Saturday, March 27

saturday night

it's so beautiful outside right now. it looks like it rained outside, but it didn't.
today started out slow, but steve and i did a lot of thinking with our plans for the fall. i'm feeling a lot better than i was the other day about everything. everyone has their days... 

happy mail partners for next month should be sent out pretty soon. i'm excited to see who i get paired with!

does anyone else take part in happy mail?

(photo found at weheartit)

Thursday, March 25


i feel pretty happy today because steve said we are likely moving to chicago in the summer (but it's not definite). i've been looking online for places to possibly live and all the different vegan restaurants for me to eat at! the idea of living there makes me excited, but also really scared to if i have to make the big move. i haven't visited chicago since i was 15, which was about 6 years ago, so i totally forget what it feels like there. steve and i are thinking about visiting there in late april and checking out columbia college.

do any of you bloggers out there live in or near chicago? do you know any other bloggers that are? if so, please leave their links in the comments. i would love to get to know more bloggers from the chicago area.

hope everyone is having a beautiful thursday afternoon!

(photos of chicago found at weheartit)

Wednesday, March 24


i have been busy busy with things lately, that is why i didn't get a chance to take the time to write on here the past few days. i got a bunch of new items listed in my etsy store! i will have cute earrings up in april, too! do you have an etsy store? if so, what is the link to your store? i'd love to check it out.

i spent a lot of my day yesterday organizing folders on my computer. i went through a lot of pictures and tried cleaning my desktop up a little. my hard drive is getting full, so that is why i decided to do that.

my kitty, gabby (aka mrs. picabia), was running around like crazy this morning. sometimes she runs so fast that i feel like i don't even see her pass through the room...even though she does.

she looks a little grumpy in these pictures (probably because i woke her from her nap trying to take these), but this is her if you haven't met her before...

hope everyone is having a wonderful wednesday!

Saturday, March 20

photo shoot

steve and i just finished making some yummy vegan vanilla cupcakes with peanut butter cream frosting! they were part of our celebration of spring!

today i am going to help him set up his etsy store. he is going to put his visual poems in his store. speaking of etsy...i've been working on a lot more bows this weekend and they should be posted up in the store tomorrow at some point. i will probably do a post about it, though.

i wanted to share some photos with everyone that i took at my most recent photo shoot. i really like the way they turned out.

 enjoy your saturday night!

happy spring!

picture found at weheartit.

Thursday, March 18


today is another beautiful day! i am loving the weather so much! i started a few art projects today, i'm excited with the progress of each project. can't wait to see them all done! also i've been working on more bows for my etsy shop, so if you're interested in my bows, check back this weekend for lots more! 

i bought myself some lovely flowers today. i put them on my coffee table. i just felt like i needed something to boost my mood.

a few weeks ago i did a post with pastel hair streaks. i can't get enough of them, though. i love them. makes me want to do something fun to my hair this weekend involving some crazy color!

hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine!

Tuesday, March 16

etsy love

i put up a couple of new items (hair bow clips) on my etsy store this evening. i also took some new pictures of my old products, so everything is up to date and fabulous!

i am also working on making some earrings for my shop, but those probably won't be all finished until the first week of april.

today was another beautiful day! i felt so creative today! i am also loving this weather so much, it puts me in such a good mood.

steve got his final mfa acceptance letter in the mail today, so now we've heard from all of the schools! he applied at 6 different mfa programs and got acceptance letters from 3, so he's pretty happy about that. california college of the arts (san francisco, ca), california institute of the arts (valencia, ca), and columbia college chicago (chicago, il) were the schools that said yes. now we just have to wait until april to find out which schools will offer scholarships to him and then we'll know exactly where we'll be moving. we're hoping to move to san francisco, but we'll just have to wait and see...

have a lovely night!

Monday, March 15

hello, sunshine

today was such a beautiful day; i really enjoyed the weather! i packaged up a few orders for my clients today, but other than that i've been doing a lot of relaxing. steve and i went for a lovely walk a couple hours before sunset. while on our walk we stopped at a park and went down the slides and sat on the swings. here are some pictures i snapped while we were there...

what did you do on this beautiful day?

Sunday, March 14

mark weaver

Saturday, March 13

giveaway winner

i really enjoyed doing this giveaway; it was a lot of fun! i also loved reading the things you all enjoy about spring.
courtney from the blog you will, won't you?, please e-mail me with your contact information (my e-mail address can be found on the left side of my blog).

thank you everyone that entered! maybe i'll have another giveaway when i reach 100 followers.

Thursday, March 11


i hope you all got a chance to take part in the giveaway i am doing this week. it is my first giveaway. this is just a reminder that tomorrow will be the last day you can sign up, so if you haven't and you want have until then.

i've really been enjoying this nice weather we've been having. i went for a walk outside this afternoon. i love the smell in the air. every morning i wake up to the sound of birds chirping. spring is on its way!

Monday, March 8


today is the day for my giveaway! it is my first giveaway ever, so it's pretty exciting for me. i am giving away these two items...

there is a set of 12 blank notecards (with woodgrain print, so cute) and earrings (i really like the yellow flower pair)! it will all go away to one lucky winner! 

here are the rules..

1. you must be a follower of my blog.

2. you get one entry if you leave a comment below telling me your favorite thing about spring. please also include your name and your e-mail address (or instead of leaving your e-mail you may leave a link to your blog, just so i have a way of contacting you if you win).

3. you can get a second entry if you blog about my giveaway on your blog. if you do that, then please leave another comment on my blog with the link to your blog entry.

you have until friday (march 12) at 11:59 pm to enter!

Saturday, March 6

hello, cupcake!

last night i had a sugar tooth, so i made some cupcakes! the recipe is from the cookbook vegan cupcakes take over the world.

1 cup soy milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract, chocolate extract, or more vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder, dutch-processed or regular
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup of chopped oreos

bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes

once the cupcakes are out of the oven and have cooled off, you can now add the frosting! the frosting recipe i used is also from the cookbook vegan cupcakes take over the world. it is called "vegan fluffy buttercream frosting."

1/2 cup nonhydrogenated shortening
1/2 cup nonhydrogenated margarine
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup plain soy milk or soy creamer
1/2 cup of chopped oreos

then once that is done, you can add half of an oreo to the top of the cupcake! ta da!

Friday, March 5

oh my

this afternoon i went to see alice in wonderland. after the movie was over, i walked out of the theatre not knowing how to feel about it. i know i didn't hate it, but i also know that i didn't love it. i still don't quite know how i feel about it. i did go into it with very high expectations, so that could also be why i didn't enjoy it as much as i thought i would. i did like some of the parts and some of the characters, like the cat were pretty cute!

did you go see alice in wonderland? if so, what were your thoughts on it?

down the rabbit hole

this is a silly story i am about to tell you all. i've only been to one midnight showing of a movie. i went to the midnight showing of star wars episode 1 many years ago. when i went to that, i remember standing in line for the movie and buying tickets there as we came in. last night i assumed that it would be the same process, but when me and my two friends arrived at the theatre...we saw that there was a sign that said "sold out." we were so sad. we felt like the biggest dorks in the world.

good news is we are going to see it today! i am so happy! last night i was just so sad about it, but i feel a lot better now that it's a new day and i know i am going to go see it in a few hours.

below is a picture of how me and steve dressed up for the show that we thought we were going to go see last night, haha.

Thursday, March 4


i saw this over on who what wear today. i love this! looks like fun and it's so cute! only thing is...i have dark hair, so i don't know how i would be able to pull anything like this off.

 tonight is the night! alice in wonderland! i'm going to the midnight showing. i'm thinking about dressing up, if i do dress up, i'll post a picture later tonight or tomorrow.

have a beautiful thursday!

Wednesday, March 3

we're all mad here

"but i don't want to go among mad people," alice remarked.
"oh, you can't help that," said the cat: "we're all mad here. i'm mad. you're mad."
"how do you know i'm mad?" said alice.
"you must be," said the cat, "or you wouldn't have come here."

Monday, March 1

a beautiful march

today is the first day of march and spring is just around the corner. i am happy today! i came online and saw that i now have 50 followers! in previous posts i said that i would do a giveaway once i reached 50 followers. 
i didn't expect to have that many followers so soon, next week i am going to post my giveaway!