Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Feather hair clips


These are my newest DIY creations! And I'm absolutely in LOVE with them. These WILL be the first items in my shop. They will be available soon, within the next couple of weeks! So stay tuned! Also follow me on Instagram (@jagsmitty) and Twitter for the most up to date info! I won't update the blog as often as I do those. This post is just to update you on what is going on with me and the blog/shop. I'll do a more detailed update soon here. xo

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Blossoming creativity...

Tank: BP Nordstrom
I don't think I've talked about it much, if at all, on here how much I love painting. Really just art in general. By now, most of you should know how much I enjoy a good DIY. If painting were a more practical career choice, I'd have acrylics all the way up to my elbows every day! For now, it shall remain a hobby...or potentially a side job.

I've had the idea of painting shirts etc. in my wardrobe for quite a while. Sounds strange, right? I've done this sort of thing before and I actually loved the way it turned out! My idea this time is to use a similar painting I've done, on one of my favorite tanks. The painting on this wood block was done a couple years ago but I still love it. It has an astrological vibe to it... lol. If this turns out good, I may even do a similar moon as well. Stay tuned...

The latter part of the day was spent soaking up the sunshine while reading at a park. This finally feels like Spring, This weekend it's going to be even hotter! Cannot contain my excitement! <3

Hope all is well..

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Sunday funday

Today the bf and I went down to the waterfront. It was absolutely gorgeous! So of course it was jam packed with people. Not only because of the great weather but for the Saturday market Portland has every year. And this weekend only there was a Cinco De Mayo festival going on as well. Crazy.

I wasn't interested in the Saturday market so much this time though. I've already gone to it this year and it's basically the same stuff every year. Small vendors selling a bunch of handmade everything, etc etc. I was really just wanting to look at the water! I could seriously spend an entire day just watching it flow. It's so peaceful to look at.

It's the closest I can get to an ocean right now. These kind of days make me really miss California... I could take a spontaneous beach trip whenever. Now it must be planned in advance and can only be done on the weekends. *sigh* I'm happy though that I get to go on vacation there in July. It'll be nice to see friends and family that I haven't seen in too long.

I've been thinking a lot lately about what I want to do for profession. And I'm still not sure. This month so many friends are graduating from college. And I have yet to even get my Associates degree. I know I want to do something with art but I'm just afraid it may fall through. It's definitely not the wisest career choice. But I sure would LOVE doing it everyday.

To be continued...

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Chatterbox...back to blogging

Took the Max train to the Saturday Market | Loved reading Style by Lauren Conrad, it's my fashion/style "bible" now | Back at work again, which means I rise before the sun, early bird get the worm? | Trying to get back into shape, changed eating habits and exercising everyday! | I cried inside when I had to take off my acrylics for work :( | A sunny day here and there, makes me excited for summer, gonna be drinking a lot of this tea, no more coffee for me | Mt. Hood is always so gorgeous...Oregon is always gorgeous! | Style changed the way I look at my wardrobe...forever! | On one of the last beautiful days I got to sit and play with weeds at the park with my love | I love the look of this pony idea - thanks LC! | Not pro status yet, but getting darn good at the cat eye makeup! | I hope I can be reincarnated as a bird...I bet he thought he was king of the world up there | Being naughty...energy drink or coffee? Neither? ;) | As you know, I'm obsessed with clouds, nature is beautiful | This veg head over here is teaching herself to cook proper meals after 4 years, yay!

Balancing my time with life, family and friends, work and of course the blogging world seems to be my Achilles heel! I'm going to invest in a very handy pocket agenda. Scatterbrained should be my middle name. Maybe it's because I tend to over book myself. This won't be happening again!

As you would know if you've been following my blog for some time, I'm always doing DIY projects. I'm going to start showcasing them on here a lot more. They almost always are fashion/style themed so it will go with the blog. I have a lot going on in this head of mine! It's like I was bit with an inspiration bug or something!

I still haven't launched my shop yet, for reasons of me trying to be a perfectionist all the time. My creativity is flared up for this as well! The only thing standing in my way is precious time....but I'll be handling that very, very soon! Lot's of love fellow bloggers! <3