Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New Nightly Doodles!!

i LOVE how cute these came out! I just added these lovelies to Cherry Runway. All these beauties [and a bunch more] are ONLY $5.00. Whoo hoo! :)

I'm thankful, are YOU?

It’s a [friday!] wednesday!

1. Being away from Orlando for a few days.

2. My AMAZING co-worker/friends!

3. Grapes and Tuna…MMMMMMM!

4. My printed “Nightly Doodles”.

5. My room mates watching my kitty.

6. My friend Torin’s silly comments.

7. Tumblr!! It’s so stellar! I’m!

8. A nice smooth 4 [.5] hr drive down here.

9. Friends who all seem to move to California kept me company via phone on my drive.

10. I made one medium potato last three meals!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm thankful, are YOU?

1. Going to South Florida tomorrow.


3. “Less then Perfect” – tv series

4. being [[physically]] healthy.

5. text messeges.

6. M&M’s. big time!!!

7. forgiveness.

8. Seeing Amanda and Kelsey this weekend!!

9. My counselor…again..!

10. Good List Daily.

Looksy Wednesday - Farouche

While just glancing on Etsy yesterday, i found this BRILLIANT poster! I love love love the sentiment.

She has lots of other beautiful prints as well! Enjoy!!

Have a creative day!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

I heart mk&a

i heart mary kate and ashley olsen.

and my favorite for last.. :D

I've always liked the Olsen Twins. They are two quite spiffy chikas. Hope you enjoy these images as much as i do. :)

[all images found at weheartit searching "olsen"] via Ashely's blog.

I hope you're having a great weekend!
Smiles to you,

Friday, June 25, 2010

Egg-cellent Foodie Friday! :D

I know it's not a biggie deal to most, but i think sunny side up eggs look SO COOL! I've never cooked one before and when my friend said she wanted a egg over easy i was so intrigued to watch her make one.

It was so pretty, [and delicious looking] that i wanted to try myself! So.. here i am sharing a few pictures. :)

It's also fun to WEAR egg-cellent jewelry!

It's also fun to WEAR egg-cellent jewelry!
Both $18.00 each. :)

I hope you all have an egg-erific day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Looksy Wednesday - Wickedly Good

Wickedly Good jewelry is so so stellar!! I mean really, how GREAT is that cloud 9 necklace?

She makes all sorts of pendants and other fun pieces of pottery as well. I'm sure she can create something stellar just for you!

Hope you all have a creative day!

10 things, even on the hard days...

1) Options. – i have them.

2) Hope. – i have it too!

3) Friends. – they DO care.

4) Status – I love my Church.

5) Wesley. – still feels like home.

6) Rainer Cherries. – They make me happy.

7) God. – I thank him often.

8). My home.

9) My room. – it’s my favorite get away.

10) My imagin-ation.

10.5) Finding 10 things. [even on the hard days]

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Old pretties, new photos!

I've been trying to not only make new pretty things, but rephotograph some of my other pieces who's photos i wasn't happy about. I really like how they came out! Alas! Here are three, new [old] pieces for you to see!!

What do you think?

Smiles to you friends,

Friday, June 18, 2010

Foodie Friday! - DJ and Carissa's house!

My friend's DJ and Carissa are super swell.

You may know
Carissa...she is an extremely! talented local artist i'm so glad i have the pleasure of knowing IRL. She draws very well, is uber creative and is one of the most inspiring people i know. Her partner DJ is a pretty nifty, artistic guy as well as a very good cook.

For months i've been inviting myself to taste Carissa's hand made lunches that DJ made her, because i want to try just about everything that he creates. So when i had the chance to spend the day with them, i was THRILLED to hear DJ was cooking us dinner. :D

Batsmati rice, fresh shrimp with a thick spiced cream sauce.

It was glorious! [and the perfect ending to a food filled adventure day!]
I w
ish i had a recipe to share with you, but alas, i do not. DJ, the amazing cook he is, wings it, but i do suggest trying to recreate this delicious dish on your own!

I hope you're having a wonderful day!
Smiles to you!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

From MY heart to YOUR eyes.

i feel really loved this morning. last night too.

but it worries me because i don’t want to WANT OR NEED the love of others to make me feel loved or be in a good mood. it’s very hard not to let life and the complications in it get you down. it’s hard to know when it’s okay to just let those emotions in case you and let yourself be sad. the feelings have to come out, i understand, but i can’t let them continuous control me. i just need to be thankful for the good days and be thankful i’m strong enough to get through the bad.

but even more so...i’m so thankful for the constant support in my life. even on the days when i don’t feel like it’s there. it is. and i’m so so blessed for it.

my blessing for ya’ll is that you have people who are there for you!
on the good, bad, and indifferent days!

Peace Love Hugs and Smile,

^ last night's nightly doodle. :)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wednesday Words

1) My counselor, Shelley.

2) My parents.

3) Rice Crispy Treat,/Ice Cream, sandwiches

4) change.

5) Laptops.

6) Bookstores

7) Grapes, Carrots, and Cherries

8. Air Conditioning

9) Fresh Fish, Creativity, Optimism, New Beginnings.

10) Perseverance

I hope you’re day was glorious!


Looksy Wednesday - William Dohman

I spotted William Dohman's "Indian Spice" fine art print a while ago, and was captivated by his work. He has a great eye, and all of his images are stunning.

I found this bike love print on his Etsy, and thought it
was too humorous not to post as well. :)

I hope you are all having a glorious Wednesday!
Smiles to you!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Foodie Friday! - USS Nemo

I went to visit my mom a couple weekends ago, and we took a mini vacation to Naples just the two of us. [this has not happened in...YEARS.] It was SUCH an amazing trip. Even though it was only for 24 hours, it was so relaxing it felt like a week, yet felt like not nearly long enough.

My mom, the uber foodie treated me to one of the most amazing restaurants i've ever been to. USS NEMO is an "creative" upscale seafood house in the heart of Naples.

The restaurant itself was a lovely sight. GORGEOUS, creative, with big windows and lots of intricate details. On the wooden walls you see, there are little boxes that look like fish tanks with little bubbles and whirl around.

I know you could have a Caesar salad anywhere, but they are one of my guilty pleasures. I love to order then because they are always different. But the Caesar at Nemo was the best one i've ever had. They used mustard in their dressing which i've never seen before, and it made the dressing light and flavorful.

Every dish on the menu is unique to NEMO, creatively explained. It was incredibly hard to figure out what i wanted to eat because i literally wanted to try everything.

For my main course i had a mushroom crusted salmon, "tempura" mashed potatoes and swiss chard. The fish had a purple grape sauce, which i've never seen before. It was magical for my taste buds. Everything was very flavorful, and the food styling looked like a plate from Bon Appetite; + 2 points for that!

All in all, if you ever want to splurge on an amazing restaurant that won't let you know, i would highly suggest going to USS Nemo.

What amazing restaurants have you been too?

Have a foodie filled friday ya'll!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Wednesdays- Greatfully Good List!

New posting at "Good List Daily"! Check it out! It's a brilliantly stellar website! I'm quite greatful for it indeed. :D

Smiles and Grace to you my friends!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Looksy Wednesday - Haunted House of Projects

How awesome are Kathryn's drawings?! I knew when i saw that ice cream trunk print i had to post about her. Her business is called "Haunted House of Projects".

How awesome are Kathryn's drawings?! I knew when i saw that ice cream trunk print i had to post about her. Her business is called "Haunted House of Projects".

Upon looking at her profile, i saw that she has had work published in magazines, newspapers and has trading cards and a book. WOW! That's so incredible! Make sure to look at her other pieces. They are all quite smashing. :D

I hope you're all having a creative day!
Smiles to you friends,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Blissful Delicacies .

Small bites of happiness in my word. A large and lovely abyss of Tazo Chai tea at work and a delectable veggie sandwich from "Hoovers" in Altamonte Springs.

I hope you had a weekend full of wonderful delicacies of life!
Smiles to you all.

One Year Ago Today...

One Year Ago today...i challenged myself to make mismatched earrings. At the time it was really difficult for me since i liked everything to be symmetrical.

But after that first pair...i never wanted to venture away. I started making a whole bunch of mix and match earrings and deemed them "Junk Jar Jewels".

Now, they are one of my best sellers at craft shows! It's so amazing what a little challenge did for my business! Huzzah! :)

One year ago best friend came to visit me. It was a challenging day indeed, BUT it included this amazing pizza from a local place called Lazy Moon. DELICIOUS!!

I hope you're all having a relaxing, challenging, worth while, weekend!

Smiles to you!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Food Friday! - Veggies, Pesto and Rhubarb, oh my!!

Last Saturday night my friend Monica came over and we cooked a DELICIOUS meal!! YUM squared! We cooked up these REALLY fun noodles and pesto from Whole Foods.

I made a veggie mix of a peppers, broccoli, roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, and added soy beans and pine nuts.

THEN! We made a rhubarb and cherry cobbler, which was INCREDIBLY splendid! BUT....silly folks who wrote the said it was for 18 people. Ha! Right...we almost devoured half of it just sitting there. I can't even image what a 'serving size' looks like.

What exciting things have YOU been cooking??
Tell me about them if you like!! :D

Food and Love ya'll!

PS: i love love the "bad romance" song from Glee. Hee!