Monday, August 31, 2009

This is as Unorganized as I Get

Weekend Project: creating a wall collage.
After thinking, procrastinating, and thinking some more, I finally decided to hang my mirrors, pictures, and Quotable cards (I love these!) together in a semi-random manner. Taking note from this great tutorial on Design FormuLA, I created a photo wall collage.

{laid out on my bed - this took way to long because I kept over analyzing the arrangement}

{on the wall - lots of measuring (approx. 2 gaps around each) and leveling}

{yay for 3M strips! so easy for placement and removal}

Listening to: "Walnut Tree" Keane
Thought of the Day: "When you find yourself stressed, ask yourself one question: 'Will this matter in five years from now?' If yes, then do something about the situation. If no, then let it go." -Catherine Pulsifer

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy Friday!

Any fun weekend plans? My weekend hopefully will include finding a black dress for my sorority's Presents, catching up on reading for class, and loving life with friends.
Have a great weekend!

Listening to: "Kiss a Girl" Keith Urban
Thought of the Day: "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile." -Albert Einstein

{Image via weheartit}

Thursday, August 27, 2009

"I would color all day everyday if I could..."

How awesome is this coloring book? I loved coloring books, like My Little Pony, when I was little and this would be a fabulous and more "mature" way to de-stress and work the artistic portion of my brain. With each page designed as a tribute to a different Indie musician/band and profits go toward various charities, who can resist?

Listening to: Ne-Yo
Thought of the Day: "Love is everything it's cracked up to be... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for." -Erica Jong

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Etsy Love

Is it just me, or is the selection of cards that can be found at chain stores becoming more boring lately? I recently needed to find a sympathy card and thank you notes and I was highly disappointed by the choices. This has given me another reason to love Etsy even more.

Listening to: "That for You" Matt Wertz
Thought of the Day: "The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread." -Mother Teresa

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Twinkle Lights

I don't remember where I found this lovely picture, but I found it in a file on my computer full of pictures and random bits of inspiration that I come across. I hope I rediscover the source because I am very excited about my DIY results.

{tissue paper heart garland, bits of ribbon, and white twinkle lights}

{finished product - I can't wait to find a white comforter for my bed!}

Listening to: "Rehab" Rihanna
Thought of the Day: "Love is not an easy feeling to put into words." -Ted Kennedy

Monday, August 24, 2009

Carpe Diem

I cannot believe that I officially started my senior year today. I am really this old? I don't feel like I am ready to be an adult (even though I technically already am). But, at the same time, I am ready to make this year be one of the best and to live life to the fullest, seizing every opportunity and making the most out of my relationships. With these goals in mind, here are a few thoughts I am hoping to live by:

"There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you're proud of." -B. Button

"You can have the life you want." -Stephanie Congdon Barnes.

"Well behaved women rarely make history." -Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

"I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles." -Audrey Hepburn

"Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Continue to learn. Appreciate your friends. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is." -Mary Anne Radmacher

Listening to: "Young" Kenny Chesney

{Image via Frangipane}

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Friday!

Ever feel like this? I am hopeful, but a little overwhelmed and lost. Classes, relationships, and figuring out the future keep becoming more real and more eminent, leaving me to wonder about what is coming and how I am supposed to respond. I just need to remember that while a definite life path sounds great, part of what makes the journey memorable is how we embrace the obstacles that are thrown at us.

I hope you have a productive, stress-free, and enjoyable weekend!

Listening to: "Tick Tock" Kesha
Thought of the Day: "W hen I was 5 years old, my mom always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down "happy." They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life." -anon.

{Image via onexposure}

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Would You Like Some Muffin with those Blueberries?

So I got a little carried away... but what was I supposed to do when my dad found the blueberry sale again?

Recipe adapted from Bon Appetit
Makes 30 mini muffins

{Mash 1 banana in a bowl.}

{Add 1/2 egg, 1/4 cup soymilk, 1 Tbs. vegetable oil, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Mix well. Add 3/4 cup flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1/8 cup oat bran, 1 tsp. baking powder, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Mix well.}

{Add blueberries (it called for 3/4 cup, but I added more like 1 1/2 cups) and combine. Divide among muffin tins and bake at 375 for 10 minutes.}


Listening to: "Feel. Love. Thinking of." Faunts
Thought of the Day: "Watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it!" -Roald Dahl

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Lake Love

Hanging out at the lake with some amazing friends being lazy and having great conversations. Be back soon!

Listening to: "Banana Pancakes" Jack Johnson
Thought of the Day: "Each friend represented a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." -Anais Nim

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Letter Key Hooks

Yay! I finally moved all my stuff into our new apartment and started to get organized. One hitch: my two roommates are not officially allowed to move in until Friday, so they can't get into their bedrooms. Ugg... We went shopping for decor (pictures to come!) and our first step in making the apartment our was hanging the letter key hooks I made. So easy - I just bought cheap wooden letters and hooks from Hobby Lobby and painted the letters with yellow and a border of white. I can't wait to finish the apartment!

Listening to: Jay Sean "Down"
Thought of the Day: "One person can make a difference and everyone should try." -John F. Kennedy

Monday, August 17, 2009

Blissful Camping

Even though I really like hiking, being outside, and campfires, camping is never too high on my priority list because I absolutely hate sleeping on the hard ground. I can never fall asleep and then I end up extremely cranky the next day. This adorable tent makes me want to give it another chance.

{Image via Country Living via it's mary ruffle}

Listening to: "Breathe" Taylor Swift
Thought of the Day: "Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." -Philo of Alexandria