Monday, April 30, 2012

If My Class Assignment Were a Person...

Dear Active Learning Observations Project,
My professor told me you would be a semester-long project, but you are seriously putting a damper on the month of April for me.  I'm sure you have realized by now that I do not want to work on you, since I am still writing on a Monday morning at 1:45am.  Even though you are due in 16 hours, I have not found any motivation to truly light a fire under my bum and get to typing.  Maybe my favor for procrastination is getting the best of me, or maybe it's my dislike for the professor who assigned you to me is the reason. But regardless, you're a priority I look at in disdain.  And here I sit writing about you without actually writing to complete you...  Please, take it personally.


Thursday, April 26, 2012

Call Me a Lush...

I'm a bit of a nail polish junkie.
A lush when it comes to nail polish, if you will.
China Glaze recently put out a polish collection inspired by The Hunger Games series entitled:

A little while ago I saw some swatches of one of the colors of the collection called Luxe and Lush,
and I knew I had to have it.  I wasn't able to find it at my local beauty supply shop, but I managed
to track it down on my drive between Orange County and San Diego this past weekend.

It's a clear coat with pretty flakes reminiscent of opals, but a bit more vibrant.
Seeing it in the bottle doesn't do it justice.

But seeing it in action is what caught my eye.
It's gorgeous and so versatile.  It's appearance changes when you pair it with different polishes.

I used a brown color by Finger Paints called It Baroque as my base color.
(Not my favorite shade, but it works great as a backdrop.)

Can you see why I love Luxe and Lush so much?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wishful Wednesday: Peacocks...

I love peacock feathers, and I'm happy to see that others do as well.
Here are several lovely peacock items I adore.
Peacock Necklace @ Etsy

Peacock Motif Pillow @  Etsy

Peacock Jarquard Trim Textile @ Etsy

Peacock Resin Bracelet @ Etsy

Peacock Boho Ring @ Etsy

Peacock Coin Purse @ Etsy

Peacock Bracelet @ Etsy

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Disney Ducklings

VN, being the darling boyfriend that he is, bought Disneyland annual passports for us as an early Birthday present for me.  I was a little caught off guard at such a big gift, since passes are really expensive (at least for a college student with only a part-time job and a hefty car payment once a month, like myself).  But he couldn't have been more sweet or thoughtful in gift giving.

credit where credit is due

Of the things I value, spending time with people is at the very top of the list.  So when I'm given a gift, I love anything thoughtful, but I especially love being given the gift of time.  The fact that VN invested in Disneyland annual passes for us was just so sweet and so appreciated.  Now we have something fun to do whenever we are together in Orange County, and we have the opportunity for many memories to come!

On our first trip as pass holders, we spotted a mama duck with her little ducklings.  They couldn't have been more adorable.

Mama duck and her duckies crossing the walkway.

This little guy wandered away from mom, brothers, and sisters
but eventually joined them again.  What a cute little guy! 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, my lovelies!  I hope you had a lovely and blessed day.  

As for my family and I, our Easter was sadly very anti-climactic.  I was exhausted yesterday from a long day of being on my feet and walking around, so I ended up sleeping through church.  I felt so bad.  As for our secular Easter celebration, that too was very anti-climactic.  Normally my parents have little baskets set out for my sister and I.  We didn't have any of that this morning, so everything was all a little weird.  It was nice going out to brunch though.  My mom, dad, sister, and VN all went to Denny's to try their Build Your Own Pancakes special going on right now.  It was fun having an Easter brunch all together.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Foot Heaven...

A friend (who was also a past co-worker) and I went shopping tonight, and I found a pair of the most comfortable walking shoes.  I put them on, and my feet were in heaven!  And that never happens for me.  I wasn't too crazy about the color when I first picked them out, but they're growing on me slowly. 
I'm definitely looking forward to using them this weekend.  I have a few things coming up that I will share all about once they're done and set in stone.  Can't wait to fill you guys in!  :)

Saucony Progrid Peregrine Running Shoes = Foot Heaven