Making. Listening. Eating.

I made this cool lil' teeth bowl for my table at Grid Zine!
I Need to Start a Garden by Haley Hendrickx is my new favorite album. So dreamy!
My current favorite breakfast is egg toast! So yummy. 

List of Thoughts + LINKS!

1- April is AMONG us! Its always the busiest month for me. I'm not sure why, but exciting things just happen in April.
2- Grid Zine is coming up on April 14th! Which means I'm working my butt off to make new zines! I'm sure I'll post them here once it all settles down.
3- I'm also going to be interviewed for a web series (eeekkkk!) I'm very nervous and excited! I'll also be sharing more on that when the times comes!
4- I'm ALSO turning 27 on April 23rd! It came way too fast. Times feels like its slipping away these days. Whats a girl to do!
5- I bought my sisters and I hula hoops for Easter. I got THESE ones and they are amazing! I shopped around a lot and these are a great price for the amazing quality.
6- Theres something about hula hooping that makes me giggle the whole time. I kind of love it!
7- THIS is my new favorite song. I've been listening to her album "I Need to Start A Garden" on repeat. Its excellent late night working music.
8- I've got a weird new obsession with bugs. Which kinda makes sense. Honey bees are my favorite thing ever so expanding into more insects was bound to happen.
9- THESE photos by Seb Janiak are ultra dreamy!
10- Last but not least THIS dress is what dreams are made out of. I couldn't ever afford something like this, but in my day dreams I'm totally wearing this!

Happy Easter!

Easter is my all time favorite holiday! It touches both my mystical nature-y side and my spiritual side. Its just so magical how the earth is slowly coming back to life. Seeing the new growth on plants and feeling the sunshine gives me the feeeels. There is something really refreshing about the return of life to the earth. A huge sigh of relief rolls off my shoulders once the warmer nights come back. Don't get me wrong its still plenty cold here but the hint of warmth is all I need. A small part of me screams inside "YOU MADE IT THOUGH WINTER" Something about gathering as a family to celebrate that accomplishment together is amazing. I love the pastel eggs, candy, too much food, sunshine giggles and being silly with the ones I adore. I love the rebirth, the promise that we're given as spirits and the ancient stories that all wrap around this wonderfully strange holiday. 

I hope you have a wonderfully pastel Easter!

April Art Challenge

One of my favorite artists ByBun is having an Art Challenge for the month of April. I wanted to participate last year but things got too busy. This year things are shaping up to be just as busy but I REALLY wanted to squeeze in some personal creativeness. Plus I always like to start with little warm ups before I get working on projects, so this is the perfect tool for me! I've already made a little notebook and am excited to get started!
What are your feelings on art challenges? Do they help or are they more of a burden? If I actually follow though I'll be sure to post some photos! Also I'll be posting them on my instagram HERE! 

Fit Girl: UPDATE!

We're starting on week THREE of eating and exercising. I must say it has not been easy. The first week was probably the hardest. Mostly because going from zero exercise to everyday exercise means I was super sore all week. We changed up the exercise for week two and its been more fun the second week. I'm not sure if thats just because I'm getting use to it or what. I'm thinking we should change it up again! I bought a bunch of hula hoops for Easter gifts so I'm totally looking forward to that!
The recipes so far have been SUPER yummy! Its all so easy to follow! Measuring out portions has felt a little funny. I like that I'm learning what actual portions look like. Its crazy how huge servings are when they shouldn't be! Also eating three times a day has been an adjustment. I use to just eat a huge lunch and call it good. Now eating breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks I feel like I'm eating ALL the time. But also feeling kinda hungry all the time too? I think I'm still in the adjustment phase.
Overall I love the way I'm feeling. My stomach feels so much better! I'm learning how to manage my time better. Mostly cause I'm forced to find time to prep lunches and breakfasts. Plus SO MANY dishes! I didn't realize that cooking three meals a day produced so many dishes! Luckily I think we're finally getting into a good routine. Hopefully I can find a way to make more time during the day for my hobbies! Lately all I've been doing is cooking, eating, dishes and exercise. Which has been good, but I miss my hobbies! I just need to sort it all out and at least I feel like I'm on the right track! I hope this means I'm getting good habits!

February Art Journal!

Behind again! I blame the month of February. Its far too short and poor weather makes it feel impossible to get anything done! I'm not super thrilled with this last months journal, but I'm glad that I got it done! I'm really into this layer-ee paint collage phase. I really just need to learn how to incorporate more drawings! This month will be better practice!

Song and Doodle #71

I'm pretty much head over heels in love with Wild Child's new album. Its everything I'm looking for in new music! If you haven't tracked though it then DO, like asap! My favorite track is Sinking Ship. Its hauntingly beautiful. I love how catchy it is and how heartbreakingly romantic it is. The lyric "always here and now" is my favorite. Its been sticking with me for days and I love it! I'm hoping to see these guys live this spring if I can't muster up the money and courage to face a crowd. Listen, listen and let me know what you think! 
"Feel like wasting time with you
See the rising tide
Know it's only a matter of time
See the rising tide
So blue"

Fit Girl Challenge

I don't know why but I'm a sucker for anything advertised on instagram. I know its silly but gets me every time. I recently stumbled upon Fit Girl. At first I wasn't too sold on the idea, it seemed like a pretty penny for just an ebook. BUT the more I looked into the more I liked it. I like the idea of having a healthy lifestyle. My lifestyle right now is AWFUL. I don't exercise and eat all kinda of crap. So a lil' guide that can help me develop good habits sounded perfect!

I know that its not going to be easy and will take a while, but I'm real excited just to try. I need a little bit more organization and positivity in my life! If I have any success I'll make sure to update it here! Do you have any tips and trick that help you keep a healthy life? I'd love to hear about them!