Monday, April 29, 2013

What I Am Listening To....



I am HOOKED on Grimes. And she is so hypnotic to watch. She's like a tiny mad scientist. I love her.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Moonrise Kingdom Cove Adventure

 It's no secret, I am pretty obsessed with the film Moonrise Kingdom. And on Sunday after getting SUPER lost and finding myself somewhere in Rhode Island, a lightbulb went off in my head. I knew the film was filmed in RI and as RI is the size of my backyard, I looked up WHERE exactly, and found I was only 10 minutes from the cove!!!! So, of course, I went and did a little exploring! 
Pretty sure it is some sort of magical too. While I was standing there looking over the water a hawk swooped down in front of me and just sat there. WITH me. And while I was exploring the rest of the park a deer walked up a few feet from me and also just stood there (Magic=Rabies?)!! ALSO found the biggest, most beautiful chunk of sea glass I've ever found. IT WAS AMAZING!!!!!!

 Ft. Wetherill State Park, Jamestown, RI


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Weight Loss Wednesday

Hello, Friends! Happy WLW! It's been a while since I've done one of these because I haven't really been very excited or pumped about my routine, which has been pretty basic. 1. Go to the gym as much as humanly possible.  2. Don't eat food. .......okay, maybe a little food. And the right sort. No grains, no sugar, no dairy, no artificial sweeteners, no alcohol. It helps to be extremely allergic to most of those! So, I've been following that, for the most part, over the past few months. And I do love it, but I've recently thrown in something that is AMAZING AND AWESOME AND MIRACULOUS. And that is daily burn. gives you a list of different programs to choose from (i.e. 15 minutes a day, Dance, Cardio Sculpt, Kettlebells, Tabata, Etc.). Once you choose a program, they give you a video for each day, ranging from 15 minutes to 60 minutes.
I've done a lot workout programs and videos throughout my life. And none of them have ever held my interest for very long. I chose MOVE! (DB's dance series) first, about 2 weeks ago. And it was really really really fun! But I decided I needed something more challenging, and switched to TBT (Tabata, or Tactical Bodyweight Training) AND I AM IN LOVE WITH IT.  It is so interesting, not boring, challenging, and rewarding!!! When I first started I could only get through the first 3 minutes, and I wanted to die. I still can't do every rep, or keep up with them, but I keep a challenging pace and I can do the whole thing now. And every time I switch on my Tabata in the morning, I find I've got better and stronger.
DailyBurn also offers two-phase nutrition program that is really great. It's very simple and do-able. You pay a bit extra for it per month, which I did for about two weeks, but it was so similar to what I was already doing I decided to drop the nutrition plan. I DID buy their DailyBurn Fuel, which is a vegan protein powder, and I love it. I'm not vegan, but I don't do dairy and I don't eat a lot of animal products, and this protein powder is the first that I've ever liked! It's a bit pricey ($65 for a total of 30 shakes), but I found it was totally worth it.
You can sign up for a 30-day trial of the DailyBurn trial and the nutrition program for free and I very highly recommend it!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

AAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!! Front Page Y'all!!!

 This is my fourth time this month on the front page of Etsy!!!! I'm so excited and surprised and delighted!!!! This evening was the first time that I caught it though... and it was AMAZING!!!! My heart started beating wildly and I started texting everybody I've ever known, and trying to call my mother (even though I know very well, she and my father are on a plane, headed for San Fransisco). I am soooooo very thankful for this huge surge of positivity!

I went a little bonkers after my lovely Etsy surprise, and ordered a boatload of fun new fabrics and ribbons to work with this weekend. Very excited to jump into that and some other projects I've got lined up!
And here is what I have been working on lately!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

The Most Wonderous Things My Eyes Have Beheld All Day....


Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola have teamed up to bring us a new ad campaign for Prada's Candy!!!! Obviously, I will be going straight to the shops to buy the biggest bottle I can find. I don't care that I've never smelled it. If Wes Anderson directed the (or even half-directed) ads for it, it must smell like miracles.