Thursday, January 29, 2009

one world one heart giveaway


This giveaway is open to everyone. Be sure to leave a comment and include your email address to be entered to win Mr. Hippo. He would love a nice family. I will pick a random comment on February 12! Head over to the one world one heart blog by clicking the link above to visit the other participating blogs.

Monday, January 26, 2009

journal entry from 1.24.09

i am broken and empty.

this weekend i found out i am broken and empty. i had an indescribable experience and was overcome with emotion that i had kept inside for far too long.
this weekend i felt something i had never felt before.
this weekend i made new friends. i sat alone in silence. i was no longer intimidated.
this weekend i cried with sadness and with joy.
this weekend i laughed so hard i cried.
this weekend i had an extremely slap happy night.
this weekend i ate too much candy and ordered a late night pizza that was completely unnecessary. i sang with true feelings. i loved wholely.
this weekend i played intense dodge ball and roughed it for a day.
this weekend i survived without the internet and stayed up way too late.
this weekend i was cold, but warm on the inside.
this weekend i found something that had been missing. i found You.
this weekend i slept in my clothes and i listened to the silence.
this weekend i ate jello and shockers, but not at the same time.
this weekend i was me and i found the me on the inside. i took a nap for the first time in a long time and it felt so good.
this weekend i had fun.
this weekend i learned, i pondered, i read, i understood, i contemplated, and i was unsure all at the same time.
this weekend was real.


this week do a random act of kindness. you will find that one little gesture has the ability to bring a big amount of joy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

a day just for me

(because sometimes we all just need this little reminder...take a mental note for yourself.)

i finished finals early today and decided to go shopping. i went to barnes and noble and anthropologie. got a cute shirt and a mini blue vase for who knows what! something new for me, you know for a new year. i spent up all my gift cards too. i got some girly teen books that are completely pointless and predictable, but provide mindless inner goodness.

a sad but true confession: so i was having a mini dilemma...i was feeling the need to eat some chocolate, but there was none to be found in the house. i had to go to the last resort...i broke into the bag of baking chocolate chips. so bad, but truly necessary. i mean a craving is a craving. totally worth it. Nestle's semi-sweet saves the day.

i have listened to this song so it is probably becoming unhealthy for me to hear it over and over again...obsessed doesn't even begin to describe it.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


welcome to change and a fresh's to a day of history.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

holga pics!!!

i am partial to the black and white ones. more on my flickr page!

Friday, January 16, 2009

another chill day

no school again today..-40 with wind chill. i saw this at the jamba juice. there's some guerilla art for you! love it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Schools are closed today - Thursday, January 15, 2009 due to weather conditions.

You would think I would have been thrilled when I saw this, but I am not. I have finals this week and AP chem was supposed to be today so I could just get it over with. Now I have to study some more. So school was cancelled due to it currently being -12 which is crazy cold.

Sorry I have not blogged in a while. Here are some January fragments...

navy blue nail polish. pictures from the beach. realizing the existence of karma. self- doubt. living by my fortune cookies. fun times with friends. hitting up the olive garden. mr hippo. sweats and uggs. new friends. elementary school memories. studying. studying. studying. discovering google reader (insert heavenly music followed by giant lightbulb going off here). journalling with new catalogs. peace signs. sending letters.

Friday, January 2, 2009

meet my holga.

he needs a name...or it rather. i guess i am partial to a "he" name. any ideas? i want to be able to call him by name. you know like "so and so liked the beach." not just the blah, "he liked the beach." something unique to give him a little character would be good.
i am trying to think of a word for this year. one that i can go back to. a word to describe what i want to do this new year. i will let you know when an idea strikes. i got an idea log from anthro for christmas. i'm feeling pretty good about it especially cause it's lime green. with that color, you can't go wrong.
ps i am obsessed with itunes' free single of the week by erin mccarley. check it out.

this is the gift i gave my mom for christmas. it is a little mini that i sewed together and put inside a jewel case. the little pictures on each page are the thumbnails sent when you order prints from shutterfly or snapfish. i gave it with this print from the talented kelly rae. it was mainly the inspiration for the mini. you can see it in its entirety on my flickr page.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

happy new year.

2009. so 2008...what can i say? it was good, but there is something about my odd years that are just always better. i am excited for this year and cannot wait to see what it holds for me. this year i became more me. i made more friends. i met a boy. i pursued art quilting. i started a blog. i opened an etsy shop. i had a quilt in the international quilt festival. i was published twice. i started scrapping and wrote in my journal on a regular basis (love it). i wore dresses. i shared my feelings. i went to las vegas for the first time. i went to my first concert. i walked on the beach. i did random acts of kindness. i turned 17. i got my wisdom teeth out. i shopped at anthro. i got a holga. i surrounded myself with the people i love. i had a blast. and i took lots of pictures. it was a good year. i also found Him.
now if you will excuse me i must go cheer on my USC trojans in the rose bowl. awwww yeah.
p.s. i want to make a time capsule this year. does anyone want to join in on the fun?