Friday, February 28, 2014

Great Mail Day!

What a wonderful day for mail the other day!  I got some cute Valentines from Midge Blitz, another cute Valentine and a bow tie (YESSS!!!!!) from my pen pal Jess, and the coolest postcard EVER from Michelle!
And yesterday, as I was dropping of a set of Creepy Hearts Club hearts to be mailed out (to The Netherlands and New Zealand!!!), I spent a few extra minutes talking about Supernatural to the mailman who handled my letters.  Why Supernatural?  I forgot I had my Castiel pin on my jacket and the guy asked who he was and once I said "fallen angel", he was all "Tell me more" so you know I did! 
I'm hoping he made good on his promise to start watching the show as soon as he got home.  I told him he's got 8 full seasons on Netflix just waiting to be watched!  And on a related note, I've got THREE episodes of Hannibal left before season two starts TONIGHT!! 
I'll have to do another post on Hannibal because I'm pretty sure I love that show more than I love most things (possibly more than Supernatural!)

Happy Friday!

Monday, February 24, 2014 x BOOST Mobile

Check it out - Complex Magazine did an interview with my sister and the crew about their show at NYFW.  That's right - had a show at New York Fashion Week!
While it was pretty fast and kinda last-minute, only the NYC family could represent.  I'm happy they were able to go on my behalf because that's kind of a BIG deal!


Check out some photos of the show from our step-sister, Vee, who had a cameo in the Complex Mag video!

Watch the video!

Creepy Hearts Club Adventure!

Some Creepy Hearts Club hearts went on an awesome adventure with their new friend, Erica!

Check out their fun adventure here!!

Thanks, Erica!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Handmade Valentine Swap!

Valentine's Day might be over but I'm not over receiving hearts!  Yesterday was a great mail day because not only did I get more Creepy Hearts for the Creepy Hearts Club, but I also received the last of my Handmade Valentines from the Handmade Valentine Swap!

Handmade Valentine: Mayra

Handmade Valentine: Claire Handmade Valentine: Claire

Handmade Valentine: Steff

Handmade Valentine: Kasia Handmade Valentine: Kasia Handmade Valentine: Kasia

Aren't they all beautiful?!

The first card I received was from Mayra.  Know I shared it in the Incoming / Outgoing Mail post but I wanted to do a proper Handmade Valentine post, so here it is again!  :)

You know me, I love a good pun and the card from Claire is the cutest!  "You hive my heart" with bees AND star confetti?!  So cute!  I'm hoping the weather in England has calmed down some so she can maybe start to have a Spring of some sort!  I'm trying to share some of this weird Georgia weather with my friends overseas.  Can you believe we're supposed to have a high of 69ยบ+ today?!  We were just frozen last week!  (I'm not complaining - I'm ready for dresses and sandals!)

The button cupcake is from Steff.  She has a cute aesthetic and it totally shows in the card!  She hosted a party recently and I'm totally jealous of the set-up that she posted (and arranged).  So cute!

The last set is from Kasia, who makes beautiful jewelry at Kashen Jewellry.  Just look at this necklace!  Love it!  Looking at her Instagram, you know she's super talented in a variety of fields.  And the origami heart is so cute, it makes my origami skills looks terrible.  That's right - because I don't have any (yet!)

I'm so glad I signed up for this swap because I loved making and sending out the Valentines to four new friends and the ones I've received have inspired me to make better parcels for my new pen pals!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

It's not bad to do good things for yourself

I was putting together a little package for someone during our Snow Days last week and one of the things I made was a little book full of quotes and mantras that inspire me.  I made the book with the hope that they will inspire the person it's going to and I loved it so much that I made one for myself!

I'm taking a cue from Gala Darling's Radical Self-Love project.  I feel like lately, I've been neglecting myself in many ways.  I wasn't really seeing it until my friend kindly pointed out that I hadn't plucked my eyebrows to their usual state of prettiness.  I made up the excuse that I was trying to grow them out (which was kinda true) but then I confessed: I just haven't had the time.  She scolded me and reminded me that there is ALWAYS time for ourselves!  And she's right.  I didn't need to take out my sorrows and stresses on myself and make sure everyone around me is okay - I need to make sure I'M okay.  And I'm not saying that to be self-centered, I'm saying that because it's true - we need to take time for ourselves.  I think fellow bloggers on the same page since Kailey posted a wonderful post about pampering ourselves on her blog, Mermaidens, and I took it as a sign that it's time for me to stop feeling bad about wanting to do something better for myself!  I need to get back in the habit of painting my nails, plucking my eyebrows regularly, dressing up for no reason and doing all the things that make me feel good from the inside out.  And you should too!

Here are a couple of pages from my notebook:

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Some of the mantras are from Louise Hay's wonderful app Heal Your Body A-Z.  I picked mantras to help stimulate love in yourself and with that, it can help balance other areas that you may or may not be having issues with.  I notice that when I'm saying one of her mantras (with love, of course), I feel so much better that I've forgotten what was wrong in the first place or that my headache or stomach ache or whatever was bothering me has totally vanished!  I focus on the self-love part because I know healing starts from the inside out and once I'm in a good place with myself, I can focus on the rest.

Enjoy! xo

Do you have any mantras or things you like to do for yourself?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

I'm swamped at work but I had a tiny bit of downtime to share this gif with you because, well, I LOVE YOU ALL!!


Hope you have a lovely day! <3 p="">

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stay warm!


It's snowing here in Georgia and it's actually nice (for once).  Why?  I'm not stuck in my car!  Hooray!  The sad part: I have to work this weekend to make up for not being able to work yesterday and today and possibly tomorrow, depending on what the weather looks like...
Oh well.  At least no one is stuck on the roads like last time!

Stay warm, everyone!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Incoming / Outgoing Mail + Some Creepy Hearts Club Love




1.  My outgoing Valentines for the Handmade Valentine Swap
2.  The Creepy Hearts Club heart cutting process
3.  Incoming mail from the super-awesome @lowercase_r.  Check out her blog here!
4.  My first Valentine from the Handmade Valentine Swap!  It came at the best time, too, because I needed to read the lovely message.  It reads: "In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures.  Valentine's is not only about lovers, it's about friends too!"  So sweet!
5.  My second Valentine from the Handmade Valentine Swap!  (I'll post photos from that later)
6.  A collection of cute things for a Journaling Kit
7.  Cute food erasers!
8.  Another collection of cute things for a Mail Art Kit
9.  The latest Creepy Hearts Club outgoing mail

Once I get all my Valentines, I'll do a nice little post on the swap and include all of the things that were sent and received.  I can't wait to share them!

Have you checked out the sweet write-up about the Creepy Hearts Club over at Busy Weekends?  Check it out!  Many thanks to Michelle for writing such sweet things about the Creepy Hearts Club!

If you want to get in on the Creepy Hearts Club action but don't have an Instagram account, you can submit your photos to the Tumblr here or email them to

I hope you're having an awesome day!

Monday, February 10, 2014

The Book of Mormon!

It's no secret how much I love Cannibal! The Musical.  It started in college when I worked in the photo/video check-out area.  The photo guy and I would watch it every Saturday morning and serenade everyone with "Let's Build a Snowman" or "Shpadoinkle" on a regular basis.  Now, I have the DVD, I watch it on Netflix all the time, I know all the songs and "Shpadoinkle" is one of my ringtones.

I could keep going on about how much I love anything Trey Parker does (including South Park, Team America, Orgazmo, etc...) but I'll stop here because the biggest thing for me was having The Book of Mormon be my first ever live show.  That's right!  The Book of Mormon was my FIRST EVER live show and I LOVED every minute of it!!

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I was trying really hard to contain my excitement because I didn't want to look like a total spazz at the theater but it was tough!  The opening number was fabulous and I wanted to give every number a standing ovation.  They were just so wonderful!  I highly recommend seeing this show if you haven't already!

Here are a few videos from around the web of my favorite performances.  Enjoy!

The opening number from the 2012 Tony Awards:

"Turn It Off"

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

SPSH2014 - The Reveal!

Hey everyone!  I'm so glad that the post right after Snowmageddon 2014 is this one!  I've been feeling a little down lately (I'll snap out of it soon) so I'm glad to be sharing something that makes me happy!

Follow the jump for a photo breakdown of the contents of my received mail from the Secret Pen Pal Scavenger Hunt 2014!