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I've always believed in a good prompt pickmeup when I'm in a blogging rut, which I've so obviously been experiencing over the past month or so. It's not that there are a lack of things to post about (at all!) It's just a mixture between being innundated with things to do (mainly the move) and also being overwhelmed with the amount of posting options that turns me off blogging. Enough about that.
The point before I was so insanely sidetracked with disclaimers (ewww I hate disclaimers) was that I jacked this prompt list from Lizzy and will therefore be sharing some personal info with you. & now I feel like it took me way too long to say that.
A couple of weeks ago, I took my sister and her friend to Jingle Ball (which my crazy family immediately dubbed "Jingle Balls".
It was mostly for the kids, but I had fun testing out my new lens which I totally had to lie and smuggle through security. We were in a skybox nowhere near the stage, so I couldn't get a lot of great shots. I thought you might enjoy seeing them anyway :)
Selena Gomez (wow little girls are obsessed with her)
This was probably my favorite act! I loved "Marry Me." You must download it!
I'm pretty sure that's B.O.B.
Katy Perry. I thought she was really beautiful.
Adam Lambert. wow he's weird.
Enrique. and the lucky *@%!# he sang to all night.
Surprise.. Pitbull! My fave! He looked really short.
Flo Rida. He got naked.
On Monday nights, Mom goes to a sewing class with her friends. Of course, I can't attend. It would be a long commute each Monday from Florida to NY. But this week, I got to spend my night in a supercute studio with these supercrafty ladies! Everyone worked on different projects.. check it out!
[my cousin Kelsey]
[Kelsey's cupcakes. She's a real Martha!]
[I totally want to make this!]
[hand stitched by one of the ladies!]
[a peek at my project]
[me, hard at play.]
I've been wanting to make this bunting for a long while, and finally got around to it! I cut circles, probably about 2 inches in diameter, and decorated them with tiny pearls, rhinestones, and circes cut out of glitter paper. My project didn't quite fit in with the others, but that's what was fun about it!
new years is one of my very favorite holidays.
resolutions, dreams, expectations, goals, promises, excitement... it's so beautiful!
if you want a place to record your goals, be sure to download the goal sheet i shared yesterday. i am still working on mine, because i've been too busy enjoying the holiday and having a lot of fun. case in point:
and my personal favorite...
ha! if you follow me on facebook or twitter, you know that my family reads like a who's who of the jersey shore. and i love them.
i dream that you all had a safe + happy new year's eve.
and i dream that 2010 exceeds your resolutions + expectations.
i'm a pretty open person, but i feel like i don't share a lot on here, personality-wise. i thought i would start journaling a little bit more about me- here's what i call the basics.
who: i am 23 years old. i come from a big italian family and i love my friends. i like to make pretty things. i like movies, music, and dancing. this is who i am.
what: i teach at a high school. i'm a server at a sports bar. i run an online business. i am finishing my masters in mental health counseling. this is what i do.
where: i was born + raised in new york, and i moved to south florida eight years ago. i went to florida state (go seminoles!), and now i go to florida atlantic. this is where i live.
when: 3.5 years ago. and loving, growing, and learning from it more every day. this is when i started blogging. you can see my old archives here or here.
why: because it makes me happy. it defines me. it brings me peace + fulfillment. it allows me to be creative, meet people, and make stuff (my very favorite). this is why i do what i do.
this is how i interpreted the Question Words- feel free to interpret them however you'd like, and then link me up!
oh! and also feel free to ask me anything you would like to know, in the comments. i'll answer pretty much anything. :)
today was my first private art show. my lovely friends at tanrific allowed me to use their space for the day and i set up camp. i have a ton of pictures... i'll upload them tomorrow. my MOM flew from new york to surprise me for the day... is that the most amazing news ever? i'll never get over it or the feeling that i got when i saw her face... i am incredibly blessed.
i feel like i've been hit over the head by the hard anodized gourmet pot that's on QVC right now.
and such is the story of my life.
how is your week going?
mine is wonderful. i've been working a lot, which i love to complain about, but i'm actually grateful for the opportunity. i always feel so warm + inspired at this time of year... fall + winter are my absolute faves. wanna know what else is my fave? my mom's packages. they are the best ever.
seriously? she gets better with time.
can you even stand that owl mug? (it's from homegoods).
how about that paper bat and tiny pumpkin candle (from my grandma) ??
thank you so much, mama.
tomorrow i'll be back with some special photos of the fall decor in my home- so cozy ♥ .