Sunday, September 27, 2009

~7 Splendid Things on Sunday~

1) this delightful image..
by Rebecca Thuss

2) morning tea set rings
victoria mason

3) this pretty recycled paper garland..
by wrenhandmade

4) peanut butter & jelly pillows :-)
(so freaking cute!)
found here.

5) this lovely purple bag..found on

6) object photographs that are utterly

7) these cute little origami tea bags..
(i want to know where i can buy some!)

Here's to having a great, productive weekend! I've been getting a lot of work accomplished, so I'm happy about that.
Now have a super Sunday!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

ok, today i feel like fall~

Now that the rain is gone (for now at least) I'm feeling more in the fall spirit. :-)
Here's my current flickr fall favorites.

{my goals for today:}
-knock out a bunch of studying! i also have a test next week to start preparing for.
-catch up emails..i have been so busy i have neglected them
-coffee, coffee, and more coffee!
-grocery shopping
-work on my 'fall in love' class pages this evening

Happy Friday to you all! Hope it's an awesome day~

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

cold and wet. love and hate.

{photo by me}

I am completely having a love/hate relationship with this season right now.
I love seeing the beautiful autumn leaves that have fallen onto the ground. Ahh..I just want to take a zillion pictures of them! :)
I hate being out in the drizzle, cold, and nastiness. I feel like I'm going to get sick.

Now I love the cold..just not mixed with rain.
Just my thoughts.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

~6 awesome things Sunday~!

Well hello there!
Wow, I've had such a productive weekend so far! I feel so accomplished with my school work. :)
I still have more to get done today but I'm hoping for some free time to enjoy myself later. In the meantime, here's some cool stuff I've spotted this week.

1. these marbled crayons
found here.

2. owl wallet from ModCloth
3. Toast
Love this site! I ordered a catalog the other day and can't wait to get it.

4. these beautiful layouts from lifeLOVEpaper
(-a new blog i've been inspired by)
I really love the sewing onto paper look.

5. vintage paper pillow
from jedgell
6. coffee to go brooch
from toastkawaii
{her blog is also very cool. check it out here.}

In other news..I'm still working on my book for Elise's Visual Adventures class and I really like how it's coming along. I haven't taken any photos of my work just yet but I will once I finish.

Also..excited to start Kara's 'Fall in Love' class tomorrow! I took her music + art composition class over the summer and it was just wonderful. I'm really looking forward to her inspirations again.
~Alright, I'm off to study, do some quick grocery shopping, find some coffee, and maybe buy a lottery ticket. =) Hope everyone has a delightful Sunday!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

~inspired wednesday bliss~

I had a busy, busy but AWESOME day today! I even feel inspired. ;)

Here's some things that I think are just delicious as of late..

1. incredibly beautiful photos by Alana Davis
2. this sensational piece...
it combines my two favorite things: coffee (well, coffee beans) & an owl
3. wonderful work by Virginia Kraljevic
4. this image by abbytryagain :) in love!!!
5. Cassia Beck's etsy shop of lovely prints

....Also I can't be more thrilled about this movie coming out on Friday that I've been waiting months for! It was one of my favorite books as a child. I need to rebuy it since I can't seem to find my old copy.
Lewis and I have a date night on Friday to see it. :) *very excited*
I can't wait for the weekend now!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I just adore this print. I saw it on Jars of Cute last week and had to remember to blog about it. The color combination is just beautiful.
I was thinking about this past summer earlier today and how I miss it a little. I had SO much free time.. Now that school has started and work I'm a super busy little bee! I mean, my days are crazy! I do enjoy being busy and productive, don't get me wrong, but it's become exhausting as of late. I may just be overloaded right now. *sigh*
..Hopeful for some 'Melissa' time soon..

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Alright, I'm back.. :)

I can't stay away. :)
I was thinking about it and realized this blog was my therapy, so I need to be here.
Things are looking UP for me and each day seems to be getting better and better. I just need to have some patience. That being said, here's some photos I took here in Austin yesterday. I've been up here since Thursday night. Ah, I'm loving it..

my rainy day Saturday..
{one of our favorite little bakeries called Quack's}
{yummy food and french press coffee..:-P}
{i took this photo for my friend Deb who LOVES turtles..she loved the photo so much that she posted it on her blog. :)~}

Right now I'm sitting at a newly visited coffee shop that I will definitely be coming back to. It's rad! It's called Kick Butt Coffee. A martial artist owns the place and all of the decor inside is of knives, chinese throwing stars, and Chuck Norris. They even have free wi-fi which totally makes my day. :)
It's a good day, and it's a little sunny outside too. Just a little..

Friday, September 11, 2009


Just wanted to say hello.
I've been away from my blog this week for personal reasons. I'm trying to regroup for now and take some time out for myself. I do miss posting but I know that I need this time.
Hope to return soon.
Thank you all for your wonderful comments on my previous post. I always enjoy reading them.


"Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it." --Bill Cosby

I feel like Bill Cosby has always been in my life, even though I do not personally know him. I watched "The Cosby Show" religiously growing up and I continue to watch reruns today (I have almost all the seasons on dvd). I even saw him live in Austin several months ago. He's just all around wonderful and I've always looked up to him. I love this quote and it's really speaking to me right now.

Monday, September 7, 2009

a few good things..

..just a few things catching my attention right now ;)

1. this journal set by zoetropa
2. this panda calendar
3. this beautiful photo by wilson
4. this kusudama flowers tutorial
Thanks for sharing this with me, Deb!

◆Today I'm editing photos (still), having banana nut muffins w/coffee, catching up on emails, studying, and listening to my 80's hair band music. It's a pretty good day.

[Looking forward to..]
~ a shorter week now that we had a holiday. ;)
~appointments (2 this week)
~starting back as a tutor for the middle school I work at
(it's my part-time job)
~heading to Austin next weekend..Whoohoo!!!!

Happy Labor Day!
Hope everyone got enough rest & relaxation.
I was thinking I may just change my Sunday inspiring things to Monday from now on.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Saturday was my cousin John's 6th birthday. He had an adorable little party that was SpongeBob themed. I was so glad I brought my Nikon this time. =)
And here's a fun collage I made for him..

~Pardon my absence, I've been editing photos like crazy and catching up on school work. It's turned out to be a busier weekend than I thought. Hope I can return later tonight with some inspiring little finds. *cross fingers*

Friday, September 4, 2009


I spent the day embracing the photographic mood I was in. ;)
Even Lewis was willing to be a part of it. That's very rare.
I love him..
Here are some photos I took from today.
~What a lovely day. Tonight I hope to enjoy some wine, maybe a movie, and do some crafts.
I hope everyone had a happy Friday!