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diy my favorite things tech stuff

DIY washi tape apple decal

Hi, friends!

Albert and I have recently upgraded our very old and outdated family of computers. I’m super excited about it because I can finally get a lot of creative work done in applications where our old dinosaur macs used to crap out on us.


I traded up my old vintage white macbook for a beautiful 13″ retina macbook pro and, I have to say, it is the prettiest computer I have ever owned. Of course, I didn’t buy it to be pretty, I bought it to be able to edit in Lightroom and update my blog, which so far has proven incredibly valuable. But before I can get started on any super involved projects with my mac, I have to finish customizing it and making it feel like my own… by covering it in stuff.

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fashion my favorite things

scarfs and stuff

warning: this post will be a bit of a plug. for my mom. my mom has recently opened up an etsy shop and she is excited and nervous at the same time because it is all very new for her. hell, it’s new for me too. i’ve been helping her set it up as much as I can, but this is all kind of a big new adventure for each of us.

My grandmother, better known as “lela”, and mom have been knitting like crazy for the last few months and have been selling their cute wares locally among friends and acquaintances, but now mom is trying to branch out.

Lela has been knitting, since, well, forever. she has always made the most adorable baby booties, sweaters and other accessories and my mom has now joined forces with her. one of their more popular creations is these neat scarfs that are made on a circular loom. they are tube shaped and knit with a loose springy stitch which makes them incredibly versatile. they are, basically, the transformers of scarfs.

i love them because you can stretch them lengthwise, and they look like an average scarf. if you stick your arms through one, like a sleeve, and spread it apart, it turns into an amazing, comfy cowl. in between those two styles are endless other possibilities: head wraps, arm muffs, tube dress. well, maybe not a tube dress. then again, i’ve never tried.

for a visual guide, see the images that follow, where I awkwardly attempt to model.

anyway! my mom and lela make these scarfs (and other neat knitted accessories) all by hand and have them up for sale at their etsy shop, spinning spiders. check them out and show them some <3. tell them i sent you ;)

my favorite things

it’s friday and i’ve got a case of the warm-and-fuzzies

Soooo, I was about to go do something productive… then youtube happened. I found a video that pretty much made my day- no, weekend- NO- life. It made my life complete:

a german shepherd snuggling with kittens.




i’ve actually witnessed german shepherd/kitty snuggling before, in real life, on Albi’s mom’s farm.

still, interspecies cuddling is not the kind of thing you can see just once and say “okay, that’s cool, but i think i’ve had enough of that for the rest of my life.” and if it is, you should check your pulse.  you are probably dead inside.

fashion my favorite things

just in time for spring to almost be over…

so, I started noticing a common theme among many of my pinterest boards lately: floral prints for days. my god, I love floral prints, and I think I always have, but i never realized the power of that love until now. maybe the patterns remind me of my crushed-velvety 90′s childhood, or maybe I lived a past life in victorian times. maybe it’s just my inner old lady.

either way, the recent surge in classic looking florals splattered all over clothes, shoes and even home decor makes my heart happy and I absolutely can not get enough. so, for lack of anything more interesting to blog about, here are a few of my personal favorite floral internet finds:

1) Romantic Getaway Duffel Bag by Anna Griffin (Shop Ruche)

2) Scent a Signal Wedge (Mod Cloth)

3) Annie Hall Skirt (Spotted Moth)

4) Insight New Romantics Jeans (PacSun)

5) Fresh Cut Blouse (Nasty Gal)