I Survived!!

I just got back from one of the worst business trips EVER! Ok, ok...thats a bit dramatic. But I didn't really enjoy myself to say the least. 3 days of running around doing odds and ends, talking to lots of people. Ugh, I am really not one for small talk. My anxiety was way outta control but I am happy to say that I didn't cry (in front of any one) OR scream and run away. Both things which I really wanted to do. So my plan was to post some photos of my trip. I then realized that I didn't really take any photos of people. Mostly cause when I was around people we were all busy doing stuff. I didn't want to be that weirdo that made everyone stop what they were doing to snap a photo. Plus they probably wouldn't have stopped anyways. 

The one photo of my and Zo that I took! Its not a very good one and we had been in the car so we aren't looking the best but who cares! Also, we have some really big teeth! 

I hated this carpet by the end. All it does it make you dizzy. 

My name badge!

My ukulele which made it possible for me to get rid of my anxiety enough to fall asleep each night. Not that I ever got much sleep having to wake up at 5 am. 

Zoei on the other hand had no problem getting to sleep. 

My fancy dress! I'm so mad that I didn't get pictures of Zoei and I in our fancy clothes! We looked sooo good! But we were way to busy running around and forgot to snap a picture. By the time we got back tot he hotel we were so tired it didn't seem worth it. Plus I ripped off my shoes and tights as soon as I possibly could! 

Creepy hotel hallway. I kept thinking to myself, how can this hotel make it look less like the Shining? Still haven't come up with a solution. 

Well there you have it! I'm glad to be home and back in my own bed! Also now I have time to blog! Oh how I miss writing nonsensical posts! 

Hair Cut!

As you all know I'm not very fond of photos of myself. I am making great efforts to be less critical of myself AND taking more photos. This was one of my new years resolutions last year and carried on to this year. So I'd thought I'd share a couple photos of myself. I must admit I don't look very "attractive" in either of these, but that's not really the point. Also I got a hair cut, so I took before and after pictures! It didn't change too much, but I still enjoy getting my hair done! Now my hair doesn't try to strangle me in my sleep!


I'm really good at pulling a funny face. I'm not sure why I do it, I just do. Nervous-ness I think. 

On the Road Again.

In the morning I will be off! Traveling in a beast of a van with people that I'm not too keen on, going to a place that I don't really want to go. I'm off to the lovely land of Las Vegas for a work convention. I shouldn't be complaining though. I do enjoy my job and am grateful for the opportunity. BUT, I really don't want to go! (insert whiny voice here!) Luckily for me my partner in crime, Zoei, gets to suffer along with me! Also I have a few good books that I've been meaning to catch up on and I made a MASSIVE PLAYLIST to keep my brain from melting.

Now, my plan was to get all my blog posts queued and ready to go in my absence. But recent events have prevented me from getting it all done. I woke up this morning feeling ready to write and share SOMETHING, anything with the internet world. But alas, time didn't feel the same way. So, I'm just gonna have to not blog for half a week. Which saddens me. I enjoy coming home and relaxing in front of my computer and unloading my thoughts on to you all!

Till we meet again? I'll try to post some random photos or something. Although I doubt I'll see anything aside from old insurance agents and a bunch of boring business people. Sigh..

List of thoughts as of late.

I've been thinking a lot about life lately...  
1- Life has a funny was of sorting itself out. 
2- Life is very short and not to be taken for granted. 
3- Good music makes life good. 
4- Happiness doesn't exist with out sadness. 
5- There will never be enough time. 
6- Its ok to cry. 
7- Keep beautiful souls in your life. 
8- Laugh at life and when you're done laugh some more. 
9- Life doesn't exist with out death. 
10- Never doubt the power of a good memory. 

Lovely Things: Ukulele Songs

I love the ukulele! (If you hadn't noticed from my usual ukulele rantings!) The ukulele is pretty much amazing and if i could I would buy one for everyone in the world! Anyways, here a few ukulele songs that I'm pretty much in love with and wanted to share! I've also included the chords to all of these songs, incase you wanted to give it a go!

Silly Things chords! 

Deep Cover Chords!

House of Gold chords!

The Moon song chords!

The funny thing about life.

I never know how much I actually want to share about myself on this blog. But basically everything I write about is full of my thoughts and opinions anyways. This isn't a usual post of mine and is probably way to personal, so I hope you don't mind. In a weird way it feels good to write about it and express my current feelings. So here goes nothing..

On the 13th of February my beautiful grandmother passed away and the ripe age of 95. It wasn't too much of a shock, considering her age and current health problems. I think in the back of our minds we all thought she'd recover like the past few times this has happened. But alas, she is at peace. It's really weird to see how people all react to it. A few people of my family really disappointed me and the way they are reacting. I'm also taken back by who it affects and how. I was really lucky and got to make my peace in her final hours. I'm so blessed to be surrounded by family and taking the weekend to reflect on the impact people can have on your life. Life is a crazy, beautiful thing.

I'm good. My life is good. My family is good. Damn, thats a sweet hair do! 

Happy Valentines Day!

Now i've never been a fan of Valentines day. I even remember when I was little I'd beg my mom to let me stay home. (I was also a weird child, but thats not the point) I think its safe to say that Valentines causes more hassle and fights then it does spreading love. But you know whats worse then Valentines? The people who mope and complain about it!! It is what it is, you don't need to be all bitter and angry at everyone else! Also why is everyone so concerned with having a Valentine? I've never had a Valentine and I'm actually grateful for it! To compensate for my lack of lover I always make my sisters my Valentines and get them gifties. So in conclusions, I don't enjoy the holiday but I don't complain or mope about it because that is no fun. Nobody likes a party pooper. Get out the glitter and hearts! Lets eat some junk food, watch some movies and count our lucky stars that we aren't battling the restaurant crowds!

This years Valentine's card for my pen pals!
I don't know much about love. But I do know that I'm surrounded by it. So here is a list of things that I have learned about love based on the love around me. Have anything to add to my list? (Leave me a comment I'd love to hear it!)

I hope you all have a very happy Valentines day! Love is amazing, beautiful, strange and the best kinda dangerous out there! I love you all my little electronic lovers! Alas, I leave you with this lovely cover by two delightful ladies!

Lovely Things: Valentines!

I'm a little late on the Valentines wagon, but here are some cute interweb findings! 

Out going mail: Valentines!

I'm not a huge fan of Valentines, but I found THIS printable and decided that I have to make these for a few of my pen pals. I surprised how quickly they were to cut out and fold. The straight lines definitely helped! The poppy-outty-ness of it was pretty successful as well. I mean, for just a few folds and nothing too complex. After making these little ones I kinda wanted to try and make a larger one! Just so I would have more room to write. I just need to figure out how to enlarge the template. Maybe even make one out of cardboard so all I have to is trace. Who knows, I'm not sure if I actually like hearts all that much. Ha!

You can't forget heart confetti! 

Do you send Valentines? If you don't I think you should! Homemade cards are the bestest! Its a fact!

New Mini-Zine!

I made another mini zine! I'm not sure how interesting or successful these mini ones actually are. But I love the little but of success I feel when I finish one. Plus they are are super easy and quick to make! This one is kinda filled with randomness. If you'd like one I'd love to send you one! You can give me your information HERE or email me at remikeahi@gmail.com. 

Artsy Mail-ness!

A wee bit ago I received this AHH-mazing surprise in the mail! It was a little booklet style letter that had doodles and collages in it! You can see some of my favorite bits below. I'm just now getting around to making a response equally as awesome. So I thought I'd share what I sent! Mine isn't nearly as beautiful and I kinda ranted on a TON, but I was just really excited and had too much to say! 

What I received!

What I sent! 

I just love surprise mail! Oh, I also LOVE sending pretty mail!

Out Going Mail!

I got a ton of mail sent this weekend! It was Chinese New Year this past Friday and we had these zodiac papers posted everywhere. (I'm a sheep!) I thought they looked kinda neat so I asked if I could have them. So I made envelopes out of them! They're kinda thin but I like the way they turned out! I'm sure people think i'm crazy for always gathering random bits of paper! 

(Totally put the stamp of crooked! Its one of those things that is risky if you try to re-stick it!)