Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.  Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.  But after he had considered this, and angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: "The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Emmanuel." - Matthew 1:18-23

Merry Christmas everyone! How is everyone spending today? 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

S-ART-urday (Tom Slaughter)

Merry Christmas Eve! 

Today's S-ART-urday feature: Tom Slaughter.  

Tom Slaughter wallpaper by Cavern

New York print via matchbook

New York print via matchbook
Who are some of your favorite artists?

View previous S-ART-urday posts: DIY Paint Chips

Monday, December 19, 2011

The Band

The Band is definitely one of my favorite bands. I could watch The Last Waltz over and over again and never get sick of it.

I bought myself this t-shirt a few years ago, and it is now a staple in my "casual days" wardrobe.

Some of my favorite album covers from The Band: 

Music from Big Pink (1968)

Stage Fright (1970)

Jericho (1993) 
 The house on the Jericho cover is "Big Pink," the namesake of the band's debut album.  It is a house in West Saugerties, New York near Woodstock.  Bob Dylan wrote and played what came to be known as "The Basement Tapes" in the house, which is a private residence today.

During the summer of 2011, I spent a large portion of my time at work looking through old UA Corollas and look at what I found:

If only I had been a student in the fall of 1970! 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Scrapbooking Fail

Today was my first day home for the holidays, and I decided to do a little crafting, making coasters out of tiles for some Christmas presents.  See similar project here
I needed some craft glue for my project and ran to Wal-Mart last night.  As I was strolling around the craft aisles, what did I see:

If any of you have had success scrapbooking with plates and flatware, please share your results.  
Scrapbooking fail, Wal-Mart, scrapbooking fail. 

Saturday, December 17, 2011


S-ART-urday is a series I would like to post weekly that focuses on art: DIY art, famous artists, struggling artists, art that inspires me, anything related to art.  If you have suggestions, let me know!

A fun craft project for over the holidays

Use different size circle punches then start gluing combinations together.  You can stick with one color scheme if you'd like or use all sorts of colors.  The best part is the paint chips are free at your local hardware store and this project is eco-friendly.  

Thanks Allison at the 3 R's blog for sharing! 

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

'Tis the Season

Now that finals are over, I am jolly. Very jolly. 

Never to be seen again...

I recently read "25 Foods You'll Never Be Able to Eat Again."  The ones on the list I'll miss the most (mainly because they remind me of when I was a kid)
Crispy M&M's
It reminded me of an email I got from my dad with the subject line "Ads we'll never see again."  Dad is a big fan of the chain emails (which I never forward to 10 people, so I'm lucky I haven't died or been struck by lightning yet), but sometimes he sends some good ones.  The retro ads it included are below. Oh, how times have changed!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Library School humor

As my first semester of graduate school comes to a close, I am thankful for the new friends I have made, all that I have learned, and a new blog to follow regularly: Hey girl. I like the library too. This blog has given my library school friends and me several laughs recently and provided some much needed entertainment while working on our final projects.  Just to spotlight a few of my favorites:

For all those who checked out their first library book for that final research paper senior year.

ALL we did in my Reference class was use databases. If you have any questions, I'm your girl.

I get asked quite often, and yes, you do have to have a Master's to be a librarian.  

 Even the American Library Association has joined in on the fun on their Facebook page with this one:

And always remember: 

Update: Even the publication Inside Higher Ed has gotten wind of these entertaining memes.  Check out their article

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Sophisticated Strawberries

Last week I had two potlucks at school and turned to Pinterest for recipe inspiration for both.  For one class I made these "Easy and Quick" Oreo Balls.  They were pretty quick, but easy? It would have been easier if I would have had that electric mixer that is currently wrapped under the tree, but mixing these by hand was pretty sticky.  Literally . Oreo/cream cheese mix all over my fingertips.  And lots. of. stirring.
The hardest part to me was not making marks in the dipping chocolate that covered the Oreo balls while I was taking them out of the pot of white chocolate.  These strawberries are my inspiration to strive towards perfection the next time I use dipping chocolate:
       Bride and Groom strawberries via Lux Bridal

New Year's Eve strawberries via Catherine Victoria

Football strawberries via Shari's Berries
Santa strawberries via The Inspired Room

Saturday, December 10, 2011


With New Year's Eve just around the corner, every girl has her eye out for that perfect party dress. Here is some inspiration:
Yves Saint Laurent SS 2012 via Scotch & Scones

Paul & Joe via Net-A-Porter

via I kinda have a thing for

Phillip Lim via Net-A-Porter

Asphalt Shimmer dress via Dear Golden

Moon Collection via Mod Cloth

Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 via New York Magazine
Even Michelle Obama likes a little glitter! 

Check out this post from Holly.Would.Dream for even more ideas! 

Vintage Book Photographs

Vintage Book Photograph, Kimberly Blok Photography

Vintage Book Photograph, Kimberly Blok photography
Kimberly Blok via Victoria