in my bag

i've apparently decided to make this a monthly thing. so, clockwise from the top left: stamps, note cards, iPhone, a made by hank pouch filled with pencils and pens, a pouch by danny brito with my makeup in it, my wallet, satchel from target, lip balms & lipstick, ponytail holders, keys, nail polish,  discount armageddon by seanan mcguire, peel and stick googly eyes (you know, just in case), TJ's fruit leather, a yellow rose barrette i made, urban legend earrings, a fancy hairclip i've had forever, my stylist's card, a small pouch containing black phoenix alchemy lab imps and a pixelparty princess peach bobbypin.

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flashback friday

one year ago today i was excited about books.

two years ago i was in a bad place at work and was seeking comfort in an okgo video

three years ago i modeled a necklace. look at how short and red my hair is!

four years ago i was making an army of birds.

five years ago we were at mardi gras.

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saturday stats - new orleans edition

for the week of february 12 - 18:

yoga: 0

bike rides: 0

miles walked: about a hundred

number of smoothies: 0

number of glasses of green juice: 2

meals involving pizza: 0

meals involving piles of vegetables: 2

beignets eaten: 0 (i KNOW, right?)

king cakes eaten: 2 slices

letters written: 3

photos taken: 403

hours of tv watched: maybe 2 (makes up for the OC orgy last week)

books read: 1 (i reread jitterbug perfume by tom robbins. it was as awesome as it was the first time i read it, a million years ago.)

days i wore knee socks: 1

days i wore no socks: 6

dance parties on the street: 5

strands of beads caught: too many to count

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saturday stats

for the week of february 5 - 11:

yoga: 2 times (oops)

bike rides: 1 (damn)

number of smoothies: 2

number of glasses of green juice: 4

meals involving pizza: 0

meals involving piles of vegetables: 4

i cooked: 4 times

i baked: potato chip cookies, sourdough bread

letters written: 2

packages sent:15

yoyos yo-ed: 21

bracelets made: 0

brooches made: 0

photos taken and edited: 572

episodes of buffy watched: 0

episodes of roseanne watched: 0

episodes: of the OC watched: 27 (the ENTIRE first season. its ok if you judge me.)

best thing i watched as evidenced by a heart drawn around it: the new girl (i think this week's episode was the funniest. by far.)

books read: 0 (damn. everytime i tried to read this week i fell asleep. again.)

days i wore knee socks: 2

living room dance parties: 1

number of muppets videos watched on youtube: 1  

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saturday stats

for the week of january 29 - february 4:

yoga: 5 times

bike rides: 3

number of smoothies: 3

number of glasses of green juice: 4 

meals involving pizza: 0

meals involving piles of vegetables: 6

i cooked: 4 times

i baked: peanut butter nutella cookies

favorite recipe: buttermilk roast chicken

letters written: 1

packages sent:12

pieces finished for the embroidery project: 2

yoyos yo-ed: 172

bracelets made: 2

brooches made: 11

photos taken and edited: 613

episodes of buffy watched: 1

episodes of roseanne watched: 12

best thing i watched as evidenced by a heart drawn around it: the muppets

books read: 0, everytime i tried to read this week i fell asleep

days i wore knee socks: 2

living room dance parties: 2

number of muppets videos watched on youtube: 2  

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saturday stats

for the week of january 22-28:

yoga: 5 times

bike rides: 3 

number of smoothies: 4

number of glasses of green juice: 4 (shawn bought a juicer.)

meals involving pizza: 1

meals involving piles of vegetables: 5

i cooked: 5 times

i baked: half a time. the oven died mid-bread.

favorite recipe: green monster smoothie

letters written: 0

packages sent:13

pieces finished for the embroidery project: 3

yoyos yo-ed: 30

bracelets made: 5

photos taken and edited: 1922

episodes of buffy watched: 4

best thing i watched as evidenced by a heart drawn around it: 50/50

books read: 1, is everyone hangin out without me? by mindy kaling

days i wore knee socks: 3

living room dance parties: 1

number of muppets videos watched on youtube: 1 

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saturday stats

for the week of january 15-21:

yoga: 5 times

bike rides: 0 (rain & snow interfered) 

number of smoothies: 1 

number of glasses of green juice: 5 (shawn bought a juicer.)

meals involving pizza: 0

meals involving piles of vegetables: 6

i cooked: 4 times

i baked: twice

favorite recipe: salted caramel pudding

shawn forgot what day of the week it was: once

letters written: 1

packages sent:15

pieces finished for the embroidery project: 6

yoyos yo-ed: 3

bracelets made: 13

shrinky dinks sealed: over 200

episodes of better off ted watched: 4

episodes of buffy watched: 7

best thing i watched as evidenced by a heart drawn around it: true grit

books read: 1, my life in france by julia child

days i wore knee socks: 4

living room dance parties: 4

number of muppets videos watched on youtube: 6

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saturday stats

so, i've kept journals of one sort of another for my entire life for many different reasons - writing about my grandparents illness and eventual deaths, writing down what i ate, drank and did everyday when trying to figure out the cause of my rosacea...

i decided i need to keep one this year for a number of reasons. last year we changed our diets pretty dramatically and i'd like to keep that up. having a record of what we're eating and how i'm feeling will help keep me on track. also, i've started doing yoga to help with the back pain that comes along with sewing for hours a day. i need to do it at least four times a week. i'm writing it down to make sure i do it. if i go on a bike ride, i write it down too. i'm also trying to keep track of my work hours. i often feel like i'm working 16 hour days, 7 days a week. so, keeping track. i've been doing this since the beginning of the year and i noticed i'm keeping track of a whole lot more. my notes are sort of ridiculous. because i'm a giver, i've decided to share some of this info with you.

for the week of january 8-14:

yoga: 4 times 

bike rides: 1 

number of smoothies: 0 (too cold)

meals involving pizza: 3 (um. oops.)

meals involving piles of vegetables: 7

i cooked: 5 times

i baked: twice

favorite recipe: chocolate chocolate banana muffins

i forgot what day of the week it was: once

letters written: 2

packages sent:17

pieces finished for the embroidery project: 9

yoyos yo-ed: 32

shrinky dinks sealed: over 200

episodes of better off ted watched: 20

best thing i watched as evidenced by a heart drawn around it: downton abbey

books checked out of the library: 2

books read: 1, the grass cutting sword by catherynne valente

days i wore knee socks: 6 

living room dance parties: 1

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things i love tuesday (totally random edition)

my new tattoo. it a portrait of lucy, my grandmother. the photo was taken on her wedding day. i think matthew (at the little tattoo shop) did an amazing job! i am convinced she'd approve. 

the project. still stitching away. happily. the numbers currently? 32 out of 49. i can only add ONE MORE PERSON to the list. i'm wiling to be that means i'm stuck at 49. we'll see.

this tin that emily gave me to add to my collection. i think the fact that i wimpered when i saw it may have helped it become mine. emiy's nice like that. also, no one wants to see a grown ass woman cry over vintage english candy and cracker tins.

this drawing an old friend did of me. i came across it the other day. the friend had mad drawing skills and did multiple drawings like this of me. i have a number of them. i think this may be my favorite though. 

there are a number of things that make me happy about this. its one of my favorite songs. its modelled after another youtube favorite. the kids are adorable. i think the uber-serious kid in the front row with the ER is my favorite. AND, the teacher must rock.

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year in review

Theme of this year: Newness

Best Month of the Year: May

Best Day of the Year: August 3

Worst Day/Time of the Year: December

Favorite Person of the Year: Shawn. Always. 

Honorable Mentions: Emily, Bettie and Kirsten

Favorite Moment of the Year: Eating rainbow cake with new friends on my birthday

Favorite Movie: Super 8

Live Show of the Year: Jason Webley at the Moore Theater

Best Thing I Bought: A yellow dress

Favorite Trip: The Redwoods in August

Book of the Year: Game of Thrones by George RR Martin (yes, I know. I'm WAY behind.)

Project of the Year: These. I'm loving making them and I'm so grateful for all the positive feedback I'm getting. 

TV of the Year: Downton Abbey

Dessert of the Year: Asian Pear Tart

My Resolution(s) for 2012: Believe that everything is possible.

          

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