Friday, April 30, 2010

FREE Font Friday

Today, I thought I'd share some totally awesome (and completely FREE) fonts.

Now, I'm not an expert in typography... these are just some that I think are pretty. Click on each to go to where you can download them for free!

Enjoy your free fonts!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

The XX

Today I love:

Dear Callie,

I love you forever.


Katie Lou

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Humpday Listday: I Deserve A Gold Star

These are some things I'm pretty good at. Things I deserve a gold star for.

1. Googling. I can Google like nobody's business. What's that? You don't think Googling is a skill? I challenge you to a Google-off!

2. Assembling flat-packed furniture. Seriously, I'm a pro.

3. Spelling. I'm still a little irked that I misspelled "business" at the 2nd grade spelling bee.

4. I spell out words and use proper punctuation in text messages. I think that deserves two gold stars.

5. Making playlists/mixtapes. I think I'm pretty good at it and it's like my favorite thing to do. If I could make that my job, I would.

6. I know slightly more about computers and technical things than your average bear. Roommates used to always ask for my help in that department.

7. DVD Scene It! Most varieties. I remember once playing with Chris and his roommates and it was me and Rickie (who also loves TV) against everybody else put together. We DOMINATED. It was awesome.

8. Cinnamon rolls. I make some mean cinnamon rolls.

9. Paper crane folding. After folding hundreds of them for our wedding, I'm pretty damn good at it. At restaurants, I make them out of the paper that goes around your napkin-utensil packet and put them with the tip. I like to think waitresses appreciate it.

I reserve the right to add to this list any time I see fit. *Note: "see fit" means remembering I'm good at something.

What do you deserve a gold star for?


Monday, April 26, 2010

Sight, Scent, Sound

I know I've been MIA for a few days. I don't know what's wrong with me. I promise a real, substantial post tomorrow. And all the other days this week. And maybe two on Saturday.

For now, here's a sight, scent, and sound I love today:

(buy it here)


(to be released on June 7)

Have a lovely Monday night and a bright and sunny Tuesday morning.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

I Love The Whole World

In honor of Earth Day,
Today, I love the whole world.

This is my favorite commercial ever.
Happy Earth day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Humpday Listday: What's in my bag?

Chris always makes fun of me because there's so much stuff in my purse. Like many women, my purse seems to be a bottomless pit of stuff. At this point, it's more like a suitcase. I honestly don't know how I fit it all in there. Here's what's in my bag today:

1. Wallet. Vera Bradley Zipper ID Pouch in Poppy Fields. One of the very few VB things I own. But I'm addicted to their ID wallets. I've had at least 4 now. I use them until they're completely worn out.
2. Keys. You know, so I can unlock stuff.
3. Phone. Mostly for texting, calling my Mom, and checking my email.
4. Georgia Southern Nalgene bottle. Hey, I'm getting my 8 glasses a day!
5. Black notebook/sketchbook. I use it for lists, and I keep a hand drawn calendar in there, too.
6. Nature Valley granola bar.
7. 3 varieties of lip gloss/lipstick.
8. An X-acto knife. Hey, a crafty girl never knows when she might need to X-acto something.
9. A spoon. I really have no excuse for this. Only an explanation: I eat yogurt at work sometimes.
10. Paint chips. I can never pass up pretty colors. Especially when they're FREE and you can have all you want. These are Better Homes & Gardens from Wal-Mart.
11. Bobby pins. These can be found all over our apartment. I leave them everywhere. It's a baaaad habit.
12. Hand lotion. From Blue Q.
13. Various pens and pencils
14. iPod & earbuds. Almost always in my bag.
15. Sephora mirror compact. Pretty sure it was free with purchase.
16. Grocery list and the receipt from my new printer.
17. Orbit gum in spearmint. It tastes like the mint my grandma used to grow when I was a kid.
18. Sunglasses from Old Navy.
19. An apple-flavored moustache lollipop I made with a mold from Bake It Pretty.
20. An "It's Not A Paper Cup" cup. People always offer to throw it away for me. Then they pick it up and are confused. It's pretty funny.
21. Crocheted (by me) cup sleeve. (Possibly available in my Etsy shop when I open. We'll see.)
22. Tazo tea and two Wal-mart-brand artificial sweeteners.

What's in your bag?
I'm working on a "Humpday Listday" post as I type this.... with pictures. That's what's taking so long. I have to re-install Photoshop on our newly reformatted computer. I'll be back before midnight!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Today I......

... have a love/hate relationship with The Sims 3.
For the last 24 hours, I have been utterly and completely engrossed in this game. It's not like we just got it, either. We've had it for months. We just finally upgraded our computer enough for it to run really smoothly. All those articles about kids getting addicted to video games? I'm saying here and now that it's true. I am a kid. And I am completely addicted to The Sims 3. I've asked Chris to find a way to lock me out of it. Or at least limit the number of hours I can spend a week. Something.

So yeah. Today I didn't have time to love anything. I just stared at my computer screen like a zombie. I need some real world interaction now. Goodnight.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lovely Sunday

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday. We are. We just seriously upgraded our computer. We put in a new hard drive, graphics card, power supply, DVD burner and got a new photo printer/scanner combo. AND we installed Windows 7. And it all works perfectly. Isn't it nice when things happen like that?

Anyway, I made the wreath above a week or so ago. Pretty, huh?

Okay, time to install more stuff on the computer.


Saturday, April 17, 2010

National Record Store Day

Today is National Record Store Day. And I live in Statesboro, GA. How are these two facts related? There is no Record Store in Statesboro. There is not a shop participating in NRSD within 100 miles of where I live. The nearest is 120 miles away in Warner Robins. Just my luck.

So, if you live in a big city, find a record store and buy me something that sounds pretty. Any of the following will do:


Friday, April 16, 2010

Perfect Rings

Today I love... these rings!
Oh, I just looove these gorgeous rings from Tooli's Jewelry on Etsy. I'll take one of each, please. Okay, I really just want the crown shaped one (the first one). But aren't they just perfect?
I just got back from Relay for Life, so I'm pretty tired. I have to work tomorrow and I still need to work on getting my computer ready for Chris to install the new (deep breath) graphics card, hard drive, power supply, and DVD burner. We're pretty much rebuilding it. It's pretty exciting.

Have a lovely Friday evening and an even better Saturday morning.


"There's an ember in the rafters..."

Today I love...
Sea Wolf's "Wicked Blood."

Really can't get enough of this song right now.

On an unrelated note, I really kinda love this photo from Olivia Bee's Flickr stream:


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Music From Our Wedding

I promised, and I delivered.

For your listening pleasure, may I present:
Music from our wedding! We gave this mix away on CD as our favors and they seemed to go over pretty well. I worked for about 4 months on this mix. I'm pretty sure it's the best I've ever put together and it's basically us in 17 songs. It has a little of everything, including: The Beach Boys, Jack Johnson, Van Morrison, Cheap Trick, Rilo Kiley, Joan Jett, Ben Folds and lots more. Please notice that there is no "Wind Beneath My Wings."

Download HERE.

Listen below:


Songs for Rainy Days: A Mixtape

So. I've decided to make my mixes downloadable so that you can take 'em with you and keep 'em forever! Also, I can never find all the songs I want to put on my list online. This way works better for you and for me.

Here's a mix for April, even though it's half over.

1. "I know I'll never be lonely, I've got songs in my blood."
2. "Love is blind and you're far too kind, don't ever let it show."
3. "You must stick up for yourself son, never mind what anybody else done."
4. "We washed up on messy beaches."
5. "I did a sick, sick thing to my love."
6. "You're shaking my confidence daily."
7. "Hot July ain't good to me, I'm pink and black and blue for you."
8. "Always gets me into trouble..."
9. "You're a liar and that's the truth."
10. "I'm a baby boomer's daughter, And I'm never gonna reach nirvana."
11. "Pick me up, take me back, put me down."
12. "
I'm coming up only to hold you under."
13. "Oh baby, baby, baby please..."
14. "If I had the chance, I'd ask the world to dance."
15. "The sound of the city, baby, seems to disappear."
16. "She had eyes so blue they looked like weather."
17. "God, it's great to be alive, takes the skin right off my hide."

Download it HERE!
(Packed with MP3 files, and cover art.)

I'm actually working on getting our wedding CD packed and uploaded. I'll post that sometime later this week. Perhaps along with some wedding pictures.... hmm.....
For now, enjoy the mix. I hope I can get May's out a little sooner.


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Humpday Listday: Things I'm Incredibly Bad At

Hello and Happy Humpday!

Here are some things I'm not very good at:

1. Math. This is most noticeable when calculating tips or making a deposit of more than one check at the bank.

2. Being assertive. Yeah. I'm a pushover. Big time.

3. Waking up in the mornings. Snooze buttons were invented for a reason. That reason is me. Strangely, I also have a really hard time going to sleep at night. It takes me at least 15-20 minutes of lying there before I can even begin to fall asleep.

4. Whistling. I'm jealous of people who can whistle. I can do it, just not very loud or very long. And whistling a tune? Completely out of the question.

5. Geography. I couldn't be on Jeopardy for this reason. I really have trouble with places.... including directions. The TomTom is a lifesaver.

6. Haggling. I think things should have a price and that should be what you have to pay for it.

7. Small talk. It always makes me nervous. I either hear something wrong and get confused or say something that makes no sense. In my defense, I usually say something that makes no sense because I heard the other person wrong.

8. Jenga. The game Jenga. And it's not that I'm bad at it, exactly. It just makes me ridiculously nervous. Sitting around waiting for the whole thing to fall over? I'd rather not, thankyouverymuch.

9. Drawing. After two drawing classes where I made A's, I still can't draw very well. I think my A's were for effort. In fact, I'm pretty sure of it.

10. Saving money. I have permanent holes in my pockets. But I'm getting better. Chris is really good at saving money, so at least he balances me out.

What are you bad at?


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tights, Tights, Baby!

Today, I love tights!

As a girl that isn't too keen to show off her legs, tights are just about the best thing ever. They make everybody's legs look fabulous. And in my opinion, the brighter or more flowery, the better.
(All images from weheartit)

On a more personal note, I've been having a hard time being creative the last few days. That includes blogging. I'm in this weird funk and I'm having trouble getting out of it. I've been working on an April Playlist for a week and I just can't get it together. I'm trying to just suck it up and push through it. Forgive me if my posts haven't been and aren't great for the next little while. I'll pull myself up by my bootstraps soon enough.

In the meantime, what pulls you out of a funk?


Monday, April 12, 2010


Morning came far too soon for me today.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Silver Origami

Happy Sunday!
Today I love these pretty origami crane necklaces.
Click the pictures to go to the etsy shop where I found them.

I'm watching the end of the Masters with Chris now (Go Phil!), but I hope to get out a new playlist for April by tomorrow.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Tipi Love

Today I Love...

(or TeePee)

(The tipi is at the end of the video)

Somebody pretty please make me a tipi for inside our apartment? I'd love you forever. K, thanks.
Have a lovely Friday night and a happy Saturday! See you tomorrow afternoon.

Thursday, April 8, 2010


No love today. I'm in a funk.
Be back tomorrow.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

99 Problems

This probably doesn't come as a shock to anyone, but I don't like hip-hop music. I never have. I seriously doubt I ever will. It's a pretty rare phenomenon for me to like a rap song. But every now and then, one comes along that I can jam out to. I can probably count them on one hand. (I'm not counting Beastie Boys, here.) This is my second favorite. Someday I'll share my favorite, but....

Today, I love...
"99 Problems"

Humpday Listday: 10 Fictional Places I Wish Were Real

(via weheartit)

In no particular order:

1. Hogwarts. This one should be on everybody's list. I'd even settle for part of the grounds. Like Hagrid's hut. Or the Gryffindor common room. Although, Universal Studios in Orlando, FL seems to be the closest any of us Muggles can come to the real Hogwarts. *sigh*

2. Stars Hollow, Connecticut. Somehow, this seems to be the best, sweetest, most homey town in the world. At least it looks that way on Gilmore Girls. And who wouldn't want to get a cup of coffee at Luke's diner? Really?!

3. The Shire. Beautiful green countryside? Check. Happy pint-size neighbors with hairy feet? Check. Round doors with knobs in the middle? Check. What else would you want in a fictional place?

4. Neverland. The pirates alone would be enough. Not to mention the flying. Oh! And the mermaids!
5. 100 Acre Wood. "Oh, d-d-d-d-dear!" If Piglet, Pooh, Rabbit, Eeyore, and Tigger were real, wouldn't you want to visit them?

6. CandyLand. It's a land. Made of CANDY, people.

7. OZ. For the simple fact that I want a purple pony.

8. Narnia. Post-White Witch occupation, if you please.

9. Florin. This one may be a little obscure until you know what it's from. It's the country from The Princess Bride. I could hang with Fezzik, I think.

10. Inside the TARDIS. But only with the Tenth Doctor, I believe.
(All images via weheartit and google.)

Honorable mention:
* Capeside, Mass. (Dawson's Creek)
* Fantasia (The Neverending Story)

Some of you may ask, "Why not Sunndayle?" since Buffy is my favorite show. Here's the answer: Would you really want a place full of demons and vampires to exist? No, I wouldn't either.

What fictional places do you want to visit?