listening: barton hollow album by the civil wars - i'm addicted to it!

reading: nothing lately.  i started delirium by lauren oliver a few weeks ago.  read the first few chapters in one sitting and then haven't picked it back up yet.  the beginning was okay, but i just haven't been in a reading mood.

eating: junk. ha! but trying to get back to the 'good-for-me' stuff this week

drinking: a tropical green smoothie.  so very yummy!  best green smoothie yet.

wearing: gray.peach.pink.  wedge sandals because it's going to be in the 80s today.

feeling: horrid yesterday about myself for getting to my highest weight ever.  as in - in my entire life!  but i started counting calories again yesterday and went back to the gym and made better choices so today is a better day.

weather: sunny and just warm enough.  it's a nice change after all the rain we had last week!

watching: enjoyed renting tintin and dream house from redbox over the weekend.  loving fringe and the firm on my dvr.

waiting: until 11am this morning to get the addons from studio calico! oh and for good friday so i can go on a girl's weekend trip!

wanting: to stay on track and lose some of this weight.

needing: to take several boxes of clothes to the consignment shop today. 

enjoying: this lovely warm weather!

wondering: about a lot!  ha.

working: on becoming a better person.

pic above is a graph of my weight for the last 3 years...and the inflections are only for a 10lb range! i need to find the resolve to push past that as i need to lose about 80lbs. but it's so easy to stop and fall into old habits... must.stay.determined!

~ jess



a lot of times when i am in a bit of a creative rut i turn to pinterest to find some inspiration. either in layouts i've pinned, or color combinations i see, or design elements i come across or in this instance a saying that i ran across. as soon as i saw it i loved it and knew i wanted to incorporate it into a layout. i print up some pics that are just every day pics w/ no story behind them so i can add them to pages like this... here's the link to the original saying that i pinned...

this layout was created using the 'field guide' kit from studio calico along w/ elements in my stash...

~ jess


makeup junkie

oh.my.word.  i can't believe it's been over a month since i blogged!  it's been a crazy month.  just lots going on and on days i didn't have anything, i just didn't feel like blogging or even crafting.  but that's pretty typical for winter for me.  however it is feeling sooo like spring here right now --> as in it's going to be like 80 tomorrow!  unfortunately due to not having a harsh winter, allergy season is being very brutal, especially to me.  but i am finally starting to feel like myself again.  looking forward to some spring cleaning and getting back to crafting.

today i just have a layout to share that i created a few months ago actually.  i still have one or two more layouts i made that weekend that i need to share on my blog.  so that's probably what i'll be posting this week just til i get back into the swing of things.

so i thought it would be fun to make a layout to show my devotion to makeup...lol.  seriously.  i.can't.stop.buying!!!  every week i'm buying something, usually either a nail polish, eye shadow or blush.  and i take lots of pics of these looks and the products i buy/own, so i was trying to think of some layouts to document this..umm...hobby!

~ jess