Sunday, October 17, 2010


{Today I...}
-started my day with a strong cup of Starbucks coffee, as per usual. :-P
(it's the only way to go! and, the only way i get moving! hehe)

-am working on various assignments for school, taking breaks to keep my sanity in between.

-can't wait for "Dexter" this evening. It's the #1 thing I look forward to on Sunday.

..i really REALLY need to get more accomplished with school work. What a busy semester!

..i can't wait for my trip to Portugal next month! Woohoo! It's the first time ever leaving the country!
{my passport arrived !!!=)}

..i'm ready for Fall weather so I can wear cozy sweaters and drink hot cocoa.

..i miss my grandma every single day..='(
..i also miss my blog buddy, Deb.

..i will become a redhead for the very first time, very very soon. Eek! :)~
{here is the shade of red i would like to try. what do you think?}

{things i want to purchase this week}
:a book about Portugal:
:::Play-Doh (for class):::
::::new nail polish::::

Friday, October 15, 2010

friday feelings.

I've definitely been gone for too long! =)

Here is what I'm up to at the moment:

listening: Curve
eating: red grapes
drinking: H2O
wearing: blue jeans and a white spaghetti tank top with salmon v neck shirt over it
feeling: a tad of a headache and need to eat dinner but mostly pleasant and calm
weather: a little breezy at sunset
wanting: sushi :-P
needing: more hours in the day
thinking: about my upcoming trip to Portugal
enjoying: the fact that its Friday and I can sleep in tomorrow! Yippee!
wondering: if I will get all my school work done over the weekend so I can have time to relax and get to feeling better. I'm trying to get over an ear infection this week.


Monday, July 26, 2010

Getting back..

I'm getting back in the swing of things, slowly but surely.

The last couple of weeks have been really difficult for me with my grandma passing away. Luckily I have had shoulders to cry on and comfort from friends and family members all around. I feel so grateful.

So, on a more positive note, I wanted to share my lined journal that I turned into a sketchbook. This is a project I began in early May of this year. =)
The last page of the tomato pin cushion is for my grandma.

(more pages to share on the next post)

~All my love~

Friday, June 25, 2010

I can't help..

I can't help what's going on in my life right now no matter how much I want to..
But, I need to find some positive energy to get me through my days and keep me strong.
I know I can't keep feeling sad all the time.
Dear inspiration and happiness, please find me.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010


The last few days have been very difficult for me and my family as we received some distressing news regarding my dear grandmother. She has cancer. The doctors are still running tests and we don't know too much information at this time. I've been at the hospital for days now by her side. It's really hard not to cry while I'm there.

My heart is filled with sadness right now.
It's been so hard to concentrate, and I can't even wrap my head around my summer school classes.. :-(
I'm not sure how long I will be away. I just need to take some time and be with my family.
I hope to be back soon with some positivity.
Please keep my grandma in your thoughts.
Thank you..xoxo.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Friday!

Hello! Quick post today!
I've been crazily busy this week with my summer courses that I hardly have the time for blogging. :/ Lame, I know..
Hope to catch up this weekend with some fun posts in between studying.

Here's a couple shots from my sister's graduation this past Wednesday evening.
I'm so proud of her! =)
Tonight I'm going to see the 80's band, Great White perform here in SA. I'm a little over the top excited today. :-P

Sunday, June 6, 2010

-date afternoon Sunday-

We had a lovely movie date this afternoon and saw "Get Him To the Greek". It was hilarious! ;) What a great way to spend a scorching hot Sunday--indoors! Ha.
My plans for this week:

❍ Summer school starts tomorrow (oh joy! lol)
❍ My sister, Lizzie graduates high school on Wednesday night
❍ Babysitting my cousins (the triplets)
❍ Looking forward to seeing 2 concerts-- Great White & Iron Maiden!!! :)
(Friday night & Saturday night)
❍ Family reunion in Yorktown, TX on Saturday
❍ Art journal
❍ Take more summer photographs

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

my Tell Your Story pages♥~ part 1

Part 1.
Stay tuned for part 2!
Happy Saturday! =)

Friday, June 4, 2010

~a fun-filled Friday~

Here's a quick behind the scenes shot from this afternoon's shoot.
My friend, Jess asked me to model for her upcoming shop online. Gosh, I have to admit, it felt so great being in front of the camera again. It's been too long...
Fun, fun! ;)~

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

sun spots are magical☀

Here are some self-portraits I took just a few days ago. I love the way the sun spots look.
Also, I don't mind if these shots are blurry. I often do weird things when I shoot sp's. :) I will probably print these out and use them for art journaling.
~My summer goals
~Tell Your Story class pages (so far)
~The collage book I've been working on
~Summer inspirations

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

this is Summer.

..and this is me.


I know I've said this before but this time I'm going to follow through.
I need to blog MORE!
I'm going to try for every day in the summer. Ready, set, now!


P.S. Feel free to leave me comments and push me along/motivate me to post! I need the encouragement from time to time. lol

Sunday, May 23, 2010


I started a new art journal book today.
This book is my own personal prompts/thoughts/ideas, if you will. It's not from any online class.
I plan on keeping this book separate from my others because it's meant for the times that I'm sad, angry, and/or frustrated. Lately I've been feeling certain strong emotions that need to be channeled somewhere. I figured what better place than through art.

Here's my first page . I'm not sure if I will continue to share them as time goes on or just keep them private. All I know is that I need to release these built up emotions somehow.

I always welcome any comments or suggestions you may have.
Thanks for reading.

Lewis' Graduation Night =)

So proud of Lewis graduating on Friday night! =)

{Lewis and his younger brother, Bryan}
I'm still editing my photos and gathering some from various family members.
Just wanted to do a quick post and share these two moments.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Renegade Craft Fair~ Austin

I was so BEYOND excited that I got to meet this beautiful girl today.. ;)
Elsie and Jeremy are seriously one of the cutest couples I've ever met in my life. They are also probably the friendliest. ;) I really hope I get the chance to stop by again tomorrow.

As for The Renegade Craft Fair, it was very cool. I walked around and looked at several vendors and even purchased some cute things (an art print, pretty japanese masking tapes, postcards, an owl compact mirror, magnet, stickers, and some buttons). I seriously can't wait to go every year to this every year now.

Such a wonderful day! =)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Who you gonna call?

Ghostbusters!!!! ;)~
I was SO excited getting to meet Dan Aykroyd at the Twin Liquors event here in Austin on Monday. He was here promoting his Crystal Head vodka and meeting fans. There were fans that came dressed up as Ghostbusters..pretty funny! Only in Austin..Ha!
Anyway, Dan was super nice and very patient with everyone. He was only suppose to be there from 4-6 pm but ended up staying closer to 8 pm. That's how cool he is. I later discovered that he signed approximately 1,400 bottles that evening. Amazing!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

smoothies + sunflowers

Here are a few photos from my day. =)
The wildflowers are so gorgeous right now! I need to get out there and take some more. That's my goal for the next week. ;)
Oh yeah, and I'm super pumped about this....

Can't wait to finally meet Elsie from RVA! ;)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

~Mother's Day~

I'm going to be honest, I'm upset today so please bear with me. Hopefully my words/sentences will make sense. I had imagined this day to go a little differently, I suppose..

Last night I had stayed up until almost 4:30 a.m. working on cards for both my mom and Lewis's mom. Well, the card for Lewis's mom was a big hit. She loved it. Then again, she always appreciates anything I make her. :) That made me feel good. We also got her pink roses, which were just gorgeous and a Dora the Explorer balloon (I thought that was funny since her name is Doricela, and she goes by "Dora").
Anyway, my frustration lies with my mom, yet again. I text her twice earlier in the day to tell her Happy Mother's Day and to find out what she was doing so that I could see her and give her the gifts I had gotten her. Well, time went on and I didn't hear from her for several hours. Finally I get a text that said she would call me when she was home. Several more hours went by and I didn't hear anything. I sent her two more texts that let her know I was leaving for Austin tonight, trying to find out when she would be home so I could wait. Well, nothing. I ended up leaving her roses and gift in a box on her doorstep. :-/
I just feel let down...
I wish she would think of me as a priority.
I'm going to drink some much-needed wine this evening and art journal. It always helps to channel these emotions somewhere so they don't build up.
Tomorrow will be a better day.