wednesday wishes.

1. i wish i had some japanese washi tape for my art journal. i really like these ones. found here.

2. i will do all my health wishes in one fell swoop:  a) i wish i did not have asthma so i could run for longer periods of time without my chest tightening and feeling like i’m going to hyperventilate.  b) i wish i didn’t have to go back for yet more bloodwork for my stupid thyroid. and c) i wish friday would hurry up & get here so i can get my results from the psychology assessment stuff i did. (geez, all this makes me sound like a hypochondriac. but i’m not! lol)

3. i wish i had a supercool vintage camera to play with! this one is awesome. it still works, is only $32, and looks so cool! found here.

4. some new eyeglass frames. pink ones, to be exact. just as a second pair, so i don’t mind if they’re cheapies. i love these that i found on ebay…mayhaps i shall bid on them…

5. i wish they were having the renegade craft fair here in charleston!!! god, i love etsy.

check out what kellie, courtney, katie, & liz are wishing for this wednesday!


ten things i love…tuesday.

i know this is late, but i have good reason. the internet at the cabin where we stayed this past weekend went out on saturday. *shrug* not a big deal, b/c it was supposed to be fun times spent with friends. and it was! we had an amazing time… but that’s for a later post. i want to do this right now! here’s what i’m in love with this week:

1. elvis presley. i’ve always considered him a little cheesy and mainstream (if you know me, you know i automatically don’t like anything that everybody else likes–and it’s NOT on purpose! it’s a weird thing that somehow automatically happens…) anyway, i love elvis’s movies. the reason i thought of this is the fac that right this very moment, i’m watching “spinout”. of course it has elvis, but it also has deborah walley, who played gidget in “gidget goes hawaiian”, which is one of my most favorite movies. that’s her playing drums behind the man himself.

2. oh my gosh, i want this so badly.

we heart it

3. cloud-shaped marshmallows! all weekend, i wanted some hot chocolate. skiing and snow doesn’t seem right without hot chocolate, right? and now that we’re home it’s all mild and almost warm, so it doesn’t feel right to drink hot chocolate. but as soon as we have our next cold snap… 🙂

4. lovely, frilly, floaty, fluffy…

5. isn’t this the coolest bed you’ve ever seen? i bet you could even customize it. love it!

6. sparkly, blingy shoes. i especially like the flats near the middle and the gold heels.

7. this is such an amazing and wonderful idea.

8. yummy yummy yummy yummy yummy! not only do these sweeties look deliciously fattening and just damn good, but i love all the pretty pastel colors. i used to shy away from pastels in favor of bold colors, but now i love them. along with bold colors.

9. i love my husband so much. no matter what happens, when we argue or disagree, we always come back together still completely in love. whenever i have an emotional breakdown, he puts me in my place. he doesn’t coddle me, even though i think i want sympathy or comfort, but the not coddling thing? it seems to work, whether i like it or not. ❤

10. SNOW!!! i loved being in the snow this weekend! it’s only the third time i’ve seen really real snow in my life (one of the times i was so young that i can’t really remember now). i love snow and all the fun snowy activities and warm clothes.

worldwide projects.

there are some really cool projects going on that i want to be a part of. for example, there is the disposable memory project. this is amazingly cool! all these disposable cameras get dropped in random places around the world (with instructions, etc) and people take pictures. once the camera is full, the last person mails it home. i’ve sent an email to them requesting a packet of info, so i will share with you once i receive. for the time being, visit the website and consider starting a cool project. 

i’ve read about a similar project, but with art journals. i’ve considered starting one myself, and now i think i might do it soon. here’s what you do:  buy a moleskine, or some other journal with blank pages. on the first page, write an introduction with instructions. the first entry will be yours.  (i think i’m going to start one with favorite quotes. so i’d decorate the page and add my quote in.) then you leave it in a random place for someone to find and add to it. if you want the journal back once it’s completed, add a label with your address & instructions for the last artist to send it back to you. a variation on this that i might also do is to take a picture of some obscure thing where you live, and journal about it. then send it to a friend who lives far away, who sends it to another friend who lives far away, etc. etc. etc…. again, the last person would send it back to you. what a cool way to get to know people/places, right?!

anyway, i just wanted to share these neat projects. i hope i’ve inspired you to start your own little global project. have a wonderful day!

download this:  i’ve been thinking by handsome boy modeling school (featuring cat power)

today’s fave etsy item:  6 Piece Baby Pom Mobile  by pom love.  okay, so i know it says “baby” mobile, but I want it for myself! i mean, who doesn’t love a pom pom? they also do custom ones where you choose your own colors. so fun!