Sunday, January 3, 2010


1.  Proyecto

Over the past week or so I have been painting away.  What have I been painting you ask?  Well…

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This is the beginning stage of my ‘inspiration board’.  I am going to put a big bulletin board in the middle of the frame and put anything on it that affects or influences me.  I still have more to do to the frame, but I’ll have the end result up soon :)

2.  Music of the week

I am head over heels for Bon Iver and his music.  This week my speakers have been playing “Skinny Love” and “Roslyn” over and over.  Also, I can’t help but love Lady Gaga and her song “Bad Romance”.  Not to mention the new song “Meet Me Halfway” by the Black Eyed Peas featuring Nelly Furtado  has me humming the tune unconsciously.

3.  One Size Fits All

I have mentioned Crystal Renn a few times here on the blog – she is a model, but also a motivator for women, any shape and size, to embrace their bodies.  Recently Renn has been photographed for V Magazine, opposite model Jacquelyn Jablonski.  Despite the size difference, they both manage to appear beautiful and, of course, glamorous.

v-mag-one-size-2-425sc122209[1]This, to me, is a symbol of hope for all women who constantly compare themselves to the idea of ‘thin’ that’s portrayed throughout the media.  No matter the size, everyone is beautiful. 

Check out more about the article here.

4. Buh bye break.

Sad but true, I return to school tomorrow.  Hopefully it won’t be as much of a rude awakening as I think it will be.  Are you dreading going back to school or are you ready to get back to your regular routine?

5. and I want to thank my mom…

No, I won’t bore you with a speech, but I did receive this award from the wonderful Vanilla from Vanilla Swirl!

Happy 101 Blogger Award


  1. List 10 things that make you happy
  2. Try to do at least one of them today
  3. Tag 10 bloggers that brighten your day.

Ten things that make me happy:

1. the morning – what’s better than a fresh start?

2. bookstores – All the vacant books mesmerize me,  and they are the best places to play hide-n-go-seek in :)

3. my dogs – they provide boundless laughter and joy.

4. retail therapy – do I really need to explain?

5. comments from readers – receiving any type of positive feedback on my posts makes me smile.

6. NYC – I love the fast pace.

7.  laughter – there is nothing like a sore stomach from laughing too hard.

8. rollercoasters – the thrill is amazing.

9. art – it’s an outlet from the real world.

10. blogging – pure bliss!

I pass this on to

Colleen from Woman with a Flower Face

Lexi from Starlight Diner

Sam from Merit to the Carrot

Emily from emily finds funny

Erika from Cafe Fashionista

Hannah from Determined to Shine

Eleanor from Pieces of Her

Tat from Tatianna Lives

Leah from Leah


Have a good night :)


  1. I've always been a fan of fuller-figured models. There's a great site with many images of Crystal and other plus-size models here:

    They're all gorgeous.

    The site's forum also has thought-provoking discussions about body image and the media.

  2. Hi!
    Oh my god, you're so talented! I love this board/frame idea, it's awesome!!!

    I love NYC too! Only went once...and it was sooo cool, it was Boxing Day x)

    I too love comments from my readers, it's so nice to have a feedback :) ...I feel a wee bit weird to be happy to recieve comments from strangers, lol


  3. I read Crystal Renn's book, Hungry. So good. I want to see that spread!
    Mornings are my fav too :] as are bookstores and retail therapy ;]

  4. That One Size Fits All article made me smile! More things like that should be around - beauty comes in every size, not one, and the sooner people realize that, the better!

    Now if I were President of the world... ;)

    You are a very talented artist! I love the idea of an inspiration board. Fill it with the things you love!

    Good luck at school tomorrow, sweetie. You'll ace it.

    Eleanor. xo

  5. I LOVE your frame idea for your wall. The design is gorgeous, and I bet it will look amazing when its done :)

    Hope your first day back at school goes well. And thanks for tagging me for the award!

    Love <3
    Hannah xo

  6. That inspiration wall is the best I've seen. Such a creative idea. I love it.

    Thanks for sharing your award with me Emily. And the things that make you happy made me smile. :-)

  7. Thanks for the award hun!

    My break ends today too! Back to school tomorrow :( oh well. Good luck getting back into the groove.

    I love your inspiration board idea! So motivational!

    Have a great night love!

  8. CUUUUTE! I love your inspiration board! So creative. And yes I am TOTALLY dreading going back to the old routine tomorrow *le sad*

  9. ahh thanks so much for the award beautiful!! love your happy things!!
    yep tomorrow school starts again, i'm halfway looking forward to the new routine but i will always love break :)
    i can't wait to see you fill up the inspiration frame, such a wonderful idea!!
    sweet dreams!! hope tomorrow goes well!

  10. aw the inspiration board is such a great idea! I can't wait to see all of the amazingness you adorn it with :) love ya!

  11. Emily I OFFICIALLY love you! Okay, so I already officially loved you; but now I love you even more! Playing hide-and-seek in the bookstore? I adore doing that!

    Congratulations on the award my love - so well-deserved! And thank you for passing it onto me - such a fun way to start off the New Year!! :)

  12. Oh, Emily. You are so delightful. I LOVE what you've been up to lately, you creative little gal, you!

    Thank you SO SO much for the award :)It means so much!
    Have a marvelous day at school tomorrow.

  13. bookstores TOTALLY make me happy too! i could spend like..hours in there!

  14. oh wow! i just loooove the star of your 'inspiration board'. you are so talented!

    your 10 things make me happy too. your blog is so inspiring & you are beautiful! '


  15. happy new year congrats on the award

    come check out the first ever fashion blog from a guys POV, let He know what you think

  16. Score! I've been tagged! And not only that, but to find out you have bene listening to Bon Iver is a heart warmer! You should download his cover of The Park by Feist... seriosuly it will make you weak!

    Love your project! In fashion classes they have you begin a "Process book" filled with inspirations, styles, anything you like!

  17. The inspiration board us such a fabulous idea! You'll have to keep us updated regarding what goes onto it. I love Bon Iver, probably more than is healthy. ;)
    I hope the transition back to school isn't too bumpy!


  18. Your room looks AHmazing!! I'm so jealous that you have such artistic abilities...I lack in that area! I hope you had a great Monday back at school!!

  19. wow that frame you painted is AWESOME i wish i had those skills...i'll stick to finger painting. i love your studded leggings in the other post too :)

  20. It looks fantastic and inspires me too! Love the creativity!