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DIY River Song Journal

2 Jan

Hello All and Happy New Year!

So far it’s been pretty good. I got to make the most of my visit home to Fl and even visited New Smyrna Beach. It was wonderful to see everyone and I’m ready for 2013. While, I’m not normally one for strict New Year resolutions I do try to accomplish something during the year. Pretty much every year it comes down to the fact that I wish I had more time to be creative, usually journaling. And I will continue to try again this year.

Which brings me to my first DIY. I’ve been on a bit of British t.v. kick during my Christmas break and have gotten caught up in Doctor Who- Oh my goodness. I can see why every one loves it! River Song is a favorite and her diary is pretty cool, so I thought I would make my own. Here’s how I did it:

Step 1: You’ll need a journal. I used an unused black moleskin journal.


Step 2: Gather Supplies (double sided mounting tape, double sided mounting squares, ruler, X-Acto knife)


Step 3: Align the pieces as you like


Step 4: Paint!



(first coat)


An online reference of the diary.

Final product! I even tea stained some of the pages to give it an aged effect. Excellent for your own spoilers :)

Happy Wednesday!


(More) Recent Favorites

11 Nov

I am one lucky girl. Great things have just been falling in my lap lately, and I just can’t help but share. So, off we go.

  • Sherlock (BBC): To be fair, this isn’t quite a recent favorite. I watched this when it first came out, I liked it but it’s greatness was falling on deaf ears apparently. One of the best and worst things about this series is that there are only three episodes (granted, they are 90 mins) per season. So, recently I saw it was on Netflix and  turns out I had more or less forgotten all of what I had originally seen. And this time I truly loved it. The speed of dialog, the dry British wit, and the chemistry between Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) and Watson (Martin Freeman) all make it worth a watch. 90 mins is not nearly long enough! :)

  • Meghan Tonjes: I’ve been listening to her CD, This Year all evening. I first heard her from Missglamorazzi‘s youtube channel and I was instantly hooked.  I know absolutely nothing about her other than her voice is simply fantastic. It’s very pure and simple with thoughtful lyrics that make this CD a pleasure to listen to. My iTunes play counter doesn’t lie.

  • I don’t have a third thing. But I was always told you’re supposed to have at least three bullet points. So I’m just going to use this space to tell you you’re awesome.

Happy Saturday!

Have a great weekend!

Recent Favorites

19 Oct

Hey Guys,

I’ve been wanting to post for a while now, but inspiration has been majorly lacking. So, I thought I’d just catch you up on what’s going on. Classes have been going full steam ahead lately and I’m definitely going into “power through”/ “tunnel vision” mode to get through the semester. In a way, it’s kinda nice to have something to focus on and challenge myself again. I got too complacent during my unemployment phase, and now I’m really beginning to thrive in an academic environment again. But, that’s not to say academia doesn’t come with it’s challenges, and that brings me to my new best friend: coffee.

  • I’ve always been a bit of a coffee sissy. I’m the type that loved the smell, but could never really stomach it. I would always reach for the “frou frou” drinks as my dad calls them, kind of coffee drinks but mostly milk and cream. I finally found a blend that works for me, the Blonde roast. I still need it with milk and splenda, but it does the trick to keep me awake and ready for my early class.

  • Pretty Little Liars: Ok, bear with me on this one. I am slightly embarrassed that I like this show so much. But, you’re just gonna have to trust me on this one. It’s a mix between a soap opera and murder mystery, and it’s well acted with great writing (and for the most part that’s hard to come by in TV lately). It definitely fits the “guilty pleasure” category, but it’s fun and keeps you guessing.

  • Ed Sheeran: I stumbled onto his music by accident this week. A song of his caught my attention on the radio and I was instantly hooked. I would categorize it for the most part as a alternative, but he has a wonderful smooth voice that I could listen to all day.

Happy Friday! Hope you have a great weekend :)


9 Aug

Hi all!

It’s been a crazy whirl wind lately. I just got back from a trip to Quebec and Montreal. We went for a wedding, but it was really great to be able to check out new cities and get a feel for the area. Both of which are great. They have nice restaurants and cool shopping, but we found we just liked hanging out and seeing where we ended up, which served us well. We had so much fun. So, I thought I’d share some pictures. 

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I also head out for Indiana this week. So nervous and excited. I can’t really tell which side is winning. lol. But it’ll be a new adventure!

Happy Thursday!

New Favorites

8 Jun

Hi guys. Sorry for being MIA for a while. I’ve been lucky enough to get some travel in and see my future Grad School. Which was great, I really loved the campus. But this time hasn’t been without it’s rough patches, either. But we’re all on the mend and I thought I’d share some fun things I’ve come across.

1) Remington T-Studio Pearl Ceramic Curling Wand:

I kinda had mixed feelings about this thing. My hair is very fine but I have a lot of it, so curling it isn’t always a success. The first time I didn’t do so well, mostly because I kept burning my hand on the wand. The second time I used the heat resistant glove that comes with it and it was so much better. I had a better handle on the wand and it made much better coils. Overall, it’s not something I would do everyday but it was easy and the curls last a very long time.

2) The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Courtesy of Google

I really enjoyed this movie, it was a bit more serious than I was expecting but had a few good laughs. The story follows several English adults in their “Golden Years” in their journey to a sort of retirement hotel in India. You learn what brought them there and their personalities based on how they adapt to their new environment. It has a full cast of well loved, well established actors like Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy that show the moral of the story without hitting you over the head with it. Their point was revealed in small bits in ways I honestly have never thought of before.

{Spoiler Alert for those who do not want to know anything about the movie. It’s not a major plot point- I promise} One of the characters is an out of love, kind of pervy guy who has no idea how to get along with women. When he finally succeeds, he finds a perfect match girlfriend. Later on when a lead character asks the girlfriend what she saw in the wannabe lover boy she talks about their first night together. He brought Viagra and she saw them fall out of his pocket. She didn’t want their time together to be like that, so she switched the two pills for aspirin- and he didn’t even know the difference.  This is just one of the small anecdotes that illustrated the theme. Each person had a main reason for going to the hotel, but in each case there were other circumstances at work, altering their plan and ultimately making them better people.

3) The Lumineers- I stumbled on this album not too long ago and have been listening to it ever since. It has a folksy tone without being too strong. It’s a CD I can leave on because each song is just right. Definitely recommend :)

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.