Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I hate posting without a picture. But, I have no picture to post.

I have the worst stiff neck of my life. I got it Friday night, and can you believe? It is even worse today, Tuesday.

Chelsea, I don't know how you can handle your pain. And, this is just a really bad neck pain too. You are my hero. Have been for years.

Tonight is the Eclipse midnight showing. I am going but am not sure how much I will regret it tomorrow. I HAVE to go, I mean, I bought tickets. My friends are going, I can't not.

I have so many things to show you. You won't believe what Celeste sent me. My camera lens is broken and needs to be replaced. I don't feel comfortable borrowing my sisters anymore. And all I want to do is sleep.

What's a girl to do...


Thursday, June 24, 2010

The Fairy Festival!

The Fairy Festival was fantastic! It was my first attempt at a booth - anywhere. I was literally running on empty the morning of the festival, having slept 2 hours the night before, and 4 or so the three nights before that. It was, in my eyes worth every bit after I saw all the little girls start to show up. They were so sweet, every one of them! For your enjoyment I have a good bundle of images here of how the booth was set up and what was for sale. Next time I would do a lot of things differently, but I guess I had to get my feet wet. It was a great first attempt and I sold about half of what I brought, which was good!
My husband is one of a kind... he stayed with me all day to be of assistance. Giant SMOOCH. And he brought me a Jamba Juice and that doughnut with sprinkles - the man gets it people!
wands wands wands wands and yes please, more wands
fairy ring bells - what every mother will regret purchasing when they get home - cuz they have bells! Who knew they would be my most popular item?!
adorable times 20 gadgillion smillion
homemade fabric banners from my fabric stash, I got a lot of people actually wanting to buy these.
a very frilly and eye-catching canopy - much as how I hoped it would turn out
felt hair clips, for the most adorable little fairies
And then I took a 12 hour snooze.

Thank you for all of your sweet words leading up to the festival day. I hope to definitely be doing more of this!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Warning: This Post is About My Brother

Congratulations to my brother Cole! Our trip up to San Luis Obispo was a ton of fun - food, sights, hikes, and some good relaxing. I am so proud of my brother, and not just cuz he is a mechanical engineering brainiac, or that he graduated with a whole slew of honors, but because he is a thoughtful and considerate human being. He deserves his accomplishments because he really gave the effort. He has always inspired me to try harder and think smarter. I love you Cole! And the party after the graduation was legit too:)


Sunday, June 20, 2010

XXI Love

So yeah, San Luis Obispo. It's about time that I posted about our trip up for my brother's graduation from Cal Poly, which was already a week and some ago. BUT FIRST - I have to tell you about the Forever 21 they have there. Get ready for this :::: 100,000 square feet of Forever 21 madness! Can you imagine?? I had no idea myself, what that could possible be like, so we had to take a little look see...
Here we are, outside this old Gottschalk's department store, now turned 21.
I cut and pasted two pictures together so you could get to see the size of the side of this store. Crazy!
So crazy, it was like our birthdays, plus easter, and the fourth of july too - all mixed in together. There might as well have been rainbow brite riding on the back of a unicorn in there, with a backpack full of cash and a plate of chocolate cake just for us - it was that thrilling.
Ahhh!! Excitement!
So here we are, the entrance. The Heritage section was huge, which is my favorite FXXI line. Everything there was just so darling, I had to keep pinching myself to remember that I had a budget to adhere to. Booo, suckage. I tied so much on, but had to narrow it down. Two dresses, a top, headband and a pair of super skinny jeans. To be honest, the store was a little too big. There was just so much to see, it was hard to even know where to look. But, considering what my sister and I came away with, it was worth it!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

At a Loss for Words

I was up till 3am last night working on fairy wands for the Fairy Festival that is THIS Saturday morning. I didn't plan my time well enough, that or there just isn't enough time in the day. I still feel like I have so much to do. I am going with the latter. If I scare all the little fairies off by the dark circles under my eyes, I guess I won't be so surprised. Thank God for Benefit Lemon-Aid.... that stuff is miraculous.

We had an awesome weekend in San Luis Obispo, but I don't have time to tell you about it just yet. I hope you understand:) But I will when this is all over, cuz I know you are just dying to know about my trip to the world's largest Forever 21. Shizzizzzle!!!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Welcome Weekend

I am leaving you with some blooms for some early weekend enjoyment. Renuncula season always seems so short, don't you think?. We are on our way up to San Luis Obispo tonight, and here's hoping to make it in under five hours. Then tomorrow is the big graduation day for my brother - all that hard work boiled down to a 3 o'clock ceremony. I hope to take some sweet pictures while I'm up there. Cheers to a fun weekend for you all.


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paper Heart

In my inbox this morning was a little email from the Paper Source, advertising some of their wrapping paper selections. Something that you might not know about me is that I love wrapping paper, but even more I LOVE the Paper Source. The first one I ever went to was in San Francisco with Chels, and I remember when I walked in I felt like I entered some magical candy and unicorn filled land, except it was filled with paper and envelopes and glittery-goo. Ya!
These wrapping paper patterns are so fantastic. I don't know that there is another word more fitting. Fantastic.
Wrapping paper........... I love you.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I < 3 Ribbon

Ahhh!! The Fairy Festival is coming! Something I haven't talked too much about here - I have no idea why, cuz its totally not a secret. I signed up to be a vendor at a Fairy Festival (for little girls) that our local botanic garden is hosting (June 19). I am really excited as this is my first EVER Modern Crush event! My booth will be filled with fairy wands, fairy rings/bells and felt hair clips. So it is a week and a half away, and I am feeling good overall about my progress, but we will see after this weekend since we are going up to San Luis Obispo for my bro's graduation. I will for sure be bringing things to work on. But I can see getting so easily distracted... especially since he is convinced we are going bar hopping at 6am on Saturday morning. Haha, right!

My camera lens broke a couple weeks ago, so I have been using the only other lens I have, which is a zoom lens. These pictures are less than desirable to me since I had to stand like 10 feet back before taking them. Good thing my sister is willing to share her Nikon with me for the Fairy Festival... if I was camera-less I think I would dissolve into a pile of... fairy dust.
A giant pile of the felt hair clips - these were fun! I had my little lightweight wood drafting board out, so I could just chill on the sofa while I cut and glued. Now if only I could just do that every day...


Monday, June 7, 2010

Mumford & Sons!

Last night we had the awesome privilege to go see London's Mumford & Sons at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. LEGIT. They were incredible - totally mesmerizing to watch. If you have a few minutes to check out some of their songs on youtube you should. Marcus said thank you to us about a thousand times - I don't think I have ever seen such humble guys up on stage before. Between every song there was some kind of compliment given to us about the city, or the hospitality thereof, or his sound men, or his roadies... we even got an encore out of those Brits after about 8 minutes of shouting, stomping and whistling. Ya!

Australian band Middle East was on before Mumford, who were pretty awesome as well. For their last song all the guys in Mumford & Sons came up on the stage to play with them - there were SO many musicians up there! The sound was epic -all of it made the fact that it was past my bed time totally worth staying up for:)

Saturday, June 5, 2010


You see,
she has these ways
about her,
her whims are the
explanation of mystery.
This little kitty makes my heart sing. She is a renegade one minute and a melted popsicle on your lap the next. She gives kisses abundantly, and still sleeps on my neck. An open window is her best friend, the roof is her province. The little girl with the stubby tail, who stole my heart and buried it in her napping basket. That is our Mary Jane. The barn baby from the country feed...