Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Just to let everyone know, I am not abandoning you! I am just so swamped with exams, work, and packing that I simply cannot post (much less be creative). It probably makes me sadder than it makes you, no matter how much I would love to believe the opposite.

Where did all of this stuff come from???

And that is only a portion of my things :( 
Someone save me!!!!

On the bright side, I will be taking the photos for my mom's wedding soon. 
And I will be taking a trip to see the rest of my family.
So I just have to keep going, only a few more days of this chaos!!!!
Pray that I will not go insane until then.

What I'm Listening to:

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ikea Lamp Hack DIY

      If you are like me, then you LOVE photography.  About a year or so ago I bought a manual camera and learned all about aperture, lenses, shutter speed, etc.  During this time, I took a lot of photos (most of them are not so praise worthy) and so I also ended up with a ton of photo negatives.  I found this idea at Poopscape (love the name) and I just HAD to make it for myself.  It is an Ikea Grono lamp covered in photo negatives!  A must for every true photographer.  You can either follow the tutorial here or there, because I am going to post one as well.

See the DIY after the jump!
Very el DIY despues del conexión que viene!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Design Your Own Mirror DIY

      Ok so I did this project before I started blogging. I have been wanting to post it but I felt bad because I don't have any "during" pics, only the end product! Alas, today I encountered "Sugar and Spice in the Land of Balls and Sticks" where she does Throwback Thursdays in which you post projects that you did before blogging. It was just the inspiration that I needed to post this DIY  :)

See the DIY after the jump!
Very el DIY despues del conexión que viene!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

What I Ate Wednesday!

      Be prepared to hear your stomach grumble because this is a yummy post! What I Ate Wednesday is something that I came across on Peas & Crayons blog and because I love food, I decided that it is something that I must participate in!

(Warning: This meal was in my Pre-Vegan life)

See the rest of the deliciousness after the jump.

La Playa

      I am in love with the beach.  This post is dedicated to that love.
Me gusta mucho la playa.  Estoy dedicando este post a mi amor de ella.

Inspired by:

I'm Linking up to:


Que te vaya bien!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Ode to Harry

      As we all know, Harry Potter came out in theaters last night at midnight! AHHHHH!!  It may be the end of a legacy, but that legacy will not die.  It will live on in our hearts and minds, as well as the books and movies!  As a tribute to Harry's last stand, my friends and I dressed up.  Two of my friends (you can find one of them here) were both Harry, my man was a muggle, and I was the crazy professor Trelawney!

[obviously, none of these photos were taken by me.]


What I'm listening to:

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Re-do Lids DIY

The before and after of this DIY

So the other day I was at the flea market and I found this really cute vintage spice rack! (I think my grandma had the same one at some point).
El otro día, cuando estaba en la flea market, encontré éste especiero! (Pienso que mi abuela tuviera el mismo en un punto de su vida).

      I was extremely happy that it came with all of the spice bottles! Unfortunately, the lids on these bottles look pretty bad.  I'm all for vintage but rust and scratches on my spice bottles just don't fly.
      Estaba muy muy feliz que tenía todas las botellas especias!  Desafortunadamente, las tapas son muy mal porque tienen óxido y muchos rayones.  Me gusta el clásico caja, pero no me gusta óxido y rayones en las tapas para nada!

      So I decided that something must be done to upgrade these adorable bottles.  I ended up covering the lids in fabric.  This project can be done with any kind of lid that needs a touch of love.
      Yo decidí que algo necesita hacer con éstas botellas lindas.  En el final, las tapas están cubierto de la tela.  Creo que éste proyecto puede hacer con alguna tapa que necesite amor.

See the DIY after the jump :)
Ver el DIY por el conexión que sigue :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Look and Listen

This post is designed to listen to the music while looking at the pictures. Enjoy!
Éste post está deseñar para escuchar y mirar. Disfrute!


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Friday, July 8, 2011


      Today is a wonderful day known as Friday!  It is a day full of freedom and excitement, especially for students like myself.  I think that yellow is an appropriate color to express the way that Fridays feel to me. :)
      Hoy es un día maravilloso porque es Viernes!  Es un día que es llenar con el libertad y entusiasmo, especialmente para los estudiantes como yo.  Creo que el color apropriado para representar Viernes es amarillo.

      Earlier I found myself prancing through rows and rows of books (I work at a library) and just enjoying the empty building by making it my own dance floor.  As I was skipping along, I happened across a book about J.R.R. Tolkien.  I love the books "The Lord of the Rings" but I really didn't know much about its famed author.  I sat down with this book and began to read.  As I read I realized how amazing this man was!  He lost both of his parents by the age of 12, but that did not quell his spirit or love of life and languages.
     Más temprano, me encontré bailar entre muchos libros (trabajo en una biblioteca) y estaba disfrutando el vacío del edificio.  Cuando estaba brincando, yo encontré un libro sobre J.R.R. Tolkien.  Me encantan los libros "The Lord of the Rings" pero no sabía mucho sobre su autor.  Se senté con el libro y empiecé leer.  En unos minutos, me di cuenta que éste hombre estaba muy muy increíble!  Sus padres se murió para cuando él tenía sólo 12 años, pero todos de esos no se cortó el espíritu o el amor de la vida y los lenguajes.

      As I skimmed through the book I began to feel a passionate burning well up within me, I call this feeling inspiration.   Like Tolkien, I too am in love with languages.  His unbridled passion for words/languages/life inspired me to pursue my passions with an even stronger ferver.  His story inspired me to never give up, even when I really feel like it.  Even when I really don't feel like going further.  When my studies become annoying and mundane, I must remember that it IS all for something!
      Mientras estaba leyendo el libro, empecé sentir un pasión muy fuerte en mi.  Se llamo el sentido inspiración.  Como Tolkien, me encanta lenguajes.  Él me inspiró bascar para mis pasiónes con un ardor más fuerte que antes.  No puedo abandonar mis proyectos, ni ahora ni jamás.  Cuando mis estudios son muy aburridos, es necesario que recuerde que todos es para algo!!!

      One day I want to be a linguist, an artist, a lover, a creator of all things pretty, and someone who sees the beautiful in life (I realize that even the strongest storms hold a tragic beauty).
       Un día quería ser un ligüista, un artista, un amante, un creadora de todas las cosas lindas, y alguien que pueda ver la vida hermosa  (hasta las tormentas fuertes tienen un belleza trágico).

      Tolkien's works capture me.  His life story inspires me.  And it has reminded me to rely on God for my strength and guidance, because He will fulfill my every desire!
       Las escrituras de Tolkien me capta.  La cuenta de su vida me inspira.  Y tambien le me recuerda que necesite tener confianza en Dios, porque Él tiene el fuerza y orientación que necesito.

What I'm listening to:

      There is always a new inspiration in my life. Who or what inspires you the most? Quien or Qué te inspira el más?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The color purple

I am on a photo post roll.
The theme for today is purple, one of my favorite colors!

El tema para hoy es el color de mordado, unos de mis favoritos!

Also, here are some of the blogs that have been inspiring me!

Y también, acá son unos de los blogs que me ha inspirado:

Under the Sycamore

 Charlotte Hupfield Ceramics

I'm linking up to:


What I'm listening to:

What has been inspiring you lately?  Are you listening to any good music that you would like to share?

Qué se han inspirado?  Están escuchando a unos groupos buenos?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Red, White, and Blue

In honor of the 4th of July, the United State's Independence day, I am posting red, white, and blue themed photos. Enjoy!

El tema para hoy es rojo, blanca, y azul porque hoy es el 4 de julio! Disfruta!

I love the 4th of July. So many fireworks, friends, and delicious food :)

A mi, me encanta el 4 de Julio.  Hay muchos fuegos de artificio, amigos, y comida!

I hope that you have a happy 4th of July!!

What I'm listening to:

How are you celebrating the 4th of July?  Cómo se celebran?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Flea Market Finds

      Today was a great day  1) because my friends are coming down and 2) because I went to a flea market! I absolutely love browsing through people's junk at goodwill, yard sales, and flea markets.  I found some pretty cool stuff.
       Hoy estaba un gran día porque 1) mis amigos estan viendo acá y 2) fui a un flea market!  A mi, me encanta echar un vistazo a las cosas de gente, especialmente a goodwill, yard sales, y flea markets. Encontré unas cosas interesántes.


Such as this cute tea pot! It is pretty old, a Rogers brand, and was once covered in a silver plating, but along the way someone tried to clean it and ended up stripping the silver off. So now it's part bronze and part silver stuff. I will be putting some work into it to make it shiny again.
Éste tetera es muy linda! Es muy viejo y necesita llavarse, pero me gusta sin hacer caso de nada.

And these awesome soup bowls.  They look very Latin American, which is perfect for me.
Y también los soperos. Son muy lindos y no puedo esperar para usárlos.

And last, but definitely not least, the vhs pack of the Star Wars triology! I love this because it is the original version, not on dvd... not digitally updated (such as no new scenes, characters, or songs), and it is simply a treasure.
Y por último, si bien no menos importante, la trilogía de Star Wars! Es en el vhs, pero a mi es tanto buenísimo!

 And so ends my day of great finds.  I am always looking for the next treasure chest to dig through.

What I've been listening to:

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