Friday, July 31, 2009

first ever SUMMER GIVEAWAY!~

Whoohoo! I'm excited! :)~
I've been wanting to take the plunge and do a giveaway all summer long but have had a few obstacles in my way, such as my time-consuming online class and ear surgery. Now that both are over, it's time!
What you get:
A brand new Flirt! lips cosmetic zipper bag full of summer makeup goodies! I will fill this bag up with yummy stuff that you will love. I promise! :-))

1) You have to be a follower of my blog to win.
2) Please tell me what you would like to see more of on my blog AND what or who has inspired you this summer.
3) You get an extra entry if you post this giveaway on your own blog, just please let me know if you do.
4) Please leave your name and email address in the comment box.
5) I will choose one winner by next Monday, August 3rd.
Good Luck!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

thursday happiness =)

this post is a little late today. i spent most of my day working on the finishing touches to my final and then finally submitting it. goodness it took f-0-r-e-v-e-r. so..yay! no more online class for the remainder of the summer! now i can enjoy myself. ;-)

how about some cuteness?
yes, i think so!

erin jane illustrations

Kir De Vries

Enid Shop
have I mentioned in any previous posts how crazy i am over the work of photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth? i mean, i seriously idolize this woman! i have one of her books and am constantly drooling over it for inspiration. it's been in my possession for several years now and it's definitely one of my favorites. :)

check out a site of her work here.
you won't regret it.

*also, i received another adorable happy mail package today from deb! ;)
what a happy day! :-)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

going OWL crazy!

i ♥ owls.
my obsession is getting a little out of control. :)
here's some owl inspired eye candy for the middle of the week...
I want to see 500 Days of Summer sooo bad! I found out that it opens this Friday and is only showing in one theater here in SA. I'm going to see if Lewis will take me on a date afternoon to see it. :) I'm excited because it has Zooey Deschanel in it, plus I think it will just be a GREAT movie no matter what.
Happy Wednesday~!
I'm going to watch a movie and eat some chocolate. :-P

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

a wicked good day*

~completed tasks for today:
◊ bubble bath
◊ read a few chapters in "Wicked"
◊ hot green tea with honey
◊ started putting things together for a new kit I'm planning on selling on etsy
(it will be my first item on etsy ever! kind of exciting... ;))
◊ visited parents & mom washed my hair again and braided it
◊ baked blueberry muffins
I wanted to show off my lovely bookmark that Deb (my Happy Mail friend) made me. :) Isn't it beautiful? I just adore it!
I really hope Lewis & I can see the musical in Austin next month.
*cross fingers & toes*
I stumbled upon this site last night and was so impressed, not to mention inspired. The lighting and concepts are too amazing for words.
Here are my favorites:
Samantha Everton
Oh, and I'm in love with this clutch right now.......

Monday, July 27, 2009

::on the road to recovery::

This afternoon was the first time out of my house. I went to my post op visit to see how my ear was doing. My doctor says that everything is looking good so far. :) I'm still taking my pain meds but not as frequent as I was before. Hopefully by the end of the week I won't need them at all. That is good news!
It's amazing how weak your body gets when you don't use it. After my appointment Lewis took me to eat lunch at Luby's. It was nice to have a portion like that and be able to enjoy it. We went to a furniture store afterward to look around and I knew I couldn't stand very long because my body was reminding me how weak I was. I don't make a very good patient.. just so you know. I want to feel 100% again so I can carry on with my life.
I need to take it one day at a time. I still have more recovering to do..
here's some flickr pretties for today:

Sunday, July 26, 2009

~10 Things I LOVE Sunday!*

1. J-E-L-L-O!
(sugar-free, of course)
*it's amazing how many of these I've had this week! still not tired of them yet! :-P

2. these gorgeous illustrations by emma block
(made with real coffee..can you believe it?)
3. paper embellished clothespins tutorial
by Pin and Paper

(i will definitely attempt these when i'm feeling better)

4. these new stickers and ACEO in the RVA shop
5. mixed media artwork by Kelly Rae


7. a positive reinforcement such as this..

8. big and delicious salads

9. D. S. Brennan Photography
check out the website here.

10. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my dearest little sister Lizzie & Uncle Patrick!
(celebrating both birthdays today!)
My mom is going to wash my hair for me later in the afternoon so I'll feel pretty again. :)
Have a relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I found this on Elise's blog and thought I would give it a whirl. ;)

I always :

~have at least two cups of coffee every day.
~eat one piece of toast around midnight.
~am inspired visiting
~make my bed.
~watch "The Golden Girls" reruns before bedtime.

I sometimes :

~worry about the clutter in my room.
~think I would be completely lost without my camera.
~don't have my camera when I really, really need it.
~feel uninspired.

I never :

~get tired of coffee.
~like checking my voice mail. It's a total pain.
~want to feel claustrophobic.
~will vote Republican.
~eat anchovies.
~want to be lonely.
~get tired of fresh flowers.

Friday, July 24, 2009

~it's friday~

This morning and afternoon was tough dealing with my ear pain. It seems like my new pain meds are wearing off a little fast. ugh. Luckily it's under control right now so I'm able to play a little on my laptop. I'm searching for something fun..something colorful and inspirational.

This photo is perfect:
(and it reminds me to step outside for a few minutes and take in the fresh air)

I am completely amazed by these beautiful photos......
(makes me want to go to a fancy party)
Zinke Design

Also, I'm thrilled to see that the trailer is up for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Hooray!