Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Dancy Kind of Night

Between editing photos and crocheting granny squares, I've been channel surfing and decided to watch "Confessions of a Shopaholic". It was the only semi good thing on and the only reason I kept watching was because of this guy:

Does anyone else have a crush on Hugh Dancy? So after watching the movie I flipped channels again and decided to watch "The Jane Austen Book Club" and I'd forgotten that he's in that too. He's also in "Adam" which is a really good movie. That Claire Danes is one lucky gal.

My birthday is coming up next weekend and my boyfriend was suggesting that we could do this:

Hehe, I could not stop laughing because it just keeps going and going. That would be the perfect birthday though, going to flea markets, probably not that one but definitely flea markets.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Hello everyone, how has your weekend been? My weekend went pretty well. I finished my portfolio for class yesterday so that means I'm pretty much done with all homework for this last week of school. Hooray! I rewarded myself by going thrifting. It was a really good day too. I visited my favorite shops and got all of these goodies.

I was so excited to find a vintage Royal Corona typewriter. I've been wanting one for a while but I didn't have the moola to buy it online. I got this one for $13. I also got milk glass vases, dress patterns, a wire paper basket and a Singer sewing box.

I was surprised I found one, let alone a pretty blue one.

Aren't the dresses cute? Now I either have to learn to follow a pattern or fly my mom over here and have her make me one :)

And the fabric in the background is a giant pillow case.

This weekend I also worked on a few projects from Style School. I'm pretty excited about them.

Tomorrow I have to wake up really early because our class is meeting at the printers. We are getting promo cards printed and we get to see the process. Sounds fun except for the 7:45 a.m. meeting time.
Goodnight everyone.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Black and White

I have found a new appreciation for black and white images. There's just something about it that makes an image look more interesting and sometimes mysterious. I'm finishing up my color management class and we just learned how to convert and print black and white images. I knew how to convert images before but now I know how to make them look good and almost like film. Here are some of my favorite black and whites so far.

Next week is finals week and I have to turn in a portfolio of my work. I'm really excited to print my images out and mount them on matte boards. That's pretty much how my weekend is going to go except for the occasional break to step outside and look for possible cool black and white pictures. Yup, it's my new obsession. Do you have a current obsession?
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Shoe Envy

It's so funny how I always think I "need" shoes when I really don't. Nowadays since I can't really afford them, I can't get these unnecessary shoes that I "need". I am allowed to look though and it's hard to resist, but I'll move on. I still really am looking for the perfect pair of white flats or like a 1" heel. I really can't do high heels, but they are pretty to look at.

(Source: Modcloth)



These shoes are awesomely funky. Way out of my price range but they are still awesome.

Theses shoes are so cute!



Monday, February 15, 2010

My Valentine's Day

I had a pretty awesome Valentine's weekend starting with Friday. My best friends and our boyfriends went to see the movie Valentine's Day. I have to admit that it was a wee but cheesy so I gave Joe a lot of credit for being a trooper. I didn't do much on Saturday but on Sunday morning, I went to shoot my cousin for an assignment and when I came back I saw this:

I love his drawing of cupid.

He wrote all over his mirrors with soap, how cute.
Joe got me delicious cupcakes from Yummy Cupcakes and they were super delicious! We then went out to lunch and had some Pinkberry for desert. For dinner, we went to our favorite Italian restaurant and I was so excited that they had my favorite plate on the specials menu. This was definitely the best Valentine's Day ever. Here's what I made for Joe.

I got this idea from Elsie and Leigh-Ann's Style School class. There are paper airplanes inside the house each with lyrics from a song that Joe made up when I was feeling really low. I also got him a pair of his favorite REI socks and a card holder with his name engraved in it. Yup, I had an awesome Valentine's weekend.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hi hi hi! I don't know why but today I feel very excited, happy and ready to take on the world. It might be because I had coffee and no breakfast or because I feel like I have everything under control. I have lots of things that need to get done before the weekend (including a Valentine's gift) and I know I can get it done. I went for a walk today to look for pictures to turn in for an assignment. I got my shot along with some other cool things I saw.

Have a greeeeeaaaaaaaat day!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wow, it's Monday again. I guess it's a good thing my days are going by so fast. I feel pretty accomplished so far at school. All my homework is done and I'm halfway done with my final assignment. There's two more weeks left at school so I'm pretty much set. With so much done, I feel inspired to start working on my Valentine's Day gift. I can't wait to get it done. With that in mind, I'll leave you with some inspiration for today. Birds are awesome, especially the images people can make with that subject.

These images give me a calming feel. I love it. (All images found on weHeartit)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Rainy Friday

Today is starting off to be a good day. I had the urge to crochet so I decided to continue with my blanket. It's also raining today and there's a Twilight Zone marathon on t.v. I couldn't ask for more on a Friday.

Super Bowl Sunday is coming up. Anyone doing anything special for it? I'm not a huge sports fan but it's a good excuse to have a big family gathering for the game and good food.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I have an over abundance of red yarn that I bought for a school assignment. We had to use complimentary colors of whatever we wanted so there I went and got a ton of yarn to roll into balls for the shoot. With Valentine's Day coming up, does anyone have any ideas what I can do with it?

Monday, February 1, 2010

I Joined a Book Club!

Hello all. This week as I was reading some of my favorite blogs, I stumbled on one that had joined an online book club. I love reading books and especially love it when the book is so interesting that I'm able to finish it in a week. A few of my classmates and I were going to start a book club but it just never took off. Now, I've never been in one but I just wanted to find a place where I can read a good book and share with others what I thought about it and also find out other people's reviews. So this was perfect for me! If you would also like to join, click on the image below.

I can't wait to start reading the first book!

Idea Time

Eeeep! Valentine's Day is just right around the corner. I've been surfing through Etsy to try and find ideas for my boyfriend. I stumbled on a few and decided to share some of my finds for those of you who also need help. Here's stuff that I thought would be cool for him:

Little love robots!

I think this is pretty cool. I'd make it myself if I had the tools and knew how.

This is perfect for the coffee drinker in your life. I think these are beautiful.

Once again, if I knew how to make them. I like the colors, very manly :)

This looks so romantical! It's simple and straight to the point.

And this I thought was really cool. It's a DIY cross-stitch packaging set.
And this last image is for the ladies

I definitely wouldn't mind getting this for Valentine's Day. It's from Lara Lewis and she has a lot more beautiful goodies. It's worth stopping by at least just for a gander.

Happy Monday