after several years of living in the apartment and redoing everything every few months- i finally settled into a style and design that i haven't changed for over a year and a half. i love my style, i have to say. it's part teenager, part 20's parisian party girl, part full on grown up musician.
next week - i am getting all new hardwood floors :D
PRAISE BE!!!! i am so excited, i could die. what's NOT exciting about it? I HAVE TO RIP OUT ALL THE 30 YEAR OLD CARPET MYSELF. it was SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS MORE to have them do it... so i opted out. eesh. fine at the time - but now that it's here and i only have 5 days to do it - daunting.
EVEN SO - it is going to be awesome.
i have already gotten rid of SOOOO MUCH STUFF.
and i can't wait to get rid of more :D
i will do a full before-after style post when it's all done and shiny and new, but for now - i just wanted to share my inspiration with you :D
i haven't posted one of these in a while- even though i still make them every season ;D let's get right to it! more after the jump :D
though maxi dresses are not a new idea (i wore a ton of them in the 90's), they are coming back in a big way.
i decided to put together a little presentation of some of my favorite ways to wear them. i would honestly use pictures of my own wardrobe (because i have so many of these dresses by now), but no one wants to see me ;D let's take it to the streets.
welcome to musical mondays - on a friday! ;D
this morning, i looked in my "25 top played" playlist on iTunes, which i haven't done in years. it made me laugh, so i thought i'd share it :D
what's on your list? <3
I MADE A BAND POSTER!
i am notoriously BAD at graphic design, i usually hire someone when i am in great need. so the fact that i find myself in this position... is.... awkward. BUT! i am making great strides to improve.
i wanted to share what i created tonight :D
i will be working on a few more this week, so i'll post them after they're done. but for now - i have this one poster i'd like to share with you :D
spring sprung a while back, and before we know it - summer will be upon us!
i have big plans for the remainder of spring and DEFINITELY big plans for summer. and one of my biggest projects is finally creating my parisian courtyard on my back patio.
here we go! :D
i subscribe to many psychology, self-help, and relationship publications. a lot of times it's the same old stuff recycled with a few words changed here and there to make it their own, but it's the same basic ideas over and over and over. "love yourself- others will love you". "don't try too hard - put yourself first". and so on.
a few days ago, this email landed in my inbox, and it was so full of ideas i had never seen published before. but it was like it was straight out of my journals.... i have thought many times before about discussing this topic here on the blog, but for whatever reason - have always ended up shying away from it. when this email arrived - i knew it was time to share it :D enjoy <3
IT HAS BEGUN!!!! i am an official, performing band member with Chains Required! I can't believe it. Phew! now that i'm in the swing of it - i am MUCH less nervous... but there were a few weeks of REALLY sleepless nights before my first show. although i must say this- it went WAY better than expected, and it keeps going well! so i thought it was finally time to update you :D
i have joined a band! Chains Required in sonora. they are a "neo-soul/funk" band, and THEY ARE AWESOME. link1 link2 link3
check those videos out... you'll be blown away. every rehearsal is a major jam sesh, and i am just floored every time at how incredible these musicians are. i am truly honored and SO SO excited to start performing with them!
my first show is on feb. 24, 2017... and i am nervous.
not about singing - but about what to wear!!!! ha ha... naturally. here's what i'm thinking...
i got an espresso machine!
i am so freaking excited..... look out.
what does that mean?
well... let's find out :D
i want rainbow hair....
i NEEEEED rainbow hair....
and it's starting to become a problem...
it's true. i have hot pink hair.
it started bright purple... "troll doll purple", as my friend kimberley called it...
then it was hot pink... and now it's settled into kind of a dusty rose pink....
i love it so entirely much that i'm beginning to wonder how i ever lived without it...
hello!!! it's been MONTHS since i've blogged anything!
this year i made a promise to myself to "get back into life" - and boy... did i ever.
this was seriously one of the busiest years of my entire life, and that is saying something.
i generally work around 16 hours a day, but for most of this year i've worked anywhere from 20 to 24 hours straight MOST DAYS! it's been a BLAST.... but i'm exhausted all the time, haha ;D a minor trade off for having a beautiful and happy life, wouldn't you say? :D
most of you know that back in late january - i started a new job at a theatre up in sonora
called stage 3 theatre company, and the job was musical director :D i am SO excited to be at such a great theatre with SUCH AMAZING PEOPLE. i could never EVER say enough about how much i adore this job and these people - so i won't even start. what i would like to talk about today - is how i went about rearranging the entire COWGIRLS: THE MUSICAL score.
i have made a LOT of compilation videos in my life.
places, trips, weeks, months, years, etc...
videos have always been my scrapbooks.
i thought it might be fun to go through all my old youtube videos (there's 381!!! WHUT?!)
life is FULL of really, REALLY beautiful moments.
love, friendship, travel, kids, pets, nature, love, love, love..... :D
it's also full of heartbreak. balance, right?
right. that's what makes the beautiful moments so incredibly beautiful...
SO. how do we survive? how do we not get bogged down in the horribleness life tends to deliver straight to our doorstep every now and then?
here is what helps me...
do you like weird movies? i sure do. besides a good psychological thriller - they're my favorite.
i'm talking WEIRD. like, uncomfortable weird.... but hilarious... hard to watch... like, the office...
here are my all time favorite weird comedies that i think you should watch immediately...
make sure no children are around... some of them are pretty insane ;D
next monday - i am starting renovations in my apartment!!!!
mostly just redoing the floors... but as you know - when the floor gets done - you have to clear everything out. so i figured it would be a good time to finish up some things i've been wanting to finish for awhile :D
march seemed to be EXTRA gorgeous this year... spring finally sprung, and i was surrounded with new friends, hard work, doggie cuddles, and my favorite person in the whole entire world - bug <3
back at the beginning of february, i was feeling the love. and i wrote a big post on communication.
how i personally communicate, and a brief explanation of the love languages and how they affect our relationships. if you don't know what the love languages are, visit that post, or google them. its a very simple concept to help us understand each other better.
of course, i don't know about every single movie that's going to be released this year,
but from what i've read and heard about - these are the top 15 i'm MOST excited to see :D
last month i decided to keep track of my monthly favorites this year :D
i feel like it's time to do it again! mostly because i haven't written a blog in awhile and don't feel inspired to really write about anything else ;D ha ha ha.... ooooohmyi'msotired. if my answers have changed from last time - i will change them. if they haven't - i will leave them the same :D