Friday, August 22, 2008

{nearly there...}

good news! i'm almost over my jet lag!

too bad this couldn't have happened before i started school. ah, well. soooo. updates!

my room still isn't cleaned. only half way. after work tonight i will start creating! i can't keep you guys in suspense for too much longer now, can i? haha. oh! for all of you who gave me your address for a postcard...i have them! i wrote them in switzerland. but because i couldn't speak german, i didn't get stamps. and i was unable to send them from switzerland. i hope you don't hate me! i have them on my desk and will be mailing them to you this weekend. just, they might have an american flag stamp on them, which is kind of weird, come to think of it, but hopefully you'll be okay with that. please?

i haven't uploaded switzerland photos quite yet. but my momma has! here are a couple i really liked (sorry they don't have my signature round corners! i took them from her flickr):

this is the clock tower in town. it's clocks disappeared every other day. i can't for the life of me figure out where they went! it's quite a dilemma.

these message walls were everywhere. i just thought they were the most awesome things ever. people stapled/tacked messages to fences or walls, and tore them down when they were done. i loved them. just loved them.

this was the view from our hotel window. we hiked to that waterfall.

basically, switzerland is the most beautiful place in the whole world. it is the place of my dreams, i think. really.


haha that painted fire hydrant there? that's sven. i named him. after a viking. and yes, inside of that innocent looking sign to the hotel were dolls. evil dolls. i had nightmares about them.

so that should tide you over for a while!

coming soon: pictures. of many a thing. creative stuff. etsy finds. gifts (thanks allison!! you're such a sweetie!!). other random niceness.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

{oh my, my, my. you've got yourself one tired girl.}

hello again, my friends!! i'm back from my second european trip, finally.

and very jet lagged. very, very jet lagged.

because i got home monday night at 5p my time. realized it was midnight swiss time. crashed on my bed. woke up at one, realizing that it is 8 swiss time. couldn't fall back asleep. showered at five. then! started school at seven twenty.

that's right. apparantly, my junior year has started.

i've been asleep for most of it.

but i'm slowly leaving this fog behind me and remembered my little blog. eeps! people are waiting for a post! and i have so so so so so much to post about!

oh, my, my, my. can you tell i'm still a wee bit tired?

i am. tired enough to not have uploaded photos yet. or cleaned my room. or even made enough space to pack away all my etsy purchases and make something. because my creativity is itching. itching!!

and dain, you're first, you lucky girl! i loved your list. i'm so excited to make you your book. it's going to be fab. i'm already jealous of you ;)

i know this doesn't exactly qualify as a real post, seeing as though my brain is still muddled, but i thought i'd give you a sneeky peeky (i get kind of lame when i'm tired) of what's to come in the next week (drumroll, please)...

1) details of my fabulous trip. and all the paper i garnered. and/or stole.
2) details of my first week at school. and all my fabulous supplies i decked out in fancy, fancy handwriting.
3) details of etsy finds.
4) details of the bountiful barn.
5) details of dain's book.
6) details of a clean room (hopefully)
7) details, details, details.

and finally!

8) details of a fabulous new blog where i am lucky enough to be on the design team!! hooray! very, very, very excited. but i can't think straight enough to make anything yet. forgive me, patty! i'm working on it!

but right now, i need to sleep.

it's only 6:45.

i think i still have problems.

good night, good friends!!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

{i wrote you a note}

goodbye, all! just so you know, if you do want a post card, i will actually get you one. just post your address by 10-ish so that i can check it.

and sorry for all who wanted to see my thrift finds! coming when i get back. see, this is what happens when you put off packing to the last minute.

and sit at the computer blogging when your suitcase is calling your name.

*sigh* i'm coming, i'm coming.

i'll miss you all! ciao!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

{and the winner is...}

hmm, who could it be? i couldn't resist. i had to make something today (even though i have about a million other things to be doing...)

drumroll, please...






















number 10!! congrats to dainjb!!

so. email me so that i know your email and we will chat about how you'd like this to go! congrats!

thanks to all you wonderful ladies who commented. i had no idea that 21 people even read this blog! wowza! i'll be back tomorrow with one final post before my big trip...about great thrift finds i (found?) today...loveliness...!

ciao! this is my first day that i had two posts. hooray!

{i'm feeling random.}

today is going to be quite a day, seeing as though i'm already kind of random, and it's only 9. i have a feeling i'm going to be freaking out by the end of the day. oh well! i wanted to blog last night, but it got to be midnight after i finished my calender (which you'll see in a minute), so i just decided i'd do it in the morning. so.

my night
~my tshirts finally came in! i designed them for our switzerland trip (which is in two days!!), and they came back from rumpleshirtskin yesterday! i really like how they came out. i'll explain it in a second:

okay. so the hills are alive with the sound of music (the music notes), since we're going to be in the alps. i made up the font because i couldn't find a font on my computer to copy that would match the sound of music box. and finally, those people. well, i personalized all of them so that they'd look like the people on my team. we all have a picture! :) can you guess which one is me?

~then, after the meeting (which was interrupted by a huge storm that made the national news this morning {did you see it??}), i realized that school starts two weeks from today and that i really needed to get organized. am ordering my supplies from vera bradley this morning. but last night, i made a calender for the month of august. i love it!! it turned out totally me. i took a lot of pictures (you can see them all on my flickr):

yeah. those last few are the days i'm excited for and i'm not excited for. can you guess which? :/

~so also, at the meeting last night, we formed a band called las papas (yeah, yeah, you already knew i was odd, right?). that will be fun while in europe...but we made up a song about a cow. i was kind of on a sugar high from the fabulous jewel brand brownies, so i drew it on my hand. i woke up this morning and just laughed at the sheer strangeness of it all. so i took a picture.

please don't think i'm too strage. i mean, i guess i kind of am, since i did draw it, but i like to think of it as more loveable, or something. *sigh*

okay, so according to my calender, i have a doctor's appointment in an hour. and i'm still in my pj's (which i stayed in until 2 yesterday! hooray!). plus also, we have to go and find a way to get rid of a turtle leagally today.

wish me luck.

oh! my drawing for the rak from yesterday will take place at 7p tonight. so if you haven't commented on yesterday's post, do it! yeah. okay. ciao!

Monday, August 4, 2008

{ creating, reading, and giving...}

so i've decided i really have to stop telling you when i'm going to post next. because that is really not working out for me. and now i feel all guilty about not updating you on my rather boring little life! :)

i kind of forgot how i had to work like 26 hours between the ice cream shop and babysitting this weekend. basically, this leaves little time for creating, let alone blogging! so while i gave myself a nearly strained wrist after getting it stuck in a tub of ice cream, and a serious migraine after playing barbies for 3 hours straight, i silently hoped that none of you would hate me too much for not posting for a while.
and then on saturday, before i had to go babysit, breaking dawn came out! finished that one in seven hours. but i'm pathetically sad because i don't get any more edward and bella vampire drama! i'm pathetic, i know. but i love reading. and i love those books!
i love reading so much that as i tried to shove my new book purchases onto my bookshelf, the back split open. this is a problem. i have to get a bigger bookshelf. and now my books are on my chair, with about twenty i loaned to friends coming back soon. and a bunch shoved into my closet.

books are dangerous. but really fabulous. things have calmed down.


surprisingly, i actually managed to make something on friday between babysitting and working. and...i really really love it! wow. it's a bunch of "she" statements that i either made up or was inspired by, all about me. i didn't mean for it to become really long, but it turned out to be like 20 pages, 40 if you count the backs. so, naturally, i was not about to put a picture of every page on flickr. but they are all on my sis, which you can get to from the link on the left. i took some of my favorites to show you:

i had so much fun making this that i decided that i would host a giveaway. at the end of the post, i'm going to write all of the statements in my book. if you leave a comment with another "she" statement about yourself, or just any comment in general, within the next two or three days (giving myself a window!!) i'll do a random drawing and make the winner her own book. the winner can decide what statements she wants or add any others. i could even leave it blank, if she wanted to write them in.
i'll also be in switzerland from the seventh to the eighteenth of august, so i'll be gathering paper there. i'll use most of it in your book, so you can say you have a bit of europe in your autobiography! ;) you'll just have to wait a teensy bit to get your book in the mail.

so comment! i want to hear you guys talk about yourself, rather than just me rambling on about nothing :)

okay, here are my statements:

she always dwells in possibilites. she is the heroine of her own story. she made her own magic. she's got a little world hidden in her heart and hands. she knew there was never a dull moment. she's at the beginning... she looked to the future with bright eyes. she loved imperfections. she knew she'd do foolish things, but she wanted to do them with enthusiasm. most of the time, she was almost too happy to breathe. she could be a fancy pants, but she knew bad style happens. she had her cake and ate it, too. she spun recklessly and sometimes fell down. she always got back up. sometimes, mindless decisions were hard for her. she wanted to travel the world. she appreciated simple beauty. she often paused her pursuit of happiness to just be happy. life was the best party she's ever been to. oh, can she live! she was guilty of running with scissors. of making mountains out of molehills. of painting with her fingers. of indulging. oh, could she smile! easy things were sometimes her biggest problems.but at least she never gave them up. she loved fashion. often, there was love on her mind. she was a rather silly girl.caffeine saved her as her ideas raced late into the night. she was the queen of her castle. she was sometimes confused. she giggled. oh! she was such a silly, silly girl. she knew life went on. she stared at simple objects, reveling in the possibilities. she stopped to smell the roses. and the daisies. and the lillies. sometimes, she felt like there was a storm in her head. she tried her best to live without being afraid. she was right to dream such dreams. she frolicked, twirled, and dilly-dallied. she tried every closed door, just in case. she made a million wishes and believe they'd all come true. she tried her best to be a real artist. she was tickled pink. a pink ruffle. a pink bow. but never a pink eye {sally jean}. she batted away the clouds. she always had hope. she never stopped believing. she knew the journey was the reward. sometimes, all she wanted was red velvet cake. and the only reason she'd make it would be to lick the spoon. her motto was to say nothing, be silly, act natural. she hoped she wouldn't miss anything. she fancied herself sugar, spice, and mostly nice. she skipped to her lou. sometimes, she was reckless. she really liked her feet, but didn't know why. she had great friends, and when they got together they laughed and laughed. she appreciated the fancy, but adored the fancily simple. she sometimes was an artist behaving badly. she loved art. she loved life. she loved herself. she is me.

so yeah. even if you have no blog, have never commented before, or have never even read this until today...comment! i want to make you something so badly (so i guess this is a rather selfish rak...)!!


ps. longest post ever on this blog award! woooot! :)