Saturday, January 29, 2011

Etsy update!

with my new shop, which i am need to put up new creations, i also have a new blog. i decided to keep my personal and 'business' blog separate. this blog will be filled with inspiration, pretty things, and random tid bits to due with my new store. it's one more thing that is keeping this new year exciting and wonderful!

Friday, January 28, 2011

last night i had a dream about seattle, and i woke up missing it. it's strange to be so fond of a place you spent so little time in, but still, you know when your heart wants something. i miss downtown, gasworks, and bay. i want to explore it, and make it my home. i want to live there, and one day i will.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

i'm only nineteen years old, and i can start my life now. i could start over now and create something completely different and still be okay. i need to stop feeling like i'm in my late twenties, when i haven't even reached them. i know i may not even be that mature, but mentally i feel that way. i feel like my mind is old and my heart is terrified, but really, i wonder if that is the complete definition of feeling young.

i'm nineteen, and i'm starting now.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


i feel happy to finally say that i have my computer back, with internet and all, which means that i will be even more active lately. i have so many new projects up my sleeve that it is almost overwhelming, but in a good way. i just have to bite the bullet and get it done. one project at a time, or five projects at a time. for my own ocd, i'm going to make myself a little list of things i need to do (like i really need anymore lists!)

- apply anywhere and everywhere for jobs (even printing out applications tonight!)
- put my two new pairs of earrings up in tea @ noon
- make a few new pairs of earrings
- go thrift store shopping (very intently!)
- have a wonderful date night with the boy
- update my 365!
- pick up at least three new books to read. i'm tired of rereading books i love.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

late night excitement!

within the past two days i can proudly say that i have gotten my first tattoo, gaged my ear for the first time, and finally have created my own etsy shop! it took 22 days, but finally creative juices are flowing, and i'm fairly certain that they will not slow down any time soon.

first thing i want to elaborate on is my first tattoo. it's still a little bit red and puffy in the picture, and i know a touch up will be in my near future, but just the fact that it is there, permanently on my body, and it is a sign that change is coming. i know lots of people get bird tattoos, and they usually stand for freedom, and i feel that, in a way. but personally my birds representing me breaking out from a wall that i have built in my personal life, and it will be a constant reminder to keep working at it. and i must say, after getting this one, i cannot wait to get more.

second thing that i must elaborate on, is my new etsy shop, 'tea @ noon'. it is going to be a handcrafted jewelery store, and i am also extremely tempted to make it a partial vintage shop once i get my thrift shop on again. there are many ideas in the works for my little shop, including jewelery hangers, necklaces, bracelets - all handcrafted, and made with love.

and tomorrow it's time for coffee @ ten. everything is looking up.

Friday, January 21, 2011

i am proud to say, to my one follower and my own excitement, that i will soon be opening my very own etsy shop with my own homemade jewelry. i've been thinking about this for quite some time and recently created some, what i would like to call, unique designs. so, stay tuned! live is about to take some wonderful twists and turns.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

due to the fact that my computer is MIA as of this moment, i'm posting this here. i've recently been fascinated with wicca and things of the nature and even aquired a pendulum for christmas. here is the description of the stone -

This stone has the calming, soothing energy of the sea. This is the stone of courage. Tranquilizing, uplifting, openness, innocence, lightheartedness, creativity, communication, self-awareness, confidence, purpose. Throat, Spleen, Heart Chakra. Used for protection on journeys, especially those who travel on water. Affects etheric and mental levels. Helps stabilize and harmonize unsettled surroundings. Helps reduce fears. Has an affinity with sensitive and mystical people. Increases creativity and sharpens intuition. Excellent stone for meditation. Helps one attune to nature. Quiets the mind and reduces stress. Helps bring about a tolerance toward others. Recommended as a purifier of the throat and helps sore throats. Clears blocked communication and aids the user in verbal expression. This stone allows us to find our individually and be ourselves. It is helpful to those who wear it, in regards to finding love, promoting fidelity and smoothing out differences between others.

Monday, January 17, 2011

slowly but surely, is that there is no right time for anything, there is just now, this moment, at this time in your life.

most of all, there is absolutely no time to be afraid, no time to second guess, and no time to stand there and wonder.

there is, however, time to be understanding, compassionate, time to listen to those around you, and for me personally, think about my specific action when i'm heated and in the moment.

i'm at a special kind of crossroads in my life right now, and i don't have to chose either way to go. i can turn down one road for a while, turn around, and try the other. i'm growing as a person, and as a woman, and i can honestly say that i feel like i have grown more this year, within the 17 days of this year, than i might have all of 2010. i'm on the tip of all my potential, and i just have to take the leap, jump off of whatever i'm holding onto.

stick around. handle the lengthy posts, and mild bursts of random inspiration, and eventually this blog will be something. i'm not going to label it yet, because the beautiful desert day is telling me i don't have to yet. i don't have to do anything yet, but i'm doing everything.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Give to the world more than you take

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Historically, people looked at the sky to understand the world around us," he said. "But today I don't think people who are into astrology look at the sky very much."

as i'm sure quite a few people have read, the zodiac has 'changed'. that's all very exciting, and i do admit i did my fair share of surfing the web to figure out what that meant, but what i happened upon while searching was much more thought provoking than a new zodiac sign.

in one of the articles i read that quote, and what caught me the most is the last part, because really, it's true. astrology and zodiac was created to be closer to something bigger, a cosmos that we only ever pretend to have even the slightest grasp of understanding. it was to make us feel that by being born at a certain time, when the sun was a certain way in a world that we have no idea about (at the time, anyway!), that it meant something in our lives. that maybe it even went as far as impacting our lives, impacting the very nature of how we are. they looked to sky to find the answers, and to be honest, i wish i looked to the sky and found the answers on a ring of faith. in hopes that just maybe there is something bigger out there that can help me with my wonders.

today that's not what many people who believe in zodiac signs do. yes, there are the few who probably grasp an idea of the beauty behind the original idea, but what about those who have their horoscopes texted to them every morning? don't misunderstand, i'm not dissing on anyone who does that, because i will admit it definitely is fun and entertaining. i think my point is that things that had this deeper meaning way back when, have kind of lost that.

we have forgotten to be in tune with life, and instead allowed ourselves to be consumed with the materialistic and pointless. this world is a gorgeous and majestic place, with so many mysteries that we couldn't begin to imagine. there is this great mother earth with energy and feelings that we can't grasp. that small ting of joy when you walk outside on a beautiful day and things feel a little bit better because of the sun and maybe the way the air smelled. if you close your eyes you can feel something more, you can feels something alive under your feet. you can take a deep breath and allow the energy to overcome you and you'll grin.

all i know for certain is that i plan on spending many more nights laying on my back and looking to the stars for answers.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

we are already a week and a day into the new year, and i definitely entered the new year with obligations, like most grown ups do. i like to think that so far i've handled it pretty well, and really i'm not taking excuses this year. things are being handled, and that's a definite positive thing. the only negative i can find is that my cell phone fell in the toilet, and my computer is not connecting to my families internet, so I have been MIA from all the sites I enjoy, but that is going to change.

here are a few positive things i can already find in the year so far:

- my outlook is more positive. i feel like getting my old optimism back is just slightly out of my reach, and i know it's going to happen soon.i'm making myself taking a few steps in the right direction, even simple things like drink more water, stop biting my nails, let myself be creative, say yes more often, and don't forget to laugh. it can seem cheesy, but cheesy has kind of always worked for me.

- friendships are building, and i feel like now is when we make the friendships that last forever. yes, it is wonderful to have those childhood friendships, but at this age we know what they mean to us, and we know what we want and the type of people we want in our lives. i'm looking forward to some wonderful late nights these next 7 months.

late at night i always feel so excited for the mornings. i used to only need a few hours of sleep and i kind of am hoping that i get that back. be able to stay up late with the quite nights, and rise with the energetic sun. i want to have the entire day, and entire night. make use of every minute, whether it's on an adventure with my favorite person, or a quite moment i've stolen for myself with the right song playing in my car.

while i start taking advantage of my days, i'm also going to start becoming more creative. i have it in me, i just need to let it out. my mini-home is coming along nicely, and it looks more like my kind of home than last time. i'm excited to go to the fashion district with my mom in a few weeks, shop around and haggle. very soon, within the next few days, i also want to find some good thrift stores around here. walk around and admire all the forgotten items that could turn into something that could be loved again. there is also talk of getting a booth at the local farmers market with my mom, selling our homemade jewelry and soaps. there is no possible way that this year will not be filled with creativity, adventure, and change.