday, this Saturday!

Here's to having no school this week!!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

I've been tagged...

by Elizabeth. She wants to know six quirky things about me.

  1. I save all of my fortunes from fortune cookies in a take out box.

  2. When I write the date I feel the need to separate the numbers with periods like so 11.22.08.

  3. I eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch EVERYDAY and I never get sick of it. Breakfast: honey nut cheerios, a banana, and a glass of orange juice. Lunch: PB&J on wheat, honey crisp apple, and goldfish.

  4. I don't like whipped cream in my hot chocolate.

  5. I am on the math team. (I do not think this is quirky, but others find it to be social suicide. It is just my Asian know?)

  6. I cannot eat broccoli or asparagus without having half a lemon to go along with them.

7. I just realized I am quirky when it comes to food.

I am tagging Kate, Kara, Dani, Kate B, and Debra.

Friday, November 21, 2008

anatomy of an outfit for a 20 degree football game under the lights.

  • 1 long sleeve underarmour shirt

  • 2 t-shirts

  • 1 long sleeve t-shirt

  • 1 fleece

  • 1 sweatshirt

  • 1 north face jacket

  • 1 pair of leggings

  • 2 pairs of sweatpants

  • 2 pairs of socks

  • ugg boot

  • golf gloves

  • earmuffs

It's going to be a cold goal? To feel hot. I will let you know how that goes.

I made some stuff after school today. Working on a new project. Updates later. As for now, stay warm. Peace out.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Etsy sale

Quiltlets are on sale in the shop. You can find them here.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

my week of doing things for others


  • "It's a happy Monday" cards made their way around. I dropped a few in the library's book return.

  • My friend got her braces off so I bought her a giant carmel apple and left it on her door step.

  • sent this to a friend


  • I gave him a little note.

  • I wrote a bunch of "just because" letters

  • I bought an advent calendar from a kid at school.


  • I filled in for my friend to tutor a student that had a test.


  • sent another letter


  • I took one of the girls I babysit out for chocolate fondue to talk about friends and school.

  • I was a kinda chaperone for one of my friends. He is a year younger and not allowed to go on dates so I took him and the girl he likes to go see high school musical three. (funny, i know)


  • I payed for my friend to come to the football game with me.

Usually I would turn down a lot of these favors, but I decided that this week I was going to help others so I did and I found out that helping other people out and doing nice things put me in a better mood.

Monday, November 10, 2008

this week

{free people catalog goodness}
{check this out}
{leaves idea from here}
{a journal page}

this week i will choose to be happy.

this week i will do things for others.

this week i will leave the stress behind.

this week i will smile to a stranger.

this week i this song is my anthem ("you never know whatchya got til it's gone" love that part).

this week i will eliminate the time wasters in my life.

this week i will take care of the task at hand.

this week i will be refreshed.

this week i will wear an extremely preppy outfit and not care what people think about it.

this week i will make something.

this week i will be true to myself.

this week i will turn to god.

this week i will spread the happiness.

this week i will write a letter to a friend.

this week i will spread the love.

this week i will choose to be happy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

played with some portraits after reading this...

so inspired by this and this...doing things for others makes me happy.

"I realized something.... That being joyful is a choice."
Happy Wednesday!!!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

shop update and mini shoot

{ as a (not so much) gangster above}

My nana took me shopping yesterday for my birthday (coming up) and Christmas. I got a ton of cute stuff. It was one of my most successful shopping trips ever. I got this dress. I love it. It is really different for me...something I would have never thought of wearing before, but I like it a lot so I had a mini photo shoot. I have been craving one. This should tide me over for a bit.

Finished up ten more quiltlets today and put them in the shop.
Have a nice week!