Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Just Remembering

We had to clean out the closet yesterday because we were getting our heater activated and the connection thingy is in the closet. Or something. ANYWAY. We had to tidy it up a bit and I took out my wedding dress which was at the very back of the closet. It was lying on the bed when I decided to take photos of it. I don't have any super sentimental stories about how my wedding was the greatest day of my life or anything (Yes, the temple sealing was awesome, don't get me wrong. Not to mention the dancey dance party we had afterwards), and this certainly wasn't my "dream dress," but it sure is beautiful. 

My mom got it off of eBay and it originally had all these little white beads woven into the lace. 
I would not have that. 
It was altered and seam ripped and voila. 

I'm not really sure where this is going. Seeing this dress just made me realize that I will be married for two years come January, and it made me think of how far Ryan and I have come. It also makes me think of other important life decisions that have been creeping up on me recently. 

In conclusion (what is this, a high school paper?), I am thankful to be married to such a silly sweetheart. I've learned to count my blessings as we struggle with school and finances together. I haven't been married very long and I know that this time of our lives is short. Which honestly makes me thankful, because I dream of owning a house and a good car and decent furniture, haha. Not to mention babies.  I'd like to own a few of those. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

We Have A Winner

Alright so it's still Monday. Late, yes, but Monday none the less. I almost forgot to pick a winner! (Today was super busy, yo.) So, winner, I will be emailing you soon ;) 

Thanks to everyone that entered my little giveaway! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012


Psst! I actually wore this outfit last Sunday.  

This last week was okay... I felt confident about my midterm exam for Art History. I didn't have to work very much which was a nice break. My critique in drawing class didn't go as bad as I thought! However, the critique in my photo class went worse than I thought. Funny how that happens. 

But here's to another (hopefully better) week! This week I will...
 -clean my apartment 
-(HOPEFULLY) go see The Perks of Being a Wallflower! Or Pitch Perfect :)
-come up with a concept for my next drawing project 
-work on Halloween night (which I'm pretty excited for because we get to dress up) 
-have a safe trip to Albuquerque to shoot a wedding and visit some family

blouse: Marshall's, skirt: thrifted, shoes: Payless, necklace: Splendid

P.S. Today is the last day to enter my giveaway :) 

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Splendid Photo Shoot

I've mentioned before that my super stellar friend, Mae, has her own jewelry biz. We had a lot of fun taking these photos of some of the pieces she has made. Take a look! 

Like what you see? You can receive 30% off your order with Splendid Jewelry with this promo code: BLOGGER. And don't forget to enter my giveaway to win this awesome necklace:
Sunday is the last day to enter :) I will announce the winner on Monday :) 

Star Wars

First of all, can you believe this light saber? Some guy brought it to the dance and let me take a few photos with this pup. My light saber was made from a tube of wrapping paper and a piece from our vacuum cleaner. Classy :) 

Ryan made his Wampa (snow monster) costume and I was a jedi.

Also, my sister made a new friend. 

My sister and I danced a TON, and Ryan wasn't too reluctant to dance the slow songs with me (haha, dancing ain't his thang). 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You're Not Hardcore, Unless You Live Hardcore

Basically, these boots make this outfit. 
These boots make me feel invincible.
Especially when I listen to them click and clack as I walk. 
These boots make me feel like a "real" art student. 
These boots were about three dollars. 

In other news... 
See those green leaves behind me? They're still green. Just like all the other trees in town. I've been trying to be as patient as I can for some colorful, autumn leaves around here and colder weather, but it just ain't happening. C'mon, east coast! Send some of that autumn this way! 
shirt: Old Navy, pants: Marshall's, boots: thrifted, necklace: Forever 21

Psst! If you haven't already entered my giveaway, please feel free to do so here!  It couldn't hurt, right? 

Friday, October 19, 2012

A Splendid Giveaway

I present to you my very first giveaway on this here blog of mine :) 
My friend Mae runs all little shop called Splendid over at etsy. She makes jewelry from new and recycled materials. Pretty neat. I think I own half a dozen necklaces that she's made. I'm giving away this Rainbow Owl necklace, one of Splendid's best sellers! This necklace is really great for fall and can be paired with lots of different colors. 

One of my favorite things about this necklace is that the closure is a black, organza ribbon, so I can tie the back to adjust the length of the necklace. I took this necklace for a test run the other day and had no problems with having to readjust the ribbon. 

To enter, please do the following:
1. You must be a follower of this blog through Google Friend Connect or Bloglovin' 
2. Visit the Splendid shop and leave a comment telling me your favorite item 
*Bonus entry!*
Hop on over to Splendid's Facebook page and "like" the crap out of it! 

*please leave one comment for each entry and include your email address so I can notify you if you win. This giveaway will be open until Monday, October 29th. 

Want 30% off your next order with Splendid? Use the promo code: BLOGGER. Also, check out this sweet deal over at veryjane for a pair of chevron earrings! 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Too many things to do

1. I didn't finish my last photography project... I turned in two photographs instead of four. Yikes. 
2. My teacher turned down my original plan for my next drawing workshop project. Made me feel kinda low. 
3. Slooooow shifts at work. 
4. I have too many things to do tomorrow before 2:30pm. 
5. Resisting the urge to buy food at school... or buying anything, in general. Budgeting, maaaaaannnn. 
6. My bangs look super weird in these photos. Time to get a trim. 
7. We're canceling Netflix to save a little dough. Goodbye, Doctor Who. 
8. Thinking of canceling my gym membership as well. I don't go nearly as often as I did in the summer. 

1. Had an awesome photo shoot with friends! 
2. Watched The Avengers on a 3D tv and went night swimming in a heated pool at a swanky house that my sister-in-law was house sitting for. We felt rich for a night. 
3. Ryan's birthday is this week! 
4. Star Wars dance is this week! 
5. Mikelle had her baby! 
dress, belt: thrifted, cardigan: gift, tights: Target, shoes: Payless

I'm promising myself that this week WILL be better than last week! I work one day less, so this means more time for homework and studying. I hope. I can do this, right? 

I hope you lovely readers have a great week. Also, stay tuned this week for my very first giveaway!