Tuesday, December 24, 2013

What I've been up to...

Yes, I am still alive.. shocking, I  know. This last semester started to get quite difficult, and so pretty much all fun was stopped while I slaved over paper after paper. My only breaks came from being able to work on my ceramics projects. Let me just tell you, I freaking love pottery and ceramics! It is definitely my medium. I may still produce beginner looking pieces, but I get so much joy and satisfaction from turning a lump of clay into a functional bowl. It's pretty sweet. Anywho.. I was able to pass all of my 18 credits while maintaining my GPA of 3.8 and man that was hard. But the semester is over, Christmas is tomorrow, and I only have to look forward to 12 credits next semester! WOOOT!

On the kitty cat front; both Michonne and Sherlock are terrible. They are just so bad it's not even funny. They love to knock things off of every horizontal surface, they try to climb every vertical surface, and rough house to the point of breaking something. I love them to death, but this stage in their cat life can pass at any point... I won't mind at all. And Little has been really different since I brought Sherlock into the mix. First off, Sherlock loves to annoy and mess with him. I just feel so bad for my Little. And now Little has started peeing on my clothes and on the carpet. I don't know if it is territorial or rebellion or old age, but either way, it is frustrating. I cleaned up my room (because the mountains of clothes on the floor weren't helping the situation) and I added one more litter box, so hopefully that is the solution.

I was just cast in Antigone by Sophocles as Ismene, so I'm really looking forward to being on the stage again. I've also started to look very closely at what I'm going to do after I graduate from HACC. All that is solidified is that I want to get a masters as well as a bachelors, but I don't know in what yet. Probably for acting, but I've taken a fancy to set design and dramaturgy this semester. It will have something to do with the theatre though!

So that is about it; nothing spectacular. I leave you with a couple pictures of things I've recently enjoyed!

Covered bridges in winter are just pretty! 

I'm loving having a fireplace.. and so do the kitties! 

Kudos, fortune cookie, for having a really insightful fortune.

I've been working the lights and sound for some of the children's shows at work and it's been really fun.

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Take 2

Pinterest is simply amazing. If you think about it (like I do), it is a space saver and a printer ink saver. For me it is a money saver, but I don't know if I can say that about everyone. One thing it doesn't save me is time, because I spend a good amount of time pinning inspirations. But hey! You can't have too much inspiration, in my opinion. So here is another outfit inspiration, autumn style!


shirt- J. Crew/sweater- American Eagle/tights- T.J. Maxx/socks- Gap/shoes- thrifted


Wednesday, September 4, 2013

ready for fall, but i can't let go of summer

cardigan & tank- american eagle/ shorts- forever 21/ sandels- target

I haven't worn these shorts for probably two years and I forgot how much I loved them. The cardigan was only worn for these pictures. It was around 88 degrees outside, but I felt that it was needed for aesthetic purposes. But when I walked into my air conditioned classroom, I was glad I brought it along.


Monday, September 2, 2013

skipping the historical stuff to go climb on rocks...

That is exactly what we do. My family and I live maybe 30 minutes away from Gettysburg, so we visit it very often. We've gone through the whole battlefield a bunch, so usually we just drive straight to Little Round Top and Devil's Den to climb on the rocks. It's awesome.

I really do like Gettysburg though. It's full of neat things and I like neat things.


Sunday, August 18, 2013

a good kind of addiction

i have a pinterest addiction. i'll admit it. but surprisingly, i think it is a healthy addiction for my wallet. one would think i would buy everything i see on that website (which i do occasionally) but i actually like to comb through my own wardrobe to try and recreate outfits that i pin. i get more outfits out of my closet.

this is a favorite on my wardrobe board, and i was able to put already owned pieces together to make a similar outfit.

shirt- j. crew/ skirt & belt- thrifted/ glasses- dad's from the 80's
i have a feeling i will get a lot of wear out of this outfit!

Saturday, July 13, 2013


this is a bit overdue, but I am now just getting free time! while at work, working back stage at Free Shakespeare in the Park, during the coldest, rainy-est, most icky run we had, I found a beauty. it was intermission and as I was walking out of the women's dressing room, I see a thin grey kitten come out from under the stage. he was just so friendly, and he stayed in my arms the whole rest of the show. since I already had two kitties, my plan was to take him to the humane society in the morning, but through a series of fortunate events, he became a permanent member of my family. he went unnamed for about two weeks until my brother and I finally agreed on Sherlock. (other name contenders were Winston, Milo, and Django). I am so happy I found him. he is just the perfect addition!


p.s. he and michonne are the best of friends.. it's the most adorable thing ever!