Tuesday, January 24, 2012

vlog numero uno

I shouldn't do these things so late at night.



Monday, January 23, 2012

DIYs I’m DYIng to try

There’s always a bunch of super trendy DIYs flying around, but these are the two that every time I see I go “I could do that!” and then “that’s so me!” and “Why don’t I do that?” and then … “oh yeah, because I don’t even have the $2 to start that project” ahhhhh the life of a non-working 19 year old*.

However I’ll get on with it – the two projects that are pulling at my heart strings as of late are as follows:

Painted plastic animals

dinosaur terra/aquarium via harpers happenings, birthday candle holders via the sweetest occasion, hippo via the good machinery etsy shop

more specifically: painted plastic dinosaurs. but this hippo is pretty cute too (;
my plan is to make a bunch of these for the holiday season next year – or possibly as my birthday theme this year (:

customized mugs

handpainted tea set via delightfully tacky via ladies home journal, chalkboard mug via wit and whistle

Because I drink hot beverages like they are going out of style & I think it’d be super cute to have similar but not perfectly matching cups (:
unfortunately no real need for this atm – as the home I am living in has PLENTY of mugs – none of which are mine to mess with – hahaha.

that’s pretty much it – I was on my way to snuggle into bed with some Gilmore Girls, when I saw some acrylic paint &  the thought of painted animals once again popped into my head. so a blog post it was!


Friday, January 13, 2012

One month ‘till Valentine’s Day ♥

{JulieAnnArt Etsy Shop}

Let’s see who is paying attention – hahaha.
I have “some” “issues” with Valentines Day, that being said, I also hate people who hate Valentines Day.
Regardless of these feelings* I wanted to bring you a little wishlist of things that I find cute from around the web for that special someone in your life.
Or you know – me. ‘Cause my mom reads this thing – and truthfully – she is the one who gets me valentine’s gifts (; ♥

So here it is…

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one, two, three cute heart mugs from Circus Bear Vintage
because I need mugs for my coffee, tea, latté, different kind of tea, and then hot chocolate and I don’t like to do dishes in-between (:

Also for the mister or your dandy gal:

anatomical heart t-shirt, archery arrows tie
so they can be ironic or play cupid or whatever (;

Also: if you wanted to make/buy/decorate a really simple sweet treat or two:
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chocolate covered pretzels w. sprinkles & free downloadable cupid's arrow decoration
you can make them, buy them and add sprinkles (that goes for the pretzels and cupcakes) or just decorate them & sign w. a kiss it’s all up to you!

Enjoy this bit of Valentine’s Day inspiration … or don’t – up to you!
Also one time I had to dress as an atomically correct heart mascot … named Cardiac Carl[a] … it was quite awful and I almost had heat stroke. The things I do for money … / a wicked cause. ♥ (yes there are pictures … no you don’t get to see them)

xoxo. kristine

*I don’t think it’s designed to make people who are single feel bad for themselves, I don’t think that it’s meant to get people to buy things that they don’t need – I think it’s just like any other holiday that’s turned into something overly commercialized – kind of sad, but with good roots. That – and it’s kind of a really wicked competition for some girls … one I never appreciated. Because frequently it is filled with disappointment. (I find boys usually suck at Valentine’s Day, and girls are good at it, but conventionally it’s supposed to be the other way around? I don’t get it.) Basically the whole holiday has turned into a day to celebrate the one you love (or crush on) before you have to do it from a jail cell … to whatever mess it is now. & I don’t like it and tend to avoid it. Not to mention … in high school I definitely had people yell at me for celebrating – like WOAH. It is NOT my fault that I have a boyfriend and you do not. Yes he is willing to make me dinner tonight – no that doesn’t mean I am evil or have joined a cult or hate you and disregard your feelings. Get over yourself. /rant

[ + a total biased point : I have bad memories associated with it. I tend to go all out & get disappointed because no one can ever match my weird enthusiasm for holidays and I would rather not participate then participate and be sad. true story. I need some help]

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I have absolutely no internet on my computer. I have no idea what's wrong but it's been like this ever since I got back from ryan's... It's driving me crazy!!! I'm still around though and I have a couple posts saved as drafts on my computer waiting for the blip of internet I might acquire to post them. Ugh!
Here's a cute picture of my puppy to hold you off for a bit.

xoxo kristine

Friday, January 6, 2012


Tidbits is a new feature for the year that is along the same lines as bleubird's bits + pieces or the ever so common “my weekend/week/month in cellphone pics” posts – just pictures from all over – none that quite deserve their own posts – but that I have floating around on my phone & camera. ♥


1.just a few of the gifts I wrapped 2.lumps of coal packaged pretty for my cousins 3.ryan’s 19th birthday morning! 4&5 buddy with us for a whole week 6. R fast asleep w. buddy (breaks my heart) 7. the first sky of the new year



8.me giving goodbye kisses 9. r giving goodbye hugs 10&11 floating oil candle for when the power went out for 3 hours 12.getting ready to explore the snow that causes it. 13-22 pictures of the snowfall and my father who looks like Grizzly Adams with that hat on…



p.s. yes, obviously my christmas pictures should have their own post – but I’m just so happy to be out of the craziness of the holidays that I don’t feel like explaining my christmas eve/christmas morning/christmas day/dad’s christmas/boyfriend’s delayed “christmas morning” … even trying to type that out was exhausting. hahaha. so no christmas posts for this year (:

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Years!

photography by steve depino via style me pretty

New year, new beginnings and all that jazz (:
Ahhh it's so cliche but it was the perfect time for me - more changes will be coming throughout all of January. It just feels right this time. Everything has finally started to fall into place. After a year of unforeseeable changes, and 6+ months of chaos waiting for things to settle ... they're as close as they're going to get, and I'm going to enjoy them. Here's welcoming 2012 with a bang - even if I literally welcomed it with a quiet (sick) night joined by my boy and dog.

xoxo kristine