9.30.2010

Day 2.

Good Morning! Figured I would write this before I have to go into work. 
Otherwise I might forget. Plus, the best place to blog is from your own
cozy bed, propped up on pillows. Mmmmm. :)

day 2- the meaning behind your blog name
 I named my blog 'Life Sense' for a couople reasons.
1. Nobody had it.
2. Life doesn't make sense, but this is me trying to figure out how to
make sense of my own life. 

Hope my sense, makes sense for everyone else. :)

That's the short post for this morning. 
Maybe more after work. I'm off to serve coffee to the caffeine deprived! 

9.29.2010

Post 70/Day 1

Recently came across this 30 day challenge from Kellory at her blog be lovely.
day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
day 2- the meaning behind you blog name
day 3- a picture of you and your friends
day 4- a habit that you wish you didn’t have
day 5- a picture of somewhere you've been to
day 6- favorite super hero and why
day 7- a picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
day 8- short term goals for this month and why
day 9- something you're proud of in the past few days
day 10- songs you listen to when you are happy, sad, bored, hyped, mad
day 11- another picture of you and your friends
day 12- how you found out about blogger and why you have one
day 13- a letter to someone who has hurt you recently
day 14- a picture of you and your family
day 15- put you ipod on shuffle: first 10 songs that play
day 16- another picture of yourself
day 17- someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
day 18- plans/dreams/goals you have
day 19- nicknames you have and why you have them
day 20- someone you see yourself marrying or being with in the future
day 21- a picture of something that makes you happy
day 22- what makes you different from everyone else
day 23- something you crave for a lot
day 24- a letter to your parents
day 25- what I would find in your bag
day 26- what do you think about your friends
day 27- why are you doing this 30 day challenge
day 28- a picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?
day 29- in this past month, what have you learned
day 30- you favorite song
 
I figured....why not? It's just 30 short posts away from 100! PERFECT. 
 
day 1- recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Magic Mountain on my 21st birthday last month.
Interesting facts:
1. I like cheese....a lot. 
2. I want to visit all 7 continents some day. 
3. I like cars. (I can hold a conversation with a guy about them)
4. I'm a perfectionist.
5. I put a period after just about everything.
6. I'm a grammar-aholic. 
7. I'm really bad at math.
8. I love my husband with all my heart.
9. I'm addicted to traveling. 
10. I like to cook (There's an apple pie in the oven currently).
11. I think my husband is super hot!
12. I like to discover secret places in the world, caves, alcoves....anything. 
13.I have a chocolate obsession   weakness. 
14. I can sit down and eat raw veggies/fruits like a mad woman. 
15. I'm striving to be craftier. 

9.28.2010

Winner!

I don't quite ever consider myself lucky.......buuuuuut I won 
The Pleated Poppy giveaway from Michelle's blog
I get to use the $25 for something! 
Soooo I'm officially stuck on what to use it on. 
Help?
I can't choose between a sunnies case or a notebook. 
Leaning towards the notebook. 
Help me decide! Go here to look at the options. 
Anyone have any suggestions?

9.25.2010

DIY Office/Guest Bedroom

The time has come where our roommate is moving out this next week. 
It will be sad to see her gone, but I do have great visions for the bedroom.
I am going to back to school to get my event planning certificate and honestly there
really is no place in our apartment to study the way I need it. 
Quietly. 
So I have decided to attack that room into making it my office/guest bedroom. 
I want to do this project based solely off of thrift stores and craigslist. 
Oh and A LOT of spray paint. :) 
I've been following Cecelia's blog 'sincerely, cecelia' for a while now. 
She always puts up some great inspirational things for food, furniture,
clothing, basically anything. I love it! Well a while ago she put up a post on 
chalkboards and do-it-yourself chalkboards. 
She posted a GREAT idea from b*spoke about taking 
an old frame and painting the backing with chalk paint and the frame a 
different color. I'm so excited! I'll keep everyone updated on before and after's. 
 

9.24.2010

:-)

There were 10 stamps! All the way from the Philipines!!
I recently ordered from Wiyomu. Thanks to my dear friend Sharla for
introducing me to her shop. Her items are beautiful! 
I just got my purchase in the mail TODAY!
Simple, yet pretty packaging. Even came with a note!
Just so everyone knows, she is currently offering a 'Buy one, get one half off' deal right now. 

 
 P.S. I'm craving this beauty now.... always had a thing for lockets.
Image via: wiyomu

Give-AWAY!



Most of you have figured out I am obsessed with do-it-yourself things right now. 
I also love thrift store hunting for things (but that's a different story for a different time).
I currently discovered Michelle's blog 'Vintage Junky'. 
love-Love-LOVE
It is so ME! Well her friend Lindsey of 'The Pleated Poppy' is currently doing a give-away and I figured, the more the merrier! 
I would LOVE to use the $25 credit for 

This notebook. I am horrible with address's.  

This 'sunnies' case. Goodness I am terrible at keeping my sunglasses scratch free!

Hope you enter the give-away! I know I did! 
All images via: The Pleated Poppy

 

9.23.2010

Farmers Market

Hello, my name is Ana and I am a farmers market junkie. 
"Hello, Ana."
It's true. 
-end of story. 

Just kidding, kind of. So ever since I left the Seattle area I've been craving a good market. 
I was raised on this stuff! It's in my blood! 
Sooooo after moving to Las Vegas, I started feeling the itch again for 
'the market.'
I had to suppress that itch so I searched, let me tell you it was not easy to find a farmers market in the 
desert. 
But, I did it! 
It's not necessarily what I am used to, it's definitely small, but growing rapidly. 
I'm excited to be part of the shoppers while it's still at the beginnings. Getting to know them 
is exciting. It's like a farmer/customer relationship and I love it. 

The farmers at the market have great items, there just isn't 
quite the variety I like. I still have to purchase a few things from the grocery store. 
But, my coworker introduced me to a Mario Batali run farmers market,
it has the variety I want, but not at the prices I need. Needless to say we still purchased a few things
while we were there. Goodness, they are D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.! 
I don't think the photos will do them justice, but it's the only way I can think
of describing them. 


Tomatoes are some of my favorite fruits/veggies.


DELIC.

Yes that is fondue, whip cream and the sweetest strawberries EVER.


See what I mean? Photo's speak for themselves. 


9.15.2010

Shoe sin.

Saw these at Target for $29.99buuuuut I couldn't bring myself to buy them. There was something missing.
Saw these in the same grey and just about died! Last ones, in MY size. It had to be. Oh and they were $14!!
Dog agrees it was fate. Apparently they taste good....hmmm.
 He approves. (Please excuse the unmade bed. It's laundry day)







9.14.2010

!ETSY!

Anyone as obsessed with Etsy as I am? I am in love. This is a problem (at least my husband thinks so).
So our new friends Becky and Keith are great! Lo and behold, I find out Becky has an Etsy shop....
(squeal!)
My niece Aubrey is turning the big 1 on October 1st this year and I have been looking for the best keepsake present since I found this cute knit dress at Target. 
 
 
Product Image
Cute, right?  

 
What better than Becky's dancing frog hand knit frog?! 
via: The Dancing Frog
Thank you Becky!!


Now my friend put up on her facebook this latest etsy find. 

Iamobsessed. 

I gave in. 
Yes. It's mine. 
via:Wiyomu

Candles, Christmas and Cars! Oh my!


This is going to be a combined post of things as of late.

1) I'm trying to be more crafty.

Here is a sneak preview of my self made Christmas decorations (Got them from Mt. Charleston on our hike!)
'Cranberry' paint with gold glitter on top

2) I LOVE candles. What I love even more, is candle holders. I love how sensual they can be or bold or whimsical. They can come in all shapes, sizes, colors, textures. Just like candles.
Left (original) Right (after) 

Bought these from Kohls for about $7 total. I haven't decided if I am going to paint them even more and keep them as Christmas candle holders. The possibilities are ENDLESS. 

All my projects this week. :)
 I feel so accomplished now! 

3) So lil' red (as she is known) my '99 Toyota Corolla is well, almost 12 years old already. It was time for an upgrade.
This is the upgrade. Except mine is pearly white.

I'd say it's been a pretty successful week.

9.06.2010

I have a problem.

Anybody else have this problem? I love blogs, it's true. BUT, I love reading blogs and not updating my own. I find myself over at Lemonade Makin' Mama just reading away. I start thinking, 'I could do that or WOW, that's so simple!" But I never get to blogging on my own blog. To bad we aren't near the New Year, because this might be a resolution for me. Maybe I'll make it a 'Fall' resolution, new season, same thing right? Yeah.
I will be better! I promise. Oh I just ordered a couple things from Ruche. Just to keep you on your toes. :)
Until later,