Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Let's Fly!!

So today I am leaving the country to visit my beloved friends that are practically family in Viña del Mar, Chile. Therefore I will be MIA for about two weeks, but when I get back expect some amazing photos!

Te Quiero CHILE! Nos vemos en unas horas :)

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Friday, December 23, 2011

Final Days

These two photos are days 11 and 12 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures

I am so thankful to Kim Klassen for sharing her talents through her lovely textures!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wild Flowers

This is day 10 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures

Sometimes I get scared of what will happen in the future, only because I don't know what is going to happen.  Questions start running through my head and I slowly begin to panic.  During the moments when I lose sight of my path, God calms my worries and reminds me that He has a plan for my life.  His plan is better than anything that I could ever imagine and so I do not have to worry.  I hope that God speaks to you in a similar way, remember that He has a plan for your life too!

P.S. Due to the amount of dreamy and whimsical photos that I have been posting lately, I feel like I have to make a disclaimer:

I have an imaginary world where fairies and magic are my constant companion, but that world is only imaginary.  I also live in a real world; in this world I worship one God and I do not believe in fairies or magic.
I am a child of God and He created me to be creative. Through my creativity I do not want to accidentally promote something that I do not truly believe in. So this is my disclaimer!  It might not really be necessary but I felt a little bothered when I realized how I might have been coming off.

Que te vaya bien!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tree Fairy

This is day 9 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures

If you haven't noticed... Yes, I am still on a fairies kick! 
I am using the 12 days of textures to go through the photos from the shoot :)

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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Storm and the Sunshine

This is day 8 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures

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Shot by Morgan at Keep on Writing, Keep on Dreaming.
Edited by me.

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Sunday, December 18, 2011


This photo is day 7 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures.


"A man's character always takes its hue, more or less,
 from the form and color of things about him."
- Frederick Douglass

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

De-mythicizing the Egg

Source: [That's all Folks!]

As a recent vegan, I have been experimenting with a lot of new recipes.  I have had a lot of success but honestly, there are so many foods that I miss!! Mainly in the baked goods category... cookies, muffins, banana bread... basic southern love. They were a frequent part of my diet and they remain a constant temptation.

So due to my mom's teasing and my love of baked goods, I went in search of the truth about how to replace eggs in baking. Click the link below to see the results of my search!


This is day 6 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

I do believe in fairies!

This photo (day 5 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures) was partially inspired by the movie Hook. 
"I do believe in fairies, I do! I do!"

Thursday, December 15, 2011


This is day 4 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Baked Black Bean Taquitos

A friend told me about this recipe a few days ago and I thought it sounded absolutely delicious.  Last night I made it for my friends and it turned out SO good!  So good that I made it again today for lunch... and I have leftovers for tomorrow as well.

If you're like me and only eat plants then this is perfect for you. All you have to do is cut out the cheese and sour cream from the recipe and replace them with a delicious fresh salsa.


This is day 3 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Welcome Home

This is day 2 of Kim Klassen's 12 days of Textures

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Monday, December 12, 2011


This is day 1 of Kim Klassen's 12 Days of Textures.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Sand Fairy

I have been so busy with school this semester that I totally forgot about my lovely blog. I am sorry for leaving you alone for so long! 

It is exam time right now, so of course that means that I have time for a beach photo shoot
(I find it slightly ironic that I haven't been on here all semester due to my busy schedule, and yet the busiest time of the semester is when I finally do decide to update. Procrastination? Nahhh)

So anyways, the theme for this photo shoot is fairies!
There are more photos to come, these are just the first few that I have been able to edit :)


I feel that it is very important to stay in touch with your inner child.  Doing so helps to keep my creative juices flowing while having fun with other creative people!

Photos taken by Morgan at Keep on Writing, Keep on Dreaming and myself
Photos edited by me
Textures by Kim Klassen

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Monday, November 14, 2011

My Beautiful Campus

Don't you wish that you went to school here?

Monday, October 17, 2011

My Beautiful City

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shells in a Vase DIY

Do you have extra seashells just lying around the house? I do and quite an abundance of them. Well, here is a pretty cool idea on how to put those shells to use!
Usted tiene conchas marinas por la casa? Las tengo y hay muchas.  Aqui es un idea buena para usarlas!

You only need a glass jar or vase, fill it up halfway with shells, add water, and find some pretty flowers to make it beautiful :)
Simplemente se necesita un tarro de cristal o un jarrón, se pone las conchas marinas adentro, se pone agua y flores bellas!

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Monday, October 10, 2011

True Punishment

      Once upon a time, when I was a mere youngster, my family and I lived in neighborhood and I had a lot of neighborhood friends.  One day my friends came over and proceeded to convince me to climb the fence with them in order to explore the creepy abandoned trailer that was hidden in the shrubbery a little ways from my house.  Now, being the upstanding little girl that I was and knowing that my mother had told me multiple times NOT to go anywhere near that trailer, I decided that it was best for me to write my mother a little note telling her where I was and to not worry about me. 
      I remember practically shaking as I wrote the note, left it on her dresser, and followed my friends over the fence.  I remember approaching the tall wooden fence that surrounded the trailer's yard and hoping, wishing, and praying that it contained a fairy world on the other side instead of what I knew would really be there. I remember walking into the trailer to see it completely trashed with graffiti covering the walls. I remember the sound of my mother's panic whistle as I raced back home. I remember the guilt and what I know understand is apprehension as my mother told me to wait until my father gets home for punishment. Most of all, I remember how long it took for dad to get home, how long it took for him to bring it up, and just how extremely terrible I felt waiting for that punishment to arrive.

In the end I learned that true punishment is knowing that you did something that disappoints your parents and that waiting for the spanking is worse than actually receiving the spanking.


Trust is a scary thing sometimes.  
I trust people a lot, maybe a little too much, but so far I have been ok.  It can be scary to know that they could easily hurt me, but without trust then there is no relationship. 

In the same way, if you do not trust God then it is impossible to have a relationship with Him.  He desperately wants to have a deep relationship and I simply have to trust that He knows better than I do what to do with my life.  I have found out the hard way that when I do not trust Him with my circumstances I end up messing things up pretty quickly.  He tells me that "the steps of man are established by the Lord when he delights in His way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand" --Psalm 37:23-24.
No matter what, God will always be there holding my hand.  The fall is inevitable, but God will keep me from being "cast headlong."

He knows what will happen in your, He has complete control, so there is no point in trying to control your own life or trying to predict what will happen in the future.  I know that it is hard to give up control, but when you "commit your way to the Lord... He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday" --Psalm 37:5-6.
That means that just as you know the light will come and noon will come, in the same way He will bring righteousness and justice to your life. 

The beauty of this is that all you have to do is sit and enjoy His everlasting love!  Trusting Him with everything means that He will "supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus" --Philippians 4:19.  It is important to understand that we are nothing without God and that everything comes straight from Him, including trust and faith.

I challenge you to trust God with every little thing in your life, I am challenging myself as well.  He loves you so much that He will give you more than you ever asked for!  Also, He will not relent until your heart is His so you might as well just save yourself the trouble and give it up now :) It is actually a beautiful process.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

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