Thursday, February 18, 2010

Annnnnd neglect. This poor blog must have such low self esteem! Oh well. Meantime... hey folks! Quick re-cap, celebrated 6 months with Max this past Valentine's Day. Still so in love, swooooon. We have made a relatively huge decision to move to the DC area come September when my lease is up. I shouldn't hold my breath because so many things are a factor when making a move, especially one to a whole other state but, I am EXCITED! I've looked into a ton of different places to live and we'll be taking a trip down in April for the cherry blossoms so we'll check some out while we are there. Looking for jobs is a whole other hassle. But, we agreed to really focus, 90% DC, 10% Jersey. So... wish us luck!

About my last post... with the toilet paper roll 'sculpture', I totally made it. Just have to spray paint it white. Once that's done, I'll slap some pictures up on here.

Joining some group on Google called Goodreads has got me super excited about reading again. I'm always reading a book (sometimes two) and I'm finishing up First Among Equals at the moment, but I feel like I'd lost that spark and it has now been re-ignited. To that end, I found this list and I'd like very much to conquer each book and report back to you guys.

While stumbling I found this awesome craft project that I will probably never attempt, which is sad but true.

And so... that's all for now. Here's an awesome picture of Pablo Picasso. Love it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

I know it's only Friday but I'm sooooo excited for Saturday, I can hardly contain myself! Saturday, during the day, is pretty much the only real length of time I have to myself for getting things done. Usually I make a list, comprised dually of things I have to do and things I want to. Generally I get the "have to's" done but never really the "wants". I'll be trying my hardest to make tomorrow different! I've got some crafts floating around in my head and I'm just desperate to have one see the light of day. Especially this one. It seems so simple and easy and it would look great on my bedroom wall.

Meanwhile, I looooove clothes. Shopping is my kryptonite but I've never been one for labels. I don't care who made it, I just want to look good in it. Having said that, there is one label I'd love to hanging in closet, even just a piece or two. I think L.A.M.B. has consistently made clothes and shoes I coo over every time.

Coo. Coo. Coooooo.

There's a lot of things I really love about the

And this could be the cutest thing I've ever seen. Doesn't hurt that it's from my favorite movie, Labyrinth.

There may be more to follow but for now, I'm more tired than funny.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Oh, this old thing?

Aaaaaahahahaha I last posted in April of 09 to apologize for not posting much. How little things have changed... until NOW! I hope. And I hope you hope too. Because this blog here has the potential to be a blast. And one should never deny another a blast. Fact. So, let's get this party restarted. My intention is this: I consider my self a creative person, and as such, a person who appreciates creativity. I have not been very creative lately. For shame. In an attempt to rectify this heinousness (spell check didn't even flinch for that one?) I will do my best to post regularly AND additionally, I will start including my own work so that maybe I finally feel obligated to be creatively productive once more. How's that sound? Good? Really? Just good? I thought it sounded great. Whatever. Onward and upward, virtually.

Let's get you up to date, and pretend like you knew stuff about me that needs updating. So, from last I posted, I have moved from Staten Island to New Jersey (again, love this state, sincerely) and got myself involved in the best relationship EVER. Today is actually our 5 month aniversary. You can congratulate me, I don't mind. There's that.

Internetly, I'm sure there's been much I've discovered and jerkishly kept to myself, I'll try and find it all again. Meantime, there's always more to be found, it is the internet after all. So check this out...

I have never seen anything like the works of Beth Cavener Stichter. It's at once surreal and uncannily realistic. Quite creepy but such wow factor. I'd like one in my home. If my home was really big and I could keep it someplace that wouldn't continually freak me out. Maybe if she made really tiny mini ones, that would be best.

Neato, yea?

Then there's Yuken Teruya. I'm pretty crazy about any kind of intricate paper art. I have the patience for it myself but either I don't have the right tools or skills. I do intend to try my hand at it again though and this keeps me inspired.

And to be filed under "one the greatest flippin things ever" category, my boyfriend (Max, by the way) got me a KITCHENAID for Christmas. That's right. KITCHENAID. I have never received a better present and it's pretty much what I've always wanted. So far I'm tried my hand at a cake made from scratch, which was a semi debacle, (not the kitchenaids fault). Annnd white bread. I'll be making one of my best friends a birthday cake this weekend, I believe chocolate hazelnut mousse. There will be pictures. Oh yes. And hopefully soon, my own pasta. Eeep!

Tell me that is not a good looking appliance.

In an attempt to give you a well rounded blog experience, let me suggest, if perhaps you've been in a cave, the Florence and the Machine album.
Florence And The Machine - Howl
I have been rocking it for months and still, I'm not sick of it. And this reminds me, I'm behind in the new music scene. Next update I'll have something more current for you.

And since I feel satisfied with this update, I'll leave you to bask in the after blog glow. Oh and! let's go ahead and make this a more interactive experience. Please feel free to comment with links and suggestions of your own!