Sunday, January 31, 2010


i taught myself how to knit yesterday!... well, with the help of :)
but I can still check "learn how to knit" off of my new year's goals list, right? 

off to church!

Friday, January 29, 2010

tgif folks!

happy friday, y'all! it's a bright sunshiny day here in SoCal :)
so bright, my face glows and i need sunnies. ha!
i'm kinda obsessed with bangs right now. mainly because i want them, but can't have them. my hair is way too curly... they would shrink up into tight unruly curls. bummer.

here's a new "fill in the blank friday" from the little things we do!

1.  If I weren't     sixteen                  I'd love to be     traveling the world          .

2.  When I'm super upset I    go numb     .

3.  My favorite thing about myself is    my eyes             .

4.  If I found a $100 in the pocket of last winter's coat I'd spend it on   hmm... probably a record player! i've been obsessing over them lately            .

5.  Even though some people might consider this a flaw, I love    other people's insane laughs             .

6.  I love the way I feel   i'm all dressed up, or when I right about to fall asleep          .

7.  I love my hair most when it's     not psycho, which is never... haha      .

yay! be sure to visit the original, and pass it on your own blog!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

dear fellow typography nerds,

oh. my. skies.

[e is for emilia!]
i'm totally nerding out over here. it's insane.
my design teacher is a total typography nerd and incorporates typography into the class... perfect! plus, she has amazing glasses. bonus! just a quick blurb about my art class... it's my first formal art class and oh boy i did not realize how much goes into designing a piece of artwork. it's insane. and frankly, (there's that word again :]) it's intimidating to be sitting in class and all of the sudden the teacher says "okay. create!" um... if my creativity has and on and off switch... please, God. help me find it!



“An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, 
and on his own terms, not anyone else's.”
-J.D. Salinger

rest in peace.


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

just a blurb.

well, not much has happened to me lately... except for my first week in college! that was exciting :) but that also means i've been busy. and frankly, i'm quite tired and am only going to leave this quick blurb on here because I have school in the morning. 

but i will show you this:

i just love it.
frankly, i just love missed connections
frankly, i say frankly a lot.

p.s. if you are not familiar with missed connection's sophie blackall, watch this video :)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

i am so hooked.

well, since a City and Colour concert was not an option last night, I met up with my friend Mali... we are hoping to start a weekly tradition of meeting up and watching old movies, or period pieces. Last night, we watched Little Dorrit--I'm hooked! I love BBC mini-series! umm who is psyched for Emma to start tonight? I am! It looks a lot better than the Gwenyth Paltrow version. Anywho... I'm so into Little Dorrit. At first, it was hard for me to get into because Dickens's stories and characters are always so eery... but who wouldn't suffer through it if it meant that you could stare at Matthew Macfadyen?

also, I'm half way through reading Pride and Prejudice... love! After which I will watch the BBC series. I loved Collin Firth in that series :)


Saturday, January 23, 2010

ugh. jealousy to the extreme.

so, tonight my best friend/cousin is celebrating her 16th birthday [yay!]. and how? by going to a City and Colour concert! and guess what... I can't go. GRR! i am so so so bummed. I miss my bestest bud :(
and, hello? dallas green is beautiful. 
his beard is beautiful...

his tattoos are beautiful...

his vocal chords are beautiful...

i'm so jealous... i think it's turning into hate.


girls, just wanna have fun!

one of my favorite 80's movies was on tv today! girls just wanna have fun! with SJP... she was so young! and Helen too! I was trying to find some movie stills, but couldn't find any good ones :) oh well, you can watch the trailer.

any one else love this movie? 

Friday, January 22, 2010


ugh. why does everything cost so much?
i'm going through one of my "i want! i want! i want!" phases. it's pretty bad. but how can i help it, when everything out there is so darn cool? for instance...

1. I dying for a record player... but my parents are holding off on buying one because they know I'll go crazy with collecting records... which may be true (no shame though, right?)
i like this one

or this one perhaps

2. I can't get enough books. seriously there are so many cool books. If someone were to buy me these books i would love them forever...
(found on

3. lastly, the Coraline soundtrack. I mean, it's amazing. so eery. 

jeez. if only things could be free every once in awhile. 
p.s. vote vote vote! for this video that was submitted by the girls over at mucho mucho bueno bueno to the coconut records music video contest. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


i just realized that there is something wrong with the html code for my blog button... and I have absolutely no idea how to fix it.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010


I was so excited when I saw the newest living in post from design sponge... it's fantastic mr. fox!

i want that bandit hat! check the post out here.
aren't amy merrick's "living in" posts just genius? i'm in love.
also check out her edward scissorhands and annie hall posts!

happy tuesday!

check out this giveaway...

Kaylah over at Dainty Squid is having the most adorable giveaway!

be sure to check it out and enter before it's too late!
ends january 23rd.

me and my mommy are going thrift store shopping all day today... so excited! i'm hoping to score some great stuff to share with you guys :)

Monday, January 18, 2010

what a cutie!

how adorable was jim parsons last night?
and did anyone catch tonights episode of big bang theory?

ohhh, he kills me.

have a favorite moment from the golden globes last night?
mine was this quote from Sir Paul McCartney...
"animation is not just for children; it's also for adults who take drugs."
i wish coraline or fantastic mr. fox had won... those movies are perfect examples of how spectacular stop motion animation can be. love.



happy martin luther king, jr. day!
here's to not forgetting what this day is really all about.

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


Sunday, January 17, 2010

happy birthday zooey!

every girl loves you.
every girl wants to be you.

off to watch the golden globes!

blog button!

i finally made a blog button :)

add it!
and let me know if you do, so i can add yours :)


Saturday, January 16, 2010

empire on the brain.

i can't stop thinking about this movie. i want to watch it over, and over.

suuugar high!

Friday, January 15, 2010

highschool dropout.

I dropped out of high school today.
well, technically not...
but today was my last day of traditional highschool.
beginning on january 25th, i will be a part-time independent study, part-time college student... at age sixteen. am i insane? probably. but insane or not, I can't be in highschool any longer. frankly, I've never enjoyed it. I need a change. I need a challenge. I need art. 
I really want to pursue graphic art and begin my portfolio and the art classes offered at my local CC should be incredible (at least when compared to my high school's art classes).
but first, I have an entire week off from school! I'm planning on crafting, vintage shopping, cleaning out my closet.... starting fresh.
i'm very excited :)
anything new on your end of the blog sphere?

p.s. me and my dad are looking for a record player. maybe a suitcase crosley?
this one is amazing.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

polaroid relaunch

what do you think of this new faux bois polaroid camera
i'm really hoping the new polaroid relaunch will lower the prices of polaroid film... i have a camera, but I can't afford the film!

i've been really distracted from finals.
next week, i'm going to do some intense blogging!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

inspiration: tattooday

new found inspiration!
and it feels so good.

xtrapop on flickr has a set called tattooday in which he has uploaded shots of the various quotes/sayings that he drew onto his forearm. 

speaking of tattoos, who is excited about tattoo tuesday on sometimes sweet? i am!


oh boy. i have so much on my plate right now. any body else? 
i have finals this whole week, i'm leaving highschool in two days (eek!), trying to get my college classes & books, plus i'm sick.
finals + sick= uh oh...

off to study!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

i have zero motivation.
i need a new world.


Monday, January 11, 2010


i wish i was one of those people who can wake up in the morning and feel refreshed, and ready to face the day. alas, i am dreading waking up tomorrow.

via wehearit

Woke up, fell out of bed,
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup,
And looking up I noticed I was late.
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat.

-a day in the life,
 the beatles


source unknown.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Spotlight: William F. Gibbs

in honor of my 100th post, I'd like to share a little known indie artist, whom I love. 


Thursday, January 7, 2010


it just doesn't seem right to me.
kristen stewart as joan jett?

what do you think?


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

have you ever been there?

i've put my self in that place.
that place where you keep telling yourself that you're not stressed, 
so your conscious self is fine... but your subconscious is still 

ever been there? 
it's not pleasant. 

yes, please!

"The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox"

how amazing is this book? 
i am so curious about stop-motion animated films. this one was fantastic (pun completely intended).


Monday, January 4, 2010