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Blog-cation and what I’ve been crafting!


Ello Loves!! I seem to have taken an unintentional blog-vacation for the past few weeks but summer time is unavoidable for fun and laziness, ….and summer time in TEXAS is nearly unbeatable (specifically when you find your local pool!) wpid-img_20150619_191243237.jpg

Summer has come and stayed in my neck of the woods (which really isn’t wooded at all) but I do get humongous woodland creatures from time to time. such as this mammoth sized butterfly. I could have reached out and let it crawl on to my hand it was so close. But alas, the heepie geebies of having something crawl on you prevented that, I promise you!


Since having almost nothing require my brain to work any harder than channel surfing, I’ve had a boom in creative and crafty urges to tempt my procrastinator soul. I’ve cracked out my old sketch book and compass, bought watercolor pencils and paper, made my own travel sketchbook, created a few Harry Potter crafts and even bought a quill and inkwell of India ink.

I have never been the best at drawing but my mind won’t stop trying to make it a thing. I also have terrible penmanship, but again, my hands won’t stop trying to improve. I’ve realized using a quill and ink makes my cursive bearable. WHO KNEW!? I also feel like I’m writing love letters to a time traveler every time I bust out my DIY Suede covered journal.

I’ve also taken up acrylic nails again. These poor minuscule natural nail beds of mine aren’t cutting the amount of nail polish I want to wear! Thanks to a cheap bundle kit from Amazon, I now have plenty of excuses for doing nails every single day….I have even converted my ‘Halloween severed-hand’ into a chic silver practice hand/client, named Toby. He loves to get his nails done, I tell ya! He’ll just sit there for hours and let me paint!

Looking forward to getting back into the groove of crafting and blogging. Hope everyone’s had an amazing summer so far, and can’t wait to get back to school!



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Tickle your Fantasy LootCrate April 2015

This month was all about Fantasy things in the gaming world. TOTALLY ME! If I were loot, I would be this! Maybe even more HP stuff. #addicted #noshame!! All of the items are really useful too! I hated getting the S.H.I.E.L.D ID and NOT getting access to the headquarters too! (C’mon man!)


The box this month was super creative as well! I loved the one that turned into a game board! I seriously fell in love with the goblin-like house-elfish figure! Even though it looked more like Kreacher, I am partial to Dobby.


The Princess Bride deck of cards, are really well made, and feel very sturdy. Plus the face cards have hilarious quotes from the actual movie. If I could just post these up everywhere I would, because yes, I DO want a peanut! (LOL)

The Stark House Dire wolf USB storage holds 4 GB of data. Different house options would have been great I think since I’m already partial to the dragons, but we got all the houses in the magnets. Definable putting this in my school pack, along with my 9 3/4 luggage tag. It just makes me want to travel even more!

The crate also included an inflatable crown and Dungeons and Dragons shirt, and bow tie.

We opened the box with all my family home, and my 5-year-old (who is very prepared for our wedding next April) saw the bow tie and exclaimed “AWE Mommy, FOR THE WEDDING!” I died. So adorable! thankfully I convinced him otherwise, due to the color scheme. Seriously so cute that he thinks of these things though!

I could not HELP but taking a Prince John reference photo with the little man.


If you want to sign up here’s our link: http://looted.by/bWpGV

Or you can simply sign up by going to the website: http://www.lootcrate.com/

$40+ Retail Value in every crate! Membership in an active, growing community. Change to win Mega Crates worth $2000+ in value. All for only $13.84/month with $6 Shipping/Handling.

as always, thanks for the lookie lous!


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Tattoos and Engagement Rings

Inked and Engaged!!!


ENGAGED in 3…2…1… 

While, I may not have the best planning-savy fiance in the whole world, but there is one thing I know for sure. I love that wonderful man, more than I thought I could love anything.

After 5 years together, I got the best Valentine’s Day surprise ever!

He’s my lobster.  and I cannot wait to take “My name is Earl”  pictures together for the rest of our lives. babes


Ring Sneak Peek

INK: Ride or Die Potterhead. Broke the skin silence, and ventured to get my first tattoo. I definitely played into the hype about the pain, however with all my other permanent piercings and such, this was easy-smeasy!!


Stay tuned for exciting new adventures to come, I can’t wait to start planning our shindig, but I can’t wait to start the rest of our lives together EVEN MORE!! I am so excited to start DIY-ing and collaborating to create a beautifully unique kickoff to a wonderful life with my best friend.
Join me as I weed through the ins and outs of wedding planning and taking this giant leap to blissful matrimony!wpid-picsart_1408126678266.jpg