Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ink blots: journal class recap

httI won!
ink blots journal cover
ink blots 1

ink blots 2
inside my journal cover...

I wanted to do a little review of sorts of the last journal class I took, called Ink Blots, by Elaine of Glow in the Dark Soul. The photos above are a few of my favorite pages from the class.  The first one is a pic I took of the winnings I received from the second class giveaway.  The second one is the cover of my journal, which is covered in a freehand chevron design done with paint marker.  I love how it turned out!  And the last page is the inside of the cover.  Probably my favorite page inspired by this class.  I definitely favor the "scrapbook" style pages over the pen & ink ones, although I am learning that my doodles will never be perfected if I don't practice (which is why the next class I take....Janel's 30 day journal challenge, I will be doing only in ink).
Elaine was an awesome teacher, and I was so inspired by all the creative girls in the class.  I can't wait to hear more about her next class!!  It was so much fun.   :)  Plus, she is totally cute (I love her style!) and you should check out her blog cause she's a neat lady.

Friday, May 27, 2011

friday favorites

 * skirts with pockets!! (like this one found here)

 * road trip journals to chronicle your awesome summer travels! (found on this scrapbooking blog)

* homemade pretzels....yes please.  (find this recipe here)

* these adorable dinosaur planters from plaid pigeon

* pyrex.  isn't this aqua collection amazing?! (found via *pyrex*pixie*)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

who, what, where, when, and why?

 I know I said I would post a lot more frequently now that I have a computer around, but I've been a busy girl....
A crabby girls snack...
they sure make some cute kites these days...
I can't decide if this guy is beautiful or horrifying...

spinach & pesto pizza..... I  cooking!
haircuts.......eating pizza & chocolate, cutting hair, journaling like mad, attempting to fly kites, hiding from tornadoes, watching movies (Pirates. Yeah!), avoiding the cicada infestation (man I love Misery Missouri!!), and pinning pretty things on Pinterest.  I'm sure you understand.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

i heart Emma Pillsbury.

Ever since they put Glee on Netflix instant stream, the girls and I have been glued to the screen.  We are total gleeks now......<3 it!  My favorite character is Sue Sylvester Emma.  I love her red hair.  I love her cute OCD.  I love her crush on Will.  And, I love her wardrobe.  I mean, how adorable is this?!.....
If I had lots of expendable income, and a job that allowed me to look cute, I would so rock Emma's style.  There is a whole website dedicated to helping Emma wannabes find her fabulous wardrobe choices.  Think cardigans, sweater clips, "insane" bow blouses, pencil skirts, and round toe heels........ah.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I have exciting news!

 ...eeeeeek!!!  That's right folks.  KC's friend Jordan was kind enough to gift us with not one, but two computers!!  I am beyond grateful, and super duper excited!!!  Having a working computer at home (with a disk reader & printer!) means that.........
  • I will be posting a lot more frequently (with pictures!)
  • We don't have to type on a touch screen!
  • The girls can log on to Study Island & do homework assignments
  • I can try out photoshop (hello digital scrapbooking!)
  • We can use iTunes again (and update our iPhone software!)
  • We can print things
  • I can finally watch vimeo posts (not so compatible with mobile phones)
  • Internet is so much easier to use, and looks so much brighter & clearer than on our cells
  • & so so so so much more!!!!!
.....so needless to say, we are thrilled with our new toys!  Yay!!!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

and the winner is.......

I am so pleased to announce the winner of my "50 follower giveaway"!  After taking a trip over to good ol random.org, and trying to figure out how people do those screen shots of their winners (how do people do that??), here are the results.....

Congrats Tara, .......I will be emailing you soon to get your address, and will send it off in the mail tomorrow!!  I hope you enjoy your winnings (post a picture on your blog when you receive your package so I can see that it arrived safely.  I'll post a follow up with a link to your post!).  I'm still stuffing an extra enveloppe with scrap papers & ephemera!!  ;)

Go check out her blog girls....she needs followers!