19 April 2008

i accomplished much less than i expected to, today.

but thats alright...i was able to get my hair cut, see dale at his track invitational and mess around a little...i'm waiting to eat dinner so i can go shopping with corey tonight. we MUST find a wedding/shower gift for erin and bob. i need to call it an early night though...tomorrow after church i have to drive and take pictures for that wedding. i hope its nice!!! alright...i dont have much more to say, so ill just post some pictures of the things i made today....most of them suck, but i had fun doing it.

[the pictures go from cutest to ugliest....but the very last two pictures are the "genesis-stage" of my wedding shower card that i am making for erin]


18 April 2008

if at first you dont suceed, try try again.

good evening everyone. so, today was quite an interesting day. at least to start. i know i have the tendency to constantly complain about working at sam's club,but there is so much negativity it brings me down! on top of it, i kind of got in trouble b/c i didnt scan something that was in someones cart. then i forgot to give a woman all of her change back. and on top of it all...it was packed in there.

anyway, some good news....
today will be my first ever,

My Addictions Friday:

1.) first and foremost, for those of you who aren't really into exercise but find yourself stressed-out 24/7...TRY YOGA! believe me, you will fall in love with it. i have been into yoga for almost 4 years now...and i can totally tell a difference when i am consistant with it and when i am not. if you are interested, here are two of my favorite "at-home" yoga dvds that you should try out: yoga for young bodies and crunch yoga

2.) okay, so as of lately i have been addicted to two shows...weeds and degrassi. so weeds is a bit of a guilty-pleasure in the sense that it is not completely g-rated...sometimes its even a little to graphic for me...but i've been sucked in even more than usual lately...its probably b/c at one point in time zooey was in the show...

and now mary-kate is...

or that i have a tv-crush on silas [which!!! i am totally naming one of my children that one day!!!!!!! i love that name...]

as for degrassi...there is honestly no reason why i should like it. it is probably the lamest, little-kiddish soap-opera type show ever! but once again...the characters developed a relationship with me. check out sidereel.com to watch that and more.

3.) the newest issue of nylon came in the mail the other day. LOTS of neat pictures that really make me wish i had more time to be creative and artistic! not to mention, having big-bucks to tap into some of those fashionss. good god! what i could do with a zillion-dollars!

4.) you may have read in previous posts that i am in love with kashi go-lean crunch...as of recently i have been mixing things up a little...hahah...i mix the go-lean crunch with the healthy heart kashi and toss in some raisins...its honestly the best way to start off my day. your tummy would thank you!

5.) builtny is my absolute favorite company right now. i bought a lunch bag and several drink holders from them...as of recently i also bought the electrical cord bag so i can store my camera battery changer/laptop charger stuff in there. i am currently saving up for the oversized duffel in brown, which i am totally in love with. its $100 on their website but i found it one amazon a little bit cheaper.

6.) speaking of which, I AM IN LOVE WITH AMAZON. i get so happy when i see another box at my backdoor with the smiley face and the words amazon printed across it. you can find so many good deals on there, its great! oddly enough, i tend to trust it more than ebay and im not sure why, but whatever....

7.) as most of you know, i am doing quite a few weddings this summer. i really want to buy this camera bag....its quite expensive, so i dont know if i should invest in it or not...mel has one, so i am going to check hers out on sunday...

8.) i am addicted to making my own ice coffees. its so much cheaper too!!! plus, i can use soymilk, which is a whole lot better and i can control additives. the only constaint is time...

9.) one last link for tonight that i found interesting....i came across this blog called dear god...in a way its a lot like my other favorite blog post-secret where people send postcards with their deepest secrets on them....well these are prayers....its quite interesting...so check it out!

ahhh, guilty-pleasures. i hope you enjoy them as much as i do. i need to get to sleep now though...tomorrow is a busy day. i am finally going to get my hair cut...pretty much just the bangs....then, my brother got invited to a track invitational [which is like a super-awesome honor...only the best go!] so i am going to go watch and take pictures of course...then i am finally going to get to hang out with corey [although we will be shopping all night for bob and erins wedding gift!]

have a lovely evening!


p.s. did i mention these are my future-hair goals?
[my other-girl crush, jenny lewis from rilo kiley]

17 April 2008

oh, what a beautiful day!

i am so joyful that this bipolar weather is finally beginning to figure itself out. i absolutely couldn't wait until i got out of work today. i had to work until 3ish, and i couldn't help but look out the door and daydream for those long 5-hours. when i did get home, i enjoyed a wonderful chicken marsala dinner and went on a bike ride with my siblings afterward. we were gone a long time too because it was just so gorgeous! and for the first time, in a very long time, i played out in the yard with my brothers. we played catch and hockey for a good half hour or so, then the bugs came out. i am so happy that i got the opportunity today though. i am so used to doing homework or going to work or blahblahblahhhh. tonight, i forgot to stress out. i forgot about my hectic life. i remembered the bliss of my childhood.

for those of you who actually read this and are interested, i've been thinking about doing some "theme" entries...i know that barely anyone reads this, but its mainly for me. i sort of got this idea from a blogger that i love [ galadarling.com ]. she has a "things i love thursdays" which is where she post webpages, videos, music, clothes, etc. she likes...i havent decided yet or not, but i think every friday i am going to try to do something similar to that as well! its fun, and helps me to organize & share a lot of cool stuff.

i have a lot of ideas for this summer. i want this summer to be amazing. i want to take it slow and take the time to enjoy it. i have a lot of projects i want to accomplish as well...including this: starting may 1st, i am going to do a 365-photoshoot...where i take at least one photo a day that will represent my day. i've seen a lot of photographers do it and i thought it would be fun. i tried once already, but with school...its just too crazy.

well, the office is going to be on soon. 13-minutes. hahah.


16 April 2008

the sun is shining and i am realizing, how happy i am to be alive.

i do believe it is inevitable, we all get stress and in that stress we feel depressed and in that depression, we search. we search for that glimmer, that light, that very thing that brings us joy. when i see children playing, swinging on the swings...playing tag in the summer grass, i smile. i when breathe in fresh air, let the sun kiss my cheeks, and move...i feel energized. i feel happy. i like to find joy in the little things. painting makes me happy. capturing life in pictures make me happy. cups of coffee make me happy. cupcakes make me happy. sewing makes me happy. having absolutely nothing to do makes me happy. all of those happys combine and intertwine an create a big ball of sunshine. a little slice of heaven.
just like the winter forgets the heat of summer...i have the tendancy to forget the small things that make me happy. i wrap all my time in the thins i have to do...eventually leading me to stress...which makes me depressed...i am ready to change this. i am ready to try to find happiness everywhere i go. too many people go throughout their lives just trying to "make it through"....i have hope that J.O.Y. is the solution.
its funny, back when i was younger we learned in sunday school that joy stood for Jesus, Others, and You. ironic isnt it? since God is love. his son brings joy. thats what i need. i need less of myself and more of him. more of others. and to put them first. i've always tried this...but i need to do better. there is a hopeless world out there, and no, i may be as insignificant as dust, but who knows that one life i can bring sunshine to.

anyway, enough of my ramblings...

i "have" to go to class....