Monday, March 29, 2010

I Wanna Bake

Now that I'm moving to a new place with a slightly bigger kitchen, I've been in the mood to bake. I haven't baked any sweets in a long time and I want to get back into it. Now that I think about it, Easter is coming up and I can use that as an excuse to bake some goodies. I was searching around Flickr to get some ideas and thought a few of these were awesome.



I love these from my favorite baking blog.



I also love baking cookies. Good ol' chocolate chip cookies are my favorite!

And I am definitely not opposed to baking brownies either.

This one is making me drool. I feel like Homer Simpson just looking at it.
Okay, now I'm hungry. I better get started on my packing again. It feels like such a long process but today should be better, my friend is coming over to help me.
Have a good Monday.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I'm so over moving. Right now I'm moving boxes by myself in my tiny 2 door car. My classes are early in the morning so I get the rest of the day to move. I usually make about 3 trips then I'm exhausted. It's definitely because I have to lug everything up a flight of stairs. I'm trying to move all of the little tedious things then have my friends help me move the big furniture and boxes. My strategy has been filling up 3 big plastic bins and emptying them in the new place, then repeat. I could probably recruit friends to help but I feel uncomfortable about asking for the help. I'm kind of weird like that. I still have a ways to go and I have until Wednesday to do it. I've decided that after this move is over, I'm so going to purge A LOT of my junk! I really want my home to look like this.

No fair, I can't believe Katherine Heigl didn't come back for a few more episodes of Grey's Anatomy before really leaving. It feels so unresolved now :(

Sunday, March 21, 2010

We just signed our contract to our new apartment. It's still a 3 bedroom but way cheaper. We're not going to look for a 3rd roommate so that extra bedroom will become...MY CRAFT ROOM! I'm soooo excited, I've never had my own craft room before. I immediately started looking for inspiration and this is what I found:


How amazing are these rooms? Now comes the moving part, what a pain.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Well it seems that I may just have to be moving soon. I have lived with two other roommates in a 3 bedroom apartment but have constantly been trying to find a permanent 3rd roommate. We've had 2 in the last year and we're finding trouble finding another one right now. Me and my roommate decided to just move to a 2 bedroom and that way we won't have to worry about it. We got lucky because the owner of the building has a couple apartments up for rent across the street from where we are now. The only bad thing is that we won't have that ocean view anymore :( I don't mind moving since the building is close but just the fact that we'll have to go up and down a flight of stairs to move is a pain. We have 2 weeks to move, hopefully that's enough time.


images via weheartit
Another good thing about moving is that the building we'll be moving to has solar panels so the electricity and heat bill is waaaay cheap.
I wish I didn't own so many things. I might have to sell a few pieces of Ikea furniture that I don't need.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Friday

I got this pin in the mail today! I won it on Dommie's blog. If you can't see the detail, it has one of Mark Ryden's paintings on it, Rose. It's probably one of my favorite of all his paintings.
I took these awesome looking pictures here.

I was cleaning out some of my old metal lunch pails (I have a small collection) and I found a bunch of these:

I remember when these used to be "in" like in the 90s. I can't believe I still have them but come to think of it, I still like some of them, like the green one in the middle and I might just start wearing it again.
Does anybody else have any issues being distracted? I've been trying to write a 3 page paper since yesterday and today I'm only on page 2. I guess I would just rather be doing something else than homework. I guess I should be getting back to that. BOOOO! Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Update! Update!

So my images are up on my Etsy shop now and I'm so excited! These are a few of the prints I will have up for sale:

I swear Etsy doesn't do the prints justice. There's only so much I can do to bump up the contrast and that still doesn't do it. I'm going to keep posting more images in my shop as the days go by.
Enjoy the rest of your night.

New Class, New Projects

Today was the first day of my Portfolio and ethics class. I'm actually excited to take this class because it will help me to put together and improve my portfolio. I'm also planning on shooting a picture story that will be very fun to do. Changing the subject, I gave my Etsy shop a little update that I have been wanting to do for a long time. This includes re listing my flower brooches but this time, in sets of three. It makes more sense this way given the shipping.

Also, right now I'm working on including my photography prints to my shop as well. After many months, I finally decided which images have made the cut and I'm happy with my decision. I will make a post about it tonight or tomorrow morning-the latest. After taking my Color Management class, I learned A LOT about printing and feel confident that my customers will receive quality prints.

I have also been trying to catch up on some old RVA Classes that I took in the past. So far, I got this done:

Custom Journals
Be back later tonight with an update.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Birthdays & Giveaways

My birthday is coming up and I'm so excited because a bunch of us are going to Dave & Buster's...the grown up's Chuck & Cheese. I'll be 28 years old, geez how the time flies. Another person who's birthday is also this weekend is the very awesome Erin Sunday. Go Pisces! If you head on over to her blog, you can participate in a huge giveaway she's having. She and her boyfriend Will are awesome photographers and I'm a fan. Here's a little peek at what you can win, just click here to participate.

I will make sure post pictures of my birthday weekend. As for now, enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.