Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Blog!

I've started a new blog and a new career path - please check out my website at to follow my new blog!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sometimes I forget to blog

For a month ... or so :)

I've recently become obsessed with a few new things: yoga, homemade iced chai latte's, and finger painting.

If you are into workout dvd's I HIGHLY suggest you try the following ones:
Xtend Barre is an hour long ballet workout that KILLS. Really. I died a few times doing it. I consider myself pretty in shape and I can only rotate this workout in once or twice a week.

Anything by Shiva Rae is worth purchasing. I like this DVD because it has 7 20 minute workouts that you can squeeze in anytime, or pre-set workout combinations ranging from 40-60 minutes. Since I've started yoga I've felt healthier, more centered and definitely more flexible! I'm going to work on making this a permanent life change and not just a phase.

Hope you all are doing well!
Oh - I also tried this recipe last night from 'Oh She Glows'

It was YUMMY! Next time I'm going to double the amount of veggies in it but otherwise it was tasty, spicy and very filling (not to mention healthy).

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh, hi.

I has the week off from works so I'm a laaaaazy bunny.

I have done nothing but rotate between netflix, reading, and napping on the couch all day since Saturday.

I'm pretty sure this is what heaven is like.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Turning Point

The last 24 hours have been the most bizarre, emotional, and inspiring ones I've had in years.

I made a friend out of a former enemy.

I gained closure on an experience that broke me down and made me question who I am and why I wasn't valuable as a person.

I realized a friend, was just a friend, and would never be more.
And that is exactly how it should be.

I'll be working on this embroidery pattern this week. With Spring Break coming up my 'to read' and 'to craft' list is growing rapidly.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Quick Check In

I won the two books on ebay that I bid on! I'll post pics as soon as they arrive. I will typically use old and interesting books in art projects but these are SO amazing I don't think I want to alter them at all!

This weekend I hope to complete a few new embroidery projects. I've been meaning to experiment with using beads, felt and fabric in them so I hope to have time to do that. Here's one of my favorites from etsy!

Oh, and Happy 'Drink Green Beer' Day!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Mind-Blowing Weekend

A friend brought over a movie he was sure I'd like this Saturday and he couldn't have been more dead on! I'm a fan of the obscure and strange and a 1976 fantsy musical pornography of Alice in Wonderland couldn't be better suited for me.
It is X-Rated so don't try to watch this if your not a fan of some extreme close ups and 70's bush. If you don't mind that then this is definitely an interesting film!

The second mind blower was the book, Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas Hofstader. Originally published in 1979 it's a massive 700+ page work dedicated to exploring the patterns and symbols in the thinking of mathematician Kurt Godel, artist M.C. Escher, and composer Johann Sebastian Bach. My friend left his copy at my place and I only had to read the 20 page preface before I ran to Amazon to order myself a copy. I'll review it in full once finished (probably a while from now!) Has anyone else read/heard of it? I was really surprised I hadn't!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ebay - The Bane of my Existance

First of all my prediction about excessive soreness from yesterday's workout was entirely accurate. It's not AS bad as I anticipated though and I know if I continue incorporating that DVD into my weekly routine that it will give me big results. I'm excited!

So, to best use the excuse of being to sore to walk, I've spent almost all day at work on flickr, ebay and etsy gaining ideas for future crafts. I ordered this book:

Which of course entails a trip to the craft store this weekend to stock up on Polymer clay supplies (never worked with clay before!).

I've also bid on 2 antique medical books and an antique science kit on ebay. I'd link to them directly but I'm SO excited about them and don't want anyone snagging them from me :p Hopefully I can show them off soon!

For all of you clay kids - any tips or advice would be much appreciated! Especially if you have any online links to site that talk about the craft.
Love you all :)