Sunday, December 28, 2008

sick in bed

i'm sick in bed today with a sore throat & headache. i had some nice peppermint tea & an onion bagel this morning & for lunch my mom is making me some soup. i love being babied at home sometimes now that i live away from home most days of the week.

since i've had some time on my hands today, i've found some really neat moleskine art. i have a moleskine & write in it almost daily, but im not sure if i could do something so creative! you can check them all out here. & here are some of my favorites:

by anna rusakova

by l filipe dos santos

by mattiasa

by cecĂ­lia murgel

by donna wilson

Friday, December 26, 2008


...was relaxing & happy. this was the first christmas we (my family & friends) went out for christmas dinner. we ate at a glamorous restaurant on the water front.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

red & white

i got this idea of wrapping my gifts in white butcher paper & red yarn from cakies. i really like how they turned out!

making christmas

it has been raining a lot lately. i love the rain. especially when it pitter-pats on my window:

this year, my family almost didn't have a chrismas tree or any decorations. we keep all of our christmas decorations in the attic, and since we just finished remodeling the house, we had many boxes in front of the way to get to the attic (through my closet).

so, our lovely friends, let us borrow one of their fake trees and lights. but, we still needed some ornaments. the blog kiddet gave me the idea of using paper cranes as ornaments! so that's what i did. i think they turned out lovely:then we used a beautiful red tablecloth for a tree skirt & some novelties around the house as ornaments too. i even found this vintage ornament in a thrift store fee box:
since we weren't feeling much in the christmas mood before we had a tree, my papi took us to a house full of lights. it even had a mini ferris wheel!
i hope you & your family a lovely holiday!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

first day of winter

well, today is the first official day of winter! i know that many of us will be going out to parties around this time, whether it be for christmas or new year's, & i found this list of holiday conversation starters i thought i would share. (they are more for the reader's enjoyment, so use them at your own risk!)
  • what do i look like upside down? say this when you have nothing left to say.
  • how long have you been owned by a cat? say this to someone covered in cat fur.
  • what's that floating in your eggnog? say this to someone after you discreetly drop a little bit of cookie crumb in their eggnog.
  • are you double-jointed? if they answer yes, ask them to demonstrate for you.
  • what's your favorite holiday color? everyone usually says red or green, pink is way better.
  • can i wear your sweater? say this to someone wearing a nicer sweater than you.
  • when's the last time you were spit up on by a baby? say this when your squishy baby needs to be burped.
  • why aren't you wearing those earmuffs i gave you last year? come on, you want to know right?

all ideas courtesy of old navy.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

box making

today i made a wrapping paper box for my friend's birthday present. it turned out pretty neat:]

finished project!

Friday, December 19, 2008


i went thrifting today at my favorite local thrift shop. i got some pretty good deals: a red ezekiel top (with the tags still connected) for $3.50 & f. scott fitzgerald's the great gatsby for $o.40.

phantom of the opera!

of course, this picture is from the movie, but
it was a spectacular night! my sister & i had so much fun.
here is the playbill, tickets, & booklets from the night:

Thursday, December 18, 2008


are done!
now it's off to see the phantom of the opera with my sister!
she bought us tickets to see it for my birthday:]
what a great way to celebrate the end of the semester & the beginning of winter break!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

my wish list

a dog
heroes season 2
polaroid film (lots of it!)
jon foreman seasons vinyl set
record player (mine is still broken...)
round trip train tickets to la (to visit a certain someone on spring break!)

Sunday, December 14, 2008


a lovely movie with a whimsical love story.
if you haven't seen it, you might not want to watch the clips.

pretty things

inspiration for something maybe...?