Friday, December 28, 2012

Let me live my life

I snapped this quick pic of a piece of artwork that was for sale at a local shop in Bloomington (it's gone now, so I'm assuming it has been purchased). 
I may not align myself with everything Jimi Hendrix believed but I certainly do love this quote. 

Friday, December 21, 2012

What a perfectly stupid time

I'm currently home for the holidays and experienced my first snow of the season this morning! I love snow for the first few seconds or so - it's beautiful but then I start hating the cold immediately. I'm working at the daycare during my time off from school and the sheer joy in the kids today was amazing. The thrill of winter is so contagious.  




Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sometimes Things Fall Apart

It has literally been ages since I have posted. Sorry! There have been a lot of changes in my life lately. My relationship ended, graduate school got a little hectic and a lot of other little things piled up.

I typed up this post months ago and it has been sitting in my drafts since then. I realized that I have been seriously slacking and am ready to get the ball rolling again... So here is an old post that was never posted and I'm so ready for many more postings to come!

Sometimes things fall apart. Not everything in life will be full of bliss. I truly struggled with deciding how to address this situation, if I would at all. But I know that there are many people out there that can be experiencing the same thing as I am currently and I feel like making my voice heard.

My relationship has ended. And I think a lot of people can agree with having a sense of panic and fear when your life changes drastically in an unknowing instant. In this moment it is hard to see the bright future that I know is ahead but I sure am trying. 

It takes time to move on and learn how to accept the past as the past. Through trial and error I feel like I have developed a way of 'coping' with situations that bring me down. There are numerous ways that one can do this - I hope you can find yours! Below are some images that may help along this journey. 

Gold and Gray
Style Me Pretty

Friday, November 2, 2012

My dream career

Lately I have been amazed by people's opinions of social work. Some people just don't have the understanding of what a social worker does, it's more than just cps!  
This amazing piece of art is posted in the IU Social Work building. Check it out!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Halloween Costume! - Salon Barbie

Anyone else remember this Barbie? I'm not even sure what to call her... Hairstyle/Salon Barbie? Either way, I decided to make an outfit to look like her! Such fond memories from my childhood.
(Image taken from Amazon)
I made the 'table' out of cardboard and covered it with a dollar store tablecloth. Then I glued LOTS of makeup, jewelry, hair clips, etc. 
*Tip: I knew that having actual makeup would be a PAIN because it would most likely break and get all over the place... So I actually used old eyeshadow palettes and filled them with nail polish. (Just a little trick I learned from playing makeup with youngsters - I never wanted to give them real makeup!)

 Below is an image someone caught of me without the costume on... The outrageous blonde wig was FULL of silly young girl clips by the end of the night. 

 Who knew fake eyelashes that are about three inches long are seriously IMPOSSIBLE to put on? 

 Here is the final product!

Halloween weekend extravaganza

Halloween Weekend with the Halloween party master! My friend's mom, Kim, has some extravagantly amazing Halloween parties (which I learned she has done since 1996!) She has had a different theme every year... This year the theme was "Web-sters Tavern". The house was decked out with spider webs, nests, and lots of creepy crawlers! I took loads of pictures to show you guys! 

Here is just a TINY portion of the food selection - but some of the most creative. Deviled eggs that looked like eyeballs, witches stockings made from Halloween Oreos, and then of course the adorable spider cheeseball (the legs are crescent rolls).

Here is a close up of the witch stockings. I think they were my favorite!
Here is another favorite of mine! Kim put an old clawfoot bathtub outside and used it as a cooler... We put the skeleton under some ice and loaded up the beverages. I must say, it is extremely hard to put a Turbie Twist on a fake skeleton but it was well worth it!

Little miss creative made a Medusa head!

 Everything was decked out! Even the artwork was switched to fit the theme!
 "Ghosts were people too"
I just love ALL the tiny details! I took TONS of pictures... it's so hard to narrow down which ones to post!
This guy was hanging by a wire in their backyard. Even in the daytime it was spooky!
And then here are just some of the spider details that went with their theme...
Spider nests (there were loads of these all over the house!)

 Spiders everywhere! 

 The glasses I made for our lovely hosts. They say "I'm here for the boos!"

Our friend Amanda donated these adorable napkins.

THANK YOU KIMMERS (and Logan and Shawn!) for having all of us crazy IU girls for the night! We absolutely love Halloween at your house!