Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years!

From my nephews and me!
Bob cat


and Bruno
May 2011 be your best year yet!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A little bit o tie dying!

For Christmas I got my cousin, Ashlee, a tie dye kit.. Here are some images of our projects!
Ashlee chose to do an ombre effect while I decided on a splattered one.

Finished Product...

Happy Birthday Ashlee!

Pieces of Excitement!

I love my new ring!

Thanks Amie!
These can be found at....

And oh my gosh, if when you go here, I seriously recommend checking out the Thymes line they carry. My favorite scent is naia... and I mean in everything, soap, bath wash, candles... anything. SO good.

Favorite yoga poses...right now
Up Dog
A pose that immediately feels relaxing..ahhh Sometimes I even get behind in my podcast because I'm sitting here for so long!

Reverse Warrior
Alright, I think hers might look much better than mine, but you get the idea. Feels great to stretch out those ribs!

Half Pigeon
Oh gees, I can't even being to explain. I can't pick just one favorite, but this one is amazing. You start from Up Dog, and then bringing your knee to the outside of your shoulder and begin slowly breathing down to the floor. As my instructor says, "We hold a lot of emotion in our hips," and this defiantly releases them.

Bound Triangle
I love this one because it's the only bind I can do (for now), and it's just so satisfying. In yoga, sometimes, you just gotta smile, and this one always makes me smile at the ceiling! Goes without saying, but it's amazing!

**Sorry these are someone else's photos, but are you kidding me? I will not be showing myself in these positions. There will have to be many more practices for that to happen...well, and a photographer :)

I have found made time for yoga this week and every time I go without yoga for a while, I think to myself once I start breathing, “Why did it take me so long to get back here! Why do I wait so long sometimes?"

It's kinda that way sometimes with my girlfriends! I had a wonderful time with these lovely ladies to celebrate my 22nd and I cant tell you how good it felt to be back with all of them… again I ask myself, “Why did it take me so long to get back here!” 
-Winnie the Pooh
(that's right, I just quoted Winnie the Pooh)

  Wide leg pants are back! So excited!

ahhh! I plan to still wear my leggings from time to time (they're just so dang comfortable), but cheers to all of us that can't/shouldn't do the skinny jean!

Sorry it's taken so long for a new post.. The problem is, I just have so much I want to share and I try to put it all on one blog.. well I'm learning that just takes too long. So from here on out, shorter, more frequent blogs!

Your Doll,

Friday, December 24, 2010

Elf Costume

As promised, pictures of the Elf Costume...

Christiano and I go to Karaoke every Monday nigth at Creek Side Bistro (find em on facebook) and this custom elf costume was made for one of our favorite bartenders!

Just thought I'd share an image of these fine studs singing there heart out at
Creek Side.

Happy Holidays!

Loves I just gotta share!

eos Lip Balm
These little lip balm balls have captured my heart and landed on my lips! They're 95% organic and 100% natural (USDA certified) I'm currently trying the Lemon Drop flavor which is the only one in the collection that has SPF 15. Can't wait till I get my hands on their sweet mint! I purchased mine at the checkout line in Wal-Mart but you can also find them here
have you ever had an "I love exacto knives, there is just nothing else in this world that could do exactly what I need it to do the way this little thing does" moment? me too.. until i saw this little beauty.
you better believe it an even more precise way to cut. to see these tomcats in action go here.

My first quiche and scones! had to share because I'm really proud of them and the only place you can find these are at Big Mommas Coffee and Espresso

Photo I snapped at Lindbergs while watching a local band. We love the snowflake!

Surge Skincare! Affordable and Organic! I think these will go on my Christmas Wish List to Self.
Les Triplets De Belleville
If you're a visual person, like me, you'll love this! I had so much fun watching this!
Can't wait for The Illusionist!

Biodegradable trash bags

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I have always believed that if you're going to get everyone to recycle, it has to be easy! Well even though using this doesn't mean we're all recycling, it does mean that we're all being friendly. Here's how I see it, you've gotta buy trash bags anyways, and as my geology professor told me all this trash needs certain elements to finally break down. Well, they can't do that very well stuffed in a plastic liner for hundreds of thousands of millions of years. So if you're looking for a way to be green, but haven't made the leap yet to sort and recycle, try these biodegradable bags. If it's not already evident, Elysse Biaca does a great job of simply explaining the benefits to using these here

I have so much more to tell you guys but I'm just going to save that for another blog!

Your Doll,

Monday, December 20, 2010

Graduation Anxiety?? Anyone?

As college graduations take place all around us, I cant help but realize that I too will be graduating soon. Oh how I have been yearning to throw on those luxurious polyester gowns.
But wait, the last time I had one of those on, I had a plan, I had money, I even had ease of mind.

But what’s this I notice, anxiety, nervousness?… Possibly, even though I don’t like to admit it. Ever since I walked out of my last final, I can’t help but be anxious about the next few years of my life.
Of course, I have been warned about all the disappointing events that might occur to me after I graduate, but after being warned, I am determined to do everything in my power to not let those things happen to me. But can I do it? I question myself.

Everything is different this time.
I have a plan, but its not secure, and its not guaranteed it’s the best plan.
I don’t have money

And my ease of mind is stirred, not shaken.
(shown above is the outward expression of a hurting brain)
I can feel comfortable to assume I am not the only one feeling this heat.
Here are a few things I try and remind myself. Advice (for what it’s worth) to those who are experience these same thoughts…
1. do not lose sight of the dream
2. do not settle
3. do not take the easy route, you have to at least try what you’re scared of.
4. live in the present
5. be excited about the future
6. prepare yourself for the opportunities that are about to come your way
7. try replacing “I wish” or  “I want” with “I am going to” or “I will”
I think 7’s enough.
Ok 8 and it might be the most important
8. keep only positive spirits around you, make time for them, cherish and love them, because it is their company that will keep you sane.
My personal little basket of joy.
Happy Holidays!
Up next, pictures of my most recent work... an Elf Costume!

Your Doll,

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Loves as of now

Here are some new items that I found exciting. They could make great gifts, but for me, they're just plain fun..
These adorable little coin purses, made out of silicone rubber. Sturdy and Recyclable. From haniboi, a product designer and illustrator based in London.

Sailing Salt and Pepper Shakers
"Memory of Falmouth"
Can be found here
Infinite USB
Great for a tech-lover, but maybe for you too! Never worry about running out of USB ports again!
Read more here

Magica Chair
I thought these were so fun, I'd love to do a photo shoot with one of these as a prop!
To see more of Davide Conti's designs go here

Could shipping packages be any more fun at this moment? I love it! Much better than the printed duct tape I've seen recently.

'Hand Made'

Children have been entertaining themselves by making shadow shapes for thousands of years. A source of light and a playful impulse and – hey presto! – magical characters are literally projected onto the wall. We love the idea that anyone can make something ‘by hand’. Even if you’re not great at drawing or painting you can still explore your creative side, making animals with your own hands. It takes practice to get it right, but trying is as much fun as succeeding. In 'Hand Made' these natural world images come together in a pleasing pattern, designed to engage and amuse the child who is surrounded by it.
From here
I just think this is so much fun :)

Peter Callesen
I mean seriously?
All his work is done with only one sheet of paper
It's amazing, check out A4 Papercut and more here
And for my favorite of all... the Fish Hotel!
Almost tempted to buy one,
and you can here
I hope you enjoyed seeing all these new, fun products as much as I did. A lot of them are Eco-friendly, as are their designers, which makes me even happier to show them to you. Stay tuned for more.

Yo Doll,