31 December 2007

Goodbye, 2007

There were lots of things I wanted to accomplish in 2007, but I really hardly did any of them.

So, here are my New Year Resolutions (NYR) so far:

1. Lose acne, once and for all.
[no picture for that]

2. Lose 20 pounds and maintain a healthy diet (that includes the dreaded exercising...)

3. Journal for at least 20 minutes a day.

4. Fix happy notions up and get 'er running, FINALLY.

5. Read one book a month.

6. Make at least one craft-related thing a month (on a larger scale).

7. Start a yoga class/regime.

8. Put at LEAST $20 a month into my savings account- which will equal at LEAST $240.

9. Learn to detach from everything negative.

10. Start a vitamin regime.

11. Learn not to say yes when I really mean no.

12. Write one love letter to Pete a month.

13. Paint more.

That's what I have so far. Anyone have any good resolutions they want to share with the rest of the class?

PS: all the images were from google search. I was going to cite all them, but out of laziness, decided not to. If you own any of these images, you have my permission to give me a swift kick in the booty.

30 December 2007

Ooooh look at the pretties

Via ALL THINGS ORDINARY, I recently heard about designer Nuj Novakhett- such marvelous work.

MAJOR happy notions overhaul

(via wiiri via flickr)

So, I haven't been blogging, I know. And that makes me feel bad.

But one of my (soon-to-be) 20 NYE resolutions is to BECOME A BETTER BLOGGER. I feel like I have lots of fun stuff to say and show, and I really have plenty of time to blog, but I usually just waste my time looking things up online, having nonsensical coversations with friends, or spending money that I don't really have in the first place.

So, this is the warning- I want to post a couple things a day, and I'm not really planning on NOT blogging on the weekends, but if it happens, don't be surprised.

Anyways, here I shall leave you, dear readers, with a link and some pictures to one of my fave fave FAVORITE etsy shops...the Black Apple.

This one is called "You Are My Needles and Pins", and I saw it and made a high-pitched noise. Too cute.

And this one is called "Celia Cupcake"...and I am OBSESSED with cupcakes.

And lastly, there is "Greta and the Gramaphone", which just makes me giggle.

Ta ta for now, and HAVE A FANTASTIC NEW YEARS EVE!!!!

14 December 2007

Oh, boy....

I've been a HORRIBLE blogger. Absolutely horrible.

I'm really sorry about that.

Finals, end-of-the-semester stuff...ew. I'm almost done. One more final on Monday and I am FINISHED.

And super excited about Christmas break. I don't really have much of anything planned, besides chill time with family, old friends, and Pete's family, but I AM planning on spending a lot of time reading, writing, being artsy...the creative life, basically. I've been making Christmas gifts for friends and family and I haven't been happier in a long time- I love expressing myself creatively.

ANYWAYS. So many things I want to blog about- so many things I should have blogged about in the last month or so.

One thing that I've been itching to mention (okay, for only like the last half hour, but bare with me) is this sweet Jackson Pollack website. I'm definitely looking forward to playing around with that in my next semester classes.

Another great thing- the Sex and the City MOVIE TRAILER. This is one of my guiltiest of guilty pleasures, and when Pete mentioned that there was a teaser trailer circulating online, I FLIPPED OUT. I mean, I screeched. Seriously.

Okay, and I just watched it again and got goosebumps.

Finally, the last thing I'm going to mention right here and now is that sadly, SADLY, Blueprint is closing up shop. My bet is that it's all Martha's fault, but whatever. I may have even shed a lil tear when I first read that in Design*Sponge.

RIP, you beautiful magazine.

I'll be around a lot. And honestly, I look forward to it.