Lovely Things: BOOKS!

I'm the worst at not finishing books that I've started. I was thinking about looking for a new book when I realized I should probably finish one of the five I have started. So instead I put together some book findings! I mean, who doesn't love books? I never trust people who don't like to read! 
Cute book necklace! I'd love one of these with the book Franny and Zooey! Find it HERE
 Libraries are always an adventure! Image found HERE!
For all those book lovers with massive collections this stamp is a must! What a good way to mark all your books! Find it HERE
Mini books! Found HERE!
Of course you need books ends to keep all your books in order! These fox ones are amazingly perfect! Find it HERE
Tired of reading? Write your own book! This minty one would be perfect! Find it HERE!
Last but not least! If you love books you must wear a mini one around on your sweater to show the world!! Find it HERE

Hope your week is off to a great start!

Don't Forget!

This weeks reminder! I think when things are bad its hard to remember that it all works out in the end. So today is your reminder! Everything will be fine. It will all work out. Its not as bad as it seems. You'll be ok. The world is a crazy place and you can't have the good with out the bad! On the bright side its FRIDAY! I'm ready for a successful weekend and to get a lot done! I hope you all have a productive weekend! Anything exciting happening?

List of Thoughts as of Late!

1. I kinda really love the color mint green. Maybe even too much?
2. Can you love a color too much?
3. I've been trying to be more positive these days. Seems to be working out ok so far. 
4. Why am I so sleepy these days? Probably need more exercise. 
5. I despise exercise and can't seem to stick with it! 
6. I feel like I wanna create something but I'm being lazy. 
7. Life keeps throwing me through loops. Which is giving me an excuse to be lazy and sleep too much. 
8. My grandpa is coming to visit for a couple weeks. I'm oddly excited about it. 
9. I've a wart on my finger that is driving me crazy and is actually really gross. 
10. I've been crazing roasted marshmallows! Hopefully this weekend I can convince my family to do a fire and make some s'mores! 

Song and Doodle #26

A little bit ago I went to a concert and Trevor Hall was one of the openers. I was blown away by his set! Ever since I've been tracking though his albums. He's quickly becoming one of my favorites. I'd love to see this guy play again! He is really good at writing soulful, feel good songs. Plus his songs and catchy and get caught in your head. Or maybe they're just getting stuck cause I've been listening them on repeat.

"Who you gonna turn to, when the curtain falls on you.
Mama is on her lion, papa is home in Zion
That's who I'm gonna turn to."

Lovely Things: Bees!

I have this weird obsession with bees. It all started when I had really bad anxiety and I found reading about bees helped me relax and focus on something that interested me. So thus the obsession begun! I just love the fuzzy little ladies! HERES some fun facts about bees! I've always wanted to be a bee keeper, but I've a feeling it would get creeped about. Plus probably couldn't handle all the bee stings! BUT some day when I have my farm and my farmer boy, I'll make him handle the bees! Anyways, heres some bee findings! 
What a cute little fuzzy guy! Found HERE
Bee tattoo! I'm pretty serious that I'm going to get one of these! Although I'd like it to be a little less scary and more cute! Found HERE!
Some art from one of my favorite illustrators Emily Martin. See her shop HERE!
Cute little guy working hard! Found HERE
I've been on the quest for some sweater clips for quite some time. I think I need to settle on these ones! Although I'm not sure how well I can pull off gold! Found in THIS shop! 
 BEE FLIES! How adorable are these! You can read more about there bizarreness HERE!
Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem. I think people forget that. I think we also forget that with urbanization bees are starting to disappear! So here is a list of bee friendly plants to plant! Found HERE! You can also go HERE to read more about the decline of bees and go THERE to read about the importance of bees! 
I wish I didn't have fat fingers so I could pull off cute rings! Found in THIS shop! 

Don't Forget!

I've had a rough week. Overall pretty average and extremely emotionally tiring. I'm so very glad that is Friday. Hopefully I can have a good lazy weekend! Maybe work on some mail and artsy projects. That always makes me feel better! BUT todays reminder is that you're stronger then you think! People are assholes and you can only learn from them. The ways the heart is able to repair itself is amazing! Every experience can make you stronger! 

Hope you all have a good lazy weekend! 

Desk Findings: Peach!

This morning I was looking at my massive pile of letter writing stuffs and half projects and found that it it looked quite pretty! I wanted to share a few neat things that I found!
-Letter Writing Pad: I love when things are pen pal themed! It's simple and will match any envelope!
-Poor Remy Sticker: I'm obsessed with this band Poor Remy. I first just liked their name but now I really like there tunes. Of course I had to buy a tee shirt and it came with a peachy sticker! 
-New Pencil: I got this really cool looking pencil in my Art Snacks box last month. I haven't got the change to use it yet, but I just love the way it looks. 
-Washi Tape: I've gotten quite the little collection of washi tape! Its so useful and I just got some floral and polka dot tapes! Washi tape is the best when its on sale. 
-Heart Brooch: I made a bunch of these hearts out of air dry clay. So I thought I'd make some brooches out of them! Although that was a week ago. ha. I still need to go find a spray to finish it so its wearable.
-Postcard: I got this lovely florally peachy post card from my pen pal. I just love the colors so much. I think its one of my favorites. 

Art Journal for June!

The end of May I finished my mini-art journal and started a new one for June! This one is a little bit bigger so I have more room to write. Also it was just to change it up a bit! I like this size although I've found myself skipping more days. Just cause it's not a quick and easy thing to fill out a entire page! With the little one I could write 3 sentences and the whole page would be filled! Other then that its going well. I think theres enough room for July, then I get to start a new book! 

Any tips for consistent journaling? Seem like I'm getting out of the habit. Which is not good! Also I blocked out most of the writing cause I realized that it was kinda personal and I'm not ready share that with the internet world! 

Weekend Adventures!

I started my weekend off with a concert on Thursday night! My mom got us tickets to the Soulshine Tour. Which had a ton of amazing bands! It was so fun surrounded by some of my favorite people! I put together a little playlist for you of my favorite songs from all the artist we saw. 

The fourth of july! I'll admit totally not my holiday. I'm not sure why. Just seems like each year it never goes quite how I wanted or expected. This year was waking up with killer cramps. Blah. Despite my lady pains I still ventured down to my parents for roasted marshmallows and some good food! My plan was to take some photos of the fireworks, but the realized that I'm terrified of them. Its hard to take photos with your finger shoved in your ears and jumping after each one goes off! So yeah now you know why I'm lacking in photos! 
This year was nice cause our weekend wasn't wasted by a holiday! So on Saturday I made some cinnamon buns! I made THIS recipe! It was really good except it made kind of a ton. I didn't realize how much 24 HUGE rolls were going to be! It turned out well cause we took some down to my my parents that evening. Overall kinda lot of work but very, very yummy! 

So there you have it. My somewhat successful weekend! Filled with fire, baking and good tunes. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend!

Animal Dish!

I bought this container of air dry clay a while a go for some project or another. For easter I found THIS tutorial on how to make little bowls. I figured I'd do a panda version for Zoei so she had a place to keep all her paper clippies at work! I tried to follow the instructions but it kept getting this weird bubble in it. I thought maybe my bowl was too deep or something. Anyways, I kinda just winged it! I think it turned out pretty well. It has a "homemade crafty" feel to it. I think Zoei liked it so thats all that matters really! Oh and it didn't fall apart or crack (yet)! Overall I'll call it a success! I've a few more ideas to use my air clay with, so hopefully I can share some of those later!

 The ears turned out a bit rough!
 I was going to try and do a better panda face but my painting skills aren't too advanced and I didn't want to mess it up! 
 I was kinda jealous of Zoei's dish and wanted one for myself! So I made myself a bunny dish! 

Its a little lopsided but I kinda like it!