Friday, July 30, 2010

Vegans and Dorms and Birthdays Oh MY!

DAY TWO is complete and although I endured temptatious dinner my amigos parents made me... I denied the meat. Whhhaaaat?! OKAY! Yes, me. I passed on the meat portion of the meal. As delectable as it smelled/looked and probably tasted I was a-okay with my mac-and-cheese and peas please. I just filled this rumbling tummy with some tasty pineapple and watermelon to top this baby off. PLUS or minus the choco-choclately chip cookies and chocolate peanut butter icing cake. I have realized that without meat, cheese in any form has filled in the appropriate spot in my heart and may or may not be found at some point with each meal I devour.  Three cheers for cheese! cheese! Cheese! CHEESE! From grilled cheese, cheese quesoDILLas[like Napolean Dynamite?], mac-n-cheese, grapes and cheese I have experienced and cherished it all. Personally, I feel like I've accomplished something.. granted it may not be world hunger, but shooooot you gotta start somewhere!

On a completely different topic, I'm working with producers for a new reality show. Extreme Makeover: Dorm Edition. Okay well the working with producers part is a false statement BUT it would be pretty cool I must admit. Instead I'm recruiting the help of my stylish and expert amiga who is also an interior designer and my artsy, over-flowing with creations, unorganized (like myself) friend Snave.  With our brains there's bound to be some creative juices flowing.  I'm not gonna lie to you I'm pretty stoked. I even bought carpet for the room. KRAAAAZY. And I'm doing this project for under.... well cheap. I haven't figured out a spending cap for a poor college kid like myself. I do have tons of DIY projects that I'm going to take under my belt.[thanks to Design*Sponge--who is also publishing a book of sweet stuff like DIY [obviously], city guides, trend forecasting, recipes, and much moreeee.] {This should be interesting} I'll be sure to photo document that

One final note for the lads and lassies tuning in. Yesterday. Yes, not today the 30th of the month July but indeed the 29th was my dearest/best friend/roomie/fellow RA/dormer's BIG NINETEENTH birthday. Her last year being a teen [mine too but enough about me]. So I only saw it fitting to wish her a big ol' BLOGGY BLOG birthday and share that with my bloggy friends! Wish you could've shared in the delicioso cake with us, but it was indeed homemade and made my tummy tum tum happy.

{we know how to bring the FUNK!}

{True Roomie Love}

{Real Happy Camper}

I wish you all happy--days/DIYs/birthdays{to come}/challenges!!
Peace and blessings to all and to all a good night day.
Smiles all around.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

To eat meat or NOT eat meat..{that is the question}

So I'll lay it out to you flat folks. Let's be real here, I'm a lover of food. BIG, small, sweet, salty, fruitilicious, veggified, even MEAT-- I apologize to all my vegetarian pals out there. Anywho, what I'm trying to say is I'm going to take on the challengy challenge of eating entirely NO MEEEAAAT <|-- [Please say this in your slowest/deepest/dramatic voice possible, thank you] for a week, two weeks, (okay I won't take it too far until I see what I'm getting myself into). Heck! I might as well try some tofu while I'm at it. I'm ready for the challenge! Bring on the works, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes--yummy!, blueberries, mango, raspberry! I want it all.. and will stop at nothing. One more thing. Why start this week of meatless feasting on a wednesday, you ask? Because I like to keep you on your toes, plus I'm a wee bit out of the ordinary.

[good-bye dear meat--disclaimer do not fret, NOT really dear meat, just a term of endearment]

[It's time to put down the steak knife]
{Special appearnce by a dear friend, pal, buckaroo, encourager, curly-headed gal that answers to the name of Snavey Snave Snave}

{Peace out Big Mac!}

[here's to veggies! hopefully my face will show a little more enjoyment next time]

So family, friends, young, old wise, short, gigantic, average, extravagant, bland, outraaaegeous
( that enough? I think, yes.)...
lend me your questions, comments, and concerns.. and any EDIBLE recipes, (preferrably best ways to approach the tofu epidemic).

Peace and blessings partners,

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Decisions. Decisions.

Have you every faced one of those life or death decisions?? Okay well wipe the sweat from your brow, because this is not one of those decisions. I just need a little encouragement in the frugal-ness area of my life.

OPTION Numero Uno.

A wonderful acoustic guitar to play some sweet melodies on?


OPTION Numero Dos.

A legit--and by legit, I mean LEGITIMATE, camera to take gnarly fotos (as the Spaniards would say)?

IDEALY I'd have a sweet camera to take pictures of dud-ettes, like my wonderful Brazilian friend below, who can play la guitarra too.

What are you saving for, buckaroo?

 Honey Bunches Of Oats Love,

Friday, July 23, 2010

In five years...

I woke up this morning just peachy and keen. And as I was getting ready it hit me. What is my life going to be like in five years? [Yes, I have whimsical thoughts about the future and where I'll be.]  It was so interesting to me.  Honestly, I was kind of flabergasted-- a wonderful word I've been waiting to bust out.
Anywho, for real.
Will I be engaged?
MARRIED (eek!)?
Living in {wonderful} SoHo? [HOPEFULLY!]
I have no idea how my life is going to pan out. I have ideas of how I would like it to but it's no fun controlling everymoment of life. That's the glory of it! Live every day like it's your last. I may meet the man of my dreams today, tomorrow, [heck!] maybe six years down the road.  You just don't know. I may be travelling the world or living the small town life. It's just too crazy too think about sometimes. I get excited for whatever He has in store for me and nervous too-- that means I'll be done with school forever (unless Grad schools in the picture..?
Even more creepy exciting is I'll be all on my own, so I guess that means I can't be a kid anymore.. nahh! Really? Now that's just out. of. the question. I better start saving all my monies though because the next five years are going to be a pretty fun ride. Fo' FREE! Enough about this rubbish. Live in the moment, right?! I mean the world is so big and overflowing with endless possibilities.

[Yeah, you see those little specks of people in the middle that would be my biffle(aka~BFF!) and myself--smiles all around]

But maybe you should take a small ponder... where will you be in five years?
A penny for your thoughts,

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Scrumptious Snackety Snack!

While I attempted to cross of baking a delectable batch of brownies last night... it did not happen. You see, I had ALL of the ingredients and even the oil to grease the pan. But sadly, no pan. NO PAN?!, you ask! Yes, no pan.. so fail on the baking expertise. But the non-solid form was absolutely scrumptious!

{the batter is quite delectable if I must say so myself}

However, I did cross shhomething off my, list and that shhomething is-- drum roll peas and thank you-- [500] days of summer (rahhh rahhhh.. and the crowd goes wild!!) Anywho that was quite the movie.. loved the indie-ness of it and had a kraaaazy ending |crazy with a k, folks| Chyeah I know! And if you haven't seen it then.. run forest! Run to the nearest Redbox/Local Library/Blockbuster/locally-run movie store and rent that baby NOW! Aaaand if you have any more suggestions on movies containing similar qualities such as.. the Iraq {Miss America reference?} Then hook a sister up!

{okay for this photo reference: imagine that duck is named, [500] Days of summer, and my sister is chasing after it because "Mr. Ducky" is just that good.}

But for now Peace and Blessings all!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

{ten} things on my 'Can't Wait' List

1. To meet the man of my dreams

--Alright, so it might not be James Franco, but a girl can dream right?..Right??

2. To continuosly unveil the Lord's plan for my life.

{my vintage slr pentax}

3. To start creating my own fashion masterpieces [or master-failures--at least in the beginning, I'm a novice at this people!]

4. To finally watch [500] Days of Summer after it's long awaited return to the library

5.To travel the world

6. To actually start and finish a journal-- customized with my own doodles and such

7. To live with no fears and live the spontaneous life that I was created for.

8. To bake a delectable batch of chocolatey chocolate brownies this evening.

9. To move in/decorate/love life in my [future] home

10. Being frugal long enough to save for a legit camera
{moi vintage pentax}

11. To grow old and be the wisest of them all--according to the kiddos of course
12. To some day in my life see John Mark McMillan in concert

--Peace and blessings to all, and to all a good day.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Keep Calm and Journal.

So here it is ladies and gentleman... what you've all been waiting for. {drum roll please}. A "Run With Scissors" 30 Day Journal Challenge giveaway!!! Done by no one other than our fellow lover of pandas at Pixies and Bears, Lindsay!.  Yes, I was extremely excited about it too folks. So there ya have it. I would  strongly, highly, above all, recommend to visit Janell's site Run With Scissors to check out her new journaling challenge. Last month was pretty stellar but this time she's put her driven soul, mind, and heart out there and is offering spots for this super stellar class on her *ETSY* shop.. btDUBS you should probably check that out {right herrre}! She's got some pretty nifty items on this baby.  "But wait there's more!" [those good ol' infomercials have done me well] Check out our main girl at Pixies and Bears and see all the cool things she's offering.. like a FREE SPOT in the journaling class! Can I get a WHATT WHATT?? Did I forget to mention the coooooolest --and when I say coolest, I mean legitimately awesomest thing evaa--thing about this challenge? Please forgive me folks for withholding this from you, but Janel is hosting this journaling
challenge for a pretty awesome cause if I may say so myself! She and her hubby are venturing on into the wonderful world of sweet entertaining lovable children and are ADOPTING. I mean how cool is that. And who wouldn't want a piece of this action. SO the purpose of the challenge is explained all in her bloggy blog

Enjoy folks! And remember, Keep Calm and Journal.
Ciao, Rae.