Monday, April 18, 2011

rabbit ring

jewelry post inspiration photos

I first saw this post by A Lost Feather.

She linked to this photo, which was her inspiration for her post.

The poster of that picture linked to this, as their inspiration.

From there on I couldn't read anymore since I don't know Swedish. 

My attempt at taking a similar picture resulted in my jewelry post.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

my daily jewelry

Some people feel awkward with jewelry on. Some people feel naked without it. I definitely fall into the latter group. This is what I wear on a daily basis. All of these signify to me different times, memories, people, and interests of my life. All of them, with the exclusion of one, were gifts to me from people dear to me.

1. The Crucifix ring 
This was given to my by my grandmother. It belonged to her mother before that. Although, it wasn't this one, I first received and began wearing a crucifix ring after my First Holy Communion. It was also a gift from my grandma. It was a cheep ring, but I wore it till it broke (and I still have the pieces). For awhile I went without a crucifix ring until I received another one a few years later as an Easter gift from my parents. That one was also cheep and broke. I temporarily wore a Rosary ring as a replacement, until I lost it. Then in August of 2005 I found a Crucifix ring I liked in a tourist gift shop in Castel Gandolfo, Italy. I wore it for years. One day I showed my grandma and explained the 'story' behind my wearing it to her. Thats when she gave me this one. I switched from the ring I had bought to this one in Summer of '09 and have been wearing it on my ring finger ever since. This is one of my very dearest possessions.

2. The Spoon ring
After complimenting one of my very best friends on this ring in Spring of 2009, she lent it to me to wear for a few hours and hasn't allowed me to return it to her since then. I've been wearing it constantly since then.

3. Miraculous Medal necklace 
This also was given to me by my grandmother, but for no particular reason other then she happened to be coming over to my parents house for dinner shortly after needing to replace this Miraculous Medal necklace with a new one since the chain on this one no longer fit her neck comfortably. She told me she had been wearing it for years. 

4. Scapular Medal
This double sided medal shows Our Lady of Mt. Carmel on the front and the Sacred Hear of Jesus on the back. It was given to me as a gift from a dear friend of mine in Fall of 2009. It was during a very emotionally trying time for me and a time of growth. In the end, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel won the battle for my heart, against the wishes of the giver. Ironic. I've been wearing it constantly since I received it. 

5. Diamond stud earrings
This was given to me form one of my very best friends. I learned a lot that day. 

6. Pearl post earrings
K, this is the only one not gifted to me and the only that isn't really worn daily, but they are my go-to earrings and they do have meaning to me even though its not as strong a meaning. I bought them freshmen year of college while shopping with my sister-in-law. I was inspired to get them by a greatly admired teacher. The remind me of a time of changes and growth in my life and also of bonding with my sister-in-law-to-be.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

noticing doors

 Ever since I spent that time looking at colored doors online, I've begun to notice colored doors every where else. Here are some I saw today.
Red door.

Not exactly colored, but cool anyways.

Yellow door.

Blue door.
Bonus pink picture of a pink door. My cousin took this picture for me of a pink door she found.
Also, here is a lovely door I found online but didn't post before because its not pink. But I love it.

I love the light mintish green with the red ivy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

beautiful paper art

Impenetrable Castle 
On the Other Side

White Hand

A few weeks ago while I was in Chicago with Johnny we happened to pass an art gallery with paper art similar to these but in much larger scales. I think this kind of work is incredible - to make something so complicated and 3-D out of a single piece of paper, while it is still connected to the the paper! 

Here is what the artist, Peter Callesen, has to say: 
"My paper works have been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost a magic process - or maybe one could call it obvious magic, because the process is obvious and the figures still stick to their origin, without the possibility of escaping."

Saturday, April 9, 2011

makes me wish I had hair.

Saturday morning.
Coffee, pajamas, Mom and Dad, music and a messy house. 
oh, and braided hair styles. 
Yeah, so I decided to share some of my favorite styles that i found on some site called with you. I've never heard of this site, but I have just spent a significant amount of time looking at pages of hair styles on it. 
Before I show you, BEST MORNING SONG EVER: 

K, now here are the braids:

Here is the side braid that goes into a bun at the nape of the neck. I've done this one a few times. Its really simple and I think it looks great. This can look formal or casual.

 Next is the braid headband. I've only done this once before. As you can see, there are many ways you can do this. Thicker or thinner. you can have the rest of your hair down or up or also braided.

 Then there is a fishtail braid. I did one in my hair for the first time yesterday and loved it.

The braid crown! So gorgeous, traditional and old fashioned.

A few randoms.

For more styles I liked, you can look at my tumblr thing.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

the pink door.

When I decided I wanted to paint my bedroom door I asked my mom and the conversation went something like this: 

Me: "Mom, is it okay if I paint my bedroom door?" 
Mom: "Sure."

The next day when I brought the subject up again the conversation went something like this: 
Me: "So, how should I paint my door?" 
Mom: "WHITE!" 
Me: "Nnoooo... yesterday I was googling ' cool, fun ways to paint your bedroom door' and I saw........."

So after much thought and more googling I decided on pink. I'll show you my door later, but for now, here you go.