18 January 2013

Pardon the Dust

I'm in the process of designing, organizing, editing, and revamping the site.

As always, you can find me on Facebook.

07 April 2012

Art Update

If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, these images might not be new to you. But here is a look at some of the very nerdy pieces I've been working on.

{Nyan Cat, David, River Tam & Sexy Zombie}

22 March 2012

Saturated Canary & Mad Men Inspired Digi Post

I am so excited to announce that Krista of Saturated Canary has chosen one of my ideas for her newly designed digis!

I suppose it is no surprise that I was quick to suggest Mad Men. I couldn't be more obsessed with that show and the characters in it. Roger Sterling & Joan Holloway are definitely my favorites, so I was thrilled to see that this lovely stamp had very *ahem* Joan-like qualities.

I really wanted to spend a lot more time designing a sort of Mad Men inspired SMASH* page {if you are not familiar with SMASH*ing I recommend checking out Kellie Winnell's blog and Krista's post here}.

Anyways, yesterday while coaching I got hit... and I mean HIT... square in the nose with a full-on forehand tennis ball. Needless to say, the rest of my day was spent icing my swollen nose and calming the pain with lots of ibuprofen. So I'll just have to post what I had up until that point.

And really, this illustration couldn't come at a better time! This Sunday is the season premier of Mad Men and I'm already planning a big night of it. If I would have known sooner, I may have just made some premier party invites with the image!

So, without further ado, here is the Mad Men digi from Saturated Canary with a few of my own embellishments {because we all know it's not Mad Men without a good martini!}

And here is the best part of the whole post! Krista was nice enough to allow me to open up a contest for you! This Mad Men inspired digi could be yours!

Here is what you'll need to do to enter:

1) Comment on this post sometime between now and Sunday 
{I will close it after the 2-hour Mad Men premier @ 11pm EST}

2) You must be a follower 
{either through Blogger or Facebook}

Good luck! 
And thank you to Krista for this opportunity!

{Giveway Update 03/26/2012}
Winner of the Blanche Giveaway: Alina

20 March 2012

Thank You For Your Patience!

I promise I am still alive! I really am! 

I just have been insanely busy with work, coaching, working out & keeping my life somewhat organized. The good news is, in the last 75 days I have lost 20 pounds!

20 pounds! That's huge for me as I am not back to the weight that I was my freshman year in college. I'm hoping that I will have some time in the coming week to post about my nutrition and lifestyle changes I have made to see these results.

Oh! And I also got bangs!

Anyways, expect a Things I Love Thursday this week, then hopefully a few posts in the upcoming weeks!

Thanks for your patience!

20 February 2012

Color Board - Grey & Citron

Just like the last color board, this board also has inspiration from the recent Ohio weather. Lately it's been cool and crisp, but bright with sunshine. It makes me very aware that spring is just around the corner.

I'm really loving the bursts of bright, cool color on a cool, dark grey. Grey and citron {as well as charcoals, blacks, and various shades of yellow} have been popping up in my wardrobe, too. I've bought some yellow accessories and a wool jacket that I cannot get enough of!

I included a lovely photo of Georgia O'Keefe on a Harley Davidson {as photographed by Maria Cabot}. Lately I've really been into reading and studying Art History again, especially about the women who shaped the art world as it is today {it also helps with they have rather intriguing personal lives with a lot of speculation}. 

13 February 2012

Film Review /// Miss Representation

Last week I borrowed the documentary Miss Representation from KSU Stark.

I highly recommend it to all of my female readers {...and my male readers who know any females.} It is enlightening to see just how little of a presence women have in the media. Especially smart, strong women who do no use their bodies as a form of empowerment.

It made me feel a little bit guilty for supporting & enjoying some of my guilty pleasure movies & television. Jersey Shore, Keeping Up With The Kardashian's, Real Housewives, Gossip Girl, romantic comedies, shoot 'em up movies & action flicks; none of these have been particularly kind to women.

The documentary definitely made me more conscious and hopefully a little more proactive when it comes to providing young women {and even adult women} with some seriously impressive role models.

Are you aware that eighty-six percent of the purchasing power in the United States is in the hands of women? Think about it!

{And in similar news, but unrelated to the film... last nights' Grammy's really put me off because of the amount of Chris Brown recognition. I'm a little shocked and disgusted at how people seem to have forgotten, or just accept and encourage, that he had done a really horrible thing.}

To read more about the film, hear from Jennifer Siebel Newsom, or learn about how you can help....

08 February 2012

The Little Things {Good Health}

I am a huge supporter of daily affirmations.

In fact, sometimes I make myself sick I worry so much that if I don't acknowledge something that it might go away.

I feel like this is something I can constantly improve upon, too. I know I don't share enough with my family, friends, co-workers, and students just how amazing they are and how much I appreciate them.

I think that is why I love these posts and my Things I Love Thursdays so much. It's a chance for me to share with the universe the things I value, adore, and cannot live without!

Since last Thursday I feel like I've been bombarded with bad news. Work related things have had me stressed out and it took a toll on my health. I spent part of my weekend in the hospital, having a couple tests done, making sure that I was healthy. Thankfully, I am!

And while right now my health {and the health of those around me} seems like a huge thing, it is often something I take for granted. I am in good health, and so are the people in my life, and for that I am grateful.