Saturday, March 31, 2012

Poem of the hour: Creepy House

If I could live in a house made big and tall
I would not be afraid to run and fall

If you see my house from the street
Then take a good look and give a screech

The darker the better as the paint sets
Who would dare enter is all for bets

Fear my house if you wish
You'll see me in the window as I blow a kiss

Home sweet home if you can believe
I cast the spell as you retrieve

Run in fear little ones, run
Just look at me, I'm having fun

- Just a fun little poem that was inspired by the picture above.
* I won't cast spells on anyone* ;)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Week recap

Monday night:
Thursday I leave for a 12 hour road trip. To where you ask? To see my sister in Oklahoma! I get extremely excited when planning for a road trip.. I like to be very very prepared (which means that I probably will be fully packed three to four days before necessary). And I will have you know, I am only half way packed; I plan to finish tomorrow (always prepared).

Tonight my mother and I had a wonderful (but yet unhealthy) dinner and watched our favorite shows: The Voice, Dancing with the Stars, and my personal favorite, Smash.

Tuesday afternoon:
Sadly, Kitty will not be coming with me.

Once again, I sent most of my day sleeping (don't judge me) but this afternoon I got busy packing and made a lot of head way! Tonight is going to be an easy night of reading and relaxing. Not sure what the dinner plans will be.. Tv Dinner anyone?

Wednesday night:
I forced myself to take a huge sleeping pill last night so I could actually be alive during the day (Sad, I know). Finished all the packing and I am so ready to say goodbye to Louisiana for a little bit! Leaving Tomorrow afternoon (another sleeping pill, anyone?) and I could not be more ready to be on the road... road trips are my favorite! Going to finish tonight up with some reading; reading a great book at the moment
(book review soon to come).

Thursday afternoon:
Ahhhhhhhhh, today is the day! Woke up super early to a huge pot of coffee and a sweet little kitty. Leaving her is the hardest part (yes, I'm crazy about my cat-- I'm the crazy cat lady). Getting some work done first then the open road here we come!!! The 12 hour drive is going to be fun at first but we are know I love to sleep.. errrrrrr. Not looking forward to the late night driving. My sister better be thankful we love her so much. :)

Going to leave my week recap here. Friday through Sunday? ... use your imagination :)

Monday, March 26, 2012

What's for dinner???

Today I spent most of my day sleeping (yes, I know.. but I have been working so late at night). Catching up on house work and other things I had totally forgot that I had not eaten all day. So, I thought, "okay, I can eat healthy today because I haven't blown it yet." Just about this time, my dear and loving mother text me to ask if I wanted some Chinese from my favorite place for dinner tonight. And yes, I had just told myself that I would be good for the rest of the day but it's my favorite place and did I mention that my dear and loving mother does not often choose THIS Chinese restaurant? How could I say no? Exactly, so I asked for an extra side of sesame chicken! :)
Will power level: Low
Happiness level: High
Fully belly level: High

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Negative Places--- Clean 'em up!

So, everyday you learn something new... and sometimes you relearn the lessons you ignore. Today was that day for me. In each chapter in my life I seem to learn this very lesson: pull the negative out of your life. Now, in my personal life, this deals with people. I have a hard time with this because I find myself over looking the hurtful things that people may do. I hate drama and I never do anything about those hurtful things, in hopes to leaving drama out of it.
Today, I stood up and kick a bag apple right out of my life... and it felt so good. I stayed classy... as the person began to have a little F word party. All and all I am very happy with the feeling I have inside and I stayed true to myself. I feel much better now. Remember, momma always knows best :)

I think this picture is perfect for the topic above. Send your heart packing if your heart isn't happy.

Friday, March 23, 2012

For the Love of Art

Vincent Van Gogh
Although Vincent van Gogh eventually would become the most recognizable name in nineteenth century art, he didn't always seem destined for life as a painter. Indeed, it wasn't until the age of 27 when, after brief sojourns into different professions -- including those of art dealer, teacher, and lay minister -- van Gogh devoted himself to painting.
Vincent quickly developed his own style, learning by studying the Impressionists and Japanese art. In 1885 Vincent moved to his brother Theo's apartment in Paris, where he started building a career as a painter. But he earned little notice in the capital city, and, out of frustration, left Paris in 1887 for Arles, in the south of France, where he hoped to establish a "studio of the south." In Arles van Gogh moved into the Yellow House, where he worked prodigiously and for a while hosted his friend and mentor Paul Gauguin.
Sadly, Vincent van Gogh's vision of an artist community in Arles never came to be. Gauguin left after a disagreement, and Vincent's bouts with depression and epilepsy -- during which Vincent famously sliced his own ear -- forced van Gogh into a psychiatric asylum in nearby Saint-Rémy-de-Provence. His dream of an artist community in Arles dashed, van Gogh left the asylum in 1890 and boarded a train for Auvers-sur-Oise, where, still crippled by epileptic fits and increasing depression, he worked furiously and brilliantly until late July, when he committed suicide.
Vincent van Gogh's career as a painter was brief but powerful, and he left an oeuvre that reflected his passion and desire to provide a balm for the troubled modern condition. As he famously wrote to his brother Theo: "I want to do drawings which touch some people." In van Gogh's brilliant use of color and innovative brush strokes, he managed to convey the empathy, emotion, and love for humanity that he so often craved and failed to find in his own short life.

Learn about the magnificent career of Vincent van Gogh:

Vincent van Gogh Biography: It's an understatement to say that the artist led an incredible life. Learn about the forces that caused him to create the stunning pieces of art that he did.
Early Paintings by Vincent van Gogh: Vincent van Gogh didn't begin painting in earnest until the age of 27, but he immediately showed an immense talent and vision that would come to fruition later in his career. In this section you'll discover some of the works that Vincent created as a young painter.
Vincent van Gogh's Paintings from Paris: At his brother Theo's encouragement, Vincent van Gogh moved to Paris in 1885, where he found himself in the center of the art world -- and also discovered Impressionism and Japanese art, both of which would influence his later work. Learn about the paintings Vincent worked on during this educational period.
Vincent van Gogh's Paintings from Arles: In February of 1888, seeking inspiration and hoping to establish a community of like-minded artists, Vincent van Gogh moved to Arles, in the south of France. Read this article to learn about the paintings Vincent van Gogh completed during this time.
Vincent van Gogh's Paintings from the Yellow House: After living in Arles for several months, Vincent van Gogh leased several rooms in a brightly colored house in town, which he called the Yellow House, and where he hoped to create a "studio of the south." Here you can find out about Vincent van Gogh's paintings from the Yellow House.
Vincent van Gogh's Paintings from Saint-Rémy: Crippling bouts with epilepsy and depression forced Vincent van Gogh into a mental asylum in Saint-Rémy. While recuperating, van Gogh continued to be devoted to his art. Learn about the paintings Vincent van Gogh made during his time in the hospital, which include his most famous painting, The Starry Night.
Vincent van Gogh's Final Paintings: Thinking that a change would do him good, Vincent van Gogh moved to Auvers-sur-Oise in May of 1890. Vincent worked prolifically, completing nearly 80 paintings in two months. Tragically, van Gogh committed suicide in July of that year, leaving behind canvases that would become some of the most famous paintings in the world. Learn about the paintings this master created in his final months.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Just be nice

 What does a person get from being mean or hateful?
I started thinking about this today. People can be so ugly and catty. I'm actually thinking about staying off my Facebook for a while because of it. I'm old enough now to know, just not to get into it... and I don't. But it still upsets me to see the hatefulness. People let jealous feelings drive their thoughts and their words. That's why it's always best to not anything at all, if there is nothing nice to say. It takes a lot to make me feel down and out... but today, I most certainly feel that way. I hate to see people being mean to others. It seems like everywhere you look these days, that is exactly what you find. You can find it on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and any other social network you can think of. What is the point? Really? What is the point to make another person feel hurt?
Call me crazy, but can we all just be nice?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

DIY: Yogurt Bites

DIY: Yogurt Bites

  • Take your favorite yogurt & put it in a zip lock bag
  • Cut a small hole in the end of the zip lock bag so the yogurt may come out
  • Place small amounts onto a cookie sheet-- think bite sized
  • Let freeze for an hour
  • Enjoy    
This little snack can be thought more as a "treat". Very yummy and feels like you're eating candy! Perfect for those hot summer days by the pool.

I thougtht it would be yummy to take a fresh smoothe that I had made and use that to make the yogurt bites. I do not recommand this. Once the yogurt became a smoothe, it was too liquidy and poured out too fast and it just ended up to be one big mess. Stick to just the yogurt! :)

Monday, March 5, 2012

Hello World, I'm Hello Kitty

So I was searching around today and found odd Hello Kitty items. Are people really this crazy over Hello Kitty? Check it out.

A tooth Cap! Wow!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ever have those days where you find yourself ignoring the household chores and losing your time "stalking" through pictures on Facebook or maybe Pinterest? I have had a few days in a row like this... and I found "awesome" (in my book awesome) pictures that I would like to share.

I love reading and I love the wholesome look books give. I hope to one day have a complete room in my home to be filled with nothing but books. I love how in this picture the books are used as an entrance walk way to a book store-- gives it a very warm and welcoming feel.

I have a friend that is crazy about Batman. And now, every time I see something Batman I have to save it and post it to his Facebook. I'm not even a huge Batman fan and I always freak when I see something Batman because I know he would freak. Thanks friend. (haha)

Fashion meets Horror

I love this picture.
Fashion meets horror.
Sexy. Scray. Punk Rock.
And it's art. Somone took
the time to create this drawing
for all to enjoy. I like it.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton team up again to create a Gothic vampire tale, Dark Shadows which is based on a cult TV series. Movie is set to be released on May 11, 2012.


Thursday, March 1, 2012


Wooden Bracelets:

1. Boil sticks for about 15 minutes                                                                       
2. Let them cool
3. Place in empty cup to curl overnight (or dry)
4. Paint or decorate
5. Wear!!!