Saturday, December 18, 2010

Crafty Goodness Swap Gift Received!

Soooo guess who got her package in the mail from the Crafty Goodness Swap?

Yeah that be me!
I'm seriously
still excited.
First off I'd like to thank Jill so much for
sending me my gift, because
I never got the gift from my original partner and
she stepped in and sent me an "angel" gift.

That was so kind of you! Thank you again. :}

After reading a very sweet card (^see above^) I opened the package
and the first thing that I grabbed was this journal which was
specially decorated by Jill herself, in a fashion called "Zen-Doodling".

neat eh? Gets better...hehe

She also made this adorable bookmark which was
also decorated by herself. It's so cute, it's currently
in my copy of Pride and Prejudice which I'm trying to read
over the Christmas break.

Also decorated in the same theme was a cup
which is now on my shelf holding some of my pencils. :D
Very handy.

The next thing which has to be by far the most elaborate
and one of my favorite items in the package...was an...


I risked 7 years bad luck by opening it up in my house
and taking a few pictures with it.
But it was so cool I couldn't resist!
She used so much detail...

All the detail and time that she put into
my swap gift was so incredible.
Thank you so much again Jill!
You're an angel for doing my "angel" package.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

They Say It's Your Birthday

So recently (Nov. 3) I had my birthday...
I've spent seventeen years on Earth so far.
It's been a pretty good run. haha.
It was actually quite a birthday.
I had two friends bring me cupcakes, and one bring me chocolate and a card.
Which is really awesome because I've never had that happen to me before!
Also when I got home my family members gave me a lot
of lovely gifts such as the quilt that my mother made me
see below
isn't it beautiful?
I'm very thankful for such a great birthday!
And thank you to
who wished me happy birthday on my last blog post
that was very sweet of you! :}
Well now I'm going to go work on the rest of my costume
for the Harry Potter premiere... I'm going as Luna Lovegood.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pre-Winter Cleaning

My sisters (Kaitlyn, Callie) were out at an archaeological dig with some of their fellow
club members and I was home alone with my parents, while my brother was at a sleepover.
So I had quite a bit of time on my hands...

In the morning we went to a garage sale and I bought a few neat items!
Such as:

These glass roses which the lady claimed she bought in England.

And three antique books in pretty^^^ good condition

Then after I had brought all those narly items
up to my room, I decided to CLEAN!
I know be impressed. ;)

I even printed and framed this picture of my siblings and I
when we were in London. Ah memories.
Then I put up my bulletin board in the center of my room
so it could be seen by ALL!
(pictures follow...)
All the while big Mo was keeping me company!
Kneading dough on my pillow. hehehe.
The final thing I need to do to figure out what classes I want to take next
year, all of which are listed in this large intimidating yellow paper.
-Jessica Leigh La Lou

Monday, October 25, 2010

Inspiration in Ingrid

Ingrid Michaelson:
is my new love.

Thank you Callie for introducing her magic to me. :)

Do you guys like her music?


Saturday, October 16, 2010


"Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."


Summer has gone away...and has been replaced with FALL!

You have no idea how much I've been longing for this after that heated Texas summers.

Now I can wear -cardigans
-LOOONG socks
-leg warmers
-closed toed shoes
-dresses with long sleeves
-knitted hats

oh thank goodness. :)

what's your favorite part of fall?
the changing of the leaves?
the clothes?
the chilly weather?

I couldn't choose so here's some photos I found representing some of the best parts...

HAPPY FALL you guys!
Winter's just around the corner...

Oh and here's a song that I really enjoyed on Glee,
I'd heard the original by Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland
but I think Kurt and Rachel did an amazing job as well.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Actually My Name's Marina

Have you ever felt like an artist was entirely yours?
That you want to share their music with the ENTIRE world,
but at the same time you still want them to be only known to you.
Does that make any sense at all?
Well that's exactly how I feel about Marina & the Diamonds.
^^She was my fellow companion,
when I was driving to work this summer with my sister.
We would blast her music as we drove down the highway,
and sing along in loud bizarre voices.
I simply adore her music.
We have history...those days with simply her music are treasured.
But I think I'm finally ready to completely share her with Blogger Land.
This is a big step for me...enjoy:

(I Am Not A Robot is the one that started it all,
my sister, Kaitlyn ,introduced it to me. :})


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